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FREE OR LOW COST COUNSELLING SERVICES and RESOURCES


Access and Assessment Centre - Vancouver Coastal Health

The Access and Assessment Centre (AAC) is here to help you, your family member or your friend during a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issue. 604 675 3700 or walk-in between 7:30 am and 11:00 pm. 


Adler Counselling Clinic

The counsellors are Master's level Counselling Psychology Practicum Interns who receive individual and group supervision by approved supervisors at both the Masters and Doctoral level. 


Cascade Christian Counselling Association

Counselling and coaching service, and provides assistance to all people regardless of religious affiliation or ethnic background. 


Catholic Family Services

Not-for-profit organization. Services are available across the Lower Mainland to every member of a community regardless of religious views. 

City University community Counselling Clinic

Offers free counselling and support services for young people ages 13 to 24 in the areas of family relationships, anger management, mental health counselling, and sexual orientation/gender identity issues. Services are offered by Master's level counselling students.


Deltaassist Counselling Services

Not-for-profit society offering counselling services to individuals, families and youth. Programs include assisting families and young parents, individuals affected by substance misuse, victims of abuse and violence, and suicide prevention.


Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Provides practical support and basic needs and works toward positive change for women, children and seniors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Counselling and advocacy services are available. 


Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening people, families and communities. A diverse range of professional support and counselling services are provided to those who are experiencing challenges in their lives. 


Fraser River Counselling

Provides supervised clinical training to MA students in counselling psychology, as well as low-cost counselling services to the community.


Jewish Family Service Agency

Social service organization committed to caring, Jewish values, ethics and community. Resources and opportunities are provided to strengthen and enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in the Lower Mainland.


Living Systems (formerly called North Shore Counselling Centre)

Not-for-profit organization and a leading West Coast provider of individual, couple and family counselling, training, education and research.


New Westminster UBC Counselling Centre

UBC Master’s Degree and Doctoral students offer counselling services free of charge as part of the clinical practicum component of their studies. Services are available to students and community members. Counselling programs offered: Child abuse prevention, anxiety reduction, YMCA sponsored programs, and others. 


Oak Counselling Services

Not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide affordable, secular and quality counselling to residents of Greater Vancouver. 


OPTIONS: Services to Communities Society

Not-for-profit society and registered Charity committed to empowering individuals, supporting families and promoting community health.


ProChoices Community Therapy Clinic

By-donation ($20.00 min) feminist counselling services provided by supervised masters-level and intern narrative therapists.


Salvation Army Family Services

Offers low-cost counselling. Sessions are one hour in length and available to individuals or groups. Counsellors have a MA in Counselling Psychology or are practicum students. Anger Management classes are offered in a group format. 


Sources

Sources is a community-based non-profit agency operated by the Peace Arch Community Services Society and serves individuals and families that reside in White Rock, Surrey, Langley and Delta 


SHARE Counselling Centres (addiction)

SHARE Family & Community Services Society is a non-profit, independent, community-based agency providing leadership and programs in response to the social needs of the residents of the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra) and adjacent communities. 


SUCCESS

Counselling for members of the Chinese community. SUCCESS is a non-partisan citizen organization for the promotion of the well-being of Canadians and new immigrants and their participation in a just, equitable, and culturally diverse society through the provision of services, community development and advocacy. 


Surrey Community Services - Drop In Counselling

Surrey Community Services Society is a team of professional therapists with Masters’ degrees in psychology, social work or a related field, and extensive training and experience in our specialities of Family Counselling, Sexual Abuse Counselling, and/or Suicide Prevention, Education and Counselling. 


UBC Psychology Clinic

Services include assessment and treatment for children, adults, and families and are provided by graduate students in the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology who are ultimately supervised by Registered Psychologists. 


UBC Scarfe Clinic Offers free counselling by Master level students. Department of Education and Counselling & Special Education.  Waitlist opens in August.  Treatment occurs from September - April.


UBC Mood Disorders Clinic 

Provides clinical services, independent of external funding, within which clinical investigations can be conducted while also meeting the teaching needs of the community and university. (Does not serve Anxiety Disorders)


Vancouver Native Health Society 

Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS) delivers medical, counselling and social services, with an emphasis on providing care to the Aboriginal community. All programs are accessible without fees to native and non-native individuals residing in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. 


