Therapists in Downtown, Calgary, AB

Photo of Mark A Kolodziej, Counsellor in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Mark A Kolodziej
Counsellor, CCC, PhD, Trauma
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2G
Stress both workplace and life, sexual addicitons, relationships including couple, marital, family, co-worker, Christian. The goal of MARTHA7 counselling is to help people be the best version of themselves.
Stress both workplace and life, sexual addicitons, relationships including couple, marital, family, co-worker, Christian. The goal of MARTHA7 counselling is to help people be the best version of themselves.
(587) 323-4272 x403701 View (587) 323-4272 x403701
Photo of Dr. J. May Kanipayor, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Dr. J. May Kanipayor
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Each of us possess an inner wisdom that reflects our "authentic self" or who we are at our core. Often times this self is silenced by our harsh inner critic and overshadowed by external expectations about who we "should be" or how we "should act." To live a more authentic life, we need to understand that which we value most (such as self-respect, independence, honesty, friendship, health, etc.) and begin to behave in ways that better aligns us with our core values. The more our behaviours align with our core values, the more meaningful our lives become. This is the key to long-term happiness and well-being.
Each of us possess an inner wisdom that reflects our "authentic self" or who we are at our core. Often times this self is silenced by our harsh inner critic and overshadowed by external expectations about who we "should be" or how we "should act." To live a more authentic life, we need to understand that which we value most (such as self-respect, independence, honesty, friendship, health, etc.) and begin to behave in ways that better aligns us with our core values. The more our behaviours align with our core values, the more meaningful our lives become. This is the key to long-term happiness and well-being.
(587) 609-5905 View (587) 609-5905
Photo of Abrielle (Abby) Heck, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Abrielle (Abby) Heck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Abrielle has extensive experience supporting children (5-18 years old) and their families, who are struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, loss, trauma, transitions and enhancing parent-child connections. She draws on her knowledge and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Circle of Security, and Play and Art therapy interventions.
Abrielle has extensive experience supporting children (5-18 years old) and their families, who are struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, loss, trauma, transitions and enhancing parent-child connections. She draws on her knowledge and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Circle of Security, and Play and Art therapy interventions.
(825) 250-3546 View (825) 250-3546
Photo of Strength Counselling Services, Registered Psychotherapist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Strength Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(587) 847-2885 View (587) 847-2885
Photo of Angela McGrath, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Angela McGrath
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2R  (Online Only)
I am a counselling intern working at The Centre for Mental Health and Addictions, offering a variety of therapeutic services free of charge. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I can provide support for a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, burnout, chronic stress, and navigating life transitions. I aspire to create a safe and collaborative environment for my clients to explore and address their challenges. I aim to work with you to help you organize and make sense of your issues, see new perspectives, gain deeper insight, and find solutions that work for you.
I am a counselling intern working at The Centre for Mental Health and Addictions, offering a variety of therapeutic services free of charge. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I can provide support for a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, burnout, chronic stress, and navigating life transitions. I aspire to create a safe and collaborative environment for my clients to explore and address their challenges. I aim to work with you to help you organize and make sense of your issues, see new perspectives, gain deeper insight, and find solutions that work for you.
(587) 906-5023 View (587) 906-5023
Photo of Ali Chacalias, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Ali Chacalias
Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Book a free consult using my website! You have taken a courageous step to be here, and I am so glad you did! We all move through challenges in life, and we deserve a space to learn and discover healthier ways of coping and living. Therapy is about creating new strengths, as well as helping you rediscover the ones that already exist within you. My ideal client is looking for a therapist to help them regain wellness and stability by exploring and changing unhelpful behaviors, patterns, beliefs, and relationships. I am here to welcome you exactly as you are, as this will be the starting point for the change we create together!
Book a free consult using my website! You have taken a courageous step to be here, and I am so glad you did! We all move through challenges in life, and we deserve a space to learn and discover healthier ways of coping and living. Therapy is about creating new strengths, as well as helping you rediscover the ones that already exist within you. My ideal client is looking for a therapist to help them regain wellness and stability by exploring and changing unhelpful behaviors, patterns, beliefs, and relationships. I am here to welcome you exactly as you are, as this will be the starting point for the change we create together!
