Therapists in Sherwood Park, AB

Photo of Kristen Paliwoda, Psychologist in Sherwood Park, AB
Kristen Paliwoda
Psychologist, BSc, MA
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
My passion is to support individuals to help improve their overall wellbeing and to support the personal growth they are striving for. I support clients with anxiety, depression, stress, and self-esteem.
My passion is to support individuals to help improve their overall wellbeing and to support the personal growth they are striving for. I support clients with anxiety, depression, stress, and self-esteem.
(587) 415-0789 View (587) 415-0789
Photo of Katie Lysak, Registered Social Worker in Sherwood Park, AB
Katie Lysak
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
I have worked in diverse settings over my 10 years as a Social Worker, but my focus and passion has always been on lifelong holistic family wellness. I believe that in order to heal, process, or explore oneself, a safe, compassionate, empowering, and authentic environment must be created. I strive to do this by bringing my whole perfectly imperfect self into session and want you to come as you are. This way we can work together to create a partnership where what you want, need, and believe is valued foremost. Through this partnership we work together to embrace the wholeness and fullness of who you are.
I have worked in diverse settings over my 10 years as a Social Worker, but my focus and passion has always been on lifelong holistic family wellness. I believe that in order to heal, process, or explore oneself, a safe, compassionate, empowering, and authentic environment must be created. I strive to do this by bringing my whole perfectly imperfect self into session and want you to come as you are. This way we can work together to create a partnership where what you want, need, and believe is valued foremost. Through this partnership we work together to embrace the wholeness and fullness of who you are.
(825) 600-5534 View (825) 600-5534
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Leslie Pearson
Psychologist, MC, R Psych, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am a certified play therapist and supervisor (CPT-S) through the Canadian Association of Play Therapy (CAPT). I am also in the process of becoming a play therapy supervisor. I take a client-centered approach to therapy, which also integrates sandtray, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, narrative therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, Theraplay, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and family systems.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am a certified play therapist and supervisor (CPT-S) through the Canadian Association of Play Therapy (CAPT). I am also in the process of becoming a play therapy supervisor. I take a client-centered approach to therapy, which also integrates sandtray, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, narrative therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, Theraplay, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and family systems.
(866) 343-2528 View (866) 343-2528
Photo of Virginia Sebby, Counsellor in Sherwood Park, AB
Virginia Sebby
Counsellor, BScN, MIS, MCP, CCC
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
Are you stressed at work? Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve. At Unique, we provide our clients with a safe, nurturing, engaging, and hopeful environment. We utilize a collaborative, compassionate, person-centred, and holistic approach. Using a Humanistic approach, we will meet you where you are at in a non-judgmental way. I believe that counselling fosters a pathway for healing and growth.
Are you stressed at work? Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve. At Unique, we provide our clients with a safe, nurturing, engaging, and hopeful environment. We utilize a collaborative, compassionate, person-centred, and holistic approach. Using a Humanistic approach, we will meet you where you are at in a non-judgmental way. I believe that counselling fosters a pathway for healing and growth.
(825) 602-5857 View (825) 602-5857
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Rechell Singh
Psychologist, Bsc, MC
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
I am passionate about working with adults, youth, children, and families. My goal is to support my clients in their unique journey of self-discovery and growth. By being collaborative with my clients, we can develop healthy coping skills for self-regulation and managing distress. I work with families to develop relationships, facilitate healthy communication and boundaries. I also assist parents/caregivers to adapt parenting styles that fit the unique needs of their child and allow them to understand the importance of communication that is responsive and developmentally appropriate.
I am passionate about working with adults, youth, children, and families. My goal is to support my clients in their unique journey of self-discovery and growth. By being collaborative with my clients, we can develop healthy coping skills for self-regulation and managing distress. I work with families to develop relationships, facilitate healthy communication and boundaries. I also assist parents/caregivers to adapt parenting styles that fit the unique needs of their child and allow them to understand the importance of communication that is responsive and developmentally appropriate.
(587) 807-6771 View (587) 807-6771
Photo of Shawna Benoit, Psychologist in Sherwood Park, AB
Shawna Benoit
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych, RPT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
I am a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist with a passion for working with children. I have sixteen years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the area of psychological health and wellness. My clinical training is primarily based in cognitive behavioral therapy, however, I draw from a number of approaches including Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Informed Practice and Solution-Focused Therapy. I also specialize in psycho-educational assessment and identification of learning challenges, intellectual delays, emotional difficulties, behavioral difficulties and developmental delays.
