Therapists in Mission, BC

Photo of Michelle Patterson, Psychologist in Mission, BC
Michelle Patterson
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
Waitlist for new clients
I have 20 years experience working with adolescents & adults (incl. couples) dealing with a variety of mood/anxiety problems, trauma, & relationship difficulties. I provide a structured space to help you explore and identify challenges, and experience different ways of being. Good therapy is not just talking about problems; it requires sorting through layers of emotion, understanding how you protect yourself from emotional pain; identifying & challenging negative thoughts/beliefs; and identifying personal strengths & resources.
I have 20 years experience working with adolescents & adults (incl. couples) dealing with a variety of mood/anxiety problems, trauma, & relationship difficulties. I provide a structured space to help you explore and identify challenges, and experience different ways of being. Good therapy is not just talking about problems; it requires sorting through layers of emotion, understanding how you protect yourself from emotional pain; identifying & challenging negative thoughts/beliefs; and identifying personal strengths & resources.
(778) 766-5493 View (778) 766-5493
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Kayla Claire Schuurmans
Counsellor, RCC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mission, BC V2V
Not accepting new clients
Situations can come up that are overwhelming and debilitating; this does not mean you are weak or lesser than for struggling with your mental health. My approach is to work on a style of therapy most applicable to you. For these reasons and more I don't rely on one tool or model of therapy. My method is to trickle in different areas of psychology simultaneously. If something isn't working for you we implement another strategy. The goal is to get to the heart of what is distressing you and what is preventing you from living a life more in line with your goals and values.
Situations can come up that are overwhelming and debilitating; this does not mean you are weak or lesser than for struggling with your mental health. My approach is to work on a style of therapy most applicable to you. For these reasons and more I don't rely on one tool or model of therapy. My method is to trickle in different areas of psychology simultaneously. If something isn't working for you we implement another strategy. The goal is to get to the heart of what is distressing you and what is preventing you from living a life more in line with your goals and values.
(825) 251-9080 View (825) 251-9080
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Krista Mooney
Counsellor, RPC-C, RTCC, Diploma
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mission, BC V2V
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lost in the midst of life's challenges? As a compassionate and kind counsellor, I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate through these tough times. I believe that everyone has the strength to overcome obstacles and find their own path to happiness. With a non-judgemental and empathetic approach, I create a safe and welcoming space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Together, we'll work towards uncovering your true potential.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lost in the midst of life's challenges? As a compassionate and kind counsellor, I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate through these tough times. I believe that everyone has the strength to overcome obstacles and find their own path to happiness. With a non-judgemental and empathetic approach, I create a safe and welcoming space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Together, we'll work towards uncovering your true potential.
(365) 305-0546 View (365) 305-0546
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McCready Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Mission, BC V4S  (Online Only)
The most important element in any counselling relationship is the development of a trusting, therapeutic alliance. Together, we can pinpoint the obstacles that prevent you from thriving and develop strategies to remove them. Healing can be complex, and everyone's experience is different. I don't apply a "cookie cutter" approach to my practice. My core belief is that we all have strengths of which we are sometimes unaware. Whether your healing journey relates to trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship stress, low self-esteem or addiction, I will be a committed partner in it. You are not alone.
The most important element in any counselling relationship is the development of a trusting, therapeutic alliance. Together, we can pinpoint the obstacles that prevent you from thriving and develop strategies to remove them. Healing can be complex, and everyone's experience is different. I don't apply a "cookie cutter" approach to my practice. My core belief is that we all have strengths of which we are sometimes unaware. Whether your healing journey relates to trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship stress, low self-esteem or addiction, I will be a committed partner in it. You are not alone.
(306) 992-2915 View (306) 992-2915
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Jacqueline Fischer Art Therapy
Counsellor, RTC, BVATI
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
As a certified Art Therapist practicing in the Lower Mainland and virtually, I specialize in children and youth with anxiety, ADHD, and ASD, utilizing art and art making to promote growth and healing through a creative process.
As a certified Art Therapist practicing in the Lower Mainland and virtually, I specialize in children and youth with anxiety, ADHD, and ASD, utilizing art and art making to promote growth and healing through a creative process.
(506) 616-0086 View (506) 616-0086
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Melanie Gaudet
Counsellor, RN, RCC, MACP
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
