2014 Free and Low Cost Counselling Guide Lower Mainland Chapter

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2014 Free and Low Cost

Counselling Guide

Lower Mainland Chapter

604.689.3144

info.bc@mssociety.ca

www.mssociety.ca/bc

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OUR MISSION

To be a leader in finding

a cure for multiple sclerosis

and enabling people affected by

MS to enhance their quality of life.

We will have achieved our mission when:

1.The cause and cure for multiple sclerosis are identified in the shortest possible time. 2.People with MS have the opportunity to

participate fully in all aspects of life. 3.The Canadian public is fully aware of MS,

the MS Society and what it does. 4.All necessary activities of the MS Society

are adequately funded.

5.The volunteers and staff of the chapters, division and national organization are working together effectively towards our common mission.

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ... 6

Additional Resources ... 7

How To Read This Guide ... 7

DISCLAIMER ... 8

A VANCOUVER ... 9

A-1 Adler Counselling Clinic ... 9

A-2 Arbutus Counselling ... 9

A-3 Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health ... 10

A-4 Broadway Youth Resource Centre – City University Counselling Clinic ... 10

A-5 Dragonstone Counselling ... 11

A-6 Family Services of Greater Vancouver ... 11

A-7 Jericho Counselling ... 12

A-8 Jewish Family Counselling Services ... 13

A-9 Little Mountain Neighbourhood House’s Family Support Program ... 13

A-10 Living Systems Counselling – Vancouver ... 13

A-11 Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC ... 14

A-12 My Therapy Online ... 15

A-13 Oak Counseling ... 15

A-14 Psychotherapy Vancouver ... 16

A-15 Stewart and Associates ... 16

A-16 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. ... 17

A-17 UBC Faculty of Education, Scarfe Counselling Clinic ... 17

A-18 UBC Psychology Clinic ... 18

A-19 Vancouver Christian Counselling Centre Society ... 18

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B-1 Cameray Child and Family Services ... 19

B-2 Cameray Counselling Associates ... 19

B-3 Jericho Counselling ... 20

B-4 Shanti Counselling Centre ... 20

B-5 Simon Fraser University Clinical Psychology Centre ... 21

C NEW WESTMINSTER ... 22

C-1 Family Services of Greater Vancouver- New Westminster/Burnaby ... 22

C-2 Living Systems Counselling –New Westminster ... 22

C-3 UBC Faculty of Education, New Westminster Counselling Clinic ... 23

D

RICHMOND ... 24

D-1 Family Services of Greater Vancouver – Richmond Caring Place ... 24

D-2 Touchstone Family Association ... 24

E

TRI-CITIES ... 25

E-1 Act 2 Child and Family Services – Tri Cities Counselling Program ... 25

E-2 SHARE Family and Community Services Society ... 25

F MAPLE RIDGE ... 27

F-1 Act 2 Child and Family Services – Ridge Meadows Counselling Program ... 27

F-2 Maple Ridge Mental Health Centre ... 27

G LANGLEY ... 28

G-1 Brookswood Counselling – Counselling Internship Program ... 28

G-2 Fraser River Counseling Centre ... 28

H NORTH VANCOUVER... 29

H-1 Coastal Mind Counselling and Education ... 29

H-2 Family Services of the North Shore ... 30

I WHITE ROCK ... 31

I-1 Sources Community Resource Centres ... 31

I-2 Salvation Army Counselling ... 31

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J-1 Burden Bearers of Canada- Coastal Counselling Services ... 32

J-2 Cascade Christian Counseling ... 32

J-4 Family Services of Greater Vancouver- Surrey ... 33

J-5 Living Systems Counselling –Surrey ... 34

J-6 Options Communities Services – Family Counselling ... 34

J-7 Peace Portal ... 35

J-8 SFU Surrey Counselling Centre ... 35

J-9 Surrey Youth Resource Centre’s Community Counselling Clinic ... 36

J-10 The Care Centre ... 36

K MS Society Resources ... 37

K-1 Information/Support/Advocacy ... 37

K-2 Education ... 37

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FOREWORD

This publication is provided by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Lower Mainland Chapter. This guide provides Chapter members and Lower Mainland residents with a list of free and low cost counselling options available in Metro Vancouver. All opportunities are located within the Lower Mainland. The purpose of this publication is to increase access to counselling services in the community to people affected by MS.

There are times when the challenges of MS can lead to isolation, anxiety and depression. Through counselling, you can explore your alternatives, build on your strengths and develop new skills. For those affected by MS, counselling can:

 build practical suggestions and strategies, which can help you better understand and cope with your illness and plan for the future

 help you discuss personal circumstances and feelings that you might be experiencing

 improve communication and enhance relationships

 help you learn about resources and community services, such as support groups

 allow for more personal growth and satisfaction out of life

This publication comprises a wide variety of free and low-cost counselling services for everyone. While not every counselling service will be suitable for you, we hope you come across opportunities that will allow you to work through your issues so that you can achieve greater happiness.

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Additional Resources

www.counsellingbc.com is a great resource for searching registered psychologists and clinical therapists based on location and area of practice.

How To Read This Guide

The Lower Mainland Chapter’s Free and Low Cost Counselling Guide comprises a wide variety of counselling services in the Lower Mainland. View the Table of Contents for a full overview of the listings in this publication.

The organization of this guide is as follows:

 Each community/section is designated a letter. For example, “Vancouver” is letter A, and “Richmond” is letter D.

 Each counselling service listing falls under the letter of their community, and is designated a number. For example, the second listing in Vancouver is “A-2”.

 Each counselling service listing is formatted using this template:

Letter - #

Organization or Program Name

Address: Tel: Fax: Hours: Email: Referral: Wait Time: Cost: Web:

This section beneath the contact information contains a description on the organization and the services it offers.

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DISCLAIMER

Please note that the MS Society’s Lower Mainland Chapter does not endorse any

particular counsellor or organization, and the following listings are for reference

only. In addition, while this guide aims to be comprehensive, it is not exhaustive

and should not be considered as such.

