Therapists in Edmonton, AB

Photo of Charlene Castelo, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Charlene Castelo
Psychologist, MC, R Psych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Hello! I would love to work with you to support you in overcoming whatever you might be struggling with. I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, grief, and major life transitions. If you are ready to make some changes and are looking for some encouragement and compassion along the way, then I could be a great fit for you. It might also be important for you to recognize and honour the difficult journey that has brought you to therapy, and I can support you with that as well.
Hello! I would love to work with you to support you in overcoming whatever you might be struggling with. I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, grief, and major life transitions. If you are ready to make some changes and are looking for some encouragement and compassion along the way, then I could be a great fit for you. It might also be important for you to recognize and honour the difficult journey that has brought you to therapy, and I can support you with that as well.
(587) 851-5728 View (587) 851-5728
Photo of Katherine Moore, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Katherine Moore
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5Y
I am a Registered Psychologist and Certified EFT Therapist who provides services from an attachment based approach. I offer professional counselling service that recognizes and appreciates each individual’s unique history, personality and circumstances. I pay close attention to what is said, in addition to what is left unsaid, to uncover cycles within yourself and between others as well as patterns of core beliefs. Overall, I believe our therapeutic connection is integral in your personal growth, emotional expression and healing.
I am a Registered Psychologist and Certified EFT Therapist who provides services from an attachment based approach. I offer professional counselling service that recognizes and appreciates each individual’s unique history, personality and circumstances. I pay close attention to what is said, in addition to what is left unsaid, to uncover cycles within yourself and between others as well as patterns of core beliefs. Overall, I believe our therapeutic connection is integral in your personal growth, emotional expression and healing.
(825) 608-5363 View (825) 608-5363
Photo of Debra Lee Konyk, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Debra Lee Konyk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with experience in both hospital and private practice settings. I believe a holistic approach to client care is important to promote well-being. I consider physical, mental, developmental, behavioral, interpersonal, social, and spiritual factors to understand your needs, to personalize techniques/coping strategies, and to promote personal growth and healing. I work to develop an accepting and understanding environment to help you to become more aware of attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs that are negatively affecting your mood, behaviours, and physiology.
I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with experience in both hospital and private practice settings. I believe a holistic approach to client care is important to promote well-being. I consider physical, mental, developmental, behavioral, interpersonal, social, and spiritual factors to understand your needs, to personalize techniques/coping strategies, and to promote personal growth and healing. I work to develop an accepting and understanding environment to help you to become more aware of attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs that are negatively affecting your mood, behaviours, and physiology.
(855) 658-5689 View (855) 658-5689
Photo of Christina Larsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Christina Larsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
My work with people is rooted in the belief that we all have the strength and wisdom within ourselves to make the changes we wish to see. Within the context of a safe and meaningful therapeutic relationship, new ways of being can emerge. Living more fully aligned with our values and increasing our awareness of unhelpful patterns can allow us to live a more meaningful, vibrant, and joyful life. By working collaboratively with you at your own pace, I can support you in expanding your self-awareness and changing the maladaptive beliefs or behaviours that are getting in the way of living the full and rich life that you imagine.
My work with people is rooted in the belief that we all have the strength and wisdom within ourselves to make the changes we wish to see. Within the context of a safe and meaningful therapeutic relationship, new ways of being can emerge. Living more fully aligned with our values and increasing our awareness of unhelpful patterns can allow us to live a more meaningful, vibrant, and joyful life. By working collaboratively with you at your own pace, I can support you in expanding your self-awareness and changing the maladaptive beliefs or behaviours that are getting in the way of living the full and rich life that you imagine.
(587) 404-4591 View (587) 404-4591
Photo of Rachel Pharo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Rachel Pharo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Beginning to start working through our own personal stress and distress can be overwhelming and intimidating. Working with clients to find new ways of coping, process past experiences and trauma, and establishing healthy boundaries are some of my goals as a therapist, and I aim to provide a safe and comfortable place for that work to happen.
Beginning to start working through our own personal stress and distress can be overwhelming and intimidating. Working with clients to find new ways of coping, process past experiences and trauma, and establishing healthy boundaries are some of my goals as a therapist, and I aim to provide a safe and comfortable place for that work to happen.
(587) 409-0932 View (587) 409-0932
Photo of Kayla Chorley, Counsellor in Edmonton, AB
Kayla Chorley
Counsellor, BEd, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I help millennials & teens overcome anxiety and perfectionism, move towards self-acceptance, and ditch the overthinking racket so that you can live your best life. My approach is hands-on and helps you identify and use your strengths, learn new coping skills, improve your communication, and create lasting changes. I will listen to you, challenge you, and support you so that you can experience the growth and change you’ve been looking for - whether that's getting a handle on your anxiety, feeling confident in yourself, navigating a big transition, or improving your relationships.
