Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Photo of Emily Macdonell, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Emily Macdonell
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6C
Nearly ten years of experience in community mental health- working with people who have been navigating life transitions, challenges within their social and cultural contexts, substance use, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more- has equipped me to contribute positively to the well-being of others. I have a passion for supporting individuals who care for people in their personal and professional lives, knowing first-hand how important it is to proactively create space for our own mental health before we can support others well.
Nearly ten years of experience in community mental health- working with people who have been navigating life transitions, challenges within their social and cultural contexts, substance use, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more- has equipped me to contribute positively to the well-being of others. I have a passion for supporting individuals who care for people in their personal and professional lives, knowing first-hand how important it is to proactively create space for our own mental health before we can support others well.
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Vancouver Counselling and Wellness Centre
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
VCAWC is a Vancouver based counselling clinic with many experience counsellors as well as a low rate student clinic. We work collaboratively with clients to explore the concerns in their lives. Although our practices are influenced by many therapeutic models, we primarily offer an approach called Narrative Therapy. Narrative Therapy is a collaborative approach to therapy that helps to centre people’s strengths, values, abilities and hopes. We believe that all people have relationships to problems. Through counselling—a journey of exploration with another person—we get to re-author that relationship and choose how we want to be.
VCAWC is a Vancouver based counselling clinic with many experience counsellors as well as a low rate student clinic. We work collaboratively with clients to explore the concerns in their lives. Although our practices are influenced by many therapeutic models, we primarily offer an approach called Narrative Therapy. Narrative Therapy is a collaborative approach to therapy that helps to centre people’s strengths, values, abilities and hopes. We believe that all people have relationships to problems. Through counselling—a journey of exploration with another person—we get to re-author that relationship and choose how we want to be.
(705) 243-2490 View (705) 243-2490
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Gill Walker
Occupational Therapist, MSc, BScOT, Reg OT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
I have been an Occupational Therapist in community mental health for the past 20 years. I work with clients individually and in groups. In addition to DBT, I facilitate an interpersonal social rhythms therapy group for people living with Depression and/or Bipolar. I also lead a group that uses cognitive behavioural therapy to help people live alongside the experience of hearing voices. Most recently, I have been leading a mindful self-compassion group.
I have been an Occupational Therapist in community mental health for the past 20 years. I work with clients individually and in groups. In addition to DBT, I facilitate an interpersonal social rhythms therapy group for people living with Depression and/or Bipolar. I also lead a group that uses cognitive behavioural therapy to help people live alongside the experience of hearing voices. Most recently, I have been leading a mindful self-compassion group.
(226) 640-5338 View (226) 640-5338
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Shauna Green
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
Are you longing for a loving life partnership, but find yourself recurrently single or caught in unhappy relationship patterns? I specialize in Dating, Relationship, and Love Coaching. Maybe it’s the case that: you’re not getting asked on dates but wish a man would find you and sweep you off your feet; you always seem to attract the “wrong” men when what you really want is someone who cherishes you; the men you like don’t seem to like (or call) you back and you just want someone to choose you first. If you are done with endless online dating and want to attract real love in real life, then you need to break free from past patterns.
Are you longing for a loving life partnership, but find yourself recurrently single or caught in unhappy relationship patterns? I specialize in Dating, Relationship, and Love Coaching. Maybe it’s the case that: you’re not getting asked on dates but wish a man would find you and sweep you off your feet; you always seem to attract the “wrong” men when what you really want is someone who cherishes you; the men you like don’t seem to like (or call) you back and you just want someone to choose you first. If you are done with endless online dating and want to attract real love in real life, then you need to break free from past patterns.
(236) 358-0632 View (236) 358-0632
Photo of Alyssa Marina Gonzalez, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Alyssa Marina Gonzalez
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Hello and a warm welcome to you! I am a Registered Clinical counsellor passionate about supporting individuals of all backgrounds through life's challenges. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents, providing support in areas such as anxiety, depression/mood concerns, grief, trauma, relationship challenges, stress management, self-esteem, and identity exploration.
Hello and a warm welcome to you! I am a Registered Clinical counsellor passionate about supporting individuals of all backgrounds through life's challenges. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents, providing support in areas such as anxiety, depression/mood concerns, grief, trauma, relationship challenges, stress management, self-esteem, and identity exploration.
