Therapists in Carstairs, AB

Photo of Pawluk Child and Adult Psychology, Psychologist in Carstairs, AB
Pawluk Child and Adult Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, DipPsy
Verified Verified
Carstairs, AB T0M
My ideal client is a child or youth with significant anxiety issues. They need a better understanding of what is going on in their heads and in their bodies. They want to feel less distress, and to be able to do the things that their anxiety is preventing them from doing. I'm not accepting new clients right now.
My ideal client is a child or youth with significant anxiety issues. They need a better understanding of what is going on in their heads and in their bodies. They want to feel less distress, and to be able to do the things that their anxiety is preventing them from doing. I'm not accepting new clients right now.
(587) 207-8978 View (587) 207-8978
Photo of Kelsie Moore, Psychologist in Carstairs, AB
Kelsie Moore
Psychologist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carstairs, AB T0M
Waitlist for new clients
What is the major cause of illness? Stress! I help people regulate emotions and manage stress so that they can take control of their life! Are you allowing your emotions to run the show leads to restlessness, irritability, guilt, and overthinking. I help people create goals and learn strategies to reduce stress, and manage difficult emotions and life circumstances. Do you want to be able to live up to your full potential and thrive rather than just simply surviving? My job is to do just that! Why not start with a free 15 min consults to see if we are a good fit?
What is the major cause of illness? Stress! I help people regulate emotions and manage stress so that they can take control of their life! Are you allowing your emotions to run the show leads to restlessness, irritability, guilt, and overthinking. I help people create goals and learn strategies to reduce stress, and manage difficult emotions and life circumstances. Do you want to be able to live up to your full potential and thrive rather than just simply surviving? My job is to do just that! Why not start with a free 15 min consults to see if we are a good fit?
(587) 850-0876 View (587) 850-0876
Photo of Desiree Morris, Registered Social Worker in Carstairs, AB
Desiree Morris
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carstairs, AB T0M
You're carrying a heavy load of stress, anxiety, overwhelm, loneliness, and emotional pain. Your dissatisfaction is widespread, seeping into your work, friendships, and family connections. Recent life changes—be it a breakup, starting college, a new career, a move, marriage, divorce, pregnancy, or parenthood—have left you feeling adrift. You crave confidence, calmness, and reconnection. And if you are here for your child, you have been looking for a therapist for them as you have noticed your child is tearful, angry, worried, irritable and frustrated most of the time. They are struggling in peer relationships, and breaking down.
You're carrying a heavy load of stress, anxiety, overwhelm, loneliness, and emotional pain. Your dissatisfaction is widespread, seeping into your work, friendships, and family connections. Recent life changes—be it a breakup, starting college, a new career, a move, marriage, divorce, pregnancy, or parenthood—have left you feeling adrift. You crave confidence, calmness, and reconnection. And if you are here for your child, you have been looking for a therapist for them as you have noticed your child is tearful, angry, worried, irritable and frustrated most of the time. They are struggling in peer relationships, and breaking down.
(587) 802-3683 View (587) 802-3683
Photo of Diana Johanson, Psychologist in Carstairs, AB
Diana Johanson
Psychologist, MC, RT/CT, BA Hons, SSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carstairs, AB T0M
Diana is a Registered Psychologist who strives to better the lives of others. Diana's special area of interest is addressing issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, separation, parenting, and stress. She has worked in a private and public sectors, incorporating techniques to fit the client's needs best. Some of the therapeutic techniques stem from CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), and Play Therapy. She offers formal assessments, such as psycho-educational (school), ADHD, Learning disorders, and giftedness.
Diana is a Registered Psychologist who strives to better the lives of others. Diana's special area of interest is addressing issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, separation, parenting, and stress. She has worked in a private and public sectors, incorporating techniques to fit the client's needs best. Some of the therapeutic techniques stem from CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), and Play Therapy. She offers formal assessments, such as psycho-educational (school), ADHD, Learning disorders, and giftedness.
