Therapists in East Side, Vancouver, BC

Photo of Katya Sivak, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Katya Sivak
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V6A
I am an unconventional therapist who ecourgaes her clients to talk to trees and prescribes nature walks and ceremonies in the woods. My therapeutic work is a unique combination of western therapeutic approaches, research based neuroscience infused therapy, wisdom from my Siberian ancestors who practiced Shamanism and ancient Slavic healing modalities, and intuitive healing... but most days I will just say that I am someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously and is deeply in love with the earth.
I am an unconventional therapist who ecourgaes her clients to talk to trees and prescribes nature walks and ceremonies in the woods. My therapeutic work is a unique combination of western therapeutic approaches, research based neuroscience infused therapy, wisdom from my Siberian ancestors who practiced Shamanism and ancient Slavic healing modalities, and intuitive healing... but most days I will just say that I am someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously and is deeply in love with the earth.
(236) 900-0112 View (236) 900-0112
Photo of Caleb Shearer, Registered Social Worker in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Caleb Shearer
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
East Side, Vancouver, BC V6A
Waitlist for new clients
Caleb Shearer, BA, BSW, MSW is a registered social worker providing compassionate and transformational trauma-informed counselling for men and their families battling PTSD and C-PTSD and addiction. Caleb utilizes a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model that non-judgementally highlights a client’s ineffective beliefs and behaviours, and replaces them with a new self-driven understanding of themselves and their responsibilities in the world. The goal of counselling is to return traumatized and addicted men to full active participation in their own health, relationships and lives.
Caleb Shearer, BA, BSW, MSW is a registered social worker providing compassionate and transformational trauma-informed counselling for men and their families battling PTSD and C-PTSD and addiction. Caleb utilizes a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model that non-judgementally highlights a client’s ineffective beliefs and behaviours, and replaces them with a new self-driven understanding of themselves and their responsibilities in the world. The goal of counselling is to return traumatized and addicted men to full active participation in their own health, relationships and lives.
(867) 768-9374 View (867) 768-9374
Photo of Cristina Dann Arvidson, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Cristina Dann Arvidson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5L
I work with adults, children, youth and families seeking healing and positive change as they navigate the ups and down of life. Together we cultivate deep respect for each person’s unique experiences while nurturing the connections, within ourselves and to others, that enliven us.
I work with adults, children, youth and families seeking healing and positive change as they navigate the ups and down of life. Together we cultivate deep respect for each person’s unique experiences while nurturing the connections, within ourselves and to others, that enliven us.
(587) 801-1633 View (587) 801-1633
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Intrepid Therapy Collective
Counsellor, PhD, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5K
We are an innovative community of unconventional, yet comprehensively trained, psychotherapists providing practical, non-reductive, and in-depth support to help you overcome adversities, resolve outdated patterns, craft more fulfilling relationships, achieve your mental health goals—and address the traumas, stressors, burdens, and conflicts that hold you back from enjoying what your life and relationships have to offer. In general, we foster a holistic and integrative approach to mental health care that focuses on what works and is not limited to what has traditionally been practiced.
We are an innovative community of unconventional, yet comprehensively trained, psychotherapists providing practical, non-reductive, and in-depth support to help you overcome adversities, resolve outdated patterns, craft more fulfilling relationships, achieve your mental health goals—and address the traumas, stressors, burdens, and conflicts that hold you back from enjoying what your life and relationships have to offer. In general, we foster a holistic and integrative approach to mental health care that focuses on what works and is not limited to what has traditionally been practiced.
(249) 486-5970 View (249) 486-5970
Photo of Faisal Nahri, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Faisal Nahri
Counsellor, MBBS, MA, MA, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5P
I have lived, studied and worked in the Arab world, South and Southeast Asia before settling in Vancouver, BC in 2011. A good friend and mentor describes me as a honey bee, a nahlah that has travelled from place to place in search of sweetness and wisdom. Urdu is my first language, and I have picked up English and some Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew along the way. I am a hanif believer who knows the divine as the light of the heavens and the earth and dares to have a critical-appreciative relationship with tradition.
I have lived, studied and worked in the Arab world, South and Southeast Asia before settling in Vancouver, BC in 2011. A good friend and mentor describes me as a honey bee, a nahlah that has travelled from place to place in search of sweetness and wisdom. Urdu is my first language, and I have picked up English and some Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew along the way. I am a hanif believer who knows the divine as the light of the heavens and the earth and dares to have a critical-appreciative relationship with tradition.
