Sandra Bernard
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, BA Psy
Verified Verified
Orleans, ON K1E  (Online Only)
I work with a lot of different people, with a lot of different concerns and reasons for deciding to begin therapy. My aim is to treat each person as an individual by listening to them and their desires for moving forward with therapy. If you're married, engaged, or dating, and having difficulties in your relationship, we can explore those together. Whether you are younger or older, single or married, you have a story. By sharing your story, we can explore together where you came from, where you are now and where you want to go. I work at providing you with a safe environment where you can share your concerns.
I work with a lot of different people, with a lot of different concerns and reasons for deciding to begin therapy. My aim is to treat each person as an individual by listening to them and their desires for moving forward with therapy. If you're married, engaged, or dating, and having difficulties in your relationship, we can explore those together. Whether you are younger or older, single or married, you have a story. By sharing your story, we can explore together where you came from, where you are now and where you want to go. I work at providing you with a safe environment where you can share your concerns.
(343) 307-8775 View (343) 307-8775
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Charron Psychotherapy Services - Claudia Milejski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed? Have you been faced with difficult challenges and are you looking to get your life back on track? Do you feel not quite like yourself and you're not sure where to go from here? These are all common issues people bring into therapy sessions. Together, we can work to better understand your story and develop tools and strategies that will allow you to build the life you want to live.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed? Have you been faced with difficult challenges and are you looking to get your life back on track? Do you feel not quite like yourself and you're not sure where to go from here? These are all common issues people bring into therapy sessions. Together, we can work to better understand your story and develop tools and strategies that will allow you to build the life you want to live.
(343) 313-0654 View (343) 313-0654
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The Authentic Life - Laura Goodes
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
Not accepting new clients
Currently Not Accepting New Clients
Currently Not Accepting New Clients
(343) 342-0206 View (343) 342-0206
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Stephanie Desson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
*Accepting New Clients for weekday daytime availability* I work with clients facing a wide range of life issues, such as depression, anxiety, behavioural problems, relationship issues or suicidal ideation. Throughout my career I have worked with children, adolescents and adults that are looking to make changes in their thoughts and feelings.
*Accepting New Clients for weekday daytime availability* I work with clients facing a wide range of life issues, such as depression, anxiety, behavioural problems, relationship issues or suicidal ideation. Throughout my career I have worked with children, adolescents and adults that are looking to make changes in their thoughts and feelings.
(613) 909-5716 View (613) 909-5716
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Henrik Vierula
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
I work from a holistic, trauma-informed stance, in which my role is to support clients in their journey of healing; body, mind and spirit are intertwined. I honour the sanctity of every human being, while seeing each individual existing within various webs of relationships with people, beliefs, and cultures. My experience as a therapist has taught me that many ailments and dysfunctions stem from an unmet fundamental need for connection, to self and others; to love and be loved, which can be experienced as feeling safe and simultaneously vulnerable. I draw on a variety of evidence-based practices, and spirituality, upon request.
I work from a holistic, trauma-informed stance, in which my role is to support clients in their journey of healing; body, mind and spirit are intertwined. I honour the sanctity of every human being, while seeing each individual existing within various webs of relationships with people, beliefs, and cultures. My experience as a therapist has taught me that many ailments and dysfunctions stem from an unmet fundamental need for connection, to self and others; to love and be loved, which can be experienced as feeling safe and simultaneously vulnerable. I draw on a variety of evidence-based practices, and spirituality, upon request.
(343) 304-6158 View (343) 304-6158
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Camille Richard
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of negativity or are you struggling to cope? Maybe you've turned to different substances or food to deal with it. If you have been feeling overwhelmed, like you’re trying to stay afloat of your emotions, together we can try to build you a new lifejacket. I am a bilingual Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) passionate about helping you on your journey to improve your quality of life. My interventions are strength-based and trauma-informed. Taking a holistic and client-centered approach, I value the importance of healing the mind, body, and soul.
