Therapists in Edmonton, AB

Photo of Crys Brown, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Crys Brown
Psychologist, MA , RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
I work with many issues, from situational stress to ongoing difficulty. Many of my current clients are dealing with OCD, anxiety, panic, PTSD, sexual trauma, or interpersonal conflict that seriously impacts their well-being. I integrate knowledge and strategies from several different approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT, ERP, EMDR, schema therapy, and Prolonged exposure. Treatment with me is highly individualized - l want to know what has and hasn't worked for you before we start working together to change what you are experiencing!
I work with many issues, from situational stress to ongoing difficulty. Many of my current clients are dealing with OCD, anxiety, panic, PTSD, sexual trauma, or interpersonal conflict that seriously impacts their well-being. I integrate knowledge and strategies from several different approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT, ERP, EMDR, schema therapy, and Prolonged exposure. Treatment with me is highly individualized - l want to know what has and hasn't worked for you before we start working together to change what you are experiencing!
(587) 906-5014 View (587) 906-5014
Photo of Brooklyn Chang, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Brooklyn Chang
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Facing sexual difficulties? Struggling with communication in your relationship, low desire, or genital pain? Unsure about discussing kinks/fetishes or opening up your relationship? Your experience may not mirror movies - body not cooperating, mind wandering, unable to enjoy yourself. You are not alone, and it's not about love or compatibility. I'm here to help. Empowering your sexuality and advocating for your sexual health and intimacy is what I strive for most! I hope to provide you with an opportunity to reclaim your sexuality in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're validated, empathized with and understood.
Facing sexual difficulties? Struggling with communication in your relationship, low desire, or genital pain? Unsure about discussing kinks/fetishes or opening up your relationship? Your experience may not mirror movies - body not cooperating, mind wandering, unable to enjoy yourself. You are not alone, and it's not about love or compatibility. I'm here to help. Empowering your sexuality and advocating for your sexual health and intimacy is what I strive for most! I hope to provide you with an opportunity to reclaim your sexuality in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're validated, empathized with and understood.
(587) 405-2637 View (587) 405-2637
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Myron Duberry
Psychologist, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a Registered Psychologist, however I take pride in not being a typical psychologist. Just normal conversations with practical strategies thrown in. I believe that my clients and I are a team, working together to achieve their goals. I work with preteens, teenagers and adults. My areas of focus include self-care, performance and sports psychology; anxiety; depression; dating/relationships; communication; motivation; anger management; and school/work performance.
Hi, I'm a Registered Psychologist, however I take pride in not being a typical psychologist. Just normal conversations with practical strategies thrown in. I believe that my clients and I are a team, working together to achieve their goals. I work with preteens, teenagers and adults. My areas of focus include self-care, performance and sports psychology; anxiety; depression; dating/relationships; communication; motivation; anger management; and school/work performance.
(780) 428-5433 View (780) 428-5433
Photo of Kimberley Hedstrom (Leblanc), Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Kimberley Hedstrom (Leblanc)
Psychologist, MSc , R Psyc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
As a registered psychologist and having been in private practice for 14 years, I have had the privilege to meet and work with many wonderful couples, families and individuals. I strive to establish a solid rapport with clients in a comfortable environment. I have been told that clients appreciate my professional and direct approach that is not overly formal and allows for humour when appropriate. I use a biopsychosocial approach and incorporate several therapeutic modalities. I work to not only focus on managing symptoms, but getting down to the root cause of what is getting in the way of being able to achieve one’s goals.
As a registered psychologist and having been in private practice for 14 years, I have had the privilege to meet and work with many wonderful couples, families and individuals. I strive to establish a solid rapport with clients in a comfortable environment. I have been told that clients appreciate my professional and direct approach that is not overly formal and allows for humour when appropriate. I use a biopsychosocial approach and incorporate several therapeutic modalities. I work to not only focus on managing symptoms, but getting down to the root cause of what is getting in the way of being able to achieve one’s goals.
(780) 666-3294 View (780) 666-3294
Photo of Tulia Counselling & Consulting, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Tulia Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
Do you struggle with challenges such as anxiety, depression, or navigating difficult relationships that affect your day-to-day life and relationships? Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the thought of living up to your family obligations and want to do things differently but don’t want to “bring shame to the family”? Are you questioning if life could be better but not sure where to start? If this feels familiar to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Helping you heal and thrive is what we’re all about. Welcome to Tulia, where we specialize in helping people recover from trauma.
