Therapists in Victoria, BC

Photo of Cate C Pelling, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Cate C Pelling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8X
Our working relationship is focused on achieving positive change in your life. I believe that counselling provides clients with the conditions and support they need to overcome problems and live their life more fully. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA in Counselling Psychology. I have been in private practice since 2003 working with individuals, couples and families. My graduate research focused on attachment, trauma and couple relationships.
Our working relationship is focused on achieving positive change in your life. I believe that counselling provides clients with the conditions and support they need to overcome problems and live their life more fully. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA in Counselling Psychology. I have been in private practice since 2003 working with individuals, couples and families. My graduate research focused on attachment, trauma and couple relationships.
(778) 906-8818 View (778) 906-8818
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Timney Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
I can support you through Covid-19. You need to make the most of your resources in the face of increased “situational stress”. At the same time any and all of your lingering distresses are made worse by the pressures we are suddenly under. People today are feeling trapped, worried, confused and at times overwhelmed. Some of that is new, and some is carried into this time. Both can be addressed. And the good news is we can work remotely without losing the personal qualities I bring to face to face work. Secure online video calls allow us to connect, establish goals, find insight, explore problems, and foster your personal progress.
I can support you through Covid-19. You need to make the most of your resources in the face of increased “situational stress”. At the same time any and all of your lingering distresses are made worse by the pressures we are suddenly under. People today are feeling trapped, worried, confused and at times overwhelmed. Some of that is new, and some is carried into this time. Both can be addressed. And the good news is we can work remotely without losing the personal qualities I bring to face to face work. Secure online video calls allow us to connect, establish goals, find insight, explore problems, and foster your personal progress.
(778) 764-1506 View (778) 764-1506
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Madison Bratty
Counsellor, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
I specialize in supporting youth, young adults, and parents in navigating the intricate landscape of mental health. If you're struggling with social or general anxiety, low self-compassion, OCD, parenting, negative body image, low mood, or self-harm, know that support is available. I aim to connect you with your existing strengths and resources, fostering collaborative efforts for transformative changes. I integrate various therapeutic modalities that are evidence-based and trauma-informed.
I specialize in supporting youth, young adults, and parents in navigating the intricate landscape of mental health. If you're struggling with social or general anxiety, low self-compassion, OCD, parenting, negative body image, low mood, or self-harm, know that support is available. I aim to connect you with your existing strengths and resources, fostering collaborative efforts for transformative changes. I integrate various therapeutic modalities that are evidence-based and trauma-informed.
(548) 490-3538 View (548) 490-3538
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Pierre Morais
MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
I am an experienced clinical counsellor with a Master's degree who specializes in addiction. I have over 25 years of professional experience in this field and over 35 years of personal recovery from addiction myself. I am a published author and have created dozens of videos on addiction and recovery. I was also an instructor at a college for Indigenous counsellors and have also developed some of their curriculum. I have travelled across the country, and at times internationally, giving talks on addiction and training other counsellors. I have also filled in for such notable speakers as Dr Gabor Matte.
I am an experienced clinical counsellor with a Master's degree who specializes in addiction. I have over 25 years of professional experience in this field and over 35 years of personal recovery from addiction myself. I am a published author and have created dozens of videos on addiction and recovery. I was also an instructor at a college for Indigenous counsellors and have also developed some of their curriculum. I have travelled across the country, and at times internationally, giving talks on addiction and training other counsellors. I have also filled in for such notable speakers as Dr Gabor Matte.
(587) 848-3187 View (587) 848-3187
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Heidi Nottelman
Counsellor, BHkin, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8Z
Navigating the struggles of life, and our emotional and mental well-being, can be an isolating experience. As a clinical counsellor, I offer a safe, respectful, and compassionate space to share your story. In our counselling sessions, we collaboratively explore the thoughts, emotions, and experiences that inform your perspective, and utilize your innate strengths to promote meaningful growth and healing. My background in rehabilitation informs this holistic perspective of connecting emotional, mental, and physical well-being, to foster greater self-compassion and understanding.
Navigating the struggles of life, and our emotional and mental well-being, can be an isolating experience. As a clinical counsellor, I offer a safe, respectful, and compassionate space to share your story. In our counselling sessions, we collaboratively explore the thoughts, emotions, and experiences that inform your perspective, and utilize your innate strengths to promote meaningful growth and healing. My background in rehabilitation informs this holistic perspective of connecting emotional, mental, and physical well-being, to foster greater self-compassion and understanding.
