Therapists in Fairview, Vancouver, BC

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Bonnie Kelly Gallagher
Counsellor, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6J
I have 30 years of experience assisting clients in my clinical practice to resolve issues in their relationships and in day to day living . Those problems often focus on addiction, stress, trauma, and anxiety. I assist clients to achieve more positive communication skills and productive happier relationships. . I believe that I work well with clients who are seeking to address the difficult issues we all face in this ever-changing and challenging world, and to explore new ways of viewing life's journey with all it's struggles. I approach counselling support in a solution focused manner in order to set and achieve specific goals.
I have 30 years of experience assisting clients in my clinical practice to resolve issues in their relationships and in day to day living . Those problems often focus on addiction, stress, trauma, and anxiety. I assist clients to achieve more positive communication skills and productive happier relationships. . I believe that I work well with clients who are seeking to address the difficult issues we all face in this ever-changing and challenging world, and to explore new ways of viewing life's journey with all it's struggles. I approach counselling support in a solution focused manner in order to set and achieve specific goals.
(778) 761-3484 View (778) 761-3484
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Celeste Borja
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! Whether this is your first time accessing a counsellor, or you are looking for someone who can support you from a holistic approach, I am honoured and grateful that you are here. As an individual and couples counsellor, I am passionate about supporting adults and their loved ones as they navigate life transitions, immigration experience, neurodivergence, trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts. Many of my clients are confirmed or self-identified Autistic and/or ADHD, first-generation immigrants, adult children of immigrants, and visible minorities. The core of my practice is grounded in the
Hello and welcome! Whether this is your first time accessing a counsellor, or you are looking for someone who can support you from a holistic approach, I am honoured and grateful that you are here. As an individual and couples counsellor, I am passionate about supporting adults and their loved ones as they navigate life transitions, immigration experience, neurodivergence, trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts. Many of my clients are confirmed or self-identified Autistic and/or ADHD, first-generation immigrants, adult children of immigrants, and visible minorities. The core of my practice is grounded in the
(236) 239-1259 View (236) 239-1259
Photo of Rebecca Webb, MSW, RCSW, Registered Social Worker
Rebecca Webb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6J
One of, if not the biggest, indicators of success within therapy is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. The fact that you are reviewing profiles looking for a great fit is the most important first step! I approach counselling through a lens of being client-centered. What does that mean? It means that I see YOU as the expert on your life and your lived experience. I have expertise and skills that I will share with you, but I will always believe you and your experiences first and foremost. I will act as guide and provide support while we navigate your life together.
One of, if not the biggest, indicators of success within therapy is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. The fact that you are reviewing profiles looking for a great fit is the most important first step! I approach counselling through a lens of being client-centered. What does that mean? It means that I see YOU as the expert on your life and your lived experience. I have expertise and skills that I will share with you, but I will always believe you and your experiences first and foremost. I will act as guide and provide support while we navigate your life together.
(604) 374-0112 View (604) 374-0112
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Erin Davidson, Sex & Relationship Therapist
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
We are all deserving and capable of enjoying fulfilling romantic and sexual relationships. Connection is the key to a life lived full. Connection to yourself first and foremost— awareness of your emotions, body sensations, values, and needs. Believing fully in your inherent worth, flaws and all. Connecting to others through a practice of empathy, vulnerability, and reliability is how we create strong relationships to our loved ones and the world around us.
We are all deserving and capable of enjoying fulfilling romantic and sexual relationships. Connection is the key to a life lived full. Connection to yourself first and foremost— awareness of your emotions, body sensations, values, and needs. Believing fully in your inherent worth, flaws and all. Connecting to others through a practice of empathy, vulnerability, and reliability is how we create strong relationships to our loved ones and the world around us.
(581) 222-4914 View (581) 222-4914
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Alyssa Marina Gonzalez
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, 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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Christy Lowey
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6H
As an intern counselor, I am honored to offer my skills and knowledge to individuals seeking therapy. I come to this profession with an innate passion for connecting with others and I do this by meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them. I believe therapy to be a holistic journey, encompassing a diverse array of approaches tailored to each individual's unique needs. My commitment as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to connect with yourself and your environment.
