Therapists in Burnaby, BC

Photo of Sara Ahmadian, Counsellor in Burnaby, BC
Sara Ahmadian
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5H
Are you tired of feeling trapped in a cycle of pain and exhaustion? Do you long for a sense of relief and hope in your life? If so, I'm here to extend a guiding hand on your journey toward healing and well-being. I am Sara Ahmadian, a compassionate BIPOC counsellor specializing in depression, anxiety, and chronic illness. I'm dedicated to helping you break free from the burdens that weigh you down. In our sessions, I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to slow down, process your emotions, and make sense of your experiences. Together, let's pave the way for a brighter and more fulfilling life.
Are you tired of feeling trapped in a cycle of pain and exhaustion? Do you long for a sense of relief and hope in your life? If so, I'm here to extend a guiding hand on your journey toward healing and well-being. I am Sara Ahmadian, a compassionate BIPOC counsellor specializing in depression, anxiety, and chronic illness. I'm dedicated to helping you break free from the burdens that weigh you down. In our sessions, I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to slow down, process your emotions, and make sense of your experiences. Together, let's pave the way for a brighter and more fulfilling life.
(506) 405-2680 View (506) 405-2680
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L. Enrique Monje-Alvarez & Associates, Inc.
Counsellor, MSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G
I have been a mental health counsellor/therapist for over 25 years. In my experience, two very important factors in therapy are trust and safety. I believe trust is earned by the therapist and safety is experienced by the client as therapy progresses. What I have learned from my clients is that even when they experienced hopelessness at first, change was possible, and when there was change, no matter how small, they felt hopeful. My aim is to support clients and help them identify and achieve their short and long term goals, at school, at work, in their family and private lives.
I have been a mental health counsellor/therapist for over 25 years. In my experience, two very important factors in therapy are trust and safety. I believe trust is earned by the therapist and safety is experienced by the client as therapy progresses. What I have learned from my clients is that even when they experienced hopelessness at first, change was possible, and when there was change, no matter how small, they felt hopeful. My aim is to support clients and help them identify and achieve their short and long term goals, at school, at work, in their family and private lives.
(548) 484-5696 View (548) 484-5696
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Farah Kotadia
Counsellor, MBA, CPHR, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G  (Online Only)
If you have experienced a troubling event, or live with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or loss, we will use my mix of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy (SFT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and existential therapy, to focus on solutions and help you to feel more empowered. My approach is gentle and kind, but also directive.
If you have experienced a troubling event, or live with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or loss, we will use my mix of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy (SFT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and existential therapy, to focus on solutions and help you to feel more empowered. My approach is gentle and kind, but also directive.
(807) 806-1298 View (807) 806-1298
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Patsy Wong
Counsellor, MSSc, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5H
With more than 10 years of experience in psychotherapy and counselling, I have been working with adults and young adults who are struggling with their feelings, relationships or even life. At times, we may get stuck, feel overwhelmed or even lost. In face of these challenges, it is not uncommon to run away from them, or fight so hard trying to get rid of them. More often than not, neither way leads to a peaceful mind. I am here to walk with you in these struggles, work with you to navigate in a direction which aligns more with your values and leads to a more peaceful, meaningful and satisfying life.
With more than 10 years of experience in psychotherapy and counselling, I have been working with adults and young adults who are struggling with their feelings, relationships or even life. At times, we may get stuck, feel overwhelmed or even lost. In face of these challenges, it is not uncommon to run away from them, or fight so hard trying to get rid of them. More often than not, neither way leads to a peaceful mind. I am here to walk with you in these struggles, work with you to navigate in a direction which aligns more with your values and leads to a more peaceful, meaningful and satisfying life.
(902) 600-9032 View (902) 600-9032
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Diana Sarkis
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5A
Do you find that you’re often putting other peoples' needs ahead of your own? Do you feel like everyone can have a bad day or make mistakes except you? Or maybe you get scared that if you make a mistake or say “no,” people won’t like or love you and might leave? Do these experiences leave you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated? If you answered yes, let’s connect. I specialize in helping people increase their confidence, trust and value themselves more, improve their relationships, and work through blocks to expressing their feelings and needs.
Do you find that you’re often putting other peoples' needs ahead of your own? Do you feel like everyone can have a bad day or make mistakes except you? Or maybe you get scared that if you make a mistake or say “no,” people won’t like or love you and might leave? Do these experiences leave you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated? If you answered yes, let’s connect. I specialize in helping people increase their confidence, trust and value themselves more, improve their relationships, and work through blocks to expressing their feelings and needs.
