Therapists in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB

Photo of Laurel York, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Laurel York
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
Accepting New Clients - Life is challenging, but getting the right support doesn't have to be. If you feel stuck in old patterns and habits, unable to move on from your past, or wrestling everyday with anxiety, depression, or burnout - I can help! I support clients just like you to break free from unhelpful patterns, learn new skills and tools, and heal from past hurts - for good. I work with individuals (adults and youth 12+) to address life transitions, work and school stress, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD & Autism challenges, grief, moral injury, religious trauma, and traumatic life experiences.
Accepting New Clients - Life is challenging, but getting the right support doesn't have to be. If you feel stuck in old patterns and habits, unable to move on from your past, or wrestling everyday with anxiety, depression, or burnout - I can help! I support clients just like you to break free from unhelpful patterns, learn new skills and tools, and heal from past hurts - for good. I work with individuals (adults and youth 12+) to address life transitions, work and school stress, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD & Autism challenges, grief, moral injury, religious trauma, and traumatic life experiences.
(587) 905-0941 View (587) 905-0941
Photo of Lisa Palmer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Lisa Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSc, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2Z
I have over 15 years working with children, youth, and parents. My practice includes a collaborative and holistic approach to address issues of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behvaiour concerns, emotional regulation, and attachment. I use a variety of therapy techniques to best fit each client/family.
I have over 15 years working with children, youth, and parents. My practice includes a collaborative and holistic approach to address issues of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behvaiour concerns, emotional regulation, and attachment. I use a variety of therapy techniques to best fit each client/family.
(587) 415-0823 View (587) 415-0823
Photo of Alyssa Edmunds, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Alyssa Edmunds
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2C
For the past 14 years, I have worked and trained in a variety of settings, including children's mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, and private practice. I have enjoyed the rewarding challenges of treating children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, gender identity issues, personality disorders, substance abuse issues, anger management issues, low self-esteem, and social skills deficits.
For the past 14 years, I have worked and trained in a variety of settings, including children's mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, and private practice. I have enjoyed the rewarding challenges of treating children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, gender identity issues, personality disorders, substance abuse issues, anger management issues, low self-esteem, and social skills deficits.
(877) 431-2923 View (877) 431-2923
Photo of Fiona McAllister, Counsellor in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Fiona McAllister
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2B
Not accepting new clients
I. AM. FULL. A rough childhood, a bad relationship, or a soul sucking job taught you to get your feelings of worth from people pleasing. But it didn't work. You've spent your life giving to your spouse, children, parents or job. You thought this would make you happy, but now you may feel weighed down, resentful, overwhelmed, or always on the verge of tears. Maybe you feel depressed, unworthy, or like you're drowning. You've taken care of everyone except yourself. Feelings of unworthiness or fear of being selfish may be stopping you from giving yourself the care you’ve given to everyone else. But there is hope.
I. AM. FULL. A rough childhood, a bad relationship, or a soul sucking job taught you to get your feelings of worth from people pleasing. But it didn't work. You've spent your life giving to your spouse, children, parents or job. You thought this would make you happy, but now you may feel weighed down, resentful, overwhelmed, or always on the verge of tears. Maybe you feel depressed, unworthy, or like you're drowning. You've taken care of everyone except yourself. Feelings of unworthiness or fear of being selfish may be stopping you from giving yourself the care you’ve given to everyone else. But there is hope.
(587) 405-2797 View (587) 405-2797
Photo of Annie Lai, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Annie Lai
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2Z
People go to therapy for many reasons, and all of them are equally valid. Whatever your reason is, I am so glad that you are here. You may be considering therapy right now because you are feeling stuck - stuck in difficult thoughts, feelings, emotions, behaviours, relationships, and/or situations. Or, you may be mostly doing fine and want to develop self-awareness and understanding to become the best version of yourself and to live your life to the fullest.
People go to therapy for many reasons, and all of them are equally valid. Whatever your reason is, I am so glad that you are here. You may be considering therapy right now because you are feeling stuck - stuck in difficult thoughts, feelings, emotions, behaviours, relationships, and/or situations. Or, you may be mostly doing fine and want to develop self-awareness and understanding to become the best version of yourself and to live your life to the fullest.
