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. 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.

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. Karla Saruk, R. Psych.  All of the assessment reports will be read by Dr. Saruk. For extended health purposes, Dr. Saruk's 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.

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.

Darcie-Anne Bailey

Darcie-Anne is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School and Applied Child Psychology Program at the University of British Columbia. Having just completed her doctoral residency, Darcie-Anne brings a warm and professional demeanor, along with diverse experience in school settings, private practice, and community health. She collaborates with families and professionals to foster well-being and proactively manage challenges. She specializes in conducting comprehensive assessments and providing support and intervention to children, adolescents, and families.

Darcie-Anne uses a personalized approach, blending evidence-based practices with clients' individual goals, strengths, and developmental needs when providing intervention. She primarily employs a cognitive-behavioral approach, while incorporating other approaches including mindfulness, executive functioning training, parenting support, and social skill development. She holds certifications as a PEERS and PATH facilitator.

Darcie-Anne provides assessments for learning disorders, intellectual developmental disorders, mental health issues, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. Each assessment is tailored to address her clients' unique needs, offering practical strategies, and understanding.

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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