Therapists in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

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Lareina Dibben
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
I would love to have the opportunity to work with you on challenges affecting your day-to-day life. I enjoy working with children, teens and adults and have 20 years of teaching and training experience in addition to my counselling training. My personal experiences with trauma, grief and loss, and ADHD have led me to want to help others through these experiences. I believe this greatly assists me in understanding and honouring your experiences. I strive to provide a safe space to share and learn new skills to build the life you want in line with your values and beliefs.
I would love to have the opportunity to work with you on challenges affecting your day-to-day life. I enjoy working with children, teens and adults and have 20 years of teaching and training experience in addition to my counselling training. My personal experiences with trauma, grief and loss, and ADHD have led me to want to help others through these experiences. I believe this greatly assists me in understanding and honouring your experiences. I strive to provide a safe space to share and learn new skills to build the life you want in line with your values and beliefs.
(587) 415-0920 View (587) 415-0920
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Sandra Rourke
BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Hello! Are you feeling stuck, not quite yourself, or unfulfilled? Are you struggling with emotional regulation caused by anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma? I have over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. My journey started with working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families years ago. As I worked closely with people over the years, I realized I wanted to offer more to people in a more profound, more meaningful way, which now has me working as a therapist who provides trauma-informed care to people of all ages. I offer people the care, connection, and support they seek.
Hello! Are you feeling stuck, not quite yourself, or unfulfilled? Are you struggling with emotional regulation caused by anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma? I have over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. My journey started with working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families years ago. As I worked closely with people over the years, I realized I wanted to offer more to people in a more profound, more meaningful way, which now has me working as a therapist who provides trauma-informed care to people of all ages. I offer people the care, connection, and support they seek.
(587) 803-4264 View (587) 803-4264
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Jana Roberto
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
I offer assessment and consultation services for people of all ages, from preschool to adult. I specialize in autism, ADHD, and psycho educational assessments. My work experience has allowed me the opportunity to work with many children, adults, and families through their diagnostic journeys. I have had the opportunity to directly learn about neurodivergence through each individual’s unique experience. I value a neurodiversity affirming and strength-based approach and strive to support my clients through learning more about them and their needs when it comes to functioning in their day-to-day lives.
I offer assessment and consultation services for people of all ages, from preschool to adult. I specialize in autism, ADHD, and psycho educational assessments. My work experience has allowed me the opportunity to work with many children, adults, and families through their diagnostic journeys. I have had the opportunity to directly learn about neurodivergence through each individual’s unique experience. I value a neurodiversity affirming and strength-based approach and strive to support my clients through learning more about them and their needs when it comes to functioning in their day-to-day lives.
(587) 507-4407 View (587) 507-4407
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Everett John Vroon
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Battered and bruised by life? Dragging yourself to work or constantly walking with a psychological limp? Wanting to accept what you can't change and access the courage to change what you can? If you answer yes to any of these three questions and you are open to self-exploration, you may find me to be of help to you. Many clients who have struggled with addictions, crises of faith, trauma, and burnout have responded well to my approach to therapy and personal growth over the past 20+ years.
Battered and bruised by life? Dragging yourself to work or constantly walking with a psychological limp? Wanting to accept what you can't change and access the courage to change what you can? If you answer yes to any of these three questions and you are open to self-exploration, you may find me to be of help to you. Many clients who have struggled with addictions, crises of faith, trauma, and burnout have responded well to my approach to therapy and personal growth over the past 20+ years.
(587) 760-0362 View (587) 760-0362
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Tomiwa Arogundade
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Hi there! I'm Tomiwa (TAW-ME-WAH), and I am a Nigerian-Canadian mental health therapist offering accessible therapy. I am deeply committed to providing compassionate and effective therapy to clients from diverse backgrounds. My work is grounded in the belief that all individuals are experts in their own experiences, and that therapy should be a collaborative and empowering process. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and work towards meaningful change.
Hi there! I'm Tomiwa (TAW-ME-WAH), and I am a Nigerian-Canadian mental health therapist offering accessible therapy. I am deeply committed to providing compassionate and effective therapy to clients from diverse backgrounds. My work is grounded in the belief that all individuals are experts in their own experiences, and that therapy should be a collaborative and empowering process. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and work towards meaningful change.