(647) 692-0532 View (647) 692-0532
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Decipher Counselling Art Therapy Studio
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Decipher Counselling Art Therapy Studio offers creative, justice-oriented therapy for people dealing with experiences of invalidation, including any and all underrepresented communities. This may include processing trauma, navigating identities, life transitions, and power differences. We aim to create a space where people of all intersectionalities can feel like they belong. To feel like they can be themselves in their most unique ways. Where their stories will be heard and held. We work to decolonize therapy in our therapy practice and personally around our identities.
Decipher Counselling Art Therapy Studio offers creative, justice-oriented therapy for people dealing with experiences of invalidation, including any and all underrepresented communities. This may include processing trauma, navigating identities, life transitions, and power differences. We aim to create a space where people of all intersectionalities can feel like they belong. To feel like they can be themselves in their most unique ways. Where their stories will be heard and held. We work to decolonize therapy in our therapy practice and personally around our identities.
(604) 210-5964 View (604) 210-5964
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Andrea Araujo
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, BCN
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5N
Dr. Araujo is a registered psychologist in BC, and BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback. She provides psychological and QEEG assessments and neurotherapy services for her clients. Her goal is to identify strengths, areas of dysfunction and improve mental health using neurofeedback as a treatment modality. She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, autism, concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, depression, memory loss, PTSD/complex trauma, and sleep problems in adults and children. Neurofeedback and biofeedback can also be used to improve peak performance, meditation, heart rate variability, and lessen pain and inflammation in the brain.
Dr. Araujo is a registered psychologist in BC, and BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback. She provides psychological and QEEG assessments and neurotherapy services for her clients. Her goal is to identify strengths, areas of dysfunction and improve mental health using neurofeedback as a treatment modality. She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, autism, concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, depression, memory loss, PTSD/complex trauma, and sleep problems in adults and children. Neurofeedback and biofeedback can also be used to improve peak performance, meditation, heart rate variability, and lessen pain and inflammation in the brain.
(778) 719-5660 View (778) 719-5660
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Joey Tam
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6C
I have extensive experience helping clients address their mental health concerns and facilitate personal growth. My experience includes helping students at a post-secondary institution, working in a community service agency and I further developed my counselling skills at a mental health clinic. I have also been working the past several years, supporting the Chinese-speaking and LGBTQ+ community.
I have extensive experience helping clients address their mental health concerns and facilitate personal growth. My experience includes helping students at a post-secondary institution, working in a community service agency and I further developed my counselling skills at a mental health clinic. I have also been working the past several years, supporting the Chinese-speaking and LGBTQ+ community.
(709) 499-0522 View (709) 499-0522
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Amanda Herron
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6C
My own healing as well as my past experiences working with survivors of sexualized violence guides my passion in working with anyone who is living with the impacts of being hurt. I believe that, for many of us, painful experiences that we had growing up or during our adult lives may impact us in ways that we do not fully understand. My hope is to create a soft place for you to land where you feel safe enough to explore the roots of what led you into therapy.
My own healing as well as my past experiences working with survivors of sexualized violence guides my passion in working with anyone who is living with the impacts of being hurt. I believe that, for many of us, painful experiences that we had growing up or during our adult lives may impact us in ways that we do not fully understand. My hope is to create a soft place for you to land where you feel safe enough to explore the roots of what led you into therapy.
(672) 202-3902 View (672) 202-3902
Photo of Sumeet Bhamra, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Sumeet Bhamra
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified 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
Photo of Elise Barber, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Elise Barber
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Waitlist for new clients
You have already taken a courageous step in seeking out support through counselling. You may be sitting with grief, anxiety, hurt or uncertainty. Our identities and emotions can swirl together and become overwhelming, but together we can find ways to let the storm settle and uncover insights, possibilities and ways forward. You may want to improve your close relationships, get some perspective on emotions or issues that are troubling you, or make changes in your life for more connection, joy and fulfillment. You might not yet have a clear vision of the future, but your desire for change is a great place to start.
You have already taken a courageous step in seeking out support through counselling. You may be sitting with grief, anxiety, hurt or uncertainty. Our identities and emotions can swirl together and become overwhelming, but together we can find ways to let the storm settle and uncover insights, possibilities and ways forward. You may want to improve your close relationships, get some perspective on emotions or issues that are troubling you, or make changes in your life for more connection, joy and fulfillment. You might not yet have a clear vision of the future, but your desire for change is a great place to start.
