Therapists in Calgary, AB

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Photo of Cam Burbank, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Cam Burbank
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, BS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2H
Congratulations on taking charge of your life! You are one step closer to getting the help and support that you seek. Asking for help requires courage, and vulnerability, and acknowledging that we all have limitations in our abilities and capacity to handle stress. Asking for help doesn't mean there is something wrong with you, or that you are "broken." Rather it may be that you don't know what to do, or need someone to help guide you through the process. Therapy is meant to be a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, fears, worries and hopes for the future in seeking meaningful chaange without judgement or expectations.
Congratulations on taking charge of your life! You are one step closer to getting the help and support that you seek. Asking for help requires courage, and vulnerability, and acknowledging that we all have limitations in our abilities and capacity to handle stress. Asking for help doesn't mean there is something wrong with you, or that you are "broken." Rather it may be that you don't know what to do, or need someone to help guide you through the process. Therapy is meant to be a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, fears, worries and hopes for the future in seeking meaningful chaange without judgement or expectations.
(587) 816-4730 View (587) 816-4730
Photo of Elisa Lutz, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Elisa Lutz
Psychologist, BSc, MSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3B  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I want to bring support to those encountering everyday problems, and help find solutions to ease the burdens that they are facing. I want to help my clients understand their situation, and take real steps toward achieving their dreams and goals. I provide counselling services for clients, as well as external supervision services to provisional psychologists and counselling interns. Feel free to contact me with any questions or for an introduction.
I want to bring support to those encountering everyday problems, and help find solutions to ease the burdens that they are facing. I want to help my clients understand their situation, and take real steps toward achieving their dreams and goals. I provide counselling services for clients, as well as external supervision services to provisional psychologists and counselling interns. Feel free to contact me with any questions or for an introduction.
(587) 840-5142 View (587) 840-5142
Photo of Michelle Keough, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Calgary, AB
Michelle Keough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3G
Feeling disconnected from you partner has got you feeling discouraged and frustrated in relationship. You are tired of having the same arguments continue to happen in your relationship with no understanding. Being stuck in miscommunication patterns between you and your partner that lead to disconnection between you both, is holding you back from creating a secure loving bond with your partner. You can ensure I will offer a safe place for you to become unstuck in these patterns and move towards the growth you are longing for. I will work with you on devising the how to overcome these stuck patterns and create the love you want.
Feeling disconnected from you partner has got you feeling discouraged and frustrated in relationship. You are tired of having the same arguments continue to happen in your relationship with no understanding. Being stuck in miscommunication patterns between you and your partner that lead to disconnection between you both, is holding you back from creating a secure loving bond with your partner. You can ensure I will offer a safe place for you to become unstuck in these patterns and move towards the growth you are longing for. I will work with you on devising the how to overcome these stuck patterns and create the love you want.
(587) 329-9320 View (587) 329-9320
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Sharon Ann Foster
Counsellor, MACP
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3C
I am here to help you build your awareness to expand your choices for wellness. I am not a healer, I am a helper for you to find your own way to self-healing. With compassionate curiosity, we can work together on depression, anxiety, anger issues, eating disorders, relationship problems, grief and loss, cultural/identity issues, gender and sexuality issues, parent-child conflict, intimacy and attachment issues, intergenerational trauma, abuse, bullying, behavior problems, soul wounds and health issues.
I am here to help you build your awareness to expand your choices for wellness. I am not a healer, I am a helper for you to find your own way to self-healing. With compassionate curiosity, we can work together on depression, anxiety, anger issues, eating disorders, relationship problems, grief and loss, cultural/identity issues, gender and sexuality issues, parent-child conflict, intimacy and attachment issues, intergenerational trauma, abuse, bullying, behavior problems, soul wounds and health issues.
(825) 250-3351 View (825) 250-3351
Photo of Michelle Campbell, Pre-Licensed Professional in Calgary, AB
Michelle Campbell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X  (Online Only)
It's time to connect. I have saved you a seat. We are hardwired for connection. Being alone through life's journey is not the foundation of who we are. The early years of my work with individuals began in the Early years of a child's life. Realizing that children cannot change the reality of their lives, I embarked on a journey supporting families, caregivers, and individuals seeking to find their way as they grow in the knowledge of who they are and the great potential that lies before them.
It's time to connect. I have saved you a seat. We are hardwired for connection. Being alone through life's journey is not the foundation of who we are. The early years of my work with individuals began in the Early years of a child's life. Realizing that children cannot change the reality of their lives, I embarked on a journey supporting families, caregivers, and individuals seeking to find their way as they grow in the knowledge of who they are and the great potential that lies before them.
