Therapists in Kelowna, BC

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PureInsights Counselling
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W
Over 30 yrs. experience in helping people overcome their challenges and start to make choices about themselves and the life they want to be living. Have you been struggling with an addiction, anxiety or anger? Do you need to learn more about boundaries and self esteem? Feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to cope in your current relationship? Nobody goes through life without having to face difficulties. I will create a safe, comfortable and supportive relationship, so we can explore your current struggles and learn new skills in overcoming/managing yourself, relationships and dealing with your circumstances in your life.
Over 30 yrs. experience in helping people overcome their challenges and start to make choices about themselves and the life they want to be living. Have you been struggling with an addiction, anxiety or anger? Do you need to learn more about boundaries and self esteem? Feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to cope in your current relationship? Nobody goes through life without having to face difficulties. I will create a safe, comfortable and supportive relationship, so we can explore your current struggles and learn new skills in overcoming/managing yourself, relationships and dealing with your circumstances in your life.
(866) 832-8648 View (866) 832-8648
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JB Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
You may be hearing it from your partner, or from your kid's teachers and even from yourself that something has to change. I think of the 90's song, "I'm not sick, but I'm not well." You don't need to be in crisis or at your limit to seek help from a professional. Often seeking help is the first sign that you are serious about the solution and the growth that is inevitable. Change can be difficult, but you don't need to do it alone. I offer a practical and experienced approach to change, improved communication, self-regulation and acceptance of the challenges that are a call to growth. I work with children, parents and individuals.
You may be hearing it from your partner, or from your kid's teachers and even from yourself that something has to change. I think of the 90's song, "I'm not sick, but I'm not well." You don't need to be in crisis or at your limit to seek help from a professional. Often seeking help is the first sign that you are serious about the solution and the growth that is inevitable. Change can be difficult, but you don't need to do it alone. I offer a practical and experienced approach to change, improved communication, self-regulation and acceptance of the challenges that are a call to growth. I work with children, parents and individuals.
(778) 715-3141 View (778) 715-3141
Photo of Keep North Counselling- Jen Teigen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kelowna, BC
Keep North Counselling- Jen Teigen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
With over 25 years working directly with youth and families in a variety of mental health settings, I have seen how life can disrupt building meaningful connections with ourselves and others. My passion is to help you reconnect with yourself and those important to you, whether it’s your kids, your partner, or friends. Together we can build an empowering space that supports you to show up in ways that align with your true self. As a mom of two adult kids, I also enjoy supporting parents and helping them with fostering secure attachments with their child, navigating conflict, and looking closely at how your needs as a parent are met.
With over 25 years working directly with youth and families in a variety of mental health settings, I have seen how life can disrupt building meaningful connections with ourselves and others. My passion is to help you reconnect with yourself and those important to you, whether it’s your kids, your partner, or friends. Together we can build an empowering space that supports you to show up in ways that align with your true self. As a mom of two adult kids, I also enjoy supporting parents and helping them with fostering secure attachments with their child, navigating conflict, and looking closely at how your needs as a parent are met.
(672) 906-0954 View (672) 906-0954
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Courtney T. Beckner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA,Psyc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I know this can be scary reaching out for support, and then deciding what type of counsellor you are looking for can feel overwhelming, so please don’t hesitate to reach out for a brief consultation! I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and to see if I would be a good fit for your counselling needs. Just so you know, I thrive on creating a warm and welcoming environment, where you can feel safe and comfortable unpacking whatever it is you hope to overcome in counselling.
Hello! I know this can be scary reaching out for support, and then deciding what type of counsellor you are looking for can feel overwhelming, so please don’t hesitate to reach out for a brief consultation! I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and to see if I would be a good fit for your counselling needs. Just so you know, I thrive on creating a warm and welcoming environment, where you can feel safe and comfortable unpacking whatever it is you hope to overcome in counselling.
