Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Joshua B Fishman
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5N
HI, I’m Josh, I know what it's like to be in crisis, in addiction, in depression, anxiety, to live in toxic relationships, to feel unworthy.   I also know that we can change our lives and be free.   I’m here to help you and empower you to start making healthy choices in your life, so that you can find true peace and happiness. For the past 9 years, I’ve been helping clients find their true path. Who is counseling and therapy for: If you are looking for relief from Anxiety and panic attacks,Grief and Loss, Stress ,Distress tolerance and Resilience,Sleep disturbance- let’s set up a clarity call and determine what best suits you.
HI, I’m Josh, I know what it's like to be in crisis, in addiction, in depression, anxiety, to live in toxic relationships, to feel unworthy.   I also know that we can change our lives and be free.   I’m here to help you and empower you to start making healthy choices in your life, so that you can find true peace and happiness. For the past 9 years, I’ve been helping clients find their true path. Who is counseling and therapy for: If you are looking for relief from Anxiety and panic attacks,Grief and Loss, Stress ,Distress tolerance and Resilience,Sleep disturbance- let’s set up a clarity call and determine what best suits you.
(581) 500-5360 View (581) 500-5360
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Lilian Wang
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Welcome! My name is Lilian and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master of Counselling Psychology (MCP). As long as I can remember, I have felt drawn to supporting others. As a first-generation immigrant from China, I often struggled with navigating cultural stigma towards mental health, while also finding language and compassion for my experiences. I’m also deeply familiar with the challenges of navigating personal identity and values in today’s complex landscape of societal, political, and religious structures. I truly believe that with the right fit counselling can be incredibly healing.
Welcome! My name is Lilian and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master of Counselling Psychology (MCP). As long as I can remember, I have felt drawn to supporting others. As a first-generation immigrant from China, I often struggled with navigating cultural stigma towards mental health, while also finding language and compassion for my experiences. I’m also deeply familiar with the challenges of navigating personal identity and values in today’s complex landscape of societal, political, and religious structures. I truly believe that with the right fit counselling can be incredibly healing.
(249) 444-0970 View (249) 444-0970
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Kate Malone
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Maybe you are struggling with anxiety and depression, working on building self-confidence, looking to heal past trauma, facing challenges in your relationships, or just needing a space to talk. I welcome individuals who are seeking therapy for many reasons, and together we will decide what you need to feel supported. Therapy is a place to talk freely without judgment, to be heard and validated, and to feel less alone. It can also be a space to gain tools to help understand your emotions and feel more resourced in times of stress. Therapy can also be a space to heal deep wounds and to process the impacts of past painful experiences.
Maybe you are struggling with anxiety and depression, working on building self-confidence, looking to heal past trauma, facing challenges in your relationships, or just needing a space to talk. I welcome individuals who are seeking therapy for many reasons, and together we will decide what you need to feel supported. Therapy is a place to talk freely without judgment, to be heard and validated, and to feel less alone. It can also be a space to gain tools to help understand your emotions and feel more resourced in times of stress. Therapy can also be a space to heal deep wounds and to process the impacts of past painful experiences.
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Zoe Kwasny
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
There comes a time when we realise our past patterns and tools aren't helping us move forward in life. My goal is to provide you with the space and guidance to explore how your patterns of behaviour, past trauma, and experiences formed the person you are today. We will work together to explore past patterns, build healthy coping strategies, and strengthen resilience. Whether you’re looking to explore past experiences, build concrete tools to cope, or build healthy relationships with your loved ones, I provide an individualised, trauma-informed approach to therapy to adapt to your unique needs.
There comes a time when we realise our past patterns and tools aren't helping us move forward in life. My goal is to provide you with the space and guidance to explore how your patterns of behaviour, past trauma, and experiences formed the person you are today. We will work together to explore past patterns, build healthy coping strategies, and strengthen resilience. Whether you’re looking to explore past experiences, build concrete tools to cope, or build healthy relationships with your loved ones, I provide an individualised, trauma-informed approach to therapy to adapt to your unique needs.
(778) 652-7939 View (778) 652-7939
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Janani Sankar
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Reaching out for mental health support can be an important first step in your journey to self-improvement; thank you for considering me in this process. I am a compassionate and kind registered psychologist in BC and ON and I am currently accepting new clients. I focus on providing evidence-based treatment to support your goals and build the kind of life you want to live. I mainly use a CBT approach in treatment but also integrate other relevant therapies (DBT, ACT) as needed. I work collaboratively with clients to help them explore and accept where they are now and build practical skills to make lasting and meaningful change.
