Therapists in Courtenay, BC

Photo of Jennifer Shillington, Counsellor in Courtenay, BC
Jennifer Shillington
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Do you want to reignite a passion for your life and feel more connected to yourself and others? Together in a warm and nurturing space you will become empowered as your own healer. You will be invited to regain a sense of self-efficacy and gain skills to journey back to a grounded sense of self.
Do you want to reignite a passion for your life and feel more connected to yourself and others? Together in a warm and nurturing space you will become empowered as your own healer. You will be invited to regain a sense of self-efficacy and gain skills to journey back to a grounded sense of self.
(778) 770-5462 View (778) 770-5462
Photo of Sandra Lewis, Registered Social Worker in Courtenay, BC
Sandra Lewis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N  (Online Only)
Life can be a challenging journey at times. There are times within all of our lives where we feel stuck and unsure of ways to move forward. Working together, I can help you to learn to become an effective communicator, manage stress and grief and find solutions to manage these challenges. I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years and believe that everyone is capable of changing their life if they want to. Working from a number of different modalities, I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, friendly space for clients. I believe in looking at the whole person when doing our work together.
Life can be a challenging journey at times. There are times within all of our lives where we feel stuck and unsure of ways to move forward. Working together, I can help you to learn to become an effective communicator, manage stress and grief and find solutions to manage these challenges. I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years and believe that everyone is capable of changing their life if they want to. Working from a number of different modalities, I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, friendly space for clients. I believe in looking at the whole person when doing our work together.
(587) 742-0376 View (587) 742-0376
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Harmony Ziegler - Akoya Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9J
If you are a unique and mindful leader, entrepreneur, creative or game-changer there’s finally a therapeutic approach as innovative as you. Akoya is therapy online, therapy outdoors, and therapy retreats in luxurious Tofino or laid-back Courtenay, BC. Think therapy meets wellness vacation. Wherever you live in the province, I welcome you. I’m Harmony. I specialize in therapy for people with the greatest power to impact positive world change.
If you are a unique and mindful leader, entrepreneur, creative or game-changer there’s finally a therapeutic approach as innovative as you. Akoya is therapy online, therapy outdoors, and therapy retreats in luxurious Tofino or laid-back Courtenay, BC. Think therapy meets wellness vacation. Wherever you live in the province, I welcome you. I’m Harmony. I specialize in therapy for people with the greatest power to impact positive world change.
(365) 656-0745 View (365) 656-0745
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Carruthers Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
I have been supporting children & youth, and their families for the past 17 years in public education. I facilitate workshops and also do group counselling. I have a strong background in special education, which means I often observe the behaviour(s) of children and youth, collaborate with them and their families, and implement/teach tools for alleviating a child's stress. I have experience as a clinician for Adult Mental Health & Addictions in both inpatient and outpatient care from the hospital. This has benefited early recognition and prevention.
I have been supporting children & youth, and their families for the past 17 years in public education. I facilitate workshops and also do group counselling. I have a strong background in special education, which means I often observe the behaviour(s) of children and youth, collaborate with them and their families, and implement/teach tools for alleviating a child's stress. I have experience as a clinician for Adult Mental Health & Addictions in both inpatient and outpatient care from the hospital. This has benefited early recognition and prevention.
(236) 301-0065 View (236) 301-0065
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Rachel Deline
Counsellor, MS, RCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
I have a special focus on working with those with disordered eating, eating disorders and body image concerns. I support my clients in learning new ways to connect with their body, exploring body image, eating habits, and recovery. Additionally, I have worked with those experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), relationship concerns, and family breakdown.
I have a special focus on working with those with disordered eating, eating disorders and body image concerns. I support my clients in learning new ways to connect with their body, exploring body image, eating habits, and recovery. Additionally, I have worked with those experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), relationship concerns, and family breakdown.
(825) 305-1128 View (825) 305-1128
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Christina McGill
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
It is my pleasure to assist clients in connecting with their innate capacity to heal, supporting them to know their inner self and to trust themselves. I have extensive experience assisting a diverse range of clients with symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Stress, and Relationship Conflict to achieve their goals, develop new skills, regain emotional balance, and increase their sense of well-being. Clients can expect to feel deeply understood and validated while being gently invited to identify distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviour patterns that interfere with their ability to live their best life.
