Therapists in Brooks, AB

Photo of Bryce Lechelt, BTh, MAMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Bryce Lechelt
Marriage & Family Therapist, BTh, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Therapy is a support, and we all have other various supports in our lives. At times we face challenges where we want help, whether it’s rock climbing, building a home, raising children, or thinking about life changing decisions. We’ve perhaps watched someone build a house by themselves on YouTube, but even when they do it by themselves, they use all kinds of buttresses and structures to support things while they get the home to the point where it holds itself together without those supports. Therapists work themselves out of a job because we want to see people grow and succeed, gaining the tools and confidence to thrive in life.
Therapy is a support, and we all have other various supports in our lives. At times we face challenges where we want help, whether it’s rock climbing, building a home, raising children, or thinking about life changing decisions. We’ve perhaps watched someone build a house by themselves on YouTube, but even when they do it by themselves, they use all kinds of buttresses and structures to support things while they get the home to the point where it holds itself together without those supports. Therapists work themselves out of a job because we want to see people grow and succeed, gaining the tools and confidence to thrive in life.
(587) 705-4742 View (587) 705-4742
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Darlene Rempel
BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. Grief is an emotional experience – each time we have a loss there is emotion charge created. It can be the size of a pebble, rock or boulder. As a culture we have been taught to put that loss away. It is like putting the pebble, rock or boulder in a Backpack. Then we carry it around with us in life.
People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. Grief is an emotional experience – each time we have a loss there is emotion charge created. It can be the size of a pebble, rock or boulder. As a culture we have been taught to put that loss away. It is like putting the pebble, rock or boulder in a Backpack. Then we carry it around with us in life.
(587) 206-6250 View (587) 206-6250
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Roxanne Jackson
MC
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Many of us will have times in our lives where we are overwhelmed by our experiences and feel stuck. We may have difficulty understanding ourselves (and others), putting our experiences in perspective, and finding our way forward. During times like this it is valuable to have someone to talk to about those experiences, a safe place to sort through the many thoughts and emotions, a place where we feel accepted and understood, and can clarify for ourselves the way forward.
Many of us will have times in our lives where we are overwhelmed by our experiences and feel stuck. We may have difficulty understanding ourselves (and others), putting our experiences in perspective, and finding our way forward. During times like this it is valuable to have someone to talk to about those experiences, a safe place to sort through the many thoughts and emotions, a place where we feel accepted and understood, and can clarify for ourselves the way forward.
(587) 804-4456 View (587) 804-4456
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Linda Krochak Counselling & Educational Psychology
Psychologist, BSc, MC
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Are you ready to move forward and learn new ways of facing life's challenges? Facing the day with hope rather than despair. Facing challenges head on and having faith that you will succeed. Having a goal, a plan, and the support to get there. Forming deeper connections with those closest to you. Rediscovering your passion and confidence. Rediscovering hope. When life becomes particularly difficult, it can help to have someone guide you along the way. The decision to come to counselling is never an easy one and takes both strength and courage. There is help. There is hope.
Are you ready to move forward and learn new ways of facing life's challenges? Facing the day with hope rather than despair. Facing challenges head on and having faith that you will succeed. Having a goal, a plan, and the support to get there. Forming deeper connections with those closest to you. Rediscovering your passion and confidence. Rediscovering hope. When life becomes particularly difficult, it can help to have someone guide you along the way. The decision to come to counselling is never an easy one and takes both strength and courage. There is help. There is hope.
(587) 802-3240 View (587) 802-3240
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Carla Stern
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Do you struggle to manage your child's big emotions or challenging behaviours? Or has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, or some other emotional or behavioural difficulty? You may hope that it's just a phase, or that the behaviours will get better as your child matures, but the reality is that, unaddressed, emotional and behaviour challenges in young children typically continue through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, with much greater consequences and resistance to interventions. Now is the time to address your child's behavioural challenges head-on.
Do you struggle to manage your child's big emotions or challenging behaviours? Or has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, or some other emotional or behavioural difficulty? You may hope that it's just a phase, or that the behaviours will get better as your child matures, but the reality is that, unaddressed, emotional and behaviour challenges in young children typically continue through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, with much greater consequences and resistance to interventions. Now is the time to address your child's behavioural challenges head-on.
