Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Photo of Robyn Lam, Registered Psychotherapist in Vancouver, BC
Robyn Lam
Registered Psychotherapist, MA(Psy), RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
When dealing with overwhelming frustration and uncertainty, it can feel like you're in a quicksand all by yourself. As your therapist, I can provide a safe, respectful space in which we'd work together to better understand your struggles, hopes and fears. Through this process, you will gain emotional clarity that can help you get unstuck and move towards the life you envision. When we can see a way, a will can become much easier to find.
When dealing with overwhelming frustration and uncertainty, it can feel like you're in a quicksand all by yourself. As your therapist, I can provide a safe, respectful space in which we'd work together to better understand your struggles, hopes and fears. Through this process, you will gain emotional clarity that can help you get unstuck and move towards the life you envision. When we can see a way, a will can become much easier to find.
(855) 999-7421 View (855) 999-7421
Photo of Kirsten Harding, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Kirsten Harding
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples) and teens.
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples) and teens.
(825) 251-6408 View (825) 251-6408
Photo of Hayley Bouton, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vancouver, BC
Hayley Bouton
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Welcome! My name is Hayley (she/her), and I am dedicated to creating a space of healing that is warm, welcoming, nonjudgmental, and built on safety and trust. My approach is rooted in social justice and is trauma-informed, collaborative, client-centred, and strengths-based. I honour clients as the expert of their own lives, appreciating their varied perspectives and knowledge.
Welcome! My name is Hayley (she/her), and I am dedicated to creating a space of healing that is warm, welcoming, nonjudgmental, and built on safety and trust. My approach is rooted in social justice and is trauma-informed, collaborative, client-centred, and strengths-based. I honour clients as the expert of their own lives, appreciating their varied perspectives and knowledge.
(249) 488-2975 View (249) 488-2975
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Colleen Stewart
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Colleen’s training and therapeutic approach stem from an anti-oppressive lens that underpins her praxis - where theory and practise meet.  Anti-oppressive theory acknowledges that oppression can intersect in an individual’s life creating oppression in multiple layers, for example:  race, class, gender, and sexual identity or orientation. Colleen practises from an anti-oppressive lens and her approach is to work with people from a position of acceptance, understanding and empathy, while respecting their autonomy.
Colleen’s training and therapeutic approach stem from an anti-oppressive lens that underpins her praxis - where theory and practise meet.  Anti-oppressive theory acknowledges that oppression can intersect in an individual’s life creating oppression in multiple layers, for example:  race, class, gender, and sexual identity or orientation. Colleen practises from an anti-oppressive lens and her approach is to work with people from a position of acceptance, understanding and empathy, while respecting their autonomy.
(249) 496-3674 View (249) 496-3674
Photo of Genny Cumming, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Genny Cumming
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is about the connection between your therapist and you. I believe that this relationship is at the foundation of healing and I pride myself on providing a nonjudgmental and safe environment for my clients.
Therapy is about the connection between your therapist and you. I believe that this relationship is at the foundation of healing and I pride myself on providing a nonjudgmental and safe environment for my clients.
(343) 601-5074 View (343) 601-5074
Photo of Moyin Adefisayo, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Moyin Adefisayo
Counsellor, BSc, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Hi and Welcome! So happy that you have taken this huge step! If you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety or you just need a person to talk to, then you are in the right place. Life can be unpredictable and confusing sometimes, and seeking professional help gives us the opportunity to unpack it all and piece them together. I am very passionate about removing the stigma and lack of knowledge associated with mental health, and providing more support for members of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities. I offer a warm, judgement-free space to look at the factors that contribute to a person's life.
Hi and Welcome! So happy that you have taken this huge step! If you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety or you just need a person to talk to, then you are in the right place. Life can be unpredictable and confusing sometimes, and seeking professional help gives us the opportunity to unpack it all and piece them together. I am very passionate about removing the stigma and lack of knowledge associated with mental health, and providing more support for members of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities. I offer a warm, judgement-free space to look at the factors that contribute to a person's life.
(226) 455-6042 View (226) 455-6042
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Susan Jean Alexander
Counsellor, MA, LMFT, RCC, E500RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H  (Online Only)
When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness" I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and couples who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated.
When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness" I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and couples who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated.
(778) 800-6941 View (778) 800-6941
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Path Forward Counselling
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z
My work focuses on those who find themselves lost along their journey. Life can become stressful very quickly. You may feel like you've lost control, that you are stuck in repeating undesired patterns or you just haven't felt like yourself recently. These ups and downs make us human. It's in those down moments that things can begin feeling really dark. You may not be able to see the path forward, bringing up various emotions. Path Forward Counselling was created to help in these moments of distress. A masters level counsellor at Path Forward Counselling can see a path and help guide you along, even when it is hidden from you.
