Therapists in Ladysmith, BC

Photo of Pamela Theriault, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Pamela Theriault
Counsellor, MA,ABS, RCC
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G
My philosophy of practice is to work closely with you so that you accomplish your goals in therapy. Working with you, I provide a combination of narrative, cognitive behavioral therapy, and coaching in order to help you achieve the health and well being that you want to gain. I have experience with trauma victims with P.T.S.D. using E.M.D.R. as a method of healing. There are also times where I can work with you using Brief Solution Focused Therapy because there are situations that do not require long term therapy.
My philosophy of practice is to work closely with you so that you accomplish your goals in therapy. Working with you, I provide a combination of narrative, cognitive behavioral therapy, and coaching in order to help you achieve the health and well being that you want to gain. I have experience with trauma victims with P.T.S.D. using E.M.D.R. as a method of healing. There are also times where I can work with you using Brief Solution Focused Therapy because there are situations that do not require long term therapy.
(855) 212-6329 View (855) 212-6329
Photo of Cedar Mathias, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Cedar Mathias
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP(c)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes in life we can feel stuck in patterns that don’t make sense but that we just can’t seem to change. Do you feel like you're on high alert for signs of danger, feeling anxious? Or do you feel emotionally flat, only half alive? When you feel upset, do you find yourself with your back up, ready to fight? Do you feel like running away, escaping the situation? Do you find yourself frozen and collapsing, not able to act? You know you’re capable of overcoming these patterns, but how do you get there? The fight, flight, & freeze are survival states, hardwired into our nervous system through childhood trauma or overwhelming events.
Sometimes in life we can feel stuck in patterns that don’t make sense but that we just can’t seem to change. Do you feel like you're on high alert for signs of danger, feeling anxious? Or do you feel emotionally flat, only half alive? When you feel upset, do you find yourself with your back up, ready to fight? Do you feel like running away, escaping the situation? Do you find yourself frozen and collapsing, not able to act? You know you’re capable of overcoming these patterns, but how do you get there? The fight, flight, & freeze are survival states, hardwired into our nervous system through childhood trauma or overwhelming events.
(778) 717-3060 View (778) 717-3060
Photo of Hana (Hanako) Urushizawa, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Hana (Hanako) Urushizawa
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G  (Online Only)
In order to move our life forward, we sometimes need to be understood and feel connected with other people (or pets or other animals). If you would like support in the area of relationship challenges, anxiety management and/or self-regulation tools, please feel free to send me an email or call.
In order to move our life forward, we sometimes need to be understood and feel connected with other people (or pets or other animals). If you would like support in the area of relationship challenges, anxiety management and/or self-regulation tools, please feel free to send me an email or call.
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Sian Trombley
Counsellor, MACP, BEd, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Hello! I'm Sian Trombley, a certified clinical counsellor and certified elementary teacher. with over twenty years of experience in various roles including school counsellor, administrator, and educational consultant. I am also the founder of www.thrivefamily.co, a company dedicated to offering innovative online courses designed to help families thrive. As a teacher, I leverage my extensive background in education and counselling to enrich my work as a therapist and to develop the courses I offer at Thrive Family Co. My process-based approach to therapy is distinctly creative and personalized.
Hello! I'm Sian Trombley, a certified clinical counsellor and certified elementary teacher. with over twenty years of experience in various roles including school counsellor, administrator, and educational consultant. I am also the founder of www.thrivefamily.co, a company dedicated to offering innovative online courses designed to help families thrive. As a teacher, I leverage my extensive background in education and counselling to enrich my work as a therapist and to develop the courses I offer at Thrive Family Co. My process-based approach to therapy is distinctly creative and personalized.
(778) 860-4471 View (778) 860-4471
Photo of Yiana Belcher, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Yiana Belcher
Counsellor, MATCP
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Many of my clients come because they are responsible to others but long for more personal connection and wellness. They may be challenged about a sense of self and self-care, or they're anxious/insecure about work and life moves and family juggling. Many have been through significant grief and trauma. Parents want support in helping their children to grow holistically with a sense self agency, cultural fluidity, meaningful life insights, and innovative/creative energy. Some come because conflicted family breakups left them needing support to fulfill loving developmental inner pieces that got missed or bypassed in their upbringing.
Many of my clients come because they are responsible to others but long for more personal connection and wellness. They may be challenged about a sense of self and self-care, or they're anxious/insecure about work and life moves and family juggling. Many have been through significant grief and trauma. Parents want support in helping their children to grow holistically with a sense self agency, cultural fluidity, meaningful life insights, and innovative/creative energy. Some come because conflicted family breakups left them needing support to fulfill loving developmental inner pieces that got missed or bypassed in their upbringing.
