Seeking mental health and grief support for the barriers and challenges that naturally sometimes present themselves in our lives can be a daunting task. At Vibrance Counselling and Psychotherapy, we offer compassionate and caring approaches to help begin to navigate some of those challenges in a comfortable and private space. You’ve taken the first step already, let’s begin to foster your vibrant life together.


Richard AverySomething About Me

I am a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and received my Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. I am passionate about providing well-informed grief and mental health support to people of all ages. Using an eclectic mix of therapeutic approaches drawing on elements of CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Narrative, and Solution-Focused therapies, I provide a client-centred and collaborative therapeutic space. In addition I have attended specialized training in narrative therapy, grief therapy, and suicide bereavement.


Individual Therapy
We can explore what is important to you, and work to connect meaning to your life experiences. The therapy journey can also include finding opportunities to set goals and discuss preferred outcomes for growth or change collaboratively to help promote your healing and wellness. I offer a non-judgemental and confidential space where you will have an opportunity to have a compassionate conversation looking at multiple perspectives and strategies for: improving communication, managing anxiety, stress, depression, and improving your self-confidence.
Grief Therapy
Each person’s grief is a unique and personal experience. Grief is not something that needs fixing, but through bearing witness to your emotions and pain, we can work together to help incorporate your grief into your life in a healthy and understanding way. Your grief journey is about where you are, and about how you feel, and cannot be about another’s agenda or timeline. Experiencing grief can be a very isolating path to walk. Let’s begin that walk together to bring some vibrance back into your life.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can we talk before booking an appointment?
During our first conversation prior to booking our appointment, we can explore what your needs are, and discuss my approaches to see if this is a good fit for you.
How much does each session cost?
Session fees are $130/hr. or $65/ half hr. (or part thereof) Reduced fees are available on a limited basis. Please contact me to discuss availability.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payments are due at the end of each session and can be made by Cash, Debit, e-Transfer, or Credit Card.
Will my insurance benefit cover my therapy?
I provide session invoices which can be submitted to benefit insurance plans which cover psychotherapy by a Registered Social Worker. They may also be tax-deductible if not fully covered.


Let’s begin a conversation on how I can best help support you. Please contact me below.

Please note: I do not offer emergency services. If you are in crisis, please seek support through calling HERE 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247, by going to your local hospital’s emergency room service, or by calling 911.