(587) 871-8376 View (587) 871-8376
Photo of Megan Mandryk, Pre-Licensed Professional in Calgary, AB
Megan Mandryk
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2P
I am a registered student therapist completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I believe that every person’s story is important and deserves to be heard. I am motivated to help you find your own strengths and live a fulfilling life that you choose. I focus on your lived experience and wholeheartedly believe that you are the expert of your story and your life.
I am a registered student therapist completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I believe that every person’s story is important and deserves to be heard. I am motivated to help you find your own strengths and live a fulfilling life that you choose. I focus on your lived experience and wholeheartedly believe that you are the expert of your story and your life.
(587) 858-0552 View (587) 858-0552
Photo of Oi-Wah Whitbourne, Counsellor in Calgary, AB
Oi-Wah Whitbourne
Counsellor, MA, CPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2E
Over 30 years, I have the privilege of talking to, listening to, walking with and praying for women & couples who struggle with their family, marital, and interpersonal relationships. In 2002, I graduated with a MA in counselling. Since then I have been counselling formally in the Calgary area. I love to help women to reconnect with God in their spiritual struggles and work on their relationships with others. I have journeyed with many women who experience domestic abuse. The vicious cycle has kept many in terrifying living situations. I also enjoy working with couples who love each other but have a hard time getting along.
Over 30 years, I have the privilege of talking to, listening to, walking with and praying for women & couples who struggle with their family, marital, and interpersonal relationships. In 2002, I graduated with a MA in counselling. Since then I have been counselling formally in the Calgary area. I love to help women to reconnect with God in their spiritual struggles and work on their relationships with others. I have journeyed with many women who experience domestic abuse. The vicious cycle has kept many in terrifying living situations. I also enjoy working with couples who love each other but have a hard time getting along.
(855) 818-0910 View (855) 818-0910
Photo of Melina Byers, Registered Social Worker in Calgary, AB
Melina Byers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2E
I understand that at times life can be overwhelming and even the simple things can feel impossible. In these times I believe it is essential to reach out for support to remind ourselves that even the most difficult emotions and situations do not last forever. I am a person-centered therapist who believes in a collaborative practice to support clients through whatever life throws their way. We have all experienced the discomforts that come with being human, we do not need to navigate these alone.
I understand that at times life can be overwhelming and even the simple things can feel impossible. In these times I believe it is essential to reach out for support to remind ourselves that even the most difficult emotions and situations do not last forever. I am a person-centered therapist who believes in a collaborative practice to support clients through whatever life throws their way. We have all experienced the discomforts that come with being human, we do not need to navigate these alone.
(587) 570-8429 View (587) 570-8429
Photo of Trynell Holland, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Calgary, AB
Trynell Holland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3H  (Online Only)
I have 20 years of experience in the public system providing treatment for children and youth with addictions and/or mental health issues and family therapy. Additionally, I provide support to parents of children with complex medical and mental health needs providing direct therapy, systems advocacy, as well as provide consultation to school and in home teams to optimize child and family functioning. I work using a strength based, trauma informed and attachment focused approach.
I have 20 years of experience in the public system providing treatment for children and youth with addictions and/or mental health issues and family therapy. Additionally, I provide support to parents of children with complex medical and mental health needs providing direct therapy, systems advocacy, as well as provide consultation to school and in home teams to optimize child and family functioning. I work using a strength based, trauma informed and attachment focused approach.
(825) 502-5348 View (825) 502-5348
Photo of Yvonne Hindes, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Yvonne Hindes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3R
Do you or your child struggle with learning? Do you or your child require accommodations at school, college or university? Do you or your child experience emotional, behavioural or social difficulties? Are you interested in understanding yours or your child's learning profile? Do you think your child is a gifted learner? I specialize in psycho-educational and psychological assessments of children, adolescents, and adults. I assist individuals with gaining a better understanding of their learning, intellectual functioning, psychological and/or mental health, personality, and behaviours.
Do you or your child struggle with learning? Do you or your child require accommodations at school, college or university? Do you or your child experience emotional, behavioural or social difficulties? Are you interested in understanding yours or your child's learning profile? Do you think your child is a gifted learner? I specialize in psycho-educational and psychological assessments of children, adolescents, and adults. I assist individuals with gaining a better understanding of their learning, intellectual functioning, psychological and/or mental health, personality, and behaviours.
(855) 737-7065 View (855) 737-7065
Photo of Walker Psychological, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Walker Psychological
Psychologist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Walker Psychological offers specialized services in sexuality, relationships, trauma, anxiety and body image. Chelsea Anderson, an associate at Walker Psych, is now offering 1:1 therapy in person and online. We offer evidence-based treatments and use a relaxed and affirming approach to therapy, catered to your goals. Dr. Lauren has a waitlist for individual or couples sexuality-based referrals, but is accepting new clients for sexuality workshops, and group-based mindfulness therapy for women with sexual concerns.
