Therapists in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB

Photo of Nia Neumann, Counsellor in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB
Nia Neumann
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2S
Do you ever feel like you just need somebody to listen? Esther Perel says that one of the most powerful ways for people not to feel deeply alone is for them to feel listened to. It can be hard to talk to family and friends about what's happening for us, even though they may be well-intentioned. Trust me, I've been there too! Therapy is a useful place to explore and process challenging emotions, thoughts, memories and stories, where there is safety, confidentiality and no judgement. It’s important to me that, when you’re in the therapy room, you feel comfortable, safe and cozy, and importantly, fully seen and valued.
Do you ever feel like you just need somebody to listen? Esther Perel says that one of the most powerful ways for people not to feel deeply alone is for them to feel listened to. It can be hard to talk to family and friends about what's happening for us, even though they may be well-intentioned. Trust me, I've been there too! Therapy is a useful place to explore and process challenging emotions, thoughts, memories and stories, where there is safety, confidentiality and no judgement. It’s important to me that, when you’re in the therapy room, you feel comfortable, safe and cozy, and importantly, fully seen and valued.
(587) 412-1509 View (587) 412-1509
Photo of Gillian Elizabeth Boult, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB
Gillian Elizabeth Boult
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RYT, CH, Author
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T  (Online Only)
I believe you have the innate capacity to heal from a range of issues such as eating disorders, domestic violence, marital difficulties, and more. I utilize my years of experience in addition to a holistic approach with evidence based practices that will guide you toward possibilities you couldn’t see before. Our therapeutic relationship is the foundation of safety and trust that will pave the way for your self exploration as you gain the tools to navigate life's changes.
I believe you have the innate capacity to heal from a range of issues such as eating disorders, domestic violence, marital difficulties, and more. I utilize my years of experience in addition to a holistic approach with evidence based practices that will guide you toward possibilities you couldn’t see before. Our therapeutic relationship is the foundation of safety and trust that will pave the way for your self exploration as you gain the tools to navigate life's changes.
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Marie-Claire O'Dononghue
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
As a qualifying Dance/Movement Therapist (ADTA), I work somatically with the body as a bridge to understanding emotions and internal processes, as well as using movement as an outlet for expression. Mindful (or 'bodyful') awareness is at the root of our work together. My goal is to assist you to find your most authentic self and find comfort in expressing from that place. I am a compassionate and embodied professional who works with adults, teens, and groups.
As a qualifying Dance/Movement Therapist (ADTA), I work somatically with the body as a bridge to understanding emotions and internal processes, as well as using movement as an outlet for expression. Mindful (or 'bodyful') awareness is at the root of our work together. My goal is to assist you to find your most authentic self and find comfort in expressing from that place. I am a compassionate and embodied professional who works with adults, teens, and groups.
(587) 858-3286 View (587) 858-3286
Photo of Alysha Cooper, Psychologist in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB
Alysha Cooper
Psychologist, M Ed, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
Not accepting new clients
I take a holistic approach to counselling and recognize the intersectional nature of people’s lives and identities. Outside of private practice, I worked in public health in an outpatient setting so I have helped support individuals of all ages, experiences, and mental health concerns. Specifically though, I love working with women, overwhelmed achievers (lawyers, educators, students, mothers, health professionals, artists, helpers, athletes, and so much more), in addition to folks who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, grief and loss, and managing emotions (such as with ADHD and BPD).
I take a holistic approach to counselling and recognize the intersectional nature of people’s lives and identities. Outside of private practice, I worked in public health in an outpatient setting so I have helped support individuals of all ages, experiences, and mental health concerns. Specifically though, I love working with women, overwhelmed achievers (lawyers, educators, students, mothers, health professionals, artists, helpers, athletes, and so much more), in addition to folks who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, grief and loss, and managing emotions (such as with ADHD and BPD).
(587) 374-0070 View (587) 374-0070
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Wahab Hanif
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
With over 15 years of expertise in psychology and neuroscience, Wahab offers compassionate and effective therapy tailored to your unique needs. Grounded in a client-centered approach, Wahab skillfully combines well-established therapeutic techniques like CBT, EMDR, ACT, and MBSR with his own groundbreaking ARIA method, providing you with the most comprehensive and individualized support. Wahab is also at the forefront of introducing Post-Psychedelic Therapy (PPT), a transformative approach that harnesses the insights of cognitive science and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.
With over 15 years of expertise in psychology and neuroscience, Wahab offers compassionate and effective therapy tailored to your unique needs. Grounded in a client-centered approach, Wahab skillfully combines well-established therapeutic techniques like CBT, EMDR, ACT, and MBSR with his own groundbreaking ARIA method, providing you with the most comprehensive and individualized support. Wahab is also at the forefront of introducing Post-Psychedelic Therapy (PPT), a transformative approach that harnesses the insights of cognitive science and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.
