Therapists in Alberta

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Photo of Kate Hollowell Sheldon, Psychologist in Alberta
Kate Hollowell Sheldon
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2P
It is hard to reach out for support or to even consider reaching out when you are struggling. Perhaps you are experiencing a sense of grief, loss, or burnout leaving you feeling stuck and unsure about what the future holds? Perhaps you are feeling adrift and need someone to talk to as you figure out what to do next? Sometimes we find our past experiences interfere with the present and all of us face challenges that require extra support. Counselling can help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your relationships, and the changes you wish to implement to achieve further growth.
It is hard to reach out for support or to even consider reaching out when you are struggling. Perhaps you are experiencing a sense of grief, loss, or burnout leaving you feeling stuck and unsure about what the future holds? Perhaps you are feeling adrift and need someone to talk to as you figure out what to do next? Sometimes we find our past experiences interfere with the present and all of us face challenges that require extra support. Counselling can help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your relationships, and the changes you wish to implement to achieve further growth.
(587) 803-3027 View (587) 803-3027
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Michelle McCallum
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
I am a registered child psychologist specializing in helping toddlers, young children (up to age 12), and their families with common emotional, cognitive, and behavioural difficulties. I provide assessment and treatment tailored to meet the specific needs of each child and family. Because young children depend so heavily on those around them to address their developmental needs and challenges, I collaborate closely with parents. The parent-child relationship often provides the best opportunity for effective intervention. I provide a respectful and caring environment for parents to understand what their child's behaviour is communicating, what their child needs, and how they can meet those needs.
I am a registered child psychologist specializing in helping toddlers, young children (up to age 12), and their families with common emotional, cognitive, and behavioural difficulties. I provide assessment and treatment tailored to meet the specific needs of each child and family. Because young children depend so heavily on those around them to address their developmental needs and challenges, I collaborate closely with parents. The parent-child relationship often provides the best opportunity for effective intervention. I provide a respectful and caring environment for parents to understand what their child's behaviour is communicating, what their child needs, and how they can meet those needs.
(587) 801-4661 View (587) 801-4661
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Savannah Beckman
Psychologist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
Hello! I am a Provisional Psychologist working within Edmonton, and other areas of Alberta through virtual means. In my career I have been able to work alongside many individuals in both clinical and medical settings. I work with adolescent populations, preteens, and adults. I have training and experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns and trauma. However, working alongside those who are recovering from eating disorders is one area I am particularly passionate about.
Hello! I am a Provisional Psychologist working within Edmonton, and other areas of Alberta through virtual means. In my career I have been able to work alongside many individuals in both clinical and medical settings. I work with adolescent populations, preteens, and adults. I have training and experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns and trauma. However, working alongside those who are recovering from eating disorders is one area I am particularly passionate about.
(587) 854-3990 View (587) 854-3990
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Andre Benoit
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
4 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2P
Provide service for clients living in Calgary, Alberta, and those living in the Yukon through telepsychology. Are you feeling stressed, depressed, worried, angry, or anxious? Does your schedule feel full, but part of you feel lost, empty, or unsatisfied? Have you experienced trauma or PTSD or other mental health conditions? Do you struggle with your sleep, focus, being with others, or finding joy? Or is it even hard to describe what you are struggling with? Feel free to contact me at 403.354.0423 or my website www.deeprootstherapies.com.
Provide service for clients living in Calgary, Alberta, and those living in the Yukon through telepsychology. Are you feeling stressed, depressed, worried, angry, or anxious? Does your schedule feel full, but part of you feel lost, empty, or unsatisfied? Have you experienced trauma or PTSD or other mental health conditions? Do you struggle with your sleep, focus, being with others, or finding joy? Or is it even hard to describe what you are struggling with? Feel free to contact me at 403.354.0423 or my website www.deeprootstherapies.com.
