September 23, 2011

Make An Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment for yourself, a relative, or a friend, or if you would like to make an appointment for a client you are working with, please contact us by phone at 604-299-3539.. Please see the “Referrals” page on this site for more information on who is eligible for services.

We have 28 years of experience working with refugees from over 60 countries around the world, and have expertise in working with survivors of torture and political violence, as well as people who have been persecuted on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We offer our services in more than a dozen languages, including Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Jarai, Mandarin, Pashto, and Spanish, among others. All of our counsellors hold Master’s degrees in Counselling Psychology or Social Work, and are registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors or the British Columbia School of Social Work. Please see the “Staff” page of this site for more information.

What to Expect at the First Appointment: 

  • A warm and welcoming environment where we offer coffee or tea
  • A one-hour intake and assessment with one of our counsellors
  • A conversation with one of our counsellors about options for individual and group counselling
  • A conversation with our Case Coordinator about options for referrals to health, housing, legal, or settlement services