Therapists in Edmonton, AB

Photo of Petra Wood, Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Petra Wood
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Life is unpredictable and can be full of surprises and struggles, but you do not have to experience this alone. My first goal is to ensure you feel comfortable and safe so we can gently examine the reasons that brought you to therapy. Let's work together using both my skills as a therapist and your life experience so that you leave each session with greater self-compassion, understanding, and hope for your future. With a special interest in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety and low self-compassion, I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you on your journey.
Life is unpredictable and can be full of surprises and struggles, but you do not have to experience this alone. My first goal is to ensure you feel comfortable and safe so we can gently examine the reasons that brought you to therapy. Let's work together using both my skills as a therapist and your life experience so that you leave each session with greater self-compassion, understanding, and hope for your future. With a special interest in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety and low self-compassion, I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you on your journey.
(587) 415-5061 View (587) 415-5061
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Michelle Hoover
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals navigate through their life transitions and challenges. I work from a Humanistic, person-centered therapeutic perspective, and I genuinely respect and empathize with clients, meeting them where they are in their lives. I focus on creating a counselling space where clients feel safe and supported to tackle the challenges they are facing, and I help to create change. I believe that my clients and I are a team, collaboratively working together to achieve the goals that are important to them.
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals navigate through their life transitions and challenges. I work from a Humanistic, person-centered therapeutic perspective, and I genuinely respect and empathize with clients, meeting them where they are in their lives. I focus on creating a counselling space where clients feel safe and supported to tackle the challenges they are facing, and I help to create change. I believe that my clients and I are a team, collaboratively working together to achieve the goals that are important to them.
(587) 404-7595 View (587) 404-7595
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Ascent Psychological Services
Psychologist, RPsych, MA, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6R
I am a Registered Psychologist and have the privilege of being President-Elect for the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA). I work with individuals (child/adolescent and adults) struggling with stress, dep/anx, anger, family and relationships, job tension, abuse and various other issues. My approach is integrative, tailored to suit the unique needs and goals of each person, and I use a trauma informed and culturally sensitive lens in therapy. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and provide a safe, judgement free environment. BIPOC and LGBTQIA2s+ clients are welcome. I am looking forward to working with you!
I am a Registered Psychologist and have the privilege of being President-Elect for the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA). I work with individuals (child/adolescent and adults) struggling with stress, dep/anx, anger, family and relationships, job tension, abuse and various other issues. My approach is integrative, tailored to suit the unique needs and goals of each person, and I use a trauma informed and culturally sensitive lens in therapy. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and provide a safe, judgement free environment. BIPOC and LGBTQIA2s+ clients are welcome. I am looking forward to working with you!
(587) 600-3018 View (587) 600-3018
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Kimberly F Hamilton
MC, BEd, RPPsych, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H  (Online Only)
I believe that our mind, body and spirit hold the key to our emotional wellbeing. Somewhere along the way into adulthood, this connection between the head, the heart, and the body falter and begin to cause us distress. People lose the ability to "trust their gut" or are unable to identify what they are feeling during particular times of loss or conflict. My approach aims to identify where the disconnect is, and work collaboratively to bring all three back into focus. It is said "the longest journey you will ever make is from your head to your heart" and my goal is to support people as they take the steps needed to get there.
I believe that our mind, body and spirit hold the key to our emotional wellbeing. Somewhere along the way into adulthood, this connection between the head, the heart, and the body falter and begin to cause us distress. People lose the ability to "trust their gut" or are unable to identify what they are feeling during particular times of loss or conflict. My approach aims to identify where the disconnect is, and work collaboratively to bring all three back into focus. It is said "the longest journey you will ever make is from your head to your heart" and my goal is to support people as they take the steps needed to get there.
(587) 870-2558 View (587) 870-2558
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Jeehye Choi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G
ONLY accepting Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC); Feeling some type of way? Say, "Hey, JeeHye (G-Hey)!" Together, we can address your worries, low moods, sleep disturbances, work/school stress, struggle with confidence, experiences of being othered, difficulty with relationships, anger/resentment, lack of motivation, feelings of not wanting to be here, and more. If you have ever experienced trauma, I can help you understand how it has impacted you in hopes of changing any unhelpful ways you may have learned to protect yourself. I will do my best to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can share freely and bravely.
