Therapists in Medicine Hat, AB

Photo of Sky Bender, Counsellor in Medicine Hat, AB
Sky Bender
Counsellor, CCC, MACP, BHSc, ACD
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I primarily work with adults and teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, and issues relating to gender and sexuality. Creating an affirming and secure space for all is of the upmost importance to me. Everyone deserves to be seen and heard as their authentic selves, for this is where I believe the bulk of healing happens. In addition to being a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I am currently working towards attaining my Registered Provisional Psychologist status.
I primarily work with adults and teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, and issues relating to gender and sexuality. Creating an affirming and secure space for all is of the upmost importance to me. Everyone deserves to be seen and heard as their authentic selves, for this is where I believe the bulk of healing happens. In addition to being a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I am currently working towards attaining my Registered Provisional Psychologist status.
(587) 850-0693 View (587) 850-0693
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Crosswaters Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1B
Rhonda has over 25 years of experience working in the social work field. She is the owner of Crosswaters Counselling Services and holds dual registry in both Alberta and Saskatchewan and is now accepting new clients. Rhonda uses a variety of different therapy processes in order to meet her clients individual needs. Rhonda has the ability to connect with adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. This allows her to bring a non-bias approach that centers on her clients and what they need to help them be successful in their therapeutic journey.
Rhonda has over 25 years of experience working in the social work field. She is the owner of Crosswaters Counselling Services and holds dual registry in both Alberta and Saskatchewan and is now accepting new clients. Rhonda uses a variety of different therapy processes in order to meet her clients individual needs. Rhonda has the ability to connect with adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. This allows her to bring a non-bias approach that centers on her clients and what they need to help them be successful in their therapeutic journey.
(587) 806-5771 View (587) 806-5771
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Greg Godard
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I work exclusively with children age 7 to 17 (with some mild fluctuation on either end of that spectrum). I am a trained narrative therapist specializing in children. I use narrative therapy, play therapy, ACT, and CBT to assist children and adolescents with scavenging their lives, environment, and existence to locate, extricate, and nurture hope. The children I work alongside often struggle with anxiety, grief, trauma, divorce and familial separation, adversity, and sadness. I am the luckiest of psychologists to be able to accompany the extraordinary children I meet for a few steps along their journey.
I work exclusively with children age 7 to 17 (with some mild fluctuation on either end of that spectrum). I am a trained narrative therapist specializing in children. I use narrative therapy, play therapy, ACT, and CBT to assist children and adolescents with scavenging their lives, environment, and existence to locate, extricate, and nurture hope. The children I work alongside often struggle with anxiety, grief, trauma, divorce and familial separation, adversity, and sadness. I am the luckiest of psychologists to be able to accompany the extraordinary children I meet for a few steps along their journey.
(587) 806-3546 View (587) 806-3546
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Nadine Braun Psychology Inc
Psychologist, BA, BEd, MA
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Is Depression preventing you from doing the things that you love? Is Anxiety causing you feelings of overwhelming worry? Have you suffered loss or trauma? Have you been the target of workplace bullying or a workplace injury? Do you suffer with chronic pain? Do you have concerns about your marriage and wish for better communication and problem solving? Is your teen struggling with navigating the challenges of school, friendships, anxiety, or depression?
Is Depression preventing you from doing the things that you love? Is Anxiety causing you feelings of overwhelming worry? Have you suffered loss or trauma? Have you been the target of workplace bullying or a workplace injury? Do you suffer with chronic pain? Do you have concerns about your marriage and wish for better communication and problem solving? Is your teen struggling with navigating the challenges of school, friendships, anxiety, or depression?
(587) 741-0570 View (587) 741-0570
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Stacey Steele Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Waitlist for new clients
How do you know if it’s the right time for counselling and EMDR therapy? Consider your answers to the following questions: Are my basic needs met (? Am I ok being uncomfortable/change? Can I commit to attending regular sessions as recommended and making consistent changes in my daily life)? Am I experiencing any of the following: Feeling overwhelmed, too much or too little sleep & eating, isolating yourself from family and friends, feeling a disconnection from joy, and feelings of hopelessness or apathy? EMDR therapy and counselling could be your next best step.
