Bridge the Gap will offer accessible one-to-one therapeutic support to individuals who are struggling with an eating disorder. Bridge the Gap will be offered at an affordable $35 / hour. A small number of partial bursaries may be available.
 
Therapeutic support will be provided by practicum students enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited B.C. university, in a relevant discipline at the graduate level. Students will be overseen by a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
 
Please review the following criteria before completing this Bridge the Gap Interest Form:
  • Clients must be 19 years or older.
  • Clients must be struggling with disordered eating or a diagnosed or self-diagnosed eating disorder.
  • Clients must be recovery focused and willing to work closely with a therapist to help them meet their recovery goals.
  • Clients will be offered up to 10 months of support and must be willing to change therapists if necessary.
  • Clients must be willing to attend therapy sessions weekly or every two weeks, and be committed to attending their sessions as scheduled.
  • Co-morbidities are not a barrier; however, if the individual is reporting health impacts that require medical intervention, the program has the right to recommend/request the individual follow up with their general practitioner or other care provider to ensure physical safety and capacity to undertake therapeutic work.
  • Clients must not have had a suicide attempt in the past six months.
  • Clients cannot be in a hospital or residential treatment program at the time of seeking therapy through Bridge the Gap, however they can be on waitlist for hospital or residential care.
  • Clients must reside in B.C.
  • At the beginning and end of the counselling relationship, clients will be provided information on other eating disorder resources and will be encouraged to access additional support programs or services.
Please provide the following information, which will help us determine if we are able to support you through Bridge the Gap. It will also enable us to better understand the communities we support. Your personal information is confidential.

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email

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* 3. Cell Phone

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* 4. Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)

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* 5. Address

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* 6. City/Town

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* 7. Postal Code

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* 8. Languages

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* 9. Gender Identity

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* 10. Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community?

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* 11. Ethnicity (check all that apply; options are from Statistics Canada)

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* 12. Have you experienced any of the following barriers to care in relation to your eating disorder? (check all that apply)

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* 13. How did you hear about Bridge the Gap?

Thank you for submitting your Bridge the Gap Interest Form. It will be reviewed and we will follow up with a phone call. Please note that counselling spots are very limited. We will let you know whether or not a counselling spot is available.

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