Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Jeff Ross
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I love my work - supporting others' success is my calling. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor / University Instructor with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition to Resonate Wellness and CapilanoU, I am also a husband (14 years), father (children 11 & 8), and hockey coach. In my Downtown Vancouver practice (970 Burrard - Electra Health Floor), I see adults, couples & adolescents. I am experienced working with diverse populations & issues including Couples Counselling, Anxiety, Depression, & Self-Acceptance. I also work with individuals on improving performance (professionally, academically, & athletically) & have successfully supported clients into significant personal achievements.
I love my work - supporting others' success is my calling. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor / University Instructor with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition to Resonate Wellness and CapilanoU, I am also a husband (14 years), father (children 11 & 8), and hockey coach. In my Downtown Vancouver practice (970 Burrard - Electra Health Floor), I see adults, couples & adolescents. I am experienced working with diverse populations & issues including Couples Counselling, Anxiety, Depression, & Self-Acceptance. I also work with individuals on improving performance (professionally, academically, & athletically) & have successfully supported clients into significant personal achievements.
(855) 856-0731 View (855) 856-0731
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Serena Zhang
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
My name is Serena and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #18636) with a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. In my practice, I draw upon various theoretical approaches like Narrative, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapies, along with my background in biology to ensure therapy is tailored to fit each individual client. I focus on developing safe, supportive, and collaborative relationships that promote empowerment and self-discovery.
My name is Serena and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #18636) with a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. In my practice, I draw upon various theoretical approaches like Narrative, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapies, along with my background in biology to ensure therapy is tailored to fit each individual client. I focus on developing safe, supportive, and collaborative relationships that promote empowerment and self-discovery.
(438) 600-0911 View (438) 600-0911
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Yael Heffer
Counsellor, RCC, MA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
Whether you are feeling anxious & overwhelmed, depressed, stuck or hopeless, grieving or feeling alone, therapy is a place where it is OK to talk about the hard & confusing things, where you get to tell the truth as you see and feel it – your truth. If you experience shame, guilt, disappointment, regret, anger or resentment in your life, counselling gives you an opportunity to understand yourself better without being rushed or judged. Listening to all the parts of you that want to be heard can lead to positive change: A sense of relief, better relationships & sleep, feeling more grounded & living a more meaningful & authentic life.
Whether you are feeling anxious & overwhelmed, depressed, stuck or hopeless, grieving or feeling alone, therapy is a place where it is OK to talk about the hard & confusing things, where you get to tell the truth as you see and feel it – your truth. If you experience shame, guilt, disappointment, regret, anger or resentment in your life, counselling gives you an opportunity to understand yourself better without being rushed or judged. Listening to all the parts of you that want to be heard can lead to positive change: A sense of relief, better relationships & sleep, feeling more grounded & living a more meaningful & authentic life.
(672) 906-1347 View (672) 906-1347
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Celina Vergel de Dios
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5K
Celina Vergel de Dios, RCC, has an MA in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University) along with a second Masters degree specializing in social-emotional learning (University of British Columbia). Celina is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors as well as a certified mindfulness program facilitator.
Celina Vergel de Dios, RCC, has an MA in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University) along with a second Masters degree specializing in social-emotional learning (University of British Columbia). Celina is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors as well as a certified mindfulness program facilitator.
(343) 307-6917 View (343) 307-6917
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Tranquility Counselling
Counsellor, BA, MC, RCC, RYT, Reiki M
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
I am a cis woman, POC, immigrant and single mother. My family immigrated to Malaysia, Singapore and the UK from my ancestral homeland of India. I was born in London and emigrated from the UK to Vancouver, Canada as a child. My personal belief system is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Since 2016, I have been supporting clients in person and virtually as a Holistic Therapist.
I am a cis woman, POC, immigrant and single mother. My family immigrated to Malaysia, Singapore and the UK from my ancestral homeland of India. I was born in London and emigrated from the UK to Vancouver, Canada as a child. My personal belief system is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Since 2016, I have been supporting clients in person and virtually as a Holistic Therapist.
