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Online Counselling

Healing Hearts and Minds with Virtual Counselling

Experience the online therapy sessions in the comfort of your space with registered counsellors in Canada

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
— Oscar Wilde

Heal Beyond Boundaries with Thrive’s Online Counselling Services

Life’s challenges can get overwhelming, and geographical limitations should not prevent you from getting the help you deserve. Our web-based counselling services help you with any issues you may be facing, whether it’s stress, anxiety, relationship problems, self-esteem, or anything else. We aim to eliminate barriers and allow you to have a meaningful video counselling session from the comfort of your space, seamlessly fitting into your schedule. Experience the power of connection, healing, and thriving through our exceptional online counselling services.  Together, we’ll navigate challenges, foster resilience, and help you achieve the fulfilling life you deserve.

Why Choose Online Counselling?

Life’s demands can make it hard to put yourself first. Commute, time constraints,  and distance all can get in the way of in person counsellimg. 

In such a digital world, mental wellbeing services are evolving to meet your needs.  With an internet connection and device, the online therapy approach offers advantages in accessibility, convenience and efficacy, and research-backed benefits.

  • Easily connect with a counsellor who understands your unique challenges, regardless of location.
  • Say goodbye to the stress of juggling commitments or rushing to appointments during your busy schedule.
  • Smoother and seamless transitioning between in-person counselling and online sessions.
    • Freely express your authentic thoughts and emotions from the comfort of your own space

      Limitations of Traditional In-Person Counselling Approach

      Both traditional in-person counselling and online counselling can be equally effective. However, online counselling can fill the gap left by the traditional approach, especially distance and limited options for local mental health counsellors. This can be a major concern, potentially preventing you from finding a mental health professional who aligns with your preferences and unique needs. It can be challenging for individuals with mobility issues or physical disabilities to access the care they need. Sometimes, commuting to in-person appointments can be stressful and time-consuming, impacting the overall effectiveness of the session. It’s also true that people are busy, and conflicting schedules can make it difficult to coordinate in-person sessions. At Thrive, we understand the importance of modernizing mental health support. We have designed our online counselling services to overcome these limitations, providing a modern approach that respects your needs and priorities.

      Thrive’s Approach to Web Based Counselling: A Personalised, Supportive, and Transformative Care

      Thrive is set to fulfill the mission of helping our clients to become who they are more fully. Our therapy models are rooted in the holistic integration of your total self—thoughts, behaviours, feelings and relationships. We strongly believe people can naturally reach their true selves in a secure and supportive environment. We know every individual is unique, and we maintain a personalized approach to online counselling that Thrive is known for. 

       

      Take Control of Your Well-being with Online Counselling

      How Online Counselling Works?

      To begin online counselling with us, simply book through our online calendar, contact form, or phone call. You’ll hear from one of us to either set up a full session or 15-minute check to ensure it feels like a good fit.

      Together with your therapist, you’ll set goals for your journey, regularly monitor your progress and make adjustments as necessary.

      Individual Session in process

      Modes of Online Communication

      Whether you opt for video, voice, or text-based sessions, we aim to provide a compassionate and transformative counselling experience.

      Counsellors

      Video Counselling Session

      • Good internet connection
      • Computer, tablet or smartphone with a good microphone and camera
      • Platform: Zoom
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      Voice Counselling Session

      • Good internet connection
      • Any device with a good microphone
      Book Online

      Text-based Counselling Session

      • Good internet connection
      • Any device with the keyboard

      Book your Free Initial Consultation

      Setting Up Your Online Counselling Environment

      • Choose a quiet space with minimal external noise.
      • Don’t change your space—present it just as you are naturally.
      • Ensure reliable internet coverage in your chosen space.
      • Select a secure space where you can freely express yourself.
      • Use headphones in shared spaces for added privacy.

      Ensuring Your Privacy and Confidentiality

      We take extensive measures to provide a secure and confidential web based counselling experience, protecting your privacy. 

      • Secure Platform

      Our chosen platform is Zoom, which employs advanced encryption measures to protect your communications from end to end, ensuring that only you and your therapist can access your sessions.

      • Data Storage Policies

      We strongly follow Canada’s professional and personal privacy standards to create a safe and confidential space where you can address your concerns without worrying about data breaches or unauthorized access.

      Pricing, Packages and Session Detail

      Counsellors

      Trauma-Informed Counselling

      INDIVIDUAL SESSION
      50 MINUTES $165
      EXTENDED INDIVIDUAL SESSION
      80 MINUTES $225
      Free Consult

      Couples Counselling

      COUPLE COUNSELLING SESSION
      50 MINUTES $200
      EXTENDED COUPLES COUNSELLING SESSION
      80 MINUTES $300
      Counsellors

      Low-Cost Counselling

      INDIVIDUAL SESSION
      50 MINUTES $65
      COUPLES SESSION
      50 MINUTES $80

      Free Consult

      Psychedelic Integration

      PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION
      50 MINUTES $165

      Insurance

      Our clinical counsellors are covered under most Extended Health Plans, but always call or check online to ensure your plan covers counselling specifically.

