Therapists in Marpole, Vancouver, BC

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Muslim Women Counselling Services: Sanjida Nasreen
BA , MSS, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
Peace be on you dear readers. I really congratulate you for taking the first step: looking for a counsellor. Seeking counselling is a sign of strength. It means that you want to see changes in your life. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attack, and or relationship issues or you may need to talk to someone who will not judge you. I believe everyone has ability to solve their own problems, however, sometimes overwhelming situation makes us stuck in one point and hinder us to go forward. In those days we need someone listen to us, hold our hands and to go through our difficult times. I am here for you.
Peace be on you dear readers. I really congratulate you for taking the first step: looking for a counsellor. Seeking counselling is a sign of strength. It means that you want to see changes in your life. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attack, and or relationship issues or you may need to talk to someone who will not judge you. I believe everyone has ability to solve their own problems, however, sometimes overwhelming situation makes us stuck in one point and hinder us to go forward. In those days we need someone listen to us, hold our hands and to go through our difficult times. I am here for you.
(778) 401-9473 View (778) 401-9473
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Nekesa Counselling Ltd
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
Do you often prioritize others' needs over your own? Are you easily frustrated, perhaps due to past trauma and betrayal? Do you feel judged by others and find yourself avoiding situations, feeling stuck? Wish you could handle anxiety-inducing situations better and truly believe in yourself? Starting a wellness journey can be tough, but you're not alone. You deserve to live the life you want and let your best self show up for you each day.
Do you often prioritize others' needs over your own? Are you easily frustrated, perhaps due to past trauma and betrayal? Do you feel judged by others and find yourself avoiding situations, feeling stuck? Wish you could handle anxiety-inducing situations better and truly believe in yourself? Starting a wellness journey can be tough, but you're not alone. You deserve to live the life you want and let your best self show up for you each day.
(506) 308-1351 View (506) 308-1351
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Becky Leung
Counsellor, RCC, MIOP, MSocSc
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
I specialize in guiding individuals through various life challenges, helping adults, teenagers, children, and families find their way to psychological well-being. My expertise lies in treating a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety (such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.), behavioral problems, relational issues, and parenting challenges. I am also skilled in crisis management, providing support and guidance during times of acute distress.
I specialize in guiding individuals through various life challenges, helping adults, teenagers, children, and families find their way to psychological well-being. My expertise lies in treating a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety (such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.), behavioral problems, relational issues, and parenting challenges. I am also skilled in crisis management, providing support and guidance during times of acute distress.
(581) 880-0343 View (581) 880-0343
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Ed Ng
Psychologist, MDiv, PsyD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
My expertise is in working with difficulties related to cultural, familial, and relational contexts. I specialize in depression, anxiety, anger issues, professional burnout, issues with sexuality, couples issues, family conflicts, self-harming, and more. In addition to having lived in Hong Kong, I have worked diverse clients in Los Angeles and Vancouver. People who are seeking to make sense of themselves tend to find me very helpful. Former clients of mine regularly feel as though they understand their symptoms, are more free to make good life choices, and are prepared to have more fulfilling relationships overall.
My expertise is in working with difficulties related to cultural, familial, and relational contexts. I specialize in depression, anxiety, anger issues, professional burnout, issues with sexuality, couples issues, family conflicts, self-harming, and more. In addition to having lived in Hong Kong, I have worked diverse clients in Los Angeles and Vancouver. People who are seeking to make sense of themselves tend to find me very helpful. Former clients of mine regularly feel as though they understand their symptoms, are more free to make good life choices, and are prepared to have more fulfilling relationships overall.
(604) 243-4538 View (604) 243-4538
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Christine Butler Counselling
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
There are times of transition in women's lives that can leave us feeling stuck, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or disconnected. The greatest area of growth the women I work with experience is the ability to transform these periods of transition into possibility. Transitions can be uncomfortable, yet they are inevitable rites of passage and necessary to your growth and expansion as a human being. The good news is that by moving through them mindfully, new choices and options are unveiled, allowing you to create the life that you are most deeply yearning for. The question is, what will you choose?
