Therapists in Chilliwack, BC

Photo of Kelly Tebrinke, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Kelly Tebrinke
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2R
As a counsellor, I want to ensure you feel safe when sharing. I see you as the expert in your life. You will not feel rushed, and I will respond to you from a place of empathy. My focus is on your needs. I avoid judging you for any reason and accept you fully and unconditionally. You will lead throughout our sessions. You will decide how much information to share and at what pace. I will create an environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your unfiltered truth.
As a counsellor, I want to ensure you feel safe when sharing. I see you as the expert in your life. You will not feel rushed, and I will respond to you from a place of empathy. My focus is on your needs. I avoid judging you for any reason and accept you fully and unconditionally. You will lead throughout our sessions. You will decide how much information to share and at what pace. I will create an environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your unfiltered truth.
(867) 794-2240 View (867) 794-2240
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OJ Oludipe Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MPS, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2R  (Online Only)
In my work with clients, it is not uncommon for them to present to therapy with multiple mental health and emotionally dysregulating issues. Clients' goals may range from managing depressive symptoms to getting their anxiety under control or learning how to self-advocate to overcome unfair practices to learning how to get to know themselves to live life more purposefully. Some clients come to do grief related therapy as they negotiate a significant loss in their lives. I journey with my client to work through challenges and develop appropriate coping skills and stress management techniques to minimise stressors in their lives.
In my work with clients, it is not uncommon for them to present to therapy with multiple mental health and emotionally dysregulating issues. Clients' goals may range from managing depressive symptoms to getting their anxiety under control or learning how to self-advocate to overcome unfair practices to learning how to get to know themselves to live life more purposefully. Some clients come to do grief related therapy as they negotiate a significant loss in their lives. I journey with my client to work through challenges and develop appropriate coping skills and stress management techniques to minimise stressors in their lives.
(289) 272-3231 View (289) 272-3231
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Courtney Cassandra Smith
MACP, RCC, BA
Verified Verified
Chilliwack, BC V2P
I have been in the field of mental health and counseling for about 7+ years and primarily work with children, youth, and young adults. It takes a lot of courage to start counseling and providing a safe, open, and stable place to start this journey, is an imperative part of my practice. Another focus of mine is to ensure support, guidance, and empowerment to the clients I work with. Being able to work alongside clients and watch their progress/growth, is such a rewarding experience. I believe that it's important for a counselor to respect the client’s autonomy and to work collaboratively with them, throughout the counseling journey
I have been in the field of mental health and counseling for about 7+ years and primarily work with children, youth, and young adults. It takes a lot of courage to start counseling and providing a safe, open, and stable place to start this journey, is an imperative part of my practice. Another focus of mine is to ensure support, guidance, and empowerment to the clients I work with. Being able to work alongside clients and watch their progress/growth, is such a rewarding experience. I believe that it's important for a counselor to respect the client’s autonomy and to work collaboratively with them, throughout the counseling journey
(548) 761-2091 View (548) 761-2091
Photo of Kassidy Hildebrand, MA, RCC, CCC, Counsellor
Kassidy Hildebrand
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Chilliwack, BC V2R
When you feel like all odds are stacked against you and there is no light at the end of the tunnel, you might feel like now is the time to reach out for support. If you have began the search for support, I commend you. It is not easy to reach out or ask for help. If you are struggling with a life-controlling issues that stem from past pain, such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, addiction, and eating disorders, I would love to navigate these struggles alongside you. Together, we can move towards a place of healing in whatever capacity that you feel best suits your needs. We are not meant to journey in life alone.
When you feel like all odds are stacked against you and there is no light at the end of the tunnel, you might feel like now is the time to reach out for support. If you have began the search for support, I commend you. It is not easy to reach out or ask for help. If you are struggling with a life-controlling issues that stem from past pain, such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, addiction, and eating disorders, I would love to navigate these struggles alongside you. Together, we can move towards a place of healing in whatever capacity that you feel best suits your needs. We are not meant to journey in life alone.