      Safety Protocols and Emergency Procedures

      • It’s important to check that your computer, internet connection, microphone, and camera work correctly for each session.
      • It is also recommended to test the software you’ll be using. 
      • In case of a poor internet connection or device glitches, it’s recommended to have a backup plan, such as mobile data or extra devices.
      • If any glitches occur during the session, we’ll resolve them promptly and continue with the counselling as planned. However, if the issue persists and cannot resolve quickly, we may need to reschedule.

      Thrive Can Help You

      Your problems do not define you. We truly understand that everyone faces their unique challenges and struggles in life. We offer online counselling and psychotherapy services to help you overcome these mental health challenges but not limited to:

      • Addiction and Substance Abuse
      • Anger and Irritability
      • Anxiety
      • Chronic Pain
      • Chronic Stress
      • Couples Counselling
      • Cultivating Assertiveness and Learning to ‘Use Your Voice’
      • Depression
      • Developmental or Early-life Trauma
      • Grief, Loss and Life Transitions
      • Inner Critic
      • Low Self-esteem or Self-value
      • Performance Anxiety
      • Phobias and Fears
      • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      • Relationship Issues
      • Saying No and Setting Boundaries
      • Self-destructive Patterns of Behaviour
      • Self-esteem and Self-worth Issues
      Thrive Counselling Team

      Accessibility and Special Considerations with Inclusive Space

      Catering to Diverse Needs, Creating Inclusive Space

      We are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible online counselling experience for all individuals, regardless of their abilities or unique needs. We’ve designed our services to be accommodating and user-friendly for individuals with disabilities. We understand that everyone’s journey toward well-being is different, and we make sure that our web based counselling services are accessible to all. If you have specific accessibility requirements or special considerations, please let us know. Your well-being matters to us, and we guarantee that every aspect of your experience is supported and considered.

      Regions We Serve

      Our physical location is in Vancouver. However, our virtual doors are open to individuals from all provinces and territories in Canada. 

      Our Counselling Services

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      Individual Counselling

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      Couples Counselling

      Couples Counselling

      Deepen the safety and connection of your relationship with couples-focused therapy:
      low cost counselling

      Low-Cost Counselling

      Take the first step towards emotional well-being by exploring low-cost counselling options with us today!
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      EMDR Counselling

      The goal of the therapy is to change the way that memory is stored in the brain, ultimately reducing problematic symptoms.
      Psychedelic Integration

      Psychedelic Integration

      Learn more about psychedelics and how to integrate your trips:

      Meet Our Counsellors & Therapists

      Testimonials

      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.

      Our Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

      We understand that unexpected situations happen; hence we have a fair policy for cancellations and rescheduling to ensure accessibility for clients and counsellors.

      • Cancellation

        We require a minimum of 48 hours notice before the scheduled session time for cancellations. Your proactive communication allows us to manage our resources efficiently and offer the slot to others in need.

      • Rescheduling

        To accommodate changes in session timings or rescheduling, notify us at least 48 hours before the original scheduled time. We can adjust schedules appropriately and continue providing our services effectively.

      • Late Cancellations and No-Shows

        Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice may result in a cancellation fee. The full session fee may be charged in the event of a no-show.

      Online Counselling FAQs:

      Is online counselling as effective as in-person counselling?

      Absolutely yes! Online counselling is as effective as in-person counselling for various mental health concerns. It offers accessibility, convenience, and comfort, allowing individuals to engage consistently and openly.

      What types of issues can be addressed through online counselling?

      Online counselling is a versatile approach that effectively addresses a wide spectrum of mental health issues. It can assist with depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, grief, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, addiction, parenting challenges, and anger management.

      How long is each online counselling session?

      Our counselling sessions typically range from 50 to 80 minutes, although the duration may vary based on the type of session. If you have any inquiries on the duration details of your session, please get in touch with us so we can provide you with the appropriate timings.

      Can I switch from online counselling to in-person sessions, or vice versa?

      Certainly, we offer a flexible approach that caters to your evolving needs and comfort level. You can start with online sessions and switch to in-person meetings later on or the other way around. If you have any questions or are contemplating a change, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Is online counselling available for international clients or those in different time zones?

      We currently serve clients located in Vancouver, Canada. However, please get in touch with us if you are in a different time zone. We will work together to find suitable session timing.

      How much does online therapy cost in Canada?

      Online therapy costs between $150 to $270, depending on the type and length of the counselling. However, at Thrive, we also offer low-cost counselling services that range from $65 to $80.

      Is Zoom safe for online counselling?

      Yes, Zoom is safe and widely used for online counselling purposes. The platform has implemented various security measures to prioritize your privacy and confidentiality.

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