Therapists in Edmonton, AB

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North Land Family Counselling Group
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
North Land Family Counselling Group is a group of independent practitioners who offer a range of counselling and psychological services including individual, family, and group counselling. Psycho-educational assessments are also provided to help individuals gain insight into their learning so appropriate supports can be put into place. Our team of professionals includes Registered Psychologists and Clinical Social Workers who utilise our expertise and compassion to offer the appropriate guidance and support to those experiencing challenges in their lives.
North Land Family Counselling Group is a group of independent practitioners who offer a range of counselling and psychological services including individual, family, and group counselling. Psycho-educational assessments are also provided to help individuals gain insight into their learning so appropriate supports can be put into place. Our team of professionals includes Registered Psychologists and Clinical Social Workers who utilise our expertise and compassion to offer the appropriate guidance and support to those experiencing challenges in their lives.
(780) 666-3435 View (780) 666-3435
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Aimee Reimer
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
You’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious and depressed; weighed down by hurt, shame and insecurity, and feeling “not enough.” You’ve been thinking, if you just do more, things will get better, but they aren’t and it’s impacting your relationships, your work and yourself. You are not alone. I’ve worked with many others with these same concerns.
You’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious and depressed; weighed down by hurt, shame and insecurity, and feeling “not enough.” You’ve been thinking, if you just do more, things will get better, but they aren’t and it’s impacting your relationships, your work and yourself. You are not alone. I’ve worked with many others with these same concerns.
(587) 847-2415 View (587) 847-2415
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Tina Gal Counselling Psychology
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, low self-esteem, fibro/chronic fatigue or sexuality-related concerns? Is tired but wired or stressed and depressed a familiar experience for you? Life feels hard & tiring if our nervous systems are out of whack and our emotions out of balance. I enjoy supporting folks with dysregulated nervous systems, and those who struggle with sexuality-related concerns. I have extensive training in somatic/holistic modalities and also have training in supporting clients with sexuality-related concerns.
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, low self-esteem, fibro/chronic fatigue or sexuality-related concerns? Is tired but wired or stressed and depressed a familiar experience for you? Life feels hard & tiring if our nervous systems are out of whack and our emotions out of balance. I enjoy supporting folks with dysregulated nervous systems, and those who struggle with sexuality-related concerns. I have extensive training in somatic/holistic modalities and also have training in supporting clients with sexuality-related concerns.
(587) 800-0660 View (587) 800-0660
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Allegro Counselling Inc
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E  (Online Only)
At Allegro Counselling we offer a custom approach for each of our clients. Understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing, while providing support is important at our clinic. We will pair you with a clinician who is skilled in area that bests supports you and we believe this individualized approach will maximize your success.
At Allegro Counselling we offer a custom approach for each of our clients. Understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing, while providing support is important at our clinic. We will pair you with a clinician who is skilled in area that bests supports you and we believe this individualized approach will maximize your success.
(825) 605-4453 View (825) 605-4453
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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
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Sunday Komolafe
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BSc, MSc, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
I believe in working in partnership with clients to use their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I also realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends, etc.), work or school environment, culture, and faith/spirituality in this process. I also believe that culturally responsive treatment includes engaging the community being served and ensuring that healing processes fit within that cultural context.
I believe in working in partnership with clients to use their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I also realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends, etc.), work or school environment, culture, and faith/spirituality in this process. I also believe that culturally responsive treatment includes engaging the community being served and ensuring that healing processes fit within that cultural context.
(825) 606-0471 View (825) 606-0471
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Lindsay Wolf-Owczarek
Psychologist, BA, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
As humans we do best when we feel connected and understood. Lindsay focuses on creating safety and comfort to build a relationship that allows you to thrive. Lindsay specializes in the individual treatment of children, adolescents and adults.
As humans we do best when we feel connected and understood. Lindsay focuses on creating safety and comfort to build a relationship that allows you to thrive. Lindsay specializes in the individual treatment of children, adolescents and adults.
(587) 989-5292 View (587) 989-5292
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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
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JDC Psychological Services
Psychologist, BA, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Hi! You've taken the first step in searching for help - let me help you take the next one. I am a registered psychologist with a passion for helping people recover from their past, learn new ways of navigating their present, and discover their life's purpose. I work with a variety of life concerns - including trauma, abuse, addiction, stress/anxiety, depression, emotions management and issues of faith. I believe that every person has the capacity for love, joy and peace in their lives. And that we can all use a little help along the way.