(431) 341-2028 View (431) 341-2028
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Gail Manning
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W
If you need help sorting out your thoughts and feelings, someone to support you through difficult times, and to help you find your direction, I can help. I am a compassionate social worker who wants to understand what you are going through. If you’re feeling stuck, we can work on that. Together, we can create positive change by discovering your personal goals and motivation and building real skills for coping and managing your mental health. My counselling style blends evidence-based techniques with genuine connection and compassion.
If you need help sorting out your thoughts and feelings, someone to support you through difficult times, and to help you find your direction, I can help. I am a compassionate social worker who wants to understand what you are going through. If you’re feeling stuck, we can work on that. Together, we can create positive change by discovering your personal goals and motivation and building real skills for coping and managing your mental health. My counselling style blends evidence-based techniques with genuine connection and compassion.
(867) 877-3242 View (867) 877-3242
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Miki Hotel
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W  (Online Only)
Many of us wander through the forest of life trying to find the answer to "Who am I, really?" Outside of our chosen people, we're juggling so many masks it feels like we're bound to make mistakes and drop one eventually. It's exhausting, stealing the time we need for creativity and human connection. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to ‘fit in’ or ‘be like other people’. In fact, I thrive on the kind of counselling that invites your quirks to the party, instead of leaving them at home. Picture me as your personal guide through the jungle of self-exploration, armed with humor, enthusiasm, and silly voices!
Many of us wander through the forest of life trying to find the answer to "Who am I, really?" Outside of our chosen people, we're juggling so many masks it feels like we're bound to make mistakes and drop one eventually. It's exhausting, stealing the time we need for creativity and human connection. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to ‘fit in’ or ‘be like other people’. In fact, I thrive on the kind of counselling that invites your quirks to the party, instead of leaving them at home. Picture me as your personal guide through the jungle of self-exploration, armed with humor, enthusiasm, and silly voices!
(450) 823-0407 View (450) 823-0407
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Monica Slobozianu
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W
Welcome! As a counsellor, I’m committed to walking alongside you on your path towards healing and self-discovery. Whether you’re facing overwhelming emotions or struggling with relationship dynamics, I am here to support you every step of the way. I bring a compassionate and empathetic approach to our sessions, aiming to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences freely.
Welcome! As a counsellor, I’m committed to walking alongside you on your path towards healing and self-discovery. Whether you’re facing overwhelming emotions or struggling with relationship dynamics, I am here to support you every step of the way. I bring a compassionate and empathetic approach to our sessions, aiming to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences freely.
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Photo of Tara Anne Poole, BEd, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Tara Anne Poole
Counsellor, BEd, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8V
I offer compassionate, evidence-based therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns, including mood disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), codependency, addiction, autism, body image issues, family and parenting difficulties, self-harm, and eating disorders. My goal is to assist individuals in achieving improved emotional well-being and overall life satisfaction. My approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, and I prioritize creating a safe, support, and trusting counselling environment.
I offer compassionate, evidence-based therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns, including mood disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), codependency, addiction, autism, body image issues, family and parenting difficulties, self-harm, and eating disorders. My goal is to assist individuals in achieving improved emotional well-being and overall life satisfaction. My approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, and I prioritize creating a safe, support, and trusting counselling environment.
(506) 307-6935 View (506) 307-6935
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Christopher Ashforth
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Weekend & Evening Availability. You might be facing a setback, and it can be hard to stay positive and not lose faith in your dreams. I know how you feel, I have been there too. I can help you create a plan to change your relationship with substances, or anxiety, and move you towards a more meaningful & fulfilling life. I offer in-person weekend sessions on saturdays and sundays, and online sessions mondays and tuesdays.
Weekend & Evening Availability. You might be facing a setback, and it can be hard to stay positive and not lose faith in your dreams. I know how you feel, I have been there too. I can help you create a plan to change your relationship with substances, or anxiety, and move you towards a more meaningful & fulfilling life. I offer in-person weekend sessions on saturdays and sundays, and online sessions mondays and tuesdays.
