MindRight Counselling & Consulting (MRCC) focuses on helping men, women, children/youth, couples, and families deal with issues that negatively impact their quality of living. We provide therapeutic support, guidance, and psychoeducation to assist our clients in developing personal insight and work towards making positive changes in their overall lives.
We service all clients from the Lower Mainland of BC while being located in the Richmond-Vancouver community. We have worked with many service providers; from doctors, lawyers, and others, to ensure that our clients receive the treatment and care they need.
We primarily use a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach in helping clients with their problems and concerns. However, our counsellors are trained in various therapeutic approaches to ensure the service that our clients receive is in line with their goals for counselling.
We want to ensure that you have the tools and interventions to cope and address the issues that you are dealing with presently, as well as being able to deal with any future concerns that may arise.
Do I Need Counselling?
The point of counselling is to feel better. You deal with stress daily. Stress can build up over time, and many of us have a stress tolerance to deal with frustration and anger that results from both our professional and personal lives. Yet, every so often, there comes the point that we are not able to cope with everything that’s going on, and we become overwhelmed. What was once easy to deal with become increasingly difficult.
Sometimes, we’re not aware that when we’re stressed out. We experience pain in our bodies, whether it’s in our neck, shoulders, or other parts. Also, we may experience nausea, headaches, heartburn, and other somatic symptoms that may not necessarily be related to physical health ailments, but rather mental health ailments. Our bodies are equipped with warning signs to signal to us when we are not doing well.
Picture a Traffic Light
When you are living life, you have the “Green Light,” and you are full systems go. But, when you are dealing with feelings such as anger, anxiety, depression, or other similar emotions, the “Yellow Light” comes on, and you are required to slow down and be cautious. At this point is the time where counselling can be very effective in creating awareness and insight to help people understand their triggers for stress and learn coping methods to help them through their problems and get back on track with their lives.
However, those who try to put off dealing with their issues eventually end up encountering a “Red Light,” and all of the stress from work, family, school, and other activities may cause life to come to a screeching halt because the problem cannot be ignored.
We can help you whether you are at the “Yellow Light” or “Red Light” stage.
Providing tailored services is our speciality! We will utilise a variety of Psychotherapy and Counselling methodologies to ensure you receive the specialised support you need to address your issues.
Certain therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy are well known in mainstream culture, while others are less known but also are evidence-based and very effective. Examples of these are Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Existential Analysis, Solution-Focused Therapy, and more.
Identify patterns of negative thinking that drive negative emotions and behavior.
Identify the strengths of your relationship and overcome obstacles.
Online therapy services via your computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Revolutionary therapy for trauma and other types of emotional distress.
Use past experience as a tool to promote freedom and newfound assertiveness.
A safe, supportive and healing environment for grieving individuals.
Focus on the present to achieve a state of calm awareness.
Guidance and structure so you can be the catalyst for your own healing.
Understanding the influence of the past on your present behaviour.
Empowering growth through interpersonal connection and relationships.
Identifying challenges to your sexual expression.
Psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving.
MRCC provides consulting services for mental health professionals, businesses and corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. We provide consulting services to improve workplace wellness, cultural competency, and develop program materials.
We provide the following:
- Workplace Personality Profiling
- EMDR Consultation
- Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling
- On-Site Counselling for Termination Support
- Executive/Leadership Coaching
MindRight Low-Cost Therapy
MindRight has seen the need for low-cost therapy in the Richmond-Vancouver community. We have intern therapists from City University in Vancouver, BC, who are in the Masters’ Degree program in Counselling. These interns are receiving education and training to become the next class of clinical counsellors working towards registration with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. MindRight is very selective in determining students who can uphold the standards, knowledge set, and professionalism that we have been known for.
Our therapists will be working from the following modalities:
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Family Systems Approach
Our therapists will be offering individual, children/youth, couples, and family sessions for $50.00 (plus 5% GST). This will be covered by most extended health care plans.
