Who We Are

MindRight Counselling & Consulting is focused 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 develop personal insight and work towards making positive change 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.

MindRight Counselling & Consulting primarily uses 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.

WHY COUNSELLING?

Have you ever left a pot on the stove, had a lid on top, and didn’t allow for the pressure to vent? What happens? Everything overflows, a huge mess occurs and you have a massive clean-up on your hands. In a sense, counselling works the same way. Stress can build up over time and many of us have a stress tolerance to deal with frustration and anger that result from both our professional and personal lives. Yet, every so often, there comes a 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.

OR, 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. This 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 simply 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 can no longer be ignored.

MindRight Counselling & Consulting can help you whether you are at the “Yellow Light” or “Red Light” stage.

Sometimes, we are not aware that when we are stressed out we experience pain in our bodies whether it is in our neck, shoulders, or other parts. In addition, we may experience nausea, headaches, heartburn, and other somatic symptoms that may not necessarily be related to physical health ailments, but mental health ailments. Our bodies are equipped with warning signs to signal to us when we are not doing well.

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TEAM

  • DIRECTOR

MANJ BATH

, M.ED., R.C.C.

Manj Bath is the Clinical Director of MindRight Counselling & Consulting. He possesses a Master 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 is a member of EMDR Canada.

Manj works with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a Concurrent Disorders Clinician. He has also worked for the Government of BC, Government of Alberta, and various not-for-profit agencies in facilitating group counselling, providing therapy to children, youth, individuals, and families, as well as conducting risk/suicide assessments. He uses a bio-psycho-social model in understanding his clients issues at hand and developing treatment plans that help them meet their goals for therapy. Manj works from a Cognitive-Behavioral approach (CBT), but utilizes an eclectic approach to ensure that his clients receive the help they need to address any concerns. He is also an EMDR Therapist and is currently taking steps towards certification. His primary interest in research involves cross-cultural/multicultural counselling and exploring themes of validation in immigrant populations. He is available for any media appearances or educational workshops discussing mental health, cross cultural issues, and other related areas.

  • ASSOCIATE COUNSELLOR

ABBY CHOW

, M.A., R.C.C.

Abby Chow is an Associate Counsellor with MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She obtained her Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

Abby has worked with individuals, children, youth, and families impacted by crime, intimate partner violence, mental health, complex trauma, addiction, as well as grief and loss for private and not-for-profit agencies. She has also worked with various charitable organizations, such as the Starlight Foundation, dedicated to improving the lives of children and families who are dealing with chronic, life-threatening illnesses. Abby uses an anti-oppressive systemic approach in conceptualizing clients presenting concerns and works collaboratively to help them move through life various stressors.

Abby works from an Existential approach, valuing individual uniqueness and competence in confronting the givens of existence, but incorporates various other therapeutic modalities such as Narrative, CBT, Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy to holistically approach concerns that arise in the therapeutic space. Her primary work in research involves investigating the relationship between personality typology and healthy cultural adaptation in transnational populations. Abby offers services in English and Cantonese.

We are available for workshops, Seminars, and Media appearances.

FEES & SERVICES

Our fees are in accordance to the recommended fee schedule of the BCACC. MindRight Counselling 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 (via Square), or personal cheque. Personal cheques are subjected to an additional $10 charge due to processing fees.

SUBSIDIZED
COUNSELLING

  • 50 Minutes

  • $80/Session

  • Only available for client approved through CVAP or currently on Income/Disability Assistance.

  • Evening/Weekend appiontments available.

INDIVIDUAL
COUNSELLING

  • 50 Minutes

  • $120/Session (Associate Rate) $140/session (Clinical director)

  • Extended length sessions available.

  • Can be covered by most Extended Health care providers.

  • Evening/Weekend appointments available.

COUPLE/FAMILY
COUNSELLING

  • 50 Minutes

  • $180/Session

  • Extended length sessions available.

  • Can be covered by most Extended Health care providers.

  • Evening/Weekend appointments available.

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. MindRight Counselling will ask for a Credit Card to be put on file for this matter. All financial information will be subjected to encryption.

Coverage

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, ihaveaplan, and others. MindRight Counselling & Consulting recommends 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.

ICBC/WorkSafe/Legal Involvement: If you are approved for counselling services through ICBC, MindRight Counselling & Consulting 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, WorkSafe, or Crown Counsel, MindRight Counselling & Consulting 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.

Employee Family Assistance Program (EAFAP) Coverage: We are an approved EFAP provider for Homewood Health, FSEAP, and LifeWorks.  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 Gamling & Problem Gambling (RGPG) Program: 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.

Morneau Shepell Trauma Services/Assist Program: We are an approved clinical provider for Trauma Services/Assist via Morneau Shepell. If your organization has contracted with Morneau Shepell for Trauma Services, we provide on-site group facilitation/individual sessions with employees impacted by PTSD. In addition, the Trauma Assist program allows for individuals to have 8-14 sessions free of charges to alleviate symptoms related to trauma. Check with your employer to see if your organization has this coverage.

Doctors of BC Physician Health Program: We are an approved service provider for the Physician Health Program. We provide counselling services for physicians and physician trainees in overcoming challenging issues that can impact their health and well-being.

CONTACT US

If you are looking to make a positive change in your life, complete our contact form to begin with MindRight Counselling and Consulting