Psychological Treatment Program

Psychological support services are provided by a group of ALS-trained, dedicated Psychologists and Registered Clinical Counselors who volunteer their time to provide much-needed therapy and counseling to people affected by ALS.  For people without extended health benefits, this service can be provided, Pro Bono.

Thank you to the Province of British Columbia for supporting our Psychological Treatment Program.


Our goal is to offer counseling support to all our patient members who seek to enhance their quality of life while managing ALS. Since its inception in 2011, the program has offered assistance to a total of 291 families. 30 families availed of the program in 2022, 38 families in 2021, and 35 in 2020. Additionally, a total of 22 psychologists and registered clinical counselors provided counseling support to our patient members in 2022.

Ten psychological treatment providers smile at the camera, including a therapy dog

Dr Elizabeth Bannerman speaks on the psychological effects of ALS