Therapists in Edmonton, AB

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DiveThru
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Hi! We’re DiveThru and we’re on a mission to ensure no one struggles alone. Through our in-person studios and online platform, we connect today’s generation with therapy, community and self-guided resources. At DiveThru, you can find a therapist who reaallly gets you. With our matching tool, we can connect you to a therapist that is the right fit for your needs. Whether virtually or in-person at our studio, you can access individual, child/youth, couples or family therapy.
Hi! We’re DiveThru and we’re on a mission to ensure no one struggles alone. Through our in-person studios and online platform, we connect today’s generation with therapy, community and self-guided resources. At DiveThru, you can find a therapist who reaallly gets you. With our matching tool, we can connect you to a therapist that is the right fit for your needs. Whether virtually or in-person at our studio, you can access individual, child/youth, couples or family therapy.
(825) 250-3747 View (825) 250-3747
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Maggie Davidson
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Imagine how your life would be without the old fears, anxieties, stress and sadness that you have been carrying for years. Imagine life with new skills that let you cope and thrive. With therapy this new life can be yours. Therapy can help you gain insight into why you function like you do. It can help you learn what needs to change and how to change it. Therapy can help you learn to understand and manage your own emotions, and to understand and deal with the emotions of others. Therapy has been shown to work in peer reviewed studies and in the lives of many people. Therapy works, and it can work for you.
Imagine how your life would be without the old fears, anxieties, stress and sadness that you have been carrying for years. Imagine life with new skills that let you cope and thrive. With therapy this new life can be yours. Therapy can help you gain insight into why you function like you do. It can help you learn what needs to change and how to change it. Therapy can help you learn to understand and manage your own emotions, and to understand and deal with the emotions of others. Therapy has been shown to work in peer reviewed studies and in the lives of many people. Therapy works, and it can work for you.
(780) 800-7233 View (780) 800-7233
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Ashley Barlow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6V
Waitlist for new clients
I recognize that seeking out therapy is a challenging decision for many and I have the opportunity to work with people through what are some of the most difficult times in their lives. I do this work because I love to celebrate the successes, absurdities, and challenges of my clients. I like to approach my clients with warmth, humor, and directness and I work hard to make my office a safe place for people to explore the darkness and the light that exists within them, and indeed all of us.
I recognize that seeking out therapy is a challenging decision for many and I have the opportunity to work with people through what are some of the most difficult times in their lives. I do this work because I love to celebrate the successes, absurdities, and challenges of my clients. I like to approach my clients with warmth, humor, and directness and I work hard to make my office a safe place for people to explore the darkness and the light that exists within them, and indeed all of us.
(587) 323-4367 View (587) 323-4367
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Julie Marie DeRose
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, BEd, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
My passion for mental health started two decades ago when I was a teacher, then counsellor in the education system in Alberta. Currently, I run a private practice in west Edmonton, called Open Door Psychology and offer both in-person and virtual sessions. My goal is to support clients in a caring and compassionate way, while gentling guiding them towards feeling whole. In my practice, I use evidence-based strategies and also draw from personal-life experiences. I understand the demands of life and want to provide a safe place for you to feel heard and supported. Therapy is at your pace and the time in sessions is totally for you!
My passion for mental health started two decades ago when I was a teacher, then counsellor in the education system in Alberta. Currently, I run a private practice in west Edmonton, called Open Door Psychology and offer both in-person and virtual sessions. My goal is to support clients in a caring and compassionate way, while gentling guiding them towards feeling whole. In my practice, I use evidence-based strategies and also draw from personal-life experiences. I understand the demands of life and want to provide a safe place for you to feel heard and supported. Therapy is at your pace and the time in sessions is totally for you!
(587) 905-0609 View (587) 905-0609
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Sabaria Ahmed
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5M
If you're here, it means you've taken a significant step towards prioritizing your well-being and personal growth. I want to extend a warm and compassionate invitation to join me on a journey of self-exploration and healing. In my practice, I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely express your thoughts and feelings. Together, we'll work collaboratively to address your challenges and discover effective coping strategies. Whether you're facing anxiety, relationship issues, or seeking greater self-awareness, I am here to support and guide you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life.
