Therapists in Lake Country, BC

Photo of Jen Millar, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Jen Millar
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V  (Online Only)
If you feel a lot of tension and dysregulation in your home, it might be helpful to get some outside help. I work with youth and families to help facilitate healthy and respectful communication. It is my belief that everyone deserves to feel heard and validated. I also work directly with children, parents, and individuals who are struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression. I offer lower fees so everyone can get the help they deserve.
If you feel a lot of tension and dysregulation in your home, it might be helpful to get some outside help. I work with youth and families to help facilitate healthy and respectful communication. It is my belief that everyone deserves to feel heard and validated. I also work directly with children, parents, and individuals who are struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression. I offer lower fees so everyone can get the help they deserve.
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Photo of Shaunna Grams, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Shaunna Grams
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Whether you seek skills acquisition, introspection, or a safe place to have a voice, I invite you to experience the benefits of taking time to invest in you! Our physical health and mental health are wonderfully connected. Our ability to be self and other aware greatly increases the options and knowledge we have to achieve our goals. My goal is to meet you where you are as you navigate the intersections of life before you.
Whether you seek skills acquisition, introspection, or a safe place to have a voice, I invite you to experience the benefits of taking time to invest in you! Our physical health and mental health are wonderfully connected. Our ability to be self and other aware greatly increases the options and knowledge we have to achieve our goals. My goal is to meet you where you are as you navigate the intersections of life before you.
(431) 244-4769 View (431) 244-4769
Photo of Traci Lynn Mainstone in Lake Country, BC
Traci Lynn Mainstone
EMDR C, MA, BAH, CYW, ECE
Verified Verified
Lake Country, BC V4V
I have an eclectic approach to counselling. My approach is highly successful as I tailor the approach, techniques, and therapeutic environment to meet your individual needs. However, I draw primarily from Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory and neuroscience and use EMDR, talk, play and art based interventions. I work with children, youth, families couples and individual adults. I help to support challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, loss and addictions.
I have an eclectic approach to counselling. My approach is highly successful as I tailor the approach, techniques, and therapeutic environment to meet your individual needs. However, I draw primarily from Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory and neuroscience and use EMDR, talk, play and art based interventions. I work with children, youth, families couples and individual adults. I help to support challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, loss and addictions.
(778) 762-1348 View (778) 762-1348
Photo of Danielle Weiss, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Danielle Weiss
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Do you find yourself struggling with self-doubt, limiting beliefs, or a sense of being stuck? Are you feeling a lack of connection in your relationships or are you dissatisfied with your current circumstances? Do you aspire to cultivate resilience & inner peace regardless of your external circumstances? Does the experience of clarity about your identity & purpose or fulfillment in your personal & professional life's, appeal to you? By breaking free from patterns that no longer serve us, deepening your awareness & connecting with your true self, we can show up differently in your lives...more alive & more in touch with your heart.
Do you find yourself struggling with self-doubt, limiting beliefs, or a sense of being stuck? Are you feeling a lack of connection in your relationships or are you dissatisfied with your current circumstances? Do you aspire to cultivate resilience & inner peace regardless of your external circumstances? Does the experience of clarity about your identity & purpose or fulfillment in your personal & professional life's, appeal to you? By breaking free from patterns that no longer serve us, deepening your awareness & connecting with your true self, we can show up differently in your lives...more alive & more in touch with your heart.
(709) 910-6955 View (709) 910-6955
Photo of Angela Slade, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Angela Slade
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V  (Online Only)
The transitional period of mid-life can be a challenging time for many women. We are forced to confront our own mortality which can leave us considering what needs to change. One of the most common struggles women in mid-life face is the sense of stagnation in their lives. Many women struggle with feeling invisible as they age and as their bodies change. The pressure to conform to societal expectations can be overwhelming, and many women feel trapped in cycles of dysfunction in different areas of their lives, including marriage, friendships, career, family, and society.
The transitional period of mid-life can be a challenging time for many women. We are forced to confront our own mortality which can leave us considering what needs to change. One of the most common struggles women in mid-life face is the sense of stagnation in their lives. Many women struggle with feeling invisible as they age and as their bodies change. The pressure to conform to societal expectations can be overwhelming, and many women feel trapped in cycles of dysfunction in different areas of their lives, including marriage, friendships, career, family, and society.