Reaching out for mental health support can be an important first step in your journey to self-improvement; thank you for considering me in this process. I am a compassionate and kind registered psychologist in BC and ON and I am currently accepting new clients. I focus on providing evidence-based treatment to support your goals and build the kind of life you want to live. I mainly use a CBT approach in treatment but also integrate other relevant therapies (DBT, ACT) as needed. I work collaboratively with clients to help them explore and accept where they are now and build practical skills to make lasting and meaningful change.
(249) 503-5643 View (249) 503-5643
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Dr. Lisa Ferrari
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Dr. Lisa Ferrari is a registered clinical psychologist who has been providing psychological services and counselling for over 18 years. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in clinical settings such as child and youth mental health, and child and family counselling centres. Dr. Ferrari has also held positions as an Adjunct Faculty member position at the Adler School for Professional Psychology and Clinical Supervisor for community child and family trauma counselling programs. She has also consulted with school personnel, on supporting children and youth with various behavioural, and emotional difficulties.
Dr. Lisa Ferrari is a registered clinical psychologist who has been providing psychological services and counselling for over 18 years. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in clinical settings such as child and youth mental health, and child and family counselling centres. Dr. Ferrari has also held positions as an Adjunct Faculty member position at the Adler School for Professional Psychology and Clinical Supervisor for community child and family trauma counselling programs. She has also consulted with school personnel, on supporting children and youth with various behavioural, and emotional difficulties.
(866) 535-0261 View (866) 535-0261
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Anne Fraser
Counsellor, MEd
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M
I have over twenty years’ experience working with children, youth, adults and families from diverse cultures. I specialise in providing treatment that specifically addresses individual and family needs, strengths, challenges and obstacles. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and collaborative. Most problems are caused by many overlapping factors. Therapy usually involves exploring the big picture and developing practical and constructive ways to support well-being and change. Sometimes it is helpful to explore ways in which past experiences and relationships are affecting current experiences and behaviour.
I have over twenty years’ experience working with children, youth, adults and families from diverse cultures. I specialise in providing treatment that specifically addresses individual and family needs, strengths, challenges and obstacles. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and collaborative. Most problems are caused by many overlapping factors. Therapy usually involves exploring the big picture and developing practical and constructive ways to support well-being and change. Sometimes it is helpful to explore ways in which past experiences and relationships are affecting current experiences and behaviour.
(506) 703-4972 View (506) 703-4972
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Sumeet Bhamra
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I understand the complexities of how we view and relate to ourselves, others and the world and how this can impact our development of identity, sense of belonging and overall well being. I aim to help you untangle and explore the intricacies of your experiences from a trauma-informed, strengths-based and culturally sensitive lens. I strive to focus on the whole self, including thoughts, emotions, body sensations and external factors. My goal is for you to feel heard, understood and supported in your journey of healing and growth and to help you find fulfillment, wellbeing and empowerment.
I understand the complexities of how we view and relate to ourselves, others and the world and how this can impact our development of identity, sense of belonging and overall well being. I aim to help you untangle and explore the intricacies of your experiences from a trauma-informed, strengths-based and culturally sensitive lens. I strive to focus on the whole self, including thoughts, emotions, body sensations and external factors. My goal is for you to feel heard, understood and supported in your journey of healing and growth and to help you find fulfillment, wellbeing and empowerment.
(672) 648-1140 View (672) 648-1140
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Dr. Michael Dayan Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
I focus my practice on major life transitions, mid-life crises, high-stakes decision making, communication dynamics, living with authentic purpose, and men’s issues.
I focus my practice on major life transitions, mid-life crises, high-stakes decision making, communication dynamics, living with authentic purpose, and men’s issues.
(778) 761-4400 View (778) 761-4400
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Andrea Olsen
Counsellor, RCC, MC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V7Y
I am a therapist who empowers you through meaningful care. I have been there- the struggle, the trauma, the trouble navigating difficult and overwhelming feelings, and the pain of not feeling like yourself or having much hope. I know that seeking therapy isn’t an easy step and I commend you for starting your journey by looking to therapy. I am here to support you in finding what is best for you to reach your goals. If you work with me I promise you a safe space where you can process difficult feelings, and work through triggers that are no longer serving you.
I am a therapist who empowers you through meaningful care. I have been there- the struggle, the trauma, the trouble navigating difficult and overwhelming feelings, and the pain of not feeling like yourself or having much hope. I know that seeking therapy isn’t an easy step and I commend you for starting your journey by looking to therapy. I am here to support you in finding what is best for you to reach your goals. If you work with me I promise you a safe space where you can process difficult feelings, and work through triggers that are no longer serving you.
