what services do you offer at vcc?
Individual therapy for youth, emerging adults, post-secondary and graduate students and their families
Individual therapy through a secure video interface (e-counselling)
Supervision and consultation
Mindfulness groups for high school, post-secondary, and graduate students: Coming soon.
how does e-counselling work?
Using a secure and confidential video interface, you can now see your therapist from the comfort of your own space via your computer or smart phone. Your therapist will invite you to an online meeting where you will enter the cyber 'waiting room.' Once you have entered the waiting room for the first time, the interface will instruct you to download a small file called "Zoom." This free platform is available on your phone through the app store or on your computer. Once you're in the waiting room, your therapist will start the online session.
what are the benefits of e-counselling?
E-counselling is becoming a popular way to engage in counselling due to its convenience, accessibility, and comfort. It can be a helpful option for the transition from high school to post-secondary education, those with busy schedules, or those who find it challenging to come into the office.
WHAT TYPES OF CONCERNS DO YOU SEE?
Shyness, social anxiety, or performance anxiety
Worry or difficulty tolerating uncertainty
Health anxiety or hypochondriasis
School or test anxiety
Panic (an abrupt surge of intense fear, discomfort, and physiological sensations)
Agoraphobic concerns (fear of specific places where escape or getting help may be difficult in the event that you feel uncomfortable)
Specific phobias (flying, heights, storms, animals, receiving an injection, seeing blood, etc)
Perfectionistic or procrastination tendencies
Roommate/student house dynamics
Test or performance anxiety
Recurrent, intrusive, and unwanted thoughts, images, urges, or doubts
Repetitive or ritualized behaviours or mental/imaginal compulsions
Body dysmorphic concerns
Skin-picking or hair-pulling tendencies
Sleep anxiety and other sleep difficulties
Depression or sadness
Bipolar and related difficulties
self & relationshipS
Low self-esteem, self-acceptance, or difficulties with body image
First year homesickness
Exploration of sexual orientation and gender
Interpersonal or relationship concerns
Grief and bereavement
Physical, sexual, or emotional mistreatment
Relationship control, intimidation, or violence
Child witnessing DV
Coping with a traumatic event
Coping with developmental trauma
Child sexual abuse including intra-familial sexual abuse and quasi-family sexual abuse