About Compass Clinic
Our team at Compass Clinic consists of highly trained Registered Psychologists, Registered Clinical Counsellors, Career Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and a Pediatrician.
Welcome to Our Clinic
Compass Clinic is a multi-disciplinary counseling and diagnostic assessment clinic in Vancouver. We are unique and we contract to numerous health authorities in the province as well as see privately referred patients. We happily serve clients from all over the Lower Mainland, and beyond.
The experienced team here provides complex assessment, consultation, and treatment to clients of all ages who are seeking to understand their own (or their child’s) strengths and weaknesses and develop a pathway to success.
Our mission is to help find your or your child’s pathway to success.
Team at Compass Clinic is highly experienced. We also support each other by consulting during confidential case conferences, mentorship, and learning sessions.
Wide Range of Options
We are experts in the field of assessment. We offer a range of therapy/treatment options. For example, in clinic you will find clinical counsellors as well as psychologists, both of whom offer therapy services.
Complex psychological diagnoses often impact the entire family (siblings, parents, family dynamic). We offer support that targets specific groups or concerns (e.g., siblings groups or anxiety groups for teens.
We have a public-private partnership. We also deal with numerous contracts with public health authorities within the province so that we see the most complex cases out there. Furthermore the contract from schools and indigenous groups are also taken by us.
Everything Under One Roof
If your assessment needs require Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy assessment, we can offer all of this under one roof.
Communication between Clinician & Family
Complex diagnoses can impact overall anxiety and general well-being. Compass Clinic aims to provide results in a clear, understandable and meaningful way. By clearly understanding the presenting concerns, we help families move forward with appropriate intervention
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.” ~
Rachel Weber - PhD, R.Psych
“And often enough, when we think we are protecting ourselves, we are struggling against our rescuer.
Jodi Yager - PhD, R. Psych
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~
Sandy Klar - PhD, R.Psych
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~
Linda Smart, MA, R.Psych
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down your overwhelming tasks.” ~Mark Twain
John Lum - PhD, R.Psych
“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” ~
Gillian Watson, PhD, R.Psych
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you” ~
Antonia Dangaltcheva - PhD, R.Psych
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~
Caroline Buzanko – PhD, R. Psych
"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today." ~
Andrea Stelnicki – PhD, R. Psych
"Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better." ~ Brené Brown
Rita Dunn, Ed.D, R.Psych
"Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think"
- Dennis Greenberger Ph.D.
Dr. Ali Eslami MD, PhD
“Silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”
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
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
Mary Morris - Assessing Clinician
“Once you do away with the idea of people as fixed, static entities, then you see that people can change, and there is hope.” ~
Jessica Baraskewich, Assessing Clinician
“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” -
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
David Fainstein, Assessing Clinician
"If We Treat People as If They Were What They Ought To Be, We Help Them Become What They Are Capable of Becoming”
Not Taking New Clients
Carol Somers - PhD, MA
“Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance.”
–Scott Barry Kaufmann
Cheryl Inkster, Clinical Psychology Intern
“Transformation is not accomplished by tentative wading at the edge”
― Robin Wall Kimmerers
Lauren Brandys, Clinical Psychology Intern
Kathleen Walsh, M.A.
“"Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives." ~
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
Sophie Smit, Practicum
“We have been dying since we got here and forgot to enjoy the view – live fully." ~
Brittney Russel, Practicum
“You have a sunflower soul. No matter how dark it gets, it will always chase light." ~
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 stupid.” ~
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
Brianne Samson - MOT
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.” ~
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.” ~
Jamie Hack, M.SC., RSLP
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~
Lisa Bradshaw, BSc, BEd
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are.” ~
Ayesha Azam, BSc
“If you can dream it, you can do it” –
Sarah Ehl, M.Sc., RSLP
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” ~