Therapists in Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC

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Hilary Ison
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
Why hello! If you're here, you might be seeking therapy feeling a strange mixture of despair and hope. Maybe you're struggling with repeating patterns of behaviour, past traumas, a diminished sense of self, difficult relationships, or painful emotions, but you also sense that change is possible and you're willing to try something new. Together we can establish safety, understand and shift your presenting symptoms, and harness your inherent capacity to heal and evolve. I aim to be a compassionate partner in your journey. I am also a fierce advocate for the self inside you that longs to emerge and thrive.
Why hello! If you're here, you might be seeking therapy feeling a strange mixture of despair and hope. Maybe you're struggling with repeating patterns of behaviour, past traumas, a diminished sense of self, difficult relationships, or painful emotions, but you also sense that change is possible and you're willing to try something new. Together we can establish safety, understand and shift your presenting symptoms, and harness your inherent capacity to heal and evolve. I aim to be a compassionate partner in your journey. I am also a fierce advocate for the self inside you that longs to emerge and thrive.
(709) 700-3442 View (709) 700-3442
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Lance Lindblom
Counsellor, RCC, MACP
Verified Verified
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
We all need support sometimes. Mental health counselling can be a therapeutic outlet to process difficult emotions, to reconnect with what brings fulfilment to our lives, and to shift our perspective towards self-compassion and kindness towards ourselves. I am excited to connect with individuals and couples seeking counselling services and aim to be adaptive to the needs of all those I work to support. My experience in providing mental health services focuses around managing anxiety and stress, supporting couples in building their connection together, exploring difficulties with depression and mood concerns, and supporting clients
We all need support sometimes. Mental health counselling can be a therapeutic outlet to process difficult emotions, to reconnect with what brings fulfilment to our lives, and to shift our perspective towards self-compassion and kindness towards ourselves. I am excited to connect with individuals and couples seeking counselling services and aim to be adaptive to the needs of all those I work to support. My experience in providing mental health services focuses around managing anxiety and stress, supporting couples in building their connection together, exploring difficulties with depression and mood concerns, and supporting clients
(819) 303-7595 View (819) 303-7595
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Deborah Buthmann
Counsellor, MSc, RCC, CCPA
Verified Verified
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
If you are going through a life transition (Breakup, Job change, move), struggle with stress and overwhelm, agitation, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, lack of focus, notice repeating self-defeating behaviour patterns and Obsessive-compulsive tendencies, know you are not alone. This is not all of you. We can find meaning in our circumstances and transform challenges into growing experiences. I believe you have the strength to move beyond surviving and enjoy life. Even if you don't know why you are struggling, know it is okay to start in a place of uncertainty.
If you are going through a life transition (Breakup, Job change, move), struggle with stress and overwhelm, agitation, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, lack of focus, notice repeating self-defeating behaviour patterns and Obsessive-compulsive tendencies, know you are not alone. This is not all of you. We can find meaning in our circumstances and transform challenges into growing experiences. I believe you have the strength to move beyond surviving and enjoy life. Even if you don't know why you are struggling, know it is okay to start in a place of uncertainty.
(431) 306-1244 View (431) 306-1244
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Corrina Masson
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
Corrina has experience supporting clients in navigating life transitions, mental health, caregiving and coping with chronic illness.
Corrina has experience supporting clients in navigating life transitions, mental health, caregiving and coping with chronic illness.
(867) 292-5489 View (867) 292-5489
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Cecilia Yeung
Pre-Licensed Professional, RN, BSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
I want to commend you for taking the courageous step towards healing and self-discovery. You deserve support, understanding, and 100% attention as you navigate through this temporary challenging journey. I am here to create a safe and therapeutic environment where you feel validated, heard, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. I am committed to providing you with personalized strategies and evidence-based approaches. Remember, you are not alone. I am here to support you every step of the way.
I want to commend you for taking the courageous step towards healing and self-discovery. You deserve support, understanding, and 100% attention as you navigate through this temporary challenging journey. I am here to create a safe and therapeutic environment where you feel validated, heard, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. I am committed to providing you with personalized strategies and evidence-based approaches. Remember, you are not alone. I am here to support you every step of the way.
(343) 500-7351 View (343) 500-7351
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Kristen Bailey
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Maybe your relationships are struggling, you are finding yourself unable to change old patterns, feeling out of touch with yourself and what you want. I believe that people do want to change, but often do not know where to start and it can feel so daunting and impossible. I am passionate about helping people build a more peaceful relationship inside themselves and am here to support you in getting to the root of what it going on so you can move toward what matters to you.