I help millennials & teens overcome anxiety and perfectionism, move towards self-acceptance, and ditch the overthinking racket so that you can live your best life. My approach is hands-on and helps you identify and use your strengths, learn new coping skills, improve your communication, and create lasting changes. I will listen to you, challenge you, and support you so that you can experience the growth and change you’ve been looking for - whether that's getting a handle on your anxiety, feeling confident in yourself, navigating a big transition, or improving your relationships.
(825) 250-0325 View (825) 250-0325
Photo of Shweta Cunningham, Counsellor in Edmonton, AB
Shweta Cunningham
Counsellor, PM, RN, RPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
Our clients struggle with personal and marital issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction and abuse. They are worried about familial disruption and impact, especially when concerning their children. Some of the major stressors are mental illness, financial, divorce, family conflict, and child behavioural issues. Some fear to seek help, due to repercussions from family members and fear of losing their children. Most people we work with, want to protect and keep their family intact. They also want to ease their pain and lead a happier life. They want to gain support without adding additional stressor to themselves or their family.
Our clients struggle with personal and marital issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction and abuse. They are worried about familial disruption and impact, especially when concerning their children. Some of the major stressors are mental illness, financial, divorce, family conflict, and child behavioural issues. Some fear to seek help, due to repercussions from family members and fear of losing their children. Most people we work with, want to protect and keep their family intact. They also want to ease their pain and lead a happier life. They want to gain support without adding additional stressor to themselves or their family.
(587) 852-5745 View (587) 852-5745
Photo of Marissa Williams, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Marissa Williams
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Do you have thoughts that scare you or make you feel ashamed? Do you wonder why you're having them and what they mean? Does it feel wrong/irresponsible/risky/dangerous to ignore the thoughts? You try to solve, figure out, and get rid of the thoughts quickly. You argue with the thoughts, but your mind argues back. You spend so much time distracting yourself and avoiding anyone or anything that triggers them. You’d give anything for the horrible thoughts/feelings to stop, but no matter what you do they keep coming back. You just want to feel better and live a normal life. If this sounds like you, I might be a great therapist for you.
Do you have thoughts that scare you or make you feel ashamed? Do you wonder why you're having them and what they mean? Does it feel wrong/irresponsible/risky/dangerous to ignore the thoughts? You try to solve, figure out, and get rid of the thoughts quickly. You argue with the thoughts, but your mind argues back. You spend so much time distracting yourself and avoiding anyone or anything that triggers them. You’d give anything for the horrible thoughts/feelings to stop, but no matter what you do they keep coming back. You just want to feel better and live a normal life. If this sounds like you, I might be a great therapist for you.
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Photo of Alyssa Coughlan, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Alyssa Coughlan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
Most of the clients I work with have come to realize that there is something in their life that is inhibiting their growth and happiness, and they may need some support as they prepare to make changes that will allow them to find their joy. It isn't easy deciding to start therapy, but being here is an important first step. My goal is to identify how my training and knowledge can best support you in using your inherent strengths to achieve your goals of living a happier, more authentic life. I can support you in overcoming symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and dysregulation.
Most of the clients I work with have come to realize that there is something in their life that is inhibiting their growth and happiness, and they may need some support as they prepare to make changes that will allow them to find their joy. It isn't easy deciding to start therapy, but being here is an important first step. My goal is to identify how my training and knowledge can best support you in using your inherent strengths to achieve your goals of living a happier, more authentic life. I can support you in overcoming symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and dysregulation.
(825) 250-3881 View (825) 250-3881
Photo of Crystal Tracy, Pre-Licensed Professional in Edmonton, AB
Crystal Tracy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G
Crystal wholeheartedly believes in the positive changes counselling can make. She aims to create a space where you feel heard, safe, and supported. Crystal is warm and authentic and uses humour and compassion to partner with you as you experience change and growth in your life. She values inclusivity and welcomes clients from all genders, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, and relationship arrangements.
Crystal wholeheartedly believes in the positive changes counselling can make. She aims to create a space where you feel heard, safe, and supported. Crystal is warm and authentic and uses humour and compassion to partner with you as you experience change and growth in your life. She values inclusivity and welcomes clients from all genders, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, and relationship arrangements.
(587) 815-0630 View (587) 815-0630
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Isoken Ogumbor (Ios Insights)
Psychologist, RPsych, MA, BScH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5Y
Humans are social animals; our brains are built for connection. We crave safe relationships to support us to feel, heal, deal, and grow. We all want to be the best version of ourselves, we just may not know what our best self looks like, or, may lack the support and experience required to discover such. When we are supported to identify and address the unmet needs that may block us from feeling like 'our best', we gain a greater sense of self. By understanding the impact of our relationships, attachments, and environments, we are able to truly make sense of the choices we make, and actions we may - or may not - take.
