The Deaf Well-Being Program (WBP) provides mental health services to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind people throughout BC. The WBP provides services for individuals, couples, children, youth, and families.

Unfortunately, at this time, some of the services, such as therapy groups, are only accessible for those in the Lower Mainland area.

Our Approach

The WBP is striving to adopt an “evidence based” approach in our service provisions.

What does that mean? It is when you come to the WBP for help, during the assessment process, we carefully listen and then we figure out the best possible therapeutic approach shown by research study results to be effective for your needs. For example, research shows that Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an effective intervention for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. The WBP offers a DBT group as well as individual DBT therapy sessions.

It is important to understand that the WBP is responsible to make sure we provide the best possible service for you.

Services

The services for all of BC include:

Child and Youth

Our services are both bilingual and bicultural to meet the needs of the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind children and youth.

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Adults

The Deaf Well Being program offers service for Adults from the age of 19. When appropriate, services may be provided to hearing family members of deaf individuals.

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Older Adults

The Deaf Well Being program offers service for older adults over the age of 65. Our office is culturally sensitive and accessible for all communication needs and modalities.

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Education

The WBP offers educational services in the form of workshops and groups for hard of hearing and deaf-blind people and their families across BC.

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Community Support

The WBP offers Community Support services in the form of Therapy Groups and Peer Support Workers.

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Limits of Confidentiality

All of the WBP staff have completed in-depth training to keep client information private & confidential.

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Where to find us

The office is located in Burnaby

If you are interested in any of these services, please contact the office for an intake appointment. Information will be gathered during the intake appointment. Further explanation about our services will be provided during the appointment and you will be referred to a service that best suits your needs.

WBP values confidentiality and understands that some clients are unable to come to our office due to mobility or other issues. WBP clinicians are often able to accommodate client visits in their homes or in the community. Well-Being Program counsellors can also support clients outside Vancouver area using Telehealth Videoconference. The WBP’s goal is to provide direct ASL-fluent professional mental health services. Our staff are committed to professional and skill development to meet this goal.

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Our Clinical Staff

All asl proficient

The Deaf Well-Being Program offers direct accessible mental health counseling services through ASL proficient clinical staff.

The WBP is fortunate to have the services of a consulting psychiatrist who is familiar with Deaf culture and ASL. Our psychiatrist psychiatric consults as well as one to one therapy sessions. Psychiatric assessments help determine which is the best “Evidence Based Therapy” to offer an individual.

The Well-Being Program consulting psychiatrist provides clinical staff with training/consultation and assists with facilitating therapy groups.