Therapists in Downtown, Vancouver, BC

Photo of Jeff Ross, Counsellor in Downtown, Vancouver, BC
Jeff Ross
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, 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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Mark Holland
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6C
Mark Holland believes in the healing power of relationships. He believes people can change their lives for the better. His model has helped professionals refine skills in high-pressure environments, manage life transitions, and navigate intimate relationships. He works with clients to leverage strengths as a means to overcome barriers to success. If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed, Mark can help. If you are struggling in your relationships or feeling overwhelmed, Mark is experienced and he can help.
Mark Holland believes in the healing power of relationships. He believes people can change their lives for the better. His model has helped professionals refine skills in high-pressure environments, manage life transitions, and navigate intimate relationships. He works with clients to leverage strengths as a means to overcome barriers to success. If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed, Mark can help. If you are struggling in your relationships or feeling overwhelmed, Mark is experienced and he can help.
(778) 233-5534 View (778) 233-5534
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Stewart Counselling & Associates - Richard Marquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, RSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6B
I am an Associate with Stewart Counseling, a trauma and cognitive behavioral therapist serving healthcare and technology professionals, fire fighters, first responders, military veterans, front line workers, First Nations peoples, visible minorities, LGBTQ2S people. My practice consists of extending progressive psychotherapy and clinical social work services to a diversity of individuals, groups and communities struggling with complex forms of trauma/PTSD, bereavement and grief concerns, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mental health disorders, divorce and custodial disputes, bullying, discrimination and social alienation,
I am an Associate with Stewart Counseling, a trauma and cognitive behavioral therapist serving healthcare and technology professionals, fire fighters, first responders, military veterans, front line workers, First Nations peoples, visible minorities, LGBTQ2S people. My practice consists of extending progressive psychotherapy and clinical social work services to a diversity of individuals, groups and communities struggling with complex forms of trauma/PTSD, bereavement and grief concerns, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mental health disorders, divorce and custodial disputes, bullying, discrimination and social alienation,
(604) 687-7171 View (604) 687-7171
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Monica Queiroz
Counsellor, BAcc, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6E
Sometimes life events make us feel as if we are inside a tornado or stuck in a fog. I’ve been there myself, I know how it feels. It caused me to lose touch with my true self and cross paths with anxiety & depression decades ago. Finding my way back to myself was so impactful that I left a solid career in corporate to become a Registered Counsellor. If you find yourself lost in that fog battling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, relationships or disconnected from your true self, I am here to help you clear the way so you can reclaim your true self again, mind, body & soul. :)
Sometimes life events make us feel as if we are inside a tornado or stuck in a fog. I’ve been there myself, I know how it feels. It caused me to lose touch with my true self and cross paths with anxiety & depression decades ago. Finding my way back to myself was so impactful that I left a solid career in corporate to become a Registered Counsellor. If you find yourself lost in that fog battling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, relationships or disconnected from your true self, I am here to help you clear the way so you can reclaim your true self again, mind, body & soul. :)
(778) 901-2250 View (778) 901-2250
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Aurore Chapiteau
Counsellor, RTC, BA, MA, Cl Hyp, LC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6B
What doesn't heal repeats. You can stop the cycle now! When it comes to your health, mindset, relationships or success, you have tried everything to make it work, to solve your issues. But regardless of your hard work, nothing seems to work, and you feel stuck, uncertain, or dissatisfied. Now, It's your time to access the root causes of your problems, release them, and heal so that you can start living the life you've most desired.
What doesn't heal repeats. You can stop the cycle now! When it comes to your health, mindset, relationships or success, you have tried everything to make it work, to solve your issues. But regardless of your hard work, nothing seems to work, and you feel stuck, uncertain, or dissatisfied. Now, It's your time to access the root causes of your problems, release them, and heal so that you can start living the life you've most desired.
(705) 996-6251 View (705) 996-6251
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Bruce Avery
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6B
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Bruce Avery, I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I'm the founder of Avery Therapy Centre. I work with a wide range of people who may seek increased perspective, self-understanding, and clarity in their everyday lives. I also work with people who may feel that anxiety, depression, or trauma (past/current) is hindering them from achieving a sense of fulfillment and purpose. Through my work, I hear stories of both extraordinary achievements as well as unbearable challenges. I've found the work of counselling to be incredibly fulfilling, and feel honoured when trusted with the opportunity to learn about someone’s life.
My name is Bruce Avery, I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I'm the founder of Avery Therapy Centre. I work with a wide range of people who may seek increased perspective, self-understanding, and clarity in their everyday lives. I also work with people who may feel that anxiety, depression, or trauma (past/current) is hindering them from achieving a sense of fulfillment and purpose. Through my work, I hear stories of both extraordinary achievements as well as unbearable challenges. I've found the work of counselling to be incredibly fulfilling, and feel honoured when trusted with the opportunity to learn about someone’s life.
