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About Us

Welcome To West Coast Adult ADHD

Our team offers online specialized ADHD assessment and treatment services to adults with ADHD.

In 2010, shortly after her son was diagnosed with ADHD, the clinics founder, Lisa Willow, noticed there were few services for both children and adults struggling with symptoms of ADHD. She set out to learn and research as much as possible about the condition and has since dedicated her professional life to helping others by offering therapeutic services, skill development, education, symptom management, ADHD coaching, and lifestyle management.
At West Coast Adult ADHD, we recognize that ADHD requires in depth specialized treatment that can only be delivered by clinicians who have extensive training in evidenced based treatment protocols for ADHD. Treatment is a collaborative process involving a thorough assessment of executive functions of the brain. In this way we can work together to address specific strengths and weaknesses in order to create a treatment plan that is individualized and supportive to each persons unique needs. ADHD is often accompanied by other conditions such as anxiety and depression. These co occurring conditions will also be addressed in a comprehensive treatment plan that will help you to overcome obstacles, reach your goals, and realize your true potential.

Meet Our Clinicians

Dr Joanna Stevenson, Clinical Lead Nurse Practitioner

ADHD Specialization
Dr. Joanna Stevenson is a nurse practitioner (NP) with with over a decade of nursing experience and a special interest in mental health and adult ADHD.

Joanna is registered with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Joanna completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through the British Columbia Institute of Technology I’m 2011 and began her nursing career as a medical/surgical and paediatric nurse. She subsequently returned to school to complete her Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner degree through the University of Northern British Columbia in 2016. Since beginning her career as an NP, Joanna has worked in a variety of settings, including primary care, occupational health, telehealth, and acadamia. A strong advocate of advanced nursing education, Joanna returned to school once more to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree through Chatham University, in Pittsburg, PA in 2019. She continues her education and professional development in the realm of adult ADHD through ongoing CADDRA training and membership.

Joanna is dedicated to providing comprehensive care, promoting mental wellness, and helping individuals with ADHD thrive. Joanna combines her clinical knowledge, empathetic approach, and evidence-based practices to develop personalised treatment plans that empower her patients to achieve optimal mental health and lead fulfilling lives.

Outside of work, Joanna enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter, being outdoors as much as possible, and is an avid Formula 1 fan.

Lisa Willow, RSW, MSW

Founder, Visionary

ADHD Clinician

Lisa has been researching and learning about ADHD since 2010 when her son was diagnosed. Shortly thereafter she came to realize her own ADHD.  Lisa noticed a lack of resources for both children and adults and has since become passionate about developing and providing services.

Lisa is a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Work (BCCSW). She holds a Master of Social Work Degree and has specialized training as an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP), along with completion of CADDRA’s, Evidenced Based ADHD Program for Health Care Providers. She is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Lisa has worked in health care and mental health outpatient services since 2010 where she provides strengths based client centred care to individuals with a variety of mental health conditions. She currently works in the Adult ADHD Clinic on the North Shore of Vancouver.

Lisa’s approach is Holistic, Integrative, and Compassionate. She draws on several modalities and includes a whole person approach to healing and personal growth. This can include clinical interventions, CBT, DBT, nutrition, exercise, relaxation and mindfulness, self- compassion exercises, creativity. Collaborative and client centered means working together to move through challenges, to align with personal values and to live a life filled with meaning and purpose. Lisa has a background in holistic nutrition, natural health, yoga and mindfulness practices and creative arts. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog in the forest, cycling, art, creative projects, comedy, and live music.

Tracy, Registered Social Worker and Certified ADHD Life Coach

Tracy is a Registered Social Worker and Certified ADHD Life Coach with extensive experience as a mental health and substance use counsellor. She has completed CADDRA’s Evidence Based ADHD Program for Health Care Providers and has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

She has facilitated group workshops for over 17 years, including Respectful Relationships programming, and has a history of activism in her community and abroad.

Tracy has been dedicated to learning about ADHD since her own diagnosis at the age of 50 She understands the complexities of living with ADHD at a mature age, and can therefore use both personal and professional experience to strengthen her connection with clients and build a mutually collaborative relationship. Tracy is passionate about using ACT approaches to care because she has seen great success in her clients’; abilities to make behavior changes when they are strengths-based and grounded in personal values, She utilizes self-compassion interventions as a foundation for improving clients’; wellness and overall life satisfaction. Tracy also enjoys working with people to enhance their communication skills and develop their own unique leadership style.

In her spare time, Tracy enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog Micah, practicing yoga and her ukelele. She can often be found hiking trails and taking long walks in her neighborhood, or hyper focusing on her new special interest of the week. Or neither, and watching Netflix with her husband and a bowl of popcorn

Lisa Hardy, Psychotherapist

Creative, Vibrant, Visioning
Hi, I am Lisa Hardy. I am a psychotherapist, art therapist and coach with over 12 years’ experience helping a wide range of people. My discovery as a student of Art Therapy helped me find the capacity and brilliance of my own ADHD.