(587) 405-2985 View (587) 405-2985
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Evergreen Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Carstairs, AB T0M
Evergreen Wellness is a multidisciplinary mental health practice located in the heart of Alberta. We understand that mental health is a dynamic and deeply personal experience, and we are committed to providing compassionate support through a range of therapeutic modalities. Our team consists of Registered Social Workers, Canadian Certified Counsellors, a Professional Life Coach, and an experienced yoga instructor. Each member is committed to providing personalized care tailored to your unique needs. With diverse expertise, our professionals collaborate to offer a well-rounded and integrated approach to mental health to clients.
Evergreen Wellness is a multidisciplinary mental health practice located in the heart of Alberta. We understand that mental health is a dynamic and deeply personal experience, and we are committed to providing compassionate support through a range of therapeutic modalities. Our team consists of Registered Social Workers, Canadian Certified Counsellors, a Professional Life Coach, and an experienced yoga instructor. Each member is committed to providing personalized care tailored to your unique needs. With diverse expertise, our professionals collaborate to offer a well-rounded and integrated approach to mental health to clients.
(587) 419-6654 View (587) 419-6654
Photo of Donna Mirus in Carstairs, AB
Donna Mirus
RN, ICST, CnREACH, ICST-P
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carstairs, AB T0M
Are you presently struggling with Anxiety? Depression? Lack of self esteem or confidence? Grief? Or perhaps you have a child who is the one requiring additional support and coping? By coming to therapy you can expect a supportive, non judgement relationship based therapy approach; whereby you or your child can learn the tools and process what is occurring. Sometimes what we think is normal feelings, behaviors or thoughts, may in fact be a sign of something else...let's work together to figure it out.
Are you presently struggling with Anxiety? Depression? Lack of self esteem or confidence? Grief? Or perhaps you have a child who is the one requiring additional support and coping? By coming to therapy you can expect a supportive, non judgement relationship based therapy approach; whereby you or your child can learn the tools and process what is occurring. Sometimes what we think is normal feelings, behaviors or thoughts, may in fact be a sign of something else...let's work together to figure it out.
(587) 872-0767 View (587) 872-0767
Photo of Core Essence Counselling, Counsellor in Carstairs, AB
Core Essence Counselling
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carstairs, AB T0M
Feeling disconnected? It’s not like you haven’t tried, right? I get that. There have been times in my past when, despite trying my hardest to communicate or get along or fit in, it seemed like my best wasn’t good enough, and important others didn’t understand or accept me. That hurts. The freedom to be ourselves in genuine accord with others, especially people who are significant in our lives, is something most of us have wanted since we were kids.
Feeling disconnected? It’s not like you haven’t tried, right? I get that. There have been times in my past when, despite trying my hardest to communicate or get along or fit in, it seemed like my best wasn’t good enough, and important others didn’t understand or accept me. That hurts. The freedom to be ourselves in genuine accord with others, especially people who are significant in our lives, is something most of us have wanted since we were kids.
(587) 857-0411 View (587) 857-0411
Photo of Michelle Neustaedter Counselling, Counsellor in Carstairs, AB
Michelle Neustaedter Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, CCC, RP (q), RPP
Verified Verified
Carstairs, AB T0M
Do you desire real change? Not just temporary shifts or crisis management? Ready to be free of stress, anxiety, or depression due to trauma? It is our goal to equip, empower, and inspire you. Our work together will energize, rejuvenate, and enhance your life. The things we think about impact how we function overall. Research suggests that 87-95% of physical and mental illnesses come from our thought life. Core beliefs and trauma in the unconscious root our thinking and behaviours. Until we make the unconscious conscious we continue to repeat patterns and can feel stuck. Unlock the unconscious with our mindfulness program.
Do you desire real change? Not just temporary shifts or crisis management? Ready to be free of stress, anxiety, or depression due to trauma? It is our goal to equip, empower, and inspire you. Our work together will energize, rejuvenate, and enhance your life. The things we think about impact how we function overall. Research suggests that 87-95% of physical and mental illnesses come from our thought life. Core beliefs and trauma in the unconscious root our thinking and behaviours. Until we make the unconscious conscious we continue to repeat patterns and can feel stuck. Unlock the unconscious with our mindfulness program.