(587) 412-2703 View (587) 412-2703
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Leah Katzman
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5P
Not accepting new clients
Seeking help can elicit many different emotions. But I can tell you from personal experience that it is worth it. No matter what difficulties you're facing, you deserve to feel understood, accepted, and safe(r). I am here to collaborate with you and help you expand your choices, feel more in control, and find fulfillment both personally and in relationships. My goal as a therapist is to understand, acknowledge, and validate your experiences, while empowering you to feel confident in facing both day to day and major life challenges.
Seeking help can elicit many different emotions. But I can tell you from personal experience that it is worth it. No matter what difficulties you're facing, you deserve to feel understood, accepted, and safe(r). I am here to collaborate with you and help you expand your choices, feel more in control, and find fulfillment both personally and in relationships. My goal as a therapist is to understand, acknowledge, and validate your experiences, while empowering you to feel confident in facing both day to day and major life challenges.
(587) 855-4282 View (587) 855-4282
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Terilyn Pott
Psychologist, PhD, MSc
Verified
7 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5G
Welcome to Horizon Counselling Service. I am a registered psychologist on the team who provides individual and family counselling to adults and adolescents. I specialize in chronic health, pain management, trauma and anxiety concerns such as OCD or Phobias. My goal in therapy is to help you cope with difficult thoughts and feelings so you can focus on doing the things you love and being the person you value and want to be. I work collaboratively with you, and provide a judgment free environment to work through your concerns. Horizon has psychologists, provisionals and a therapy cat available to support you depending on your needs.
Welcome to Horizon Counselling Service. I am a registered psychologist on the team who provides individual and family counselling to adults and adolescents. I specialize in chronic health, pain management, trauma and anxiety concerns such as OCD or Phobias. My goal in therapy is to help you cope with difficult thoughts and feelings so you can focus on doing the things you love and being the person you value and want to be. I work collaboratively with you, and provide a judgment free environment to work through your concerns. Horizon has psychologists, provisionals and a therapy cat available to support you depending on your needs.
(587) 401-3134 View (587) 401-3134
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Natahlie McKay
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, BA
Edmonton, AB T6E
Not accepting new clients
I fundamentally believe that all human beings desire to feel connected, to belong, and to feel loved. Somewhere along the road, we have become disconnected, both from each other, as well as from ourselves. My goal is to have the therapy room be a safe space to repair your relationship with yourself, as well as those around you. To do this, we must build a strong therapeutic relationship. Working with marginalized populations provided me with the invaluable skill of being able to connect with people from all walks of life. Regardless of their socio-economic status, age, race, sexual orientation or gender.
I fundamentally believe that all human beings desire to feel connected, to belong, and to feel loved. Somewhere along the road, we have become disconnected, both from each other, as well as from ourselves. My goal is to have the therapy room be a safe space to repair your relationship with yourself, as well as those around you. To do this, we must build a strong therapeutic relationship. Working with marginalized populations provided me with the invaluable skill of being able to connect with people from all walks of life. Regardless of their socio-economic status, age, race, sexual orientation or gender.
(587) 705-5139 View (587) 705-5139
Photo of Jourdan Tymkow, Pre-Licensed Professional in Alberta
Jourdan Tymkow
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
Waitlist for new clients
Sliding scale available! My approach is to build a container of safety, compassion, and empowerment, in which we can work together to holistically digest challenging experiences, honour your internal wisdom, develop personalized skill sets and goals, re-write narratives that no longer serve you, and expand windows of comfortability so that you can live your most meaningful life. Utilizing an integrative lens, my practice draws from training in somatic, attachment, psychodynamic, transpersonal, ACT, and parts-based therapies (IFS and Jungian informed) to provide care that is nuanced, creative, and culturally/scientifically-informed.
