We offer private, evidence-based psychotherapy services for the public through our offices at Broadway and Willow Street (near Vancouver General Hospital). On these pages you’ll find information about our services, fees, and types of issues seen.
Who do we see?
We provide services to adults (generally 17 and older) working on a wide range of life's challenges:
- Mood difficulties. Depression, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, and everyday low mood.
- Anxiety-related problems. Panic, social anxiety, OCD, worry, post traumatic stress, and specific phobias.
- Bereavement. Coping with the loss of a loved one - or of a relationship.
- Stress and burnout. Work-related issues, feeling overwhelmed, and coping with role conflict.
- Sexuality and gender identity. Coming out, transitioning, building a new life, coping with discrimination, & more.
- Life change and transition. Mid-life, personal path finding, immigration, and other life course changes.
- Positive psychology. Assertiveness, creating more happiness in your life, life coaching.
How to refer
We accept self-referrals and referrals from physicians and other professionals.
Healthcare professionals may wish to use the Changeways Clinic Referral Form. You can also use your own form, or just email or call us directly.
Inquire or refer to us at Changeways Clinic, Suite 718, 2525 Willow Street, Vancouver BC V5Z 3N8. Phone: 604 871 0490. Fax: 604 871 0495. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In most instances we are able to respond to messages within one to two business days.
Therapy sessions at Changeways Clinic are generally 50 minutes in length, though your first meeting may be somewhat longer. Here are some information pages about therapy itself:
What is CBT? Find out more about cognitive behaviour therapy.
Tips for therapy. Three tips to get the most out of your sessions.
The sequence of therapy. What happens in the first meeting? What happens next?
Changeways Clinic is a fee-for-service psychotherapy centre. At present the provincial Medical Services Plan (MSP) does not cover our services.
Many of our clients pay for services using extended health benefits provided through their workplace. Most such plans provide a certain amount of coverage per year for meetings with registered psychologists. It’s best to check your plan for the annual amount that can be reimbursed.
Others pay for services themselves. As well, some clients receive another form of third-party coverage (for example, through ICBC, veteran’s benefits, or long-term disability insurers), which either pays on their behalf or for which they can be reimbursed.
Our fees generally follow the recommendations of the provincial psychological association, and are roughly similar to those for most other psychologists in the province. Ask at reception for the current fee schedule.
We often have predoctoral graduate students in psychology working with our clinic under the supervision of one of our registered psychologists. Fees for these sessions are just over half of the amount for a psychologist. If you would like to explore this option, please mention this to reception when you contact us.
Fees are generally payable at the end of each session. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, debit, or credit card.