Low Cost Counselling
Don’t let your finances stop you from getting the help you deserve
Thrive Counselling Center is a practicum site for Master students currently enrolled in counselling programs. This allows us to provide you with a low-cost option so you can gain access to the support you need, regardless of your financial situation.
We have served thousands of clients over the years through this program. Our intern counsellors would love to serve you as well.
What is Low Cost Counselling?
It’s no secret that inflation has driven up living costs across Canada. For many folks, this may mean that it costs too much to work with a registered therapist as the bar rises on affordable counselling. In Vancouver, low cost counselling is available however and may be a solution to high living costs.
This means working with a graduate student currently completing their master’s degree in counselling psychology. Thrive takes care to hire students who are skilled, educated and who have their hearts in the right place. Our low-cost therapists receive ongoing supervision from a Thrive director so your case is overseen with the highest ethical level of trauma-informed care.
Low-Cost Counselling Benefits
The greatest advantage of more affordable therapy is that it helps you get in the door more frequently. It is far better to see a low-cost counsellor every week or two than to see a full-fee counsellor every month or so.
Consistency is key. It is best to form an ongoing trusted relationship with someone who knows your story who can guide you through the journey. This is much easier when the work is affordable and accessible.
What services are offered as part of Thrive’s Low-Cost Counselling?
For reduced cost counselling, Vancouver Downtown has options available as part of our Affordable Mental Health Services Project. Our low-cost therapists offer individual, couples and family counselling. You can access essentially all the services offered by our registered full-fee therapists, albeit at much lower cost.
How does Low-Cost Counselling work?
Our reduced fee counselling operates just the same as our full-fee counselling. You’ll book via our online calendar, our online contact form or with a phone call before meeting with your therapist for 50 or 80 minute sessions. These take place either at our downtown office or via the web-based platform Zoom.
Welcome to a safe space where healing begins and the journey towards a more resilient you unfolds. If you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or burnt out, know that you are not alone. This is where I am here to help. Together we can explore the complexities of feelings, identify stuck patterns and help you connect more deeply to who you are…
Life can be immensely challenging, and asking for help can be a battle in and of itself. Reaching out is a profoundly courageous act and I commend you for it. Numbness, anger, anxiety, and depression are ways that our bodies communicate with us, carrying the message that it is time to speak to the parts of ourselves we locked away…
$65 + GST Per Hour
$80 + GST Per Hour
Other Counselling Services
The goal of the therapy is to change the way that memory is stored in the brain, ultimately reducing problematic symptoms.
Low Cost Counselling FAQs
Does BC MSP Cover Low-Cost Counselling?
MSP does not cover counselling services in British Columbia. Low-Cost Counsellors are covered however under most extended benefit plans. Please always call or check their website first however, as we have no way of knowing if your unique plan covers counselling. What MSP does cover are visits with a psychiatrist who most typically will help you with pharmaceuticals as part of a medical approach. Speak with a GP to learn more about how to access a psychiatrist as you’ll need them to write you a referral.