There are times of transition in women's lives that can leave us feeling stuck, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or disconnected. The greatest area of growth the women I work with experience is the ability to transform these periods of transition into possibility. Transitions can be uncomfortable, yet they are inevitable rites of passage and necessary to your growth and expansion as a human being. The good news is that by moving through them mindfully, new choices and options are unveiled, allowing you to create the life that you are most deeply yearning for. The question is, what will you choose?
(587) 807-5126 View (587) 807-5126
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Yiya Yin, EMDR therapy | anxiety | PTSD | trauma
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
I support professionals and students with cross-cultural background to enter into an evidence-based healing process related to attachment wounds and/or trauma. I support those who struggle in building healthy identity and self beliefs and healthy relationships. Using approaches designed for trauma recovery and attachment wound mending, I support clients to process safely their traumatic past experiences, workplace breakdowns, systemic prejudice, and shift out of self-harming, maladaptive behaviours. We explore your story, naming cultural /environmental factors, societal barriers that hold you back from mental/emotional health.
I support professionals and students with cross-cultural background to enter into an evidence-based healing process related to attachment wounds and/or trauma. I support those who struggle in building healthy identity and self beliefs and healthy relationships. Using approaches designed for trauma recovery and attachment wound mending, I support clients to process safely their traumatic past experiences, workplace breakdowns, systemic prejudice, and shift out of self-harming, maladaptive behaviours. We explore your story, naming cultural /environmental factors, societal barriers that hold you back from mental/emotional health.
(581) 807-4176 View (581) 807-4176
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Brandy Holownia
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
I appreciate you showing the interest and courage to find a counsellor. Finding someone with whom you can be seen, heard, and accepted for all of who you are can be challenging. In truth, life can be challenging and leaves many of us looking for support in dealing with transitions, relationships, our sense of identity, as well as discovering what matters most to us. I believe that every person has incredible value, and despite challenges and pain, has the potential for healing, growth, and change.
I appreciate you showing the interest and courage to find a counsellor. Finding someone with whom you can be seen, heard, and accepted for all of who you are can be challenging. In truth, life can be challenging and leaves many of us looking for support in dealing with transitions, relationships, our sense of identity, as well as discovering what matters most to us. I believe that every person has incredible value, and despite challenges and pain, has the potential for healing, growth, and change.
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Vancouver Counselling Clinic
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MC, CPHR, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
温哥华咨询诊所 陪伴您找到心方向! 中文心理咨询服务包括广东话和普通话。无论您想要探索自己,还是面临人生、关系中的重大决定或转变,严重的生活受到压力影响,或者想要处理过去发生的某段时间创伤的经历,受到忧郁、焦虑的身体症状所困扰等等问题,都有机会靠心理咨询師得到帮助。温哥华咨询诊所也提供儿童心理咨询和青少年心理咨询。来到咨询室的男女老少,有人压力爆表,有人情绪难控,有人身心受创,有人关系纠结。其他人可能会感到人生空虚、社交退缩,藏身网路,人际疏离。我们都渴望能从忧虑和迷惘中自由。偏偏越是用力,就越是深陷其中。这片大海明明如此宽阔,望向它却只深深感到孤处无依。在咨询可以涵盖各种各样的问题,包括:失去家人、经历创伤、情感问题、家庭问题,精神疾病,如抑郁、焦虑和强迫症等。我们邀请您参加免费线上初步晤谈!
