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Seagram & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Falmouth, NS B0P
The seeds of change live in all of us. And with the right support, you’d be surprised at how quickly change can happen. At Seagram & Associates, we empower our clients with the support and tools they need to enrich their lives, improve their mental health and inspire growth and development – in life, in work, and in relationships. We believe in our clients and in their capacity to create meaningful change in their lives. We believe that good mental health and wellness are achievable for everyone. And no matter what challenges our clients face, we believe we can help.
The seeds of change live in all of us. And with the right support, you’d be surprised at how quickly change can happen. At Seagram & Associates, we empower our clients with the support and tools they need to enrich their lives, improve their mental health and inspire growth and development – in life, in work, and in relationships. We believe in our clients and in their capacity to create meaningful change in their lives. We believe that good mental health and wellness are achievable for everyone. And no matter what challenges our clients face, we believe we can help.
(902) 907-5440 View (902) 907-5440
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Interior Sanctuary Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Waterville, NS B0P
Welcome to Interior Sanctuary Counselling with Emily. If you've been hurt in the past by the significant people in your life, I am here to support you in healing these wounds. Relationships can be challenging and bring a lot of stress into our lives yet they are what we need in order to thrive as human beings. Perhaps you want to support significant people in your life but you're feeling overwhelmed. You can learn the skills of attuning to your child's needs, partner's needs, and to your own needs, and to repair any broken and hurting relationships.
Welcome to Interior Sanctuary Counselling with Emily. If you've been hurt in the past by the significant people in your life, I am here to support you in healing these wounds. Relationships can be challenging and bring a lot of stress into our lives yet they are what we need in order to thrive as human beings. Perhaps you want to support significant people in your life but you're feeling overwhelmed. You can learn the skills of attuning to your child's needs, partner's needs, and to your own needs, and to repair any broken and hurting relationships.
(782) 828-6111 View (782) 828-6111
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Behind the Clouds Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Falmouth, NS B0P
Changing negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs takes work. Change is never an easy process, but nothing worth doing is. Where there is struggle there is also opportunity for growth. Together we can sort through past traumas & stress. Our goal is to help you to get the most out of your life. Everyone gets lost from time to time, there is no shame in that. I am here to support you and to help you to find your way out of the darkness and back into the light . It is always darkest right before the dawn. "No matter how long the storm lasts, the sun always shines behind the clouds" Khalil Gibran. You can change your life for the better.
Changing negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs takes work. Change is never an easy process, but nothing worth doing is. Where there is struggle there is also opportunity for growth. Together we can sort through past traumas & stress. Our goal is to help you to get the most out of your life. Everyone gets lost from time to time, there is no shame in that. I am here to support you and to help you to find your way out of the darkness and back into the light . It is always darkest right before the dawn. "No matter how long the storm lasts, the sun always shines behind the clouds" Khalil Gibran. You can change your life for the better.
(782) 822-2425 View (782) 822-2425
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Natalie M. Edmondson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and especially difficult when you are searching for support to understand, process and heal from trauma. You may often find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or agitated and you don't know why. I know how confusing and challenging life can be when you have experienced any difficult situation and how it can affect all aspects of your life including your mental health, your work life, and relationships. I can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and together determine what you might need to improve your overall wellbeing.
Accepting new clients. Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and especially difficult when you are searching for support to understand, process and heal from trauma. You may often find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or agitated and you don't know why. I know how confusing and challenging life can be when you have experienced any difficult situation and how it can affect all aspects of your life including your mental health, your work life, and relationships. I can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and together determine what you might need to improve your overall wellbeing.
(782) 821-5264 View (782) 821-5264
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Hope and Strength From Within Counselling Services
MEd, CCC, RCT-C, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesford, NS B0P
Hi, my name is Kim Nelson. Have you noticed how life presents challenges in a multitude of ways? You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, post-pandemic issues, grief, or a critical illness diagnosis. If you would like to delve into the art of self-discovery: getting to know yourself well, let's connect. You can explore getting to know yourself through a number of therapeutic approaches: CBT, compassion, solution-focused or mindfulness or yoga. I would welcome the opportunity to journey through any difficulties you are currently facing with the hope of utilizing your strength from within to move forward in a positive way.
Hi, my name is Kim Nelson. Have you noticed how life presents challenges in a multitude of ways? You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, post-pandemic issues, grief, or a critical illness diagnosis. If you would like to delve into the art of self-discovery: getting to know yourself well, let's connect. You can explore getting to know yourself through a number of therapeutic approaches: CBT, compassion, solution-focused or mindfulness or yoga. I would welcome the opportunity to journey through any difficulties you are currently facing with the hope of utilizing your strength from within to move forward in a positive way.
