In-person sessions

In-person counselling offers individuals the benefits of face-to-face interaction with a trained counsellor in a safe and confidential environment, allowing for personalized and effective treatment of mental health concerns

Online/Virtual sessions

Online counselling provides individuals with convenient access to secure/confidential therapy from the comfort of their own environment, while still receiving effective treatment of mental health concerns by professional counsellors

Services Provided

common questions

We offer a variety of counselling services, including for individuals, couples, families and groups, both in-person and online. Our team members are trained to help with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and more

There are a few options here:

  • send us an email at to introduce yourself and we’ll get back to you ASAP
  • call us at (604) 900-1861
  • fill in the ‘Getting Connected’ form on our contact page
  • take a moment to look through the profiles on our counsellors page and either book with a counsellor directly from there or reach out to them by email

Because EVC is a group of independent professionals, all of our team members set their own rates based on standard rates for equivalent service within our profession

The standard rate for individual sessions with registered professionals starts at about $130 and varies based on the level of expertise, experience, additional training, and also is adjusted for session length and type

Some of our fully registered team members offer sliding scale fee options, on a case-by-case basis, which can be determined during a free online consultation session

Sessions with our Interns are regularly $60 with some options for rates as low as $30 per session

Choosing the right counsellor is important for a successful therapeutic experience. Our clinic has a team of registered counsellors with different areas of expertise and distinct personalities. We recommend browsing our team member profiles on our counsellors page or reaching out to us so we can support you in getting connected with a counsellor who best meets your specific needs and preferences. It’s important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who you feel can help you reach your goals

You’re also welcome to have a free online consultation session with as many team members as you would like, so that you can find the right fit. You can book these yourself via individual team members’ profiles or our admin team can help you with that!

Counselling can be beneficial for anyone who wants to improve their mental health and well-being. If you are experiencing difficulties in your personal or professional life that are causing distress, counselling may be able to help you develop coping strategies, improve communication, and enhance your overall quality of life

Counselling sessions typically last between 45 and 60 minutes. However, the length of each session can vary depending on your needs and the type of counselling you are receiving

Yes, everything you say in a counselling session is confidential. Our counsellors adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines and will not share any information about your therapy sessions without your written consent, except in cases where there is an immediate risk of harm to yourself or others

202-1651 Commercial Drive, in the Il Mercato Building at the corner of 1st Avenue and Commercial Drive

Our offices are on the second floor of the mall. The entrance to the 2nd floor offices is under the awning ‘1651’, between the main entrance to the mall and Vancity. Our offices are accessible by elevator

Access and Hours: If your appointment is in-person between 9am-5pm, please proceed up to the 2nd floor to our waiting room. Your counsellor will meet you in the waiting room at your appointment time

Our building has added layers of security between 5pm and 9am, so if your appointment starts later than 5pm, please wait at the ground floor entrance. Your counsellor will meet you to escort you up to our office

Finding us by transit:
Our building is a 10 minute walk north from the major Commercial/Broadway SkyTrain hub, and it is on the #20 bus route. The area is central and well-served by Translink services

By Car:
There is underground parking within our building with elevator access directly to the 2nd floor (look for the green sign that reads ‘access to offices’). The first 45 minutes of parking are free, but please register your vehicle at the pay machine to avoid being ticketed