(778) 771-2365 View (778) 771-2365
Photo of Tammy Cummings, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Tammy Cummings
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
I combine multiple approaches into my sessions including, CBT, DBT, and the Gottman method for relationship issues and couples therapy. With my integrative and flexible approach I offer a meaningful and non judgmental space so that you can gain a deeper knowledge of yourself and your partner.
I combine multiple approaches into my sessions including, CBT, DBT, and the Gottman method for relationship issues and couples therapy. With my integrative and flexible approach I offer a meaningful and non judgmental space so that you can gain a deeper knowledge of yourself and your partner.
(365) 363-3702 View (365) 363-3702
Photo of Kelly Stone, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Kelly Stone
Counsellor, MPCC- S, BSc, RPC, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Trauma can have a profound impact on our well-being, causing anxiety, depression, and pain. Sharing our story may not always be enough to mitigate these emotions, leaving us feeling hopeless. Even if we remain stable for years, our coping mechanisms may eventually fail. Friends and family may offer well-intentioned but ultimately unhelpful support.
Trauma can have a profound impact on our well-being, causing anxiety, depression, and pain. Sharing our story may not always be enough to mitigate these emotions, leaving us feeling hopeless. Even if we remain stable for years, our coping mechanisms may eventually fail. Friends and family may offer well-intentioned but ultimately unhelpful support.
(778) 608-5528 View (778) 608-5528
Photo of Alexander Wellness Consulting, Registered Social Worker in Lake Country, BC
Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Lake Country, BC V4V
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(581) 333-7029 View (581) 333-7029
Photo of Heidi Maskell - Lake Country Counselling Services, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Heidi Maskell - Lake Country Counselling Services
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
You are taking a proactive step toward addressing and improving your mental and emotional well-being as well as the quality of your relationships. I invite you into a confidential and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and work toward positive change. It all starts with a simple conversation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you've been feeling overwhelmed, facing challenges, or simply need someone to talk to, counselling can provide a safe space for you to explore and grow.
You are taking a proactive step toward addressing and improving your mental and emotional well-being as well as the quality of your relationships. I invite you into a confidential and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and work toward positive change. It all starts with a simple conversation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you've been feeling overwhelmed, facing challenges, or simply need someone to talk to, counselling can provide a safe space for you to explore and grow.
(604) 330-9460 View (604) 330-9460
Photo of Jordanna Rae Counselling, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Jordanna Rae Counselling
Counsellor, RCC, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Are you experiencing uncertainty, a life transition or change in life. Maybe you are navigating grief, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or postpartum. Let's collaboratively find ways to support you best. Though I offer talk therapy, I am all about acting on discoveries. Once the problem has been named and understood, I collaborate with you to come up with an effective next step. My style is direct, supportive, compassionate. reality-focused and highly practical. I am result driven and I look for immediate application while providing warm, welcoming, inclusive and encouraging space.
Are you experiencing uncertainty, a life transition or change in life. Maybe you are navigating grief, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or postpartum. Let's collaboratively find ways to support you best. Though I offer talk therapy, I am all about acting on discoveries. Once the problem has been named and understood, I collaborate with you to come up with an effective next step. My style is direct, supportive, compassionate. reality-focused and highly practical. I am result driven and I look for immediate application while providing warm, welcoming, inclusive and encouraging space.
(506) 404-0794 View (506) 404-0794
Photo of Mary Graydon, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Mary Graydon
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Lake Country, BC V4V
Not accepting new clients
I treat trauma - childhood, shock (eg. accidents, medical) and relational (eg. betrayal, bullying) utilizing IFS and EMDR. These models are experiential, not "talk therapy". I also offer Gottman Method couples counselling. While I see all adults, I have additional training in treating those suffering and addiction, their family members and adult children of alcoholics. Often, people impacted by addiction - their own or someone else's - carry the heavy burdens of shame, anxiety, low self-esteem and other extremely painful legacies. If you are ready to dive deeply into the roots of your distress, IFS and EMDR may be a fit for you.
