Therapists in Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB

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Irene A Estay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2P
I am Dr. Estay with 40+ years of experiencing serving individuals in the province of Alberta to reach their potential and find balance in their lives. I am fluent in English and Spanish and I have vast experience in Counseling and Rehabilitation Psychology. I am an active member of an international coalition of 120 professionals- Inner Health Coalition- with the intention of sharing experiences and best practices in creating wellness and balance in individuals.
I am Dr. Estay with 40+ years of experiencing serving individuals in the province of Alberta to reach their potential and find balance in their lives. I am fluent in English and Spanish and I have vast experience in Counseling and Rehabilitation Psychology. I am an active member of an international coalition of 120 professionals- Inner Health Coalition- with the intention of sharing experiences and best practices in creating wellness and balance in individuals.
(587) 804-3670 View (587) 804-3670
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Dr. Cherie La Rocque
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T3H
Are you struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep? Have you tried various methods to improve your sleep but without success? As a PhD trained clinical psychologist specialized in evidence-based therapy for insomnia, I'd be delighted to help you achieve restful sleep. Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), the first-line recommended treatment, has proven effective for up to 80% of individuals. Many see significant sleep improvements within just a few weeks, with lasting benefits.
Are you struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep? Have you tried various methods to improve your sleep but without success? As a PhD trained clinical psychologist specialized in evidence-based therapy for insomnia, I'd be delighted to help you achieve restful sleep. Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), the first-line recommended treatment, has proven effective for up to 80% of individuals. Many see significant sleep improvements within just a few weeks, with lasting benefits.
(587) 890-9155 View (587) 890-9155
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Karen Wadson
Psychologist, MA, BEd
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2R
Hi there! Welcome :) As I am just coming back to work after maternity leave, I have room for new clients with little wait time! I specialize in the very big spectrum of disordered eating/ED and related issues. Perhaps you’re reading this because you’re tired of thinking about food all the time, counting calories, body checking, and not feeling great about yourself? Or perhaps you’re concerned about a loved one or child? These thoughts and feelings can take up a lot of mind space and be emotionally painful and I suspect you know exactly what I mean by that. If you’re looking for a way out, you’re in the right spot here!
Hi there! Welcome :) As I am just coming back to work after maternity leave, I have room for new clients with little wait time! I specialize in the very big spectrum of disordered eating/ED and related issues. Perhaps you’re reading this because you’re tired of thinking about food all the time, counting calories, body checking, and not feeling great about yourself? Or perhaps you’re concerned about a loved one or child? These thoughts and feelings can take up a lot of mind space and be emotionally painful and I suspect you know exactly what I mean by that. If you’re looking for a way out, you’re in the right spot here!
(587) 741-2030 View (587) 741-2030
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Cody Farrell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2R  (Online Only)
I strive to work with individuals who are looking to better understand their personal and social identity. Emphasis in the counselling field is often given to learning new thought patterns and coping skills. While I do this in my practice and find it effective, I also discuss the concept of 'unlearning' and its importance for growth, allowing us to create a new foundation which is centred on self-awareness. When we unlearn these 'autopilot' ways of responding to situations, we can create a reality where we are actively in the driver’s seat to create the lifestyle and connections that we find authentic, meaningful and long-lasting.
I strive to work with individuals who are looking to better understand their personal and social identity. Emphasis in the counselling field is often given to learning new thought patterns and coping skills. While I do this in my practice and find it effective, I also discuss the concept of 'unlearning' and its importance for growth, allowing us to create a new foundation which is centred on self-awareness. When we unlearn these 'autopilot' ways of responding to situations, we can create a reality where we are actively in the driver’s seat to create the lifestyle and connections that we find authentic, meaningful and long-lasting.
(587) 713-8239 View (587) 713-8239
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Dr. Caroline Buzanko @ Koru Family Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MC
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T3H
My focus is on helping parents raise happy, confident children. My specialized assessments will help you better understand exactly what your child's strengths are and what to do to overcome areas of difficulty. All interventions are collaborative in nature, where we will work together to help you l learn effective strategies to strengthen your child's resilience and skills to effectively manage life's challenges.
My focus is on helping parents raise happy, confident children. My specialized assessments will help you better understand exactly what your child's strengths are and what to do to overcome areas of difficulty. All interventions are collaborative in nature, where we will work together to help you l learn effective strategies to strengthen your child's resilience and skills to effectively manage life's challenges.
(844) 719-2007 View (844) 719-2007
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Johanna Marie Kalkreuth
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2R