Some of the individuals identified in this document have approached the MS

Society in order to share information and services in their area of professional

practice. Some may have a past history and knowledge of working with

individuals with MS, while others may not. The MS Society does not endorse

the services any of these individuals, but wishes to pass along this information

for your consideration.

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A

VANCOUVER

A-1

Adler Counselling Clinic

Address: 230-1818 W. Broadway

Tel: 604.742.1818

Email: apabc@adler.bc.ca

Hours: Monday- Friday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Sliding fee scale available, will be determined in the intake session Lowest rate is $35 for individual counselling given to individuals on disability or who work less than 6 hours per week

Regular fee is $50 per session for Individual Counselling & $70 per session for Couples and Family Counselling

Web: www.adlercentre.ca/counselling-clinic/

Counsellors are trained at the Master’s Degree level and are currently completing their internships to become registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and/or the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. They provide services for a variety of concerns including depression, family conflict, grief and loss, life transitions, marital and relationship issues, terminal illness, and work/career problems.

A-2

Arbutus Counselling

Address: 201-2678 West Broadway (Vancouver Location)

206-5050 Kingsway (Burnaby Location-as of July 2014 not accepting new clients, but call for update)

Tel: 604.266-2303

Email: info@arbutuscounsellingservices.com

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday days & evenings

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Sliding scale of fees ranging from $90 to $125 per session, ½ hour free consultation

Web: www.arbutuscounsellingservices.com

Barbara Partridge is the Registered Clinical Counsellor at Arbutus Counselling. She specializes in using psychotherapy to assist people to find their strengths and to boost

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self-esteem so that they move forward with confidence. She provides counselling for individuals, couples, and families in Vancouver and Burnaby with a variety of concerns including anxiety & panic, shyness & social anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, substance abuse & addictions, grief due to loss, divorce, or separation, and eating disorders.

A-3

Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health

Telephone: 1-866-638-0522

Referral: Referral from your primary health care provider is required for the telephone coaching component.

Cost: Free.

Web: www.cmha.bc.ca/bounceback

Bounce Back is an evidence-based program designed to help adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety. It’s specially designed for people with milder mental health troubles that get in the way of life. The program is led by the BC Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and funded by the BC Ministry of Health.

Bounce Back offers two forms of help. The first is a DVD video (available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese) providing practical tips on how to recognize and deal with depressive symptoms.

The second service is workbook-based with telephone coaching (available in English, French and Cantonese). Bounce Back community coaches assist in the teaching of problem-solving and other skills to overcome difficulties such as inactivity, unhelpful thinking, worry, and avoidance. Access to the coaching component requires a doctor's referral.

A-4

Broadway Youth Resource Centre – City University Counselling

Clinic

Address: 103-2780 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-709-5729 (message only)

Email: cityucc@gmail.com

Hours: Monday 1:00-6:45pm, Wednesday 2:30-6:45pm, and Friday 1:00-5:45pm

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time: Wait time depends on client load, usually within a week

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Web : http://www.pcrs.ca/broadway_youth_resource_centre

Free community based counseling run through City University. The clinic is run by the City University and the service is provided by interns from the Master of Counseling program. However, they would refer clients to appropriate counseling services when client needs exceed interns' competency. Depending on the availability of interns, they can work with non-English speaking clients as well.

A-5

Dragonstone Counselling

Address: Kitsilano, Vancouver

Tel: 604.738.7557

Email: info@dragonstonecounselling.ca

Hours: Monday- Saturday, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Options for sliding scale fees with registered clinical counsellors & registered social workers $50-$80; standard fee $110-$125

Low cost counselling with supervised interns $10-$40, no one turned away due to lack of funds.

Web: www.dragonstonecounselling.ca

Individual, couples, and family counselling is offered for clients of all ages and genders. Common Counselling issues addressed include life & transitions, family & relationships, gender-orientations-sexuality, trauma, physical health, and emotional well-being. Counselling is available in English, Spanish, Farsi, and Cantonese. Dragonstone also offers telephone and Skype counselling for people who are not able to physically access the centre, either due to long distance or because the facility is not accessible for individuals with mobility aids.

A-6

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Address: 401- 1638 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC (as of August 21st 2014)

Tel: 604-874-2938 ext. 119 (intake line)

Email: info@jfsa.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00- 4:00pm (intake line)

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time: There is a 2-3 month wait time for the subsidized program.

Cost: Sliding scale fees for those who qualify ranging from $15-$75, regular counselling fees $75- $120

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Community based, not for profit organization providing social services to children, youth, adults, and families across the Lower Mainland. When you call to request counselling services an intake counsellor will spend time assessing your situation in order to connect you with the service that is right for you. Their counselling team is comprised of professionally trained therapists/counsellors with graduate degrees in clinical social work and counselling psychology. Their program is designed to ensure that everyone who needs counselling, gets counselling. Services are offered in English, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.

A-7

Jericho Counselling

Tel: 604-434-5727

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Most therapists accept clients on a sliding fee scale- please ask about this when you call to book your first appointment

½ hour free consultation

Intern Counsellor regular rates: Individual clients $65/hour & Couples/Families $75/hour

Registered Therapists sliding scale rates: Individual clients $100/hour & Couples/Families $110/hour

Registered Therapists regular rates: Individual clients $130/hour & Couples/Families $140/hour

Web: http://www.jerichocounselling.com/

Vancouver Location

Address: Suite 302-805 West Broadway (Vancouver Location)

Hours: Monday- Friday, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Downtown Location

Address: Suite 906- 510 Burrard (Downtown Vancouver Location)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Jericho Counselling provides services to individuals, couples, and families. The goal of their counselling team is to establish warm, compassionate, and therapeutic relationships in which the client’s experience is understood, respected, and validated. They work with a wide range of ‘problems’, which may be anything that stands between you and the goals, priorities, and commitments of your life. Counselling is available in English, Hebrew, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Farsi, and Urdu.

