Therapists in Squamish, BC

Photo of Raquel Ramos Nicolau, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor Candidate in Squamish, BC
Raquel Ramos Nicolau
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor Candidate, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V0N
I'm very passionate about the therapeutic process and how transformative it can be. I believe that by sharing a safe space where we are able to be seen, heard, and understood, beautiful things can happen and a healthy space inside of us open, allowing traumas and emotions to move through us.
I'm very passionate about the therapeutic process and how transformative it can be. I believe that by sharing a safe space where we are able to be seen, heard, and understood, beautiful things can happen and a healthy space inside of us open, allowing traumas and emotions to move through us.
(236) 239-3926 View (236) 239-3926
Photo of Julia Bursey, Pre-Licensed Professional in Squamish, BC
Julia Bursey
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
I believe a good therapeutic outcome stems from creating a strong connection between the therapist and the client. I operate from a client-centred, trauma-informed approach where empowerment, collaboration and respect are fundamentals of the process. I work with a variety of different clients, some of which include challenges in the following areas: overcoming negative thought patterns, issues related to anxiety, loss of a relationship or job, issues related to self-esteem, difficulties coping with life transitions, body image difficulties and improving interpersonal communication.
I believe a good therapeutic outcome stems from creating a strong connection between the therapist and the client. I operate from a client-centred, trauma-informed approach where empowerment, collaboration and respect are fundamentals of the process. I work with a variety of different clients, some of which include challenges in the following areas: overcoming negative thought patterns, issues related to anxiety, loss of a relationship or job, issues related to self-esteem, difficulties coping with life transitions, body image difficulties and improving interpersonal communication.
(587) 601-2592 View (587) 601-2592
Photo of Jon Dickson, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Jon Dickson
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
Asking yourself questions like these: Is this authentic for me? Can I be me? Am I allowed to be myself? What is life asking me at this time? You sense that there is another way forward in your life, but find your self bumping up against sticky patterns, old habits, and blind spots - your intuition says that change and greater wellbeing is possible. What is holding you back? It may be time to look closer. Trauma trained and informed, and I inhabit a blend of empathetic concern with an edge of compassionate coaching, because it takes a delicate balance of care and encouragement to support true learning and integrated lifestyle change
Asking yourself questions like these: Is this authentic for me? Can I be me? Am I allowed to be myself? What is life asking me at this time? You sense that there is another way forward in your life, but find your self bumping up against sticky patterns, old habits, and blind spots - your intuition says that change and greater wellbeing is possible. What is holding you back? It may be time to look closer. Trauma trained and informed, and I inhabit a blend of empathetic concern with an edge of compassionate coaching, because it takes a delicate balance of care and encouragement to support true learning and integrated lifestyle change
(548) 708-5227 View (548) 708-5227
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Kristin Trotter
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Squamish, BC V8B
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) working with teens & young adults (13yrs to 40ish). I specialize in therapeutic conversations that support the unique experiences & challenges during this time in life. In particular, I am knowledgeable in supporting the emotional needs of 2SLGBTQ+ folks. I have training to complete Hormone Readiness Assesments. I also offer supportive counselling sessions for parents & care providers. As a sex-positive therapist / Sexual Health Educator, I promote a healthy attitude towards human sexual behaviour & safer sex practices and I appreciate and respect gender, sexual & relationship diversity.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) working with teens & young adults (13yrs to 40ish). I specialize in therapeutic conversations that support the unique experiences & challenges during this time in life. In particular, I am knowledgeable in supporting the emotional needs of 2SLGBTQ+ folks. I have training to complete Hormone Readiness Assesments. I also offer supportive counselling sessions for parents & care providers. As a sex-positive therapist / Sexual Health Educator, I promote a healthy attitude towards human sexual behaviour & safer sex practices and I appreciate and respect gender, sexual & relationship diversity.
(306) 994-7709 View (306) 994-7709
Photo of Paula Lazzuri, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Paula Lazzuri
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
I provide services to adults, youth and couples needing support to learn about and grow out of their patterns of anxiety, depression, life transitions (including immigration), eating disorders, grief, addiction, sports performance, ADHD, sleep, relational difficulties, trauma and PTSD. Growth does not need to be intimidating and we all need support through life. I inform my practice with a social justice lens for those who identify as LGBTQ2S+ or heteronormative individuals. During our time together we will set sustainable solutions that empower you to navigate life's complexities with grace.
I provide services to adults, youth and couples needing support to learn about and grow out of their patterns of anxiety, depression, life transitions (including immigration), eating disorders, grief, addiction, sports performance, ADHD, sleep, relational difficulties, trauma and PTSD. Growth does not need to be intimidating and we all need support through life. I inform my practice with a social justice lens for those who identify as LGBTQ2S+ or heteronormative individuals. During our time together we will set sustainable solutions that empower you to navigate life's complexities with grace.
