Virtual Group Therapy

virtual group therapy

About Virtual 
Group Therapy

Group therapy can be a powerful tool in assisting people with anxiety, depression, trauma and problematic substance use. The support and feedback of group therapy can lessen symptoms, improve functionality and make a return to work possible. 

Boreal Wellness Centres offers evidence-based group therapy for anxiety, depression and trauma through secure video conference.  These virtual group programs aim to help clients become more resilient and improve their quality of life.  

Boreal Wellness Centres' video conference technology provides high quality video and audio and is PIPEDA/PHIPA compliant. Participants are required to use headphones and to locate themselves in a quiet place where they will not be disturbed.  

Features of our Resilient Living™ virtual group programs include:

  • maximum group size of 10 participants
  • same group members for the duration of the program
  • 12 months of free aftercare (one-hour group sessions led by a therapist)
  • clients can add on individual, family or substance use therapy to any group program.

A limited number of sliding scale seats are available in each cohort.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us and we will help you choose the virtual group therapy program that is right for you.

Resilient Living™
Virtual Group for
Anxiety / Depression

Our Resilient LivingTM Virtual Group Program for Anxiety and Depression is delivered using secure video conference technology, which makes it accessible to people living anywhere in British Columbia (Ontario coming soon!).

This program consists of 20 sessions, each 3 hours in length, over 10 weeks.  The 3 hour sessions are a combination of group psychotherapy and a rotation of mindfulness, nutrition, fitness and medication education.

This Virtual Group is for people with moderate or moderate-severe depression and/or anxiety.  The program uses cognitive behavioural (CBT) curriculum and includes topics such as: 

  • understanding how to change negative patterns of thinking
  • how to avoid mind traps
  • understanding and managing emotions
  • importance of behavioural activation
  • managing relationships

For more information on eligibility criteria and start times, please contact us.  Pricing information is available here.


Resilient Living™
Virtual Trauma Group 

Boreal Wellness Centres offers a virtual treatment program for people who experiencing the distressing effects of trauma. The Resilient Living™ Virtual Trauma Group aims to improve daily functioning and quality of life for clients. This is achieved by reducing the impact of symptoms and emotional turmoil that can occur when a person experiences trauma.

As clients learn to draw on their strengths, they discover new paths for moving forward instead of being controlled by trauma. Upon completion of the program clients will have new resiliency skills, insights, and resources to sustain a journey of recovery that includes our weekly support groups.

This program is delivered through secure video conferencing to provide a convenient and safe therapeutic environment.  It consists of 20 sessions, each 2 hours in length, over 10 weeks.  Also included are 12 months of weekly aftercare support groups.

The Virtual Trauma Group is for people with a PTSD diagnois who are medically stable and have a low risk of self-harm.  For more information on eligibility criteria and start dates, please contact us.  Pricing information is available here.


  Key service areas include but are not limited to:

  • Victoria
  • Abbotsford
  • White Rock
  • Nanaimo
  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Chilliwack
  • Prince George
  • Courtenay


  • Campbell River
  • Penticton
  • Mission
  • Parksville
  • Vernon
  • Cranbrook
  • Fort St. John
  • Powell River
  • Salmon Arm