Therapists in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC

Photo of Sandy Zhang, Counsellor in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC
Sandy Zhang
Counsellor, MA, MFT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
When working with couples my approach is attachment and connection-focused, and skill-based. Couples often seek counselling because of specific problems in their relationship. Regardless of the issue, I find that one thing can often be missing—a close connection, a secure attachment, or sometimes it’s that “spark” that brought them together initially. Through communication and other skills, I support couples in rebuilding that connection. Once this foundation is established, the couples often share that they feel softer and more endearing toward each other, naturally becoming more open to exploring new ways to solve the old issues.
When working with couples my approach is attachment and connection-focused, and skill-based. Couples often seek counselling because of specific problems in their relationship. Regardless of the issue, I find that one thing can often be missing—a close connection, a secure attachment, or sometimes it’s that “spark” that brought them together initially. Through communication and other skills, I support couples in rebuilding that connection. Once this foundation is established, the couples often share that they feel softer and more endearing toward each other, naturally becoming more open to exploring new ways to solve the old issues.
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Photo of Ellen Abrams, Counsellor in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC
Ellen Abrams
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6K
There are good reasons why you do what you do and that includes the habits and behaviours you may want to change. No blame, no shame! Approaching the origins of your problems through therapy can be painful, but the truth is that you're already suffering. Together, we can face what needs to be faced, you can digest (process) what needs to be metabolized, and start reclaiming all parts of your life. Along the way you may find you have more freedom and energy to make the changes you decide to make–in how you treat yourself, connect with others, and move through the world.
There are good reasons why you do what you do and that includes the habits and behaviours you may want to change. No blame, no shame! Approaching the origins of your problems through therapy can be painful, but the truth is that you're already suffering. Together, we can face what needs to be faced, you can digest (process) what needs to be metabolized, and start reclaiming all parts of your life. Along the way you may find you have more freedom and energy to make the changes you decide to make–in how you treat yourself, connect with others, and move through the world.
(778) 654-4723 View (778) 654-4723
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Saffron W. Rose
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J
Are you feeling stuck, disconnected from yourself, or struggling to feel comfortable with others? Maybe you're looking to strengthen your emotional regulation skills, release a harsh inner critic, improve tough relationship dynamics, or generally find more ease in life. With clinical expertise in holistic health, personality psychology, and traumatic stress, I bring a gentle, compassionate, and nonjudgemental approach. Common areas I work with are perfectionism, anxiety, relationships, trauma, self-worth, and highly sensitive folx.
Are you feeling stuck, disconnected from yourself, or struggling to feel comfortable with others? Maybe you're looking to strengthen your emotional regulation skills, release a harsh inner critic, improve tough relationship dynamics, or generally find more ease in life. With clinical expertise in holistic health, personality psychology, and traumatic stress, I bring a gentle, compassionate, and nonjudgemental approach. Common areas I work with are perfectionism, anxiety, relationships, trauma, self-worth, and highly sensitive folx.
(249) 487-0484 View (249) 487-0484
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Trish Walsh Counselling & Trauma-informed Training
Counsellor, BA, MTC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J
Trish is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor, instructor and workshop facilitator, located in Vancouver, BC; the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. In addition to her private counselling practice, Trish facilitates strength-based trauma-informed trainings, education & supervision for counselling students, mental health and allied health professionals, organizations, and anyone interested in updating their knowledge in trauma healing, and strengthening somatic and relational resiliency. For more info: trishwalsh.ca
Trish is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor, instructor and workshop facilitator, located in Vancouver, BC; the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. In addition to her private counselling practice, Trish facilitates strength-based trauma-informed trainings, education & supervision for counselling students, mental health and allied health professionals, organizations, and anyone interested in updating their knowledge in trauma healing, and strengthening somatic and relational resiliency. For more info: trishwalsh.ca
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Jennifer Codlin Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Suffering in silence? Well, suffer no more! Looking for a confidential and safe space to talk openly about yourself and your struggles, hopes and dreams. Often times, having a place to express yourself alleviates the sense of loneliness and isolation that often comes with folks who are looking to do something different to enhance and improve their life.