Walker Psychological offers specialized services in sexuality, relationships, trauma, anxiety and body image. Chelsea Anderson, an associate at Walker Psych, is now offering 1:1 therapy in person and online. We offer evidence-based treatments and use a relaxed and affirming approach to therapy, catered to your goals. Dr. Lauren has a waitlist for individual or couples sexuality-based referrals, but is accepting new clients for sexuality workshops, and group-based mindfulness therapy for women with sexual concerns.
(587) 602-0643 View (587) 602-0643
Photo of Emma Bulman, Registered Social Worker in Calgary, AB
Emma Bulman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3M
Accepting New Clients. Do you ever wonder if things could be different? If you could find a way to have more connected relationships with your child, spouse, family or coworkers? Are you having difficulty with regulating yourself and responding the way you want with the people in your life? Feel free to reach out to tackle together the things you would like to change. I am a registered clinical social worker with over 15 years experience working with children/families/individuals. I believe that children exist within the context of the relationships in their lives; therefore, I involve parents/families in the therapeutic process
Accepting New Clients. Do you ever wonder if things could be different? If you could find a way to have more connected relationships with your child, spouse, family or coworkers? Are you having difficulty with regulating yourself and responding the way you want with the people in your life? Feel free to reach out to tackle together the things you would like to change. I am a registered clinical social worker with over 15 years experience working with children/families/individuals. I believe that children exist within the context of the relationships in their lives; therefore, I involve parents/families in the therapeutic process
(587) 705-0949 View (587) 705-0949
Photo of Katherine Rosenstein, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Katherine Rosenstein
Psychologist, MA, RPsyc, IAYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2Z  (Online Only)
Online Therapy Focus - As a registered psychologist and yoga therapist, my focus is on providing the necessary tools to assist individuals in moving towards optimal health. I believe that everyone has the innate capacity for healing. My role is to assist clients in discovering inner wisdom and identifying strengths that support resiliency. With my experience as a psychologist and yoga therapist, I offer a form of therapy that is unique and effective. Using sustained awareness, with a strong somatic focus, I support clients in engaging deep healing within their nervous systems.
Online Therapy Focus - As a registered psychologist and yoga therapist, my focus is on providing the necessary tools to assist individuals in moving towards optimal health. I believe that everyone has the innate capacity for healing. My role is to assist clients in discovering inner wisdom and identifying strengths that support resiliency. With my experience as a psychologist and yoga therapist, I offer a form of therapy that is unique and effective. Using sustained awareness, with a strong somatic focus, I support clients in engaging deep healing within their nervous systems.
(866) 260-6008 View (866) 260-6008
Photo of Samuel Chukwuma Iwar, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Samuel Chukwuma Iwar
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2V
I am a therapist and previous medical doctor who is passionate about the messy and beautiful parts of being human. I believe that we live in a world that constantly (and effectively) tries to tell us who and what we should be, which often leads us to try to fit in. This can create a considerable amount of conflict, and possibly trauma, within us that can lead to mental health challenges and takes us further from what we desperately crave – belonging, connection, and authenticity. As your therapist, I hope to provide a safe non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and feel your way through your journey to wellness.
I am a therapist and previous medical doctor who is passionate about the messy and beautiful parts of being human. I believe that we live in a world that constantly (and effectively) tries to tell us who and what we should be, which often leads us to try to fit in. This can create a considerable amount of conflict, and possibly trauma, within us that can lead to mental health challenges and takes us further from what we desperately crave – belonging, connection, and authenticity. As your therapist, I hope to provide a safe non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and feel your way through your journey to wellness.
(587) 741-0798 View (587) 741-0798
Photo of Cagdas Polat, Counsellor in Calgary, AB
Cagdas Polat
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CT
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2Z  (Online Only)
Life's challenges can often feel overwhelming, leaving us seeking answers and solutions. I believe in tailoring therapy to each individual's unique needs, fostering a collaborative and empathetic environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. My therapeutic toolbox includes evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Jungian approach, and existential therapy. By integrating these approaches, we can work together to identify patterns, untangle complexities, and nurture lasting positive change.
Life's challenges can often feel overwhelming, leaving us seeking answers and solutions. I believe in tailoring therapy to each individual's unique needs, fostering a collaborative and empathetic environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. My therapeutic toolbox includes evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Jungian approach, and existential therapy. By integrating these approaches, we can work together to identify patterns, untangle complexities, and nurture lasting positive change.