(866) 638-4217 View (866) 638-4217
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Deena West Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R
Are you looking to speak with someone about your current struggles? Want someone who is caring, compassionate, and non-judgemental, maybe even someone who will challenge you to meet your goals in counselling and to think about things with a different perspective? Perhaps someone to help guide you out of the pain you are experiencing? I believe counselling is a collaborative relationship, it's about creating change, and it's about self-exploration. I also believe the counselling relationship is meant to honour you, guide you, and empower you. It is important to find a counsellor that "fits" with you!
Are you looking to speak with someone about your current struggles? Want someone who is caring, compassionate, and non-judgemental, maybe even someone who will challenge you to meet your goals in counselling and to think about things with a different perspective? Perhaps someone to help guide you out of the pain you are experiencing? I believe counselling is a collaborative relationship, it's about creating change, and it's about self-exploration. I also believe the counselling relationship is meant to honour you, guide you, and empower you. It is important to find a counsellor that "fits" with you!
(587) 801-4792 View (587) 801-4792
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Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, MS, Psych, Psychol, Provisi, Prov
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about what I can offer. With over 20 years in practice I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career including community mental health centres, correctional facilities, residential treatment centres, emergency room and school settings working with children, teens & adults. I moved to Canada in 2008 from USA as part of the North American Fair Trade Agreement, to work in the area of Forensic Psychology. Many of my clients are open to working holistically and outside of the conventional talk therapy model with modalities such as yoga, breath work, music in therapy included.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about what I can offer. With over 20 years in practice I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career including community mental health centres, correctional facilities, residential treatment centres, emergency room and school settings working with children, teens & adults. I moved to Canada in 2008 from USA as part of the North American Fair Trade Agreement, to work in the area of Forensic Psychology. Many of my clients are open to working holistically and outside of the conventional talk therapy model with modalities such as yoga, breath work, music in therapy included.
(587) 329-0934 View (587) 329-0934
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Russ Webb
Counsellor, BA, MA, CT, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
*Offering online telehealth counselling* Life has its struggles and with all of the uncertainty in the world right now, it is imperative that you get the support and approach that can make a difference in your life. Many times we can end up using coping mechanisms that make matters worse rather than better. If you have noticed drinking more, increased irritability, increased negative thinking patterns, or lack of tolerance for your kids, I would be honoured to work with you to get you to a more positive and meaningful place in your life.
*Offering online telehealth counselling* Life has its struggles and with all of the uncertainty in the world right now, it is imperative that you get the support and approach that can make a difference in your life. Many times we can end up using coping mechanisms that make matters worse rather than better. If you have noticed drinking more, increased irritability, increased negative thinking patterns, or lack of tolerance for your kids, I would be honoured to work with you to get you to a more positive and meaningful place in your life.
(587) 604-6407 View (587) 604-6407
Photo of undefined - Stacey Steele Registered Psychologist, MACP, Psychologist
Stacey Steele Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R
Waitlist for new clients
How do you know if it’s the right time for counselling and EMDR therapy? Consider your answers to the following questions: Are my basic needs met (? Am I ok being uncomfortable/change? Can I commit to attending regular sessions as recommended and making consistent changes in my daily life)? Am I experiencing any of the following: Feeling overwhelmed, too much or too little sleep & eating, isolating yourself from family and friends, feeling a disconnection from joy, and feelings of hopelessness or apathy? EMDR therapy and counselling could be your next best step.
How do you know if it’s the right time for counselling and EMDR therapy? Consider your answers to the following questions: Are my basic needs met (? Am I ok being uncomfortable/change? Can I commit to attending regular sessions as recommended and making consistent changes in my daily life)? Am I experiencing any of the following: Feeling overwhelmed, too much or too little sleep & eating, isolating yourself from family and friends, feeling a disconnection from joy, and feelings of hopelessness or apathy? EMDR therapy and counselling could be your next best step.
