Therapists in Calgary, AB

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Photo of Lauren K Birks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Calgary, AB
Lauren K Birks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW/RSW, MHA, RMFT
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3H
I work with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with everyday coping, relational issues, parenting concerns, psychological wellness and relationship functioning. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, infertility experiences, existential questioning, couple and marital relationship issues, parenting concerns and coping, and relational systemic therapeutic approaches. I work with people to move towards change-oriented solutions by reducing distress, improve coping and mental health skills and understanding relational patterns. I support & offer a safe space for diversity, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with everyday coping, relational issues, parenting concerns, psychological wellness and relationship functioning. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, infertility experiences, existential questioning, couple and marital relationship issues, parenting concerns and coping, and relational systemic therapeutic approaches. I work with people to move towards change-oriented solutions by reducing distress, improve coping and mental health skills and understanding relational patterns. I support & offer a safe space for diversity, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.
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Photo of Kristin Carpenter, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Kristin Carpenter
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Are you looking for a place to heal, grow or just get to know yourself better, I’m glad you found my page. Life is messy and challenging, so why go at it alone? If you've been carrying around a lot your shoulders, therapy can be the place to put it down. If you’re struggling with processing trauma, disordered eating, relationships, or looking for personal growth, I would be happy to join you on that journey. Sometimes we have difficulty coping or creating change, but it doesn't have to be that way. I aim to create an environment where you can share the real and vulnerable parts of yourself while you work towards healing.
Are you looking for a place to heal, grow or just get to know yourself better, I’m glad you found my page. Life is messy and challenging, so why go at it alone? If you've been carrying around a lot your shoulders, therapy can be the place to put it down. If you’re struggling with processing trauma, disordered eating, relationships, or looking for personal growth, I would be happy to join you on that journey. Sometimes we have difficulty coping or creating change, but it doesn't have to be that way. I aim to create an environment where you can share the real and vulnerable parts of yourself while you work towards healing.
(587) 812-4131 View (587) 812-4131
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Jailene Smith
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2R
Not accepting new clients
Have you found yourself carrying stressors throughout the day, or find it sneaking into your consciousness at any opportunity? At first it was only a little distressful but manageable, Now, it feels inescapable. You feel trapped, lost, & out of ideas. You feel drained & joy zapped from life. You decide you need to do something about this, it can’t keep going this way. You want a better sense of choice & control within your life, to manifest more joy & peace with who you are, with those in your daily life, & what your future could become. If this sounds like you but you don’t know where to begin, let’s start with a conversation.
Have you found yourself carrying stressors throughout the day, or find it sneaking into your consciousness at any opportunity? At first it was only a little distressful but manageable, Now, it feels inescapable. You feel trapped, lost, & out of ideas. You feel drained & joy zapped from life. You decide you need to do something about this, it can’t keep going this way. You want a better sense of choice & control within your life, to manifest more joy & peace with who you are, with those in your daily life, & what your future could become. If this sounds like you but you don’t know where to begin, let’s start with a conversation.
(587) 841-0571 View (587) 841-0571
Photo of Dr. Laurel Korotana, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Dr. Laurel Korotana
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3G
I'm a clinical psychologist specializing in treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults. I have trained and worked in a pediatric hospital and multiple mental health clinics and have expertise in mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, body image concerns, child behavior difficulties, etc.) and health psychology (e.g., sleep, chronic pain, coping with medical conditions, etc.). I'm also passionate about supporting parent-child relationships, recognizing such relationships as integral to promoting resilience throughout life’s challenges.
I'm a clinical psychologist specializing in treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults. I have trained and worked in a pediatric hospital and multiple mental health clinics and have expertise in mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, body image concerns, child behavior difficulties, etc.) and health psychology (e.g., sleep, chronic pain, coping with medical conditions, etc.). I'm also passionate about supporting parent-child relationships, recognizing such relationships as integral to promoting resilience throughout life’s challenges.
(403) 589-3456 View (403) 589-3456
Photo of Megan Hanrahan, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Megan Hanrahan
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Now accepting new clients! I am committed to establishing genuine and meaningful relationships in therapy. I approach my clients with empathy, patience and without judgement, striving to create a space where they feel heard. Each of us has a unique story and are experts on our own lives, so I tailor my sessions to fit with what works for each client. We collaborate and work together as a team to come up with solutions and strategies. I take a holistic approach in therapy and focus on understanding the whole individual, including genetic predispositions, biology, personality, attachment styles, and life experiences.