(365) 800-4869 View (365) 800-4869
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Melissa Brienza
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5A
Hi there! Do you struggle with anxiety, motivation and a world that doesn't seem like it was designed for you? Have you been considering counselling for some time now? Are you feeling unsure or anxious about taking those initial steps? My name is Melissa and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I work from a variety of therapeutic approaches drawing upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Alongside these theories, I strongly value your lived experience to guide our work towards acceptance and change.
Hi there! Do you struggle with anxiety, motivation and a world that doesn't seem like it was designed for you? Have you been considering counselling for some time now? Are you feeling unsure or anxious about taking those initial steps? My name is Melissa and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I work from a variety of therapeutic approaches drawing upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Alongside these theories, I strongly value your lived experience to guide our work towards acceptance and change.
(343) 321-2113 View (343) 321-2113
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Michelle Ann Coulombe
MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5C
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is struggling with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias or depression. They may have someone in their life who creates a lot of drama for everyone. They want to find more peace, satisfaction and happiness in their lives. Their goal is to learn how to deal with lives that are too busy and overwhelming, to stop worrying, to be less perfectionistic and irritable, to be more assertive, to find joy in life, or to decide on a career or a move. They want tools for managing anxiety and depression so that they don't have to stay stuck. They want relationship tools.
My ideal client is struggling with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias or depression. They may have someone in their life who creates a lot of drama for everyone. They want to find more peace, satisfaction and happiness in their lives. Their goal is to learn how to deal with lives that are too busy and overwhelming, to stop worrying, to be less perfectionistic and irritable, to be more assertive, to find joy in life, or to decide on a career or a move. They want tools for managing anxiety and depression so that they don't have to stay stuck. They want relationship tools.
(778) 653-5373 View (778) 653-5373
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Caitlin Hall
Counsellor, MCPAT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5C
Not accepting new clients
My greatest joy is working with children, youth, and parents who need support, patience, and compassion. My clients often come for support with anxiety, depression, difficulties following divorce or separation, bullying, separation anxiety, trauma, grief, lack of motivation, social anxiety, gender identity, and sexuality. I work with clients using a mix of play therapy, art therapy and talk therapy. Through play, art, and talk, I help clients process their experiences, express their feelings, share their thoughts, change their narratives, create goals and learn new skills.
My greatest joy is working with children, youth, and parents who need support, patience, and compassion. My clients often come for support with anxiety, depression, difficulties following divorce or separation, bullying, separation anxiety, trauma, grief, lack of motivation, social anxiety, gender identity, and sexuality. I work with clients using a mix of play therapy, art therapy and talk therapy. Through play, art, and talk, I help clients process their experiences, express their feelings, share their thoughts, change their narratives, create goals and learn new skills.
(819) 200-5588 View (819) 200-5588
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Genevieve Ling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5C
Passionate about working with youth, young adults, and families experiencing anxiety and depression, struggling to create stability, self-control and self-awareness. Individuals who experience cultural segregation, bias and stigma learn to overcome silence and implement action and advocacy skills. With the mindset of acceptance, trauma informed lens will target distressing traumatic thoughts, feelings, behaviours and reactions by adjusting ones relationship with those experiences and develop proactive and healthy coping tools; living a life full of clarity and genuineness.
Passionate about working with youth, young adults, and families experiencing anxiety and depression, struggling to create stability, self-control and self-awareness. Individuals who experience cultural segregation, bias and stigma learn to overcome silence and implement action and advocacy skills. With the mindset of acceptance, trauma informed lens will target distressing traumatic thoughts, feelings, behaviours and reactions by adjusting ones relationship with those experiences and develop proactive and healthy coping tools; living a life full of clarity and genuineness.
(343) 338-5498 View (343) 338-5498
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Wylie Abramyk: MindFluent Counselling & EMDR
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5A
Are you tired of the repetitive cycle of talk therapy which may bring short term relief but fails to provide lasting change? Are you exhausted from the overwhelming grip of anxiety or haunted by the ghosts of past traumas? Do low self-esteem and depression relentlessly hold you back, making life feel unmanageable? Unquestionably, these issues present immense challenges, but there is hope.
Are you tired of the repetitive cycle of talk therapy which may bring short term relief but fails to provide lasting change? Are you exhausted from the overwhelming grip of anxiety or haunted by the ghosts of past traumas? Do low self-esteem and depression relentlessly hold you back, making life feel unmanageable? Unquestionably, these issues present immense challenges, but there is hope.