My work focuses on those who find themselves lost along their journey. Life can become stressful very quickly. You may feel like you've lost control, that you are stuck in repeating undesired patterns or you just haven't felt like yourself recently. These ups and downs make us human. It's in those down moments that things can begin feeling really dark. You may not be able to see the path forward, bringing up various emotions. Path Forward Counselling was created to help in these moments of distress. A masters level counsellor at Path Forward Counselling can see a path and help guide you along, even when it is hidden from you.
(604) 239-9838 View (604) 239-9838
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Trevor Walsh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
(587) 819-0249 View (587) 819-0249
Photo of Jesse Ray-Contreras, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Jesse Ray-Contreras
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
While there is no doubt moving through life is hard and uncertain, we are all deserving of peace and clarity. No matter if you've struggled with body image and food, grapple with the lasting effects of religious trauma, or are on a journey exploring your identity, with support and a safe space finding a solid footing in life is possible. One where your skills and strengths are just as clear as your challenges, and you feel grounded as you navigate the uncertainties and painful moments that come with being human.
While there is no doubt moving through life is hard and uncertain, we are all deserving of peace and clarity. No matter if you've struggled with body image and food, grapple with the lasting effects of religious trauma, or are on a journey exploring your identity, with support and a safe space finding a solid footing in life is possible. One where your skills and strengths are just as clear as your challenges, and you feel grounded as you navigate the uncertainties and painful moments that come with being human.
(236) 471-6621 View (236) 471-6621
Photo of Natsumi Sawada, Psychologist in Vancouver, BC
Natsumi Sawada
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with worry, sadness, or difficulty managing your thoughts or feelings? Are you frustrated by doing the same things over and over? Are you ready to make a change? Therapy can help you figure out why you feel the way you do and help you make the changes you need to feel better. This opens up the possibility of building the life you want. Imagine feeling stable and safe, fully present, and more connected to yourself and others; trusting yourself; making peace with your past; and achieving your goals. Please call for a free phone consultation.
Do you struggle with worry, sadness, or difficulty managing your thoughts or feelings? Are you frustrated by doing the same things over and over? Are you ready to make a change? Therapy can help you figure out why you feel the way you do and help you make the changes you need to feel better. This opens up the possibility of building the life you want. Imagine feeling stable and safe, fully present, and more connected to yourself and others; trusting yourself; making peace with your past; and achieving your goals. Please call for a free phone consultation.
(343) 342-0214 View (343) 342-0214
Photo of Noni Giselle Retfalvi, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Noni Giselle Retfalvi
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6C  (Online Only)
Change is difficult, and often painful. If we are in distress and decide we want to change some aspect of our life, it can feel frightening but also hopeful. Maybe we want to heal from trauma, whether physical or emotional, or address substance use that is problematic. Or perhaps we feel like we are living in a darkness or prison of depression, one that is difficult to explain or describe to anyone in our lives. This is when we need empathy and respectful, collaborative guidance as we walk the path of change. It is an honour to witness someone's stories and experiences, to hold space for their pain, grief or sense of confusion.
Change is difficult, and often painful. If we are in distress and decide we want to change some aspect of our life, it can feel frightening but also hopeful. Maybe we want to heal from trauma, whether physical or emotional, or address substance use that is problematic. Or perhaps we feel like we are living in a darkness or prison of depression, one that is difficult to explain or describe to anyone in our lives. This is when we need empathy and respectful, collaborative guidance as we walk the path of change. It is an honour to witness someone's stories and experiences, to hold space for their pain, grief or sense of confusion.
(778) 766-3727 View (778) 766-3727
Photo of Patricia Snider - Mindful Therapy , Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Patricia Snider - Mindful Therapy
Counsellor, MA , CCC , RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Hi All, my name is Patricia (MA, CCC, RCC), I have 30+yrs of experience as a therapist. I am committed to helping people to develop ability to being self-compassionate by gently challenging the way you think to help regulate negative thoughts. I've worked with a wide range of clientele both multi-cultural and across the life span. I value your unique way of being in the world. Life has taught me about suffering and I'm aware of the uniqueness of suffering. I care about your desire to have a full life. Let's work together in a collaborative way to explore why you feel the way you do and learn to regulate your thoughts and emotions.
Hi All, my name is Patricia (MA, CCC, RCC), I have 30+yrs of experience as a therapist. I am committed to helping people to develop ability to being self-compassionate by gently challenging the way you think to help regulate negative thoughts. I've worked with a wide range of clientele both multi-cultural and across the life span. I value your unique way of being in the world. Life has taught me about suffering and I'm aware of the uniqueness of suffering. I care about your desire to have a full life. Let's work together in a collaborative way to explore why you feel the way you do and learn to regulate your thoughts and emotions.