(506) 702-5875 View (506) 702-5875
Photo of Sandra Buenano, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Sandra Buenano
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G  (Online Only)
I am very passionate about my counselling work and feel inspired by the counselling process, my client’s courage, resilience and strengths. I take an integrative approach, drawing from multiple evidence-based modalities and tailor therapy according to each client’s unique needs, goals and preferences. I have broad experience working with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, relationship/pre-marital and marital issues, parenting challenges (including transition into parenthood and post-partum issues), stress management, multicultural issues, grief, work/life balance, and major life transitions.
I am very passionate about my counselling work and feel inspired by the counselling process, my client’s courage, resilience and strengths. I take an integrative approach, drawing from multiple evidence-based modalities and tailor therapy according to each client’s unique needs, goals and preferences. I have broad experience working with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, relationship/pre-marital and marital issues, parenting challenges (including transition into parenthood and post-partum issues), stress management, multicultural issues, grief, work/life balance, and major life transitions.
(647) 560-0608 View (647) 560-0608
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Anna Walker Counselling
Counsellor, CHT, MC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G  (Online Only)
I work in an integrative way. What we do and how we approach it will depend on what works best for you and what you need at this time. Some people know exactly what they want to work on. Other people come because something doesn't feel right or they're not functioning as well as they could but they're not sure at first why that is. Others come even though things are going well but they'd like to develop greater awareness or fulfilment in life. We will work together to develop an approach that suits you.
I work in an integrative way. What we do and how we approach it will depend on what works best for you and what you need at this time. Some people know exactly what they want to work on. Other people come because something doesn't feel right or they're not functioning as well as they could but they're not sure at first why that is. Others come even though things are going well but they'd like to develop greater awareness or fulfilment in life. We will work together to develop an approach that suits you.
(844) 511-7032 View (844) 511-7032
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Jemma Cerson - Hemlock Grove Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Accepting Clients - I am a somatic therapist supporting older youth & adults healing from symptoms of anxiety and depression, the stressors of daily living, processing trauma related to relationships and family, and navigating life transitions. The people who seek me out are often yearning for authentic living and deep connection. They may be in search of their identity or life purpose. Some may be uncovering limiting relational patterns and want to break the cycles that no longer serve them in order to live more fulfilling lives.
Accepting Clients - I am a somatic therapist supporting older youth & adults healing from symptoms of anxiety and depression, the stressors of daily living, processing trauma related to relationships and family, and navigating life transitions. The people who seek me out are often yearning for authentic living and deep connection. They may be in search of their identity or life purpose. Some may be uncovering limiting relational patterns and want to break the cycles that no longer serve them in order to live more fulfilling lives.
(782) 400-5023 View (782) 400-5023
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Paola Lake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy helping individuals create positive change in their lives and dissolve barriers that interfere with personal success. Therapy provides opportunities to learn how to dissolve troublesome emotions that inter with quality of life and the ability to enjoy the present moment. As a therapist, I enjoy helping people overcome a variety of emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, adjustment to life changes, addictions, trauma, grief, pain management, low self-esteem and interpersonal problems. I help people access their inner strength to help cope with life's challenges and I provide coaching for goal achievement.
I enjoy helping individuals create positive change in their lives and dissolve barriers that interfere with personal success. Therapy provides opportunities to learn how to dissolve troublesome emotions that inter with quality of life and the ability to enjoy the present moment. As a therapist, I enjoy helping people overcome a variety of emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, adjustment to life changes, addictions, trauma, grief, pain management, low self-esteem and interpersonal problems. I help people access their inner strength to help cope with life's challenges and I provide coaching for goal achievement.
(250) 999-0508 View (250) 999-0508
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John Taylor, Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Turn relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and stress downside-up and stop repeating the same troublesome patterns. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you turn problems into solutions, getting you the tools you need to make real changes, starting now. Doing more than just listen, I help you deal with problems and underlying causes so that you can gain relief now and for the future. Life is better with help: I can help with relationships, infidelity, trust, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sex issues, panic, addictions, anger, trauma, grief, and more. Frowns really can turn into smiles.
Turn relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and stress downside-up and stop repeating the same troublesome patterns. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you turn problems into solutions, getting you the tools you need to make real changes, starting now. Doing more than just listen, I help you deal with problems and underlying causes so that you can gain relief now and for the future. Life is better with help: I can help with relationships, infidelity, trust, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sex issues, panic, addictions, anger, trauma, grief, and more. Frowns really can turn into smiles.