Hi! You've taken the first step in searching for help - let me help you take the next one. I am a registered psychologist with a passion for helping people recover from their past, learn new ways of navigating their present, and discover their life's purpose. I work with a variety of life concerns - including trauma, abuse, addiction, stress/anxiety, depression, emotions management and issues of faith. I believe that every person has the capacity for love, joy and peace in their lives. And that we can all use a little help along the way.
(587) 316-8175 View (587) 316-8175
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Gaille Dillabough
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted or depressed; if you're struggling with attention, concentration or intense emotions; if you've suffered from trauma in childhood or adulthood; if you're coping with loss due to death, divorce or life changes; or if you're just uncertain of your current life situation, then I'm here to help. I offer experienced personalized support tailored to help you navigate these challenges, fostering resilience and empowering you to rebuild a sense of wellness in the aftermath of difficult life experiences.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted or depressed; if you're struggling with attention, concentration or intense emotions; if you've suffered from trauma in childhood or adulthood; if you're coping with loss due to death, divorce or life changes; or if you're just uncertain of your current life situation, then I'm here to help. I offer experienced personalized support tailored to help you navigate these challenges, fostering resilience and empowering you to rebuild a sense of wellness in the aftermath of difficult life experiences.
(780) 809-4574 View (780) 809-4574
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Dr. G Peggy McFall
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Occasionally, we all experience feelings of unhappiness, restlessness, or "stuckness". Sometimes, we find ourselves struggling with a more pressing issue, such as depression, anxiety, uncomfortable expressions of anger, difficulty expressing yourself, life transitions, dealing with trauma, or you may find yourself struggling with addiction. Regardless of whether you are looking to learn how to budget or for a therapist who can help you manage symptoms of past or present trauma; I am here to help.
Occasionally, we all experience feelings of unhappiness, restlessness, or "stuckness". Sometimes, we find ourselves struggling with a more pressing issue, such as depression, anxiety, uncomfortable expressions of anger, difficulty expressing yourself, life transitions, dealing with trauma, or you may find yourself struggling with addiction. Regardless of whether you are looking to learn how to budget or for a therapist who can help you manage symptoms of past or present trauma; I am here to help.
(587) 741-2673 View (587) 741-2673
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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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Kristi-Anna S Steiestol
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych, RN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Helping people navigate life's complexities, reconnect with meaning, and find language for their experiences are passions for Kristi-Anna. She is sincere, down-to-earth, and a careful listener. Trauma, depression, cancer (patients & family members), grief, navigating change, and making sense of the past and present are areas she often works with. She also helps people who are contemplating whether or not to remain in present situations, including relationships, jobs, or educational trajectories, where people can sometimes feel stuck, constricted, or on auto-pilot. Her approach is humanistic, trauma-sensitive, and non-pathologizing.
Helping people navigate life's complexities, reconnect with meaning, and find language for their experiences are passions for Kristi-Anna. She is sincere, down-to-earth, and a careful listener. Trauma, depression, cancer (patients & family members), grief, navigating change, and making sense of the past and present are areas she often works with. She also helps people who are contemplating whether or not to remain in present situations, including relationships, jobs, or educational trajectories, where people can sometimes feel stuck, constricted, or on auto-pilot. Her approach is humanistic, trauma-sensitive, and non-pathologizing.
(825) 252-5813 View (825) 252-5813
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Rupinder Bains
Psychologist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6H
As a Registered Psychologist, my goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals, couples and families as they navigate setbacks and discover their own resiliency.
As a Registered Psychologist, my goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals, couples and families as they navigate setbacks and discover their own resiliency.
(587) 906-1467 View (587) 906-1467
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Kristen Dubrule
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5W  (Online Only)
I am experienced in helping people heal from their trauma and address behaviours that interfere with a persons’ quality of life. I do this with a sense of curiosity, and an understanding that survivors have had to adapt to overcome and cope with unthinkable circumstances. Although this is an area of interest, I also have experience helping people with a variety of challenges such as anger, paranoia, depression, and anxiety. I am open to discussing your specific needs to determine if I am the right fit for you.
I am experienced in helping people heal from their trauma and address behaviours that interfere with a persons’ quality of life. I do this with a sense of curiosity, and an understanding that survivors have had to adapt to overcome and cope with unthinkable circumstances. Although this is an area of interest, I also have experience helping people with a variety of challenges such as anger, paranoia, depression, and anxiety. I am open to discussing your specific needs to determine if I am the right fit for you.
(587) 400-1728 View (587) 400-1728
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Zac Berg
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6B
Life is messy. It’s filled with constant struggles - feeling unfulfilled, overwhelmed, lost, or that life is out of control. Do you feel unwanted, struggle with finding purpose, worry about the future, or avoid or distract yourself from feeling painful thoughts and emotions? Are you struggling with issues such as, traumatic events, chronic pain or illness, addiction, couples or relationship issues, grief, anxiety, or depression? I can offer a safe place where you will feel supported, understood, and cared for, as we navigate through this together. As a team, we will carve a path towards the life you want to live.