Hello! I am here to support you in becoming the truest, healthiest version of yourself. I use a gentle, compassionate approach to guide you towards deep self-reflection and growth. Seeking help takes courage and I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to support you in your journey. I draw from a variety of approaches, and will work together with you to find a treatment plan that is unique to you.
Hello! I am here to support you in becoming the truest, healthiest version of yourself. I use a gentle, compassionate approach to guide you towards deep self-reflection and growth. Seeking help takes courage and I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to support you in your journey. I draw from a variety of approaches, and will work together with you to find a treatment plan that is unique to you.
(867) 988-4240 View (867) 988-4240
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Soulful Solutions Counselling & Consultancy
Counsellor, BSc Hon, MA, RCC
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
Sometimes life can feel hectic and overwhelming. Whether you're experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, addiction, divorce, injustice, stagnant decision-making, lack of coping, grief or loss, I am here to help. You seek harmony, you seek emotional equilibrium, and most of all you seek peace. I understand the intense difficulties of life you may be facing, and can help you shift from a place of suffering to a place of rational calm to help you manouvre through the storm you are feeling. In the words of Rumi, "Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you," and I can help you find new opportunities to feel better.
Sometimes life can feel hectic and overwhelming. Whether you're experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, addiction, divorce, injustice, stagnant decision-making, lack of coping, grief or loss, I am here to help. You seek harmony, you seek emotional equilibrium, and most of all you seek peace. I understand the intense difficulties of life you may be facing, and can help you shift from a place of suffering to a place of rational calm to help you manouvre through the storm you are feeling. In the words of Rumi, "Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you," and I can help you find new opportunities to feel better.
(604) 200-4102 View (604) 200-4102
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Lori Veres
Counsellor, BHK, RTC
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
After working with numerous individuals navigating grief, I've come to understand that it's never just about the grief itself. Grief often serves as a catalyst, bringing to the surface unresolved hurts, traumas, and relationship challenges, which can feel overwhelming. Together, we'll journey through the depths of your grief, seeking healing and transformation amid the upheaval. My approach is holistic, addressing not only the immediate pain of loss but also the broader spectrum of challenges that arise, empowering you to discover peace, resilience, and growth amidst adversity.
After working with numerous individuals navigating grief, I've come to understand that it's never just about the grief itself. Grief often serves as a catalyst, bringing to the surface unresolved hurts, traumas, and relationship challenges, which can feel overwhelming. Together, we'll journey through the depths of your grief, seeking healing and transformation amid the upheaval. My approach is holistic, addressing not only the immediate pain of loss but also the broader spectrum of challenges that arise, empowering you to discover peace, resilience, and growth amidst adversity.
(548) 900-5945 View (548) 900-5945
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Shauna Burns-Thomson
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mission, BC V2V  (Online Only)
Through an inclusive, collaborative and trauma-informed lens, Shauna has a vested interest in helping clients learn about stress (and related disorders), trauma, and healthy sexuality at any age so that they can live their best, most fulfilling life possible! With a passion for lifelong learning, Shauna has completed a Master of Science in Psychology, as well as EFT Level 1 and 2 training. She has also completed supplementary training in Holistic Health Coaching, Understanding Emergency Worker Trauma and Understanding Firefighter Culture & Trauma to support her work with first responders.
Through an inclusive, collaborative and trauma-informed lens, Shauna has a vested interest in helping clients learn about stress (and related disorders), trauma, and healthy sexuality at any age so that they can live their best, most fulfilling life possible! With a passion for lifelong learning, Shauna has completed a Master of Science in Psychology, as well as EFT Level 1 and 2 training. She has also completed supplementary training in Holistic Health Coaching, Understanding Emergency Worker Trauma and Understanding Firefighter Culture & Trauma to support her work with first responders.
(825) 465-0356 View (825) 465-0356
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Don Moran
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ICADC
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
With over 20 years’ experience, education and research in the field of addictions Don brings his passion to life by helping individuals, families and significant others find recovery. Through lived experience Don knows all to well the struggles that families and significant others face when addiction has a hold on a loved one. Don works tirelessly to ensure that his clients receive the best possible quality of care through assessment, education, advocacy, community resources and professional ethics.
With over 20 years’ experience, education and research in the field of addictions Don brings his passion to life by helping individuals, families and significant others find recovery. Through lived experience Don knows all to well the struggles that families and significant others face when addiction has a hold on a loved one. Don works tirelessly to ensure that his clients receive the best possible quality of care through assessment, education, advocacy, community resources and professional ethics.
