Therapists in Edmonton, AB

Photo of Lule Girma Begashaw, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Lule Girma Begashaw
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5Z  (Online Only)
I have a passion to work with people who have experienced Trauma, depression, Anxiety, other mental health concerns. I am happy to work with individuals and couples in their journey to heal and thrive.
I have a passion to work with people who have experienced Trauma, depression, Anxiety, other mental health concerns. I am happy to work with individuals and couples in their journey to heal and thrive.
(825) 606-0869 View (825) 606-0869
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Pavan Lilly
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
Hello hello! Finding the right therapist for you can be a tough process; scrolling through endless faces, profiles, and websites may feel overwhelming and confusing. I hope to take the pressure off by offering to meet you where you are. My name is Pavan (pronounced PAW-vin) & my priority is to make sure that you feel like you’re supported in the way that you need, as you know you best. Whether that’s by having a comfortable space to laugh, play, cry, be silent, challenged, or whatever jives for you in the moment, I’d like to support what healing looks like for you!
Hello hello! Finding the right therapist for you can be a tough process; scrolling through endless faces, profiles, and websites may feel overwhelming and confusing. I hope to take the pressure off by offering to meet you where you are. My name is Pavan (pronounced PAW-vin) & my priority is to make sure that you feel like you’re supported in the way that you need, as you know you best. Whether that’s by having a comfortable space to laugh, play, cry, be silent, challenged, or whatever jives for you in the moment, I’d like to support what healing looks like for you!
(587) 804-0572 View (587) 804-0572
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Dana Goodwin - Heart Rescue Counselling
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN, BScN
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
I offer Christian Counselling that is very unique by combining my knowledge & experience as a therapist in the public sector for 18 years as well as the 7 years of experience in Christian Inner Healing & Counselling for several organizations. I support your healing journey by creating a space and pointed experience to reach those areas that are not only easy to find but also highlight those areas that are hiding or tucked away. I focus on the body, mind, heart, and spirit healing experience that creates wholeness in a way some have never experienced through Christian Prayer Counselling while utilizing other therapeutic modalities
I offer Christian Counselling that is very unique by combining my knowledge & experience as a therapist in the public sector for 18 years as well as the 7 years of experience in Christian Inner Healing & Counselling for several organizations. I support your healing journey by creating a space and pointed experience to reach those areas that are not only easy to find but also highlight those areas that are hiding or tucked away. I focus on the body, mind, heart, and spirit healing experience that creates wholeness in a way some have never experienced through Christian Prayer Counselling while utilizing other therapeutic modalities
(587) 870-6637 View (587) 870-6637
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Samantha Greenwood
Psychologist
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety, social relationships, and trauma recovery are my specialties. Specifically, I am best suited for those who are needing support with creating and keeping social connections, adults experiencing difficult relationships with family, or those who are struggling with "getting over" specific worries or life events. I have over ten years' experience counselling those with relationship challenges and issues with work-life balance, and I have extensive experience seeing professionals with high pressure occupations. I also have training and experience treating PTSD, OCD, and various types of anxiety.
Anxiety, social relationships, and trauma recovery are my specialties. Specifically, I am best suited for those who are needing support with creating and keeping social connections, adults experiencing difficult relationships with family, or those who are struggling with "getting over" specific worries or life events. I have over ten years' experience counselling those with relationship challenges and issues with work-life balance, and I have extensive experience seeing professionals with high pressure occupations. I also have training and experience treating PTSD, OCD, and various types of anxiety.
(587) 870-6832 View (587) 870-6832
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Coltan Thompson
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
Are you ready to move beyond coping and toward change and healing? I help clients achieve their goals by introducing practical strategies/skills, while simultaneously working through the causes of issues so that symptoms reduce in the long term. This may involve re-evaluating your thinking, improving awareness and regulation of emotions, getting in tune with your values, identifying parts of yourself that are in conflict, or making peace with past experiences... Everyone's needs are different, so I will work with you to create a personalized treatment approach.
Are you ready to move beyond coping and toward change and healing? I help clients achieve their goals by introducing practical strategies/skills, while simultaneously working through the causes of issues so that symptoms reduce in the long term. This may involve re-evaluating your thinking, improving awareness and regulation of emotions, getting in tune with your values, identifying parts of yourself that are in conflict, or making peace with past experiences... Everyone's needs are different, so I will work with you to create a personalized treatment approach.
