Therapists in Edmonton, AB

Photo of Elaine Chan, Occupational Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Elaine Chan
Occupational Therapist, BSc, MOT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to build a meaningful and rewarding life, but sometimes, this can feel out of reach, confusing and even impossible. Regardless of whether you're dealing with ongoing mental health concerns, are feeling disconnected after a stressful life change, or just feel stuck, I'm here to help you start building the future you deserve. As an occupational therapist for the past ten years who has specialized in mental health I come to this space from a skills-based approach. I work with diverse families and individuals (adults and teenagers 12-17 years old) in a safe and nonjudgemental space.
I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to build a meaningful and rewarding life, but sometimes, this can feel out of reach, confusing and even impossible. Regardless of whether you're dealing with ongoing mental health concerns, are feeling disconnected after a stressful life change, or just feel stuck, I'm here to help you start building the future you deserve. As an occupational therapist for the past ten years who has specialized in mental health I come to this space from a skills-based approach. I work with diverse families and individuals (adults and teenagers 12-17 years old) in a safe and nonjudgemental space.
(587) 850-3283 View (587) 850-3283
Photo of Kayla Das, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Kayla Das
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Business Coaching for Therapists & Coaches. You started your private practice to gain work-life balance, to be your own boss and to work on your terms. You know growing your practice is the next logical step. You have the vision and you’re ready to put in the work but you just don’t know where to go from here. That's where I can help. Whether you're just starting out or you've been in practice for a while, having the exact steps, strategies, and tools can make running it feel much easier. When overwhelm hits, developing realistic goals, taking strategic action, and implementing effective processes can make all the difference!
Business Coaching for Therapists & Coaches. You started your private practice to gain work-life balance, to be your own boss and to work on your terms. You know growing your practice is the next logical step. You have the vision and you’re ready to put in the work but you just don’t know where to go from here. That's where I can help. Whether you're just starting out or you've been in practice for a while, having the exact steps, strategies, and tools can make running it feel much easier. When overwhelm hits, developing realistic goals, taking strategic action, and implementing effective processes can make all the difference!
(587) 400-3803 View (587) 400-3803
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The Centre for Dynamic Mental Health
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
At the Centre for Dynamic Mental Health (CDMH), we believe that you deserve a full recovery from your difficulties - beyond managing symptoms. We are committed to helping you identify and resolve the deeper core issues that are driving the problematic symptoms in your life. Whether you are looking to overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, unexplained medical conditions, or other mental health concerns, our dedicated team of specialists are here to innovate and collaborate with you on your unique treatment needs.
At the Centre for Dynamic Mental Health (CDMH), we believe that you deserve a full recovery from your difficulties - beyond managing symptoms. We are committed to helping you identify and resolve the deeper core issues that are driving the problematic symptoms in your life. Whether you are looking to overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, unexplained medical conditions, or other mental health concerns, our dedicated team of specialists are here to innovate and collaborate with you on your unique treatment needs.
(587) 856-0636 View (587) 856-0636
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Landry Psychology
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Our team members are all trained in various specialties and treatment approaches, creating the opportunity for us to support individuals from all walks of life facing diverse issues. Whether you are seeking child, family, individual or couples therapy to address anything from anxiety to processing a traumatic event, one of our team members will be happy to help.
Our team members are all trained in various specialties and treatment approaches, creating the opportunity for us to support individuals from all walks of life facing diverse issues. Whether you are seeking child, family, individual or couples therapy to address anything from anxiety to processing a traumatic event, one of our team members will be happy to help.
(587) 405-9324 View (587) 405-9324
Photo of Aneil Parmar, Occupational Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Aneil Parmar
Occupational Therapist, MScOT, BSc, AS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G
Hello, I'm Aneil Parmar, a mental health occupational therapist. Occupational therapy is all about helping people live their lives to the fullest. We work with individuals facing mental health challenges to develop personalized strategies that make everyday activities more manageable and enjoyable. Whether it's finding solutions for stress management, building coping skills, or enhancing daily routines, our goal is to empower individuals to overcome obstacles and thrive in their daily lives. I'm passionate about supporting mental well-being, and occupational therapy is a dynamic and client-centered approach to achieve just that.
Hello, I'm Aneil Parmar, a mental health occupational therapist. Occupational therapy is all about helping people live their lives to the fullest. We work with individuals facing mental health challenges to develop personalized strategies that make everyday activities more manageable and enjoyable. Whether it's finding solutions for stress management, building coping skills, or enhancing daily routines, our goal is to empower individuals to overcome obstacles and thrive in their daily lives. I'm passionate about supporting mental well-being, and occupational therapy is a dynamic and client-centered approach to achieve just that.