(581) 803-8405 View (581) 803-8405
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Josef Sadowski
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Squamish, BC V8B
“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”. This wisdom reflects my approach to therapy. You can’t prevent storms from happening, you can hardly stop others from hurting you, and you may never get rid of your inner critic’s voice entirely. There's no way to erase the memories of past traumas. Yet, there surely is a way to lessen the burden, to ease the struggle, to change your relationship with others and - most importantly - with Self. Discover your way to cease the unnecessary suffering and reclaim balance and joy. How?
“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”. This wisdom reflects my approach to therapy. You can’t prevent storms from happening, you can hardly stop others from hurting you, and you may never get rid of your inner critic’s voice entirely. There's no way to erase the memories of past traumas. Yet, there surely is a way to lessen the burden, to ease the struggle, to change your relationship with others and - most importantly - with Self. Discover your way to cease the unnecessary suffering and reclaim balance and joy. How?
(855) 721-9514 View (855) 721-9514
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Caitlin Allen
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
Waitlist for new clients
Caitlin views counselling as a collaborative journey of support, growth, and transformation. She believes in the inherent resilience of all human beings and the innate capacity human beings possess to heal and overcome adversity. She supports children, youth, adults, and families to heal from traumatic experiences, process grief and loss, reduce mental health/psychiatric distress, work on childhood and family of origin issues, and explore relational challenges of abandonment/neglect. She is honoured to serve the Sea to Sky community seeing clients in-person at her office in Squamish.
Caitlin views counselling as a collaborative journey of support, growth, and transformation. She believes in the inherent resilience of all human beings and the innate capacity human beings possess to heal and overcome adversity. She supports children, youth, adults, and families to heal from traumatic experiences, process grief and loss, reduce mental health/psychiatric distress, work on childhood and family of origin issues, and explore relational challenges of abandonment/neglect. She is honoured to serve the Sea to Sky community seeing clients in-person at her office in Squamish.
(587) 417-6731 View (587) 417-6731
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Julie Paquette
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
People coming to see me have decided to take concrete actions to improve their current situation. It can be about learning to deal better with stress, strong emotions, or a challenging life experience. It also mean they want to understand themselves better, notice unhealthy patterns and improve habits. It is ok if my clients feel a little uncertain at the beginning, I follow their speed and accompany them along the way.
People coming to see me have decided to take concrete actions to improve their current situation. It can be about learning to deal better with stress, strong emotions, or a challenging life experience. It also mean they want to understand themselves better, notice unhealthy patterns and improve habits. It is ok if my clients feel a little uncertain at the beginning, I follow their speed and accompany them along the way.
(778) 200-7457 View (778) 200-7457
Photo of Rebecca Noel Diab, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Rebecca Noel Diab
Counsellor, BA, RPC-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B  (Online Only)
I believe we all have the capacity to heal and that the answers we seek often lie within. So often, we are conditioned to look outside of ourselves for what’s true and right. We may have lost ourselves along the way, living according to other people’s standards instead of our own. Do you notice a sense of anxiety, depression, or unease in your system? Maybe you feel far from yourself, unsure of how to connect within and access your wisdom. It might feel scary to slow down and listen. What might you hear? What might you feel? This is where I come in and support you because this work is not meant to be done alone.
I believe we all have the capacity to heal and that the answers we seek often lie within. So often, we are conditioned to look outside of ourselves for what’s true and right. We may have lost ourselves along the way, living according to other people’s standards instead of our own. Do you notice a sense of anxiety, depression, or unease in your system? Maybe you feel far from yourself, unsure of how to connect within and access your wisdom. It might feel scary to slow down and listen. What might you hear? What might you feel? This is where I come in and support you because this work is not meant to be done alone.
(548) 900-9366 View (548) 900-9366
Photo of Sapphire Harpin, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Sapphire Harpin
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
Life can be messy, difficult, and complicated. (So much more that we expect!). Navigating this is tricky - human beings are complex individuals and we each face unique issues and challenges. Therapy offers a space to untangle the discomfort (while also building resilience and skills to respond to future challenges) so you can focus on living the life you want. Building upon my corporate background, I specialize in navigating challenges between professional and personal worlds. I often work with entrepreneurs or professionals (in high-pressure, finance or medical roles) and young adults in their early career stages.
Life can be messy, difficult, and complicated. (So much more that we expect!). Navigating this is tricky - human beings are complex individuals and we each face unique issues and challenges. Therapy offers a space to untangle the discomfort (while also building resilience and skills to respond to future challenges) so you can focus on living the life you want. Building upon my corporate background, I specialize in navigating challenges between professional and personal worlds. I often work with entrepreneurs or professionals (in high-pressure, finance or medical roles) and young adults in their early career stages.
