Therapists in Medicine Hat, AB

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Tiffany Biensch
Pre-Licensed Professional, CCC, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor who works with adults and teenagers in both individual and couples counselling. My main areas of focus include: depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, coping, stress, self-care, trauma and PTSD. I believe in taking a holistic and empathetic approach in counselling that is grounded in evidence-based techniques. I recognize that all my clients are different and I consider their emotional, physical, spiritual, and social factors when co-creating a plan towards well-being.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor who works with adults and teenagers in both individual and couples counselling. My main areas of focus include: depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, coping, stress, self-care, trauma and PTSD. I believe in taking a holistic and empathetic approach in counselling that is grounded in evidence-based techniques. I recognize that all my clients are different and I consider their emotional, physical, spiritual, and social factors when co-creating a plan towards well-being.
(587) 417-2746 View (587) 417-2746
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Trevor Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Hello there! I am currently a Masters level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student who is qualified to practice onsite at the Psynergy Centre under the clinical supervision of Trenton Akers. My personal philosophy is grounded in the understanding that life is a journey filled with its own unique challenges and triumphs. Healing often involves untangling layers of pain accumulated over time and this can be a difficult process. My mission is to stand alongside clients as they navigate their unique paths, offering unwavering support and understanding.
Hello there! I am currently a Masters level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student who is qualified to practice onsite at the Psynergy Centre under the clinical supervision of Trenton Akers. My personal philosophy is grounded in the understanding that life is a journey filled with its own unique challenges and triumphs. Healing often involves untangling layers of pain accumulated over time and this can be a difficult process. My mission is to stand alongside clients as they navigate their unique paths, offering unwavering support and understanding.
(587) 210-5116 View (587) 210-5116
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Angela Lynn Batista
Registered Social Worker, MA, BSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
With over a decade of dedicated practice, Angela possesses extensive experience nurturing children's emotional development. Her unwavering focus on children's well-being stems from a firm belief in the transformative power of play. Angela's approach, characterized by warmth, curiosity, and a nurturing demeanor, establishes a secure, empathetic environment for children and all clients to freely navigate and process complex emotions.
With over a decade of dedicated practice, Angela possesses extensive experience nurturing children's emotional development. Her unwavering focus on children's well-being stems from a firm belief in the transformative power of play. Angela's approach, characterized by warmth, curiosity, and a nurturing demeanor, establishes a secure, empathetic environment for children and all clients to freely navigate and process complex emotions.
(587) 803-1681 View (587) 803-1681
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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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Alysha Gurney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Are you looking for a counsellor that provides a warm and inviting atmosphere, care and compassion for their clients and is able to highlight your strengths and resiliencies? Do you have concerns about your children, teens or family? Perhaps you mentally checked all those boxes? Or even worse, you are not even sure how you feel or where to begin. Than you are currently in the right place. I support children, teens and adults with tools to overcome stressors and barriers that hinder them from living their best life! This includes strategies for difficult behaviours, anxiety, depression and relationships.
Are you looking for a counsellor that provides a warm and inviting atmosphere, care and compassion for their clients and is able to highlight your strengths and resiliencies? Do you have concerns about your children, teens or family? Perhaps you mentally checked all those boxes? Or even worse, you are not even sure how you feel or where to begin. Than you are currently in the right place. I support children, teens and adults with tools to overcome stressors and barriers that hinder them from living their best life! This includes strategies for difficult behaviours, anxiety, depression and relationships.
(587) 602-0925 View (587) 602-0925
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Altruism Connection - Counselling & Services
Counsellor, MACP, BSW, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Let me support you in a journey of connection and discovery. Time spent together is about you. A place to have a voice to explore options, solutions, intuition, connections, spirituality, and more. Allow me to hold a safe space for you, whether in person or online.
Let me support you in a journey of connection and discovery. Time spent together is about you. A place to have a voice to explore options, solutions, intuition, connections, spirituality, and more. Allow me to hold a safe space for you, whether in person or online.