(587) 842-0943 View (587) 842-0943
Photo of Alexandra Lieberman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Alexandra Lieberman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5G
I approach my practice with genuine curiosity, calm, and a healthy dose of humour. I am passionate about working with youth and families. I also work with adults addressing mental health, relational, and life challenges. I provide a comprehensive mental health assessment and a collaborative treatment plan based on your unique needs. Together we will work to increase connection, shift negative communication patterns, and strengthen understanding.
I approach my practice with genuine curiosity, calm, and a healthy dose of humour. I am passionate about working with youth and families. I also work with adults addressing mental health, relational, and life challenges. I provide a comprehensive mental health assessment and a collaborative treatment plan based on your unique needs. Together we will work to increase connection, shift negative communication patterns, and strengthen understanding.
(780) 231-4772 View (780) 231-4772
Photo of Deepika Mittra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Deepika Mittra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSc, RSW, CSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
Self care isn’t just about managing things like anxiety or depression. It is about recognizing when you’re stuck and finding a way to move forward. It’s about thriving, instead of just surviving. It’s about unlocking the potential you know is there. In our work together, you will benefit from my multifaceted approach, including being welcomed by Nibby, my four-footed companion. When you enter my office, you will notice a variety of seating options, offered as a means to help you to tune in to your body and what feels most comfortable.
Self care isn’t just about managing things like anxiety or depression. It is about recognizing when you’re stuck and finding a way to move forward. It’s about thriving, instead of just surviving. It’s about unlocking the potential you know is there. In our work together, you will benefit from my multifaceted approach, including being welcomed by Nibby, my four-footed companion. When you enter my office, you will notice a variety of seating options, offered as a means to help you to tune in to your body and what feels most comfortable.
(587) 812-4238 View (587) 812-4238
Photo of Bunkola Ojelade, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Bunkola Ojelade
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Empathy, compassion, trust, and safety guides the person-centered space that will honour your life experiences and stories. I’ll encourage you to be the guiding force behind your change and healing. We will tap into your inner strength as you are the expert in your own life. You will receive a safe space to explore your concerns related to loss, grief, anxiety, depression that maybe contributing to both complex and intergenerational trauma. Together, we will create goals that are cantered around your aspirations and desired outcome.
Empathy, compassion, trust, and safety guides the person-centered space that will honour your life experiences and stories. I’ll encourage you to be the guiding force behind your change and healing. We will tap into your inner strength as you are the expert in your own life. You will receive a safe space to explore your concerns related to loss, grief, anxiety, depression that maybe contributing to both complex and intergenerational trauma. Together, we will create goals that are cantered around your aspirations and desired outcome.
(587) 874-5433 View (587) 874-5433
Photo of Jean E MacKenzie, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Jean E MacKenzie
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Are you tired of the constant tension and disagreements in your relationship? Have you noticed the once vibrant connection with your partner fading, leaving you feeling distant and disheartened? Are you worried that your relationship may be reaching its breaking point? If these struggles feel familiar, it might be time to consider couples counselling as a transformative solution. Together, in a nurturing and understanding space, we can delve into the underlying issues causing conflict and rediscover the passion and closeness you crave. Take the courageous step towards a brighter, more fulfilling relationship today. Reach out to me,
Are you tired of the constant tension and disagreements in your relationship? Have you noticed the once vibrant connection with your partner fading, leaving you feeling distant and disheartened? Are you worried that your relationship may be reaching its breaking point? If these struggles feel familiar, it might be time to consider couples counselling as a transformative solution. Together, in a nurturing and understanding space, we can delve into the underlying issues causing conflict and rediscover the passion and closeness you crave. Take the courageous step towards a brighter, more fulfilling relationship today. Reach out to me,
(587) 805-5189 View (587) 805-5189
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Leah Katzman
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5P
Not accepting new clients
Seeking help can elicit many different emotions. But I can tell you from personal experience that it is worth it. No matter what difficulties you're facing, you deserve to feel understood, accepted, and safe(r). I am here to collaborate with you and help you expand your choices, feel more in control, and find fulfillment both personally and in relationships. My goal as a therapist is to understand, acknowledge, and validate your experiences, while empowering you to feel confident in facing both day to day and major life challenges.
Seeking help can elicit many different emotions. But I can tell you from personal experience that it is worth it. No matter what difficulties you're facing, you deserve to feel understood, accepted, and safe(r). I am here to collaborate with you and help you expand your choices, feel more in control, and find fulfillment both personally and in relationships. My goal as a therapist is to understand, acknowledge, and validate your experiences, while empowering you to feel confident in facing both day to day and major life challenges.