(587) 802-3617 View (587) 802-3617
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Marjorie Ross
Psychologist, PhD, MEd, R Psyc
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6H
I am a doctoral-level Registered Psychologist with 10 years of education and training. I specialize in working with adults and couples, and have experience with a wide range of concerns. My approach is based on creating and maintaining a calm, supportive, and safe environment in which we can work towards your goals. I believe that people have the capacity to grow and change, and the inner resources to do so. My role is to help guide clients to these inner resources, and support change that focuses on establishing more effective life strategies.
I am a doctoral-level Registered Psychologist with 10 years of education and training. I specialize in working with adults and couples, and have experience with a wide range of concerns. My approach is based on creating and maintaining a calm, supportive, and safe environment in which we can work towards your goals. I believe that people have the capacity to grow and change, and the inner resources to do so. My role is to help guide clients to these inner resources, and support change that focuses on establishing more effective life strategies.
(587) 419-6983 View (587) 419-6983
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Derek V. Pierce
Psychologist, RPsych, CVRP
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5M
Taking the step to seek therapy takes courage, and I'm here to offer my support. Whether you're dealing with Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, or other emotional hurdles, we'll work together at your pace to find tailored solutions. Life's obstacles can be daunting, but you're not alone.
Taking the step to seek therapy takes courage, and I'm here to offer my support. Whether you're dealing with Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, or other emotional hurdles, we'll work together at your pace to find tailored solutions. Life's obstacles can be daunting, but you're not alone.
(825) 809-5425 View (825) 809-5425
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Manju Ann Antony
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
My focus revolves around empowering individuals to conquer emotional and behavioral hurdles, including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, substance dependence, trauma responses (like PTSD), and more – all factors that significantly impact mental well-being.
My focus revolves around empowering individuals to conquer emotional and behavioral hurdles, including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, substance dependence, trauma responses (like PTSD), and more – all factors that significantly impact mental well-being.
(587) 847-2864 View (587) 847-2864
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Pamela Hillaby
Psychologist, M Ed, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6X
Sometimes, the more you try to hold it together on the outside, the more you fall apart on the inside. If you're feeling anxious, depressed, devastated, confused and overwhelmed by daily responsibilities, life transitions, relationships, grief or trauma, you're probably striving to get back on your feet. It happens to all of us and even the strongest can benefit from taking time to explore (often hidden or forgotten) inner resources. It's not a sign of weakness to seek support, but of wisdom: when what used to work no longer does, it's time to explore alternative options.
Sometimes, the more you try to hold it together on the outside, the more you fall apart on the inside. If you're feeling anxious, depressed, devastated, confused and overwhelmed by daily responsibilities, life transitions, relationships, grief or trauma, you're probably striving to get back on your feet. It happens to all of us and even the strongest can benefit from taking time to explore (often hidden or forgotten) inner resources. It's not a sign of weakness to seek support, but of wisdom: when what used to work no longer does, it's time to explore alternative options.
(587) 415-2684 View (587) 415-2684
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Tabitha MacPherson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MCP
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta currently accepting new clients. I provide counselling to seniors, adults, young adults and teens. I am experienced in a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and LGBTQ2S+ experiences. I have a special interest in working with chronic pain, those who have experienced domestic violence, disordered eating concerns such as body positivity, binge eating, and influences of diet culture. I am currently training in Somatic Experiencing where I utilize body/somatic focused techniques for trauma resolution.
Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta currently accepting new clients. I provide counselling to seniors, adults, young adults and teens. I am experienced in a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and LGBTQ2S+ experiences. I have a special interest in working with chronic pain, those who have experienced domestic violence, disordered eating concerns such as body positivity, binge eating, and influences of diet culture. I am currently training in Somatic Experiencing where I utilize body/somatic focused techniques for trauma resolution.
(825) 250-3337 View (825) 250-3337
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David Rolston
Psychologist, MC, SEP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
Supporting others begins with the presence of a safe space of openness and acceptance that facilitates a client’s innate yearning for healing, growth, and self actualization. My own journey has led me to the joy, mystery, and wonder of self discovery, the healing experience of healthy relationships, and finding meaning and purpose in life. The enjoyment in my work as a therapist comes from guiding clients on their journey to discover what brings them joy and to help them reconnect to their inner resources – their strengths, wholeness, peace, deeper nature, and internal guidance and wisdom.
