Therapists in Victoria, BC

Catherine Zieniewicz
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8Y  (Online Only)
For nearly a decade I have been providing counselling services to individuals and groups in private, not-for-profit, and clinical settings in Alberta and British Columbia. I am located in the Greater Victoria area, and enjoy providing a wide range of mental wellness support for those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, pain, chronic illness, grief, and more. I focus on client’s positive qualities and their strengths to assist them in generating effective solutions for issues they may be facing, facilitating positive growth through a relationship-driven integrative approach.
For nearly a decade I have been providing counselling services to individuals and groups in private, not-for-profit, and clinical settings in Alberta and British Columbia. I am located in the Greater Victoria area, and enjoy providing a wide range of mental wellness support for those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, pain, chronic illness, grief, and more. I focus on client’s positive qualities and their strengths to assist them in generating effective solutions for issues they may be facing, facilitating positive growth through a relationship-driven integrative approach.
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Allison Murphy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W
I recognize that you are the expert in your own life and my goal is to help you uncover your own strengths, wisdom, and expertise. I offer my training and experience and together we work to address the challenges that bring you in as well as whatever arises in the process. In session, I am deeply interested in your experience in the present moment and will encourage you to shift focus from in-the-head toward body-based wisdom and healing. Working experientially, relationally, and somatically, I encourage and accompany clients to explore difficult emotions and experiences.
I recognize that you are the expert in your own life and my goal is to help you uncover your own strengths, wisdom, and expertise. I offer my training and experience and together we work to address the challenges that bring you in as well as whatever arises in the process. In session, I am deeply interested in your experience in the present moment and will encourage you to shift focus from in-the-head toward body-based wisdom and healing. Working experientially, relationally, and somatically, I encourage and accompany clients to explore difficult emotions and experiences.
(873) 504-0310 View (873) 504-0310
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Lynn Corbett
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8W
I am committed to seeing people as more than just the problems they may be struggling with. I value conversations that allow the richness of people's lives to become more visible and accessible to them. After more than 20 years of practice, I continue to feel privileged to accompany people as they sort out life's difficulties. I see adults across the life span in relation to a range of life concerns, including: depression; anxiety; work-life balance; disordered eating and body image difficulties; sexual, interpersonal and workplace trauma; relationship issues; grief and loss; life transitions and identity questions.
I am committed to seeing people as more than just the problems they may be struggling with. I value conversations that allow the richness of people's lives to become more visible and accessible to them. After more than 20 years of practice, I continue to feel privileged to accompany people as they sort out life's difficulties. I see adults across the life span in relation to a range of life concerns, including: depression; anxiety; work-life balance; disordered eating and body image difficulties; sexual, interpersonal and workplace trauma; relationship issues; grief and loss; life transitions and identity questions.
(431) 244-4909 View (431) 244-4909
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Jackie Dowling
Counsellor, MC, RCC, ACC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
Online appointments available. My clients are introverts and highly sensitive souls that feel overwhelmed because the world is too fast, too noisy, too chaotic but worst of all filled with people lacking compassion. They usually struggle with non-reciprocal relationships and setting boundaries. They may have experienced narcissistic abuse or childhood trauma/neglect (I have professional/personal exp. with both). They are filled with feelings of anxiety/worry about the fact that they can't keep up with everyone else. If you are reading this, I commend you on taking this first step. I work with women & members of the LGBTQ+ family.
Online appointments available. My clients are introverts and highly sensitive souls that feel overwhelmed because the world is too fast, too noisy, too chaotic but worst of all filled with people lacking compassion. They usually struggle with non-reciprocal relationships and setting boundaries. They may have experienced narcissistic abuse or childhood trauma/neglect (I have professional/personal exp. with both). They are filled with feelings of anxiety/worry about the fact that they can't keep up with everyone else. If you are reading this, I commend you on taking this first step. I work with women & members of the LGBTQ+ family.
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Amanda MacIntyre
Counsellor, RCC, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
Your current circumstances don't dictate where you'll end up. They serve as a starting point for change. We all have the potential to move forward, sometimes having support is the key to getting there. My counselling approach is collaborative and straightforward with a touch of humour. Using a blend of your personal experiences and life context with evidence-based practices such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and family systems we pinpoint your strengths and build positive coping skills to help you reach your goals.
Your current circumstances don't dictate where you'll end up. They serve as a starting point for change. We all have the potential to move forward, sometimes having support is the key to getting there. My counselling approach is collaborative and straightforward with a touch of humour. Using a blend of your personal experiences and life context with evidence-based practices such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and family systems we pinpoint your strengths and build positive coping skills to help you reach your goals.