(403) 800-1186 View (403) 800-1186

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Bernie John Moen, Registered Social Worker in Carstairs, AB
Bernie John Moen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Crossfield, AB T0M
Not accepting new clients
Everyone has their own story, and I am always ready and willing to listen to each individual. I will listen first, and then help you to explore and reflect on your past and current situation as you begin to move forward in your life. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental and hopeful environment for you to share your story, and to begin working toward helping you to achieve your goals. I will support you in finding a new path of hope and well-being. I would be honoured and happy to work with you.
Everyone has their own story, and I am always ready and willing to listen to each individual. I will listen first, and then help you to explore and reflect on your past and current situation as you begin to move forward in your life. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental and hopeful environment for you to share your story, and to begin working toward helping you to achieve your goals. I will support you in finding a new path of hope and well-being. I would be honoured and happy to work with you.
(587) 803-4635 View (587) 803-4635
Photo of Aaryn Manning + Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Counsellor in Carstairs, AB
Aaryn Manning + Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Didsbury, AB T0M
Welcome to Compassionate Counselling Care in Olds, AB where you’ll find a safe and welcoming space to seek skilled mental health & counselling support. Aaryn is an experienced, counsellor offering professional expertise and empathetic understanding. Whether you're dealing with relationship issues, mental health concerns, unresolved trauma or simply need someone to help you sort out your thoughts, she is committed to providing you with the tools and insights needed to move through difficult experiences. We welcome you to book a free 15 minute consult to ask questions and determine if Compassionate Counselling Care is a fit for you.
Welcome to Compassionate Counselling Care in Olds, AB where you’ll find a safe and welcoming space to seek skilled mental health & counselling support. Aaryn is an experienced, counsellor offering professional expertise and empathetic understanding. Whether you're dealing with relationship issues, mental health concerns, unresolved trauma or simply need someone to help you sort out your thoughts, she is committed to providing you with the tools and insights needed to move through difficult experiences. We welcome you to book a free 15 minute consult to ask questions and determine if Compassionate Counselling Care is a fit for you.
(403) 556-7505 View (403) 556-7505
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Shelly Qualtieri & Associates - Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balzac, AB T0M
Counselling and Therapy Services in Calgary and across Alberta. We believe in supporting you with practical and easily manageable bite-sized tools and strategies to find your happy. Our team of Therapists at Shelly Qualtieri & Associates are passionate and knowledgeable clinicians. We understand your challenges, obstacles, pain, and trauma and are committed to providing a personalized approach and supporting you with tools to facilitate a deeper understanding, build resilience, and find healing.
Counselling and Therapy Services in Calgary and across Alberta. We believe in supporting you with practical and easily manageable bite-sized tools and strategies to find your happy. Our team of Therapists at Shelly Qualtieri & Associates are passionate and knowledgeable clinicians. We understand your challenges, obstacles, pain, and trauma and are committed to providing a personalized approach and supporting you with tools to facilitate a deeper understanding, build resilience, and find healing.
(587) 355-4623 View (587) 355-4623
Photo of Heather Denny, Psychologist in Carstairs, AB
Heather Denny
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Didsbury, AB T0M
Do you struggle with depression or anxiety that impacts your relationships and day-to-day life? Do you feel overwhelmed just getting through the day? Do you wonder if life and your relationships should feel somehow better? Happier? Maybe you are a parent of a teen who doesn’t act like other kids. Whether they struggle with attention at school and they get in trouble all the time or are depressed and pull away, you are losing hope. You feel worried and unsure how to help your teen, it’s hard to watch them suffering in relationships with their peers, teachers and family members. You want them to be happy, confident, and successful.