Suffering in silence? Well, suffer no more! Looking for a confidential and safe space to talk openly about yourself and your struggles, hopes and dreams. Often times, having a place to express yourself alleviates the sense of loneliness and isolation that often comes with folks who are looking to do something different to enhance and improve their life.
(587) 417-6891 View (587) 417-6891
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Little Mountain Counselling, Jesse Ziegler
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or just need a neutral ear to listen? I am here for you. These are strange times we are living in and you are definitely not alone, although sometimes it can feel that way. You deserve to feel happiness, less anxious, and to feel that you have a purpose. I can help you get back to the best version of YOU.
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or just need a neutral ear to listen? I am here for you. These are strange times we are living in and you are definitely not alone, although sometimes it can feel that way. You deserve to feel happiness, less anxious, and to feel that you have a purpose. I can help you get back to the best version of YOU.
(587) 741-0104 View (587) 741-0104
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Genny Cumming
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6K
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is about the connection between your therapist and you. I believe that this relationship is at the foundation of healing and I pride myself on providing a nonjudgmental and safe environment for my clients.
Therapy is about the connection between your therapist and you. I believe that this relationship is at the foundation of healing and I pride myself on providing a nonjudgmental and safe environment for my clients.
(343) 601-5074 View (343) 601-5074
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Strong Counselling
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
If you're struggling with your sense of self-worth, or going through a tough loss or transition, you may want some support. My team and I welcome the chance to work along side you. Finding the right fit with a therapist is really important for counselling to be helpful. It should be with someone who really understands what is happening for you, someone professionally qualified to help, and someone who you feel comfortable talking to. Therapy involves effort. The good news is that you won’t be doing it alone. The alliance between us means that we'll be there to support you, ready to work with you while you create your path forward.
If you're struggling with your sense of self-worth, or going through a tough loss or transition, you may want some support. My team and I welcome the chance to work along side you. Finding the right fit with a therapist is really important for counselling to be helpful. It should be with someone who really understands what is happening for you, someone professionally qualified to help, and someone who you feel comfortable talking to. Therapy involves effort. The good news is that you won’t be doing it alone. The alliance between us means that we'll be there to support you, ready to work with you while you create your path forward.
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Photo of Kelly Xiao, Counsellor in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC
Kelly Xiao
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J
Systemic impacts of larger society can create and maintain the problems we face in our mental health. As a queer person of colour, I understand that feeling understood by another person can be an incredibly transformative experience. I aim to create this environment with each of my clients by utilizing a trauma-informed and collaborative approach. I will individualize my training to your goals and unique experiences in order to help you live a life that feels more aligned with what you envision for yourself.
Systemic impacts of larger society can create and maintain the problems we face in our mental health. As a queer person of colour, I understand that feeling understood by another person can be an incredibly transformative experience. I aim to create this environment with each of my clients by utilizing a trauma-informed and collaborative approach. I will individualize my training to your goals and unique experiences in order to help you live a life that feels more aligned with what you envision for yourself.
(587) 507-8578 View (587) 507-8578
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Nikki Lee Bellehumeur
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J
Not accepting new clients
NOTE: I am currently not accepting new clients. My 3 main areas of focus are: 2SLGBTQ+, Non-monogamous relationship styles and Kink/BDSM. Including life transitions (relationships, home, work, school, loss, etc.), trauma, violence (abuse and vicarious trauma), depression and anxiety and substance use. I describe myself as relational, holistic and trauma informed.
NOTE: I am currently not accepting new clients. My 3 main areas of focus are: 2SLGBTQ+, Non-monogamous relationship styles and Kink/BDSM. Including life transitions (relationships, home, work, school, loss, etc.), trauma, violence (abuse and vicarious trauma), depression and anxiety and substance use. I describe myself as relational, holistic and trauma informed.
(778) 762-3988 View (778) 762-3988
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Anne Marie O'Keeffe
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 6 years mental health and addiction experience. I have a Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Masters of Social Work (MSW) with multiple certifications in various therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have front-line experience in Forensic Social Work, Adult Care, Mental Health, Neonatal Intensive Care and currently work between healthcare and private practice.
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 6 years mental health and addiction experience. I have a Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Masters of Social Work (MSW) with multiple certifications in various therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have front-line experience in Forensic Social Work, Adult Care, Mental Health, Neonatal Intensive Care and currently work between healthcare and private practice.