411 Seniors Centre

Centrally located in downtown Vancouver, the Centre offers a variety of programs, services and activities that enable low income seniors to live independent lives. There is a food services department available to provide low-cost meals to seniors on a daily basis.


Burnaby Clinical Psychology Centre

Counselling for adults, children and youth provided by supervised graduate students in counselling psychology. Services at the Surrey clinic are free and at the Burnaby clinic are offered on a sliding scale.


Canadian Mental Health Association: North and West Vancouver Branch

Brief Counselling Service. Up to 12 sessions of counselling for North Shore residents without open ICBC, WCB or other insurance carrier claims. 


Living Systems Counselling 

 Individual, couple and family counselling using Bowen Family Systems Therapy. Lower- cost counselling provided by supervised interns ($15-$50). Interns at North Shore and Vancouver locations only.


Gordon Neighbourhood House 

Free counselling provided in partnership with supervised master’s level counselling interns from City University. Individuals, couples and groups. 

           

 South Vancouver Neighbourhood House 

Counselling Services. Free program offered twice a week by counselling interns from City University. Individuals, couples and families.


Little Mountain Neighbourhood House 

Counselling and Art Therapy Programs. Counselling provided by counselling interns, by appointment only.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House 

Counselling Sessions or Counselling by phone or Zoom, in partnership with Moving Forward Family Services and City University; provided by counselling interns. Free to those with a Kitsilano Neighbourhood House membership.


Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC 

Professional grief counselling related to life change or loss. Group therapy also available. Small fund available for limited, subsidized counselling. 


JFS Vancouver 

Sliding scale professional counselling to the Jewish and broader community. Everyone welcome. Serving youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families. 


Heath Initiative for Men (HIM) 

Brief professional counselling (8 sessions) is available to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men either by donation equivalent to hourly wage. 


Qmunity - Counselling Program 

Counselling for members of the LGBTQ+ communities provided by Registered Social Workers and Clinical Counsellors. 


Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre 

Drop-in professional counselling for trans and gender-diverse people. 


Specialized Counselling & Trauma Services 

Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Professional counselling for women, children, survivors of incest/trauma/sexual abuse, pregnant women with a trauma history and those experiencing family violence. No fee, however may require a referral from a social worker.


VAST 

Trauma-focused psychological counselling for refugees in one-on-one and group settings. Services provided in over a dozen languages.


Crime Victims Assistance Program 

Funded counselling for victims of crime, their immediate family members and witnesses. 


Battered Women’s Support Services

Counselling and support services for any woman who has been abused in an intimate relationship as well as women survivors of childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault and Indigenous residential school survivors.

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre 

Individual counselling and group support for cis and trans women, two-spirit, trans and/ or non-binary people who have experienced sexual assault.

MMIWG2S Family Counselling Program-WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre 

Free counselling for family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. Family members includes extended families, community families and self-identified family members.

         

 Atira Community Services Society - Stopping The Violence Counselling

Free individual and group counselling for women and transwomen who have experienced relationship abuse, sexual assault, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse.


First Nations Health Authority 

Provides coverage to access mental health providers, including counsellors, social workers, and psychologists. FNHB covers three mental health programs: Short-Term Crisis Intervention, Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program, and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - Health Support Services.


Vancouver Coastal Mental Health Vancouver Hospital Group therapy for depression, anxiety, stress. Individual mental health assessments. Referral through your family doctor, or via a walk-in clinic.


SAFER 

For Vancouver residents, provides counselling for individuals age 19 and over who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal thoughts; also offers support and education for people who are concerned about the risk of suicide in a significant other or bereaved by a suicide death.

Kelty’s Key Online Therapy 

Free, cognitive-behavioural online therapy for qualifying Vancouver residents. Registered online clients are assigned an online psychotherapist for time-limited sessions. The general public may also access the online courses in a self-help capacity (without therapist assistance).


Bounce Back Program - Canadian Mental Health Association

telephone coaching for people with mild-moderate depression with or without accompanying anxiety. Coaching available in English, Cantonese, French and Punjabi. Family doctor’s referral required to access this program. Free.


Mood Disorders Association of BC 

Counselling and Wellness Centre. Individual therapy with certified counsellor. Group therapy also available.