Therapists in St Albert, AB

Photo of Juliana Baiochi, Psychologist in St Albert, AB
Juliana Baiochi
Psychologist, MEd, R Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albert, AB T8N
My goal is to support your child, alongside yourself as the parent or caregiver, through a holistic and whole-person approach to meet the unique needs of the individual or family system. I specialize in working with children aged 4-12 experiencing a range of social, emotional, and behavioural concerns such as anxiety, autism, attachment issues, self-esteem, ADHD, oppositional defiance, depression, OCD, peer relationships, among others. I provide therapy often using a play based modality. I also do full psychological assessments including assessments for ADHD, Behviour and Autism.
My goal is to support your child, alongside yourself as the parent or caregiver, through a holistic and whole-person approach to meet the unique needs of the individual or family system. I specialize in working with children aged 4-12 experiencing a range of social, emotional, and behavioural concerns such as anxiety, autism, attachment issues, self-esteem, ADHD, oppositional defiance, depression, OCD, peer relationships, among others. I provide therapy often using a play based modality. I also do full psychological assessments including assessments for ADHD, Behviour and Autism.
(825) 502-8060 View (825) 502-8060
Photo of Hailey Cornelius, Registered Provisional Psychologist in St Albert, AB
Hailey Cornelius
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St Albert, AB T8N
Hello! I am a provisional psychologist at Power Psychology and Associates in St. Albert. I am passionate about supporting individuals (14+), couples, and families (with children 12+) overcome past traumas, as well as work through life and relationship challenges, grief, anxiety, depression, and overwhelming emotions. I have specific interest in supporting those dealing with sexual trauma / violence, childhood trauma, PTSD, gender identity, or sex and intimacy. I have always appreciated building connections with people and believe in creating a safe and supportive environment to help people work through difficult experiences.
Hello! I am a provisional psychologist at Power Psychology and Associates in St. Albert. I am passionate about supporting individuals (14+), couples, and families (with children 12+) overcome past traumas, as well as work through life and relationship challenges, grief, anxiety, depression, and overwhelming emotions. I have specific interest in supporting those dealing with sexual trauma / violence, childhood trauma, PTSD, gender identity, or sex and intimacy. I have always appreciated building connections with people and believe in creating a safe and supportive environment to help people work through difficult experiences.
(825) 809-5395 View (825) 809-5395
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Dr. Lauren K. McCoy - Actualize Psychological
Psychologist, BSc, MSc, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
Are you in a loop of self-blame, regret, or anxiety over how events in your life have gone or are going? Would those close to you say you "have it together" but, deep down, circumstances have left you feeling "not good enough"? Has the shame or disappointment eroded trust in your ability to make confident decisions for your relationships, your job, your life direction? Whether symptoms began due to unfortunate luck, a traumatic event, relationship breakdown, etc., I help identify patterns keeping you stuck and offer solution-focused, evidence based strategies to address anxiety, self-doubt, indecision, PTSD, and codependency.
Are you in a loop of self-blame, regret, or anxiety over how events in your life have gone or are going? Would those close to you say you "have it together" but, deep down, circumstances have left you feeling "not good enough"? Has the shame or disappointment eroded trust in your ability to make confident decisions for your relationships, your job, your life direction? Whether symptoms began due to unfortunate luck, a traumatic event, relationship breakdown, etc., I help identify patterns keeping you stuck and offer solution-focused, evidence based strategies to address anxiety, self-doubt, indecision, PTSD, and codependency.
(587) 857-5380 View (587) 857-5380
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Elena Volk
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albert, AB T8N
Hi there! I offer sessions for children, teens, adults, and couples. While I specialize in relationship concerns, sex, and sexuality, I have experience in working with a range of other concerns and believe in working with whatever comes into the room with you. In our time together, you can expect a warm, empathetic, and compassionate environment where you are free to express yourself without judgment. My goals are to create a space where all backgrounds, stories, and identities are welcomed, an open and honest dialogue is maintained, and where you feel heard, valued, and supported.
Hi there! I offer sessions for children, teens, adults, and couples. While I specialize in relationship concerns, sex, and sexuality, I have experience in working with a range of other concerns and believe in working with whatever comes into the room with you. In our time together, you can expect a warm, empathetic, and compassionate environment where you are free to express yourself without judgment. My goals are to create a space where all backgrounds, stories, and identities are welcomed, an open and honest dialogue is maintained, and where you feel heard, valued, and supported.