(587) 905-9076 View (587) 905-9076
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Stephanie Baker
Psychologist, BcSoc, MACP
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Working as a First Responder or being a Veteran can bring a “mix bag” of unique challenges, positive and negative, that can influence multiple layers in your life. Although these jobs can be rewarding they can also have an impact on your life. SB Psychology provides specialized treatment for individuals exploring a variety of concerns for both professional and personal life challenges. I specialize in dealing with PTSD and have experience working with service- and combat- related trauma. I also work with Veterans & First Responders who just need to talk to a “grey zone” or maybe just feel stuck and overwhelmed.
Working as a First Responder or being a Veteran can bring a “mix bag” of unique challenges, positive and negative, that can influence multiple layers in your life. Although these jobs can be rewarding they can also have an impact on your life. SB Psychology provides specialized treatment for individuals exploring a variety of concerns for both professional and personal life challenges. I specialize in dealing with PTSD and have experience working with service- and combat- related trauma. I also work with Veterans & First Responders who just need to talk to a “grey zone” or maybe just feel stuck and overwhelmed.
(833) 608-0353 View (833) 608-0353
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Shayda Nanji
Counsellor, BScPh, RPC, EFTprac
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L  (Online Only)
We all desire a life where we're not struggling with anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, trauma, setting healthy boundaries, anger, perfectionism, shame and guilt etc. Sometimes we feel no one understands! These are normal human struggles and there is no shame in talking to a professional. We seek help from doctors for physical health so why not for mental health? Healing the body, also requires healing the mind. I am also an EFT (Tapping) practitioner and I love EFT work since it has consistently been shown to be of great benefit, either as a stand-alone therapy or in addition to other modalities. Time to talk, tap or tap and talk? YES
We all desire a life where we're not struggling with anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, trauma, setting healthy boundaries, anger, perfectionism, shame and guilt etc. Sometimes we feel no one understands! These are normal human struggles and there is no shame in talking to a professional. We seek help from doctors for physical health so why not for mental health? Healing the body, also requires healing the mind. I am also an EFT (Tapping) practitioner and I love EFT work since it has consistently been shown to be of great benefit, either as a stand-alone therapy or in addition to other modalities. Time to talk, tap or tap and talk? YES
(587) 406-1039 View (587) 406-1039
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Karen M Andres
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PhD, MA, MN, MSc, NP
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Life can sometimes be a bit of a handful. Feelings of stress, overwhelm, and/or maybe just not knowing where to turn or what to do next. Often those times of challenge are our greatest growth, but it is difficult to see the opportunity for growth at the time. Sometimes just talking about those challenges, can help one gain perspective and develop a plan forward. My goal in therapy is to provide my clients with an objective perspective to see their problems or challenges differently, perhaps less daunting, helping them find a way forward. Life happens to all of us. I believe people are more capable than they realize.
Life can sometimes be a bit of a handful. Feelings of stress, overwhelm, and/or maybe just not knowing where to turn or what to do next. Often those times of challenge are our greatest growth, but it is difficult to see the opportunity for growth at the time. Sometimes just talking about those challenges, can help one gain perspective and develop a plan forward. My goal in therapy is to provide my clients with an objective perspective to see their problems or challenges differently, perhaps less daunting, helping them find a way forward. Life happens to all of us. I believe people are more capable than they realize.
(825) 250-0332 View (825) 250-0332
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Stephanie Hawryliw
Psychologist, MC, R Psych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Registered Psychologist who specializes in supporting adult clients with trauma, anger, shame, burn out, overwhelming emotions, boundaries, depression, anxiety, and return-to-work/medical leaves. This includes experience with first responders and a specialization in providing virtual care with a goal of making services accessible to clients. I also specialize in the psychological assessment of adult ADHD. I believe that the challenges in our lives, both big and small, can greatly impact our well being. Working to resolve those challenges in a supported space can provide relief, insight, and resilience.
