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Doug West, MA, DVATI, RCC Clinical Counselor, Art Therapist, Neurofeedback Practitioner

“The reality is people want to feel better as soon as possible. I learned a long time ago that neurofeedback training assisted people in managing their stress better. Most people seek help because they are not managing well, and on-going counselling sessions can turn into excessive costs. Neurofeedback moves the whole process along much faster by enhancing one’s ability to self regulate. We are teaching the brain to regulate better, which results in you feeling better. When you are feeling more in control, it is much easier to learn strategies in counselling that will keep you there.”

Doug is a clinical counselor, art therapist, & neurofeedback practitioner who has been working with youth and adults since 1993. He has vast experience working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodiverse individuals using NeurOptimal training in conjunction with other modalities. Doug incorporates neurofeedback training in all aspects of his work with all clients. This non-invasive training acts as a “peak performance” tool allowing the brain to perform to the best of its ability.

Doug was the Director of the Parent Driven Autism Services for 7
years for SOS Children’s Village BC. This was the first fully accredited (CARF) Neurofeedback program in BC. He has worked with the Vancouver and Surrey School Districts, as well as several large private organizations in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Doug has been a past presenter and trainer with UBC, Langara College, Douglas College, the 2018 NeurOptimal Focus on Research Conference, and BCACC’s 2019 Wired Together Conference.

Currently, Doug is the owner / operator of DRW NeuroPerformance, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, an Authorized Provider with the First Nations Health Authority, an Advanced NeurOptimal® Trainer, Zengar Institute Certification Instructor, and NeurOptimal® Sales Representative.

What Clients Say About DRW Neurofeedback

I was referred to the neurofeedback program back in May/June 2017. My son & I were both apprehensive but noticed small, yet significant changes about a month or so in. Now, after a year the changes are phenomena!!! I cannot say enough about the changes I’ve seen in my teenage son… so much so that […]
Parent, Surrey, BC
We have a son who has Autism. Since doing neurofeedback sessions we have noticed an amazing change in him. He smiles and laughs; he interacts with his younger siblings and seems to recognize if they are happy or sad. He speaks more often and his sense of humour is becoming very prominent. We would have […]
Parent, Surrey, BC
I found this treatment to be very effective, yet with very little asked of my son. All he had to do was listen to the music, making it easy to persuade him to go.
Parent of teenager with Autism, Surrey, BC

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