ShiftGrit’s Vancouver Counsellors Are Trained In Our Innovative & Structured Approach to Therapy

We use specific elements of the most cutting-edge, well-researched, evidence-based, scientific approaches to therapy, put them in the most effective order, and boost results with Shift innovations. Our downtown Vancouver counsellors re-calibrate your cognitive perspective and subconscious reactions, so you can crush life’s challenges, be more in control of your relationships, reactions, and confidence and consistently approach your goals. The strength-based, solution focused therapy with us shows up in all areas of life because we train core mental health fitness.

How Does ShiftGrit’s Therapy Program Work in Vancouver

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Step One:

Find the Root Cause
Our registered counsellors launch a detailed investigation into your patterns, mental health history, and past life experience. We use this to identify the root causes of your concerns.

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Step Two:

Educate Your Conscious Mind
ShiftGrit Counsellors use this to teach your thinking, or conscious, cognitive mind, why your concern exists, and how it works.

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Train Your Subconscious Mind
A lot of therapy stops at the cognitive, conscious mind but ours goes beyond it.

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Step Four: Application

A New Thought Foundation
You make the changes in your life that you couldn’t do before.  Armed with a new thought foundation from ShiftGrit Counselling, you aren’t limited by a mindset that gets in your way. The sky’s the limit!

Work with our Canadian Certified Counsellors(CCC) or Registered Clinical Counsellors(RCC)

Our online counselling offers Registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with CCPA* or as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). Our structured therapeutic approach can help those with mental health challenges or even high performers looking to optimize their lives. In our area of practice, we treat children over 12, adolescents, and adults for individual therapy.

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Vancouver Counselling Services:


Your British Columbia counselor will be interested in identifying your limiting beliefs and how they may “show up” in your day-to-day life. Then, using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and bilateral stimulation, your counsellor will help you reprocess traumatic memories and emotions associated with these limiting beliefs, so they will no longer be an overwhelming presence in your life.


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Additional clinical concerns that we provide therapeutic intervention for:

  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Behavioural Addictions
  • Anorexia
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Suicidality and Self Harm
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Phobias

There are specific non-clinical issues that people often need help with in an effort to optimize their lives. Many high-achievers and entrepreneurially-oriented individuals can benefit from the non-cognitively oriented approach of the ShiftGrit Method.


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Additional life optimizations that we provide psychological intervention for:

  • Sex Issues and Sex Therapy
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Insomnia Treatment
  • Bullying
  • Coming Out (LGBTQ+)
  • Infertility
  • Positive Parenting
  • Child Behaviour Issues
  • Toxic Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Polyamory
  • Divorce
  • Self-esteem Concerns
  • Retirement & Empty Nest

The exposure therapy that ShiftGrit uses called “Bilateral Stimulation” is an empirically supported therapy for addressing the emotional and psychological suffering that might result from a distressing or traumatic life incident or experience. With Bilateral Stimulation , the incident may be desensitized and processed again to diminish its unpleasantness and severity. It operates similarly to how the brain naturally processes information when you are sleeping during REM. One of the beautiful things about Bilateral Stimulation is that you don’t have to go into great detail about the specific issue, circumstance, or occurrence you want to deal with and move through.

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Our Client Experience Specialists

At ShiftGrit our dedication to meeting your treatment goals starts with our “Client Experience Specialist”, a specially trained customer service representative who will take your information request, phone call, or online booking and make sure that you are matched with a Vancouver Counselling that will identify the root causes of your concerns and train new adaptive responses.

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Get Matched With The Best Counsellor For You By Our CES

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Virtual Shop – Online Counselling Services, Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, British Columbia
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FAQ

Therapists are classically educated AND then specially trained in our unique mental health services.

We come armed with a very specific, structured program and our Vancouver therapists will guide you through it step-by-step.  One benefit of working with a directive therapist is that they will orient you to the underlying, causal factors, which avoids getting stuck in surface-level weeds and helps facilitate long-lasting mental health benefits.

Depending on treatment needs and financial circumstances, every client is different, but Shift psychologists typically see their clients once every week or two.

This is a tough one. It’s a little bit like asking a personal trainer how long it will take to bench press 100 pounds. It all depends on personal characteristics, how much work you have to do, how often we see you, how hard you work and how our program clicks with you.  That said, our results are fast and furious for most of our clients, and we tend to attribute this to our structured, outcome-driven therapeutic model.  We don’t have wandering discussions; there’s a goal for each and every session, and we try darn hard to help you reach it.

We do not offer phone consultations with our clinicians, but if you have a question for us, we will always find time to chat. Our Concierge and Front of House Staff are very knowledgeable about our approach and therapy. We want you to be comfortable with your choice of therapist near me and service.

Our Values

ShiftGrit Counselling was developed to address the five main limitations that prevent people from proactively seeking the help of Vancouver counselors to enhance their lives.

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Destigmatize

We seek to destigmatize the profession of counselling. We want clients who are proud of their time here and will be proud to tell their friends and family.

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Demystify

We also work to demystify the counselling process. We do this through sharing our knowledge and teaching our language so our clients have a chance to make their own informed decisions.

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Creating Accessibility

Creating accessibility through our various podcasts, blogs & technology help our clients get the most out of every session and provides the utmost value from our counselling sessions.

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Freedom To Transcend

Taking responsibility for ourselves, our behaviour and the consequences that it has on our lives and the lives of others around us. We don’t have to live by anyone’s predefined ideas about who we should be provided we remain accountable.

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Truth Over Comfort

When we remain accountable to ourselves in life transitions then we are also able to demand that out of others. This has a stabilizing, “win-win” effect on our relationships. Those around us know where we stand and learn to expect the truth out of us.