(587) 605-1498 View (587) 605-1498
Photo of Stefanie Krasnow, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Stefanie Krasnow
Counsellor, MA, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B  (Online Only)
The poet, Mark Doty, writes: "What did you think, that joy was some slight thing?" The common view of therapy is that it's a place to unload & unpack the hardships & woes that burden you. Many of us are accustomed to thinking that joy is 'some slight thing', that our shadows are far more complex, dynamic & compelling. Contrary to this, my experiences as a therapist reveal to me how people's resilience, hopes & dreams are far more sophisticated & worthy of examination than the tricks & underbellies of their so-called demons. I am passionate about helping people reclaim joy & vitality; to find possibilities where they only see walls.
The poet, Mark Doty, writes: "What did you think, that joy was some slight thing?" The common view of therapy is that it's a place to unload & unpack the hardships & woes that burden you. Many of us are accustomed to thinking that joy is 'some slight thing', that our shadows are far more complex, dynamic & compelling. Contrary to this, my experiences as a therapist reveal to me how people's resilience, hopes & dreams are far more sophisticated & worthy of examination than the tricks & underbellies of their so-called demons. I am passionate about helping people reclaim joy & vitality; to find possibilities where they only see walls.
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Sara Place
MA, BEd, BA
Verified Verified
Squamish, BC V8B
It is my honour to deeply listen and support your personal journey through whatever life circumstance brings you to counselling. We can work through difficult experiences, relationship challenges (including family, romatic, and workplace), adverse childhood experiences, trauma, addiction (technology, substance, shopping, food, gambling), grief, shifting ongoing patterns that you want to change. I value your individual experience, and that you are the expert in your own life - I am here to deeply listen and help you find your meaning, purpose and understandings - to offer a personalized approach and a sense of belonging.
It is my honour to deeply listen and support your personal journey through whatever life circumstance brings you to counselling. We can work through difficult experiences, relationship challenges (including family, romatic, and workplace), adverse childhood experiences, trauma, addiction (technology, substance, shopping, food, gambling), grief, shifting ongoing patterns that you want to change. I value your individual experience, and that you are the expert in your own life - I am here to deeply listen and help you find your meaning, purpose and understandings - to offer a personalized approach and a sense of belonging.
(604) 227-4699 View (604) 227-4699
Photo of Danielle Buchanan, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Danielle Buchanan
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
I am a Registered Clinical Counselor as well as a Certified Life Coach. The therapeutic approaches I use are dependent on your unique needs. If you have landed here, chances are you haven't been feeling quite like yourself. Whether you have lost a loved one, your career, a significant relationship or even your sense of self, you have come to the right place.
I am a Registered Clinical Counselor as well as a Certified Life Coach. The therapeutic approaches I use are dependent on your unique needs. If you have landed here, chances are you haven't been feeling quite like yourself. Whether you have lost a loved one, your career, a significant relationship or even your sense of self, you have come to the right place.
(604) 245-5618 View (604) 245-5618
Photo of Jade Honce, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Jade Honce
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Squamish, BC V0N
My approach to therapy is collaborative and flexible to suit the needs of each individual client. My specialty is in working with women affected by stress, anxiety, depression and those struggling with past trauma and PTSD. I also offer personalized support to women struggling in their relationships. My primary orientations are strengths based, person-centred and psychodynamic. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I am fully trained and certified in Somatic Experiencing (SE), EMDR, TF-CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Creative Arts Therapy. I also offer interventions based in Internal Family Systems, MBSR, ACT and DBT.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and flexible to suit the needs of each individual client. My specialty is in working with women affected by stress, anxiety, depression and those struggling with past trauma and PTSD. I also offer personalized support to women struggling in their relationships. My primary orientations are strengths based, person-centred and psychodynamic. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I am fully trained and certified in Somatic Experiencing (SE), EMDR, TF-CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Creative Arts Therapy. I also offer interventions based in Internal Family Systems, MBSR, ACT and DBT.
(855) 512-1114 View (855) 512-1114
Photo of Kasia Zimmermann, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Kasia Zimmermann
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Squamish, BC V8B  (Online Only)
Hi! Hola! Cześć! Hej! I am a trauma-informed therapist specializing in the body-mind relationship and experiences that inhibit it, including but not limited to chronic pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and depression.
Hi! Hola! Cześć! Hej! I am a trauma-informed therapist specializing in the body-mind relationship and experiences that inhibit it, including but not limited to chronic pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and depression.
(705) 535-6392 View (705) 535-6392
Photo of Madison King, Registered Social Worker in Squamish, BC
Madison King
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Squamish, BC V8B
Madison believes that it takes courage to begin the counselling process. She admires her clients’ courage to work hard to improve their lives by doing deep trauma work, changing unhealthy behaviours, and building stronger relationships. She listens nonjudgmentally and helps her clients to develop self-compassion and self-understanding. Her clients also feel a sense of safety in her direct approach. Clients reflect to Madison that she creates an environment that supports vulnerable engagement which promotes meaningful change.