(587) 412-5086 View (587) 412-5086
Photo of Corrie Goldsbury, Counsellor in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB
Corrie Goldsbury
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC, ASAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
Do you feel overwhelmed and weighed down in your relationship? Are you feeling stuck in the same arguments and issues? Are you considering a break up or separation? Are you stuck in blaming and criticizing each other? Are you feeling like your partner doesn’t hear or understand you? If so, you might feel like you’re the only ones struggling but you are not alone. Together we can work to find solutions, to break unhealthy patterns of communication. I work from a solution focused approach, my goal is to listen to you and help discover solutions to bring a sense of understanding, acceptance, joy and connection into your relationships.
Do you feel overwhelmed and weighed down in your relationship? Are you feeling stuck in the same arguments and issues? Are you considering a break up or separation? Are you stuck in blaming and criticizing each other? Are you feeling like your partner doesn’t hear or understand you? If so, you might feel like you’re the only ones struggling but you are not alone. Together we can work to find solutions, to break unhealthy patterns of communication. I work from a solution focused approach, my goal is to listen to you and help discover solutions to bring a sense of understanding, acceptance, joy and connection into your relationships.
(587) 806-4608 View (587) 806-4608
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Arevik Tokmajyan
Counsellor, MC, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
My name is Arevik (Air-ah-vick) and I would like to help you find a clear path to the complex journey that you are currently on. Sometimes our lives can become foggy with life transitions, extra responsibilities, social and familial pressures... At times it can simply feel too much. We may start feeling overwhelmed, lost, and unmotivated about our next steps. Working harder does not seem to do the trick and soon, we end up burning out and feeling hopeless. I am here to guide you towards a more manageable path, one that feels more inviting.
My name is Arevik (Air-ah-vick) and I would like to help you find a clear path to the complex journey that you are currently on. Sometimes our lives can become foggy with life transitions, extra responsibilities, social and familial pressures... At times it can simply feel too much. We may start feeling overwhelmed, lost, and unmotivated about our next steps. Working harder does not seem to do the trick and soon, we end up burning out and feeling hopeless. I am here to guide you towards a more manageable path, one that feels more inviting.
(587) 803-5234 View (587) 803-5234
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Insight Psychological - Calgary
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
At Insight, our intake team will help you to choose the right therapist based on their areas of specialty, personality, availability and therapy methods. Your therapist will work in partnership with you to determine the most effective method of therapy, and depending on your concern, together you’ll come up with a plan that makes sense for you. If you’re a very solution focused problem solver, then you might be happy with a short-term goal for therapy. If you like to talk more and really investigate your problems, then a more traditional therapeutic approach may be the best fit.
At Insight, our intake team will help you to choose the right therapist based on their areas of specialty, personality, availability and therapy methods. Your therapist will work in partnership with you to determine the most effective method of therapy, and depending on your concern, together you’ll come up with a plan that makes sense for you. If you’re a very solution focused problem solver, then you might be happy with a short-term goal for therapy. If you like to talk more and really investigate your problems, then a more traditional therapeutic approach may be the best fit.
(403) 252-1716 View (403) 252-1716
Photo of Dayna Mullen- Couples Therapy, Psychologist in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB
Dayna Mullen- Couples Therapy
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych, AB
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
Are you feeling disconnected and misunderstood in your relationship? Do you feel like your partner does not "get you," and your needs and values are not being met? I believe that we all need help from time to time to see ourselves and our relationships more clearly, and to develop new ways of living fuller, healthier lives. I am an expert in relationships and have over 20 years of experience. I work from a psychobiological and attachment perspective and I help my clients understand themselves and each other on deeper level. I work with couples and individuals interested in creating happier, more fulfilled lives.
Are you feeling disconnected and misunderstood in your relationship? Do you feel like your partner does not "get you," and your needs and values are not being met? I believe that we all need help from time to time to see ourselves and our relationships more clearly, and to develop new ways of living fuller, healthier lives. I am an expert in relationships and have over 20 years of experience. I work from a psychobiological and attachment perspective and I help my clients understand themselves and each other on deeper level. I work with couples and individuals interested in creating happier, more fulfilled lives.