(825) 254-9702 View (825) 254-9702
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Patrick Schiller
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
Are you feeling stuck? Have you been struggling to cope with difficult emotions and thoughts? Are you finding it challenging to deal with the tasks, responsibilities, and relationships in your life? Therapy is a valuable opportunity to encounter compassion and to create lasting positive change. The therapeutic relationship offers a safe and caring place in which your desire for change is realized. In therapy, you and I will face the very challenges that you are experiencing with courage and hope. We will develop the plan that will enable you to overcome your challenges, and to flourish again in your life.
Are you feeling stuck? Have you been struggling to cope with difficult emotions and thoughts? Are you finding it challenging to deal with the tasks, responsibilities, and relationships in your life? Therapy is a valuable opportunity to encounter compassion and to create lasting positive change. The therapeutic relationship offers a safe and caring place in which your desire for change is realized. In therapy, you and I will face the very challenges that you are experiencing with courage and hope. We will develop the plan that will enable you to overcome your challenges, and to flourish again in your life.
(587) 800-4315 View (587) 800-4315
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Amanda Crouse
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
Amanda works with children, teens and adults around concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, emotional regulation and trauma. Her counselling approach is rooted in mindfulness and evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). She is trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), an evidence-based program that equips parents with the tools to assist in treating their child's anxiety and OCD. Amanda strives to facilitate positive change by empowering clients to build skills and achieve their goals.
Amanda works with children, teens and adults around concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, emotional regulation and trauma. Her counselling approach is rooted in mindfulness and evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). She is trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), an evidence-based program that equips parents with the tools to assist in treating their child's anxiety and OCD. Amanda strives to facilitate positive change by empowering clients to build skills and achieve their goals.
(825) 798-0314 View (825) 798-0314
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Katie Pelletier
Registered Provisional Psychologist, CD, BSc, MC Psyc
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
Not accepting new clients
I am currently accepting new clients for daytime appointments. I understand that the decision to seek therapy can be a difficult one, however, life throws curveballs at us, and sometimes those curveballs leave lasting imprints. I specialize in working with individuals who've weathered storms, helping them find solid ground again. Trauma is not a sentence; it's a chapter, and together we can turn the page. Additionally, I am a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and I have extensive experience working with serving and retired members and their families.
I am currently accepting new clients for daytime appointments. I understand that the decision to seek therapy can be a difficult one, however, life throws curveballs at us, and sometimes those curveballs leave lasting imprints. I specialize in working with individuals who've weathered storms, helping them find solid ground again. Trauma is not a sentence; it's a chapter, and together we can turn the page. Additionally, I am a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and I have extensive experience working with serving and retired members and their families.
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Mike Shea
Counsellor, RTC, CRS, PRA
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N  (Online Only)
I help people transition from an unmanageable life of addiction or mental health concerns to a meaningful life in recovery. I also aid family and friends in finding helpful and healthy strategies in dealing with loved ones they are concerned about. Witnessing the miraculous transformations in clients is incredibly rewarding, and I am grateful and honoured to be trusted in helping others in the journey of recovery.
I help people transition from an unmanageable life of addiction or mental health concerns to a meaningful life in recovery. I also aid family and friends in finding helpful and healthy strategies in dealing with loved ones they are concerned about. Witnessing the miraculous transformations in clients is incredibly rewarding, and I am grateful and honoured to be trusted in helping others in the journey of recovery.
(825) 807-6012 View (825) 807-6012
Photo of Lisette A McArthur, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in St Albert, AB
Lisette A McArthur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RegCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
At times we feel under a lot of intangible stress, and this creates an imbalance that wears out our normal coping skills. You are not alone. Feeling tired of being tired is the first step in reaching out to achieve and master a proper life balance. A life without the limits of our pre-conditioned and other based negative self talk paradigms. Life does involve more than survival and fighting- it involves joy and happiness. I can help you achieve this transformation.
At times we feel under a lot of intangible stress, and this creates an imbalance that wears out our normal coping skills. You are not alone. Feeling tired of being tired is the first step in reaching out to achieve and master a proper life balance. A life without the limits of our pre-conditioned and other based negative self talk paradigms. Life does involve more than survival and fighting- it involves joy and happiness. I can help you achieve this transformation.
