106-4475 Viewmont Ave, Victoria, BC V8Z 6L8 | 201-1070 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 1S7

Better Life
Counselling & Therapy

Better Life
Counselling & Therapy

Counselling services in Coquitlam, Victoria & across British Columbia

build confidence | connect with yourself | strengthen your relationships

Convenient Appointments

No waitlist and offering evening & weekend appointments

In-Person Sessions

Offering in-person sessions in Victoria and Coquitlam

Virtual Appointments

Online therapy is available across British Columbia

Do you want more out of your life?

Emotional struggles, navigating relationship issues, or dealing with the impact of past experiences can feel overwhelming. No matter what you are dealing with, you don’t need to face it alone.

Reconnect with yourself and the most important people in your life.

Get the therapy you need today.

Better Life Counselling & Therapy

Our Therapy Options

Regardless of your life stage, challenges, or goals, our team is here to support you. Better Life Counselling & Therapy provides therapeutic services in Coquitlam, Victoria and across BC.

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Individual Therapy

We help you identify and change what is keeping you stuck so you can live with more vitality and connection.
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Couples Therapy

We help you to work on your relationship so that you can understand each other better and build a loving, trusting and joyful connection.
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Family Therapy

Family conflict is often difficult to navigate on your own. We help you work through conflicts and experience harmony and love in your family.

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Teen Therapy

Being a teenager can be tough. We provide a safe and non-judgemental space for your teen to feel supported in what can be a challenging time.

Supporting You Through Life's Challenges

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PTSD & Trauma
Therapy

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Parenting & Child Relationship Building

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Anxiety & Panic
Treatment

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Relationship
Therapy

We help you work toward personal healing and growth

About Us

Why Choose Better Life Counselling & Therapy?

At Better Life Counselling & Therapy, our approach centres around the belief that you are already whole – it is our job to provide the support and guidance you need to bring forth the best version of yourself.

We help you connect with the right therapist for your needs in a safe and welcoming environment. Our experienced team provides the support, tools and evidenced-based treatments to build a life that feels better. We provide in-person therapy in Victoria and Coquitlam, and virtual therapy across British Columbia.

We want to help you build confidence, connect with yourself, and strengthen your relationships.

Michelle Rahn, owner of Better Life Counselling & Therapy in Victoria and Coquitlam

Michelle Rahn

Founder & Director
Registered Clinical Counsellor

We provide therapy that is:

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Authentic

We believe healing requires a genuine connection between a therapist and client. We provide you with a safe and non-judgemental environment.

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Individualized

Our approach is tailored to you, providing the skills and strategies that will help you heal in the way you need most.
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Evidence-Based

Even in the most stuck places – relief is possible. Our integrative approach combines the most effective therapies to create lasting change.

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Practical

The skills and strategies you will gain from working with us can be used immediately after each session to help you feel better faster.

Our Team

Find The Right Therapist For You

We can help you find the best therapist for you! Click below to get matched with a therapist.

Our Approach

How Our Therapy Works

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We Get To Know You

The first step on your healing journey is building a trusting, supportive relationship. As your therapist, we create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can share your experiences. Our connection forms the foundation for change, and every step is taken at your pace, respecting your unique needs and boundaries.

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We Develop A Plan

Change and growth can be challenging, but they're an integral part of your journey. As we navigate through your experiences, we'll foster resilience, encourage self-compassion, and promote positive coping strategies. Together, we'll help you embrace your potential, empowering you to face life's challenges with newfound strength and vitality.

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We Help You Move Forward

Our goal is to help you gain a deeper understanding of your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. We'll explore your experiences, patterns, and reactions, unveiling the 'why' behind them. This deepened understanding can pave the way for self-acceptance and transformation, empowering you to make conscious choices that align with your authentic self and promote wellbeing.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

We believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. Over time, many people find that working with a therapist in-person or via online therapy provides individuals with a significant, increased clarity and a real sense of empowerment. However, it is important to know that while the effects of ongoing therapy are not immediate, they are enduring. You will likely have some sense of the potential usefulness of therapy for you after a few sessions with your therapist. If you are concerned about whether your experience in therapy is benefiting you, you and your therapist should discuss your experience and expectations.
This varies and depends on your specific needs. We suggest scheduling your first 4 appointments approximately one week apart. You and your therapist will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
The length of treatment varies from one person to another and will depend on your goals and history. In your first sessions, you and your therapist discuss this and create an outline of your treatment plan. Research suggests that the majority of individuals will remain in therapy for approximately 12-20 sessions to achieve their goals. Some may need less sessions, especially if the therapy is for a specific shorter-term problem. Others want more sessions if they have more than one condition or are looking to understand and make changes to life-long patterns. We are an open door practice and see many of our clients over their lifespan as they face different challenges that come up in adult life.
Sessions are $166.67 (plus GST). We accept credit card only. After each session, the credit card you provide us will be charged. You will get a receipt emailed or printed with your therapist’s license number on it in case you are submitting to your insurance company. Please note, services are not covered by MSP but are often partially or fully covered by extended insurance plans. Insurance plans differ in what they cover, so please contact your specific provider for coverage details and claim procedures.

Check out our team’s bios and which therapist has availability that works with your schedule. If you are unsure of who to see, or would like us to match you with a counsellor best suited to your needs, fill out our match with a counsellor form and we will help you find a match for your needs. All of our counsellors offer free 20-minute consultations by phone or video so that you can determine if they are a good fit for you.

Yes, we offer couples therapy in person and online. If your partner does not want to attend couples counselling, individual counselling can help you feel like you are coping in the best possible way with the challenges in your relationship.
We see youth (11+) and adult clients of all different backgrounds, political affiliations, genders, and sexual orientations. We provide in-person counselling in Coquitlam, South Vancouver Island and virtually across all of BC.

Get Started With Better Life Counselling & Therapy

We Make Getting Started Easy

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Book An Appointment

If you are a current client or are ready to get started, book your appointment here.
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Book A Free Consultation

We will answer your questions and match you with a therapist that will best fit your needs!

If you have questions about therapy, our services, or would like to get in touch for other reasons, please submit a message via our contact form. We will respond within the same day (Sundays excluded).

Better Life
Counselling & Therapy

Better Life
Counselling & Therapy

Change is within your reach - let us help you take the first step.