(705) 996-6301 View (705) 996-6301
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Lindsay Monier-Williams
Counsellor, MA, RCC, BMngt
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8T  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with understanding your behaviours or feelings, relating to people or your work, or to move forward in creating the life you want? Maybe you are tired, disconnected, hopeless, or uncertain of where to go next by the pull of your committments and responsibilites? Perhaps there is a bigger more meaningful way to experience life? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed and overcome by the struggle to deepen their relationships, reduce stress and shift from stagnating trauma. Moving from a dull, uninspired state of being into a positive, hopeful and fun future does not have to be a painstaking experience.
Do you struggle with understanding your behaviours or feelings, relating to people or your work, or to move forward in creating the life you want? Maybe you are tired, disconnected, hopeless, or uncertain of where to go next by the pull of your committments and responsibilites? Perhaps there is a bigger more meaningful way to experience life? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed and overcome by the struggle to deepen their relationships, reduce stress and shift from stagnating trauma. Moving from a dull, uninspired state of being into a positive, hopeful and fun future does not have to be a painstaking experience.
(778) 400-3687 View (778) 400-3687
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William Nicholls-Allison
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8S
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who offers youth (ages 12+) and adult counselling services. Currently, I work as a school counsellor with children in Greater Victoria. I have also worked with youth (12+) and adults as a counsellor and teacher. My goal is for every client, no matter what age, to feel respected, safe, and empowered. Within the school system, I have worked with clients on a wide variety of issues, including anger, anxiety, grief, separation, trauma, and more.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who offers youth (ages 12+) and adult counselling services. Currently, I work as a school counsellor with children in Greater Victoria. I have also worked with youth (12+) and adults as a counsellor and teacher. My goal is for every client, no matter what age, to feel respected, safe, and empowered. Within the school system, I have worked with clients on a wide variety of issues, including anger, anxiety, grief, separation, trauma, and more.
(778) 767-2073 View (778) 767-2073
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Sharolyn Sloat
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
I am pleased to offer solution-based, action-oriented counselling to individuals, couples, and groups needing assistance with everyday problems. I am especially effective with those who wish to learn skills & strategies that will allow them to make healthy, sustainable changes. I tailor my therapeutic approach to suit your needs, and create a comfort zone where you can come home to your authentic self and the potential within. In other words, I help you get out of your own way! I also bring over 30 years of sports coaching experience to my practice as a psychologist in Victoria BC.
I am pleased to offer solution-based, action-oriented counselling to individuals, couples, and groups needing assistance with everyday problems. I am especially effective with those who wish to learn skills & strategies that will allow them to make healthy, sustainable changes. I tailor my therapeutic approach to suit your needs, and create a comfort zone where you can come home to your authentic self and the potential within. In other words, I help you get out of your own way! I also bring over 30 years of sports coaching experience to my practice as a psychologist in Victoria BC.
(877) 959-9242 View (877) 959-9242
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Lucia Simoncicova
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
Lucia Simoncicova, MA, is a Clinical Counsellor registered with BCACC. She is a Registered Art Therapist with CATA. Lucia has offered counselling in community mental health centres and in her private practice. She is passionate about working with adults, caregivers, children and teenagers. She offers treatment for a variety of concerns including emotional regulation, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, learning issues, trauma, and relationship issues. Lucia’s specialty is working with highly sensitive persons of any age. She enjoys offering support to carers via parental consultations.
Lucia Simoncicova, MA, is a Clinical Counsellor registered with BCACC. She is a Registered Art Therapist with CATA. Lucia has offered counselling in community mental health centres and in her private practice. She is passionate about working with adults, caregivers, children and teenagers. She offers treatment for a variety of concerns including emotional regulation, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, learning issues, trauma, and relationship issues. Lucia’s specialty is working with highly sensitive persons of any age. She enjoys offering support to carers via parental consultations.
(778) 763-1353 View (778) 763-1353
Photo of Manuela Bizzotto, RCC, EMDR, Counsellor
Manuela Bizzotto
Counsellor, RCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Are you feeling stuck? Anxious, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you're struggling with trauma related to past experiences that affects your ability to enjoy life in the present. Or maybe you just want to feel better about yourself and find more meaning and purpose in your life. Counselling and EMDR therapy are proven ways to help you understand yourself better and make the changes you need to live well.
Are you feeling stuck? Anxious, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you're struggling with trauma related to past experiences that affects your ability to enjoy life in the present. Or maybe you just want to feel better about yourself and find more meaning and purpose in your life. Counselling and EMDR therapy are proven ways to help you understand yourself better and make the changes you need to live well.
