COMMON GOOD COUNSELLING
You are welcome here.
Just as you are.
BONNY YUNG (she/her)
Are you in a season of struggle and looking for clarity and change? Please know that the journey doesn't have to be taken alone. When alongside a trusted other, healing is possible. Together we can uncover unhelpful patterns, process difficult emotions, and become more deeply connected to ourselves and others.
Areas of focus:
Anxiety, depression, and low mood
Attachment issues and difficult childhood experiences
Parental burnout and stress
Grief and living with loss
Self-esteem and shame
Do you see clients in-person?
Yes, I see clients in-person on Wednesdays (9:30 am - 2:20 pm) in the Il Mercato Building, 202-1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver.
How should I prepare for the first session?
For virtual sessions, simply ensure that you are in a comfortable, safe, and private space.
**Covid-19: Please note that I am accepting in-person clients who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.**
What will the first session look like?
The first session typically includes an overview of the limits to confidentiality, a discussion about what has brought you here, and the goals you had in mind. After the first session, you will likely have a good idea about our fit together and decide whether or not you would like to begin the counselling process with me.
Are sessions covered?
Counselling by a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) is generally covered by most extended health plans, but please confirm with your insurer.
Is therapy confidential?
As a registered counsellor, I am bound by my association (BCACC) to ensure therapy is completely confidential. However, there are situations when I would be required to break confidentiality and follow a duty to report: if there is any reason for me to believe that you have an imminent plan to hurt yourself, another person, or if there is a child in your life who is in danger. Also, if anything in your life involves the court of law, I may be subpoenaed by court to submit our session notes.
Do you offer a reduced rate?
Yes, I reserve a limited number of sessions for those who are experiencing financial insecurity. Limit of five 50-minute sessions per client. Priority is given to single parents, newcomers to Canada, and BIPOC individuals. A waitlist may be involved.
What happens if we're not a good fit?
No worries at all. It sometimes takes seeing a few counsellors before you find someone that feels right to you. I would be happy to refer you to a trusted colleague.
How often do I come for sessions?
You are not obligated to a set number of sessions. But I generally see people on a bi-weekly basis because good therapy takes time.
Wednesday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, 9:30 am -2:30 pm
Thursday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm (bi-weekly)
Friday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am-12:30 pm (bi-weekly)
$130 + gst, per 50-minute session of individual therapy.
I accept payment by the end of each session through e-transfer. I will issue a receipt to you once payment has been received.
** $10 from every regular priced session goes towards supporting counselling needs in Vancouver's marginalized communities. **
Reduced rate sessions are available to those experiencing financial insecurity. Limited to five sessions per client. Priority is given to single parents, newcomers to Canada, and BIPOC individuals. Reach out for more information.
Address: Il Mercato Building
202-1651 Commercial Drive
Please provide at least 48-hours of notice if you are not able to make it to a session. Payment is due in full if sessions are missed or cancelled within less than 48-hours from the booked session time.
Spreading Some Good
$10 from each standard-priced session will go towards supporting the counselling needs of those living in Vancouver's marginalized communities. WATARI Counselling & Support Services Society was developed in 1986 as a response to the lack of services and programs for high-risk street involved youth in Vancouver and has since expanded to offer 13 essential programs.