Free or Low-Cost Counselling Services
Disclaimer: Please note that this list is not an endorsement of any counselling services, but is meant to be information for your consideration. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list.
Adler Counselling Clinic: Address: 230-1818 W. Broadway, Tel: 604.742.1818
Cost: Sliding fee scale available, will be determined in the intake session
Lowest rate is $35 for individual counselling given to individuals on disability or who work less than 6 hours per week. Regular fee is $50 per session for Individual Counselling & $70 per session for Couples and Family Counselling.
Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health Telephone: 1-866-638-0522
Referral: Referral from your primary health care provider is required for the telephone coaching component.
Broadway Youth Resource Centre – City University Counselling Clinic: Address: 103-2780 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Tel: 604-709-5729 (message only)
Dragonstone Counselling: Address: Kitsilano, Vancouver, Tel: 604.738.7557
Cost: Options for sliding scale fees with registered clinical counsellors & registered social workers $50-$80; standard fee $110-$125. Low cost counselling with supervised interns $10-$40, no one turned away due to lack of funds.
Family Services of Greater Vancouver: Address: 401- 1638 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC (as of August 21st 2014) Tel: 604-874-2938 ext. 119 (intake line)
Wait Time: There is a 2-3 month wait time for the subsidized program.
Cost: Sliding scale fees for those who qualify ranging from $15-$75, regular counselling fees $75- $120
Health Initiative for Men (HiM): Davie Street, Vancouver, Tel. 604.488.1001 ext. 224
Counselling services for gay men
Living Systems Counselling – Vancouver, Tel: 604.926.5496 ext. 0
Cost: Sliding fee scale, costs between $15-$50 to see interns pursuing a master’s degree in family systems therapy; $35-$100 to see an Associate Clinical Counsellor and $65- $150 to see a Full Clinical Counsellor.
Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC: Address: 206 – 1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, Tel: 604-873-5013
Cost: $95 per hour. A limited fund from the Provincial Government offers 4 appointments at a minimum of $25/hour to those on disability or social services.
Oak Counselling: Address: 949 West 49th (Oak), Vancouver, BC, Tel: 604-266-5611 Fax: 604-261-7205
Cost: Offers a sliding scale fee from $10 to $65 related to household income and the number of individuals supported on it. Cases can be looked at individually, to determine if temporary relief of session fees can be provided in exceptional circumstance.
Qmunity – Free Counselling Program: 610-1033 Davie Street, Vancouver, Tel. 604-684-5307
Counselling program for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, or Trans individuals.
UBC Scarfe Counselling Clinic: Address: Scarfe Building, UBC Campus (call for specific directions), Vancouver, BC, Tel: 604-822-4639 ext. 1 for an appointment, please leave a message
Wait Time : Clinics run from September to April
UBC Psychology Clinic: Address: Douglas Kenny Building, 2136 West Mall, Tel: 604-822-3005
Wait Time: Services occur between September and April.
Cost: Fees will be assigned based on your gross annual household income. Sliding scale fee ranging from $10-40/hour for treatment services & $120-$489 for one-time assessment fee
Vancouver Coastal Mental Health – Vancouver Hospital: Tel. 604-875-4794