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of negativity or are you struggling to cope? Maybe you've turned to different substances or food to deal with it. If you have been feeling overwhelmed, like you’re trying to stay afloat of your emotions, together we can try to build you a new lifejacket. I am a bilingual Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) passionate about helping you on your journey to improve your quality of life. My interventions are strength-based and trauma-informed. Taking a holistic and client-centered approach, I value the importance of healing the mind, body, and soul.
(343) 453-4475 View (343) 453-4475
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Centrum Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Struggling with negative emotions or unwanted behaviours? Help is on the horizon. Located in East Ottawa, Centrum Counselling and Psychotherapy provides professionally licensed therapy services to individuals 18 and up.
Struggling with negative emotions or unwanted behaviours? Help is on the horizon. Located in East Ottawa, Centrum Counselling and Psychotherapy provides professionally licensed therapy services to individuals 18 and up.
(613) 801-2197 View (613) 801-2197
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Megan Gibson
Registered Social Worker, MTA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Orleans, ON K1E  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
When helping you deal with many of life's challenges, I strive to use a compassionate, warm and informal approach so that you can be yourself in therapy. I help people cope with life transitions; work stress, and work/life balance concerns; anxiety and depression; grief and loss; caregiver issues, including those in multiple caregiving/ parenting roles; compassion fatigue; changes related to aging, illness and end-of-life concerns; as well as low self-confidence and self-esteem. With over 20 years' experience in different settings, I can help you find your way forward.
When helping you deal with many of life's challenges, I strive to use a compassionate, warm and informal approach so that you can be yourself in therapy. I help people cope with life transitions; work stress, and work/life balance concerns; anxiety and depression; grief and loss; caregiver issues, including those in multiple caregiving/ parenting roles; compassion fatigue; changes related to aging, illness and end-of-life concerns; as well as low self-confidence and self-esteem. With over 20 years' experience in different settings, I can help you find your way forward.
(343) 307-0865 View (343) 307-0865
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Chelsea Pilon-Havens
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
Not accepting new clients
Not Currently Accepting New Clients. I work with individuals and couples and have training and experience working with issues including trauma, anxiety, PTSD, depression, relational and communication, self-esteem, and attachment. I am committed to offering a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for clients to engage in self-reflection while developing the resources and tools needed to work towards their goals. Through our work together it is my hope that clients gain a sense of empowerment, resiliency, and self-awareness while learning to manage and navigate life’s challenges.
Not Currently Accepting New Clients. I work with individuals and couples and have training and experience working with issues including trauma, anxiety, PTSD, depression, relational and communication, self-esteem, and attachment. I am committed to offering a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for clients to engage in self-reflection while developing the resources and tools needed to work towards their goals. Through our work together it is my hope that clients gain a sense of empowerment, resiliency, and self-awareness while learning to manage and navigate life’s challenges.
(343) 314-0058 View (343) 314-0058
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Celine Goyette
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Orleans, ON K1E  (Online Only)
At times, we have periods in our lives that are very challenging, seem slow moving or stagnant, and evoke intense experiences. Making the decision to begin counselling can be empowering, as it takes courage and a willingness to explore change. The cycle of seasons is a helpful metaphor in relating to cycles of change in one's life; a dynamic process that inherently carries potential for growth and renew. I accompany people in meaningfully learn about themselves and in cultivating tools to address what gets in the way of what they want for their life.
At times, we have periods in our lives that are very challenging, seem slow moving or stagnant, and evoke intense experiences. Making the decision to begin counselling can be empowering, as it takes courage and a willingness to explore change. The cycle of seasons is a helpful metaphor in relating to cycles of change in one's life; a dynamic process that inherently carries potential for growth and renew. I accompany people in meaningfully learn about themselves and in cultivating tools to address what gets in the way of what they want for their life.
(855) 976-9310 View (855) 976-9310
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Joanne Nyland
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
Waitlist for new clients
I bring over 25 years of clinical experience to the therapy process. I am passionate about working alongside you and creating an environment where you feel accepted and can work at a pace that is manageable for you. I work from a strength based perspective bringing compassion and curiosity to the process as we figure out together your path to healing or personal growth. I have also supervised many interns in training as well as therapists as they seek to grow as clinicians. I have worked in the non-profit sector for most of my career and now I am concentrating on private practice.