Workplace Personality Profiling
We also offer personality profiling to enhance workplace dynamics. Whether you’re looking to enhance team cohesion or discover a framework for deeper self-understanding, Jungian personality typology can provide a wealth of information and support. Jungian personality typology’s effectiveness, in both team and individual settings, has been grounded in extensive empirical research and is used by many institutions and corporations around the world.
Abby Chow is our Certified Personality Type Profiler. MBTI certified practitioners administer forced-choice tests are tabulated into totals, which generate a Type result. Often, this leads to errors in type results when individuals interpret certain concepts differently or forced to choose from options that they do not resonate with or resonate with equally. Abby’s interactive profiler approach, on the other hand, digs into the context and the why’s of an individual’s choice, allowing her to assess the true presentation underlying an individual’s make up. It also allows for a more engaging process of co-creation in the type result, rather than a top-down assessment.
For teams, Abby can help by:
- Conducting in-depth, interactive personality profiles for each member of your team.
- Enhancing mutual understanding within teams, facilitating healthier communication and conflict resolution.
- Generating a culture of respecting individual differences within the workplace.
For individuals, Abby can help by:
- Guiding the creation of a thorough framework and database of resources for self-understanding and self-development.
- Facilitating an understanding of personal strengths, possible blindspots, and most compatible direction for your future.
Manj Bath, M.Ed., RCC is a Certified EMDR therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Manj offers individual and group consultation (in person or online) to trained EMDR therapists who are working towards:
EMDR Basic Training
EMDR Consultant Status
Knowledge & Application of the Standard EMDR Protocol
Evaluating Client Readiness for EMDR
Resource Development & Installation
Integrating EMDR into individual therapeutic style
Case Conceptualization and discussion of clinical cases
Sometimes an injury or occupational disease can impact your ability to return to a previous job. That’s where vocational rehabilitation comes in. It’s a collaborative process that helps you safely transition back to the job you were doing, or to other suitable employment.
Benefits of vocational rehabilitation
If you’re injured on the job, one of the best things you can do for your recovery is to return to work as soon as it’s safe to do so. Studies show that getting back to work can help your recovery. You’ll benefit physically, emotionally, and socially.
Returning to work is an important part of your rehabilitation process. Going back to your daily work and activities can help you recover more successfully. It also reduces your chance of developing a long-term disability.
How we help you
In most instances, your case manager will refer you for vocational rehabilitation if it appears you will have difficulty returning to work, or if your job is no longer available to you because of your injury. You will then collaborate with a vocational rehabilitation consultant, who assesses your needs and determines appropriate levels of assistance. Together, you’ll develop your vocational rehabilitation plan to help you return to work.
We partner with you to help you:
- Return to work with your employer
- Identify a suitable return-to-work goal for employment with a new employer if it is not possible for you to return to work with your existing employer
- Get safely back to suitable, long-term work
TEAM AT MINDRIGHT
All Counsellors Provide Telephone & Online Therapy
MANJ BATH, MED, RCC
* Richmond-Ironwood Location Only
Manj Bath is the Clinical Director of MindRight Counselling & Consulting. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). In addition, he’s a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved EMDRIA Consultant from EMDRIA and a member of EMDR Canada.
Manj has worked with Vancouver Coastal Health, Government of BC, Government of Alberta, and various not-for-profit agencies in facilitating group counselling and individual therapy to children, youth, individuals, and families. Also, he’s experienced in conducting risk/suicide assessments. He uses a bio-psycho-social model in understanding his client’s issues at hand and developing treatment plans that help them meet their goals for therapy. He uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and EMDR to help his clients with their progress.
Manj’s primary interest in research involves using EMDR in addressing problematic internet and video gaming. He’s attending Antioch University in Seattle, WA to pursue his Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. He’s available for any media appearances or educational workshops discussing mental health, addiction, and other related areas.