(672) 572-1726 View (672) 572-1726
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Tessa Keime
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ATR-P, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6K
You might be facing anxiety, loss, grief, or navigating challenging life transitions, and seeking a welcoming space for self-discovery and emotional healing. Perhaps you've experienced the weight of your thoughts and emotions, and you're yearning for a place where you can express yourself creatively and authentically. You might desire personal growth, empowerment, and a deeper understanding of your inner world while in fresh air. As a therapist, I accompany individuals, families, and couples on their deeply personal journey, through a holistic approach that honors the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and heart.
You might be facing anxiety, loss, grief, or navigating challenging life transitions, and seeking a welcoming space for self-discovery and emotional healing. Perhaps you've experienced the weight of your thoughts and emotions, and you're yearning for a place where you can express yourself creatively and authentically. You might desire personal growth, empowerment, and a deeper understanding of your inner world while in fresh air. As a therapist, I accompany individuals, families, and couples on their deeply personal journey, through a holistic approach that honors the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and heart.
(506) 497-0835 View (506) 497-0835
Photo of Veronika Paukkunen, Counsellor in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC
Veronika Paukkunen
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6K
I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families including people from all backgrounds experiencing different challenges. I have worked with individuals struggling with relationships, intimate relationships, communication, grief, loss, addictions, substance misuse, trauma, sexual identity, coping with diagnoses, academic struggles, career challenges, body dissatisfaction, low-confidence, low-self esteem, depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders and bipolar. I guide my clients through the change they want to accomplish thus helping them cope better in the face of future challenges.
I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families including people from all backgrounds experiencing different challenges. I have worked with individuals struggling with relationships, intimate relationships, communication, grief, loss, addictions, substance misuse, trauma, sexual identity, coping with diagnoses, academic struggles, career challenges, body dissatisfaction, low-confidence, low-self esteem, depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders and bipolar. I guide my clients through the change they want to accomplish thus helping them cope better in the face of future challenges.
(778) 771-3860 View (778) 771-3860
Photo of Ira (Ee-Ra) Yakubovitz, Registered Social Worker in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC
Ira (Ee-Ra) Yakubovitz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, Ira Yakubovitz, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6K
Helping people to find their way through mid-life’s challenges and transitions. Life can be a wonderful mix of challenges and opportunities. Lately it may feel like mostly demands and responsibilities have been piling up on your plate, getting heavier by the day. You're doing your best to push through it, to show up– after all you have some life experience under your belt. You put your best efforts forward, but it’s not always clear how to navigate the challenges ahead. You find your mind spinning in circles around the question “how did I get here?”It might be quite overwhelming and lonely on this journey.
Helping people to find their way through mid-life’s challenges and transitions. Life can be a wonderful mix of challenges and opportunities. Lately it may feel like mostly demands and responsibilities have been piling up on your plate, getting heavier by the day. You're doing your best to push through it, to show up– after all you have some life experience under your belt. You put your best efforts forward, but it’s not always clear how to navigate the challenges ahead. You find your mind spinning in circles around the question “how did I get here?”It might be quite overwhelming and lonely on this journey.
(587) 804-0597 View (587) 804-0597
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Simon Thomson
Counsellor, BSc, PMP, RTC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck in a cycle of challenges while others progress? You're not alone. I understand your frustration and want to help you gain insight into your struggle. While this journey may appear daunting, together, we can navigate it. Establishing a secure therapeutic connection is at the core of my practice. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space for your self-discovery. My approach draws from the proven Internal Family Systems Model (IFS).
Feeling stuck in a cycle of challenges while others progress? You're not alone. I understand your frustration and want to help you gain insight into your struggle. While this journey may appear daunting, together, we can navigate it. Establishing a secure therapeutic connection is at the core of my practice. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space for your self-discovery. My approach draws from the proven Internal Family Systems Model (IFS).
(587) 605-4481 View (587) 605-4481
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Winnie Hyun
Counsellor, CCC, PGA, MC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
I offer counselling virtually across British Columbia for youths and adults struggling with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, career challenges, and sports performance.