I offer counselling for individuals (adults, adolescents and children), couples, and families, addressing anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anger/aggression, and other emotional/behavioural issues. It is my belief that effective counselling incorporates working with the whole human being - including the mind and the manifestation of emotional experiences in the body. My approach integrates mindfulness and cognitive interventions with somatic body and movement work.
I offer counselling for individuals (adults, adolescents and children), couples, and families, addressing anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anger/aggression, and other emotional/behavioural issues. It is my belief that effective counselling incorporates working with the whole human being - including the mind and the manifestation of emotional experiences in the body. My approach integrates mindfulness and cognitive interventions with somatic body and movement work.
(866) 862-6345 View (866) 862-6345
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Yellow Kite Child Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2S
Yellow Kite Child Psychology is a full-service child psychology practice. I founded Yellow Kite based on my belief in the importance of optimizing the well-being of children, adolescents, and families, through the administration of of standardized assessment tools and the application of evidence-based treatment strategies, all within a safe and welcoming professional space. At Yellow Kite, we are committed to creating an individualized treatment plan that will best support your child and your family. This process looks different for each of our clients, and we encourage an initial meeting in order to identify the best path forward.
Yellow Kite Child Psychology is a full-service child psychology practice. I founded Yellow Kite based on my belief in the importance of optimizing the well-being of children, adolescents, and families, through the administration of of standardized assessment tools and the application of evidence-based treatment strategies, all within a safe and welcoming professional space. At Yellow Kite, we are committed to creating an individualized treatment plan that will best support your child and your family. This process looks different for each of our clients, and we encourage an initial meeting in order to identify the best path forward.
(866) 384-1292 View (866) 384-1292
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Erin Smith
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T3H
“All great changes are proceeded by chaos” - Deepak Chopra. I know change is hard, but you're not alone. I meet you where you are and support you on your journey to emotional, psychological, and relational well-being. Together we’ll explore the challenges you’re facing and find solutions, healing, and hope. I provide a safe and caring space where you can share your story and try new ways of being. Being a registered provisional psychologist, I integrate evidence-based approaches and practices suited to your needs and situation to help you develop insight and skills for leading the life you want.
“All great changes are proceeded by chaos” - Deepak Chopra. I know change is hard, but you're not alone. I meet you where you are and support you on your journey to emotional, psychological, and relational well-being. Together we’ll explore the challenges you’re facing and find solutions, healing, and hope. I provide a safe and caring space where you can share your story and try new ways of being. Being a registered provisional psychologist, I integrate evidence-based approaches and practices suited to your needs and situation to help you develop insight and skills for leading the life you want.
(825) 254-6577 View (825) 254-6577
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Leanne Rutledge
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2W
I've been in the helping profession for over 20 years. What I know for sure is that the desire for healing is common and yet each story is unique. I excel at utilizing effective interventions to address feelings and experiences that feel distressing and "stuck". This can look like not knowing how to move forward, knowing but struggling to make changes, or feeling lost or confused about how to reduce distress. I would be honored to hear your story. ​
I've been in the helping profession for over 20 years. What I know for sure is that the desire for healing is common and yet each story is unique. I excel at utilizing effective interventions to address feelings and experiences that feel distressing and "stuck". This can look like not knowing how to move forward, knowing but struggling to make changes, or feeling lost or confused about how to reduce distress. I would be honored to hear your story. ​
(587) 850-2954 View (587) 850-2954
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Stephanie Laborge
Psychologist, MEd, R Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
Is your child struggling with excessive worry and unwanted, intrusive thoughts? Are they anxious about attending school, hanging out with friends, or not being 'good enough'? I can help. Using a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach along with exposure and response prevention (ERP), I have experience working with children and their families to alleviate symptoms of Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I would love to meet with you to discuss how I might be able to help along you and your child's journey in mental and behavioural wellness.
Is your child struggling with excessive worry and unwanted, intrusive thoughts? Are they anxious about attending school, hanging out with friends, or not being 'good enough'? I can help. Using a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach along with exposure and response prevention (ERP), I have experience working with children and their families to alleviate symptoms of Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I would love to meet with you to discuss how I might be able to help along you and your child's journey in mental and behavioural wellness.
(587) 329-5294 View (587) 329-5294
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Pine Tree Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, RP, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N