It is my pleasure to assist clients in connecting with their innate capacity to heal, supporting them to know their inner self and to trust themselves. I have extensive experience assisting a diverse range of clients with symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Stress, and Relationship Conflict to achieve their goals, develop new skills, regain emotional balance, and increase their sense of well-being. Clients can expect to feel deeply understood and validated while being gently invited to identify distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviour patterns that interfere with their ability to live their best life.
(902) 201-9453 View (902) 201-9453
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Kazimea Sokil
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Waitlist for new clients
I work with many kinds of clients. Kids and youth; couples and families; people with a wide range of neuro-diversity as well as diversity in gender, sexuality and identity. I offer a great play therapy space for youngsters. Those with a creative imagination may be drawn to creative arts therapy. Do you want to understand yourself better? Communicate better with others? Are you looking for acceptance and empathy along with encouragement to become your best self? Looking for strategies to explore your needs, strengths, resources and obstacles? I want to help you thrive in your world, with joy, confidence and self-acceptance.
I work with many kinds of clients. Kids and youth; couples and families; people with a wide range of neuro-diversity as well as diversity in gender, sexuality and identity. I offer a great play therapy space for youngsters. Those with a creative imagination may be drawn to creative arts therapy. Do you want to understand yourself better? Communicate better with others? Are you looking for acceptance and empathy along with encouragement to become your best self? Looking for strategies to explore your needs, strengths, resources and obstacles? I want to help you thrive in your world, with joy, confidence and self-acceptance.
(778) 718-5762 View (778) 718-5762
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John Rushforth
Counsellor, BScN, MCouns
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
My approach to counselling is based on respect for you the client. I do my very best to ensure that you feel safe, in control of the process, heard, and understood. My job is to get to know your values and how you think, feel, and act, in order to support you to either strengthen or change, aspects of yourself and your life. We will collaborate to establish meaningful and achievable goals focused on creating the life you want.
My approach to counselling is based on respect for you the client. I do my very best to ensure that you feel safe, in control of the process, heard, and understood. My job is to get to know your values and how you think, feel, and act, in order to support you to either strengthen or change, aspects of yourself and your life. We will collaborate to establish meaningful and achievable goals focused on creating the life you want.
(705) 980-1041 View (705) 980-1041
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Kelly McManus
Psychologist, PhD, R, Psych
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Dr. Kelly McManus has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing for over 12 years in various mental health settings as a Psychologist and as Registered Clinical Counsellor. Dr. McManus also has a Masters Degree in Education. She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She uses integrative, strengths-focused, evidenced-based therapy. Her education includes theory and practice in the major approaches in Psychology including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Narrative. Dr. McManus tailors her approach to your particular needs, goals, and preferences. Dr. McManus also takes ICBC and Veteran's Affairs clients.
Dr. Kelly McManus has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing for over 12 years in various mental health settings as a Psychologist and as Registered Clinical Counsellor. Dr. McManus also has a Masters Degree in Education. She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She uses integrative, strengths-focused, evidenced-based therapy. Her education includes theory and practice in the major approaches in Psychology including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Narrative. Dr. McManus tailors her approach to your particular needs, goals, and preferences. Dr. McManus also takes ICBC and Veteran's Affairs clients.
(855) 463-2706 View (855) 463-2706
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Dr. Michelle Church
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Dr. Michelle. I am a Registered Psychologist with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. I completed my residency in Los Angeles, California where I supervised doctoral students in addition to providing psychotherapy. My practice focuses on people managing: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and chronic health conditions. I also provide couple therapy. Lastly, I conduct psychoeducational assessments for suspected/confirmed learning disorders and ADHD for children 8-years and older and adults.
Hi! I’m Dr. Michelle. I am a Registered Psychologist with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. I completed my residency in Los Angeles, California where I supervised doctoral students in addition to providing psychotherapy. My practice focuses on people managing: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and chronic health conditions. I also provide couple therapy. Lastly, I conduct psychoeducational assessments for suspected/confirmed learning disorders and ADHD for children 8-years and older and adults.
