Therapists in Sherwood Park, AB

Photo of Michelle McKenzie, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Sherwood Park, AB
Michelle McKenzie
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
I strive to create a warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment for my clients to work on issues causing distress. I believe in using a person-centered approach and empowering others to address issues in their lives. I incorporate various therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and solution focused approaches to provide clients with practical skills they can incorporate into daily life. Some of my areas of interest include intergenerational trauma, burnout, boundary setting, complex relationships, grief, anxiety, and depression.
I strive to create a warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment for my clients to work on issues causing distress. I believe in using a person-centered approach and empowering others to address issues in their lives. I incorporate various therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and solution focused approaches to provide clients with practical skills they can incorporate into daily life. Some of my areas of interest include intergenerational trauma, burnout, boundary setting, complex relationships, grief, anxiety, and depression.
(587) 806-4679 View (587) 806-4679
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
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Lexi Baretta
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
Lexi's goal as a Master of Counselling Intern is in helping people build on and use their unique skills and strengths to improve their life while creating a safe space for vulnerability to be expressed. As an athlete and performer, Lexi's life experiences have guided her in the direction of becoming a Sport and Performance Psychologist, therefore she currently completing her Master's Degree and Internship with Mindbuffs Psychology. Lexi values authenticity, diversity and how each person's unique experiences impact the athlete, performer and person they strive to be.
Lexi's goal as a Master of Counselling Intern is in helping people build on and use their unique skills and strengths to improve their life while creating a safe space for vulnerability to be expressed. As an athlete and performer, Lexi's life experiences have guided her in the direction of becoming a Sport and Performance Psychologist, therefore she currently completing her Master's Degree and Internship with Mindbuffs Psychology. Lexi values authenticity, diversity and how each person's unique experiences impact the athlete, performer and person they strive to be.
(587) 805-5961 View (587) 805-5961
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Stephen Tripodi
Psychologist, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
I am Registered Psychologist with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle. My primary area of experience has been in sexual trauma, as counsellor working at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton. However, in private practice, I see a variety of different individuals, children and adolescence, with unique and diverse needs. I treat PTSD and trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and many other life difficulties people may experience. My passion is working with anyone who feels like they need to be heard.
I am Registered Psychologist with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle. My primary area of experience has been in sexual trauma, as counsellor working at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton. However, in private practice, I see a variety of different individuals, children and adolescence, with unique and diverse needs. I treat PTSD and trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and many other life difficulties people may experience. My passion is working with anyone who feels like they need to be heard.
(587) 807-6810 View (587) 807-6810
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Jamie Papp
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8B
Deciding to talk to someone about your deepest and inner thoughts can be scary. You are making a decision to embark on a journey to help understand what your experiences mean to you. When we talk about our emotions, it is one step closer to healing within. The way we express ourselves can be different for everyone, and I provide a space that is safe and accepting for you to be you.
Deciding to talk to someone about your deepest and inner thoughts can be scary. You are making a decision to embark on a journey to help understand what your experiences mean to you. When we talk about our emotions, it is one step closer to healing within. The way we express ourselves can be different for everyone, and I provide a space that is safe and accepting for you to be you.
(587) 804-2816 View (587) 804-2816
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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
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Kevin Murray
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
Overcoming life’s troubles can be really hard. Two out of every three people suffer in silence; often feeling ashamed or fearing judgement & rejection. Times have changed, and asking for help is no longer considered a weakness. In fact, it’s one of the most important, life-changing decisions we can make for ourselves.
Overcoming life’s troubles can be really hard. Two out of every three people suffer in silence; often feeling ashamed or fearing judgement & rejection. Times have changed, and asking for help is no longer considered a weakness. In fact, it’s one of the most important, life-changing decisions we can make for ourselves.
(587) 415-6740 View (587) 415-6740
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Virginia Sebby
Counsellor, BScN, MIS, MCP, CCC
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8B
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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Dr. Laura Offrey
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
We all have the capacity to stray from our authentic selves, sometimes to gain approval or acceptance from others, or because our worth is tied to something outside of us. The further we shift from our truest selves, the more we see issues like anxiety and depression arise. I understand that seeking counselling and discussing your concerns with a stranger can be very intimidating. There are times in our lives, however, when this may not only be helpful, but even necessary. My goal is to help you rediscover your authentic self and to find the courage to begin living from a place of truth.
We all have the capacity to stray from our authentic selves, sometimes to gain approval or acceptance from others, or because our worth is tied to something outside of us. The further we shift from our truest selves, the more we see issues like anxiety and depression arise. I understand that seeking counselling and discussing your concerns with a stranger can be very intimidating. There are times in our lives, however, when this may not only be helpful, but even necessary. My goal is to help you rediscover your authentic self and to find the courage to begin living from a place of truth.
