Low-Cost Counselling in Vancouver

Healing Through Self-Compassion

Low-Cost Counselling

The cost of mental health care can often pose a significant obstacle for individuals seeking professional support. At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, we are committed to offering accessible and affordable counselling services in Vancouver, Coquitlam, and online for those grappling with financial constraints.

Our Intern Counsellors are dedicated Student Therapists working towards the completion of the clinical component of their Master’s degree in mental health-related fields. They operate under the watchful guidance of our experienced Supervisors and Clinic Director.

As Intern Counsellors are currently progressing through their education, they are frequently equipped with the latest, evidence-based therapeutic techniques and interventions. To broaden their knowledge and stay current with industry advancements, they are encouraged to engage in workshops, seminars, and conferences.

Our skilled interns possess the necessary expertise to guide you towards your goals using proven, evidence-based treatments.

Please be aware that insurance plans may not cover services rendered by Student Therapists. We advise you to consult your specific insurance plan in order to verify potential coverage options.

If you are interested, we invite you to discover more about our dedicated Intern Counsellors. We are excited to be part of your journey towards healing and personal growth!

Book a complimentary consultation with our Client Care Coordinator today. we look forward to hearing from you

Are you a Counselling student and looking for a practicum placement in Vancouver?

Lotus Therapy & Center is a practicum site for Master students currently enrolled in counselling programs.

If you are interested in applying for a practicum placement with us, please complete the form below. Once we receive your application, our team will review it, and one of our supervisors will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps and potentially schedule an interview.

Application form for intern counsellors

Thank you for your interest in joining our counselling team as a practicum student. To help us better understand your background, goals, and needs, please complete the following questions. Your responses will assist us in tailoring the supervision experience to support your development as a skilled counsellor.

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Free, sliding scale, and reduced cost counselling in Vancouver

Adler Counselling Clinic
Low rate counselling services. Counsellors are trained at the Masters Degree level and are currently completing their internships to become Registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and/or the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Rates between $60-$100.

Website: http://adlercentre.ca/counselling-clinic/

Phone: 604-742-1818

Email: apabc@adler.bc.ca

Access and Assessment Centre (AAC)
Provides a drop-in clinic and phone service for urgent and non-emergency (non-life threatening) access to a wide range of Vancouver Coastal Health’s mental health and substance use services. The clinic and phones are open between 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. You do not need a referral from a family doctor to access this service.

Website: http://www.vch.ca/locations-services/result?res_id=1186

Phone: 604-675-3700

SFU Clinical Psychology Centre
Offers a wide range of reduced cost services in the greater Vancouver region, providing assessment and mental health treatment for individual adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families as well as group therapy. Services are provided by Masters or Doctoral level graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program.

Website: https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/clinical-psychology-centre/services.html

Phone: 778-782-4720

SFU Clinical Psychology Centre
Offers a wide range of reduced cost services in the greater Vancouver region, providing assessment and mental health treatment for individual adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families as well as group therapy. Services are provided by Masters or Doctoral level graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program.

Website: https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/clinical-psychology-centre/services.html

Phone: 778-782-4720

City University Community Counselling Clinic at BYRC
Offers free counselling and support services for young people ages 13 to 24 in the areas of family relationships, anger management, mental health counselling, and sexual orientation/gender identity issues. Services are offered by Master’s level counselling students.

Website: https://pcrs.ca/service-resource-centres/broadway-youth-resource-centre-2/

Phone: 604-709-5729

Email: byrc@pcrs.ca

Counselling at Gordon Neighborhood House
Free counselling services provided by intern counsellors from City University. Interns are supervised by an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Website: https://gordonhouse.org/programs/free-counselling/

Phone: 604-683-2554

Email: counselling@gordonhouse.org

Counselling at South Vancouver Neighborhood House
Free counselling services for individuals, couples, or families. Provided by intern counsellors from City University. Interns are supervised by an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Website: http://www.southvan.org/program_category/community-programs/

Phone: 604-683-2554

Email: counselling@southvan.org

Counselling at Kitsilano Neighborhood House
Sliding scale (pay what you can) counselling services for individuals. Provided in partnership with Moving Forward Family Services.

Website: http://www.kitshouse.org/counselling-sessions/

Phone: 604-736-3588 x 128

Email: patriciap@kitshouse.org

QMUNITY
Offers free counselling (wait list currently closed) and reduced-cost counselling services for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of the counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2S+ communities.

Website: https://qmunity.ca/get-support/counselling/

Phone: 604-684-5307 ext. 107

Email: jennie.mw@qmunity.ca

Health Initiative for Men – Counselling Program
Offers free counselling for low income or otherwise marginalized individuals who self-identify as men (including trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit, or non-binary people and identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as men who are into/or have sex with men. All of the counsellors identify with and/or have in-depth experience working with gay/bi/queer/trans and other men into men.

Website: http://checkhimout.ca/mind/him-programs/

Phone: 604-488-1001

Email: counselling@checkhimout.ca

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Provides many types of counselling depending on the needs of individuals, children, youth and families. They have offices located in Vancouver, Richmond and New Westminster. Counsellors have graduate degrees in clinical social work and counselling psychology, including staff who speak Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Fees for service are charged on a sliding scale based on household income.

Website: https://fsgv.ca/counselling/

Phone: 604-874-2938

Email: intake@fsgv.ca

Jewish Family Services
JFS’s Counselling and Wellness programs provide therapy services to youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families. To see a Registered Clinical Counsellor there is a fee that ranges between $30-110 and is based upon client income from their notice of assessment. Free counselling is available offered by intern students. Students are supervised by experienced JFS counsellors.

Website: https://www.jfsvancouver.ca/services/counselling/

Phone: 604-558-5726

Email: Lina Moskaleva at lmoskaleva@jfsvancouver.ca

Scarfe Counselling Clinic (UBC)
Free individual counselling for adults, students, and children over age 10 from September to April. The counsellors are Counselling Psychology Master’s students in training. A registered psychologist who is on-site supervises the counsellors.

Website: https://fsgv.ca/counselling/

Phone: 604-827-1523

UBC Psychology Clinic
Sliding scale; individual counselling; runs from September to April. The UBC Psychology Clinic offers comprehensive psychological services for adults in the Greater Vancouver community. Services are provided by graduate students from UBC’s doctoral programme in clinical psychology. Student clinicians are closely supervised by Registered Psychologists from our faculty and the community.

SFU Clinical Psychology Centre
Offers a wide range of reduced cost services in the greater Vancouver region, providing assessment and mental health treatment for individual adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families as well as group therapy. Services are provided by Masters or Doctoral level graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program.

Website: https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/clinical-psychology-centre/services.html

Phone: 778-782-4720

Website: https://clinic.psych.ubc.ca/

Phone: 604-822-3005

Email: clinic@psych.ubc.ca

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Sliding scale; individual and family counselling. Fees range from $25 to $130 per hour, based on a sliding scale and referrals from the Ministry of Children and Family Development are free.

Website: https://www.successbc.ca/eng/services/family-youth/counselling-service/

Phone: 604-684-1628

Email: info@success.bc.ca