(778) 764-1348 View (778) 764-1348
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Mary Kwan
Counsellor, RCC, CVAP, ACSprov, ICBC, CPC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5W
Having practiced as a Clinical Psychologist overseas for 20 years, I am very familiar with all kinds of conditions. If you are having relationship with your spouse or others, I can help. You might be stressed out trying to parent your children, whatever age they maybe and esp for offsprings who have ADHD, Autism or learning problems, I love to help. Or you maybe depressed, anxious, wanting to work out your inner issues so that you can be a happy person, I am here to give you a hand. Or you might have a lot of pain/stress in your life, with various kinds of addictions not knowing where to do, I am here to help you find your way out.
Having practiced as a Clinical Psychologist overseas for 20 years, I am very familiar with all kinds of conditions. If you are having relationship with your spouse or others, I can help. You might be stressed out trying to parent your children, whatever age they maybe and esp for offsprings who have ADHD, Autism or learning problems, I love to help. Or you maybe depressed, anxious, wanting to work out your inner issues so that you can be a happy person, I am here to give you a hand. Or you might have a lot of pain/stress in your life, with various kinds of addictions not knowing where to do, I am here to help you find your way out.
(604) 330-4682 View (604) 330-4682
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Sheldon Lewkis
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, BCN
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6R
I work as a neuropsychologist (BC and WA state licensed) providing neurofeedback (LORETA and LENS), EEG, heart rate variability biofeedback, biophotomodulation, diagnosis, assessment, and other related services. Treatment and assessment are provided directly by me without the use of assistants/technicians. I have over 20 years of experience in the provision of neurofeedback and EEG as well as medical-legal expert witness diagnosis and assessment. Conditions treated include: PTSD, chronic pain, mild/moderate brain injury, depression, learning problems, addiction, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and accelerated cognitive loss with aging.
I work as a neuropsychologist (BC and WA state licensed) providing neurofeedback (LORETA and LENS), EEG, heart rate variability biofeedback, biophotomodulation, diagnosis, assessment, and other related services. Treatment and assessment are provided directly by me without the use of assistants/technicians. I have over 20 years of experience in the provision of neurofeedback and EEG as well as medical-legal expert witness diagnosis and assessment. Conditions treated include: PTSD, chronic pain, mild/moderate brain injury, depression, learning problems, addiction, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and accelerated cognitive loss with aging.
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Resilience Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z
It is human to struggle, we all have our ups and downs and being isolated in our emotional experience can just make it worse. Most emotions and behaviour makes sense in context. However, when left on our own to try to piece together our challenges, we can find ourselves plagued with self doubt and often feel lost. Therapy can help you see your situation objectively, accept even the imperfect parts of yourself, and work to use these parts as a roadmap into better health and well-being. We are not always able to control what life throws our way, but with help, we can transform these experiences into personal growth and wisdom.
It is human to struggle, we all have our ups and downs and being isolated in our emotional experience can just make it worse. Most emotions and behaviour makes sense in context. However, when left on our own to try to piece together our challenges, we can find ourselves plagued with self doubt and often feel lost. Therapy can help you see your situation objectively, accept even the imperfect parts of yourself, and work to use these parts as a roadmap into better health and well-being. We are not always able to control what life throws our way, but with help, we can transform these experiences into personal growth and wisdom.
(604) 260-1926 View (604) 260-1926
Photo of Justine Little, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Justine Little
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like you're stuck in old patterns? Are you always zoning out or in crisis mode? Do you struggle to connect with your body and aren't quite sure what it means to feel your feelings? Would you prefer to work with a queer therapist with experience supporting 2SLGBTQ+ folks and who is committed to integrating social justice into therapeutic work?
Do you feel like you're stuck in old patterns? Are you always zoning out or in crisis mode? Do you struggle to connect with your body and aren't quite sure what it means to feel your feelings? Would you prefer to work with a queer therapist with experience supporting 2SLGBTQ+ folks and who is committed to integrating social justice into therapeutic work?
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Photo of Nina Sekhon Sharma, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Nina Sekhon Sharma
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Every person at some moment in their life reaches a roadblock where they are unsure what to do or who to turn to. Every day may feel like a struggle. Whether it be conflict in your relationship, feeling overwhelmed with life demands or just feeling anxious or stuck, counselling is a safe space that can allow you to address your most private and vulnerable emotions and thoughts. I have over 15 years of counselling experience and I am passionate in helping individuals and couples find their path to a more peaceful future. Together we will discuss your concerns, work toward healing, and find realistic solutions.
