Mental Health

Mental Health is typically not covered by MSP, and therefore is paid out of pocket. However, some organizations offer resources low-cost or free.

Some mental health resources are covered under the Interim Federal Health Program, including psychiatrists, family doctors, and nurse practitioners under the IFHP Basic Coverage. Other professionals such as clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, or counselling therapists are covered under the IFHP Supplemental Coverage.


If you have been the victim of a violent crime in British Columbia, Crime Victims Assistance Program may offer you support for a multitude of services, including counselling. Please click here to see their website and learn more.


Online resources are also available for you. This can be a wonderful way to connect with a counsellor that is the best fit for you.

  • Kids Help Phone
    • Call 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor for free in English or French, with trained interpreters available for Ukrainian, Russian, Dari, Pashto, Mandarin, and Arabic
  • Better Help
    • Offers online counselling for a subscription, $60-90 per week
  • Moving Forward
    • Offers online, in person, or over the phone counselling
    • Various types of mental health support, either free or at a reduced rate
  • Strength Counselling Services
    • Online sessions only
    • Low-cost options, see Cost Structure for more information
    • Offer services in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and French
  • British Columbia Bereavement Helpline
    • Call 604-738-9950 to speak with a volunteer for free, confidential and anonymous support for grief

Search for a Counsellor

Counsellors often cost $135-150 per session, though some offer reduced rates




  • Wilma’s Transition Society
    • Phone: 604-824-0939
    • Email: admin@wilmas.org
    • Address: Unit 101 – 7075 Vedder Road, Chilliwack
    • Details: Offer outreach programs for women in need of support, child and youth counselling, addictions counselling, among other programs. Most services, if not all, are free of cost.
  • Thrive Collective
    • Phone: 604-705-4000
    • Email: info@thrivewellbc.com
    • Address: Unit 203 – 5960 Tyson Road, Chilliwack; Unit 202 – 43869 Progress Way, Chilliwack
    • Details: Offer counselling at lower rates with interns, and occasionally subsidized rates for registered counsellors
  • Chilliwack Youth Health Centre (2 locations)
    • Address: Neighbourhood Learning Centre: 46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack
    • Address: Stó:lō Wellness Centre: Unit 7 – 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack
    • Details: Offer free, drop-in mental health services for youth 12-26


  • Centennial Place
    • Phone: 604-820-6355
    • Address: 33032 11th Ave, Mission
    • Details: Various events and programs for those with mental illness; must be referred by a case manager at Mission Mental Health, psychiatrist, or personal family doctor

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

  • Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Program
    • Phone: 604-314-2778 (Monica Evans)
    • Email: mevans@comservice.bc.ca
    • Address: 22768 119th Ave, Maple Ridge
    • Free mental health services for children and adolescents up to 19 years old
  • Innova Counselling
    • Phone: 604-484-2737
    • Email: hello@innovatherapy.com
    • Address: 107 – 22335 McIntosh Ave, Maple Ridge
    • Details: Offer counselling in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, and Punjabi. Sometimes offer reduced rates, but may not be available in all languages
  • Willow Creek Counselling
    • Phone: 604-406-8367
    • Email: info@willowcreekcounselling.ca
    • Address: 10140 276 Street, Maple Ridge
    • Details: Specializes in online therapy for blended families.
  • Cythera
    • Phone: 604-467-9939,
    • Email: inquiries@cythera.ca
    • Address: 22318 McIntosh Ave, Maple Ridge
    • Details: Offer groups and counselling for women (inclusive of trans, cis, non-binary, and two-spirited) escaping abuse
  • The Club – Community Services 
    • Phone: 604-467-0544 Press #2
    • Email: theclub@comservice.bc.ca
    • Address: 22768 119th Ave, Maple Ridge
    • Details: Offer various programs and events for those navigating mental health challenges – must be diagnosed with a mental illness to be eligible
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