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.
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.
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:
- EMDR Consultation
- 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.
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
Consulting for Individuals/Organizations
- Are you a leader or helper trying to support a team member (or yourself) who may be struggling with a mental health concern or something is off and trying to make sense of it?
- Are you feeling burnt out or burdened with systemic expectations of how to help others and/or yourself? Do you lack accommodations for things you need, and/or are you feeling alone?
- Are you noticing disunity among your community and trying to create a culture that supports mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness and welcoming individuals to be more of themselves and thriving in your space?
- Would it help to have a confidential outside perspective to support having critical conversations about these concerns in your teams?
- Are you wanting to cultivate increased awareness on individual and/or group levels to the things that are not helpful, and find ways that are that align with your core values?
Individuals, organizations, and spaces continue to benefit from safe enough and brave spaces to do a “temperature check” of where they are at and be supported in navigating where to make choices aligned with their mission and values. By having critical conversations and supportive transformative experiences; leaders and organizations to can increase their awareness of current processes, feel empowered to thrive not just survive, and create a more welcoming environment.
We offer individual/organizational consulting and training that partner with you to provide a space for reflection and increase awareness of the process and parts in how they work. To do this by providing compassionate support, education, trauma informed, de-pathologizing, and decolonizing mental health struggles.
We are available for consultation to:
- Help to provide education on: stress, trauma (including cultural and intergenerational), grief, and neurodiversity, that both compassionately and honestly looks at various responses and how it may impact the individual and collective bodies.
- Create space that feels safe enough to face difficult and distressing topics, acknowledge thoughts and behaviors that might be unhelpful, and co-create solutions of how to move in more helpful ways
- provide opportunities for individuals to have new experiences that cultivate increased connection, compassion, and empathy for themselves and others
Issues we can support you and/or your fellow community members with include but are not limited to:
- Addictions/Substance use issues
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma/Secondary/vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue
- Interpersonal Conflict
- Accommodations for employees struggling with current expectations
- Spiritual/faith struggles
Contact us if you are looking for individual consultation, organizational workshops, or working with your team to improve wellness and leadership.
TEAM AT MINDRIGHT
All Counsellors Provide Telephone & Online Therapy
MANJ BATH, MED, RCC
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
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.
VANESSA MANN, MA, RCC
Vanessa Mann 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).
Vanessa believes that counselling is a way of life. For some, it may be a tool needed to regain their inner power and for others, it may be a safe space for them to express and discover themselves. Regardless of their reasons for counselling, her therapeutic approach is to tailor her work to everyone’s needs and goals. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Person-Centered Therapy (PCT). The structured process of CBT and the room for client autonomy from PCT, helps me create an eclectic treatment plan for all clients.
CHEN VU, MA, RCC
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
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 (SAM) MCGEE, PSYD, RCC
Sam is an Associate Clinical Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, WA. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors (BCACC).
Her values include; connection, compassion, addressing systemic issues, adventure, and challenges. These have led her to work in various inpatient and outpatient settings over the past 12 years. Most of her training was in Washington state, including acute hospitalization for severe mental health issues (including risk assessments), eating disorders, and substance abuse. She has experience with individual and lots of group counseling across the lifespan with; adolescents, young (emerging) adults, and adults. In addition, she has volunteered for hospice and other community and faith-based organizations.
Sam firmly believes in the humanistic perspective that we all will experience psychological suffering in our lifetime. Many people, especially those from marginalized situations and identities, often experience more trauma that can result in being stuck in shame spirals. She practices a holistic and relational perspective regarding healing, understanding that change often comes from co-regulation in a safe enough healing space and an internal connection to our authentic self (inner sacred wisdom). This perspective involves deconstructing and defusing our conditioned thoughts and befriending all the parts of us, even ones that often look inflexible and rigid, known as our protective parts. Sessions are collaborative and co-created and may involve verbal and non-verbal processing, body/somatic focus, and experiential exercises as agreed on. She integrates an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), IFS-informed (integrated family systems), polyvagal theory (nervous system) approach, along with compassion-based interventions and attachment theory. She has research and consulting interests in the integration of Faith and Psychology. She is passionate about liberation and creating a non-judgmental space for individuals to connect deeper with their faith, struggling and wrestling with their faith/beliefs, and churches that realize the benefit of destigmatizing mental health issues in their faith communities.
Her heart intends to create honest, brave, and secure spaces, so individuals feel seen. She knows what that feels like to feel unseen, limiting your voice, and learning to mask so much of your authentic self. She hopes to help develop increased curiosity and compassion in relationships (with ourselves and others) while cultivating the courage and ability to sit with difficult things. She enjoys working from a neurodivergent affirming stance, especially with individuals who identify as; ADHDers, Autistic, Highly Sensitive (HSP), anxious, perfectionism, people pleasing/co-dependency, caregivers, and leaders who feel overwhelmed and shame/guilty taking care of themselves and resting.
See our website for information on scheduling consulting with leaders and organizations.
DAWN LEE, MCP, RCC
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.
SHARON SHACHAM DUPONT, PHD, RCC
Dr. Sharon Shacham Dupont earned her Masters’ Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rhode Island and her Doctorate in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Her specialty areas include relationship counselling, both individual and couple, anxiety, depression, and sexual trauma. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy to assist clients in adopting more positive ways of thinking. In addition, she uses the Psychodynamic approach’s attachment styles effect on information processing. She has lived in five countries: Israel, France, the United States, England, and Canada. She speaks English, French, and Hebrew fluently, and through her experience in each country, she has become very aware of cultural differences and influences on individuals. She has four children and one dog, with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Besides her family, she enjoys exercising and reading. Everyone deserves a safe environment to express their feelings; she is happy to provide this space.
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
$145/Session (Associate Rate)
$160/Session (Senior Clinician Rate of Manj Bath, Amy Bath & Samantha McGee)
Extended Length Sessions Available (Must Book in Advance).
Can be covered by most Extended Health Care providers.
Evening/Weekend Appointments Available.Contact Us
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.