Do you struggle with depression or anxiety that impacts your relationships and day-to-day life? Do you feel overwhelmed just getting through the day? Do you wonder if life and your relationships should feel somehow better? Happier? Maybe you are a parent of a teen who doesn’t act like other kids. Whether they struggle with attention at school and they get in trouble all the time or are depressed and pull away, you are losing hope. You feel worried and unsure how to help your teen, it’s hard to watch them suffering in relationships with their peers, teachers and family members. You want them to be happy, confident, and successful.
(587) 816-6117 View (587) 816-6117
Photo of Kelsey Hanson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Carstairs, AB
Kelsey Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with a variety of clients including children, teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling in some area of their life. You could be encountering a mental health concern, trauma, career stress, or life transition. I help support you in identifying and reaching your goals. As the driver in therapy, you decide what is right for you.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients including children, teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling in some area of their life. You could be encountering a mental health concern, trauma, career stress, or life transition. I help support you in identifying and reaching your goals. As the driver in therapy, you decide what is right for you.
(825) 450-0062 View (825) 450-0062
Photo of Stephanie Caras, Psychologist in Carstairs, AB
Stephanie Caras
Psychologist, MA, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Not accepting new clients
Having been well acquainted with the weight and pain of toxic shame myself, as well as having experienced this weight being lifted, I have a passion for helping others go through this shift too, in order to feel freer to share their authentic self with the people they hold most dear. I also have a passion for practicing and teaching mindfulness. Applying mindfulness to the many areas of my own life, including work, parenting, communication, and relationships with both myself and others, to name a few, has been life changing and has allowed me to more frequently experience life in the moment.
Having been well acquainted with the weight and pain of toxic shame myself, as well as having experienced this weight being lifted, I have a passion for helping others go through this shift too, in order to feel freer to share their authentic self with the people they hold most dear. I also have a passion for practicing and teaching mindfulness. Applying mindfulness to the many areas of my own life, including work, parenting, communication, and relationships with both myself and others, to name a few, has been life changing and has allowed me to more frequently experience life in the moment.
(825) 250-3435 View (825) 250-3435
Photo of Sharla Crowie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Carstairs, AB
Sharla Crowie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Crossfield, AB T0M
I work with children, youth, and adults experiencing anxiety, burnout, trauma, and ADHD using a variety of different approaches like EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and others. At the heart of my practice are areas where I've honed a particular expertise—supporting individuals grappling with burnout, taming tumultuous waves of anxiety, navigating the complexities of trauma, and understanding the multifaceted nature of ADHD. Each person presents a world rich with untold stories, and by working together, we uncover the stories that have held you back, helping to author a new chapter of empowerment and peace.
I work with children, youth, and adults experiencing anxiety, burnout, trauma, and ADHD using a variety of different approaches like EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and others. At the heart of my practice are areas where I've honed a particular expertise—supporting individuals grappling with burnout, taming tumultuous waves of anxiety, navigating the complexities of trauma, and understanding the multifaceted nature of ADHD. Each person presents a world rich with untold stories, and by working together, we uncover the stories that have held you back, helping to author a new chapter of empowerment and peace.
(587) 600-2817 View (587) 600-2817
Photo of Amber Shay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Carstairs, AB
Amber Shay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balzac, AB T0M  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is based on the principles of Integrity, Transparency and Results. As a life long learner I utilize theories and practices that are relevant and stand the test of time. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Stages of Change, Motivational Strategies are combined with a collaborative and systemic approach to your unique circumstance. As a respectful and compassionate therapist I am known for engaging effectively with all ages and stages as we are each a work in progress.
My approach to therapy is based on the principles of Integrity, Transparency and Results. As a life long learner I utilize theories and practices that are relevant and stand the test of time. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Stages of Change, Motivational Strategies are combined with a collaborative and systemic approach to your unique circumstance. As a respectful and compassionate therapist I am known for engaging effectively with all ages and stages as we are each a work in progress.