(438) 812-4092 View (438) 812-4092
Photo of Sarah Al Kaati, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Sarah Al Kaati
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z
I believe therapy is a collaborative and supportive space between you and I, in which we can work together to identify and achieve your goals. The therapy room is a space for you to feel safe and comfortable. By creating that, we can then work together to peel back the layers of who you are, explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and work on making positive changes in your life. I take a holistic approach to therapy, as this allows me to consider many factors that can impact your mental health and well-being. By considering your past experiences, childhood, environment, intersectionality and identity.
I believe therapy is a collaborative and supportive space between you and I, in which we can work together to identify and achieve your goals. The therapy room is a space for you to feel safe and comfortable. By creating that, we can then work together to peel back the layers of who you are, explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and work on making positive changes in your life. I take a holistic approach to therapy, as this allows me to consider many factors that can impact your mental health and well-being. By considering your past experiences, childhood, environment, intersectionality and identity.
(365) 363-1495 View (365) 363-1495
Photo of Tangtang (Donna) Chen, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Tangtang (Donna) Chen
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5N
I support folks to reclaim, explore, and practice coming back to our bodies, feeling feelings, expanding relational possibilities, and embodying permission and more choices toward dignity, aliveness, connection, tenderness, ease, and pleasure. I approach therapeutic work from healing-centred, intersectional feminist, harm reduction, and decolonial frameworks and practices, and draw from interpersonal neurobiology, parts work, politicized somatics, and lineages of energetic medicine.
I support folks to reclaim, explore, and practice coming back to our bodies, feeling feelings, expanding relational possibilities, and embodying permission and more choices toward dignity, aliveness, connection, tenderness, ease, and pleasure. I approach therapeutic work from healing-centred, intersectional feminist, harm reduction, and decolonial frameworks and practices, and draw from interpersonal neurobiology, parts work, politicized somatics, and lineages of energetic medicine.
(587) 800-3556 View (587) 800-3556
Photo of Sophie Vinette, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Sophie Vinette
Registered Social Worker, MSW, AT, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
You want to move forward and live your best life but you know something's holding you back. You're feeling stuck and it's created a sense of failure, as if you "should" be farther ahead by now. What you need is someone who is equipped to help you process your grief or your trauma. To bring you to the other side of depression or burnout. To help clear your anxiety once and for all. To give you support that's useful as you navigate a big life change. Doing this for my clients is my passion and I am committed to getting you to the other side of this!
You want to move forward and live your best life but you know something's holding you back. You're feeling stuck and it's created a sense of failure, as if you "should" be farther ahead by now. What you need is someone who is equipped to help you process your grief or your trauma. To bring you to the other side of depression or burnout. To help clear your anxiety once and for all. To give you support that's useful as you navigate a big life change. Doing this for my clients is my passion and I am committed to getting you to the other side of this!
(236) 302-3457 View (236) 302-3457
Photo of Xia Wu, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Xia Wu
Counsellor, MA, RCC, AT-P, DKATI
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6T
Xia is a registered clinical counsellor and professional art therapist with Asian roots. She currently works for a family agency and worked as a university counsellor and instructor in Beijing for seven years before moving to Canada. She would like to connect with clients and attune to their needs using an integrative approach structured by relational-cultural therapy, trauma-informed care, Jungian therapy, existential and experiential work, somatic and spiritual approach, and strengths-based and systemic lenses.
Xia is a registered clinical counsellor and professional art therapist with Asian roots. She currently works for a family agency and worked as a university counsellor and instructor in Beijing for seven years before moving to Canada. She would like to connect with clients and attune to their needs using an integrative approach structured by relational-cultural therapy, trauma-informed care, Jungian therapy, existential and experiential work, somatic and spiritual approach, and strengths-based and systemic lenses.
(343) 801-4437 View (343) 801-4437
Photo of Stephanie Ng - Heartspace Counselling And Art Therapy, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Stephanie Ng - Heartspace Counselling And Art Therapy
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC, PROF-AT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Currently accepting new clients for online/in-person sessions in Gastown, Downtown Vancouver in a therapeutic space known as Heartspace! If you are feeling blocked from joy or authenticity whether by stress, anxiety, negative cycles or Inner Critic, I warmly welcome you to work with me to reconnect with yourself in meaningful and creative ways. I work with children (aged 3+) and adults with anxiety, stress/burnout, trauma, and interpersonal/family issues; and empower BIPOC, women, university students and working individuals in their 20s to 30s explore personal growth, self-esteem, perfectionism, inner critic and imposter syndrome.