If you're here, it means you've taken a significant step towards prioritizing your well-being and personal growth. I want to extend a warm and compassionate invitation to join me on a journey of self-exploration and healing. In my practice, I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely express your thoughts and feelings. Together, we'll work collaboratively to address your challenges and discover effective coping strategies. Whether you're facing anxiety, relationship issues, or seeking greater self-awareness, I am here to support and guide you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life.
(825) 445-0027 View (825) 445-0027
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Agnes Olszewska
Psychologist, R Psyc, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
You have taken a brave step to find support for yourself, or for your child and I hope I can be a good fit for wherever you are on your journey. Taking the first step in seeking support is not easy. However, I'm here to provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for healing to begin. I am a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist and I have worked with adults, couples, children and families for over 13 years. My therapeutic approach is integrative and I use a variety of approaches to meet individual needs.
You have taken a brave step to find support for yourself, or for your child and I hope I can be a good fit for wherever you are on your journey. Taking the first step in seeking support is not easy. However, I'm here to provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for healing to begin. I am a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist and I have worked with adults, couples, children and families for over 13 years. My therapeutic approach is integrative and I use a variety of approaches to meet individual needs.
(587) 741-0908 View (587) 741-0908
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Natalya Vann
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S
I am a Registered Psychologist and have experience working in the human services field for the past nine years in various capacities, which has helped prepare me to work with a diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families, with varying mental health diagnoses, including autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), addictions, and trauma. I gain perspective and insight into the client’s lived experiences by hearing their stories and recognizing their capacity to be the expert in their own lives.
I am a Registered Psychologist and have experience working in the human services field for the past nine years in various capacities, which has helped prepare me to work with a diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families, with varying mental health diagnoses, including autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), addictions, and trauma. I gain perspective and insight into the client’s lived experiences by hearing their stories and recognizing their capacity to be the expert in their own lives.
(587) 600-0261 View (587) 600-0261
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Noga Liron Psychologist & Happiness Coach
Psychologist, BA, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6H
Life is beautiful...but it can also be hard at times. You can feel proud that you have the self-caring courage to reach out for some help and guidance. It can feel so good to have someone in your corner, helping you to feel happier with yourself and how you are showing up in your life. That is my specialty! I love helping my clients shift negative self-beliefs; remove life blocks; get unstuck; feel more confident and esteemed; heal painful emotions and experiences; develop more effective living/coping skills; work through dreaded fear and anxiety; feel more connected in relationships... and enjoy life a lot more!
Life is beautiful...but it can also be hard at times. You can feel proud that you have the self-caring courage to reach out for some help and guidance. It can feel so good to have someone in your corner, helping you to feel happier with yourself and how you are showing up in your life. That is my specialty! I love helping my clients shift negative self-beliefs; remove life blocks; get unstuck; feel more confident and esteemed; heal painful emotions and experiences; develop more effective living/coping skills; work through dreaded fear and anxiety; feel more connected in relationships... and enjoy life a lot more!
(780) 455-1313 View (780) 455-1313
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Aimee Melissa Jassy Hughes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5G
As a parent, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to help when your child or teen is struggling. We want our children to be happy, confident and participating in their daily activities, but sometimes mental health problems get in the way. As we all know, kids don't come with a manual, and navigating resources can be overwhelming. Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, sadness, behavioural difficulties or self-injury or suicidal thoughts, there are strategies to help.
As a parent, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to help when your child or teen is struggling. We want our children to be happy, confident and participating in their daily activities, but sometimes mental health problems get in the way. As we all know, kids don't come with a manual, and navigating resources can be overwhelming. Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, sadness, behavioural difficulties or self-injury or suicidal thoughts, there are strategies to help.
(587) 805-1245 View (587) 805-1245
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NKA Counselling and Consulting Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5Z
Life can be overwhelming sometimes and we feel that there is no way out because there are stressors everywhere we turn. It can feel like there is no way out of the overwhelming stressors we face, but I am here to let you know that it does not have to be so. Let us walk alongside in your journey of healing and mental wellness. As a registered social worker, I believe that you the client are the expert in your own life, and I am simply here to work in collaboration with you to reach your full potential. As Brene Brown says, "Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change".
