Families can be difficult and come in different shapes and sizes. Some families are blended, some are single parents. Everyone is navigating their daily challenges, individual parenting style, sibling rivalry and squabbles. Teenage behaviour issues, potential addiction issues, possibly the special needs of a child, balancing a career, navigating finances and the family future, all impact the dynamics of managing and raising children.

This is not a complete list of issues parents, and families encounter, but each plays a role in our mental health and general well-being of our family.

Often, these issues cause a family to become dysfunctional. King University identifies the characteristics of a dysfunctional family as:

A dysfunctional family is one in which conflict and instability are common. Parents might abuse or neglect their children, and other family members are often forced to accommodate and enable negative behaviour. In some cases, dysfunctional families can be the result of addiction, codependency, or untreated mental illness.

Marriage and Family Therapist, Todd Creager looks at the signs when coming from a dysfunctional family.

Dysfunction can be woven into many other more serious issues including abuse and trauma. Unfortunately without intervention there are impacts across a life time. 

Invest in the future of your family. Families who become dysfunctional can seek counselling to recover.

If you or your family are experiencing conflict, have communication issues, are experiencing dysfunction or abuse, please about counselling needs specific to your family situation.

The goal of talk therapy is to discuss and work through your concerns surrounding your mental health in order to allow you to function in society, be healthier and feel comfortable and confident in your life.

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Father and Son Counselling

Parents that we realize just how daunting a task we have to raise a human being. However, long months of precious little sleep and caring for a helpless infant who can’t verbalize their needs in language we understand can take its toll on the strongest of people.

Of course, most parents don’t have the luxury to spend every waking moment. Michael Dadson can help parents to better cope with this daunting tasks by learning how to deal with outside influences, and how to cope with the demands of a young child or a teenager.

If you are looking for a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) who offers family counseling to address your parenting issues, you may contact Michael Dadson whose approach will suit you best.


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


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.


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


Dr. Michael Dadson offers treatment for veterans who experienced a military-related trauma that is negatively impacting their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

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), and father and son relationships.

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

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. 

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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.

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