(604) 800-9671 View (604) 800-9671
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Jen Burt, Counselling & Art Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, DVATI, RSW
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
Jen is taking the stigma out of mental health, being creative and having fun. Confidential, safe, no lotus flowers. Offering Counselling or professional Art Therapy to: adults, couples, youth, children (6 yrs +), clinical supervision and other services. With over 20 years experience ( how does she look so young? ), Jen is accomplished and multi award winning. Click on photos below to get a sense if she would be a good fit for you.
Jen is taking the stigma out of mental health, being creative and having fun. Confidential, safe, no lotus flowers. Offering Counselling or professional Art Therapy to: adults, couples, youth, children (6 yrs +), clinical supervision and other services. With over 20 years experience ( how does she look so young? ), Jen is accomplished and multi award winning. Click on photos below to get a sense if she would be a good fit for you.
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Joslyn Kilborn
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MA(q)
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N
I believe one of the greatest maladies of our time, affecting us individually and socially, is the loss of soul. Fulfilling work, rewarding relationships, personal resiliency, a sense of belonging, are all gifts of the soul that have become particularly elusive because we no longer believe in the soul. Instead, we come to know the soul through its complaints—emptiness, meaninglessness, loneliness, disillusionment, longing, hunger. These complaints let us know what the soul craves, but it can be hard to discern the cry when it comes in the form of blind reactivity, conflict in our relationships, anxiety, confusion, melancholy.
I believe one of the greatest maladies of our time, affecting us individually and socially, is the loss of soul. Fulfilling work, rewarding relationships, personal resiliency, a sense of belonging, are all gifts of the soul that have become particularly elusive because we no longer believe in the soul. Instead, we come to know the soul through its complaints—emptiness, meaninglessness, loneliness, disillusionment, longing, hunger. These complaints let us know what the soul craves, but it can be hard to discern the cry when it comes in the form of blind reactivity, conflict in our relationships, anxiety, confusion, melancholy.
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Michael Falls
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, BSc, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
Welcome! I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families overcome challenges such as relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety, trauma, and self-esteem issues. If you're seeking support for stress management, life transitions, or improving emotional and mental balance, you've found the right place. Let's work together to foster healing and enhance your overall well-being. My goal is to support clients in accessing their own inner wisdom and resources while healing from these challenges and improving overall well-being.
Welcome! I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families overcome challenges such as relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety, trauma, and self-esteem issues. If you're seeking support for stress management, life transitions, or improving emotional and mental balance, you've found the right place. Let's work together to foster healing and enhance your overall well-being. My goal is to support clients in accessing their own inner wisdom and resources while healing from these challenges and improving overall well-being.
(289) 276-8209 View (289) 276-8209
Photo of Carissa Beu, Counsellor in Courtenay, BC
Carissa Beu
Counsellor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
Are you looking for support or someone to talk to in a time of stress or transition? Do you have life goals that seem unattainable or are feeling overwhelmed? I am here to listen and to provide you with a compassionate, safe, non-judgmental space as you process and work through the things that may be bogging you down or holding you back. I work with adults, youth, couples, families, and seniors, with focus areas of past trauma, stress management, life transitions, loss, depression, anxiety, burnout, and goal achievement.
Are you looking for support or someone to talk to in a time of stress or transition? Do you have life goals that seem unattainable or are feeling overwhelmed? I am here to listen and to provide you with a compassionate, safe, non-judgmental space as you process and work through the things that may be bogging you down or holding you back. I work with adults, youth, couples, families, and seniors, with focus areas of past trauma, stress management, life transitions, loss, depression, anxiety, burnout, and goal achievement.
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Photo of Gretal Montgomery, Counsellor in Courtenay, BC
Gretal Montgomery
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J
In my 15 years of experience as a counsellor, I have come to understand the value for clients in communication and personal agency; to speak and be heard, to invite stillness and reflection, to see and be seen. There are times in life when talk therapy with its vast array of tools, techniques and well researched, empirically validated methods is precisely what soothes, building the foundation for change. If this is one of those times for you, connect with me so we can explore your concerns and I can support you with the transformation process you are seeking.