(587) 803-2743 View (587) 803-2743
Photo of Michelle Poon, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Michelle Poon
Psychologist, MC , RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
Ever Feel Stuck? Let me help guide you through! Hi I'm Michelle, a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. I started her career in the not-for-profit sector working with clients in home and long-term care settings, particularly with children and teens with behavioral disorders. During this time I gained extensive experience supporting parents and working with clients experiencing oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. I also began working in private practice in 2019 where I worked with a diverse range of clients and their concerns. For more information or to book an appointment visit www.throughthewoods.ca.
Ever Feel Stuck? Let me help guide you through! Hi I'm Michelle, a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. I started her career in the not-for-profit sector working with clients in home and long-term care settings, particularly with children and teens with behavioral disorders. During this time I gained extensive experience supporting parents and working with clients experiencing oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. I also began working in private practice in 2019 where I worked with a diverse range of clients and their concerns. For more information or to book an appointment visit www.throughthewoods.ca.
(780) 666-3424 View (780) 666-3424
Photo of Samantha O'Brien, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Samantha O'Brien
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2J
I work with young people (ages 5-24) who may be experiencing added stress, worry, and difficulty regulating their emotions during these uncertain times. They may need a safe and supportive environment to process any challenges that they're facing. I take care to provide a warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. I believe that finding the right fit for your child is important. I will work collaboratively to help your child build on their natural strengths and guide them in learning effective strategies. No matter the challenge, your child will be welcomed into a fun, supportive, and genuine environment.
I work with young people (ages 5-24) who may be experiencing added stress, worry, and difficulty regulating their emotions during these uncertain times. They may need a safe and supportive environment to process any challenges that they're facing. I take care to provide a warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. I believe that finding the right fit for your child is important. I will work collaboratively to help your child build on their natural strengths and guide them in learning effective strategies. No matter the challenge, your child will be welcomed into a fun, supportive, and genuine environment.
(587) 317-6465 View (587) 317-6465
Photo of Kim Thomas, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Kim Thomas
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2Z
Welcome to STABLE GROUNDING PSYCHOLOGY. I am a Registered Psychologist with considerable experience providing mental health services. My approach is relationship focused to offer you safe and supported treatment involving genuineness, empathy, humor, and acceptance. Perhaps you feel stuck in patterns of behavior? Maybe you are struggling to make sense of your responses to challenging experiences? If you feel disconnected, confused, angry, fearful, frozen- you do not need to face this alone. I believe you are a survivor and I will meet you in caring connection.
Welcome to STABLE GROUNDING PSYCHOLOGY. I am a Registered Psychologist with considerable experience providing mental health services. My approach is relationship focused to offer you safe and supported treatment involving genuineness, empathy, humor, and acceptance. Perhaps you feel stuck in patterns of behavior? Maybe you are struggling to make sense of your responses to challenging experiences? If you feel disconnected, confused, angry, fearful, frozen- you do not need to face this alone. I believe you are a survivor and I will meet you in caring connection.
(403) 870-0121 View (403) 870-0121
Photo of Martina Vaneckova, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Martina Vaneckova
Psychologist, MC, CYCC, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
Welcome to Growth and Healing Psychology! Therapy can feel intimidating and challenging to start, be it for personal development or mental health and wellbeing. This is especially true when you already feel low in energy and motivation. You might feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities which can negatively impact your relationships and leave you feeling guilty or ashamed. This can become one vicious cycle. If you can relate to any of this and are tired of feeling this way, it is time to take steps to do things differently. Reach out to set up a free initial phone call to see how we can work together.
Welcome to Growth and Healing Psychology! Therapy can feel intimidating and challenging to start, be it for personal development or mental health and wellbeing. This is especially true when you already feel low in energy and motivation. You might feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities which can negatively impact your relationships and leave you feeling guilty or ashamed. This can become one vicious cycle. If you can relate to any of this and are tired of feeling this way, it is time to take steps to do things differently. Reach out to set up a free initial phone call to see how we can work together.
(825) 254-7681 View (825) 254-7681
Photo of Kathryn McMaster, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Kathryn McMaster
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2Z  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Hi! I'm Kathryn and I'm a clinical psychologist registered in Alberta and New Zealand. My practice is focused on creating and maintaining an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, sincerity, openness and safety. I am committed to fostering an environment that affirms the dignity, worth and strength of all people, and where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviours can be freely explored.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Hi! I'm Kathryn and I'm a clinical psychologist registered in Alberta and New Zealand. My practice is focused on creating and maintaining an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, sincerity, openness and safety. I am committed to fostering an environment that affirms the dignity, worth and strength of all people, and where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviours can be freely explored.
