Psychological Treatment Program

Dealing with ALS or PLS can cause intense emotions. The ALS Society of BC has dedicated Psychologists and Registered Clinical Counselors, who are a group of ALS-trained professionals to give much–needed therapy and counselling to people affected by ALS or PLS.

Providers can help you cope with emotions and concerns, such as fear, anxiety, depression, family tensions, relationship problems, lifestyle changes, financial stressors and much more. 

Individuals, couples, caregivers, and families can talk to our providers in person or virtual sessions.

For more information, please contact our Patient Services Manager, Alexandra Guerrero, by phone: 604-278-2257 ext. 226 or email.

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

Demographics

families availed the program in 2023

Our goal is to offer counseling support to all our patient members who seek to enhance their quality of life while managing ALS or PLS. Since its inception in 2011, the program has offered assistance to a total of 332 families. 41 families availded the program in 2023, 30 families in 2022, and 38 families in 2021. Additionally, a total of 32 psychologists and registered clinical counselors provided counseling support to our patient members in 2023.

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

Dr Elizabeth Bannerman speaks on the psychological effects of ALS