Therapists in Spruce Grove, AB

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Sabrina Phillips
Psychologist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of mental health and social settings with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. For 9 of those years I have had the honour of working directly with Indigenous individuals and communities. The areas that I specialize in include: trauma and PTSD, intergenerational trauma and the impact of residential schools and colonization, depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction, family of origin issues, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and relationship concerns. I provide therapy for adults and couples.
I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of mental health and social settings with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. For 9 of those years I have had the honour of working directly with Indigenous individuals and communities. The areas that I specialize in include: trauma and PTSD, intergenerational trauma and the impact of residential schools and colonization, depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction, family of origin issues, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and relationship concerns. I provide therapy for adults and couples.
(587) 604-6295 View (587) 604-6295
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Sheila Hudson (Aspire Counselling and Psychology)
Psychologist, MC, BEd, BA, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Not accepting new clients
Life is messy. That's all there is to it. Sometimes the mess is manageable...even beautiful. But sometimes, it can be overwhelming and distressing... As Dr. Suess says, sometimes the mess is "so big and so deep and so tall" you have absolutely no idea where to start the process of sorting it out. It is particularly challenging when the tangled mess involves difficult thoughts, big feelings, and important relationships. All of us need some help sorting things out sometimes. If you are ready to sort through this kind of mess, but need help figuring out how to do that, I can help.
Life is messy. That's all there is to it. Sometimes the mess is manageable...even beautiful. But sometimes, it can be overwhelming and distressing... As Dr. Suess says, sometimes the mess is "so big and so deep and so tall" you have absolutely no idea where to start the process of sorting it out. It is particularly challenging when the tangled mess involves difficult thoughts, big feelings, and important relationships. All of us need some help sorting things out sometimes. If you are ready to sort through this kind of mess, but need help figuring out how to do that, I can help.
(780) 719-5121 View (780) 719-5121
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a sacred journey psychological services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Welcome to a sacred journey psychological services inc., a community-based counselling centre of Registered Psychologists offering services to Spruce Grove, Parkland County, and the greater Edmonton area. Our office services all age groups including children, adolescents, adults and elderly, and treats a vast array of mental health issues in individual, couples and/or family counselling.
Welcome to a sacred journey psychological services inc., a community-based counselling centre of Registered Psychologists offering services to Spruce Grove, Parkland County, and the greater Edmonton area. Our office services all age groups including children, adolescents, adults and elderly, and treats a vast array of mental health issues in individual, couples and/or family counselling.
(587) 419-6813 View (587) 419-6813
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Geneviève Letendre Jauniaux
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Bonjour, hello! My name is Geneviève, you can also call me Gen! My pronouns are she/her, et oui, je suis bilingue. My practice as a Registered Provisional Psychologist is rooted in a deep appreciation for each individual’s story, personal struggles, and inherent strengths. We all go through hard times and can benefit from some support to process and find our own best way forward. My goal is to hold a safe space for you within which we will sit and reflect with compassion. Together we can walk the paths you lead us on with connection and vulnerability.
Bonjour, hello! My name is Geneviève, you can also call me Gen! My pronouns are she/her, et oui, je suis bilingue. My practice as a Registered Provisional Psychologist is rooted in a deep appreciation for each individual’s story, personal struggles, and inherent strengths. We all go through hard times and can benefit from some support to process and find our own best way forward. My goal is to hold a safe space for you within which we will sit and reflect with compassion. Together we can walk the paths you lead us on with connection and vulnerability.
(587) 705-4585 View (587) 705-4585
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Kris Smolley
Pre-Licensed Professional, B Sc
Verified Verified
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Hi my name is Kris and I am non-binary with two gender presentations. I am a Master of Counselling Student Intern working at finishing the final year of my degree from City University of Seattle. I believe that everyone is unique and because of this, the path towards healing requires a flexible approach. I specialize in working with the 2SLGBTQ+ community including queer and gender identity concerns. I also help with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self-worth, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and discrimination. I am available to see individual clients 13 years or older, couples, and families.
Hi my name is Kris and I am non-binary with two gender presentations. I am a Master of Counselling Student Intern working at finishing the final year of my degree from City University of Seattle. I believe that everyone is unique and because of this, the path towards healing requires a flexible approach. I specialize in working with the 2SLGBTQ+ community including queer and gender identity concerns. I also help with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self-worth, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and discrimination. I am available to see individual clients 13 years or older, couples, and families.
(587) 872-7131 View (587) 872-7131
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The Counselling & Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Our clinic focus is on helping adults and couples to find a sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in their lives. We provide psychological assessment and counselling services that adhere to evidence-based approaches tailored to your needs and preferences. We are currently accepting patients and you are welcome to check out our website www.thecounsellingpsychologyclinic.com or call/email us (see side for contact info) to learn more about our services and approach. We are currently booking Telehealth sessions via secure encrypted video so you are able to safely access our services from the comfort of your home or office.