How do you know if it’s the right time for counselling and EMDR therapy? Consider your answers to the following questions: Are my basic needs met (? Am I ok being uncomfortable/change? Can I commit to attending regular sessions as recommended and making consistent changes in my daily life)? Am I experiencing any of the following: Feeling overwhelmed, too much or too little sleep & eating, isolating yourself from family and friends, feeling a disconnection from joy, and feelings of hopelessness or apathy? EMDR therapy and counselling could be your next best step.
(587) 847-2986 View (587) 847-2986
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Kristyn Georget
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
You’re overwhelmed, burnt out and struggling with the stressors of day to day life. You’re trying to juggle all your responsibilities, taking care of others when all you want to do is lay down because life feels out of control. Some days you are so over stimulated that you need the noise to stop so you can just think. Wanting to let go of the hurt from the past so you can move forwards. Saying “I am NOT okay!” is the hardest and most important step in taking control of your life and pushing yourself to heal and move forwards towards the life you've dreamed of and deserve!
You’re overwhelmed, burnt out and struggling with the stressors of day to day life. You’re trying to juggle all your responsibilities, taking care of others when all you want to do is lay down because life feels out of control. Some days you are so over stimulated that you need the noise to stop so you can just think. Wanting to let go of the hurt from the past so you can move forwards. Saying “I am NOT okay!” is the hardest and most important step in taking control of your life and pushing yourself to heal and move forwards towards the life you've dreamed of and deserve!
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Leah Fischer
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA-CP, PMH-c, EMDR-c, DBT-c
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
“When we try to teach our children how to ‘fit in’ to society, we inadvertently send the message that conformity has a higher value than authenticity. In effect, priming them for a life of mediocrity and unhappiness, as nobody ever feels like they ‘fit in’ when they are not being their authentic selves.” J. Milburn Your lived experience determines your life story. If your experiences are causing barriers to the life you want to live, I am here to help.
“When we try to teach our children how to ‘fit in’ to society, we inadvertently send the message that conformity has a higher value than authenticity. In effect, priming them for a life of mediocrity and unhappiness, as nobody ever feels like they ‘fit in’ when they are not being their authentic selves.” J. Milburn Your lived experience determines your life story. If your experiences are causing barriers to the life you want to live, I am here to help.
(587) 854-0677 View (587) 854-0677
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Beth Toews - Authentic Soul Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about creating safe spaces for individuals who feel that they don’t fit in or are never good enough, along with those who consider themselves to be misfits, hot messes, depressed, anxious, those who misuse substances/alcohol or who just want to figure out who they are. Counselling can be scary, but if you're ready to take this first step, I'll walk beside you. If you want "normal" (wait, what is that anyway?) and authentic, you've found the right gal. I tend to be straight forward, simple and will integrate all the fancy therapy words into something that can be understood in your own personal life.
I am passionate about creating safe spaces for individuals who feel that they don’t fit in or are never good enough, along with those who consider themselves to be misfits, hot messes, depressed, anxious, those who misuse substances/alcohol or who just want to figure out who they are. Counselling can be scary, but if you're ready to take this first step, I'll walk beside you. If you want "normal" (wait, what is that anyway?) and authentic, you've found the right gal. I tend to be straight forward, simple and will integrate all the fancy therapy words into something that can be understood in your own personal life.
(780) 800-2332 View (780) 800-2332
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Madison Laurent
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1B
Hey thinkers and feelers - Do you ever feel like you are surviving rather than living in the moment? Are you experiencing anger, sadness, or just want to learn more about yourself? During our time together, you can be the driver and choose the destination. I can sit with you on your journey, guiding and navigating along the way. Let’s find a place of relief. Perhaps a place where you feel connected to your mind, body, and spirit, or a place of power and belonging. Where would you like to go?
Hey thinkers and feelers - Do you ever feel like you are surviving rather than living in the moment? Are you experiencing anger, sadness, or just want to learn more about yourself? During our time together, you can be the driver and choose the destination. I can sit with you on your journey, guiding and navigating along the way. Let’s find a place of relief. Perhaps a place where you feel connected to your mind, body, and spirit, or a place of power and belonging. Where would you like to go?
(587) 416-4104 View (587) 416-4104
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Chris Shorrock
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I have specialized training and experience to help people struggling with addictions, mood disorders, phase of life issues, grief, anger, trauma... and the combinations therein. Some goals are to feel better, to have better relationships, to protect yourself with healthy boundaries, to find or keep sobriety... but really the most important goals are the ones that you select for our work together.
