Therapists in Mill Bay, BC

Photo of Wendy Mandorla, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mill Bay, BC
Wendy Mandorla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
Do you need extra support because your child or family is facing a challenging life experience? Does your child or teen need a safe place to explore their unique thoughts and feelings? I support people to navigate their way through major life events by listening deeply to discover together their strengths and also to uncover what needs attention. Children often make sense of the world through play. I have a variety of toys, art supplies and games that I use as tools to gently engage their curiosity and growth. The natural setting of my office inspires beauty, comfort, and a connection to nature as a part of the healing experience.
Do you need extra support because your child or family is facing a challenging life experience? Does your child or teen need a safe place to explore their unique thoughts and feelings? I support people to navigate their way through major life events by listening deeply to discover together their strengths and also to uncover what needs attention. Children often make sense of the world through play. I have a variety of toys, art supplies and games that I use as tools to gently engage their curiosity and growth. The natural setting of my office inspires beauty, comfort, and a connection to nature as a part of the healing experience.
(365) 659-4729 View (365) 659-4729
Photo of Nevin J. Harper, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Nevin J. Harper
Counsellor, PhD, MA, RCC
Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
We live in a rapidly changing and often unsettled world. Stress, anxiety and depression are common reactions to never ending barrage of the trials of daily life. Our bodies are adapting to these challenges in the best way they know how. Sometimes it's too much. Sometimes we need to ask for support to initiate change or make sense of our situations. 250-589-5500 (text only).
We live in a rapidly changing and often unsettled world. Stress, anxiety and depression are common reactions to never ending barrage of the trials of daily life. Our bodies are adapting to these challenges in the best way they know how. Sometimes it's too much. Sometimes we need to ask for support to initiate change or make sense of our situations. 250-589-5500 (text only).
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Photo of Kim McCullough, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Kim McCullough
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CAW
Verified
12 Endorsed
Mill Bay, BC V0R
Today's world is stressful and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by conflict, stress, and everyday pressures. Let me help you find calm and the ability to cope with your own personal stressors. With 30 years' experience working with people in a variety of roles, I can work with you to discover, investigate, and address the stressors in your life, so you are a better person to yourself and those around you. If you are ready to take these steps, I encourage you to reach out and so we can work together to make the changes you envision in your life.
Today's world is stressful and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by conflict, stress, and everyday pressures. Let me help you find calm and the ability to cope with your own personal stressors. With 30 years' experience working with people in a variety of roles, I can work with you to discover, investigate, and address the stressors in your life, so you are a better person to yourself and those around you. If you are ready to take these steps, I encourage you to reach out and so we can work together to make the changes you envision in your life.
(778) 762-0379 View (778) 762-0379
Photo of Sharolyn Sloat, Psychologist in Mill Bay, BC
Sharolyn Sloat
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
I am pleased to offer solution-based, action-oriented counselling to individuals, couples, and groups needing assistance with everyday problems. I am especially effective with those who wish to learn skills & strategies that will allow them to make healthy, sustainable changes. I tailor my therapeutic approach to suit your needs, and create a comfort zone where you can come home to your authentic self and the potential within. In other words, I help you get out of your own way! I also bring over 30 years of sports coaching experience to my practice as a psychologist in Victoria BC.
I am pleased to offer solution-based, action-oriented counselling to individuals, couples, and groups needing assistance with everyday problems. I am especially effective with those who wish to learn skills & strategies that will allow them to make healthy, sustainable changes. I tailor my therapeutic approach to suit your needs, and create a comfort zone where you can come home to your authentic self and the potential within. In other words, I help you get out of your own way! I also bring over 30 years of sports coaching experience to my practice as a psychologist in Victoria BC.
(877) 959-9242 View (877) 959-9242
Photo of Anita Pillikko Counselling Services, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Anita Pillikko Counselling Services
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in Nanaimo and Duncan BC. I've worked as a counsellor for over 15 years in various settings including agencies providing family therapy and parent teen counselling. I am now in private practice and working with individuals and families. I offer a warm, welcoming, calm, non- judgemental, space for you to share your story, your hopes, your fears and struggles. I work with folks who are struggling for a variety of reasons and want to discuss, explore, find solutions for and feel better about their situation.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in Nanaimo and Duncan BC. I've worked as a counsellor for over 15 years in various settings including agencies providing family therapy and parent teen counselling. I am now in private practice and working with individuals and families. I offer a warm, welcoming, calm, non- judgemental, space for you to share your story, your hopes, your fears and struggles. I work with folks who are struggling for a variety of reasons and want to discuss, explore, find solutions for and feel better about their situation.