(289) 301-8779 View (289) 301-8779
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Corrin Skalbeck
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2R
I'm expanding my practice & welcome new clients. I am a warm, culturally competent, trauma-informed professional with experience in domestic & family violence counselling, youth counselling, crisis counselling, grief counselling & emergency mental health. I support those who have experienced childhood abuse, sexual trauma, relational abuse & those affected by serious and persistent mental health challenges and/or substance use. I help clients discover & acknowledge their unique set of strengths and abilities, aiding them to develop more compassion and empowerment to embark on their healing journey to restore vitality and well-being.
I'm expanding my practice & welcome new clients. I am a warm, culturally competent, trauma-informed professional with experience in domestic & family violence counselling, youth counselling, crisis counselling, grief counselling & emergency mental health. I support those who have experienced childhood abuse, sexual trauma, relational abuse & those affected by serious and persistent mental health challenges and/or substance use. I help clients discover & acknowledge their unique set of strengths and abilities, aiding them to develop more compassion and empowerment to embark on their healing journey to restore vitality and well-being.
(604) 819-9828 View (604) 819-9828
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Julie Thomason RCC-ACS and Associates
Registered Clinical Counsellor, BFA, MACP, RCC-ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2P
I have a few spaces for new clients in Chilliwack and online for B.C. I love supporting and empowering women (17+) while addressing a wide range of issues such as women’s health and sexuality, abuse and trauma, complex PTSD, ADHD, transitions and more. I work collaboratively from a trauma, sex-positive, attachment, culturally humble and strength-based framework. I offer a caring, holistic and multidimensional approach to promoting individual and collective wellbeing, health, reconnection, growth and healing. I appreciate deep conversations and am open to short or longer term connections. I also offer Clinical Supervision.
I have a few spaces for new clients in Chilliwack and online for B.C. I love supporting and empowering women (17+) while addressing a wide range of issues such as women’s health and sexuality, abuse and trauma, complex PTSD, ADHD, transitions and more. I work collaboratively from a trauma, sex-positive, attachment, culturally humble and strength-based framework. I offer a caring, holistic and multidimensional approach to promoting individual and collective wellbeing, health, reconnection, growth and healing. I appreciate deep conversations and am open to short or longer term connections. I also offer Clinical Supervision.
(778) 764-0715 View (778) 764-0715
Photo of Lyndsay Rao, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Lyndsay Rao
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2R
My hope is to walk with you on a transformative journey of self-discovery, to unlock your inner resilience together, and foster true empowerment for personal growth.
My hope is to walk with you on a transformative journey of self-discovery, to unlock your inner resilience together, and foster true empowerment for personal growth.
(709) 700-3516 View (709) 700-3516
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Anika Sawatsky
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2R
I believe every client possesses the innate wisdom and strength to grow, change and heal and I view every client as the expert on their own experience. My role is to walk alongside clients on their journey of wholeness, healing and autonomy as they connect with themselves and look inwardly with compassion and curiosity. My relational, non-judgmental approach helps clients to explore emotions, beliefs and sensations as they gain insight. It is truly an honour to accompany others through times of transition and challenges, and to help them see their way to the other side.
I believe every client possesses the innate wisdom and strength to grow, change and heal and I view every client as the expert on their own experience. My role is to walk alongside clients on their journey of wholeness, healing and autonomy as they connect with themselves and look inwardly with compassion and curiosity. My relational, non-judgmental approach helps clients to explore emotions, beliefs and sensations as they gain insight. It is truly an honour to accompany others through times of transition and challenges, and to help them see their way to the other side.
(548) 798-0926 View (548) 798-0926
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Inner Balance Solutions
Counsellor, CD, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Chilliwack, BC V2R
I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC (#17609).
I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC (#17609).
