Therapists in Richmond, BC

Photo of Annelisa Dey Thomas, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Annelisa Dey Thomas
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, BC V7E
Finding a counsellor who can help you achieve a fulfilling life is an important first step. If you are ready to do the work to improve your outlook and make better connections, I would be privileged to be a partner in the process. Together, we will identify your individual goals, so you can feel again, enhance your strengths, develop self-confidence, make the right decisions, and find your life’s purpose. I would love to help you with that transition. You will be astounded to discover that most of the necessary tools are already in your possession. I look forward to meeting you!
Finding a counsellor who can help you achieve a fulfilling life is an important first step. If you are ready to do the work to improve your outlook and make better connections, I would be privileged to be a partner in the process. Together, we will identify your individual goals, so you can feel again, enhance your strengths, develop self-confidence, make the right decisions, and find your life’s purpose. I would love to help you with that transition. You will be astounded to discover that most of the necessary tools are already in your possession. I look forward to meeting you!
(778) 716-3929 View (778) 716-3929
Photo of Cambie counselling, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Cambie counselling
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6X
Many of us struggle with problems for weeks, months or even years, but when it gets to the point where you're overwhelmed and it's interfering with your life, work or threatening your relationships, I can help. My approach is non-judgmental, down-to-earth and goal-directed. I offer services for a variety of issues including, motor vehicle accidents, anxiety, pain, traumatic events, stress management, workplace stress and return to work issues.
Many of us struggle with problems for weeks, months or even years, but when it gets to the point where you're overwhelmed and it's interfering with your life, work or threatening your relationships, I can help. My approach is non-judgmental, down-to-earth and goal-directed. I offer services for a variety of issues including, motor vehicle accidents, anxiety, pain, traumatic events, stress management, workplace stress and return to work issues.
(289) 302-5249 View (289) 302-5249
Photo of Flavia Shum Inner Transformative Therapy, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Flavia Shum Inner Transformative Therapy
Counsellor, BMus, RTC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6X  (Online Only)
I offer a 20 mins free consultation. When you contact me, I will connect with you through a phone call, Zoom or Whatsapp video. Are you feeling overwhelmed by issues? Do you like to have a clear mind? Do you feel that you lost the power of choice? I offer a non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings. Feeling helpless or hopeless are part of life experiences. Talking to someone is a significant step toward healing. Together, we would dig in to recover your resilience, regain independence and seek intrinsic value. We might instill hope in life. Let us work together to transform your situation to a new height.
I offer a 20 mins free consultation. When you contact me, I will connect with you through a phone call, Zoom or Whatsapp video. Are you feeling overwhelmed by issues? Do you like to have a clear mind? Do you feel that you lost the power of choice? I offer a non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings. Feeling helpless or hopeless are part of life experiences. Talking to someone is a significant step toward healing. Together, we would dig in to recover your resilience, regain independence and seek intrinsic value. We might instill hope in life. Let us work together to transform your situation to a new height.
(506) 496-1100 View (506) 496-1100
Photo of Hena Mahboob, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Hena Mahboob
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, BC V6Y  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. My goal is to provide you with a safe environment for self-exploration and discovery, where you can work to create sustainable and meaningful change to become a better version of yourself. I believe change is hard and certainly possible! I am committed to personalizing our sessions, suggesting tools and techniques for coping with life’s challenges so you can work on getting better, and staying better!
Accepting new clients. My goal is to provide you with a safe environment for self-exploration and discovery, where you can work to create sustainable and meaningful change to become a better version of yourself. I believe change is hard and certainly possible! I am committed to personalizing our sessions, suggesting tools and techniques for coping with life’s challenges so you can work on getting better, and staying better!
(587) 608-8083 View (587) 608-8083
Photo of Fatima Ghumra, Licensed Professional Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Fatima Ghumra
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, BC V7C  (Online Only)
I am certified in Dialectic Behavioural Therapy. Prior to working in Mental Health, I spent eleven years working in childcare. I have worked as a Behavioural Interventionist with children and youth on the Autism Spectrum and other special needs and with adults with psychiatric and concurrent disorders.
I am certified in Dialectic Behavioural Therapy. Prior to working in Mental Health, I spent eleven years working in childcare. I have worked as a Behavioural Interventionist with children and youth on the Autism Spectrum and other special needs and with adults with psychiatric and concurrent disorders.
(867) 794-1087 View (867) 794-1087
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Samantha Hers
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, BC V7C  (Online Only)
I am committed to providing you with the tools and guidance to navigate life’s complexities with confidence and resilience. Together, we will build a strong connection built on trust, empathy and understanding, fostering a safe place where healing can flourish. I am honoured to join you in your journey towards growth. I am passionate about empowering others to break cycles and live fulfilling lives. At the heart of my counselling practice lies a deep belief in the power of courage — the courage to face challenges, explore vulnerabilities, and to embrace change.
