Experience with Dr. Jim Roche - Vancouver?

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BrennanBanana
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06 Aug 2014, 5:38 pm

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone in the Vancouver, BC area has any experience seeing/working with Dr. Jim Roche at RelatedMinds.
He seems to be the most prominent psychologist who does Adult ASD diagnosis in Vancouver. I have been thinking about going to see him for an assessment, but would be interested to hear what others think of him before going ahead with it. Seeing a psychologist is expensive, and I want to make sure I am spending the money on someone who can actually help.

Alternatively, does anyone know of any good psychiatrists in the area who can do diagnosis in adults? Having the cost covered by health care would be super helpful.

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07 Aug 2014, 12:34 am

Nope.

I looked up his contact info, and others, a year and a half or so ago and contemplated going to meet with one of them but then never did.

I've found it's been infinitely better to have figured out how to treat myself and reduce/eliminate symptoms vs. go talk to someone about how symptoms continue to persist. See the thread in my sig for what I'm talking about.


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07 Aug 2014, 3:31 am

How long has this guy been in practice? I've never heard of him. Nobody on this side of the Georgia Strait ever said word one about him. Is he covered by medical or does he cost money to go to? I was diagnosed by a head injury specialist in Victoria.



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12 Aug 2014, 5:45 pm

He's a psychologist so he costs money unless you have private insurance (which I do not).
He has supposedly been practicing for over 25 years??? He's the main (aka only) specialist who pops up when you google "adult autism Vancouver".

I can't link to it but his website is called RelatedMinds



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12 Aug 2014, 6:15 pm

I've only heard his name. I've never worked with him or met him.


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12 Aug 2014, 6:21 pm

BrennanBanana wrote:
He's a psychologist so he costs money unless you have private insurance


You're in Canada - why would you have to pay to see a psychologist? If your doctor refers you that is. :?
When I asked my doctor to refer me for assessment, I said "but only if it's covered under OHIP" and he assured me it was.

Sorry if that's a dumb question :)


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12 Aug 2014, 6:48 pm

In BC, and I think most provinces, psychologists are not covered because they are not technically medical doctors or some crap. Psychiatrists are because they are medical doctors.

The lack of financial support for mental health concerns is of eternal frustration to me.



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12 Aug 2014, 7:08 pm

Ah, I see. :(


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28 Sep 2022, 1:13 am

ive never worked with him, But a fantastic psychologist is Dr David worling out of westcoast child development. He helped me tremendously



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28 Sep 2022, 7:38 am

in Canada also check out "embrace autism" and see their facebook pages for great insights. They do online assessments :)


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