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. 

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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?
 

anxiety-related difficulties

  • Perfectionism

  • Shyness, social anxiety, or performance anxiety

  • Worry or difficulty tolerating uncertainty

  • Health anxiety or hypochondriasis

  • School or test anxiety

  • Separation 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)


school-related difficulties

  • Perfectionistic or procrastination tendencies

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Roommate/student house dynamics

  • Homesickness

  • Test or performance anxiety


obsessive-Compulsive-related difficulties

  • 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

  • Hoarding difficulties


sleep-related difficulties

  • Insomnia

  • Sleep anxiety and other sleep difficulties


mood-related difficulties

  • Depression or sadness

  • Bipolar and related difficulties

  • Disruptive mood


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


trauma-related difficulties

  • 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

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