(587) 847-2986 View (587) 847-2986
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Alysha Gurney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R
Are you looking for a counsellor that provides a warm and inviting atmosphere, care and compassion for their clients and is able to highlight your strengths and resiliencies? Do you have concerns about your children, teens or family? Perhaps you mentally checked all those boxes? Or even worse, you are not even sure how you feel or where to begin. Than you are currently in the right place. I support children, teens and adults with tools to overcome stressors and barriers that hinder them from living their best life! This includes strategies for difficult behaviours, anxiety, depression and relationships.
Are you looking for a counsellor that provides a warm and inviting atmosphere, care and compassion for their clients and is able to highlight your strengths and resiliencies? Do you have concerns about your children, teens or family? Perhaps you mentally checked all those boxes? Or even worse, you are not even sure how you feel or where to begin. Than you are currently in the right place. I support children, teens and adults with tools to overcome stressors and barriers that hinder them from living their best life! This includes strategies for difficult behaviours, anxiety, depression and relationships.
(587) 602-0925 View (587) 602-0925
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Marie Wanty - In balance counselling
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R
Hi, I'm Marie and I've been counselling and coaching individuals for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have worked with clients with many different issues, particularly adults experiencing relationship issues, trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions and any blocks/fears that are preventing you from living your best life. My aim is to help my clients meet their personal goals on their path to healing, better mental health and emotional wellbeing so they can move toward a healthier and more satisfying life.
Hi, I'm Marie and I've been counselling and coaching individuals for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have worked with clients with many different issues, particularly adults experiencing relationship issues, trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions and any blocks/fears that are preventing you from living your best life. My aim is to help my clients meet their personal goals on their path to healing, better mental health and emotional wellbeing so they can move toward a healthier and more satisfying life.
(587) 507-8512 View (587) 507-8512
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Trevor Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Hello there! I am currently a Masters level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student who is qualified to practice onsite at the Psynergy Centre under the clinical supervision of Trenton Akers. My personal philosophy is grounded in the understanding that life is a journey filled with its own unique challenges and triumphs. Healing often involves untangling layers of pain accumulated over time and this can be a difficult process. My mission is to stand alongside clients as they navigate their unique paths, offering unwavering support and understanding.
Hello there! I am currently a Masters level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student who is qualified to practice onsite at the Psynergy Centre under the clinical supervision of Trenton Akers. My personal philosophy is grounded in the understanding that life is a journey filled with its own unique challenges and triumphs. Healing often involves untangling layers of pain accumulated over time and this can be a difficult process. My mission is to stand alongside clients as they navigate their unique paths, offering unwavering support and understanding.
(587) 210-5116 View (587) 210-5116
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Vanessa Steeves
Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Vanessa, and I am a Registered Psychologist in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Therapy is a healing process, ultimately, making small changes and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. I love working to help clients see the best within themselves and helping them through life's most difficult moments.
Hi! My name is Vanessa, and I am a Registered Psychologist in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Therapy is a healing process, ultimately, making small changes and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. I love working to help clients see the best within themselves and helping them through life's most difficult moments.
(587) 209-4837 View (587) 209-4837
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Nadine Braun Psychology Inc
Psychologist, BA, BEd, MA
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Is Depression preventing you from doing the things that you love? Is Anxiety causing you feelings of overwhelming worry? Have you suffered loss or trauma? Have you been the target of workplace bullying or a workplace injury? Do you suffer with chronic pain? Do you have concerns about your marriage and wish for better communication and problem solving? Is your teen struggling with navigating the challenges of school, friendships, anxiety, or depression?
Is Depression preventing you from doing the things that you love? Is Anxiety causing you feelings of overwhelming worry? Have you suffered loss or trauma? Have you been the target of workplace bullying or a workplace injury? Do you suffer with chronic pain? Do you have concerns about your marriage and wish for better communication and problem solving? Is your teen struggling with navigating the challenges of school, friendships, anxiety, or depression?
(587) 741-0570 View (587) 741-0570
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Kristyn Georget
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R
You’re overwhelmed, burnt out and struggling with the stressors of day to day life. You’re trying to juggle all your responsibilities, taking care of others when all you want to do is lay down because life feels out of control. Some days you are so over stimulated that you need the noise to stop so you can just think. Wanting to let go of the hurt from the past so you can move forwards. Saying “I am NOT okay!” is the hardest and most important step in taking control of your life and pushing yourself to heal and move forwards towards the life you've dreamed of and deserve!
