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.


Experienced Clinicians

 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.


Group Therapy

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.


Public/Private Partnership

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.” ~
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

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 overwhelming tasks.” ~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."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.”

― Rumi

Charlene Barva – PHD, R. Psych

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” –

Albert Einstein

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” ~

Chris Graham, M.C. R.Psych

The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.”

— Joan Erikson

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, Psy.D. – 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.” ~
Bell Hooks

Susan Dhaliwal - Assessing Clinician

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Victor E. Frankl

Dorna Rahimi - Assessing Clinician

"The best way out is always through" ~ 

Robert Frost

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” 

Goethe -
Not Taking New Clients

Villeena Villantheran, Psy.D. – Assessing Clinician

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for accepting and dealing with the darkness of other people"
- Carl Jung

Kathleen Walsh, Clinical Psychology Intern

"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

Caroline Miller, Practicum

"I will make beautiful things, not perfect things, but honest things that speak to who I am and who I am meant to be."
- Morgan Harper Nichols

Harris Wong, Practicum

"Shhh. You don't have to worry about that here. Just be a rock." Stephanie Hsu as Joy in the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once

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.” ~
Albert Einstein

Laura Roy - MCP, RCC

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

Georgie Nicholas - MSC, PGDip, RCC

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~
Albus Dumbledore

Claudia Smith - RN

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did

Maya Angelou

Lisa Bradshaw, BSc, BEd

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are.” ~

C.S. Lewis

Keera Mulligan, Psychometrist

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore." - Andre Gide

Denise Counihan, Psychometrist

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we make in the lives of others that determines the significance of the life that we lead.” - Nelson Mandela

Joie Ho, M.A, Psychometrist

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" - Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

4488 Wellington, Lakeview Plaza, Nanaimo (Unit 2, within Red Canoe Pediatrics)