(587) 812-4630 View (587) 812-4630
Photo of Brianna Matchett, Counsellor in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB
Brianna Matchett
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
My goal in therapy is to cultivate a space where you will feel genuinely heard and understood. I offer a comfortable space marked by empathy and acceptance, in which anyone is welcomed to voice issues and concerns. I enjoy working with youth, adolescents, couples, and families and bring a gentle and empathetic presence to each client session. I understand that you may desire to integrate spirituality into your therapy, and am willing to use my Christian faith, and other spiritual resources to guide you through difficulty and challenge.
My goal in therapy is to cultivate a space where you will feel genuinely heard and understood. I offer a comfortable space marked by empathy and acceptance, in which anyone is welcomed to voice issues and concerns. I enjoy working with youth, adolescents, couples, and families and bring a gentle and empathetic presence to each client session. I understand that you may desire to integrate spirituality into your therapy, and am willing to use my Christian faith, and other spiritual resources to guide you through difficulty and challenge.
(587) 804-3645 View (587) 804-3645
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Kelsey Fiss
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, 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
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Mary-Jean Malyszka - Clinical Sex Therapist
Psychologist, MA, RPsych, DAACS
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
Please note, as of September 15, 2023 I have moved to Suite 502, 933 17th Ave. S.W., Calgary AB T2T 5R6. Relationships have different seasons and cycles. Challenges can arise however when great sex (or any intimacy at all) is a distant memory, communication becomes stuck, and a feeling of closeness is longed for again. These are all signs that a different approach is needed to end the frustration and created a renewed aliveness. The desire for intimacy, to feel connected, and to matter are key aspects of who we are as human beings.
Please note, as of September 15, 2023 I have moved to Suite 502, 933 17th Ave. S.W., Calgary AB T2T 5R6. Relationships have different seasons and cycles. Challenges can arise however when great sex (or any intimacy at all) is a distant memory, communication becomes stuck, and a feeling of closeness is longed for again. These are all signs that a different approach is needed to end the frustration and created a renewed aliveness. The desire for intimacy, to feel connected, and to matter are key aspects of who we are as human beings.
(855) 771-3621 View (855) 771-3621
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Shannon Lee Towson
BA, MC
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
Accepting new clients...Have you reached your limit in pain/stress/worry? Are you growing more concerned about your relationship with alcohol and/or drugs? Or are you worried about the alcohol or drug use of someone you love and you aren't sure what you are 'supposed' to do or not do. Are you starting to realize that maybe you "don't got this", and that you need some help? Patterns of unhealthy or unhelpful behaviours developed over time CAN be changed; coping with trauma and anxiety IS possible. This can be a tough and confusing time, but reaching out for help indicates that you have hope...now it's time to build on that hope.
Accepting new clients...Have you reached your limit in pain/stress/worry? Are you growing more concerned about your relationship with alcohol and/or drugs? Or are you worried about the alcohol or drug use of someone you love and you aren't sure what you are 'supposed' to do or not do. Are you starting to realize that maybe you "don't got this", and that you need some help? Patterns of unhealthy or unhelpful behaviours developed over time CAN be changed; coping with trauma and anxiety IS possible. This can be a tough and confusing time, but reaching out for help indicates that you have hope...now it's time to build on that hope.
(587) 209-4943 View (587) 209-4943
Photo of Katherine Schurer, Psychologist in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB
Katherine Schurer
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T  (Online Only)
Feeling really worried? Having trouble sleeping? Struggling to adjust to change? I can help. I work with adults to manage unpleasant emotions and thoughts; improve sleep; develop decision making and problem solving skills; deal with imposter syndrome; and cope with life transitions (i.e., becoming a parent/caregiver, changing job/career, moving to a new place, retirement, relationship challenges). Together, we can make sense of your current situation and determine how you can improve your wellbeing and overall life satisfaction. I have worked with diverse populations and welcome all adults.
Feeling really worried? Having trouble sleeping? Struggling to adjust to change? I can help. I work with adults to manage unpleasant emotions and thoughts; improve sleep; develop decision making and problem solving skills; deal with imposter syndrome; and cope with life transitions (i.e., becoming a parent/caregiver, changing job/career, moving to a new place, retirement, relationship challenges). Together, we can make sense of your current situation and determine how you can improve your wellbeing and overall life satisfaction. I have worked with diverse populations and welcome all adults.
(587) 804-2193 View (587) 804-2193
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Ursula E de Vries
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
Getting to the point where you feel like you need therapy can feel awful. You have probably tried many ways of getting better and they haven't worked for you or not well enough. Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, confused, powerless and disconnected from yourself and others? You don't need to feel like you aren't good enough. You don't need to feel stuck in anger, sadness, fear or disgust. You don't need to feel like your past is heavy and weighing you down in the present. You can process your past so you can live in the present moment. You can feel good about yourself and connect to others. You deserve joy now and in the future.