Trauma was my career wheelhouse but now I am passionate in taking the specialized training and experiences of this work, to help people with ADHD, build on capacity and use past mental health struggles as a springboard to greater vibrancy and resiliency.

My role as therapist/coach is to facilitate and support this growth, discovery and self-learning, in a safe and compassionate relationship. What a great context for people with ADHD, seeking to create a healthy self-image, self-mastery and a clear vision for a future filled with meaning and purpose.

Sometimes our greatest discomfort comes when we aren’t who we once were and we are not yet who we are becoming. We need each other’s support to step into this reality.

Nadina Dodd, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Art Therapist

Nadina Dodd is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Art Therapist with lived experience of ADHD. She offers a holistic, collaborative, strengths-based and compassionate approach when working with clients and strives to provide a safe and respectful therapeutic relationship

She has 7 years of experience supporting individuals with ADHD from diverse backgrounds and is a strong advocate for acceptance and education around neurodiversity. She can help you learn and practice new skills and strategies that support your brain functioning, navigate relationships, understand and manage emotions, and more!

Many of her clients are ’creatives’, young professionals and college/university students, 2SLGBTQ+ folks, newcomers, international students and people from the BIPOC community.

Her support is social justice oriented and, when you work with her, she will consider your social and cultural context (religion, sexual orientation, age, abilities, gender, life stage, etc) as well as the attitudes, systems and structures around you that can contribute to problems (ie; ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia, etc).

Jenny, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Jenny is a Registered Clinical Counsellor registered with the BCACC.  She earned her Masters of Counselling and has worked as a school counsellor and in private practice.

She is trained in IFS (Internal Family Systems) EMDR, Gottman Level 1, Narrative therapy and has worked in various settings supporting mental health including addictions and trauma work. In her past, she has been an educator for over 15 years specializing in supporting students of all ages with learning difficulties, including ADHD. Listening to her students’ needs allowed her to individualize and diversify her teaching; she uses the same approach in her counselling. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and youth.

April Watson, Occupational Therapist

April Watson has practiced as an Occupational Therapist for 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Rehab Sciences degree in Occupational Therapy from UBC. She has worked in adult community mental health through Vancouver Coastal Health on the North Shore for most of her career.

She currently works as a supervisor of occupational therapists, mental health workers and peer support workers and is a member of COTBC and CADDRA. She has completed VCH leadership training course, YMind mindfulness training for anxiety, based on Acceptance and Commitment therapy through YMCA and CADDRA’s evidenced based ADHD training for health care providers. She has many years of experience facilitating groups and was awarded a leadership award for her contributions to mental health in 2007. She received recognition in the North Shore news for her role in the creation of a social enterprise coffee shop, hiring people who have mental health issues and also helped create the first peer support program on the North Shore. Through work and her personal life, she has experience working with ADHD. She is a mother of two teenage girls, enjoys spending time with her family, loves walking her dog in nature, and doing yoga.

Audrey Kwok, Nurse Practitioner

ADHD Specialization

Audrey is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) registered with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Audrey holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing, and a Masters of Nursing degree as a NP. She has always held a passion regarding human psychology.

At the same time, she knew she wanted to pursue a profession helping people. As a Registered Nurse (RN), she had the privilege caring for those being treated for leukemia, and receiving bone marrow transplants (BMT). It is here where Audrey realized that she valued the unique rapport between herself and her patients. Today, as an NP, Audrey continues to enjoy forming therapeutic rapport with her patients while overseeing their care as a primary care provider.  

 In the primary care sector, her focus has been predominantly on woman’s health, sexual health, and mental health. After witnessing the effects of the pandemic on her patients’ mental health, Audrey sought out additional training from CADDRA’s ADHD program to better understand and assist her patients. At the West Coast Adult ADHD clinic, Audrey sees and assesses all walks of life to help bring better clarity to their symptoms, and guide them forward to proper treatment. She otherwise values time outside work with her husband and dog, regularly goes to the gym, and eats what Vancouver has to offer. 

Bradie Walman, Nurse Practitioner

ADHD Specialization
Bradie is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. As a nurse of over 10 years, she has practiced in many different settings; mostly women’s health and family practice.

In the last few years, Bradie has found her passion in mental health, especially ADHD. She has done extensive training with the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance. She creates her treatment plans using evidence-based practice, empathy and experience to help her patients achieve great results.

Outside of being an NP, Bradie spends time living the West Coast dream on Vancouver Island. An ideal weekend would include spending time with her family at the beach, camping, and swimming in the local lakes.

