We provide evidence-based treatment for a wide range of childhood, adolescent, and family challenges, including:
- Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic, separation anxiety)
- Selective mutism
- Depression, low mood, and self-esteem concerns
- Stress management
- Acting out behavior
- Repetitive behaviours (e.g., hair pulling, skin picking)
- Tics/Tourette syndrome
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Adjustment to stressful life events or circumstances
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma reactions
- Parenting challenges (e.g., parenting anxious children, effective discipline, positive parenting, parent-child interaction therapy)
- Pain management and adjustment to illness
- Encopresis (soiling) and enuresis (bed-wetting)
- Sleep difficulties
- Picky eating
- School avoidance and school refusal
Our treatment approaches incorporates scientifically-based therapies including cognitive-behavioural therapy.
We provide an intensive summer camp for children aged 4-7 with selective mutism.
Cornerstone is happy to offer group therapy for a variety of common presenting concerns. Group therapy can be an affordable and effective way to receive evidence-based treatment for a variety of concerns that present in children/youth such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression.
Cornerstone offers a range of group opportunities including groups for selective mutism, anxiety, mindfulness and parenting. We also have a number of additional groups in development.
If you are interested in learning more about the groups currently being offered at Cornerstone, please get in touch.
Comprehensive psycho-educational assessments are conducted to assess your child’s learning strengths and challenges. These assessments often measure cognitive, behavioural, emotional, and academic functioning using a variety of psychological tests and procedures. Areas typically assessed include (but are not limited to):
- Intelligence (thinking and reasoning skills)
- Problem solving and conceptualization
- Executive Functioning (e.g., planning and organization)
- Attention and memory
- Language skills
- Academic skills
- Perceptual and fine motor abilities
- Social-emotional functioning
- Adaptive functioning (life skills)
The goals of an assessment may be to:
- better understand your child’s learning strengths and challenges
- provide practical suggestions to optimize your child’s functioning within home, school and other settings
- provide tailored recommendations regarding school supports and placement
ADHD diagnostic assessments determine whether an individual has Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. They are recommended when a child, youth, or adult is showing these signs of difficulty with inattention, impulsive behaviour, and/or hyperactivity.
A variety of consultation services are available including:
- Consultation with schools
- Individualized Education Plan (IEP) review
- Consultation with medical teams and other child/youth resources
In select circumstances, Cornerstone psychologists provide supervision and consultation services to clinicians who are in the process of registering with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
Cornerstone psychologists are committed to disseminating information about evidence based practice. We provide talks, presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics to professionals, families, schools, and other organizations. We are enthusiastic and dynamic speakers who provide interactive and hands-on workshops where participants come away not only with a theoretical understanding of the topic but also with hands-on applications of skills.
Feel free to contact us with your workshop requests.
A physician referral is not necessary. You can contact the clinic directly if you are interested in seeing a psychologist at Cornerstone. A few extended health plans may require a physician referral for reimbursement of psychological services, so we encourage you to check with your extended health plan first. Although a physician referral is not necessary, referrals from physicians, schools, or other healthcare professionals are accepted.
Individual therapy $200 per 50 minute session
Assessment Fees for assessment are based on the complexity of the referral question(s) and will be determined individually with your Cornerstone psychologist.
Group Therapy Please contact Cornerstone regarding fees for a specific group therapy program.
Workshops Please contact Cornerstone regarding fees for workshops.
Consultation $200 per 50 minute session (shorter sessions billed at the proportional rate)
Cornerstone fees are set in accordance with the rate recommended by the BC Psychological Association.
Many extended health insurance plans provide coverage for psychological services. Contact your extended benefits provider to learn more about your specific plan. When talking to your provider, it might be helpful to ask the following questions:
- Does my extended benefit plan cover the services of a registered psychologist?
- How much reimbursement is each family member entitled to per year?
- Is a referral from my family physician necessary?
Psychological services not covered by insurance are a tax deductible medical expense.
Complete payment for therapy is due at the end of each session. A fee schedule for psycho-educational assessments will be discussed at or before the first session. Payments can be made using cash, cheque , e-transfer, or credit card.
It is usually not possible to fill appointment spots in less than a day, so the clinic requires 24 hours notice for cancellations. Late cancellations and missed appointments are charged at the regular rate.