In-Person and Online Therapy for Canadians, made Phare

We match Canadians seeking help with qualified counsellors

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In Person and Online Therapy Canada

Get access to the mental health support you need

No long waitlists, no tedious processes, no barriers - because, well, that’s how counselling should work. We aim to replace the outdated therapy model with a sustainable system that removes barriers to access and focuses on what really matters: supporting your mental health.

At Phare, we offer sliding scale fees to ensure everyone can access our services. With in-person access to counsellors in BC and online therapy across Canada, we will match you with a counsellor that meets your specific needs. Together, we have the opportunity to make mental health more accessible, more inclusive, and more fair.

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Taking your first step towards healing

Experience the difference that personalized, compassionate, and accessible therapy can make in your life.

  1. Pay What’s Fair: We offer flexible pricing options to ensure you’re able to get the care you need regardless of budget.
  2. Diverse Team of Therapists: Our highly skilled counsellors in Ontario, BC and throughout Canada, offer a wide range of specializations tailored to meet your unique mental health needs.
  3. Health Benefits Coverage: We accept a wide range of benefits packages including plans from BC, Ontario and many student health care plans.
  4. Online Counselling and In-Person Session: We have in person therapists in BC and online counsellors to help all Canadians.
About Us

Getting Started Is Simple

Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible, so you can do the important work of supporting your mental health. Here’s how the process works:

Initial Call

We start with a free 20 min phone call to learn more about your specific needs.

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Counsellor Match

Together, we'll select the best counsellor for you.

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30min Consultation

This is your chance to chat with your therapist and see if it's a good match.

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Testimonials

"Phare is a responsive, consistent, and reliable service. They act quickly to support our clients and they take the time to work with people wherever they are in their mental health journey. Phare fills a gap in the mental health sector by trying to support as many people as possible, regardless of financial barriers. I am confident in referring my clients to them."

Hayley Schmalz
AFC
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"Phare has been wonderful. Katie is my superhero. Her superpower  is listening…"

Michelle Edis
Phare Client
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"Amazing service with an amazing cause! Katie is a lovely human with all the right intentions to help anyone who comes into her life. Highly recommend her and Phare as a whole."

Anonymous
Phare Client

Meet Phare the Counsellors

Our therapists specialize in a wide array of areas, including LGBTQ2+ concerns, anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, and beyond. With their extensive experience and empathetic approach, our team members are equipped to guide you through your unique mental health journey.

Through years of experience, our registered counsellors have honed their skills and developed an empathetic approach that goes beyond traditional therapy. They understand that mental health challenges are deeply personal and unique to each individual. With a deep sense of empathy, they provide a safe space for you to express your feelings, thoughts, and concerns openly.

Discover our amazing team and find the clinical counsellor that is right for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do sessions cost? 

Rates range from $59 to $150 for a session. Sliding scale options vary amongst counsellors, you can find more information on our pricing page.

Are your sessions covered by insurance? 

Yes! You can submit claims from Phare to most insurance providers. Be sure to check with your insurance plan before making a financial commitment.

How long do the sessions last? 

Our sessions last for 50 mins.

Do you offer virtual sessions

We sure do! We offer online therapy sessions in BC, Ontario and across Canada. 

Do you offer in person sessions 

At this time we only offer in-person therapy sessions in BC.

What qualifications and licenses do your therapists hold? 

Our therapists are either registered clinical counsellors (RCC) or registered social workers (RSWs). We also have some practicum students and pre-certified therapists who are in the process of getting certified offering low cost services.

Do you offer couples therapy? 

We sure do! Our counsellors offer a variety of services with couples therapy being one of them.