Therapists in Calgary, AB

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Photo of Lisa Jacobson, BA, MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Lisa Jacobson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2H
There can be times in our lives when we all can feel stuck, overwhelmed, or need someone to talk to and be heard. When you have come to realize something needs to change, the first step is often the hardest. I would like to support you, in a safe, non-judgemental way along your journey through the transformation to discover your best self. I feel my background best serves adolescents, adults, parents, and couples to find their way in navigating anxiety, relationship issues, school concerns, difficulties with life transition, and parent coaching or support.
There can be times in our lives when we all can feel stuck, overwhelmed, or need someone to talk to and be heard. When you have come to realize something needs to change, the first step is often the hardest. I would like to support you, in a safe, non-judgemental way along your journey through the transformation to discover your best self. I feel my background best serves adolescents, adults, parents, and couples to find their way in navigating anxiety, relationship issues, school concerns, difficulties with life transition, and parent coaching or support.
(587) 853-0595 View (587) 853-0595
Photo of Kelly Reissig, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Kelly Reissig
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2H
Life can present us with unexpected challenges- family conflict, relationship difficulties, parenting concerns, or haunting past experiences- that can leave us feeling trapped, depressed, anxious, and unhappy in all sorts of ways. While stress is a normal part of the human experience, we don't need to be ruled by it. My passion lies in helping individuals navigate through these difficult thoughts, painful self-defeating beliefs, and experiences. I aim to empower you to take action and reconnect with the things that hold true value in your life.
Life can present us with unexpected challenges- family conflict, relationship difficulties, parenting concerns, or haunting past experiences- that can leave us feeling trapped, depressed, anxious, and unhappy in all sorts of ways. While stress is a normal part of the human experience, we don't need to be ruled by it. My passion lies in helping individuals navigate through these difficult thoughts, painful self-defeating beliefs, and experiences. I aim to empower you to take action and reconnect with the things that hold true value in your life.
(587) 800-8278 View (587) 800-8278
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Danni Lei
Psychologist, RPsych, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2E
Not accepting new clients
In my approach to counselling and therapy, I strive to offer a gentle, compassionate and comfortable space, honouring the courage and strength it takes to step into counselling. I aim to help people navigate the complexities of life by collaboratively exploring experiences together to help people gain a deeper understanding and awareness to reach their unique goals. I embrace a variety of approaches that centre on people’s resources, knowledge, and stories, while also recognizing how our lives are deeply embedded within environmental, societal and cultural contexts.
In my approach to counselling and therapy, I strive to offer a gentle, compassionate and comfortable space, honouring the courage and strength it takes to step into counselling. I aim to help people navigate the complexities of life by collaboratively exploring experiences together to help people gain a deeper understanding and awareness to reach their unique goals. I embrace a variety of approaches that centre on people’s resources, knowledge, and stories, while also recognizing how our lives are deeply embedded within environmental, societal and cultural contexts.
(587) 327-2547 View (587) 327-2547
Sherryl Sproule Mcleod
Psychologist, BT, BSc, MEd
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2Y
Life is stressful. Work, family and friends, parenting. So many early life experiences continue to impact our quality of life: abuse, medical and other trauma, family dynamics, loss. We know physical and emotional are interwoven and must be treated as such. Mind body connection with physical symptoms and emotional pain is real. The body remembers old trauma and tells us things are not right. It also heals when we pay attention to the right things and build in resources.
Life is stressful. Work, family and friends, parenting. So many early life experiences continue to impact our quality of life: abuse, medical and other trauma, family dynamics, loss. We know physical and emotional are interwoven and must be treated as such. Mind body connection with physical symptoms and emotional pain is real. The body remembers old trauma and tells us things are not right. It also heals when we pay attention to the right things and build in resources.
