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Louisa Iannaci
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with more than ten years of experience supporting individuals with their mental wellness. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives and at times become stuck with internal conflict, ways of being, or are in situations that are not conducive to growth. I believe that everyone is on their own spiritual journey and that for some, participating in therapy can encourage deeper understanding and help to unearth meaning in their life. I enjoy helping clients work to identify the source of thoughts, feelings and concerns with the goal of arriving at a place of understanding and acceptance.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with more than ten years of experience supporting individuals with their mental wellness. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives and at times become stuck with internal conflict, ways of being, or are in situations that are not conducive to growth. I believe that everyone is on their own spiritual journey and that for some, participating in therapy can encourage deeper understanding and help to unearth meaning in their life. I enjoy helping clients work to identify the source of thoughts, feelings and concerns with the goal of arriving at a place of understanding and acceptance.
(709) 500-2758 View (709) 500-2758
Photo of Michelle Snow Well Life, Counsellor in A1B, NL
Michelle Snow Well Life
Counsellor, MEd , CCC, CHt
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
You have a big inner world right now that no one in your life has the capacity to fully understand much less than help you through. What you sense and pick-up from your outer world may also cause stress and overwhelm. You may not even know what it really is, or where it stems from beyond surface stuff. It’s a dilemma. One that is often internalized with confusion and doubt until one day the discomfort moves to a new level. Maybe that day is today... you’re getting ready, building courage to ask for help. Navigating the journey forward requires space, recognization, understanding and skill… and I'm here as your Seasoned Guide. - M.
You have a big inner world right now that no one in your life has the capacity to fully understand much less than help you through. What you sense and pick-up from your outer world may also cause stress and overwhelm. You may not even know what it really is, or where it stems from beyond surface stuff. It’s a dilemma. One that is often internalized with confusion and doubt until one day the discomfort moves to a new level. Maybe that day is today... you’re getting ready, building courage to ask for help. Navigating the journey forward requires space, recognization, understanding and skill… and I'm here as your Seasoned Guide. - M.
(709) 703-8492 View (709) 703-8492
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Peter B Andrews
Counsellor, MEd, BA, BEd, CCC, CHT
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I have decades of experience helping adults and teens with a multiple issues, including anxiety & stress management, grief & loss, (whether it be through death, separation or loss of job), phobias, survivors of abuse, confidence & motivation, parenting skills. As a Certified Hypnotherapist, I can combine with my counseling experience and skills, to help clients eliminate or greatly reduce, a number of phobias like fear of flying, fears of medical procedures, claustrophobia and heights. I also have great success with smoking cessation. I also use hypnosis for performance enhancement & confidence building.
I have decades of experience helping adults and teens with a multiple issues, including anxiety & stress management, grief & loss, (whether it be through death, separation or loss of job), phobias, survivors of abuse, confidence & motivation, parenting skills. As a Certified Hypnotherapist, I can combine with my counseling experience and skills, to help clients eliminate or greatly reduce, a number of phobias like fear of flying, fears of medical procedures, claustrophobia and heights. I also have great success with smoking cessation. I also use hypnosis for performance enhancement & confidence building.
(709) 700-6996 View (709) 700-6996
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Elizabeth Belbin
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
My approach to therapy is to develop a supportive, caring and accepting therapeutic relationship with my clients. I create a safe space in which you can develop insight and work on your mental health issues in order to heal and live your best life.
My approach to therapy is to develop a supportive, caring and accepting therapeutic relationship with my clients. I create a safe space in which you can develop insight and work on your mental health issues in order to heal and live your best life.
(709) 704-6568 View (709) 704-6568
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Arlene M Penney
Registered Social Worker, BA,BSW, MSW,RSW, RP,ND
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I am an experienced Trauma Trained Clinical Therapist & Naturopath. I am also at the Advanced level of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certification. Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe” and that you are given the proper time and understanding to fully process stressful and traumatic experiences leading to the resolution of these experiences at the nervous system level. Aiding you to attune to yourself and the psychological symptoms of trauma and other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger and physical pain.
