Therapists in Edmonton, AB

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Sunday Komolafe
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BSc, MSc, MA
Verified
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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Sarah Stone Msw Rsw - Accepting New Clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
A happy life is not experienced when everything is perfect, but when everything is in balance. I am committed to supporting you throughout your difficult experiences, whether it is a situational stress, or one that has been a long term concern. The goal is to assist you in moving closer towards becoming the best version of yourself! Many clients access services for support in managing anxiety and depression symptoms, problematic substance use, medical model cannabis use therapy, harm reduction, relationship concerns, and / or in understanding how their body responds to stressful, or even traumatic, experiences.
A happy life is not experienced when everything is perfect, but when everything is in balance. I am committed to supporting you throughout your difficult experiences, whether it is a situational stress, or one that has been a long term concern. The goal is to assist you in moving closer towards becoming the best version of yourself! Many clients access services for support in managing anxiety and depression symptoms, problematic substance use, medical model cannabis use therapy, harm reduction, relationship concerns, and / or in understanding how their body responds to stressful, or even traumatic, experiences.
(587) 327-1495 View (587) 327-1495
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Daisy Lee
Psychologist, MACP
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5M
I am an Edmonton based Registered Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in the field of addiction and mental health. I specialize in working with adults and teenagers (16+), and have had the privilege of walking alongside Client's in diverse settings with a wide range of psychological issues/concerns including addiction (substance abuse, gambling...), life transition, life skills, coping skills, existential/spiritual crises, personality disorders, emotional regulation, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I am an Edmonton based Registered Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in the field of addiction and mental health. I specialize in working with adults and teenagers (16+), and have had the privilege of walking alongside Client's in diverse settings with a wide range of psychological issues/concerns including addiction (substance abuse, gambling...), life transition, life skills, coping skills, existential/spiritual crises, personality disorders, emotional regulation, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
(587) 410-3484 View (587) 410-3484
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Parker Pothier
Pre-Licensed Professional, BCYC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5L
I have experience working with children (ages 10+), teens, and adults facing challenges related to grief & loss, gender & sexual identity, chronic illnesses, disordered eating (including ARFID), school, phobias, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, and trauma. I have a special interest in working with those who have experienced (or who will experience) the death of someone they love, and I also particularly enjoy working with queer, trans+, and gender-creative young people.
I have experience working with children (ages 10+), teens, and adults facing challenges related to grief & loss, gender & sexual identity, chronic illnesses, disordered eating (including ARFID), school, phobias, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, and trauma. I have a special interest in working with those who have experienced (or who will experience) the death of someone they love, and I also particularly enjoy working with queer, trans+, and gender-creative young people.
(825) 801-5320 x705 View (825) 801-5320 x705
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Melissa Schmode-Kristoff - Unstuck Psychological
Psychologist, RPsych, MC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
We are each the author of our own life story, and at times it can feel like we don’t know how to write the next chapter. Perhaps you are experiencing patterns of unhelpful thoughts or behaviours, overwhelming emotions, or just can’t figure out what the obstacle is. Whatever the case may be, please know that you are not alone. I’m here to support you as you write your next chapter. It would be my privilege to work behind the scenes, encouraging you as you navigate the next (or possibly the first) step in your healing journey. To be the Alfred to your Batman, so to speak!
We are each the author of our own life story, and at times it can feel like we don’t know how to write the next chapter. Perhaps you are experiencing patterns of unhelpful thoughts or behaviours, overwhelming emotions, or just can’t figure out what the obstacle is. Whatever the case may be, please know that you are not alone. I’m here to support you as you write your next chapter. It would be my privilege to work behind the scenes, encouraging you as you navigate the next (or possibly the first) step in your healing journey. To be the Alfred to your Batman, so to speak!
(587) 801-7435 View (587) 801-7435
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Claire Wilde
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
Sometimes we hit a place in our life journey where we realize we aren't where we want to be. In these moments, sitting down with someone to sort through where we actually want to be, and then working through the issues getting in the way of us reaching these goals can allow us to tranform our lives. Whether the issues are within your relationship, work, family, or things that happened in your past I would be honored to work with you to live your best life.