(587) 815-5772 View (587) 815-5772
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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
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Kristen Brown
Psychologist, BSc, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
During our therapy sessions, I am here to hold a space of gentle compassion, curiosity, and safety. To help you feel seen, heard, and understood. When we share space together, my goal is that you feel safe and comfortable to explore your emotions; we can become curious together, share laughter, and work collaboratively towards your goals. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, boundary issues, and other mental health concerns.
During our therapy sessions, I am here to hold a space of gentle compassion, curiosity, and safety. To help you feel seen, heard, and understood. When we share space together, my goal is that you feel safe and comfortable to explore your emotions; we can become curious together, share laughter, and work collaboratively towards your goals. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, boundary issues, and other mental health concerns.
(825) 600-5658 View (825) 600-5658
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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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Anne Clifford
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
I am pleased that you have made it here. I have the privilege of connecting with people like you who are looking to find peace of mind in the midst of life's challenges. My training has given me the tools to invite you into a different kind of conversation than you may be having, with the purpose of generating new insights and finally getting to the heart of the matter. If you are ready to deal with some stuck points in your life, or are wanting to heal from the stings of the past, I might be the therapist you are looking for. I use well-researched therapeutic strategies to help you get to where you want to be.
I am pleased that you have made it here. I have the privilege of connecting with people like you who are looking to find peace of mind in the midst of life's challenges. My training has given me the tools to invite you into a different kind of conversation than you may be having, with the purpose of generating new insights and finally getting to the heart of the matter. If you are ready to deal with some stuck points in your life, or are wanting to heal from the stings of the past, I might be the therapist you are looking for. I use well-researched therapeutic strategies to help you get to where you want to be.
(587) 817-8345 View (587) 817-8345
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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
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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Stephanie Chisholm
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
Sometimes life presents us with struggles and challenges that let us know it is time for change. Change isn’t always easy, and when considering therapy, often the hardest step is making the first phone call or email. (Congratulations!) My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based practices. I believe in the innate capacity for growth and change within each individual. My goal is to provide a therapeutic space where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to navigate life's complexities.
Sometimes life presents us with struggles and challenges that let us know it is time for change. Change isn’t always easy, and when considering therapy, often the hardest step is making the first phone call or email. (Congratulations!) My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based practices. I believe in the innate capacity for growth and change within each individual. My goal is to provide a therapeutic space where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to navigate life's complexities.
(587) 801-7426 View (587) 801-7426
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Kristina Tower
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8A
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 10 years of experience providing addiction and mental health counselling and crisis intervention services to adult clients. I provide clients with a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental counselling environment where growth can occur. I am passionate about helping clients work towards their goals and make positive changes in their lives. I offer individual therapy for adult clients experiencing issues such as addiction/substance abuse, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, and trauma. I also have an interest in perinatal mental health.
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 10 years of experience providing addiction and mental health counselling and crisis intervention services to adult clients. I provide clients with a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental counselling environment where growth can occur. I am passionate about helping clients work towards their goals and make positive changes in their lives. I offer individual therapy for adult clients experiencing issues such as addiction/substance abuse, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, and trauma. I also have an interest in perinatal mental health.
(587) 804-0955 View (587) 804-0955
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Candace Scheuer
Psychologist, RPsych, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
Within a safe and caring relationship, I support clients who are experiencing symptoms related to acute, chronic, historical, and intergenerational trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD, I also support clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, identity issues, life transitions, role strain, relationship challenges, parenting concerns, and mental health impacts related to food allergy. I also have extensive experience supporting individuals impacted by family violence.
Within a safe and caring relationship, I support clients who are experiencing symptoms related to acute, chronic, historical, and intergenerational trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD, I also support clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, identity issues, life transitions, role strain, relationship challenges, parenting concerns, and mental health impacts related to food allergy. I also have extensive experience supporting individuals impacted by family violence.
(587) 853-0891 View (587) 853-0891
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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
Photo of Wholeness Psychology Centre, Psychologist in Sherwood Park, AB
Wholeness Psychology Centre
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8H
At Wholeness Psychology Centre, we work with a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, identity crisis, and relationship conflict. We recognize that short-term, solution-focused modalities are appropriate for some presenting concerns. For others, a more heart-centred, holistic, depth-oriented approach to therapy is necessary. Our team has the skills and training in both areas to best meet your therapeutic needs and goals. Our approach is multifaceted and involves working with several layers simultaneously and getting to the core of your experience and needs in assessments and counselling.
At Wholeness Psychology Centre, we work with a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, identity crisis, and relationship conflict. We recognize that short-term, solution-focused modalities are appropriate for some presenting concerns. For others, a more heart-centred, holistic, depth-oriented approach to therapy is necessary. Our team has the skills and training in both areas to best meet your therapeutic needs and goals. Our approach is multifaceted and involves working with several layers simultaneously and getting to the core of your experience and needs in assessments and counselling.
(587) 844-6704 View (587) 844-6704

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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
63% 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.