Photo of Douglas Allen, Registered Social Worker in B4N, NS
Douglas Allen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, CD, SEP
Verified Verified
New Minas, NS B4N
I am a 20 year infantry combat veteran and son of a 27 year veteran of the Halifax Police Force. I created the Atlantic Group and Trauma Training Center as a space that "gets it". A place that is not only culturally competent for military, law enforcement and first Responders, but is also a hub to teach these competencies to other clinicians and helping professionals interested in working with these populations. The AGTTC specializes in high stakes, high adrenaline professions, where the mission comes before self. It is OUR mission to bring the self back , so that they can be Mom/Dad, husband/wife. You CAN be both!
I am a 20 year infantry combat veteran and son of a 27 year veteran of the Halifax Police Force. I created the Atlantic Group and Trauma Training Center as a space that "gets it". A place that is not only culturally competent for military, law enforcement and first Responders, but is also a hub to teach these competencies to other clinicians and helping professionals interested in working with these populations. The AGTTC specializes in high stakes, high adrenaline professions, where the mission comes before self. It is OUR mission to bring the self back , so that they can be Mom/Dad, husband/wife. You CAN be both!
(782) 800-5368 View (782) 800-5368
Photo of Carissa Clement, Psychologist in B4N, NS
Carissa Clement
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Clement is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology and a Master's in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Clement’s training is grounded in humanistic and existential theory, which she considers to be at the core of her therapeutic approach with clients. However, she also integrates theories of mind/body science with psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based approaches. She also has expertise in several trauma-focused therapies including EMDR, CPT, and PE.
Dr. Clement is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology and a Master's in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Clement’s training is grounded in humanistic and existential theory, which she considers to be at the core of her therapeutic approach with clients. However, she also integrates theories of mind/body science with psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based approaches. She also has expertise in several trauma-focused therapies including EMDR, CPT, and PE.
(902) 908-5765 View (902) 908-5765
Photo of Daria Pool, Registered Social Worker in B4N, NS
Daria Pool
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
If you're feeling stuck, I can help you understand this and make changes to improve your life. Our sessions will be supportive, affirming, and non-judgmental. I look forward to hearing about things that are going well in your life and areas you want to improve. Together, we will identify solutions to the problems that you’re facing and make a plan to work through them.
If you're feeling stuck, I can help you understand this and make changes to improve your life. Our sessions will be supportive, affirming, and non-judgmental. I look forward to hearing about things that are going well in your life and areas you want to improve. Together, we will identify solutions to the problems that you’re facing and make a plan to work through them.
(902) 612-2288 View (902) 612-2288
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Christina Gentile Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N  (Online Only)
Christina works as a counsellor at Acadia University. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, musician's mental health, relationships, grief and loss, spirituality, and yoga philosophy (including the practice of pranayama - breath control). She is a certified yoga instructor and former professional musician. In 2022, she was an associate professor for the School of Music for Acadia University. Previously, Christina worked as the child and youth therapist for eating disorders Nova Scotia and as the eating disorders therapist for Child and Youth Mental Health in Duncan, BC.
Christina works as a counsellor at Acadia University. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, musician's mental health, relationships, grief and loss, spirituality, and yoga philosophy (including the practice of pranayama - breath control). She is a certified yoga instructor and former professional musician. In 2022, she was an associate professor for the School of Music for Acadia University. Previously, Christina worked as the child and youth therapist for eating disorders Nova Scotia and as the eating disorders therapist for Child and Youth Mental Health in Duncan, BC.
(782) 201-7888 View (782) 201-7888
Photo of Karen Cox, Registered Social Worker in B4N, NS
Karen Cox
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Minas, NS B4N
Feeling overwhelmed? Difficulties managing your emotions? Stuck in depression, anxiety, grief, or chronic pain? Finding your relationship(s) a challenge? I have over two decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families facing mental health issues, trauma/PTSD, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, chronic pain, grief, life transitions, and sexuality. I don't condone toxic positivity, but I do believe in radical acceptance. That doesn't translate into complacency, but acceptance that there are limits to our ability to control our surroundings.
Feeling overwhelmed? Difficulties managing your emotions? Stuck in depression, anxiety, grief, or chronic pain? Finding your relationship(s) a challenge? I have over two decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families facing mental health issues, trauma/PTSD, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, chronic pain, grief, life transitions, and sexuality. I don't condone toxic positivity, but I do believe in radical acceptance. That doesn't translate into complacency, but acceptance that there are limits to our ability to control our surroundings.