Supporting others begins with the presence of a safe space of openness and acceptance that facilitates a client’s innate yearning for healing, growth, and self actualization. My own journey has led me to the joy, mystery, and wonder of self discovery, the healing experience of healthy relationships, and finding meaning and purpose in life. The enjoyment in my work as a therapist comes from guiding clients on their journey to discover what brings them joy and to help them reconnect to their inner resources – their strengths, wholeness, peace, deeper nature, and internal guidance and wisdom.
(587) 872-8210 View (587) 872-8210
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Joy Rising Mental Health, Inc.
Registered Social Worker, RCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed in your day to day functioning? Maybe even traumatized, in crisis or experiencing chronic mood symptoms; let me help you, help yourself. In this safe space we will work towards you processing your thoughts and feelings to heal acute and complex trauma, overcome adverse life experiences, gain perspective, and seek solutions to ultimately achieve your personal goals. Unpack those things in your life that may create mental chaos and instability so you can become your best self and let your joy rise!
Hello and welcome! Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed in your day to day functioning? Maybe even traumatized, in crisis or experiencing chronic mood symptoms; let me help you, help yourself. In this safe space we will work towards you processing your thoughts and feelings to heal acute and complex trauma, overcome adverse life experiences, gain perspective, and seek solutions to ultimately achieve your personal goals. Unpack those things in your life that may create mental chaos and instability so you can become your best self and let your joy rise!
(825) 508-5098 View (825) 508-5098
Abhishek Bardoloi
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
I specialize in helping adults and teenagers who are struggling with emotional distress as a result of childhood trauma, stressful relationships with parents, unhealthy past relationships, or traumatic events. You may see the effects of these hurtful experiences showing up in your life as anxiety, difficulties setting boundaries, depression, dissociation, panic, and difficulties forming healthy relationships with others. The clients I see often want more than coping skills; they desire healing, the skills to build healthy relationships with themselves and their loved ones. If you connect with my profile, you may have the same goal.
I specialize in helping adults and teenagers who are struggling with emotional distress as a result of childhood trauma, stressful relationships with parents, unhealthy past relationships, or traumatic events. You may see the effects of these hurtful experiences showing up in your life as anxiety, difficulties setting boundaries, depression, dissociation, panic, and difficulties forming healthy relationships with others. The clients I see often want more than coping skills; they desire healing, the skills to build healthy relationships with themselves and their loved ones. If you connect with my profile, you may have the same goal.
(587) 816-6303 View (587) 816-6303
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Winty Fu
Psychologist, MSSc, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Not accepting new clients
We all have different life stories where losses, pain, struggles and setbacks paint part of our story plots. Our life stories say more than the fact of what happened, they speak to us who we are, who we can be and guide our future as we make sense of our life experiences. When we get stuck in our life, we sometimes need a safe place and a reliable person to hear and to understand us as we work our way out of the dark tunnel. We can feel validated and accompanied in this collaboration that fosters an honest and open dialogue. I do hope to be your companion on your healing journey.
We all have different life stories where losses, pain, struggles and setbacks paint part of our story plots. Our life stories say more than the fact of what happened, they speak to us who we are, who we can be and guide our future as we make sense of our life experiences. When we get stuck in our life, we sometimes need a safe place and a reliable person to hear and to understand us as we work our way out of the dark tunnel. We can feel validated and accompanied in this collaboration that fosters an honest and open dialogue. I do hope to be your companion on your healing journey.
(825) 250-3307 View (825) 250-3307
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Krister Temme
Psychologist, MC, RPsych, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses do not need to run or ruin your life, your relationship or the life of the children you care for every day. With specific training in anxiety, trauma and PTSD, parenting, play therapy and couple's counselling I invite you to contact me for an in-person (health permitting) or online session. We can work together to develop confidence, self-esteem, peace, growth and meaning during this time. I work online and/or in person with children, teens and adults, couples, parents and families.
Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses do not need to run or ruin your life, your relationship or the life of the children you care for every day. With specific training in anxiety, trauma and PTSD, parenting, play therapy and couple's counselling I invite you to contact me for an in-person (health permitting) or online session. We can work together to develop confidence, self-esteem, peace, growth and meaning during this time. I work online and/or in person with children, teens and adults, couples, parents and families.