Our clinic focus is on helping adults and couples to find a sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in their lives. We provide psychological assessment and counselling services that adhere to evidence-based approaches tailored to your needs and preferences. We are currently accepting patients and you are welcome to check out our website www.thecounsellingpsychologyclinic.com or call/email us (see side for contact info) to learn more about our services and approach. We are currently booking Telehealth sessions via secure encrypted video so you are able to safely access our services from the comfort of your home or office.
(587) 852-0927 View (587) 852-0927
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Perceptions Counselling Services
Counsellor, MPCC, RPC, CertCC
Verified Verified
Spruce Grove, AB T7Y
Perceptions...This is what we live out. Our perceptions of life. How we see the world and what we expect. Sometimes life does not ask you what you want, and it can get frustrating , or downright painful trying to live with, date or communicate with someone in your life. Finding YOU is a large part of the answer. Who are you? What messages are you sending and receiving? What do you want from your life? What would it take to get that? To be able to feel good about yourself and your life again. Sometimes an outside perspective can help you to see more clearly. Reaching out for someone with an objective view can help with that.
Perceptions...This is what we live out. Our perceptions of life. How we see the world and what we expect. Sometimes life does not ask you what you want, and it can get frustrating , or downright painful trying to live with, date or communicate with someone in your life. Finding YOU is a large part of the answer. Who are you? What messages are you sending and receiving? What do you want from your life? What would it take to get that? To be able to feel good about yourself and your life again. Sometimes an outside perspective can help you to see more clearly. Reaching out for someone with an objective view can help with that.
(587) 841-0612 View (587) 841-0612
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Lynette Beauchamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Feeling overwhelmed! Not sure what to do or where to start? I believe the purpose of counselling is to help you develop the necessary skills to help get you through difficult times. I have 15+ years of expertise in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, workplace issues, grief/loss, self-esteem, and personality-related problems. We will explore how to change negative thought patterns, deal with difficult emotions, explore new perspectives, create behavioral changes, improve self worth, enhance relationships communication and connection and create a more meaningful life.
Feeling overwhelmed! Not sure what to do or where to start? I believe the purpose of counselling is to help you develop the necessary skills to help get you through difficult times. I have 15+ years of expertise in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, workplace issues, grief/loss, self-esteem, and personality-related problems. We will explore how to change negative thought patterns, deal with difficult emotions, explore new perspectives, create behavioral changes, improve self worth, enhance relationships communication and connection and create a more meaningful life.
(780) 962-0661 View (780) 962-0661
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Sherri Billey
Counsellor, CT
Verified Verified
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Hello! I'm so glad you stopped by! Are you struggling with never being good enough, being unwanted, being used or abused, never fitting in, having a neurodiverse brain, being invalidated by the people in your life and by society? Are you struggling with anxiety, ADHD, disrupted sleep, depression or maybe an addiction? Then you've come to the right place. You are not alone! I believe you are the expert at being you and I am here to sit with you and to help you heal, find your tribe, discover your strengths, and develop healthy coping skills. You are not too much - too loud, too sensitive, too messed up, too anything!
Hello! I'm so glad you stopped by! Are you struggling with never being good enough, being unwanted, being used or abused, never fitting in, having a neurodiverse brain, being invalidated by the people in your life and by society? Are you struggling with anxiety, ADHD, disrupted sleep, depression or maybe an addiction? Then you've come to the right place. You are not alone! I believe you are the expert at being you and I am here to sit with you and to help you heal, find your tribe, discover your strengths, and develop healthy coping skills. You are not too much - too loud, too sensitive, too messed up, too anything!
(587) 741-0007 View (587) 741-0007
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Brenna McKerrall
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
What I hear most from those who are struggling is that they desperately want change but they cannot see a clear path; they have been dealing with overwhelming symptoms for so long that suffering is part of their routine. Often this daily strain results in unhealthy coping mechanisms that compound the issues and amplify the symptoms. If this sounds like you, please know that you are not alone. Whether your suffering stems from relationship, parenting, interpersonal struggles, or unresolved past trauma, you have the capacity to heal, even when you feel that life is unbearable and change is out of reach.
What I hear most from those who are struggling is that they desperately want change but they cannot see a clear path; they have been dealing with overwhelming symptoms for so long that suffering is part of their routine. Often this daily strain results in unhealthy coping mechanisms that compound the issues and amplify the symptoms. If this sounds like you, please know that you are not alone. Whether your suffering stems from relationship, parenting, interpersonal struggles, or unresolved past trauma, you have the capacity to heal, even when you feel that life is unbearable and change is out of reach.
