Therapists in Abbotsford, BC

Photo of Daniel Bromley, Registered Social Worker in Abbotsford, BC
Daniel Bromley
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2S
I believe in a holistic approach to health where all parts of our lives are interconnected. These include the social, emotional, physical, and mental components. But moreover, we cannot forget the recreational, financial, spiritual, and familial. I believe everyone's story is unique and deserves the utmost respect, attention, and creativity to find the best path to healing, growth, and lasting change.
I believe in a holistic approach to health where all parts of our lives are interconnected. These include the social, emotional, physical, and mental components. But moreover, we cannot forget the recreational, financial, spiritual, and familial. I believe everyone's story is unique and deserves the utmost respect, attention, and creativity to find the best path to healing, growth, and lasting change.
(778) 655-8602 View (778) 655-8602
Photo of Theresa Jouan, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Theresa Jouan
Counsellor, MSc, BCBA, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Sometimes we realize a degree of feeling 'stuck' that we want help with and other times it's a feeling of overwhelm or we're at our breaking point; the timing is different for everyone. My approach pulls from many different modalities including: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Observed & Experiential Integration. The approach we use in session will be talked through and led by your situation, your style, preferences and your strengths in combination with my expertise. Reach out for your free, initial 15 minute call today so that we can determine if a good fit is there to build on.
Sometimes we realize a degree of feeling 'stuck' that we want help with and other times it's a feeling of overwhelm or we're at our breaking point; the timing is different for everyone. My approach pulls from many different modalities including: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Observed & Experiential Integration. The approach we use in session will be talked through and led by your situation, your style, preferences and your strengths in combination with my expertise. Reach out for your free, initial 15 minute call today so that we can determine if a good fit is there to build on.
(289) 278-8661 View (289) 278-8661
Photo of Amrit Singh Sidhu, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Amrit Singh Sidhu
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, BC V2T
Hi, my name is Amrit. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I use a motivational, Cognitive Behavioural, goal-setting approach. In other words, I work with my clients by guiding and helping them gain confidence and new ways of thinking that will enable them to find their strengths and achieve their goals. My counselling services are fully confidential, non-judgmental, and safe for all clients ranging from youth to elderly, female and male. Sessions empathize with client accomplishments, self-care, and mindfulness.
Hi, my name is Amrit. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I use a motivational, Cognitive Behavioural, goal-setting approach. In other words, I work with my clients by guiding and helping them gain confidence and new ways of thinking that will enable them to find their strengths and achieve their goals. My counselling services are fully confidential, non-judgmental, and safe for all clients ranging from youth to elderly, female and male. Sessions empathize with client accomplishments, self-care, and mindfulness.
(672) 906-1035 View (672) 906-1035
Photo of Tia Prince, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Tia Prince
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2T
Struggling with anxiety, stress, grief, or relationship issues? Looking for meaningful change that will provide lasting relief? When we work together I will help you foster resilience and self-awareness, build a strong sense of identity and self-worth, and find the confidence to live life on your own terms. If you're looking for a therapist who can understand your perspective, know that I have lived experience with anxiety, major life and career transitions, grief, chronic illness, as well as sitting in the clients’ seat. This provides me with the ability to offer expanded empathy while I support your path to mental wellness.
Struggling with anxiety, stress, grief, or relationship issues? Looking for meaningful change that will provide lasting relief? When we work together I will help you foster resilience and self-awareness, build a strong sense of identity and self-worth, and find the confidence to live life on your own terms. If you're looking for a therapist who can understand your perspective, know that I have lived experience with anxiety, major life and career transitions, grief, chronic illness, as well as sitting in the clients’ seat. This provides me with the ability to offer expanded empathy while I support your path to mental wellness.