(587) 327-9498 View (587) 327-9498
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Kim Busch
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
If you are looking to create a life is more balanced, more fulfilling, or just change one small area of your life, I can help you make the changes you desire. Through many years of experience in dealing with diverse populations and presenting issues, I have been able to help people find lasting solutions to manage their mental health and lives. I like to work collaboratively with my clients in a way that helps clients feel empowered to make the changes they feel they need to improve their lives. Change can be difficult and a supportive and compassionate relationship can help with that process.
If you are looking to create a life is more balanced, more fulfilling, or just change one small area of your life, I can help you make the changes you desire. Through many years of experience in dealing with diverse populations and presenting issues, I have been able to help people find lasting solutions to manage their mental health and lives. I like to work collaboratively with my clients in a way that helps clients feel empowered to make the changes they feel they need to improve their lives. Change can be difficult and a supportive and compassionate relationship can help with that process.
(587) 801-5032 View (587) 801-5032
Photo of Kathleen Anne O’Reilly, Counsellor in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Kathleen Anne O’Reilly
Counsellor, BAHons, MC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2R  (Online Only)
When parents are unable to show up for their children, those children grow into adults with attachment wounds. These attachment wounds are visible in every relationship a person has and without proper tending to, they can cause great pain and difficulty in an individual's life. If you choose to work with me, we will explore your attachment style in addition to your attachment wounds and how these impact every facet of your life. Most importantly, we will work towards secure attachment to yourself.
When parents are unable to show up for their children, those children grow into adults with attachment wounds. These attachment wounds are visible in every relationship a person has and without proper tending to, they can cause great pain and difficulty in an individual's life. If you choose to work with me, we will explore your attachment style in addition to your attachment wounds and how these impact every facet of your life. Most importantly, we will work towards secure attachment to yourself.
(403) 768-1494 View (403) 768-1494
Photo of Hanita R Dagan, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Hanita R Dagan
Psychologist, MA, RPsych, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
I am a Registered Psychologist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am committed to implementing evidence based treatment and staying current with best practices through attending national and international conferences, as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest research in the field. I believe that positive, meaningful relationships form the foundation of our well-being and the resolution of conflict can improve these relationships for the benefit of the couples, children and families involved.
I am a Registered Psychologist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am committed to implementing evidence based treatment and staying current with best practices through attending national and international conferences, as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest research in the field. I believe that positive, meaningful relationships form the foundation of our well-being and the resolution of conflict can improve these relationships for the benefit of the couples, children and families involved.
(587) 812-0952 View (587) 812-0952
Photo of Shelley Ugyan, Counsellor in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Shelley Ugyan
Counsellor, MA, BAEd
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2G  (Online Only)
Shelley Ugyan, RRC, is an acclaimed author, speaker and has over 15 years experience in mental and holistic health. Her evidence based tools including Cognitive Behavioural reconditioning as well as psychodynamic, relational and hypnosis approaches set you on a path to direct healing, starting immediately after the first 90 minute session. Her approach is genuine, empowering and powerful. Healing is probable, and happens as a result of conscious daily actions and unconscious dynamics that shift as a result of this process. Shelley loves to work with individuals who are ready and willing to change their thinking to heal for life.
Shelley Ugyan, RRC, is an acclaimed author, speaker and has over 15 years experience in mental and holistic health. Her evidence based tools including Cognitive Behavioural reconditioning as well as psychodynamic, relational and hypnosis approaches set you on a path to direct healing, starting immediately after the first 90 minute session. Her approach is genuine, empowering and powerful. Healing is probable, and happens as a result of conscious daily actions and unconscious dynamics that shift as a result of this process. Shelley loves to work with individuals who are ready and willing to change their thinking to heal for life.
(587) 602-1698 View (587) 602-1698
Photo of Terry Lindberg, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Terry Lindberg
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults, adolescents, and couples facing a wide range of personal and career issues. Within a safe and respectful therapeutic relationship, I help clients successfully navigate life's difficulties and increase their resiliency. I am comfortable addressing a wide range of concerns including: relationships, anxiety/depression, grief and loss, anger, work-life balance, spirituality, sexual orientation and addictions. I encourage individuals to identify and utilize their strengths in order to effectively deal with life's many challenges. My role is to listen attentively and offer life-enhancing tools.
