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Free Mental Health Resources & Support

Therapy Rates

Rates are set in accordance with the recommendations of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, as well as the years of experience and training of each therapist. Counsellor rates vary, so please check our team profiles for info on each therapist’s rate.

Extended Health Coverage

Counselling is not covered by MSP. Many, but not all extended health providers cover a certain amount towards counselling fees. If you have extended health benefits, please check with your provider before booking either a session or a free consultation to ensure that your benefits cover the services of a Registered Clinical Counsellor or Canadian Certified Counsellor. We do not offer direct billing at this time, but once you submit payment you will receive an electronic receipt that will have all the information you need to submit a claim to your provider for reimbursement.

Payment Policies

We accept e-transfer (preferred) and all major credit cards. If paying by e-transfer, please send the e-transfer to payment@openspacecounselling.ca on the same day as your session, unless other arrangements have been made with us. Credit card payments are made via a secure billing platform.

Cancellation Policy

We require at least 48 hours notice by phone or email for appointment cancellation or rescheduling. Sessions with less than 48-hours notice are subject to be billed at half of the session fee; sessions with less than 24-hours notice and no-shows are charged at the full session fee. There is no penalty for changing an in-person session to a virtual session, even at the last minute.

Welcome to Open Space Counselling's Resources Page

Attaining stable mental health and optimising your emotional wellness is a team endeavour, and we are firm believers in the power of community support. Check out our collection of free resources that can help you feel and function better.

We believe in fostering a comprehensive support network, and these resources cover a spectrum of topics, including counselling, mental health, and personal development. Explore these handpicked links to discover additional tools, information, and organizations that align with our commitment to your well-being. 

Whether you’re seeking insights on specific issues or broader mental wellness resources, our goal is to guide you with a wealth of knowledge and support. 

Take the next step on your path to emotional well-being by exploring the diverse range of resources we’ve gathered for you.

Crisis and Emergency Resources:

In case of an immediate safety issue, dial 9-1-1 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Suicide hotline: 1-800-784-2433 or 833 456 4566

Call BC Crisis Line: 604-310-6789 or Visit Their Website

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

WAVAW – Empowering Women, Ending Violence: Center for Rape Crisis Support  https://www.wavaw.ca/

24-hour crisis line and centre for Battered Women Support Services (BWSS):  https://www.bwss.org/

VGH Urgent Mental Health Care: Access & Assessment Centre  

Collaborative Recovery: Group Support Options

Supportive Materials for Marginalized Communities and Advocates

Perinatal/Postpartum Support

Free Parenting Resources

Alan Cashmore Centre: Free treatment and support to families with children under 5 years old who have mental health or behavioural struggles.
 
YWCA Single Mothers Support Groups Free support groups for single moms.
Autism Support Network Free support for families who have a child with autism
 
CMHA: Confident Parents, Thriving Kids Free support for parents of children with anxiety and behavioural struggles

Grief and Loss Support

Helpful Articles

Improve Your Mental Health and Well-Being

Explore these helpful resources for support, education and valuable information. Whether you are navigating your own personal challenges or advocating for others, the first step to getting help may be clicking on one of these important resources.

You might feel lost, alone, and even desperate. But know that you are not alone, and there are resources to help you navigate this time of pain and uncertainty. Take the first step by reaching out today.