Do you struggle with challenges such as anxiety, depression, or navigating difficult relationships that affect your day-to-day life and relationships? Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the thought of living up to your family obligations and want to do things differently but don’t want to “bring shame to the family”? Are you questioning if life could be better but not sure where to start? If this feels familiar to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Helping you heal and thrive is what we’re all about. Welcome to Tulia, where we specialize in helping people recover from trauma.
(587) 400-1493 View (587) 400-1493
Photo of Lenka Matuska, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Lenka Matuska
Psychologist, BA, MACP, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5V
From time to time everyone experiences periods of conflict, stress, anxiety, grief, and sadness; and we know how hard life can be! Feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed with these emotions, and noticing limitations in our abilities to function may indicate we need to talk to a professional! While trained in multiple therapy modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EFT and others; I combine and tailor these for a collaborative, strength-based, and personalized experience within an interactive approach.
From time to time everyone experiences periods of conflict, stress, anxiety, grief, and sadness; and we know how hard life can be! Feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed with these emotions, and noticing limitations in our abilities to function may indicate we need to talk to a professional! While trained in multiple therapy modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EFT and others; I combine and tailor these for a collaborative, strength-based, and personalized experience within an interactive approach.
(587) 855-6553 View (587) 855-6553
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Madison Johnston
Counsellor, MA, CCC, MACP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6C
Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating task. Whether you are looking for a check in, or to make major or minor changes, I would be honored to support you in your journey. I aim to be as intentional as possible in my sessions. Helping you identify your goals, gain a further understanding of the barriers you face and where they developed and make a tangible plan to get you to where you want to be. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for my clients, with a splash of humor while we navigate your experiences and emotions. You can find me on the Power Psychology Website where I offer a free 15 minute consultation.
Choosing a therapist can be an intimidating task. Whether you are looking for a check in, or to make major or minor changes, I would be honored to support you in your journey. I aim to be as intentional as possible in my sessions. Helping you identify your goals, gain a further understanding of the barriers you face and where they developed and make a tangible plan to get you to where you want to be. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for my clients, with a splash of humor while we navigate your experiences and emotions. You can find me on the Power Psychology Website where I offer a free 15 minute consultation.
(825) 305-4110 View (825) 305-4110
Photo of Anita Mittal, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Anita Mittal
Registered Social Worker, RSW, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
When you feel that life has handed you more than you can handle, it can be overwhelming. Whether you are grappling with anxiety or stress, or depression, you don't need to suffer alone. Long-term struggles with anxiety have long-term effects. Slowly one comes to realize how it manifests, you may feel it in your quality of sleep, your relationships, in your body and feeling like your on auto-pilot. In reality, this is just your body trying to deal with constant stress, criticism, shame, guilt, and the feeling of ‘not good enough'.
When you feel that life has handed you more than you can handle, it can be overwhelming. Whether you are grappling with anxiety or stress, or depression, you don't need to suffer alone. Long-term struggles with anxiety have long-term effects. Slowly one comes to realize how it manifests, you may feel it in your quality of sleep, your relationships, in your body and feeling like your on auto-pilot. In reality, this is just your body trying to deal with constant stress, criticism, shame, guilt, and the feeling of ‘not good enough'.
(587) 856-0395 View (587) 856-0395
Photo of Corine Kozuchowski, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Corine Kozuchowski
Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
Trouble managing your substance use? Looking to control it better so you experience less shame? Or did you relapse and you want to get your recovery back on track? Substance use counselling is my jam! Depression, anxiety, work stress, burn-out, codependency, self-esteem, and trauma are my other areas of focus. I strive to foster holistic wellbeing while validating, inspiring, challenging, and empowering. It is also likely we will have laugh! What sets me apart? It's my commitment to experiential knowledge and embracing real-life moments. www.ckps.ca
Trouble managing your substance use? Looking to control it better so you experience less shame? Or did you relapse and you want to get your recovery back on track? Substance use counselling is my jam! Depression, anxiety, work stress, burn-out, codependency, self-esteem, and trauma are my other areas of focus. I strive to foster holistic wellbeing while validating, inspiring, challenging, and empowering. It is also likely we will have laugh! What sets me apart? It's my commitment to experiential knowledge and embracing real-life moments. www.ckps.ca
(587) 801-7002 View (587) 801-7002
Photo of Moona Khan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Moona Khan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6M
Life is a combination of highs, lows and everything in between. Navigating all of these experiences can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. That's where I come in. Using a client-centred approach, I support my clients identify their unique struggles and strengths, so that we can map out the steps forward. Throughout the therapeutic process, I use empathy, compassion and evidence based practices to ensure that my clients needs and goals are being met.