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A-8

Jewish Family Counselling Services

Address: 1985 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-637-3309

Email: astamp@jfsa.ca

Hours: Hours are variable; therapists work both morning and early evening to 7pm

Referral: No referral is necessary

Cost: Lowest fee on their sliding scale is $50, regular fee is $105/session

Web: http://jfsa.ca/counselling/

JFSA’s Counselling Department provides therapy services through the West Coast Wellness Group. Their staff is made up of well qualified registered therapists with degrees in counselling, social work and related disciplines. They offer individual, couples, family and group therapy. They offer services to the Jewish and non-Jewish community.

A-9

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House’s Family Support Program

Address: 3981 Main Street

Tel: 604-879-7104

Hours: Starting up again September 2014

Referral: Services will be provided by appointment basis only, the referral will be passed along to the practicum student/student counselor who will contact you when a space becomes available.

Cost: FREE!

Web: http://www.lmnhs.bc.ca/wp/programs-services/family-resources/

Free counselling services are offered to youth, adults, and seniors. This service is provided by a student who is currently completing their Masters of Counseling Psychology degree. The program is equipped to support individuals who are experiencing difficulties with family dynamics and relationships, marital or relationship problems, life transitions, grief and loss, stress management, emotional regulation and low self-esteem and confidence

A-10

Living Systems Counselling – Vancouver

Tel: 604.926.5496 ext. 0

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Hours: Evenings and weekend appointments are available depending on the counsellor or intern

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Sliding fee scale, costs between $15-$50 to see interns pursuing a master’s degree in family systems therapy; $35-$100 to see an Associate Clinical Counsellor and $65- $150 to see a Full Clinical Counsellor.

Web: www.livingsystems.ca

North Vancouver Office: Suite 205, 209, 224 at 1500 Marine Drive West Vancouver Office: 7-1437A Clyde Avenue

East Vancouver Office: 2703 Commercial Drive Downtown Office: 1106-207 W. Hastings Street West Side Office: 212-1628 W. 1st Ave

South Vancouver Office: Oakridge Plaza, 357-5740 Cambie Street

Counsellors have experience in a range of issues with individuals, couples and families. They offer counselling for a variety of reasons such as depression, anxiety, marital issues, relationship problems, addictions, career issues, grief, aging, spiritual or religious concerns, and anger. They also offer Play Therapy to help parents in their relationships with their children.

Counsellors base their practice in Bowen Theory, which views the family as a living system where individual members and the group as a whole influence one another’s functioning in many complex ways. Their main office is in North Vancouver, but there are locations in West Vancouver, New Westminster, East Vancouver, Downtown, Westside, Surrey and South Vancouver.

A-11

Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC

Address: 206 – 1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-873-5013 Fax: 604.873.5002

Email: ltlc@shaw.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Evening appointments available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Referral: Take appointments by self-referral, by professional and by anyone who would like to receive grief and loss counseling.

Wait Time: Wait time for appointments is from 1 week to 10 days.

Cost: $95 per hour. A limited fund from the Provincial Government offers 4 appointments at a minimum of $25/hour to those on disability or social services.

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LTC is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional individual and group counselling to adults, children and adolescents experiencing loss or life changes such as chronic illness. Their staff consists of Registered Clinical Counsellors and Registered Social Workers who are certified grief counsellors with a wide range of experience in helping others. The model used by the agency is Reality Therapy, which is proven effective to assist in regaining control while you deal with traumatic life changes. Individual and group counselling are offered.

A-12

My Therapy Online

Tel: 604-771-4444

Email: lorraine.irlam@gmail.com

Cost: $85.00 per session, there are a limited number of spaces for people who require a reduced sliding scale fee

Web: www.mytherapyonline.ca

Lorraine Irlam offers online counselling from the comfort and convenience of your own home from anywhere in BC. She specializes in supporting people with chronic illness, pain and other disabilities, as well as many other life challenges, through online therapy. Using secure, encryption technology, online counselling is more financially and physically accessible, great for people with chronic illness, pain or other disabilities or living in small communities.

A-13

Oak Counseling

Address: 949 West 49th (Oak), Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-266-5611 Fax: 604-261-7205

Hours: 9:30 AM to 8 PM, Monday to Thursday; 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Fridays

Email: info@oakcounselling.org Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Offers a sliding scale fee from $10 to $65 related to household income and the number of individuals supported on it. Cases can be looked at individually, to determine if temporary relief of session fees can be provided in exceptional circumstance.

Web: www.oakcounselling.org

Counselling services are provided voluntarily by counsellors with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, Social work or a related discipline. They offer services to individuals, couples and families that are experiencing any of the following: life crisis,

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depression, grief, marital conflict, parenting difficulties, and uncertainty about life goals. They also offer multicultural and multilingual counselling services related to relocation, immigration difficulties, and loneliness.

A-14

Psychotherapy Vancouver

Address: 608- 402 W. Pender St

Tel: 604-329-6006

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00am-8:00pm & Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Individual therapy with intern completing a Masters: $50 Individual therapy with a RCC: $120 Couples therapy: $130

Web: www.psychotherapy-vancouver.com/

Turning Point Therapy is able to offer low cost counselling through the intern program. Interns are available to see individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, and the effects of childhood trauma and abuse. Interns are supervised by a Registered Clinical Counsellor.

A-15

Stewart and Associates

Address: 227 – 118, Homer Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-687-7171 Fax: 604-687-7833

Email: admin@stewart-assoc.com

Hours: 10 AM to 8 PM, Monday to Saturday

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Regular session fee is $120, but they offer a sliding scale fee down to $60 for counseling services done by fully qualified therapists. When an intern is available a lower rate may be offered if client is low income.

Web: www.stewart-assoc.com

A variety of services are offered including: Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Counselling. Also available are Wellness Workshops and Specialized Art/Play/Sex Therapy. Counsellors provide services for personal growth, anxiety & stress, survivors of abuse, gay and lesbian issues, chronic and debilitating illness, and loss & grief. Services are offered in English, French, and Russian.

