Therapists in Edmonton, AB

Photo of Kiray Jones-Mollerup, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Kiray Jones-Mollerup
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, as if there aren't enough words to describe everything you’re feeling. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your capacity for day-to-day life just isn’t what it once was. Or maybe you’ve been reflecting on your life experiences and want a place to safely examine the collection of joyful and difficult things you’ve been through. I work with individuals who are seeking to connect more deeply to themselves and others. This often includes helping people to navigate shame, anxiety, negative views of self, relationship challenges, and the impacts of sexual violence and other traumas.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, as if there aren't enough words to describe everything you’re feeling. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your capacity for day-to-day life just isn’t what it once was. Or maybe you’ve been reflecting on your life experiences and want a place to safely examine the collection of joyful and difficult things you’ve been through. I work with individuals who are seeking to connect more deeply to themselves and others. This often includes helping people to navigate shame, anxiety, negative views of self, relationship challenges, and the impacts of sexual violence and other traumas.
(587) 809-6814 View (587) 809-6814
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John Bossio
Psychologist, MA , RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6C
I have over 20 years experience offering treatment to individuals, couples and families seeking support to improve life areas and wanting to experience an increase in life satisfaction. My experience and training have enabled me to provide effective strategies to help facilitate positive change and growth.
I have over 20 years experience offering treatment to individuals, couples and families seeking support to improve life areas and wanting to experience an increase in life satisfaction. My experience and training have enabled me to provide effective strategies to help facilitate positive change and growth.
(587) 848-8323 View (587) 848-8323
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Dr. Ellis Chan
Psychologist, PhD, MEd, BSc, BEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Dr. Chan is a Registered Psychologist with a PhD from the University of Alberta's CPA accredited School and Clinical Child Psychology program. He comes from a multi-disciplinary background with healthcare and education in community clinics, hospitals, schools, and outreach programs. He works with preschoolers, children, adolescents, parents, and adults. He helps clients discover, nurture, and sustain solutions to manage their concerns in a manner that works in their own parameters of life. He specializes in parenting, anxiety, depression, self esteem, identity, transitions, interpersonal communication, and stress management.
Dr. Chan is a Registered Psychologist with a PhD from the University of Alberta's CPA accredited School and Clinical Child Psychology program. He comes from a multi-disciplinary background with healthcare and education in community clinics, hospitals, schools, and outreach programs. He works with preschoolers, children, adolescents, parents, and adults. He helps clients discover, nurture, and sustain solutions to manage their concerns in a manner that works in their own parameters of life. He specializes in parenting, anxiety, depression, self esteem, identity, transitions, interpersonal communication, and stress management.
(587) 851-6062 View (587) 851-6062
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Open Sky Mental Health
Psychologist, MEd, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
​ I have been a dedicated meditator for over 20 years, working with my own experience of how challenging it can be to encounter the complex inner workings of this human life. In 2016 I completed Mindful-Self Compassion training with Chris Germer and began the process of moving towards a career in therapy. My purpose is to help people come into a more gentle, compassionate relationship with themselves as a means of managing the varied challenges of living.
​ I have been a dedicated meditator for over 20 years, working with my own experience of how challenging it can be to encounter the complex inner workings of this human life. In 2016 I completed Mindful-Self Compassion training with Chris Germer and began the process of moving towards a career in therapy. My purpose is to help people come into a more gentle, compassionate relationship with themselves as a means of managing the varied challenges of living.
(587) 907-4558 View (587) 907-4558
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Christine A Chaffey
Counsellor, MC, CCC, CT, CRS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
“A different therapy must be constructed for each client because each has a unique story.” – Irvin D. Yalom. I believe everybody’s story deserves to be heard, and we all have the intrinsic capacity to heal and change. Your presenting concern is as unique as your fingerprint influencing thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Our connections between yesterday and today are roots to be used as foundations to explore new possibilities, personal growth, wisdom and a deeper appreciation of self and others.