I am a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist with a passion for working with children. I have sixteen years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the area of psychological health and wellness. My clinical training is primarily based in cognitive behavioral therapy, however, I draw from a number of approaches including Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Informed Practice and Solution-Focused Therapy. I also specialize in psycho-educational assessment and identification of learning challenges, intellectual delays, emotional difficulties, behavioral difficulties and developmental delays.
(587) 800-4637 View (587) 800-4637
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Erin Fischer
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
I love working with trauma and have specialized experience with first responders. I get how it changes the way you think, feel and act so can work with emotional dysregulation and behavioural issues too. Addiction is common, and often a way to cope, and it's the underlying issues I enjoy nurturing and healing. At times, I work with people struggling in relationships, sometimes with themselves, or as they adjust to relationship change or loss. Other times I support people as they navigate life transitions like employment changes, navigating pregnancy and parenthood, reconciling health issues, or effects of aging.
I love working with trauma and have specialized experience with first responders. I get how it changes the way you think, feel and act so can work with emotional dysregulation and behavioural issues too. Addiction is common, and often a way to cope, and it's the underlying issues I enjoy nurturing and healing. At times, I work with people struggling in relationships, sometimes with themselves, or as they adjust to relationship change or loss. Other times I support people as they navigate life transitions like employment changes, navigating pregnancy and parenthood, reconciling health issues, or effects of aging.
(587) 850-0507 View (587) 850-0507
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Kelley Mitchell
Psychologist, MEd, R Psych, CHT
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
Are you looking for an integrated approach to psychology that explores connections between mind/heart/body, intellect/intuition, spirituality/science, intention/action? Do you long to express the fullness of who you are? Would you like to explore how to thrive and not just survive? Through a holistic psychology approach, I support you in experimenting with creating the life you desire, one choice at a time. Within the collaborative therapeutic relationship, I honour your internal wisdom and creativity, which help guide the process of self-discovery, acceptance, and healing.
Are you looking for an integrated approach to psychology that explores connections between mind/heart/body, intellect/intuition, spirituality/science, intention/action? Do you long to express the fullness of who you are? Would you like to explore how to thrive and not just survive? Through a holistic psychology approach, I support you in experimenting with creating the life you desire, one choice at a time. Within the collaborative therapeutic relationship, I honour your internal wisdom and creativity, which help guide the process of self-discovery, acceptance, and healing.
(587) 417-2669 View (587) 417-2669
Photo of Rod D Woitas, Psychologist in Sherwood Park, AB
Rod D Woitas
Psychologist, BEd, MA
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
Are you or someone you know overwhelmed with anxiety, anger, depression, relationship issues, parent/teen conflict, stress at work, or struggles at school. We can help. Greatlife Psychology Centre provides individual, couples and family counseling. To accommodate our clients who go to school or work during the day we offer evening and weekend sessions. Our evening and weekend hours are Monday to Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. We also offer guidance and support via email in between sessions. Please see our appointments link to book your appointment online. www.greatlifepsychologycentre.ca
Are you or someone you know overwhelmed with anxiety, anger, depression, relationship issues, parent/teen conflict, stress at work, or struggles at school. We can help. Greatlife Psychology Centre provides individual, couples and family counseling. To accommodate our clients who go to school or work during the day we offer evening and weekend sessions. Our evening and weekend hours are Monday to Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. We also offer guidance and support via email in between sessions. Please see our appointments link to book your appointment online. www.greatlifepsychologycentre.ca
(780) 570-5544 View (780) 570-5544
Photo of Kiersten Todd, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Sherwood Park, AB
Kiersten Todd
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
My passion for mental health was fostered during my teaching career when I realized I wanted to help the students and staff I worked with on a deeper level. I fully believe that when people are given the necessary time and space to understand what is happening within their mind and body, remarkable change will occur. When I'm not in the office, you can find me snuggling on the couch with my pups, enjoying quality time with my friends and family over summer bonfires, watching Modern Family, or planning mountain trips with my horse.
My passion for mental health was fostered during my teaching career when I realized I wanted to help the students and staff I worked with on a deeper level. I fully believe that when people are given the necessary time and space to understand what is happening within their mind and body, remarkable change will occur. When I'm not in the office, you can find me snuggling on the couch with my pups, enjoying quality time with my friends and family over summer bonfires, watching Modern Family, or planning mountain trips with my horse.