(705) 482-8296 View (705) 482-8296
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Natalie Talson
Counsellor, MA, RTC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
I come to this profession by way of lived experience, having spent decades in deep emotional pain, always feeling I was never “enough.” Consistently engaging in counselling, as well as tools and psycho-education for trauma resolution, has led me to find safety in body I had once disowned. I now have a sense of worthiness and peace that I never imagined possible. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, self-criticism, relationship issues, or symptoms of trauma, we will co-create a compassionate container for exploration and healing.
I come to this profession by way of lived experience, having spent decades in deep emotional pain, always feeling I was never “enough.” Consistently engaging in counselling, as well as tools and psycho-education for trauma resolution, has led me to find safety in body I had once disowned. I now have a sense of worthiness and peace that I never imagined possible. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, self-criticism, relationship issues, or symptoms of trauma, we will co-create a compassionate container for exploration and healing.
(204) 500-2753 View (204) 500-2753
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Shama Zeynep Yaygin
Counsellor, RTC , SEP , BP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I am a Somatic Therapist and Therapeutic counsellor with more than 15 years of experience..My work targets depression, anxiety, stress-related conditions, developmental and shock trauma. My focus in therapy is to help you to build a healthier emotional, physical and psychological foundation that facilitates the development of new neurological pathways in your nervous system. This can make a great difference in your life where you feel blocked; or are searching for support to move in a different direction with the possibility of transformation. Every nervous system is different, and should be approached uniquely,
I am a Somatic Therapist and Therapeutic counsellor with more than 15 years of experience..My work targets depression, anxiety, stress-related conditions, developmental and shock trauma. My focus in therapy is to help you to build a healthier emotional, physical and psychological foundation that facilitates the development of new neurological pathways in your nervous system. This can make a great difference in your life where you feel blocked; or are searching for support to move in a different direction with the possibility of transformation. Every nervous system is different, and should be approached uniquely,
(548) 490-7800 View (548) 490-7800
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Daisy Bai (She.her)
Counsellor, RCC, MCP, BSc, BA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for someone who understands both your cultural background and your feelings? I am a Chinese-Canadian bilingual therapist raised by two clashing cultures. I understand the pain of separating from family. I know what it's like to grow up not getting the emotional support you needed to feel your feelings mattered. Struggling to figure out where you belong, while coping with conflicting feelings is hard to do on your own. I'd like to change that for you. With me, you will have a safe space to discover the real you, along with your deepest needs and work together on bringing those to life.
Are you looking for someone who understands both your cultural background and your feelings? I am a Chinese-Canadian bilingual therapist raised by two clashing cultures. I understand the pain of separating from family. I know what it's like to grow up not getting the emotional support you needed to feel your feelings mattered. Struggling to figure out where you belong, while coping with conflicting feelings is hard to do on your own. I'd like to change that for you. With me, you will have a safe space to discover the real you, along with your deepest needs and work together on bringing those to life.
(855) 724-2207 View (855) 724-2207
Photo of Alex Leslie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, BC
Alex Leslie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSW, MSW, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
Do you wonder if you’re the only one around who experiences the world with the intensity you do? Depending on how stressed you are, it may feel like you’re on alert or like you’re living in a soundproof glass box, cut off from others. You may have a hard time focusing on conversations with co-workers and family. You might have been told you’re "oversensitive" or have "no filter.". You may be feeling frustrated with yourself for not being able to get things together and just move forward, but the pandemic has made everything harder, and it feels like there are always too many moving parts. You want for a space to talk this through.
Do you wonder if you’re the only one around who experiences the world with the intensity you do? Depending on how stressed you are, it may feel like you’re on alert or like you’re living in a soundproof glass box, cut off from others. You may have a hard time focusing on conversations with co-workers and family. You might have been told you’re "oversensitive" or have "no filter.". You may be feeling frustrated with yourself for not being able to get things together and just move forward, but the pandemic has made everything harder, and it feels like there are always too many moving parts. You want for a space to talk this through.
(587) 853-6559 View (587) 853-6559
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Sharon Esler
Counsellor, MC, BN, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6S  (Online Only)
The primary focus of my practice is supporting individuals who are feeling stuck in life. Together we explore the often invisible yet powerful forces (internal and external) that can shape our lives and move us away from our values and toward distress. We also explore the benefit of using emotion to guide us toward values and a greater sense of peace. Over the course of therapy my clients engage in guided self reflection and generally experience a gradual unfolding of insight, the illumination of a meaningful path forward, and the courage to move through fear in service to their preferred future.
The primary focus of my practice is supporting individuals who are feeling stuck in life. Together we explore the often invisible yet powerful forces (internal and external) that can shape our lives and move us away from our values and toward distress. We also explore the benefit of using emotion to guide us toward values and a greater sense of peace. Over the course of therapy my clients engage in guided self reflection and generally experience a gradual unfolding of insight, the illumination of a meaningful path forward, and the courage to move through fear in service to their preferred future.