(587) 417-6841 View (587) 417-6841
Photo of Julie McLennan, MA, CCPCP, Counsellor
Julie McLennan
Counsellor, MA, CCPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3G  (Online Only)
Counselling alone is not going to work with someone who has never found their 'fit', their 'tribe', and the optimal environments for their way of being. No one is going to have good mental health without something that makes them want to get out of bed in the morning.
Counselling alone is not going to work with someone who has never found their 'fit', their 'tribe', and the optimal environments for their way of being. No one is going to have good mental health without something that makes them want to get out of bed in the morning.
(825) 808-5138 View (825) 808-5138
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Richard M Alarie
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
Life can feel overwhelming at times and it's important to realize you are not alone. I am a registered psychologist who provides assessment and treatment services to adults and seniors with mild to severe mental health issues—specifically, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, self-esteem, life transition, addiction issues, bipolar and psychotic disorders, as well as posttraumatic stress among MVA survivors. My work conducting psychological assessments offers another angle in promoting self-exploration and identifying opportunities for growth. I also provide vocational counselling in the context of life and career transitions.
Life can feel overwhelming at times and it's important to realize you are not alone. I am a registered psychologist who provides assessment and treatment services to adults and seniors with mild to severe mental health issues—specifically, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, self-esteem, life transition, addiction issues, bipolar and psychotic disorders, as well as posttraumatic stress among MVA survivors. My work conducting psychological assessments offers another angle in promoting self-exploration and identifying opportunities for growth. I also provide vocational counselling in the context of life and career transitions.
(825) 254-9151 View (825) 254-9151
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Whitney Bryant
Psychologist, BHSc, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Whatever road brought you to this page, welcome. I'm glad you are here. Do you feel lost or disconnected from yourself? Would you like to take steps to live a more authentic life? Do you want others to get to know the real you? Maybe you are wanting out of the closet, out of the shadows, or to have a space to explore your identity, sexuality or relationships. You might also be looking for a gender affirming therapist to support your journey as you begin or continue your transition. I take a holistic and anti-oppressive approach to mental health, and believe we all have the potential to grow, rewire our brains and heal.
Whatever road brought you to this page, welcome. I'm glad you are here. Do you feel lost or disconnected from yourself? Would you like to take steps to live a more authentic life? Do you want others to get to know the real you? Maybe you are wanting out of the closet, out of the shadows, or to have a space to explore your identity, sexuality or relationships. You might also be looking for a gender affirming therapist to support your journey as you begin or continue your transition. I take a holistic and anti-oppressive approach to mental health, and believe we all have the potential to grow, rewire our brains and heal.
(587) 429-9648 View (587) 429-9648
Photo of Brianna Matchett, MC, CCC, Counsellor
Brianna Matchett
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
My goal in therapy is to cultivate a space where you will feel genuinely heard and understood. I offer a comfortable space marked by empathy and acceptance, in which anyone is welcomed to voice issues and concerns. I enjoy working with youth, adolescents, couples, and families and bring a gentle and empathetic presence to each client session.
My goal in therapy is to cultivate a space where you will feel genuinely heard and understood. I offer a comfortable space marked by empathy and acceptance, in which anyone is welcomed to voice issues and concerns. I enjoy working with youth, adolescents, couples, and families and bring a gentle and empathetic presence to each client session.
(587) 804-3645 View (587) 804-3645
Photo of Haley Hykawy-The Calm Space Counselling And Therapy, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Haley Hykawy-The Calm Space Counselling And Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
Step into The Calm Space—a safe place for rediscovering your true self. In the hustle of life, it's easy to feel estranged from who we really are and the person we aspire to become. Juggling relationships, family, work, and the expectations we impose on ourselves can be overwhelming stressors. At The Calm Space, we empower you to navigate these challenges, fostering resilience and providing the insights and tools to gain a profound understanding of yourself, your family, and your relationships My practice is guided by compassion, gentle directness, and humor.