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A-16

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Address: 28 West Pender Street (Vancouver Location)

Ministry of Children and Family Development Office (Burnaby Location)

Tel: 604-408-7266 (Vancouver Location)

Email: info@success.bc.ca

Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Fees range from $25 to $110 per hour, based on sliding scale

Web: http://www.successbc.ca/eng/services/family-youth/counselling-service

Counselling services assist families and individuals to cope with stress caused by emotional and relationship issues; also offered are treatment groups and Chinese help lines in both Cantonese and Mandarin. The help lines promote the well-being of Chinese Canadians who are experiencing difficulties accessing social services because of language and cultural barriers, and/or fear of social stigma. Operating hours are 7 days a week from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. You can reach the Cantonese Help Line at 604-270-8233 and the Mandarin Help Line at 604-270-8222.

Individual and Family Counselling is provided by counsellors with graduate degrees in Clinical/Counselling Psychology or related disciplines and are registered with various professional associations. They provide services for many issues including stress management, identity issues, loss and grief, adjustment difficulties, workplace issues, difficulties in relationships and parenting.

A-17

UBC Faculty of Education, Scarfe Counselling Clinic

Address: Scarfe Building, UBC Campus (call for specific directions), Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-822-4639 ext. 1 for an appointment, please leave a message

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time : Clinics run from September to April

Cost: Free!

Web:

http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/clinical-instructional-resources/scarfe-free-counselling-clinic/

Counselling Psychology Master’s students in training at the UBC Education & Counselling Psychology and Special Education program offer help with stress management (work, home, school stress), anxiety, depression, school and relationship issues. They see adults, students and children over 10. A registered psychologist is on-site to supervise the counsellors.

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A-18

UBC Psychology Clinic

Address: Douglas Kenny Building, 2136 West Mall

Tel: 604-822-3005

Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Referral: No referral necessary.

Wait Time: Services occur between September and April.

Cost: Fees will be assigned based on your gross annual household income. Sliding scale fee ranging from $10-40/hour for treatment services & $120-$489 for one-time assessment fee

Web: http://clinic.psych.ubc.ca/

Direct services are provided by graduate students from UBC’s doctoral program in clinical psychology. Student clinicians are closely supervised by Registered Psychologists from their faculty and the community. They offer comprehensive psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Greater Vancouver community. Psychological assessments are available as well as psychotherapy for a variety of difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment difficulties, life stress, and relationship difficulties.

A-19

Vancouver Christian Counselling Centre Society

Address: 969 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-688-3945

Hours: Counseling hours are flexible, appointments can be made in the evening as well as during regular business hours.

Referral: No referral necessary.

Cost: Sliding scale fee, starting from $50 to $150.

Web: http://www.vcccs.org

Counsellors provide individual, couples, family, and transitions counselling services. People of any religious or cultural background are welcomed, but the counsellors at VCCC are Christians and can incorporate Christian spirituality into your counselling sessions, if you desire. Their staff consists of professionally trained and experienced therapists, including registered psychologists, social workers and family therapists. Counselling can be conducted in English, German, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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B

BURNABY

B-1

Cameray Child and Family Services

Address: 203 – 5623 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC

Tel: 604-436-9449

Email: counselling@cameray.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM- 7:00 PM

Referral: Referrals needed from Mental Health, Ministry of Children and Family Development, or another source

Cost: No cost, but need to be under 18 years of age and a Burnaby or New Westminster resident

Web: http://www.cameray.ca/programs.html

Cameray Child and Family Services offers free counselling to Burnaby and New Westminster residents under the age of 18. They offer child and youth mental health counselling, family counselling, a high-risk youth program, sexual abuse counselling, sexual health intervention program, and trauma counselling. Burnaby office is wheelchair accessible.

B-2

Cameray Counselling Associates

Address: 203 – 5623 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC

Tel: 604-436-9449

Email: associates@cameray.ca

Hours: Flexible hours

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: They offer a sliding scale fee of $80 that can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Regular fee for individual session= $110 & for Couple/Family session= $120

Web: http://www.cameraycounselling.com/

Cameray Associates specialize in a variety of counselling needs. They work with adults, couples, children and families. Clients can seek their services for anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, relationship problems, transition and adjustment issues, grief/loss, and parenting.

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B-3

Jericho Counselling

Address: Suite 1150- 4720 Kingsway – Metrotower II

Tel: 604-434-5727

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Most therapists accept clients on a sliding fee scale- please ask about this when you call to book your first appointment

½ hour free consultation

Intern Counsellor regular rates: Individual clients $65/hour & Couples/Families $75/hour

Registered Therapists sliding scale rates: Individual clients $100/hour & Couples/Families $110/hour

Registered Therapists regular rates: Individual clients $130/hour & Couples/Families $140/hour

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM Saturday, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Web: http://www.jerichocounselling.com/

Jericho Counselling provides services to individuals, couples, and families. The goal of their counselling team is to establish warm, compassionate, and therapeutic relationships in which the client’s experience is understood, respected, and validated. They work with a wide range of ‘problems’, which may be anything that stands between you and the goals, priorities, and commitments of your life. Counselling is available in English, French, Hindi, and Punjabi.

B-4

Shanti Counselling Centre

Address: 203- 1899 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC

Tel: 604-773-3100

Email: info@shanti-centre.com

Referral: No referral is necessary

Cost: Free ½ hour consultation

Masters-level graduate student: $45/hr

Masters-level Registered Clinical Counsellor- $110/hr Doctoral-level Registered Clinical Counsellor- $150/hr

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00AM- 5:00PM, Evening and weekend appointments are also available on a limited basis

Web: http://www.shanti-centre.com/

Therapists are trained in helping you get clear about the various conflicts happening within you. As people develop awareness regarding the internal conflict and the various

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"parts" of self, they are able to see their life circumstances with greater clarity and ultimately make clear choices with consciousness and intention. Individual therapy, couples/relational therapy and group therapy are available. Group therapy is 1/3 of the cost of an individual therapy hour. Offices are also available in Squamish and Vancouver.