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Photo of Liz Cameron: Trauma Anxiety Burnout, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Liz Cameron: Trauma Anxiety Burnout
Psychologist, RPsych, MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2J
Your body has the capacity to heal itself - sometimes it just needs a little help. I take a holistic, body-mind perspective in helping you figure out your unique healing journey. Working with a diverse client base through years of practicing psychology in Canada and abroad, I have narrowed my focus to various traumas (childhood and family of origin trauma, etc.), grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety, career and workplace concerns, and relationship challenges. I want to collaborate with you to develop an individualized plan to reduce stress, regulate your nervous system, eliminate obstacles, and reach your desired goals.
Your body has the capacity to heal itself - sometimes it just needs a little help. I take a holistic, body-mind perspective in helping you figure out your unique healing journey. Working with a diverse client base through years of practicing psychology in Canada and abroad, I have narrowed my focus to various traumas (childhood and family of origin trauma, etc.), grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety, career and workplace concerns, and relationship challenges. I want to collaborate with you to develop an individualized plan to reduce stress, regulate your nervous system, eliminate obstacles, and reach your desired goals.
(587) 327-2245 View (587) 327-2245
Photo of Emily Schorr, Pre-Licensed Professional in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Emily Schorr
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MSc
Verified Verified
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
With a genuine passion for fostering positive change, I am committed to creating a safe and empathetic space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and challenges. My therapeutic approach is grounded in a deep understanding of various modalities, allowing me to tailor sessions to meet the unique needs of each individual. I have a strong appreciation for evidence-based practices having worked extensively in research prior to pursuing a career as a psychologist.
With a genuine passion for fostering positive change, I am committed to creating a safe and empathetic space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and challenges. My therapeutic approach is grounded in a deep understanding of various modalities, allowing me to tailor sessions to meet the unique needs of each individual. I have a strong appreciation for evidence-based practices having worked extensively in research prior to pursuing a career as a psychologist.
(825) 605-4590 View (825) 605-4590
Photo of Mary-Lou Carlyle, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Mary-Lou Carlyle
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2H
Are you struggling to navigate through times of crisis, process trauma, interested in improving your overall quality of life, or enhance connections with others? I have experience working with couples and individuals of all ages experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting challenges, intimate relational issues, and communication difficulties.
Are you struggling to navigate through times of crisis, process trauma, interested in improving your overall quality of life, or enhance connections with others? I have experience working with couples and individuals of all ages experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting challenges, intimate relational issues, and communication difficulties.
(587) 855-6620 View (587) 855-6620
Photo of YYC Play Therapy, Counsellor in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
YYC Play Therapy
Counsellor, MA , CPT, CCC, ACTA
Verified Verified
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2G
Taking that first step in seeking support for your child isn't easy. I'm here to provide a safe, welcoming, and confidential space for healing to begin. As a Certified Play Therapist and a Clinical Counsellor, my passion lies in working with children and supporting their natural capacity for healing.
Taking that first step in seeking support for your child isn't easy. I'm here to provide a safe, welcoming, and confidential space for healing to begin. As a Certified Play Therapist and a Clinical Counsellor, my passion lies in working with children and supporting their natural capacity for healing.
(587) 844-2425 View (587) 844-2425
Photo of Dana Delorme, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Dana Delorme
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
Welcome and thank you for reading about my practice. Therapy is a journey walked with another who has expertise in guiding the collaborative, respectful and curious exploration of our difficulties, with a purpose and end-goal in sight. I am thankful to have gained experience working with a broad range of mental health difficulties. In addition to working with those who have experienced trauma and substance use issues, I also values working with those who are struggling to manage stress, overwhelming emotions, depression, loneliness, anxiety, grief, spiritual crisis and life transitions
Welcome and thank you for reading about my practice. Therapy is a journey walked with another who has expertise in guiding the collaborative, respectful and curious exploration of our difficulties, with a purpose and end-goal in sight. I am thankful to have gained experience working with a broad range of mental health difficulties. In addition to working with those who have experienced trauma and substance use issues, I also values working with those who are struggling to manage stress, overwhelming emotions, depression, loneliness, anxiety, grief, spiritual crisis and life transitions
(825) 250-4901 View (825) 250-4901
Photo of Dr. Trista Keating, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Dr. Trista Keating
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2W
My ideal clients are toddlers, children, teens and young adults who are experiencing various academic, emotional, social, behavioral, or developmental difficulties. Their parents, or they themselves may have noticed signs of struggle, and they seek a professional assessment to understand the underlying causes and find ways to help them cope and thrive. My ideal clients are eager to understand why they or their loved ones are struggling. They are open to exploring the underlying factors contributing to the challenges, seeking insights into their emotions and behaviors. They believe in the possibility of positive change.