(844) 394-9385 View (844) 394-9385
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Lilypad Counselling and Clinical Supervision
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
At Lilypad Counselling our counsellors connect with those who want to be inspired by life, who are seeking help with life overwhelm, stress and relationship issues. We believe the answers you seek are within and it’s our job to guide you to your own inner wisdom. We help you to explore new perspectives, to shine a light in the confusion. In addition to in office sessions, we offer online/video and phone/text/email support. At Lilypad Counselling we can meet your specific needs. Through personal insight and awareness, you can begin to mend relationships and feel lighter, more connected and equipped to manage life's challenges.
At Lilypad Counselling our counsellors connect with those who want to be inspired by life, who are seeking help with life overwhelm, stress and relationship issues. We believe the answers you seek are within and it’s our job to guide you to your own inner wisdom. We help you to explore new perspectives, to shine a light in the confusion. In addition to in office sessions, we offer online/video and phone/text/email support. At Lilypad Counselling we can meet your specific needs. Through personal insight and awareness, you can begin to mend relationships and feel lighter, more connected and equipped to manage life's challenges.
(833) 571-7866 View (833) 571-7866
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Sarah Sinray
Counsellor, BSc, MSc
Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
Living in today's world is hard and complex. Psychotherapies have also evolved a lot in the past 10 years, and the timing is ripe to heal intergenerational trauma. My approach seeks to meet people where they are at and provide a deep understanding from which change can happen. I've been a therapist for 14 years and retrained in trauma therapies such as EMDR and Somatic Psychotherapy halfway through my career. I have a lot of trust in people's ability to heal and change, having witnessed these profound journeys many times.
Living in today's world is hard and complex. Psychotherapies have also evolved a lot in the past 10 years, and the timing is ripe to heal intergenerational trauma. My approach seeks to meet people where they are at and provide a deep understanding from which change can happen. I've been a therapist for 14 years and retrained in trauma therapies such as EMDR and Somatic Psychotherapy halfway through my career. I have a lot of trust in people's ability to heal and change, having witnessed these profound journeys many times.
(587) 800-0673 View (587) 800-0673
Photo of Janice Furevick, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Janice Furevick
Counsellor, MA, RPN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Bay, BC V0R
Wanting to create a better life rather than settling for status quo, just getting by while filled with anxiety and feelings of hopeless; coping with excess food, drugs or alcohol. It takes courage and tremendous willingness to begin a path of change and it is an honour and a joy to walk with people on their journey toward wholeness. My work with people often leaves me in awe of the strength of the human spirit as I witness them overcome trauma and self-destructive behaviours and move toward their dreams while embracing their authentic self.
Wanting to create a better life rather than settling for status quo, just getting by while filled with anxiety and feelings of hopeless; coping with excess food, drugs or alcohol. It takes courage and tremendous willingness to begin a path of change and it is an honour and a joy to walk with people on their journey toward wholeness. My work with people often leaves me in awe of the strength of the human spirit as I witness them overcome trauma and self-destructive behaviours and move toward their dreams while embracing their authentic self.
(825) 251-9138 View (825) 251-9138
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Sandra Murray
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
It is my role as a registered clinical counsellor to create an environment of trust and confidence. Each individual has the quintessential need to connect with others, to explore his/her sense of self, and to understand their cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal reactions. I provide my clients the guidance to move toward this understanding. Together collaboratively, we work to remove the obstacles that are preventing forward movement towards a more positive fulfilling life. It is my goal, through therapy, to nurture and support my clients and to facilitate positive change.
It is my role as a registered clinical counsellor to create an environment of trust and confidence. Each individual has the quintessential need to connect with others, to explore his/her sense of self, and to understand their cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal reactions. I provide my clients the guidance to move toward this understanding. Together collaboratively, we work to remove the obstacles that are preventing forward movement towards a more positive fulfilling life. It is my goal, through therapy, to nurture and support my clients and to facilitate positive change.
(778) 771-4622 View (778) 771-4622
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Bill Wagg
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Mill Bay, BC V0R
I know you already have your own resources and skills to deal with your struggles. My skills and experiences are simply to help you find these resources within you. A person comes to me because they are stuck and lost in stressful worries or getting angry too quickly or frustrated and powerless in conflicts with other. Our work together is for you to find your natural instinct and insights to develop the clarity to move forward. The skills I use to help you are in grounded in Somatic Experiencing, an understanding of the dynamic of your nervous systems and Focusing, a therapy skill to open your clarity and the way to go forward.
I know you already have your own resources and skills to deal with your struggles. My skills and experiences are simply to help you find these resources within you. A person comes to me because they are stuck and lost in stressful worries or getting angry too quickly or frustrated and powerless in conflicts with other. Our work together is for you to find your natural instinct and insights to develop the clarity to move forward. The skills I use to help you are in grounded in Somatic Experiencing, an understanding of the dynamic of your nervous systems and Focusing, a therapy skill to open your clarity and the way to go forward.