B-5

Simon Fraser University Clinical Psychology Centre

Address: Saywell Hall (SWH) 9044, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC

Tel: 778-782-4720 Fax: 778-782-5859

Hours: Spring/Fall Hours: Monday and Tuesday, Open 1PM – 8PM; Wednesday and Thursday, Open 9:30 AM – 8PM

Summer Hours: Tuesday, Open 4:30PM-8PM; Wednesday and Thursday, Open 1PM-8PM

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time: Average wait time varies. Therapy is offered year-round but they are not always taking new clients. They take the majority of the new clients at the beginning of the semester (Jan, May, Sept).

Cost: Sliding scale fee for individual treatment $10 to $40 & couples/family treatment $15- $60

Web: http://www.sfu.ca/cpc/

Serves as an outpatient mental health clinic and training centre associated with the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Master and Doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology Program provide services and are supervised by clinical faculty.

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C

NEW WESTMINSTER

C-1

Family Services of Greater Vancouver- New

Westminster/Burnaby

Address: 321 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-874-2938 ext. 119 (intake line)

Email: info@jfsa.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00- 4:00pm (intake line)

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time: There is a 2-3 month wait time for the subsidized program.

Cost: Sliding scale fees for those who qualify ranging from $15-$75, regular counselling fees $75- $120

Web : http://www.fsgv.ca/find-the-support-you-need/counselling/

Community based, not for profit organization providing social services to children, youth, adults, and families across the Lower Mainland. When you call to request counselling services an intake counsellor will spend time assessing your situation in order to connect you with the service that is right for you. Their counselling team is comprised of professionally trained therapists/counsellors with graduate degrees in clinical social work and counselling psychology. Their program is designed to ensure that everyone who needs counselling, gets counselling. Services are offered in English, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.

C-2

Living Systems Counselling –New Westminster

Address: 609 Bent Court, New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604.926.5496 ext. 0

Email: info@livingsystems.ca

Hours: Evenings and weekend appointments are available depending on the counsellor or intern

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Sliding fee scale, costs between $15-$50 to see interns pursuing a master’s degree in family systems therapy; $35-$100 to see an Associate Clinical Counsellor and $65- $150 to see a Full Clinical Counsellor.

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Counsellors have experience in a range of issues with individuals, couples and families. They offer counselling for a variety of reasons such as depression, anxiety, marital issues, relationship problems, addictions, career issues, grief, aging, spiritual or religious concerns, and anger. They also offer Play Therapy to help parents in their relationships with their children.

Counsellors base their practice in Bowen Theory, which views the family as a living system where individual members and the group as a whole influence one another’s functioning in many complex ways. Their main office is in North Vancouver, but there are locations in West Vancouver, New Westminster, East Vancouver, Downtown, Westside, Surrey and South Vancouver.

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UBC Faculty of Education, New Westminster Counselling Clinic

Address: 821 - 8th Street, New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-525-6651

Hours: Operates from September to June, day and evening appointments available

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Free!

Web: http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/clinical-instructional-resources/new-westminster-ubc-counselling-centre/

This facility is operated jointly by UBC Department of Counseling Psychology and the New Westminster School District. The centre provides free counselling for adults, children and youth. Counselling can be helpful for addressing personal problems, interpersonal difficulties, life stress, career and life transitions, and challenges related to work or school. All counselling is provided by students in the UBC Master’s and Doctoral programs in Counselling Psychology and all counsellor trainees receive direct supervision from university faculty. If they are not able to help they may be able to provide alternative service referrals.

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RICHMOND

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Family Services of Greater Vancouver – Richmond Caring Place

Address: 250-7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC

Tel: 604-874-2938 ext. 119 (intake line)

Email: info@jfsa.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00- 4:00pm (intake line)

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time: There is a 2-3 month wait time for the subsidized program.

Cost: Sliding scale fees for those who qualify ranging from $15-$75, regular counselling fees $75- $120

Web : http://www.fsgv.ca/find-the-support-you-need/counselling/

Community based, not for profit organization providing social services to children, youth, adults, and families across the Lower Mainland. When you call to request counselling services an intake counsellor will spend time assessing your situation in order to connect you with the service that is right for you. Their counselling team is comprised of professionally trained therapists/counsellors with graduate degrees in clinical social work and counselling psychology. Their program is designed to ensure that everyone who needs counselling, gets counselling. Services are offered in English, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Touchstone Family Association

Address: 120 – 6411 Buswell Road, Richmond, BC

Tel: 604-279-5599

Email: jkostiuk@touchstonefamily.ca

Hours: Flexible depending on client and counsellor’s availability

Referral: No referral necessary, but wait time is reduced with a referral from Ministry or Social Worker

Wait Time: Average wait time around 3 months.

Cost: Free!

Web: www.touchstonefamily.ca

Offers services focused to help maintain family relationships. These include a range of counselling and support services for family, youth, and children. Their Front Porch program is a barrier-free program that aims to provide counselling and support services for families as they need them.

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TRI-CITIES

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Act 2 Child and Family Services – Tri Cities Counselling Program

Address: 1034 Austin Avenue, 2nd floor, Coquitlam, BC

Tel: 604-937-7776 Fax: 604-937-7334

Email: info@act2.ca

Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM- 5PM (Counsellors can stay past business hours, if needed)

Referral: No referral necessary for the Family Counselling Service.

Referral is required through the Ministry of Children and Family Development for the Clinical Counselling program.

Wait Time: 1-2 months

Cost: Sliding scale fee starting from $45 to $100, depending on income for the Family Counselling service. No cost for the Clinical Counselling program.