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Amanda Montroy
RTC
Verified Verified
Chilliwack, BC V2R
Having worked in the Health Care field for over 17 years, I have gained a wide range of knowledge about helping individuals and families who are suffering from an illness, anxiety, PTSD or struggling with their sexual identity as well as alternative relationships including Open relationships and Poly Lifestyles. I have gained my skill set by providing support to others, as well as from my own experiences. I am a proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. With all of my clients, I draw on both my life experience as well as my education, and is a strong believer of partnership and collaboration to help my clients reach their goals. ​
Having worked in the Health Care field for over 17 years, I have gained a wide range of knowledge about helping individuals and families who are suffering from an illness, anxiety, PTSD or struggling with their sexual identity as well as alternative relationships including Open relationships and Poly Lifestyles. I have gained my skill set by providing support to others, as well as from my own experiences. I am a proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. With all of my clients, I draw on both my life experience as well as my education, and is a strong believer of partnership and collaboration to help my clients reach their goals. ​
(867) 888-2252 View (867) 888-2252
Photo of Ginna Abramovitch, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Ginna Abramovitch
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Chilliwack, BC V2P
Are you looking for support for yourself, your family, your relationship, or your child/children? You may be looking for something specific or perhaps you just have a sense of being unwell. We can work through worries or fears, low mood or anger and irritability, fatigue, poor focus, poor sleep (including insomnia and nightmares), life stressors and more. If you know (or suspect) that you struggle with anxiety, depression, substance use or any mental illness, we can work together to address your needs. We can also tackle grief, loss and trauma, in a way that is structured (contained), at your pace and when you feel safe to do so.
Are you looking for support for yourself, your family, your relationship, or your child/children? You may be looking for something specific or perhaps you just have a sense of being unwell. We can work through worries or fears, low mood or anger and irritability, fatigue, poor focus, poor sleep (including insomnia and nightmares), life stressors and more. If you know (or suspect) that you struggle with anxiety, depression, substance use or any mental illness, we can work together to address your needs. We can also tackle grief, loss and trauma, in a way that is structured (contained), at your pace and when you feel safe to do so.
(236) 900-4157 View (236) 900-4157
Photo of Eryn Wicker, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Eryn Wicker
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Chilliwack, BC V2R
As a counsellor I hope to model grace, courage, and genuineness to my clients while I come along side them, and act as a resource for positive change in their lives. I have a warm, engaging, and professional demeanour that helps clients feel at ease, supported, and able to embrace the delicate balance between risk, hope, and trust. Most importantly, I want my clients to know that it is an absolute privilege that they invite me into their lives to share on their journey with them. This may include helping my clients with concerns relating to their personal growth, wellness, relationships, mental health, and/or psychological distress.
As a counsellor I hope to model grace, courage, and genuineness to my clients while I come along side them, and act as a resource for positive change in their lives. I have a warm, engaging, and professional demeanour that helps clients feel at ease, supported, and able to embrace the delicate balance between risk, hope, and trust. Most importantly, I want my clients to know that it is an absolute privilege that they invite me into their lives to share on their journey with them. This may include helping my clients with concerns relating to their personal growth, wellness, relationships, mental health, and/or psychological distress.
(604) 757-4659 View (604) 757-4659
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Ms. Dayna Lidster
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2R  (Online Only)
Life can bring unexpected challenges, changes, and loss. I am committed to sitting with you where you are today. With grief, anxiety, self-doubt, confusion, stress in relationships, or parenting struggles. We will work together to increase awareness and to identify and change old patterns, shift emotions and experiences held in your body, honour personal boundaries, and develop self-compassion. A significant loss at the age of 29 led me on a path to pursue grad school and yoga teacher training, before starting in private practice in 2016. I have worked in the counselling field for over 20 years.
Life can bring unexpected challenges, changes, and loss. I am committed to sitting with you where you are today. With grief, anxiety, self-doubt, confusion, stress in relationships, or parenting struggles. We will work together to increase awareness and to identify and change old patterns, shift emotions and experiences held in your body, honour personal boundaries, and develop self-compassion. A significant loss at the age of 29 led me on a path to pursue grad school and yoga teacher training, before starting in private practice in 2016. I have worked in the counselling field for over 20 years.