温哥华咨询诊所 陪伴您找到心方向! 中文心理咨询服务包括广东话和普通话。无论您想要探索自己,还是面临人生、关系中的重大决定或转变,严重的生活受到压力影响,或者想要处理过去发生的某段时间创伤的经历,受到忧郁、焦虑的身体症状所困扰等等问题,都有机会靠心理咨询師得到帮助。温哥华咨询诊所也提供儿童心理咨询和青少年心理咨询。来到咨询室的男女老少,有人压力爆表,有人情绪难控,有人身心受创,有人关系纠结。其他人可能会感到人生空虚、社交退缩,藏身网路,人际疏离。我们都渴望能从忧虑和迷惘中自由。偏偏越是用力,就越是深陷其中。这片大海明明如此宽阔,望向它却只深深感到孤处无依。在咨询可以涵盖各种各样的问题,包括:失去家人、经历创伤、情感问题、家庭问题,精神疾病,如抑郁、焦虑和强迫症等。我们邀请您参加免费线上初步晤谈!
(506) 406-2417 View (506) 406-2417
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Vera Cheng (Talk Therapy With Vera)
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
As a 1.5-generation Chinese Canadian, who grew up in an Asian immigrant family household, it has shaped and informed my life and practice in many ways. Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience. I will work with you to develop a deep personal awareness and support you on the path toward healing, learning and growing. Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you is essential. We'll be a good fit if you are motivated, self-reflective and ready to tackle the daunting task of “figuring it all out.”
As a 1.5-generation Chinese Canadian, who grew up in an Asian immigrant family household, it has shaped and informed my life and practice in many ways. Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience. I will work with you to develop a deep personal awareness and support you on the path toward healing, learning and growing. Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you is essential. We'll be a good fit if you are motivated, self-reflective and ready to tackle the daunting task of “figuring it all out.”
(587) 800-3613 View (587) 800-3613
Photo of Renee Hui, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Renee Hui
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
Hello there, are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Do you feel stuck in your relationships? Are you looking for change but feel like you are going in circles and not making progress? Do you feel haunted by traumatic experience in the past? Life is joyful and precious but oftentimes it can throw you a curveball. How would meeting with a counsellor help? Counselling is a beautifully collaborative work where you would be invited to unfold your own story and rewrite it with new meanings. Strengths are identified, goals are met, skills are learnt, and changes are made in the safe and accepting therapeutic process.
Hello there, are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Do you feel stuck in your relationships? Are you looking for change but feel like you are going in circles and not making progress? Do you feel haunted by traumatic experience in the past? Life is joyful and precious but oftentimes it can throw you a curveball. How would meeting with a counsellor help? Counselling is a beautifully collaborative work where you would be invited to unfold your own story and rewrite it with new meanings. Strengths are identified, goals are met, skills are learnt, and changes are made in the safe and accepting therapeutic process.
(249) 488-3540 View (249) 488-3540
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Jonathan Carter
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients; No referral necessary; CVAP & FNHA approved therapist; When we set out on life's journey we all have expectations of what life is going to give us and how life is going to turn out. We all have a sense of how life operates and what we need to do to get on in the world. However, as we move through life our initial views can be altered and our worldviews can be shaped unexpectedly leaving us at a loss. Does this resonate? Are you feeling like life looks different than you expected? Are you finding it difficult to engage in life in a meaningful way? Then it's important for you to know that you are not alone.
Accepting new clients; No referral necessary; CVAP & FNHA approved therapist; When we set out on life's journey we all have expectations of what life is going to give us and how life is going to turn out. We all have a sense of how life operates and what we need to do to get on in the world. However, as we move through life our initial views can be altered and our worldviews can be shaped unexpectedly leaving us at a loss. Does this resonate? Are you feeling like life looks different than you expected? Are you finding it difficult to engage in life in a meaningful way? Then it's important for you to know that you are not alone.
(825) 251-2848 View (825) 251-2848
Photo of Daisy (Shiyi) Dai, RTC, Counsellor
Daisy (Shiyi) Dai
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V5X  (Online Only)
I help people navigate through anxiety, depression, and emotional/personal challenges. I embrace a holistic approach, grounded in profound empathy and mindfulness, designed to foster transformation and healing across the mind, body, and spirit, offering a pathway to comprehensive wellness that resonates deeply with my clients. Let's start your healing journey together!
