Therapists in Calgary, AB

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Photo of Veronika Markova, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Veronika Markova
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2Z
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about working with adults, elderly and teens who experience a range of mental health issues. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, eating disorders/disordered eating, body image concerns, stress, effects of trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss. Using an integrative therapeutic approach, I primarily draw upon attachment-based theories, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Constellations/Family Systems, but also use aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices when appropriate.
I am passionate about working with adults, elderly and teens who experience a range of mental health issues. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, eating disorders/disordered eating, body image concerns, stress, effects of trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss. Using an integrative therapeutic approach, I primarily draw upon attachment-based theories, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Constellations/Family Systems, but also use aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices when appropriate.
(587) 410-5989 View (587) 410-5989
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Nancy Bergeron
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Has your life been impacted by Intimate Betrayal Trauma? I have the knowledge & expertise to guide you through this very difficult time. Regain your inner peace, lower your anxiety, repair your relationships, work through your depression, grief and trauma. Using evidence-based practices, we can work together in creating the happy authentic life that feels out of reach. I am trained (level 3), and use the Gottman Method in my couples counselling approach. There is help & hope. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), I work with complex couples challenges as well as the everyday struggles that many of us face in relationships.
Has your life been impacted by Intimate Betrayal Trauma? I have the knowledge & expertise to guide you through this very difficult time. Regain your inner peace, lower your anxiety, repair your relationships, work through your depression, grief and trauma. Using evidence-based practices, we can work together in creating the happy authentic life that feels out of reach. I am trained (level 3), and use the Gottman Method in my couples counselling approach. There is help & hope. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), I work with complex couples challenges as well as the everyday struggles that many of us face in relationships.
(587) 507-8689 View (587) 507-8689
Reclaim Your Nature Psychotherapy
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
Are you overwhelmed by your situation? Sometimes dealing with the present moment feels heavy when our past adds to the difficulties. Our thoughts, emotions, and even body sensations can weigh us down and make us feel hopeless. You may have tried different strategies to make things better, and maybe they haven’t worked well. We know you are doing the best you can. Sometimes people need a bit of professional guidance. We believe that once trauma and limiting beliefs are cleared from the past, it’s easier to deal with the present. When you can connect to that bright genuine strong part of yourself, it is easier for you to handle life.
Are you overwhelmed by your situation? Sometimes dealing with the present moment feels heavy when our past adds to the difficulties. Our thoughts, emotions, and even body sensations can weigh us down and make us feel hopeless. You may have tried different strategies to make things better, and maybe they haven’t worked well. We know you are doing the best you can. Sometimes people need a bit of professional guidance. We believe that once trauma and limiting beliefs are cleared from the past, it’s easier to deal with the present. When you can connect to that bright genuine strong part of yourself, it is easier for you to handle life.
(587) 856-0620 View (587) 856-0620
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Maryam Adham
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3K
The situations that people face in their past and present have an impact on their current state and goals. I believe in meeting the client where they are at in their journey of exploration and working together collaboratively to work towards their goals. I view clients as capable of taking the lead in their therapeutic process with my role being that of a guide and supporter. This collaborative approach is rooted in my person-centered practice which is strength based and built on the foundation of a strong therapeutic alliance.
The situations that people face in their past and present have an impact on their current state and goals. I believe in meeting the client where they are at in their journey of exploration and working together collaboratively to work towards their goals. I view clients as capable of taking the lead in their therapeutic process with my role being that of a guide and supporter. This collaborative approach is rooted in my person-centered practice which is strength based and built on the foundation of a strong therapeutic alliance.
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Cece Warren - Calgary Couples Therapy And Coaching
Counsellor, MHSc, CCC, RMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2H
A Healthy Relationship Includes Empathy, Compassion and Loving Boundaries. If you struggle with communication, empathy, validation or moments of conflict or your partner say hurtful things in arguments that you don't mean this can be changed. Perhaps you want to have better boundaries with each other or better boundaries with extended family? If you are recovering from an affair, not sure if you want to end your relationship or stay or simply want to learn better communication skills, I understand. Book a free consultation https://calgarycouplestherapy.janeapp.com/
A Healthy Relationship Includes Empathy, Compassion and Loving Boundaries. If you struggle with communication, empathy, validation or moments of conflict or your partner say hurtful things in arguments that you don't mean this can be changed. Perhaps you want to have better boundaries with each other or better boundaries with extended family? If you are recovering from an affair, not sure if you want to end your relationship or stay or simply want to learn better communication skills, I understand. Book a free consultation https://calgarycouplestherapy.janeapp.com/
(587) 400-3523 View (587) 400-3523
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VB Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2P
Hello, I am now accepting new individual and couples' therapy clients in BC and AB. Referrals may include clients with Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, relationship issues, CBT for Psychosis, and Health-related matters (e.g. adjustment to neurological diagnoses/TBI). Longer term therapy and "depth work" related to personality or life stage challenges are also offered. In addition to psychotherapy services, my practice includes psychological/diagnostic assessment and neuropsychological assessment reports.