Life can be overwhelming sometimes and we feel that there is no way out because there are stressors everywhere we turn. It can feel like there is no way out of the overwhelming stressors we face, but I am here to let you know that it does not have to be so. Let us walk alongside in your journey of healing and mental wellness. As a registered social worker, I believe that you the client are the expert in your own life, and I am simply here to work in collaboration with you to reach your full potential. As Brene Brown says, "Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change".
(825) 250-0305 View (825) 250-0305
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Tabitha MacPherson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MCP
Verified 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
Canniff and Associates
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5M
Canniff & Associates provides a wide range of services to men, women, children & adolescents, through individual, couples, family, and group counselling in areas such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, addictions, grief & loss, family systems, & school/educational settings. We also provide intervention & assessment services for schools, professional associations, & EFAP plans. we offer an array of assessment services, including Psycho-Educational, Learning Disability, Personality, & Parenting matters.
Canniff & Associates provides a wide range of services to men, women, children & adolescents, through individual, couples, family, and group counselling in areas such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, addictions, grief & loss, family systems, & school/educational settings. We also provide intervention & assessment services for schools, professional associations, & EFAP plans. we offer an array of assessment services, including Psycho-Educational, Learning Disability, Personality, & Parenting matters.
(587) 812-8374 View (587) 812-8374
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Michelle Espinho
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5M
Hi, I’m Michelle. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta. I am passionate about supporting children, adults, and couples. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is a crucial component of all meaningful therapeutic work, and strive to create a space that fosters acceptance, connection, healing and empowerment. I work from a Trauma-Focused lens and utilize a Strength-Based approach, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, and Gottman (level 1).
Hi, I’m Michelle. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta. I am passionate about supporting children, adults, and couples. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is a crucial component of all meaningful therapeutic work, and strive to create a space that fosters acceptance, connection, healing and empowerment. I work from a Trauma-Focused lens and utilize a Strength-Based approach, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, and Gottman (level 1).
(587) 713-9808 View (587) 713-9808
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Esther Leung
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5A
Choosing therapy is an empowering choice, and Esther is here to support you on your path to a brighter future. Whether you're ready to explore your inner world, embark on a healing journey, or unlock your full potential, Esther invites you to reach out. Together, you can navigate life's challenges, transform adversity into strength, and work towards a more fulfilling life. Esther eagerly anticipates joining you on your journey to healing and personal growth.
Choosing therapy is an empowering choice, and Esther is here to support you on your path to a brighter future. Whether you're ready to explore your inner world, embark on a healing journey, or unlock your full potential, Esther invites you to reach out. Together, you can navigate life's challenges, transform adversity into strength, and work towards a more fulfilling life. Esther eagerly anticipates joining you on your journey to healing and personal growth.
(587) 489-6509 View (587) 489-6509
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Savneet Singh
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Hi there! My name is Savneet. Building a relationship based on safety and trust is the foundation of my work. I work from an attachment-based lens, which means that I focus on understanding and addressing the impact of early relationships on individuals’ emotional well-being. My goal is to create a warm and welcoming space where you can feel safe to explore your experiences. I also incorporate humour, as it can help foster connection, promote resilience, and contribute to the healing process
Hi there! My name is Savneet. Building a relationship based on safety and trust is the foundation of my work. I work from an attachment-based lens, which means that I focus on understanding and addressing the impact of early relationships on individuals’ emotional well-being. My goal is to create a warm and welcoming space where you can feel safe to explore your experiences. I also incorporate humour, as it can help foster connection, promote resilience, and contribute to the healing process
(825) 254-9283 View (825) 254-9283
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Anna Stenton
Psychologist, MA, MACP, R Psych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6H
Not accepting new clients
As a psychologist, my goal is to help you overcome the various challenges and struggles that are negatively impacting your life. This can include anxiety and uncertainty about the future, emotional distress, grief and loss, depression, addiction, relationship difficulties, and traumatic experiences. This can also include feelings of general dissatisfaction and a desire to build a life of meaning and purpose. Whether you feel overwhelmed by the chaos of life or stuck in the mundane, therapy provides a safe place for you to explore patterns of thinking and behaviour and gain new insight into the challenges you are presently facing.
