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 have witnessed great gains for my clients by using this approach.   One of the strengths that this therapeutic approach offers is identifying behaviours and needs that client will modify within the therapeutic alliance. For example, a client who feels afraid of being around dogs he/she would learn a more appropriate response to help manage the fear. 

I believe that the creation of an action plan has to be realistic and it has to 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 be taught skills to help them manage their lives more effectively.  For example, they will acquire skills how to relax in situations that produce  anxiety responses. Another method used involves learning desirable behaviour by watching and copying others who already behave in the desired way. In general, CBT approach focusses on the process where the therapist is the coach who help attaining change. 

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