“A different therapy must be constructed for each client because each has a unique story.” – Irvin D. Yalom. I believe everybody’s story deserves to be heard, and we all have the intrinsic capacity to heal and change. Your presenting concern is as unique as your fingerprint influencing thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Our connections between yesterday and today are roots to be used as foundations to explore new possibilities, personal growth, wisdom and a deeper appreciation of self and others.
(587) 602-2958 View (587) 602-2958
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Kimberly Doerr
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6X
Throughout life, we are faced with the task of overcoming challenges and hardships. Whether you have been struggling with mental health concerns for many years or are going through a current life circumstance that is causing you distress, it may be time to seek outside support from a therapist. I believe that each person’s journey is unique and personal; regardless of what this journey looks like for you, I hope to be an ally that provides valuable support for you as you make meaningful changes in your life.
Throughout life, we are faced with the task of overcoming challenges and hardships. Whether you have been struggling with mental health concerns for many years or are going through a current life circumstance that is causing you distress, it may be time to seek outside support from a therapist. I believe that each person’s journey is unique and personal; regardless of what this journey looks like for you, I hope to be an ally that provides valuable support for you as you make meaningful changes in your life.
(825) 602-5215 View (825) 602-5215
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Sherani Sivakumar
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G
Welcome to a space where diversity is not only acknowledged but celebrated—a space where the unique experiences and challenges faced by racialized individuals are understood and honoured. Maybe you've experienced racial trauma, microaggressions, systemic inequalities, intergenerational trauma or lack of belonging as you navigate multiple cultures. Let's explore the specific dynamics and needs you hold to reclaim your authentic identity - you can expect that I will show up as my authentic self to walk alongside you in this vulnerable and enriching process.
Welcome to a space where diversity is not only acknowledged but celebrated—a space where the unique experiences and challenges faced by racialized individuals are understood and honoured. Maybe you've experienced racial trauma, microaggressions, systemic inequalities, intergenerational trauma or lack of belonging as you navigate multiple cultures. Let's explore the specific dynamics and needs you hold to reclaim your authentic identity - you can expect that I will show up as my authentic self to walk alongside you in this vulnerable and enriching process.
(825) 600-5650 View (825) 600-5650
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Marcia Buhler
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N  (Online Only)
Parenting requires so much from us and it can bring up so many emotions and worries when our children struggle. I specialize in parent counselling, supporting and empowering parents to feel more confident, attuned and skilled in their parenting journey. Parent counselling can help with issues such as anxiety, meltdowns, aggression, defiance, sibling issues, adoption, conflict, power struggles, and many more issues. We will work together to understand your child's emotional world and how you can support your child's ability to successfully manage emotions. We will also explore ways to enhance your connection with your child.
Parenting requires so much from us and it can bring up so many emotions and worries when our children struggle. I specialize in parent counselling, supporting and empowering parents to feel more confident, attuned and skilled in their parenting journey. Parent counselling can help with issues such as anxiety, meltdowns, aggression, defiance, sibling issues, adoption, conflict, power struggles, and many more issues. We will work together to understand your child's emotional world and how you can support your child's ability to successfully manage emotions. We will also explore ways to enhance your connection with your child.
(587) 815-4601 View (587) 815-4601
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Larissa Brosinsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
Not accepting new clients
People often spend hours upon hours searching and struggling to find a therapist that seems like they will be a good fit for them. Does this sound familiar? As an experienced humanistic therapist, I prioritize matching my therapeutic approach to the individual needs and goals of each of my clients. Whatever your goals may be when you walk into the therapy room, I will work to ensure that we are able to work towards them in a way that respects your beliefs and makes the most sense to you.
People often spend hours upon hours searching and struggling to find a therapist that seems like they will be a good fit for them. Does this sound familiar? As an experienced humanistic therapist, I prioritize matching my therapeutic approach to the individual needs and goals of each of my clients. Whatever your goals may be when you walk into the therapy room, I will work to ensure that we are able to work towards them in a way that respects your beliefs and makes the most sense to you.