ONLY accepting Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC); Feeling some type of way? Say, "Hey, JeeHye (G-Hey)!" Together, we can address your worries, low moods, sleep disturbances, work/school stress, struggle with confidence, experiences of being othered, difficulty with relationships, anger/resentment, lack of motivation, feelings of not wanting to be here, and more. If you have ever experienced trauma, I can help you understand how it has impacted you in hopes of changing any unhelpful ways you may have learned to protect yourself. I will do my best to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can share freely and bravely.
(587) 816-2405 View (587) 816-2405
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Summit Counselling Services
Psychologist, BA, MC, CAATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
Whatever your are hoping to work on - we are here to help. Our team is just as unique as you are. Each therapist at Summit works in their own unique way, each specializing in different areas. Our aim is to provide the most effective individualized service for each client we see. We all have skills and resources to work through life's challenges, our goal is to help you find those within yourself. Together we will develop a plan to strategically address your areas of concern and create lasting positive change. Our role is to provide a safe, nonjudgemental space where you can explore ways to create positive life change.
Whatever your are hoping to work on - we are here to help. Our team is just as unique as you are. Each therapist at Summit works in their own unique way, each specializing in different areas. Our aim is to provide the most effective individualized service for each client we see. We all have skills and resources to work through life's challenges, our goal is to help you find those within yourself. Together we will develop a plan to strategically address your areas of concern and create lasting positive change. Our role is to provide a safe, nonjudgemental space where you can explore ways to create positive life change.
(587) 318-6092 View (587) 318-6092
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Paula Diane Beard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H
It can feel overwhelming when you are someone who is usually content and productive in life and find yourself struggling to get out of bed, leave the house, or be in relationship with others. It is important to know that we all struggle with our mental health at some point in our lives and it can be difficult to take the first step and seek help. If you are ready, our work together will be to build on your strengths and develop the insights, knowledge, and skills necessary to get relief from your suffering.
It can feel overwhelming when you are someone who is usually content and productive in life and find yourself struggling to get out of bed, leave the house, or be in relationship with others. It is important to know that we all struggle with our mental health at some point in our lives and it can be difficult to take the first step and seek help. If you are ready, our work together will be to build on your strengths and develop the insights, knowledge, and skills necessary to get relief from your suffering.
(825) 809-5524 View (825) 809-5524
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Dr. David A Walters
Counsellor, PhD, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G
I have over 25 years experience with a wide range of clients and service settings and enjoy supporting those undergoing significant life transitions, be that career, primary relationships, geographical setting, etc. My clients find me to be kind, respectful and caring, with good listening skills and the ability to support their strengths, abilities and potentialities. I work well with those suffering from depression, anxiety, troubled self-esteem/confidence and those who are interested in finding their own unique solutions to life's challenges and opportunities.
I have over 25 years experience with a wide range of clients and service settings and enjoy supporting those undergoing significant life transitions, be that career, primary relationships, geographical setting, etc. My clients find me to be kind, respectful and caring, with good listening skills and the ability to support their strengths, abilities and potentialities. I work well with those suffering from depression, anxiety, troubled self-esteem/confidence and those who are interested in finding their own unique solutions to life's challenges and opportunities.
(587) 809-6370 View (587) 809-6370
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Willow Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
Willow Psychology is a group practice of caring and experienced psychologists in downtown Edmonton. Our team of counselling psychologists have extensive training in providing therapy that is tailored to your needs and goals. We offer counselling for individuals and couples with a broad range of issues using many therapeutic approaches that are collaborative and client-centred.
Willow Psychology is a group practice of caring and experienced psychologists in downtown Edmonton. Our team of counselling psychologists have extensive training in providing therapy that is tailored to your needs and goals. We offer counselling for individuals and couples with a broad range of issues using many therapeutic approaches that are collaborative and client-centred.
(587) 742-0503 View (587) 742-0503
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Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA)
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5B
The Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA) is a non-profit organization and a registered charity dedicated to providing meaningful support to those affected– directly and indirectly– by eating disorders. EDSNA provides information, guidance, a provincial voice, a community hub and most of all, support. We offer professionally-facilitated support groups in Edmonton, Calgary and online. Thanks to ongoing funding from Alberta Health, Addictions and Mental Health Branch, we are able to offer these groups at a very low cost to the participants and can even waive fees if people are experiencing financial difficulty.
The Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA) is a non-profit organization and a registered charity dedicated to providing meaningful support to those affected– directly and indirectly– by eating disorders. EDSNA provides information, guidance, a provincial voice, a community hub and most of all, support. We offer professionally-facilitated support groups in Edmonton, Calgary and online. Thanks to ongoing funding from Alberta Health, Addictions and Mental Health Branch, we are able to offer these groups at a very low cost to the participants and can even waive fees if people are experiencing financial difficulty.
