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Zarrin Ghaferi
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A  (Online Only)
Are anxiety and stress controlling your life, limiting your daily activities, and causing you to have persistent anxious thoughts? I am here to help you and provide a safe space where together we focus on developing effective coping skills that can help you rise above depression, learn to control anxiety and stress, recover from trauma, and overcome perfectionism. Or have you moved to Canada and are you navigating the challenges of starting a new life in a new country? My experience as an immigrant has helped to support other newcomers who are experiencing stress and anxiety due to migration.
Are anxiety and stress controlling your life, limiting your daily activities, and causing you to have persistent anxious thoughts? I am here to help you and provide a safe space where together we focus on developing effective coping skills that can help you rise above depression, learn to control anxiety and stress, recover from trauma, and overcome perfectionism. Or have you moved to Canada and are you navigating the challenges of starting a new life in a new country? My experience as an immigrant has helped to support other newcomers who are experiencing stress and anxiety due to migration.
(782) 800-0972 View (782) 800-0972
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Michelle Labine
Counsellor, MA , RCT, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
22 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Michelle Labine specializes in sex therapy, relationship therapy, and relational and sexual trauma therapy. Michelle works with individuals and partners who experience challenges effecting their personal wellbeing and relationships, including anxiety, changes in sexual desire, changes in sexual functioning, sexual changes related to illness, questioning sexual interest, body image, sexual expectations, sexual communication, partners who are neurodivergent, relationship communication, conflict management and connection, jealousy, infidelity, and consensual non monogamy.
Michelle Labine specializes in sex therapy, relationship therapy, and relational and sexual trauma therapy. Michelle works with individuals and partners who experience challenges effecting their personal wellbeing and relationships, including anxiety, changes in sexual desire, changes in sexual functioning, sexual changes related to illness, questioning sexual interest, body image, sexual expectations, sexual communication, partners who are neurodivergent, relationship communication, conflict management and connection, jealousy, infidelity, and consensual non monogamy.
(782) 312-0152 View (782) 312-0152
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Lisa Dexter
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
My ideal clients range in age from adolescents through adulthood, including couples and families. They may have a past history of trauma or grief, or perhaps they are presently struggling with symptoms of ADHD, life changes, or a breakdown of a key relationship. They may be feeling completely overwhelmed and unsure where to go next. They will be open to trying new ideas to help them on the path to feeling better, but will not be worried about talking to me when certain strategies that do not work for them, as they will know it is best that we use techniques that they are comfortable with and will use.
My ideal clients range in age from adolescents through adulthood, including couples and families. They may have a past history of trauma or grief, or perhaps they are presently struggling with symptoms of ADHD, life changes, or a breakdown of a key relationship. They may be feeling completely overwhelmed and unsure where to go next. They will be open to trying new ideas to help them on the path to feeling better, but will not be worried about talking to me when certain strategies that do not work for them, as they will know it is best that we use techniques that they are comfortable with and will use.
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Louise Doucet
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
When facing an overwhelming emotional experience, so many people feel lost, isolated and alone. Counselling, first and foremost, is a way to relieve that sense of aloneness and form a trusting, collaborative relationship with someone who accepts you just as you are. My goal is for you to gain a deep understanding of yourself, your needs, feelings, and behaviours, and how these impact your everyday life and relationships. We will work to create the tools and strategies you need to be empowered to live your life authentically and feel fulfilled.
When facing an overwhelming emotional experience, so many people feel lost, isolated and alone. Counselling, first and foremost, is a way to relieve that sense of aloneness and form a trusting, collaborative relationship with someone who accepts you just as you are. My goal is for you to gain a deep understanding of yourself, your needs, feelings, and behaviours, and how these impact your everyday life and relationships. We will work to create the tools and strategies you need to be empowered to live your life authentically and feel fulfilled.
(782) 201-1995 View (782) 201-1995
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Nic Chanway
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Living comes with hardships. Maybe you’re worrying all the time and you don’t know how to stop, or finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Perhaps you’re weathering the storm of loss or feeling beaten down by self-judgment. When we are in pain, we need support. As your therapist, I will offer that support by providing a safe and nurturing space for you to process what hurts and move toward healing.
