Psychological and Support Services for Children, Youth & Parents

We’re a team of passionate clinicians who specialize in working with children, youth and adults using a developmental life-span approach to providing mental health services.

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Call us at (604) 709-3515

Our Services at Compass Clinic

Autism Assessment

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a wide range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. It affects both youth and adults.

ADHD Assessment

Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity that can significantly interfere with their daily functioning and development.

Learning Disability Assessment

This diagnosis is made when a child demonstrates core difficulties in one (or more) of the following three foundational learning areas: reading, mathematics or written expression.

Giftedness Assessment

Giftedness is a term that is used to describe someone with an exceptional ability within a certain domain. We can assess for intellectual giftedness, which refers to an intellectual ability significantly higher than average.

Psychoeducational assessment

Help identify strengths, weaknesses, and alternative learning methods that may provide a better educational experience for children. 

LEAP (Academic) Assessment

This assessment updates the academic portion of testing from the psycho-educational assessment to review school progress and to provide recommendations.


Children with medical, physical and developmental delays often have unique learning issues that can affect their schooling experiences and therapy, reducing quality of life and achievement.


Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. If you're not sure where to start, psychiatry is a good first step.


Many individuals and families find it difficult to know where to start and how to navigate assessment and treatment options. Booking a consultation appointment with a Registered Psychologist at Compass Clinic .

“Whole Life” Support to Children & Parents

Whole Life support is a developmental life span approach that addresses diagnoses made in childhood (e.g., ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities).

Counselling/Therapy: Overview

We have several Registered Clinical Counsellors and some Registered Psychologists who offer this service to support children, adults, couples and families who are experiencing personal difficulties.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Compass Clinic is proud to offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which is a widely used and well-researched therapeutic approach commonly used to treat a variety of concerns.

Emotion Focused Therapy

Compass Clinic is proud to offer Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), a short term, 8-20 session-long treatment plan that helps clients improve problematic emotional states or interpersonal relationships.

Group Counselling

Group Counseling is a process where a collection of clients with similar issues or concerns meet as a group with one or more therapists to discuss & share information about personal issues.

Career Counselling

Career counseling is designed to help with choosing, changing, or leaving a career. We help (1) identify potential career options & (2) devise a plan to help you reach your career-related goal.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is one of Compass Clinic’s many services that help you achieve your full potential and independence in daily life. We assist you in both rehabilitation & a gradual return to activity

Speech Therapy

We happily provide an accurate assessment, diagnosis, and effective treatment to improve your quality of life and mitigate the impact of these problems on your day-to-day living.

Executive Functioning Tutoring

The term "executive function" (EF) pertains to the part of the brain that acts as a 'manager' or executive to help orchestrate what the brain is to do.

Psychology Services for Children in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and beyond

At Compass Clinic, we firmly believe that everyone has a pathway to success.  We define success as knowing who you are, where you’re going, and how you’re going to get there. Success is also building and working on positive relationships within each environment we live (family, school, friends, colleagues).  To that end, our exceptional team provides evidence-based practice in assessment, patient-centred therapy, and in-depth consultation. Our mission is to help find your or your child’s pathway to success.   

Meet Our Practitioners at Compass Clinic

We’re a team of passionate clinicians who specialize in working with children, youth, and adults using a developmental lifespan approach to providing mental health services.

Charmaine Miranda - PhD, R.Psych

“If I had an hour to solve all the problems of the world, I would spend 59 of those minutes defining the problem.” ~
Albert Einstein

Rachel Weber - PhD, R.Psych

“And often enough, when we think we are protecting ourselves, we are struggling against our rescuer.

-Marilynne Robinson

Christine Lilley - PhD, R.Psych

"The purpose of life is to discover your gift; the work of life is to develop it, and the meaning of life is to give your gift away." ~
David Viscott

Jodi Yager - PhD, R. Psych

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~
Lao Tzu

Sandy Klar - PhD, R.Psych

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~
Anthony J.D'Angelo

Linda Smart, MA, R.Psych

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ~
Mark Twain

John Lum - PhD, R.Psych

“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” ~
Helen Keller

Gillian Watson, PhD, R.Psych

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you” ~
Dr. Seuss

Antonia Dangaltcheva - PhD, R.Psych

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~
Brené Brown

Caroline Buzanko – PhD, R. Psych

"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today."

Barbara Johnson

Andrea Stelnicki – PhD, R. Psych

"Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver."Brené Brown

Rita Dunn, Ed.D, R.Psych

"Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think"

- Dennis Greenberger  Ph.D.
- Christine A. Padesky,  Ph.D.

Sharon Blott, M.Ed, R.Psych

"Fairness does not mean treating everyone the same.  Fairness means giving everyone what they need to succeed."

Rick LaVoie

Natasha Karim - MA, R. Psych

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” ~

Greenly Ho - PhD 何浩茵 (臨床心理學博士)

“If your plan is for 1 year plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years educate children.” ~ Guan Zhong

Ruth Wingerin, MD

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ~
Mark Twain

Ryan Santin - M Ed., RCC

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~
Albert Einstein

Pino Leporace - MEd, MCC, RCC, CCC

“What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly." Carl Rogers

Alejandra Botia - MA, RCC

“No one else could ever be you. That is your superpower.” ~

Claudia Smith - RN

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~
Maya Angelou

Brianne Samson - MOT

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.” ~
Brené Brown

Mary Morris - Clinical Psychology Intern

“Once you do away with the idea of people as fixed, static entities, then you see that people can change, and there is hope.” ~
Bell Hooks

Wenny Cheung, Med, RCC

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." ~

Laura Roy - MCP, RCC

“When people show you who they are, believe them.” ~
Maya Angelou

Jamie Hack, M.SC., RSLP

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~


Sarah Ehl, M.Sc., RSLP

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." ~

Helen Keller

Catherine Peciuch, B.Sc, RSLP

"Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful. A face, a line out of a poem, the clouds out of a window, some graffiti, a wind farm. Beauty cleans the mind." ~

Matt Haig

Kelly Richardson

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you”~

Aldous Huxley

Darcie-Anne Bailey M.A.

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~

Mary Oliver

Roopie Maan, B.A.

"You do not just wake up and become the butterfly, growth is a process" ~

Rupi Kaur

Amanda Harvey

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” ~

Margaret Mead

Psychology Services for Children in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and beyond

Psychological and Support Services for Children, Youth & Parents

(604) 709-3515

(604) 709-3384

#302 - 1720 Grant Street Vancouver, BC V5L 2Y7