(587) 417-6469 View (587) 417-6469
Photo of Michelle Ziegler, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Michelle Ziegler
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5N
Accepting New Clients with availability Monday- Thursday 9:00am- 8:00pm; In person, virtual or phone sessions! Offer direct billing to ICBC! I have made it a priority to have this process be as comfortable for you as possible as I recognize feelings of uncertainty may be present. It is so common that we find ourselves in situations where we feel stuck and are unsure where to go from here…. This is where I can help as this feeling is far from ideal. During this process, it’s important to remember to be patient with yourself and understand that you may be experiencing these emotions for an underlying reason, which I can help discover.
Accepting New Clients with availability Monday- Thursday 9:00am- 8:00pm; In person, virtual or phone sessions! Offer direct billing to ICBC! I have made it a priority to have this process be as comfortable for you as possible as I recognize feelings of uncertainty may be present. It is so common that we find ourselves in situations where we feel stuck and are unsure where to go from here…. This is where I can help as this feeling is far from ideal. During this process, it’s important to remember to be patient with yourself and understand that you may be experiencing these emotions for an underlying reason, which I can help discover.
(873) 300-1847 View (873) 300-1847
Photo of Colin Michael Chow, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Colin Michael Chow
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5R
My clients see me as warm, respectful, and genuine. I am passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives. I believe my clients are the experts in their lives, and am like a "personal trainer" for building strength to address the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that may be getting in the way of their positive growth. My professional training and experience has helped clients address issues related to depression/anxiety, stress, relationship/family/couples counselling, existential angst, sudden life changes, work/school difficulties, grief /loss and vocational/career exploration. I hope to help you soon too!
My clients see me as warm, respectful, and genuine. I am passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives. I believe my clients are the experts in their lives, and am like a "personal trainer" for building strength to address the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that may be getting in the way of their positive growth. My professional training and experience has helped clients address issues related to depression/anxiety, stress, relationship/family/couples counselling, existential angst, sudden life changes, work/school difficulties, grief /loss and vocational/career exploration. I hope to help you soon too!
(778) 762-3449 View (778) 762-3449
Photo of Eliane Nevares, Registered Social Worker in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Eliane Nevares
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5Y  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of populations including those suffering from eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and the impacts of trauma. Additionally, I can support you as you navigate inter-personal relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, and the hurdles that might accompany these challenges. With formal training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, I bring a variety of approaches to my work.
I work with a variety of populations including those suffering from eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and the impacts of trauma. Additionally, I can support you as you navigate inter-personal relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, and the hurdles that might accompany these challenges. With formal training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, I bring a variety of approaches to my work.
(902) 201-3172 View (902) 201-3172
Photo of Nadia Campitelli Expressive Arts Therapist, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Nadia Campitelli Expressive Arts Therapist
Counsellor, RTC, MAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5N
Come as you are. I am devoted to creating a safe and supportive atmosphere. Whether you come with overwhelming anxiety, depression, unworthiness, a history of abuse, trauma, disordered eating or want to work on improving unhealthy thought patterns - all is welcome. Expressive Arts Therapy is a non-invasive nourishment focused approach to therapy that uses direct experience through art making to tap into the senses in order to explore thoughts, patterns, and belief systems. No prior technical skill is necessary. I understand my immense responsibility not only as a space-holder but also as a witness to your vulnerability.
Come as you are. I am devoted to creating a safe and supportive atmosphere. Whether you come with overwhelming anxiety, depression, unworthiness, a history of abuse, trauma, disordered eating or want to work on improving unhealthy thought patterns - all is welcome. Expressive Arts Therapy is a non-invasive nourishment focused approach to therapy that uses direct experience through art making to tap into the senses in order to explore thoughts, patterns, and belief systems. No prior technical skill is necessary. I understand my immense responsibility not only as a space-holder but also as a witness to your vulnerability.
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Photo of Gloria Dykstra, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Gloria Dykstra
Counsellor, RCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5N
I am an existential therapist which means I am listening in particular for the ways you may be struggling with meaning-making in your life and with issues related to grief & loss and overwhelm. I am also trained in the neuro-biological, somatic treatment of trauma so we will spend time together grounding and building skills in your awareness of your own sense of safety in given contexts. Sessions with me feel conversational and will often involve humor despite the heavy content woven in. I will ask questions to help you recognize themes in your experience.