(902) 201-2732 View (902) 201-2732
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Jessica Ferro
Psychologist, MC:AT, RPsych
Verified Verified
Avonport, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, stress, relationship issues, life/career transitions, low self-esteem, work/life imbalance, or trauma? Or are you seeking more fulfillment out of life? If so, I am here to help. I am a registered psychologist offering virtual counselling to adults (25+) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Work with me from the comfort of your home, with your pets around, and without the added time and stress of travel.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, stress, relationship issues, life/career transitions, low self-esteem, work/life imbalance, or trauma? Or are you seeking more fulfillment out of life? If so, I am here to help. I am a registered psychologist offering virtual counselling to adults (25+) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Work with me from the comfort of your home, with your pets around, and without the added time and stress of travel.
(782) 800-7307 View (782) 800-7307
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Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, NS B0P
Accepting new adult clients. I integrate lived experiences of self and others with educational insights, employing relevant evidence-based methods to form the core of my practice. Committed to client-driven, strength-based therapy, I collaborate closely to customize approaches that transcend traditional talk-therapy, and can incorporate a more pragmatic focus. My inclusive approach caters to adults navigating diverse intersections of identity, encompassing culture, religiosity, gender, communication, disability, and socioeconomic factors. Operating from a non-judgmental, anti-ableist, neurodiversity, and gender-affirming stance.
Accepting new adult clients. I integrate lived experiences of self and others with educational insights, employing relevant evidence-based methods to form the core of my practice. Committed to client-driven, strength-based therapy, I collaborate closely to customize approaches that transcend traditional talk-therapy, and can incorporate a more pragmatic focus. My inclusive approach caters to adults navigating diverse intersections of identity, encompassing culture, religiosity, gender, communication, disability, and socioeconomic factors. Operating from a non-judgmental, anti-ableist, neurodiversity, and gender-affirming stance.
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Jill Pasquet
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Falmouth, NS B0P  (Online Only)
I’m a psychotherapist in general practice with specialized training and experience working with people with trauma-related issues, particularly complex trauma. I bring a warm, genuine, non-judgmental and direct approach to therapy and I work collaboratively with my clients and with attention to individual and systemic patterns of power and oppression.
I’m a psychotherapist in general practice with specialized training and experience working with people with trauma-related issues, particularly complex trauma. I bring a warm, genuine, non-judgmental and direct approach to therapy and I work collaboratively with my clients and with attention to individual and systemic patterns of power and oppression.
(782) 492-0094 View (782) 492-0094
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Brenda Johnson
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC, MTA
Verified Verified
Canning, NS B0P
Our lives can be overwhelming, especially when you know something feels too difficult to manage yourself. Finding the right person to trust is important as you reach toward answers and improve your emotional and mental health. In seeking therapy, you need to have the security of a non-judgmental and compassionate person who can move you from feelings of vulnerability or shame and instead find self-love and motivation to make changes. I’ll be there for you.
Our lives can be overwhelming, especially when you know something feels too difficult to manage yourself. Finding the right person to trust is important as you reach toward answers and improve your emotional and mental health. In seeking therapy, you need to have the security of a non-judgmental and compassionate person who can move you from feelings of vulnerability or shame and instead find self-love and motivation to make changes. I’ll be there for you.
(902) 692-1662 View (902) 692-1662
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April Pater
Counsellor, MA, RCT, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Does life sometimes feel like it's just too much? Do you find yourself constantly searching for happiness while trying to manage feelings of sadness, shame, anger, overwhelm, etc.? Are you struggling to keep stability in your relationships? I work with clients to get to the bottom of what is stopping them from leading a fulfilling life and effectively coping with life’s ups and downs. I offer a warm and compassionate space for my clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences; to learn to manage their emotions and relationships effectively and with integrity; and to make meaningful and lasting changes.
Does life sometimes feel like it's just too much? Do you find yourself constantly searching for happiness while trying to manage feelings of sadness, shame, anger, overwhelm, etc.? Are you struggling to keep stability in your relationships? I work with clients to get to the bottom of what is stopping them from leading a fulfilling life and effectively coping with life’s ups and downs. I offer a warm and compassionate space for my clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences; to learn to manage their emotions and relationships effectively and with integrity; and to make meaningful and lasting changes.
