Therapists in Langley, BC

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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Langley, BC V3A  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(778) 764-1132 View (778) 764-1132
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Chelsi Callard
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
Many of us experience times in our lives when we are faced with challenges, transitions, fears, loss, or decisions that may feel impossible to face alone. Counselling can help to navigate these difficult experiences, provide resources and tools to help you to heal and grow and be redeemed into happier, healthier more productive versions of yourself.
Many of us experience times in our lives when we are faced with challenges, transitions, fears, loss, or decisions that may feel impossible to face alone. Counselling can help to navigate these difficult experiences, provide resources and tools to help you to heal and grow and be redeemed into happier, healthier more productive versions of yourself.
(587) 741-2033 View (587) 741-2033
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Ana-Maria Comia
Art Therapist, RTC, DVATI
Verified
Langley, BC V3A
Whether you are re-taking control of your life and starting over or you are looking to set time aside for your mental wellbeing, Art Therapy can help. Art Therapy is widely used as an auxiliary treatment for depression, illness and chronic pain, addiction and trauma. Children and Youth particularly respond well to Art Therapy as it offers a less confrontational approach to counselling . I have experience working with children and youth with various challenges stemming from parental separation, anxiety disorders, grief and loss and especially difficulties with social inclusion and feeling outcasted.
Whether you are re-taking control of your life and starting over or you are looking to set time aside for your mental wellbeing, Art Therapy can help. Art Therapy is widely used as an auxiliary treatment for depression, illness and chronic pain, addiction and trauma. Children and Youth particularly respond well to Art Therapy as it offers a less confrontational approach to counselling . I have experience working with children and youth with various challenges stemming from parental separation, anxiety disorders, grief and loss and especially difficulties with social inclusion and feeling outcasted.
(604) 532-5340 View (604) 532-5340
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Elisha Kaur Sidhu
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Langley, BC V3A
Hello, my name is Elisha, and I would be honored and privileged to be able to support you in your journey. I am intern counsellor in Langley, BC at Crossroads Collective. Through a holistic counselling approach, I strive to help clients heal by taking their life experiences and interconnected being into consideration for treatment and assessment purposes. I believe that therapy should allow one to be able to express themselves freely in a safe and trusting environment and I am thankful that I can help provide that as an intern counsellor.
Hello, my name is Elisha, and I would be honored and privileged to be able to support you in your journey. I am intern counsellor in Langley, BC at Crossroads Collective. Through a holistic counselling approach, I strive to help clients heal by taking their life experiences and interconnected being into consideration for treatment and assessment purposes. I believe that therapy should allow one to be able to express themselves freely in a safe and trusting environment and I am thankful that I can help provide that as an intern counsellor.
(604) 532-5340 View (604) 532-5340
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Tricia Jeranie
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
Throughout our lifetime, moments, feelings, and changes weigh us down. It is hard to figure out how to free ourselves of this weight and how to move forward. I view counselling as a collaborative process that requires both an effort and a desire to work toward change. Some of my lived experiences include systemic racism, chronic pain, religious deconstruction, and marital transition.
Throughout our lifetime, moments, feelings, and changes weigh us down. It is hard to figure out how to free ourselves of this weight and how to move forward. I view counselling as a collaborative process that requires both an effort and a desire to work toward change. Some of my lived experiences include systemic racism, chronic pain, religious deconstruction, and marital transition.
(343) 801-4377 View (343) 801-4377
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Kaitlin Petter
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified
Langley, BC V3A
The path to healing looks different for everyone. By trying counselling, you are taking an effective step to better understanding yourself and your options when it comes to improving your life path. If you are looking for a space to feel genuinely understood, to safely express all of your feelings (even the really scary ones), to vent and hash out difficult experiences or thoughts without judgment, and maybe even to create an action plan for change; I can help. I am currently in the practicum portion of my Master’s Degree in Counselling, which means you will get the benefit of receiving therapy for a reduced cost, with supervision.
The path to healing looks different for everyone. By trying counselling, you are taking an effective step to better understanding yourself and your options when it comes to improving your life path. If you are looking for a space to feel genuinely understood, to safely express all of your feelings (even the really scary ones), to vent and hash out difficult experiences or thoughts without judgment, and maybe even to create an action plan for change; I can help. I am currently in the practicum portion of my Master’s Degree in Counselling, which means you will get the benefit of receiving therapy for a reduced cost, with supervision.
(604) 532-5340 View (604) 532-5340
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Nat Keeling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
Are you an adult who was recently diagnosed with or suspects that you have ADHD and/or Autism? Do you need help living a fulfilling life as a neurodivergent individual in a world primarily designed for neurotypical folks? Are you looking for someone who intimately understands your struggles with Pathological Demand Avoidance/Persistent Drive for Autonomy (PDA), Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), and your highly sensitive nature? You've come to the right place! I am an AuDHD (w/ PDA), trans, and queer counsellor specialising in working with late-diagnosed, self-diagnosed, and undiagnosed neurodivergent adults.