Sometimes we hit a place in our life journey where we realize we aren't where we want to be. In these moments, sitting down with someone to sort through where we actually want to be, and then working through the issues getting in the way of us reaching these goals can allow us to tranform our lives. Whether the issues are within your relationship, work, family, or things that happened in your past I would be honored to work with you to live your best life.
(587) 801-1766 View (587) 801-1766
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Reyna Hiebert
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6H
Hi there, I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Master of Counselling (MC). I work for Ascend Psychology Ltd. I enjoy working with teens and adults dealing with various mental health concerns, including: anxiety; depression; mood disorders; grief and loss; self-esteem; trauma and, relationship problems. I have specific training in EMDR which is effective for a variety of mental health concerns. I would love to work with you and help make life more manageable. You know yourself the best and have the answers within and I'm here to help draw those out of you in a collaborative approach.
Hi there, I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Master of Counselling (MC). I work for Ascend Psychology Ltd. I enjoy working with teens and adults dealing with various mental health concerns, including: anxiety; depression; mood disorders; grief and loss; self-esteem; trauma and, relationship problems. I have specific training in EMDR which is effective for a variety of mental health concerns. I would love to work with you and help make life more manageable. You know yourself the best and have the answers within and I'm here to help draw those out of you in a collaborative approach.
(825) 250-0658 View (825) 250-0658
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Lenka Matuska
Psychologist, BA, MACP, RPsych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5V
From time to time everyone experiences periods of conflict, stress, anxiety, grief, and sadness; and we know how hard life can be! Feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed with these emotions, and noticing limitations in our abilities to function may indicate we need to talk to a professional! While trained in multiple therapy modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EFT and others; I combine and tailor these for a collaborative, strength-based, and personalized experience within an interactive approach.
From time to time everyone experiences periods of conflict, stress, anxiety, grief, and sadness; and we know how hard life can be! Feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed with these emotions, and noticing limitations in our abilities to function may indicate we need to talk to a professional! While trained in multiple therapy modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EFT and others; I combine and tailor these for a collaborative, strength-based, and personalized experience within an interactive approach.
(587) 855-6553 View (587) 855-6553
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Ashley Ho
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Unhappy? Anxious? Hopeless? Losing control? Did you experience a dysfunctional upbringing? I help individuals and couples with a history of anxiety, anger, panic, relationship issues, shame, trauma, PTSD, work stress, ineffective communication, worry, shyness, uncontrollable thoughts, binge eating, phobias, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), intense physical symptoms, parenting struggles, feeling disconnected or numb 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? Did you experience a dysfunctional upbringing? I help individuals and couples with a history of anxiety, anger, panic, relationship issues, shame, trauma, PTSD, work stress, ineffective communication, worry, shyness, uncontrollable thoughts, binge eating, phobias, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), intense physical symptoms, parenting struggles, feeling disconnected or numb 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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Homa Fatemeh Ebrahime
Psychologist, MSc , MC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
As a registered psychologist, I have extensive training in treatment of family/children's mental or emotional health issues with a focus on the brain neurology. My work has been really effective in the field of child's Neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, ASD, OCD, learning disorders, as well as developmental trauma and process addiction. I am genuinely sensitive to cultural/individual differences, therefore, I integrate a variety of techniques to help each individual to discover their internal healing elements that have been underestimated for different reasons.
As a registered psychologist, I have extensive training in treatment of family/children's mental or emotional health issues with a focus on the brain neurology. My work has been really effective in the field of child's Neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, ASD, OCD, learning disorders, as well as developmental trauma and process addiction. I am genuinely sensitive to cultural/individual differences, therefore, I integrate a variety of techniques to help each individual to discover their internal healing elements that have been underestimated for different reasons.
