Therapists in Port Coquitlam, BC

Photo of Heather Marie Nyberg, Counsellor in Port Coquitlam, BC
Heather Marie Nyberg
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
There are times in life when things become too overwhelming to face alone. I work with clients who need space to process their thoughts and feelings, explore new ways of thinking and examine unhealthy cycles and patterns. Taking the time to examine one's own strengths and utilize them to their full potential is the key to growth and personal fulfillment. I walk along side clients and guide them through sessions in the hopes of developing increased self awareness and new insight. Through building a relationship of trust and mutual respect, I provide an empathetic ear to my clients and give them the time and space they need to heal.
There are times in life when things become too overwhelming to face alone. I work with clients who need space to process their thoughts and feelings, explore new ways of thinking and examine unhealthy cycles and patterns. Taking the time to examine one's own strengths and utilize them to their full potential is the key to growth and personal fulfillment. I walk along side clients and guide them through sessions in the hopes of developing increased self awareness and new insight. Through building a relationship of trust and mutual respect, I provide an empathetic ear to my clients and give them the time and space they need to heal.
(902) 710-0248 View (902) 710-0248
Photo of Jessica Cooper, Counsellor in Port Coquitlam, BC
Jessica Cooper
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C  (Online Only)
Jessica provides counselling to clients who have been impacted by trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, separation and divorce, cancer and medical concerns, and issues with self-esteem. Her counselling approach is multi-faceted; she provides approaches to best meet the needs of clients and help bring about the change that they need. Jessica's foundation is a strong client-centered approach. She integrates concepts and interventions from the following modalities: Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Jessica provides counselling to clients who have been impacted by trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, separation and divorce, cancer and medical concerns, and issues with self-esteem. Her counselling approach is multi-faceted; she provides approaches to best meet the needs of clients and help bring about the change that they need. Jessica's foundation is a strong client-centered approach. She integrates concepts and interventions from the following modalities: Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
(855) 734-4773 View (855) 734-4773
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Shelley Jensen
Counsellor, RPC, CCDP
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
Not all Binges are a Choice. The exact cause of BED is unknown, but chemicals in the brain, family history and certain life experiences may play a role in Binge Eating Disorder. BED often begins in the late teens or early 20s. BED affects slightly more women than men. About 40% of those with BED are male. I believe we “know” when our eating behavior is off and that dieting will not resolve the underlying anxiety. There is help, I’ve been there.
Not all Binges are a Choice. The exact cause of BED is unknown, but chemicals in the brain, family history and certain life experiences may play a role in Binge Eating Disorder. BED often begins in the late teens or early 20s. BED affects slightly more women than men. About 40% of those with BED are male. I believe we “know” when our eating behavior is off and that dieting will not resolve the underlying anxiety. There is help, I’ve been there.
(604) 670-1721 View (604) 670-1721
Photo of Arezou Mirzaei, Counsellor in Port Coquitlam, BC
Arezou Mirzaei
Counsellor, MCP, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
Are you tired of struggling in your relationship? Are you and your partner having difficulty communicating? Has their been an extramarital affair? You maybe feeling exhausted, hurt or simply numb about your relationship. I utilize Gottman method which is an evidence-based skills building approach to couples therapy. I also use Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) that is attachment based and conceptualizes the negative, rigid interaction patterns and absorbing negative affect that typify distress in couple relationships in terms of emotional disconnection and insecure attachment.
Are you tired of struggling in your relationship? Are you and your partner having difficulty communicating? Has their been an extramarital affair? You maybe feeling exhausted, hurt or simply numb about your relationship. I utilize Gottman method which is an evidence-based skills building approach to couples therapy. I also use Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) that is attachment based and conceptualizes the negative, rigid interaction patterns and absorbing negative affect that typify distress in couple relationships in terms of emotional disconnection and insecure attachment.
(506) 713-2973 View (506) 713-2973
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Wellness North Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
Do you feel angry, tired, confused, overwhelmed? Are you dealing with loss or struggling with relationships? As a wellness practitioner of 10 yrs, immigrant, parent, person of color, I know how hard it is to navigate life's challenges alone. As EFT trained couples therapist and certified trauma specialist, I help my clients build safe and healthy relationships and heal from traumatic life experience. I support in processing trauma, setting boundaries, understanding patterns/emotions and dealing with anxiety/ depression. I have lived struggles and clinical training to deal with C-ptsd/ADHD/OCD, family conflict and parenting.
