About Dr. Roche:  I am a Licensed and Registered Psychologist with offices in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia.  I see children, adolescents and adults for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD,  ADHD,  Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger's Disorder) and related cognitive/educational deficits.  I provide diagnostic services for autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety and  learning disabilities. This includes psycho-educational assessments.  

A major focus of my practice is working with adults with autism spectrum disorder,  ADHD and related deficits.  I also see couples and families to teach skills to deal with these issues.  In addition to my training in psychology and neuropsychology.  I hold a graduate degree in couple and family therapy, a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, a post-doctoral certificate in educational psychology, have completed two post-doctoral years of training in neuropsychology and a doctorate in law with a focus in family and education law. My training has included APA internships at Middletown Psychiatric Center,  NYU-Bellevue Hospital and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center in New York. In addition to being a licensed and registered psychologist I am a Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a certified school psychologist and certified teacher of special education.

What services do you provide?

  • Assessment (testing) and therapy services including psychoeducational, neuropsychological and diagnostic testing for Asperger's Syndrome, autism,  ADHD, learning disabilities and related disorders
  • Individual Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for issues ranging from anxiety, depression, and anger management
  • Relationship, couple's and family  therapy, including Gottman Therapy based services, for couples with relational problems, issues relating to ADHD, Aspeger's Disorder and those dealing child behaviour issues (parent training)
  • Brief, evidence based, focused and short term treatments
  • Workplace/Rehabilitation assessments and treatment (WSBC-ICBC)
  • Psychological consultation and assessment services for those involved in legal issues

Most psychological services are covered by Canadian extended health care plans, although the extent of coverage varies from plan to plan.  Services for children and teens with Asperger's and autism spectrum disorder are usually covered by Ministry funding in BC. I also provide diagnostic services for families seeking autism services from the provincial government or their local school district.

Is there anything I can prepare for our initial meeting?  Intake and Consent Forms
To save time during our initial session you may want to complete the following intake form prior to coming in, and print out and read the informed consent form. We will need to review these briefly, but this procedure can save some time. There may also be forms concerning ADHD or other behavioural forms that are found on the "forms" page which I might ask you to complete.
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Click here to view and download the INFORMED CONSENT form
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Do you treat anxiety, stress, depression and anger management?
In addition to the diagnostic services mentioned above I provide counselling/therapy for depression, anxiety, stress (including work related stress) using Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT),  Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These services are behaviourally oriented, solution focused and brief. Counselling services are billed at $175 per session.

What about ADHD | ADD Testing, Assessment and Treatment?
Yes, I provide extensive services for ADHD. An ADHD assessment includes a clinical interview, the collection of information to form a comprehensive developmental history, administration of several standard self reports and tests, and some neuropsychological assessment procedures to help us understand the exact nature of your ADHD. The depth and process of this assessment depends upon it's purpose and the age of the client. Some children and adolescents with ADHD also require a psychoeducational assessment to help develop an educational plan. As nearly 50% of individuals with ADHD have a co-morbid disorder such as a specific learning disability, anxiety, depression or other mood disorder, the complexity of ADHD testing can vary from individual to individual. Comprehensive ADHD testing costs approximately $600, plus the cost of the initial appointment. Psychoeducational assessment, neuropsychological assessments and workplace or forensic assessments are billed separately and fees are discussed at our initial meeting. 

I have  been providing ADHD testing and psychoeducational assessments and treatment for children, adolescents and adults for over 25 years addressing relationship, workplace, school and social issues.  Please call my office for further information or to set up an appointment.
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Do you provide individual, family and couple therapy / counselling ?
Yes. Individual, couple or relationship therapy is provided using evidence-based methods including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy and ACT or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a type of CBT. Dr. Roche has recieved training in Gottman Therapy techniques as well an Advanced Certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. CBT has been shown to be effective with depression, stress, anxiety and anger management. Many couples see Dr. Roche for consultation when one member has Aspergers Disorder, high functioning autism, ADHD or other related issues. In addition to being a Licensed and Registered Psychologist Dr. Roche is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in British Columbia.
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Can you provide a "Psycho-Educational Assessment" for school based problems ?
Do you diagnose learning disabilities
 and dyslexia ?

Yes. Are you concerned your child has a learning disorder? Problems with reading, math, motivation or study skills?  Do you need help with the IEP process at your school?  A psychoeducational assessment is often the place to start and necessary to obtain any school based accommodations or specialized instruction.  Psychoeducational assessments are part of a comprehensive process to assess your child’s school/academic performance and help your child's school develop an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). These assessments help find and diagnose specific learning disabilities, attentional problems, ADHD, behavioural and emotional issues or simple poor study skill habits that have an effect on your child's learning.  I have worked with school districts and teachers for over 25 years and hold a school psychologist license and a certification as a teacher of special education. I have attended over 300 IEP's and worked worked directly as a consultant to classroom teachers in BC, California and New York. The fee for a psycho-educational assessment is $1,950 or less, depending upon the issues presented. 

Do you provide child behaviour therapy?
Parent education, parent training and individual child therapy is available for issues ranging from acting-out behaviour to anxiety, OCD,  depression and stress. I have  been the behaviour management specialist for several school districts, for the provincial government in BC and for federal programs in both Canada and the United States. I have over 25 years experience in the field of child and adolescent therapy. 

Do you provide assessment and treatment for adults with Asperger's Disorder and High Functioning Autism ?
In addition to services for children and adolescents I am one of the few providers in BC working with young adults and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or "Asperger’s Disorder / Syndrome."  My practice has focused on working with young adults and social/work place issues. This includes social coaching, workplace evaluations, intervention planning and family consultations. Full comprehensive evaluations and diagnosis of adult ASD/Aspergers is provided.  Some of the aims of therapy for adults with Asperger's or high functioning autism are:

  • to teach new cognitive and behavioral skills that were never learned
  • to teach compensatory strategies for deficits that cannot be changed
  • to facilitate self-acceptance
  • to teach strategies to decrease or prevent symptoms of co-morbid mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders and depression

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Are you an ACT (Autism Community Training) Approved Behaviour Interventionist for children with autism ?
I am an approved behavioural interventionist and consultant with Autism Community Training. I provide behavioural therapy and family consultation. I  also provide autism diagnostic testing and assessments for those seeking to qualify for provincial autism funding or appropriate support services in the schools.

Do you work with Military and Service Member Families ?
I have worked extensively with members of the military through the Department of Defense's Military and Family Support programs, working in Europe and Asia on numerous US and NATO bases and I welcome members of the US and Canadian Forces and their families in my practice. I provide services relating to PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression and related disorders.

About Dr. Roche's Educational Background and Clinical Experience
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