At Changes our goal is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space to listen to your concerns, and customize support that works for you. We work with clients of all ages through topics such as mental health, child/youth counselling, maternal counselling, typical life stress challenges, and a variety of other concerns . We also offer group and individual support for individuals who are on the Autism spectrum. We are also happy to help in the event that things aren't too bad, but you are looking for some guidance around personal growth. Whatever the issue is, we meet you where you're at so that you can feel in control of your journey. If you have any questions about whether Changes is a fit for you, feel free to contact us.
Counsellors are here to help you through your journey, grow from your struggles, and move forward to create a life you love.
Changes offers a variety of therapy options within British Columbia to suit your needs:
Individual therapy is offered in person, by telephone, or virtually through a secured platform.
Walk and Talk Therapy is offered in a local park or beach in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Some people like the added benefits that the outdoors and light exercise has on your mental health. So if this sounds like something you would enjoy, let's get walking!
Group therapy is a nice option if you would like to gain some skills to improve your mental health, but are looking to cut costs. Group Therapy is also a great modality to help you connect with others who may be going through similar situations to you.
PEERS® is a 16-week evidence based social skills group for motivated individuals who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. This internationally acclaimed program, used in over 35 countries was originally developed at UCLA by Doctor Elizabeth Laugeson. Social skills are taught, and opportunities to practice these skills are given during each group session. Participants will learn a variety of skills including how to engage in appropriate conversation, how to handle disagreements, use of electronic communications, how to enter and exit conversations, etc. PEERS® groups are most appropriate for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, or other social/behavioral disorders. The PEERS® Program is covered through Autism (AFU) funding.
We are currently accepting registrations for our PEERS® Teen group running September 2022 in Surrey, BC. Spaces are limited so contact us soon to avoid disappointed.
For more information about the PEERS® Program please contact us or visit UCLA's PEERS® website at https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers
Many extended health care benefit plans cover counselling from Registered Clinical Counsellors in British Columbia. Please contact your provider directly to inquire about your coverage. Other sources of coverage include ICBC, Workplace BC, and Employee and Family Assistance programs through your employer. If you are interested in seeing a counsellor at Changes, you can contact your Employee and Family Assistance program to request to see one of us. Our group and individual sessions can also be covered by Autism (AFU) funding.