Currently accepting new clients for online/in-person sessions in Gastown, Downtown Vancouver in a therapeutic space known as Heartspace! If you are feeling blocked from joy or authenticity whether by stress, anxiety, negative cycles or Inner Critic, I warmly welcome you to work with me to reconnect with yourself in meaningful and creative ways. I work with children (aged 3+) and adults with anxiety, stress/burnout, trauma, and interpersonal/family issues; and empower BIPOC, women, university students and working individuals in their 20s to 30s explore personal growth, self-esteem, perfectionism, inner critic and imposter syndrome.
(672) 906-0531 View (672) 906-0531
Photo of Chris Nicol, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Chris Nicol
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y  (Online Only)
Something's in the way. Sadness, anxiety, loneliness, stress, worry, depression, substance use, loss. The world is heavy, and that weight can be paralyzing. You know that you have something to offer. You're compassionate, creative, intelligent, sensitive, loving, and yet strong-willed, skeptical, and maybe even a bit rebellious. It seems as though you don't fit the mold, but it's the mold that doesn't fit you. Social isolation, feeling disconnected from others, from the world, adds to the weight, to the pain. If you could only break free from the self-doubt that cultures and institutions feed, the world might just open up for you.
Something's in the way. Sadness, anxiety, loneliness, stress, worry, depression, substance use, loss. The world is heavy, and that weight can be paralyzing. You know that you have something to offer. You're compassionate, creative, intelligent, sensitive, loving, and yet strong-willed, skeptical, and maybe even a bit rebellious. It seems as though you don't fit the mold, but it's the mold that doesn't fit you. Social isolation, feeling disconnected from others, from the world, adds to the weight, to the pain. If you could only break free from the self-doubt that cultures and institutions feed, the world might just open up for you.
(226) 887-1365 View (226) 887-1365
Photo of Manpreet Kour, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Manpreet Kour
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5X  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC and an Associate Counsellor with Healing Waves. Clients can come in with various goals ranging from emotional regulation to identity of self. I specialize in clients with ADHD and symptom management is one of the primary goals that clients come in with. This is in addition to recognizing goals for other systems in their life which may be connected to ADHD.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC and an Associate Counsellor with Healing Waves. Clients can come in with various goals ranging from emotional regulation to identity of self. I specialize in clients with ADHD and symptom management is one of the primary goals that clients come in with. This is in addition to recognizing goals for other systems in their life which may be connected to ADHD.
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Photo of Alexa Harder, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Alexa Harder
Counsellor, RCC, MC, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Waitlist for new clients
My intention as a therapist is to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and trusting space where you can arrive as your whole self and be heard, accepted, and supported. I specialize in working with folks struggling with eating disorders, body image, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I take an integrative approach that combines here and now behavioural modalities with attachment, emotion, and nervous system based therapies, but my foundational style is client-centred—meaning that our work will be tailored to meet your needs, goals, and preferences.
My intention as a therapist is to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and trusting space where you can arrive as your whole self and be heard, accepted, and supported. I specialize in working with folks struggling with eating disorders, body image, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I take an integrative approach that combines here and now behavioural modalities with attachment, emotion, and nervous system based therapies, but my foundational style is client-centred—meaning that our work will be tailored to meet your needs, goals, and preferences.
(506) 308-0953 View (506) 308-0953
Photo of Emilie Viens, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Emilie Viens
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
The body holds inner stories that are trying to be told, but when the mind doesn’t know how to process them, they show up as anxiety, depression, and/or behaviours that directly impact our connection to ourselves and others. You may find yourself at a loss, unsure of where to begin, therapy can be a great place to start. We can work together to explore strategies for challenges, difficult emotions and uncover what lights you up –allowing you to create conscious and lasting change.
The body holds inner stories that are trying to be told, but when the mind doesn’t know how to process them, they show up as anxiety, depression, and/or behaviours that directly impact our connection to ourselves and others. You may find yourself at a loss, unsure of where to begin, therapy can be a great place to start. We can work together to explore strategies for challenges, difficult emotions and uncover what lights you up –allowing you to create conscious and lasting change.
(819) 272-9646 View (819) 272-9646

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Number of Counsellors in Vancouver, BC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
77% 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

67% In Person and Online
33% 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.