(604) 210-5642 View (604) 210-5642
Photo of William K Lee, Counsellor in Burnaby, BC
William K Lee
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5C
Welcome to Strive Counselling; a clinic and space to help you find your direction and reach your potential. If you're here reading this blurb, you're probably interested in seeking help for yourself, or a loved on. At Strive, our goal is to build strong relationships with our clients that rests on the foundation of trust. With trust - regardless of your issue of concern - we can help you achieve the wellness that you're hoping for. With this strong foundation, whether we continue with a solution-focused lens, emotional processing perspective, or somatic-based work, we at Strive can help you create meaningful change in your life.
Welcome to Strive Counselling; a clinic and space to help you find your direction and reach your potential. If you're here reading this blurb, you're probably interested in seeking help for yourself, or a loved on. At Strive, our goal is to build strong relationships with our clients that rests on the foundation of trust. With trust - regardless of your issue of concern - we can help you achieve the wellness that you're hoping for. With this strong foundation, whether we continue with a solution-focused lens, emotional processing perspective, or somatic-based work, we at Strive can help you create meaningful change in your life.
(226) 798-0891 View (226) 798-0891
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Amanda Sparkes (Psychotherapy For You British Columbia)
Counsellor, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5C  (Online Only)
My name is Amanda Sparkes, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work, whereby my focus was in the area of mental health and addiction treatment, specifically serving and working within northern rural and remote communities and service provisions.My approach to practice specializes in the understanding of ‘culturally respectful social work practice’, anti-oppressive paradigm, and holistic healing through mindful practice. I am experienced in offering counselling services to children, youth, adults, and families focusing on issues
My name is Amanda Sparkes, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work, whereby my focus was in the area of mental health and addiction treatment, specifically serving and working within northern rural and remote communities and service provisions.My approach to practice specializes in the understanding of ‘culturally respectful social work practice’, anti-oppressive paradigm, and holistic healing through mindful practice. I am experienced in offering counselling services to children, youth, adults, and families focusing on issues
(778) 601-7794 View (778) 601-7794
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Johnson Ma
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5H
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a Chinese Canadian psychologist based in Greater Vancouver area. I have experiences in providing diagnostic assessment and psychotherapy in English, and Mandarin to people of diversity struggling with serious mental illness, complex trauma, addiction, concurrent disorders, rehabilitation from physical injuries and traumatic events. In addition to psychological services, I have developed and presented culturally appropriate psychoeducational workshops for Chinese immigrant groups and local school districts in Greater Vancouver.
I'm a Chinese Canadian psychologist based in Greater Vancouver area. I have experiences in providing diagnostic assessment and psychotherapy in English, and Mandarin to people of diversity struggling with serious mental illness, complex trauma, addiction, concurrent disorders, rehabilitation from physical injuries and traumatic events. In addition to psychological services, I have developed and presented culturally appropriate psychoeducational workshops for Chinese immigrant groups and local school districts in Greater Vancouver.
(604) 670-9580 View (604) 670-9580
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Kori Inne Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5H
Welcome! I offer an open counselling service, where you can explore and process your experiences comfortably. We will look at the core issues together and develop better ways to handle stressful life events and emotional challenges that affect you and your relationships. This process can help uncover the root causes of your current struggles, understand the multifaceted aspects of your lived experiences, and work through those invisible barriers that may be preventing you from finding your best path to a more satisfying life.
Welcome! I offer an open counselling service, where you can explore and process your experiences comfortably. We will look at the core issues together and develop better ways to handle stressful life events and emotional challenges that affect you and your relationships. This process can help uncover the root causes of your current struggles, understand the multifaceted aspects of your lived experiences, and work through those invisible barriers that may be preventing you from finding your best path to a more satisfying life.
(604) 243-2327 View (604) 243-2327
Photo of Clara Morgan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burnaby, BC
Clara Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5A
Feeling lost, exhausted, sad, always on edge, or traumatized? Feeling more emotional pain than joy in your relationship? Now is the time to reach out. If you are seeking to be relieved of tension or pain, feel happier, feel less stressed, and be able to move forward, the start of your journey is making a simple phone call or sending me a message. I will be honoured to hold your story carefully and respectfully, and collaborate with you until things improve or your suffering goes away altogether, depending on your goals. I am an LGBTQIA2S+ affirming therapist and provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to be themselves.
Feeling lost, exhausted, sad, always on edge, or traumatized? Feeling more emotional pain than joy in your relationship? Now is the time to reach out. If you are seeking to be relieved of tension or pain, feel happier, feel less stressed, and be able to move forward, the start of your journey is making a simple phone call or sending me a message. I will be honoured to hold your story carefully and respectfully, and collaborate with you until things improve or your suffering goes away altogether, depending on your goals. I am an LGBTQIA2S+ affirming therapist and provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to be themselves.