(236) 239-3409 View (236) 239-3409
Photo of Jaspreet Kaler, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Jaspreet Kaler
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, BC V2T
An innate desire to help and understand others, as well as several pivotal points throughout my personal life have led me to pursue a profession in psychotherapy and counselling. I am passionate about supporting individuals wherever they are in their respective journeys. I am dedicated to helping facilitate healthier lives for individuals and families within our community. To begin this journey, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, followed by a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. My professional experience comprises work with adults, teens & children.
An innate desire to help and understand others, as well as several pivotal points throughout my personal life have led me to pursue a profession in psychotherapy and counselling. I am passionate about supporting individuals wherever they are in their respective journeys. I am dedicated to helping facilitate healthier lives for individuals and families within our community. To begin this journey, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, followed by a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. My professional experience comprises work with adults, teens & children.
(365) 659-0634 View (365) 659-0634
Photo of Haide A Wall Giesbrecht, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Haide A Wall Giesbrecht
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Do you need a safe place to talk about the stresses of life? Do you feel overwhelmed and uncertain about where to turn? I love to be an encourager and to walk alongside people through life's challenges. The values that most influence my sessions are authenticity, safety, and emotional health. I seek to be authentically me both in counselling sessions and in the community. It is important to me that my clients feel safe, secure and valued. I want to help clients find ways to care for themselves and grow to become the people they desire to be. I care deeply about and enjoy seeing positive change in my clients.
Do you need a safe place to talk about the stresses of life? Do you feel overwhelmed and uncertain about where to turn? I love to be an encourager and to walk alongside people through life's challenges. The values that most influence my sessions are authenticity, safety, and emotional health. I seek to be authentically me both in counselling sessions and in the community. It is important to me that my clients feel safe, secure and valued. I want to help clients find ways to care for themselves and grow to become the people they desire to be. I care deeply about and enjoy seeing positive change in my clients.
(226) 909-7084 View (226) 909-7084
Photo of Matthew Herman, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Matthew Herman
Counsellor, MC , CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2S
If life feels overwhelming or perhaps feels like you are in emotional pain and are having trouble coping, I meet clients where they are at in their struggles and help them to unpack their emotions and offer strategies for increased resilliancy. I practice from a strength and client-centred approach. I have worked with children and youth for over 8 years and apply this knowledge in my clinical work with children youth and families. Being a father myself, I can relate to some of the hardships that families endure and stand beside my clients to offer support and validation.
If life feels overwhelming or perhaps feels like you are in emotional pain and are having trouble coping, I meet clients where they are at in their struggles and help them to unpack their emotions and offer strategies for increased resilliancy. I practice from a strength and client-centred approach. I have worked with children and youth for over 8 years and apply this knowledge in my clinical work with children youth and families. Being a father myself, I can relate to some of the hardships that families endure and stand beside my clients to offer support and validation.
(778) 763-1426 View (778) 763-1426
Photo of Maria Khan, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Maria Khan
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2T
Are you feeling overwhelmed or on edge? Struggling with daily stressors of life and unsure how to move forward? Stuck in a negative thought cycle and suffering from low self-worth and low self-esteem? We all struggle at times, however, know that you are not alone and with the right supports every person has the innate capacity to change. I aim to provide my clients with a safe and judgment free space to explore their problems and understand their needs. I approach my clients from a person-centered perspective which means you are the expert of your life and therefore, in the driver’s seat.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or on edge? Struggling with daily stressors of life and unsure how to move forward? Stuck in a negative thought cycle and suffering from low self-worth and low self-esteem? We all struggle at times, however, know that you are not alone and with the right supports every person has the innate capacity to change. I aim to provide my clients with a safe and judgment free space to explore their problems and understand their needs. I approach my clients from a person-centered perspective which means you are the expert of your life and therefore, in the driver’s seat.
(587) 840-7148 View (587) 840-7148
Photo of Amanda Moule Counselling , Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Amanda Moule Counselling
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2T
Hello, my name is Amanda Moule, Are you struggling with your mental health, relationships, difficult emotions, and or experiences? If you choose, I will journey alongside you in your self-discovery, transformation, and healing. I am able to provide a deep understanding due to having gone through my own healing journey from experiences such as trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as healing C-PTSD. This gives me the ability to provide a deep level of empathy. My passion is to help others through dark and difficult times with deep compassion. It is your journey and being there walking alongside you is a great honour to me.