Web: www.act2.ca/

Act 2 provides services to those who have experienced the effects of violence, sexual abuse and trauma in their lives. They work with children, youth and adults to help rebuild their lives through counselling, education, housing and support. Counseling services are offered to families and individuals for an affordable fee through their Family Counselling Service. They also offer a free Clinical Counselling Program to help children and youth address emotional and behavioral issues arising from traumatic events.

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SHARE Family and Community Services Society

Address: 2615 Clarke Street (second floor), Port Moody, BC

#200- 25 King Edward Street (second floor), Coquitlam, BC

Tel: 604-937-6969 (Intake Worker)

Email: intake@sharesociety.ca

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday 9AM-4PM

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time: 7 months

Cost: Sliding scale fee from $10 - $118. To qualify for sliding scale must be a resident in the Tri-Cities area and have a child under the age of 18; regular fee $118/session.

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Web:

http://www.sharesociety.ca/ProgramsGroups/TalkingHelps/tabid/374/D efault.aspx

SHARE offers clients a team of highly-qualified counsellors. They have experience working with a variety of people, including children, families, individuals, and couples and are trained to help take a clear look at what’s happening in your world, talk through the clutter with you, help define goals, and encourage your progress towards them. They offer counselling in English, Cantonese, Farsi, French, or German and will hire an interpreter if necessary. They also offer services to visually impaired clients.

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MAPLE RIDGE

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Act 2 Child and Family Services – Ridge Meadows Counselling

Program

Address: 203 – 11965 Fraser Street, Maple Ridge, BC

Tel: 604-463-0965 Fax: 604-463-2416

Email: info-mr@act2.ca

Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM- 5PM (Counsellors can stay past business hours, if needed)

Wait Time: 1-2 months

Referral: No referral necessary for Family Counselling Service.

Referral is required through the Ministry of Children and Family Development for the Clinical Counselling program.

Cost: Sliding scale fee starting from $45 to $100, depending on income for the Family Counselling service. No cost for the Clinical Counselling program.

Web: www.act2.ca/

Act 2 provides services to those who have experienced the effects of violence, sexual abuse and trauma in their lives. They work with children, youth and adults to help rebuild their lives through counselling, education, housing and support. Counseling services are offered to families and individuals for an affordable fee through their Family Counselling Service. They also offer a free Clinical Counselling Program to help children and youth address emotional and behavioral issues arising from traumatic events.

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Maple Ridge Mental Health Centre

Address: 500 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC

Tel: 604-476-7165 (call intake) Fax: 604-476-7199

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Referral: Intake line will refer you

Wait Time: Depending on the needs of the client. Estimated 3-4 week wait

Cost: None, covered by Fraser Health

Website: http://clbc.cioc.ca/record/CLB3790

Free mental health services for all B.C. residents. Provides services for adults ages 19 and over who have acute and/or persistent mental disorders with significant functional disabilities. Programs and services include assessment, individual or group treatment, case management, residential care and referral.

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LANGLEY

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Brookswood Counselling – Counselling Internship Program

Address: 107- 20103 40th Ave, Langley, BC

Tel: 778-278-3411 Fax: 778-278-0202

Email: info@brookswoodcounselling.com

Hours: Monday to Friday, Day and Evening appointments are available

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time: New interns start at the beginning of May

Cost: Sliding scale fee starting at $25 to $85 per hour

Web: http://brookswoodcounselling.com/internship.html

Brookswood Counselling offers reduced-fee services by Masters level students from UBC and Trinity Western University. All interns have completed their first year of practicum and are directly supervised by Brookswood Counselling’s clinical directions. They make every effort to provide services to those seeking support regardless of financial constraints

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Fraser River Counseling Centre

Address: Trinity Western University- 7600 Glover Road

Langley- Nicomekl Elementary School- 20050 53rd Avenue Abbotsford- Sweeney Neighborhood Centre

Tel: 604- 513-2113

Email: frc@twu.ca

Hours: late September- late July on Mondays & Wednesdays

Referral: No referral necessary; there may be a waitlist

Cost: $20/per visit; in case of hardship this fee can be waived

Website: http://www2.twu.ca/cpsy/fraserrivercounselling.html

Trinity Western Counselling Psychology students provide a broad range of counselling services to the community. While under supervision of professional counsellors and faculty, students see clients from all walks of life. This valuable assistance offered by our students is conducted in a closed-circuit environment to assure complete client confidentiality. The Centre operates out of three sites.

Individuals can request to work with a Christian Counselor if they want to bring that aspect to their sessions but it is not necessarily Christian based counseling.

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NORTH VANCOUVER

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Coastal Mind Counselling and Education

Address: Suite 200- 101 West 16th Street, North Vancouver

Referral: No referral necessary

Web: http://coastalmind.com/

Deborah Braun

Tel: 604-765-9130

Email: debjbraun@icloud.com

Hours: Wednesday 8:30 AM-8:30 PM, Thursday 2:30 PM -8:30 PM, Friday 8:30 AM-3:30 PM and Saturday 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Cost: Individual counselling available with a sliding scale fee starting at $80 and going to $120

Couples/Families available at $140/hour with a sliding scale fee starting at $100

Deborah welcomes individuals and couples facing challenging issues. Whether it's chronic illness, relationship, career or college satisfaction, anxiety, depression, loss, stress or low self-esteem, Deborah can help you chart a new path through this adversity. Deborah's personal struggle with an unexpected diagnosis of type-1 diabetes inspired her research into the role that psychological distress can play in healthy adaptation and adjustment to chronic illness. She has experience with clients with MS and presented a workshop on MS with her colleague, Nicole Maier in Spring 2012.

Nicole Maier

Tel: 604-710-1244

Email: nicole_maier@me.com

Cost: Individual counselling available with a sliding scale fee starting at $65 and going to $140

Nicole’s experience as a Registered Nurse, coupled with 6 years in private practice as a counsellor, provides her the ability to understand both the body and the mind. She has helped a diverse set of clients with concerns ranging from depression, anxiety, marriage and relationship issues, and parenting issues with children, teens and adult children. She is skilled at both individual and group counselling. She uses the application of

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neuroscience in her counselling services to help you “change your mind” and feel better. Nicole also presented a workshop on MS with her colleague, Deborah Braun in Spring 2012.