I am committed to providing you with the tools and guidance to navigate life’s complexities with confidence and resilience. Together, we will build a strong connection built on trust, empathy and understanding, fostering a safe place where healing can flourish. I am honoured to join you in your journey towards growth. I am passionate about empowering others to break cycles and live fulfilling lives. At the heart of my counselling practice lies a deep belief in the power of courage — the courage to face challenges, explore vulnerabilities, and to embrace change.
(365) 800-6918 View (365) 800-6918
Photo of Simran Dhillon, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Simran Dhillon
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, BC V6Y
I know how unsettling or daunting it can be to begin therapy. By being here, you've already taken a courageous step to work toward the issues you're experiencing. As a counsellor, I hope to reduce this discomfort by creating a safe place where we can work together to tackle the challenges causing distress in your life.
I know how unsettling or daunting it can be to begin therapy. By being here, you've already taken a courageous step to work toward the issues you're experiencing. As a counsellor, I hope to reduce this discomfort by creating a safe place where we can work together to tackle the challenges causing distress in your life.
(807) 789-9898 View (807) 789-9898
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MindRight Counselling & Consulting Inc
Counsellor, MEd, MA, MSc, PHCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7A
MindRight Counselling & Consulting is focused on helping men, women, children/youth, couples, and families deal with issues that negatively impact their quality of living. We provide therapeutic support, guidance, and psychoeducation to assist our clients to develop personal insight and work towards making a positive change in their overall lives. We service all clients from the Lower Mainland of BC while having 5 office locations in Richmond, Vancouver, and Burnaby with 10 Associate Counsellors ready to help you. Please visit our website for more information on our team and additional locations.
MindRight Counselling & Consulting is focused on helping men, women, children/youth, couples, and families deal with issues that negatively impact their quality of living. We provide therapeutic support, guidance, and psychoeducation to assist our clients to develop personal insight and work towards making a positive change in their overall lives. We service all clients from the Lower Mainland of BC while having 5 office locations in Richmond, Vancouver, and Burnaby with 10 Associate Counsellors ready to help you. Please visit our website for more information on our team and additional locations.
(778) 901-6245 View (778) 901-6245
Photo of Mark Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Richmond, BC
Mark Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7E  (Online Only)
Do you sometimes feel stuck in your personal life? Do you get anxious or depressed? Are you concerned or struggling in your marriage or relationship? Do you find communication isn't what it could be or should be? Perhaps your intimacy, emotionally or sexually has waned a bit? How one thinks about these situations plays an important part in how you get change happening. Having a place to think it through and create new ways of approaching these life situations is a valuable thing. I create a safe place to explore these issues in a non-judgmental atmosphere, whether personal issues, relationship issues or divorce issues.
Do you sometimes feel stuck in your personal life? Do you get anxious or depressed? Are you concerned or struggling in your marriage or relationship? Do you find communication isn't what it could be or should be? Perhaps your intimacy, emotionally or sexually has waned a bit? How one thinks about these situations plays an important part in how you get change happening. Having a place to think it through and create new ways of approaching these life situations is a valuable thing. I create a safe place to explore these issues in a non-judgmental atmosphere, whether personal issues, relationship issues or divorce issues.
(778) 860-4433 View (778) 860-4433
Photo of Positive Kids inc, Registered Psychotherapist in Richmond, BC
Positive Kids inc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6X
Does your child or adolescent struggle with ADHD, Behavioral issues, Motivation, Decision Making, Anger Management, Shyness, Anxiety or other type of Social-Emotional issue? Positive Kids is a revolutionary concept created by experts of Emotional Intelligence. We help children label and identify their emotions, manage their emotions and ultimately regulate their emotions. Our program results in a child or adolescent who has more self control, better interpersonal skills and increased IQ. Our curriculum focuses on using cognitive and emotional tools to help children who may struggle with the issues above.
Does your child or adolescent struggle with ADHD, Behavioral issues, Motivation, Decision Making, Anger Management, Shyness, Anxiety or other type of Social-Emotional issue? Positive Kids is a revolutionary concept created by experts of Emotional Intelligence. We help children label and identify their emotions, manage their emotions and ultimately regulate their emotions. Our program results in a child or adolescent who has more self control, better interpersonal skills and increased IQ. Our curriculum focuses on using cognitive and emotional tools to help children who may struggle with the issues above.