Every person at some moment in their life reaches a roadblock where they are unsure what to do or who to turn to. Every day may feel like a struggle. Whether it be conflict in your relationship, feeling overwhelmed with life demands or just feeling anxious or stuck, counselling is a safe space that can allow you to address your most private and vulnerable emotions and thoughts. I have over 15 years of counselling experience and I am passionate in helping individuals and couples find their path to a more peaceful future. Together we will discuss your concerns, work toward healing, and find realistic solutions.
(867) 794-2327 View (867) 794-2327
Photo of Bréa Kane, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Bréa Kane
Counsellor, MA, RCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor supporting children, teens, and youth navigating depression, anxiety, major life transitions, suicidality, loneliness, low self-esteem, interpersonal trauma as well as racial and cultural identity development. As a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional, I also work alongside individuals experiencing mental health and relationship difficulties during the prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum period.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor supporting children, teens, and youth navigating depression, anxiety, major life transitions, suicidality, loneliness, low self-esteem, interpersonal trauma as well as racial and cultural identity development. As a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional, I also work alongside individuals experiencing mental health and relationship difficulties during the prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum period.
(236) 300-0759 View (236) 300-0759
Photo of Neda Kerdar, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Neda Kerdar
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6G  (Online Only)
I'm not here to instruct you on how to live your life or to criticize the way you already do. I'm here to give you a safe space to express yourself and let go of the burden of having to carry it all alone. You are likely here at this time in your life because you are sick of telling yourself stories that don't suit your best interests or the best version of yourself. Reconnecting with the part of you that knows you deserve to be happy is my aim in helping you. In our work together I will help you get in touch with your own knowing and tap into your strengths.
I'm not here to instruct you on how to live your life or to criticize the way you already do. I'm here to give you a safe space to express yourself and let go of the burden of having to carry it all alone. You are likely here at this time in your life because you are sick of telling yourself stories that don't suit your best interests or the best version of yourself. Reconnecting with the part of you that knows you deserve to be happy is my aim in helping you. In our work together I will help you get in touch with your own knowing and tap into your strengths.
(819) 414-2774 View (819) 414-2774
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Antonio Guzman
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, EMDR-CT, CAC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L
I have twenty seven years experience providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups affected by trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, addictions, relationship difficulties, and personality style issues. I use a multimodal approach according to clients' needs, goals and preferences. The therapeutic modalities I practice include EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Therapeutic Enactment, expressive Arts, Narrative Therapy, Adlerian Psychology, CBT and DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Energy Psychology.
I have twenty seven years experience providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups affected by trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, addictions, relationship difficulties, and personality style issues. I use a multimodal approach according to clients' needs, goals and preferences. The therapeutic modalities I practice include EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Therapeutic Enactment, expressive Arts, Narrative Therapy, Adlerian Psychology, CBT and DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Energy Psychology.
(866) 986-5775 View (866) 986-5775
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Kady Wong
Counsellor, MCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, nice to meet you, I’m Kady (she/her)! I know how hard it can be to find a counsellor so I hope this bio helps you decide if we would be a good fit together. As a counsellor, I approach therapy relationally and collaboratively. This means that I see us as a team; we are in this together. You are the main character and I am the supporting character. In the counselling room, I show up with warmth, humour, compassion and curiosity, making it a space where you can show up with all of the different parts of yourself. It’s a privilege to walk next to my clients throughout their journeys.
Hi, nice to meet you, I’m Kady (she/her)! I know how hard it can be to find a counsellor so I hope this bio helps you decide if we would be a good fit together. As a counsellor, I approach therapy relationally and collaboratively. This means that I see us as a team; we are in this together. You are the main character and I am the supporting character. In the counselling room, I show up with warmth, humour, compassion and curiosity, making it a space where you can show up with all of the different parts of yourself. It’s a privilege to walk next to my clients throughout their journeys.
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Be Spoke Psychotherapy
Counsellor, BSc, MATS, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Do you feel anxious or depressed or hopeless? Have you experienced a loss? Are you struggling with a lack of direction or purpose? Or, perhaps you are experiencing difficulty with others. I work with adults experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have a decade of healthcare experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families experiencing traumatic grief, and loss.