Living comes with hardships. Maybe you’re worrying all the time and you don’t know how to stop, or finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Perhaps you’re weathering the storm of loss or feeling beaten down by self-judgment. When we are in pain, we need support. As your therapist, I will offer that support by providing a safe and nurturing space for you to process what hurts and move toward healing.
(782) 400-6422 View (782) 400-6422
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Nicole Terry
Counsellor, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I believe that therapy is a great place for self-exploration, discovery and healing. As your therapist, I believe in providing a safe, validating, non-judgmental space for you to have the opportunity to share your story and be heard. I work with a variety of clients across the lifespan with a particular focus on LGBTQIA2s+ and non-binary folks.
I believe that therapy is a great place for self-exploration, discovery and healing. As your therapist, I believe in providing a safe, validating, non-judgmental space for you to have the opportunity to share your story and be heard. I work with a variety of clients across the lifespan with a particular focus on LGBTQIA2s+ and non-binary folks.
(782) 800-0884 View (782) 800-0884
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Alison Fahie
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
My approach is from a client-centered, culturally-sensitive lens, understanding that my clients are the experts of their own lives. From a trauma-informed perspective, I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and trust for clients, recognizing the impact our past experiences can have on our present-day functioning. Through our work together, we will navigate the complexities of your unique journey, fostering healing, resilience, and personal growth.
My approach is from a client-centered, culturally-sensitive lens, understanding that my clients are the experts of their own lives. From a trauma-informed perspective, I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and trust for clients, recognizing the impact our past experiences can have on our present-day functioning. Through our work together, we will navigate the complexities of your unique journey, fostering healing, resilience, and personal growth.
(782) 201-3872 View (782) 201-3872
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Emily Miller
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other general mental health concerns.
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other general mental health concerns.
(782) 312-0166 View (782) 312-0166
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Janet Budd
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I work with individuals and couples in therapy where my areas of focus include relational health, sexual health, emotional regulation, stress management, identity and self-compassion, transitions, and change, and have experience supporting clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I am also trained in CFT to support clients experiencing chronic pain and chronic illness.
I work with individuals and couples in therapy where my areas of focus include relational health, sexual health, emotional regulation, stress management, identity and self-compassion, transitions, and change, and have experience supporting clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I am also trained in CFT to support clients experiencing chronic pain and chronic illness.
(782) 492-0080 View (782) 492-0080
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Dianna Lesperance
Counsellor, MA, RTC-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
In a world where life's pressure can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, it is no wonder we can feel stuck or lost. I work from a space of self-compassion, offering deep-rooted nurturing for emotional well-being. From the thoughtful awareness of the transformative power of compassion, I bring a unique and holistic approach to therapy grounded in warmth, acceptance, and curiosity. With a compassionate heart, I offer a safe, trusting, collaborative space for clients to develop stronger connections with themselves, fostering self-acceptance and skills needed to maneuver through the complex ebbs and flows of life.
In a world where life's pressure can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, it is no wonder we can feel stuck or lost. I work from a space of self-compassion, offering deep-rooted nurturing for emotional well-being. From the thoughtful awareness of the transformative power of compassion, I bring a unique and holistic approach to therapy grounded in warmth, acceptance, and curiosity. With a compassionate heart, I offer a safe, trusting, collaborative space for clients to develop stronger connections with themselves, fostering self-acceptance and skills needed to maneuver through the complex ebbs and flows of life.
(782) 800-5382 View (782) 800-5382
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Manon Valcourt
Counsellor, RCT-C, MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Life can be hard. We all go through times when the daily tasks of living seem overwhelming and the joy we used to feel is gone. Many of us try to tough it out. We put on a good face to the outside world but inside we are in despair. If this sounds like you and you're ready to make a change, therapy can help. I work with adults and older teens who are suffering from a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, trauma and career issues.
Life can be hard. We all go through times when the daily tasks of living seem overwhelming and the joy we used to feel is gone. Many of us try to tough it out. We put on a good face to the outside world but inside we are in despair. If this sounds like you and you're ready to make a change, therapy can help. I work with adults and older teens who are suffering from a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, trauma and career issues.