(782) 312-0124 View (782) 312-0124
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Tracy Lau Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6X  (Online Only)
Are you ready to break free from the ordinary and sculpt a life that's extraordinary? Raise your hand if you are tired of living today the same way as you are living yesterday, and the day before that. On the surface, you look like you have it all together but underneath, you are struggling to maintain the status quo. You are sick of feeling stuck, and want to get out of this vicious pattern. Imagine a life where you are living out your values, waking up refreshed and excited to start your day with passion. Join me on a transformative journey where we'll conquer challenges, ignite passions, and create a life that truly inspires you!
Are you ready to break free from the ordinary and sculpt a life that's extraordinary? Raise your hand if you are tired of living today the same way as you are living yesterday, and the day before that. On the surface, you look like you have it all together but underneath, you are struggling to maintain the status quo. You are sick of feeling stuck, and want to get out of this vicious pattern. Imagine a life where you are living out your values, waking up refreshed and excited to start your day with passion. Join me on a transformative journey where we'll conquer challenges, ignite passions, and create a life that truly inspires you!
(604) 800-6782 View (604) 800-6782
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Esther Chow
Counsellor, MC, MATS, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7E
I am a registered member (Registration number: 1829) of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) since 2001. With more than 20 years of professional counselling experience in both public and private settings, I am passionate in walking with people through their struggles and helping them overcome their traumatic past. My counselling approach aims at helping clients increase their self-awareness, identify any unhealthy emotional blockages, desensitize and reprocess emotional charged memories, promote integration of a wholistic self, improve and enrich interpersonal relationships, and experience the joy of emotional freedom.
I am a registered member (Registration number: 1829) of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) since 2001. With more than 20 years of professional counselling experience in both public and private settings, I am passionate in walking with people through their struggles and helping them overcome their traumatic past. My counselling approach aims at helping clients increase their self-awareness, identify any unhealthy emotional blockages, desensitize and reprocess emotional charged memories, promote integration of a wholistic self, improve and enrich interpersonal relationships, and experience the joy of emotional freedom.
(587) 417-6793 View (587) 417-6793
Photo of Hoi Pan (Dada) Cheng, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Hoi Pan (Dada) Cheng
Counsellor, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6Y
We all experience difficulties due to many different life circumstances and we may struggle to move forward because of what happened in our past and fear for the future. I will help you develop emotional intelligence, unpack your stressors, and establish healthy coping mechanisms, that will propel you towards your ideal self and intended goals. I am trained to utilize EMDR, CBT, DBT, EFT, FBT and couples therapy. I am here to join the healing process with you by providing a safe space for you to create the tools you need to face your challenges with a renewed sense of purpose and self-efficacy.
We all experience difficulties due to many different life circumstances and we may struggle to move forward because of what happened in our past and fear for the future. I will help you develop emotional intelligence, unpack your stressors, and establish healthy coping mechanisms, that will propel you towards your ideal self and intended goals. I am trained to utilize EMDR, CBT, DBT, EFT, FBT and couples therapy. I am here to join the healing process with you by providing a safe space for you to create the tools you need to face your challenges with a renewed sense of purpose and self-efficacy.
(778) 766-4854 View (778) 766-4854
Photo of Andrew Lee - Registered Clinical Counsellor, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Andrew Lee - Registered Clinical Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7C
Andrew has been practicing psychotherapy and counselling for more than 19 years. He performed as a clinical supervisor and a team leader for mental health and substance use programs in Vancouver. He treats adult, youth, and adolescent clients who experience various mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, eating disorders, emotional and behavioural dysregulation, and borderline personality. He also provides marriage/couple counselling (only provides 90-minute couple counselling sessions) to nurture emotion connection, attachment, bonding, and communication.
Andrew has been practicing psychotherapy and counselling for more than 19 years. He performed as a clinical supervisor and a team leader for mental health and substance use programs in Vancouver. He treats adult, youth, and adolescent clients who experience various mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, eating disorders, emotional and behavioural dysregulation, and borderline personality. He also provides marriage/couple counselling (only provides 90-minute couple counselling sessions) to nurture emotion connection, attachment, bonding, and communication.
(825) 465-0209 View (825) 465-0209
Photo of Jagdeep Chahal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Richmond, BC
Jagdeep Chahal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6Y  (Online Only)
Do you feel overrun by thoughts of self-criticism? Are you exhausted trying to maintain relationships? Sometimes we function well outwardly, but inside we are fighting feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger and thoughts of never being good enough. In therapy, we connect to parts of ourselves that we try so hard to hide. We explore struggles in current situations, past experiences, and connect with our emotions. My therapeutic approach is grounded in forming a strong connection with my clients to help create a safe space in which you feel heard. My hope is to support you through your life transitions, and be part of your journey.