Are you an adult who was recently diagnosed with or suspects that you have ADHD and/or Autism? Do you need help living a fulfilling life as a neurodivergent individual in a world primarily designed for neurotypical folks? Are you looking for someone who intimately understands your struggles with Pathological Demand Avoidance/Persistent Drive for Autonomy (PDA), Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), and your highly sensitive nature? You've come to the right place! I am an AuDHD (w/ PDA), trans, and queer counsellor specialising in working with late-diagnosed, self-diagnosed, and undiagnosed neurodivergent adults.
(604) 803-9051 View (604) 803-9051
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Tara Anton
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
Langley, BC V3A
Life never seems to follow the map we drew out exactly how we would like. Despite the plans we create, human nature is to engage in relationships, which are almost always unpredictable and can cause conflict and challenges. My goal is to help support you while you process, navigate, and explore the unexpected in life in a safe space. My approach to counselling is to create a warm, understanding, client-centred environment to support you with compassion, and empathy, and view your situation holistically.
Life never seems to follow the map we drew out exactly how we would like. Despite the plans we create, human nature is to engage in relationships, which are almost always unpredictable and can cause conflict and challenges. My goal is to help support you while you process, navigate, and explore the unexpected in life in a safe space. My approach to counselling is to create a warm, understanding, client-centred environment to support you with compassion, and empathy, and view your situation holistically.
(604) 532-5340 View (604) 532-5340
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Emma Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Langley, BC V2Y
It is in the darkest times that we can discover incredible strength within ourselves. I hold a passion for helping clients navigate challenges in their life, while supporting a sense of safety in the therapy environment. I strive to create a space where clients can explore their feelings, process emotional experiences and find peace and healing within themselves. I work with clients who experience anxiety, panic, depression, anger, grief and loss, trauma related symptoms, stress and relationship issues. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Social Worker. I am also a provider for the Crime Victim Services Program.
It is in the darkest times that we can discover incredible strength within ourselves. I hold a passion for helping clients navigate challenges in their life, while supporting a sense of safety in the therapy environment. I strive to create a space where clients can explore their feelings, process emotional experiences and find peace and healing within themselves. I work with clients who experience anxiety, panic, depression, anger, grief and loss, trauma related symptoms, stress and relationship issues. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Social Worker. I am also a provider for the Crime Victim Services Program.
(236) 239-1435 View (236) 239-1435
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Ruby Sall
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
The process of self-learning and connecting to our stories to make sense of our experiences, can be challenging and uncomfortable. In this journey, we can experience many difficult realties. You may find yourself lost and overwhelmed, while carrying the immense heaviness of these struggles. Therapy can be a transformative tool to support you in this journey. It is a profound honour to support children and adults foster their healing and make space for their collective emotions so they may engage in life with a larger capacity. My intention is to provide a safe therapeutic place where your voice is supported.
The process of self-learning and connecting to our stories to make sense of our experiences, can be challenging and uncomfortable. In this journey, we can experience many difficult realties. You may find yourself lost and overwhelmed, while carrying the immense heaviness of these struggles. Therapy can be a transformative tool to support you in this journey. It is a profound honour to support children and adults foster their healing and make space for their collective emotions so they may engage in life with a larger capacity. My intention is to provide a safe therapeutic place where your voice is supported.
(604) 532-5340 View (604) 532-5340
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Ivy Huang
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Langley, BC V3A
Life is not only about enduring what it throws at you. Whether you feel like you have tried everything you can, or you need immediate support on what you are facing now, this is the space for you. I am here for you. I am here to open your dialogues with the world and with yourself, and to help you find and live with your inner consent – the feeling of “this is right for me”, “this is what I want for my life!” What you can expect is a warm, safe, non-judgmental, and open place, where I will walk alongside you, listening to you and your needs, supporting you when you feel down or lost, affirming you when you make change happen!
Life is not only about enduring what it throws at you. Whether you feel like you have tried everything you can, or you need immediate support on what you are facing now, this is the space for you. I am here for you. I am here to open your dialogues with the world and with yourself, and to help you find and live with your inner consent – the feeling of “this is right for me”, “this is what I want for my life!” What you can expect is a warm, safe, non-judgmental, and open place, where I will walk alongside you, listening to you and your needs, supporting you when you feel down or lost, affirming you when you make change happen!