As an intern counselor, I am honored to offer my skills and knowledge to individuals seeking therapy. I come to this profession with an innate passion for connecting with others and I do this by meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them. I believe therapy to be a holistic journey, encompassing a diverse array of approaches tailored to each individual's unique needs. My commitment as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to connect with yourself and your environment.
(778) 652-9238 View (778) 652-9238
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Magdalena Sweetgrass
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6H
People seek out therapy because they cannot live their lives in the same way anymore. Perhaps there was a crisis, a feeling of despair, or a longing for something they have never had before. Therapy is a place to reflect on the past, explore present experiences and create change to have a different future. Therapy is not for the faint of heart, but with the right therapist, you will have a guide on your journey to knowing yourself more intimately.
People seek out therapy because they cannot live their lives in the same way anymore. Perhaps there was a crisis, a feeling of despair, or a longing for something they have never had before. Therapy is a place to reflect on the past, explore present experiences and create change to have a different future. Therapy is not for the faint of heart, but with the right therapist, you will have a guide on your journey to knowing yourself more intimately.
(587) 804-3668 View (587) 804-3668
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Dr. Alice Tobin
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z
At Wisemind Centre, I see adults, children and parents for therapy for symptom challenges: anxiety disorders, depression, addiction, medical problems/health stress, pain, parent support, perinatal and infant mental health; personality growth: wellbeing, resilience, meaningful relationships, emotional development, self-esteem; psychiatric symptoms: adjunct psychological support for people working with other doctors for depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis; and child abuse recovery: complex trauma, attachment problems, sexualised behaviours. I will also see children and adults for psychodiagnostic assessment.
At Wisemind Centre, I see adults, children and parents for therapy for symptom challenges: anxiety disorders, depression, addiction, medical problems/health stress, pain, parent support, perinatal and infant mental health; personality growth: wellbeing, resilience, meaningful relationships, emotional development, self-esteem; psychiatric symptoms: adjunct psychological support for people working with other doctors for depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis; and child abuse recovery: complex trauma, attachment problems, sexualised behaviours. I will also see children and adults for psychodiagnostic assessment.
(365) 376-5143 View (365) 376-5143
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Alexa Kjenner
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z
Life can feel incredibly painful when we are feeling disconnected, isolated, and ridden with distressing thoughts, memories and emotions. Together, we can make space for the parts of you needing to express that pain. By experiencing, and embracing the disenfranchised parts of you, we can move into a life rich with meaning and fulfillment.
Life can feel incredibly painful when we are feeling disconnected, isolated, and ridden with distressing thoughts, memories and emotions. Together, we can make space for the parts of you needing to express that pain. By experiencing, and embracing the disenfranchised parts of you, we can move into a life rich with meaning and fulfillment.
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Summit Counselling Group with Linda Williams
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z
Summit Counselling Group is a collection passionate and skilled counsellors devoted to working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families, from all walks of life, to overcome whatever challenges the world has thrown their way. Our counsellors have a wide range of specializations and approaches; no matter what you are struggling with, you will find the right fit here with us. We believe in partnering with our clients to overcome the obstacles in their lives; our top priority is to find the path to a more rich and fulfilling life for you. We have the ability to provide an environment of safety and trust; and the expertise to help you reconnect with your hopes and aspirations, find peace and clarity, and develop new means of achieving your goals. No matter how big or small your struggles may feel, whether the challenge is a specific event or a ongoing pattern that you want to change, we can help. You have come to the right place.
Summit Counselling Group is a collection passionate and skilled counsellors devoted to working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families, from all walks of life, to overcome whatever challenges the world has thrown their way. Our counsellors have a wide range of specializations and approaches; no matter what you are struggling with, you will find the right fit here with us. We believe in partnering with our clients to overcome the obstacles in their lives; our top priority is to find the path to a more rich and fulfilling life for you. We have the ability to provide an environment of safety and trust; and the expertise to help you reconnect with your hopes and aspirations, find peace and clarity, and develop new means of achieving your goals. No matter how big or small your struggles may feel, whether the challenge is a specific event or a ongoing pattern that you want to change, we can help. You have come to the right place.