(587) 855-5526 View (587) 855-5526
Photo of Jane Berry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Jane Berry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I believe in supporting clients to move in the direction of their goals, and in the healing capacity of the helping relationship. A genuine caring relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for effective therapy. I'm pleased to be trained in both Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for Trauma clients, as well as CBT and DBT.
I believe in supporting clients to move in the direction of their goals, and in the healing capacity of the helping relationship. A genuine caring relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for effective therapy. I'm pleased to be trained in both Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for Trauma clients, as well as CBT and DBT.
(587) 210-5058 View (587) 210-5058
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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
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Gina Baretta
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
Welcome! I support adults and teens who are navigating grief and trauma including parental loss, death of a loved one, end of a relationship/friendship, separation, pet loss, childhood trauma, medical/health related trauma, physical injury, relational trauma and life transitions. I also support people who are navigating additional challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, self worth/self esteem and chronic pain.
Welcome! I support adults and teens who are navigating grief and trauma including parental loss, death of a loved one, end of a relationship/friendship, separation, pet loss, childhood trauma, medical/health related trauma, physical injury, relational trauma and life transitions. I also support people who are navigating additional challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, self worth/self esteem and chronic pain.
(587) 850-3328 View (587) 850-3328
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Kerry Bezzanno
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
I’m a Canadian Certified Counsellor, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and EMDR-trained clinician, and have also trained with Dr. Gary Namie from the Workplace Bullying Institute. I take an eclectic approach from a person-centred theoretical perspective, and I attune my approach to clients' unique needs while drawing upon cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy (SFT) interventions.
I’m a Canadian Certified Counsellor, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and EMDR-trained clinician, and have also trained with Dr. Gary Namie from the Workplace Bullying Institute. I take an eclectic approach from a person-centred theoretical perspective, and I attune my approach to clients' unique needs while drawing upon cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy (SFT) interventions.
(587) 742-0150 View (587) 742-0150
Photo of Yuhao Miao, Pre-Licensed Professional in Edmonton, AB
Yuhao Miao
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA(C), RPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Throughout life, we often get messages that our distress, pain or struggles don't matter. I believe that it's okay not to be okay, and you are worthy of receiving care. Whether you're facing stagnation, battling self-sabotage, confronting stigma and discrimination, healing past wounds, managing relational challenges, or looking for solutions, you don't have to handle it alone. In our session, you'll find a safe space to decode your struggles by unpacking your emotions, delving into your feelings, reflecting on your thoughts and experiences, and identifying your unmet needs as you navigate life and explore your inner world.
Throughout life, we often get messages that our distress, pain or struggles don't matter. I believe that it's okay not to be okay, and you are worthy of receiving care. Whether you're facing stagnation, battling self-sabotage, confronting stigma and discrimination, healing past wounds, managing relational challenges, or looking for solutions, you don't have to handle it alone. In our session, you'll find a safe space to decode your struggles by unpacking your emotions, delving into your feelings, reflecting on your thoughts and experiences, and identifying your unmet needs as you navigate life and explore your inner world.
(825) 460-0094 View (825) 460-0094
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Priebe Psychological Services
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych, CHT, RCP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
When I meet with a client, whether a child, teenager, or adult, my intention is to be present with them where they are, first as a human being; then to help them feel safe and comfortable with me and to bring my years of experience and training, along with their knowledge of themselves and their desire to change, to resolve what brought them to therapy.
When I meet with a client, whether a child, teenager, or adult, my intention is to be present with them where they are, first as a human being; then to help them feel safe and comfortable with me and to bring my years of experience and training, along with their knowledge of themselves and their desire to change, to resolve what brought them to therapy.