(782) 201-3751 View (782) 201-3751
Photo of Clannad Counselling & Consulting, Registered Social Worker in B4N, NS
Clannad Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, RCT, MSW
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
As a growing private practice located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, our clinic is based on attachment principles that focus on healthy relationships across the life span. We know that the hardest step is initially reaching out looking for support. Whether you looking for help through grief and loss, parenting challenges, anxiety, depression & loneliness, couple & marriage work or fatigue and chronic exhaustion, we strive to provide you with the resources and support you need. We offer our services both in person or online. We also offer a free level of counselling through our intern programs. Connect with us today for more info
As a growing private practice located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, our clinic is based on attachment principles that focus on healthy relationships across the life span. We know that the hardest step is initially reaching out looking for support. Whether you looking for help through grief and loss, parenting challenges, anxiety, depression & loneliness, couple & marriage work or fatigue and chronic exhaustion, we strive to provide you with the resources and support you need. We offer our services both in person or online. We also offer a free level of counselling through our intern programs. Connect with us today for more info
(902) 909-5530 View (902) 909-5530
Photo of Carrie Bahm, Counsellor in B4N, NS
Carrie Bahm
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
I am here to assist you on your journey, be it working with psychosomatic symptoms, grief, depression/anxiety, soul loss, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, personal growth/transitions, intergenerational patterns, abuse history, spiritual searching. I am here to assist getting to the root of what you are trying to resolve and transform.
I am here to assist you on your journey, be it working with psychosomatic symptoms, grief, depression/anxiety, soul loss, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, personal growth/transitions, intergenerational patterns, abuse history, spiritual searching. I am here to assist getting to the root of what you are trying to resolve and transform.
(782) 400-0593 View (782) 400-0593
Photo of Irina Zak, Counsellor in B4N, NS
Irina Zak
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Minas, NS B4N
I believe you possess an inherent ability to discover creative solutions to life's challenges. However, certain life circumstances, whether from childhood or later experiences, can disrupt this ability, leaving you feeling 'stuck.' You are the expert of your life and know better than me what to do, for example, with your spouse or job. I specialize only in helping you better understand yourself in situations where it is impossible to do it alone because the answer belongs to the realm of the unconscious. The therapy will provide an opportunity for honest and deep dialogue addressing challenging topics without avoidance.
I believe you possess an inherent ability to discover creative solutions to life's challenges. However, certain life circumstances, whether from childhood or later experiences, can disrupt this ability, leaving you feeling 'stuck.' You are the expert of your life and know better than me what to do, for example, with your spouse or job. I specialize only in helping you better understand yourself in situations where it is impossible to do it alone because the answer belongs to the realm of the unconscious. The therapy will provide an opportunity for honest and deep dialogue addressing challenging topics without avoidance.
(782) 825-0812 View (782) 825-0812
Photo of James Maynard, Registered Social Worker in B4N, NS
James Maynard
Registered Social Worker, MES, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
Waitlist for new clients
How is your relationship with yourself, your partner and others? My primary practice focuses on counselling individuals who have caused or experienced harm with an intimate partner or their family. I also provide counselling to individuals who want to address stress, conflict or disconnection within their primary relationship and within themselves. We explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences, early abuse, violence or neglect on mental, emotional and social development and how those factors may later influence harmful actions, behaviors and perspectives. Together, we work to build awareness, healing, growth and change.
How is your relationship with yourself, your partner and others? My primary practice focuses on counselling individuals who have caused or experienced harm with an intimate partner or their family. I also provide counselling to individuals who want to address stress, conflict or disconnection within their primary relationship and within themselves. We explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences, early abuse, violence or neglect on mental, emotional and social development and how those factors may later influence harmful actions, behaviors and perspectives. Together, we work to build awareness, healing, growth and change.
(782) 201-2945 View (782) 201-2945
Photo of Raeanne Bekkers, Counsellor in B4N, NS
Raeanne Bekkers
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
New Minas, NS B4N
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
Photo of Maggie Logue-Prest, Registered Social Worker in B4N, NS
Maggie Logue-Prest
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
*Currently accepting new clients* Hi! My name is Maggie and I am a Clinical Social worker based out of Kentville, Nova Scotia. I work with adults who are looking to reconnect with themselves, create healthy habits and define what they want in life. I provide in person sessions in Kentville, and virtual therapy for individuals across Nova Scotia. If you are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to navigate your emotions and life circumstances, I would love to work with you!