(250) 737-3157 View (250) 737-3157
Photo of Sarah Duncan, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Sarah Duncan
Counsellor, MA , RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mill Bay, BC V0R
When we work together it will be about supporting you in moving out of states of worry or distress and into a more connected and preferred place. Collaboratively working to understand and shift the impacts that traumatic events have had on your life and building on your energy levels so that you can feel a deeper sense of ease, belonging and happiness. Be it parenting support, family therapy or individual sessions, we can create a connected, safe space, upholding your dignity and strengths as we navigate changes together towards a more preferred sense of you.
When we work together it will be about supporting you in moving out of states of worry or distress and into a more connected and preferred place. Collaboratively working to understand and shift the impacts that traumatic events have had on your life and building on your energy levels so that you can feel a deeper sense of ease, belonging and happiness. Be it parenting support, family therapy or individual sessions, we can create a connected, safe space, upholding your dignity and strengths as we navigate changes together towards a more preferred sense of you.
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Photo of Elly Boer Counselling & Art Therapy, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Elly Boer Counselling & Art Therapy
Counsellor, RCC, DVATI, MC:AT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, BC V0R
Creativity and an inner sense of knowing exists within each of us, even if you do not identify as artistic. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and professional art therapist, I offer creative, sensory and experiential tools and activities to help clients tap into insight and knowledge with less effort and more ease.
Creativity and an inner sense of knowing exists within each of us, even if you do not identify as artistic. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and professional art therapist, I offer creative, sensory and experiential tools and activities to help clients tap into insight and knowledge with less effort and more ease.
(226) 894-8410 View (226) 894-8410
Photo of Andrej Klimo, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Andrej Klimo
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lantzville, BC V0R
Are you feeling confused about how to show up as a man in today's world? Are you grappling with questions of identity and self-worth? Do you experience challenges in intimate relationships, parenting, or your work life? You're not alone. I provide a safe space to explore these challenges, seek clarity, and find practical strategies and tools so you can reconnect with who you truly are – the man we all want and need in this world.
Are you feeling confused about how to show up as a man in today's world? Are you grappling with questions of identity and self-worth? Do you experience challenges in intimate relationships, parenting, or your work life? You're not alone. I provide a safe space to explore these challenges, seek clarity, and find practical strategies and tools so you can reconnect with who you truly are – the man we all want and need in this world.
(431) 441-2881 View (431) 441-2881
Photo of Gina Janzen Psychology Services, Psychologist in Mill Bay, BC
Gina Janzen Psychology Services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Lantzville, BC V0R
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 Kazimea Sokil, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Kazimea Sokil
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Cumberland, BC V0R
I work with many kinds of clients. Kids and youth; couples and families; people with a wide range of neuro-diversity as well as diversity in gender, sexuality and identity. I offer a great play therapy space for youngsters. Those with a creative imagination may be drawn to creative arts therapy. Do you want to understand yourself better? Communicate better with others? Are you looking for acceptance and empathy along with encouragement to become your best self? Looking for strategies to explore your needs, strengths, resources and obstacles? I want to help you thrive in your world, with joy, confidence and self-acceptance.
I work with many kinds of clients. Kids and youth; couples and families; people with a wide range of neuro-diversity as well as diversity in gender, sexuality and identity. I offer a great play therapy space for youngsters. Those with a creative imagination may be drawn to creative arts therapy. Do you want to understand yourself better? Communicate better with others? Are you looking for acceptance and empathy along with encouragement to become your best self? Looking for strategies to explore your needs, strengths, resources and obstacles? I want to help you thrive in your world, with joy, confidence and self-acceptance.
(778) 718-5762 View (778) 718-5762
Photo of Monique Hendricks, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Monique Hendricks
Counsellor, MA, RCC, she/her
Verified
Chemainus, BC V0R
Hello, my name is Monique Hendricks, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in B.C. I help people of all ages who are dealing with anxiety, depression, overthinking, self-confidence, grief and loss, and relationship/family challenges. My practice is guided through a trauma-focused lens, and I integrate a variety of counselling approaches depending on your therapy needs. With your consent, I will incorporate aspects of mindfulness and somatic-sensory (physical) awareness into the space of wellness that we create together.
Hello, my name is Monique Hendricks, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in B.C. I help people of all ages who are dealing with anxiety, depression, overthinking, self-confidence, grief and loss, and relationship/family challenges. My practice is guided through a trauma-focused lens, and I integrate a variety of counselling approaches depending on your therapy needs. With your consent, I will incorporate aspects of mindfulness and somatic-sensory (physical) awareness into the space of wellness that we create together.