(587) 815-6452 View (587) 815-6452
Photo of Tara Byar, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Sherwood Park, AB
Tara Byar
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
Hey there! My name is Tara and I want to show you how amazing and meaningful therapy can be! My aim is to create a safe space for you to be heard and grow into all of your greatest potential. I know reaching out for help can be intimidating. But I am glad you are here and you made it this far. Making changes can sometimes mean being challenged and experiencing discomfort at times. I want to support you through it! I will help you gain your traction again. We will repair, refresh and invigorate the stuck points so you can grow and own all your amazing qualities that make you uniquely YOU!
Hey there! My name is Tara and I want to show you how amazing and meaningful therapy can be! My aim is to create a safe space for you to be heard and grow into all of your greatest potential. I know reaching out for help can be intimidating. But I am glad you are here and you made it this far. Making changes can sometimes mean being challenged and experiencing discomfort at times. I want to support you through it! I will help you gain your traction again. We will repair, refresh and invigorate the stuck points so you can grow and own all your amazing qualities that make you uniquely YOU!
(587) 841-0255 View (587) 841-0255
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Rod Kelley-Jordao
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
My practice encompasses working with youth, adults, couples and families, and a wide range of clients, including uniformed personnel, First Nations (on reserve), culturally diverse, LGBTQ individuals, clients in care, the inner city population, as well as with young offenders in Brazil. The main issues that have been presented in my practice are complex trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and maladaptive behaviours.
My practice encompasses working with youth, adults, couples and families, and a wide range of clients, including uniformed personnel, First Nations (on reserve), culturally diverse, LGBTQ individuals, clients in care, the inner city population, as well as with young offenders in Brazil. The main issues that have been presented in my practice are complex trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and maladaptive behaviours.
(866) 690-9448 View (866) 690-9448
Photo of Shereen Singh, Counsellor in Sherwood Park, AB
Shereen Singh
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8H  (Online Only)
I strive to build a therapeutic relationship using an attachment focused lens, where you feel safe to explore the impacts of past and present experiences of your life. We work together to find creative and effective resolutions to the challenges that life can throw at us.
I strive to build a therapeutic relationship using an attachment focused lens, where you feel safe to explore the impacts of past and present experiences of your life. We work together to find creative and effective resolutions to the challenges that life can throw at us.
(587) 803-3273 View (587) 803-3273
Photo of Rebecca Pawlechko, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sherwood Park, AB
Rebecca Pawlechko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Bsc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
Hello there! My name is Rebecca, and I am so excited to potentially work together with you! My absolute passion is working with people along their path of change. There is nothing more gratifying than walking alongside someone in their life’s journeys. My other absolute passion is helping clients work through trauma. I understand that trauma can affect all aspects of life and can be so complex and multi-faceted. I am so lucky to have worked with countless clients who have been able to heal after years of carrying these heavy burdens. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental, compassionate, and sensitive.
Hello there! My name is Rebecca, and I am so excited to potentially work together with you! My absolute passion is working with people along their path of change. There is nothing more gratifying than walking alongside someone in their life’s journeys. My other absolute passion is helping clients work through trauma. I understand that trauma can affect all aspects of life and can be so complex and multi-faceted. I am so lucky to have worked with countless clients who have been able to heal after years of carrying these heavy burdens. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental, compassionate, and sensitive.
(587) 847-3014 View (587) 847-3014
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Mindbuffs
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
Mat is passionate about helping people experience change and improved performance by building into individual strengths and personality strengths. As an athlete, business wonder, and former coach, Mat is uniquely qualified as a sport and performance psychologist. Mat’s goal is to help you become so aware of who you are that, as you progress through life or sport, you can become truly confident in your abilities.
Mat is passionate about helping people experience change and improved performance by building into individual strengths and personality strengths. As an athlete, business wonder, and former coach, Mat is uniquely qualified as a sport and performance psychologist. Mat’s goal is to help you become so aware of who you are that, as you progress through life or sport, you can become truly confident in your abilities.