(587) 801-7296 View (587) 801-7296
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ARC: Anxiety Relief Centre
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Welcome! My name is Kelsey and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Masters of Counselling Psychology (MCP) from Adler University. I have a passion for helping empower clients to uncover their best selves. This passion has led to clinical opportunities that have allowed me to walk alongside men, women, and youth struggling with a variety of life challenges. I have been honoured to be able to support persons dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, abuse and addiction.
Welcome! My name is Kelsey and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Masters of Counselling Psychology (MCP) from Adler University. I have a passion for helping empower clients to uncover their best selves. This passion has led to clinical opportunities that have allowed me to walk alongside men, women, and youth struggling with a variety of life challenges. I have been honoured to be able to support persons dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, abuse and addiction.
(855) 910-8524 View (855) 910-8524
Photo of Daisy Bai (She.her), Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Daisy Bai (She.her)
Counsellor, RCC, MCP, BSc, BA
Verified 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 Sarah Siddiqui Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, BC
Sarah Siddiqui Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N  (Online Only)
Does the feeling of being trapped by painful thoughts, emotions or behaviors keep you from being the person you want to be? Have you struggled with loneliness and building meaningful connections? Are you feeling burnt out because of the state of this world feels uncertain and overwhelming? Do you have a loved one who is struggling with their mental health and you aren't sure how to help?
Does the feeling of being trapped by painful thoughts, emotions or behaviors keep you from being the person you want to be? Have you struggled with loneliness and building meaningful connections? Are you feeling burnt out because of the state of this world feels uncertain and overwhelming? Do you have a loved one who is struggling with their mental health and you aren't sure how to help?
(226) 400-6320 View (226) 400-6320
Photo of Noel Tait, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Noel Tait
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCAC, BA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5V  (Online Only)
Are drugs and alcohol interfering with your life? Thinking about making some changes but now sure where to start? Are you concerned about a loved one and need some guidance and support? Call me - I can help. Together we can discover choice, find hope, and create a road map for what to do next. Compassion, understanding and empowerment have been central to my own journey of recovery and are at the heart of my approach. I'm a Nationally Certified Addictions Counsellor and have been involved in all facets of Addiction Recovery for over 15 years.
Are drugs and alcohol interfering with your life? Thinking about making some changes but now sure where to start? Are you concerned about a loved one and need some guidance and support? Call me - I can help. Together we can discover choice, find hope, and create a road map for what to do next. Compassion, understanding and empowerment have been central to my own journey of recovery and are at the heart of my approach. I'm a Nationally Certified Addictions Counsellor and have been involved in all facets of Addiction Recovery for over 15 years.
(778) 400-1387 View (778) 400-1387
Photo of Scott Walter in Vancouver, BC
Scott Walter
MA, BBA, BED
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
Scott is honoured to be able to provide counselling services to Canadians online and by phone. Scott works with individuals looking for support with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, conflict, relationship issues, and more. He takes a non-judgemental and empathetic approach to getting to know his clients. He seeks to create a safe space for clients to express their full range of emotions and find relief. He will provide encouragement, professional insight, and a caring approach.
Scott is honoured to be able to provide counselling services to Canadians online and by phone. Scott works with individuals looking for support with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, conflict, relationship issues, and more. He takes a non-judgemental and empathetic approach to getting to know his clients. He seeks to create a safe space for clients to express their full range of emotions and find relief. He will provide encouragement, professional insight, and a caring approach.
(343) 453-5806 View (343) 453-5806
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Sandy Zhang
Counsellor, MA, MFT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
I love offering a supportive relationship and a safe place to land for people of all ages. I accept you as who you are right now and whoever you are growing into. My approach is tailored to each person’s each age and unique situation.
I love offering a supportive relationship and a safe place to land for people of all ages. I accept you as who you are right now and whoever you are growing into. My approach is tailored to each person’s each age and unique situation.
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Photo of Danielle Simpson, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Danielle Simpson
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, MOT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I’m Danielle, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from University of British Columbia (UBC). A little about me – I grew up in Vancouver and I love our city. I live downtown with my husband and two cats (Samuel L Catson & The Jetpack) and my passions are food, films, and yoga. I began my career in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and I’ve helped people with a broad range of mental and physical health concerns.
I’m Danielle, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from University of British Columbia (UBC). A little about me – I grew up in Vancouver and I love our city. I live downtown with my husband and two cats (Samuel L Catson & The Jetpack) and my passions are food, films, and yoga. I began my career in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and I’ve helped people with a broad range of mental and physical health concerns.
(778) 760-3462 View (778) 760-3462

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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:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
72% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.