(778) 762-3963 View (778) 762-3963
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Tanya Marie Switucka
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Currently accepting new clients (teens and adults) for in person and virtual sessions. I offer a direct and action-oriented approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment and Person Centered therapy. My goal is always to capture a client’s inner wisdom and strength, even when they don’t realize they possess these qualities! I have worked as a counsellor with youth, families and adults for over 20 years in settings that include schools, the community and the public sector. www.tanyamtherapy.com
Currently accepting new clients (teens and adults) for in person and virtual sessions. I offer a direct and action-oriented approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment and Person Centered therapy. My goal is always to capture a client’s inner wisdom and strength, even when they don’t realize they possess these qualities! I have worked as a counsellor with youth, families and adults for over 20 years in settings that include schools, the community and the public sector. www.tanyamtherapy.com
(579) 977-1272 View (579) 977-1272
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Carrie Everett
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W
Navigating through the world comes with inherent challenges, and sometimes what we’re seeking for support is more than what our friends or family can provide. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space where you can show up as you are, feel seen and heard, and together, we co-create the helpful way forward. My approach is integrative, trauma-informed, and social justice oriented.
Navigating through the world comes with inherent challenges, and sometimes what we’re seeking for support is more than what our friends or family can provide. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space where you can show up as you are, feel seen and heard, and together, we co-create the helpful way forward. My approach is integrative, trauma-informed, and social justice oriented.
(249) 504-3094 View (249) 504-3094
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Maxine (Fisher) Saunders
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, MTA, Music, Therapy
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8X
Healthy change is possible and you do not have to face challenges alone. It can be very difficult to seek help and reach out during hard times. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step towards well being. Finding a counsellor who you feel comfortable with is an essential part of the healing process. I would be happy to talk with you. Supporting individuals, families, youth and children for over 24 years. This is the time to take the best care of ourselves and our loved ones. Triggers arise now more than ever and support is available.
Healthy change is possible and you do not have to face challenges alone. It can be very difficult to seek help and reach out during hard times. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step towards well being. Finding a counsellor who you feel comfortable with is an essential part of the healing process. I would be happy to talk with you. Supporting individuals, families, youth and children for over 24 years. This is the time to take the best care of ourselves and our loved ones. Triggers arise now more than ever and support is available.
(250) 800-2303 View (250) 800-2303
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Ashley Alexandre
Counsellor, MC, RCC, BSc
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
It is common for certain life events or patterns to prevent you from thriving in the present and setting goals for the future. Through guided self-exploration in counselling, you can find direction and confidently move toward a place of deepened awareness and healing. To help you with this pursuit, I have created a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental space to support your personal growth. My specialties include trauma, anxiety, depression, and support through change/transition.
It is common for certain life events or patterns to prevent you from thriving in the present and setting goals for the future. Through guided self-exploration in counselling, you can find direction and confidently move toward a place of deepened awareness and healing. To help you with this pursuit, I have created a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental space to support your personal growth. My specialties include trauma, anxiety, depression, and support through change/transition.
(604) 229-2895 View (604) 229-2895
Photo of Leanna Madill, PhD, RPC, Counsellor
Leanna Madill
Counsellor, PhD, RPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ARE YOU A TEEN, OR A PARENT OF A TEEN? Are you feeling challenged, misunderstood, or feeling pressure in teenagehood? Or are you are parent who is challenged by your teen? Depression, anger, and anxiety are common feelings that can be running the show for teens and parents during this developmental stage of teenagehood, and can feel overwhelming. Staying trapped in the same fights, frustrations, anxieties, and unhappiness is a harmful cycle that can have lasting effects.
ARE YOU A TEEN, OR A PARENT OF A TEEN? Are you feeling challenged, misunderstood, or feeling pressure in teenagehood? Or are you are parent who is challenged by your teen? Depression, anger, and anxiety are common feelings that can be running the show for teens and parents during this developmental stage of teenagehood, and can feel overwhelming. Staying trapped in the same fights, frustrations, anxieties, and unhappiness is a harmful cycle that can have lasting effects.
(855) 772-7330 View (855) 772-7330

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Victoria, BC

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Victoria, BC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% Pacific Blue Cross
42% SunLife
39% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Victoria, BC see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Victoria?

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.