(855) 999-1489 View (855) 999-1489
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Elizabeth Mary Goodall Koch
Counsellor, RCC, MA hons, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z
I specialize in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, and depression. As a solution-focused therapist, I utilize evidence-based techniques to help you identify and overcome negative thought patterns. If you're struggling to find a sense of well-being in your life, you may feel chronically unwell, and disconnected from your core sense of self. You might find yourself relying on unfulfilling coping strategies, or caught in patterns that lead you back to the same point, again and again.
I specialize in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, and depression. As a solution-focused therapist, I utilize evidence-based techniques to help you identify and overcome negative thought patterns. If you're struggling to find a sense of well-being in your life, you may feel chronically unwell, and disconnected from your core sense of self. You might find yourself relying on unfulfilling coping strategies, or caught in patterns that lead you back to the same point, again and again.
(306) 802-4990 View (306) 802-4990
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Jennifer Harrison
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6J
I work with individuals and couples who are struggling to communicate, and are wanting more connection, openness and intimacy in their relationships. I understand how our lives can be chaotic and how we can feel alone in that. My goal is to help you understand the root of your struggles and develop new strategies to help you find your way out of negative behaviors and thought patterns.
I work with individuals and couples who are struggling to communicate, and are wanting more connection, openness and intimacy in their relationships. I understand how our lives can be chaotic and how we can feel alone in that. My goal is to help you understand the root of your struggles and develop new strategies to help you find your way out of negative behaviors and thought patterns.
(778) 761-2472 View (778) 761-2472
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Cindy Strydom
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z
I believe we all have an incredible ability to heal, overcome life’s difficulties and foster personal growth. Through the therapy process I can provide the knowledge and tools needed, thereby achieving the desired and sustainable change. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a wide variety of different difficulties and conditions that my clients present with. I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depressive disorders, bipolar mood disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, couples, chronic pain and medical conditions, grief and individuals navigating the adjustment to emigration.
I believe we all have an incredible ability to heal, overcome life’s difficulties and foster personal growth. Through the therapy process I can provide the knowledge and tools needed, thereby achieving the desired and sustainable change. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a wide variety of different difficulties and conditions that my clients present with. I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depressive disorders, bipolar mood disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, couples, chronic pain and medical conditions, grief and individuals navigating the adjustment to emigration.
(236) 360-5617 View (236) 360-5617
Photo of Karla Vargas, BA, MCP, RCC, Counsellor
Karla Vargas
Counsellor, BA, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6J
I understand that the thought of therapy can often feel like an overwhelming process. If you’re seeking support, it may be you are experiencing low moods; struggling to navigate through a life transition; or you may feel the quality of your relationships could improve.
I understand that the thought of therapy can often feel like an overwhelming process. If you’re seeking support, it may be you are experiencing low moods; struggling to navigate through a life transition; or you may feel the quality of your relationships could improve.
(604) 245-8684 View (604) 245-8684
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Christina Niven
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA cand
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to the first step of your healing journey (congratulations!). Whether you're navigating life transitions, managing anxiety or depression, healing from past trauma, seeking to discover and embrace your true, authentic self, or wanting to enhance your overall well-being - I'm here to support you every step of the way. I'm Christina Niven, a dedicated and empathetic Graduate Intern Therapist with The Sereda Psychotherapy Group. I have years of experience as a long-time practitioner in yoga, meditation and earth-based healing.
Hello and welcome to the first step of your healing journey (congratulations!). Whether you're navigating life transitions, managing anxiety or depression, healing from past trauma, seeking to discover and embrace your true, authentic self, or wanting to enhance your overall well-being - I'm here to support you every step of the way. I'm Christina Niven, a dedicated and empathetic Graduate Intern Therapist with The Sereda Psychotherapy Group. I have years of experience as a long-time practitioner in yoga, meditation and earth-based healing.
(438) 834-2014 x11 View (438) 834-2014 x11
Photo of Shelbi Snodgrass, MC, RCC, CCC, CMPC, Counsellor
Shelbi Snodgrass
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC, CMPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6J
My approach to counselling incorporates interventions focused on bringing the mind and body into the therapeutic process. I strive to empower clients through utilizing their strengths, values, and inner wisdom towards clarity, growth, and change. My services could be suitable for elite performers and teams in the areas of sport, fitness, health, the performing arts, and business. Those exploring their relationship with substances and addiction recovery. Student athletes who are interested in enhancing their performance and seeking overall wellness. Lastly, Professionals looking to improve their lifestyle and self-care habits.
