Therapists in Beltline, Calgary, AB

Photo of Lyndsay McKerracher, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Lyndsay McKerracher
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Currently Accepting New Clients. I work with clients to provide support in strengthening coping skills and increasing resilience. I am a registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, conveniently located in downtown Calgary. I currently offer individual therapy, couples therapy, and adult ADHD assessments. I am passionate about providing high-quality and professional therapeutic services to current and future clients.
Currently Accepting New Clients. I work with clients to provide support in strengthening coping skills and increasing resilience. I am a registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, conveniently located in downtown Calgary. I currently offer individual therapy, couples therapy, and adult ADHD assessments. I am passionate about providing high-quality and professional therapeutic services to current and future clients.
(587) 741-5028 View (587) 741-5028
Photo of Rea Kowal, Psychologist in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Rea Kowal
Psychologist, RN, R Psych
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Contextual forces of family, community, historical events, and trauma shape the brain from conception through the lifespan. Less than optimal circumstances can lead to a compromised nervous system and the formation of maladaptive patterns in the brain and body. As a result, you may suffer from symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, poor emotional regulation, difficulty in relationships, addictions, dissociation; and even autoimmune disorders or physical symptoms that cannot be explained medically. If you want to heal stuck patterns, live authentically with more joy and less fear, and have better relationships, I can help!
Contextual forces of family, community, historical events, and trauma shape the brain from conception through the lifespan. Less than optimal circumstances can lead to a compromised nervous system and the formation of maladaptive patterns in the brain and body. As a result, you may suffer from symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, poor emotional regulation, difficulty in relationships, addictions, dissociation; and even autoimmune disorders or physical symptoms that cannot be explained medically. If you want to heal stuck patterns, live authentically with more joy and less fear, and have better relationships, I can help!
(587) 604-6271 View (587) 604-6271
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Samuel Jay Reichel
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R  (Online Only)
I am a counselling intern with the Centre for Mental Health and Addictions offering unlimited individual, couples, and family counselling at zero cost! I work confidently with a variety of issues including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, burnout, stress, couples, and family-related concerns. I aim to provide a safe and trusting environment for my clients to be supported in processing, navigating their issues, and working towards positive change.
I am a counselling intern with the Centre for Mental Health and Addictions offering unlimited individual, couples, and family counselling at zero cost! I work confidently with a variety of issues including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, burnout, stress, couples, and family-related concerns. I aim to provide a safe and trusting environment for my clients to be supported in processing, navigating their issues, and working towards positive change.
(587) 742-1447 View (587) 742-1447
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Emily Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
My therapeutic approach is one of collaboration - I am here to support you as you navigate through a difficult time in your life. I will provide a safe, non-judgemental environment that will encourage and empower you to heal and grow. Counselling sessions will focus on recognizing the abilities, strengths, and resources, within the client.
My therapeutic approach is one of collaboration - I am here to support you as you navigate through a difficult time in your life. I will provide a safe, non-judgemental environment that will encourage and empower you to heal and grow. Counselling sessions will focus on recognizing the abilities, strengths, and resources, within the client.
(587) 906-3459 View (587) 906-3459
Photo of Jailene Smith, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Jailene Smith
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, 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 Curio Counselling, Counsellor in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Curio Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Do you struggle with anxiety, grief, the effects of trauma, or an inability to feel worthy? Are you finding it difficult to show up for yourself and others in the ways that you want to? Do you feel overwhelmed by a challenging relationship, difficult family dynamics, or the demands of daily life and wonder if things will ever get easier or more manageable? Right now, so many of us are experiencing increased worry, loss of direction, and uncertainty and feel paralyzed. But what if you have the capacity to create positive change and all you need is a little support to take the next right step toward the life you want to live?
Do you struggle with anxiety, grief, the effects of trauma, or an inability to feel worthy? Are you finding it difficult to show up for yourself and others in the ways that you want to? Do you feel overwhelmed by a challenging relationship, difficult family dynamics, or the demands of daily life and wonder if things will ever get easier or more manageable? Right now, so many of us are experiencing increased worry, loss of direction, and uncertainty and feel paralyzed. But what if you have the capacity to create positive change and all you need is a little support to take the next right step toward the life you want to live?
(587) 600-8917 View (587) 600-8917
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Laurie Janzen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