I treat trauma - childhood, shock (eg. accidents, medical) and relational (eg. betrayal, bullying) utilizing IFS and EMDR. These models are experiential, not "talk therapy". I also offer Gottman Method couples counselling. While I see all adults, I have additional training in treating those suffering and addiction, their family members and adult children of alcoholics. Often, people impacted by addiction - their own or someone else's - carry the heavy burdens of shame, anxiety, low self-esteem and other extremely painful legacies. If you are ready to dive deeply into the roots of your distress, IFS and EMDR may be a fit for you.
(365) 659-2714 View (365) 659-2714
Photo of Elisabeth Avery, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Elisabeth Avery
Counsellor, RCC, MCP, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Navigating the complexities of life can often make the world seem unforgiving and overwhelming. In the face of unexpected challenges, it's natural to question our purpose and wonder where we'll find the strength to move forward. My intention is to hold space and embrace the feelings of uncertainty together. Collaboratively, we can unravel the past, navigate the nuances of the present, and chart a course toward a purposeful future.
Navigating the complexities of life can often make the world seem unforgiving and overwhelming. In the face of unexpected challenges, it's natural to question our purpose and wonder where we'll find the strength to move forward. My intention is to hold space and embrace the feelings of uncertainty together. Collaboratively, we can unravel the past, navigate the nuances of the present, and chart a course toward a purposeful future.
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Photo of Pearce Hahn, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Pearce Hahn
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
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 Elaine Walker, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Elaine Walker
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S, CCATP, CSTIP, CYMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
If you're experiencing relationship issues with your partner, such as second marriages, co-parenting, sexual intimacy or infidelity, there is hope, even if you think there is none. Self esteem issues can be worked on, as can issues with your children, family or co-workers! Cognitive behaviour therapy can work well for all of these issues, let me help you make the most of your life! Too busy to attend in person during regular business hours? Flexible online sessions are available 7 days a week, from early morning to late evening (booking a few sessions ahead is definitely recommended).
If you're experiencing relationship issues with your partner, such as second marriages, co-parenting, sexual intimacy or infidelity, there is hope, even if you think there is none. Self esteem issues can be worked on, as can issues with your children, family or co-workers! Cognitive behaviour therapy can work well for all of these issues, let me help you make the most of your life! Too busy to attend in person during regular business hours? Flexible online sessions are available 7 days a week, from early morning to late evening (booking a few sessions ahead is definitely recommended).
(250) 718-6084 View (250) 718-6084
Photo of Chris Bader, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Chris Bader
Counsellor, RTC, MTC, CCAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. At some points, we can all experience difficult times and need help and support to guide us through. Experiences that have caused pain, anxiety, grief, loss, or shame can feel overpowering if left unrecognized. Working side by side with you on your journey is a privilege. My approach not only focuses on relief from distress, but also helps to develop new tools and clarity of thoughts and feelings through open exploration. A process that can ultimately open up greater inner strength, joy, self-compassion, and serenity.
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. At some points, we can all experience difficult times and need help and support to guide us through. Experiences that have caused pain, anxiety, grief, loss, or shame can feel overpowering if left unrecognized. Working side by side with you on your journey is a privilege. My approach not only focuses on relief from distress, but also helps to develop new tools and clarity of thoughts and feelings through open exploration. A process that can ultimately open up greater inner strength, joy, self-compassion, and serenity.
(866) 691-9230 View (866) 691-9230
Photo of Noland Trombley Counselling Services, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Noland Trombley Counselling Services
Counsellor, RPC, RHIP
Verified Verified
Lake Country, BC V4V
I'm here to help you examine the issues and concerns you have about your thoughts, fears, behaviours, habits, work, and relationships. I especially enjoy assisting people who feel "stuck" to understand the mechanics of what helped get you stuck, and how to get moving again. My area of particular focus is relational issues, whether they be with friends, romantic partners or prospects, co-workers, family, etc.
I'm here to help you examine the issues and concerns you have about your thoughts, fears, behaviours, habits, work, and relationships. I especially enjoy assisting people who feel "stuck" to understand the mechanics of what helped get you stuck, and how to get moving again. My area of particular focus is relational issues, whether they be with friends, romantic partners or prospects, co-workers, family, etc.
(855) 459-6711 View (855) 459-6711
Photo of Kristy L. Higgins, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Kristy L. Higgins
Counsellor, MTC, TIR, MBTI, RTC, RCS
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
Not accepting new clients