(902) 801-9432 View (902) 801-9432
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Eileen Donahoe
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
I am a Registered Psychologist and work with adults age 19+. I specialize in working with post traumatic stress, and have experience with police, veterans, first responders, as well as victims of motor vehicle accidents who are nervous drivers or passengers. I work with anxiety, fears, phobias, and depression and sleep difficulty. I also help people with work-related stressors. I help people become more assertive. I help with grief/loss. Personal growth and wellness and helping people to prepare for difficult challenges who need resource building.
I am a Registered Psychologist and work with adults age 19+. I specialize in working with post traumatic stress, and have experience with police, veterans, first responders, as well as victims of motor vehicle accidents who are nervous drivers or passengers. I work with anxiety, fears, phobias, and depression and sleep difficulty. I also help people with work-related stressors. I help people become more assertive. I help with grief/loss. Personal growth and wellness and helping people to prepare for difficult challenges who need resource building.
(902) 701-9354 View (902) 701-9354
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Larkspur Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C, KYT
Verified Verified
Whether you are a child, pre-teen, adolescent or young adult, all stages of life have different challenges. Currently my work focuses on supporting children, adolescents and young adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties and other feelings of psychological distress that may lead to feeling isolated, stressed, sad, anxious, and overwhelmed. The overall goal is to help recognize and verbalize feelings, identify typical behavior patterns, defenses and inner conflicts in order to reduce symptoms, provide insight and improve daily functioning and quality of life.
Whether you are a child, pre-teen, adolescent or young adult, all stages of life have different challenges. Currently my work focuses on supporting children, adolescents and young adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties and other feelings of psychological distress that may lead to feeling isolated, stressed, sad, anxious, and overwhelmed. The overall goal is to help recognize and verbalize feelings, identify typical behavior patterns, defenses and inner conflicts in order to reduce symptoms, provide insight and improve daily functioning and quality of life.
(782) 820-4143 View (782) 820-4143
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Leanne Cameron
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berwick, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. Sometimes we need help to improve the quality of daily experiences & relationships. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction (sex, gambling & substances), anger, grief, complicated relationships, personality disorders and self-esteem all influence our lives. As a clinical supervisor for two addiction facilities, I have experience with complex mental health issues. I assist clients in identifying codependency traits, narcissists in their relationships and how emotional dis-regulation contributes to complications. Having overcome my own challenges aids in an authentic connection with my clients. Compassion and humour are tools I use while I assist clients in reclaiming identity
Life can be challenging. Sometimes we need help to improve the quality of daily experiences & relationships. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction (sex, gambling & substances), anger, grief, complicated relationships, personality disorders and self-esteem all influence our lives. As a clinical supervisor for two addiction facilities, I have experience with complex mental health issues. I assist clients in identifying codependency traits, narcissists in their relationships and how emotional dis-regulation contributes to complications. Having overcome my own challenges aids in an authentic connection with my clients. Compassion and humour are tools I use while I assist clients in reclaiming identity
(902) 701-9448 View (902) 701-9448
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Raeanne Bekkers
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
Grand Pre, NS B0P
Have you or your child been struggling with something difficult for awhile? If you’re willing to try and talk about the situation, and make some small changes over time, therapy is bound to help you feel better than you do right now. We all go through hard times, and it's good to get some help for the challenges you are facing. I have worked as a counselor in schools with youth for 6 years, and enjoy helping people of all ages find encouragement, healing and growth in their life journey. My counseling sessions are in safe, quiet, confidential spaces. Please reach out for a free 15 minute phone call if you have questions.
Have you or your child been struggling with something difficult for awhile? If you’re willing to try and talk about the situation, and make some small changes over time, therapy is bound to help you feel better than you do right now. We all go through hard times, and it's good to get some help for the challenges you are facing. I have worked as a counselor in schools with youth for 6 years, and enjoy helping people of all ages find encouragement, healing and growth in their life journey. My counseling sessions are in safe, quiet, confidential spaces. Please reach out for a free 15 minute phone call if you have questions.
(782) 492-0085 View (782) 492-0085
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Sarah Faye Hergett
Counsellor, MEd, MPAM, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Port Williams, NS B0P  (Online Only)
ADHD. Anxiety. Work and life stress. Relationships, Insomnia. Grief and more. Are you overwhelmed with expectations, challenged by time, organization, procrastination, struggle with emotional regulation, impulsivity, attention, rejection sensitivity, low self esteem? Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of the things you want to do? Are you burned out, feeling undervalued and overworked at your job? Experiencing grief and loss? Struggling in a relationship? Or maybe you are living with the effects of trauma, not aware of trauma triggers, exhausted and suffering.