Do you feel angry, tired, confused, overwhelmed? Are you dealing with loss or struggling with relationships? As a wellness practitioner of 10 yrs, immigrant, parent, person of color, I know how hard it is to navigate life's challenges alone. As EFT trained couples therapist and certified trauma specialist, I help my clients build safe and healthy relationships and heal from traumatic life experience. I support in processing trauma, setting boundaries, understanding patterns/emotions and dealing with anxiety/ depression. I have lived struggles and clinical training to deal with C-ptsd/ADHD/OCD, family conflict and parenting.
(579) 600-0131 View (579) 600-0131
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Marcel D Cadogan
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
We all encounter challenges and obstacles that come in many forms. Through empathy, patience and perseverance we can manage these situations. For our youth, guidance and support can benefit their identity development, family conflict and their mental health. My name is Marcel Cadogan and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (17906) who specializes in individual counselling and family support, as well as child and youth support that includes racial/ethnic identity development. Additionally, my services include consulting to share ideas, gain clarity or understand life changes.
We all encounter challenges and obstacles that come in many forms. Through empathy, patience and perseverance we can manage these situations. For our youth, guidance and support can benefit their identity development, family conflict and their mental health. My name is Marcel Cadogan and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (17906) who specializes in individual counselling and family support, as well as child and youth support that includes racial/ethnic identity development. Additionally, my services include consulting to share ideas, gain clarity or understand life changes.
(873) 300-5606 View (873) 300-5606
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Kathy Joy Dudley
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
I am equipped to journey with you through challenging times to find joy. I am familiar with divorce, step parenting and working with people with developmental disabilities. As an older adult I have much life experience and offer understanding and acceptance.
I am equipped to journey with you through challenging times to find joy. I am familiar with divorce, step parenting and working with people with developmental disabilities. As an older adult I have much life experience and offer understanding and acceptance.
(548) 490-4863 View (548) 490-4863
Photo of Tara Azimi, Counsellor in Port Coquitlam, BC
Tara Azimi
Counsellor, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
Hi, I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with 12 year of experience. I'm also completing a PhD. I work with adults and couples dealing with various issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic disease, infidelity, low self-esteem, anger, relationship conflict, improving communication, grief, and career distress. I draw on various evidence-based techniques in my sessions to cater to the unique needs of each client or couple. I may assign homework exercises and activities to reinforce learning and promote positive changes to facilitate growth and progress between sessions.
Hi, I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with 12 year of experience. I'm also completing a PhD. I work with adults and couples dealing with various issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic disease, infidelity, low self-esteem, anger, relationship conflict, improving communication, grief, and career distress. I draw on various evidence-based techniques in my sessions to cater to the unique needs of each client or couple. I may assign homework exercises and activities to reinforce learning and promote positive changes to facilitate growth and progress between sessions.
(365) 654-6102 View (365) 654-6102
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Ruth Unaegbu
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Ruth Unaegbu, founder of Ruth Unaegbu Counselling & Coaching. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #12132) & Supervisor providing private therapy and supervision services in British Columbia, Canada. I created my practice in an effort to provide counselling services for those encountering various issues, difficulties, and disruptions in life as well as those looking to enhance and expand. I work with a variety of individuals and provide culturally affirming counselling to BIPOC, with a big focus on Black women, first-generation and immigrant Canadians.
Hi! I’m Ruth Unaegbu, founder of Ruth Unaegbu Counselling & Coaching. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #12132) & Supervisor providing private therapy and supervision services in British Columbia, Canada. I created my practice in an effort to provide counselling services for those encountering various issues, difficulties, and disruptions in life as well as those looking to enhance and expand. I work with a variety of individuals and provide culturally affirming counselling to BIPOC, with a big focus on Black women, first-generation and immigrant Canadians.
(778) 901-7057 View (778) 901-7057
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Mojdeh Rameshni
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
I work with children and youth using Synergetic Play Therapy. Through this framework, I support my clients to integrate their body sensations, emotions, and thoughts through play. Play in the language of children. When a child engages in play, they are able to explore the experience of the world in a safe and comfortable manner. I meet children where they are at and connect in a way that feels authentic and meaningful for them. I support children to develop emotional regulation, learn skills to better manage the challenges they face, and build on their strengths and resources.
