I see clients on an individual basis as well as through group workshop sessions.  I work with children, teens, and adults who tend to be empaths and highly sensitive people (HSPs) who experience anxiety, depression, stress, and overwhelming emotions.  My clinical work has also encompassed working with clients who were dealing with relationship issues, low self-confidence, chronic illness/pain, declining mental and physical health, isolation, life transitions, and bereavement.

Treatment focus includes but is not limited to:

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Self-Expression
  • Mindfulness
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Energy Work
  • Repetitive Thought Patterns
  • Career/Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Life Skills
  • Self-Awareness
  • Confidence Building
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Grief/Loss
  • Pet Loss

— FEES — 

Individual Sessions 

  • 50-minute individual counselling and/or art therapy session: $120
  • 75-minute individual art therapy session: $160
  • 30-minute parent meeting: $60

Longer sessions are recommended for individuals engaging in focused art therapy sessions because it allows for further exploration and discovery during each session.

If you are scheduling a first session for your child, please contact me first.

*A sliding scale is available for a limited number of clients in need.  Please inquiry. 

*If you have extended health benefits, contact your plan provider before your first session to ensure that your plan covers the Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) designation.

Group Workshops

  • Fees vary according to types of sessions.


  • I am available for contract work.  Please inquiry.


Payment for each session is requested at the end of each session or prior to.  Payment is accepted by cash, email money transfer (e-transfer), or cheque made out to Heather Hassenbein.  A $25 fee, plus any bank fees incurred, will be charged for any bounced cheques.

I offer a free 20-minute in person consultation.

Please contact me to book a free consultation or you may book an appointment online.   If you do not see an opening online, please email me as something may be available especially for evening and weekend appointments.

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Heather Hassenbein Counsellor Vancouver, BC Art Therapist Empath Highly Sensitive Person HSP Downtown Kitsilano