(403) 581-1618 View (403) 581-1618
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Ben Coxson
Psychologist, CCC, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I presently work with children (10 years+), youth, young adults and adults; I also provide counselling with individual, couples and family sessions. My ideal client is someone who is willing to try something new and explore life from a different angle. I have experience supporting people through anxiety, depression, relationship hardships, life changes, career adjustments, self-growth and many more concerns. I aim to foster a caring and safe environment where I can authentically connect with my clients.
I presently work with children (10 years+), youth, young adults and adults; I also provide counselling with individual, couples and family sessions. My ideal client is someone who is willing to try something new and explore life from a different angle. I have experience supporting people through anxiety, depression, relationship hardships, life changes, career adjustments, self-growth and many more concerns. I aim to foster a caring and safe environment where I can authentically connect with my clients.
(403) 812-2140 View (403) 812-2140
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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 relationship issues, trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions and any blocks/fears that are preventing you from living your 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 relationship issues, trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions and any blocks/fears that are preventing you from living your 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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Jeremy Clark Alcorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Are you feeling like there are patterns in your life that hold you back? Have you been working hard to find the happiness that you always dreamed of, and it doesn't seem to matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to get there? Perhaps, you have broken free of unhealthy environments or unhealthy experiences, yet you still have an emptiness you can't seem to fill. Or you experience depression, anxiety, PTSD or other diagnosable mental health concerns. Creating your happiness is possible. Sometimes it just takes a person with some professional distance from your situation and therapeutic skill to help you find your way forward.
Are you feeling like there are patterns in your life that hold you back? Have you been working hard to find the happiness that you always dreamed of, and it doesn't seem to matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to get there? Perhaps, you have broken free of unhealthy environments or unhealthy experiences, yet you still have an emptiness you can't seem to fill. Or you experience depression, anxiety, PTSD or other diagnosable mental health concerns. Creating your happiness is possible. Sometimes it just takes a person with some professional distance from your situation and therapeutic skill to help you find your way forward.
(587) 801-7068 View (587) 801-7068
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Kyle D Graham
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
There are times in our lives when we may feel overwhelmed and out of control, and this may lead to symptoms related to anxiety and depression. I am passionate about mental and emotional health. As well as, helping others grow, develop, and discover their unique abilities to overcome adversity.
There are times in our lives when we may feel overwhelmed and out of control, and this may lead to symptoms related to anxiety and depression. I am passionate about mental and emotional health. As well as, helping others grow, develop, and discover their unique abilities to overcome adversity.
(587) 329-3641 View (587) 329-3641
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Travis Funk
Counsellor, CCC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Sometimes life throws us experiences that make us question who we are, challenge our sense of connection with others, or traumatize us. Whether these experiences result in stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or substance use, these life situations can be difficult to manage on our own. Imagine a non-judgemental, compassionate, and empathetic space to find your pathway to improved wellness. I work with adults, teens, couples, and families, striving to understand how these experiences have impacted them. I appreciate the privilege of being able to work collaboratively with my clients, finding strengths and working towards goals.
Sometimes life throws us experiences that make us question who we are, challenge our sense of connection with others, or traumatize us. Whether these experiences result in stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or substance use, these life situations can be difficult to manage on our own. Imagine a non-judgemental, compassionate, and empathetic space to find your pathway to improved wellness. I work with adults, teens, couples, and families, striving to understand how these experiences have impacted them. I appreciate the privilege of being able to work collaboratively with my clients, finding strengths and working towards goals.
(587) 816-6529 View (587) 816-6529
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Carla Stern
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Do you struggle to manage your child's big emotions or challenging behaviours? Or has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, or some other emotional or behavioural difficulty? You may hope that it's just a phase, or that the behaviours will get better as your child matures, but the reality is that, unaddressed, emotional and behaviour challenges in young children typically continue through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, with much greater consequences and resistance to interventions. Now is the time to address your child's behavioural challenges head-on.