I work with children and youth using Synergetic Play Therapy. Through this framework, I support my clients to integrate their body sensations, emotions, and thoughts through play. Play in the language of children. When a child engages in play, they are able to explore the experience of the world in a safe and comfortable manner. I meet children where they are at and connect in a way that feels authentic and meaningful for them. I support children to develop emotional regulation, learn skills to better manage the challenges they face, and build on their strengths and resources.
(604) 332-0994 View (604) 332-0994
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Tatyana Finkelshtein (Gendalf)
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
First and foremost, I'd like to express my gratitude. Finding a therapist, whether for yourself or someone close to you, requires energy and courage. I'm here to assist. I believe in the unique strengths and growth potential within each person. In my professional practice, I prioritize diversity and recognize the uniqueness inherent in each individual. I reject a one-size-fits-all approach. Through my distinctive combination of techniques, I aim to pinpoint and address the underlying issues and detrimental patterns that may be hindering your progress.
First and foremost, I'd like to express my gratitude. Finding a therapist, whether for yourself or someone close to you, requires energy and courage. I'm here to assist. I believe in the unique strengths and growth potential within each person. In my professional practice, I prioritize diversity and recognize the uniqueness inherent in each individual. I reject a one-size-fits-all approach. Through my distinctive combination of techniques, I aim to pinpoint and address the underlying issues and detrimental patterns that may be hindering your progress.
(778) 561-4698 View (778) 561-4698
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Avneet Kaur Chahal
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
Avneet has experience working with a variety of backgrounds and challenges, such as, mental health and addictions. She is passionate about supporting clients with a wide range of challenges, including but not limited to, anxiety, domestic abuse, existential curiosities, burn out, trauma (disassociation, childhood, violence, PTSD, sexual, gaslighting), and identity (self-esteem/worth etc).
Avneet has experience working with a variety of backgrounds and challenges, such as, mental health and addictions. She is passionate about supporting clients with a wide range of challenges, including but not limited to, anxiety, domestic abuse, existential curiosities, burn out, trauma (disassociation, childhood, violence, PTSD, sexual, gaslighting), and identity (self-esteem/worth etc).
(587) 804-5480 View (587) 804-5480
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Taylor Innes Queer Counselling and Consulting
Counsellor, BA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
As a queer transfeminine counsellor, my aim is to provide counselling services to individuals who feel more safe, better understood, or better served by having a queer counsellor. Sometimes queer clients need queer counsellors. It can be an uncomfortable experience to feel misunderstood by your counsellor, or to have to educate them on what your identity means. This includes clients with LGBTQIA2S+ experience, clients struggling with issues relating to gender and sexuality, and anyone else who may prefer a queer counsellor for their own reasons. Once we start, we can talk about any of your problems, be they queer or otherwise.
As a queer transfeminine counsellor, my aim is to provide counselling services to individuals who feel more safe, better understood, or better served by having a queer counsellor. Sometimes queer clients need queer counsellors. It can be an uncomfortable experience to feel misunderstood by your counsellor, or to have to educate them on what your identity means. This includes clients with LGBTQIA2S+ experience, clients struggling with issues relating to gender and sexuality, and anyone else who may prefer a queer counsellor for their own reasons. Once we start, we can talk about any of your problems, be they queer or otherwise.
(249) 559-0809 View (249) 559-0809
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Walk Along Side Counselling
Counsellor, MC, RCC , CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B
Cheryl Lim has over 20 years’ experience working with families and children in a variety of settings. Cheryl specializes in working with women, children, and couples who have been impacted by trauma and as a result are experiencing challenges. Cheryl has experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns, divorce and separation, parenting, spirituality, and other life experiences. The majority of Cheryl’s training is in Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Grief and Loss, and Trauma.
Cheryl Lim has over 20 years’ experience working with families and children in a variety of settings. Cheryl specializes in working with women, children, and couples who have been impacted by trauma and as a result are experiencing challenges. Cheryl has experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns, divorce and separation, parenting, spirituality, and other life experiences. The majority of Cheryl’s training is in Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Grief and Loss, and Trauma.
(579) 485-3241 View (579) 485-3241
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Wendy Huang
Counsellor, MCAT, RCC
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
I like to use puzzles as an analogy or a metaphor to describe our lived experiences. Sometimes it is just difficult to put a puzzle by yourself. There are things you are worried about, you are fearful to think of, or something you have not discovered yet. I am here to help you place the pieces together to understand yourself better. Although it may take some time, or it may not be perfect, you are not alone. You want to find a way to redefine yourself, but you do not know where to begin with or feel drained to try.