(431) 400-9471 View (431) 400-9471
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Laura Thomlinson
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
Welcome to our group practice. We are here to help you build a life worth living. We believe in meeting you where you are at and helping you identify what is keeping you stuck in order to help you feel better. We are truly interested in your experiences and want to help you change your experiences.
Welcome to our group practice. We are here to help you build a life worth living. We believe in meeting you where you are at and helping you identify what is keeping you stuck in order to help you feel better. We are truly interested in your experiences and want to help you change your experiences.
(825) 254-6647 View (825) 254-6647
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Dawn Nordin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
Counselling is a unique experience. It is intimate, vulnerable and requires courage. There are infinite reasons that someone may seek counselling or therapy. Let’s face it, being human can be hard! Counselling can be effective for folks struggling to balance life with routines, relationships and responsibilities. Some folks experience severe symptoms that impact their physical, mental, social and spiritual health that is multifactoral at the root. A safe therapeutic relationship can offer you the opportunity access your wisdom without distraction while allowing your authentic emotional and spiritual self to emerge, heal and expand.
Counselling is a unique experience. It is intimate, vulnerable and requires courage. There are infinite reasons that someone may seek counselling or therapy. Let’s face it, being human can be hard! Counselling can be effective for folks struggling to balance life with routines, relationships and responsibilities. Some folks experience severe symptoms that impact their physical, mental, social and spiritual health that is multifactoral at the root. A safe therapeutic relationship can offer you the opportunity access your wisdom without distraction while allowing your authentic emotional and spiritual self to emerge, heal and expand.
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Amy Chiasson
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W  (Online Only)
It is my belief that as humans we are biologically wired to heal; each of us already holds the internal resources needed to grow and thrive. As a counsellor, I would be honoured to walk alongside you as a guide in uncovering these resources, offering warmth and a grounding presence alongside evidence-based interventions to assist you on this journey. I offer an integrated approach to counselling, utilizing attachment-based, emotion-focused, and body-based practices alongside internal parts work in my practice. I believe it is important to create space for the body, mind, and spirit to be present in our work together.
It is my belief that as humans we are biologically wired to heal; each of us already holds the internal resources needed to grow and thrive. As a counsellor, I would be honoured to walk alongside you as a guide in uncovering these resources, offering warmth and a grounding presence alongside evidence-based interventions to assist you on this journey. I offer an integrated approach to counselling, utilizing attachment-based, emotion-focused, and body-based practices alongside internal parts work in my practice. I believe it is important to create space for the body, mind, and spirit to be present in our work together.
(438) 834-3141 View (438) 834-3141
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Annabelle Picard
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
I strongly believes that everyone is doing the best they can with the strategies they have. I am deeply committed to meeting every person where they are at and supporting them through exploration that is both collaborative and proactive in nature, towards what you deem a more fulfilling path forward. As a mother of two children, I empathizes with the emotional weight and responsibility of parenting. My practice is focused on intensifying the connection between caregiver and child and providing practical, feel-good tools and strategies. I work with children, teens, individuals and their families aged 5 plus.
I strongly believes that everyone is doing the best they can with the strategies they have. I am deeply committed to meeting every person where they are at and supporting them through exploration that is both collaborative and proactive in nature, towards what you deem a more fulfilling path forward. As a mother of two children, I empathizes with the emotional weight and responsibility of parenting. My practice is focused on intensifying the connection between caregiver and child and providing practical, feel-good tools and strategies. I work with children, teens, individuals and their families aged 5 plus.
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Jennifer Brum Counselling
Counsellor, BSc, MTC, RTC, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
Waitlist for new clients
Negative thoughts reel through your head throughout the day and have you tossing and turning at night. You get through your day as if everything is ok, but it isn’t… it’s exhausting! Life’s challenges leave you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Your relationships are suffering and you find yourself wanting to avoid the people and places you used to enjoy. No one seems to understand what you’re going through which leaves you feeling misunderstood, invalidated, and unsupported. You want to feel “normal” again. You just want your life back. You’ve had enough, and it’s time to make some serious changes. This is where I can help.
Negative thoughts reel through your head throughout the day and have you tossing and turning at night. You get through your day as if everything is ok, but it isn’t… it’s exhausting! Life’s challenges leave you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Your relationships are suffering and you find yourself wanting to avoid the people and places you used to enjoy. No one seems to understand what you’re going through which leaves you feeling misunderstood, invalidated, and unsupported. You want to feel “normal” again. You just want your life back. You’ve had enough, and it’s time to make some serious changes. This is where I can help.