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Family Services of the North Shore

Address: 101-255 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-988-5281 ext. 202 Fax: 604-988-3961

Email: family@familyservices.bc.ca

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 AM – 4 PM and Friday, 9 AM to 12 PM

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Clinical Counselling Program: full fee for service is $110 per session, but clients living and working on the North Shore may apply for the

subsidized sliding scale fee Family Support Counselling: Free!

Web: www.familyservices.bc.ca/index.php/programs-a-services

Family Services provides counselling to help with a variety of challenges including work stress, relationship conflicts, unemployment, and anxiety or depression. They help people of all ages cope with a range of emotional and relationship issues, through individual and group counselling. The Family Support Counsellor offers on-site counselling and helps facilitate referrals to other community resources; this is a free service. Counsellors from the Clinical Counselling Program hold Master's degrees and are professionally registered; they provide services from various theoretical approaches at a cost of $110 per session, as well as offering a sliding scale.

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WHITE ROCK

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Sources Community Resource Centres

Address: 882 Maple Street, White Rock, BC

Tel: 604-538-2522 Fax: 604-538-9473

Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday

Referral: No referral necessary

Waitlist: 2-3 weeks

Cost: Regular cost is $110/session, low-income cost is $85/session, and

Web:

http://www.sourcesbc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article &id=192&Itemid=208

The Counselling Services team offers a wide variety of backgrounds, training, and life experiences. All of their counsellors hold either a doctorate (PhD) or Master’s degree in counselling, social work, or another related discipline and offer at least 5-years of hands-on experience. They offer services in parenting, relatihands-onships, workplace issues, historical trauma, grief and loss, depression, stress, and family concerns.

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Salvation Army Counselling

Address: 15417 Roper Ave, White Rock, BC

Tel: 604-531-7314

Email: janwassen@gmail.com

Hours: Fridays 8:30AM- 5:00PM

Cost: Based on family gross income, starting at $5 for unemployed to $80 for family income greater than $4500

Web:

http://whiterocksa.wordpress.com/community-ministries/counseling/ Professional clinical and pastoral counseling services provided by a registered member of the Canadian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. Counselling is given from a cognitive-behavioural approach and deals with men’s issues, stress management, anger management, loss and grief, career development, and spiritual formation in a Christian context.

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SURREY

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Burden Bearers of Canada- Coastal Counselling Services

Address: 9815 140 St., Surrey, BC

Tel: 604-584-4112

Hours: Monday-Thursday & work evenings

Cost: Your employer will provide financing for the major portion of each session up to a total of 10-15 sessions. If you require further help, the program may cover a percentage of your cost.

Website: www.vcn.bc.ca/~central/programs.html

This program provides confidential, professional assistance to employees and their families who struggle with problems that affect their personal lives and, in some cases, their job performance. Participation in the program is voluntary, although it may be recommended when performance on the job is affected by the problems. Since an employee's personal well-being and work performance can be affected by the problems of a spouse or a dependent this program is made available to the family within certain limits. Offers a Christian perspective, but is respectful of all religions.

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Cascade Christian Counseling

Address: 201 – 14980 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC (2nd floor of The Guildford Plaza)

Tel: 604-585-1411 Fax: 604-585-1433

Email: info@cascadechristiancounselling.com

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM

Referral: No referral necessary.

Cost: Sliding scale fee starting from $70 to $110 per hour depending on household income. They are flexible depending on current circumstances. If you feel comfortable and have a pastor, ask about what your church’s policy is for help with counselling, they may be willing to cover session cost.

Web: www.cascadechristiancounselling.com

Counsellors work from a Christian worldview, but welcome individuals of all faiths or individuals that do not associate themselves with a faith. They provide assistance in

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relationship issues, marital issues, premarital counseling, grief and loss, anxiety and fears, depression, separation and divorce care, teenage issues and life transitions.

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Deltaassist

Address: North Delta- Scott Rd: 9097 120 Street, Delta, BC Tsawwassen- #102-5405 12th Avenue, Delta, BC

Tel: 604-594-3455 (intake line)

Hours: Flexible hours

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: No cost if you’re a Delta resident

Website: http://www.deltassist.com/counselling.html

Deltassist provides a variety of counselling services including Family Support Services: outreach counselling and support in a safe supervised environment & Healthy Families: quick response assessment, education, and in home support for families to enhance parenting effectiveness through skill building. Their counselling programs are only provided for Delta residents, but they do offer support groups open to everyone.

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Family Services of Greater Vancouver- Surrey

Address: 15355 102 Ave, Surrey, BC

Tel: 604-874-2938 ext. 119 (intake line)

Email: info@jfsa.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00- 4:00pm (intake line)

Referral: No referral necessary

Wait Time: There is a 2-3 month wait time for the subsidized program.

Cost: Sliding scale fees for those who qualify ranging from $15-$75, regular counselling fees $75- $120

Web : http://www.fsgv.ca/find-the-support-you-need/counselling/

Community based, not for profit organization providing social services to children, youth, adults, and families across the Lower Mainland. When you call to request counselling services an intake counsellor will spend time assessing your situation in order to connect you with the service that is right for you. Their counselling team is comprised of professionally trained therapists/counsellors with graduate degrees in clinical social work and counselling psychology. Their program is designed to ensure that everyone who needs counselling, gets counselling. Services are offered in English, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Living Systems Counselling –Surrey

Location: 59A Ave., Surrey, BC

Tel: 604.926.5496 ext. 0

Email: info@livingsystems.ca

Hours: Evenings and weekend appointments are available depending on ` the counsellor or intern

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Sliding fee scale, costs between $15-$50 to see interns pursuing a master’s degree in family systems therapy; $35-$100 to see an Associate Clinical Counsellor and $65- $150 to see a Full Clinical Counsellor.