Getting to the point where you feel like you need therapy can feel awful. You have probably tried many ways of getting better and they haven't worked for you or not well enough. Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, confused, powerless and disconnected from yourself and others? You don't need to feel like you aren't good enough. You don't need to feel stuck in anger, sadness, fear or disgust. You don't need to feel like your past is heavy and weighing you down in the present. You can process your past so you can live in the present moment. You can feel good about yourself and connect to others. You deserve joy now and in the future.
(587) 871-4306 View (587) 871-4306
Photo of Baldwin Asala, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB
Baldwin Asala
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
I specialize in helping clients with Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Burnout, Depression, PTSD, addiction, and Emotional Regulation. Some additional areas of interest for me are working with immigrants, athletes, and those in the health sector, including first responders and nurses. I work with my clients to help them both discover their goals and work towards them together.
I specialize in helping clients with Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Burnout, Depression, PTSD, addiction, and Emotional Regulation. Some additional areas of interest for me are working with immigrants, athletes, and those in the health sector, including first responders and nurses. I work with my clients to help them both discover their goals and work towards them together.
(587) 807-0549 View (587) 807-0549
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Whitehouse Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T  (Online Only)
Available for Online Sessions. Specialized in working with Men and Professionals. Are you overwhelmed with work and struggling like yourself? Is there always something coming up with work, and this interferes with you being present with your family, relationship and friends? Do you want to learn how you can prioritize your own needs and live a richer more connected life? Has this life caused you to feel drained and have less energy left to fix your issues? Are you feeling really confused and burnt out? I can collaborate with you and offer action oriented strategies to reduce your overwhelm and get in touch with how you really feel.
Available for Online Sessions. Specialized in working with Men and Professionals. Are you overwhelmed with work and struggling like yourself? Is there always something coming up with work, and this interferes with you being present with your family, relationship and friends? Do you want to learn how you can prioritize your own needs and live a richer more connected life? Has this life caused you to feel drained and have less energy left to fix your issues? Are you feeling really confused and burnt out? I can collaborate with you and offer action oriented strategies to reduce your overwhelm and get in touch with how you really feel.
(587) 847-2786 View (587) 847-2786
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Natalka Lewis
Counsellor, MA, BA, CCC
Verified Verified
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently on Maternity Leave and not accepting new clients. If you would like to be added to my waitlist, contact me indicating "waitlist" and I will reach out to you upon my return to office.
I am currently on Maternity Leave and not accepting new clients. If you would like to be added to my waitlist, contact me indicating "waitlist" and I will reach out to you upon my return to office.
(825) 250-3334 View (825) 250-3334
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Alexandra Goojha
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
BCT Counselling (Breathe-Connect-Thrive). Alexandra obtained her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology in April 2020. She recognizes that counselling can be of benefit to anyone going through distress, trauma, or unhappiness in their lives. Her clients acknowledge her relaxed nature and sense of compassion she brings to counselling. She appreciates the lifelong learning in the field of counselling and is constantly looking for new and constructive ways to help clients.
BCT Counselling (Breathe-Connect-Thrive). Alexandra obtained her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology in April 2020. She recognizes that counselling can be of benefit to anyone going through distress, trauma, or unhappiness in their lives. Her clients acknowledge her relaxed nature and sense of compassion she brings to counselling. She appreciates the lifelong learning in the field of counselling and is constantly looking for new and constructive ways to help clients.
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Salima Jamal Shariff
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB T2T
At some point in our lives we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed with a problem and unable to find a way out. Reaching out for support can provide an opportunity to learn alternative, healthier ways to cope and discover one's true self. My training in Marriage and Family Therapy and my diverse clinical experience, have allowed me to assist clients to discover and break their existing patterns that are keeping them stuck. Therefore, allowing them to develop insight, awareness, and a new outlook on the challenges they are facing, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives and build stronger relationships.
At some point in our lives we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed with a problem and unable to find a way out. Reaching out for support can provide an opportunity to learn alternative, healthier ways to cope and discover one's true self. My training in Marriage and Family Therapy and my diverse clinical experience, have allowed me to assist clients to discover and break their existing patterns that are keeping them stuck. Therefore, allowing them to develop insight, awareness, and a new outlook on the challenges they are facing, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives and build stronger relationships.
(855) 980-0342 View (855) 980-0342

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Number of Counsellors in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB

50+

Average cost per session

$210

Counsellors in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
90% Self Esteem
83% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Green Shield Canada
56% Blue Cross
52% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Lower Mount Royal, Calgary, AB see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lower Mount Royal, 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.