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Maybe your relationships are struggling, you are finding yourself unable to change old patterns, feeling out of touch with yourself and what you want. I believe that people do want to change, but often do not know where to start and it can feel so daunting and impossible. I am passionate about helping people build a more peaceful relationship inside themselves and am here to support you in getting to the root of what it going on so you can move toward what matters to you.
(778) 400-1953 View (778) 400-1953
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Express with Caro
Counsellor, RTC, ExAT
Verified Verified
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
Hi! Have you ever been curious about the intersection of Art and therapy? I’m here to help and offer a non-judgmental listening ear, and safe space to create and express. Connection, safety, and trust are the pillars of my practice, and I believe that YOU are truly the expert of your life. If you’re feeling creatively blocked, need support right now, want to explore and create more, are looking for something a little different than traditional therapy, or if you’re just curious – please feel free to reach out for a free 15 minute consultation call. LGBTQIA2S+, BIPOC, and SW positive.
Hi! Have you ever been curious about the intersection of Art and therapy? I’m here to help and offer a non-judgmental listening ear, and safe space to create and express. Connection, safety, and trust are the pillars of my practice, and I believe that YOU are truly the expert of your life. If you’re feeling creatively blocked, need support right now, want to explore and create more, are looking for something a little different than traditional therapy, or if you’re just curious – please feel free to reach out for a free 15 minute consultation call. LGBTQIA2S+, BIPOC, and SW positive.
(236) 302-4979 View (236) 302-4979
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Ishtar Beck
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5N
Welcome! My specialty is holistic individual and relationship counselling. I believe that healing is possible and is just a message or phone call away. Within our first session, I aim to offer a conversation that may bring about a sense of immediate relief with whatever is troubling you right now. As you dive into the depths, I will witness and encourage your journey. Monogamous and non-monogamous (open, polyamorous) relationships are welcome, as are parents, stepfamilies, and individuals seeking to heal, grow, and foster well-being. Now is the time to start exploring and making it better.
Welcome! My specialty is holistic individual and relationship counselling. I believe that healing is possible and is just a message or phone call away. Within our first session, I aim to offer a conversation that may bring about a sense of immediate relief with whatever is troubling you right now. As you dive into the depths, I will witness and encourage your journey. Monogamous and non-monogamous (open, polyamorous) relationships are welcome, as are parents, stepfamilies, and individuals seeking to heal, grow, and foster well-being. Now is the time to start exploring and making it better.
(866) 671-4309 View (866) 671-4309
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Radha Ortiz
Counsellor, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
You don’t have to struggle with what you’re going through alone. Whether you want to heal or push yourself to grow, I want to build a strong relationship with you so that we can better understand your challenges and set you on a path to feeling better. When you feel heard and supported you can find more resilience. Together we will build on the strengths, resources, and wisdom that lies within you so you may feel relief from your struggles and the future becomes brighter.
You don’t have to struggle with what you’re going through alone. Whether you want to heal or push yourself to grow, I want to build a strong relationship with you so that we can better understand your challenges and set you on a path to feeling better. When you feel heard and supported you can find more resilience. Together we will build on the strengths, resources, and wisdom that lies within you so you may feel relief from your struggles and the future becomes brighter.
(672) 202-4418 View (672) 202-4418
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Trevor Walsh
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
I support those who are seeking not only to better understand their underlying patterns but also to actively improve their quality of life with a safe, supportive and collaborative counselling relationship. Issues that I help with include healing from traumatic loss, recovering from the effects of childhood trauma, relationship abuse, and other difficult life events. I also work extensively with issues around emotional regulation, boundary setting, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. Even when your struggles originate from severe adversity and trauma, you can grow, not only despite adversity, but because of it.
(587) 819-0249 View (587) 819-0249
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Sonia Bertelli
Counsellor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
As your counsellor, I value the therapeutic relationship. I believe having a strong relationship is integral to your healing. I use client-centered approach to counselling, meaning you are in charge of the sessions! I am passionate about helping those with anxiety and trauma to learn how to regulate your nervous system and process your emotions. Majority of my practice focuses on managing anxiety, regulating nervous system and emotions, and finding coping mechanisms that work for you.I will be here to guide you, ask you questions, and challenge you. If you want me to be "more in charge", then I can be, just let me know!