Hello! I'm a Registered Psychologist who specializes in supporting adult clients with trauma, anger, shame, burn out, overwhelming emotions, boundaries, depression, anxiety, and return-to-work/medical leaves. This includes experience with first responders and a specialization in providing virtual care with a goal of making services accessible to clients. I also specialize in the psychological assessment of adult ADHD. I believe that the challenges in our lives, both big and small, can greatly impact our well being. Working to resolve those challenges in a supported space can provide relief, insight, and resilience.
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Amanda Dubé
Counsellor, CT, RPCC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Hi! My name is Amanda and I’m a licensed, insured, and registered Counselling Therapist, Psychotherapist, and Clinical Counsellor with various certifications on top of formal education. Finding the right fit can be difficult, so thanks for stopping by! I use a motivational, coaching, and supportive approach for children, youth, and adults who aspire to authentically heal, live, love, achieve, and create.
Hi! My name is Amanda and I’m a licensed, insured, and registered Counselling Therapist, Psychotherapist, and Clinical Counsellor with various certifications on top of formal education. Finding the right fit can be difficult, so thanks for stopping by! I use a motivational, coaching, and supportive approach for children, youth, and adults who aspire to authentically heal, live, love, achieve, and create.
(587) 608-5514 View (587) 608-5514
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Denise Stacey
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Overwhelmed, stressed and or burnt out is how a lot of people are feelings these days. Perhaps it's a struggle with parenting, or maybe you have come at crossroads in your relationship. It may be the search for more balance in your life or you are experiencing a life change. Whatever the path is that lies before you, you're looking for support on that journey.
Overwhelmed, stressed and or burnt out is how a lot of people are feelings these days. Perhaps it's a struggle with parenting, or maybe you have come at crossroads in your relationship. It may be the search for more balance in your life or you are experiencing a life change. Whatever the path is that lies before you, you're looking for support on that journey.
(587) 418-4403 View (587) 418-4403
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Cindy Calvez Westra
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Sometimes our life gets pretty overwhelming, leaving us feeling like we are caught in a winter storm without any sight of warmer, brighter days. If your current life circumstances feel like more than you can cope with, I would love to help you utilize your strengths to find your way through this storm.
Sometimes our life gets pretty overwhelming, leaving us feeling like we are caught in a winter storm without any sight of warmer, brighter days. If your current life circumstances feel like more than you can cope with, I would love to help you utilize your strengths to find your way through this storm.
(825) 797-0609 View (825) 797-0609
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Infinite Path
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Infinite Path is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of our clients, offering counselling to individuals of all ages, including adults, teens, children, couples, and families. We understand that each person’s journey is unique, which is why we provide a wide range of therapeutic services tailored to address specific challenges and goals. Our team of highly trained professionals from various fields, such as education, social work, psychology, and speech and language pathology, is committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental, and neuroaffirming environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
Infinite Path is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of our clients, offering counselling to individuals of all ages, including adults, teens, children, couples, and families. We understand that each person’s journey is unique, which is why we provide a wide range of therapeutic services tailored to address specific challenges and goals. Our team of highly trained professionals from various fields, such as education, social work, psychology, and speech and language pathology, is committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental, and neuroaffirming environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
(587) 804-6895 View (587) 804-6895
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Corina Shurvell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
I have always loved being given the opportunity to work alongside people and feel honoured when they allow me to become a part of their journey toward healing. I work from a trauma-informed approach, drawing on elements of evidence-based treatments that meet the unique needs of every client and build on their strengths. When we work together, the approach we take in therapy will be based on what is best for you, honouring where you are, where you have been, and where you’re hoping to be.
I have always loved being given the opportunity to work alongside people and feel honoured when they allow me to become a part of their journey toward healing. I work from a trauma-informed approach, drawing on elements of evidence-based treatments that meet the unique needs of every client and build on their strengths. When we work together, the approach we take in therapy will be based on what is best for you, honouring where you are, where you have been, and where you’re hoping to be.
(587) 870-6642 View (587) 870-6642
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Victoria Hebert
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
I am a local Registered Psychologist and the Director of Heartland Psychology, specializing in the treatment of trauma, grief & loss, anxiety, and depression. In addition to working in private practice, I enjoy teaching in the Master of Counselling program at City University of Seattle as an Associate Faculty member. It was the loss of my mother to cancer six years ago that changed how I viewed the world and led me into working with others in their struggles. I am currently offering in-person and video sessions from our clinic in Fort Saskatchewan.