(506) 308-9538 View (506) 308-9538
Photo of Kristy Ricard, MACP, RCC, BSc, Counsellor
Kristy Ricard
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2P
Accepting NEW Clients in-person and online – Are you tired of anxious thoughts or feelings, or low mood or motivation getting in the way? Are you tired of feeling like you’re not enough, or like the standards expected are exhausting to meet? Is a new life change making you feel stuck? Do you feel burdened by obsessive thinking, or difficulties with food and body image? Are there relationships in your life that you’d like to explore, or better understand how you feel when around others? Are you simply hoping to build self-awareness or coping strategies? If you've answered "yes," I'm excited to see how I can help.
Accepting NEW Clients in-person and online – Are you tired of anxious thoughts or feelings, or low mood or motivation getting in the way? Are you tired of feeling like you’re not enough, or like the standards expected are exhausting to meet? Is a new life change making you feel stuck? Do you feel burdened by obsessive thinking, or difficulties with food and body image? Are there relationships in your life that you’d like to explore, or better understand how you feel when around others? Are you simply hoping to build self-awareness or coping strategies? If you've answered "yes," I'm excited to see how I can help.
(506) 804-3161 View (506) 804-3161
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Jade Piper
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2P
Life is hard. As human beings we need connection and are not meant to navigate life alone. The relieving reality is that we don’t have to. I offer specialized counselling for individuals facing challenges with eating disorders, body dissatisfaction and problematic substance use. I provide support for a wide array of other challenges too, such as life transitions, relationship issues, maternal mental health and faith deconstruction. I work with clients as they learn to better understand themselves and their emotions, take better care of their nervous systems, recognize their innate value and worth and ultimately reclaim their power.
Life is hard. As human beings we need connection and are not meant to navigate life alone. The relieving reality is that we don’t have to. I offer specialized counselling for individuals facing challenges with eating disorders, body dissatisfaction and problematic substance use. I provide support for a wide array of other challenges too, such as life transitions, relationship issues, maternal mental health and faith deconstruction. I work with clients as they learn to better understand themselves and their emotions, take better care of their nervous systems, recognize their innate value and worth and ultimately reclaim their power.
(249) 488-2848 View (249) 488-2848
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Heart to Heart Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BA, (Psy), RCC, RPC
Verified Verified
Chilliwack, BC V2P
Not accepting new clients
Sorry, but I am not accepting new clients at this time. Life is really challenging. You may lie awake at night, wondering how to handle all the pressures upon you. Your emotions swing wildly -- usually more down than up. Tears surge at odd times, and you feel suffocated by the heaviness in your chest. Or, you're experiencing problems in a relationship: with your spouse, your boss, or someone else whom you're close to. The strife and negative feelings that surround your relationship problems are draining you. You can't fix things on your own and you know you need help.
Sorry, but I am not accepting new clients at this time. Life is really challenging. You may lie awake at night, wondering how to handle all the pressures upon you. Your emotions swing wildly -- usually more down than up. Tears surge at odd times, and you feel suffocated by the heaviness in your chest. Or, you're experiencing problems in a relationship: with your spouse, your boss, or someone else whom you're close to. The strife and negative feelings that surround your relationship problems are draining you. You can't fix things on your own and you know you need help.
(866) 978-9281 View (866) 978-9281
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Sage Mental Health & Maternal Wellness
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2R
Accepting new clients! This is definitely not what you expected. You may have thought that everything would fall perfectly into place, that becoming or being a parent would be the most natural thing in the world. Now, you’re finding that the fears, the anxiety, the self-doubt, the grief over your old life, or the disconnection from your partner are ruling your mind. You might be having a tough time sleeping, noticing some scary thoughts popping up, and just getting through each day is a trial. You wonder if you’re really connecting with your partner or your child(ren). You might be wondering who you even are these days.