As your counsellor, I value the therapeutic relationship. I believe having a strong relationship is integral to your healing. I use client-centered approach to counselling, meaning you are in charge of the sessions! I am passionate about helping those with anxiety and trauma to learn how to regulate your nervous system and process your emotions. Majority of my practice focuses on managing anxiety, regulating nervous system and emotions, and finding coping mechanisms that work for you.I will be here to guide you, ask you questions, and challenge you. If you want me to be "more in charge", then I can be, just let me know!
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Cynthia Farnsworth
Counsellor, MA, RCC, GradDip
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5N
Is your life feeling out of balance, or are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? You may have grown up in a neglectful or high conflict home, have a really stressful job or relationship, or feel lonely. Perhaps you've started to feel numb, or had panic attacks, or the stress is building up inside you? If you feel stuck in patterns and it's getting in the way of your relationships or your work life, and if you want to learn and practice ways to feel more resilient, more true to yourself, and to self-regulate, I can help.
Is your life feeling out of balance, or are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? You may have grown up in a neglectful or high conflict home, have a really stressful job or relationship, or feel lonely. Perhaps you've started to feel numb, or had panic attacks, or the stress is building up inside you? If you feel stuck in patterns and it's getting in the way of your relationships or your work life, and if you want to learn and practice ways to feel more resilient, more true to yourself, and to self-regulate, I can help.
(855) 976-9561 View (855) 976-9561
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Robyn Kozak
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
Whether it is struggles with pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, relationships, anxiety, mood, or past trauma, I support individuals with identifying what they want to be different in their life and co-creating a plan for our work together. As a counsellor, it is a privilege to support clients in their journeys to find more joy, feel less overwhelmed by difficult emotions, improve relationships, and feel more compassion for themselves. I work collaboratively with clients to explore their values and how to foster these into a meaningful life.
Whether it is struggles with pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, relationships, anxiety, mood, or past trauma, I support individuals with identifying what they want to be different in their life and co-creating a plan for our work together. As a counsellor, it is a privilege to support clients in their journeys to find more joy, feel less overwhelmed by difficult emotions, improve relationships, and feel more compassion for themselves. I work collaboratively with clients to explore their values and how to foster these into a meaningful life.
(506) 496-0803 View (506) 496-0803
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Life Flow Counselling
Counsellor, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
I’m interested in people’s stories and providing a safe space where we can tell their story in a way that is meaningful and important to them. One of the main goals of counselling is to activate your own ability for compassion, healing, motivation, and hope. I am open to working with people from all walks of life and identities, and I’m interested in hearing about your individual experiences and perspectives. There is no shame or blame in having a tough time or not being sure what you would like to happen in this chapter of your life.
I’m interested in people’s stories and providing a safe space where we can tell their story in a way that is meaningful and important to them. One of the main goals of counselling is to activate your own ability for compassion, healing, motivation, and hope. I am open to working with people from all walks of life and identities, and I’m interested in hearing about your individual experiences and perspectives. There is no shame or blame in having a tough time or not being sure what you would like to happen in this chapter of your life.
(705) 805-5180 View (705) 805-5180
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Mary Wilkerson
Counsellor, BEd, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
Are you facing the challenges of trauma, anxiety, and depression amidst life transitions? Let's discover lasting change together. As a specialist in transformative healing, my focus is on guiding you to profound self-discovery, nurturing adaptive parts, and cultivating resilience. Together, we'll break free from repetitive patterns and find that inner peace you seek. Explore evidence-based practices like IFS and EMDR for personalized healing. With my compassionate support, you can navigate life transitions with confidence. Your holistic well-being journey starts now!
Are you facing the challenges of trauma, anxiety, and depression amidst life transitions? Let's discover lasting change together. As a specialist in transformative healing, my focus is on guiding you to profound self-discovery, nurturing adaptive parts, and cultivating resilience. Together, we'll break free from repetitive patterns and find that inner peace you seek. Explore evidence-based practices like IFS and EMDR for personalized healing. With my compassionate support, you can navigate life transitions with confidence. Your holistic well-being journey starts now!