(780) 719-5121 View (780) 719-5121
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Imane Ait Daoud
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
HI! My name is Imane, I am a Moroccan-Canadian woman, with a dream to one day make a difference in the world through mental health and psychology. I completed my masters in Psychological Sciences in Duluth, Minnesota. Following, I decided to move somewhere colder (because -30 was not enough), fast forward a year and here I am, a Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton! I am dedicated to providing mental health services to all individuals regardless of race, religion, color or creed. I believe that all people deserve compassion. I strive to incorporate cultural competency and unconditional positive regard in my work.
HI! My name is Imane, I am a Moroccan-Canadian woman, with a dream to one day make a difference in the world through mental health and psychology. I completed my masters in Psychological Sciences in Duluth, Minnesota. Following, I decided to move somewhere colder (because -30 was not enough), fast forward a year and here I am, a Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton! I am dedicated to providing mental health services to all individuals regardless of race, religion, color or creed. I believe that all people deserve compassion. I strive to incorporate cultural competency and unconditional positive regard in my work.
(780) 446-0300 View (780) 446-0300
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Tracy Knudson
Counsellor, RPC-C, MACP, BEd, DpCS, GM
Verified Verified
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
When life is overwhelming and you feel alone, I offer a safe space for those who want to tell their story and improve their health and well-being. Everybody needs somebody to talk to. There is no "one-size-fits-all" formula for wellness, which is why I offer a holistic approach to therapy, where collaboration and trust strengthen your unique path to self-discovery. The answers lie within ourselves and in times of crisis, when you may not have friends or family to turn to for help, psychotherapy can offer the support you need to discover the answers within yourself. Flexible hours and session delivery options available.
When life is overwhelming and you feel alone, I offer a safe space for those who want to tell their story and improve their health and well-being. Everybody needs somebody to talk to. There is no "one-size-fits-all" formula for wellness, which is why I offer a holistic approach to therapy, where collaboration and trust strengthen your unique path to self-discovery. The answers lie within ourselves and in times of crisis, when you may not have friends or family to turn to for help, psychotherapy can offer the support you need to discover the answers within yourself. Flexible hours and session delivery options available.
(587) 715-0541 View (587) 715-0541
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Amy Quintal
Registered Social Worker, BA NS, IMSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
I approach all my work from a neurodivergence affirming framework and a holistic wellness perspective. I personally have an ADHD diagnosis, and am a mother of a multiply disabled teen, providing me with lived experience and passion for walking with others in similar circumstances.
I approach all my work from a neurodivergence affirming framework and a holistic wellness perspective. I personally have an ADHD diagnosis, and am a mother of a multiply disabled teen, providing me with lived experience and passion for walking with others in similar circumstances.
(587) 855-8988 View (587) 855-8988
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Vanessa Hernberg
Psychologist, MC, BA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Our world is ever-changing and demanding more of us each day. This can make us feel like we are falling behind and sinking into quicksand. When this happens, anxiety, stress, depression, panic, and other harmful feelings emerge. Society gives us the message that we should be able to deal with all of these things on our own and, worse yet, that our feelings are not even real. I am here to say your feelings are legitimate, that you count, and there is a way to work through them. Together we can create goals that work towards coping with daily activities and then thriving within your life.
Our world is ever-changing and demanding more of us each day. This can make us feel like we are falling behind and sinking into quicksand. When this happens, anxiety, stress, depression, panic, and other harmful feelings emerge. Society gives us the message that we should be able to deal with all of these things on our own and, worse yet, that our feelings are not even real. I am here to say your feelings are legitimate, that you count, and there is a way to work through them. Together we can create goals that work towards coping with daily activities and then thriving within your life.
(780) 719-5121 View (780) 719-5121
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Aspire Counselling and Psychology Inc.
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Hello! As an experienced psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals and families experiencing difficulties and struggling with well-being, I will help you access, develop, and build on your own inner resources by listening and providing a caring and objective presence. I work with trauma and PTSD, mood (depression and anxiety), and some relationship concerns. We are located in Spruce Grove, AB.
Hello! As an experienced psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals and families experiencing difficulties and struggling with well-being, I will help you access, develop, and build on your own inner resources by listening and providing a caring and objective presence. I work with trauma and PTSD, mood (depression and anxiety), and some relationship concerns. We are located in Spruce Grove, AB.