My approach to counselling incorporates interventions focused on bringing the mind and body into the therapeutic process. I strive to empower clients through utilizing their strengths, values, and inner wisdom towards clarity, growth, and change. My services could be suitable for elite performers and teams in the areas of sport, fitness, health, the performing arts, and business. Those exploring their relationship with substances and addiction recovery. Student athletes who are interested in enhancing their performance and seeking overall wellness. Lastly, Professionals looking to improve their lifestyle and self-care habits.
(705) 996-4827 x1 View (705) 996-4827 x1
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Rebecca Rauscher
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6H
I am the Founder and Clinic Director at Boundless Heart Counselling Group in Vancouver. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I love working in private practice. I have had the opportunity to provide personalized mental health support to many clients throughout the last 18 years, first as an Occupational Therapist and then as an RCC. My vision of creating a counselling group with clinicians who are intelligent, wise, heartful, vulnerable and energized came to fruition with the amazing individuals who make up the Boundless Heart Counselling Group team. We have clinicians accepting new referrals! Contact us today!
I am the Founder and Clinic Director at Boundless Heart Counselling Group in Vancouver. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I love working in private practice. I have had the opportunity to provide personalized mental health support to many clients throughout the last 18 years, first as an Occupational Therapist and then as an RCC. My vision of creating a counselling group with clinicians who are intelligent, wise, heartful, vulnerable and energized came to fruition with the amazing individuals who make up the Boundless Heart Counselling Group team. We have clinicians accepting new referrals! Contact us today!
(604) 265-9362 View (604) 265-9362
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Kally Truong
Counsellor, MA, BA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z
With nearly a decade of experience, my focus has been on helping individuals dealing with mental health and substance use challenges. My chosen specialization has been with children, youth, and parents/caregivers. I believe therapy is for everyone, whether you want to focus on being proactive and building resilience or if you want to heal from past experiences. I provide individual counselling to children, young people, and parents in supporting them in better understanding themselves and others. Most importantly, how to develop secure ways of connecting and building skills to support themselves and/or their loved ones.
With nearly a decade of experience, my focus has been on helping individuals dealing with mental health and substance use challenges. My chosen specialization has been with children, youth, and parents/caregivers. I believe therapy is for everyone, whether you want to focus on being proactive and building resilience or if you want to heal from past experiences. I provide individual counselling to children, young people, and parents in supporting them in better understanding themselves and others. Most importantly, how to develop secure ways of connecting and building skills to support themselves and/or their loved ones.
(548) 488-3626 View (548) 488-3626
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Melanie Adamsons
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V5Z
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from the University of Northern British Columbia, and am passionate about providing person-centered and trauma-informed care to client's with diverse mental health needs. I have experience providing care and support to those who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, emotional dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, and relationship issues. I have a special interest in working with those who engage in self-harm behaviours.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from the University of Northern British Columbia, and am passionate about providing person-centered and trauma-informed care to client's with diverse mental health needs. I have experience providing care and support to those who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, emotional dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, and relationship issues. I have a special interest in working with those who engage in self-harm behaviours.
(604) 630-3071 View (604) 630-3071
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Lisa Sanson - Find Your Sunrise
Counsellor, RPC, BA, E-RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, Vancouver, BC V6J
Do you long for a greater sense of aliveness? Are you feeling stuck, stagnant or hopeless? Perhaps a big transition has occurred in your life and you are not sure how to proceed? You might be dealing with grief, anxiety, depression or thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and you're not sure how to cope.
Do you long for a greater sense of aliveness? Are you feeling stuck, stagnant or hopeless? Perhaps a big transition has occurred in your life and you are not sure how to proceed? You might be dealing with grief, anxiety, depression or thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and you're not sure how to cope.
(604) 332-5081 View (604) 332-5081

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Number of Counsellors in Fairview, Vancouver, BC

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Fairview, Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
71% Life Transitions
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% SunLife
51% Pacific Blue Cross
44% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Fairview, Vancouver, BC see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Fairview, 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.