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Nicolas Chranowsky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
I understand how difficult it can be searching for the right therapist. It's important to find the right fit because the therapeutic relationship is such an important part of counselling. For me, creating a non-judgmental space where you can express yourself openly and work towards personal growth is a priority. Through my client-centred approach, I recognize the importance of tapping into your strengths and building upon them. Counselling provides us the opportunity to explore meaning, strengths and new possibilities, and my role is to help facilitate this process.
I understand how difficult it can be searching for the right therapist. It's important to find the right fit because the therapeutic relationship is such an important part of counselling. For me, creating a non-judgmental space where you can express yourself openly and work towards personal growth is a priority. Through my client-centred approach, I recognize the importance of tapping into your strengths and building upon them. Counselling provides us the opportunity to explore meaning, strengths and new possibilities, and my role is to help facilitate this process.
(343) 342-4307 View (343) 342-4307
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Lacasse Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
We believe that every individual and relationship is unique and deserves personalized care tailored to their specific needs and goals. Our holistic approach to therapy combines evidence-based techniques with the art of human connection, empowering you to overcome current obstacles and unlock your full potential. We welcome individuals and couples from all walks of life; we embrace diversity and promote inclusivity. Our techniques aim to bring about fundamental structural changes in how individuals function, thereby paving the way for lasting and positive change from within.
We believe that every individual and relationship is unique and deserves personalized care tailored to their specific needs and goals. Our holistic approach to therapy combines evidence-based techniques with the art of human connection, empowering you to overcome current obstacles and unlock your full potential. We welcome individuals and couples from all walks of life; we embrace diversity and promote inclusivity. Our techniques aim to bring about fundamental structural changes in how individuals function, thereby paving the way for lasting and positive change from within.
(613) 703-8817 View (613) 703-8817
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Allyson Smith
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
Facing our biggest fears and challenges takes a tremendous amount of courage. So, from the very beginning, I want to commend the courage that it takes to begin therapy. Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you is the first step towards improving your sense of well-being. Below is a description of how I typically work & I invite you to contact me to discuss my practice further. I look forward to speaking with you.
Facing our biggest fears and challenges takes a tremendous amount of courage. So, from the very beginning, I want to commend the courage that it takes to begin therapy. Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you is the first step towards improving your sense of well-being. Below is a description of how I typically work & I invite you to contact me to discuss my practice further. I look forward to speaking with you.
(613) 707-7982 View (613) 707-7982
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Mary Joy Ecijan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
New Clients Welcome! - Evenings & Weekends Available - Struggling with feelings of pressure, anxiety, stress, or conflict in important relationships can feel very isolating, lonely, and hopeless. You may experience burnout, feeling lost or stuck turning to unhelpful ways of dealing with unwanted stress or emotions. This often takes a toll on your health, mood, relationships, and overall functioning. I want you to know that you are not alone - I can help. As a dedicated, caring professional I strive to understand and support you in addressing your unique issues, history and experience, focusing on the goals most important to you.
New Clients Welcome! - Evenings & Weekends Available - Struggling with feelings of pressure, anxiety, stress, or conflict in important relationships can feel very isolating, lonely, and hopeless. You may experience burnout, feeling lost or stuck turning to unhelpful ways of dealing with unwanted stress or emotions. This often takes a toll on your health, mood, relationships, and overall functioning. I want you to know that you are not alone - I can help. As a dedicated, caring professional I strive to understand and support you in addressing your unique issues, history and experience, focusing on the goals most important to you.
(343) 512-0306 View (343) 512-0306
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Brianna R Jaris
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Not accepting new clients
I offer a wide range of mental health services to various populations including families, couples, and adults. I specialize in outpatient therapy, as well as offering mental health services to emergency services personnel. Mental health concerns most typically seen through this office include: PTSD and complex trauma issues, depression, anxiety, identity issues, marital and family conflict, grief, bipolar disorders, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders.
I offer a wide range of mental health services to various populations including families, couples, and adults. I specialize in outpatient therapy, as well as offering mental health services to emergency services personnel. Mental health concerns most typically seen through this office include: PTSD and complex trauma issues, depression, anxiety, identity issues, marital and family conflict, grief, bipolar disorders, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders.