Life is a combination of highs, lows and everything in between. Navigating all of these experiences can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. That's where I come in. Using a client-centred approach, I support my clients identify their unique struggles and strengths, so that we can map out the steps forward. Throughout the therapeutic process, I use empathy, compassion and evidence based practices to ensure that my clients needs and goals are being met.
(587) 408-7106 View (587) 408-7106
Photo of One Tree Psychological and Therapeutic Services, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
One Tree Psychological and Therapeutic Services
Psychologist, MSc, MCFC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5L
I am registered psychologist. My Master's degree is in couples and family counselling and I have completed adjunct training in Play Therapy, Sand Play Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I have experience working with clients of all ages from 3 years old and up as well as families and couples. I can accommodate those who are considering online counselling. I also have a team of Therapeutic Support Counsellors who can work with you and your family in a unique way to support coping, wellbeing, and trauma symptoms. Look for more information on our website https://onetreepsychological.ca
I am registered psychologist. My Master's degree is in couples and family counselling and I have completed adjunct training in Play Therapy, Sand Play Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I have experience working with clients of all ages from 3 years old and up as well as families and couples. I can accommodate those who are considering online counselling. I also have a team of Therapeutic Support Counsellors who can work with you and your family in a unique way to support coping, wellbeing, and trauma symptoms. Look for more information on our website https://onetreepsychological.ca
(844) 205-0217 View (844) 205-0217
Photo of Brenna Sloan, Registered Social Worker in Edmonton, AB
Brenna Sloan
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Not accepting new clients
Working with people; to support them, to listen, to talk, to improve mental health has always been my passion. I believe as individuals we have greater strength and ability than we often give ourselves credit for. Situations can come up that are too overwhelming, confusing, or difficult to even know where to start. It is universal that we all experience challenges and may need to seek support. It takes immense courage to reach out for support and begin to build trust with a therapist. I want to honour this in my practice by providing a safe, non-judgemental space for clients.
Working with people; to support them, to listen, to talk, to improve mental health has always been my passion. I believe as individuals we have greater strength and ability than we often give ourselves credit for. Situations can come up that are too overwhelming, confusing, or difficult to even know where to start. It is universal that we all experience challenges and may need to seek support. It takes immense courage to reach out for support and begin to build trust with a therapist. I want to honour this in my practice by providing a safe, non-judgemental space for clients.
(587) 844-2311 View (587) 844-2311
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ReDiscover Psychological Services
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
If you visit Rediscover Psychological Services you can expect a safe and supportive environment to tell your story. You already have a great deal of strength and resilience from all the storms you've had to weather through life’s messiness. It is understood that you wish to be heard, understood and validated because we all walk a similar rocky path at some point in our humanness.
If you visit Rediscover Psychological Services you can expect a safe and supportive environment to tell your story. You already have a great deal of strength and resilience from all the storms you've had to weather through life’s messiness. It is understood that you wish to be heard, understood and validated because we all walk a similar rocky path at some point in our humanness.
(825) 250-3512 View (825) 250-3512
Photo of Tatiana Peet, Art Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Tatiana Peet
Art Therapist, MPS, CCC, RCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I have 14 years of experience in trauma-informed approaches, including somatic experiencing, focusing, art therapy, psychedelic-assisted therapies and addictions work. I create a warm and caring container for effective healing. I can support you to establish an internal sense of safety, manage stress, find inner balance, express your needs and wants, and move forward with clarity . I will be respectful, transparent, and offer you educational resources and homework as requested. You will acquire life-long tools to become your own best therapist.
I have 14 years of experience in trauma-informed approaches, including somatic experiencing, focusing, art therapy, psychedelic-assisted therapies and addictions work. I create a warm and caring container for effective healing. I can support you to establish an internal sense of safety, manage stress, find inner balance, express your needs and wants, and move forward with clarity . I will be respectful, transparent, and offer you educational resources and homework as requested. You will acquire life-long tools to become your own best therapist.
(825) 251-9635 View (825) 251-9635
Photo of Pinar Bereketoglu, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Pinar Bereketoglu
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Welcome! You’re taking one of the first steps towards healing: finding a therapist! I am a registered psychologist, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, EMDR clinician, and have almost a decade of experience supporting autistic children. I would be honoured to walk alongside you in your journey toward healing. There are many things in life that can negatively impact our well-being. I believe everyone is worthy of healing and growth and I work from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens to help you get there. I also strive to create a nonjudgmental space where you can feel safe, heard, and accepted.
