Therapists in L2H

Photo of Amanda Riley- Registered Psychotherapist + Clinical Supervisor, Registered Psychotherapist in L2H, ON
Amanda Riley- Registered Psychotherapist + Clinical Supervisor
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, (Hons), Psych, MA, MHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Niagara Falls, ON L2H  (Online Only)
I know you want to feel empowered on the path to recovery. In order to do that, you need coping skills to manage your everyday life. I help people who feel stuck in some areas of their lives. There are many different ways that we can get stuck. Maybe it is a behaviour that you are having a hard time changing. Maybe it is an emotional state you can't get rid of. Or perhaps you have relationship difficulties that won't go away even though you've tried everything.
I know you want to feel empowered on the path to recovery. In order to do that, you need coping skills to manage your everyday life. I help people who feel stuck in some areas of their lives. There are many different ways that we can get stuck. Maybe it is a behaviour that you are having a hard time changing. Maybe it is an emotional state you can't get rid of. Or perhaps you have relationship difficulties that won't go away even though you've tried everything.
(289) 203-0758 View (289) 203-0758
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Jenna Fiello
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc, BSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Niagara Falls, ON L2H  (Online Only)
I firmly believe in the inherent capacity for individuals to lead fulfilling lives. I value the art of developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and fostering authenticity, to help people recognize and unravel the unique hardships of their own stories and acknowledge their strengths. I want to meet you wherever you are in your healing journey to help you better understand yourself and work through any emotional difficulties that leave you feeling stuck to restore balance and connection.
I firmly believe in the inherent capacity for individuals to lead fulfilling lives. I value the art of developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and fostering authenticity, to help people recognize and unravel the unique hardships of their own stories and acknowledge their strengths. I want to meet you wherever you are in your healing journey to help you better understand yourself and work through any emotional difficulties that leave you feeling stuck to restore balance and connection.
(289) 302-6676 View (289) 302-6676
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Dr. Ken Colosimo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Whether it is a longstanding or more recent problem you are experiencing, the general purpose of therapy is to help identify/clarify the nature of your concerns and to develop a plan to work through it in an empirically-informed therapeutic process. Sometimes this process is short-term (1-10 sessions) and sometimes longer term, depending on the person's dynamics and their preferences. Treatment goals can range from developing a greater appreciation of 'how one ticks' to establishing concrete, specific behavioural changes that one is hoping to see in their life.
Whether it is a longstanding or more recent problem you are experiencing, the general purpose of therapy is to help identify/clarify the nature of your concerns and to develop a plan to work through it in an empirically-informed therapeutic process. Sometimes this process is short-term (1-10 sessions) and sometimes longer term, depending on the person's dynamics and their preferences. Treatment goals can range from developing a greater appreciation of 'how one ticks' to establishing concrete, specific behavioural changes that one is hoping to see in their life.
(289) 802-2202 View (289) 802-2202
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Bridging the Synapse Psychotherapy (M.Morningstar)
Registered Psychotherapist, MAds, RP(Qual, ifying)
Verified
I practice from a internal family systems framework (IFS informed), often employing modalities from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I approach therapy with a neuropsychological and attachment lens which is a crucial part of the healing process because it promotes healthy lived experiences, relationships and also prompts us through our journey to get our lives back on track.
I practice from a internal family systems framework (IFS informed), often employing modalities from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I approach therapy with a neuropsychological and attachment lens which is a crucial part of the healing process because it promotes healthy lived experiences, relationships and also prompts us through our journey to get our lives back on track.
(289) 274-9601 View (289) 274-9601
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Lotus Counseling & Trauma Therapy Niagara
Registered Social Worker, BS, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vijaya's counselling philosophy is to provide a strength-based and cultural sensitivity perspective to clients. Vijaya's extensive professional background allows her to treat clients who have had experiences with mental heath, domestic abuse, sexual assault, relationships issues, anxiety, and depression. Her clients appreciate her personalized approach to counselling in a comforting and welcoming. Vijaya's comprehensive background experienced in working with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Also trained in providing education and Nero rehabilitations after brain injury, with cognitive, emotional and psychological fatigue.
Vijaya's counselling philosophy is to provide a strength-based and cultural sensitivity perspective to clients. Vijaya's extensive professional background allows her to treat clients who have had experiences with mental heath, domestic abuse, sexual assault, relationships issues, anxiety, and depression. Her clients appreciate her personalized approach to counselling in a comforting and welcoming. Vijaya's comprehensive background experienced in working with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Also trained in providing education and Nero rehabilitations after brain injury, with cognitive, emotional and psychological fatigue.
