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
Grief/bereavement & loss
Lack of motivation
School and work stress
Fears and phobias
Addiction / Substance Misuse
Drug and alcohol use
Acute traumatic events
Mental skills training
Team and coaching relationship concerns
Cognitive and emotional awareness
Increasing overall self-awareness
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 – $145 (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 – $180 (50 mins) + 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 – $155 (60 mins)/$235 (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 – $140 (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!
Students – $100 (50 mins) + GST
The transitory stage of being a student can feel overwhelming, unimportant, and monumental all at once. That can be a lot to process, and professional counselling can help.
More About: Students
Eligibility for Student Rate
The student rate is reserved for those who are currently attending a post-secondary institutions at the time of counselling. In some cases, proof of enrollment may be requested by your counsellor. The regular individual rate will commence when the status as a student has ended.
Low-Cost (if eligible) – $85 (50 mins) + GST
Even if you don’t have access to extended health benefits or employee assistance programs, we believe everyone deserves the right to seek counselling when they need it.
More About: Low-Cost
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 tenets at Strive Counselling is to make therapy services more accessible and available to everyone – including you! – no matter their situation. If you are finding yourself in a difficult financial situation, please get in touch with us for a free consultation to inquire about low-cost counselling, so we can get you the help that you need!
Reduced-cost counselling is solely reserved for those who are in challenging financial situations.
In order to qualify for this subsidized rate, you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- You do not have reliable source of income (i.e., work)
- You do not have reliable financial support (i.e., spousal or family support)
- You do not have insurance or health benefits to cover the cost of counselling.
Those who are on Government assistance (Employment Insurance, or Social Welfare) are eligible for the reduced-cost rate.
Intern Counsellor – $60 (50mins) + GST Waitlist for April 2023
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:
- The cost is quite affordable compared to seeing a registered counsellor.
- 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.
- 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!
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.