Therapists in Campbell River, BC

Photo of Emil Elton Christensen, Counsellor in Campbell River, BC
Emil Elton Christensen
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Hello and welcome, I'm a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) accepting new clients online and in-person. Utilizing talk therapy and EMDR, I work with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, addiction, compulsion, phobias, grief, stress, personality and behavioural issues etc. I use a person-centered approach, meaning that you are in control of your own therapeutic journey. We will work together to uncover the root cause of your presenting issues with the goal of decreasing symptom severity, and developing new, healthy, and sustainable coping mechanisms to manage current and future triggers.
Hello and welcome, I'm a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) accepting new clients online and in-person. Utilizing talk therapy and EMDR, I work with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, addiction, compulsion, phobias, grief, stress, personality and behavioural issues etc. I use a person-centered approach, meaning that you are in control of your own therapeutic journey. We will work together to uncover the root cause of your presenting issues with the goal of decreasing symptom severity, and developing new, healthy, and sustainable coping mechanisms to manage current and future triggers.
(236) 358-7227 View (236) 358-7227
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Leslie Ann Haynes-Hodgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with families experiencing grief, trauma and general mental health issues. The goal of counselling would be to provide a safe place where individuals can explore barriers to personal growth.
I specialize in working with families experiencing grief, trauma and general mental health issues. The goal of counselling would be to provide a safe place where individuals can explore barriers to personal growth.
(249) 502-0846 View (249) 502-0846
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Amy Brown
Counsellor
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9H  (Online Only)
* Currently only offering video sessions. Evening and weekend availability (as well as weekday)*. Throughout life we develop patterns of meeting our needs, responding to our emotions and responding to others. Expectations that others have for us may become expectations we have for ourselves and lead to living an unfulfilled life. Over time we can find ourselves stuck in these cycles that are no longer serving us and are getting in the way of living an authentic and meaningful life. This is when we may potentially experience stress, anxiety, depression, overwhelm and difficulty in relationships.
* Currently only offering video sessions. Evening and weekend availability (as well as weekday)*. Throughout life we develop patterns of meeting our needs, responding to our emotions and responding to others. Expectations that others have for us may become expectations we have for ourselves and lead to living an unfulfilled life. Over time we can find ourselves stuck in these cycles that are no longer serving us and are getting in the way of living an authentic and meaningful life. This is when we may potentially experience stress, anxiety, depression, overwhelm and difficulty in relationships.
(289) 806-1591 View (289) 806-1591
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Kyla Ketch
Counsellor, MA, BSc, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Campbell River, BC V9W
Kyla’s counselling approach with children, adolescents, and adults is energetic, innovative, and imaginative, grounded in mindfulness, somatic, and trauma-informed techniques. Also integrating aspects of cognitive behavioural and solution-focused therapies, Kyla’s approach allows her to work with clients on a deep, person-centred level to address challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships.
Kyla’s counselling approach with children, adolescents, and adults is energetic, innovative, and imaginative, grounded in mindfulness, somatic, and trauma-informed techniques. Also integrating aspects of cognitive behavioural and solution-focused therapies, Kyla’s approach allows her to work with clients on a deep, person-centred level to address challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships.
(431) 441-4881 View (431) 441-4881
Photo of Rod Chant, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Campbell River, BC
Rod Chant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RCC, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Campbell River, BC V9W
Rod Chant is a family therapist experienced in working with couples, families and individuals. His approach includes recognizing unhealthy patterns of behaviour that can keep individuals and couples stuck, frustrated, sad and lonely. His expertise includes helping with managing such issues as anger, depression, anxiety, victimization, co-dependency and addiction, giving the support needed, and providing concrete solutions and tools that lead to more fulfilling life circumstances and relationships.
Rod Chant is a family therapist experienced in working with couples, families and individuals. His approach includes recognizing unhealthy patterns of behaviour that can keep individuals and couples stuck, frustrated, sad and lonely. His expertise includes helping with managing such issues as anger, depression, anxiety, victimization, co-dependency and addiction, giving the support needed, and providing concrete solutions and tools that lead to more fulfilling life circumstances and relationships.