(587) 855-4282 View (587) 855-4282
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Stacey Bjornstad
Psychologist, RPsych, MC, TPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
Imagine the life you desire: a life free from overwhelming distractions and constant stress. Does the piercing sound of your morning alarm fill you with dread? Are you relying on coffee, snacks, or endless social media scrolling to muster the energy to face each day? Consider this: embarking on a transformative journey often starts with a single, courageous step. Much like embarking on a thousand-mile journey, counselling is your stepping stone towards a more fulfilling life. It takes immense courage to acknowledge when aspects of your life are no longer serving you, and I commend you for taking this important first step.
Imagine the life you desire: a life free from overwhelming distractions and constant stress. Does the piercing sound of your morning alarm fill you with dread? Are you relying on coffee, snacks, or endless social media scrolling to muster the energy to face each day? Consider this: embarking on a transformative journey often starts with a single, courageous step. Much like embarking on a thousand-mile journey, counselling is your stepping stone towards a more fulfilling life. It takes immense courage to acknowledge when aspects of your life are no longer serving you, and I commend you for taking this important first step.
(825) 608-5384 View (825) 608-5384
Photo of Charlene Remenda-Madra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Charlene Remenda-Madra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
Have you been struggling with feeling like something’s not quite right? In your relationships, your life - or within yourself? You may feel like you’re ‘not good enough’. Maybe something happened with your partner or you had a difficult childhood that is causing you pain and upset. Present-day circumstances, and events from your past, can both be contributing to how you’re feeling right now. I’m here to tell you that I specialize in helping people to heal within themselves, their relationships and to create new pathways in their body, mind and spirit to feel whole, precious and well again, or perhaps for the first time.
Have you been struggling with feeling like something’s not quite right? In your relationships, your life - or within yourself? You may feel like you’re ‘not good enough’. Maybe something happened with your partner or you had a difficult childhood that is causing you pain and upset. Present-day circumstances, and events from your past, can both be contributing to how you’re feeling right now. I’m here to tell you that I specialize in helping people to heal within themselves, their relationships and to create new pathways in their body, mind and spirit to feel whole, precious and well again, or perhaps for the first time.
(587) 803-0490 View (587) 803-0490
Photo of Bo Popovic, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Bo Popovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
Appointment available within 24 hours. Do you feel like you have lost meaning in your life? Are you feeling lost, depressed, or anxious? I aim to help you find your purpose, fulfillment and meaning again. In working with you, I aim to help you recover from your present challenges as we find a path toward happiness. In doing so, this approach requires sensitivity, patience, and time while we work through these difficulties you are facing.
Appointment available within 24 hours. Do you feel like you have lost meaning in your life? Are you feeling lost, depressed, or anxious? I aim to help you find your purpose, fulfillment and meaning again. In working with you, I aim to help you recover from your present challenges as we find a path toward happiness. In doing so, this approach requires sensitivity, patience, and time while we work through these difficulties you are facing.
(825) 535-3754 View (825) 535-3754
Photo of Karen Williams, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Karen Williams
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E  (Online Only)
DREAMS are a creative way to work with the unconscious; to be creative means to bring something into being, and the unconscious is a source for that new being. We are not just what we know of ourselves. Our suffering has meaning and if we are struggling or in crisis this can be the catalyst for change. Carl Jung (1875-1961), tells us that "certain types of pain...are symbolically meaningful. This is one way the unconscious expresses itself." Our psyche is a part of nature and dreams come from that nature to speak to us in a metaphoric language.
DREAMS are a creative way to work with the unconscious; to be creative means to bring something into being, and the unconscious is a source for that new being. We are not just what we know of ourselves. Our suffering has meaning and if we are struggling or in crisis this can be the catalyst for change. Carl Jung (1875-1961), tells us that "certain types of pain...are symbolically meaningful. This is one way the unconscious expresses itself." Our psyche is a part of nature and dreams come from that nature to speak to us in a metaphoric language.
(587) 905-5455 View (587) 905-5455
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Hannis Counselling Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6G
I work with adults and young adults who have experienced trauma(s), symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, life changes, and/or just want support from someone while they navigate life's challenges.
I work with adults and young adults who have experienced trauma(s), symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, life changes, and/or just want support from someone while they navigate life's challenges.