Step into The Calm Space—a safe place for rediscovering your true self. In the hustle of life, it's easy to feel estranged from who we really are and the person we aspire to become. Juggling relationships, family, work, and the expectations we impose on ourselves can be overwhelming stressors. At The Calm Space, we empower you to navigate these challenges, fostering resilience and providing the insights and tools to gain a profound understanding of yourself, your family, and your relationships My practice is guided by compassion, gentle directness, and humor.
(587) 874-5666 View (587) 874-5666
Photo of Ryan Thornley, MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Ryan Thornley
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2G
While it is normal to experience fluctuations in our mental health, there are some things that we are just not able to move past on our own. If you are finding that it is getting tough to stay calm in unfamiliar situations, can't seem to slow down the thoughts in your head, or maybe you just want to create a life worth living; you are not alone. My role is to help you understand what is at the root of what might be preventing you from feeling happiness and fulfillment.
While it is normal to experience fluctuations in our mental health, there are some things that we are just not able to move past on our own. If you are finding that it is getting tough to stay calm in unfamiliar situations, can't seem to slow down the thoughts in your head, or maybe you just want to create a life worth living; you are not alone. My role is to help you understand what is at the root of what might be preventing you from feeling happiness and fulfillment.
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Photo of Mary Anne Schleinich, MPS, CCC, FOT, Counsellor
Mary Anne Schleinich
Counsellor, MPS, CCC, FOT
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3A
Reaching out for help when you are in pain, or wanting to change and grow, is a natural and healthy thing to do. My background as an Occupational Therapist in Palliative Care set me on a healing path that includes the body's wisdom and the whole environment when taking the next steps. I provide somatic psychotherapy for individuals and couples, which adds a potent dimension to traditional talk therapy such as CBT. I create a safe place to allow greater exploration and the risk of change. FOT is the gentlest and most respectful approach to trauma that I know. It is ideal for improving inner and outer relationships.
Reaching out for help when you are in pain, or wanting to change and grow, is a natural and healthy thing to do. My background as an Occupational Therapist in Palliative Care set me on a healing path that includes the body's wisdom and the whole environment when taking the next steps. I provide somatic psychotherapy for individuals and couples, which adds a potent dimension to traditional talk therapy such as CBT. I create a safe place to allow greater exploration and the risk of change. FOT is the gentlest and most respectful approach to trauma that I know. It is ideal for improving inner and outer relationships.
(825) 250-3465 View (825) 250-3465
Photo of Megan Kontrimas, MC, Psychologist
Megan Kontrimas
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2R
I am a Registered Psychologist who works primarily with individuals ages 14 and older. My areas of interest include self esteem, complex trauma, disordered eating, life transitions, anxiety, stress, and interpersonal relationships. I use a client-centred and collaborative approach with the intention to empower each person I work with. I work best with clients who are creative, curious, and critical thinkers, and for whom authentic and compassionate therapeutic care is important. Sessions can be suited to individual comfort levels and evening & weekend appointments available. Offering in-person, video, and phone sessions.
I am a Registered Psychologist who works primarily with individuals ages 14 and older. My areas of interest include self esteem, complex trauma, disordered eating, life transitions, anxiety, stress, and interpersonal relationships. I use a client-centred and collaborative approach with the intention to empower each person I work with. I work best with clients who are creative, curious, and critical thinkers, and for whom authentic and compassionate therapeutic care is important. Sessions can be suited to individual comfort levels and evening & weekend appointments available. Offering in-person, video, and phone sessions.
(587) 404-7631 View (587) 404-7631
Photo of Michelle McCallum, PhD, RPsych, Psychologist
Michelle McCallum
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
I am a registered child psychologist specializing in helping toddlers, young children (up to age 12), and their families with common emotional, cognitive, and behavioural difficulties. I provide assessment and treatment tailored to meet the specific needs of each child and family. Because young children depend so heavily on those around them to address their developmental needs and challenges, I collaborate closely with parents. The parent-child relationship often provides the best opportunity for effective intervention. I provide a respectful and caring environment for parents to understand what their child's behaviour is communicating, what their child needs, and how they can meet those needs.