Do you feel overrun by thoughts of self-criticism? Are you exhausted trying to maintain relationships? Sometimes we function well outwardly, but inside we are fighting feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger and thoughts of never being good enough. In therapy, we connect to parts of ourselves that we try so hard to hide. We explore struggles in current situations, past experiences, and connect with our emotions. My therapeutic approach is grounded in forming a strong connection with my clients to help create a safe space in which you feel heard. My hope is to support you through your life transitions, and be part of your journey.
(604) 259-6807 View (604) 259-6807
Photo of Rebecca Lee Farnell, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Rebecca Lee Farnell
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7E
I love people, and I feel most alive when I am supporting others to reach their fullest potential. I have completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Adler University and hold the designation of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I work from a Person-Centered perspective, honoring the inherent worth of each client. I believe that the client is the expert of their own experience and I desire to understand the way of being of each of my clients.
I love people, and I feel most alive when I am supporting others to reach their fullest potential. I have completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Adler University and hold the designation of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I work from a Person-Centered perspective, honoring the inherent worth of each client. I believe that the client is the expert of their own experience and I desire to understand the way of being of each of my clients.
(778) 901-2086 View (778) 901-2086
Photo of Sanela Jakovljev, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Sanela Jakovljev
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, BC V6V  (Online Only)
Are you sick of waking up to another day of pain? Tired of trying to explain spoon theory to people committed to misunderstanding you? Are you stuck in executive dysfunction or the overwhelm that comes with neurodivergence? Maybe you've been dismissed by the very professionals meant to help you? I specialize in supporting clients who are neurodivergent and/or living with chronic pain. Using my own lived experience, and drawing upon the principles of ACT, IFS and Somatic Experiencing, I help clients find new and meaningful ways to navigate life with pain and/or neurodivergence.
Are you sick of waking up to another day of pain? Tired of trying to explain spoon theory to people committed to misunderstanding you? Are you stuck in executive dysfunction or the overwhelm that comes with neurodivergence? Maybe you've been dismissed by the very professionals meant to help you? I specialize in supporting clients who are neurodivergent and/or living with chronic pain. Using my own lived experience, and drawing upon the principles of ACT, IFS and Somatic Experiencing, I help clients find new and meaningful ways to navigate life with pain and/or neurodivergence.
(343) 313-0575 View (343) 313-0575
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Ellen Ivity
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7B  (Online Only)
Hello, I am currently accepting new clients for counseling, as well as for assessment for ASD and AD/HD. I offer an individualized approach to therapy to support you in achieving your goals. I integrate several psychotherapeutic modalities including Family Systems therapy, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness practices.
Hello, I am currently accepting new clients for counseling, as well as for assessment for ASD and AD/HD. I offer an individualized approach to therapy to support you in achieving your goals. I integrate several psychotherapeutic modalities including Family Systems therapy, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness practices.
(778) 745-6069 View (778) 745-6069
Photo of Eva Li, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Eva Li
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V7E
Maybe it has been a long time since you were able to feel calm, happy or satisfied. The world is changing so fast, and the gifts from life are presented to us in so many different ways. Thank you for choosing me to walk by your side and explore the real message that the life event sends to us. Let's work together and discover the healing power within you.
Maybe it has been a long time since you were able to feel calm, happy or satisfied. The world is changing so fast, and the gifts from life are presented to us in so many different ways. Thank you for choosing me to walk by your side and explore the real message that the life event sends to us. Let's work together and discover the healing power within you.
(249) 504-2760 View (249) 504-2760
Photo of Heather Awad, Counsellor in Richmond, BC
Heather Awad
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, BC V6V  (Online Only)
Experiencing that constant loop of negative thoughts, low mood and crippling fears that over power every part of your life, is exhausting. Practicing since 2008, I have worked with individuals, couples and families to challenge those loud critical voices within that you just can’t seem to quiet down. My commitment to you is to provide a warm and safe space for your mind and body to process difficult emotions, thoughts and experiences to regain a sense of stability, self control, and self compassion.
Experiencing that constant loop of negative thoughts, low mood and crippling fears that over power every part of your life, is exhausting. Practicing since 2008, I have worked with individuals, couples and families to challenge those loud critical voices within that you just can’t seem to quiet down. My commitment to you is to provide a warm and safe space for your mind and body to process difficult emotions, thoughts and experiences to regain a sense of stability, self control, and self compassion.
(587) 817-8260 View (587) 817-8260

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Richmond, BC

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Richmond, BC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
74% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% SunLife
56% Pacific Blue Cross
47% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Richmond, BC see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond?

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.