(343) 291-1155 View (343) 291-1155
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Laura Arsenault-Perera
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
The stressors we experience can significantly impact us. You may feel anxious, have recurring thoughts, and struggle with moving forward. Let's identify what is holding you back from change. Coping with and managing change can be difficult to do alone. In therapy, we can aim to develop strategies to make things easier for you. I take a genuine and warm, client-centred approach when working with teenagers, students, & adults.
The stressors we experience can significantly impact us. You may feel anxious, have recurring thoughts, and struggle with moving forward. Let's identify what is holding you back from change. Coping with and managing change can be difficult to do alone. In therapy, we can aim to develop strategies to make things easier for you. I take a genuine and warm, client-centred approach when working with teenagers, students, & adults.
(343) 633-0342 View (343) 633-0342
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Elisabeth Foreman
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Not accepting new clients
Please note that I am currently away on maternity leave until Summer 2025. I will provide empathic listening while helping you explore your feelings and concerns at a pace that is right for you. Speaking to a therapist often makes us feel vulnerable. It is important for me that you feel safe and heard in our sessions so that we can build a therapeutic relationship that promotes growth. Together we can establish goals, unpack your strengths, and develop greater self-compassion with the aim of fostering positive change.
Please note that I am currently away on maternity leave until Summer 2025. I will provide empathic listening while helping you explore your feelings and concerns at a pace that is right for you. Speaking to a therapist often makes us feel vulnerable. It is important for me that you feel safe and heard in our sessions so that we can build a therapeutic relationship that promotes growth. Together we can establish goals, unpack your strengths, and develop greater self-compassion with the aim of fostering positive change.
(873) 300-2725 View (873) 300-2725
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Alex Varsaneux
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MEd
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
We are all on a continual journey of growth and change. Therapy can be an invaluable tool to support you in making decisions that are right for you, in a way that is reflective of your goals and needs. As your therapist, I will be guided by what works best for you, whether that be exploring and understanding your inner world, developing coping skills, navigating relationships or addressing any other concern that you may have.
We are all on a continual journey of growth and change. Therapy can be an invaluable tool to support you in making decisions that are right for you, in a way that is reflective of your goals and needs. As your therapist, I will be guided by what works best for you, whether that be exploring and understanding your inner world, developing coping skills, navigating relationships or addressing any other concern that you may have.
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Pascale Thompson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for self-exploration to assist individuals in gaining perspective on their thoughts and emotions, developing coping strategies, and ultimately leading a more fulfilling life. In individual therapy, I work with adults dealing with concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, grief, trauma, emotional regulation, eating disorders, and identity. It’s important for me to mention that I serve a diverse clientele, whether that may be related to cultural, ethnic, religious, spiritual, or sexual diversity (2SLGBTQI+).
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for self-exploration to assist individuals in gaining perspective on their thoughts and emotions, developing coping strategies, and ultimately leading a more fulfilling life. In individual therapy, I work with adults dealing with concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, grief, trauma, emotional regulation, eating disorders, and identity. It’s important for me to mention that I serve a diverse clientele, whether that may be related to cultural, ethnic, religious, spiritual, or sexual diversity (2SLGBTQI+).
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Simone Godad
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Life can present many challenges and difficulties. It's tough to experience stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and burnout. Yet, it's often when facing these difficulties that we discover our strengths, resiliency, and capacity for growth. You have made the courageous step towards seeking counselling. I’d be honoured to support your journey towards healing and self-discovery. Together we can help you gain further self-awareness, develop coping strategies, alleviate the negative impact of past experiences, and create positive changes for your well-being and life.
Life can present many challenges and difficulties. It's tough to experience stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and burnout. Yet, it's often when facing these difficulties that we discover our strengths, resiliency, and capacity for growth. You have made the courageous step towards seeking counselling. I’d be honoured to support your journey towards healing and self-discovery. Together we can help you gain further self-awareness, develop coping strategies, alleviate the negative impact of past experiences, and create positive changes for your well-being and life.