(250) 801-6868 View (250) 801-6868
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Dani Smith
Counsellor, RCC, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
My approach is multidimensional and personalized, drawing from various evidence-based practices, which include somatic, attachment, and mindfulness. While we can’t predict how we might respond to challenging situations, we can work to renegotiate our memories by accessing our body’s unique means of responding to triggers. The method is layered; together, we might consider your earliest attachments in childhood, how you have interpreted a traumatic experience and even your intersectionalities on a macro level. Once this evidence is gathered, activation is located in the physical body, energy is addressed and worked with somatically.
My approach is multidimensional and personalized, drawing from various evidence-based practices, which include somatic, attachment, and mindfulness. While we can’t predict how we might respond to challenging situations, we can work to renegotiate our memories by accessing our body’s unique means of responding to triggers. The method is layered; together, we might consider your earliest attachments in childhood, how you have interpreted a traumatic experience and even your intersectionalities on a macro level. Once this evidence is gathered, activation is located in the physical body, energy is addressed and worked with somatically.
(778) 745-0318 View (778) 745-0318
Photo of Katelyn Urban, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Katelyn Urban
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Accepting new clients! Welcome. Counselling provides you with a space to land where you can feel supported and cared for. Seeking help for your well-being can feel vulnerable, but it is an incredible act of courage given life is full of unpredictable challenges and messy moments. I am here to support you with these moments. So many of us encounter relationship difficulties, overpowering emotions and challenges that hinder our ability to fully engage and connect in our lives. I am committed to creating a safe space for you to explore pathways to authenticity, internal congruence and a more fulfilling and joyful life.
Accepting new clients! Welcome. Counselling provides you with a space to land where you can feel supported and cared for. Seeking help for your well-being can feel vulnerable, but it is an incredible act of courage given life is full of unpredictable challenges and messy moments. I am here to support you with these moments. So many of us encounter relationship difficulties, overpowering emotions and challenges that hinder our ability to fully engage and connect in our lives. I am committed to creating a safe space for you to explore pathways to authenticity, internal congruence and a more fulfilling and joyful life.
(548) 409-0445 View (548) 409-0445
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Pete Grinberg
Counsellor, BA, Bed, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1V
Life can brings unexpected changes: Relationships come to an end; There may be Infidelity, failure, and disappointments. For those who value spirituality and faith there is a loss of hope. Alcohol and/or drug issues take control. If any of this resonates with you it may be a good time to consider counselling. I have a passion for people who struggle with chronic anxiety, aging gracefully, faith issues, addictions, depression, and relationship strife. I also have good understanding of the complicated world of blended families, those who struggle with work/family balance, and men who struggle with gaming/porn addictions.
Life can brings unexpected changes: Relationships come to an end; There may be Infidelity, failure, and disappointments. For those who value spirituality and faith there is a loss of hope. Alcohol and/or drug issues take control. If any of this resonates with you it may be a good time to consider counselling. I have a passion for people who struggle with chronic anxiety, aging gracefully, faith issues, addictions, depression, and relationship strife. I also have good understanding of the complicated world of blended families, those who struggle with work/family balance, and men who struggle with gaming/porn addictions.
(778) 745-5083 View (778) 745-5083
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Pearce Hahn
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
You're looking for much more than a therapist - you're here because you desire something to change in your life or relationships. I empower people and their relationships to overcome obstacles, connect, rediscover and reclaim their best and authentic lives. I work to create a safe and confidential space for all - to freely explore, acknowledge, resist external pressures and move towards what's right for you. I don’t “diagnose,” fix “disorders,” or pathologize “patients” - I collaborate with people in practical ways that consider their experiences, their needs, their style, their goals - at their pace.
You're looking for much more than a therapist - you're here because you desire something to change in your life or relationships. I empower people and their relationships to overcome obstacles, connect, rediscover and reclaim their best and authentic lives. I work to create a safe and confidential space for all - to freely explore, acknowledge, resist external pressures and move towards what's right for you. I don’t “diagnose,” fix “disorders,” or pathologize “patients” - I collaborate with people in practical ways that consider their experiences, their needs, their style, their goals - at their pace.
