ICBC Counselling

ICBC pre-approves 12 counselling sessions within the initial 12 weeks following your accident.

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ICBC Counselling Services in Vancouver: Your Comprehensive Guide to Post-Accident Support

Car accidents can turn your life upside down, leaving you with emotional and psychological scars that may take time to heal. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, stress, or emotional distress after an accident in BC,  ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) offers fully covered counselling services to residents in need. Even better, you don’t have to wait for ICBC approval or a doctor’s referral to start your journey toward better mental health.

Treatments Covered by ICBC

To initiate counselling after an accident, you won’t have to wait for a specialist appointed by ICBC to contact you, nor will you need a doctor’s referral. The process is straightforward and accessible to anyone in need. ICBC pre-approves 12 counselling sessions within the initial 12 weeks following your accident.

To book your first session, all we need from you is

    • Your birth date
    • The accident date
    • ICBC claim number
    • If it has been 12 weeks since your accident, we will need: A doctor’s referral indicating the need for counselling related to the accident

How Does Billing Work?

Equimind counselling is registered ICBC provider and participate in the auto injury program. We directly bill ICBC for your convenience. 

Maggie and Daniel are currently unable to offer direct billing services. However, you have the option to submit your invoice to ICBC for reimbursement. There is no additional cost for counseling, and you do not have to pay extra.

Long-Term Counselling and Additional Support

In some cases, your recovery journey may extend beyond the initial 12 weeks. If your healthcare provider suggests ongoing care, they can submit an extended treatment plan, outlining the additional sessions and the expected benefits.

Why Choose Counselling After Your Accident

  • Emotional Support: Accidents can be traumatic experiences that may result in a range of emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, and sadness. A counsellor can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express and process these emotions.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress: Some accidents, particularly severe ones, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Counsellors are trained to help individuals cope with and manage the symptoms of PTSD.

  • Coping Strategies: A counsellor can teach coping strategies that help individuals deal with the physical and emotional aftermath of an accident. This can include stress management, relaxation techniques, and problem-solving skills.

  • Family and Relationship Support: Accidents can strain relationships with family and friends. A counsellor can help individuals and their loved ones navigate these challenges, communicate effectively, and rebuild or strengthen relationships.
  • Grief and Loss: In cases where accidents result in the loss of a loved one or severe injury, the grieving process can be overwhelming. A counselor can provide support and guidance to help individuals process their grief and loss.

  • Building Resilience: Counselling can help individuals build resilience, enabling them to bounce back from the trauma of an accident and adapt to their new circumstances.

  • Professional Guidance: Counsellors are trained to address various psychological and emotional challenges. They can tailor their approach to the unique needs of the individual, offering personalized guidance and support.

If you’ve been through a car accident and are struggling to cope, know that support is available. Don’t hesitate to seek help and take the necessary steps towards your mental and emotional recovery. Your well-being is a priority, and our counsellors are here to help you on your journey to healing.

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