(855) 782-3011 View (855) 782-3011
Photo of Carla J. Freundlich, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Carla J. Freundlich
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G
I would love to meet you and offer you real change and skills to move forward into wholeness and freedom. I believe the best healing involves all parts of us; mind, body, emotions and spirit. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. I help clients from a position of respect and non-judgemental curiosity, while clarifying core beliefs, values and goals for change. The tools I have to offer are evidence-based and scientifically proven. The lens I use as I sit with clients is that every human being is a person of worth and value and deserves unconditional positive regard.
I would love to meet you and offer you real change and skills to move forward into wholeness and freedom. I believe the best healing involves all parts of us; mind, body, emotions and spirit. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to be deeply heard, respected and affirmed are scarce. I help clients from a position of respect and non-judgemental curiosity, while clarifying core beliefs, values and goals for change. The tools I have to offer are evidence-based and scientifically proven. The lens I use as I sit with clients is that every human being is a person of worth and value and deserves unconditional positive regard.
(604) 706-2527 View (604) 706-2527
Photo of Franya Jedwab, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Franya Jedwab
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
I am a warmhearted and respectful professional with over 18 years of counselling experience. I offer individual, child, teen, parent & family counselling with a safe, therapeutic, and non-judgmental lens. I use a variety of counselling approaches, such as CBT, Trauma-informed and Psychodynamic Therapy to suit your circumstances, experiences, and preferences to create a respectful and empowering approach to the work together. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am a Registered Counsellor Provider with the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program, First Nations Health Authority and Humanacare EAP.
I am a warmhearted and respectful professional with over 18 years of counselling experience. I offer individual, child, teen, parent & family counselling with a safe, therapeutic, and non-judgmental lens. I use a variety of counselling approaches, such as CBT, Trauma-informed and Psychodynamic Therapy to suit your circumstances, experiences, and preferences to create a respectful and empowering approach to the work together. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am a Registered Counsellor Provider with the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program, First Nations Health Authority and Humanacare EAP.
(778) 760-4302 View (778) 760-4302
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Victoria Anne Pawlowski
MEd, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Struggling with self-criticism, shame, low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders, family conflict, relationship struggles, life changes or grief? Needing support, new skills or help for moving forward? You deserve to find more peace and well-being. I can help. Together we will explore what is getting the way, heal what needs to be healed, feel what needs to be felt and learn what needs to be learned.
Struggling with self-criticism, shame, low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, eating disorders, family conflict, relationship struggles, life changes or grief? Needing support, new skills or help for moving forward? You deserve to find more peace and well-being. I can help. Together we will explore what is getting the way, heal what needs to be healed, feel what needs to be felt and learn what needs to be learned.
(778) 860-4271 View (778) 860-4271
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Christine G Hall
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I embrace a holistic and collaborative approach to working with others, respecting that successful therapy honours the values and beliefs of each client. I believe that one's trauma history, distress, and pain are often the foundations that strength, meaningfulness, and wisdom are built upon. I offer personalized short or long-term therapy individuals, couples, adolescents, or families. Resiliency need not be something one is born with, it can be cultivated. ~Christine
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I embrace a holistic and collaborative approach to working with others, respecting that successful therapy honours the values and beliefs of each client. I believe that one's trauma history, distress, and pain are often the foundations that strength, meaningfulness, and wisdom are built upon. I offer personalized short or long-term therapy individuals, couples, adolescents, or families. Resiliency need not be something one is born with, it can be cultivated. ~Christine
(778) 400-3747 View (778) 400-3747
Photo of Megan Vandersluys, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Megan Vandersluys
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
I truly believe that the hardest part of parenting is undoing the hardwiring we experienced during our own childhood. I help adults make sense of what triggers their own reactivity with their kids, where that came from, how it plays out in their relationships and how to tame those triggers to break the cycle of authoritarian and shame based parenting. It is hard work making those changes but I truly believe it’s never too late to repair those relationships. Using EMDR, I help clients process past childhood memories that hold those negative reactions, so that we can heal and parent from a more empathetic and respectful place.
I truly believe that the hardest part of parenting is undoing the hardwiring we experienced during our own childhood. I help adults make sense of what triggers their own reactivity with their kids, where that came from, how it plays out in their relationships and how to tame those triggers to break the cycle of authoritarian and shame based parenting. It is hard work making those changes but I truly believe it’s never too late to repair those relationships. Using EMDR, I help clients process past childhood memories that hold those negative reactions, so that we can heal and parent from a more empathetic and respectful place.