(782) 822-2433 View (782) 822-2433
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Ayesha Adeel
Counsellor, MD, MA, RCT-C, CCC, EMDR T
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I am Registered Counselling Therapist - Candidate (RCT-C) and an EMDR Trained Therapist and working in the Halifax area. I provide holistic and trauma-informed counselling to individuals and couples in private practice setting. I specialize in Trauma and PTSD; anxiety; depression; and relationship issues. I work with older adolescents, adults, and elderly. I help people who are a survivor of trauma/abuse, or as someone who struggles with anxious relationships, or in finding their identity. I am compassionate about providing you the supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment to help you in disclosing your personal challenges.
I am Registered Counselling Therapist - Candidate (RCT-C) and an EMDR Trained Therapist and working in the Halifax area. I provide holistic and trauma-informed counselling to individuals and couples in private practice setting. I specialize in Trauma and PTSD; anxiety; depression; and relationship issues. I work with older adolescents, adults, and elderly. I help people who are a survivor of trauma/abuse, or as someone who struggles with anxious relationships, or in finding their identity. I am compassionate about providing you the supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment to help you in disclosing your personal challenges.
(782) 201-3878 View (782) 201-3878
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Theresa Elizabeth Robertson
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A
We as humans possess an inherent ability to discover creative solutions to our life challenges. Unfortunately we can experience an overwhelm of issues which leave us feeling depleted and disconnected from our lives. In my practice I use a non-judgmental, empathetic, and compassionate approach to supporting you, drawing on evidence-based integrated approaches for treatment to meet your needs. I will work collaboratively with you, walking alongside you, helping you to navigate the cause of your distress and life challenges.
We as humans possess an inherent ability to discover creative solutions to our life challenges. Unfortunately we can experience an overwhelm of issues which leave us feeling depleted and disconnected from our lives. In my practice I use a non-judgmental, empathetic, and compassionate approach to supporting you, drawing on evidence-based integrated approaches for treatment to meet your needs. I will work collaboratively with you, walking alongside you, helping you to navigate the cause of your distress and life challenges.
(782) 825-6896 View (782) 825-6896
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Jarah Gregory
Counsellor, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Finding the right counsellor can be hard! I can resonate with the experience of seeking out counselling. It can be intimidating and anxiety-inducing. If you’re feeling this way, I want you to know you’re welcome here. Therapy is for all, regardless of what you are experiencing in your life. I am a married mother of two and grew up with four siblings. Relationship dynamics, whatever they might be, can be hard to manage. Your thoughts do not dictate who you are! Let’s work together to explore the feelings that are driving us, use them to our advantage, and create the newness you deserve.
Finding the right counsellor can be hard! I can resonate with the experience of seeking out counselling. It can be intimidating and anxiety-inducing. If you’re feeling this way, I want you to know you’re welcome here. Therapy is for all, regardless of what you are experiencing in your life. I am a married mother of two and grew up with four siblings. Relationship dynamics, whatever they might be, can be hard to manage. Your thoughts do not dictate who you are! Let’s work together to explore the feelings that are driving us, use them to our advantage, and create the newness you deserve.
(782) 492-0243 View (782) 492-0243
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Meghan MacPherson
Counsellor, RMT, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Hi, I'm Meghan. I am an experienced paramedical professional who is passionate about holistic wellness and understanding the connections between our mental and physical health. For the past 7 years, I have provided client-centered care in my massage therapy practice. As a humanist, my ideal client seeks personal growth to understand their emotions, navigate challenges, and cultivate positive change. Motivated by a desire for fulfillment, they value a supportive therapeutic alliance to explore their strengths, enhance coping skills, and embark on a transformative journey toward greater well-being.
Hi, I'm Meghan. I am an experienced paramedical professional who is passionate about holistic wellness and understanding the connections between our mental and physical health. For the past 7 years, I have provided client-centered care in my massage therapy practice. As a humanist, my ideal client seeks personal growth to understand their emotions, navigate challenges, and cultivate positive change. Motivated by a desire for fulfillment, they value a supportive therapeutic alliance to explore their strengths, enhance coping skills, and embark on a transformative journey toward greater well-being.
(782) 824-5915 View (782) 824-5915
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Cassidy Franklin
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Welcome! My name is Cassidy and I provide therapy to individuals, ages 16 and up, as well as couples. My areas of focus include emotional regulation, communication skills, relational health, identity and autonomy development, life transitions, and self-compassion. I also support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief. I am trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level 2), and work with couples in areas of conflict resolution, building friendships and intimacy within the relationship, and finding shared meaning in life.