(778) 653-6174 View (778) 653-6174
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Keri Ann Harvey
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Langley, BC V1M
I have a very warm and accepting approach and understand that life can be complicated and a good conversation can make a significant difference. I have experience working with a range of concerns, including couples/marital difficulties, depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, family of origin concerns, life transitions and spirituality. Also, I'm thankful that I can draw upon my many years of experience helping others as a former pastor and director of a successful education-based young-adult program. I provide therapy to adults, young adults, and couples.I am happily married and have four school-aged children.
I have a very warm and accepting approach and understand that life can be complicated and a good conversation can make a significant difference. I have experience working with a range of concerns, including couples/marital difficulties, depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, family of origin concerns, life transitions and spirituality. Also, I'm thankful that I can draw upon my many years of experience helping others as a former pastor and director of a successful education-based young-adult program. I provide therapy to adults, young adults, and couples.I am happily married and have four school-aged children.
(365) 661-5060 View (365) 661-5060
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Magnolia Health & Wellness Inc.
Counsellor, PhD, MA, BA, BEd, RCC
Verified
Langley, BC V1M
Are you experiencing a sense of disconnection from yourself and others? Do your needs consistently end up at the bottom of your to-do list? Have you ever questioned if life should feel more fulfilling and happier? In today's climate, many people are experiencing heightened anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and uncertain how to manage their relationships, careers, and overall lives. Neglecting your needs and neglecting self-care can result in lasting issues for both your mind and body. At Magnolia Health & Wellness we believe that living a better life shouldn't feel so challenging.
Are you experiencing a sense of disconnection from yourself and others? Do your needs consistently end up at the bottom of your to-do list? Have you ever questioned if life should feel more fulfilling and happier? In today's climate, many people are experiencing heightened anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and uncertain how to manage their relationships, careers, and overall lives. Neglecting your needs and neglecting self-care can result in lasting issues for both your mind and body. At Magnolia Health & Wellness we believe that living a better life shouldn't feel so challenging.
(778) 761-5405 View (778) 761-5405
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Lisa Moore Clinical Counselor & Play Therapy Supvr
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
Crossroads Collective's mission is to help people heal and grow through periods of transitions in their lives. Many of us struggle with alcohol / addictions, experience loss, grief, unhappiness or a sense of loss when we transition from one role to another in our daily lives. Some of us lose people we love, dreams we can no longer achieve, changes in careers, the diagnosis of a child with special needs, a loved one entering care, or who is ailing in health, Divorce from a spouse, the beginning of a new marriage, perhaps with a blended family. We accept private insurance plans, Victim Services(CVAP), ICBC Claims and Autism
Crossroads Collective's mission is to help people heal and grow through periods of transitions in their lives. Many of us struggle with alcohol / addictions, experience loss, grief, unhappiness or a sense of loss when we transition from one role to another in our daily lives. Some of us lose people we love, dreams we can no longer achieve, changes in careers, the diagnosis of a child with special needs, a loved one entering care, or who is ailing in health, Divorce from a spouse, the beginning of a new marriage, perhaps with a blended family. We accept private insurance plans, Victim Services(CVAP), ICBC Claims and Autism
(506) 496-0739 View (506) 496-0739
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Jamie Johnson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
As a man, therapy might not be your preferred use of time, yet a growing part of you is curious about what could be. Throughout your life, you’ve felt minimized and closed off from your potential. Maybe you’ve grown curious about that. You know you have lots to offer, but you are uncertain of what that could look like. You want to gain confidence and independence to realize your dreams or control your addictions, but you haven’t found someone who cares or understands enough to provide you with the support you need. You are noticing a new excitement and motivation to connect with yourself and others in a healthier way.
As a man, therapy might not be your preferred use of time, yet a growing part of you is curious about what could be. Throughout your life, you’ve felt minimized and closed off from your potential. Maybe you’ve grown curious about that. You know you have lots to offer, but you are uncertain of what that could look like. You want to gain confidence and independence to realize your dreams or control your addictions, but you haven’t found someone who cares or understands enough to provide you with the support you need. You are noticing a new excitement and motivation to connect with yourself and others in a healthier way.
(506) 497-5738 View (506) 497-5738
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Lisa Low
Counsellor, RCC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V3A
Life can be challenging and although we are often able to cope with the difficulties that come our way, there are times when we can become overwhelmed with our thoughts and emotions. An issue may arise that feels too difficult to manage on our own. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever issues have brought you to seek support. I will help you move forward with clarity, confidence, and self-acceptance. It is perfectly normal to reach out for help. We will work together to meet your goals and find solutions that work for you. As a trauma informed therapist, I offer EMDR therapy.