ADHD. Anxiety. Work and life stress. Relationships, Insomnia. Grief and more. Are you overwhelmed with expectations, challenged by time, organization, procrastination, struggle with emotional regulation, impulsivity, attention, rejection sensitivity, low self esteem? Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of the things you want to do? Are you burned out, feeling undervalued and overworked at your job? Experiencing grief and loss? Struggling in a relationship? Or maybe you are living with the effects of trauma, not aware of trauma triggers, exhausted and suffering.
(902) 915-4225 View (902) 915-4225
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Dan Kevin Diggins
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, NS B0P
Currently accepting new clients. I work with adolescent and adult clients who are dealing with negative emotions or conflicts and are ready to feel better and live a more meaningful life. Seeking out the right counsellor is an important step, requiring courage and trust. I honour your willingness to embrace vulnerability and honesty and I will ensure that you find the support and solutions you are seeking.
Currently accepting new clients. I work with adolescent and adult clients who are dealing with negative emotions or conflicts and are ready to feel better and live a more meaningful life. Seeking out the right counsellor is an important step, requiring courage and trust. I honour your willingness to embrace vulnerability and honesty and I will ensure that you find the support and solutions you are seeking.
(782) 825-5135 View (782) 825-5135
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Kingston, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(778) 403-4873 View (778) 403-4873
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ADHD Counselling - Rebecca MacDonald
Counsellor, RCT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood, NS B0P
Accepting new clients. Are you struggling with the overwhelming aspects of life, such as organization, motivation, social relationships, or focus? Are you noticing impacts on your work, home life, productivity, relationships, and self-image? I focus on helping to provide support, tools, and perspective in what ADHD means for you and the impact it has on your life. Together, we can work to address your challenges and discover strategies to relieve the pressure that comes from navigating life in neurotypical world. I offer a place for you, no matter where you are in life. A diagnosis of ADHD is not necessary to access services.
Accepting new clients. Are you struggling with the overwhelming aspects of life, such as organization, motivation, social relationships, or focus? Are you noticing impacts on your work, home life, productivity, relationships, and self-image? I focus on helping to provide support, tools, and perspective in what ADHD means for you and the impact it has on your life. Together, we can work to address your challenges and discover strategies to relieve the pressure that comes from navigating life in neurotypical world. I offer a place for you, no matter where you are in life. A diagnosis of ADHD is not necessary to access services.
(782) 821-3519 View (782) 821-3519
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Wanda Schofield/Breathe Mindfulness Centre
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwick, NS B0P
Wanda is a highly experienced and trained Clinical Social Worker who has worked over 30 years in mental health and addictions, family focused settings and medical social work. She specializes in a range of adult and family concerns that impact the quality of your life and general wellbeing such as relationship distress, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, medical illness, substance use and addictions, end-of-life planning, trauma, caregiver burnout and stress. Wanda brings her experienced, solution-focused perspective to assist couples in navigating the many challenges often faced.
Wanda is a highly experienced and trained Clinical Social Worker who has worked over 30 years in mental health and addictions, family focused settings and medical social work. She specializes in a range of adult and family concerns that impact the quality of your life and general wellbeing such as relationship distress, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, medical illness, substance use and addictions, end-of-life planning, trauma, caregiver burnout and stress. Wanda brings her experienced, solution-focused perspective to assist couples in navigating the many challenges often faced.
(782) 800-7403 View (782) 800-7403
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Michelle Tougas /Breathe Mindfulness Centre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwick, NS B0P
Dr. Michelle Tougas is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who works with youth and young adults. Her work focuses on striving toward value-based, mindful living. Michelle aims to guide improvement in daily function and self-compassion for youth and young adults with Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Emotion Dysregulation, Depression/Low, Interpersonal Communication, Mood, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Sleep Disruption, and Trauma.
Dr. Michelle Tougas is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who works with youth and young adults. Her work focuses on striving toward value-based, mindful living. Michelle aims to guide improvement in daily function and self-compassion for youth and young adults with Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Emotion Dysregulation, Depression/Low, Interpersonal Communication, Mood, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Sleep Disruption, and Trauma.
(782) 825-5217 View (782) 825-5217

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Number of Counsellors in B0P

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in B0P who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
84% Stress
76% Self Esteem
72% Life Transitions
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Blue Cross
82% Medavie Blue Cross
53% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in B0P see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
12% Male
4% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in B0P?

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.