My approach is based on the recognition of the potency inherent in nonjudgmental, collaborative, and strengths-based relationships. I hold in high regard the courage it takes to embark on a therapeutic journey.
My approach is based on the recognition of the potency inherent in nonjudgmental, collaborative, and strengths-based relationships. I hold in high regard the courage it takes to embark on a therapeutic journey.
(587) 815-9245 x119 View (587) 815-9245 x119
Photo of Jonathan Hutton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Jonathan Hutton
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
Relationships in our lives present us with an infinite number of experiences that bring successes, challenges and everything in between. The stories that we live everyday contain relationships that form the foundation of our mental and physical well-being. There are times when we want the current stories in our life to continue and at other times we hope and need for something to change so that we can live the life we desire as an individual and in relation to others. Regardless of the challenges you are experiencing there is a way to find a path forward towards a desired story that will bring fulfillment and joy in your life.
Relationships in our lives present us with an infinite number of experiences that bring successes, challenges and everything in between. The stories that we live everyday contain relationships that form the foundation of our mental and physical well-being. There are times when we want the current stories in our life to continue and at other times we hope and need for something to change so that we can live the life we desire as an individual and in relation to others. Regardless of the challenges you are experiencing there is a way to find a path forward towards a desired story that will bring fulfillment and joy in your life.
(587) 874-5812 View (587) 874-5812
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Laurie Trace
Psychologist, Reg, Psych
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
CONFIDENTIAL, COMPASSIONATE, SKILLED...My clients are curious, brave and ready to evolve, even if they're not quite sure what that looks like yet. They are looking to access the underlying roots of present day triggers, to live authentically in a world that promotes quick fix solutions and unending busyness. Meaningful growth commands us to slow down, pay attention, inquire within, and be (not do). Individuals that connect with me are ready for something different, something deeper. They are ready to develop a more compassionate relationship to the parts of self that are calling for attention. They are ready to thrive.
CONFIDENTIAL, COMPASSIONATE, SKILLED...My clients are curious, brave and ready to evolve, even if they're not quite sure what that looks like yet. They are looking to access the underlying roots of present day triggers, to live authentically in a world that promotes quick fix solutions and unending busyness. Meaningful growth commands us to slow down, pay attention, inquire within, and be (not do). Individuals that connect with me are ready for something different, something deeper. They are ready to develop a more compassionate relationship to the parts of self that are calling for attention. They are ready to thrive.
(587) 872-7722 View (587) 872-7722
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The CanLearn Society
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2G
Welcome to CanLearn! I am the Director of Clinical Services and oversee our wonderful team! We are a not-for-profit with a warm and professional clinical team. We aim to unlock potential so all can learn. Our clients are a diverse group with specific challenges in attention, executive functioning, learning, and associated mental health concerns. Our clients are often looking to gain a better understanding of their strengths and learning needs in order to better find strategies and supports. Our clients are working toward varied goals, including educational milestones, employment goals, relationship building, and self-knowledge.
Welcome to CanLearn! I am the Director of Clinical Services and oversee our wonderful team! We are a not-for-profit with a warm and professional clinical team. We aim to unlock potential so all can learn. Our clients are a diverse group with specific challenges in attention, executive functioning, learning, and associated mental health concerns. Our clients are often looking to gain a better understanding of their strengths and learning needs in order to better find strategies and supports. Our clients are working toward varied goals, including educational milestones, employment goals, relationship building, and self-knowledge.
(403) 456-0465 x102 View (403) 456-0465 x102
Photo of Pregnancy | Postpartum | Parenting | Marii-Heleen Motsmees, Psychologist in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Pregnancy | Postpartum | Parenting | Marii-Heleen Motsmees
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2G
This is not how you imagined your maternity leave. Instead of feeling happy like you’re supposed to, you are anxious and always on the verge of tears. There’s a constant nagging feeling like you’re not good enough for your baby. And let’s not talk about the exhaustion. It scares you to hold your baby, but at the same time you can’t let go. So, you end up holding her during nap times…and never find the time to attend to our own needs. When you look in the mirror, it’s like you are looking at a stranger. It is no longer a matter of doing your best, it’s about surviving this season of life. Or is this how it will be forever?
This is not how you imagined your maternity leave. Instead of feeling happy like you’re supposed to, you are anxious and always on the verge of tears. There’s a constant nagging feeling like you’re not good enough for your baby. And let’s not talk about the exhaustion. It scares you to hold your baby, but at the same time you can’t let go. So, you end up holding her during nap times…and never find the time to attend to our own needs. When you look in the mirror, it’s like you are looking at a stranger. It is no longer a matter of doing your best, it’s about surviving this season of life. Or is this how it will be forever?
(587) 327-9540 View (587) 327-9540
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Patricia Ioana Owens