(343) 342-2282 View (343) 342-2282
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Maz counselling and Psychotherapy Center
Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO, RP, CCPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS & COVERED BY MOST INSURANCES** I am also a CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, and I accept new supervisees. Choosing the right therapist is an important decision in order for you to make real progress in counselling. I offers a safe, non-judgmental and supportive counselling environment that focuses on addressing your needs and achieving your objectives. I strongly believe that the best way to succeed in therapy is for us to work together as a team. Once trust is established, we will be able to work together to address your areas of concerns and find solutions that will help you realize your goals and dreams.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS & COVERED BY MOST INSURANCES** I am also a CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, and I accept new supervisees. Choosing the right therapist is an important decision in order for you to make real progress in counselling. I offers a safe, non-judgmental and supportive counselling environment that focuses on addressing your needs and achieving your objectives. I strongly believe that the best way to succeed in therapy is for us to work together as a team. Once trust is established, we will be able to work together to address your areas of concerns and find solutions that will help you realize your goals and dreams.
(613) 800-6200 View (613) 800-6200
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Shauna Thaler Adeland
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Are you looking for a support and guidance to help you through challenging moments in your life? Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, a health related stress or some parenting or caregiving stressors. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of something or someone important to you or maybe you are in the process of a life transition and are seeking some support. Regardless of what brings you to therapy we will work together to develop a better understanding of your current situation and we will work on a toolkit of ways to respond.
Are you looking for a support and guidance to help you through challenging moments in your life? Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, a health related stress or some parenting or caregiving stressors. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of something or someone important to you or maybe you are in the process of a life transition and are seeking some support. Regardless of what brings you to therapy we will work together to develop a better understanding of your current situation and we will work on a toolkit of ways to respond.
(343) 306-4533 View (343) 306-4533
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Amanda Feige
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CSTIP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
Relationships are at the core of feeling love and belonging. However, when our relationships are functioning poorly we can experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, or anger. In this space, we will explore how early life relationships shaped your attachment, communication, and conflict patterns to connect them to the impact they are having in your current life. From there, we can develop healthy new patterns. I also work with couples on their communication, boundaries, intimacy, meeting needs, and trust. Together you will learn to communicate safely and predictably and co-create your ideal intimate life.
Relationships are at the core of feeling love and belonging. However, when our relationships are functioning poorly we can experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, or anger. In this space, we will explore how early life relationships shaped your attachment, communication, and conflict patterns to connect them to the impact they are having in your current life. From there, we can develop healthy new patterns. I also work with couples on their communication, boundaries, intimacy, meeting needs, and trust. Together you will learn to communicate safely and predictably and co-create your ideal intimate life.
(343) 312-5928 View (343) 312-5928
Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
The Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice that aims to promote lifelong wellness through the support of physical, psychological and emotional health. Our mental health team features Psychotherapists and Psychologists, who are accompanied by various other healthcare practitioners. We can support a variety of concerns including sports and performance psychology, concussion management, emotional disturbances, relationship difficulties, and adult ADHD testing and assessments.
The Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice that aims to promote lifelong wellness through the support of physical, psychological and emotional health. Our mental health team features Psychotherapists and Psychologists, who are accompanied by various other healthcare practitioners. We can support a variety of concerns including sports and performance psychology, concussion management, emotional disturbances, relationship difficulties, and adult ADHD testing and assessments.
(343) 700-4431 View (343) 700-4431
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Léandre Léveillé
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Life is full of beautiful moments as well as obstacles in our path, like anxiety, depression, trauma, existential questions, etc. In those moments, it's important to reach out for help. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy with adults and teens and work from an integrative approach to adapt to your needs and preferences.
Life is full of beautiful moments as well as obstacles in our path, like anxiety, depression, trauma, existential questions, etc. In those moments, it's important to reach out for help. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy with adults and teens and work from an integrative approach to adapt to your needs and preferences.
(343) 307-0610 View (343) 307-0610
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Kayla Patterson
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CYC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Hi, I’m so glad you’re here. Whatever brings you to my page it is likely that you are looking for change. I support people experiencing a range of challenges such as trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, people pleasing, low mood, emotion dysregulation, relationship issues, and low self-esteem. My approach depends on your goals and comfort and I use a mixed modality approach. I often incorporate art, mindfulness, somatic practices, and humour into sessions as well.