AMY BATH, MA, RCC
* Richmond-Ironwood Location Only
Amy Bath is the President of MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Amy has worked with the Government of Alberta, Vancouver School District, and various not-for-profit agencies in providing therapy to children, youth, individuals, and families. She uses a bio-psycho-social model in understanding client issues at hand and developing treatment plans that help them meet their goals for therapy. She uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to help her clients with their progress.
Amy is well-skilled in dealing with relationships between couples and families. She’s experienced in helping people recognizing blocks that exist in communication to help couples become more empathic and closer to each other. Furthermore, she helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
CHEN VU, MA, RCC
* Remote Counselling Only
Chen Vu is an Associate Clinical Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Chen has worked with Family Services of the North Shore, Surrey Substance Use Services, and the Klinic Health Center in Manitoba, amongst various other organizations. She has provided counselling and crisis intervention services for those who have had experiences of intimate partner violence, substance use and addiction, trauma, grief and loss, mental health challenges, identity issues, and those who have had difficulties with life transitions and finding one’s purpose.
Chen has extensive training in Existential Analysis and Logotherapy and is deeply rooted in this orientation, in which she believes every individual is worthy and unique in their own potential. Thus, she collaboratively accompanies and guides a client in their journey of self-actualization, while assisting them in discovering a way to live a fulfilling and authentic life with inner consent. Furthermore, Chen integrates CBT and Mindfulness-Based practices, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy modalities in order to provide a holistic and empowerment-based approach in supporting a client through their blocks and stressors in life.
KEVAN LOW, MA, RCC
* Vancouver & Richmond-Brighouse Locations Only
Kevan Low is an Associate Clinical Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Gonzaga University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Kevan has worked with older and young adults struggling with substance abuse, mental health and sexual identity for various non-profit organizations. He uses various models that encourage self-compassion, self-improvement, and self-confidence.
Kevan works from a Choice and Realistic therapeutic approach which values individual autonomy and grounds solutions. He incorporates other counselling approaches such as CBT, CFT, Motivational interviewing, DBT and Solution-Focused Therapy into his practice. He is open-minded and non-judgmental in helping individuals feel comfortable in a safe space. He will collaborate with individuals to support them through their various stressors and work towards their personal goals.
SAMANTHA MCGEE, MA, RCC
* Richmond-Ironwood Location Only
Samantha McGee is an Associate Clinical Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Masters Degree in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, WA. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors (BCACC) and a Registered Chemical Dependency Counselor with the Washington State Department of Health. She is currently in her 7th year of working towards her PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University.
Samantha has worked for various inpatient and outpatient settings in Washington state, including acute hospitalization for severe mental health issues (including risk assessments), eating disorders, and substance abuse issues, for over nine years. She has done individual and group counseling with adolescents, young (emerging) adults, and adults. She has volunteered for hospice, supporting families and patients in their last days. Most recently, she has completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Counselling Services.
Samantha has a holistic and relational perspective on healing, understanding that change often comes out of connecting back to our authentic and true self (body, mind, and spirit). Her approach involves learning to relate differently to the things that contribute to our psychological inflexibility. She integrates an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) approach, along with attachment theory. She believes in the humanistic perspective that we all will experience psychological suffering in our lifetime, and the efforts to control or get rid of this is what often contributes to the clinical issue we want to avoid. She has a research interest in the area of integrating Religion/Spirituality and Psychology. For clients desiring faith-based counselling, she can include therapy focus with a Christian perspective.
POUPAK TOUFANIAN, MACP, RCC
* Vancouver-Broadway Location Only
Poupak Toufanian is an Associate Clinical Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Poupak has worked with the North Vancouver School District for over 14 years. She has also worked with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and various non-profit organizations in providing therapy to children, youth, individuals, and their families with issues that include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, suicidal ideation, relationship difficulties, career goal-setting and other issues. She uses a bio-psycho-social approach in conceptualizing client issues and in developing treatment plans to assist them to reach their goals in therapy and their fullest potential. Poupak uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to assist her clients with their progress.