(855) 758-9103 View (855) 758-9103
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Island Psych Support
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Based in Campbell River I provide psychotherapy and counselling to Campbell River, the North Island and the Comox Valley. Island Psych Support provides a safe place for you to work with a caring, supportive registered clinical counsellor, addressing anything from adjusting to life changes to pervasive internal conflict. Whatever the issue, it is my aim to work in partnership with you to help you gain insight into your difficulties, foster positive change and develop greater confidence to meet future challenges and to live a rich and meaningful life.
Based in Campbell River I provide psychotherapy and counselling to Campbell River, the North Island and the Comox Valley. Island Psych Support provides a safe place for you to work with a caring, supportive registered clinical counsellor, addressing anything from adjusting to life changes to pervasive internal conflict. Whatever the issue, it is my aim to work in partnership with you to help you gain insight into your difficulties, foster positive change and develop greater confidence to meet future challenges and to live a rich and meaningful life.
(866) 645-2414 View (866) 645-2414
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Dawn King
Counsellor, RTC, CCAC
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W  (Online Only)
Creating healthy relationships for women, men, and couples. Alleviating anxiety, easing trauma responses, eliminating addiction, increasing assertiveness, and strengthening self worth. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches I work to empower clients to live authentic and meaningful lives. Each client is unique, and therapy sessions are designed to be client-centered primarily focused on the comfort and growth of each individual. I also have a guided group program as well as an exclusive 1:1 mentoring program.
Creating healthy relationships for women, men, and couples. Alleviating anxiety, easing trauma responses, eliminating addiction, increasing assertiveness, and strengthening self worth. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches I work to empower clients to live authentic and meaningful lives. Each client is unique, and therapy sessions are designed to be client-centered primarily focused on the comfort and growth of each individual. I also have a guided group program as well as an exclusive 1:1 mentoring program.
(778) 770-1205 View (778) 770-1205
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Katie St. Jean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
I work with individuals, couples and parents/parents-to-be. I approach therapy with sensitivity and compassion, providing a non-judgmental space for you to share your story, learn more about yourself, and explore what’s going on beneath the surface. We can work together to help you understand where you’re getting stuck, and find ways to move forward towards change, healing and growth. My approach places emphasis on identifying, exploring and understanding your emotions – leading to greater emotional awareness, self-understanding, and an increased ability to manage anxiety, stress, and whatever comes your way in life.
I work with individuals, couples and parents/parents-to-be. I approach therapy with sensitivity and compassion, providing a non-judgmental space for you to share your story, learn more about yourself, and explore what’s going on beneath the surface. We can work together to help you understand where you’re getting stuck, and find ways to move forward towards change, healing and growth. My approach places emphasis on identifying, exploring and understanding your emotions – leading to greater emotional awareness, self-understanding, and an increased ability to manage anxiety, stress, and whatever comes your way in life.
(250) 412-5104 View (250) 412-5104
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Leanne Longeway Counselling And Art Therapy
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC, RCAT, BFA
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Greetings! I truly believe that healing and change can occur at any point in our lifespan! I feel honoured to offer support to Adults of all ages in the areas they identify wanting to heal, explore for personal growth and achieve positive change. My practice offers personalized, trauma informed counselling services with cultural and occupational awareness. Trauma, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Communication patterns, Relationship stressors, Identity, Self-Esteem, are some of the many areas that I support through intuitive and compassionate therapy delivered with straight talk and whole-hearted listening.
Greetings! I truly believe that healing and change can occur at any point in our lifespan! I feel honoured to offer support to Adults of all ages in the areas they identify wanting to heal, explore for personal growth and achieve positive change. My practice offers personalized, trauma informed counselling services with cultural and occupational awareness. Trauma, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Communication patterns, Relationship stressors, Identity, Self-Esteem, are some of the many areas that I support through intuitive and compassionate therapy delivered with straight talk and whole-hearted listening.