Psychologist, MC, R Psych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome! It takes courage to reach out for help - so whether you are doing so for the first time or are returning, I commend you for taking this step! Trauma (single-episode or complex; perinatal; childhood-based), and anxiety & depression can significantly affect our mental, physical and emotional health, relationships and daily life. Events from long ago can continue to affect us in profound and sneaky ways, even if we thought we had dealt with them. But you do not need to hurt forever - you can have peace. In therapy, we will work together to understand the problem, heal the hurts and get you living your best life.
Hello and welcome! It takes courage to reach out for help - so whether you are doing so for the first time or are returning, I commend you for taking this step! Trauma (single-episode or complex; perinatal; childhood-based), and anxiety & depression can significantly affect our mental, physical and emotional health, relationships and daily life. Events from long ago can continue to affect us in profound and sneaky ways, even if we thought we had dealt with them. But you do not need to hurt forever - you can have peace. In therapy, we will work together to understand the problem, heal the hurts and get you living your best life.
(587) 713-8241 View (587) 713-8241
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Collectively Tangled
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R  (Online Only)
We know that being a business owner, entrepreneur, or just general go-getter in the business world can be tough, and we're glad you're here. We offer therapy in Alberta and BC specifically for entrepreneurs and folks working in startup and innovation spaces. It's not about getting rid of stress, it's making sure you have the knowledge, skills, and support to be your best through the up's and downs. We offer both Individual and Business Relationship Counselling that's all about equipping you with what you need to be resilient - because resilient people build resilient businesses.
We know that being a business owner, entrepreneur, or just general go-getter in the business world can be tough, and we're glad you're here. We offer therapy in Alberta and BC specifically for entrepreneurs and folks working in startup and innovation spaces. It's not about getting rid of stress, it's making sure you have the knowledge, skills, and support to be your best through the up's and downs. We offer both Individual and Business Relationship Counselling that's all about equipping you with what you need to be resilient - because resilient people build resilient businesses.
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Photo of Meg Lindemulder, Counsellor in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Meg Lindemulder
Counsellor, MC, BEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Life can be a beautiful mess and a heartbreaking gift, often at the same time. My aim is to provide the connection and support you need to navigate the challenges you are currently facing. I will remind you of your innate strengths and values and encourage you to listen to and trust yourself. I will seek to help you recognize the patterns of thinking and behaviour that might be holding you back, as well as invite you to consider how various influences in your life impact your functioning. I believe the body-mind connection is essential for health and wellbeing and I will work to help you strengthen that bond within yourself.
Life can be a beautiful mess and a heartbreaking gift, often at the same time. My aim is to provide the connection and support you need to navigate the challenges you are currently facing. I will remind you of your innate strengths and values and encourage you to listen to and trust yourself. I will seek to help you recognize the patterns of thinking and behaviour that might be holding you back, as well as invite you to consider how various influences in your life impact your functioning. I believe the body-mind connection is essential for health and wellbeing and I will work to help you strengthen that bond within yourself.
(587) 206-3535 View (587) 206-3535
Photo of Stephanie Craven, Registered Social Worker in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Stephanie Craven
Registered Social Worker, BSW , MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Accepting New Clients! Welcome! I am honoured to walk alongside you as you begin this journey. I understand that past experiences and life’s challenges can make people feel overwhelmed, isolated, or unable to cope. I use a gentle, compassionate and relational approach to create a supportive space for you to explore your inner world, discover parts of your identity, nurture a sense of meaning and purpose, and heal connections with yourself and others. I believe that people, as experts of their own lives, possess inherent strengths, abilities, and capacities that pave the way for desired growth and healing.
Accepting New Clients! Welcome! I am honoured to walk alongside you as you begin this journey. I understand that past experiences and life’s challenges can make people feel overwhelmed, isolated, or unable to cope. I use a gentle, compassionate and relational approach to create a supportive space for you to explore your inner world, discover parts of your identity, nurture a sense of meaning and purpose, and heal connections with yourself and others. I believe that people, as experts of their own lives, possess inherent strengths, abilities, and capacities that pave the way for desired growth and healing.
(587) 805-4790 View (587) 805-4790
Photo of Tiffany Smith, Psychologist in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Tiffany Smith
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
Many of my clients come to me seeking support in navigating challenges like anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues or life transitions. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore emotions, gain insight and develop tools to overcome life’s challenges. Through our work together you can expect to develop new coping strategies, build resilience, and foster healthier relationships with yourself and others.