(587) 418-8418 View (587) 418-8418
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Allahna Somji
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
At its core, my therapeutic approach is centered around collaboration, drawing from anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and client-centered frameworks, while highlighting the unique lived experiences each client holds. I work with individuals who may be struggling with experiences of anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, and more. I have a background of supporting and working with neurodivergent individuals and continue to do so in my practice.
At its core, my therapeutic approach is centered around collaboration, drawing from anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and client-centered frameworks, while highlighting the unique lived experiences each client holds. I work with individuals who may be struggling with experiences of anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, and more. I have a background of supporting and working with neurodivergent individuals and continue to do so in my practice.
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Olivia Armstrong
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA , MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
It is within your reach to create the meaningful and fulfilling life that you have always deserved, one that reflects your values, goals, and authentic self. You may feel hopeless, alone, lost, stuck, or constrained by patterns that you can’t seem to break. Neuroscience shows that your past does not need to define your future, and within you lies the innate capacity to heal from trauma. I work with clients to create deep and lasting healing, rather than just symptom management. Ultimately, my goal is to guide you to become your own therapist. Trauma can make it feel unbearable to be in your body and mind.
It is within your reach to create the meaningful and fulfilling life that you have always deserved, one that reflects your values, goals, and authentic self. You may feel hopeless, alone, lost, stuck, or constrained by patterns that you can’t seem to break. Neuroscience shows that your past does not need to define your future, and within you lies the innate capacity to heal from trauma. I work with clients to create deep and lasting healing, rather than just symptom management. Ultimately, my goal is to guide you to become your own therapist. Trauma can make it feel unbearable to be in your body and mind.
(289) 216-5735 View (289) 216-5735
Photo of Robert Hammond, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Robert Hammond
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ICADC, CCAC, SAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
Addiction is a complex and challenging battle, but it's important to remember that recovery is not only possible but within reach for everyone. I firmly believe that every person deserves a chance to rewrite their story, and that's why I am passionate about providing comprehensive and personalized counseling to support individuals in their recovery process. Through a combination of evidence-based approaches, compassionate support, and a client-centered focus, I empower my clients to navigate the obstacles on their path to recovery.
Addiction is a complex and challenging battle, but it's important to remember that recovery is not only possible but within reach for everyone. I firmly believe that every person deserves a chance to rewrite their story, and that's why I am passionate about providing comprehensive and personalized counseling to support individuals in their recovery process. Through a combination of evidence-based approaches, compassionate support, and a client-centered focus, I empower my clients to navigate the obstacles on their path to recovery.
(778) 839-8848 View (778) 839-8848
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Love With Boundaries
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
Having an addicted person in your life can feel like a nightmare and tear your family apart. In order for addiction to have a chance of healing, we must first address the dynamics of the addict's relationships with their loved ones. Many loved ones unwittingly enable the addiction to continue, sometimes because they want to avoid confrontation and conflict. As the enabling continues, the addiction continues as well-and becomes progressively worse. It is important to understand that enabling an addict is never a loving act-and only leads to more severe consequences as time goes on.
Having an addicted person in your life can feel like a nightmare and tear your family apart. In order for addiction to have a chance of healing, we must first address the dynamics of the addict's relationships with their loved ones. Many loved ones unwittingly enable the addiction to continue, sometimes because they want to avoid confrontation and conflict. As the enabling continues, the addiction continues as well-and becomes progressively worse. It is important to understand that enabling an addict is never a loving act-and only leads to more severe consequences as time goes on.
(604) 239-8429 View (604) 239-8429
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Sindy Taylor
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J
Are you feeling lost, anxious, or confused? Not being able to cope with everyday life challenges. Or, dealing with an identity crisis and searching for meaning, your unique life purpose? Body, mind, spirit counselling can help to bring emotional balance, heal trauma, and self-defeating behavioural patterns so that you can truly show up the way you want to be in the world and have greater freedom of personal choices, a sense of deeper connection with self, other people, and nature.
Are you feeling lost, anxious, or confused? Not being able to cope with everyday life challenges. Or, dealing with an identity crisis and searching for meaning, your unique life purpose? Body, mind, spirit counselling can help to bring emotional balance, heal trauma, and self-defeating behavioural patterns so that you can truly show up the way you want to be in the world and have greater freedom of personal choices, a sense of deeper connection with self, other people, and nature.
(778) 402-3922 View (778) 402-3922

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Vancouver, BC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% SunLife
48% Pacific Blue Cross
44% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Vancouver, BC see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Vancouver?

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.