(825) 250-3418 View (825) 250-3418
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Best Bodies Counselling & Hypnotherapy Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
Our passion is providing space and healing to people who have been through traumatic/challenging experiences. We offer both in-person and virtual on-line therapy. We are truly passionate about empowering individuals and helping them in overcoming life’s challenges and improving their well-being. Our team of therapists include a combination of psychologists, counselling therapists and a registered clinical hypnotherapist some of which whom have over 20 years of experience. We are committed to providing Individual, family and couples counselling to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Our passion is providing space and healing to people who have been through traumatic/challenging experiences. We offer both in-person and virtual on-line therapy. We are truly passionate about empowering individuals and helping them in overcoming life’s challenges and improving their well-being. Our team of therapists include a combination of psychologists, counselling therapists and a registered clinical hypnotherapist some of which whom have over 20 years of experience. We are committed to providing Individual, family and couples counselling to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
(825) 807-5617 View (825) 807-5617
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WJW Counselling and Mediation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, qMed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albert, AB T8N
Are you feeling overwhelmed with chronic stress and emotionally drained from the issues and conflicts in your life? I can help you navigate and cope with whatever challenges you're facing. My results-oriented approach helps clients move through the counselling and mediation process efficiently, without the need for long-term, ongoing therapy. I specialize in couples counselling, separation and divorce mediation, family mediation, and parent coordination. With over 25 years of experience in conflict resolution, I have developed an approach that helps clients resolve issues quickly and efficiently to move forward and enjoy life fully.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with chronic stress and emotionally drained from the issues and conflicts in your life? I can help you navigate and cope with whatever challenges you're facing. My results-oriented approach helps clients move through the counselling and mediation process efficiently, without the need for long-term, ongoing therapy. I specialize in couples counselling, separation and divorce mediation, family mediation, and parent coordination. With over 25 years of experience in conflict resolution, I have developed an approach that helps clients resolve issues quickly and efficiently to move forward and enjoy life fully.
(780) 666-7143 View (780) 666-7143
Photo of Andrea Stratton, Psychologist in St Albert, AB
Andrea Stratton
Psychologist, MC, BPA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albert, AB T8N
I work from a client-centered and collaborative approach in which I believe that individuals are the experts of their own lives and have skills that can be utilized and explored. For close to sixteen years I have worked closely with individuals impacted by trauma and substance use concerns. Further, I have worked closely within law enforcement services. My focus includes those individuals impacted by addictions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Not only do I process through current presenting concerns, I will also assess early life experiences and relationships.
I work from a client-centered and collaborative approach in which I believe that individuals are the experts of their own lives and have skills that can be utilized and explored. For close to sixteen years I have worked closely with individuals impacted by trauma and substance use concerns. Further, I have worked closely within law enforcement services. My focus includes those individuals impacted by addictions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Not only do I process through current presenting concerns, I will also assess early life experiences and relationships.
(825) 250-3346 View (825) 250-3346
Photo of Sylvia Leona Lerette, Psychologist in St Albert, AB
Sylvia Leona Lerette
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
I believe in the human spirit, uniqueness of experience, personal strength, and the critical nature of support. In my practice, I work with individuals in a culturally sensitive manner that displays warmth, genuineness, and respect. Furthermore, I am dedicated towards empowering clients in helping them meet their goals. I have directed my practice to work with clients who are experiencing emotional distress, transitions, trauma, and with members of the military community. I work in helping clients emotionally regulate through the use of Self-Regulation Therapy, DBT, Narrative, and CBT approaches.
I believe in the human spirit, uniqueness of experience, personal strength, and the critical nature of support. In my practice, I work with individuals in a culturally sensitive manner that displays warmth, genuineness, and respect. Furthermore, I am dedicated towards empowering clients in helping them meet their goals. I have directed my practice to work with clients who are experiencing emotional distress, transitions, trauma, and with members of the military community. I work in helping clients emotionally regulate through the use of Self-Regulation Therapy, DBT, Narrative, and CBT approaches.
(587) 402-1849 View (587) 402-1849
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Monica Arnold
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Monica (she/her), and I am a Registered Psychologist. I am centred in the belief that we are all unique human beings who have found a way to survive this wild ride we call life. I view all symptoms, concerns, and difficult emotions as a map to understanding how you have learned to survive (and potentially, flourish!). This means that I am here to work with your natural capacity to navigate your life, while establishing new ways of meeting your needs (ie. belonging, safety, control) in an empowering and healing way.
Hello! My name is Monica (she/her), and I am a Registered Psychologist. I am centred in the belief that we are all unique human beings who have found a way to survive this wild ride we call life. I view all symptoms, concerns, and difficult emotions as a map to understanding how you have learned to survive (and potentially, flourish!). This means that I am here to work with your natural capacity to navigate your life, while establishing new ways of meeting your needs (ie. belonging, safety, control) in an empowering and healing way.
(825) 255-5014 View (825) 255-5014
Photo of Sabrina Roach, Registered Provisional Psychologist in St Albert, AB
Sabrina Roach
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, BSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
St Albert, AB T8N
Life is about finding the perfect balance. It is about reflecting on your successes and faults in a way that adds perspective and enhances your experiences. It takes courage to seek professional help, and I applaud you for making it this far. Counselling can help navigate a transitional period in your life. Talking with someone about these experiences can help foster a greater understanding of ourselves and our relationships. I believe that we all long for a secure base from which to explore life’s challenges, and by finding someone who offers reassurance and validation can promote a sense of security, confidence, and resilience.
