Therapists in Surrey, BC

Photo of Samantha Watt, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Samantha Watt
Counsellor, MSc, RTC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V4P
I offer a combination of expressive arts therapy and play therapy to clients who are neurodiverse, have developmental challenges, have suffered trauma, loss, or who have complex family situations. I seek to attune to the client, providing support through empathic listening, whilst also offering a range of arts and play possibilities to explore. Change is possible as the client feels honoured in their unique way of being, whilst grounding and utilizing tools to express authentic aspects of themself. The client discovers resources within themselves that help them overcome obstacles and challenges.
I offer a combination of expressive arts therapy and play therapy to clients who are neurodiverse, have developmental challenges, have suffered trauma, loss, or who have complex family situations. I seek to attune to the client, providing support through empathic listening, whilst also offering a range of arts and play possibilities to explore. Change is possible as the client feels honoured in their unique way of being, whilst grounding and utilizing tools to express authentic aspects of themself. The client discovers resources within themselves that help them overcome obstacles and challenges.
(587) 804-5336 View (587) 804-5336
Photo of Yulande Oosthuyzen, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Yulande Oosthuyzen
Counsellor, DPC, BACM, BTh, MACS, RPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4N
Are your relationships struggling because of anger outbursts and unhelpful behavioral patterns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, conflict, challenges with child training, addiction, or overwhelming grief? You should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
Are your relationships struggling because of anger outbursts and unhelpful behavioral patterns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, conflict, challenges with child training, addiction, or overwhelming grief? You should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
(778) 720-6355 View (778) 720-6355
Photo of Nadine Viker, Pre-Licensed Professional in Surrey, BC
Nadine Viker
Pre-Licensed Professional, CPT, CBT, CCIT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
As parents we sometimes feel at a loss as to how to help our child, particularly when they are experiencing difficulties in more than one area of their lives: at school, with friends, regulating emotions, academically, socially or behaviorally. My personal experience and my love for children has helped me to realize that many parents need support and I have a passion for helping children and parents navigate these challenges. It is my belief that it takes a village for total and consistent support to achieve optimum results. I can help with home and school, on what can be a. tough and confusing path.
As parents we sometimes feel at a loss as to how to help our child, particularly when they are experiencing difficulties in more than one area of their lives: at school, with friends, regulating emotions, academically, socially or behaviorally. My personal experience and my love for children has helped me to realize that many parents need support and I have a passion for helping children and parents navigate these challenges. It is my belief that it takes a village for total and consistent support to achieve optimum results. I can help with home and school, on what can be a. tough and confusing path.
(343) 321-2401 View (343) 321-2401
Photo of Leah Potts Kostamo, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Leah Potts Kostamo
Counsellor, MA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3Z
Leah’s greatest joy is traveling with others in the deep waters of their own transformation. She helps clients come home to their good, authentic selves. Using interventions based on the latest developments in neuroscience psychology, Leah creates a safe and nurturing environment in which clients can resolve traumatic and sensitive issues.
Leah’s greatest joy is traveling with others in the deep waters of their own transformation. She helps clients come home to their good, authentic selves. Using interventions based on the latest developments in neuroscience psychology, Leah creates a safe and nurturing environment in which clients can resolve traumatic and sensitive issues.
(548) 490-8498 View (548) 490-8498
Photo of Jonathan Wieser, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Jonathan Wieser
Counsellor, MA-MFT, RCC, RMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and personal growth issues, providing counselling and neurotherapy for depression, anxiety, couples' relationships and professional and academic performance. I endeavor to provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, to offer a highly personalized approach. Therapy is tailored to each client's needs to help attain the personal growth for which they're striving.
I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and personal growth issues, providing counselling and neurotherapy for depression, anxiety, couples' relationships and professional and academic performance. I endeavor to provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, to offer a highly personalized approach. Therapy is tailored to each client's needs to help attain the personal growth for which they're striving.
(855) 712-9892 View (855) 712-9892
Photo of Parmvir Singh Boparai, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Parmvir Singh Boparai
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3W
Searching for the right counsellor isn’t an easy process, but it is a necessary one. You might have already come across many questions online asking if you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or hopeless. These are definitely important questions you should ask yourself. But how often have you been asked what you can do to overcome these difficulties? My work is focused on helping you discover both the "why" and "how" about your struggles and your strengths. Through establishing a safe space, trust, and empathy, my philosophy is to form a therapeutic relationship between us to the benefit of your mental health.