(587) 800-9802 View (587) 800-9802
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Harrogate Psychological Services
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5L  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a general private practice in north Edmonton. I have a strong interest in supporting folks who are dealing with ongoing stress, developmental PTSD, trauma or anxiety. Being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as an adult, I have a particular interest in how trauma symptoms and coping strategies can sometimes overlap with, and impact, executive functioning. To find out more about me and my work, visit https://harrogatef.wixsite.com/harrogatepsychology
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a general private practice in north Edmonton. I have a strong interest in supporting folks who are dealing with ongoing stress, developmental PTSD, trauma or anxiety. Being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as an adult, I have a particular interest in how trauma symptoms and coping strategies can sometimes overlap with, and impact, executive functioning. To find out more about me and my work, visit https://harrogatef.wixsite.com/harrogatepsychology
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Gary Hotson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta. Co-founder of the Edmonton Psychological Group. I have worked in both hospital and private practice settings. I work primarily with adults contending with: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, abuse, grieving, substance abuse, and personality disorders.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta. Co-founder of the Edmonton Psychological Group. I have worked in both hospital and private practice settings. I work primarily with adults contending with: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, abuse, grieving, substance abuse, and personality disorders.
(866) 804-4016 View (866) 804-4016
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Gentlehealer Counselling Services
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Dana has worked with clients from ages 8 and up and specializes in those who have experienced developmental traumas, such as sexual, physical & emotional abuse. Dana believes in matching the pace and personality of every client he works with and approaches every person with gentleness and compassion. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, difficult relationships, complex PTSD, personality (attachment) disorder, ADHD, grief/loss. Dana offers a gentle approach to trauma, drawing from a variety of modalities: CBT, EMDR, and EFT for couples.
Dana has worked with clients from ages 8 and up and specializes in those who have experienced developmental traumas, such as sexual, physical & emotional abuse. Dana believes in matching the pace and personality of every client he works with and approaches every person with gentleness and compassion. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, difficult relationships, complex PTSD, personality (attachment) disorder, ADHD, grief/loss. Dana offers a gentle approach to trauma, drawing from a variety of modalities: CBT, EMDR, and EFT for couples.
(587) 741-0467 View (587) 741-0467
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Erica Lane
Psychologist, RPsych, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
Do you feel trapped in cycles of anxiety that just won't stop? Maybe you worry that everyone is mad at you, or you feel like nothing you do is ever good enough. If you're looking for help, I may be the therapist for you. I take a gentle and down-to-earth approach to therapy, and focus on creating long-term change. Together, we can help you manage the anxious thoughts so that you can live the life you want.
Do you feel trapped in cycles of anxiety that just won't stop? Maybe you worry that everyone is mad at you, or you feel like nothing you do is ever good enough. If you're looking for help, I may be the therapist for you. I take a gentle and down-to-earth approach to therapy, and focus on creating long-term change. Together, we can help you manage the anxious thoughts so that you can live the life you want.
(587) 417-6871 View (587) 417-6871
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Isoken Ogumbor (Ios Insights)
Psychologist, RPsych, MA, BScH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5Y
Not accepting new clients
My approach is founded on two basic beliefs: 1) people want to be their best selves; they may just need some help finding what their best self looks like, 2) humans are social animals; our brains are built for connection - we need safe relationships to feel like we can heal, deal, grow and change. Most importantly, I believe that people are resilient. I operate from a trauma-informed and person-centered approach. I aim to listen non-judgmentally and with care. Within sessions, I intentionally strive to provide a warm presence – which is determined by how I am, not what I do.
My approach is founded on two basic beliefs: 1) people want to be their best selves; they may just need some help finding what their best self looks like, 2) humans are social animals; our brains are built for connection - we need safe relationships to feel like we can heal, deal, grow and change. Most importantly, I believe that people are resilient. I operate from a trauma-informed and person-centered approach. I aim to listen non-judgmentally and with care. Within sessions, I intentionally strive to provide a warm presence – which is determined by how I am, not what I do.
(825) 254-9134 View (825) 254-9134

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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
80% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Alberta Blue Cross
59% Green Shield Canada
56% 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.