Hello, I am now accepting new individual and couples' therapy clients in BC and AB. Referrals may include clients with Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, relationship issues, CBT for Psychosis, and Health-related matters (e.g. adjustment to neurological diagnoses/TBI). Longer term therapy and "depth work" related to personality or life stage challenges are also offered. In addition to psychotherapy services, my practice includes psychological/diagnostic assessment and neuropsychological assessment reports.
(587) 816-6128 View (587) 816-6128
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Johanna Marie Kalkreuth
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2R
I offer counselling for individuals (adults, adolescents and children), couples, and families, addressing anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anger/aggression, and other emotional/behavioural issues. It is my belief that effective counselling incorporates working with the whole human being - including the mind and the manifestation of emotional experiences in the body. My approach integrates mindfulness and cognitive interventions with somatic body and movement work.
I offer counselling for individuals (adults, adolescents and children), couples, and families, addressing anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anger/aggression, and other emotional/behavioural issues. It is my belief that effective counselling incorporates working with the whole human being - including the mind and the manifestation of emotional experiences in the body. My approach integrates mindfulness and cognitive interventions with somatic body and movement work.
(866) 862-6345 View (866) 862-6345
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Katie Pelletier
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
I believe that all people are capable of positive change, of overcoming challenges, of finding compassion, and of becoming the best that they can be. As a Registered Psychologist, I work alongside my clients to help them create meaningful and sustainable change in their lives and relationships. I have extensive experience in community and mental health settings and offer therapeutic services in both English and Spanish. I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify their counselling goals and help them achieve those goals in a strengths-based, non-judgmental and empathetic manner.
I believe that all people are capable of positive change, of overcoming challenges, of finding compassion, and of becoming the best that they can be. As a Registered Psychologist, I work alongside my clients to help them create meaningful and sustainable change in their lives and relationships. I have extensive experience in community and mental health settings and offer therapeutic services in both English and Spanish. I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify their counselling goals and help them achieve those goals in a strengths-based, non-judgmental and empathetic manner.
(587) 805-3983 View (587) 805-3983
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Robin Campbell
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2E
I recognize that significant positive change requires a shift in how we think, feel, and relate to ourselves and others. If you're seeking a way to thrive rather than to just survive, my integrative approach helps clients who may feel stuck in life or overwhelmed, lacking meaning or purpose, dealing with past hurts and traumas, or simply wanting to live their full potential.
I recognize that significant positive change requires a shift in how we think, feel, and relate to ourselves and others. If you're seeking a way to thrive rather than to just survive, my integrative approach helps clients who may feel stuck in life or overwhelmed, lacking meaning or purpose, dealing with past hurts and traumas, or simply wanting to live their full potential.
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Harrison Orpe
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3A
Do you find yourself avoiding difficult emotions, situations, and experiences only to bottle it up and have it become an impossible monster to face? Emotions are complex, wonderful, sometimes confusing, but always precious things. Sometimes they help us feel the best we ever have, other times they make us feel like we aren’t in control and feel our worst. Finding ways to express emotions from all levels of this spectrum is a fundamental tool I am passionate about helping individuals develop. You deserve to find joy every day, and feel confident in your skills to maintain it long term.
Do you find yourself avoiding difficult emotions, situations, and experiences only to bottle it up and have it become an impossible monster to face? Emotions are complex, wonderful, sometimes confusing, but always precious things. Sometimes they help us feel the best we ever have, other times they make us feel like we aren’t in control and feel our worst. Finding ways to express emotions from all levels of this spectrum is a fundamental tool I am passionate about helping individuals develop. You deserve to find joy every day, and feel confident in your skills to maintain it long term.