(587) 801-4206 View (587) 801-4206
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Blessing Igiogbe
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
Welcome! I am thrilled that you have taken a step toward your healing journey. You do not have to navigate this alone. Building trust may take time, but I am dedicated to approaching our partnership with warmth, patience, honesty, and mindfulness. At Blooms of Eden Counselling, I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy for Black adults and youth starting at age 8. With over 15 years of experience in mental health and racialized communities, I address a wide range of concerns, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, and racism.
Welcome! I am thrilled that you have taken a step toward your healing journey. You do not have to navigate this alone. Building trust may take time, but I am dedicated to approaching our partnership with warmth, patience, honesty, and mindfulness. At Blooms of Eden Counselling, I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy for Black adults and youth starting at age 8. With over 15 years of experience in mental health and racialized communities, I address a wide range of concerns, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, and racism.
(825) 254-5754 View (825) 254-5754
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Harpreet Sarao
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
Currently a Registered Provisional Psychologist, I find my experiences across different cultures integral in shaping core beliefs of my practice. I believe in a client-focused, collaborative approach to therapy to provide clients with a safe environment to connect, explore, heal and revive. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults to support them with a variety of issues such as emotion regulation, attachment, self-image, bullying, school refusal, stress, grief and loss, life transitions/acculturation etc. In addition to English, I provide services in Punjabi and Hindi in order to better suit the needs of my clients.
Currently a Registered Provisional Psychologist, I find my experiences across different cultures integral in shaping core beliefs of my practice. I believe in a client-focused, collaborative approach to therapy to provide clients with a safe environment to connect, explore, heal and revive. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults to support them with a variety of issues such as emotion regulation, attachment, self-image, bullying, school refusal, stress, grief and loss, life transitions/acculturation etc. In addition to English, I provide services in Punjabi and Hindi in order to better suit the needs of my clients.
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Ken Creegan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BACAP, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Sometimes our thoughts and feelings become unmanageable without help. Anxiety, stress and depression are just some of the ways our mind tells us that something isn't right, or the ways we've coped in the past aren't quite working as well as they did. Change can be unsettling and distressing, but it can also be healing, fulfilling and hopeful. I provide a therapeutic space that is safe, warm and engaging where you can engage in your process, at whatever pace you need.
Sometimes our thoughts and feelings become unmanageable without help. Anxiety, stress and depression are just some of the ways our mind tells us that something isn't right, or the ways we've coped in the past aren't quite working as well as they did. Change can be unsettling and distressing, but it can also be healing, fulfilling and hopeful. I provide a therapeutic space that is safe, warm and engaging where you can engage in your process, at whatever pace you need.
(587) 974-3350 View (587) 974-3350
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Little Oaks Psychology
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
Clients of all ages find support and comfort with our positive, strengths-based, solution-focused approach. All our clinicians offer Free 20-minute phone consultations to see if our services are the right fit for you. Our intake clinician is happy to answer questions as well about all our services and help you find the right therapist for you. Clients looking for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment under one roof will find our collaborative and comprehensive process highly effective. Our clinicians are all motivated to help you or your family succeed and find peace along your journey, wherever you may find yourself.
Clients of all ages find support and comfort with our positive, strengths-based, solution-focused approach. All our clinicians offer Free 20-minute phone consultations to see if our services are the right fit for you. Our intake clinician is happy to answer questions as well about all our services and help you find the right therapist for you. Clients looking for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment under one roof will find our collaborative and comprehensive process highly effective. Our clinicians are all motivated to help you or your family succeed and find peace along your journey, wherever you may find yourself.
(844) 731-8147 View (844) 731-8147
Photo of Jason Wu, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton, AB
Jason Wu
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BHSc, MA, RAc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5V
Connection is a deep bond in which you develop awareness between yourself and the external world. Through this awareness, your identity as well as the ability to comprehend and communicate with others evolves. As you continue to develop and make more meaningful connections, the more grounded you may feel, in who you are and how you interact with the world. However, there are many of you that have experienced unhealthy or toxic connections with yourself or others. As a result, you may feel like disconnecting and withdrawing is the safest decision to make.