I am an experienced Trauma Trained Clinical Therapist & Naturopath. I am also at the Advanced level of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certification. Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe” and that you are given the proper time and understanding to fully process stressful and traumatic experiences leading to the resolution of these experiences at the nervous system level. Aiding you to attune to yourself and the psychological symptoms of trauma and other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger and physical pain.
(709) 704-4229 View (709) 704-4229
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Brad Yetman
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I have experience working alongside adults, teens, and groups, and experience supporting people who have generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and dealing with life stressors. I have further experience working with substance use, harm, and the impact that it has on people’s everyday lives. Lastly, I have an extensive background in the world of sports, especially hockey, and I am passionate about working with athletes, coaches, and teams, to help maximize their preparation, performance, and mental health in sport. I can help groups learn more about mental health and/or mental skills through presentations.
I have experience working alongside adults, teens, and groups, and experience supporting people who have generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and dealing with life stressors. I have further experience working with substance use, harm, and the impact that it has on people’s everyday lives. Lastly, I have an extensive background in the world of sports, especially hockey, and I am passionate about working with athletes, coaches, and teams, to help maximize their preparation, performance, and mental health in sport. I can help groups learn more about mental health and/or mental skills through presentations.
(709) 703-8506 View (709) 703-8506
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Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care
Registered Psychotherapist, RD, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care is a multi-disciplinary health care team that helps children, youth & adults recover from an eating disorder, while supporting the family unit every step of the way. New office in St. John's, NL and telehealth services provided across Canada. We are committed to connecting you to care within 2 weeks of first contact to ensure no delay in the treatment process. It is common for us to support individuals who are waiting to begin working with their local public eating disorder program - once your name comes up on the waitlist, we arrange to transfer care to your new treatment team.
Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care is a multi-disciplinary health care team that helps children, youth & adults recover from an eating disorder, while supporting the family unit every step of the way. New office in St. John's, NL and telehealth services provided across Canada. We are committed to connecting you to care within 2 weeks of first contact to ensure no delay in the treatment process. It is common for us to support individuals who are waiting to begin working with their local public eating disorder program - once your name comes up on the waitlist, we arrange to transfer care to your new treatment team.
(709) 703-4731 View (709) 703-4731
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Kelly George
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, RHN, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B  (Online Only)
I am currently a Master's level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of an approved practicum supervisor. During my practicum I will be offering pro bono mental health counselling. I inherently believe in an individual's strength to overcome obstacles and create a life that aligns with their unique values. Through empathetic engagement and validating your experiences, I aim to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to share your challenges. Together we can learn new skills and strategies to help you reach your goals and foster emotional resiliency.
I am currently a Master's level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of an approved practicum supervisor. During my practicum I will be offering pro bono mental health counselling. I inherently believe in an individual's strength to overcome obstacles and create a life that aligns with their unique values. Through empathetic engagement and validating your experiences, I aim to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to share your challenges. Together we can learn new skills and strategies to help you reach your goals and foster emotional resiliency.
(709) 704-2577 View (709) 704-2577
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Kara Swain
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I focus on helping individuals manage anxiety, enhance emotional regulation, manage grief, and navigate parenting challenges. I use a trauma-informed approach and draw on many different therapies and techniques to tailor my approach to the needs of each client. I regularly use approaches from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to ensure that therapy is meeting your needs and helping you reach your goals.
I focus on helping individuals manage anxiety, enhance emotional regulation, manage grief, and navigate parenting challenges. I use a trauma-informed approach and draw on many different therapies and techniques to tailor my approach to the needs of each client. I regularly use approaches from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to ensure that therapy is meeting your needs and helping you reach your goals.
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Nancy June Ivany
Counsellor, M Ed, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and ADHD. I work with clients to set personal and educational goals, accept anxiety as an important and useful tool, develop positive self-identity and establish meaningful relationships. By implementing positive behavioral changes, developing social skills and/or parenting programs we can work together to improve your relationship with yourself, your family and others. I also have experience providing post-secondary students with academic strategy sessions.
I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and ADHD. I work with clients to set personal and educational goals, accept anxiety as an important and useful tool, develop positive self-identity and establish meaningful relationships. By implementing positive behavioral changes, developing social skills and/or parenting programs we can work together to improve your relationship with yourself, your family and others. I also have experience providing post-secondary students with academic strategy sessions.
