Psychologists

Dr. Glen Davies, R. Psych.

Director of ABLE Developmental Clinic, Inc. 

Dr. Glen Davies is a Registered Psychologist and Director of ABLE Developmental Clinic.  Specializing in clinical child psychology, he provides assessment, counselling and consulting services for a broad range of child, youth, and family difficulties. To read more click here.

Dr. Kristen McFee, R. Psych.

Dr. Kristen McFee obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. She provides evidence-based (scientifically proven) treatments for children and youth with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention and behavioural challenges, and repetitive behaviours (e.g., tics, hair pulling). Approaches to treatment include cognitive-behavioural therapies (CBT), parent training, collaborative problem solving, habit reversal, and comprehensive behavioural intervention for tics (CBIT). Dr. McFee has worked in the field of autism and developmental disabilities for over 15 years. She is passionate about the assessment and treatment of mental health within the context of autism. She is the program lead and supervisor of the 'Facing Your Fears' anxiety group for children and youth with autism at ABLE clinic. Dr. McFee's overarching goal is to help families better understand their child's unique strengths and needs, and to develop practical strategies that will support continued child development, family life, and community inclusion.

Dr. Claire Winson-Jones, R. Psych.

Claire Winson-Jones is a registered psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and their families.  Her focus is on the rights of clients and families and their needs to take a strength-based approach to treatment. Dr. Winson-Jones takes a holistic approach to psychological assessments and focus on the integration of personality, cognitive abilities, and vocational interests allowing young adults to achieve their education and career aspirations. The diagnostic assessment also includes autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and specific learning disorders. Claire has worked with diverse populations including individuals diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria, individuals with a history of trauma, and individuals with high-risk behaviours.  Her focus includes treatment for a variety of psychological conditions including anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, ASD  and a variety of behavioural disorders.  Intervention approaches are informed by both the evidence-based literature and the client’s personal characteristics to include relational therapies, cognitive behavioural therapies, mindfulness and social skill development. Dr. Winson-Jones is a member of WPATH and CPATH as well as a certified PEERS trainer.

Dr. Erin Moon, R. Psych.

Dr. Erin Moon completed her doctoral training at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS). She is a Registered Psychologist specializing in child and youth clinical psychology. Dr. Moon provides evidence-based assessment and therapy for children and youth with anxiety, depression, and behavioural challenges. She has expertise in helping young people cope with a wide range of medical conditions and has a particular interest in the management of pediatric pain. Dr. Moon provides cognitive-behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, behavioural parent training, and consultation to schools and healthcare professionals. She takes a family-centered approach, which involves working with parents to understand their child’s unique strengths and challenges and helping families reach their goals.

Dr. Leslie Blake, R. Psych.

Leslie Blake is a registered psychologist who has worked in the helping professions for over 30 years. She began her career as a critical care nurse, working for a decade in several large teaching hospitals. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology; and a Master of Arts and PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Leslie‘s clinical experience encompasses a wide range of clinical settings with diverse client populations, including counselling students at UBC-Counselling Services; assessment and counselling of young adults diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria, and psycho-vocational and rehabilitation assessment and counselling of individuals with trauma and chronic pain.

At the ABLE Clinic, Leslie’s focus is on providing evidence-based psychological assessment of adolescents and young adults. Her diagnostic psycho- educational assessments integrate an understanding of her client’s unique personality, their cognitive and academic strengths and challenges, and their education and vocational goals. Leslie’s volunteer activities center around supporting and empowering youth. She has been a volunteer counsellor and educator for AIDS Vancouver Island and the Crisis Centre of Greater Vancouver. Leslie has been a volunteer Board member of Adam’s Apples Foundation, a non-profit foundation supporting youth mental health, since 2015.

Jessica Moore, MA

Jessica completed her Master of Arts at UBC and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Behavior Science from McGill. Trained in School Psychology,  she specializes in assessment, intervention and program planning for children and adolescents experiencing learning, attention and behavioural difficulties.

Katie Cooper-Smith, MA

Katie is a Certified School Psychologist with experience working in school district and private clinic settings. She holds a Masters of Education degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. Katie specializes in providing comprehensive psychoeducational assessments to clients of all ages. She brings a warm, strengths-based approach to her work, and she enjoys working closely with clients and families to tailor her assessment to their particular needs and goals.