(587) 412-5165 View (587) 412-5165
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Made in Thought Counselling Services
Psychologist, MA, RPsych, CCC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3L  (Online Only)
Thank you for seeking a psychologist; it’s an important decision. With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, I acknowledge my imperfections, while also fully committed to understanding and assisting you in achieving your goals. My areas of specialty include all forms of anxiety and loss, as well as holding space for the ‘hard to feel or talk about’ life issues. I aim to be available six days a week, including evenings. I also offer you a free 15-minute phone chat so you can check out my voice, my energy, and ask me any questions you might have. When you reach out to Made in Thought, here's what you can expect:
Thank you for seeking a psychologist; it’s an important decision. With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, I acknowledge my imperfections, while also fully committed to understanding and assisting you in achieving your goals. My areas of specialty include all forms of anxiety and loss, as well as holding space for the ‘hard to feel or talk about’ life issues. I aim to be available six days a week, including evenings. I also offer you a free 15-minute phone chat so you can check out my voice, my energy, and ask me any questions you might have. When you reach out to Made in Thought, here's what you can expect:
(587) 806-3965 View (587) 806-3965
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Kelly Tenove
Psychologist, MC, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Managing the difficulties of life can feel overwhelming. When these challenges start to consume you and affect your everyday life, it's a great time to seek help. I offer a safe, comfortable space for people struggling with challenges like anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues.
Managing the difficulties of life can feel overwhelming. When these challenges start to consume you and affect your everyday life, it's a great time to seek help. I offer a safe, comfortable space for people struggling with challenges like anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues.
(587) 816-2978 View (587) 816-2978
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Maria Malouf
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Hello, and welcome to my page :) I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years specializing in developmental trauma and issues related to trauma. Things like anxiety, depression, isolation, grief, and difficult relationships are often just the most noticeable symptoms of something more deeply rooted. If you feel like you keep getting stuck or notice the same fears and patterns come up during stressful times, it may be because the root of the problem hasn’t been found or processed.
Hello, and welcome to my page :) I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years specializing in developmental trauma and issues related to trauma. Things like anxiety, depression, isolation, grief, and difficult relationships are often just the most noticeable symptoms of something more deeply rooted. If you feel like you keep getting stuck or notice the same fears and patterns come up during stressful times, it may be because the root of the problem hasn’t been found or processed.
(587) 570-4958 View (587) 570-4958
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Hala Kaiss
Psychologist, MC, R, Psych
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3H
I am a Registered Psychologist offering in-person services in Calgary & virtual services throughout AB. I have experience working with Adults through a number of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, childhood abuse/sexual assault, healthy sexuality, and self-awareness/identity. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma can look different for each and every person; what may be traumatizing for one, may not be for another. You define what it means for you, & together, we can work towards lessening the impact of these events.
I am a Registered Psychologist offering in-person services in Calgary & virtual services throughout AB. I have experience working with Adults through a number of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, childhood abuse/sexual assault, healthy sexuality, and self-awareness/identity. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma can look different for each and every person; what may be traumatizing for one, may not be for another. You define what it means for you, & together, we can work towards lessening the impact of these events.
(587) 578-0483 View (587) 578-0483
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Sara Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, REAT, TRE-CP, TRE-CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3A
I am passionate about working with young people (ages 10 and up) to adults,. I believe that everyone can successfully overcome the challenges in their lives and sometimes we all need support with this. I see my role as being your support to helping you figure out what you want different in your life. My practice is diverse and I tailor each session for the needs of my clients using traditional talk therapy, expressive arts therapy and tension releasing exercises (TRE). My experience with youth, young adults, families and adults spans over 20 years in urban and rural settings.
I am passionate about working with young people (ages 10 and up) to adults,. I believe that everyone can successfully overcome the challenges in their lives and sometimes we all need support with this. I see my role as being your support to helping you figure out what you want different in your life. My practice is diverse and I tailor each session for the needs of my clients using traditional talk therapy, expressive arts therapy and tension releasing exercises (TRE). My experience with youth, young adults, families and adults spans over 20 years in urban and rural settings.
(587) 807-5027 View (587) 807-5027
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Eunice Peterson
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Have you recently had a distressing experience, does it feel like your coping skills are maxed out? Are you having difficulties sleeping? Are you haunted by traumatic experiences or relational wounds? If you've said yes to any of these questions it may be time to seek out help and accountability in a confidential relationship in which you can strengthen your resources, increase your resiliency and reconnect with inner purpose and joy.