Sliding scale available! My approach is to build a container of safety, compassion, and empowerment, in which we can work together to holistically digest challenging experiences, honour your internal wisdom, develop personalized skill sets and goals, re-write narratives that no longer serve you, and expand windows of comfortability so that you can live your most meaningful life. Utilizing an integrative lens, my practice draws from training in somatic, attachment, psychodynamic, transpersonal, ACT, and parts-based therapies (IFS and Jungian informed) to provide care that is nuanced, creative, and culturally/scientifically-informed.
(825) 251-8668 View (825) 251-8668
Photo of Amy Wilson- Motherhood Specialist, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta
Amy Wilson- Motherhood Specialist
Registered Provisional Psychologist, P Psyc, CCC, MC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2Z
Motherhood can be complex, messy, and overwhelming. It leaves so many women feeling exhausted, burnt out, alone. We feel the pressure of societal expectations in everything we do, causing us to lose our sense of self. We try to make everything perfect, causing our inner critic to kicks in. As a result of all of these pressures, women feel stressed, overwhelmed, and not good enough. Worst of all, we can feel utterly alone in our experiences. As a mom of two who has walked the path of burnout, exhaustion, and despair in motherhood: I want you to know it doesn’t have to be this way.
Motherhood can be complex, messy, and overwhelming. It leaves so many women feeling exhausted, burnt out, alone. We feel the pressure of societal expectations in everything we do, causing us to lose our sense of self. We try to make everything perfect, causing our inner critic to kicks in. As a result of all of these pressures, women feel stressed, overwhelmed, and not good enough. Worst of all, we can feel utterly alone in our experiences. As a mom of two who has walked the path of burnout, exhaustion, and despair in motherhood: I want you to know it doesn’t have to be this way.
(825) 535-3759 View (825) 535-3759
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Marcela Chavez-Harrison - Self Care Psychology Inc
Psychologist, RPsych, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Is it time to get some help with making a change in your life? Do you find yourself stuck in the same patterns despite trying your best to do something different? My goal is to support and help individuals to become their best selves, whether it be to increase self-esteem, work through trauma issues from your past, or address your struggles with a bad habit or addiction. I have 20+ years of experience in working in addictions and working with people in various stages of readiness. I also support family members who have a loved one struggling with an addiction with a focus on finding hope and strength in this difficult situation.
Is it time to get some help with making a change in your life? Do you find yourself stuck in the same patterns despite trying your best to do something different? My goal is to support and help individuals to become their best selves, whether it be to increase self-esteem, work through trauma issues from your past, or address your struggles with a bad habit or addiction. I have 20+ years of experience in working in addictions and working with people in various stages of readiness. I also support family members who have a loved one struggling with an addiction with a focus on finding hope and strength in this difficult situation.
(587) 805-0703 View (587) 805-0703
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Gayatri Kainth
Psychologist, BA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2Z
My clinical interests include Anxiety, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours like skin picking and hair pulling, Couples Therapy, Depression, Grief, Relationship difficulties, Stress, and Trauma. I provide services in English, Hindi, and Punjabi to children as well as adults. In order to support and meet the needs of her clients, I offer various daytime and evening appointments.
My clinical interests include Anxiety, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours like skin picking and hair pulling, Couples Therapy, Depression, Grief, Relationship difficulties, Stress, and Trauma. I provide services in English, Hindi, and Punjabi to children as well as adults. In order to support and meet the needs of her clients, I offer various daytime and evening appointments.
(587) 854-3720 View (587) 854-3720
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Intrinsic Therapy
Psychologist, BSc, MACP, RPsych, RSW, PhD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2P
Self-discovery and healing is a journey—and you don’t have to take it alone. Newfound freedom and fulfillment is within reach. With a focus on somatic, relational and trauma-informed support, Intrinsic Therapy is home to a versatile team of empathetic, open and invested practitioners. We welcome all to find safe belonging, make real shifts and transform from within. The magic of authenticity? When we know and accept ourselves, it extends to our communities to fuel collective healing – a revolution we’re all for.