(780) 666-4706 View (780) 666-4706
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Michelle Hoover
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals navigate through their life transitions and challenges. I work from a Humanistic, person-centered therapeutic perspective, and I genuinely respect and empathize with clients, meeting them where they are in their lives. I focus on creating a counselling space where clients feel safe and supported to tackle the challenges they are facing, and I help to create change. I believe that my clients and I are a team, collaboratively working together to achieve the goals that are important to them.
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals navigate through their life transitions and challenges. I work from a Humanistic, person-centered therapeutic perspective, and I genuinely respect and empathize with clients, meeting them where they are in their lives. I focus on creating a counselling space where clients feel safe and supported to tackle the challenges they are facing, and I help to create change. I believe that my clients and I are a team, collaboratively working together to achieve the goals that are important to them.
(587) 404-7595 View (587) 404-7595
Photo of Rehana Husain, Pre-Licensed Professional in Edmonton, AB
Rehana Husain
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G
Welcome! My name is Rehana and I am a pre-licensed student therapist completing my practicum at the BIPOC Healing and Wellness Centre in Alberta. In my therapeutic practice, I aim to create a safe space for individuals to feel seen and heard. As a Canadian-born Muslim Guyanese woman with ancestral roots in India and Algeria, I hold an understanding of the complexity of intersectional identities. I utilize a non-judgmental therapeutic approach, though I may gently guide you towards exploring new perspectives and approaches for personal growth.
Welcome! My name is Rehana and I am a pre-licensed student therapist completing my practicum at the BIPOC Healing and Wellness Centre in Alberta. In my therapeutic practice, I aim to create a safe space for individuals to feel seen and heard. As a Canadian-born Muslim Guyanese woman with ancestral roots in India and Algeria, I hold an understanding of the complexity of intersectional identities. I utilize a non-judgmental therapeutic approach, though I may gently guide you towards exploring new perspectives and approaches for personal growth.
(587) 207-8945 View (587) 207-8945
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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
Photo of Daniel Moir, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Daniel Moir
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
During my career I have had the privilege of helping countless individuals create meaningful and lasting change. In addition to my private practice, I work in outpatient psychiatry, specializing in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship issues, personality disorders and anger management. I believe in a holistic approach, addressing issues on cognitive, emotional, and social levels. Together, we will develop insights into the causes of your current challenges and discover more adaptive ways of coping.
During my career I have had the privilege of helping countless individuals create meaningful and lasting change. In addition to my private practice, I work in outpatient psychiatry, specializing in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship issues, personality disorders and anger management. I believe in a holistic approach, addressing issues on cognitive, emotional, and social levels. Together, we will develop insights into the causes of your current challenges and discover more adaptive ways of coping.
(587) 801-8066 View (587) 801-8066
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Kari Freeman Psychology
Psychologist, PMH-C, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Tired of racing thoughts and intrusive worries? Thinking it’s time for a change but not sure where to start? So many things cause us to feel overwhelmed. For some, the reasons are obvious. Things like trauma, work or school stress, parenting, family issues, fears or phobias, lack-of-focus, overflowing to-do lists, or burn-out can cause a lot of stress. For others, anxiety can feel like a total mystery. We can look fine on the outside, though the inside is often a different story. Regardless of the reason, stress and overwhelm take away from our general happiness and make dealing with life so much harder.
Tired of racing thoughts and intrusive worries? Thinking it’s time for a change but not sure where to start? So many things cause us to feel overwhelmed. For some, the reasons are obvious. Things like trauma, work or school stress, parenting, family issues, fears or phobias, lack-of-focus, overflowing to-do lists, or burn-out can cause a lot of stress. For others, anxiety can feel like a total mystery. We can look fine on the outside, though the inside is often a different story. Regardless of the reason, stress and overwhelm take away from our general happiness and make dealing with life so much harder.
(825) 250-3356 View (825) 250-3356

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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
78% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Alberta Blue Cross
61% Green Shield Canada
58% 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.