My ideal clients are toddlers, children, teens and young adults who are experiencing various academic, emotional, social, behavioral, or developmental difficulties. Their parents, or they themselves may have noticed signs of struggle, and they seek a professional assessment to understand the underlying causes and find ways to help them cope and thrive. My ideal clients are eager to understand why they or their loved ones are struggling. They are open to exploring the underlying factors contributing to the challenges, seeking insights into their emotions and behaviors. They believe in the possibility of positive change.
(403) 768-2788 View (403) 768-2788
Photo of Val Fillier, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Val Fillier
Psychologist, BA, BEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2C
I am passionate about helping people live a life that is all they imagined it would be. Life is hard and it can sometimes feel like you are alone in your struggles. With the support of the right psychologist/therapist/counsellor, people can begin to heal, grow, and thrive.
I am passionate about helping people live a life that is all they imagined it would be. Life is hard and it can sometimes feel like you are alone in your struggles. With the support of the right psychologist/therapist/counsellor, people can begin to heal, grow, and thrive.
(587) 844-2727 View (587) 844-2727
Photo of McKenzie Henderson, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
McKenzie Henderson
Psychologist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2Z
I believe in using a collaborative and integrative approach, where I draw from a collection of different modalities. This can include drawing from Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It’s my goal to support clients in their ability to overcome challenges and obstacles that may be creating road blocks on their path. I believe in highlighting and building upon the existing strengths and abilities of each client. I believe that each situation is unique and works to create an individualized plan to help clients reach their goals.
I believe in using a collaborative and integrative approach, where I draw from a collection of different modalities. This can include drawing from Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It’s my goal to support clients in their ability to overcome challenges and obstacles that may be creating road blocks on their path. I believe in highlighting and building upon the existing strengths and abilities of each client. I believe that each situation is unique and works to create an individualized plan to help clients reach their goals.
(587) 209-4774 View (587) 209-4774
Photo of Nick Bohn, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Nick Bohn
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2Z
Would you like to feel motivated by life? Cultivate genuine, loving relationships? Feel comfortable in your skin, regardless of what life throws your way? Well you’re certainly not alone! Connection, self-esteem, and self-actualization have all been identified as human needs—essential to our mental health and well-being. Unfortunately, certain emotional, behavioural, or relational patterns can act as barriers to these needs, quelling our personal growth, and leaving us confined to oppressive cycles of anxiety and distress. Relate to any or all of the above? I think we all can—and perhaps I can help.
Would you like to feel motivated by life? Cultivate genuine, loving relationships? Feel comfortable in your skin, regardless of what life throws your way? Well you’re certainly not alone! Connection, self-esteem, and self-actualization have all been identified as human needs—essential to our mental health and well-being. Unfortunately, certain emotional, behavioural, or relational patterns can act as barriers to these needs, quelling our personal growth, and leaving us confined to oppressive cycles of anxiety and distress. Relate to any or all of the above? I think we all can—and perhaps I can help.
(587) 316-9108 View (587) 316-9108
Photo of Sana Psychological, Psychologist in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB
Sana Psychological
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
Do you struggle with challenging feelings or behaviours that are stopping you from being yourself? Do you feel stuck in these challenges to the point that making it through the day ahead feels difficult? Do you wonder if life could be better? Now, more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about their futures and own capabilities. At Sana Psychological, we believe that people can change and be the best version of themselves. We know this because we see it everyday! We can help you reclaim who you are and be the best version of yourself.
Do you struggle with challenging feelings or behaviours that are stopping you from being yourself? Do you feel stuck in these challenges to the point that making it through the day ahead feels difficult? Do you wonder if life could be better? Now, more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about their futures and own capabilities. At Sana Psychological, we believe that people can change and be the best version of themselves. We know this because we see it everyday! We can help you reclaim who you are and be the best version of yourself.
(825) 254-7872 View (825) 254-7872

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB

500+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Stress
82% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Green Shield Canada
57% Alberta Blue Cross
54% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Southeast Calgary, 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.