I help people navigate through anxiety, depression, and emotional/personal challenges. I embrace a holistic approach, grounded in profound empathy and mindfulness, designed to foster transformation and healing across the mind, body, and spirit, offering a pathway to comprehensive wellness that resonates deeply with my clients. Let's start your healing journey together!
(647) 694-1148 View (647) 694-1148
Photo of Shefong Tseng, RTC, MSc, PEng, Counsellor
Shefong Tseng
Counsellor, RTC, MSc, PEng
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
If you are struggling with a loss of direction or purpose, and want to rejuvenate life with renewed purpose, facing death or about to lose a loved one, I will work with you to find peace and broader meanings so you can carry on with joy and loving memories. I believe that everyone has the potential to grow beyond their current limits regardless of what they are struggling with i.e. addiction, relationship, life-transitions, or meaninglessness etc.
If you are struggling with a loss of direction or purpose, and want to rejuvenate life with renewed purpose, facing death or about to lose a loved one, I will work with you to find peace and broader meanings so you can carry on with joy and loving memories. I believe that everyone has the potential to grow beyond their current limits regardless of what they are struggling with i.e. addiction, relationship, life-transitions, or meaninglessness etc.
(548) 906-5154 View (548) 906-5154
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Christine Butler
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
There are times of transition in women's lives that can leave us feeling stuck, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or disconnected. The greatest area of growth the women I work with experience is the ability to transform these periods of transition into possibility. Transitions can be uncomfortable, yet they are inevitable rites of passage and necessary to your growth and expansion as a human being. The good news is that by moving through them mindfully, new choices and options are unveiled, allowing you to create the life that you are most deeply yearning for. The question is, what will you choose?
There are times of transition in women's lives that can leave us feeling stuck, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or disconnected. The greatest area of growth the women I work with experience is the ability to transform these periods of transition into possibility. Transitions can be uncomfortable, yet they are inevitable rites of passage and necessary to your growth and expansion as a human being. The good news is that by moving through them mindfully, new choices and options are unveiled, allowing you to create the life that you are most deeply yearning for. The question is, what will you choose?
(587) 812-4955 View (587) 812-4955
Photo of Sumit Rai, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Sumit Rai
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
Now offering online services throughout all of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and Yukon. I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. I value you taking this first step with me, and want the rest to be a breeze! The goal is to help improve your overall mental health wellbeing. Currently, I am the primary therapist for the online practice - Counselling FM. We are happy to assist anyone. Regardless of identity, make an appointment if you feel connected to our services. Visit our website today to learn more and book an appointment.
Now offering online services throughout all of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and Yukon. I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. I value you taking this first step with me, and want the rest to be a breeze! The goal is to help improve your overall mental health wellbeing. Currently, I am the primary therapist for the online practice - Counselling FM. We are happy to assist anyone. Regardless of identity, make an appointment if you feel connected to our services. Visit our website today to learn more and book an appointment.
(437) 372-5385 View (437) 372-5385
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Fangzhao Helena Hu
Counsellor, BBA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor fluent in English and Mandarin and hold a master’s degree in counselling from City University of Seattle, Vancouver. I have been in the field of helping people for over a decade, and that’s where my passion is. I have specifically assisted divorced/separated families for over five years. I have a deep understanding of such a situation's dynamics, special needs, and difficulties and have my whole heart towards it. I also understand well about immigration families from my background. Although I spent my adulthood here, I have never forgotten my roots.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor fluent in English and Mandarin and hold a master’s degree in counselling from City University of Seattle, Vancouver. I have been in the field of helping people for over a decade, and that’s where my passion is. I have specifically assisted divorced/separated families for over five years. I have a deep understanding of such a situation's dynamics, special needs, and difficulties and have my whole heart towards it. I also understand well about immigration families from my background. Although I spent my adulthood here, I have never forgotten my roots.
