Therapists in Nelson, BC

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Alix Brown
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
I have been working full time in the mental health field since 2013, and support people facing a wide range of concerns. I am committed to my evolution as a therapist and am involved in ongoing professional development and consultation. While my approach is integrative and person-centered, tailored to the unique needs of each client, I am most influenced by Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I’ve also also completed formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and attachment theory.
I have been working full time in the mental health field since 2013, and support people facing a wide range of concerns. I am committed to my evolution as a therapist and am involved in ongoing professional development and consultation. While my approach is integrative and person-centered, tailored to the unique needs of each client, I am most influenced by Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I’ve also also completed formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and attachment theory.
(778) 200-8074 View (778) 200-8074
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Yogita Nathalie Bouchard
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
There are times in our lives when we just need someone there. Someone who we know gets us and cares as much as we do. At times it's when it's most difficult to reach out, we feel vulnerable and perhaps alone. We can be dealing with old resurfacing trauma, or behaviors we don't understand why they are happening. Perhaps we have anxiety, depression or grief has come knocked at our door. Relationships are challenging us. We want to be met and have a sense of being seen for who and what we are. We long to be understood or simply to find new ways of being and wonder how to get there. We long for change and the knowing that we are OK.
There are times in our lives when we just need someone there. Someone who we know gets us and cares as much as we do. At times it's when it's most difficult to reach out, we feel vulnerable and perhaps alone. We can be dealing with old resurfacing trauma, or behaviors we don't understand why they are happening. Perhaps we have anxiety, depression or grief has come knocked at our door. Relationships are challenging us. We want to be met and have a sense of being seen for who and what we are. We long to be understood or simply to find new ways of being and wonder how to get there. We long for change and the knowing that we are OK.
(778) 760-3947 View (778) 760-3947
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Tahni Fornes
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
You can feel more free, grounded, safe and strong, Perceive more choices - Sing your song! Heal from trauma, Grow in wisdom and equanimity Delight in your essential self Develop capacity!
You can feel more free, grounded, safe and strong, Perceive more choices - Sing your song! Heal from trauma, Grow in wisdom and equanimity Delight in your essential self Develop capacity!
(778) 771-4356 View (778) 771-4356
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Jessica Cole
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, HBA, RST
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
Everyone at some point in their lives encounters difficult experiences and I believe everyone can benefit from a non-partial witness to the difficulties life brings. I specialize in issues surrounding depression and anxiety as well as trauma and abuse using mindfulness and somatic-based approaches. I endeavour to collaborate with clients through deep listening, compassionate reflection and evidence based practices to help you shift your responses and make choices to help yourself heal.
Everyone at some point in their lives encounters difficult experiences and I believe everyone can benefit from a non-partial witness to the difficulties life brings. I specialize in issues surrounding depression and anxiety as well as trauma and abuse using mindfulness and somatic-based approaches. I endeavour to collaborate with clients through deep listening, compassionate reflection and evidence based practices to help you shift your responses and make choices to help yourself heal.
(289) 536-4029 View (289) 536-4029
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Jennifer Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
Hello! I am a registered social worker and mental health clinician who has worked in diverse mental health settings for the past 20 years. I use an integrative approach drawing on; mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, compassionate inquiry, DBT and harm reduction. I prioritize cultivating a positive and aligned therapeutic relationship to ensure you are seen, heard and supported in your journey towards wellness. Counselling provides space to navigate trauma, practice self compassion, learn about boundaries, shift unhelpful core beliefs and identify our values.
Hello! I am a registered social worker and mental health clinician who has worked in diverse mental health settings for the past 20 years. I use an integrative approach drawing on; mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, compassionate inquiry, DBT and harm reduction. I prioritize cultivating a positive and aligned therapeutic relationship to ensure you are seen, heard and supported in your journey towards wellness. Counselling provides space to navigate trauma, practice self compassion, learn about boundaries, shift unhelpful core beliefs and identify our values.
(867) 992-2364 View (867) 992-2364
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Vince Marcelle Wishart
Counsellor, RTC, NLP
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
Life can be difficult sometimes and it’s hard to work through deep issues when you're in survival mode. I have been supporting people in healing for 17 years. As a counsellor, I offer compassionate, person-centred, therapeutic support, with an integrative approach to safely support you in your healing journey through Anxiety, Relationship difficulties, Religious Oppression, Trauma, Grief & Loss. My passion for therapeutic work stems from my own healing of deep traumas. I know the courage it takes to meet the challenges of healing & solid support makes all the difference as you move toward your goal with clarity and purpose.