I like to use puzzles as an analogy or a metaphor to describe our lived experiences. Sometimes it is just difficult to put a puzzle by yourself. There are things you are worried about, you are fearful to think of, or something you have not discovered yet. I am here to help you place the pieces together to understand yourself better. Although it may take some time, or it may not be perfect, you are not alone. You want to find a way to redefine yourself, but you do not know where to begin with or feel drained to try.
(236) 837-0319 View (236) 837-0319
Photo of Suneeta Johnson, Counsellor in Port Coquitlam, BC
Suneeta Johnson
Counsellor, RCC, MC, BA CYCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
I believe that each client is an expert in their own life experiences. Being trained to support teens, adolescents and Adults at CYMH and working in Social Work for 8 years, I have a passion for social justice and supporting equity and equality among people of all walks of life. I strive to guide clients through, any part of their healing journey, with empowerment and gentle support. Clients who work with me can expect to come to a safe space to process their life with the option to work through a variety of counseling techniques but ultimately, I will always meet clients wherever they are in their journey and comfort level.
I believe that each client is an expert in their own life experiences. Being trained to support teens, adolescents and Adults at CYMH and working in Social Work for 8 years, I have a passion for social justice and supporting equity and equality among people of all walks of life. I strive to guide clients through, any part of their healing journey, with empowerment and gentle support. Clients who work with me can expect to come to a safe space to process their life with the option to work through a variety of counseling techniques but ultimately, I will always meet clients wherever they are in their journey and comfort level.
(873) 363-1058 View (873) 363-1058
Photo of James A Alexander, Counsellor in Port Coquitlam, BC
James A Alexander
Counsellor, CD, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
What would it take to live the life you imagined? Have you truly found your authentic self? Visit me at Aster Wellness Centre and we will explore these questions to consider your current path. We often have our sights set high but lose track of what is truly important due to unexpected obstacles such as immense anxiety, anger, depression, fear, grief, and personal traumas. We don't ask for these things, but they are occasionally placed along our path, and can easily trip us up. The feeling that we are stuck or unable to realize our potential sets in.
What would it take to live the life you imagined? Have you truly found your authentic self? Visit me at Aster Wellness Centre and we will explore these questions to consider your current path. We often have our sights set high but lose track of what is truly important due to unexpected obstacles such as immense anxiety, anger, depression, fear, grief, and personal traumas. We don't ask for these things, but they are occasionally placed along our path, and can easily trip us up. The feeling that we are stuck or unable to realize our potential sets in.
(855) 256-0982 View (855) 256-0982
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Ehypnotherapy and coaching
Pre-Licensed Professional, CHT, NLPp
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B
My mission is to help you achieve your goals. Send me DM to learn more about improving your life.
My mission is to help you achieve your goals. Send me DM to learn more about improving your life.
(867) 794-2936 View (867) 794-2936
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Peaceful Warrior Consulting Group
Counsellor, RTC, CH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
When you’re in the dark it’s nice to find someone with a light. You're used to doing things yourself but lately there's a lot of confusion and misunderstanding. No one seems to really understand. What is going on? Peaceful Warrior Consulting will help you explore, understand, and work through your current dilemma at your pace, with solutions that you discover work best for you.
When you’re in the dark it’s nice to find someone with a light. You're used to doing things yourself but lately there's a lot of confusion and misunderstanding. No one seems to really understand. What is going on? Peaceful Warrior Consulting will help you explore, understand, and work through your current dilemma at your pace, with solutions that you discover work best for you.
(343) 655-0706 View (343) 655-0706
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Lynn Windels
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C
Seeking counselling is not always an easy step, but it is definitely rewarding. My passion is to help adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, high sensitivity (HSP), immigration-related psychological challenges, and relationship difficulties. During our sessions we will explore healthy coping strategies for the challenges that you are facing. Your journey is unique, and I feel honoured to be by your side.
Seeking counselling is not always an easy step, but it is definitely rewarding. My passion is to help adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, high sensitivity (HSP), immigration-related psychological challenges, and relationship difficulties. During our sessions we will explore healthy coping strategies for the challenges that you are facing. Your journey is unique, and I feel honoured to be by your side.
(249) 488-1893 View (249) 488-1893

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Number of Counsellors in Port Coquitlam, BC

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Port Coquitlam, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% SunLife
50% Green Shield Canada
50% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Port Coquitlam, BC see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Port Coquitlam?

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.