I am a registered child psychologist specializing in helping toddlers, young children (up to age 12), and their families with common emotional, cognitive, and behavioural difficulties. I provide assessment and treatment tailored to meet the specific needs of each child and family. Because young children depend so heavily on those around them to address their developmental needs and challenges, I collaborate closely with parents. The parent-child relationship often provides the best opportunity for effective intervention. I provide a respectful and caring environment for parents to understand what their child's behaviour is communicating, what their child needs, and how they can meet those needs.
(587) 801-4661 View (587) 801-4661
Photo of Erin Palma (Diana), MS, RPsych, Psychologist
Erin Palma (Diana)
Psychologist, MS, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3M
For over 20 years, I have worked with children with complex learning needs. My approach is neuro affirming and trauma-informed, ensuring a playful, sensitive and understanding environment for children and their families. Areas of experience include: reducing signs of distress (often mask as challenging behaviour) and improving skills in all areas of development including; social engagement, communication, play, self-advocacy, safety & participation in daily routines. I have specialized interest and education in behaviour and focus on supporting parents/caregivers to learn strategies to best support their child.
For over 20 years, I have worked with children with complex learning needs. My approach is neuro affirming and trauma-informed, ensuring a playful, sensitive and understanding environment for children and their families. Areas of experience include: reducing signs of distress (often mask as challenging behaviour) and improving skills in all areas of development including; social engagement, communication, play, self-advocacy, safety & participation in daily routines. I have specialized interest and education in behaviour and focus on supporting parents/caregivers to learn strategies to best support their child.
(587) 805-1952 View (587) 805-1952
Photo of Jonathan Hutton, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jonathan Hutton
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3C
Relationships in our lives present us with an infinite number of experiences that bring successes, challenges and everything in between. The stories that we live everyday contain relationships that form the foundation of our mental and physical well-being. There are times when we want the current stories in our life to continue and at other times we hope and need for something to change so that we can live the life we desire as an individual and in relation to others. Regardless of the challenges you are experiencing there is a way to find a path forward towards a desired story that will bring fulfillment and joy in your life.
Relationships in our lives present us with an infinite number of experiences that bring successes, challenges and everything in between. The stories that we live everyday contain relationships that form the foundation of our mental and physical well-being. There are times when we want the current stories in our life to continue and at other times we hope and need for something to change so that we can live the life we desire as an individual and in relation to others. Regardless of the challenges you are experiencing there is a way to find a path forward towards a desired story that will bring fulfillment and joy in your life.
(587) 874-5812 View (587) 874-5812
Photo of Ali Chacalias, BA, MC, Psychologist
Ali Chacalias
Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2P
Book a free consult using my website! You have taken a courageous step to be here, and I am so glad you did! We all move through challenges in life, and we deserve a space to learn and discover healthier ways of coping and living. Therapy is about creating new strengths, as well as helping you rediscover the ones that already exist within you. My ideal client is looking for a therapist to help them regain wellness and stability by exploring and changing unhelpful behaviors, patterns, beliefs, and relationships. I am here to welcome you exactly as you are, as this will be the starting point for the change we create together!
Book a free consult using my website! You have taken a courageous step to be here, and I am so glad you did! We all move through challenges in life, and we deserve a space to learn and discover healthier ways of coping and living. Therapy is about creating new strengths, as well as helping you rediscover the ones that already exist within you. My ideal client is looking for a therapist to help them regain wellness and stability by exploring and changing unhelpful behaviors, patterns, beliefs, and relationships. I am here to welcome you exactly as you are, as this will be the starting point for the change we create together!