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults, adolescents, and couples facing a wide range of personal and career issues. Within a safe and respectful therapeutic relationship, I help clients successfully navigate life's difficulties and increase their resiliency. I am comfortable addressing a wide range of concerns including: relationships, anxiety/depression, grief and loss, anger, work-life balance, spirituality, sexual orientation and addictions. I encourage individuals to identify and utilize their strengths in order to effectively deal with life's many challenges. My role is to listen attentively and offer life-enhancing tools.
(587) 906-3435 View (587) 906-3435
Photo of Sander Deeth, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Sander Deeth
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2R
I am a registered psychologist who specializes in working with Adults struggling with Anxiety, ADHD, Low Self-Esteem, and/or Stress. Coping with life, work, relationships, and/or change is hard to do alone. I can help you take the first step in creating the change you want and need to reach your full potential.
I am a registered psychologist who specializes in working with Adults struggling with Anxiety, ADHD, Low Self-Esteem, and/or Stress. Coping with life, work, relationships, and/or change is hard to do alone. I can help you take the first step in creating the change you want and need to reach your full potential.
(403) 999-4752 View (403) 999-4752
Photo of Ashley Wanamaker, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Ashley Wanamaker
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2R
Offering daytime and evening appointments in Calgary's beltine! I am a Registered Psychologist working in an individual, one-to-one private setting. I have a specialized focus working with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and body image concerns with adolescent and adult clients.
Offering daytime and evening appointments in Calgary's beltine! I am a Registered Psychologist working in an individual, one-to-one private setting. I have a specialized focus working with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and body image concerns with adolescent and adult clients.
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Photo of Danielle Morran, Counsellor in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Danielle Morran
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Life has its many challenges, it can be messy, and complicated. Maybe you feel stuck, overwhelmed, angry, lost, and not sure what to do. Maybe you are not able to respond to people or situations in your life the way you would like to. You want more freedom, choice, control, and clarity. You want to feel less weighed down, and more relaxed in your body and life. You want a healthier more connected relationship with yourself and others. Curious if counselling would be helpful? A safe, collaborative therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable sharing your story, being your authentic self, feeling heard, and seen can help.
Life has its many challenges, it can be messy, and complicated. Maybe you feel stuck, overwhelmed, angry, lost, and not sure what to do. Maybe you are not able to respond to people or situations in your life the way you would like to. You want more freedom, choice, control, and clarity. You want to feel less weighed down, and more relaxed in your body and life. You want a healthier more connected relationship with yourself and others. Curious if counselling would be helpful? A safe, collaborative therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable sharing your story, being your authentic self, feeling heard, and seen can help.
(587) 210-8337 View (587) 210-8337
Photo of Gavin Leslie, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Gavin Leslie
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Do you find yourself avoiding difficult situations and struggling to break free of unhealthy patterns? My goal is to customize therapy to each client’s needs to help them make meaningful and long-lasting change, by identifying new tools and perspectives for familiar challenges and supporting clients in using these tools in real life situations. I believe with the right tools and support everyone is able to make the changes they want to see in their life. I am passionate about helping you find the right skills to make your change. I also offer psychoeducational, giftedness, adult ADHD, personality and intelligence assessments.
Do you find yourself avoiding difficult situations and struggling to break free of unhealthy patterns? My goal is to customize therapy to each client’s needs to help them make meaningful and long-lasting change, by identifying new tools and perspectives for familiar challenges and supporting clients in using these tools in real life situations. I believe with the right tools and support everyone is able to make the changes they want to see in their life. I am passionate about helping you find the right skills to make your change. I also offer psychoeducational, giftedness, adult ADHD, personality and intelligence assessments.
(587) 812-8926 View (587) 812-8926
Photo of Stefanie Gescher, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Stefanie Gescher
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Hi! I'm Stefanie, a Registered Psychologist, and it's a pleasure to meet you! I love working with people to help them navigate the many challenges that life can throw our way. I completed my Master in Counselling Psychology at McGill University in 2018, and have worked in university and private practice settings since.
Hi! I'm Stefanie, a Registered Psychologist, and it's a pleasure to meet you! I love working with people to help them navigate the many challenges that life can throw our way. I completed my Master in Counselling Psychology at McGill University in 2018, and have worked in university and private practice settings since.