I offer counselling virtually across British Columbia for youths and adults struggling with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, career challenges, and sports performance.
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Photo of Patricia Snider - Mindful Therapy , Counsellor in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC
Patricia Snider - Mindful Therapy
Counsellor, MA , CCC , RCC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Hi All, my name is Patricia (MA, CCC, RCC), I have 30+yrs of experience as a therapist. I am committed to helping people to develop ability to being self-compassionate by gently challenging the way you think to help regulate negative thoughts. I've worked with a wide range of clientele both multi-cultural and across the life span. I value your unique way of being in the world. Life has taught me about suffering and I'm aware of the uniqueness of suffering. I care about your desire to have a full life. Let's work together in a collaborative way to explore why you feel the way you do and learn to regulate your thoughts and emotions.
Hi All, my name is Patricia (MA, CCC, RCC), I have 30+yrs of experience as a therapist. I am committed to helping people to develop ability to being self-compassionate by gently challenging the way you think to help regulate negative thoughts. I've worked with a wide range of clientele both multi-cultural and across the life span. I value your unique way of being in the world. Life has taught me about suffering and I'm aware of the uniqueness of suffering. I care about your desire to have a full life. Let's work together in a collaborative way to explore why you feel the way you do and learn to regulate your thoughts and emotions.
(587) 801-7296 View (587) 801-7296
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In-Power Counselling & Services
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Theresa and I am very passionate about supporting people in finding their voices and standing in their own power. I am committed to helping people achieve freedom from systemic and societal oppression in every capacity. My therapeutic focus is on seeking safety, trauma intervention, freedom from abuse, substance misuse, and achieving empowerment in every aspect of your life. I support you in removing the obstacles to achieving your goals and building the tools to maintaining success in your life on your own!
Hello, I’m Theresa and I am very passionate about supporting people in finding their voices and standing in their own power. I am committed to helping people achieve freedom from systemic and societal oppression in every capacity. My therapeutic focus is on seeking safety, trauma intervention, freedom from abuse, substance misuse, and achieving empowerment in every aspect of your life. I support you in removing the obstacles to achieving your goals and building the tools to maintaining success in your life on your own!
(778) 860-7904 View (778) 860-7904
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Margaret Noel
Counsellor, MA, BBA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J
In my practice, I strive to create a space that honours the uniqueness and individuality of each of my client’s experience with warmth and compassion. I value the true courage it takes to look within oneself, understand what is hindering us, and work to overcome our adversities and I consider it a true honour to support you in your healing journey. To me, each client is the expert in their experience and I value a collaborative approach in which each client is provided the freedom and non-judgmental space to explore their goals and how they wish to accomplish them freely and openly.
In my practice, I strive to create a space that honours the uniqueness and individuality of each of my client’s experience with warmth and compassion. I value the true courage it takes to look within oneself, understand what is hindering us, and work to overcome our adversities and I consider it a true honour to support you in your healing journey. To me, each client is the expert in their experience and I value a collaborative approach in which each client is provided the freedom and non-judgmental space to explore their goals and how they wish to accomplish them freely and openly.
(343) 453-0155 View (343) 453-0155
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Laura Avila
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6K
Sometimes life feels very overwhelming and we can feel lost and disconnected, or even struggle with our self-worth. I work with couples and individuals who want to understand their behaviours and improve their communication and connection. You may struggle with your romantic relationships or friendships, or find yourself repeating the same patterns with different people in your life. Sometimes you feel anxious in your relationships, or don't feel connected at all. You may want to feel more at ease in your relationships with others and especially with yourself, experiencing less anxiety and feeling grounded when making decisions.
Sometimes life feels very overwhelming and we can feel lost and disconnected, or even struggle with our self-worth. I work with couples and individuals who want to understand their behaviours and improve their communication and connection. You may struggle with your romantic relationships or friendships, or find yourself repeating the same patterns with different people in your life. Sometimes you feel anxious in your relationships, or don't feel connected at all. You may want to feel more at ease in your relationships with others and especially with yourself, experiencing less anxiety and feeling grounded when making decisions.
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Number of Counsellors in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
75% Stress
75% Life Transitions
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Pacific Blue Cross
55% SunLife
51% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Kitsilano, 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.