Do you feel anxious or depressed or hopeless? Have you experienced a loss? Are you struggling with a lack of direction or purpose? Or, perhaps you are experiencing difficulty with others. I work with adults experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have a decade of healthcare experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families experiencing traumatic grief, and loss.
(236) 599-6041 View (236) 599-6041
Photo of Julie Guterres, Registered Social Worker in Vancouver, BC
Julie Guterres
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Therapy can be a transformative journey, one that holds the potential to foster feelings of radical acceptance and self-compassion, cultivate a sense of inner peace, and provide healing and care to each and every part of you. Developing awareness of yourself and your relationships can often be the first step toward creating change. Together, we'll identify your strengths, explore patterns that may be holding you back and give space to those deeper parts of you that have longed to be seen and understood. We will also work through any events or self-talk that may be creating distress or keeping you stuck.
Therapy can be a transformative journey, one that holds the potential to foster feelings of radical acceptance and self-compassion, cultivate a sense of inner peace, and provide healing and care to each and every part of you. Developing awareness of yourself and your relationships can often be the first step toward creating change. Together, we'll identify your strengths, explore patterns that may be holding you back and give space to those deeper parts of you that have longed to be seen and understood. We will also work through any events or self-talk that may be creating distress or keeping you stuck.
(672) 702-0101 View (672) 702-0101
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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Rebecca Eames
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Do your emotions overwhelm you? Is anxiety ruling your life? Are you struggling with the loss of something or someone? Maybe you feel that you’re failing and not reaching your potential? Life's challenges can leave us feeling drained of energy and hopeless. You're not alone. You deserve support and guidance. You will get through this. I work individually with adults, focusing on emotional resiliency, anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, life transitions and loss. As a mother to two young children, I also have a passion for helping clients manage the often overwhelming transition into parenthood.
Do your emotions overwhelm you? Is anxiety ruling your life? Are you struggling with the loss of something or someone? Maybe you feel that you’re failing and not reaching your potential? Life's challenges can leave us feeling drained of energy and hopeless. You're not alone. You deserve support and guidance. You will get through this. I work individually with adults, focusing on emotional resiliency, anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, life transitions and loss. As a mother to two young children, I also have a passion for helping clients manage the often overwhelming transition into parenthood.
(604) 699-6161 View (604) 699-6161
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Healing Waves Counselling
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5V  (Online Only)
As a busy professional, I understand how challenging life can be as we negotiate the many roles we have in life. It helps to have someone listen to us, hear us, validate us, and offer new insights or coping and healing strategies. I have been in the counseling field for many years, and have engaged with individuals in remote communities, urban agencies, a residential center, and online. I work with women, men, children and adolescents from a holistic perspective. This includes being client - centered, attachment-focused, developmentally aware and trauma-informed..
As a busy professional, I understand how challenging life can be as we negotiate the many roles we have in life. It helps to have someone listen to us, hear us, validate us, and offer new insights or coping and healing strategies. I have been in the counseling field for many years, and have engaged with individuals in remote communities, urban agencies, a residential center, and online. I work with women, men, children and adolescents from a holistic perspective. This includes being client - centered, attachment-focused, developmentally aware and trauma-informed..
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Photo of Karolina Taracha, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Karolina Taracha
Counsellor, MA, RPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you cannot express your true self in relationships? People disappointed you in the past and you are very careful in how you show up to others? Or perhaps strong emotions are making it difficult for you to connect to your close ones? If you are currently struggling in your relationship and it feels like you are stuck in a cycle getting nowhere, conversing about it with a trained professional might just be the next step for you. I am certified coach and registered counsellor and I help individuals and couples improve their relationships be it with their partner, family, friends or coworkers.
Do you feel like you cannot express your true self in relationships? People disappointed you in the past and you are very careful in how you show up to others? Or perhaps strong emotions are making it difficult for you to connect to your close ones? If you are currently struggling in your relationship and it feels like you are stuck in a cycle getting nowhere, conversing about it with a trained professional might just be the next step for you. I am certified coach and registered counsellor and I help individuals and couples improve their relationships be it with their partner, family, friends or coworkers.
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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
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.

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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.