(581) 333-0673 View (581) 333-0673
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Melissa Phippen
Counsellor, RTCc
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mission, BC V4S
Are you a youth or adult who is feeling lost? Maybe lonely and exhausted. Life can throw us many challenges and at times we don’t know how to deal with them. Are your struggles having an immense negative impact on your quality of life? Reaching out for help can feel scary and intimidating, and being vulnerable takes tremendous courage, I commend you for taking the first step. You are not alone. I am a registered clinical counsellor offering in-person and online services. While providing you with a safe and non-judgmental environment I can help build your self-awareness and skills to help you through this challenging time.
Are you a youth or adult who is feeling lost? Maybe lonely and exhausted. Life can throw us many challenges and at times we don’t know how to deal with them. Are your struggles having an immense negative impact on your quality of life? Reaching out for help can feel scary and intimidating, and being vulnerable takes tremendous courage, I commend you for taking the first step. You are not alone. I am a registered clinical counsellor offering in-person and online services. While providing you with a safe and non-judgmental environment I can help build your self-awareness and skills to help you through this challenging time.
(506) 405-2559 View (506) 405-2559
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Heather Burke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
I am a Registered Psychologist in BC (1691) and I have twenty years experience. I have an office in Mission, BC. I provide compassionate and effective therapy for issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, addictions, self harm, grief, abuse, health and fitness, aging, life transitions, caregiver stress, dementia, special needs (such as FASD, autism spectrum, etc.). Counselling primarily involves developing a trusting relationship, understanding/exploring what challenges you face, and together, figuring out which approach works best for you and your concerns in effecting positive change in your life.
I am a Registered Psychologist in BC (1691) and I have twenty years experience. I have an office in Mission, BC. I provide compassionate and effective therapy for issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, addictions, self harm, grief, abuse, health and fitness, aging, life transitions, caregiver stress, dementia, special needs (such as FASD, autism spectrum, etc.). Counselling primarily involves developing a trusting relationship, understanding/exploring what challenges you face, and together, figuring out which approach works best for you and your concerns in effecting positive change in your life.
(778) 200-2394 View (778) 200-2394
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Tiana Soares
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission, BC V2V
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light- Albus Dumbledore. I like to implement a client-centered approach whereby I take my years of experience and training to adjust a therapeutic approach to best suit each one of my clients. I have eight years of experience working with children and families with special needs, including children diagnosed with Autism, OCD, ADD, FSD, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Pain Disorders, Neurodivergency, Brain Injuries, and Anxiety.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light- Albus Dumbledore. I like to implement a client-centered approach whereby I take my years of experience and training to adjust a therapeutic approach to best suit each one of my clients. I have eight years of experience working with children and families with special needs, including children diagnosed with Autism, OCD, ADD, FSD, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Pain Disorders, Neurodivergency, Brain Injuries, and Anxiety.
(867) 794-0481 View (867) 794-0481
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James Motherwell
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
I am an associate counsellor with Rainforest Counselling located in the hills of Mission BC. My approach is both gentle and challenging as I know growth does not happen in keeping a comfort zone alive. I bring my genuine care, creativity, intuition, and counselling tool kit to support individuals, couples, and youth/adolescents through many obstacles such as bereavement/grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, men issues, anger management and life transitions.
I am an associate counsellor with Rainforest Counselling located in the hills of Mission BC. My approach is both gentle and challenging as I know growth does not happen in keeping a comfort zone alive. I bring my genuine care, creativity, intuition, and counselling tool kit to support individuals, couples, and youth/adolescents through many obstacles such as bereavement/grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, men issues, anger management and life transitions.
(647) 503-0378 View (647) 503-0378
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Tara Learn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
I provide psychological services for teens and adults. I have experience working with a variety of psychological difficulties including: depression, anxiety, aggression, post traumatic stress, workplace stressors, and adjustment difficulties with life changes. My goal is to help clients to identify their specific challenges and to then come up with real-life solutions to manage their issues.
I provide psychological services for teens and adults. I have experience working with a variety of psychological difficulties including: depression, anxiety, aggression, post traumatic stress, workplace stressors, and adjustment difficulties with life changes. My goal is to help clients to identify their specific challenges and to then come up with real-life solutions to manage their issues.
