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About Us

Welcome To West Coast Adult ADHD

Our team delivers specialized treatment services to adults with ADHD. We offer both in-person and online appointments.

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

Lisa Willow, RSW, MSW

ADHD Clinician

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 has been researching and learning about ADHD since 2010 when her son was diagnosed with ADHD. She noticed a lack of resources for both children and adults with ADHD and has since become passionate about developing and providing services. 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.

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

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. 

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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.

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John Woychuk, Clinical Counsellor

 

John Woychuk is a clinical counsellor with a focus on ADHD who helps clients identify areas of strength that can be further leveraged in their lives as well as areas of challenge that can be improved through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.

While mindfulness helps clients gently see and accept where they are and know themselves better, CBT helps to affect change through understanding the way thoughts and behaviors create experience. Using an experiential approach to shifting thoughts and behaviors, clients experience changes for themselves and are empowered to make new choices that enrich their lives.  Having experienced his own family challenges with ADHD, and being a therapist specializing in ADHD has given John the tools to help others. John offers individual services and leads group programs to support clients with ADHD.

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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.

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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.

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).

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Alanna, Family Nurse Practitioner

Alanna is a board-certified family Nurse Practitioner who holds degrees from MacEwan University, University of Victoria, and Athabasca University. She has been working in health care for over 15 years and has spent most of her career in primary care, with a strong focus in mental health. In addition to working for the federal government and not-for-profit agencies, she has had the privilege of working and living in Northern and North coastal Indigenous communities. She has done training in Indigenous Cultural Safety and additional education with the British Columbia Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), Transcare BC, and the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA). She has worked with both adults and youth, assessing and supporting them along their ADHD journey. Her practice is client centered and strength based.

Her volunteer highlights include nursing in Malawi and working with local and international dog rescue organizations. She looks forward to meeting and working with you.

My Education

Learn more about my experience in order to build trust for me and my psychology lectures
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University
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Degree
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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
03
Graduate School of Education
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Bachelor
2017

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