Therapists in B1P

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Cape Breton Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Accepting new clients! (November 2023). Life is unpredictable and ever-changing. There are times in all of our lives where the support of others is necessary in order to be our best selves, the self which is aligned with our true nature. Whether you are experiencing a difficult transition, on the edge of change, questioning your sense of self and place in the world, dealing with difficult experiences or are just not feeling your best and don’t know why, counselling can be a useful process in your continual growth. I will work with you to create a safe space to explore and set goals for your life. 902-563-6231
Accepting new clients! (November 2023). Life is unpredictable and ever-changing. There are times in all of our lives where the support of others is necessary in order to be our best selves, the self which is aligned with our true nature. Whether you are experiencing a difficult transition, on the edge of change, questioning your sense of self and place in the world, dealing with difficult experiences or are just not feeling your best and don’t know why, counselling can be a useful process in your continual growth. I will work with you to create a safe space to explore and set goals for your life. 902-563-6231
(782) 400-5274 View (782) 400-5274
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Break Free Counselling Ltd.
Counsellor, BACS, BEd, MEd, CCC-Q, RCT-C
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Life is sometimes tough & you don't have to face it alone. Counselling can help and you deserve it. Break Free Counselling Ltd. is here to support and work with you as you navigate challenges. With a warm & genuine approach, the focus is always on ensuring you feel heard, respected, safe & valued within a space of non-judgment. Sometimes a good laugh and some added humour can help as well. Trauma care is here and statistics show that most of us have experienced some form. Sometimes, we don't even realize what is troubling us, but not always. So much human suffering can be treated with a trauma-informed and EMDR-trained therapist.
Life is sometimes tough & you don't have to face it alone. Counselling can help and you deserve it. Break Free Counselling Ltd. is here to support and work with you as you navigate challenges. With a warm & genuine approach, the focus is always on ensuring you feel heard, respected, safe & valued within a space of non-judgment. Sometimes a good laugh and some added humour can help as well. Trauma care is here and statistics show that most of us have experienced some form. Sometimes, we don't even realize what is troubling us, but not always. So much human suffering can be treated with a trauma-informed and EMDR-trained therapist.
(782) 400-4430 View (782) 400-4430
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Miranda Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, BA, RSW
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Miranda, and I'm excited that you've taken the courageous step towards seeking the support you deserve. My passion is to support children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in need. I aim to create a safe, nurturing space for healing and goal achievement. I employ a trauma-informed approach, place a high priority on cultural sensitivity, and embrace a biopsychosocial systems perspective to empower clients on their healing journey. I tailor treatment plans to align with each individual's unique experiences and specific needs.
Hello! I'm Miranda, and I'm excited that you've taken the courageous step towards seeking the support you deserve. My passion is to support children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in need. I aim to create a safe, nurturing space for healing and goal achievement. I employ a trauma-informed approach, place a high priority on cultural sensitivity, and embrace a biopsychosocial systems perspective to empower clients on their healing journey. I tailor treatment plans to align with each individual's unique experiences and specific needs.
(782) 820-4348 View (782) 820-4348
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Julienne Marie Cordy
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re reading this, it’s because you had the courage and strength to take that first step in getting help, and I would love to assist you with the next steps. My priority is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be seen, heard, and understood, as well as offer emotional support and tools to help you work through your challenges and achieve your goals. I'm trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and biopsychosocial systems oriented to empower clients on their healing journey and tailor treatment plans to each individuals unique experiences and needs.
Hello! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re reading this, it’s because you had the courage and strength to take that first step in getting help, and I would love to assist you with the next steps. My priority is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be seen, heard, and understood, as well as offer emotional support and tools to help you work through your challenges and achieve your goals. I'm trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and biopsychosocial systems oriented to empower clients on their healing journey and tailor treatment plans to each individuals unique experiences and needs.
(782) 822-5214 View (782) 822-5214
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Darlene Kyte
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RCT-C, CCS, CCC
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Life is often difficult and trying to navigate challenges alone can seem impossible. I offer a supportive and safe space to explore both personal and professional issues. My approach is compassionate and person-centred and I draw on 25 years experience in the counselling field where I have practiced as a counsellor and also taught in a master’s level counselling program at the university level. We will work together to create a new understanding of your life circumstances as we strive to achieve your counselling goals.