(778) 764-0483 View (778) 764-0483
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Amanda Carachelo
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5N
Getting the right support changes everything. Who do I help best? People who help others (leaders, helping professionals, health care staff, parents, caregivers) What challenges are my strength? •Adults with mild to moderate anxiety •Youth (aged 12 +) with mild to moderate anxiety, or who are experiencing challenging life circumstances •Adults wanting to address substance use and addictive patterning •People wishing to build greater support networks into their life •People wishing to find greater wellness, joy, alignment and momentum •People wanting to clarify in themselves and have healthier boundaries or greater assertiveness
Getting the right support changes everything. Who do I help best? People who help others (leaders, helping professionals, health care staff, parents, caregivers) What challenges are my strength? •Adults with mild to moderate anxiety •Youth (aged 12 +) with mild to moderate anxiety, or who are experiencing challenging life circumstances •Adults wanting to address substance use and addictive patterning •People wishing to build greater support networks into their life •People wishing to find greater wellness, joy, alignment and momentum •People wanting to clarify in themselves and have healthier boundaries or greater assertiveness
(587) 417-6646 View (587) 417-6646
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Emma Ellison
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, Doula
Verified Verified
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5N
Just as a seed will grow into a plant, and a plant will seek water and grow towards light, there is an intrinsic capacity within all living organisms to heal and to grow, and a natural inclination to move in this direction. My practice is guided by trust in the wisdom of this inner healing intelligence. I am a holistic practitioner working in the realms of transpersonal psychotherapy and birth care, with a focus on human attachment, lifespan development, and spiritual care "from womb to tomb." Birth psychology and work with holotropic states of consciousness are areas of special interest.
Just as a seed will grow into a plant, and a plant will seek water and grow towards light, there is an intrinsic capacity within all living organisms to heal and to grow, and a natural inclination to move in this direction. My practice is guided by trust in the wisdom of this inner healing intelligence. I am a holistic practitioner working in the realms of transpersonal psychotherapy and birth care, with a focus on human attachment, lifespan development, and spiritual care "from womb to tomb." Birth psychology and work with holotropic states of consciousness are areas of special interest.
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Meghan Hodgson
Counsellor, RCC, MCP, BA
Verified Verified
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
Hello, hello! In my counselling practice, I love working with all sorts of wellness goals, mental health issues, and personal struggles, ranging from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger management, stress, relationship issues, family conflict, sexual violence, to abuse. However, my specialty is counselling for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially around relationship issues, career coaching, & for the LGBTQ2A+ community. Mostly, I work with adults, but I love working with youth too - so, if you’re a teen seeking therapy, hi!
Hello, hello! In my counselling practice, I love working with all sorts of wellness goals, mental health issues, and personal struggles, ranging from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger management, stress, relationship issues, family conflict, sexual violence, to abuse. However, my specialty is counselling for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially around relationship issues, career coaching, & for the LGBTQ2A+ community. Mostly, I work with adults, but I love working with youth too - so, if you’re a teen seeking therapy, hi!
(431) 400-5412 View (431) 400-5412
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Caroline Wakelin
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L
I'm a registered clinical counsellor with over 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I'm passionate about supporting clients to heal the relationship they have with themselves and others. If you are seeking meaningful change in your life, and long to feel more at home and fulfilled in yourself and your relationships I want to help. Whether you’re recovering from heartbreak, struggling to assert yourself in your most important relationships, having difficulty making decisions, or are overwhelmed by anxious thoughts and feelings, we'll work together towards your healing and growth.
I'm a registered clinical counsellor with over 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I'm passionate about supporting clients to heal the relationship they have with themselves and others. If you are seeking meaningful change in your life, and long to feel more at home and fulfilled in yourself and your relationships I want to help. Whether you’re recovering from heartbreak, struggling to assert yourself in your most important relationships, having difficulty making decisions, or are overwhelmed by anxious thoughts and feelings, we'll work together towards your healing and growth.
(249) 802-8691 View (249) 802-8691
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Rhett Mohajer Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Therapy
PsyD, RP, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
I have a doctoral degree in psychology (PsyD), am a psychoanalyst, a psychotherapist, a published author, and a musician. Psychoanalytic therapy is a journey we undertake together! It is different from many other approaches because we look at the immediate issues, but the focus is on the deeper issues and on making the deeper change! As you share your life story and struggles, we will look at the unconscious and conscious patterns that emerge in your life in a non-judgmental way. The aim is for you to find yourself!
I have a doctoral degree in psychology (PsyD), am a psychoanalyst, a psychotherapist, a published author, and a musician. Psychoanalytic therapy is a journey we undertake together! It is different from many other approaches because we look at the immediate issues, but the focus is on the deeper issues and on making the deeper change! As you share your life story and struggles, we will look at the unconscious and conscious patterns that emerge in your life in a non-judgmental way. The aim is for you to find yourself!
(778) 769-0105 View (778) 769-0105

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Number of Counsellors in Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% SunLife
46% Pacific Blue Cross
44% First Nations Health Authority

How Counsellors in Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
17% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver?

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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.