Now accepting new clients! I am committed to establishing genuine and meaningful relationships in therapy. I approach my clients with empathy, patience and without judgement, striving to create a space where they feel heard. Each of us has a unique story and are experts on our own lives, so I tailor my sessions to fit with what works for each client. We collaborate and work together as a team to come up with solutions and strategies. I take a holistic approach in therapy and focus on understanding the whole individual, including genetic predispositions, biology, personality, attachment styles, and life experiences.
(587) 804-2462 View (587) 804-2462
Photo of Navneet Gill, Counsellor in Calgary, AB
Navneet Gill
Counsellor, CCC, OT, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3L
Are you living in 2 worlds as a South Asian Canadian, hiding parts of your identity? This conflict leaves you experiencing guilt, shame, anxiety, a loss of autonomy and self, as you walk the tightrope of everybody's expectations of you. Growing up in a home environment that is completely different from your outside world can drastically impact your well-being and leave you asking “Who am I”? This can be exacerbated by enmeshed family dynamics. Culturally using your voice and setting boundaries feels selfish at first - but we can get you there together. You will learn and unlearn things as you proudly grow into your authentic self.
Are you living in 2 worlds as a South Asian Canadian, hiding parts of your identity? This conflict leaves you experiencing guilt, shame, anxiety, a loss of autonomy and self, as you walk the tightrope of everybody's expectations of you. Growing up in a home environment that is completely different from your outside world can drastically impact your well-being and leave you asking “Who am I”? This can be exacerbated by enmeshed family dynamics. Culturally using your voice and setting boundaries feels selfish at first - but we can get you there together. You will learn and unlearn things as you proudly grow into your authentic self.
(587) 412-5184 View (587) 412-5184
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Sydneydda Addai
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Hi! My name is Sydney and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist offering therapy services within Alberta both in person and virtual. I support clients of diverse backgrounds and age groups focused on helping clients navigate through their struggles that impact their daily functioning. I work to equip you with coping mechanism, strategies, and offer active listening to support you.I offer individual therapy at this time.
Hi! My name is Sydney and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist offering therapy services within Alberta both in person and virtual. I support clients of diverse backgrounds and age groups focused on helping clients navigate through their struggles that impact their daily functioning. I work to equip you with coping mechanism, strategies, and offer active listening to support you.I offer individual therapy at this time.
(587) 813-5508 View (587) 813-5508
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Kate MacDonald Psychology
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N  (Online Only)
Therapy is both a challenging and rewarding experience, and my goal is to help you make meaningful changes in your life. My approach is to blend acceptance and validation of your emotions with action-oriented strategies to help you begin feeling and living your life differently. Therapy sessions include a combination of having space to share your feelings while also being invited to try new skills and strategies within and between sessions.
Therapy is both a challenging and rewarding experience, and my goal is to help you make meaningful changes in your life. My approach is to blend acceptance and validation of your emotions with action-oriented strategies to help you begin feeling and living your life differently. Therapy sessions include a combination of having space to share your feelings while also being invited to try new skills and strategies within and between sessions.
(587) 417-6495 View (587) 417-6495
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Barbara Patterson
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2E
Family members, spouse, friend or colleague dealing with a person with challenges. Young children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, social challenges, Neurodiversity.
Family members, spouse, friend or colleague dealing with a person with challenges. Young children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, social challenges, Neurodiversity.
(587) 907-0025 View (587) 907-0025
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Samantha O'Brien
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2J
I work with young people (ages 5-24) who may be experiencing added stress, worry, and difficulty regulating their emotions during these uncertain times. They may need a safe and supportive environment to process any challenges that they're facing. I take care to provide a warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. I believe that finding the right fit for your child is important. I will work collaboratively to help your child build on their natural strengths and guide them in learning effective strategies. No matter the challenge, your child will be welcomed into a fun, supportive, and genuine environment.
I work with young people (ages 5-24) who may be experiencing added stress, worry, and difficulty regulating their emotions during these uncertain times. They may need a safe and supportive environment to process any challenges that they're facing. I take care to provide a warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. I believe that finding the right fit for your child is important. I will work collaboratively to help your child build on their natural strengths and guide them in learning effective strategies. No matter the challenge, your child will be welcomed into a fun, supportive, and genuine environment.
(587) 317-6465 View (587) 317-6465
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Kelsey Fiss
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
Not accepting new clients
As a provisional psychologist, I seek to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to work through the challenges that are preventing them from leading the life they desire. I derive great satisfaction from facilitating a client's discovery of their strengths and talents. I believe that there is always room to make things better, and it is my very nature to find a way to help clients achieve their goals both inside and outside of the counseling environment.