Poupak offers services in English and Farsi.
HIRA IMAM, MED, RCC, CCC
* Remote Counselling Only
Hira Imam is an Associate Clinical Counsellor at MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She received her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University (SFU). She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Hira has worked with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Counselling Services where she supported with students experiencing a wide range concerns that included anxiety, depression, romantic relationships, familial relationships, identity questions, chronic illness, and academic goals/achievements. She was privileged to volunteer her time at the Crisis Centre where she emotionally supported and worked with callers experiencing suicide ideation, self-harm, and/or were contemplating suicide. She has also spent time as a caseworker working with refugee clients in the Lower Mainland, emotionally supporting them and working with them to navigate Canadian life.
Hira works from a Relational Cultural Theory approach which is grounded in Person-Centred values and allows for multicultural work. She likes to get to know people through their identity, their relationships, and the broader culture they identify with in ways that are meaningful to the core concerns they want to address in therapy. She works collaboratively with clients and takes a strengths-based approach.. She likes to further this work by incorporating evidence-based approaches such at Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy depending on each client’s individual personality, preferences, and concerns. Hira identifies as a Muslim and for clients desiring faith-based sensitivity in their therapeutic work she can offer a Muslim perspective.
Hira provides services in English, Hindi, and Urdu.
DAWN LEE, MCP, RCC
* Richmond-Ironwood Location Only
Dawn Lee is an Associate Clinical Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler University and is currently a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Dawn has worked with adolescents and adults of various cultural-ethnic backgrounds on struggles concerning depression, anxiety, academic anxiety, stress, career/life transitions, immigration, sexuality, grief/loss, relationship violence/abuse, trauma, and parenting. She has experience co-facilitating psychoeducation/support groups and has provided emotional and advocacy support to a diverse population as an Outreach Advocate and Crisis Lines volunteer. Having worked with a First Nations non-profit organization for many years providing support to some of BC’s remote First Nations communities, Dawn has gained an appreciation of our BC First Nations culture and an appreciation of the intergenerational trauma and mental health struggles that BC First Nations face. She has also had much experience working with children with autism and older adults in other capacities under various agencies and organizations.
Dawn works from an integrated, holistic approach that amalgamates trauma-informed, cognitive-behavioral approaches with other therapeutic modalities tailored to her clients’ needs. As such, she may draw upon mindfulness-based, solution-focused, Adlerian, and narrative therapy approaches and may work from a multicultural/diversity framework as appropriate for the client. Sessions are client-centered, collaborative, and conducted under an open, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to comfortably share their inner, most personal struggles. Working alongside clients in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner, Dawn supports clients in building their unique strengths to realize the goals they have established in sessions together.
Dawn is fluent in English and Cantonese and has conversational skills in Mandarin.
DANELLE HUSSEY, MCPAT, RCC
* Remote Counselling Only
Danelle Hussey is an Associate Counsellor at MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She completed a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology – Art Therapy from Adler University.
Danelle has experience working with Surrey School District, North Vancouver School District, Downtown Community Court, and Burnaby Family Life. Her work involved providing individual art-based counselling to children in school-settings for depressive, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. She also provided art-based group therapy to children in schools and camps, as well as adults in the Downtown East Side. She currently serves as a Youth Counsellor, helping adolescents deal with problematic substance use for Pacific Youth and Family Services.
Danelle works from an Adlerian perspective and draws upon Cognitive-Behavioral, Trauma-Informed, and Narrative approaches as appropriate for the client. She enjoys utilizing art-based modalities to help clients express and process emotions. She conducts sessions in a client-centered, collaborative way to help clients acquire new perspectives and increase self-awareness.
FEES & SERVICES
Our fees are in accordance to the recommended fee schedule of the BCACC. We will work with our clients to ensure that fees do not stand in the way of helping you with making a change. Fees for letters/reports are additional and will vary.