Hi, I’m so glad you’re here. Whatever brings you to my page it is likely that you are looking for change. I support people experiencing a range of challenges such as trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, people pleasing, low mood, emotion dysregulation, relationship issues, and low self-esteem. My approach depends on your goals and comfort and I use a mixed modality approach. I often incorporate art, mindfulness, somatic practices, and humour into sessions as well.
(343) 307-0114 View (343) 307-0114
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Kevin Slater
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
We often believe that we are alone in our suffering, that no one has experienced or could understand what we are going through, or conversely, that the suffering of others is much greater than our own, that ours does not deserve attention. Fear of judgment and vulnerability can keep us from reaching out when we need it most. That is why I believe there is power in creating space to explore obstacles that hinder us from thriving. Whether you are making sense of your past, navigating issues in the present, or planning for your future, it would be my privilege to walk alongside you on your journey of healing.
We often believe that we are alone in our suffering, that no one has experienced or could understand what we are going through, or conversely, that the suffering of others is much greater than our own, that ours does not deserve attention. Fear of judgment and vulnerability can keep us from reaching out when we need it most. That is why I believe there is power in creating space to explore obstacles that hinder us from thriving. Whether you are making sense of your past, navigating issues in the present, or planning for your future, it would be my privilege to walk alongside you on your journey of healing.
(613) 702-2637 View (613) 702-2637
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Kathleen King
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
I am a strong believer that when we change the way we think, we change the way we feel, and we can improve our mental and emotional health and well-being. I am passionate about helping people uncover their resilience, strengthen their self-confidence and self-worth, and become more assertive. You are the expert of your life, and together we will work collaboratively to uncover unhelpful thinking patterns and create new ways of looking at your concerns to create positive change.
I am a strong believer that when we change the way we think, we change the way we feel, and we can improve our mental and emotional health and well-being. I am passionate about helping people uncover their resilience, strengthen their self-confidence and self-worth, and become more assertive. You are the expert of your life, and together we will work collaboratively to uncover unhelpful thinking patterns and create new ways of looking at your concerns to create positive change.
(343) 801-4097 View (343) 801-4097
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Deborah Lynne Brooks
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
Waitlist for new clients
I work in person, with people in need of support and guidance from a neutral person outside of their life. This can be a life transition such as a separation, or death, to living with a chronic or terminal illness. As well as neurodiversity such as learning differences, ADD/ADHD/ASD with or without a formal diagnosis. Addictions and trauma make up a large part of my practice and I favor psychotherapy combined with a self help group approach. Through individual assessment, psychoeducation and psychotherapy, I support you to achieve your goals and measurably improving the quality of your life.
I work in person, with people in need of support and guidance from a neutral person outside of their life. This can be a life transition such as a separation, or death, to living with a chronic or terminal illness. As well as neurodiversity such as learning differences, ADD/ADHD/ASD with or without a formal diagnosis. Addictions and trauma make up a large part of my practice and I favor psychotherapy combined with a self help group approach. Through individual assessment, psychoeducation and psychotherapy, I support you to achieve your goals and measurably improving the quality of your life.
(343) 308-3571 View (343) 308-3571
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Joseph Leblanc
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
An increasing number of people are turning to mental health services to help improve their quality of life. Individuals of all ages, genders and walks of life are turning to trusted therapists to help them with a wide variety of issues. If you struggle to manage your emotions; if you feel stuck in patterns that don't work for you anymore; if you feel like you're struggling at work, in relationships, or in family life; if you're having a hard time understanding yourself - then counselling therapy might be an important next step for you.
An increasing number of people are turning to mental health services to help improve their quality of life. Individuals of all ages, genders and walks of life are turning to trusted therapists to help them with a wide variety of issues. If you struggle to manage your emotions; if you feel stuck in patterns that don't work for you anymore; if you feel like you're struggling at work, in relationships, or in family life; if you're having a hard time understanding yourself - then counselling therapy might be an important next step for you.
(343) 304-5583 View (343) 304-5583

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K1S

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in K1S who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
77% Stress
76% Coping Skills
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% SunLife
57% Canada Life | Great-West Life
54% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in K1S see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K1S?

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.