I am an existential therapist which means I am listening in particular for the ways you may be struggling with meaning-making in your life and with issues related to grief & loss and overwhelm. I am also trained in the neuro-biological, somatic treatment of trauma so we will spend time together grounding and building skills in your awareness of your own sense of safety in given contexts. Sessions with me feel conversational and will often involve humor despite the heavy content woven in. I will ask questions to help you recognize themes in your experience.
(778) 990-5422 View (778) 990-5422
Photo of Stephanie Orr, Pre-Licensed Professional in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Stephanie Orr
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5V
When we’re alone, facing what causes us pain and discomfort can be confusing and overwhelming. I believe that therapy is the doorway to self-knowing and that the most profound healing occurs when exploration happens in the presence of a safe and supportive other. My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where together we can explore and work through the difficult feelings, thoughts, and experiences that are impacting your personal functioning, relationships, and healing.
When we’re alone, facing what causes us pain and discomfort can be confusing and overwhelming. I believe that therapy is the doorway to self-knowing and that the most profound healing occurs when exploration happens in the presence of a safe and supportive other. My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where together we can explore and work through the difficult feelings, thoughts, and experiences that are impacting your personal functioning, relationships, and healing.
(873) 301-0375 View (873) 301-0375
Photo of Nicole Marcia, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Nicole Marcia
Counsellor, MA, MC, RCC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V6A
Do you have intrusive memories or flashbacks of a traumatic event? Is it difficult to trust others or feel safe? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness or a lack of purpose in your life? Do you want to feel more energized and more safely embodied? In a safe and supportive environment, you can heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. While it can be difficult to recover from sexual assault or substance use disorders, you are not alone. In our work, you can expect trauma-informed, feminist, LGBTQ2+ affirming, culturally aware therapy. I look forward to hearing your story. Reach out today for a complimentary consultation.
Do you have intrusive memories or flashbacks of a traumatic event? Is it difficult to trust others or feel safe? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness or a lack of purpose in your life? Do you want to feel more energized and more safely embodied? In a safe and supportive environment, you can heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. While it can be difficult to recover from sexual assault or substance use disorders, you are not alone. In our work, you can expect trauma-informed, feminist, LGBTQ2+ affirming, culturally aware therapy. I look forward to hearing your story. Reach out today for a complimentary consultation.
(579) 600-1014 View (579) 600-1014
Photo of Nicole Colleen Haworth, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Nicole Colleen Haworth
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
My training is predominantly in Internal Family Systems, which focuses on compassionate relation with our parts. My experience both personally and professionally has been working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, suicidality, spiritual crises, and psychedelic integration. My focus in therapy is our relationship and your relationship with yourself and your life. I value radical acceptance and empathy, helping you to adopt these attitudes toward yourself. I believe that our whole self (e.g., thoughts, behaviours, feelings, somatic sensations) makes sense and is working adaptively to help us. Our system is wise, not broken.
My training is predominantly in Internal Family Systems, which focuses on compassionate relation with our parts. My experience both personally and professionally has been working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, suicidality, spiritual crises, and psychedelic integration. My focus in therapy is our relationship and your relationship with yourself and your life. I value radical acceptance and empathy, helping you to adopt these attitudes toward yourself. I believe that our whole self (e.g., thoughts, behaviours, feelings, somatic sensations) makes sense and is working adaptively to help us. Our system is wise, not broken.
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Photo of Misha Waite, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Misha Waite
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5L
I am an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor working in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive area, in nature at the beautiful Pacific Spirit Trails, and online throughout British Columbia. My clients are youth, adults, and couples who want to learn how to better manage mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, anger, grief or loss, or complex trauma/PTSD; or who are experiencing challenging life transitions. I approach clients as unique individuals and incorporate a holistic and trauma-informed perspective.
I am an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor working in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive area, in nature at the beautiful Pacific Spirit Trails, and online throughout British Columbia. My clients are youth, adults, and couples who want to learn how to better manage mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, anger, grief or loss, or complex trauma/PTSD; or who are experiencing challenging life transitions. I approach clients as unique individuals and incorporate a holistic and trauma-informed perspective.
(587) 875-0633 View (587) 875-0633
Photo of Johanna Suttor-Doerksen Expressive Arts Therapist, Art Therapist in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Johanna Suttor-Doerksen Expressive Arts Therapist
Art Therapist, BA, RTC, EXAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5L
I use an intuitive client centred approach following the clients emotional, cognitive, and somatic cues. I will join you wherever you are in your journey and provide a safe judgement free space for you to explore and share who you are. I work with individuals that experience a disconnect with themselves or others. Maybe the way that this disconnect shows up for you is through stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling stuck, anger, fear, shame or maybe you need support in giving attention to grief, life transitions or trauma recovery.