Searching for the right counsellor isn’t an easy process, but it is a necessary one. You might have already come across many questions online asking if you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or hopeless. These are definitely important questions you should ask yourself. But how often have you been asked what you can do to overcome these difficulties? My work is focused on helping you discover both the "why" and "how" about your struggles and your strengths. Through establishing a safe space, trust, and empathy, my philosophy is to form a therapeutic relationship between us to the benefit of your mental health.
(604) 670-4814 View (604) 670-4814
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Trevor Olson
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V4A
I try to help individuals find their inner worth and strengths. I believe that people can continue to learn, grow and change. It is important for you to feel comfortable with the therapist you decide to see. One of the things that I value the most within therapy is the importance of building an honest and genuine relationship. I try to meet people where they are at and offer services from a strengths-based and positive approach.
I try to help individuals find their inner worth and strengths. I believe that people can continue to learn, grow and change. It is important for you to feel comfortable with the therapist you decide to see. One of the things that I value the most within therapy is the importance of building an honest and genuine relationship. I try to meet people where they are at and offer services from a strengths-based and positive approach.
(778) 828-0853 View (778) 828-0853
Photo of Namita Kandhola, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Namita Kandhola
Counsellor, MA, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association Of Clinical Counsellors. I practice from a trauma-informed lens to provide safe and empathic space for my clients throughout their journey of self-empowerment and self-discovery. I provide counselling in English, Hindi and Punjabi. I work with adolescents and adults and the therapy I offer helps alleviate painful experiences like depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, grief & loss and relationship issues.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association Of Clinical Counsellors. I practice from a trauma-informed lens to provide safe and empathic space for my clients throughout their journey of self-empowerment and self-discovery. I provide counselling in English, Hindi and Punjabi. I work with adolescents and adults and the therapy I offer helps alleviate painful experiences like depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, grief & loss and relationship issues.
(438) 793-3339 View (438) 793-3339
Photo of Chyanne V Smith, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Chyanne V Smith
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4N
I feel that it is such an honour to be allowed to share in someone’s journey and feel that beautiful things grow from vulnerability. I am passionate about exploring both the collective and very unique experiences we live through. I’ve chosen to pursue counselling with the hopes of building meaningful connections with my clients, reinforcing that you are not alone, and helping to develop the skills you need to manage the ups and downs of life. I look forward to working with you & helping you achieve your goals.
I feel that it is such an honour to be allowed to share in someone’s journey and feel that beautiful things grow from vulnerability. I am passionate about exploring both the collective and very unique experiences we live through. I’ve chosen to pursue counselling with the hopes of building meaningful connections with my clients, reinforcing that you are not alone, and helping to develop the skills you need to manage the ups and downs of life. I look forward to working with you & helping you achieve your goals.
(778) 763-1697 View (778) 763-1697
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Amber L Alexander-Huggins
Counsellor, MS, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V4P
Hello! I’m Amber and I am a trauma-informed, strengths-based, Registered Clinical Counsellor who uses a relational-attachment-based approach in my work with individuals and couples coping with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, relationship, sexuality and communication/boundary challenges. I have been working in the field of counselling and mental health for 11 years and in private practice since 2014. I offer a free 15-minute confidential consultation via phone to determine whether my services and approach are a good fit for you. Feel free to reach out via phone or email anytime.
Hello! I’m Amber and I am a trauma-informed, strengths-based, Registered Clinical Counsellor who uses a relational-attachment-based approach in my work with individuals and couples coping with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, relationship, sexuality and communication/boundary challenges. I have been working in the field of counselling and mental health for 11 years and in private practice since 2014. I offer a free 15-minute confidential consultation via phone to determine whether my services and approach are a good fit for you. Feel free to reach out via phone or email anytime.
(604) 409-8562 View (604) 409-8562
Photo of Angela Clarke, Registered Psychotherapist in Surrey, BC
Angela Clarke
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3S  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, negative self talk, or challenging thoughts that affect your daily life? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, tired, or unable to cope with everyday tasks? It might not feel this way, but you're not alone. Many of us feel disconnected, isolated, and detached. We often get messages from society that tell us to stop complaining, to push through, and to get on with it. I am here to support children, youth, and adults who may be experiencing some of these emotions or challenges.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, negative self talk, or challenging thoughts that affect your daily life? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, tired, or unable to cope with everyday tasks? It might not feel this way, but you're not alone. Many of us feel disconnected, isolated, and detached. We often get messages from society that tell us to stop complaining, to push through, and to get on with it. I am here to support children, youth, and adults who may be experiencing some of these emotions or challenges.