(587) 813-5474 View (587) 813-5474
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Connie Yeung
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
Connie has a vast amount of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents in both non-profit organizations and private practice settings. She has a great interest in helping children and their families to reflect on their own abilities and strengths, to help them cope well with life’s challenges, and to promote resilience. With Connie’s personal experiences, she demonstrates compassion to help women who are going through infertility and miscarriage problems. Connie also establishes multicultural competence skills through working with clients from a range of ages and diverse backgrounds.
Connie has a vast amount of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents in both non-profit organizations and private practice settings. She has a great interest in helping children and their families to reflect on their own abilities and strengths, to help them cope well with life’s challenges, and to promote resilience. With Connie’s personal experiences, she demonstrates compassion to help women who are going through infertility and miscarriage problems. Connie also establishes multicultural competence skills through working with clients from a range of ages and diverse backgrounds.
(587) 328-4955 View (587) 328-4955
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Michelle Espinho
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
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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Maija (My-Ah) Prakash
Psychologist, MC, #5278, SEP
Verified
15 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6H
It can be hard to enjoy life, especially when our automatic reactions and thoughts are problematic or painful. It can feel like our lives are "stuck" on autopilot. I enjoy helping people cope and to get "unstuck" from symptoms of overwhelm. By reducing stress within our nervous system, we may better manage our responsibilities, increase our immune system, and recover our health easier. Therapy can help restore an inner calm and can help you come back to yourself.
It can be hard to enjoy life, especially when our automatic reactions and thoughts are problematic or painful. It can feel like our lives are "stuck" on autopilot. I enjoy helping people cope and to get "unstuck" from symptoms of overwhelm. By reducing stress within our nervous system, we may better manage our responsibilities, increase our immune system, and recover our health easier. Therapy can help restore an inner calm and can help you come back to yourself.
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Alyssa Hryciw
Psychologist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5G
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel stuck, disconnected from others, and/or living on auto-pilot? Something (whether that is known or not) is preventing you from living your ideal life. Whether your goal in therapy is to gain a better understanding of yourself, lessen the impact of your suffering, or anything in-between, Alyssa can help gain that control and power back into your life. Alyssa loves working with teens, adults, and couples whom are experiencing impacts from relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and difficult life transitions.
Do you feel stuck, disconnected from others, and/or living on auto-pilot? Something (whether that is known or not) is preventing you from living your ideal life. Whether your goal in therapy is to gain a better understanding of yourself, lessen the impact of your suffering, or anything in-between, Alyssa can help gain that control and power back into your life. Alyssa loves working with teens, adults, and couples whom are experiencing impacts from relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and difficult life transitions.
(587) 416-5632 View (587) 416-5632
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Lisa Hua
Psychologist, BA, MC, RPsych
Verified
7 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
Waitlist for new clients
You may have tried your own strategies, Googled your symptoms, or just feel nothing is working. That's the hard part and you don't have to do it alone. I am a Registered Psychologist passionate about helping teens and adults feel more connected to themselves again. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, emotional distress, OCD, ADHD and interpersonal trauma. I work with clients who often feel that something is always wrong or not enough. You may also feel stuck in resentments, guilt, heaviness, and at times, hopeless. I work with you to find your balance and experience the freedom to be you.
You may have tried your own strategies, Googled your symptoms, or just feel nothing is working. That's the hard part and you don't have to do it alone. I am a Registered Psychologist passionate about helping teens and adults feel more connected to themselves again. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, emotional distress, OCD, ADHD and interpersonal trauma. I work with clients who often feel that something is always wrong or not enough. You may also feel stuck in resentments, guilt, heaviness, and at times, hopeless. I work with you to find your balance and experience the freedom to be you.
(780) 850-7897 View (780) 850-7897
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Zahra Domingo
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
Waitlist for new clients
We all need a little help from time to time. Sometimes life gets hard and those difficult moments can make it seem impossible to recognize that things can improve. As a registered psychologist of 17 years and Clinical Director at Edgar Psychological, I deliver treatment using an evidence based integrative approach including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy to make treatment effective. I welcome you to connect with me so I can help you work towards your goals. I am a culturally sensitive and L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ friendly clinician.
