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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.

Thrive Downtown Counselling Center

We’ve been going since 2013 with one single mission: provide genuine, unfiltered therapy to people in Vancouver and across BC.

 

Our belief is that real and lasting change best happens when the therapists are authentic people being themselves. 

 

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 Counselling Room

Choose to Thrive

Work with us and learn to 

A Happy Woman

Accept yourself for who you are

Two hands gently touching, symbolizing the connection and support in counselling

Develop healthier boundaries

A person asking for help

Ask for what you need from life

A counsellor focused on taking notes during a counselling session

Rediscover joy in work and relationships

Choose to Thrive

Work with us and learn to

Know yourself better

Pursue work and relationships that bring you joy

Stop living in reaction to your childhood pain

Take better care of yourself

Spend more time doing things you enjoy

Set healthier boundaries with others

Ask for what you need

Rediscover joy in your career and personal life

Thrive's Counsellors

What Makes Us Unique

We believe that therapy should include not just our thoughts, but also our emotions and our bodily reactions.

 

Thrive’s team brings wisdom from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds—so that whatever your perspective is on life, someone on our team will be able to meet you. 

 

Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge that you are whole and that your experiences are a valid part of your journey.

 

We go the extra mile to honour your journey in a way that feels safe, non-transactional, and free from jargon.

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Counselling Services

Counsellors

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 team, 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.
2021-12-29
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
2021-12-23
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
2021-12-22
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
2021-05-12
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.
2021-03-21
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.
Tim
Tim
2021-02-20
Fantastic group of counsellors. Extremely warm feeling walking in the doors. So glad I reached out!
Evan Bilkoski
Evan Bilkoski
2020-12-24
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
2020-12-22
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.