(587) 849-5036 View (587) 849-5036
Photo of Kyle Dyck, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Kyle Dyck
Psychologist, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Are you ready for a new chapter in your life? Let’s take the steps together. Whether you are experiencing overwhelming stress, feelings of anxiety or depression, grief and loss, or dealing with past or present trauma, we can all find ourselves feeling pushed to our limit, paralyzed with uncertainty, or simply lost. Whatever you are experiencing in your life right now, I am confident that there is hope and a way forward.
Are you ready for a new chapter in your life? Let’s take the steps together. Whether you are experiencing overwhelming stress, feelings of anxiety or depression, grief and loss, or dealing with past or present trauma, we can all find ourselves feeling pushed to our limit, paralyzed with uncertainty, or simply lost. Whatever you are experiencing in your life right now, I am confident that there is hope and a way forward.
(587) 805-0663 View (587) 805-0663
Photo of Kartik Kaushik, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Kartik Kaushik
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P  (Online Only)
“Smooth seas don’t make good sailors”--It's a bitter truth-- No One escapes the challenges of Life. "What’s the purpose of therapy?” I believe we are all leaders of our own lives. Whether we choose to believe so or not, we are still leading our lives everyday with the choices and decisions we make. We can either decide to make unconscious decisions, or we can finally learn about ourselves, and take charge by making more conscious decisions that will improve the quality of our lives. Therapy is learning about and then empowering that silent leader within you. "Life is a dance between what we can control and realizing what we cannot"
“Smooth seas don’t make good sailors”--It's a bitter truth-- No One escapes the challenges of Life. "What’s the purpose of therapy?” I believe we are all leaders of our own lives. Whether we choose to believe so or not, we are still leading our lives everyday with the choices and decisions we make. We can either decide to make unconscious decisions, or we can finally learn about ourselves, and take charge by making more conscious decisions that will improve the quality of our lives. Therapy is learning about and then empowering that silent leader within you. "Life is a dance between what we can control and realizing what we cannot"
(825) 250-3792 View (825) 250-3792
Photo of Abbey Pinder, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Abbey Pinder
Psychologist, MaFP, R Psych
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Are you going through or have you recently gone through a significant life transition or loss? Are you noticing you are not quite handling things the way you used to or are feeling as if you are living in survival mode? I have dedicated my career to supporting folks in making meaningful change in their life. I specialize in helping folks recover from Grief and Loss, and I do not just mean loss from losing a love one. I can help folks experiencing all sorts of loss ranging from the loss of a career, a friendship, an intimate relationship, a pet, etc.
Are you going through or have you recently gone through a significant life transition or loss? Are you noticing you are not quite handling things the way you used to or are feeling as if you are living in survival mode? I have dedicated my career to supporting folks in making meaningful change in their life. I specialize in helping folks recover from Grief and Loss, and I do not just mean loss from losing a love one. I can help folks experiencing all sorts of loss ranging from the loss of a career, a friendship, an intimate relationship, a pet, etc.
(587) 604-9051 View (587) 604-9051
Photo of Chris Graham, Psychologist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Chris Graham
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2T  (Online Only)
I believe that our ability to create meaningful connections with ourselves and those around us is central to our wellbeing. I look forward to connecting with you to support you in further embedding wellbeing in your life. I aim to provide a safer environment where you can explore yourself and your struggles and am here to support you in creating the life that you want. As a Registered Psychologist, I am committed to ongoing training, using the latest research, and creating the meaningful therapeutic relationship necessary to support you in navigating your way toward the life you deserve.
I believe that our ability to create meaningful connections with ourselves and those around us is central to our wellbeing. I look forward to connecting with you to support you in further embedding wellbeing in your life. I aim to provide a safer environment where you can explore yourself and your struggles and am here to support you in creating the life that you want. As a Registered Psychologist, I am committed to ongoing training, using the latest research, and creating the meaningful therapeutic relationship necessary to support you in navigating your way toward the life you deserve.
(587) 327-9682 View (587) 327-9682

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Downtown, Calgary, AB

300+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in Downtown, Calgary, AB who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Stress
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Green Shield Canada
58% Alberta Blue Cross
52% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Downtown, Calgary, AB see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.