As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor, I believe every person is the expert of their life. I provide a safe environment where people can process and gain the insights and awareness they are seeking. Many of us feel trapped in shame, fear, loneliness, anger, and hurt. These feelings are often deep-rooted and have not been recognized, acknowledged and shared with someone non-judgmental. Although well-intentioned, family members, friends and co-workers offer advice and support in ways that inhibit our healing process. As we share our life stories with someone objective we are able to heal ourselves.
As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor, I believe every person is the expert of their life. I provide a safe environment where people can process and gain the insights and awareness they are seeking. Many of us feel trapped in shame, fear, loneliness, anger, and hurt. These feelings are often deep-rooted and have not been recognized, acknowledged and shared with someone non-judgmental. Although well-intentioned, family members, friends and co-workers offer advice and support in ways that inhibit our healing process. As we share our life stories with someone objective we are able to heal ourselves.
(855) 338-0518 View (855) 338-0518
Photo of Laura Hartell, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Laura Hartell
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
If you've passed the point of trying to merely alleviate symptoms and want to address the root causes of your struggle, I am a therapist that is ready and able to help you do that. I provide a stable and supportive environment that enables you to “go there” in safety, and I consistently provide opportunities and encouragement for you to do so. My clients find me to be highly insightful, effective in the use of analogies and metaphor to increase self-awareness and self-understanding, empathetic, and easy to be vulnerable with. I am non-judgmental, and possess the ability to both meet people where they’re at and to help them shift.
If you've passed the point of trying to merely alleviate symptoms and want to address the root causes of your struggle, I am a therapist that is ready and able to help you do that. I provide a stable and supportive environment that enables you to “go there” in safety, and I consistently provide opportunities and encouragement for you to do so. My clients find me to be highly insightful, effective in the use of analogies and metaphor to increase self-awareness and self-understanding, empathetic, and easy to be vulnerable with. I am non-judgmental, and possess the ability to both meet people where they’re at and to help them shift.
(709) 700-3692 View (709) 700-3692
Photo of Donna Soroka, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Donna Soroka
Counsellor, RTC, TIR, BARS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Country, BC V4V
If you have experienced things that are so overwhelming or suffered a trauma it can sometimes feel debilitating and this can compromise your ability to function and cope this is because trauma affects our nervous system. When you are triggered by an event or a person you produce an emotional charge and when you leave or ignore these issues they get locked in our body and this affects the way you think, feel and behave. In order to feel better and recover you need to address these unresolved issues to release that emotional charge.
If you have experienced things that are so overwhelming or suffered a trauma it can sometimes feel debilitating and this can compromise your ability to function and cope this is because trauma affects our nervous system. When you are triggered by an event or a person you produce an emotional charge and when you leave or ignore these issues they get locked in our body and this affects the way you think, feel and behave. In order to feel better and recover you need to address these unresolved issues to release that emotional charge.
(250) 549-2453 View (250) 549-2453
Photo of Kyle J Culham, Counsellor in Lake Country, BC
Kyle J Culham
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Lake Country, BC V4V
My approach to counselling is very much rooted in the here and now. My goal is to help you get through whatever life difficulties you are facing and help equip you with the skills and insight to handle anything else that may come up in the future. Although our main focus will be helping you with the immediate issues at hand, I find value in looking at past behaviors and incidents to better help you understand how your emotions may be effecting your current situations. Each person is unique, therefore, your sessions will be tailored to best serve you and help you grow in the areas you wish to see improvement in.
My approach to counselling is very much rooted in the here and now. My goal is to help you get through whatever life difficulties you are facing and help equip you with the skills and insight to handle anything else that may come up in the future. Although our main focus will be helping you with the immediate issues at hand, I find value in looking at past behaviors and incidents to better help you understand how your emotions may be effecting your current situations. Each person is unique, therefore, your sessions will be tailored to best serve you and help you grow in the areas you wish to see improvement in.
(819) 410-9732 View (819) 410-9732

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lake Country, BC

60+

Average cost per session

$142

Counsellors in Lake Country, BC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
82% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
76% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% SunLife
48% Green Shield Canada
48% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Lake Country, BC see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Country?

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.