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Holly Blunden
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A
Not accepting new clients
I offer a safe, compassionate space for those who are dealing with the effects of traumatic life experiences; anxiety; low mood; ADHD; or general life difficulties. I take an eclectic approach, utilizing aspects of EMDR, IFS, CBT, Mindful Self-Compassion, and ACT, tailoring each client's therapy to suit their unique individual needs.
I offer a safe, compassionate space for those who are dealing with the effects of traumatic life experiences; anxiety; low mood; ADHD; or general life difficulties. I take an eclectic approach, utilizing aspects of EMDR, IFS, CBT, Mindful Self-Compassion, and ACT, tailoring each client's therapy to suit their unique individual needs.
(782) 823-8014 View (782) 823-8014
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Lisa M Fowler
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A
My goal is to offer a safe, healing environment while developing the therapeutic relationship. Building on the relationship provides the foundation required for active listening, trust, and healing.
My goal is to offer a safe, healing environment while developing the therapeutic relationship. Building on the relationship provides the foundation required for active listening, trust, and healing.
(902) 307-1527 View (902) 307-1527
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LifeBridge Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Valley, NS B5A  (Online Only)
As a Certified Counsellor, I promote a client- centered approach. Each individual brings with them a broad spectrum of life experiences that holds their thoughts, beliefs and feelings about the past, present and future. Whatever key issues, barriers, limiting thoughts, feelings or behaviours that you want to address, I meet you where you are on your journey.
As a Certified Counsellor, I promote a client- centered approach. Each individual brings with them a broad spectrum of life experiences that holds their thoughts, beliefs and feelings about the past, present and future. Whatever key issues, barriers, limiting thoughts, feelings or behaviours that you want to address, I meet you where you are on your journey.
(902) 710-9075 View (902) 710-9075
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Melissa Earle
Counsellor, MACP, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A
Most people experience stress or anxious feelings throughout their lives. But what happens when those feelings become overwhelming? Who do we turn to when we feel like there is no hope? If you are having overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, or feelings of being alone let me help guide you to a happier, healthier you. Psychotherapy or talk therapy's goal is to help identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior.
Most people experience stress or anxious feelings throughout their lives. But what happens when those feelings become overwhelming? Who do we turn to when we feel like there is no hope? If you are having overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, or feelings of being alone let me help guide you to a happier, healthier you. Psychotherapy or talk therapy's goal is to help identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior.
(902) 900-5689 View (902) 900-5689
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Daniel Carl Clairmont
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A
Based in rural Nova Scotia, I meet clients in my home-based office, Zoom or phone, or can travel to clients' homes, depending on needs and preferences. I am experienced working with issues ranging from improving personal efficiency, life transitions, to profound trauma and grief. I believe strongly in working with clients' existing strengths to help achieve a more rich, meaningful life. I resist labels and diagnoses, rather want to focus more on clients' and families' empowerment, and how whatever labels they come up with contribute or interfere with life goals.You can also look me up at www.acadiantherapist.com!
Based in rural Nova Scotia, I meet clients in my home-based office, Zoom or phone, or can travel to clients' homes, depending on needs and preferences. I am experienced working with issues ranging from improving personal efficiency, life transitions, to profound trauma and grief. I believe strongly in working with clients' existing strengths to help achieve a more rich, meaningful life. I resist labels and diagnoses, rather want to focus more on clients' and families' empowerment, and how whatever labels they come up with contribute or interfere with life goals.You can also look me up at www.acadiantherapist.com!
(902) 702-3501 View (902) 702-3501
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Kate Turner
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. I believe everyone is capable of change and that my role is to help guide this work. I work with clients to help increase coping skills, foster insight and create meaningful changes in their lives. We can work together to improve self-understanding and create behavioural changes that impact your day to day. You've made it this far, send an email or call me directly to discuss potential therapy options!
Now accepting new clients. I believe everyone is capable of change and that my role is to help guide this work. I work with clients to help increase coping skills, foster insight and create meaningful changes in their lives. We can work together to improve self-understanding and create behavioural changes that impact your day to day. You've made it this far, send an email or call me directly to discuss potential therapy options!
(782) 312-1089 View (782) 312-1089
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Grace (Yae Won) Han
Counsellor, RCT-C, MEd, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with emotions that seem beyond your control causing anxiety, stress and disruptions in your sleep? It is inevitable that life is full of circumstances and situations that may seem overwhelming, especially ones caused by things that are beyond our control such as race and abilities. As a therapist I offer a person-centred, trauma-informed counselling using the theoretical framework of Narrative Therapy & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy model.
Are you struggling with emotions that seem beyond your control causing anxiety, stress and disruptions in your sleep? It is inevitable that life is full of circumstances and situations that may seem overwhelming, especially ones caused by things that are beyond our control such as race and abilities. As a therapist I offer a person-centred, trauma-informed counselling using the theoretical framework of Narrative Therapy & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy model.
(782) 201-7800 View (782) 201-7800
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Austin Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
