Dr. Michael Dadson Ph.D. - Brookswood Langley

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dr. Mike Dadson observes that CBT is a front-line treatment for many mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and panic disorder.

Emotionally Focused Therapy

In therapy, Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) will listen to you with a compassionate, receptive, accepting, non-judgmental, approach.

Humanistic Therapy

Dr. Mike Dadson’s, approach with humanistic therapy, is one of genuineness, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard for his clients.

Integrative Counselling

A broad spectrum of mental health issues can be treated with integrative therapy, including personality disorders, anxiety, and depression.

Mentalization Counselling

Research has found MBT to be an effective treatment for individuals with borderline personality. It may also help with depression, antisocial personality, eating issues, and addiction.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is similar to person-centered (or humanistic) therapy where Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) becomes a person of support in your counselling session.

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback is the retraining and optimization of your brainwave patterns to help with overall processing and learning in order to improve overall neurological functioning.

Low Energy Neurofeedback

“The Low Energy Neurofeedback System functions at a more rapid rate than traditional neurofeedback, also making it more functional,” Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) remarks.

Person Centred Therapy

Person-centered therapy focuses on a person’s own ability to attain growth and fulfilment. Dr. Mike Dadson relays, “Person-centred therapeutics develops a quality relationship with the client "

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Prolonged Exposure Therapy is often used to treat trauma and post- traumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD). When this approach is used carefully it can be a highly effective treatment for the associated anxiety, depression, and anger issues

Self Determination Therapy

The application of self-determination theory (SDT) to psychotherapy is particularly relevant because a central task of therapy is to support the client to autonomously explore, identify, initiate, and sustain a process of change.

Trauma Focused Therapy

“What happened to you, rather than what’s wrong with you, is a foundational move when providing trauma counseling,” says Dr. Mike Dadson. It is important to have a complete understanding of a client’s life history to understand their life picture when dealing with trauma.

Counselling (also known as therapy) is available at Dr. Michael Dadson’s clinic, Gentle Currents Therapy, in the relaxed community of Brookswood, Langley in the lower mainland. 

Gentle Currents Therapy and Dr. Michael Dadson serve Vancouver’s lower mainland and the rural areas of Langley  including the communities of Aldergrove, Brookswood-Fernridge, Fort Langley, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, and  Willoughby-Willowbrook.

In a safe, relaxed and accepting atmosphere, for men, women, and children, Dr. Michael Dadson, will be able to provide depression counselling, anxiety counselling, stress counselling, men’s issues, men’s mental health issues counselling, relationship or marriage counselling, anger management counselling, dissociative disorders counselling, and trauma counselling among many others. Please scroll down for more information.

DR. MICHAEL DADSON SPECIALTIES

Issues & Reasons for Booking an Appointment: Dr. Michael Dadson can assist you in working through and developing the skills needed for a happy, productive life with meaningful relationships.

Abuse Counselling

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) aids you in coping and recovery from verbal, physical, and sexual abuse.

Adjustment Counselling

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) relates, “When adjustment issues present, it can affect problems at home, school, and in social relationships.”

Anxiety Counselling

In therapy, Dr. Mike Dadson will get to the core of your beliefs, thinking and feelings of low self-worth, or the feeling of sadness, or even self-hatred.

Coping Counselling

Dr. Michael Dadson will focus on the development of your coping skills or enhancing existing coping skills for stress management and a variety of other mental health issues.

Developmental Attachment Injury

Dr. Michael Dadson explains: "If a child experiences terror, abandonment, or feels totally alone and vulnerable, it can be traumatic.

Dissociative Disorder (DID)

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) has significant experience dealing with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Problems with identity, memory, emotion, behaviour...

Eating Disorder

Dr. Michael Dadson helps Langley residents deal with anorexia nervosa, eating disorders not otherwise specified (ED NOS), and bulimia.

Father Child Relationship

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) is highly specialized in the area of father and child relationships. Many of Dr. Mike Dadson’s university years were spent researching fatherly relationships and emotional childhood injury

Grief Counselling

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) helps his clients in Langley deal with loss and grief in one-on-one or group session therapy.

Life Transition Therapy

Transition counseling with Dr. Mike Dadson can help you deal with your life changes and emotions.

Men’s Issues

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) has focused his research in the area of men’s mental health and men’s issues from the beginning of his career, more than 30 years ago.

Men’s Mental Health Counselling

At key junctures in our life’s journey, we are confronted with painful experiences that can create the urgent need for change. Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) has had substantial experience in dealing with men’s mental health issues throughout his career.

Mood Disorder Counselling

Dr. Michael Dadson recognizes that a mood disorder can zap your energy, motivation, and ability to experience joy and satisfaction. You may find yourself more impatient, quicker to anger, and quicker to break down in tears or exhaustion.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

A person can develop a range of compulsions or obsessions. For example, someone who has OCD can repeatedly check on things, need to organizes things over and over, obsessively wash their hands, or excessively clean their homes.