In my 15 years of experience as a counsellor, I have come to understand the value for clients in communication and personal agency; to speak and be heard, to invite stillness and reflection, to see and be seen. There are times in life when talk therapy with its vast array of tools, techniques and well researched, empirically validated methods is precisely what soothes, building the foundation for change. If this is one of those times for you, connect with me so we can explore your concerns and I can support you with the transformation process you are seeking.
(581) 513-0068 View (581) 513-0068
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Ella Moynihan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9J  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Ella. Welcome to Moonrise Counselling Therapy. You may be navigating a change in your life, looking to grow, or holding onto something heavy. Working with a counsellor can be a meaningful way to honour and recognize what is going on within. Connecting virtually allows for this therapeutic support to happen in a setting that is comfortable and familiar to you, and from here we begin the journey toward positive change.
Hello, my name is Ella. Welcome to Moonrise Counselling Therapy. You may be navigating a change in your life, looking to grow, or holding onto something heavy. Working with a counsellor can be a meaningful way to honour and recognize what is going on within. Connecting virtually allows for this therapeutic support to happen in a setting that is comfortable and familiar to you, and from here we begin the journey toward positive change.
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Photo of Kim Kirby, Registered Social Worker in Courtenay, BC
Kim Kirby
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Courtenay, BC V9N  (Online Only)
As a dedicated Registered Social Worker (RSW) with several years of experience in social services, I am committed to helping people navigate life's challenges. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their emotions, find solutions, and achieve their personal goals.
As a dedicated Registered Social Worker (RSW) with several years of experience in social services, I am committed to helping people navigate life's challenges. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their emotions, find solutions, and achieve their personal goals.
(604) 239-8414 View (604) 239-8414
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Matthew G O'Donnell
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
I love to facilitate and witness the client's journey of self-understanding. This includes the process of self-acceptance and self-compassion. Accepting that sometimes it is difficult to be a person.
I love to facilitate and witness the client's journey of self-understanding. This includes the process of self-acceptance and self-compassion. Accepting that sometimes it is difficult to be a person.
(902) 905-6663 View (902) 905-6663
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Kate Pinsonneault
Counsellor, MACP, RCC-ACS, CIMH, CCTP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N
People who experience difficulties in their relationships have often been hurt in the past. If this happened in childhood, you may not even be aware of it or understand why you're reacting. I help individuals, couples and family members discover and heal old wounds from early trauma or past relationships. I offer a variety of therapeutic options so you can chose an approach that is comfortable for you. Each individual determines the goals, pace, and treatment options that are the best fit for them. My client-centred practise ensures that everyone is treated with respect, confidentiality, compassion and cultural sensitivity.
People who experience difficulties in their relationships have often been hurt in the past. If this happened in childhood, you may not even be aware of it or understand why you're reacting. I help individuals, couples and family members discover and heal old wounds from early trauma or past relationships. I offer a variety of therapeutic options so you can chose an approach that is comfortable for you. Each individual determines the goals, pace, and treatment options that are the best fit for them. My client-centred practise ensures that everyone is treated with respect, confidentiality, compassion and cultural sensitivity.
(855) 982-1185 View (855) 982-1185
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Kristen Vandekerckhove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Courtenay, BC V9N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Social Worker experienced in providing counselling to people of all ages. I work with clients who are looking for support with life's challenges and feeling ready to make a transformation in their life. My areas of specialty include relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, stress management, and life transitions. I integrate a variety of approaches into my practice including Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. With additional certifications in Yoga and Health Coaching, I focus on a holistic approach toward overall health and wellbeing.
I am a Registered Social Worker experienced in providing counselling to people of all ages. I work with clients who are looking for support with life's challenges and feeling ready to make a transformation in their life. My areas of specialty include relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, stress management, and life transitions. I integrate a variety of approaches into my practice including Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. With additional certifications in Yoga and Health Coaching, I focus on a holistic approach toward overall health and wellbeing.
(778) 400-1964 View (778) 400-1964

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Number of Counsellors in Courtenay, BC

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Courtenay, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
78% Depression
76% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
73% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Green Shield Canada
52% Pacific Blue Cross
50% SunLife

How Counsellors in Courtenay, BC see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Courtenay?

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.