(587) 844-6219 View (587) 844-6219
Photo of Makena Hind, Counsellor in Carstairs, AB
Makena Hind
Counsellor, BA, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beiseker, AB T0M
I have had the privilege of working with a diverse clientele, ranging from adults and teens to adolescents and children. I offer child-parent and family sessions, a collaborative space to nurture understanding and connection from the earliest years. My practice is for those who find themselves wrestling with the complexities of trauma, grief, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and the everyday struggles. Whether it's the challenge of managing day-to-day tasks, the pursuit of clarity in a clouded mind, or the desire for a harmonious family life amidst communication breakdowns.
I have had the privilege of working with a diverse clientele, ranging from adults and teens to adolescents and children. I offer child-parent and family sessions, a collaborative space to nurture understanding and connection from the earliest years. My practice is for those who find themselves wrestling with the complexities of trauma, grief, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and the everyday struggles. Whether it's the challenge of managing day-to-day tasks, the pursuit of clarity in a clouded mind, or the desire for a harmonious family life amidst communication breakdowns.
(587) 800-5314 View (587) 800-5314
Photo of Rachel Sarah Freeman, Counsellor in Carstairs, AB
Rachel Sarah Freeman
Counsellor, CCC, MACP, CCTP, CATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
M.A.C.P. (Master of Arts Counseling Psychology), C.C.C. (Certified Canadian Counselor), C.C.T.P. (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), C.A.T.P. (Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional) I have been working as Certified Canadian Counsellor since 2017, registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, working in both individual counselling and group therapy settings. In 2020 I became certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional for adults, children and adolescents. ​
M.A.C.P. (Master of Arts Counseling Psychology), C.C.C. (Certified Canadian Counselor), C.C.T.P. (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), C.A.T.P. (Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional) I have been working as Certified Canadian Counsellor since 2017, registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, working in both individual counselling and group therapy settings. In 2020 I became certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional for adults, children and adolescents. ​
(825) 250-3845 View (825) 250-3845
Photo of Kate Harper, Psychologist in Carstairs, AB
Kate Harper
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crossfield, AB T0M
We all experience times in our lives when we struggle, whether it be with mental health, relationships challenges, life transitions or a lack of purpose. We need to be gentle with ourselves and give ourselves grace as we move through the different stages of our lives. Sometimes it feels messy, and collaboration with a professional can help us to make sense of it. From an attachment-based and trauma-informed perspective, I will help you work through your circumstance and move forward in a way that is healthy for you. In counselling, I see teenagers, adults, couples and families.
We all experience times in our lives when we struggle, whether it be with mental health, relationships challenges, life transitions or a lack of purpose. We need to be gentle with ourselves and give ourselves grace as we move through the different stages of our lives. Sometimes it feels messy, and collaboration with a professional can help us to make sense of it. From an attachment-based and trauma-informed perspective, I will help you work through your circumstance and move forward in a way that is healthy for you. In counselling, I see teenagers, adults, couples and families.
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Photo of Jennifer at Silver Willow Psychology, Psychologist in Carstairs, AB
Jennifer at Silver Willow Psychology
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Crossfield, AB T0M
Hello! I am a Registered Psychologist and am passionate about helping individuals and couples be their best selves. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, problematic substance use, or who are having difficulty with dealing with daily life. Whether you are seeking to foster a better relationship with yourself, your partner, family members, or other people in your life, counselling may be able to help! Together, we will work to develop customized, attainable goals that meet your needs, develop useful coping strategies, and create positive change.
Hello! I am a Registered Psychologist and am passionate about helping individuals and couples be their best selves. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, problematic substance use, or who are having difficulty with dealing with daily life. Whether you are seeking to foster a better relationship with yourself, your partner, family members, or other people in your life, counselling may be able to help! Together, we will work to develop customized, attainable goals that meet your needs, develop useful coping strategies, and create positive change.
(587) 205-6916 View (587) 205-6916

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Carstairs, AB

< 10

Counsellors in Carstairs, AB who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
88% Anger Management
88% Self Esteem
88% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Green Shield Canada
100% Alberta Blue Cross
100% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Carstairs, AB see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Carstairs?

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.