Have you recently had a distressing experience, does it feel like your coping skills are maxed out? Are you having difficulties sleeping? Are you haunted by traumatic experiences or relational wounds? If you've said yes to any of these questions it may be time to seek out help and accountability in a confidential relationship in which you can strengthen your resources, increase your resiliency and reconnect with inner purpose and joy.
(866) 875-1274 View (866) 875-1274
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Anna Robertshaw
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3C
I believe therapy is built on trust, safety, and mutual respect, and so I bring my real self to the therapeutic relationship in order to meet and discover the ‘self’ you want to become. Together we will explore the physical, emotional, and environmental factors creating friction in your life, and work towards sustainable and meaningful change. This may include learning new skills, processing emotions, and finding meaning in your past and present experiences. Life is full of challenges, and I will accompany you in learning to build resilience in the face of those challenges, without becoming overwhelmed
I believe therapy is built on trust, safety, and mutual respect, and so I bring my real self to the therapeutic relationship in order to meet and discover the ‘self’ you want to become. Together we will explore the physical, emotional, and environmental factors creating friction in your life, and work towards sustainable and meaningful change. This may include learning new skills, processing emotions, and finding meaning in your past and present experiences. Life is full of challenges, and I will accompany you in learning to build resilience in the face of those challenges, without becoming overwhelmed
(587) 847-3016 View (587) 847-3016
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Alanna Caldwell
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2R
Alanna offers an empathic, collaborative, and pragmatic approach to therapy. She is passionate about helping her clients prove to themselves their capacity for overcoming obstacles. She provides practical education and skills for individuals seeking to make improvements in various domains of life such as behavioural, emotional, relational, spiritual, occupational, and social. She treats adults from all walks of life and has extensive experience working with Public Safety Personnel.
Alanna offers an empathic, collaborative, and pragmatic approach to therapy. She is passionate about helping her clients prove to themselves their capacity for overcoming obstacles. She provides practical education and skills for individuals seeking to make improvements in various domains of life such as behavioural, emotional, relational, spiritual, occupational, and social. She treats adults from all walks of life and has extensive experience working with Public Safety Personnel.
(825) 250-3651 View (825) 250-3651
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Nathanael Robertson
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N  (Online Only)
Whether it's anxiety from relationships, pressure from work, or a disconnect between your values and decisions, we all can feel lost at times. Maybe you know exactly where you desire change, or you are uncertain and don't know where to start, I'm here to help! My goal is to work alongside you to create a space for you to engage in self-discovery, process life events, unlearn unhelpful beliefs and behaviours, build coping skills, and work towards inner peace that often feels eluding. Together we can re-gain a sense of control as no matter what's led you here, I believe in the human capacity to adapt and grow with the right support.
Whether it's anxiety from relationships, pressure from work, or a disconnect between your values and decisions, we all can feel lost at times. Maybe you know exactly where you desire change, or you are uncertain and don't know where to start, I'm here to help! My goal is to work alongside you to create a space for you to engage in self-discovery, process life events, unlearn unhelpful beliefs and behaviours, build coping skills, and work towards inner peace that often feels eluding. Together we can re-gain a sense of control as no matter what's led you here, I believe in the human capacity to adapt and grow with the right support.
(825) 425-0054 View (825) 425-0054
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Living Hope Counselling Services
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3J  (Online Only)
Hope Changes Everything “Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.” L.R. Knost. Life can be beautiful, vibrant, expanding and joy filled. It can also have times of great uncertainty, overwhelm, fears running rampant, a sense of hopelessness, thoughts of inadequacy, unworthiness and feeling unlovable. Whole health is an intricate interweaving of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual parts within you, all having a dynamic impact on you. Bring your curiosity & willingness to explore your time of Uncertainties, Questioning & Life Transitions. It can be a rich and fertile time of hidden treasures unfolding.
Hope Changes Everything “Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.” L.R. Knost. Life can be beautiful, vibrant, expanding and joy filled. It can also have times of great uncertainty, overwhelm, fears running rampant, a sense of hopelessness, thoughts of inadequacy, unworthiness and feeling unlovable. Whole health is an intricate interweaving of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual parts within you, all having a dynamic impact on you. Bring your curiosity & willingness to explore your time of Uncertainties, Questioning & Life Transitions. It can be a rich and fertile time of hidden treasures unfolding.
(587) 571-6825 View (587) 571-6825

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Calgary, AB

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Calgary, AB who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% 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

64% 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.