Our Services

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 info@eastvancouvercounselling.ca 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

Research shows that having a good ‘fit’ with your counsellor is one of the most important factors for successful outcomes and client wellbeing. There are three important aspects of fit to consider: shared understanding of the goals of therapy, feeling of bonding or collaboration with your therapist, and the applicability of their approach to help with the kind of changes you want to experience.

At EVC we believe that who you work with and what makes a good fit is your choice. We can’t always predict who would be a good match, and sometimes someone who looks great might just not feel right for you to open up to. 

Our clinic has counsellors with very diverse expertise, backgrounds, approaches and personalities. We offer a wide range of supports, which gives you options.

We recommend browsing our team member profiles on our counsellors page (our filters can help you narrow down on common search areas) or reaching out to us so we can support you in getting connected with a counsellor who best meets your specific needs and preferences. 

You can contact therapists directly for more info, book these yourself via the links in 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. 

Check out this blog to help you decide: https://eastvancouvercounselling.ca/ten-reasons-to-see-a-counsellor/

 

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

Check with your extended health benefits plan to see if you are covered for Counselling. Most plans cover RCC’s, CCC’, RP’s, or RSW’s for Counselling sessions, but plans vary widely based on which package your employer has purchased. 

Many of our Counsellors have opted to work these groups, but they may have limited availability in their caseloads for clients seeking 3rd party coverage. We’ve got a filter in our Counsellors list to help you narrow down which practitioners might be able to help you, or contact us for more support to figure this out.