*Currently accepting new clients* Hi! My name is Maggie and I am a Clinical Social worker based out of Kentville, Nova Scotia. I work with adults who are looking to reconnect with themselves, create healthy habits and define what they want in life. I provide in person sessions in Kentville, and virtual therapy for individuals across Nova Scotia. If you are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to navigate your emotions and life circumstances, I would love to work with you!
(782) 800-0940 View (782) 800-0940
Photo of Belinda Robinson, Counsellor in B4N, NS
Belinda Robinson
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
Life can be difficult and overwhelming. Counselling provides an opportunity to explore your life, yourself, and your relationships in a supported, non-judgmental, and safe space. It recognizes your unique, personal story while helping you understand the shared human experience of life's challenges. You'll be supported in many ways including, fostering greater self awareness, understanding your emotions, easing stress and anxiety, incorporating healthy behaviours, cultivating new coping strategies / problem-solving / decision-making skills, finding your meaning & purpose, and improving your relationship with yourself & others.
Life can be difficult and overwhelming. Counselling provides an opportunity to explore your life, yourself, and your relationships in a supported, non-judgmental, and safe space. It recognizes your unique, personal story while helping you understand the shared human experience of life's challenges. You'll be supported in many ways including, fostering greater self awareness, understanding your emotions, easing stress and anxiety, incorporating healthy behaviours, cultivating new coping strategies / problem-solving / decision-making skills, finding your meaning & purpose, and improving your relationship with yourself & others.
(782) 400-6322 View (782) 400-6322
Photo of Jeffrey Howard Hosick, Counsellor in B4N, NS
Jeffrey Howard Hosick
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
I love to work with highly sensitive people at a stage where they want to drop the toxic drama and begin to engage in life rather than react to it. I love working with couples and individuals who need a different framework because their current model of the world isn't working anymore. In the second half of life, we look to relate to the world, not manage it.
I love to work with highly sensitive people at a stage where they want to drop the toxic drama and begin to engage in life rather than react to it. I love working with couples and individuals who need a different framework because their current model of the world isn't working anymore. In the second half of life, we look to relate to the world, not manage it.
(782) 222-1188 View (782) 222-1188
Photo of Rebecca MacDonald, Counsellor in B4N, NS
Rebecca MacDonald
Counsellor, RCT-C, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
Accepting new clients. Do you find yourself struggling on your journey through life? Are you struggling with ADHD patterns, such as organization, motivation, social relationships, or focus? These challenges can start to impact work, home life, productivity, relationships, and self-image. Counselling can 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 focus on helping you to find fulfillment in life. 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. Do you find yourself struggling on your journey through life? Are you struggling with ADHD patterns, such as organization, motivation, social relationships, or focus? These challenges can start to impact work, home life, productivity, relationships, and self-image. Counselling can 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 focus on helping you to find fulfillment in life. 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
Photo of Raquel Griffin, Registered Social Worker in B4N, NS
Raquel Griffin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CIEC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Are you struggling to find a disordered eating therapist who actually gets it? Are you tired of food and eating taking over your life? If you’re looking to make peace with food once and for all, free yourself from disordered eating, and ditch diet culture, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, your body size or weight will be respected just the way it is. You will explore what it means to eat according to your own internal wisdom instead of some else’s expectation. You will receive eating disorder recovery support that is realistic and empathetic.
Accepting new clients! Are you struggling to find a disordered eating therapist who actually gets it? Are you tired of food and eating taking over your life? If you’re looking to make peace with food once and for all, free yourself from disordered eating, and ditch diet culture, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, your body size or weight will be respected just the way it is. You will explore what it means to eat according to your own internal wisdom instead of some else’s expectation. You will receive eating disorder recovery support that is realistic and empathetic.
(782) 822-2362 View (782) 822-2362
Photo of Jim Russell, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate in B4N, NS
Jim Russell
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, CCC, RCT-C, MEd
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
Accepting new clients. If you are going through a difficult time right now, I believe counselling can help. I take a person centered approach to counselling. My goal is to create a confidential and safe place where you can share your struggles and vent your emotions and frustrations. I have 18 years experience in counselling work and I have worked within the Canadian Armed Forces, the Correctional Service of Canada and Youth Corrections. My approach to helping clients focuses upon developing a close therapeutic counselling relationship, compassionate listening, and being non-judgmental. I have a MEd(Counselling) from Acadia.