(778) 400-1591 View (778) 400-1591
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Jeevan Atwal
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
It is no secret that individuals experience a multitude of challenges throughout their lives. Sometimes these challenges can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed, stagnant, anxious or numb. In other cases, these feelings can be the result of unresolved issues from the past, that are impacting present life. No matter the situation, I am here to support my clients in the process of identifying, understanding, and addressing their challenges. Through this collaborative process my clients are able to foster self-awareness and acceptance, so they can cultivate new perspectives and develop effective strategies to reach their goals.
It is no secret that individuals experience a multitude of challenges throughout their lives. Sometimes these challenges can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed, stagnant, anxious or numb. In other cases, these feelings can be the result of unresolved issues from the past, that are impacting present life. No matter the situation, I am here to support my clients in the process of identifying, understanding, and addressing their challenges. Through this collaborative process my clients are able to foster self-awareness and acceptance, so they can cultivate new perspectives and develop effective strategies to reach their goals.
(506) 909-0924 View (506) 909-0924
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Kalen Colson
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Specializing in nature-based, somatic (body-based), depth and existential counselling, my dog Hazel and I work alongside you to support your personal growth and healing. These frameworks are especially useful for folx who are struggling to find meaning, direction, purpose and connection to the larger, often spiritual world. Together we work with embodiment, Soul, Spirit, archetypes, the natural world and dreams to move towards wholeness and health. I specialize in working with queer folx across the spectrum. I also offer relationship counselling and welcome anyone with an interest in exploration into my practice.
Specializing in nature-based, somatic (body-based), depth and existential counselling, my dog Hazel and I work alongside you to support your personal growth and healing. These frameworks are especially useful for folx who are struggling to find meaning, direction, purpose and connection to the larger, often spiritual world. Together we work with embodiment, Soul, Spirit, archetypes, the natural world and dreams to move towards wholeness and health. I specialize in working with queer folx across the spectrum. I also offer relationship counselling and welcome anyone with an interest in exploration into my practice.
(778) 743-8145 View (778) 743-8145
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Deanna Leippi
Counsellor, BA, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8T
*Accepting new clients virtually and in person* Hello my name is Deanna and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I am passionate about supporting people who struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, overwhelm, worry, low self-esteem, grief and loss. Perhaps you are struggling in your relationships with partners, children, family or friends. I can help with the challenges of life transitions and managing stress.
*Accepting new clients virtually and in person* Hello my name is Deanna and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I am passionate about supporting people who struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, overwhelm, worry, low self-esteem, grief and loss. Perhaps you are struggling in your relationships with partners, children, family or friends. I can help with the challenges of life transitions and managing stress.
(778) 761-5520 View (778) 761-5520
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Mercedes Cepeda
Pre-Licensed Professional, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Are you ready to start your life? If you feel as if you have been sitting on the sidelines watching others live life to the fullest while waiting for yours to start, then I can help. I specialize in sexuality, religeous trauma, body image and neurodiversity. I you are a survivor of purity culture, struggle with your own sexuality or sexual identity, or are deconstructing a religeous upbringing, we can work together to conquer them. I have extensive experience with neurodiversity, including ADHD, autism, cognitive decline, and brain injuries. Our brains are amazing and different, lets understand yours better so you can thrive.
Are you ready to start your life? If you feel as if you have been sitting on the sidelines watching others live life to the fullest while waiting for yours to start, then I can help. I specialize in sexuality, religeous trauma, body image and neurodiversity. I you are a survivor of purity culture, struggle with your own sexuality or sexual identity, or are deconstructing a religeous upbringing, we can work together to conquer them. I have extensive experience with neurodiversity, including ADHD, autism, cognitive decline, and brain injuries. Our brains are amazing and different, lets understand yours better so you can thrive.
(587) 400-2370 View (587) 400-2370
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Jonathan Watters
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
*Accepting new clients* Hi there, my name is Jonathan. Helping people work on the challenges they want to work on so that they can become a better version of themselves is my work. By using an integrative approach, I support people by helping them discover and explore practical solutions for their life circumstances and their relationships. What works best for you is what is important, not following a set of instructions or trying to fit you into a prescribed way of life. Counselling is about working together to improve well-being and focusing our efforts to do so, so let's work together.
*Accepting new clients* Hi there, my name is Jonathan. Helping people work on the challenges they want to work on so that they can become a better version of themselves is my work. By using an integrative approach, I support people by helping them discover and explore practical solutions for their life circumstances and their relationships. What works best for you is what is important, not following a set of instructions or trying to fit you into a prescribed way of life. Counselling is about working together to improve well-being and focusing our efforts to do so, so let's work together.