(306) 700-5412 View (306) 700-5412
Photo of Dr. Haile Michaelson, Naturopathic Doctor in Kelowna, BC
Dr. Haile Michaelson, Naturopathic Doctor
BAPsych, ND, CHT
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Did you know that mental health is greatly improved with hormone balance, brain chemistry support, and optimal nutrient status in the body and brain. The brain is also connected to the gut, so digestive healing will impact the neurotransmitters that support mood, emotional wellness, trauma healing and nervous system healing. I have practiced as a naturopathic doctor for 14 years, with a special focus in mental health, women's health, fertility, hormone balance, brain-gut connection and eating disorder recovery.
Did you know that mental health is greatly improved with hormone balance, brain chemistry support, and optimal nutrient status in the body and brain. The brain is also connected to the gut, so digestive healing will impact the neurotransmitters that support mood, emotional wellness, trauma healing and nervous system healing. I have practiced as a naturopathic doctor for 14 years, with a special focus in mental health, women's health, fertility, hormone balance, brain-gut connection and eating disorder recovery.
(778) 784-4206 View (778) 784-4206
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Florescence Counselling
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, BSN, CSTIP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Many of us have challenges that prevent us from being our best self, such as depression, anxiety, emotional difficulties, relationship issues, or trauma. Whether you need support to battle your inner demons or the past that haunts you, Jenni can help you discover what you need to not only cope, but to heal and eventually thrive. Florescence describes the process of a plant coming to flower. This is the name of Jenni's business, as it shows her deep desire to help people flourish in their lives. Self-acceptance is a beautiful gift we can give ourselves. She strives to help people give themselves permission to be who they are.
Many of us have challenges that prevent us from being our best self, such as depression, anxiety, emotional difficulties, relationship issues, or trauma. Whether you need support to battle your inner demons or the past that haunts you, Jenni can help you discover what you need to not only cope, but to heal and eventually thrive. Florescence describes the process of a plant coming to flower. This is the name of Jenni's business, as it shows her deep desire to help people flourish in their lives. Self-acceptance is a beautiful gift we can give ourselves. She strives to help people give themselves permission to be who they are.
(778) 766-4403 View (778) 766-4403
Photo of Tanis Burnett Injury And Adoption Specialist, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Tanis Burnett Injury And Adoption Specialist
Counsellor, MC, CVRP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Have you been struggling to adjust to a "new normal" after having an accident? Or, maybe you've tried talking to family and friends about your injury or illness, but they don't seem to understand you? Whether you've been injured in an accident or on the ski hill, or if you've recently been diagnosed with a medical condition that impacts your daily life, working with a therapist with experience with injury rehabilitation and chronic illness could help you regain a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Have you been struggling to adjust to a "new normal" after having an accident? Or, maybe you've tried talking to family and friends about your injury or illness, but they don't seem to understand you? Whether you've been injured in an accident or on the ski hill, or if you've recently been diagnosed with a medical condition that impacts your daily life, working with a therapist with experience with injury rehabilitation and chronic illness could help you regain a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
(250) 899-2400 View (250) 899-2400
Photo of Janna denHaan, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Janna denHaan
Counsellor, BMus, MCouns, RCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Inhale... (release your shoulders and neck); exhale... (allow yourself to relax). Take a moment to find calmness. I'm glad you're here! Even in life's most challenging times, attending to our emotions and physical sensations builds self compassion and resilience. I'm here to help you do just that! Whether you're dealing with anxiety, seeking to embrace your true self, navigating complex relationship dynamics, or striving to change persistent behaviors, I will help you uncover underlying issues that keep you feeling stuck, and empower you to make the desired changes in your life.