Hello, my name is Amanda Moule, Are you struggling with your mental health, relationships, difficult emotions, and or experiences? If you choose, I will journey alongside you in your self-discovery, transformation, and healing. I am able to provide a deep understanding due to having gone through my own healing journey from experiences such as trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as healing C-PTSD. This gives me the ability to provide a deep level of empathy. My passion is to help others through dark and difficult times with deep compassion. It is your journey and being there walking alongside you is a great honour to me.
(236) 301-1393 View (236) 301-1393
Photo of Emily Beckett, Pre-Licensed Professional in Abbotsford, BC
Emily Beckett
Pre-Licensed Professional, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2T
Leaning into our capacity for growth, resiliency, and even joy can feel impossible when we are isolated in pain or distress. Whether you are facing anxiety, overwhelming emotions, or concerns about your relationships, I will provide a space full of warmth, where you are deeply heard, and that fosters meaningful change. Session plans are co-created, exploring your goals and then moving toward them. Change can be longed for and feel terrifying at the same time, bringing up well-founded concerns and questions about the counselling process. I seek to provide a space where those fears are welcomed into the work as well.
Leaning into our capacity for growth, resiliency, and even joy can feel impossible when we are isolated in pain or distress. Whether you are facing anxiety, overwhelming emotions, or concerns about your relationships, I will provide a space full of warmth, where you are deeply heard, and that fosters meaningful change. Session plans are co-created, exploring your goals and then moving toward them. Change can be longed for and feel terrifying at the same time, bringing up well-founded concerns and questions about the counselling process. I seek to provide a space where those fears are welcomed into the work as well.
(672) 784-5545 View (672) 784-5545
Photo of Seven Vistas (Dan), Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Seven Vistas (Dan)
Counsellor, RPC-C, PCC, NLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2S  (Online Only)
Life not feeling right, something is just not fitting, or working, relationships feels on edge or unavailable. There is a large stigma around therapy and mental health and it is saddening as it keeps too many people away from a trained ear that can help untangle and heal those things we carry that are in our way. You know, procrastination, or listening to our partner, or getting that promotion at work, or understanding why your team isn't performing and thriving. Perhaps life just isn't making sense in general. Or we feel that we just don't fit and no one can possibly understand. Help is here.
Life not feeling right, something is just not fitting, or working, relationships feels on edge or unavailable. There is a large stigma around therapy and mental health and it is saddening as it keeps too many people away from a trained ear that can help untangle and heal those things we carry that are in our way. You know, procrastination, or listening to our partner, or getting that promotion at work, or understanding why your team isn't performing and thriving. Perhaps life just isn't making sense in general. Or we feel that we just don't fit and no one can possibly understand. Help is here.
(365) 544-4415 View (365) 544-4415
Photo of Rupinder Sidhu, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Rupinder Sidhu
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, MCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2T  (Online Only)
Hi there, I’m Rupinder and I am an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC specializing in healing from grief, relieving anxiety and depression, and coping with stress. I have held various supervisory roles, including work at an Employee and Family Assistance program and as a mental health and addictions supervisor, and have been in the counselling field for many years. I speak fluent Punjabi for those wanting support in their native language and my sessions are available online for busy professionals or those wanting therapy in the comfort of their own home.
Hi there, I’m Rupinder and I am an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC specializing in healing from grief, relieving anxiety and depression, and coping with stress. I have held various supervisory roles, including work at an Employee and Family Assistance program and as a mental health and addictions supervisor, and have been in the counselling field for many years. I speak fluent Punjabi for those wanting support in their native language and my sessions are available online for busy professionals or those wanting therapy in the comfort of their own home.