I have specialized training and experience to help people struggling with addictions, mood disorders, phase of life issues, grief, anger, trauma... and the combinations therein. Some goals are to feel better, to have better relationships, to protect yourself with healthy boundaries, to find or keep sobriety... but really the most important goals are the ones that you select for our work together.
(403) 778-0529 View (403) 778-0529
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Linda Krochak Counselling & Educational Psychology
Psychologist, BSc, MC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Are you ready to move forward and learn new ways of facing life's challenges? Facing the day with hope rather than despair. Facing challenges head on and having faith that you will succeed. Having a goal, a plan, and the support to get there. Forming deeper connections with those closest to you. Rediscovering your passion and confidence. Rediscovering hope. When life becomes particularly difficult, it can help to have someone guide you along the way. The decision to come to counselling is never an easy one and takes both strength and courage. There is help. There is hope.
Are you ready to move forward and learn new ways of facing life's challenges? Facing the day with hope rather than despair. Facing challenges head on and having faith that you will succeed. Having a goal, a plan, and the support to get there. Forming deeper connections with those closest to you. Rediscovering your passion and confidence. Rediscovering hope. When life becomes particularly difficult, it can help to have someone guide you along the way. The decision to come to counselling is never an easy one and takes both strength and courage. There is help. There is hope.
(587) 802-3240 View (587) 802-3240
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Melissa Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Hi there, do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even just exhausted, carrying the trauma, grief, or heaviness of the past? Perhaps your teen or youth is struggling with peers or school and you are not quite sure how to help? Or maybe, you are adjusting to the many transitions life brings us and feeling stuck and stressed. I work to support you in building a life that brings joy, happiness and peace. My therapeutic approach begins with building connections, living authentically and empowering others to achieve personal growth and wellness.
Hi there, do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even just exhausted, carrying the trauma, grief, or heaviness of the past? Perhaps your teen or youth is struggling with peers or school and you are not quite sure how to help? Or maybe, you are adjusting to the many transitions life brings us and feeling stuck and stressed. I work to support you in building a life that brings joy, happiness and peace. My therapeutic approach begins with building connections, living authentically and empowering others to achieve personal growth and wellness.
(587) 815-0679 View (587) 815-0679
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Russ Webb
Counsellor, BA, MA, CT, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1B
*Offering online telehealth counselling* Life has its struggles and with all of the uncertainty in the world right now, it is imperative that you get the support and approach that can make a difference in your life. Many times we can end up using coping mechanisms that make matters worse rather than better. If you have noticed drinking more, increased irritability, increased negative thinking patterns, or lack of tolerance for your kids, I would be honoured to work with you to get you to a more positive and meaningful place in your life.
*Offering online telehealth counselling* Life has its struggles and with all of the uncertainty in the world right now, it is imperative that you get the support and approach that can make a difference in your life. Many times we can end up using coping mechanisms that make matters worse rather than better. If you have noticed drinking more, increased irritability, increased negative thinking patterns, or lack of tolerance for your kids, I would be honoured to work with you to get you to a more positive and meaningful place in your life.
(587) 604-6407 View (587) 604-6407
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Minota-Jean Kennell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Minota Kennell Master of Counselling Psychology, RSW, BSW, Counsellor. I am passionate about supporting people to help them find balance and healing in their lives and to help them recognize their strength in themselves to make that happen. I use a person-centred approach. My main training areas are cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, family conflict, EMDR, and emotion-focus therapy.
Minota Kennell Master of Counselling Psychology, RSW, BSW, Counsellor. I am passionate about supporting people to help them find balance and healing in their lives and to help them recognize their strength in themselves to make that happen. I use a person-centred approach. My main training areas are cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, family conflict, EMDR, and emotion-focus therapy.
(587) 415-0957 View (587) 415-0957
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Tobi Ceh
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Waitlist for new clients
Currently I am only accepting new clients from existing contracts (police, fire and medical staff). However, other therapists in my clinic, MindScape Psychology, are accepting a full range of clientele. My job is to walk alongside people who have suffered psychological or moral injury in their line of work. Together we work to seek relief from the ripple effects of trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction and to build the future they want for themselves.