(778) 763-1446 View (778) 763-1446
Photo of Gina Janzen Psychology Services, Psychologist in Ladysmith, BC
Gina Janzen Psychology Services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G
I have been working as a registered psychologist since 2008. It's important to me to create a safe, caring respectful environment where anyone, no matter who they are, feels welcome. The relationship between us is one of the most important factors in determining how helpful counselling with me will be. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, difficulties with life transitions, and grief or loss. We will work together to develop a plan to deal effectively with the issues that bring you to see me. (Can also contact by Fax: 250.984.0859)
I have been working as a registered psychologist since 2008. It's important to me to create a safe, caring respectful environment where anyone, no matter who they are, feels welcome. The relationship between us is one of the most important factors in determining how helpful counselling with me will be. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, difficulties with life transitions, and grief or loss. We will work together to develop a plan to deal effectively with the issues that bring you to see me. (Can also contact by Fax: 250.984.0859)
(250) 739-3666 View (250) 739-3666
Photo of Mila E Skeeles, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Mila E Skeeles
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Like many people, I grew up in an environment where we didn't talk about our struggles and emotions. From an early age, I learned to keep the difficult things inside and deal with my emotions on my own. In 1999, I became a crisis phone counsellor and realized that I wasn't the only one who had had this kind of experience. I realized that a lot of people felt the way I did and kept their emotions inside. For the first time, I learned how healing it could be to share struggles with supportive people.
Like many people, I grew up in an environment where we didn't talk about our struggles and emotions. From an early age, I learned to keep the difficult things inside and deal with my emotions on my own. In 1999, I became a crisis phone counsellor and realized that I wasn't the only one who had had this kind of experience. I realized that a lot of people felt the way I did and kept their emotions inside. For the first time, I learned how healing it could be to share struggles with supportive people.
(866) 582-1062 View (866) 582-1062
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The Therapy Place Counselling Group LTD
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
We're a group of experienced, trained, and professional counsellors who serve the mid-island area and beyond. We also provide online services for those who prefer it or for those who live outside of the geographic area. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship turmoil? We can help!
We're a group of experienced, trained, and professional counsellors who serve the mid-island area and beyond. We also provide online services for those who prefer it or for those who live outside of the geographic area. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship turmoil? We can help!
(250) 616-3579 View (250) 616-3579
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Denise Mansell
Counsellor, MACP, RSW, RCC
Verified
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Waitlist for new clients
Offering professional, compassionate and down-to-earth support as well as on site palliative and generalized counselling by appointment. I also specialize in grief/bereavement work of all kinds. Change, life transitions and cumulative stress can make sustaining energy and meaningful purpose difficult, whether your challenges are recent or long standing. We're here to help. Contact our Duncan office or visit www.oaklandsrcc.com.
Offering professional, compassionate and down-to-earth support as well as on site palliative and generalized counselling by appointment. I also specialize in grief/bereavement work of all kinds. Change, life transitions and cumulative stress can make sustaining energy and meaningful purpose difficult, whether your challenges are recent or long standing. We're here to help. Contact our Duncan office or visit www.oaklandsrcc.com.
(249) 488-2744 View (249) 488-2744
Photo of Elizabeth Morelle, Counsellor in Ladysmith, BC
Elizabeth Morelle
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, BCACC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Ladysmith, BC V9G
Are you suffering with depression, anxiety or trauma? Or do you struggle with unrealistic fears, or worry? You may have suffered childhood trauma, emotional neglect, or other more recent trauma. If you feel stuck in a rut, and find yourself repeating the same old unhealthy patterns, I can help you to make positive change, transform negative, limiting core beliefs, and move forward into a more fulfilling and satisfying experience of life. If you'd like more peace and contentment in your life, please feel free to give me a call. I offer a free phone consult of up to 15 mins.
Are you suffering with depression, anxiety or trauma? Or do you struggle with unrealistic fears, or worry? You may have suffered childhood trauma, emotional neglect, or other more recent trauma. If you feel stuck in a rut, and find yourself repeating the same old unhealthy patterns, I can help you to make positive change, transform negative, limiting core beliefs, and move forward into a more fulfilling and satisfying experience of life. If you'd like more peace and contentment in your life, please feel free to give me a call. I offer a free phone consult of up to 15 mins.
(250) 800-3836 View (250) 800-3836

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ladysmith, BC

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Ladysmith, BC who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
82% Grief
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% First Nations Health Authority
49% Green Shield Canada
40% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Ladysmith, BC see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ladysmith?

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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.