(587) 805-0075 View (587) 805-0075
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Dr. Paulo Matos
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with a combined 25+ years of education and experience in psychotherapy. I have extensive experience helping with diverse concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and life transitions. I specialize in two areas: helping people overcome trauma/PTSD in individual therapy and improving relationships through couples therapy. I have a special interest in working with military veterans, first responders, public safety personnel, and health care professionals. I have a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselling Psychology and master’s degrees from Harvard University (Ed.M.) and UBC (M.A.).
I am a Registered Psychologist with a combined 25+ years of education and experience in psychotherapy. I have extensive experience helping with diverse concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and life transitions. I specialize in two areas: helping people overcome trauma/PTSD in individual therapy and improving relationships through couples therapy. I have a special interest in working with military veterans, first responders, public safety personnel, and health care professionals. I have a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselling Psychology and master’s degrees from Harvard University (Ed.M.) and UBC (M.A.).
(855) 910-8444 View (855) 910-8444
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Nelson Sacristan
Counsellor, MA, CSAT, CASAC, LMHC, CMAT
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to check out this profile. I have been working in the addiction field for over 25 years. I am a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist and a Rainbow Advocate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I also have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have worked extensively with families and partners of people with addictions. I truly enjoy helping people understand addiction, its dynamics, and its impact on self and others. I walk alongside my clients in recovery, and that is extremely rewarding.
Thank you for taking the time to check out this profile. I have been working in the addiction field for over 25 years. I am a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist and a Rainbow Advocate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I also have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have worked extensively with families and partners of people with addictions. I truly enjoy helping people understand addiction, its dynamics, and its impact on self and others. I walk alongside my clients in recovery, and that is extremely rewarding.
(778) 764-1954 View (778) 764-1954
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Andrea Laurie | Life + Career Coaching Specialist
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
Do you feel like you’re ready for a change in your personal or professional life? Are you feeling off track, lacking purpose or motivation in your career or life overall? Do you feel that you are going through the motions each day, as opposed to cultivating a life and career that inspires you? Let’s explore your situation together and begin making steps toward personal growth and positive changes in your life. We offer modern, comfortable and relatable coaching to support you in navigating transitions, improving mental health and wellbeing and designing a life and career that you're excited to wake up to.
Do you feel like you’re ready for a change in your personal or professional life? Are you feeling off track, lacking purpose or motivation in your career or life overall? Do you feel that you are going through the motions each day, as opposed to cultivating a life and career that inspires you? Let’s explore your situation together and begin making steps toward personal growth and positive changes in your life. We offer modern, comfortable and relatable coaching to support you in navigating transitions, improving mental health and wellbeing and designing a life and career that you're excited to wake up to.
(782) 201-3843 View (782) 201-3843
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Kate Anderson
Counsellor, MAMFT, Student
Verified Verified
Marpole, Vancouver, BC V6P
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed by life's numerous challenges? Do you feel disconnected from your partner and wish to rekindle the flame? Has a recent life change feel like it has thrown your life into chaos? Feelings are our greatest compass. Therapy has the power to transform lives by providing a safe space for self-discovery and healing. Through introspection and guidance, we can gain insights into our thought patterns, behaviors, and emotions, leading to profound personal growth and empowerment.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed by life's numerous challenges? Do you feel disconnected from your partner and wish to rekindle the flame? Has a recent life change feel like it has thrown your life into chaos? Feelings are our greatest compass. Therapy has the power to transform lives by providing a safe space for self-discovery and healing. Through introspection and guidance, we can gain insights into our thought patterns, behaviors, and emotions, leading to profound personal growth and empowerment.
(548) 800-1802 View (548) 800-1802

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Marpole, Vancouver, BC

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Marpole, Vancouver, BC who prioritize treating:

92% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
88% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
83% Life Transitions
75% Depression
67% Grief

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Green Shield Canada
70% SunLife
60% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Marpole, Vancouver, BC see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Marpole, 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.