Life is about finding the perfect balance. It is about reflecting on your successes and faults in a way that adds perspective and enhances your experiences. It takes courage to seek professional help, and I applaud you for making it this far. Counselling can help navigate a transitional period in your life. Talking with someone about these experiences can help foster a greater understanding of ourselves and our relationships. I believe that we all long for a secure base from which to explore life’s challenges, and by finding someone who offers reassurance and validation can promote a sense of security, confidence, and resilience.
(587) 804-3680 View (587) 804-3680
Photo of Paulette Rodziewicz, Psychologist in St Albert, AB
Paulette Rodziewicz
Psychologist, MCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
St Albert, AB T8N
Are you seeking a counsellor to help you get through a difficult time or life challenge? A counsellor who can help you make positive change in your life? If you choose me as your counsellor, we will work together as partners on the way to positive change. You will be treated with respect and dignity, in a caring and safe environment. Your own resilience, knowledge and inner strength will be drawn upon to get the best result.
Are you seeking a counsellor to help you get through a difficult time or life challenge? A counsellor who can help you make positive change in your life? If you choose me as your counsellor, we will work together as partners on the way to positive change. You will be treated with respect and dignity, in a caring and safe environment. Your own resilience, knowledge and inner strength will be drawn upon to get the best result.
(587) 318-5844 View (587) 318-5844
Photo of Teresa (Tracy) Stevens-Delhez, Psychologist in St Albert, AB
Teresa (Tracy) Stevens-Delhez
Psychologist, ME
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
Helping you to navigate life's challenges with support and strategies to find your place of peace and balance.​ Counselling can be an important factor in helping people lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. I am dedicated to providing a confidential, safe and supportive environment for you.
Helping you to navigate life's challenges with support and strategies to find your place of peace and balance.​ Counselling can be an important factor in helping people lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. I am dedicated to providing a confidential, safe and supportive environment for you.
(825) 254-6809 View (825) 254-6809
Photo of Heather Beaton, Registered Provisional Psychologist in St Albert, AB
Heather Beaton
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Albert, AB T8N
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist specializing in children and adolescents. Through connection and developing a strong authentic relationship with the child/teen, I have the honour to support them through the struggles they are experiencing. I value the relationship that I build with the child/teen and cultivate connection through their interests and strengths. I have 13 years experience as a teacher working with children with behaviours, autism, ADHD, and Tourettes Syndome. I have extensive experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and family dynamics such as divorce and separation.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist specializing in children and adolescents. Through connection and developing a strong authentic relationship with the child/teen, I have the honour to support them through the struggles they are experiencing. I value the relationship that I build with the child/teen and cultivate connection through their interests and strengths. I have 13 years experience as a teacher working with children with behaviours, autism, ADHD, and Tourettes Syndome. I have extensive experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and family dynamics such as divorce and separation.
(825) 435-1310 View (825) 435-1310
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Krys Wilson
Psychologist, M Ed, R Psych
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
I am committed to providing you with the highest quality of professional services to help you attain the changes you want to make in your life. I have had the privilege of working with and supporting youth, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with clients to gain insight into thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that are no longer serving them to help them overcome struggles and identify their strengths while utilizing those strengths with individualized strategies and tools to help them reach their goals.
I am committed to providing you with the highest quality of professional services to help you attain the changes you want to make in your life. I have had the privilege of working with and supporting youth, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with clients to gain insight into thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that are no longer serving them to help them overcome struggles and identify their strengths while utilizing those strengths with individualized strategies and tools to help them reach their goals.
(825) 809-5514 View (825) 809-5514
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Iram Bilal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Albert, AB T8N
I am a firm believer we all grapple with various challenges in some form or the other; for instance, addictions, tussles in relationships, difficulties in various stages of life (child rearing, retirement, divorce, loss of loved ones, juggling with tough schedules). My listening skills provide my clients a safer place to walk through the path of their feelings and experiences.
I am a firm believer we all grapple with various challenges in some form or the other; for instance, addictions, tussles in relationships, difficulties in various stages of life (child rearing, retirement, divorce, loss of loved ones, juggling with tough schedules). My listening skills provide my clients a safer place to walk through the path of their feelings and experiences.
(587) 800-1517 View (587) 800-1517

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Number of Counsellors in St Albert, AB

200+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in St Albert, AB who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Stress
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Alberta Blue Cross
63% Medavie Blue Cross
60% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in St Albert, AB see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in St Albert?

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.