I believe in the importance of understanding, trust, connection & belonging in the therapeutic relationship as the place where change can begin. It is with these values, I will support you in exploring your concerns and support you in making the changes that are positive and long lasting in your life. I believe that we all have the courage, inherent capacity, and knowledge to live our best lives, sometimes we need help along the way.
I believe in the importance of understanding, trust, connection & belonging in the therapeutic relationship as the place where change can begin. It is with these values, I will support you in exploring your concerns and support you in making the changes that are positive and long lasting in your life. I believe that we all have the courage, inherent capacity, and knowledge to live our best lives, sometimes we need help along the way.
(782) 222-5959 View (782) 222-5959
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Dawn Comeau
Psychologist, R Psych
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A
I am passionate about assisting clients with symptoms of PTSD, a history of childhood trauma, and those experiencing life transitions.
I am passionate about assisting clients with symptoms of PTSD, a history of childhood trauma, and those experiencing life transitions.
(902) 837-7833 View (902) 837-7833
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, RCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(902) 601-0221 View (902) 601-0221
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Forouz Salari Online Counselling & Consulting - NS
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (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) 800-0930 View (782) 800-0930
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Kelly Breau
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a happier, healthier, you! Reaching out is sometimes the hardest part. Are you experiencing low mood, loss of energy, anxiousness, or hopelessness? Do you have difficulty facing situations, people, and places? Are you experiencing feelings of guilt, shame, or worthlessness? Having difficulties with relationships in your life? What about hardships or crises and are need a safe space to heal from these experiences? My hope is to walk alongside you on your journey, and help you process and work through these issues so you can achieve your goals and get to where you want to be.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a happier, healthier, you! Reaching out is sometimes the hardest part. Are you experiencing low mood, loss of energy, anxiousness, or hopelessness? Do you have difficulty facing situations, people, and places? Are you experiencing feelings of guilt, shame, or worthlessness? Having difficulties with relationships in your life? What about hardships or crises and are need a safe space to heal from these experiences? My hope is to walk alongside you on your journey, and help you process and work through these issues so you can achieve your goals and get to where you want to be.
(902) 904-5638 View (902) 904-5638
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Victoria Flemming (Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia)
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
My name is Victoria and I appreciate you considering working with me. I am a compassionate and dedicated Registered Counselling Therapist–Candidate (RCT-C) based out of beautiful Nova Scotia. I believe in the power of whole body wellness and the connection between body, mind and soul.I hold a BA in Psychology and Criminology from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville. I have always been passionate about self-discovery and would be honoured to work with you if you’re struggling with grief, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, communication, interpersonal relationships, workplace stress,
My name is Victoria and I appreciate you considering working with me. I am a compassionate and dedicated Registered Counselling Therapist–Candidate (RCT-C) based out of beautiful Nova Scotia. I believe in the power of whole body wellness and the connection between body, mind and soul.I hold a BA in Psychology and Criminology from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville. I have always been passionate about self-discovery and would be honoured to work with you if you’re struggling with grief, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, communication, interpersonal relationships, workplace stress,
(902) 906-9884 View (902) 906-9884
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Lynn MacKenzie
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A
I specialize in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis and psychotic-like experiences (substance-induced psychosis, early psychosis, schizophrenia, mood disorders with psychotic features), mood disorders (bipolar disorders, major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder) and anxiety disorders (social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and specific phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders (hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, body focused repetitive behaviours), and substance use disorders.
I specialize in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis and psychotic-like experiences (substance-induced psychosis, early psychosis, schizophrenia, mood disorders with psychotic features), mood disorders (bipolar disorders, major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder) and anxiety disorders (social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and specific phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders (hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, body focused repetitive behaviours), and substance use disorders.
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Jenny Reich
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is client-centred and trauma-informed. I work with older adolescents and adults with a diverse range of concerns, to increase their sense of confidence and well-being. I am based in Nova Scotia and am currently offering online therapy to Canadian clients. In our work together, you will bring your knowledge of yourself, your experience, and your hopes for the future. I will incorporate a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques aimed at broadening your awareness and decreasing your distress.
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is client-centred and trauma-informed. I work with older adolescents and adults with a diverse range of concerns, to increase their sense of confidence and well-being. I am based in Nova Scotia and am currently offering online therapy to Canadian clients. In our work together, you will bring your knowledge of yourself, your experience, and your hopes for the future. I will incorporate a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques aimed at broadening your awareness and decreasing your distress.
(902) 201-9259 View (902) 201-9259