Life can be difficult sometimes and it’s hard to work through deep issues when you're in survival mode. I have been supporting people in healing for 17 years. As a counsellor, I offer compassionate, person-centred, therapeutic support, with an integrative approach to safely support you in your healing journey through Anxiety, Relationship difficulties, Religious Oppression, Trauma, Grief & Loss. My passion for therapeutic work stems from my own healing of deep traumas. I know the courage it takes to meet the challenges of healing & solid support makes all the difference as you move toward your goal with clarity and purpose.
(450) 700-7971 View (450) 700-7971
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Vanessa Dowell Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
Waitlist for new clients
Vanessa is Masters trained Clinical Social Worker located in Nelson BC. Clients may be experiencing various stressors, mood concerns, grief/loss, life transitions, trauma and inter-personal relationship struggles that they are seeking support for. Vanessa also specializes in counselling individuals and their families during their journey with fertility, perinatal mental health and birth trauma. Vanessa is a certified Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) practitioner with Advanced and Enhanced certification in this modality. Please contact to book.
Vanessa is Masters trained Clinical Social Worker located in Nelson BC. Clients may be experiencing various stressors, mood concerns, grief/loss, life transitions, trauma and inter-personal relationship struggles that they are seeking support for. Vanessa also specializes in counselling individuals and their families during their journey with fertility, perinatal mental health and birth trauma. Vanessa is a certified Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) practitioner with Advanced and Enhanced certification in this modality. Please contact to book.
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Photo of Matthew Wilson-Birks, BA, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Matthew Wilson-Birks
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
I am interested in helping clients harness their innate resources and discover the deeper meanings, and solutions, to their presented problems. I am offering my services to adults and adolescents who may be experiencing a range of issues including, but not limited to: emotional problems (anger, depression, anxiety, ect.), couples/relationships/communication issues, addictions/habit change, stress/trauma, life-transitions, as well as the search for meaning, identity, and spirituality.
I am interested in helping clients harness their innate resources and discover the deeper meanings, and solutions, to their presented problems. I am offering my services to adults and adolescents who may be experiencing a range of issues including, but not limited to: emotional problems (anger, depression, anxiety, ect.), couples/relationships/communication issues, addictions/habit change, stress/trauma, life-transitions, as well as the search for meaning, identity, and spirituality.
(825) 254-9534 View (825) 254-9534
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Carla Duda
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCP
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
‘Hearts are not the burdens they carry; but the burdens they carry can drive their extremes' (Richard Schwartz, 2018). There are times when we feel truly burdened: exhausted, confused, immobilized, distressed, anxious, in relationship discord or overwhelmed. As challenging as these experiences can be, we can grow our strength and grow our courage in our willingness to approach them. I work with clients to assist in living with more calm, courage, compassion, meaning, and deep connection.
‘Hearts are not the burdens they carry; but the burdens they carry can drive their extremes' (Richard Schwartz, 2018). There are times when we feel truly burdened: exhausted, confused, immobilized, distressed, anxious, in relationship discord or overwhelmed. As challenging as these experiences can be, we can grow our strength and grow our courage in our willingness to approach them. I work with clients to assist in living with more calm, courage, compassion, meaning, and deep connection.
(778) 654-6413 View (778) 654-6413
Photo of Carly Lauder, RTC, RST, Counsellor
Carly Lauder
Counsellor, RTC, RST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
Life can be challenging, stretching us beyond what we believe we are capable of sustaining. We can often feel stuck, not knowing how to break free from unhelpful patterns, or not able to cope with the intensity of the feelings we are experiencing. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. I offer a safe place to land and support for whatever you are going through. Together, through reflection and exploration, we can bring compassionate awareness and a deepening understanding to your experience and work together to create the changes you are seeking.
Life can be challenging, stretching us beyond what we believe we are capable of sustaining. We can often feel stuck, not knowing how to break free from unhelpful patterns, or not able to cope with the intensity of the feelings we are experiencing. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. I offer a safe place to land and support for whatever you are going through. Together, through reflection and exploration, we can bring compassionate awareness and a deepening understanding to your experience and work together to create the changes you are seeking.