Life is messy. It’s filled with constant struggles - feeling unfulfilled, overwhelmed, lost, or that life is out of control. Do you feel unwanted, struggle with finding purpose, worry about the future, or avoid or distract yourself from feeling painful thoughts and emotions? Are you struggling with issues such as, traumatic events, chronic pain or illness, addiction, couples or relationship issues, grief, anxiety, or depression? I can offer a safe place where you will feel supported, understood, and cared for, as we navigate through this together. As a team, we will carve a path towards the life you want to live.
(587) 418-8469 View (587) 418-8469
Photo of Suzan Erritzoe Transpersonal Counsellor in Edmonton, AB
Suzan Erritzoe Transpersonal Counsellor
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Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I am here to offer couples and Individuals my guidance into what we are beyond the psychological structures and past traumas. My educational background, and 22 years of professional experience, draws from various therapeutic traditions and methods such as the cognitive,(CBT), systemic, (IFS), psychodynamic and existential, but it is the deeper and transpersonal perspective and approach that has my heart; It is about growing a loving awareness of yourself, your inner self, and what is beyond the self; to tap into a greater sense of our connectedness with everything, to be at home inside, and to build our life in that.
I am here to offer couples and Individuals my guidance into what we are beyond the psychological structures and past traumas. My educational background, and 22 years of professional experience, draws from various therapeutic traditions and methods such as the cognitive,(CBT), systemic, (IFS), psychodynamic and existential, but it is the deeper and transpersonal perspective and approach that has my heart; It is about growing a loving awareness of yourself, your inner self, and what is beyond the self; to tap into a greater sense of our connectedness with everything, to be at home inside, and to build our life in that.
(587) 329-1049 View (587) 329-1049
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Elena Karimi
Counsellor, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6L  (Online Only)
Many things in our lives are on a continuum, including the intensity of the problem, resilience, resourcefulness, and healing. Sometimes we need more guidance and help than other times, and sometimes we feel that we can manage on our own. The striving to heal or cope at our best may be subtle or more apparent in our lives, which helps to realize that change is needed, contemplate it, and act. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, eclectic, and trauma-informed.
Many things in our lives are on a continuum, including the intensity of the problem, resilience, resourcefulness, and healing. Sometimes we need more guidance and help than other times, and sometimes we feel that we can manage on our own. The striving to heal or cope at our best may be subtle or more apparent in our lives, which helps to realize that change is needed, contemplate it, and act. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, eclectic, and trauma-informed.
(587) 844-5025 View (587) 844-5025
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Ashley Ho
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Unhappy? Anxious? Hopeless? Losing control? Dysfunctional upbringing? I help individuals and couples with a history of anxiety, anger, panic, relationship issues, shame, trauma, rigid thoughts/behaviours, PTSD, work stress, ineffective communication, worry, shyness, uncontrollable thoughts, phobias, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), physical symptoms, parenting struggles, feelings of disconnect, numbness and more. It feels hopeless; maybe it’s been this way for as long as you can remember. Change feels impossible, but it isn't.
Unhappy? Anxious? Hopeless? Losing control? Dysfunctional upbringing? I help individuals and couples with a history of anxiety, anger, panic, relationship issues, shame, trauma, rigid thoughts/behaviours, PTSD, work stress, ineffective communication, worry, shyness, uncontrollable thoughts, phobias, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), physical symptoms, parenting struggles, feelings of disconnect, numbness and more. It feels hopeless; maybe it’s been this way for as long as you can remember. Change feels impossible, but it isn't.
(587) 705-1741 View (587) 705-1741
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Cedric Benning
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6X
Welcome to the journey of self-discovery and healing. I'm Dr. Cedric Benning, a dedicated and passionate provisional psychologist with over five years of experience in the field of mental health. My professional journey has taken me across borders, allowing me to gain valuable insights and cultural perspectives that enrich my practice. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep understanding of the human experience. I specialize in providing clinical psychological services for individuals of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults.
Welcome to the journey of self-discovery and healing. I'm Dr. Cedric Benning, a dedicated and passionate provisional psychologist with over five years of experience in the field of mental health. My professional journey has taken me across borders, allowing me to gain valuable insights and cultural perspectives that enrich my practice. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep understanding of the human experience. I specialize in providing clinical psychological services for individuals of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults.
(587) 606-4300 View (587) 606-4300

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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

66% Alberta Blue Cross
60% 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.