(604) 239-1861 View (604) 239-1861
Photo of Manvir Bains, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Manvir Bains
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2T
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I acknowledge navigating life’s challenges alone can be overwhelming. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, facing a difficult life transition, or simply seeking personal growth. I am here to help you navigate these challenges and find solutions that meet your individual needs. I am here to walk alongside you and aid in providing new skills, insights, and building resiliency.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I acknowledge navigating life’s challenges alone can be overwhelming. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, facing a difficult life transition, or simply seeking personal growth. I am here to help you navigate these challenges and find solutions that meet your individual needs. I am here to walk alongside you and aid in providing new skills, insights, and building resiliency.
(579) 700-6815 View (579) 700-6815
Photo of Brandi Matheson, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Brandi Matheson
Counsellor, RTC, MBSR, MHW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2T
Hello dear friend. Thank you for taking the time to ponder my profile page. I trust taking this step was not easy but you did it. Way to go! Now for the next part of your journey ... Let's talk about being human. It’s a wild ride, isn’t it? Every moment is a dance with our inner and outer world. We have thoughts, emotions, and sensations constantly arising and passing away. We face challenges, make mistakes, lose people we love, and experience victories. In the midst of all this chaos, we often forget to pause and truly understand our human experience. But that's where mindfulness, wisdom and compassion comes in.
Hello dear friend. Thank you for taking the time to ponder my profile page. I trust taking this step was not easy but you did it. Way to go! Now for the next part of your journey ... Let's talk about being human. It’s a wild ride, isn’t it? Every moment is a dance with our inner and outer world. We have thoughts, emotions, and sensations constantly arising and passing away. We face challenges, make mistakes, lose people we love, and experience victories. In the midst of all this chaos, we often forget to pause and truly understand our human experience. But that's where mindfulness, wisdom and compassion comes in.
(778) 653-8318 View (778) 653-8318
Photo of Kimberlee L Bateman, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Kimberlee L Bateman
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V3G
Sometimes you can go through life surrounded by people and still feel completely alone. Although suffering is a universal human experience each person’s response to it is like a kaleidoscope picture. Turn it ever so slightly and the picture shifts completely. I am committed to honouring your unique life’s picture and tailoring my approach to reflect this. I work collaboratively with you, meaning I see us working as partners together to achieve your desired goals.
Sometimes you can go through life surrounded by people and still feel completely alone. Although suffering is a universal human experience each person’s response to it is like a kaleidoscope picture. Turn it ever so slightly and the picture shifts completely. I am committed to honouring your unique life’s picture and tailoring my approach to reflect this. I work collaboratively with you, meaning I see us working as partners together to achieve your desired goals.
(343) 633-3292 View (343) 633-3292
Photo of Dan Bue, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Dan Bue
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC, Rev
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2S
A registered counsellor since 1994, I have worked with a wide array of clients. I have done much work with marriages and relationships and have developed a system that generally makes a significant difference within 6 sessions. For six years, I worked as an elementary school counsellor, working with over 450 children for a wide variety of needs. For 20 years, I worked extensively with Level 3 foster children, mostly teens. I also served as a prison chaplain so am familiar with criminal justice issues and addictions. Because of the diversity of my experience, I can generally relate to most clients.
A registered counsellor since 1994, I have worked with a wide array of clients. I have done much work with marriages and relationships and have developed a system that generally makes a significant difference within 6 sessions. For six years, I worked as an elementary school counsellor, working with over 450 children for a wide variety of needs. For 20 years, I worked extensively with Level 3 foster children, mostly teens. I also served as a prison chaplain so am familiar with criminal justice issues and addictions. Because of the diversity of my experience, I can generally relate to most clients.
(855) 219-4397 View (855) 219-4397
Photo of Rachel Wiens Counselling, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Rachel Wiens Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, BC V2S
I consider it an honour to walk alongside individuals through their journey to wellness. My hope for individuals is that they come to a greater understanding of who they are, learn effective ways of coping with life's challenges, and learn to embrace life's joys and beauty. I believe the client is the expert in their own life, and that my role as a counsellor is to be a sounding board or facilitator through the therapeutic process. I strive to develop a positive relationship with clients based on honesty, trust, empathy and authenticity, and I believe in creating a sacred, secure space for clients to feel comfortable and safe.