Self-discovery and healing is a journey—and you don’t have to take it alone. Newfound freedom and fulfillment is within reach. With a focus on somatic, relational and trauma-informed support, Intrinsic Therapy is home to a versatile team of empathetic, open and invested practitioners. We welcome all to find safe belonging, make real shifts and transform from within. The magic of authenticity? When we know and accept ourselves, it extends to our communities to fuel collective healing – a revolution we’re all for.
(587) 850-2812 View (587) 850-2812
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Kenedy Dowler
Psychologist, MC, CGRS, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Loss is a universal experience. However, many of us are ill prepared to deal with the conflicting mass of emotions we call grief. While the emotional incompleteness can have a lifelong, cumulatively negative impact on our capacity for happiness, it doesn't have to. The Grief Recovery Method provides the correct action choices that help people move beyond the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by loss of any kind. I strive to provide a safe space within which you as a client can make these choices and move toward healing and recovery.
Loss is a universal experience. However, many of us are ill prepared to deal with the conflicting mass of emotions we call grief. While the emotional incompleteness can have a lifelong, cumulatively negative impact on our capacity for happiness, it doesn't have to. The Grief Recovery Method provides the correct action choices that help people move beyond the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by loss of any kind. I strive to provide a safe space within which you as a client can make these choices and move toward healing and recovery.
(825) 601-5652 View (825) 601-5652
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Jaclyn Spooner - Summit Cs
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with individuals and couples of all faiths and cultural backgrounds and those in the LGBTQ2S+ community. My particular area of interest is couples counselling and sex therapy. I believe our intimate relationships and sexuality are essential factors to our health and well-being, and I am passionate about creating a safe space for curiosity, exploration and discovery in these areas. This may include relationship issues, boundaries and communication, low sexual desire/drive, and sexual pain. - Please note all emails and calls go to the administrative team at Summit Counselling -
I enjoy working with individuals and couples of all faiths and cultural backgrounds and those in the LGBTQ2S+ community. My particular area of interest is couples counselling and sex therapy. I believe our intimate relationships and sexuality are essential factors to our health and well-being, and I am passionate about creating a safe space for curiosity, exploration and discovery in these areas. This may include relationship issues, boundaries and communication, low sexual desire/drive, and sexual pain. - Please note all emails and calls go to the administrative team at Summit Counselling -
(587) 507-8910 View (587) 507-8910
Photo of Beth Baillie, Psychologist in Alberta
Beth Baillie
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5A
Choosing a therapist can feel like a daunting task; I do not believe that therapy is one size fits all and hope that the following information will help you decide whether we might be a good fit! My clients describe me as non-judgmental, genuine, warm, funny, enthusiastic and honest. I believe that we only have one shot at this thing called life and that we all deserve to live that life to the fullest (and I would love to hear about what that might mean to you)! In the words of Mary Oliver, "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"
Choosing a therapist can feel like a daunting task; I do not believe that therapy is one size fits all and hope that the following information will help you decide whether we might be a good fit! My clients describe me as non-judgmental, genuine, warm, funny, enthusiastic and honest. I believe that we only have one shot at this thing called life and that we all deserve to live that life to the fullest (and I would love to hear about what that might mean to you)! In the words of Mary Oliver, "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"
(587) 417-6438 View (587) 417-6438
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Kassey Shier
Counsellor, MACP, BAPsych, Couns, ACTA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3E
Life is a journey, and each of us holds the pen to our own narrative. I am here at Kasamira Counselling to be your ally, offering support, gentle reminders, and a soft nudge as you navigate the pages of your unique story. In our therapeutic journey together, we will explore the power you possess to shape the narrative you strive to live by. I believe that within each of us are the answers, and my role is that of a guide, gently pointing you in the direction of your authentic self.
Life is a journey, and each of us holds the pen to our own narrative. I am here at Kasamira Counselling to be your ally, offering support, gentle reminders, and a soft nudge as you navigate the pages of your unique story. In our therapeutic journey together, we will explore the power you possess to shape the narrative you strive to live by. I believe that within each of us are the answers, and my role is that of a guide, gently pointing you in the direction of your authentic self.