(431) 244-4988 View (431) 244-4988
Photo of Emily Zabel, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Emily Zabel
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I am currently accepting new clients for in person and virtual sessions. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I am here to support individuals as they cope with issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain and grief. I also work with couples and support them as they develop communication skills to improve their relationship, and navigate life changes such as the blending of two families, divorce and co-parenting. I enjoy working with youth and helping them address school-related and home-related challenges. I have additional training in working with clients with ADHD.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I am currently accepting new clients for in person and virtual sessions. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I am here to support individuals as they cope with issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain and grief. I also work with couples and support them as they develop communication skills to improve their relationship, and navigate life changes such as the blending of two families, divorce and co-parenting. I enjoy working with youth and helping them address school-related and home-related challenges. I have additional training in working with clients with ADHD.
(867) 670-0844 View (867) 670-0844
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Kellie Knoll
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
We are experiencing a paradigm shift in how we view, treat, and resolve mental health complexities. It is no longer sufficient to simply learn about our traumas and understand their origins to expect resolution. We are now approaching trauma from a psychobiological perspective, recognizing that trauma is physically embedded in the cells and tissues of our bodies. By developing our felt sense of these traumas, bringing focused attention to them, and utilizing somatic techniques, trauma resolution becomes achievable.
We are experiencing a paradigm shift in how we view, treat, and resolve mental health complexities. It is no longer sufficient to simply learn about our traumas and understand their origins to expect resolution. We are now approaching trauma from a psychobiological perspective, recognizing that trauma is physically embedded in the cells and tissues of our bodies. By developing our felt sense of these traumas, bringing focused attention to them, and utilizing somatic techniques, trauma resolution becomes achievable.
(250) 353-3099 View (250) 353-3099
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Michael Jeffery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
Thank you for taking a big step to empower yourself by seeking counselling. I love working with diverse clients and issues, but specialize in sex and relationships, sexual and gender orientation questions and men's issues/ issues with men. If you are struggling with what it means to be masculine or to be in a relationship with a man, dealing with sexual or romantic issues or exploring ways of relating outside of the box like polyamory, kink or queerness I am here for you.
Thank you for taking a big step to empower yourself by seeking counselling. I love working with diverse clients and issues, but specialize in sex and relationships, sexual and gender orientation questions and men's issues/ issues with men. If you are struggling with what it means to be masculine or to be in a relationship with a man, dealing with sexual or romantic issues or exploring ways of relating outside of the box like polyamory, kink or queerness I am here for you.
(672) 648-0566 View (672) 648-0566
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Amanda Erickson Counselling And Consulting
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
Hi! I'm Amanda Erickson. Start connecting with deeper inner peace and happiness in your day to day life this year! I support couples and individuals to improve relationships and skillfully navigate communication. I provide counselling for issues such as: couples relationships, family relationships, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, attachment issues, communication issues, substance use, trauma, and grief and loss. I received my Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology in 2007 and I have 17 years experience in private practice. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I have been in the field of social service for 24 years now.
Hi! I'm Amanda Erickson. Start connecting with deeper inner peace and happiness in your day to day life this year! I support couples and individuals to improve relationships and skillfully navigate communication. I provide counselling for issues such as: couples relationships, family relationships, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, attachment issues, communication issues, substance use, trauma, and grief and loss. I received my Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology in 2007 and I have 17 years experience in private practice. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I have been in the field of social service for 24 years now.
(825) 254-6630 View (825) 254-6630
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Alisha Stubbs
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L  (Online Only)
With 15 years of clinical social work experience (MSW, RSW), Alisha works from a place of curiosity and collaboration, rather than authority. She has a wide variety of clinical and supervision experiences and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in social work where she will research autism, females, and the education system. Alisha is passionate about the world of neurodiversity, and autism in particular. Alisha has no agenda to pathologize your experience and is instead interested in hearing your story. You are the expert of your world. No one knows what you are going through better than you.
With 15 years of clinical social work experience (MSW, RSW), Alisha works from a place of curiosity and collaboration, rather than authority. She has a wide variety of clinical and supervision experiences and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in social work where she will research autism, females, and the education system. Alisha is passionate about the world of neurodiversity, and autism in particular. Alisha has no agenda to pathologize your experience and is instead interested in hearing your story. You are the expert of your world. No one knows what you are going through better than you.
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OK Clinical Therapy Group - Kootenay
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
Seeking a life of greater ease? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or relationship hurdles impacting your daily functioning? Overwhelmed by life's pressures, parenting challenges, or the daily grind? Questioning if positive change is possible? In today's climate, many wrestle with anxiety, seeking their purpose and navigating relationships. We firmly believe in the potential for all clients to find ease and joy, embracing the possibility of change and fostering hope.