Brittni Thompson, MA

Brittni Thompson is a Certified School Psychologist who is passionate about helping students feel successful and empowered at school. She specializes in conducting psychoeducational assessments and has experience working with children and youth with diverse learning needs, including gifted, specific learning disabilities, intellectual disability, ADHD, and autism spectrum. At the end of the assessment, you can expect to be provided with detailed examples and descriptions of your child’s performance and a better understanding of how your child might approach a task, including where or when they might get stuck. Brittni also has expert knowledge about the support services that can be offered at schools and helps parents navigate the resources available to them.

Dr. Leslie Zanette, RCC

Dr. Leslie Zanette, RCC, completed her doctoral training at Adler University and is currently pursuing registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. She has experience in several clinical settings, including private practice, community organizations, and correctional, inpatient and outpatient settings. Leslie uses evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral techniques, to inform her clinical practice. She specializes in working with individuals with disrupted mood, anxiety-related behaviors, conduct and behavioral problems, post-traumatic stress, and substance misuse. Leslie helps individuals with symptom management and helps guide clients through the core of their issues. She develops treatment plans based on the specific individual needs of the client and incorporates both psychoeducation and therapeutic techniques to inform change and impact self-growth. She has experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ranging across the lifespan. Leslie also has an extensive background in psychological assessment. She works with clients and families to provide diagnostic clarification, recommendations, and treatment plans to support individuals with their emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.

As Leslie is pursuing her registration with the College of Psychologists of BC, she is currently supervised by Dr. Glen Davies, R. Psych.  All of the assessment reports will be read by Dr. Davies.  For extended health purposes, Dr. Davies name and CPBC # will be indicated on all receipts.  Please contact your extended health provider to confirm that they will reimburse psychological services for a supervised practice.

Alessia Lista, M.Psy, RCC

Alessia Lista is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and holds a master’s degree in psychology. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Adler University. Alessia has extensive experience providing psychoeducational assessments and therapy to individuals of all ages with emotional, behavioural, and developmental needs. She has conducted psychoeducational assessments in both English and French in a variety of settings, including private practice, community support centers, and schools. Alessia’s therapeutic approach is open and non-judgmental. She uses a number of evidence-based interventions that are flexible and tailored to her clients’ individual needs. Alessia is trained in multiple treatment modalities including, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.

Matthew Lee, PhD

Matthew Lee has a doctorate in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of British Columbia. He has held positions in school, community, and hospitals, and is currently a member of the Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions team at Sunny Hill Health Centre at BC Children's Hospital. Matthew specializes in the psychoeducational assessments of children and youth, particularly those who are educated in French as a Second Language (such as the French Immersion or Francophone schools programs). He also draws on his experience with working on nationally-funded research projects with children with attention exceptionalities to consult with parents, teachers and administrators to help them manage challenging behaviours. As a parent and a former teacher, Matthew strives to provide caregivers the information they need to support their children at home and at school. As Matthew is currently in the process of registering with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, his work is supervised by Drs. Glen Davies and Krista Johnson.

Marley Morton, MA

Marley Morton is a Certified School Psychologist who has experience working in schools and private settings. She specializes in conducting psychoeducational assessments for children, youth, and adults. She enjoys working with schools and families to better understand a child’s/youth’s strengths and protective factors, as well as areas needing support. This information is so important to help individuals access the tools and supports they need to be successful, to understand and feel good about themselves, and to improve their quality of life. She has experience working with individuals with complex needs and those from diverse backgrounds. Her interests include learning disabilities, social-emotional well-being, trauma, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Karla Saruk, R. Psych

Dr. Karla Saruk is a Registered Clinical Psychologist providing individual counseling and assessment services. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and families from a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She works with her clients to address a wide range of issues and concerns, including:

  • Depression, Post-Partum Depression and Grief
  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Child/Parent Relationships and Parenting
  • Managing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Education on Specific Learning Disabilities and Psycho-Educational Reports and Assessments
  • Psycho-educational and ADHD assessments.

Dr. Saruk specializes in cognitive-behavioural and interpersonal therapeutic interventions; focusing on the way thoughts, behaviour and relationships impact our mental health and everyday living. Dr. Saruk completed her Master’s degree in clinical psychology at Boston University before going on to do her doctorate in psychology at Wheaton College in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Saruk also provides consultation to teachers, physicians, and social workers, for the purpose of assisting them in addressing mental health concerns with their students, clients and patients.


For the other disciplines at the West Vancouver Clinic, please click the buttons below: 

WV - Registered Clinical Counsellors

WV - Speech-Language Pathologists

WV - Behavioural Consultants

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