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Counselling Resources

Below are a number of resources available in British Columbia. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list, nor can the CWHWC vouch for the trans-inclusive practices of all the employees, volunteers or clients connected to these resources.

General Resources Counselling Resources Legal Resources

Finding a Counsellor

For private (fee for service) counselling you can contact the following agencies:

Other Resource Lists

  • MindMapBC
    Mental Health Resource Listing
  • HereToHelp
    Non-crisis mental health support and resource information available via phone and email.

Individual Counselors

  • Clayre Sessoms (she/they)
    Registered Clinical Counsellor and Art Therapist. Identifies as trans woman, girl flux, lesbian, and blind. Sliding scale depends on expressed need and availability.
  • Lu Lam
    RCC – Mindfulness Counsellor
  • Sam Kaplan and Luisa Ospina
    Sliding scale counselling with practicum students with weekly clinical supervision.

Organizations & Counselling Centres

  • Dragonstone Counselling
    Sliding scale counselling. LGBTQ2S+ and polyamorous knowledgeable counsellors.
  • Adler Counselling Clinic
    Counsellors are trained at the Master’s 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. Regular fee is $50 per session for Individual Counselling & $70 per session for Couples and Family Counselling. Sliding scale available.
  • Oak Counselling
    Reduced fee secular counselling services provided at the Vancouver Unitarian Centre by supervised volunteers with Master’s degrees in psychology or psychology-related fields. Individual, couples and family counselling.
  • Family Services of Greater Vancouver
    Professional counselling for survivors of violence, and LGBTQ2S+ individuals and couples.
  • QMunity
    Free short-term counselling program for members of the LGBTQ2S+ communities. They also offer a variety of other support services.
    For survivors of gender-based violence, age requirement 14+. Minimal waittime for trans and non-binary folks. WAVAW also has an Indigenous Counselling program.
  • PACE Society
    Free counselling for current or former Sex Workers, all genders welcome. Contact Lindsay to be placed on waitlist: or 604-828-4915.

Online Counselling

  • Kelty’s Key
    Free and confidential online cognitive behavioural therapy service
  • Pride Counselling
    Online, phone, and messaging counselling options. Sliding scale.
  • Bounce Back
    Bounce Back® teaches effective skills to help individuals (aged 15+) overcome symptoms of mild to moderate depression or anxiety, and improve their mental health. Participants can learn skills to help combat unhelpful thinking, manage worry and anxiety, and become more active and assertive.

Crisis Support