Have you realized that there’s an issue in your life that you finally need to address? I assist people with various concerns such as with the effects of recent or past difficult experiences, with stress, anxiety, anger, relationships, or mild depression, or with other concerns. I strive to provide all of my clients with a secure and non-judgmental setting, and one in which your unique self, values, preferences, experiences, and goals are at the forefront. I think some of the things my clients appreciate about my style include that I really listen to them, I am sincere, and I help them uncover what may lie at the root of their issue.
Have you realized that there’s an issue in your life that you finally need to address? I assist people with various concerns such as with the effects of recent or past difficult experiences, with stress, anxiety, anger, relationships, or mild depression, or with other concerns. I strive to provide all of my clients with a secure and non-judgmental setting, and one in which your unique self, values, preferences, experiences, and goals are at the forefront. I think some of the things my clients appreciate about my style include that I really listen to them, I am sincere, and I help them uncover what may lie at the root of their issue.
(587) 612-9057 View (587) 612-9057
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Anna Gwozdz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, Intern, Coun, BAPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T3E
My name is Anna and I am here to offer you the relief that you have been seeking. If you are finding yourself struggling to cope, whether it be personally, at home, at work, with friends, with family, or in your personal relationships, please know that you are not alone. I offer a trauma-informed, strength-based, person-centered, emotionally-focused approach. I believe that you are the guide in your therapeutic journey and I am here to hold the flashlight as we walk, illuminating the things you might be missing, or those that need a little extra attention. I am here to walk alongside you and to provide the nudges you need to grow.
My name is Anna and I am here to offer you the relief that you have been seeking. If you are finding yourself struggling to cope, whether it be personally, at home, at work, with friends, with family, or in your personal relationships, please know that you are not alone. I offer a trauma-informed, strength-based, person-centered, emotionally-focused approach. I believe that you are the guide in your therapeutic journey and I am here to hold the flashlight as we walk, illuminating the things you might be missing, or those that need a little extra attention. I am here to walk alongside you and to provide the nudges you need to grow.
(825) 435-1540 View (825) 435-1540
Photo of Karina McGregor, Psychologist in Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB
Karina McGregor
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2P
Is stress taking its toll on you lately? Are you running on autopilot or not coping as well as you used to? You may be behaving in ways that are not aligned with the person you want to be. Using a focused approach, I want to help you make strides in the life areas that matter most. Stressors are a part of life, but it is how we perceive stress and handle it that can make the difference between surviving or thriving. The pain of your past may be keeping you stuck in certain patterns of behaviour. Under stress, you may be hard on yourself and others, shutdown, or become overwhelmed. Change is possible and now is the time!
Is stress taking its toll on you lately? Are you running on autopilot or not coping as well as you used to? You may be behaving in ways that are not aligned with the person you want to be. Using a focused approach, I want to help you make strides in the life areas that matter most. Stressors are a part of life, but it is how we perceive stress and handle it that can make the difference between surviving or thriving. The pain of your past may be keeping you stuck in certain patterns of behaviour. Under stress, you may be hard on yourself and others, shutdown, or become overwhelmed. Change is possible and now is the time!
(587) 318-2256 View (587) 318-2256
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Fleur Yumol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T3E
Not accepting new clients
Frustrated with the direction of your life? Confused about the relationship you are in? Are you making choices that don't make sense? I believe the answers to your questions lie within you and my role will be to help increase awareness of your needs and discover your potential. I believe that by integrating your mind, body and spirit you will uncover your purpose and find fulfillment in your life. I believe that a therapeutic relationship is one of respect, mutuality and transparency. Success lies in creating an environment that is open, non-judgmental and congruent.
Frustrated with the direction of your life? Confused about the relationship you are in? Are you making choices that don't make sense? I believe the answers to your questions lie within you and my role will be to help increase awareness of your needs and discover your potential. I believe that by integrating your mind, body and spirit you will uncover your purpose and find fulfillment in your life. I believe that a therapeutic relationship is one of respect, mutuality and transparency. Success lies in creating an environment that is open, non-judgmental and congruent.
(403) 930-0528 View (403) 930-0528
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Joyce Musekiwa - Beautiful Pathways Counselling
Counsellor, BSC, MBA, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
Are you struggling to move past childhood adverse experiences ? Have you experienced any form of Narcissistic Abuse or are you an Adult Child of Narcissistic or Immature Parenting ? Do you struggle with standing up for yourself , articulating your needs , feelings of low self-worth, an inner critic, emotional care-taking of others, putting others' needs before yours ? You could be dealing with trauma responses. Our past experiences need not define us. We can heal and face the future with clarity and confidence. I use evidence-based trauma- specific modalities in my work to process trauma.