(587) 327-9498 View (587) 327-9498
Photo of Melodie Sanford, MA, MSc, CST, Psychologist
Melodie Sanford
Psychologist, MA, MSc, CST
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - My passion for psychology comes from my genuine belief that we have the ability to not only overcome significant challenges, but to transform our lives. As a Registered Psychologist, I work with a wide range of topics including relationship challenges (i.e. intimacy, communication, infidelity, separation/divorce, blended family, etc.), trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, and wellness. As an AASECT certified Sex Therapist, I am highly trained in working with sexual(ity) concerns, alternative relationship structures (i.e. open relationship, Poly, Kink), and LGBTQ2S+ challenges.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - My passion for psychology comes from my genuine belief that we have the ability to not only overcome significant challenges, but to transform our lives. As a Registered Psychologist, I work with a wide range of topics including relationship challenges (i.e. intimacy, communication, infidelity, separation/divorce, blended family, etc.), trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, and wellness. As an AASECT certified Sex Therapist, I am highly trained in working with sexual(ity) concerns, alternative relationship structures (i.e. open relationship, Poly, Kink), and LGBTQ2S+ challenges.
(587) 853-6390 View (587) 853-6390
Photo of Kathlyn Zales, BA, MA, CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Kathlyn Zales
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2Z
Life is full of challenges, but you should not have to take them on alone. Whether it is anxiety, relationship, or uncertainties about what to do with all your thoughts and feelings that are keeping you from living life to the fullest – I am here to help you. You deserve to be heard, seen, and validated in your journey of growth and healing. You do not have to be alone in this journey. Therapy is a place where you can heal and grow. I will meet and support you where you are at and not where I want you to be.
Life is full of challenges, but you should not have to take them on alone. Whether it is anxiety, relationship, or uncertainties about what to do with all your thoughts and feelings that are keeping you from living life to the fullest – I am here to help you. You deserve to be heard, seen, and validated in your journey of growth and healing. You do not have to be alone in this journey. Therapy is a place where you can heal and grow. I will meet and support you where you are at and not where I want you to be.
(306) 500-1084 View (306) 500-1084
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Crys Vincent
Psychologist, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
I aim to be an unusual therapist. I harness imagination, energy, enthusiasm, poetry, and humour in my effort to understand your story and elevate your voice. Whether you are considering the past, the present, or the future, I believe that therapeutic conversations can expand the options, responses, and actions we have available to us to heal ourselves heart, mind, and spirit. It is a privilege to come alongside you and join you in this journey. I practice the art of paying attention, which means what you say to me and who you are-is extremely important. I will work hard during our time together to listen, to understand, and to help.
I aim to be an unusual therapist. I harness imagination, energy, enthusiasm, poetry, and humour in my effort to understand your story and elevate your voice. Whether you are considering the past, the present, or the future, I believe that therapeutic conversations can expand the options, responses, and actions we have available to us to heal ourselves heart, mind, and spirit. It is a privilege to come alongside you and join you in this journey. I practice the art of paying attention, which means what you say to me and who you are-is extremely important. I will work hard during our time together to listen, to understand, and to help.
(587) 715-0734 View (587) 715-0734
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Dotun Ogunfowora
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2P
Life is challenging; remember you are not alone. It is possible manage the challenges with self awareness and support (clinicians, friends and family). I enjoy supporting individuals, couples, children, and youth in diverse areas including bully/harassment (workplace and school), burnout management, emotional regulation (depression and anxiety), self–development, and self-understanding. I also specialize in psychological assessments of adults, youths, and children to aid insight into their studies, personality, behaviours, and psychological functioning.
Life is challenging; remember you are not alone. It is possible manage the challenges with self awareness and support (clinicians, friends and family). I enjoy supporting individuals, couples, children, and youth in diverse areas including bully/harassment (workplace and school), burnout management, emotional regulation (depression and anxiety), self–development, and self-understanding. I also specialize in psychological assessments of adults, youths, and children to aid insight into their studies, personality, behaviours, and psychological functioning.
(587) 402-3631 View (587) 402-3631

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Calgary, AB

2,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Calgary, AB who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Green Shield Canada
59% Alberta Blue Cross
53% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Calgary, AB see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Calgary?

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.