(778) 764-2392 View (778) 764-2392
Photo of Blue Bird Counselling & Consulting, Registered Social Worker in Surrey, BC
Blue Bird Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V4A
My approach with each person (adult, child, couple & family) is as unique as the individual. I work collaboratively with you in order to achieve the most positive and maximum results. My hope is to provide you with the education, skills, and tools in order to empower you to live your life to the fullest. I believe in a holistic treatment approach: emotional, cognitive, physical & spiritual. I offer art and talk therapy in office, online, and via telephone, to people of all ages, struggling with emotional difficulties, life challenges, and mental health concerns.
My approach with each person (adult, child, couple & family) is as unique as the individual. I work collaboratively with you in order to achieve the most positive and maximum results. My hope is to provide you with the education, skills, and tools in order to empower you to live your life to the fullest. I believe in a holistic treatment approach: emotional, cognitive, physical & spiritual. I offer art and talk therapy in office, online, and via telephone, to people of all ages, struggling with emotional difficulties, life challenges, and mental health concerns.
(604) 265-7752 View (604) 265-7752
Photo of Rosita Larrain in Surrey, BC
Rosita Larrain
MA
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V4N
Are you a mother, father, a spouse or co-parent? Are you struggling with the children, your spouse or your ex-partner? Are you wanting to know how to best support your children in the context of separation/divorce? Are you trying to get everyone's needs met, solve conflict, create more harmony and joy in your home? Do you juggle financial needs, your children's needs, home functioning, your marriage and your personal needs? Maybe you feel alone, frustrated, worried or burnt out. Maybe you just want to be more confident knowing how to deepen your connection to your spouse or child. You want a happy, thriving family life!
Are you a mother, father, a spouse or co-parent? Are you struggling with the children, your spouse or your ex-partner? Are you wanting to know how to best support your children in the context of separation/divorce? Are you trying to get everyone's needs met, solve conflict, create more harmony and joy in your home? Do you juggle financial needs, your children's needs, home functioning, your marriage and your personal needs? Maybe you feel alone, frustrated, worried or burnt out. Maybe you just want to be more confident knowing how to deepen your connection to your spouse or child. You want a happy, thriving family life!
(249) 496-3202 View (249) 496-3202
Photo of Inside Out Success Coaching & Hypnotherapy in Surrey, BC
Inside Out Success Coaching & Hypnotherapy
CHT, NLP, HNLP, Coach, Trainer
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3S
Clients report recovery in often under 3 sessions! Changes in 1! Finding passion and helping people awaken to their true potential is what drives me! I use a combination of supplemental and widely known techniques to help you break free of issues without the use of drugs or invasive methods. More importantly, I help give my clients a foundation of thinking that give them the tools and the ability to make better life decisions moving forward! Through education and self discovery, people are increasingly tapping into their unlimited potential! More @ www.insideoutschool.com
Clients report recovery in often under 3 sessions! Changes in 1! Finding passion and helping people awaken to their true potential is what drives me! I use a combination of supplemental and widely known techniques to help you break free of issues without the use of drugs or invasive methods. More importantly, I help give my clients a foundation of thinking that give them the tools and the ability to make better life decisions moving forward! Through education and self discovery, people are increasingly tapping into their unlimited potential! More @ www.insideoutschool.com
(778) 888-7720 View (778) 888-7720
Photo of Wellness Now Consulting, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Wellness Now Consulting
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3W
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC, I work with individuals who have a wide range of needs but are all working towards a common goal - developing a deeper understanding of themselves. I have experience working with both adolescents & adults who are overcoming various obstacles - from depression and anxiety, to trauma and grief, to vocational and relationship issues. Whatever the situation they are facing, I truly view all clients as resilient individuals who can recover and thrive from such difficult life experiences.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC, I work with individuals who have a wide range of needs but are all working towards a common goal - developing a deeper understanding of themselves. I have experience working with both adolescents & adults who are overcoming various obstacles - from depression and anxiety, to trauma and grief, to vocational and relationship issues. Whatever the situation they are facing, I truly view all clients as resilient individuals who can recover and thrive from such difficult life experiences.
(604) 332-1850 View (604) 332-1850
Photo of Tidal Trauma Centre, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Tidal Trauma Centre
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
We are a specialized team of mental health professionals providing high-quality counselling and trauma therapy to individuals and couples. We know that talk therapy is beneficial, but we realized that many of our clients’ problems require a deeper and more integrative approach. Stressful and traumatic experiences leave lasting impacts on peoples’ minds and their bodies, which can make them feel stuck in the same patterns. By integrating neurobiologically-based therapies such as EMDR, OEI and Somatic Experiencing into talk therapy (CBT, narrative), our team specializes in helping people break free from discouragement and overwhelm.