(778) 909-4085 View (778) 909-4085
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Estairia Hong
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6C
In the constant battle to match societal norms you may find yourself sticking out like a sore thumb. You might find that no matter how well you adapt to your environment you have an inner desire to just be yourself and to stop caring what other people think. But the pressures to perform, be productive and be useful overpower that voice within, limiting its expression. I help guide you to find ways to express and live a life that is aligned for you through inner child and shadow work by working with your body, mind and soul.
In the constant battle to match societal norms you may find yourself sticking out like a sore thumb. You might find that no matter how well you adapt to your environment you have an inner desire to just be yourself and to stop caring what other people think. But the pressures to perform, be productive and be useful overpower that voice within, limiting its expression. I help guide you to find ways to express and live a life that is aligned for you through inner child and shadow work by working with your body, mind and soul.
(581) 481-4930 View (581) 481-4930
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Daniel Prince
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
IG: Adaptive Mental Health YVR. Adaptive Mental Health was set up to support you when you're feeling overwhelmed, or powerless when facing difficult circumstances or choices. If you feel stuck in your own thoughts, that your emotions rule over your life, or are struggling with a difficult life transition, AMH could be a good fit for you. AMH welcome all types of clients, having successfully worked with individuals ranging from C-PTSD and somatic trauma, to individuals transitioning into a new jobs or stages of life.
IG: Adaptive Mental Health YVR. Adaptive Mental Health was set up to support you when you're feeling overwhelmed, or powerless when facing difficult circumstances or choices. If you feel stuck in your own thoughts, that your emotions rule over your life, or are struggling with a difficult life transition, AMH could be a good fit for you. AMH welcome all types of clients, having successfully worked with individuals ranging from C-PTSD and somatic trauma, to individuals transitioning into a new jobs or stages of life.
(365) 601-8372 View (365) 601-8372
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Lindsay Gail Brown
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6Z
Do you feel like life is an uphill battle? Are you exhausted? Depleted? Like you just can’t get a break? Are you stuck overthinking and re-living the past? Or constantly worrying about and over planning for the future? Are you stuck in destructive ways of coping? Or unable to break unhealthy relationship patterns?
Do you feel like life is an uphill battle? Are you exhausted? Depleted? Like you just can’t get a break? Are you stuck overthinking and re-living the past? Or constantly worrying about and over planning for the future? Are you stuck in destructive ways of coping? Or unable to break unhealthy relationship patterns?
(902) 600-2716 View (902) 600-2716
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Amina Virgolici
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6B
Sexuality is not just about feelings, thoughts, desires, and behaviour. It is influenced by cultural, biological, psychological and religious components. While sexuality can be liberating, it is also one of the hardest parts of life to navigate. I acknowledge all the different ways an individual and/or community can be affected. I provide counselling to all individuals, with experience working with the 2SLGBTQI+, poly, sex work and neurodivergent communities.
Sexuality is not just about feelings, thoughts, desires, and behaviour. It is influenced by cultural, biological, psychological and religious components. While sexuality can be liberating, it is also one of the hardest parts of life to navigate. I acknowledge all the different ways an individual and/or community can be affected. I provide counselling to all individuals, with experience working with the 2SLGBTQI+, poly, sex work and neurodivergent communities.
(587) 355-2060 View (587) 355-2060
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MyPsychology BC
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6C
I am working for mental health for over 7 years now. I have been able to provide my professional support to many clients and have successfully built relationship with them. I believe with empathy and support, every kind of issue can be dealt with. We often feel we are alone but we are not alone the moment we start sharing how we feels with others.
I am working for mental health for over 7 years now. I have been able to provide my professional support to many clients and have successfully built relationship with them. I believe with empathy and support, every kind of issue can be dealt with. We often feel we are alone but we are not alone the moment we start sharing how we feels with others.
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Photo of Liselotte Thoraval, Counsellor in Downtown, Vancouver, BC
Liselotte Thoraval
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6Z
Are you feeling lonely despite being in the company of others? Pretending everything is ok when you don't feel that way is hard work and can leave you feeling isolated. If you're feeling like life has gotten so difficult that you aren't able to relate to others the way you'd like, I'm here help. You don't have to do this alone and you have what it takes to get through this.
Are you feeling lonely despite being in the company of others? Pretending everything is ok when you don't feel that way is hard work and can leave you feeling isolated. If you're feeling like life has gotten so difficult that you aren't able to relate to others the way you'd like, I'm here help. You don't have to do this alone and you have what it takes to get through this.
(604) 239-3040 View (604) 239-3040
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Clayre Sessoms Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCT, RCC, CCC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by societal pressures to sit down, shut up, or stay put, questioning if life could embrace your truest form? I’m Clayre, Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Art Therapist. I'm a disabled trans femme who's deeply familiar with the challenges faced by queer, trans, nonbinary, and disabled individuals. Using an eclectic mix of evidence-based practices that align with your specific goals for therapy, my approach is suited for those feeling anxious, depressed, or downright hopeless about reclaiming their sense of self. Let's explore working together as we imagine your path toward growth, healing, and change.