I am a local Registered Psychologist and the Director of Heartland Psychology, specializing in the treatment of trauma, grief & loss, anxiety, and depression. In addition to working in private practice, I enjoy teaching in the Master of Counselling program at City University of Seattle as an Associate Faculty member. It was the loss of my mother to cancer six years ago that changed how I viewed the world and led me into working with others in their struggles. I am currently offering in-person and video sessions from our clinic in Fort Saskatchewan.
(587) 907-5183 View (587) 907-5183
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Anderson Arts & Well-Being Inc
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Experiencing sleep issues, low mood, feeling powerless and unable to move forward with your relationships, career, or simple day to day functioning? You may be anxious about what the future may bring or continually wrestling with experiences of the past. Perhaps you are transitioning to a new phase of life, facing decisions that you are finding difficult. Ready to make a change? You can. Imagine being able to sleep well at night, regulate your emotions, be in relationship, meet your own needs, and make confident decisions. If you have yet to find a way to move forward, I invite you to a free initial consult.
Experiencing sleep issues, low mood, feeling powerless and unable to move forward with your relationships, career, or simple day to day functioning? You may be anxious about what the future may bring or continually wrestling with experiences of the past. Perhaps you are transitioning to a new phase of life, facing decisions that you are finding difficult. Ready to make a change? You can. Imagine being able to sleep well at night, regulate your emotions, be in relationship, meet your own needs, and make confident decisions. If you have yet to find a way to move forward, I invite you to a free initial consult.
(587) 410-7461 View (587) 410-7461
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Amanda Balsillie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Amanda Balsillie, SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW. Please Note: I cannot direct bill to NIHB. I take a holistic approach in therapy and want to make sure you are heard and what you are experiencing or going through is supported in therapy. I want every client to feel accepted, validated and empowered to continue in their personal journey.
Amanda Balsillie, SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW. Please Note: I cannot direct bill to NIHB. I take a holistic approach in therapy and want to make sure you are heard and what you are experiencing or going through is supported in therapy. I want every client to feel accepted, validated and empowered to continue in their personal journey.
(587) 412-5204 View (587) 412-5204
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Katherine Hannis
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Change often takes incredible strength and bravery! I view my role as supportive to an individual's own innate ability to heal.
Change often takes incredible strength and bravery! I view my role as supportive to an individual's own innate ability to heal.
(587) 602-1038 View (587) 602-1038
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Anna Heidebrecht
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
Hello, my name is Anna Heidebrecht and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Life in Colour Psychology accepting new clients! I am passionate about supporting people navigating concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, burnout, relationship issues, parenting struggles, boundary issues, living with disabilities, dissociation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation. I offer counseling services to children, teens, and adults. My work with clients is rooted in compassion, empowerment, and genuineness to navigate issues and realize their full potential.
Hello, my name is Anna Heidebrecht and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Life in Colour Psychology accepting new clients! I am passionate about supporting people navigating concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, burnout, relationship issues, parenting struggles, boundary issues, living with disabilities, dissociation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation. I offer counseling services to children, teens, and adults. My work with clients is rooted in compassion, empowerment, and genuineness to navigate issues and realize their full potential.
(587) 807-0933 View (587) 807-0933
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Valerie Marcil
Psychologist, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L
My clients are seeking help for a variety of issues. I do not limit my practice to one area because I believe that bigger issues are a combination of many smaller ones. Together, we can find the root cause of your symptoms and focus on coping skills and self-regulation tools to feel better.
My clients are seeking help for a variety of issues. I do not limit my practice to one area because I believe that bigger issues are a combination of many smaller ones. Together, we can find the root cause of your symptoms and focus on coping skills and self-regulation tools to feel better.
(587) 802-8096 View (587) 802-8096

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

60+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Fort Saskatchewan, AB who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Coping Skills
84% Stress
82% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Alberta Blue Cross
66% Green Shield Canada
64% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Fort Saskatchewan, AB see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Saskatchewan?

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.