Ms Dora Resta, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #14253

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About Dora

My therapeutic apporach is mostly based on Behaviour therapy. Over the years I ahve witness great gains for my clients by using this apporach.   With client the first stage is to work on identifying the unwanted behaviour then together make a hterapeutic plan to change or adapt the behaviour.  For example, a client who feels anxious around dogs would learn a more appropriate response to these animals.  Problems which respond well to this type of therapy include phobias, anxiety attacks and eating disorders.  Thorought the eahling process a use a range of behaviour modification techniques.

I believe that the action plan has to has to be realistic and have attainable goals.  The aim would be that the unwanted behaviour stops altogether or is changed in such a way that it is no longer a problem.

Clients will taught skills to help them manage their lives more effectively.  For example, they may be taught how to relax in situations that produce an anxiety response and rewarded or positively reinforced when desirable behaviour occurs. Another method used involves learning desirable behaviour by watching and copying others who already behave in the desired way. In general, the behavioural approach is concerned with the outcome rather than the process of change.

Throughout the counselling process I use the skills of listening, reflection and clarification in a way that is revealing and clarifying the client's thoughts and feelings in order to attain the agreed goals. 


  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Marriage
    • Mood Disorders
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Perfectionism
    • Relationship Issues
    • Separation
    • Suicidality
    I use the following approaches:
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Behavior Modification
    • Behavior Therapy
    • Brief Psychotherapy
    • Couples Counselling
    • Marriage Counseling
    • Play Therapy
    Visible Diversity
    • Identifies as Indigenous Person
    • Identifies as Person of Color
    • Member of a Visible Minority
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Barnet/David Coquitlam, BC V3E 1Y4
    Accessibility
    • Bus Service
    • Rapid Transit
    Languages

    Services offered in English, Italian.

  • Availability & Rates
    Availability
    Saturday10:00am - 12:30pm
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Client Rates
    Couples Therapy$200 / 60min
    Family Therapy$200 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$120 / 60min
    Student RateYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • e-Transfer