Accepting new clients. If you are going through a difficult time right now, I believe counselling can help. I take a person centered approach to counselling. My goal is to create a confidential and safe place where you can share your struggles and vent your emotions and frustrations. I have 18 years experience in counselling work and I have worked within the Canadian Armed Forces, the Correctional Service of Canada and Youth Corrections. My approach to helping clients focuses upon developing a close therapeutic counselling relationship, compassionate listening, and being non-judgmental. I have a MEd(Counselling) from Acadia.
(782) 800-0827 View (782) 800-0827
Photo of Constance Huyer, Counsellor in B4N, NS
Constance Huyer
Counsellor, M Ed, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
New Minas, NS B4N
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
Photo of Adrienne Buckland, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in B4N, NS
Adrienne Buckland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
With over 10 years experience as a trauma therapist, my practice is strongly committed to you and your needs for support and healing. I am especially passionate about working with folks in the perinatal period, which includes pregnancy, post-partum, and the early years of parenting. I have both clinical training and lived experience in navigating the perinatal period, and genuinely grasp the challenges of this time where folks are often bombarded with information and advice from the internet, social media, health and social systems, family members, and friends; much of which can feel more overwhelming than helpful.
With over 10 years experience as a trauma therapist, my practice is strongly committed to you and your needs for support and healing. I am especially passionate about working with folks in the perinatal period, which includes pregnancy, post-partum, and the early years of parenting. I have both clinical training and lived experience in navigating the perinatal period, and genuinely grasp the challenges of this time where folks are often bombarded with information and advice from the internet, social media, health and social systems, family members, and friends; much of which can feel more overwhelming than helpful.
(782) 201-4300 View (782) 201-4300
Photo of Donna Raxlen, Registered Social Worker in B4N, NS
Donna Raxlen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
I am a Clinical Therapist working with families and children, age 5-10. As school begins many issues kids put aside for their summer begin to resurface - peer pressures, bullying, learning issues, and self esteem. Children are often dealing with parental separation, divorce, remarriage and family deaths. Social media is a mixed blessing bringing children into contact with adult worlds - floods, wild fires, rising costs of everyday living; when we adults are concerned, our children are affected. No surprise, they are now experiencing high levels of anxiety, leading to moodiness, defiance, poor sleep and school problems.
I am a Clinical Therapist working with families and children, age 5-10. As school begins many issues kids put aside for their summer begin to resurface - peer pressures, bullying, learning issues, and self esteem. Children are often dealing with parental separation, divorce, remarriage and family deaths. Social media is a mixed blessing bringing children into contact with adult worlds - floods, wild fires, rising costs of everyday living; when we adults are concerned, our children are affected. No surprise, they are now experiencing high levels of anxiety, leading to moodiness, defiance, poor sleep and school problems.
(902) 912-5379 View (902) 912-5379
Photo of Kim Therriault, Counsellor in B4N, NS
Kim Therriault
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
I believe powerful healing can take place when our stories and emotions are witnessed and validated. I aim to create a warm and safe landing space for you that is full of unconditional acceptance. A place where old wounds can be brought into the light, and our authentic selves can come out from hiding. My work is collaborative and holistic, integrating body, mind, and spirit, and I welcome all parts of you, even (especially!) the angry, rejected parts. I’m an endlessly curious person who is deeply committed to my own growth, and I know how vulnerable it can feel to sit on the other side of the chair as a therapy client.
I believe powerful healing can take place when our stories and emotions are witnessed and validated. I aim to create a warm and safe landing space for you that is full of unconditional acceptance. A place where old wounds can be brought into the light, and our authentic selves can come out from hiding. My work is collaborative and holistic, integrating body, mind, and spirit, and I welcome all parts of you, even (especially!) the angry, rejected parts. I’m an endlessly curious person who is deeply committed to my own growth, and I know how vulnerable it can feel to sit on the other side of the chair as a therapy client.
(782) 201-0257 View (782) 201-0257

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Number of Counsellors in B4N

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in B4N who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
79% Grief
77% Self Esteem
77% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Medavie Blue Cross
70% Blue Cross
45% Veterans Affairs Canada

How Counsellors in B4N see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in B4N?

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.