Inhale... (release your shoulders and neck); exhale... (allow yourself to relax). Take a moment to find calmness. I'm glad you're here! Even in life's most challenging times, attending to our emotions and physical sensations builds self compassion and resilience. I'm here to help you do just that! Whether you're dealing with anxiety, seeking to embrace your true self, navigating complex relationship dynamics, or striving to change persistent behaviors, I will help you uncover underlying issues that keep you feeling stuck, and empower you to make the desired changes in your life.
(587) 874-5640 View (587) 874-5640
Photo of Jody Sommerfeld, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Jody Sommerfeld
Counsellor, BSc, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, my goal is to provide a safe, genuine, empathetic therapeutic environment where clients are honored and empowered to explore their emotional world. I work collaboratively with clients to determine therapy goals and implement strategies to promote positive effective change. I work with individuals, couples, and families using an integrative approach drawing from a number of therapeutic modalities tailored to fit client needs. I have extensive knowledge in the field of trauma (attachment, physical, emotional, sexual) and related conditions such as: depression, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem and relational challenges.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, my goal is to provide a safe, genuine, empathetic therapeutic environment where clients are honored and empowered to explore their emotional world. I work collaboratively with clients to determine therapy goals and implement strategies to promote positive effective change. I work with individuals, couples, and families using an integrative approach drawing from a number of therapeutic modalities tailored to fit client needs. I have extensive knowledge in the field of trauma (attachment, physical, emotional, sexual) and related conditions such as: depression, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem and relational challenges.
(866) 971-1712 View (866) 971-1712
Photo of Dania Chebib, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Dania Chebib
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Are you an adult with ADHD, Autism, or LD and struggling to navigate a world that feels impossibly challenging? Do you feel overwhelmed by the constant demands of work, school, relationships, finances, etc? Maybe you're feeling discouraged by a recent "failure" in a relationship, stigmatized in your school setting, or totally hopeless with your job workload. Neurodivergent adults often struggle from a chronic sense of underachievement, and feel frustrated that their talents and skills go unseen.
Are you an adult with ADHD, Autism, or LD and struggling to navigate a world that feels impossibly challenging? Do you feel overwhelmed by the constant demands of work, school, relationships, finances, etc? Maybe you're feeling discouraged by a recent "failure" in a relationship, stigmatized in your school setting, or totally hopeless with your job workload. Neurodivergent adults often struggle from a chronic sense of underachievement, and feel frustrated that their talents and skills go unseen.
(778) 401-9734 View (778) 401-9734
Photo of Suzanne Noel, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Suzanne Noel
Counsellor, BScN, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, stress, your relationships, or any other challenges in life, I provide a safe, open, and accepting, environment. My goal is to help you understand why you are feeling anxiety, why you feel stuck, and then work with you to determine the best solution for you. Feeling your best sometimes requires a little outside help from counselling. Some therapy can be completed in a few sessions, others will be more long-term. I will do my best to suit your preferences and needs.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, stress, your relationships, or any other challenges in life, I provide a safe, open, and accepting, environment. My goal is to help you understand why you are feeling anxiety, why you feel stuck, and then work with you to determine the best solution for you. Feeling your best sometimes requires a little outside help from counselling. Some therapy can be completed in a few sessions, others will be more long-term. I will do my best to suit your preferences and needs.
(902) 200-3378 View (902) 200-3378
Photo of Kimberly Castle, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Kimberly Castle
Counsellor, RTC, CAMC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
The quality of our lives is based partly upon the quality of the questions we ask ourselves daily. I hold a core belief in the power of people and relationships to heal and transform. I think that nothing should be labelled as good or bad, right or wrong, it is simply effective and ineffective. Therapy can allow us to find patterns that are no longer serving us, or beliefs that are keeping us from healthy connections with others. I aim to create a safe space, relaxed, empathetic and confidential environment. This positive context helps us explore new ways for your to connect to yourself, and to those you are in relationships with.