Are you struggling to move past childhood adverse experiences ? Have you experienced any form of Narcissistic Abuse or are you an Adult Child of Narcissistic or Immature Parenting ? Do you struggle with standing up for yourself , articulating your needs , feelings of low self-worth, an inner critic, emotional care-taking of others, putting others' needs before yours ? You could be dealing with trauma responses. Our past experiences need not define us. We can heal and face the future with clarity and confidence. I use evidence-based trauma- specific modalities in my work to process trauma.
(825) 250-0646 View (825) 250-0646
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Tanya Keto
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2X
I am an assessment psychologist with over 20 years of combined experience working with struggling students and their families as a teacher, a learning strategist, a guidance counsellor, a community educator, an advocate, and a school psychologist. I am incredibly passionate about helping kids experience success through the assessment process. I am equally passionate about helping parents and teachers learn new ways to support their students. Over the last 20 years, I have become an expert in ADHD and Learning Disabilities (particularly Dyslexia).
I am an assessment psychologist with over 20 years of combined experience working with struggling students and their families as a teacher, a learning strategist, a guidance counsellor, a community educator, an advocate, and a school psychologist. I am incredibly passionate about helping kids experience success through the assessment process. I am equally passionate about helping parents and teachers learn new ways to support their students. Over the last 20 years, I have become an expert in ADHD and Learning Disabilities (particularly Dyslexia).
(825) 807-5603 View (825) 807-5603
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Mouna Hajibock
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, BPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T3E
Welcome to a safe, inclusive, supportive space where mental and emotional well-being take center stage. By tailoring our sessions to your unique needs, we will uncover the tools you need to create positive changes in your life. Embarking on therapy is a courageous step towards self-discovery, self-awareness, and empowerment.
Welcome to a safe, inclusive, supportive space where mental and emotional well-being take center stage. By tailoring our sessions to your unique needs, we will uncover the tools you need to create positive changes in your life. Embarking on therapy is a courageous step towards self-discovery, self-awareness, and empowerment.
(825) 254-7027 View (825) 254-7027
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Tami Reid
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2T
Whether you're experiencing general unhappiness or attempting to manage a personal loss, trauma, substance use, anxiety or depression, I'd welcome the opportunity to hear your story, explore solutions or offer strategies to enhance your health and well-being.
Whether you're experiencing general unhappiness or attempting to manage a personal loss, trauma, substance use, anxiety or depression, I'd welcome the opportunity to hear your story, explore solutions or offer strategies to enhance your health and well-being.
(587) 802-3493 View (587) 802-3493
Photo of Anne Klein, Counsellor in Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB
Anne Klein
Counsellor, BComm, MA, CCC, TAP, CT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2R
You're struggling. Perhaps you can't sleep anymore, or you are seeking comfort in all the wrong places. Maybe you're depressed, finding it difficult to get out of bed and come out from under a cloud of ever-present despair. Maybe you're anxious - heart pounding, sweaty, shortness of breath, obsessive over simple tasks. Perhaps you are drinking too much or using drugs. You might even just be tired, withdrawn, sure that there is more to life but not sure what to do about it.
You're struggling. Perhaps you can't sleep anymore, or you are seeking comfort in all the wrong places. Maybe you're depressed, finding it difficult to get out of bed and come out from under a cloud of ever-present despair. Maybe you're anxious - heart pounding, sweaty, shortness of breath, obsessive over simple tasks. Perhaps you are drinking too much or using drugs. You might even just be tired, withdrawn, sure that there is more to life but not sure what to do about it.
(587) 606-0301 View (587) 606-0301
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Adrienne Hotz-Oman
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB T2G
It is an honour and a privilege to be invited into a person’s journey as they navigate the complexities of this world. It is possible you are noticing difficulties related to anxiety, mood, stress, life transitions, or have experienced trauma or loss. You may also be noticing challenges in your relationships and are seeking ways to foster healthier connections, improve emotional intimacy, or address communication issues. Therapy can be incredibly beneficial to understand ourselves better, find healing from pain, deepen our connections with others, and create sustainable change to move through life with more ease and meaning.
It is an honour and a privilege to be invited into a person’s journey as they navigate the complexities of this world. It is possible you are noticing difficulties related to anxiety, mood, stress, life transitions, or have experienced trauma or loss. You may also be noticing challenges in your relationships and are seeking ways to foster healthier connections, improve emotional intimacy, or address communication issues. Therapy can be incredibly beneficial to understand ourselves better, find healing from pain, deepen our connections with others, and create sustainable change to move through life with more ease and meaning.
(587) 804-2923 View (587) 804-2923

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB

900+

Average cost per session

$200

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

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Green Shield Canada
57% Alberta Blue Cross
52% Canada Life | Great-West Life

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

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Southwest 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.