(709) 700-6881 View (709) 700-6881
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Fizza Khan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I believe that one can improve their quality of life by improving their mental health and so I offer a safe space where clients can share and learn healthy ways to cope with various stressors. I have experience working with neurodiverse population as well as clients facing depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, adjustment & anger issues, OCD, relational problems and other stressors
I believe that one can improve their quality of life by improving their mental health and so I offer a safe space where clients can share and learn healthy ways to cope with various stressors. I have experience working with neurodiverse population as well as clients facing depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, adjustment & anger issues, OCD, relational problems and other stressors
(709) 703-8564 View (709) 703-8564
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Sherri Northcott
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Substance Misuse, Trauma, including PTSD and C-PTSD, or issues related to Gender and Sexuality? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to deal with your present situation? No one goes through life without having to overcome challenges. Whatever concern brings you to therapy, together, in an emotionally safe and non-judgmental space, we can explore the barriers that stand in the way of you feeling content and whole, and learn skills to cope and deal with concerns in your life. Approved provider for ADT/License Reinstatement for Motor Vehicle Registration - NL.
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Substance Misuse, Trauma, including PTSD and C-PTSD, or issues related to Gender and Sexuality? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to deal with your present situation? No one goes through life without having to overcome challenges. Whatever concern brings you to therapy, together, in an emotionally safe and non-judgmental space, we can explore the barriers that stand in the way of you feeling content and whole, and learn skills to cope and deal with concerns in your life. Approved provider for ADT/License Reinstatement for Motor Vehicle Registration - NL.
(709) 700-3188 View (709) 700-3188
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Tracey Sexton Chapman
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
Are you struggling in this crazy world? Do you feel anxious, sad, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and/or tired of it all? Do you feel lost and alone, that no one understands you, that you are fighting your struggles alone? Is it difficult to muster the motivation and energy to do things that you once enjoyed? Are you constantly embroiled in conflict with others? Do you wish things were better, that you felt better, that the pain, sadness, and conflict would go away and be replaced with happiness, peace, contentment, and joy?
Are you struggling in this crazy world? Do you feel anxious, sad, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and/or tired of it all? Do you feel lost and alone, that no one understands you, that you are fighting your struggles alone? Is it difficult to muster the motivation and energy to do things that you once enjoyed? Are you constantly embroiled in conflict with others? Do you wish things were better, that you felt better, that the pain, sadness, and conflict would go away and be replaced with happiness, peace, contentment, and joy?
(709) 702-6225 View (709) 702-6225
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Nathan Jenkins
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Qual
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
In practice, I value using a person-centered, trauma informed approach to therapy with emphasis on fostering a sound therapeutic relationship with clients. I also believes in creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in collaboration with the client to navigate through their journey to healing. Using a multi-faceted approach to counselling I draw upon theories such as Solution-focused, Mindfulness techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Attachment-based approaches. My goal in counselling is to provide an empathetic and meaningful connection to build upon positive therapeutic outcomes.
In practice, I value using a person-centered, trauma informed approach to therapy with emphasis on fostering a sound therapeutic relationship with clients. I also believes in creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in collaboration with the client to navigate through their journey to healing. Using a multi-faceted approach to counselling I draw upon theories such as Solution-focused, Mindfulness techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Attachment-based approaches. My goal in counselling is to provide an empathetic and meaningful connection to build upon positive therapeutic outcomes.
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Ellie Jones
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life leaves us stuck and wondering how to move forward. Our past influences present experiences in so many different ways, and the answers to the challenges we face often lie within. You might be looking to process a specific event or maybe you have patterns in your relationships and want to change how you connect with the world around you. No matter what your reason for coming to therapy, we will figure out how to move forward together toward your goals.
Sometimes life leaves us stuck and wondering how to move forward. Our past influences present experiences in so many different ways, and the answers to the challenges we face often lie within. You might be looking to process a specific event or maybe you have patterns in your relationships and want to change how you connect with the world around you. No matter what your reason for coming to therapy, we will figure out how to move forward together toward your goals.
(709) 702-6205 View (709) 702-6205
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Megan Taylor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I graduated from my MSW program in 2021 and have been working in the field since 2015. I have experience with clinical counselling with individuals, families, and groups and look forward to getting back into that work again. I will be working with clients through virtual or telephone appointments and can help with many areas of mental health and addictions.