Madison believes that it takes courage to begin the counselling process. She admires her clients’ courage to work hard to improve their lives by doing deep trauma work, changing unhealthy behaviours, and building stronger relationships. She listens nonjudgmentally and helps her clients to develop self-compassion and self-understanding. Her clients also feel a sense of safety in her direct approach. Clients reflect to Madison that she creates an environment that supports vulnerable engagement which promotes meaningful change.
(343) 321-2618 View (343) 321-2618
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Begum Ozeke
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
Welcome! I support individuals and couples through a wide range of challenging issues and specialize in culturally-sensitive Trauma treatment. I have extensive training and experience working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, trauma (of physical, combat, emotional, and/or sexual nature) survivors, inter-generational trauma survivors, immigrants and individuals navigating various life transitions, and individuals suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Emotional regulation difficulties, Substance use problems, and/or PTSD. I also work closely with Indigenous communities and in the past I served on reserve as a clinician.
Welcome! I support individuals and couples through a wide range of challenging issues and specialize in culturally-sensitive Trauma treatment. I have extensive training and experience working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, trauma (of physical, combat, emotional, and/or sexual nature) survivors, inter-generational trauma survivors, immigrants and individuals navigating various life transitions, and individuals suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Emotional regulation difficulties, Substance use problems, and/or PTSD. I also work closely with Indigenous communities and in the past I served on reserve as a clinician.
(778) 949-4014 View (778) 949-4014
Photo of Caroline Deschenes, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Caroline Deschenes
Counsellor, BA Ed, RTC
Verified Verified
Squamish, BC V8B
Why therapy? We don’t always have someone to talk to when we could use some empathy.Therapy provides that space where you can share your story in confidence. As a registered therapeutic counselor, I can help you with Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Substance Abuse, Grief and loss, Relationships, Behaviour Modifications, Self- Empowerment, Anger Issues and whatever your issues are. You will gain perspective on ‘why things are as they are’. You will be given choices and tools for taking better care of yourself. You will be encouraged to go to the root of your problems to solve them. The emotional benefits are real.
Why therapy? We don’t always have someone to talk to when we could use some empathy.Therapy provides that space where you can share your story in confidence. As a registered therapeutic counselor, I can help you with Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Substance Abuse, Grief and loss, Relationships, Behaviour Modifications, Self- Empowerment, Anger Issues and whatever your issues are. You will gain perspective on ‘why things are as they are’. You will be given choices and tools for taking better care of yourself. You will be encouraged to go to the root of your problems to solve them. The emotional benefits are real.
(778) 761-5453 View (778) 761-5453
Photo of Jenya Draganova, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Jenya Draganova
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
Whether you are feeling stuck in life, experiencing a transition or loss, or feeling disconnected from your core self, counselling can help. My clients are typically high-functioning and competent individuals, yet struggle on the inside with issues such as anxiety, emptiness, identity and recurring unhelpful patterns which affect them, their relationships, and other areas of their lives. What if you viewed the parts of you that feel stuck or the issues that you experience as profound opportunities for growth and transformation?
Whether you are feeling stuck in life, experiencing a transition or loss, or feeling disconnected from your core self, counselling can help. My clients are typically high-functioning and competent individuals, yet struggle on the inside with issues such as anxiety, emptiness, identity and recurring unhelpful patterns which affect them, their relationships, and other areas of their lives. What if you viewed the parts of you that feel stuck or the issues that you experience as profound opportunities for growth and transformation?
(639) 739-0842 View (639) 739-0842
Photo of Danielle Berman, Counsellor in Squamish, BC
Danielle Berman
Counsellor, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V8B
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support and no one needs to feel alone in their struggles. I believe we can all benefit from having someone to share our challenges, with who is trained to help us find our confidence and strengths. I am honoured to be a part of that journey with my clients. When working with an individual I recognize each person's uniqueness and individual needs, therefore I customize my approach. My goal is to ensure my clients always feel safe and supported.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support and no one needs to feel alone in their struggles. I believe we can all benefit from having someone to share our challenges, with who is trained to help us find our confidence and strengths. I am honoured to be a part of that journey with my clients. When working with an individual I recognize each person's uniqueness and individual needs, therefore I customize my approach. My goal is to ensure my clients always feel safe and supported.
(604) 245-1481 View (604) 245-1481

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Number of Counsellors in Squamish, BC

80+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in Squamish, BC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% First Nations Health Authority
37% Pacific Blue Cross
33% Other

How Counsellors in Squamish, BC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Squamish?

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.