Existing Therapy Support Services
You can access therapy from 2 different approaches:
1) Through your parent's/caretaker's possible work coverage or
Some parents work benefits include paid coverage of private practice therapists:
A) Extended Health. Your parent's work insurance may already cover mental health services with a Psychologist or Registered Counsellor, usually without the need for a physician's referral. Sometimes people are not even aware that they have this coverage.
B) Work EAP-Employee Assistance Programs. Some workplaces have their own mental health programs with counsellors. This service is usually short term. Your parents can discuss this with their human resources department.
C) Private practice therapists fees range between 130-220+ . They are available through online search or through their association referral services:
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
2) Directly through FREE community services.
There are several good quality options to see a local counsellor in a free program
A) DiscoverY is a free short-term (8 session) counselling program for youth and young adults between the ages of 15 and 25. https://www.sourcesbc.ca/our-services/discovery/ Tel: 604-538-2522 Email: DiscoverY@sourcesbc.ca
B) Alexandra Neighbourhood House-Youth Services. They offer a variety of different programs from support to workshops, to a clubhouse.
C) Foundry centres offer multiple service in one location. online and (coming) to Surrey. You can find someone to talk to, get support from a care providers, and connect with friendly experts to help navigate health and social services, resources, and programs.
Free Online Therapy
FREE ONLINE THERAPY
Bounceback.ca is a free (Canadian Mental Health online program) skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach. 9 self study CBT modules can be accessed immediately. (They removed the physician referral requirement) https://bouncebackbc.ca/ FREE
Living life to the Full. Designed for youth aged 13-18, Living Life to the Full for Youth equips young adults with the skills they need to face challenges in life. The course is a variation of the standard Living Life to the Full course, adapted in consultation with a diverse group of youth from BC.. https://livinglifetothefull.ca/our-courses/
Has specific modules such as for chronic pain, grief, and substance use. Designed by Vancouver Coastal Health.
First Nations support is available through fnha.ca and the 24 hour crisis line, 1-800-588-8717.
Mandarin and Cantonese language resources counselling and support. 604-270-8233助, 604-270-8222辅助
These programs provide short-term, solution-focused counselling and support services in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Farsi and English.
Victim of a crime, Crime Victims Assistance can help you apply for access to therapy services. 1-866-660-3888
Hospice. For those dealing with loss and change due to your own or a family member's advanced illness, Peace Arch Hospice currently provides individual and group youth support support via telephone, videoconference, and in person. 604-531-7484