I graduated from my MSW program in 2021 and have been working in the field since 2015. I have experience with clinical counselling with individuals, families, and groups and look forward to getting back into that work again. I will be working with clients through virtual or telephone appointments and can help with many areas of mental health and addictions.
(709) 200-0185 View (709) 200-0185
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Kelly Lynn Piercey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Kelly's work is focused on trauma, sexual abuse, mental health, anxiety, family and/or relationship dynamics, parenting children and youth, behaviour modification, and life transformations. Her counselling is trauma informed/client-centered with treatment modalities that include; Accelerated resolution therapy, internal family systems, Cognitive and Dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness. Kelly believes and commits to strong therapeutic relationships that validate clients' lived experiences with the focus on personal growth.
Kelly's work is focused on trauma, sexual abuse, mental health, anxiety, family and/or relationship dynamics, parenting children and youth, behaviour modification, and life transformations. Her counselling is trauma informed/client-centered with treatment modalities that include; Accelerated resolution therapy, internal family systems, Cognitive and Dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness. Kelly believes and commits to strong therapeutic relationships that validate clients' lived experiences with the focus on personal growth.
(709) 200-0449 View (709) 200-0449
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Latoya Newman
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, ND, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Reaching out for help can be difficult and I'm happy that you've made it this far. I offer special support to children (ages 7-12), teens, and adults, in navigating the path to better emotional and mental well-being and believe that this is ultimately gained through developing and nurturing healthy relationships. I believe that everyone has the right to live with dignity and safety. My clients include: parents who are struggling with how to relate to their children; individuals experiencing bullying or harassment; individuals experiencing a relationship break-down, separation or divorce, and victims of crime.
Reaching out for help can be difficult and I'm happy that you've made it this far. I offer special support to children (ages 7-12), teens, and adults, in navigating the path to better emotional and mental well-being and believe that this is ultimately gained through developing and nurturing healthy relationships. I believe that everyone has the right to live with dignity and safety. My clients include: parents who are struggling with how to relate to their children; individuals experiencing bullying or harassment; individuals experiencing a relationship break-down, separation or divorce, and victims of crime.
(709) 800-4303 View (709) 800-4303
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Kara Pinksen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Thank you for visiting my profile. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and nearly 20 years experience offering therapy to individuals, couples and families. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult. It can create feelings of anxiety or shame, or a fear of being misunderstood or judged. I believe that therapy should be a non-judgmental, collaborative experience, where you can comfortably uncover and confront the obstacles preventing you from living the life you deserve. My goal is to provide a non- judgmental, compassionate, trauma-informed, queer positive, gender affirming, respectful space that is inclusive to all.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and nearly 20 years experience offering therapy to individuals, couples and families. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult. It can create feelings of anxiety or shame, or a fear of being misunderstood or judged. I believe that therapy should be a non-judgmental, collaborative experience, where you can comfortably uncover and confront the obstacles preventing you from living the life you deserve. My goal is to provide a non- judgmental, compassionate, trauma-informed, queer positive, gender affirming, respectful space that is inclusive to all.
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Kristan Barnes
Counsellor, BSc, MA, CCC, RP-Qual
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Kristan and I am glad you're here! At times it can be difficult to determine what we are looking for or what we need, I am an empathetic and receptive therapist who is determined to help you navigate your way through life in a way that works best for you. It is incredibly important to me that my clients seeking therapeutic intervention experience a safe and non-judgemental environment to share, heal, and gain realistic and effective skills to use outside of the office.
Hello! My name is Kristan and I am glad you're here! At times it can be difficult to determine what we are looking for or what we need, I am an empathetic and receptive therapist who is determined to help you navigate your way through life in a way that works best for you. It is incredibly important to me that my clients seeking therapeutic intervention experience a safe and non-judgemental environment to share, heal, and gain realistic and effective skills to use outside of the office.
(709) 703-0624 View (709) 703-0624

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in A1B

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in A1B who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Stress
81% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medavie Blue Cross
70% Canada Life | Great-West Life
65% SunLife

How Counsellors in A1B see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in A1B?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.