Downtown Vancouver Counselling

Heal your relationship with yourself.

Therapy to understand yourself better, learn to build healthy relationships, and restore your spark.

Thrive's Counsellors
Thrive Registered Counsellor

Our mission is to remind you that you make sense, you are not broken, and that connection heals.

Welcome to Thrive Counselling Center

We’ve been going since 2013 with one mission: provide genuine, unfiltered therapy to the people of Vancouver.


Our belief is that the deepest change happens when therapists are authentic with us. 


Whatever pain has brought you to Thrive, you can rest easy knowing that a down-to-earth person will be navigating it with you.

Thrive's Counsellors
Thrive's Counselling Room

Choose to Thrive

We’re passionate about transforming trauma, and are trained in many of the most modern therapies like EMDR, Internal Family Systems and Emotion Focused Therapy.


These are tried and tested styles of therapy that provide both immediate relief and work towards longterm, lasting change.



Our team brings wisdom from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.


Whatever your perspective is on life, someone on our team will be able to meet you there.

Thrive is here to empower you with knowing that you are whole.


We’ll hold space for all the experiences and emotions of your journey.

We’re dedicated to therapy that is safe, non-transactional, and free from jargon.


(This is Serena’s dog Chester. His therapeutic relationships are non-transactional, too).

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Counselling Services


Get to know our counsellors, and find one that resonates with you.

Individual Counselling

Take charge of your emotional well-being with one-on-one therapy sessions.

Couples Counselling

Deepen the safety and connection of your relationship with couples-focused therapy.

Low-Cost Counselling

Affordable therapy through supervised sessions with our interns.

EMDR Counselling

Book with our EMDR-certified therapists, getting the highest level of care.

Psychedelic Integration

Learn more about psychedelics and how to integrate your trips.

Meet Thrive’s
Counsellors & Therapists

We are a diverse team with one mission: to make you feel seen, heard, and understood.
Our counsellors also support each other as a group, ensuring that you’re always guided by someone who is emotionally healthy and connected themselves.

Andressa Taverna, Thrive's Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

Andressa Taverna

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

Colter Long, Thrive's Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

Colter Long

Registered Clinical Counsellor, M.Ed.

Estairia Hong, Thrive's Registered Therapeutic and EMDR Trained Counsellor

Estairia Hong

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor,

EMDR Trained Counsellor

Jess Cumming Smiling

Jessica Cumming

Canadian Certified Counsellor, M.A.

EMDR Trained Counsellor

Joel Myers, Thrive's Registered Therapeutic and EMDR Trained Counsellor

Joel Myers

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor,

EMDR Trained Counsellor

Marwan Noueihed, Thrive's Registered Therapeutic and EMDR Trained Counsellor

Marwan Noueihed

Canadian Certified Counsellor, MCP.

EMDR Trained Counsellor

What our clients say about us

A. G.
A. G.
Carson and Matthew are great counsellors and they both demonstrate genuine care for clients. Men looking for the conventional individual counselling they offer would do well to seek their help, and they would be in good hands.
Seungwon Lim
Seungwon Lim
I have had 3 sessions with Colter regarding my future plan after my graduation as an international student. I was in panic after my military service as I knew nothing about what's coming. Colter not only encouraged me but also taught me incredible tools that I could use to gain control over my situation. Colter understood my problems, despite difference in culture, race and background. I was fortunate to talk to him and made huge impact in my perspective.
Elliott Vion
Elliott Vion
I have been with Thrive Downtown Counselling going on 5 years now. I was new to Vancouver and was recommended to Thrive by my MD. Since then I have grown in so many ways and am still on that trajectory as we are never fully healed and are always in the action of healing. What I can say, is this clinic embodies safety and trust for your growth at your pace. I am who I am today for the hard work I’ve put in but by the guidance of the counselling at Thrive.
Jamie Sheets
Jamie Sheets
The counsellors at Thrive Downtown Counselling are professional, dependable and empathetic with an exceptional skill set to help you feel empowered to work through the situations you’ve been struggling with. If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, transitions, stress, relational issues, or trauma, I highly recommend booking an appointment with one of the counsellors at Thrive. The online booking system is so easy to use and you can book an appointment within seconds!
Eric L.
Eric L.
Thank you Carson and the Thrive team. I am leaving a review based on my experience working with Thrive for over 5 years. The team at Thrive is well equipped, compassionate, respectfully sensitive, patient, and extremely skilled at unravelling my "big ball of yarn" chaos so that each thread could be treated finding valued-added experiences of my past for me to rebuild my new life. I only have positive regards and hold Carson and his team in the highest esteem. I am able to live an improved life and managing my wellness through the tools given to me from Thrive. Carson has been, and is, an anchor for me when storms rage and $h!+ hits the fan. I am forever grateful.
Fantastic group of counsellors. Extremely warm feeling walking in the doors. So glad I reached out!
Evan Bilkoski
Evan Bilkoski
The amount of care and dedication Thrive gave me was excellent - along with follow up along the way. I honestly believe Thrive along with Dr. Kivari helped me turn a corner in my life.
Morgan Mckusick
Morgan Mckusick
As a fellow clinician, I hold a deep reverence for the team of counsellors at Thrive. Each of Thrive's counsellors bring their own unique skillset, personality and background to their work, yet are united in the level of dedication and care they bring forward in supporting their clients. I trust fully that anyone who seeks counselling here will be met with compassion and steadfast guidance in their journey towards understanding and healing their internal world.
Thrive Counselling Rooms

In-person sessions

Are available in our spacious, one of a kind therapy rooms.