Life can be challenging and although we are often able to cope with the difficulties that come our way, there are times when we can become overwhelmed with our thoughts and emotions. An issue may arise that feels too difficult to manage on our own. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever issues have brought you to seek support. I will help you move forward with clarity, confidence, and self-acceptance. It is perfectly normal to reach out for help. We will work together to meet your goals and find solutions that work for you. As a trauma informed therapist, I offer EMDR therapy.
(778) 255-8174 View (778) 255-8174
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Apricot Integrated Wellness
Counsellor, B Ed, MA , RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lauren. I am a registered clinical counsellor with experience working with both youth and adults with a variety of different strengths and abilities. I work often with individuals facing anxiety, depression, body image dysmorphia, interpersonal conflict, and other related concerns. I am passionate about supporting others to build the skills necessary for the life they want. Perhaps you are facing a specific problem in your life; or, maybe you are feeling ready to work through something that has been weighing heavy for a while. If you are ready to be heard in a safe and non-judgmental space, I am here to listen.
Hi, I'm Lauren. I am a registered clinical counsellor with experience working with both youth and adults with a variety of different strengths and abilities. I work often with individuals facing anxiety, depression, body image dysmorphia, interpersonal conflict, and other related concerns. I am passionate about supporting others to build the skills necessary for the life they want. Perhaps you are facing a specific problem in your life; or, maybe you are feeling ready to work through something that has been weighing heavy for a while. If you are ready to be heard in a safe and non-judgmental space, I am here to listen.
(647) 363-7880 View (647) 363-7880
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Edric Parasad
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
I have provided counselling service to a diverse population of clients. My experience with helping individuals has varied at different capacities including counselling at-risk youth in a Forensic setting to supporting adults with developmental disabilities through community living. My passion involves helping vulnerable people and providing guidance. My therapeutic experience encompasses a broad range of client concerns including trauma, anxiety, abuse, neglect, addiction, emotional regulation, life transitions, identity, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem, stress management and and various disorders (PTSD, ADHD, Depression, etc.).
I have provided counselling service to a diverse population of clients. My experience with helping individuals has varied at different capacities including counselling at-risk youth in a Forensic setting to supporting adults with developmental disabilities through community living. My passion involves helping vulnerable people and providing guidance. My therapeutic experience encompasses a broad range of client concerns including trauma, anxiety, abuse, neglect, addiction, emotional regulation, life transitions, identity, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem, stress management and and various disorders (PTSD, ADHD, Depression, etc.).
(778) 761-4426 View (778) 761-4426
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Solidarity Therapy
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Y
We strive to create a welcoming & inclusive space for healing. We work from a trauma-informed & cultural understanding perspective taking into account the diversity of humans and our experiences. We all experience pains in our lifetime, & for some of us the pain started in childhood. It takes strength and courage to reach out for support. We enter therapy hoping for deeper insight and healing by telling our story. We prepare to be vulnerable in a safe space to heal our wounds. At Solidarity Therapy we are registered clinical counsellors specializing in trauma-informed interventions. Check out our team below!
We strive to create a welcoming & inclusive space for healing. We work from a trauma-informed & cultural understanding perspective taking into account the diversity of humans and our experiences. We all experience pains in our lifetime, & for some of us the pain started in childhood. It takes strength and courage to reach out for support. We enter therapy hoping for deeper insight and healing by telling our story. We prepare to be vulnerable in a safe space to heal our wounds. At Solidarity Therapy we are registered clinical counsellors specializing in trauma-informed interventions. Check out our team below!
(604) 313-6818 View (604) 313-6818
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Erica Magdalena Schmid
Counsellor, MACP, BA, EMDR, RCC, Pn1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, BC V2Z
Often my clients are wanting to explore a personal issue/problem/feeling that won't go away and is starting to affect almost every part of their life. Advice from friends or family isn't helping and nothing else they have tried has worked. They believe there must be a better way to be but somehow they are just stuck. I can help you tackle your issues, get unstuck, and find that better place. Both personally and professionally, I can attest to the power of awareness as a key factor in facilitating a desired change; We can’t find the truth listening to our own voice’s echo. We can find ourselves only in someone’s mirror”(Rumi, n.d)
Often my clients are wanting to explore a personal issue/problem/feeling that won't go away and is starting to affect almost every part of their life. Advice from friends or family isn't helping and nothing else they have tried has worked. They believe there must be a better way to be but somehow they are just stuck. I can help you tackle your issues, get unstuck, and find that better place. Both personally and professionally, I can attest to the power of awareness as a key factor in facilitating a desired change; We can’t find the truth listening to our own voice’s echo. We can find ourselves only in someone’s mirror”(Rumi, n.d)
(778) 719-6056 View (778) 719-6056

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Number of Counsellors in Langley, BC

300+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Langley, BC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
77% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Pacific Blue Cross
49% SunLife
41% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Langley, BC see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Langley?

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.