Many of my clients come to me seeking support in navigating challenges like anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues or life transitions. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore emotions, gain insight and develop tools to overcome life’s challenges. Through our work together you can expect to develop new coping strategies, build resilience, and foster healthier relationships with yourself and others.
(587) 907-5652 View (587) 907-5652
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Anthony Grey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Accepting new clients. My practice welcomes individuals and families from different cultural backgrounds and offers a safe place to work together, share experiences, and reconnecting to relationships that are meaningful. I believe that everybody has goals and dreams that they want to accomplish in life. However, sometimes we encounter stressors which interfere with our daily activities and relationships. I will work with you, using different approaches, to enable you to cope with the stressors that are getting in the way. I believe in resolving conflict, pursuing happiness, and preserving relationships.
Accepting new clients. My practice welcomes individuals and families from different cultural backgrounds and offers a safe place to work together, share experiences, and reconnecting to relationships that are meaningful. I believe that everybody has goals and dreams that they want to accomplish in life. However, sometimes we encounter stressors which interfere with our daily activities and relationships. I will work with you, using different approaches, to enable you to cope with the stressors that are getting in the way. I believe in resolving conflict, pursuing happiness, and preserving relationships.
(587) 802-0954 x109 View (587) 802-0954 x109
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Dr. Jocelyn Monsma Selby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW RSW, LCSW, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
As a certified Multiple Addiction Therapist and PhD Clinical Sexologist with over 43 years of clinical practice experience I treat individuals & families with a variety of presentations. Specialising in treating compuslive behavior disorders from all drugs to sexual disfunctions & those accessing child sexual exploitation imagery online (CSEM). I also faciliate multidimensional sex specific forensic evaluations. I offer individual & group treatment for addicts, partners & those accessing CSEM. We collaborate to find solutions that will support positive change.
As a certified Multiple Addiction Therapist and PhD Clinical Sexologist with over 43 years of clinical practice experience I treat individuals & families with a variety of presentations. Specialising in treating compuslive behavior disorders from all drugs to sexual disfunctions & those accessing child sexual exploitation imagery online (CSEM). I also faciliate multidimensional sex specific forensic evaluations. I offer individual & group treatment for addicts, partners & those accessing CSEM. We collaborate to find solutions that will support positive change.
(855) 729-0186 View (855) 729-0186
Photo of Anne Klein, Counsellor in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Anne Klein
Counsellor, BComm, MA, CCC, TAP, CT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
You're struggling. Perhaps you can't sleep anymore, or you are seeking comfort in all the wrong places. Maybe you're depressed, finding it difficult to get out of bed and come out from under a cloud of ever-present despair. Maybe you're anxious - heart pounding, sweaty, shortness of breath, obsessive over simple tasks. Perhaps you are drinking too much or using drugs. You might even just be tired, withdrawn, sure that there is more to life but not sure what to do about it.
You're struggling. Perhaps you can't sleep anymore, or you are seeking comfort in all the wrong places. Maybe you're depressed, finding it difficult to get out of bed and come out from under a cloud of ever-present despair. Maybe you're anxious - heart pounding, sweaty, shortness of breath, obsessive over simple tasks. Perhaps you are drinking too much or using drugs. You might even just be tired, withdrawn, sure that there is more to life but not sure what to do about it.
(587) 606-0301 View (587) 606-0301
Photo of Jaimi Thomas, Registered Social Worker in Beltline, Calgary, AB
Jaimi Thomas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
As a compassionate and experienced Registered Social Worker, with a specialized Graduate Degree focusing on Mental & Physical Health and over 20 years of dedicated work in the field, I firmly believe in the client’s expertise in their own life story. My approach aims to create a safe, gentle, and warm space for clients to explore their stories and to facilitate healing, growth, and resilience by empowering clients to direct the course of their own healing journey. I offer counselling services in the areas of anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, stress management, adjustment to illness, anger management and personal development.
As a compassionate and experienced Registered Social Worker, with a specialized Graduate Degree focusing on Mental & Physical Health and over 20 years of dedicated work in the field, I firmly believe in the client’s expertise in their own life story. My approach aims to create a safe, gentle, and warm space for clients to explore their stories and to facilitate healing, growth, and resilience by empowering clients to direct the course of their own healing journey. I offer counselling services in the areas of anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, stress management, adjustment to illness, anger management and personal development.
(587) 705-1798 x118 View (587) 705-1798 x118

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Beltline, Calgary, AB

100+

Average cost per session

$210

Counsellors in Beltline, Calgary, AB who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
78% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Green Shield Canada
57% Alberta Blue Cross
55% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Beltline, Calgary, AB see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Beltline, Calgary?

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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.