I bring over 25 years of clinical experience to the therapy process. I am passionate about working alongside you and creating an environment where you feel accepted and can work at a pace that is manageable for you. I work from a strength based perspective bringing compassion and curiosity to the process as we figure out together your path to healing or personal growth. I have also supervised many interns in training as well as therapists as they seek to grow as clinicians. I have worked in the non-profit sector for most of my career and now I am concentrating on private practice.
(343) 338-4551 View (343) 338-4551
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Charron Psychotherapy Services - Victoria Emile
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or low confidence? Life can be challenging, leaving us feeling unmotivated, stuck, and uncertain of how to achieve the life we desire. Therapy might be just what you need to on your journey towards healing, unlocking your potential, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and becoming the person you want to be. Together, we can explore your unique experiences and challenges, and work towards building a happier, more fulfilling life.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or low confidence? Life can be challenging, leaving us feeling unmotivated, stuck, and uncertain of how to achieve the life we desire. Therapy might be just what you need to on your journey towards healing, unlocking your potential, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and becoming the person you want to be. Together, we can explore your unique experiences and challenges, and work towards building a happier, more fulfilling life.
(343) 312-6302 View (343) 312-6302
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John-Paul Austring
Registered Psychotherapist, BSW, RSW, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
I support people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, crisis of meaning, and those seeking to reach their full potential in life. I provide Christian therapy that is biblically-based, holistic, strength-based, compassionate, and also informed by social-science. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker. I draw from my education in clinical psychology, social work, and theology. I have over 10 years of professional experience helping people through the toughest of times, as well, my own lived experiences with overcoming serious life challenges. All fees are tax exempt with my RSW.
I support people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, relationship conflict, crisis of meaning, and those seeking to reach their full potential in life. I provide Christian therapy that is biblically-based, holistic, strength-based, compassionate, and also informed by social-science. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker. I draw from my education in clinical psychology, social work, and theology. I have over 10 years of professional experience helping people through the toughest of times, as well, my own lived experiences with overcoming serious life challenges. All fees are tax exempt with my RSW.
(343) 801-0747 View (343) 801-0747
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Susan Robbins
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RMFT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
Are you a couple struggling with communicating your needs and resolving conflict in your relationships? Perhaps you’re recovering from infidelity or looking to have a more satisfying sexual life. Do you experience anxiety and stress that impact your self-esteem? Maybe you are in an important transitional time in your life and are looking to make significant shifts that require clarity and a strong sense of self. Or life has thrown you a curve ball and you're unsure of how to adapt. If you are struggling to find meaning and motivation within yourself, your relationship or your family, our team can help.
Are you a couple struggling with communicating your needs and resolving conflict in your relationships? Perhaps you’re recovering from infidelity or looking to have a more satisfying sexual life. Do you experience anxiety and stress that impact your self-esteem? Maybe you are in an important transitional time in your life and are looking to make significant shifts that require clarity and a strong sense of self. Or life has thrown you a curve ball and you're unsure of how to adapt. If you are struggling to find meaning and motivation within yourself, your relationship or your family, our team can help.
(613) 900-5756 View (613) 900-5756
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The Authentic Life Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
Are you struggling with self-esteem? Have the last couple of years taken a toll on your mental health? Perhaps your relationship or family life is less fulfilling or more conflict prone. Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed, or unmotivated in your personal or professional life. Or you are caring a lot for others only to feel burned out, depleted and short changed. These days, the demand on our emotional resources is more intense than ever. Managing ourselves and our relationships at home and at work may feel like an uphill battle with no finish line in sight. Now is the time to take better care of yourself. Start here, with us.
Are you struggling with self-esteem? Have the last couple of years taken a toll on your mental health? Perhaps your relationship or family life is less fulfilling or more conflict prone. Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed, or unmotivated in your personal or professional life. Or you are caring a lot for others only to feel burned out, depleted and short changed. These days, the demand on our emotional resources is more intense than ever. Managing ourselves and our relationships at home and at work may feel like an uphill battle with no finish line in sight. Now is the time to take better care of yourself. Start here, with us.