(825) 251-9463 View (825) 251-9463
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Brittany Imperadeiro
Psychologist, MC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5L
As a counselor I recognize my privilege and am honored to be a part of your journey. Working with me means that I see you as the expert of your lived experiences. At the end of the day we are all unique in our wants, needs, and desires, and what works for some does not mean it will always work for everyone. My aim is to work with you and meet you where you are at so we can figure out what is working, what needs to change, and how we can get there together. After all, this is YOUR journey. Counselling with me is a collaborative process where your voice, opinions, and experiences matter, are important, and are valid.
As a counselor I recognize my privilege and am honored to be a part of your journey. Working with me means that I see you as the expert of your lived experiences. At the end of the day we are all unique in our wants, needs, and desires, and what works for some does not mean it will always work for everyone. My aim is to work with you and meet you where you are at so we can figure out what is working, what needs to change, and how we can get there together. After all, this is YOUR journey. Counselling with me is a collaborative process where your voice, opinions, and experiences matter, are important, and are valid.
(825) 250-3675 View (825) 250-3675
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Sandra Rourke
BA, MA
1 Endorsed
Hello! Are you feeling stuck, not quite yourself, or unfulfilled? Are you struggling with emotional regulation caused by anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma? I have over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. My journey started with working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families years ago. As I worked closely with people over the years, I realized I wanted to offer more to people in a more profound, more meaningful way, which now has me working as a therapist who provides trauma-informed care to people of all ages. I offer people the care, connection, and support they seek.
Hello! Are you feeling stuck, not quite yourself, or unfulfilled? Are you struggling with emotional regulation caused by anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma? I have over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. My journey started with working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families years ago. As I worked closely with people over the years, I realized I wanted to offer more to people in a more profound, more meaningful way, which now has me working as a therapist who provides trauma-informed care to people of all ages. I offer people the care, connection, and support they seek.
(587) 803-4264 View (587) 803-4264
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Nike Ayo
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5Y
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I realize that the decision to seek support in dealing with some of life’s struggles by choosing counselling can be difficult, thus, it is with humility that I offer to come alongside my clients to help lighten the load as they journey toward a better tomorrow. I have a passion for helping clients to flourish and thrive as I support them along their journey toward greater holistic wellness in mind, body, and spirit.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I realize that the decision to seek support in dealing with some of life’s struggles by choosing counselling can be difficult, thus, it is with humility that I offer to come alongside my clients to help lighten the load as they journey toward a better tomorrow. I have a passion for helping clients to flourish and thrive as I support them along their journey toward greater holistic wellness in mind, body, and spirit.
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Gary J Meiers
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, LMFT
Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E  (Online Only)
In my practice I see a wide range of clients: adults, teens, children, adults who have experienced developmental traumas [sexual, physical & emotional abuse] (often in the context of their own dysfunctional family of origin), clients with PTSD, couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship, families looking for new ways to resolve old problems, and individuals who keep repeating the past. Depending on the presenting problem and a client's history, I often integrate EMDR Therapy and Gestalt Therapy and/or Structural Family Therapy. Online counselling is now available to residents of Alberta.
In my practice I see a wide range of clients: adults, teens, children, adults who have experienced developmental traumas [sexual, physical & emotional abuse] (often in the context of their own dysfunctional family of origin), clients with PTSD, couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship, families looking for new ways to resolve old problems, and individuals who keep repeating the past. Depending on the presenting problem and a client's history, I often integrate EMDR Therapy and Gestalt Therapy and/or Structural Family Therapy. Online counselling is now available to residents of Alberta.
(866) 807-7211 View (866) 807-7211

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Alberta who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Alberta Blue Cross
60% Green Shield Canada
54% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Alberta see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Alberta?

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.