We are a specialized team of mental health professionals providing high-quality counselling and trauma therapy to individuals and couples. We know that talk therapy is beneficial, but we realized that many of our clients’ problems require a deeper and more integrative approach. Stressful and traumatic experiences leave lasting impacts on peoples’ minds and their bodies, which can make them feel stuck in the same patterns. By integrating neurobiologically-based therapies such as EMDR, OEI and Somatic Experiencing into talk therapy (CBT, narrative), our team specializes in helping people break free from discouragement and overwhelm.
(587) 818-6307 View (587) 818-6307
Photo of Cory Stewart, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Cory Stewart
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3T
To understand and identify the complex patterns involved in our thoughts and behaviours, limiting ourselves to the labels of perceived symptoms (i.e. diagnoses) blinds ourselves to the true human experience. Through a high degree of curiosity, of intrigue, and of empathy we are able to subvert these expectations together and identify what may otherwise be missed lying just under the surface, the hidden and uncomfortable truths that are causing us distress.
To understand and identify the complex patterns involved in our thoughts and behaviours, limiting ourselves to the labels of perceived symptoms (i.e. diagnoses) blinds ourselves to the true human experience. Through a high degree of curiosity, of intrigue, and of empathy we are able to subvert these expectations together and identify what may otherwise be missed lying just under the surface, the hidden and uncomfortable truths that are causing us distress.
(647) 490-1919 View (647) 490-1919
Photo of Dr. Dawn Johnston, Psychologist in Surrey, BC
Dr. Dawn Johnston
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V4A
I am a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing clinical therapy for youth, individuals and couples. I can help you recognize and employ your personal strengths, particularly in times of struggle when you may have difficulty being able to do so on your own. I have worked in diverse university and mental health settings and an integrated health and rehab centre for workers and first responders who have experienced physical injury and emotional trauma on the job. I have also supported women through pregnancy, pregnancy and infant loss, postpartum depression and anxiety, and the transition to motherhood.
I am a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing clinical therapy for youth, individuals and couples. I can help you recognize and employ your personal strengths, particularly in times of struggle when you may have difficulty being able to do so on your own. I have worked in diverse university and mental health settings and an integrated health and rehab centre for workers and first responders who have experienced physical injury and emotional trauma on the job. I have also supported women through pregnancy, pregnancy and infant loss, postpartum depression and anxiety, and the transition to motherhood.
(867) 675-2724 View (867) 675-2724
Photo of Paul Bains, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Paul Bains
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3W
Practical and meaningful results. If you want results then I can help. Free 30 minute initial consult. I specialize in marriage & family counselling, anger management, trauma & abuse, grief/loss counselling, spiritual issues and parenting. I will work collaboratively with you to determine the best way to help you in achieving the goals and hopes you have for your marriage, family or individual needs. I believe that you have the answers within you to achieve the change you want. I can help you get to those answers and assist you in building a better marriage, or peaceful family or gaining more insight into your issues.
Practical and meaningful results. If you want results then I can help. Free 30 minute initial consult. I specialize in marriage & family counselling, anger management, trauma & abuse, grief/loss counselling, spiritual issues and parenting. I will work collaboratively with you to determine the best way to help you in achieving the goals and hopes you have for your marriage, family or individual needs. I believe that you have the answers within you to achieve the change you want. I can help you get to those answers and assist you in building a better marriage, or peaceful family or gaining more insight into your issues.
(855) 338-2076 View (855) 338-2076
Photo of Raheel Rahman, Counsellor in Surrey, BC
Raheel Rahman
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3W
I am dedicated to helping my clients deal with their difficult experiences and struggles in life. I compassionately support and guide my clients to discover their untapped strengths and resources so they can attain their greatest potential and find deeper meaning in life. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families to help bring about healing, growth and change. Building on a framework of warmth, empathy and compassion, my goal is to create an atmosphere in which you feel safe to explore even the most difficult areas of your life. My services are covered by most insurance companies and I direct bill to ICBC, CVAP & FNHA.
I am dedicated to helping my clients deal with their difficult experiences and struggles in life. I compassionately support and guide my clients to discover their untapped strengths and resources so they can attain their greatest potential and find deeper meaning in life. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families to help bring about healing, growth and change. Building on a framework of warmth, empathy and compassion, my goal is to create an atmosphere in which you feel safe to explore even the most difficult areas of your life. My services are covered by most insurance companies and I direct bill to ICBC, CVAP & FNHA.
(778) 761-1965 View (778) 761-1965

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Surrey, BC

500+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Surrey, BC who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% SunLife
54% Pacific Blue Cross
44% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Surrey, BC see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Surrey?

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.