Insurance Coverage

Counselling visits are not currently covered under the BC Medical Services Plan. However, some extended benefits plans do offer partial or full coverage for Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC's). We strongly advise you to check with your employer or insurance provider to see if you are covered.



At Nirivia Counselling we offer both talk and arts-based therapies. We work with both children and adults who have experienced, or are experiencing, difficulties surrounding grief and loss, trauma, and compassion fatigue. This includes associated symptoms or difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, complex bereavement, addiction and issues surrounding identity.  We are located in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver.


Since we believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of healing we offer 30-minute initial phone consultations for free.

We offer services at a rate of $120 for a 50-minute session, however we do have a limited number of spots available at a sliding scale rate for those who need it.

Payments can be made by cash, cheque, Visa, Master Card, or e-transfer at the end of session.

$2 from every session will be donated to Forest and the Femme - a non-profit organization which helps empower women from the DTES through connection to nature.

Cancellation Policy

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours prior will be billed for the cost of the missed session.