Do you struggle to manage your child's big emotions or challenging behaviours? Or has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, or some other emotional or behavioural difficulty? You may hope that it's just a phase, or that the behaviours will get better as your child matures, but the reality is that, unaddressed, emotional and behaviour challenges in young children typically continue through childhood, adolescence, and beyond, with much greater consequences and resistance to interventions. Now is the time to address your child's behavioural challenges head-on.
(866) 638-4217 View (866) 638-4217
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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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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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Deena West Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Are you looking to speak with someone about your current struggles? Want someone who is caring, compassionate, and non-judgemental, maybe even someone who will challenge you to meet your goals in counselling and to think about things with a different perspective? Perhaps someone to help guide you out of the pain you are experiencing? I believe counselling is a collaborative relationship, it's about creating change, and it's about self-exploration. I also believe the counselling relationship is meant to honour you, guide you, and empower you. It is important to find a counsellor that "fits" with you!
Are you looking to speak with someone about your current struggles? Want someone who is caring, compassionate, and non-judgemental, maybe even someone who will challenge you to meet your goals in counselling and to think about things with a different perspective? Perhaps someone to help guide you out of the pain you are experiencing? I believe counselling is a collaborative relationship, it's about creating change, and it's about self-exploration. I also believe the counselling relationship is meant to honour you, guide you, and empower you. It is important to find a counsellor that "fits" with you!
(587) 801-4792 View (587) 801-4792
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Lisa Fischer-Summers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1B
Couples Counselling Offered, 1 to 1 counselling offered. Finding a genuine connection in this world is a wonderful thing. However, when you are not able to see “eye to eye” with the person you love the most, this feeling can be overwhelming and exhausting. Learning tools on how to communicate and reconnect with others, is something I can help you with. Collboratively, we can decide on the best approach to get you to your therapeutic goals.
Couples Counselling Offered, 1 to 1 counselling offered. Finding a genuine connection in this world is a wonderful thing. However, when you are not able to see “eye to eye” with the person you love the most, this feeling can be overwhelming and exhausting. Learning tools on how to communicate and reconnect with others, is something I can help you with. Collboratively, we can decide on the best approach to get you to your therapeutic goals.
(587) 844-2517 View (587) 844-2517
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Jenna Ibach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you feeling disconnected, unheard and alone in your relationship? I help people to feel calm, centered, and empowered and help couples to feel connected, communicate and learn to have fun again. I believe in using practical and personalized strategies that are right for you.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you feeling disconnected, unheard and alone in your relationship? I help people to feel calm, centered, and empowered and help couples to feel connected, communicate and learn to have fun again. I believe in using practical and personalized strategies that are right for you.
(587) 605-4131 View (587) 605-4131
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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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Trenton Akers
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about how I can assist you. I have been in private practice since 2020 and have worked with preteens/teens, adults, and older adults in many different venues, including online, in-person and group settings. I have experience working with issues related to anxiety/depression, trauma, disability and LGBTQ2+. In conjunction with traditional talk-based psychotherapy with many clients, I integrate elements of mindfulness and meditation. I also practice from a psychedelically informed perspective and am open to incorporating holistic healing methods into treatment planning.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about how I can assist you. I have been in private practice since 2020 and have worked with preteens/teens, adults, and older adults in many different venues, including online, in-person and group settings. I have experience working with issues related to anxiety/depression, trauma, disability and LGBTQ2+. In conjunction with traditional talk-based psychotherapy with many clients, I integrate elements of mindfulness and meditation. I also practice from a psychedelically informed perspective and am open to incorporating holistic healing methods into treatment planning.
(587) 602-2915 View (587) 602-2915
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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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Medicine Hat, AB

80+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Medicine Hat, AB who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress
73% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Alberta Blue Cross
69% Green Shield Canada
65% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Medicine Hat, AB see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% 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.