As a provisional psychologist, I seek to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to work through the challenges that are preventing them from leading the life they desire. I derive great satisfaction from facilitating a client's discovery of their strengths and talents. I believe that there is always room to make things better, and it is my very nature to find a way to help clients achieve their goals both inside and outside of the counseling environment.
(587) 871-8294 View (587) 871-8294
Photo of Kari White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Calgary, AB
Kari White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2W
Accepting new clients. Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and especially difficult when you are looking for support to understand, process, and heal from challenging life experiences. You may find yourself feeling sadness, shame, or worry following experiences that are tough to talk about, resulting in numbness or isolation. You may be struggling to connect with yourself and others. Maybe you want to better understand these events and how they are impacting your life now. You may feel increasingly ready to move through and beyond the difficulties you face, to embrace what feels more like the real you.
Accepting new clients. Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and especially difficult when you are looking for support to understand, process, and heal from challenging life experiences. You may find yourself feeling sadness, shame, or worry following experiences that are tough to talk about, resulting in numbness or isolation. You may be struggling to connect with yourself and others. Maybe you want to better understand these events and how they are impacting your life now. You may feel increasingly ready to move through and beyond the difficulties you face, to embrace what feels more like the real you.
(825) 250-0865 View (825) 250-0865
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Angela Normand
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2Z
You're here! This step is often the hardest part! Life can be hard... I get it! The stuff that makes life tricky shapes how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we make sense of the world. Life experiences form our core beliefs that often get in the way of living the life you desire. As an attachment-based therapist, I work hard to create a safe space where you can confront the tough stuff and begin to rewrite your story. I show up with compassion, acceptance, and humour, to dig into what is getting in the way of you living your truth.
You're here! This step is often the hardest part! Life can be hard... I get it! The stuff that makes life tricky shapes how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we make sense of the world. Life experiences form our core beliefs that often get in the way of living the life you desire. As an attachment-based therapist, I work hard to create a safe space where you can confront the tough stuff and begin to rewrite your story. I show up with compassion, acceptance, and humour, to dig into what is getting in the way of you living your truth.
(587) 400-2145 View (587) 400-2145
Photo of Kelly Ma Rosso, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Kelly Ma Rosso
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3B
My name is Kelly Ma Rosso and I'm a Registered Psychologist providing personal and career counselling. After making a career change from engineering, I have had over 15 years of counselling experience using evidence-based approaches to help clients work through a variety of concerns in several different settings. I listen to truly understand my clients' situations and concerns, and collaborate with them to develop value-based goals. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore new strategies and different ways of being, so that lasting change is created and maintained.
My name is Kelly Ma Rosso and I'm a Registered Psychologist providing personal and career counselling. After making a career change from engineering, I have had over 15 years of counselling experience using evidence-based approaches to help clients work through a variety of concerns in several different settings. I listen to truly understand my clients' situations and concerns, and collaborate with them to develop value-based goals. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore new strategies and different ways of being, so that lasting change is created and maintained.
(825) 251-8754 View (825) 251-8754
Photo of Debra Widgren, Registered Social Worker in Calgary, AB
Debra Widgren
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
I am a Registered Social Worker and hold a Bachelor of Education, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. I embrace a holistic, client-centered approach to my work and understand that mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the past decade I have worked with individuals, couples and families in both community and hospital settings with a focus on addictions, anxiety, depression, family breakdown, trauma, and occupational burnout.
I am a Registered Social Worker and hold a Bachelor of Education, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. I embrace a holistic, client-centered approach to my work and understand that mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the past decade I have worked with individuals, couples and families in both community and hospital settings with a focus on addictions, anxiety, depression, family breakdown, trauma, and occupational burnout.
(587) 803-3078 View (587) 803-3078
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Chelsea Wrightson
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Not accepting new clients
I believe people have an inner wisdom that, given the right support, can be accessed in the pursuit of healing. I aim to acknowledge and use your strengths to make change. I respect both the seriousness and the humour of life and like to approach therapy with a sense of adventure and curiosity. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and reconnect with life. People often come to me to work on, amongst other things, boundary setting, improving relationships, healing attachment wounds, exploring life and career interests, connecting with values and identities, and feeling more confident managing stress and anxiety.