Tatiana Santini, Registered Clinical Counselor

Tatiana Santini, MA, RP, RCC, SEP – Registered Psychotherapist (ON), Registered Clinical Counselor (BC) and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

Tatiana is a trauma and addictions therapist, with formal training in somatic experiencing, DBT, MBCT, and EMDR. Tatiana offers individual psychotherapy for ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma therapy, substance use counselling, and Adlerian short term psychodynamic psychotherapy. She holds Master’s degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School, and is currently in a Doctoral of Psychotherapy and Counseling program.

Tatiana is passionate about working with neurodivergent individuals, with ADHD, and sensory processing disorder, as she too can relate personally. She is also passionate about working with families and individuals who are affected by substance use disorders, and trauma, and she is hopeful in the human capacity to heal.

Tatiana is also involved in education and teaching.

Joanna Gobeil, Canadian Certified Counselor, Registered Psychologist in Alberta

Joanne Gobeil is a Registered Psychologist #3368 in Alberta and per the registration boards through virtual sessions in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Joanne is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor #12918 and can see clients in BC, AB, SK, MB, NL, NWT, NU, and YT. Joanne has certificates in CBT-M, exposure therapy, Gottman couples therapy, EMDR, DBT, play therapy, and autism.

Joanne has completed her doctoral-level courses in grief counselling and is working on her thesis. Joanne has over 20 years of experience covering a wide range of issues including AD/HD, Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, ASD, OCD, etc. Joanne works with children, teens, adults, couples, and parents wanting to better understand and support children with AD/HD.

Regardless of all the training that I have taken and years of experience, my clients are the experts on themselves. My role is to use the training and experience that I have to provide my clients with the necessary tools to help them navigate through their journey and find self-fulfillment. I take pride in tailoring my approach to each of the clients that I am working with as there is no “one size fits all” in counselling.

Jessica Williams, Registered Clinical Counselor

Jessica has over 10 years of experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), and has assisted hundreds of clients incorporating a combination of shame resilience, CBT, family systems, as well as other practices, relevant to each clients unique situation.

She is trained and qualified to help you address many issues; specializing in Healing Shame, ADHD, relationship and systemic issues in the workplace, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, communication skills, life transitions and many other concerns as well.

She provides clients with opportunities to experience different perspectives and make their own connections–as improvement is as much about unlearning that which no longer serves us, as it is about acquiring new tools. Through awareness of how her own ADHD manifests, Jessica is able to harness and channel her symptoms adaptively; thus providing new perspectives and tools to her clients through shared lived experience.

Many of us were not provided with the tools to navigate our complex internal and external systems. However, Jessica believes our human capacity for compassion and connection is healing; and that we can achieve the desired balance of closeness and independence within our relationships.

As a client, you are in the driver’s seat and she is in the passenger’s seat. Jessica prides herself in co-creating a strong client-counsellor therapeutic connection. Her goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that will empower clients to turn their obstacles into opportunities, clearing the way for improved relationships and emotional health

Trish Blakley, Nurse Practitioner

ADHD Specialization

Trish Blakley is a compassionate and experienced Nurse Practitioner with over 17 years of nursing experience. Her advanced training and background includes areas of Emergency/ Urgent care, Canadian forces primary care, occupational health, and telehealth services.

Trish has a special interest in ADHD and mental illness clients from her vast experience. She hopes to help ADHD clients and address associated stigmas associated with mental illness.

Education/Certifications

-Master of Science in Nursing (MScN), specially in adult health University of Calgary 2011 -Advanced Specialty in Emergency Nursing (ENS), British Columbia Institute of Technology 2008

-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), British Columbia Institute of Technology 2006 -Continuing education and professional development in the field of adult ADHD through CADDRA membership

Outside of work, Trish enjoys spending time with her husband and two miniature schnauzers. She enjoys skiing, hiking, golfing, biking and prefers to be active in the outdoors.

Lynda Fraser, ADHD Coach

Lynda Fraser is an ADHD Coach and Certified Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO). She is an accomplished and passionate professional in the field of psychology and personal development.

She holds an MSc. in Psychology and is certified as an ADHD-Certified Clinical Service Provider (ADHD-CCSP) and a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner. With a focus on helping individuals with ADHD, Lynda excels in building self-esteem, addressing executive functioning weaknesses, and harnessing personal strengths. Her holistic and empathetic approach has earned her a reputation as a transformative beacon of hope for those seeking to unlock their true potential.

Tess Walde, Nurse Practitioner

ADHD Specialization

Tess is a Nurse Practitioner registered with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. She has specialty certification in Mental Health and Addictions through the University of Toronto.

Tess has over 15 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings, which includes working as an outreach Nurse Practitioner providing primary care, mental health, and substance use services. Tess is passionate about increasing access to ADHD diagnosis, treatment options, and psychotherapeutic supports.

My Education

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Graduate School of Education
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Bachelor
2019
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Psychology University
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Magister
2018
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Graduate School of Education
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Bachelor
2017

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