Hello! I’m Michael Dadson

Ph.D., Counselling Psychology Registered Clinical Counsellor

I have been a professional counsellor for over 35 years and in that time, I have worked with hundreds of patients to overcome a variety of issues.

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Michael Dadson

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  • Monday – Friday9AM – 8PM

 

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Michael Dadson

Ph.D., Counselling Psychology Registered Clinical Counsellor

Biography

As a professional counsellor for over 35 years and in that time, Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson), has worked with hundreds of patients to overcome and manage their issues to live a better quality of life. For more than 2 decades, Dr. Dadson has held a certification as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCCCA)Dr. Michael Dadson is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor. 

Dr. Michael Dadson has extensive experience in dealing clients who are affected by trauma, PTSD and dissociation.  Dr. Michael Dadson was active member and was a board member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) from 2016-2017 and was named a fellow in 2017 to the ISSTD. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) was the National Executive Director and the National Clinical Director of the Veterans Transition Network and a Clinical Contractor delivering programs from 2013-2020. During his tenure as the Executive and Clinical Director, Veteran’s Transition Network, Dr. Dadson’s works were presented to the STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND NATIONAL SECURITYaudio available here.

 Dr. Dadson has helped organizations assisting children with special needs who were diagnosed with Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Asperger’s, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder FASD, including other recognized disorders and syndromes. As a Level 3 therapeutic foster parent, Dr. Dadson also has years of experience dealing with children having varying degrees of disabilities, and emotional traumas.

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) is also a Blue Cross provider for Veterans and RCMP,  and a service provider for Victims Servicesas well as a registered provider for services for ICBCRecently Dr. Dadson underwent an extensive review process withThreeBestRated.com to be named one of the top 3 marriage counselors in Langley, British Columbia. According to ThreeBestRated.com,

“All of our marriage counselors face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence.”.

As an ordained Chaplain, Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) has 25 years of extensive counseling experience in childcare, family matters and resources.

With these experiences in mind, Dr. Dadson fosters an environment of acceptance and diversity for his clients working through issues such as depression, addictions, anxiety, attachment, trauma/PTSD, violent crimes, parenting, relationships, and much more. Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson), feels “It is my passion to make counselling a comfortable and safe space for people from all walks of life and I’ll continue to do so.”

Dr. Michael Dadson’s (Mike Dadson), extensive research and publications can be found here.

A Unique Take on Therapy

It is Dr. Michael Dadson’s belief: “A compassionate approach with others utilizing a wide range of skills in clinical therapy, is the best combination available to create an environment inspiring change in personal growth and ultimately transformation.”

 Dr. Dadson has always believed that humans have the ability to creatively and resourcefully to solve inner injuries and personal challenges they may be experiencing. Through several trials of research, it has been shown that people experience true progress and growth when they are nurtured in an environment that fosters respect, structure, and an abundance of support.

In Dr. Michael Dadson’s (Mike Dadson) practice, you will discover inclusions of the following assumptions:

  • Every person has value and are able to realize that value through inner reflection.
  • All people deserve respect and acceptance.
  • Dr. Dadson’s practice is an environment of safety and acceptance regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or any other identifier or factor.
  • We can all change when given the right tools.
  • People must accept responsibility for progress and successes, and realize that their counselor is only a guide.
  • Understanding the situation in-depth is a priority. Without a strong foundation of knowledge, we can’t hope to solve anything effectively.
  • Counselling is a service that most people can benefit from, even counsellors themselves. It is healthy to talk about feelings, issues, and other matters in your life.

Approach & Values

My Expertise

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) has more than two decades of experience with published works in the areas of depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues and developmental attachment injuries.

Dr. Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome or manage their issues to live a happier and better quality of life.

Parenting Support

Dr. Dadson’s experience and credentials provides parents with extensive support skills and treatment and counselling options. 

As a Level 3 therapeutic foster parent, Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson), has lived with and worked therapeutically with Caucasian, Afghanistan and First Nations children who are affected by ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, FASD, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke. In addition to working as a Level 3 foster parent, Dr. Dadson has contracted with Intensive Child Care Resources Vancouver (ICCR).

Couples Counseling

Couples counselling can be challenging but the positive impact to your relationship, potential family members, and other external relationships in your life make it worth the effort.

As a couple, if you are struggling in your relationship or your role as a partner, Dr. Dadson believes getting couples counselling can benefit not only you, but relationships in every aspect of your life.

Professional Accomplishments

Our Expertise

Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Men’s health
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression / Suicidality
  • Dissociative Disorders

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Stress

Issues

  • Coping Skills
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Developmental Attachment Injuries
  • Life Transitions
  • Father / Child Relationships
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Men’s Issues
  • Spiritual Distress
  • Spiritual Health in Multi-Cultural Contexts

Types of Therapy

  • Neurofeedback Therapy
  • Low Energy Neurofeedback System
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families

Press Releases

Mike Dadson, BC Clinical Counsellor, Creates YouTube Channel to Address Top Mental Health Challenges

B.C. Clinical Counsellor Available to Talk About Issues Related to COVID-19 Outbreak

B.C. Clinical Counsellor : To Combat COVID-19, Behavioral Pitfalls Must be Addressed

Getting Started is Easy

Book Appointment

When you first contact us, I’ll try my best to respond within 24 hours and set up an appointment.

1st Session!

The purpose of this 1st session is for you to discuss with me what’s been going on for you and how it’s affecting your life.

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Highly Confidential

Respect for the individual and confidentiality are very important and i wish to assure you that the matters you bring here will not be discussed elsewhere.

Testimonials

"Through counseling I have been able to make sense and purpose out of my thoughts and life experiences and gain confidence"

Counselling Client

"My sessions with Mike have been life-changing for me. Mike has helped me to dig deeper and to get at the root of the problem."

Counselling Client

"Mike Dadson helped me to see value in caring for myself and letting go of unrealistic expectations."

Counselling Client

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is an educational tool used to promote relaxation. It is a non-invasive therapy (no scalpel required) that trains the brain to regulate itself and perform more efficiently. The brain learns how to speed up or slow down its frequency, resulting in improved brain function.

Why would I be interested in Neurofeedback?

The result of neurofeedback treatment can be greater relaxation, a sense of ease and emotional resilience.

What is Low Energy Neurofeedback System?

I use the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS), a safe and effective neurofeedback therapy. Whereas traditional neurofeedback requires your involvement in retraining the brain, with LENS the software does all the work and removes blockages that may be causing your symptoms.

How much do I need to pay?

For individual, it will be $120/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour) and for couples the rate would be $175/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour). If you wish to have a session with Dr Dadson the rate would be $175/hr taxes included (50 minute hour).

How do I book an appointment?

To book an appointment you can email us on: michaeldadson39@gmail.com or call us on: (778) 554-0174

What is your expertise?

Dr. Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues and developmental attachment injuries.

How long will the process take?

Counselling is a continuous process, based on your needs and goals. Counsellors and clients decide together about the time of appointment and the no. of sessions.

Is it a continuous process?

Yes, it is a continuous process based on the needs and goals of the individual.

Will the information I share be kept as a secret?

Respect for the individual and confidentiality are very important and i wish to assure you that the matters you bring here will not be discussed elsewhere.

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