I believe people have an inner wisdom that, given the right support, can be accessed in the pursuit of healing. I aim to acknowledge and use your strengths to make change. I respect both the seriousness and the humour of life and like to approach therapy with a sense of adventure and curiosity. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and reconnect with life. People often come to me to work on, amongst other things, boundary setting, improving relationships, healing attachment wounds, exploring life and career interests, connecting with values and identities, and feeling more confident managing stress and anxiety.
(587) 848-8423 View (587) 848-8423
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Calgary Counselling and Psychology Centre
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2J
The Calgary Counselling and Psychology Centre is based in South Calgary. Our psychologists have varied therapeutic orientations and clinical trainings and will work with you to find the right approach for you based on your goals. We aim to support folks in reconnecting with themselves, create meaningful relationships with others, and build a sense of empowered agency in their lives. We often work with people who are struggling with mood (e.g., anxiety and depression, panic attacks), requiring relief from historical or recent trauma, feeling disconnected from themselves and others, or are looking to heal their relationships.
The Calgary Counselling and Psychology Centre is based in South Calgary. Our psychologists have varied therapeutic orientations and clinical trainings and will work with you to find the right approach for you based on your goals. We aim to support folks in reconnecting with themselves, create meaningful relationships with others, and build a sense of empowered agency in their lives. We often work with people who are struggling with mood (e.g., anxiety and depression, panic attacks), requiring relief from historical or recent trauma, feeling disconnected from themselves and others, or are looking to heal their relationships.
(825) 502-5474 View (825) 502-5474
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Kellyanne Whittington- Counselculture Canada
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2Z
There are a multitude of reasons why we might seek out external supports beyond our inner circles. We might experience traumatic events, loss, conflict, or other crisis that can impact us significantly and create difficulties in functioning within our daily lives, influence our moods, or relationships and it can helpful to look for psychotherapy provided by clinical counsellors. I provide a trauma informed care approach while practicing within a bias free lens, and being non-judgemental. All therapy will be collaborative and encourages the concept that the client is the expert in their story.
There are a multitude of reasons why we might seek out external supports beyond our inner circles. We might experience traumatic events, loss, conflict, or other crisis that can impact us significantly and create difficulties in functioning within our daily lives, influence our moods, or relationships and it can helpful to look for psychotherapy provided by clinical counsellors. I provide a trauma informed care approach while practicing within a bias free lens, and being non-judgemental. All therapy will be collaborative and encourages the concept that the client is the expert in their story.
(587) 841-5886 View (587) 841-5886
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Cynthia Yoo
Psychologist, RPsych, MA, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3C
I know you are capable and can get through tough times. I understand that you’re doing the best you can and it doesn’t seem to be enough. You are not alone. Do you struggle with managing daily challenges, intense emotions, extreme thoughts, inflexible behavior, or strained relationships? Or do you care for a child who is struggling? In the safety and privacy of counselling, I can support and guide you to self-reflect, make informed decisions, and take purposeful action toward your meaningful goals. With new insight and strategies, you can be empowered to address, manage, and/or resolve your struggle with more clarity and confidence.
I know you are capable and can get through tough times. I understand that you’re doing the best you can and it doesn’t seem to be enough. You are not alone. Do you struggle with managing daily challenges, intense emotions, extreme thoughts, inflexible behavior, or strained relationships? Or do you care for a child who is struggling? In the safety and privacy of counselling, I can support and guide you to self-reflect, make informed decisions, and take purposeful action toward your meaningful goals. With new insight and strategies, you can be empowered to address, manage, and/or resolve your struggle with more clarity and confidence.
(825) 255-5241 View (825) 255-5241
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Jennifer Dawn Watts
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
I am the owner of Living Well Counselling Services and have over 15 years experience helping people to transform their lives. I offer a free 20 minute consultation and enjoy working with clients that need help with anxiety, mild to moderate depression, emotional abuse, burnout, time management, perfectionism, over-responsibility, sensitivity and relationship concerns. Additionally I specialize in helping adult children deal with unhealthy families and make positive changes. Too often people cycle back into problems, fearing therapy didn't really help. I work to assist you in healing problems at the root.
I am the owner of Living Well Counselling Services and have over 15 years experience helping people to transform their lives. I offer a free 20 minute consultation and enjoy working with clients that need help with anxiety, mild to moderate depression, emotional abuse, burnout, time management, perfectionism, over-responsibility, sensitivity and relationship concerns. Additionally I specialize in helping adult children deal with unhealthy families and make positive changes. Too often people cycle back into problems, fearing therapy didn't really help. I work to assist you in healing problems at the root.
(587) 816-0731 View (587) 816-0731

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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
71% 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.

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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.