Accepting new clients! This is definitely not what you expected. You may have thought that everything would fall perfectly into place, that becoming or being a parent would be the most natural thing in the world. Now, you’re finding that the fears, the anxiety, the self-doubt, the grief over your old life, or the disconnection from your partner are ruling your mind. You might be having a tough time sleeping, noticing some scary thoughts popping up, and just getting through each day is a trial. You wonder if you’re really connecting with your partner or your child(ren). You might be wondering who you even are these days.
(506) 804-2984 View (506) 804-2984
Photo of Steve Woolf, MSEd, RCC, NCC, Counsellor
Steve Woolf
Counsellor, MSEd, RCC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2R
“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart” writes Fyodor Dostoyevsky. This quote, though inspiring, leaves much unexplained. How do we transform our experiences of pain and suffering (i.e. anxiety, grief, depression, relationship discord) into the beauty of a deeper heart? Marcel Proust provides a clue, “We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full”. Thus, the transformation of suffering comes through full experience. In a society that tends to bury suffering, a guide specializing in unearthing its hidden potential is key.
“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart” writes Fyodor Dostoyevsky. This quote, though inspiring, leaves much unexplained. How do we transform our experiences of pain and suffering (i.e. anxiety, grief, depression, relationship discord) into the beauty of a deeper heart? Marcel Proust provides a clue, “We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full”. Thus, the transformation of suffering comes through full experience. In a society that tends to bury suffering, a guide specializing in unearthing its hidden potential is key.
(888) 997-3597 View (888) 997-3597
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Jessica Hilton
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chilliwack, BC V2P
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling stuck, lost, or overwhelmed by life's challenges? Is your life consumed by unresolved painful emotions, limiting beliefs, or distressing experiences? If your coping mechanisms and strategies are no longer effective, and you're seeking fresh ways to navigate emotions and relationships, you've come to the right place. In therapy, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, aiming to identify the difficulties you face and reconnect with your core values, inner strengths, and the capacity to learn, heal, and grow toward the life you envision.
Feeling stuck, lost, or overwhelmed by life's challenges? Is your life consumed by unresolved painful emotions, limiting beliefs, or distressing experiences? If your coping mechanisms and strategies are no longer effective, and you're seeking fresh ways to navigate emotions and relationships, you've come to the right place. In therapy, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, aiming to identify the difficulties you face and reconnect with your core values, inner strengths, and the capacity to learn, heal, and grow toward the life you envision.
(866) 641-7211 View (866) 641-7211
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Brianna Carson
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Chilliwack, BC V2P
You work with teenagers?!? is something I hear a lot. Do you remember the agony of being a teen? Feeling like you should have more choices than you do, and being almost as terrified of being called out as you were of being ignored? For the youth of today it's only gotten harder. Hi, my name is Brianna and I am a clinical counsellor specializing in youth ages 13 to 26, as well as parent-youth relationships. If you are a young person struggling with relationships, anxiety, depression, gender identity, or anything else, I'd like to listen. If you are a parent seeking to understand and communicate better with your child, I can help.
You work with teenagers?!? is something I hear a lot. Do you remember the agony of being a teen? Feeling like you should have more choices than you do, and being almost as terrified of being called out as you were of being ignored? For the youth of today it's only gotten harder. Hi, my name is Brianna and I am a clinical counsellor specializing in youth ages 13 to 26, as well as parent-youth relationships. If you are a young person struggling with relationships, anxiety, depression, gender identity, or anything else, I'd like to listen. If you are a parent seeking to understand and communicate better with your child, I can help.
(236) 300-2895 View (236) 300-2895

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Number of Counsellors in Chilliwack, BC

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Chilliwack, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Trauma and PTSD
79% Stress
77% Self Esteem
69% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

46% CVAP | Crime Victim
44% SunLife
40% First Nations Health Authority

How Counsellors in Chilliwack, BC see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chilliwack?

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.