Laarni Bernardo (she/her)



Laarni is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been working with children and youth for over a decade in various capacities – educator, psychometrist, behavior interventionist, and therapist. As a therapist, she has extensive experience in clinical, educational, and community settings working closely with children and youth with complex mental health concerns. Her approach supports children and youth and their families to empower growth and change through compassionate listening and evidence-based interventions.


Laarni is a seasoned Registered Clinical Counsellor with over a decade of dedicated work with children and youth in various roles, including educator, psychometrist, behavior interventionist, and therapist. Her wealth of experience spans clinical, educational, and community settings, where she has effectively supported children and youth grappling with complex mental health issues. In her role as a therapist, Laarni employs a compassionate, evidence-based approach, fostering growth and facilitating positive change for both young individuals and their families through attentive listening and well-founded interventions.

Laarni is adept in the following modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Early Psychosis Intervention
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Adlerian Approaches
  • Somatic Approaches

Laarni's profile

Location Vancouver, BC
Ages 5-30
  • Anxiety (generalized, social, separation)
  • Depression
  • Selective mutism
  • School refusal
  • Early Psychosis
  • Neurodivergence (ADHD / ASD)
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal Ideations / Suicide Risk Assessment
Qualifications Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Special Education
Master of Science in Guidance and Counselling
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Complimentary 15 minute consultation.


Laarni’s child-centered approach revolves around fostering the holistic development and well-being of children and young individuals through a warm and playful demeanor. She meticulously tailors her interventions to address the unique needs, developmental stages, and cultural backgrounds of her clients, with a strong emphasis on cultural sensitivity. Laarni employs a diverse array of therapeutic modalities, cultivating a nurturing and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.

Effective communication is paramount to her practice, not only with caregivers but also within the broader community, including schools. Laarni believes in the power of collaboration to facilitate growth, resilience, and well-being for children, youth, and their families. Beyond therapy, she is dedicated to empowering caregivers with support, education, and coaching, working collectively to nurture the emotional development and well-being of her clients.


$160.00 per 50 minute session for individuals

$ 190.00 per 50 minute session for couples/family

Payment in the form of cash, checks, or email transfer is due at the end of each session unless other arrangements have been made. Please note that 2 business days notice is required to cancel a scheduled appointment to avoid being charged the full session fee. Some third party payment plans such as Extended Health Care Insurance and Employee/Family. Assistance Programs pay partial or total coverage for counselling services. Please follow up with your benefits plan/health care provider.