Do you feel overwhelmed by societal pressures to sit down, shut up, or stay put, questioning if life could embrace your truest form? I’m Clayre, Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Art Therapist. I'm a disabled trans femme who's deeply familiar with the challenges faced by queer, trans, nonbinary, and disabled individuals. Using an eclectic mix of evidence-based practices that align with your specific goals for therapy, my approach is suited for those feeling anxious, depressed, or downright hopeless about reclaiming their sense of self. Let's explore working together as we imagine your path toward growth, healing, and change.
(604) 332-1826 View (604) 332-1826
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Lauren Legere
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6Z
My name is Lauren Legere and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Downtown Vancouver. I work with individuals who are looking for support with anxiety/panic attacks, relationships and professional burnout among others. I empower you to create healthy relationships with yourself and others while helping to give you the tools to help thrive in your fast-paced environments.
My name is Lauren Legere and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Downtown Vancouver. I work with individuals who are looking for support with anxiety/panic attacks, relationships and professional burnout among others. I empower you to create healthy relationships with yourself and others while helping to give you the tools to help thrive in your fast-paced environments.
(604) 239-5469 View (604) 239-5469
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Justice Skinner
Counsellor, BA, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6Z
Justice appreciates the role that successful intervention can play in achieving control over one’s mental health through an anti-oppressive and collaborative framework. Justice understands that one’s mental health is constantly evolving, and she would be happy to help you achieve your goals. Justice truly believes that counselling should be free, and is happy to work within what is financially attainable to you, which is why she offers a sliding scale. Please reach out and we can discuss a decreased cost.
Justice appreciates the role that successful intervention can play in achieving control over one’s mental health through an anti-oppressive and collaborative framework. Justice understands that one’s mental health is constantly evolving, and she would be happy to help you achieve your goals. Justice truly believes that counselling should be free, and is happy to work within what is financially attainable to you, which is why she offers a sliding scale. Please reach out and we can discuss a decreased cost.
(902) 908-2525 View (902) 908-2525
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Edna Ng
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6A  (Online Only)
Hello! I am committed to meeting you with gentle curiosity, openness, and gratitude. All parts of you are welcome here. Together, I hope we can co-create an empowering space to explore, rest, grow, and heal.
Hello! I am committed to meeting you with gentle curiosity, openness, and gratitude. All parts of you are welcome here. Together, I hope we can co-create an empowering space to explore, rest, grow, and heal.
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Monique Wong
Counsellor, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Having a family member struggling with mental health issue has first inspired me to go into counselling. I have also been through counselling at different points in my life, which helps me gain a better understanding of the counselling process and its benefits as a client.
Having a family member struggling with mental health issue has first inspired me to go into counselling. I have also been through counselling at different points in my life, which helps me gain a better understanding of the counselling process and its benefits as a client.
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Joey Tam
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, 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
Photo of Alexa Gelles, Counsellor in Downtown, Vancouver, BC
Alexa Gelles
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6B
Strong relationships don't just happen. It’s the reason you’ve poured tons of your time and energy into relationship books, podcasts, and countless YouTube Videos. But no matter what you’ve tried or how badly you want things to work out, you feel like you continue to fall short. And you’re starting to think you must be cursed and maybe it’s time to throw up your hands altogether. What if the healthy relationship you've been reaching yearning for didn't have to feel so out of reach? You are capable and worthy of the relationship you've been craving. Without feeling like you have to change your partner or sacrifice your needs.
Strong relationships don't just happen. It’s the reason you’ve poured tons of your time and energy into relationship books, podcasts, and countless YouTube Videos. But no matter what you’ve tried or how badly you want things to work out, you feel like you continue to fall short. And you’re starting to think you must be cursed and maybe it’s time to throw up your hands altogether. What if the healthy relationship you've been reaching yearning for didn't have to feel so out of reach? You are capable and worthy of the relationship you've been craving. Without feeling like you have to change your partner or sacrifice your needs.
(604) 239-3044 View (604) 239-3044
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Dorsa Sobhani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Vancouver, BC V6C
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, or addiction? Maybe you're facing relationship or family issues, or dealing with complex challenges like BPD or psychosis. You're not alone. I'm here to offer empathetic, tailored therapy in a safe space. Together, we'll explore your thoughts and emotions, unraveling sources of stress and unhealthy patterns. My diverse expertise in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Gottman Method, and LENS Neurofeedback provides the tools you need for healing and growth. Let's embark on this journey together, navigating life's complexities with empathy and understanding.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, or addiction? Maybe you're facing relationship or family issues, or dealing with complex challenges like BPD or psychosis. You're not alone. I'm here to offer empathetic, tailored therapy in a safe space. Together, we'll explore your thoughts and emotions, unraveling sources of stress and unhealthy patterns. My diverse expertise in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Gottman Method, and LENS Neurofeedback provides the tools you need for healing and growth. Let's embark on this journey together, navigating life's complexities with empathy and understanding.
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Number of Counsellors in Downtown, Vancouver, BC

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Downtown, Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
80% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% SunLife
47% Pacific Blue Cross
46% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Downtown, Vancouver, BC see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.