Peer Relationship Counselling

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) explains: “Before a relationship between individuals can be understood, it is important to recognize and acknowledge that each person has different life experiences, coping skills, reactions, or responses to various situations or stressors in their lives.”

Relationship Issues Counselling

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) believes it’s “important for couples to know they can acquire skills for understanding a partner and reignite what initially brought them together.”

Self-Esteem Counselling

“A person’s basic sense of worth determines how well we are able to deal with conflict, adversity, family and relationship matters, school performance, work and pressures of life in general,” Dr. Mike Dadson maintains.

Stress Counselling

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) relates stress to weight and the impact it has on us. Dr. Mike Dadson explains: “Although we can carry 10 pounds, if we have to carry it all day, we’re very tired by the time the day is over."

Suicide Counselling

If you know anyone who has talked about suicide, you can reach the Suicide Prevention Line by calling 833-456-4566 in Canada. In Canada, crisis services are also available by texting 45645.

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) states: “Symptoms of trauma usually start within three months of a traumatic incident. It has been reported, in rare cases, that symptoms of PTSD may only occur after a number of years.

DR. MICHAEL DADSON COUNSELLING

Individual

One-on-one options for individuals needing help in overcoming issues or maintaining optimal mental health in their lives' daily challenges.

Couples/ Marriage

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

Family

Father and child or entire family counselling can provide your family with the tools, language, and behaviour to successfully communicate and overcome obstacles.

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Testimonials

Dr. Michael Dadson

Dr. Michael Dadson, Ph.D.
Brookswood, Langley

About Dr. Michael Dadson

Dr. Michael Dadson has extensive experience in dealing clients who are affected by trauma, PTSD and dissociation. Dr. Mike 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. Mike Dadson was the National Executive Director and the National Clinical Director of the Veterans Transition Network (VTN). Dr. Michael Dadson was also a Clinical Contractor with the VTN, delivering programs from 2013-2020. During Dr.Mike Dadson’s tenure as the Executive and Clinical Director for the VTN, Dr. Dadson’s works were presented to the STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND NATIONAL SECURITY.

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson)

Ph.D., Counselling Psychology Registered Clinical Counsellor

Dr. Michael Dadson has extensive experience in dealing with clients who are affected by trauma , PTSD and dissociation.  

Dr. Mike Dadson was an active member and 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. Mike Dadson was the National Executive Director and the National Clinical Director of the Veterans Transition Network (VTN). Dr. Michael Dadson was also a Clinical Contractor with the VTN, delivering programs from 2013-2020. 

During Dr. Mike Dadson’s tenure as the Executive and Clinical Director for the VTN, his works were presented to the STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND NATIONAL SECURITY.

Recently Dr. Michael Dadson underwent an extensive review process with ThreeBestRated.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, feels, “It is my passion to make counselling a comfortable and safe space for people from all walks of life and I will continue to do so.”

It is Dr. Michael Dadson’s belief that “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. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) has always believed that humans have the ability to creatively and resourcefully solve inner injuries and personal challenges they may be experiencing. Through several research trials, 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,” explains Dr. Michael Dadson.

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

  • Every person has value and is 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.

I  will do my best to respond to you within 24 hours using our online booking forms. Alternatively, I can be reached in  my office at (778) 554-0174 to book an appointment. 

Dr. Michael Dadson’s counselling session is $175/hr taxes included (50 minute hour).

Various forms of financial assistance can be found here. 

Neurofeedback Session Fees:

Individual sessions-$120/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour) 

Couples session rates are $175/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour)

Dr. Michael Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues, and developmental attachment injuries. Dr. Dadson’s publications in the areas of trauma and PTSD recovery, dissociation identity disorder (DID), as well as father and son relationships, can be found under the “Publications” section above.

For a full list of Dr. Mike Dadson’s areas of expertise, please visit the “Specialties” section.

Dr. Michael Dadson adheres to the code of ethics as set out by the Canadian Association of Clinical Counsellors and Psychotherapy (CCC) Association. 

Counselling sessions are confidential. However as noted in section B, counselling and therapy responsibilities of the CCC, exceptions include when a need is presented to prevent defined and immediate danger to a client or others, or when a court orders disclosure.

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, therapeutic intervention treatment method that assists you to consciously control your brain wave patterns. 

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The result of neurofeedback treatment can be greater relaxation, a sense of ease and emotional resilience. Among other neurological and mental health issues, neurofeedback has been used in the treatment of ADHD, trauma and PTSD recovery, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, ASD, insomnia and drug addiction (Larson, S 2006).

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Low energy neurofeedback system (LENS) is safe and effective neurofeedback therapy. In contrast to traditional neurofeedback (requiring your involvement in retraining your brain), the LENS software does all the work to remove blockages that may be causing your symptoms. 

Read more about Low Energy Neurofeedback

A neurofeedback session will take between 45 minutes to 60 minutes. 

The Neurofeedback process is based on the needs and goals of individual clients.

Your therapist or counsellor will discuss the number of recommended sessions with you based on your needs and treatment goals.