(778) 608-3895 View (778) 608-3895
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Sehleeah Schevers
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Campbell River, BC V9W
Currently accepting new clients. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation. Together we look inward, to see what is preventing you from being your truest self. Is there guilt, shame, anger? Is there depression and anxiety? My approach is eclectic and draws from CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, somatic, and mindfulness-based therapies. We will use many tools to grow, emerge stronger and more peaceful. When faced with adversity, we often avoid the problem. I help clients identify barriers and issues, to choose goals to work on and to become emotionally resilient. I work with individuals (children, youth, adults), couples, and families.
Currently accepting new clients. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation. Together we look inward, to see what is preventing you from being your truest self. Is there guilt, shame, anger? Is there depression and anxiety? My approach is eclectic and draws from CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, somatic, and mindfulness-based therapies. We will use many tools to grow, emerge stronger and more peaceful. When faced with adversity, we often avoid the problem. I help clients identify barriers and issues, to choose goals to work on and to become emotionally resilient. I work with individuals (children, youth, adults), couples, and families.
(249) 802-3584 View (249) 802-3584
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Kelly-Ann Smiley
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, RP
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W  (Online Only)
Through evidence-based therapeutic intervention I work to empower clients to live authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that a safe, non-judgemental, inclusive environment provides clients the opportunity to explore and address any mental health concern. Each client is unique, and therapy sessions are designed to be client-centered.
Through evidence-based therapeutic intervention I work to empower clients to live authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that a safe, non-judgemental, inclusive environment provides clients the opportunity to explore and address any mental health concern. Each client is unique, and therapy sessions are designed to be client-centered.
(506) 714-0448 View (506) 714-0448
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Carla Petker
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Many of the clients I work with are feeling "stuck" and are looking for support to move towards their goals. Feeling stuck often coincides with feelings of depression and anxiety. My clients and I work together to develop healthy coping strategies and to achieve satisfaction in their daily lives. My therapeutic work is grounded in humanistic and constructivist theories, meaning I believe the relationship between the client and the therapist is essential for fostering change and growth. I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC and have over 15 years of training and experience in psychotherapy.
Many of the clients I work with are feeling "stuck" and are looking for support to move towards their goals. Feeling stuck often coincides with feelings of depression and anxiety. My clients and I work together to develop healthy coping strategies and to achieve satisfaction in their daily lives. My therapeutic work is grounded in humanistic and constructivist theories, meaning I believe the relationship between the client and the therapist is essential for fostering change and growth. I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC and have over 15 years of training and experience in psychotherapy.
(604) 757-1489 View (604) 757-1489
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Coastal Tides Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Hello, my name is Lindsey Morton. After working overseas for nearly a decade, I made the journey back to my hometown of Campbell River with the professional intention of supporting both youth and adults working toward mental wellbeing within the community. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and I am currently employed by school district 72 as a school counsellor. I am incredibly grateful to live in a beautiful costal community and honoured to have the opportunity to practice counselling on Vancouver Island.
Hello, my name is Lindsey Morton. After working overseas for nearly a decade, I made the journey back to my hometown of Campbell River with the professional intention of supporting both youth and adults working toward mental wellbeing within the community. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and I am currently employed by school district 72 as a school counsellor. I am incredibly grateful to live in a beautiful costal community and honoured to have the opportunity to practice counselling on Vancouver Island.
(249) 505-0533 View (249) 505-0533
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction, Anxiety & Depression. 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, Anxiety & Depression. 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.
(236) 326-8974 View (236) 326-8974
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Vanessa Luis
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Campbell River, BC V9W  (Online Only)
Curiosity about the human experience is what motivates my work as a therapist, and I see healing as a creative and nonlinear process that happens through deepening one's awareness of their lived experience. No matter what you've been through or are actively going through, we can make space together to slow down, connect, process, and build self-compassion and curiosity. My hope is that you can cultivate meaning and grow stronger in your relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you.
Curiosity about the human experience is what motivates my work as a therapist, and I see healing as a creative and nonlinear process that happens through deepening one's awareness of their lived experience. No matter what you've been through or are actively going through, we can make space together to slow down, connect, process, and build self-compassion and curiosity. My hope is that you can cultivate meaning and grow stronger in your relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you.