As a psychologist, my goal is to help you overcome the various challenges and struggles that are negatively impacting your life. This can include anxiety and uncertainty about the future, emotional distress, grief and loss, depression, addiction, relationship difficulties, and traumatic experiences. This can also include feelings of general dissatisfaction and a desire to build a life of meaning and purpose. Whether you feel overwhelmed by the chaos of life or stuck in the mundane, therapy provides a safe place for you to explore patterns of thinking and behaviour and gain new insight into the challenges you are presently facing.
(587) 805-0939 View (587) 805-0939
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Lisa McMorrow
Counsellor, MA, CCC, CT, GRS
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5P
Life can present challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stuck and unsure of what to do. This may make it difficult to manage or thrive in our daily lives. If this sounds familiar, you do not have to do this alone. I have experience supporting clients through depression, anxiety, life transitions, burnout, addictions, personal growth and grief and loss.
Life can present challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stuck and unsure of what to do. This may make it difficult to manage or thrive in our daily lives. If this sounds familiar, you do not have to do this alone. I have experience supporting clients through depression, anxiety, life transitions, burnout, addictions, personal growth and grief and loss.
(825) 601-5734 View (825) 601-5734
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Sherri Farbin
Psychologist, RPsych, MSc, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Life is NOT easy! We did not sign up for many of the difficulties we face most days. More often than not, we simply feel STUCK. We find ourselves in personal and relational situations where we are completely stumped as to how to make effective changes. Other times we DO know what is best, but an inner reaction takes over–and we can't seem to do that right thing! Hello! So frustrating! Maybe your thoughts or feelings seem like they are out of your control, and you just need help to sort them out and find a way forward. I can help you with any of these challenges.
Life is NOT easy! We did not sign up for many of the difficulties we face most days. More often than not, we simply feel STUCK. We find ourselves in personal and relational situations where we are completely stumped as to how to make effective changes. Other times we DO know what is best, but an inner reaction takes over–and we can't seem to do that right thing! Hello! So frustrating! Maybe your thoughts or feelings seem like they are out of your control, and you just need help to sort them out and find a way forward. I can help you with any of these challenges.
(587) 412-5113 View (587) 412-5113
Rise Above Psychological Services
Counsellor, CCC, RPsych, RCSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
Services that are cultural and trauma informed and reflect the needs of our clients. Our goal is to empower our clients to seek inner wisdom and personal growth. Holistic counselling increases one's capacity to help manage stress and healing.
Services that are cultural and trauma informed and reflect the needs of our clients. Our goal is to empower our clients to seek inner wisdom and personal growth. Holistic counselling increases one's capacity to help manage stress and healing.
(825) 255-5163 View (825) 255-5163
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Ellen M Klaver
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
I am passionate about the therapeutic process and privileged when a client allows me to join them in theirs. My approach balances the art and science of therapy by using evidence-based treatments and tailoring them to be most effective for you. I believe in being as authentic as possible so I stay genuinely curious and collaborate with you to make sense of emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. I value taking a strength-based approach and promoting a safe and non-judgmental environment that empowers you to engage in the meaningful work of self-discovery, acceptance, and change.
I am passionate about the therapeutic process and privileged when a client allows me to join them in theirs. My approach balances the art and science of therapy by using evidence-based treatments and tailoring them to be most effective for you. I believe in being as authentic as possible so I stay genuinely curious and collaborate with you to make sense of emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. I value taking a strength-based approach and promoting a safe and non-judgmental environment that empowers you to engage in the meaningful work of self-discovery, acceptance, and change.
(587) 815-4751 View (587) 815-4751

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Edmonton, AB

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Edmonton, AB who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Alberta Blue Cross
62% Green Shield Canada
58% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Edmonton, AB see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% 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.