Seeking a life of greater ease? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or relationship hurdles impacting your daily functioning? Overwhelmed by life's pressures, parenting challenges, or the daily grind? Questioning if positive change is possible? In today's climate, many wrestle with anxiety, seeking their purpose and navigating relationships. We firmly believe in the potential for all clients to find ease and joy, embracing the possibility of change and fostering hope.
(236) 326-9833 View (236) 326-9833
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Christine Rookwood
LCSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
If you are struggling with a particular issue, feeling lost in a relationship; intimate or professional, worrying and lacking the motivation to put ideas/thoughts into action, or just generally feeling stuck, I'm glad you are here. Life is complex and doesn't come with clear and definitive guidelines. No wonder we can feel overwhelmed! Sometimes it can just feel like it too much to manage alone. Working in a therapeutic relationship where you are the focus can help you find ways to learn, grow, and heal.
If you are struggling with a particular issue, feeling lost in a relationship; intimate or professional, worrying and lacking the motivation to put ideas/thoughts into action, or just generally feeling stuck, I'm glad you are here. Life is complex and doesn't come with clear and definitive guidelines. No wonder we can feel overwhelmed! Sometimes it can just feel like it too much to manage alone. Working in a therapeutic relationship where you are the focus can help you find ways to learn, grow, and heal.
(647) 930-6082 View (647) 930-6082
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Grit and Grace Counselling- Jane Flotron, RTC
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with a focus in Relational Somatic Therapy & Early Life (pre and perinatal) Attachment Therapy. I offer a compassionate, body-centered, somatic approach to working with clients to build resiliency, adapt to major life transitions, build secure attachment in primary relationships and bring support and tools to trauma resolution. Currently accepting new clients in my practices in Nelson, Slocan Valley, BC and online. You can see my web site at: gritandgracecounselling.ca and make contact to set up a free 15 minute consult via email or phone.
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with a focus in Relational Somatic Therapy & Early Life (pre and perinatal) Attachment Therapy. I offer a compassionate, body-centered, somatic approach to working with clients to build resiliency, adapt to major life transitions, build secure attachment in primary relationships and bring support and tools to trauma resolution. Currently accepting new clients in my practices in Nelson, Slocan Valley, BC and online. You can see my web site at: gritandgracecounselling.ca and make contact to set up a free 15 minute consult via email or phone.
(705) 468-0373 View (705) 468-0373
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Ashleigh Gureckas - Child Youth Teen Art Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RTC, DKATI, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
Your child is amazing. You just want the best for them. If you're exploring the idea of therapy, it's likely that your child is currently encountering some difficulties. There's nothing more heart-wrenching than witnessing your child face challenges. Sometimes, you can pinpoint the underlying issue, but in other instances, it remains a complete mystery. Art therapists are trained in both art and psychology, and have knowledge about the psychological role of the creative process and the impact of using different art materials and techniques for helping uncover issues, build healthy coping mechanisms, and support healing and growth.
Your child is amazing. You just want the best for them. If you're exploring the idea of therapy, it's likely that your child is currently encountering some difficulties. There's nothing more heart-wrenching than witnessing your child face challenges. Sometimes, you can pinpoint the underlying issue, but in other instances, it remains a complete mystery. Art therapists are trained in both art and psychology, and have knowledge about the psychological role of the creative process and the impact of using different art materials and techniques for helping uncover issues, build healthy coping mechanisms, and support healing and growth.
(506) 497-5845 View (506) 497-5845
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Current-Wisdom: End of Life & Counselling Services
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L  (Online Only)
As an Indigenous/mixed person, my life’s paths and experiences encouraged the sharing of my gifts so that I may be in service to others. I’m deeply connected to and inspired by ritual, ceremony, community, and the personal journey of walking the complex edges of life. With a trauma informed lens, I weaving relational somatic psychotherapy and grief work to be a gentle guide and advocate, to hold space and offer support for life's current and unexpected challenges.
As an Indigenous/mixed person, my life’s paths and experiences encouraged the sharing of my gifts so that I may be in service to others. I’m deeply connected to and inspired by ritual, ceremony, community, and the personal journey of walking the complex edges of life. With a trauma informed lens, I weaving relational somatic psychotherapy and grief work to be a gentle guide and advocate, to hold space and offer support for life's current and unexpected challenges.
(579) 500-5893 View (579) 500-5893

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Nelson, BC

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Nelson, BC who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress
67% Grief

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% SunLife
66% Green Shield Canada
59% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Nelson, BC see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
12% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Nelson?

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.