(604) 203-7667 View (604) 203-7667
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Mindful Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V3N
My approach combines (evidence-based) EMDR, Nervous system regulation, Neuroscience, and Trauma Informed Mindfulness based strategies. Trauma can disempower and disconnect us from self and surroundings; trauma-informed healing practices can ultimately give you your power back. Psychotherapy is not about bulldozing through the resistance - It is about gently working around and through the edges. My practice focuses on symptoms of Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression and Trauma (acute & accumulated).
My approach combines (evidence-based) EMDR, Nervous system regulation, Neuroscience, and Trauma Informed Mindfulness based strategies. Trauma can disempower and disconnect us from self and surroundings; trauma-informed healing practices can ultimately give you your power back. Psychotherapy is not about bulldozing through the resistance - It is about gently working around and through the edges. My practice focuses on symptoms of Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression and Trauma (acute & accumulated).
(778) 860-7964 View (778) 860-7964
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Priya Verma
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5C
As a Registered Social Worker with over 6 years of clinical experience, I am dedicated to empowering and supporting you to address your concerns, and achieve your goals. I have a strong passion for helping individuals find the resilience and strength within themselves to overcome challenges. Based on your concerns, I can provide both practical tools and emotional support, in order to help you work towards better and happier future.
As a Registered Social Worker with over 6 years of clinical experience, I am dedicated to empowering and supporting you to address your concerns, and achieve your goals. I have a strong passion for helping individuals find the resilience and strength within themselves to overcome challenges. Based on your concerns, I can provide both practical tools and emotional support, in order to help you work towards better and happier future.
(236) 300-4296 View (236) 300-4296
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Dr. Jim Roche
Psychologist, MA, PhD, CAGS, JD, RegPsyc
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5A
I provide psychological and psycho-educational assessment services for individuals with educational, emotional and cognitive disorders. This includes assessments for learning disorders, reading issues, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I work with children, adolescents and adults. I provide treatment interventions for these individuals which are behavioural and CBT based. I have worked in the field for 35 years as a teacher, school psychologist, registered psychologist and provincial consultant for autism and behavioural issues in the schools.
I provide psychological and psycho-educational assessment services for individuals with educational, emotional and cognitive disorders. This includes assessments for learning disorders, reading issues, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I work with children, adolescents and adults. I provide treatment interventions for these individuals which are behavioural and CBT based. I have worked in the field for 35 years as a teacher, school psychologist, registered psychologist and provincial consultant for autism and behavioural issues in the schools.
(226) 829-5331 View (226) 829-5331
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Nicole Che
Counsellor, MC, RCC, MD, MBBCh
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5H  (Online Only)
Welcoming new clients for virtual appointments only! My areas of focus revolve around the relationship with self and others (friends, partners, families), life transitions, and grief and loss. We will work together to reconnect you with yourself and make sense of the world around you. My hope is to help you find understanding, acceptance and clarity so you can get unstuck and choose a way forward. My experience includes working with people struggling with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship challenges, self-love, complex PTSD/trauma, family conflict, and personality disorders.
Welcoming new clients for virtual appointments only! My areas of focus revolve around the relationship with self and others (friends, partners, families), life transitions, and grief and loss. We will work together to reconnect you with yourself and make sense of the world around you. My hope is to help you find understanding, acceptance and clarity so you can get unstuck and choose a way forward. My experience includes working with people struggling with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship challenges, self-love, complex PTSD/trauma, family conflict, and personality disorders.
(672) 906-1325 View (672) 906-1325
Photo of Christine Vicencio, Counsellor in Burnaby, BC
Christine Vicencio
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5J
As a long-time advocate for people struggling with addiction and mental health, I am deeply passionate about helping clients process their emotions and achieve their goals. My focus is specifically on assisting Asian clients of all backgrounds and genders. I am dedicated to providing a safe, judgment-free space for individuals to begin their healing journey.
As a long-time advocate for people struggling with addiction and mental health, I am deeply passionate about helping clients process their emotions and achieve their goals. My focus is specifically on assisting Asian clients of all backgrounds and genders. I am dedicated to providing a safe, judgment-free space for individuals to begin their healing journey.
(587) 802-8251 View (587) 802-8251

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Number of Counsellors in Burnaby, BC

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Burnaby, BC who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Stress
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
73% Life Transitions
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% SunLife
53% Pacific Blue Cross
45% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Burnaby, BC see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Burnaby?

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.