CounsellingOur certified counsellors provide a safe and confidential environment to help our Indigenous learner’s transition into the student life. Whether it’s working through anxiety, depression, or grief, our counselllors can help. Students can either drop-in or make an appointment.

Personal Counselling

Our certified counsellors can provide support for various personal situations including:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Building coping skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Grief and loss
  • Abuse in intimate relationships
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Adult sexual assault
  • Survivors of Indian Residential Schools and/or foster care

Support for a Crisis Situation

For crisis situations, our certified counsellors can help you work through various areas including:

  • Suicidal thoughts or feelings
  • Threats of physical harm or assault
  • Extreme anxiety or panic attacks
  • Sudden death of a student, staff or faculty member

Workshops

Workshop and group offerings vary throughout the year. If you are interested in a workshop or group that is not presently offered, please contact us with your interest at fvrc@necvancouver.org or cdeutsch@necvancouver.org. If we have sufficient interest in a workshop or group, we will offer it as soon as possible.

Workshop topics:

  • What is Lateral Violence?
  • Conflict  Resolution
  • Understanding Depression
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Medicine Wheel Teachings

Groups

  • Peer Support Circle
  • Cultural Arts – Beading, painting, drum making
  • Parenting Support Group

 

Community Resources

There are numerous community resources to access in Metro Vancouver including housing, legal, and child care. Click here for a list of community resources. 


For more information, contact:

Yvette Bear, MC, RCC
Family Violence Resource Centre Coordinator
604.873.3772 Ext. 312
fvrc@necvancouver.org 

or

Cory Deutsch, MA, RCC
Counselling Department Coordinator
604.873.3772 Ext. 308
cdeutsch@necvancouver.org