(587) 418-4571 View (587) 418-4571
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Michelle Kennedy
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently running a wait list... My ideal client doesn't exist because EVERYONE deserves competent, compassionate, culturally appropriate, accessible mental health care. You are my ideal candidate because you are human. I want to spend our time together helping you creating the space to share your story in your voice. We can talk about death, love, depression, anxiety, suicide, and gender. Or anything else that’s causing you to feel stuck. I particularly love working with 2SLGBTQIA+ adults, couples, and others who face marginalization in their day to day lives. I value collaboration, commitment, humour, joy and love.
I am currently running a wait list... My ideal client doesn't exist because EVERYONE deserves competent, compassionate, culturally appropriate, accessible mental health care. You are my ideal candidate because you are human. I want to spend our time together helping you creating the space to share your story in your voice. We can talk about death, love, depression, anxiety, suicide, and gender. Or anything else that’s causing you to feel stuck. I particularly love working with 2SLGBTQIA+ adults, couples, and others who face marginalization in their day to day lives. I value collaboration, commitment, humour, joy and love.
(587) 316-6197 View (587) 316-6197
Photo of Bibi Khadija Khurshed, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Bibi Khadija Khurshed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5E  (Online Only)
As a mental health therapist, I am committed to providing client-centred care and support to individuals of all ages. My practice is firmly rooted in a strength-based approach, focusing on your unique abilities, and fostering a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. With a diverse background in non-profit organizations, healthcare, and school settings, I've had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients. I have clinical experience supporting children, youth, families, and adults with complex mental health concerns (including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, attachment disorders, and relational challenges).
As a mental health therapist, I am committed to providing client-centred care and support to individuals of all ages. My practice is firmly rooted in a strength-based approach, focusing on your unique abilities, and fostering a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. With a diverse background in non-profit organizations, healthcare, and school settings, I've had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients. I have clinical experience supporting children, youth, families, and adults with complex mental health concerns (including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, attachment disorders, and relational challenges).
(587) 487-7062 View (587) 487-7062
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Sun Rise Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW, SexTher
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
My ideal client (Adult, Single, Relationships) is totally focused on understanding themselves as a wholly formed authentic person. You may be ready to heal from your past traumas and to evolve into the person you were always meant to be. I assist you to understand your boundaries and learn how to practice them in relationships. You want to understand the Drama Triangles and your own role in in it. I call this learning how to practice authenticity, which is about becoming the most authentic version of yourself. I can help you with that.
My ideal client (Adult, Single, Relationships) is totally focused on understanding themselves as a wholly formed authentic person. You may be ready to heal from your past traumas and to evolve into the person you were always meant to be. I assist you to understand your boundaries and learn how to practice them in relationships. You want to understand the Drama Triangles and your own role in in it. I call this learning how to practice authenticity, which is about becoming the most authentic version of yourself. I can help you with that.
(587) 907-8956 View (587) 907-8956
Photo of Holly Reeve, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Holly Reeve
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
I recognize that you are the expert in your own life and you will be treated as such. I will approach our time together genuinely and authentically. I have received a MSW with a Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary. I bring over a decade of experience in the mental health field including working with children, adolescents, and adults with various diagnoses and complex challenges.
I recognize that you are the expert in your own life and you will be treated as such. I will approach our time together genuinely and authentically. I have received a MSW with a Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary. I bring over a decade of experience in the mental health field including working with children, adolescents, and adults with various diagnoses and complex challenges.
(587) 840-4215 View (587) 840-4215
Photo of Nicola Michaud, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Nicola Michaud
Psychologist, M Ed, RPysch
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults experiencing a range of issues including grief, depression, anxiety, emotion regulation issues, life changes and transitions, cancer diagnoses, disordered eating, chronic pain, trauma, perfectionism, procrastination, and self worth or esteem issues. I like to start with a complete initial general assessment to deep dive in getting to understand you, and from there, we co-create a treatment plan with goals of what we want to address together. My availability is limited to only being able to connect once every 3-8 weeks, but I am available long term as needed. I give extra resources to review/try between sessions.
I work with adults experiencing a range of issues including grief, depression, anxiety, emotion regulation issues, life changes and transitions, cancer diagnoses, disordered eating, chronic pain, trauma, perfectionism, procrastination, and self worth or esteem issues. I like to start with a complete initial general assessment to deep dive in getting to understand you, and from there, we co-create a treatment plan with goals of what we want to address together. My availability is limited to only being able to connect once every 3-8 weeks, but I am available long term as needed. I give extra resources to review/try between sessions.
(825) 250-0324 View (825) 250-0324

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Edmonton, AB

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Edmonton, AB who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Alberta Blue Cross
60% Green Shield Canada
57% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Edmonton, AB see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Edmonton?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.