Dr. Susan Dhaliwal

Dr. Susan Dhaliwal has completed her doctorate and is an Assessment Clinician & Mental Health Therapist with the Wishing Star Team. At The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic, Susan provides psycho-educational assessment services to children and young adults, and counselling to children, parents, and families experiencing a diverse range of emotional and behavioural challenges under the supervision of a registered psychologist. 

Along with experience facilitating parent support groups, Susan is skilled with clients experiencing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship challenges, and life transitions. Susan’s training and research includes graduate-level study in behavioural neuroscience, with a particular interest in exploring the impact of environment enrichment on health development. Her findings have had a significant influence on her approach to therapy and the championing of parents, children and youth. Susan’s focus is always to deeply understand her clients’ perceptions of the world around them, the dialogue they maintain around these perceptions, and how all of this affects the way life is lived. With her kind and compassionate nature, Susan makes every effort to ensure her clients feel safe and comfortable as they move foward with being their best selves. 

While she completes her application for registration with the BC College of Psychologists, Susan’s work is being supervised directly by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych., #1856.