(780) 719-5121 View (780) 719-5121
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Tamara Stuart
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7Y  (Online Only)
I work with individuals with a wide-range of concerns and backgrounds but my main areas of focus are working with anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD and addiction issues. In my therapeutic approach, I aim to understand you and your world. Although people may share the same common symptoms, issues, and life’s ups and downs, no two people experience them exactly the same. It is important for me to understand how you experience your world, so I can help you find solutions that fit for you. Together we will work collaboratively to figure out what is working for you and how to change the things that are not.
I work with individuals with a wide-range of concerns and backgrounds but my main areas of focus are working with anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD and addiction issues. In my therapeutic approach, I aim to understand you and your world. Although people may share the same common symptoms, issues, and life’s ups and downs, no two people experience them exactly the same. It is important for me to understand how you experience your world, so I can help you find solutions that fit for you. Together we will work collaboratively to figure out what is working for you and how to change the things that are not.
(587) 801-2438 View (587) 801-2438
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Darcy Raymond
Psychologist, MACP, BSc
Verified Verified
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Darcy uses a variety of counselling frameworks such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness therapy, solution-focused therapy, stress-reduction techniques, goal-setting, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to name a few. He takes a client-centred approach, honouring the uniqueness of each individual and their intentions in seeking therapy. Insight, awareness, change, recovery, acceptance, trust/vulnerability, regulation, and other constructs of mental health are all part of life’s journey. Darcy is here to help you wherever you are at on this journey, with your specific goals guiding the process.
Darcy uses a variety of counselling frameworks such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness therapy, solution-focused therapy, stress-reduction techniques, goal-setting, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to name a few. He takes a client-centred approach, honouring the uniqueness of each individual and their intentions in seeking therapy. Insight, awareness, change, recovery, acceptance, trust/vulnerability, regulation, and other constructs of mental health are all part of life’s journey. Darcy is here to help you wherever you are at on this journey, with your specific goals guiding the process.
(587) 872-5807 View (587) 872-5807
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Melodie J. Brousseau
Psychologist, RPsych, MC, BSc
Verified Verified
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
I am a Registered Psychologist, working in Spruce Grove and Parkland County. I provide a client-centered approach in my counselling sessions, and love to work with clients to identify unhelpful thought processes, and develop helpful cognitions, behaviours, and strategies. I am very passionate about working with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, behaviours, emotional regulation, trauma, and psychoeducation. I have previously worked with children with Autism, and more recently with individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.
I am a Registered Psychologist, working in Spruce Grove and Parkland County. I provide a client-centered approach in my counselling sessions, and love to work with clients to identify unhelpful thought processes, and develop helpful cognitions, behaviours, and strategies. I am very passionate about working with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, behaviours, emotional regulation, trauma, and psychoeducation. I have previously worked with children with Autism, and more recently with individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.
(780) 719-5121 View (780) 719-5121
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Melissa Marie Cayen
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, BEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
My belief is that psychology is not a “one size fits all” solution. Just as each person differs through their personality, qualities, and life experiences, so does the healing journey and plan of care for each individual client. If you are looking to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and where they might stem from, you are in the right place. I work primarily with youth and adults who struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma, and who are dealing with increased stress overcoming life events.
My belief is that psychology is not a “one size fits all” solution. Just as each person differs through their personality, qualities, and life experiences, so does the healing journey and plan of care for each individual client. If you are looking to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and where they might stem from, you are in the right place. I work primarily with youth and adults who struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma, and who are dealing with increased stress overcoming life events.
(587) 844-2392 View (587) 844-2392
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Chantal Jackson
Psychologist, MA CP, R Psych, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X
Not accepting new clients
From a place of compassion, non-judgment, and curiosity, I work with clients of all ages, in French or English, to help them identify conscious and unconscious patterns of thoughts, core beliefs and behaviours that impact their current way of being in the world. I work with clients in mindfulness and self-attunement, connecting to the body's wisdom in order to make sense of their experiences. Clients are supported toward meaningful change that is sustained through updated beliefs, increased skills, improved self-awareness and a new way of standing in the world.
From a place of compassion, non-judgment, and curiosity, I work with clients of all ages, in French or English, to help them identify conscious and unconscious patterns of thoughts, core beliefs and behaviours that impact their current way of being in the world. I work with clients in mindfulness and self-attunement, connecting to the body's wisdom in order to make sense of their experiences. Clients are supported toward meaningful change that is sustained through updated beliefs, increased skills, improved self-awareness and a new way of standing in the world.
(587) 209-4963 View (587) 209-4963

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Number of Counsellors in Spruce Grove, AB

100+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in Spruce Grove, AB who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Trauma and PTSD
83% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
81% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Green Shield Canada
69% Alberta Blue Cross
68% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Spruce Grove, AB see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
8% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Spruce Grove?

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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.