Currently I am only accepting new clients from existing contracts (police, fire and medical staff). However, other therapists in my clinic, MindScape Psychology, are accepting a full range of clientele. My job is to walk alongside people who have suffered psychological or moral injury in their line of work. Together we work to seek relief from the ripple effects of trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction and to build the future they want for themselves.
(587) 200-9782 View (587) 200-9782
Photo of Vanessa Steeves, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Vanessa Steeves
Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Vanessa, and I am a Registered Psychologist in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Therapy is a healing process, ultimately, making small changes and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. I love working to help clients see the best within themselves and helping them through life's most difficult moments.
Hi! My name is Vanessa, and I am a Registered Psychologist in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Therapy is a healing process, ultimately, making small changes and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. I love working to help clients see the best within themselves and helping them through life's most difficult moments.
(587) 209-4837 View (587) 209-4837
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Marie Wanty - In balance counselling
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1B
Hi, I'm Marie and I've been counselling and coaching individuals for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have worked with clients with many different issues, particularly adults experiencing trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions and any blocks/fears that are preventing them from living their best life. My aim is to help my clients meet their personal goals on their path to healing, better mental health and emotional wellbeing so they can move toward a healthier and more satisfying life.
Hi, I'm Marie and I've been counselling and coaching individuals for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have worked with clients with many different issues, particularly adults experiencing trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions and any blocks/fears that are preventing them from living their best life. My aim is to help my clients meet their personal goals on their path to healing, better mental health and emotional wellbeing so they can move toward a healthier and more satisfying life.
(587) 507-8512 View (587) 507-8512
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Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, MS, Psych, Psychol, Provisi, Prov
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about what I can offer. With over 20 years in practice I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career including community mental health centres, correctional facilities, residential treatment centres, emergency room and school settings working with children, teens & adults. I moved to Canada in 2008 from USA as part of the North American Fair Trade Agreement, to work in the area of Forensic Psychology. Many of my clients are open to working holistically and outside of the conventional talk therapy model with modalities such as yoga, breath work, music in therapy included.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about what I can offer. With over 20 years in practice I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career including community mental health centres, correctional facilities, residential treatment centres, emergency room and school settings working with children, teens & adults. I moved to Canada in 2008 from USA as part of the North American Fair Trade Agreement, to work in the area of Forensic Psychology. Many of my clients are open to working holistically and outside of the conventional talk therapy model with modalities such as yoga, breath work, music in therapy included.
(587) 329-0934 View (587) 329-0934
Photo of Allison Helm, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Allison Helm
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I am a counsellor at MindScape Psychology in Medicine Hat, AB. I work with clients who want to feel more capable and confident in the face of difficult times and personal challenges, whether it be stress, anxiety, trauma, or grief. I aim to help clients build and maintain meaningful and healthy relationships, cultivate self-compassion, and support them with life transitions and new directions. Above all, I strive to provide a sacred and safe space for clients to be unconditionally and empathically heard and supported.
I am a counsellor at MindScape Psychology in Medicine Hat, AB. I work with clients who want to feel more capable and confident in the face of difficult times and personal challenges, whether it be stress, anxiety, trauma, or grief. I aim to help clients build and maintain meaningful and healthy relationships, cultivate self-compassion, and support them with life transitions and new directions. Above all, I strive to provide a sacred and safe space for clients to be unconditionally and empathically heard and supported.
(587) 858-3256 View (587) 858-3256
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Dr. Nicole Dodd
Counsellor, PhD, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I believe that healing is a personal process that involves strengthening the body, mind and spirit. I empower my clients to learn and grow in ways that activate their potential and help them heal and grow. Some people have different strengths and comfort zones, so I use an eclectic approach to unlock the strengths and capabilities of my clients. Sometimes the best healing can happen outside the office like on a walk or interacting with an animal.
I believe that healing is a personal process that involves strengthening the body, mind and spirit. I empower my clients to learn and grow in ways that activate their potential and help them heal and grow. Some people have different strengths and comfort zones, so I use an eclectic approach to unlock the strengths and capabilities of my clients. Sometimes the best healing can happen outside the office like on a walk or interacting with an animal.
(587) 206-9250 View (587) 206-9250

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Number of Counsellors in Medicine Hat, AB

70+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Medicine Hat, AB who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress
70% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Alberta Blue Cross
67% Green Shield Canada
65% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Medicine Hat, AB see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Medicine Hat?

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.