I use an intuitive client centred approach following the clients emotional, cognitive, and somatic cues. I will join you wherever you are in your journey and provide a safe judgement free space for you to explore and share who you are. I work with individuals that experience a disconnect with themselves or others. Maybe the way that this disconnect shows up for you is through stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling stuck, anger, fear, shame or maybe you need support in giving attention to grief, life transitions or trauma recovery.
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Photo of Preetika C Mehra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Preetika C Mehra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5V
If you are feeling lost, confused, struggling in relationships, addictions or any other issue, there is a solution. Taking the first step to consider therapy is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. It is a path to discovery and healing. I look forward to hearing from you.
If you are feeling lost, confused, struggling in relationships, addictions or any other issue, there is a solution. Taking the first step to consider therapy is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. It is a path to discovery and healing. I look forward to hearing from you.
(604) 330-1492 View (604) 330-1492
Photo of Amie Anderson & Associates Counselling Group, Registered Social Worker in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Amie Anderson & Associates Counselling Group
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5K
I tend to see many physicians, psychiatrists, residents and medical students through word of mouth referrals. I also provide clinical supervision to other counsellors. I specialize in treating trauma and adverse events but common challenges such as burnout, low mood, feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, fears of rejection, abandonment, and failure are also routine in my work. I also work with many teens, post-secondary students, indigenous youth and do couples and family work.
I tend to see many physicians, psychiatrists, residents and medical students through word of mouth referrals. I also provide clinical supervision to other counsellors. I specialize in treating trauma and adverse events but common challenges such as burnout, low mood, feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, fears of rejection, abandonment, and failure are also routine in my work. I also work with many teens, post-secondary students, indigenous youth and do couples and family work.
(431) 306-2349 View (431) 306-2349
Photo of Ivan Leonce, Registered Social Worker in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Ivan Leonce
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5T
Not accepting new clients
Every part of you is welcome in our counselling conversations – the tender, the tough, and all the tricky parts in between. The stories you have told a thousand different ways and the ones just waiting for a soft place to name out loud for the very first time. The part of you that is pretty sure this might be a good next step, and the part that might still be a little nervous anyway. I work with those in my care to help make sense of it all, together.
Every part of you is welcome in our counselling conversations – the tender, the tough, and all the tricky parts in between. The stories you have told a thousand different ways and the ones just waiting for a soft place to name out loud for the very first time. The part of you that is pretty sure this might be a good next step, and the part that might still be a little nervous anyway. I work with those in my care to help make sense of it all, together.
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Photo of Chelsea Lee, Counsellor in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Chelsea Lee
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5T
Practice currently FULL - contact me for referrals... We all have our own unique realties and it is my passion to assist you in uncovering unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours, while working through uncomfortable emotions to allow for a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. ​Whether you or a loved one are dealing with or affected by addiction, looking to explore a past hurt, navigating a loss, or are in a transitional period of your life - you’ve come to the right place. ​
Practice currently FULL - contact me for referrals... We all have our own unique realties and it is my passion to assist you in uncovering unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours, while working through uncomfortable emotions to allow for a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. ​Whether you or a loved one are dealing with or affected by addiction, looking to explore a past hurt, navigating a loss, or are in a transitional period of your life - you’ve come to the right place. ​
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Photo of Cameron F Esprit, Pre-Licensed Professional in East Side, Vancouver, BC
Cameron F Esprit
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Vancouver, BC V5Z
I welcome all walks of life in my practice—come as you are. Regardless of the specific issues you face, I'm confident that I can assist you. I integrate the wisdom of history's greatest thinkers with contemporary mental health research, offering a therapeutic partnership that is both mentally enriching and emotionally supportive. My aim is for us to develop a practical philosophy of life for you, tailored to aid you in the navigation of your experiences and challenges.
I welcome all walks of life in my practice—come as you are. Regardless of the specific issues you face, I'm confident that I can assist you. I integrate the wisdom of history's greatest thinkers with contemporary mental health research, offering a therapeutic partnership that is both mentally enriching and emotionally supportive. My aim is for us to develop a practical philosophy of life for you, tailored to aid you in the navigation of your experiences and challenges.
(289) 985-1369 View (289) 985-1369

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Number of Counsellors in East Side, Vancouver, BC

900+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in East Side, Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% SunLife
47% Pacific Blue Cross
43% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in East Side, Vancouver, BC see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in East Side, 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.