We believe that mental health care should be accessible to everyone. As people choose to make a change, improve their quality of life, and reduce their struggles and suffering - many find the financial cost of private therapy is a barrier, especially those with limited or no extended health care benefits.
Therapy should help reduce your stress, not add to it with expensive fees that break the budget. Our post-graduate, registered clinicians (Tania, Rachel, Jacinda, Lisa and Faisal) all offer sliding scale. Our Graduate Intern session fees are only $45 for individual and $50 for couples - a fraction of the average full rate private practice fee.
We know the best therapy is flexible, accessible, and tailor fit to you, your experiences, your needs, and your goals. Learn more about our Graduate Interns, our Clinical Supervisor, and the benefits of working with a Graduate Intern Counsellor below.
Isha (she/her) has years of experience supporting clients through distressing events, career dilemmas and major life transitions. Her areas of clinical focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, recovery from abuse, stress, self-esteem, work/life balance, immigration, and more.
Accepting new clients
Shanelle is compassionate about honouring each client's unique experiences, hopes, and goals.
She works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, codependency, stress management difficulties, self-esteem and identity issues, narcissistic trauma, and more.
Accepting clients for April 2023
Alexis is passionate about helping clients live satisfying and fulfilling lives. She will be working with clients who are tired of experiencing anxiety, burnout, depression, family conflict, difficulties regulating their emotions, the impact of abuse and trauma, low self-esteem, stress and anger management issues, and more.
Accepting clients for May 2023
Caitlin has over 10 years supporting families and parents through difficult times. She will be working with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, family and parenting concerns, self-esteem, life transitions, stress management and more.
Accepting clients for May 2023
A Graduate Intern Counsellor is someone who is on the final step of their Graduate Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counselling Psychology.
They have completed all of their academic coursework, and are prepared and fully equipped with a broad scope, and most recent approaches, of counselling and psychotherapy practices.
The Graduate Intern placement usually lasts for 7 to 8 months, and entails receiving close clinical supervision, by a qualified and experienced supervisor.
During this time, the intern, not only gains valuable experience and knowledge, but also work towards their licensure requirements for independent practice.
There are many reasons to choose a Graduate Intern Counsellor.
In addition to flexibility and convenience, a Graduate Intern brings fresh, up-to-date, therapeutic approaches, techniques and perspectives.
Throughout their internship, your counsellor is actively working closely with a seasoned and highly experienced Psychotherapist Clinical Supervisor; essentially giving you two therapists in one, and the best of both worlds.
Additionally, the cost of working with a Graduate Intern is significantly lower than fully Registered Psychotherapists. For those who have limited or no extended health care benefits, working with a Graduate Intern can enable you to access therapy affordably.
Joy Sereda (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC), a Registered Social Worker (BC, AB & Ont), and a Registered Psychotherapist (Ont). She is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor for the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Joy has over 17 years of experience in the mental health field, with 15 years in private practice. She has been supervising Graduate Students and Post-Graduate Clinicians for 10 years.
She approaches therapy with trauma-informed, person-centred, collaborate perspectives; and believes that flexibility, compassion, and kindness are essential to a fulfilled and content life.
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