Life is often difficult and trying to navigate challenges alone can seem impossible. I offer a supportive and safe space to explore both personal and professional issues. My approach is compassionate and person-centred and I draw on 25 years experience in the counselling field where I have practiced as a counsellor and also taught in a master’s level counselling program at the university level. We will work together to create a new understanding of your life circumstances as we strive to achieve your counselling goals.
(782) 828-8114 View (782) 828-8114
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O'Brien Counselling
Licensed Professional Counsellor, BA, MC, RCT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
The therapist relationship entails working together to achieve the goals of the client as well as cultivate a stronger sense of self through the process. Kelly's approachable, authentic demeanor is a key factor in building rapport and curative relationships. Her goal is to assist the client in connecting the dots and recognizing disruptive patterns of behavior.
The therapist relationship entails working together to achieve the goals of the client as well as cultivate a stronger sense of self through the process. Kelly's approachable, authentic demeanor is a key factor in building rapport and curative relationships. Her goal is to assist the client in connecting the dots and recognizing disruptive patterns of behavior.
(902) 906-6740 View (902) 906-6740
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Breton Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to Breton Counselling. The journeys that life brings our way can often be challenging physically, emotionally and socially. How we navigate and integrate these journeys and challenges is what counselling is all about. Are you feeling stuck? Are your relationships not what you hope they would be? Is there just something missing in your life? Are you not even sure where to start? If you are reading this, you have already made the first big step. Counselling is an opportunity to explore, sort through and make change. Breton Counselling currently offers in person and virtual counselling services to adults and adolescents.
Welcome to Breton Counselling. The journeys that life brings our way can often be challenging physically, emotionally and socially. How we navigate and integrate these journeys and challenges is what counselling is all about. Are you feeling stuck? Are your relationships not what you hope they would be? Is there just something missing in your life? Are you not even sure where to start? If you are reading this, you have already made the first big step. Counselling is an opportunity to explore, sort through and make change. Breton Counselling currently offers in person and virtual counselling services to adults and adolescents.
(782) 312-0161 View (782) 312-0161
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Katrina Paruch
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, BA, MACP, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Down? Alone? Wondering if things are "bad enough" for counselling? You don't have to wait until you are in crisis to reach out! Sometimes life can feel messy, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help by providing you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, with compassionate, professional guidance and support. I take a person-centered, collaborative approach, tailoring the counselling experience to your unique situation and needs. I work with individuals (16+), couples, and current and former clergy members from all faith traditions.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Down? Alone? Wondering if things are "bad enough" for counselling? You don't have to wait until you are in crisis to reach out! Sometimes life can feel messy, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help by providing you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, with compassionate, professional guidance and support. I take a person-centered, collaborative approach, tailoring the counselling experience to your unique situation and needs. I work with individuals (16+), couples, and current and former clergy members from all faith traditions.
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Brenda F Gear
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, Inuit
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is to create a safe space for opportunities where clients can express and explore their personal stories that is strength-based and future oriented. I do that through talk therapy that poses traumatic experiences can alter our world-views; sometimes for long periods of time. The first step in change is believing in why you are here. The rest can be achieved over time as we share insight into your experiences. As an Indigenous social worker I can contextualize your experiences through social and political contexts in contemporary and historical Canadian policy.
My approach to therapy is to create a safe space for opportunities where clients can express and explore their personal stories that is strength-based and future oriented. I do that through talk therapy that poses traumatic experiences can alter our world-views; sometimes for long periods of time. The first step in change is believing in why you are here. The rest can be achieved over time as we share insight into your experiences. As an Indigenous social worker I can contextualize your experiences through social and political contexts in contemporary and historical Canadian policy.
(782) 822-5154 View (782) 822-5154
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Laura Young Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
You know, life is certainly not easy given the many worries, stresses, and losses in our world today. With all the demands and stress placed on peoples’ time and energy these days, even the strongest person needs a helping and supportive hand. Trying to balance life, and feeling like you constantly have to show up for others, is exhausting - leaving no time and energy to nurture your own needs. You are not alone! I understand that people are unique and therefore attune therapy to meet you where you are.