Welcome! You’re taking one of the first steps towards healing: finding a therapist! I am a registered psychologist, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, EMDR clinician, and have almost a decade of experience supporting autistic children. I would be honoured to walk alongside you in your journey toward healing. There are many things in life that can negatively impact our well-being. I believe everyone is worthy of healing and growth and I work from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens to help you get there. I also strive to create a nonjudgmental space where you can feel safe, heard, and accepted.
(825) 250-8546 View (825) 250-8546
Photo of Roopa Belur, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Roopa Belur
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
My primary responsibilities include autism diagnostic assessments and IQ and achievement tests administration. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, couples, and adults on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities. Other areas of focus include psychoeducation of the diagnosis to help tailor supports and strategies that would be adapted based on the individual's strengths, needs, and wellbeing. I view Autism as a different style of learning and understanding the world around them and use this framework to interpret and understand their challenges and work on interventions.
My primary responsibilities include autism diagnostic assessments and IQ and achievement tests administration. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, couples, and adults on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities. Other areas of focus include psychoeducation of the diagnosis to help tailor supports and strategies that would be adapted based on the individual's strengths, needs, and wellbeing. I view Autism as a different style of learning and understanding the world around them and use this framework to interpret and understand their challenges and work on interventions.
(587) 801-0251 View (587) 801-0251
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Farrel Greenspan
Psychologist, MC, BA, BMOS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
I am a registered psychologist specializing in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. I previously conducted research at the University of Alberta, designing a treatment center intended to treat children of sexual abuse. I completed my Master's degree in counselling psychology at City University in Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to that I completed two Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Organizational Studies with a specialization in human resources. I aim to provide my clients with as much time and comfort as they need until they feel safe and secure.
I am a registered psychologist specializing in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. I previously conducted research at the University of Alberta, designing a treatment center intended to treat children of sexual abuse. I completed my Master's degree in counselling psychology at City University in Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to that I completed two Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Organizational Studies with a specialization in human resources. I aim to provide my clients with as much time and comfort as they need until they feel safe and secure.
(780) 901-2638 View (780) 901-2638
Photo of Annika Schaefer, Counsellor in Edmonton, AB
Annika Schaefer
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, CT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5P
We live in an unpredictable world and sometimes encounter situations that can cause us feeling hurt, angry, stuck, and confused. These situations leave imprints on our lives and can shake our foundation. I would love to come alongside and be a resource for you in various areas including trauma exposure, mood disruptions, life transitions, grief and loss as you take courageous steps towards healing. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents and use a person-centered, holistic, resource-based, and trauma-informed approach while integrating various modalities and theories that are uniquely tailored to your therapeutic needs.
We live in an unpredictable world and sometimes encounter situations that can cause us feeling hurt, angry, stuck, and confused. These situations leave imprints on our lives and can shake our foundation. I would love to come alongside and be a resource for you in various areas including trauma exposure, mood disruptions, life transitions, grief and loss as you take courageous steps towards healing. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents and use a person-centered, holistic, resource-based, and trauma-informed approach while integrating various modalities and theories that are uniquely tailored to your therapeutic needs.
(587) 742-0172 View (587) 742-0172
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Tracy McGimpsey
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5L
Beginning therapy is a difficult experience for many people and it may take time to feel comfortable scheduling an appointment. Many people are nervous or anxious for their first therapy session and that's okay. It really makes sense considering you're opening up about difficult things to someone you've just met. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, compassionate space for the people I work with so they can feel comfortable being themselves without judgment or fear.
Beginning therapy is a difficult experience for many people and it may take time to feel comfortable scheduling an appointment. Many people are nervous or anxious for their first therapy session and that's okay. It really makes sense considering you're opening up about difficult things to someone you've just met. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, compassionate space for the people I work with so they can feel comfortable being themselves without judgment or fear.
(587) 603-5741 View (587) 603-5741
Photo of Heather Mackay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Heather Mackay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6C
I use a developmental-attachment lens to understand a person of any age in the context of their self development and the important people in their life. Whether it's a child, youth or adult, I know that we all struggle between the expectations of others and connecting into our own desire for balance within our self-- emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Connecting back into our self is the first step in being able to express our feelings and needs more clearly and cultivating positive relationships with those we love.
I use a developmental-attachment lens to understand a person of any age in the context of their self development and the important people in their life. Whether it's a child, youth or adult, I know that we all struggle between the expectations of others and connecting into our own desire for balance within our self-- emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Connecting back into our self is the first step in being able to express our feelings and needs more clearly and cultivating positive relationships with those we love.
(587) 609-5562 View (587) 609-5562

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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.

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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.