The quality of our lives is based partly upon the quality of the questions we ask ourselves daily. I hold a core belief in the power of people and relationships to heal and transform. I think that nothing should be labelled as good or bad, right or wrong, it is simply effective and ineffective. Therapy can allow us to find patterns that are no longer serving us, or beliefs that are keeping us from healthy connections with others. I aim to create a safe space, relaxed, empathetic and confidential environment. This positive context helps us explore new ways for your to connect to yourself, and to those you are in relationships with.
(778) 401-9773 View (778) 401-9773
Photo of Ashley Dooley, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Ashley Dooley
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I believe that there is no one size fits all approach in counselling. Each individual has a unique story with their own strengths and challenges. It is my hope to provide a safe, authentic and warm presence so everyone feels safe and welcome. You are the expert of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and I will work collaboratively with you to support your goals and needs!
I believe that there is no one size fits all approach in counselling. Each individual has a unique story with their own strengths and challenges. It is my hope to provide a safe, authentic and warm presence so everyone feels safe and welcome. You are the expert of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and I will work collaboratively with you to support your goals and needs!
(825) 254-7354 View (825) 254-7354
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Sebastien Jordan
MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I strive to provide individuals with ways to explore, cope, and manage concerns of mental health, feelings of being stuck, and family/relationship issues, as well as to find ways to improve on their overall well-being and health. My aim is to collaborate with individuals and families to find solutions on issues that are causing them pain and suffering by tailoring my approach to specific needs. I work with clients from a goal oriented perspective and encourage exploring the meaning behind behaviours, thought patterns, and feelings so as to provide transferable skills both inside and outside of the counselling realm.
I strive to provide individuals with ways to explore, cope, and manage concerns of mental health, feelings of being stuck, and family/relationship issues, as well as to find ways to improve on their overall well-being and health. My aim is to collaborate with individuals and families to find solutions on issues that are causing them pain and suffering by tailoring my approach to specific needs. I work with clients from a goal oriented perspective and encourage exploring the meaning behind behaviours, thought patterns, and feelings so as to provide transferable skills both inside and outside of the counselling realm.
(778) 745-4002 View (778) 745-4002
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Siarra Sens
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1W  (Online Only)
Using a depth-psychodynamic approach, I work with curious and thoughtful individuals who want to know themselves deeply and become their most authentic and powerful Self. I am particularly fond of working with those in/around their Saturn Return—the quarterlifers (early 20s to mid 30s)—but I work with individuals ages 18 to 80.
Using a depth-psychodynamic approach, I work with curious and thoughtful individuals who want to know themselves deeply and become their most authentic and powerful Self. I am particularly fond of working with those in/around their Saturn Return—the quarterlifers (early 20s to mid 30s)—but I work with individuals ages 18 to 80.
(778) 717-3192 View (778) 717-3192
Photo of Neru Sidhu, Psychologist in Kelowna, BC
Neru Sidhu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Dr. Sidhu is an experienced psychologist with a warm, caring, and thoughtful approach. She can help navigate life’s hurdles and improve mood and anxiety issues, trauma, life transitions and relationships. Dr. Sidhu works collaboratively with you to become the best version of yourself. Dr. Sidhu has extensive training over the last 15 years with diverse populations including those with substance abuse and complex mental health issues.
Dr. Sidhu is an experienced psychologist with a warm, caring, and thoughtful approach. She can help navigate life’s hurdles and improve mood and anxiety issues, trauma, life transitions and relationships. Dr. Sidhu works collaboratively with you to become the best version of yourself. Dr. Sidhu has extensive training over the last 15 years with diverse populations including those with substance abuse and complex mental health issues.
(438) 601-4676 View (438) 601-4676

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kelowna, BC

400+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Kelowna, BC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Stress
69% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

49% SunLife
48% Green Shield Canada
48% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Kelowna, BC see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kelowna?

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.