Welcome! My name is Cassidy and I provide therapy to individuals, ages 16 and up, as well as couples. My areas of focus include emotional regulation, communication skills, relational health, identity and autonomy development, life transitions, and self-compassion. I also support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief. I am trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level 2), and work with couples in areas of conflict resolution, building friendships and intimacy within the relationship, and finding shared meaning in life.
(782) 820-2086 View (782) 820-2086
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Laura Shay
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Life can be challenging and sometimes it can be hard to know the steps we need to take to better understand ourselves and live the life we want to live. I work from the perspective that being a human is hard and that we all face struggles throughout our life. While these challenges may be unavoidable, therapy can provide a place to feel seen and help shift your perspective, discover more about yourself, connect with your feelings, and discover meaning from your experiences.
Life can be challenging and sometimes it can be hard to know the steps we need to take to better understand ourselves and live the life we want to live. I work from the perspective that being a human is hard and that we all face struggles throughout our life. While these challenges may be unavoidable, therapy can provide a place to feel seen and help shift your perspective, discover more about yourself, connect with your feelings, and discover meaning from your experiences.
(782) 821-5547 View (782) 821-5547
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ML Family Counselling Clinic
Counsellor, MA , CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
ML Family Counselling is a private group practice diversified in our experience, training and areas of clinical focus providing professional, client-tailored, mental health counselling services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. We are a professional team of dedicated and caring Registered Counselling Therapists, honored to work with our clients as they navigate uncertainties and challenges of life. We work collaboratively providing supportive, compassionate, inclusive, and personalized care.
ML Family Counselling is a private group practice diversified in our experience, training and areas of clinical focus providing professional, client-tailored, mental health counselling services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. We are a professional team of dedicated and caring Registered Counselling Therapists, honored to work with our clients as they navigate uncertainties and challenges of life. We work collaboratively providing supportive, compassionate, inclusive, and personalized care.
(902) 201-8346 View (902) 201-8346
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Brooklyn Thompson
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. We all live unique experiences and face obstacles on a daily basis. This can leave us feeling extremely isolated and overwhelmed. Seeking support form a therapist allows you to share your experience in a safe, welcoming environment. When working with clients, I strive to support them in identifying their strengths and values to improve their quality of life and empower them to take the necessary steps to achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe we are all unique and have individual needs. This means that I will tailor our work together to fit your unique experience.
Life can be challenging. We all live unique experiences and face obstacles on a daily basis. This can leave us feeling extremely isolated and overwhelmed. Seeking support form a therapist allows you to share your experience in a safe, welcoming environment. When working with clients, I strive to support them in identifying their strengths and values to improve their quality of life and empower them to take the necessary steps to achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe we are all unique and have individual needs. This means that I will tailor our work together to fit your unique experience.
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Constance Huyer
Counsellor, M Ed, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Life isn’t always hard, but when things get challenging, when feelings of anxiousness and despair seem overwhelming, seeing a counsellor can help. Having a place to say it all out loud can be the gateway to better emotional and mental health. Sorting through and dealing with issues of anger, abandonment, fear, trauma and hopelessness can help you restore balance in your life. We can work together to find your way forward.
Life isn’t always hard, but when things get challenging, when feelings of anxiousness and despair seem overwhelming, seeing a counsellor can help. Having a place to say it all out loud can be the gateway to better emotional and mental health. Sorting through and dealing with issues of anger, abandonment, fear, trauma and hopelessness can help you restore balance in your life. We can work together to find your way forward.
(902) 906-6766 View (902) 906-6766

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in B3A

30+

Average cost per session

$137

Counsellors in B3A who prioritize treating:

94% Relationship Issues
94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
91% Depression
86% Grief
83% Trauma and PTSD
77% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Medavie Blue Cross
58% Blue Cross
38% Manulife

How Counsellors in B3A see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
9% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in B3A?

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.