You’re overwhelmed, burnt out and struggling with the stressors of day to day life. You’re trying to juggle all your responsibilities, taking care of others when all you want to do is lay down because life feels out of control. Some days you are so over stimulated that you need the noise to stop so you can just think. Wanting to let go of the hurt from the past so you can move forwards. Saying “I am NOT okay!” is the hardest and most important step in taking control of your life and pushing yourself to heal and move forwards towards the life you've dreamed of and deserve!
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Melissa Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Hi there, do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even just exhausted, carrying the trauma, grief, or heaviness of the past? Perhaps your teen or youth is struggling with peers or school and you are not quite sure how to help? Or maybe, you are adjusting to the many transitions life brings us and feeling stuck and stressed. I work to support you in building a life that brings joy, happiness and peace. My therapeutic approach begins with building connections, living authentically and empowering others to achieve personal growth and wellness.
Hi there, do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even just exhausted, carrying the trauma, grief, or heaviness of the past? Perhaps your teen or youth is struggling with peers or school and you are not quite sure how to help? Or maybe, you are adjusting to the many transitions life brings us and feeling stuck and stressed. I work to support you in building a life that brings joy, happiness and peace. My therapeutic approach begins with building connections, living authentically and empowering others to achieve personal growth and wellness.
(587) 815-0679 View (587) 815-0679
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Shannon Martin Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
As a Humanistic Therapist, therfore I seek to work in tandem with people to come to understand how their worldview affects life choices, especially when one is in distress. I believe that you are the best person to understand your experiences and needs, my role is simply to guide and support the process. My approach is a balance of helping people to better understand their experiences and offering guidance and support, all the while ensuring I am not interpreting one's feelings. You are viewed as the expert in your life. I will support self-acceptance by providing empathy as you work on personal growth to achieve positive changes.
As a Humanistic Therapist, therfore I seek to work in tandem with people to come to understand how their worldview affects life choices, especially when one is in distress. I believe that you are the best person to understand your experiences and needs, my role is simply to guide and support the process. My approach is a balance of helping people to better understand their experiences and offering guidance and support, all the while ensuring I am not interpreting one's feelings. You are viewed as the expert in your life. I will support self-acceptance by providing empathy as you work on personal growth to achieve positive changes.
(587) 813-0163 View (587) 813-0163
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Christine Gatzke
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R  (Online Only)
Nearing 19+ years of clinical experience, Christine works with individuals, couples, and families, ranging from 5-80+ years old.
Nearing 19+ years of clinical experience, Christine works with individuals, couples, and families, ranging from 5-80+ years old.
(587) 740-2035 View (587) 740-2035
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Shayla Stephen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, TS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brooks, AB T1R  (Online Only)
Welcome to Delighted Soul Counselling and Consulting Services Inc.! It's quite common to feel concerned about how others see us, often comparing our paths to theirs and sometimes feeling that we don't quite measure up. This worry can become a significant challenge when it prevents us from fully embracing and expressing our true selves, leading us to conceal parts of who we are in an effort to fit in or to chase a life that doesn't align with our deepest ambitions. Our services are designed for individuals aiming to achieve their life goals or career advancement but are held back by fears of judgment or failure.
Welcome to Delighted Soul Counselling and Consulting Services Inc.! It's quite common to feel concerned about how others see us, often comparing our paths to theirs and sometimes feeling that we don't quite measure up. This worry can become a significant challenge when it prevents us from fully embracing and expressing our true selves, leading us to conceal parts of who we are in an effort to fit in or to chase a life that doesn't align with our deepest ambitions. Our services are designed for individuals aiming to achieve their life goals or career advancement but are held back by fears of judgment or failure.
(438) 803-1135 View (438) 803-1135
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Robyn Bryson
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R  (Online Only)
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
(236) 233-9325 View (236) 233-9325

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Number of Counsellors in Brooks, AB

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Brooks, AB who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
72% Depression
72% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Blue Cross
73% Alberta Blue Cross
67% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Brooks, AB see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brooks?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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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.