I consider it an honour to walk alongside individuals through their journey to wellness. My hope for individuals is that they come to a greater understanding of who they are, learn effective ways of coping with life's challenges, and learn to embrace life's joys and beauty. I believe the client is the expert in their own life, and that my role as a counsellor is to be a sounding board or facilitator through the therapeutic process. I strive to develop a positive relationship with clients based on honesty, trust, empathy and authenticity, and I believe in creating a sacred, secure space for clients to feel comfortable and safe.
(506) 501-9965 View (506) 501-9965
Photo of Shawna Langridge, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Shawna Langridge
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Living with mental health struggles can be brutal! It can slowly drain you of your zest for life, your sense of pride and ability to overcome. It can keep you tethered to a past you’d like to leave behind. It can make you feel isolated and alone, misunderstood even by those who love you the most. Worst of all, it can it can convince you that life can’t ever be better for you. I want to tell you that it can, and given some time, effort and the right help, it will.
Living with mental health struggles can be brutal! It can slowly drain you of your zest for life, your sense of pride and ability to overcome. It can keep you tethered to a past you’d like to leave behind. It can make you feel isolated and alone, misunderstood even by those who love you the most. Worst of all, it can it can convince you that life can’t ever be better for you. I want to tell you that it can, and given some time, effort and the right help, it will.
(438) 795-1412 View (438) 795-1412
Photo of Whitney Regan, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Whitney Regan
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2T
Many of our negative experiences in life are characterized by a real or perceived sense of being alone. Perhaps you grew up in a family that didn't know how to connect, or you found yourself in a role as a kid that should never have been yours to fill. Pain can be the result of both what happens to us and what never happened, but needed to. These painful experiences impact our sense of safety and belonging in the world, in relationship, and with ourselves. Therapy can be a place where we begin to better understand how our history has shaped us and contributes to the struggles we're facing today.
Many of our negative experiences in life are characterized by a real or perceived sense of being alone. Perhaps you grew up in a family that didn't know how to connect, or you found yourself in a role as a kid that should never have been yours to fill. Pain can be the result of both what happens to us and what never happened, but needed to. These painful experiences impact our sense of safety and belonging in the world, in relationship, and with ourselves. Therapy can be a place where we begin to better understand how our history has shaped us and contributes to the struggles we're facing today.
(778) 718-5429 View (778) 718-5429
Photo of Cara Tull, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Cara Tull
Counsellor, RCC, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Abbotsford, BC V2S
I work with individuals in-person in Abbotsford BC, and virtually for those in all of BC. If you are someone who is experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulties with life changes, self-worth, relationships, emotion regulation, personal development, or setting boundaries, counselling may be a helpful resource for you. I work specifically with female and LGBTQIA+ community youth ages 17+ and female adults in individual therapy. You can expect a person-centered approach in counselling sessions with me, which means there is an understanding that you are the expert of your own experience and we can work together to find a path forward.
I work with individuals in-person in Abbotsford BC, and virtually for those in all of BC. If you are someone who is experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulties with life changes, self-worth, relationships, emotion regulation, personal development, or setting boundaries, counselling may be a helpful resource for you. I work specifically with female and LGBTQIA+ community youth ages 17+ and female adults in individual therapy. You can expect a person-centered approach in counselling sessions with me, which means there is an understanding that you are the expert of your own experience and we can work together to find a path forward.
(587) 815-4834 View (587) 815-4834

See more therapy options for Abbotsford

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Abbotsford, BC

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Abbotsford, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
77% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% CVAP | Crime Victim
43% Green Shield Canada
41% SunLife

How Counsellors in Abbotsford, BC see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Abbotsford?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.