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Low Cost Counselling

As a requirement to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Masters level counselling students must complete a practicum.  This practicum experience includes 10 months of providing in-person counselling to individuals and couples. Students receive weekly supervision by an approved Registered Clinical Counsellor.

The students chosen to complete their practicum at Counselling on Main are selected based on their areas of interest, "fit" at our clinic, life experience, education and interest in self-reflection.  Having Masters level counselling interns working with us means we can offer a lower cost counselling option. Sessions with Masters students are $70 for a 60 minute session. If you would like to start counselling with our MA practicum student in September 2023, please book here or for more information, contact us!

Jonathan Paez

It is with gratitude that Jonathan is finally able to work as an intern counsellor. He hopes to work with all people to the best of his abilities including:


  • Cultural Responsivity and Social Justice

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Stress and Anger Management

  • Mindfulness and Spirituality

  • Meaning-Making and Emotional Regulation

  • Relationships

  • Chronic pain

  • Grief

  • Youth

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Jonathan has an eclectic array of experiences that he hopes to bring together to help you feel your best. He devotes himself to understanding a person as a whole. His ability to listen, communicate, and collaborate is what he dedicates to the people that come to seek therapy with him. understands the uniqueness of the individual and supports all forms of therapies that best help each person. He focuses on developing a safe, trusting, and secure relationship by working in a non-judgmental and insightful manner. Curiosity is a primary driving force in his interactions with respect being at the forefront. He believes that working with a person as a whole is integral to health and healing and thus takes an integrative, holistic, trauma-informed approach and incorporates person-centered, cognitive behavioural, narrative, solution-focused and somatic perspectives and techniques. Jonathan has sought many forms of healing from various parts of the world and understands that some people may experience barriers to beginning the counselling process and hopes to be a respectful, kind, and encouraging participant along your journey while providing guidance that is at your pace. 


More about Jonathan

Jonothan was born in the Philippines and raised in Vancouver. He completed his Bachelor's of Human Kinetics in 2007 from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and sparked a life-long passion for human sciences. Jonathan continued on to attain a Bachelor's of Education from UBC in 2009 to complement his other passions – education, youth-work, and travel. He lived and worked in South Korea for several years, absorbing all he could about cultures, languages, and food. Upon his return to Canada, he became a registered massage therapist in 2018. Currently, Jonathan teaches at Langara Community College in areas of human sciences, massage therapy skills, and professional development. While working as a massage therapist, helping people and movers of all ages and abilities, Jonathan was inspired to again expand his knowledge about the human experience. He is currently working toward a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and is excited to offer support to the Mount Pleasant community at Counselling on Main under the supervision of Tiffani Van Buckley.​

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