(343) 304-6100 View (343) 304-6100
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JMN Counselling, Therapy & Coaching
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Orleans, ON K1E
Mes services sont aussi offerts en Français. Are you dealing with a situation that is impacting your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual well being ? If that is the case, you are at the right place. It takes courage to acknowledge the need for support, and you have already made an important first step. I have experience working with individuals from different backgrounds, cultures and ages who are dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, burnout, life transition, loss, organization, motivation, self esteem, conflicts, identity, communication, etc. I can work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Mes services sont aussi offerts en Français. Are you dealing with a situation that is impacting your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual well being ? If that is the case, you are at the right place. It takes courage to acknowledge the need for support, and you have already made an important first step. I have experience working with individuals from different backgrounds, cultures and ages who are dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, burnout, life transition, loss, organization, motivation, self esteem, conflicts, identity, communication, etc. I can work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(343) 430-0394 View (343) 430-0394
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Mélanie Lacombe
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E  (Online Only)
Is your child or teenager experiencing frequent worries, symptoms of depression, struggling with emotional regulation or their self-confidence? Are you are hoping they will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? I seek to provide a safe place for children and teens (Ages 6 to 20) to explore feelings of discomfort and improve their overall mental well-being. I am passionate about working with youth presenting with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, interpersonal relationships, emotional regulation, agression/anger, as well as other common concerns children face.
Is your child or teenager experiencing frequent worries, symptoms of depression, struggling with emotional regulation or their self-confidence? Are you are hoping they will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? I seek to provide a safe place for children and teens (Ages 6 to 20) to explore feelings of discomfort and improve their overall mental well-being. I am passionate about working with youth presenting with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, interpersonal relationships, emotional regulation, agression/anger, as well as other common concerns children face.
(343) 321-0634 View (343) 321-0634
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Ryan Douglas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E
A life filled with joy and happiness is one that we all desire. Are you struggling with stress or anxiety, unsure of what the root cause might be, or maybe feeling defeated in your current situation and don’t know how to navigate your next steps? You may also belong to the BIPOC or LGBTQA community and battling internal as well as external conflict. Through our work together we will unpack what is holding you back and feeling stuck. You are not alone, I am here to support you through this journey to find peace and enlightenment.
A life filled with joy and happiness is one that we all desire. Are you struggling with stress or anxiety, unsure of what the root cause might be, or maybe feeling defeated in your current situation and don’t know how to navigate your next steps? You may also belong to the BIPOC or LGBTQA community and battling internal as well as external conflict. Through our work together we will unpack what is holding you back and feeling stuck. You are not alone, I am here to support you through this journey to find peace and enlightenment.
(343) 313-1349 View (343) 313-1349
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Darlene Kuehn PhD, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1E  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. I work with individuals, couples, and families facing challenges of various sorts. Whether issues are due to relational stress, parenting, life transitions, trauma, unexpected events or common difficulties that face us all at one time or another, I take a client centered approach and provide strong listening and assessment skills and helpful feedback. My education includes a Masters degree in Counselling and a PhD in Expressive Therapies. I specialize in helping those who are working through difficulties related to forgiveness.
I am a registered psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. I work with individuals, couples, and families facing challenges of various sorts. Whether issues are due to relational stress, parenting, life transitions, trauma, unexpected events or common difficulties that face us all at one time or another, I take a client centered approach and provide strong listening and assessment skills and helpful feedback. My education includes a Masters degree in Counselling and a PhD in Expressive Therapies. I specialize in helping those who are working through difficulties related to forgiveness.
(343) 801-1766 View (343) 801-1766
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Attached Kids - Meghan Pistchik
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Orleans, ON K1E
Not accepting new clients
Returning clients only. New clients can see other counsellors in my practice. Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counselling team at Attached Kids supports children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face.
Returning clients only. New clients can see other counsellors in my practice. Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counselling team at Attached Kids supports children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face.
(613) 706-4770 View (613) 706-4770

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K1E

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in K1E who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Relationship Issues
94% Depression
94% Stress
90% Coping Skills
90% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Other
60% SunLife
60% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in K1E see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K1E?

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.