MindRight Counselling & Consulting accepts cash, credit card, debit card, and personal cheque. For our e-counselling clients, we are able to send electronic invoices for payment.
Intern Therapists from City University pursuing their Masters’ Degree in Counselling.
Only Available at our Vancouver-Burrard & Richmond-Brighouse Locations Only.
Can be covered by most Extended Health Care providers.
Evening/Weekend Appointments Available.Contact Us
Available for clients approved through CVAP or currently on Income/Disability Assistance.
Available for clients on Short Term & Long Term Disability for those who meet the necessary criteria.
Evening/Weekend Appointments Available.
Clients will need to pay Individual Counselling rate for first session. Each subsequent session will be subsidized.Contact Us
$135/Session (Associate Rate)
$150/Session (CEO/Clinical Director Manj Bath/President Amy Bath Rate)
Extended Length Sessions Available (Must Book in Advance).
Can be covered by most Extended Health Care providers.
Evening/Weekend Appointments Available.Contact Us
MindRight Counselling & Consulting has a strict 24-Hour Cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, you must give at least 24 hours’ notice that you cannot attend via call, text, or email. If you do not do so, you will be charged for the full session. We will ask for a Credit Card to be put on file for this matter. All financial information will be subjected to encryption.
OUR CURRENT CLIENTS
ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY YOUR HEALTH BENEFITS?
Majority of our services at MindRight are covered by your workplace benefits package or health insurance. It’s important to check with your provider to find out what your plan covers, as every plan is different for each individual.
At your session, we will provide you with an insurance-friendly receipt that includes all the information about your practitioner, the service provided, and the amount paid via email. This receipt can be submitted to your insurance company by you for re-imbursement. If you have no coverage, the receipts are still useful for income tax use.
Extended Health Care
Many Extended Health Care providers (EHCs) cover the cost of counselling, such as Pacific Blue Cross, Manulife Financial, Great-West Life, SunLife Financial, and others. We recommend that if you are considering counselling to check with your Extended Health Care provider, as well as your Union Contract, to ensure that “Clinical Counsellor,” “Clinical Counselling,” or similar terms are eligible. We want to ensure that there are no surprises when it comes to paying for services.
Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)
The Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) assists victims, immediate family members and some witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime. It provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist in recovery. MindRight Counselling & Consulting is an approved provider for providing counselling services.
If you are in an motor vehicle accident, you are automatically pre-approved under your Plan VII benefits for counselling services through ICBC for 12 sessions for 12 weeks after your accident, we can assist with addressing your concerns from anxiety, PTSD, pain management, and other areas. If you are currently involved in any legal proceeding involving ICBC and are using a lawyer, we will work with you and your lawyer to ensure that you receive the service you need and will provide reports to your lawyer as needed.
If you have experienced a workplace injury, you may be eligible for counselling services to treat trauma, depression, anxiety, and other health concerns related to your accident. Speak to your case manager at WorkSafeBC to access counselling with MindRight.
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Health Benefits Program
We are an approved clinical provider for FNHA Crisis Intervention Mental Health Program and the Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program (IRS-RHSP).
Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
We are an approved EFAP provider for FSEAP, Aspiria, and others. Check with your employer about your EFAP coverage for you and/or your family and request short-term counselling with us to deal with any crises that are impacting your quality of life and/or work performance.
BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program (RPGP)
We are an approved Clinical Service Provider for BC’s RGPG Program. Individuals and their family members who are impact by problematic gambling behavior are eligible for free counselling services. Contact us to see if you qualify. For the BC Problem Gambling 24-Hour Help Line, please call 1-(888)-795-6111.
IAMAW/AC-EAP Counselling Reimbursement Plan (Claim Secure)
We are an approved provider for members of the IAMAW Union/Air Canada to be reimbursed for counselling under Claim Secure. Connect with your EAP Coordinator and ask to be referred to MindRight. We will connect you with the counsellor to best fit your needs.