You know, life is certainly not easy given the many worries, stresses, and losses in our world today. With all the demands and stress placed on peoples’ time and energy these days, even the strongest person needs a helping and supportive hand. Trying to balance life, and feeling like you constantly have to show up for others, is exhausting - leaving no time and energy to nurture your own needs. You are not alone! I understand that people are unique and therefore attune therapy to meet you where you are.
(782) 800-8365 View (782) 800-8365
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Jennifer MacLellan Counselling
Counsellor, MACP, RCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
I am honored to work alongside my clients as they begin (or continue) their path to healing. We therapists like to say “meet people where they are” in their healing journey, which means you can come to me with an established plan and clear goals, or completely confused about where to even start. I use a person-centered approach that assumes you are the expert on your own life. Together we can work on coping strategies for anxiety, depression, social skills, emotions, processing trauma, developing greater resilience, self-compassion, care, and confidence.
I am honored to work alongside my clients as they begin (or continue) their path to healing. We therapists like to say “meet people where they are” in their healing journey, which means you can come to me with an established plan and clear goals, or completely confused about where to even start. I use a person-centered approach that assumes you are the expert on your own life. Together we can work on coping strategies for anxiety, depression, social skills, emotions, processing trauma, developing greater resilience, self-compassion, care, and confidence.
(782) 312-1084 View (782) 312-1084
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Aimee Donovan
Counsellor, MC, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Hello! I have over 17 years of experience in the helping profession with the majority focused on providing counselling and mental health related programming to children, youth and their families through the education and public health system. I am registered with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (candidate) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. My training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Sand tray and Play Based Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Hello! I have over 17 years of experience in the helping profession with the majority focused on providing counselling and mental health related programming to children, youth and their families through the education and public health system. I am registered with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (candidate) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. My training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Sand tray and Play Based Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
(902) 200-1096 View (902) 200-1096
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John-Paul Austring
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MA, RP
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
I support people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, crisis of meaning, and those seeking to reach their full potential in life. I provide Christian therapy that is biblically-based, holistic, compassionate, and also informed by evidence-based psychology practices. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker. I draw from my education in clinical psychology, social work, and theology. I have 12 years of professional experience helping people through the toughest of times, as well as my own lived experiences with overcoming serious life challenges. All of my fees are tax exempt.
I support people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, crisis of meaning, and those seeking to reach their full potential in life. I provide Christian therapy that is biblically-based, holistic, compassionate, and also informed by evidence-based psychology practices. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker. I draw from my education in clinical psychology, social work, and theology. I have 12 years of professional experience helping people through the toughest of times, as well as my own lived experiences with overcoming serious life challenges. All of my fees are tax exempt.
(782) 400-0390 View (782) 400-0390
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(782) 222-0516 View (782) 222-0516
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Iain Dolan
Psychologist, MC
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
Looking for an adult autism assessment with a neurodivergent psychologist? Feeling dismissed by people who don’t understand medical trauma or how hard it is to stop masking? You have the right to feel accepted, heard, and believed—even during an assessment! I was “late-diagnosed” and understand how relieving it can be after decades of feeling misunderstood and exhausted. My assessments are thorough and the options were entirely designed by autistic people, who I routinely work with to refine things. You can do the entire assessment from home and take the time you need. Do a FREE self-screen on my site here: www.ndpsych.com
Looking for an adult autism assessment with a neurodivergent psychologist? Feeling dismissed by people who don’t understand medical trauma or how hard it is to stop masking? You have the right to feel accepted, heard, and believed—even during an assessment! I was “late-diagnosed” and understand how relieving it can be after decades of feeling misunderstood and exhausted. My assessments are thorough and the options were entirely designed by autistic people, who I routinely work with to refine things. You can do the entire assessment from home and take the time you need. Do a FREE self-screen on my site here: www.ndpsych.com
(782) 800-5714 View (782) 800-5714
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Amiee Wilson Counselling
Counsellor, BIS, MACP, RHN, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
Waitlist for new clients
Step into a journey tailored to your needs on every level – physical, social, mental, and spiritual. If you're seeking support to combat mental health challenges and understand yourself deeply, you're in the right place. My holistic approach delves into the core of your being, unraveling the connections between your physical, social, mental, and spiritual well-being. Together, we'll empower you with insights that foster balance and renewal. Are you ready for a transformative journey towards understanding and holistic wellness? Let's start this chapter together, guiding you towards a more empowered, resilient you.