Humans are social animals; our brains are built for connection. We crave safe relationships to support us to feel, heal, deal, and grow. We all want to be the best version of ourselves, we just may not know what our best self looks like, or, may lack the support and experience required to discover such. When we are supported to identify and address the unmet needs that may block us from feeling like 'our best', we gain a greater sense of self. By understanding the impact of our relationships, attachments, and environments, we are able to truly make sense of the choices we make, and actions we may - or may not - take.
(825) 254-9134 View (825) 254-9134
Photo of Tina Gal Counselling Psychology, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Tina Gal Counselling Psychology
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, low self-esteem, fibro/chronic fatigue or sexuality-related concerns? Is tired but wired or stressed and depressed a familiar experience for you? Life feels hard & tiring if our nervous systems are out of whack and our emotions out of balance. I enjoy supporting folks with dysregulated nervous systems, and those who struggle with sexuality-related concerns. I have extensive training in somatic/holistic modalities and also have training in supporting clients with sexuality-related concerns.
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, low self-esteem, fibro/chronic fatigue or sexuality-related concerns? Is tired but wired or stressed and depressed a familiar experience for you? Life feels hard & tiring if our nervous systems are out of whack and our emotions out of balance. I enjoy supporting folks with dysregulated nervous systems, and those who struggle with sexuality-related concerns. I have extensive training in somatic/holistic modalities and also have training in supporting clients with sexuality-related concerns.
(587) 800-0660 View (587) 800-0660
Photo of Janice Dicks, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Janice Dicks
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Generally, individuals or couples seek counselling when they want some form of change in their lives, either within themselves or in their relationships with others. As a doctoral-level psychologist with over 12 years of counselling experience, I enjoy working with clients at any stage of their change process. My therapeutic style is warm and accepting with my practice being evidence-based, utilizing interventions that that have been well-researched with documented effectiveness. I strive to develop a genuine relationship with clients, recognizing the importance of a supportive therapeutic environment.
Generally, individuals or couples seek counselling when they want some form of change in their lives, either within themselves or in their relationships with others. As a doctoral-level psychologist with over 12 years of counselling experience, I enjoy working with clients at any stage of their change process. My therapeutic style is warm and accepting with my practice being evidence-based, utilizing interventions that that have been well-researched with documented effectiveness. I strive to develop a genuine relationship with clients, recognizing the importance of a supportive therapeutic environment.
(780) 666-3497 View (780) 666-3497
Photo of Maddalena Genovese, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Maddalena Genovese
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G  (Online Only)
Stress can impact the whole person and trauma can turn one’s world upside down. Sexual and physical assault, combat, medical traumas or serious accidents are all examples of traumatic events that can cause an array of distressing symptoms. Anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares along with nausea, and chronic fatigue are common and can wreak havoc on relationships. Sometimes feelings of horror, anger, sadness can seem to come out of nowhere making people feel like they are going “crazy.” But they are not. These are symptoms of trauma, and specialized evidence base treatment can help.
Stress can impact the whole person and trauma can turn one’s world upside down. Sexual and physical assault, combat, medical traumas or serious accidents are all examples of traumatic events that can cause an array of distressing symptoms. Anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares along with nausea, and chronic fatigue are common and can wreak havoc on relationships. Sometimes feelings of horror, anger, sadness can seem to come out of nowhere making people feel like they are going “crazy.” But they are not. These are symptoms of trauma, and specialized evidence base treatment can help.
(587) 609-8204 View (587) 609-8204
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Amanda Santarossa
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
What is the MORE you are searching for? Many people seek out therapy because they are tired of their lives or they want to get rid of the words in their head that beat them down. They want to find a better them. More can mean a number of things- joy, confidence, motivation, creativity, or boldness (to name a few). Creating change is not easy or fast, but we have to start somewhere. One of the best feelings is being seen and heard for who we are- it feels so good, yet can be so scary at the same time. It may feel out of reach, and that's okay.
What is the MORE you are searching for? Many people seek out therapy because they are tired of their lives or they want to get rid of the words in their head that beat them down. They want to find a better them. More can mean a number of things- joy, confidence, motivation, creativity, or boldness (to name a few). Creating change is not easy or fast, but we have to start somewhere. One of the best feelings is being seen and heard for who we are- it feels so good, yet can be so scary at the same time. It may feel out of reach, and that's okay.
