Personalized Mental Health Support That Works

Born after noticing the need for accessible, inclusive, and personalized mental health support, VRAI provides its services in person in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and virtually across Ontario (en français et en anglais).

Curious to learn more about VRAI? Our team of highly trained and experienced therapists uses various evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Based on our highly effective mental health assessments, we can offer solutions that meet our clients where they are, whenever they seek help.

Within our safe and supportive environment, we witness online therapy’s transformative power. Every day, we are grateful to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

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What’s in a name?

VRAI [“vrè” in French]adjective

  1. True, genuine, authentic
  2. Being in accordance with the actual state or conditions
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When we chose our company’s name, we wanted something special – word(s) that would describe our core belief in creating honest, meaningful connections.

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We also wanted our name to reflect what we promise to provide our clients: authentic, culturally sensitive mental health counselling services.

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By naming ourselves “VRAI,” we were able to achieve both. The meaningful word helps embody our mission to foster positive change and growth by honouring true connections – and also gives a nod to our unique makeup of bilingual personal therapists.

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Our Mission

At VRAI, we are more than just a company – we are a team of passionate individuals dedicated to making a positive impact on people’s lives. Our mission is to provide compassionate and effective mental health support, fostering true well-being for individuals. With a warm and precise approach, we aim to build trust and establish meaningful connections with our clients.

Led by a team of experienced and empathetic professionals, VRAI is a leading provider of modern mental health services. We offer a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Our goal is to empower individuals to overcome life’s challenges and unlock their full potential.

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Team Members

Our team is comprised of highly qualified licensed therapists who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Each member of our team is dedicated to providing personalized and culturally sensitive care. We believe in the power of connection and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our clients.

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VRAI was born out of the recognition of a significant conflict in the mental health marketplace. We observed a lack of accessible and inclusive mental health support that truly addresses the diverse needs of individuals seeking help. We saw the need for a solution that goes beyond traditional psychotherapy approaches and embraces the uniqueness of each person’s journey. At VRAI, we are here to solve this problem by offering personalized and culturally sensitive therapy that promotes true well-being.

Mental Health Awareness in Canada

To emphasize the significance of the problem addressed by VRAI, here are some relevant statistics specific to mental health in Canada.

Source: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – “Fast Facts about Mental Illness” – https://cmha.ca/about-cmha/fast-facts-about-mental-illness

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Approximately 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – “Mental Illness and Addiction: Facts and Statistics” – Source: https://www.camh.ca/en/driving-change/the-crisis-is-real/mental-health-statistics

70%

Mental illness affects people of all ages, with 70% of mental health problems starting in childhood or adolescence.

24%

Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

Public Health Agency of Canada – “Life with Mental Illness in Canada: The Mental Health and Well-being of Canadians” – Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/report-life-mental-illness-canada-2019.html

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In any given year, 1 in 3 Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness, with the most common being anxiety and mood disorders.

49%

Only 49% of Canadians who reported having experienced a major depressive episode sought help from a health professional.

As we continue our journey, our focus remains on aligning our values with the evolving needs of our clients. We strive to stay at the forefront of advancements in mental health counselling, incorporating innovative approaches to provide the most effective mental care possible. We are committed to addressing the top concerns of our industry in the long term and envision ourselves as leaders in shaping the future of mental health support. Looking ahead 25 years, we see a world where mental well-being is prioritized, stigma is eliminated, and everyone has access to the mental health support they need to thrive.

Cluster of typical VRAI therapy clients including a family, individual and couple
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As a team, we are deeply committed to helping individuals navigate their mental health journey with compassion, empathy, and expertise. Our greatest joy comes from witnessing the transformative power of therapy and being a part of our clients’ growth and healing.

Judith Excellent
Team member


Our administrative offices are situated in the Mississauga and Etobicoke regions. However, we primarily offer online therapy services, allowing us to reach and support more people throughout Ontario.

Join us at VRAI and embark on a journey towards true well-being. Together, we can overcome life’s challenges and unlock your full potential.

Map of Mississauga and Etobicoke regions