Step into a journey tailored to your needs on every level – physical, social, mental, and spiritual. If you're seeking support to combat mental health challenges and understand yourself deeply, you're in the right place. My holistic approach delves into the core of your being, unraveling the connections between your physical, social, mental, and spiritual well-being. Together, we'll empower you with insights that foster balance and renewal. Are you ready for a transformative journey towards understanding and holistic wellness? Let's start this chapter together, guiding you towards a more empowered, resilient you.
(902) 903-6390 View (902) 903-6390
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Ainsley Fraser
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
I work alongside adolescents (13+) and adults who are navigating complicated emotions related to: Loss (ambiguous or tangible - grief of another’s life, of what could have been, of a changed self or loved one from illness or injury, of a former life stage or role); (dis)Ability and neurodivergence - special interest and many years experience in acquired brain injury; “burnout” or fatigue from caregiving invisibly (family, parenting) or as a professional helper; being in your body (self-image, toxic beauty standards, competitive curation); & reproductive health (fertility, abortion).
I work alongside adolescents (13+) and adults who are navigating complicated emotions related to: Loss (ambiguous or tangible - grief of another’s life, of what could have been, of a changed self or loved one from illness or injury, of a former life stage or role); (dis)Ability and neurodivergence - special interest and many years experience in acquired brain injury; “burnout” or fatigue from caregiving invisibly (family, parenting) or as a professional helper; being in your body (self-image, toxic beauty standards, competitive curation); & reproductive health (fertility, abortion).
(782) 400-8043 View (782) 400-8043
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Shannon Young Counselling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Shannon Young Counselling and Therapy is part of the YMM Collaborative Practice Team. If you are looking for support for anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, grief and loss, irritability, or stress management I may be able to help. I have worked with adults, youth, and kids, as well as individuals and couples. My primary areas of practice are with maternal and perinatal mental health for individuals and couples, with a special focus on grief and loss and reproductive trauma in the perinatal period. Reaching out for support can be hard, please feel free to connect to see if I am the right fit for you.
Shannon Young Counselling and Therapy is part of the YMM Collaborative Practice Team. If you are looking for support for anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, grief and loss, irritability, or stress management I may be able to help. I have worked with adults, youth, and kids, as well as individuals and couples. My primary areas of practice are with maternal and perinatal mental health for individuals and couples, with a special focus on grief and loss and reproductive trauma in the perinatal period. Reaching out for support can be hard, please feel free to connect to see if I am the right fit for you.
(587) 847-5502 View (587) 847-5502
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Sanderson Therapy & Wellness
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Josiane. You are unique, an expert in your story, so therapy must be attuned to your individual needs, circumstances, and life journey. I will support you in moving along your desired path, bringing my genuine empathy, truth, and an honouring of your individuality and personhood. Together, we can dive into the infinitely complex experience of being a human.
Hello, my name is Josiane. You are unique, an expert in your story, so therapy must be attuned to your individual needs, circumstances, and life journey. I will support you in moving along your desired path, bringing my genuine empathy, truth, and an honouring of your individuality and personhood. Together, we can dive into the infinitely complex experience of being a human.
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Kristina Fifield
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
My practice is grounded in a deep commitment to creating intentional space for your healing journey; building on connectedness, trust, and safety. I hope to support you in feeling safe, seen and heard. I invite curiosity, collaboration, self-compassion, courage, and creativity into the therapy space. I center relational values and ethics at the heart of my practice on intersectional, equity-centered, trauma-informed, justice-doing, and community approaches to healing.
My practice is grounded in a deep commitment to creating intentional space for your healing journey; building on connectedness, trust, and safety. I hope to support you in feeling safe, seen and heard. I invite curiosity, collaboration, self-compassion, courage, and creativity into the therapy space. I center relational values and ethics at the heart of my practice on intersectional, equity-centered, trauma-informed, justice-doing, and community approaches to healing.
(782) 825-5756 View (782) 825-5756

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Number of Counsellors in B1P

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in B1P who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
83% Anxiety
83% Stress
79% Grief
75% Depression
71% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Medavie Blue Cross
50% Blue Cross
43% Veterans Affairs Canada

How Counsellors in B1P see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in B1P?

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.