(778) 745-4039 View (778) 745-4039
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Charis Santiago
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. How brave and courageous to explore newness for yourself. My name is Charis Santiago and I am a 2nd generation Filipina-Canadian therapist who provides relational analytic counselling services in Victoria, BC and telehealth. I am passionate about working with you surrounding a wide range of mental health issues. My specialties include working with issues of trauma and sexual abuse, racial/ethnic and identity development, issues with family, play therapy, addiction and mood disorders.
Welcome. How brave and courageous to explore newness for yourself. My name is Charis Santiago and I am a 2nd generation Filipina-Canadian therapist who provides relational analytic counselling services in Victoria, BC and telehealth. I am passionate about working with you surrounding a wide range of mental health issues. My specialties include working with issues of trauma and sexual abuse, racial/ethnic and identity development, issues with family, play therapy, addiction and mood disorders.
(705) 805-6019 View (705) 805-6019
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Camas Counselling - Mary Lucas
Counsellor, MA, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
Accepting New Clients - when gripped by anxiety, depression, grief or shame we can lose our joy and sense of ourselves. We long for connection, but it can be difficult to thrive in relationships when we are suffering. We can end up feeling alone in our anger, fear, sadness, loss or pain. I can be there to listen and accompany you on the journey towards healing and self-acceptance.
Accepting New Clients - when gripped by anxiety, depression, grief or shame we can lose our joy and sense of ourselves. We long for connection, but it can be difficult to thrive in relationships when we are suffering. We can end up feeling alone in our anger, fear, sadness, loss or pain. I can be there to listen and accompany you on the journey towards healing and self-acceptance.
(289) 272-8488 View (289) 272-8488
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Francisca Carrasco
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Does it seem like even though you try so hard, you just can't feel confident and happy? You're exhausted. You overthink. You criticize yourself. You should have figured things out by now, but you feel stuck and it's not for lack of trying. In your life this can look like anxiety, lack of motivation, procrastinating, impostor syndrome, over-eating, low self-esteem, unsatisfying relationships, a discouraging job or even depression, and feeling like you’re not enjoying life and don’t know what to do anymore. I know these feelings too and how exhausting it feels and I want to let you in on a little secret. This is not your fault.
Does it seem like even though you try so hard, you just can't feel confident and happy? You're exhausted. You overthink. You criticize yourself. You should have figured things out by now, but you feel stuck and it's not for lack of trying. In your life this can look like anxiety, lack of motivation, procrastinating, impostor syndrome, over-eating, low self-esteem, unsatisfying relationships, a discouraging job or even depression, and feeling like you’re not enjoying life and don’t know what to do anymore. I know these feelings too and how exhausting it feels and I want to let you in on a little secret. This is not your fault.
(778) 767-4625 View (778) 767-4625
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Meredith Withers
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to navigate current challenges in your life? I work with you to create a safe and comfortable environment based on your unique needs. We will explore your hopes and goals for the counselling process. Together we will uncover what barriers are in your way, come up with new possibilities, and help you gain a fresh perspective. My approach is holistic, grounded in the somatic, attachment- focused approaches. I believe that we are all "whole" with the innate capacity to heal ourselves with gentle, caring guidance.
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to navigate current challenges in your life? I work with you to create a safe and comfortable environment based on your unique needs. We will explore your hopes and goals for the counselling process. Together we will uncover what barriers are in your way, come up with new possibilities, and help you gain a fresh perspective. My approach is holistic, grounded in the somatic, attachment- focused approaches. I believe that we are all "whole" with the innate capacity to heal ourselves with gentle, caring guidance.
(226) 406-5102 View (226) 406-5102
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Paula Ann Greene
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8Z
Not accepting new clients
Childhood and adult experiences can impact the way we manage life. At times it can affect our connection with others, our ability to feel happy and our mental health. Reaching out for help can be a first step in recovering our sense of self, building health coping tools and feeling connected to our lives. Though counselling change is possible.
Childhood and adult experiences can impact the way we manage life. At times it can affect our connection with others, our ability to feel happy and our mental health. Reaching out for help can be a first step in recovering our sense of self, building health coping tools and feeling connected to our lives. Though counselling change is possible.
(587) 870-6580 View (587) 870-6580

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Victoria, BC

800+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Victoria, BC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

42% Pacific Blue Cross
42% SunLife
37% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Victoria, BC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% 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.