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Annette Mira McLellan
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A
Currently accepting new clients > In this life we each face loss, hardship, trauma, challenges and changes. These experiences can leave us feeling alone, hurt, disconnected, confused, depressed, anxious, lost... Sometimes it may even feel as though we have lost ourselves, no longer recognizing the person in the mirror staring back at us. Therapy offers a supportive pathway through life's struggles. Together we find understanding and move towards healing. Along the way we gather your strengths and build on them, picking up those parts of yourself you thought were broken or lost while also discovering new ones.
Currently accepting new clients > In this life we each face loss, hardship, trauma, challenges and changes. These experiences can leave us feeling alone, hurt, disconnected, confused, depressed, anxious, lost... Sometimes it may even feel as though we have lost ourselves, no longer recognizing the person in the mirror staring back at us. Therapy offers a supportive pathway through life's struggles. Together we find understanding and move towards healing. Along the way we gather your strengths and build on them, picking up those parts of yourself you thought were broken or lost while also discovering new ones.
(902) 518-0088 View (902) 518-0088
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Natalie M. Edmondson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and especially difficult when you are searching for support to understand, process and heal from trauma. You may often find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or agitated and you don't know why. I know how confusing and challenging life can be when you have experienced any difficult situation and how it can affect all aspects of your life including your mental health, your work life, and relationships. I can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and together determine what you might need to improve your overall wellbeing.
Accepting new clients. Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and especially difficult when you are searching for support to understand, process and heal from trauma. You may often find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or agitated and you don't know why. I know how confusing and challenging life can be when you have experienced any difficult situation and how it can affect all aspects of your life including your mental health, your work life, and relationships. I can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and together determine what you might need to improve your overall wellbeing.
(782) 821-5264 View (782) 821-5264
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Amanda Henry
Counsellor, MA, RCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
Is the inside of your head feeling like an uncomfortable place to be? Working with a mental health professional can create a meaningful shift. Sometimes the harsh things we say to ourselves and our unconscious patterns can leave us trapped in a cycle of just trying to survive. Could the way you've learned to cope/survive be keeping you stuck or moving you away from who you want to be and how you want to live? Learning to see yourself, your life, and your patterns clearly can create opportunities for healing, growth, and more meaningful relationships.
Is the inside of your head feeling like an uncomfortable place to be? Working with a mental health professional can create a meaningful shift. Sometimes the harsh things we say to ourselves and our unconscious patterns can leave us trapped in a cycle of just trying to survive. Could the way you've learned to cope/survive be keeping you stuck or moving you away from who you want to be and how you want to live? Learning to see yourself, your life, and your patterns clearly can create opportunities for healing, growth, and more meaningful relationships.
(902) 903-6481 View (902) 903-6481
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Krista Olson Therapy In Nova Scotia -Ontario
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I am Krista Olson, Registered Social Worker, and proud member of the Psychotherapy for You team. I honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help and to truly look at ourselves. It is a privilege to hold safe, meaningful space and collaborate with clients in the often delicate process of self exploration, experiential healing, and growth. I would love the opportunity to join you on your journey. I have always been fascinated by the “why” underlying human behavior and from a very young age felt a natural inclination to listen closely and understand people on a deep level.
Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I am Krista Olson, Registered Social Worker, and proud member of the Psychotherapy for You team. I honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help and to truly look at ourselves. It is a privilege to hold safe, meaningful space and collaborate with clients in the often delicate process of self exploration, experiential healing, and growth. I would love the opportunity to join you on your journey. I have always been fascinated by the “why” underlying human behavior and from a very young age felt a natural inclination to listen closely and understand people on a deep level.
(365) 607-5844 View (365) 607-5844
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Jenny Thibault
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yarmouth, NS B5A  (Online Only)
Feeling seen and heard are important when facing concerns of substance use, worry, anxiety, low motivation or feeling weighed down. Maybe you have a loved one with these struggles and want to build skills to help them. Recovery from mental health concerns looks different for everyone, and however it looks to you, is what I want to help you achieve. I use evidence based interventions and care pathways to guide treatment and achieve desired outcomes.
Feeling seen and heard are important when facing concerns of substance use, worry, anxiety, low motivation or feeling weighed down. Maybe you have a loved one with these struggles and want to build skills to help them. Recovery from mental health concerns looks different for everyone, and however it looks to you, is what I want to help you achieve. I use evidence based interventions and care pathways to guide treatment and achieve desired outcomes.
(782) 822-5165 View (782) 822-5165

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in B5A

20+

Average cost per session

$157

Counsellors in B5A who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
76% Stress
71% Depression
71% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
62% Coping Skills
57% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Blue Cross
69% Medavie Blue Cross
38% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in B5A see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in B5A?

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.