Connection is a deep bond in which you develop awareness between yourself and the external world. Through this awareness, your identity as well as the ability to comprehend and communicate with others evolves. As you continue to develop and make more meaningful connections, the more grounded you may feel, in who you are and how you interact with the world. However, there are many of you that have experienced unhealthy or toxic connections with yourself or others. As a result, you may feel like disconnecting and withdrawing is the safest decision to make.
(587) 741-0485 View (587) 741-0485
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Katherine Moore
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5Y
I am a Registered Psychologist and Certified EFT Therapist who provides services from an attachment based approach. I offer professional counselling service that recognizes and appreciates each individual’s unique history, personality and circumstances. I pay close attention to what is said, in addition to what is left unsaid, to uncover cycles within yourself and between others as well as patterns of core beliefs. Overall, I believe our therapeutic connection is integral in your personal growth, emotional expression and healing.
I am a Registered Psychologist and Certified EFT Therapist who provides services from an attachment based approach. I offer professional counselling service that recognizes and appreciates each individual’s unique history, personality and circumstances. I pay close attention to what is said, in addition to what is left unsaid, to uncover cycles within yourself and between others as well as patterns of core beliefs. Overall, I believe our therapeutic connection is integral in your personal growth, emotional expression and healing.
(825) 608-5363 View (825) 608-5363
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Kayla Das
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Business Coaching for Therapists & Coaches. You started your private practice to gain work-life balance, to be your own boss and to work on your terms. You know growing your practice is the next logical step. You have the vision and you’re ready to put in the work but you just don’t know where to go from here. That's where I can help. Whether you're just starting out or you've been in practice for a while, having the exact steps, strategies, and tools can make running it feel much easier. When overwhelm hits, developing realistic goals, taking strategic action, and implementing effective processes can make all the difference!
Business Coaching for Therapists & Coaches. You started your private practice to gain work-life balance, to be your own boss and to work on your terms. You know growing your practice is the next logical step. You have the vision and you’re ready to put in the work but you just don’t know where to go from here. That's where I can help. Whether you're just starting out or you've been in practice for a while, having the exact steps, strategies, and tools can make running it feel much easier. When overwhelm hits, developing realistic goals, taking strategic action, and implementing effective processes can make all the difference!
(587) 400-3803 View (587) 400-3803
Photo of Lori Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edmonton, AB
Lori Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
I believe in working in partnership with you to help you create meaningful change in your life. I am here to listen, provide a safe non-judgmental space, and support you in making changes. Whether you are seeking help with anxiety, experiencing problems in your relationship or dealing with grief and trauma, I am ready to help.
I believe in working in partnership with you to help you create meaningful change in your life. I am here to listen, provide a safe non-judgmental space, and support you in making changes. Whether you are seeking help with anxiety, experiencing problems in your relationship or dealing with grief and trauma, I am ready to help.
(825) 809-5138 View (825) 809-5138
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Nadia Keyes
Psychologist
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
Hi! If you're looking for someone who has additional training and loves working with couples, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, domestic violence, and trauma (PTSD & C-PTSD) - you found her! I've studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, exposure therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I give practical strategies to help you face fears, re-work traumatic memories, and address broken relationships, but I'm always listening to hear what does and doesn't work for you.
Hi! If you're looking for someone who has additional training and loves working with couples, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, domestic violence, and trauma (PTSD & C-PTSD) - you found her! I've studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, exposure therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I give practical strategies to help you face fears, re-work traumatic memories, and address broken relationships, but I'm always listening to hear what does and doesn't work for you.
(587) 741-2851 View (587) 741-2851
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Zana Wensel
Pre-Licensed Professional, RYT
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice (ISTP) is a somatic therapy approach that invites us into deeper conversation with our body-mind-spirit and (re-)connects us to our innate, healing wisdom. Through a trauma-informed lens, ISTP combines top-down and bottom-up processes to help you foster embodied resilience and re-establish trust and safety within. Working collaboratively together, I will further support you through the release of stuck energy/emotions that have been stored in your body as you recover and reclaim parts of your true Self.
Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice (ISTP) is a somatic therapy approach that invites us into deeper conversation with our body-mind-spirit and (re-)connects us to our innate, healing wisdom. Through a trauma-informed lens, ISTP combines top-down and bottom-up processes to help you foster embodied resilience and re-establish trust and safety within. Working collaboratively together, I will further support you through the release of stuck energy/emotions that have been stored in your body as you recover and reclaim parts of your true Self.
(587) 912-2053 View (587) 912-2053

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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
79% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Alberta Blue Cross
60% Green Shield Canada
57% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Edmonton, AB see their clients

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.