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 , Faisal, and Shanelle) 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.
Alexis is passionate about helping clients live satisfying and fulfilling lives. She supports clients who experience 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.
Caitlin has over 10 years of experience supporting individuals, couples and parents through difficult times. She supports clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, family and parenting concerns, infertility and pregnancy loss, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, stress management and more.
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With 20 years of experience in education and counselling, Ashleigh believes everyone possesses the innate ability and strength to grow, change and heal. She supports clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, emotional regulation difficulties, family and relationship issues, stress management struggles and more.
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Tanya (she/her) brings years of therapeutic counselling experience to help clients who are feeling stuck to release painful and distressing thoughts, patterns, and struggles. She works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship concerns, parenting struggles, low self-esteem, school / career difficulties, and more.
Accepting new clients
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 over a decade.
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.