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Dr. Kendra Massie
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a family-focused practice and over 15 years of experience. Children, youth, families, and parents/caregivers often see me when there are concerns about behavior, sleep, anxiety, emotion regulation, family and peer relationships, adjustment (e.g., parental separation, medical diagnosis), and disrupted attachment (e.g., foster care, adoption). Adults seek my services when they have concerns and goals related to relationships, coping, and adjustment. I have worked in diverse settings including children’s hospitals, school districts, a not-for-profit organization, and my private practice.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a family-focused practice and over 15 years of experience. Children, youth, families, and parents/caregivers often see me when there are concerns about behavior, sleep, anxiety, emotion regulation, family and peer relationships, adjustment (e.g., parental separation, medical diagnosis), and disrupted attachment (e.g., foster care, adoption). Adults seek my services when they have concerns and goals related to relationships, coping, and adjustment. I have worked in diverse settings including children’s hospitals, school districts, a not-for-profit organization, and my private practice.
(825) 508-7016 View (825) 508-7016
Photo of Angela Chan, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Angela Chan
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2R
Are you feeling increasingly drained, emotionally reactive, or resentful? Do you take on too many responsibilities and worry about disappointing others? Is it hard to ask for help because you need things done right or do not want to be a burden? If so, you are not alone. Many of my clients do amazing work, care deeply for others, and are driven by high standards for themselves– but despite their best efforts and successes, they feel overwhelmed and struggle with self-worth. They may appear to be confident and living ideal lives, but they deal with high-functioning anxiety and have difficulties speaking up for their own needs.
Are you feeling increasingly drained, emotionally reactive, or resentful? Do you take on too many responsibilities and worry about disappointing others? Is it hard to ask for help because you need things done right or do not want to be a burden? If so, you are not alone. Many of my clients do amazing work, care deeply for others, and are driven by high standards for themselves– but despite their best efforts and successes, they feel overwhelmed and struggle with self-worth. They may appear to be confident and living ideal lives, but they deal with high-functioning anxiety and have difficulties speaking up for their own needs.
(587) 905-0613 View (587) 905-0613
Photo of Heather Jane Johnson, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Heather Jane Johnson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
Note: Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist passionate about helping people heal and be well. I aim to provide a comforting environment for individuals to share their concerns and connect more deeply with themselves and others. I have experience working with both adults and youth (10+) and we often have conversations about stress, anxiety, relationships and dealing with change. I also help people navigate divorce abuse, coercive control and other traumas.
Note: Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist passionate about helping people heal and be well. I aim to provide a comforting environment for individuals to share their concerns and connect more deeply with themselves and others. I have experience working with both adults and youth (10+) and we often have conversations about stress, anxiety, relationships and dealing with change. I also help people navigate divorce abuse, coercive control and other traumas.
(825) 250-3361 View (825) 250-3361
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DC Therapy / Dunia Clemente
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, RSW, RMFT-Sq
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3G
Hi,...Are you looking to reconnect and find love in your relationships as a couple or in your family? What is your story? Are you experiencing a lack of communication, connection, or are you struggling to navigate conflict? These concerns could be led to developing negative interacting patterns, feeling lost, depressed, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed and being unsure of how to move forward. If you need help, I am here to support you. I will help you to reflect, generate hope, feel safe, reconnect and heal through understanding and breaking negative patterns of interactions that could be impacting your life and relationships.
Hi,...Are you looking to reconnect and find love in your relationships as a couple or in your family? What is your story? Are you experiencing a lack of communication, connection, or are you struggling to navigate conflict? These concerns could be led to developing negative interacting patterns, feeling lost, depressed, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed and being unsure of how to move forward. If you need help, I am here to support you. I will help you to reflect, generate hope, feel safe, reconnect and heal through understanding and breaking negative patterns of interactions that could be impacting your life and relationships.
(825) 250-3491 View (825) 250-3491
Photo of Michael Shane McKernan, Registered Social Worker in Calgary, AB
Michael Shane McKernan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3E
Forty five years of experience in a variety of settings including in and out patient psychiatry, children's psychiatry, community mental health and academia in front line, supervisory and director roles. I have certifications in sexual and multiple addictions treatment, EMDR, NLP, Aviation Crisis, IFS. I have training in psychoanalytic and Jungian psychotherapies, hypnosis, Gestalt, trauma and systems therapies. I enjoy a varied practice with couples work, individual work in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, life change. I see the connectedness of body, mind and spirit and view crisis as a powerful learning opportunity.
Forty five years of experience in a variety of settings including in and out patient psychiatry, children's psychiatry, community mental health and academia in front line, supervisory and director roles. I have certifications in sexual and multiple addictions treatment, EMDR, NLP, Aviation Crisis, IFS. I have training in psychoanalytic and Jungian psychotherapies, hypnosis, Gestalt, trauma and systems therapies. I enjoy a varied practice with couples work, individual work in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, life change. I see the connectedness of body, mind and spirit and view crisis as a powerful learning opportunity.
(825) 251-8499 View (825) 251-8499

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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
87% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Green Shield Canada
58% Alberta Blue Cross
51% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.