In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Counselling Program has moved to phone and virtual settings.
The waitlist for our low-cost counselling program is currently open. However, please be aware that due to capacity limits many individuals have been experiencing wait times longer than three months.
What we offer
QMUNITY offers ten sessions at a reduced cost of health and wellness counselling. In some circumstances, free counselling may also be an option for folks. If you are unable to afford our counselling fee we may still be able to accommodate you.
Appointments are available during business hours, 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday.
What we do not offer
Our counselling program is not suitable for individuals experiencing severe mental health issues. We do not offer crisis or same-day appointments. If you require emergency or mental illness-focused support, please reach out to our Information and Referral Services line at 604-684-5307 (ext. 100).
Who is our health and wellness counselling for?
The counselling we offer is designed for folks who can not afford full-cost counselling. In some circumstances free counselling may be available which is provided by practicum students who are completing their Masters degrees in counselling, clinical counselling, art therapy or social work.
How much does it cost?
The cost of our low-cost counselling stream ranges from $60 to $120 based on circumstances and what is sustainable for you. During the intake process, we ask that folks are prepared to share what their needs and circumstances are. Our low-cost counselling is provided by Registered Clinical Counsellors and Registered Social Workers.
Please note that receipts can be provided for extended health insurance purposes.
What can I expect from counselling at QMUNITY?
The counsellors we work with have competency training in LGBTQ2SAI+ and gender-diverse related issues and are equipped to create a productive, non-judgemental relationship. where you can explore your life and the changes you might like to make. The counsellor’s role is, within the boundaries of their scope and ability, to help you explore your life and navigate the changes you would like to make while respecting your worldview, values and personal resources.
How do I access wellness counselling at QMUNITY?
To be added to a waitlist, please complete the Counselling Waitlist Form on the right hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email [email protected]
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