We all need a little help from time to time. Sometimes life gets hard and those difficult moments can make it seem impossible to recognize that things can improve. As a registered psychologist of 17 years and Clinical Director at Edgar Psychological, I deliver treatment using an evidence based integrative approach including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy to make treatment effective. I welcome you to connect with me so I can help you work towards your goals. I am a culturally sensitive and L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ friendly clinician.
(587) 507-4719 View (587) 507-4719
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Trauma Therapy for Women (Mikaela Norton)
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you've been through a traumatic experience, it's likely that you're in search of a therapist that specializes in trauma care. You want solutions, but with a caring, judgement-free space to process your emotions and experiences. I have spent over 5 years working with survivors of trauma of all ages and successfully helped them work through their healing process. By utilizing many forms of therapy, I can successfully tailor your experience to what works best for you. You're unique. Your therapy experience should be too.
If you've been through a traumatic experience, it's likely that you're in search of a therapist that specializes in trauma care. You want solutions, but with a caring, judgement-free space to process your emotions and experiences. I have spent over 5 years working with survivors of trauma of all ages and successfully helped them work through their healing process. By utilizing many forms of therapy, I can successfully tailor your experience to what works best for you. You're unique. Your therapy experience should be too.
(587) 705-4764 View (587) 705-4764
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Deep Mind Squared
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN, BA, SEC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5L
The feeling of disconnection is all too common in our society. This disconnect from self and others is the cause of many mental health issues and the lack of enjoyment in life. At Deep Mind Squared, we are committed to bridging the gap between mental health and spirituality so you can experience a sense of connection to your truth and your power. Many of the people we hold space for are curious about psychedelics, integrating altered state experiences and understanding themselves. If this sounds like you, please reach out to find out mor details on how we can work together.
The feeling of disconnection is all too common in our society. This disconnect from self and others is the cause of many mental health issues and the lack of enjoyment in life. At Deep Mind Squared, we are committed to bridging the gap between mental health and spirituality so you can experience a sense of connection to your truth and your power. Many of the people we hold space for are curious about psychedelics, integrating altered state experiences and understanding themselves. If this sounds like you, please reach out to find out mor details on how we can work together.
(587) 412-5197 View (587) 412-5197
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Lubna Zaeem
Psychologist, BSc , (Hons), MEd
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6R
I have been working for more than a decade in the field of psychology and believe in a client-centered approach. In my years of counselling, I have worked with a diverse population but specialize in understanding the challenges of multicultural clients. An immigrant myself I have a profound understanding of the trials and tribulations of an immigrant in pursuit of a better life in Canada.
I have been working for more than a decade in the field of psychology and believe in a client-centered approach. In my years of counselling, I have worked with a diverse population but specialize in understanding the challenges of multicultural clients. An immigrant myself I have a profound understanding of the trials and tribulations of an immigrant in pursuit of a better life in Canada.
(587) 801-1746 View (587) 801-1746
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Celeste Ferguson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
Wherever you are on your therapeutic journey, welcome. I enjoy supporting children (3+), adolescents, and adults experiencing grief, trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress and other challenges that impact daily functioning. In my approach, I bring concrete tools and strategies to support those I sit with to develop a deeper connection to self and others. I strongly believe in creating a safe and supportive environment that supports healing. If you are looking for a therapist that is gentle, compassionate, but directive when helpful, we may be a good fit.
Wherever you are on your therapeutic journey, welcome. I enjoy supporting children (3+), adolescents, and adults experiencing grief, trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress and other challenges that impact daily functioning. In my approach, I bring concrete tools and strategies to support those I sit with to develop a deeper connection to self and others. I strongly believe in creating a safe and supportive environment that supports healing. If you are looking for a therapist that is gentle, compassionate, but directive when helpful, we may be a good fit.
(587) 600-0537 View (587) 600-0537

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Edmonton, AB

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Edmonton, AB who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Alberta Blue Cross
59% Green Shield Canada
56% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Edmonton, AB see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Edmonton?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.