(587) 341-2342 View (587) 341-2342
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Carrie Cech
Psychologist, MC, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist who appreciates the importance of empowerment and autonomy for all individuals. I value a client's need to be heard, respected, supported, and given a safe space to uncover their skills and strengths. I have a special interest in supporting teens and young adults as they navigate changes, life transitions, and challenges (ie. anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, motivation, identity, sports and school issues, and low self-esteem). My background in sports and education provides valuable experience with building connections and a genuine understanding of teens, youth, and young adults.
I am a Registered Psychologist who appreciates the importance of empowerment and autonomy for all individuals. I value a client's need to be heard, respected, supported, and given a safe space to uncover their skills and strengths. I have a special interest in supporting teens and young adults as they navigate changes, life transitions, and challenges (ie. anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, motivation, identity, sports and school issues, and low self-esteem). My background in sports and education provides valuable experience with building connections and a genuine understanding of teens, youth, and young adults.
(587) 807-6834 View (587) 807-6834
Photo of Amanda Skwarok, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Sherwood Park, AB
Amanda Skwarok
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BEd, BA, BDes
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
My name is Amanda and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and Bachelor Degrees in Education, Arts, and Graphic Design. I have a passion for public speaking and program development in regards to mental health and enjoy presenting at schools and a variety of workplaces. I offer individual and group sessions for children, youth, and young adults on a range of presenting concerns. I also provide family and parent/guardian support sessions all within a private practice setting.
My name is Amanda and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and Bachelor Degrees in Education, Arts, and Graphic Design. I have a passion for public speaking and program development in regards to mental health and enjoy presenting at schools and a variety of workplaces. I offer individual and group sessions for children, youth, and young adults on a range of presenting concerns. I also provide family and parent/guardian support sessions all within a private practice setting.
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Wanda Dennelly
Counsellor, MC, CCC, RSW, RFM
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
I am a relationship specialist for couples and individuals. Do you want to revitalize your relationship and nurture a connection that will last a lifetime? With my three-step process, I will help you create an emotionally safe and nurturing environment that is based on honest, open, and productive communication resulting in each of you feeling heard and validated. Even if your partner won’t come to couples counselling, your efforts to enhance your relationship will improve the overall quality of your connection.
I am a relationship specialist for couples and individuals. Do you want to revitalize your relationship and nurture a connection that will last a lifetime? With my three-step process, I will help you create an emotionally safe and nurturing environment that is based on honest, open, and productive communication resulting in each of you feeling heard and validated. Even if your partner won’t come to couples counselling, your efforts to enhance your relationship will improve the overall quality of your connection.
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Photo of Marta Beranek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sherwood Park, AB
Marta Beranek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
It is my belief is that individuals are born with inherent skills and resources for connection and a satisfying life. Interruptions in this process can lead to rigid patterns and beliefs, and my goal is to help clients better understand their situations, identify current patterns, and explore new ways to navigate difficulties. I advocate for self-awareness, self-acceptance, and provide tools for change, aligning with the principles of various therapeutic modalities. My training and experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy.
It is my belief is that individuals are born with inherent skills and resources for connection and a satisfying life. Interruptions in this process can lead to rigid patterns and beliefs, and my goal is to help clients better understand their situations, identify current patterns, and explore new ways to navigate difficulties. I advocate for self-awareness, self-acceptance, and provide tools for change, aligning with the principles of various therapeutic modalities. My training and experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy.
(587) 603-5874 View (587) 603-5874
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Michelle C Kropp @ M K Psychology
Counsellor, BEd, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
I have over 27 years of experience working in education, mental health, and social work. I work with my clients, to customize sessions to meet their needs. I am passionate about working with/ and for my clients on various issues such as; depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, trauma, and life transitions. I work with teens, adults, seniors, couples, blended families, and those going through high conflict divorces. Whether you seek to address concerns or examine life decisions I can be of help to you.
I have over 27 years of experience working in education, mental health, and social work. I work with my clients, to customize sessions to meet their needs. I am passionate about working with/ and for my clients on various issues such as; depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, trauma, and life transitions. I work with teens, adults, seniors, couples, blended families, and those going through high conflict divorces. Whether you seek to address concerns or examine life decisions I can be of help to you.
(780) 722-8466 View (780) 722-8466

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sherwood Park, AB

200+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in Sherwood Park, AB who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Stress
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Alberta Blue Cross
64% Green Shield Canada
61% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Sherwood Park, AB see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sherwood Park?

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.