(587) 800-9826 View (587) 800-9826
Photo of Dr. Lauren K. McCoy, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Dr. Lauren K. McCoy
Psychologist, BSc, MSc, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
Are you in a loop of self-blame, regret, or anxiety over how events in your life have gone or are going? Would those close to you say you "have it together" but, deep down, circumstances have left you feeling "not good enough"? Has the shame or disappointment eroded trust in your ability to make confident decisions for your relationships, your job, your life direction? Whether symptoms began due to unfortunate luck, a traumatic event, relationship breakdown, etc., I help identify patterns keeping you stuck and offer solution-focused, evidence based strategies to address anxiety, self-doubt, indecision, PTSD, and codependency.
Are you in a loop of self-blame, regret, or anxiety over how events in your life have gone or are going? Would those close to you say you "have it together" but, deep down, circumstances have left you feeling "not good enough"? Has the shame or disappointment eroded trust in your ability to make confident decisions for your relationships, your job, your life direction? Whether symptoms began due to unfortunate luck, a traumatic event, relationship breakdown, etc., I help identify patterns keeping you stuck and offer solution-focused, evidence based strategies to address anxiety, self-doubt, indecision, PTSD, and codependency.
(587) 507-8473 View (587) 507-8473
Photo of Consuelo Arriagada, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Consuelo Arriagada
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E  (Online Only)
Life may not be going the way you hoped it would. Experiences from your past may make it difficult to trust yourself or others, and you may hold beliefs, identities, and intersections that mean you face unique barriers in the world. Anxiety may make it hard to connect with people, and you may struggle with negative self-talk, setting boundaries, and expressing your needs. You may have many questions about how to have the relationships you crave, yet not know how to get there, or how to feel like you belong.
Life may not be going the way you hoped it would. Experiences from your past may make it difficult to trust yourself or others, and you may hold beliefs, identities, and intersections that mean you face unique barriers in the world. Anxiety may make it hard to connect with people, and you may struggle with negative self-talk, setting boundaries, and expressing your needs. You may have many questions about how to have the relationships you crave, yet not know how to get there, or how to feel like you belong.
(780) 900-4199 View (780) 900-4199
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Amy Koble
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
Need help? We all do at some point in our lives. I am here to walk you through whatever problems you may be facing. I have expertise and a special interest in working with children and youth with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, as well as, with parents who are struggling with common parenting issues including managing their child's negative behaviors and improving the relationship with their child. I also have experience working with adults who struggle with anxiety/stress, depression, poor self-esteem, body-image issues, trauma, and relationship issues.
Need help? We all do at some point in our lives. I am here to walk you through whatever problems you may be facing. I have expertise and a special interest in working with children and youth with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, as well as, with parents who are struggling with common parenting issues including managing their child's negative behaviors and improving the relationship with their child. I also have experience working with adults who struggle with anxiety/stress, depression, poor self-esteem, body-image issues, trauma, and relationship issues.
(587) 401-3022 View (587) 401-3022
Photo of Blessing Igiogbe, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Blessing Igiogbe
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
Welcome! I am thrilled that you have taken a step toward your healing journey. You do not have to navigate this alone. Building trust may take time, but I am dedicated to approaching our partnership with warmth, patience, honesty, and mindfulness. At Blooms of Eden Counselling, I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy for Black adults and youth starting at age 8. With over 15 years of experience in mental health and racialized communities, I address a wide range of concerns, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, and racism.
Welcome! I am thrilled that you have taken a step toward your healing journey. You do not have to navigate this alone. Building trust may take time, but I am dedicated to approaching our partnership with warmth, patience, honesty, and mindfulness. At Blooms of Eden Counselling, I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy for Black adults and youth starting at age 8. With over 15 years of experience in mental health and racialized communities, I address a wide range of concerns, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, and racism.
(825) 254-5754 View (825) 254-5754
Photo of Landon Hildebrand, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Landon Hildebrand
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
At times in our lives we experience challenges that feel overwhelming. No matter what is tried, nothing changes and sometimes things seem to get more cloudy, confusing and distressing. My hope is that through learning to approach challenges in a new way, and make sense of where you find yourself - you might find new ways of coping and growing. With a focus on integrative therapy engaging both the brain and the relationships we experience I employ a compassionate approach, seeking new ways of thinking, feeling, and being.
At times in our lives we experience challenges that feel overwhelming. No matter what is tried, nothing changes and sometimes things seem to get more cloudy, confusing and distressing. My hope is that through learning to approach challenges in a new way, and make sense of where you find yourself - you might find new ways of coping and growing. With a focus on integrative therapy engaging both the brain and the relationships we experience I employ a compassionate approach, seeking new ways of thinking, feeling, and being.
(587) 206-9761 View (587) 206-9761

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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
81% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
74% 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

81% In Person and Online
19% 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.

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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.