Web: www.livingsystems.ca

Counsellors have experience in a range of issues with individuals, couples and families. They offer counselling for a variety of reasons such as depression, anxiety, marital issues, relationship problems, addictions, career issues, grief, aging, spiritual or religious concerns, and anger. They also offer Play Therapy to help parents in their relationships with their children.

Counsellors base their practice in Bowen Theory, which views the family as a living system where individual members and the group as a whole influence one another’s functioning in many complex ways. Their main office is in North Vancouver, but there are locations in West Vancouver, New Westminster, East Vancouver, Downtown, Westside, Surrey and South Vancouver.

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Options Communities Services – Family Counselling

Address: Carole Wahl Building 9815 140th St, Surrey, BC

Tel: 604-584-5811 ext. 1325

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm (evening appointments available)

Referral: Need a referral from the Ministry of Child and Family Development. You can call the MCFD intake line at (604) 502-5382 to request a referral.

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.options.bc.ca/counselling/family-counselling

Professional therapists provide assessment, short-term counselling and support to individuals, and families in Surrey. They will guide and support you in creating and sustaining constructive changes in behaviour and belief systems. The service is only offered to residents of Surrey with children age 18 and under. Counselling sessions in Punjabi and English are available.

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Peace Portal

Address: 15128 27 B Avenue, Surrey, BC

Tel: 604-542-2501 Fax: 604-542-2504

Email: counselling@peaceportalalliance.com

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 9am-5pm Wednesday 9am- 8pm

Thursday 9am- 9pm

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Sliding scale for registered clinical counsellors starts at $75/hour for individuals with an income of less than $30 000 & goes up to $120/hour for individuals with an income of $70 000 & greater; Psychologist $150/hr

Website: http://www.options.bc.ca/counselling/family-counselling

Peace Portal has 5 registered clinical counsellors who work with various schedules and 1 registered psychologist. Their mission is to provide psychologically thoughtful and spiritually sensitive professional counselling services to individuals, couples, and families pursuing personal and relational wholeness. They provide services for anxiety, couples & marriage, family, life changes, pre-marital counselling, sex & sexuality, and trauma counselling.

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SFU Surrey Counselling Centre

Address: 9484 122nd Street, Surrey, BC

Tel: 604-587-7320

Hours: September- early April, appointments available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: FREE!

Website: http://www.sfu.ca/education/centres-offices/sfu-surrey-counselling-centre.html

The SFU Surrey Counselling Centre provides free counselling services for adults, school-aged children, and youth. All counselling is provided by students in the SFU Master's program in Counselling Psychology under the close supervision of the SFU Master's in Counselling Program instructional team. They can help with a variety of concerns including feeling sad, depressed, or overwhelmed, stress and anxiety, coping with traumatic experiences, and life transitions and decisions.

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Surrey Youth Resource Centre’s Community Counselling Clinic

Address: Clinics at Guilford Youth Resource Centre: 205-14727 108th Avenue, Surrey, BC & Newton Youth Resource Centre: 114-13479 76th Avenue, Surrey, BC

Tel: 604-592-6200

Hours: 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday

Referral: No referral necessary. Intake interviews will be done every 3rd Thursday of the month in person at the Newton Youth Resource Centre from 4-6pm.

Cost: FREE!

Website: http://www.pcrs.ca/community_clinic

The clinic provides Surrey residents easy access to free individual and family counselling services. The clinic is located at both the Guilford and Newton Youth Resource Centres and is staffed by counselling psychology and social work Master’s level practicum students. You can talk to counsellors about school concerns, relationships, stress, conflicts at home, grief and loss, and self-esteem. The program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

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The Care Centre

Address: 10635 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC

Tel: 604-953-1154

Email: confidential@thecarecentre.org

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturdays and evenings by appointment

Referral: No referral necessary

Cost: Sliding scale fee ranging from $30-$120, depending on credentials of the counsellor & household income

Website: http://thecarecentre.wordpress.com/

The Care Centre is a Christian Counselling Centre that offers affordable and confidential help when you are ready to take the next step. We offer one-on-one, couple and group counselling for all ages, regardless of background, financial status or spiritual belief. They assist with concerns regarding anxiety, burn out, crisis intervention, depression, end-of-life issues, family and parenting, grief and loss, life coaching, life transitions, marriage, separation and divorce, and substance abuse and addiction.

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MS Society Resources

K-1 Information/Support/Advocacy

a) Information and Support Line Provides accurate information on MS and community resources. Our community services coordinators also provide support counselling, education, referral and advocacy.

b) Peer Support Program Connects individuals living with MS to a peer support volunteer to explore issues, share information and foster support.

c) Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) Provides free advocacy support and legal advice for people affected by MS. Offers assistance navigating the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit forms.

d) Self Help Groups A wonderful way to connect with other people affected by MS.

e) Family Day A fun event hosted once a year for children 18 and under who have MS or a family member with MS.

K-2 Education

a) Newly Diagnosed Workshops This educational workshop includes: MS overview, treatment, emotional impact, and community resources.

b) Workshops Educational workshops for people who want to learn more about MS and a variety of topics.

c) Webpage Visit www.mssociety.ca/lmc

d) MSenger Newsletter Distributed every three weeks and provides time-sensitive, pertinent information on local programs and events, workshops, research, housing, transit updates and related articles.

e) Shared Voices Newsletter Distributed quarterly and includes information on local programs and events, human interest articles, opinion pieces, recipes and book reviews by members.

K-3 Practical/Financial Support

a) Kids Up Front Partnership This charitable organization that provides free access to arts, culture, sports and recreation. Children 18 and under who have MS or a parent with MS can participate.

b) Equipment Provision Program Assists people with MS to obtain equipment required to enhance their quality of life.

c) Hardship Support Provides limited funds for those with very restricted financial resources.

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