(672) 784-0493 View (672) 784-0493
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Janis Guthy
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Janis Guthy enjoys working with individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to quality care, evidence-based therapeutic practices in a collaborative effort to improve your emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. We are committed to helping you develop your strengths and enabling you to thrive.
Janis Guthy enjoys working with individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to quality care, evidence-based therapeutic practices in a collaborative effort to improve your emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. We are committed to helping you develop your strengths and enabling you to thrive.
(343) 313-0143 View (343) 313-0143
Photo of Judi McCheane, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Campbell River, BC
Judi McCheane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Not accepting new clients
I work mostly with women, children and families so that they can move forward with their lives. Healing occurs when we address the whole person - mind, spirit, body and emotions - because these elements don't work in isolation. My graduate training focused on family systems work, and to that I have added numerous post-graduate trainings that enrich my practice, and thus my ability to help you. I have also worked extensively in the First Nations community for over 20 years in the Cowichan Valley and the North Island - I’m an approved FNHA counsellor.
I work mostly with women, children and families so that they can move forward with their lives. Healing occurs when we address the whole person - mind, spirit, body and emotions - because these elements don't work in isolation. My graduate training focused on family systems work, and to that I have added numerous post-graduate trainings that enrich my practice, and thus my ability to help you. I have also worked extensively in the First Nations community for over 20 years in the Cowichan Valley and the North Island - I’m an approved FNHA counsellor.
(778) 403-4890 View (778) 403-4890
Photo of Mamie Payne, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Campbell River, BC
Mamie Payne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, RSCW
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Welcome to Still I Rise Counselling, where compassionate inquiry and trust in the emergent power of the present moment drive my approach to therapy. My intention is to offer a safe, curiosity-driven, and generative space where you are free to explore the unique contours of your life, lineage, challenges, and capacities. I offer a variety of services designed to support your growth and healing- including individual therapy, structured group practice, and therapy intensives. It is my honor to explore beside you in an adventure of deep self discovery, acceptance, possibility, and empowerment in your life.
Welcome to Still I Rise Counselling, where compassionate inquiry and trust in the emergent power of the present moment drive my approach to therapy. My intention is to offer a safe, curiosity-driven, and generative space where you are free to explore the unique contours of your life, lineage, challenges, and capacities. I offer a variety of services designed to support your growth and healing- including individual therapy, structured group practice, and therapy intensives. It is my honor to explore beside you in an adventure of deep self discovery, acceptance, possibility, and empowerment in your life.
(365) 544-4598 View (365) 544-4598
Photo of Carole Boivin, Counsellor in Campbell River, BC
Carole Boivin
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCC
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
Hi, as an experienced Registered Counsellor (23 years) & EMDR Therapist, I am passionate about helping others find resolution, healing & happiness in their lives. Working in both English and French, I offer individual counselling & expertise in EMDR Therapy to provide support to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues, & more. My approach has been honed through continuous study, and over many years of experience in the field.
Hi, as an experienced Registered Counsellor (23 years) & EMDR Therapist, I am passionate about helping others find resolution, healing & happiness in their lives. Working in both English and French, I offer individual counselling & expertise in EMDR Therapy to provide support to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues, & more. My approach has been honed through continuous study, and over many years of experience in the field.
(819) 731-0820 View (819) 731-0820
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Kathi Cameron
Counsellor, BKin, MA, RCC
Verified
Campbell River, BC V9W
I specialize in eating disorders, human performance, and health psychology. I have over 30 years of experience in exercise science, exercise and nutritional psychology, health promotion and coaching. I work with clients struggling with negative body image and take the "health at every size" approach to health counselling/coaching. I work with a wide variety of athletes and academics in performance/ test anxiety.
I specialize in eating disorders, human performance, and health psychology. I have over 30 years of experience in exercise science, exercise and nutritional psychology, health promotion and coaching. I work with clients struggling with negative body image and take the "health at every size" approach to health counselling/coaching. I work with a wide variety of athletes and academics in performance/ test anxiety.
(844) 758-9924 View (844) 758-9924

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Campbell River, BC

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Campbell River, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
83% Depression
74% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

40% Green Shield Canada
40% First Nations Health Authority
40% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Campbell River, BC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Campbell River?

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.