Our Services

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How We Provide Our Services

Methods of Therapy Delivery:

  • Phone call (Audio Only)
  • Video call via Zoom (Webcam or smart phone/tablet recommended)
  • In-person at our Burnaby location

We want to connect with you in the most convenient yet meaningful way possible for your journey in counselling. While we are happy to offer in-person therapy at our Burnaby location, we also understand that accessing counselling may be challenging due to location, and schedule. For this reason, we offer phone and video calls through Zoom so that you do not have to attend therapy face-to-face. In the end, we are here for you in the way that makes the most sense for you!

Common Issues We Help Address

Depression

Grief/bereavement & loss
Suicidality
Lack of motivation
Sleep dysregulation

Anxiety

Panic
School and work stress
Procrastination
Fears and phobias

Addiction / Substance Misuse

Drug and alcohol use
Gambling
Sex
Video games

Trauma

PTSD
Acute traumatic events
Complex trauma
Intergenerational trauma

Sports Psychology

Mental skills training
Athletic identity
Team and coaching relationship concerns
Cognitive and emotional awareness

Self-Reflection

Career ambivalence
Increasing overall self-awareness
Cultural concerns
Existential inquiry

Our Services

Introductory Phone Consultation – Free (15 mins)

This quick introductory consultation is an opportunity for you to briefly connect with a counsellor you are curious or interested in working with.

More About: Introductory Session

Before committing to therapy, take advantage of this free, quick consultation to get to know your potential counselor and if they’re a good fit for you. Use this time to answer any urgent questions about therapy in general (especially if it’s your first time!) or about your counsellor. You can expect your counsellor to talk about their process and approach to working with clients and particular issues. Also take note if you feel comfortable with the counsellor and if you see yourself sharing openly with them. This is arguably the most important ingredient for a meaningful, therapeutic relationship. Reach out today.

Individual Counselling – $150 (50 mins) + GST

Speak one on one with a counsellor in the classic therapeutic setting about challenges in any area of your life.

More About: Individual Counselling

Individual counselling helps resolve almost every area that may be causing challenges in your life – from acute issues such as panic attacks to wanting to be more self-aware and learn more about yourself. One of the greatest gifts of individual therapy is the relationship built with your counsellor based on feelings of trust, safety, and empathy. Counsellors at Strive view this journey as a collaborative experience where we are moving forward together side by side. We’re excited to start this journey with you!

Couples Counselling – $185 (50 mins)/$290 (90mins) GST

If you struggle to communicate with your partner or hesitate to even try to address an issue, then couples’ counselling can be a safe space for both of you to feel heard and move toward more open communication.

 

More About: Couples Counselling

Communication is important throughout your entire relationship, but it can be hard to navigate during the natural ebbs and flows over time. You may benefit from couples counselling if you find yourself asking these questions: “Why do small arguments turn into big fights?”, “Why can’t my partner and I seem to understand each other?”, “How can we possibly build trust after this betrayal?” or “Is this person the person I want to be with?”. At Strive, our counsellors help you answer these questions (and more) by providing the necessary tools and safe space to make changes and see the trajectory of your relationship. We offer pre-marital counselling, marriage counselling or separation and divorce counselling.

EMDR Session – $180 (60 mins)/$270 (90 mins) + GST

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) benefits those most who have experienced an acute traumatic event and struggle with reliving the event when thinking back to it. This therapy helps you reframe the memory to manage your reaction so you can heal and move on.

More About: EMDR Session

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured therapy designed to treat those who have experienced an acute traumatic event. EMDR focuses on accessing traumatic memories and the emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and physical sensations associated with them when you remember the event. An EMDR therapist guides you through the memory of the event and creates a new and less intense way to remember it. In other words, EMDR helps you rewrite how you perceive this memory and eliminates problematic symptoms associated with the trauma so you can move on and heal. If you have experienced a traumatic event (including struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), EMDR is highly effective and empirically supported as a form of treatment.

Sports Psychology and Mental Coaching – $150 (50 mins) + GST

Our Sports Psychology and Mental Coaching focuses on preparing your mind to overcome challenges that commonly interfere with optimal performance.

More About: Sports Psychology and Mental Coaching

The specific goal of is to help address challenges that might get in the way of you performing to the best of your ability. The focus of the sessions is to help enhance your mental fitness through awareness work by acquiring mental skills to optimize performance. Whether you are competing at the highest athletic level, auditioning for a big role, or delivering a high-stakes presentation, we can help you reach your potential!

Subsidized Counselling – $110 (50 mins) + GST

Not everyone has the luxury of accessing extended health benefits or employee assistance programs that would help with counselling costs.

More About: Subsidized Counselling

Not everyone has the luxury of accessing extended health benefits or employee assistance programs that would help with counselling costs. Some of you may even find yourself in challenging seasons of life, such as unemployment and needing to still care for your loved ones. It’s these times when your mental health can suffer the most. One of the core values at Strive Counselling is to make therapy services more accessible and available to everyone – including you! If you are finding yourself in a difficult financial situation, please get in touch with us for a free consultation to inquire about our subsidized counselling rate, so we can get you the help that you need.

Eligibility
Reduced-cost counselling is solely reserved for those who are in challenging financial situations. To qualify for this subsidized rate, you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. You are not employed or are inconsistently employed
  2. You do not have reliable financial support (i.e., spousal or family support)
  3. You do not have insurance or health benefits to cover the cost of counselling
  4. You are a student who does not have access to benefits or coverage – Most post-secondary institutions will include student health benefits that cover counselling though.

We understand that there are many unique circumstances, and encourage you to have a consult with one of our counsellors to determine eligibility.

Intern Counsellor – $60 (50mins) + GST

Your journey in therapy can begin with a practicum counselling student. This is a great options especially for those who are starting counselling themselves, and who are looking to access more affordable options.

More About: Intern Counsellor

One of the primary components of becoming a Registered Clinical Counsellor is for counselling students to partake in a practicum semester (or two) at a clinical site. This placement means that these students will be providing full services as a therapist who are under the direct supervision of a registered and experienced clinician. This ensures that therapy is being delivered ethically, with great care, and adhering to the client’s needs.

There are several reasons where seeking help from an intern would be beneficial:

  1. The cost is quite affordable compared to seeing a registered counsellor.
  2. Prospective clients who have never started therapy before will have much to gain from therapy in general — whether it is from a trainee or a more experienced registered therapist — but at a more affordable rate.
  3. Since the student is under the direct supervision of the clinical director, you will be getting insight about your issues from ‘two’ therapists: The intern as well as their supervisor

If you are curious about working with an intern counsellor and want to discuss more details, please feel free to get in touch with your inquiries and we look forward to connecting with you!

Introductory Consultation Session – FREE (50 mins)

Try a free 50 mins intro session with one of our intern counsellors! Note: this offer is not applicable with Associate Counsellors.

More About: Introductory Session

We understand that sometimes jumping into a counselling relationship can be intimidating. This is why we are offering a free full consultation session with an intern counsellor where you can ask all your questions, get an understanding of what to expect from counselling, and to learn about your counsellor’s process. This is a great way to get a sense of what sessions moving forward can feel like, without the financial commitment. Ask us about this option and we would be happy to connect you!

Let Us Help You

We encourage you to book a 15-minute intro with us to address any questions before your first session, and to get to acquainted.

Everyone’s journey for healing is unique. For this reason, we believe you are the expert of your life, and we are here to learn more about you. Some clients may benefit from one of our services, or many; we are here to help you figure out your best direction. We also provide 90-minute sessions for those who wish for further exploration per visit.

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