(450) 235-2369 View (450) 235-2369
Photo of Marilyn Conner Counselling & Consulting Services, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Marilyn Conner Counselling & Consulting Services
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, MBA, CEC
Verified
Gabriola, BC V0R
We each have our own story and through a safe and compassionate space, I will support you in gaining the insight and awareness necessary for personal change. It takes courage to make this first step and in choosing to move forward, you have already started. Having grown up as an identical twin, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges, needs, and desire for individuality we all face. With this in mind, and with the understanding that people approach counselling for many different reasons, we will move forward together in a way that best meets your individual needs.
We each have our own story and through a safe and compassionate space, I will support you in gaining the insight and awareness necessary for personal change. It takes courage to make this first step and in choosing to move forward, you have already started. Having grown up as an identical twin, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges, needs, and desire for individuality we all face. With this in mind, and with the understanding that people approach counselling for many different reasons, we will move forward together in a way that best meets your individual needs.
(844) 293-6133 View (844) 293-6133
Photo of Stephanie Bogue Kerr, Registered Social Worker in Mill Bay, BC
Stephanie Bogue Kerr
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Ucluelet, BC V0R
I think (and research agrees!) that the most important part of therapy is that you feel comfortable talking to your therapist and feel they understand how you see the world. To me, this means that my experiences help me to connect with you. I studied theatre performance. I lived in Asia, where I gained insight into a different worldview. I've travelled. I taught elementary school, allowing me to understand child development and family relationships more deeply. I have experience with illness, loss & complex mental health issues. I have a Master's in Drama Therapy, a Master's in Social Work & I'm completing my PhD in Social Work.
I think (and research agrees!) that the most important part of therapy is that you feel comfortable talking to your therapist and feel they understand how you see the world. To me, this means that my experiences help me to connect with you. I studied theatre performance. I lived in Asia, where I gained insight into a different worldview. I've travelled. I taught elementary school, allowing me to understand child development and family relationships more deeply. I have experience with illness, loss & complex mental health issues. I have a Master's in Drama Therapy, a Master's in Social Work & I'm completing my PhD in Social Work.
(438) 801-0098 View (438) 801-0098
Photo of Mackenzie Kuzyk, Registered Social Worker in Mill Bay, BC
Mackenzie Kuzyk
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cowichan Bay, BC V0R  (Online Only)
Areas of Focus: Indigenous Counselling, Trauma (including intergenerational, racism, impacts of heteronormativity/cisnormativity), 2SLGBTQ+ Affirming/Identity Exploration, Cultural Identity Exploration. I am a Two Spirit and Indigiqueer human who resides in Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary, Alberta). I come from mixed ancestry and am French, Irish, and Mi’kmaq. My Nation is in the south of Newfoundland at the mouth of the Conne River and is called Miawpukek First Nation. I am a white-presenting Indigenous person which has allocated me privilege in my life and has shaped my experiences.
Areas of Focus: Indigenous Counselling, Trauma (including intergenerational, racism, impacts of heteronormativity/cisnormativity), 2SLGBTQ+ Affirming/Identity Exploration, Cultural Identity Exploration. I am a Two Spirit and Indigiqueer human who resides in Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary, Alberta). I come from mixed ancestry and am French, Irish, and Mi’kmaq. My Nation is in the south of Newfoundland at the mouth of the Conne River and is called Miawpukek First Nation. I am a white-presenting Indigenous person which has allocated me privilege in my life and has shaped my experiences.
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Photo of Kristina Campbell, Counsellor in Mill Bay, BC
Kristina Campbell
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cumberland, BC V0R
I agree with Carl Roger's position that all humans are oriented towards growth and self-awareness. Behaviours which once served to nurture and protect us, can become habitual and no longer useful. You are the expert in your life, and if you are seeking counselling, it is likely because what once worked is no longer serving you. In times of transition, whether by choice or demand, we often find ourselves needing new skills to cope with our anxiety, depression, panic or burnout. Our relationships are deeply impacted by our ability to communicate our needs, desires, and boundaries, and yet we are taught so few of these skills.
I agree with Carl Roger's position that all humans are oriented towards growth and self-awareness. Behaviours which once served to nurture and protect us, can become habitual and no longer useful. You are the expert in your life, and if you are seeking counselling, it is likely because what once worked is no longer serving you. In times of transition, whether by choice or demand, we often find ourselves needing new skills to cope with our anxiety, depression, panic or burnout. Our relationships are deeply impacted by our ability to communicate our needs, desires, and boundaries, and yet we are taught so few of these skills.
(506) 308-1517 View (506) 308-1517

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mill Bay, BC

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Mill Bay, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Coping Skills
91% Stress
82% Grief
82% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Great-West Life
50% Green Shield Canada
50% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Mill Bay, BC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mill Bay?

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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.

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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.