(778) 765-1174 View (778) 765-1174
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Rainforest Counselling
Counsellor, Diploma, BA, RTC, MTC, RCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission, BC V4S
Not accepting new clients
Rainforest Counselling is a private practice located Steelhead, nestled between Mission and Maple Ridge BC, providing both face to face and online Skype counselling sessions. I work with everyday people facing all kinds of life challenges, especially those experiencing Life Transitions, Retirement, or depletion as a Health Service Industry Provider.
Rainforest Counselling is a private practice located Steelhead, nestled between Mission and Maple Ridge BC, providing both face to face and online Skype counselling sessions. I work with everyday people facing all kinds of life challenges, especially those experiencing Life Transitions, Retirement, or depletion as a Health Service Industry Provider.
(866) 471-0424 View (866) 471-0424
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Imraan Gazdar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, BSc, RSW
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or anger? At Quest Resolutions, our counselling services can help you gain clarity and work through these issues. Our experienced counsellors offer a safe, confidential and supportive environment to help you manage the challenges of conflict. We take a personalized approach to tailor our services to your individual needs and offer counselling in various cultural contexts, including Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee populations. We use a range of therapeutic frameworks, including Narrative, strengths-based, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We offer warm and welcoming counselling sessions
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or anger? At Quest Resolutions, our counselling services can help you gain clarity and work through these issues. Our experienced counsellors offer a safe, confidential and supportive environment to help you manage the challenges of conflict. We take a personalized approach to tailor our services to your individual needs and offer counselling in various cultural contexts, including Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee populations. We use a range of therapeutic frameworks, including Narrative, strengths-based, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We offer warm and welcoming counselling sessions
(867) 992-3044 View (867) 992-3044
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Mission, BC V2V  (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.
(782) 492-0201 View (782) 492-0201
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David Westbrook
MA, CTPDipl
Mission, BC V2V  (Online Only)
Trying to cope with the pressures and stresses of life leaves us anxious, depressed, and disconnected from ourselves and others. Many of us fall into self-sabotaging behaviours or repeat unhealthy relationships. Many of us face the limitations of psychiatric treatment and are forced to carry the weight and stigma of diagnosis. Many of us struggle simply to maintain our creativity and our sense of self against overwhelming pressures to conform or perform. We all need the chance to check in and process our feelings and reactions, to work through the struggles of our personal history, and find new and creative ways to move forward.
Trying to cope with the pressures and stresses of life leaves us anxious, depressed, and disconnected from ourselves and others. Many of us fall into self-sabotaging behaviours or repeat unhealthy relationships. Many of us face the limitations of psychiatric treatment and are forced to carry the weight and stigma of diagnosis. Many of us struggle simply to maintain our creativity and our sense of self against overwhelming pressures to conform or perform. We all need the chance to check in and process our feelings and reactions, to work through the struggles of our personal history, and find new and creative ways to move forward.
(416) 821-1832 View (416) 821-1832
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H Elise Reeh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mission, BC V2V
I am a Registered Psychologist (since 1995) with training and experience in clinical (& forensic) psychology. I provide caring & compassionate therapy using the most effective therapies that are matched to your needs. Psychotherapy involves developing a therapeutic relationship in which you feel at ease, set goals, and choose methods to achieve these goals. People tend to overcome or manage issues after they develop understanding of what is amiss, develop motivation (if needed), learn healthy expression of emotion, and learn to examine and confront thoughts and emotions while practicing new behaviours.
I am a Registered Psychologist (since 1995) with training and experience in clinical (& forensic) psychology. I provide caring & compassionate therapy using the most effective therapies that are matched to your needs. Psychotherapy involves developing a therapeutic relationship in which you feel at ease, set goals, and choose methods to achieve these goals. People tend to overcome or manage issues after they develop understanding of what is amiss, develop motivation (if needed), learn healthy expression of emotion, and learn to examine and confront thoughts and emotions while practicing new behaviours.
(604) 556-4700 View (604) 556-4700

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mission, BC

70+

Average cost per session

$135

Counsellors in Mission, BC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
81% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

41% Green Shield Canada
38% SunLife
35% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Mission, BC see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mission?

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.