(289) 207-3405 View (289) 207-3405
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Playful Solutions
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CPT-R, EMDR
Verified
Liz Christie is a registered Psychotherapist and a certified Play Therapist and EMDR Therapist. She is qualified and dedicated to offering Play Therapy, EMDR Therapy and attachment therapy to her community. Children and teens who struggle to cope with confusing feelings can show signs of emotion dysregulation through their behaviour. Liz provides a safe and warm therapeutic environment to guide parents and their children through issues such as anxiety/OCD, depression, relational attachment concerns/RAD, trauma related to grief, divorce, physical or sexual abuse, emotional/social behaviour struggles, and self-esteem.
Liz Christie is a registered Psychotherapist and a certified Play Therapist and EMDR Therapist. She is qualified and dedicated to offering Play Therapy, EMDR Therapy and attachment therapy to her community. Children and teens who struggle to cope with confusing feelings can show signs of emotion dysregulation through their behaviour. Liz provides a safe and warm therapeutic environment to guide parents and their children through issues such as anxiety/OCD, depression, relational attachment concerns/RAD, trauma related to grief, divorce, physical or sexual abuse, emotional/social behaviour struggles, and self-esteem.
(905) 992-9283 View (905) 992-9283
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Trish Muir Counselling & Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Niagara Falls, ON L2H  (Online Only)
You may be unsure if sharing your story with a therapist will create the positive change you need. However, if you met & even surpassed your expectations, you would likely feel well-served by the interaction. I am here to help you do just that in a safe environment. I specialize in helping individuals obtain a DISTINCT sense of RELIEF from what distresses them. My strongest experience is with STRESS related issues manifesting in ANXIETY, Depression, OCD & Eating Disorders. I also work well with those dealing with FEAR, Anger, PANIC, Addictions, Grief, Physical Health (cancer etc.) & more. Check out my YOUTUBE channel MIND BOSS!
You may be unsure if sharing your story with a therapist will create the positive change you need. However, if you met & even surpassed your expectations, you would likely feel well-served by the interaction. I am here to help you do just that in a safe environment. I specialize in helping individuals obtain a DISTINCT sense of RELIEF from what distresses them. My strongest experience is with STRESS related issues manifesting in ANXIETY, Depression, OCD & Eating Disorders. I also work well with those dealing with FEAR, Anger, PANIC, Addictions, Grief, Physical Health (cancer etc.) & more. Check out my YOUTUBE channel MIND BOSS!
(289) 206-8761 View (289) 206-8761
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CBT Niagara (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Centre)
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
Feeling Depressed? Frustrated? Anxious? CBT Niagara can help you change the way you are thinking, feeling, and responding to certain stressors. CBT is a well researched form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It is short-term therapy designed to teach skills and strategies so a person can gain better control of their life. At CBT Niagara, in St. Catharines, we run therapy groups as well as provide individual sessions. CBT Niagara is run by registered members of the College of Psychologists thus patients can access their workplace benefits.
Feeling Depressed? Frustrated? Anxious? CBT Niagara can help you change the way you are thinking, feeling, and responding to certain stressors. CBT is a well researched form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It is short-term therapy designed to teach skills and strategies so a person can gain better control of their life. At CBT Niagara, in St. Catharines, we run therapy groups as well as provide individual sessions. CBT Niagara is run by registered members of the College of Psychologists thus patients can access their workplace benefits.
(289) 276-1295 View (289) 276-1295
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Leah Hageman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you want to find more enjoyment in life? Do you want to find the freedom to be your authentic self? Are you struggling to overcome painful events in life? With over 18 years of experience working in social services, I have helped a variety of different people work towards and accomplish their goals. I have a passion for helping people overcome painful and traumatic life events such as divorce, trauma, abuse or toxic relationships.
Do you want to find more enjoyment in life? Do you want to find the freedom to be your authentic self? Are you struggling to overcome painful events in life? With over 18 years of experience working in social services, I have helped a variety of different people work towards and accomplish their goals. I have a passion for helping people overcome painful and traumatic life events such as divorce, trauma, abuse or toxic relationships.
(365) 305-0372 View (365) 305-0372
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Kathy Wlodarczyk
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
*Currently Accepting New Clients!* Hi there, my name is Kathy and I am a Registered Psychotherapist and owner of Two Doves Psychotherapy Services. I practice in the Niagara region where my team members and I offer in person, virtual, and phone sessions as well as virtual (zoom) and telephone support province-wide. I value teaching, learning, and development and am a site supervisor (Assistant Clinical Professor, Adjunct) to students in the McMaster Psychotherapy Program.
*Currently Accepting New Clients!* Hi there, my name is Kathy and I am a Registered Psychotherapist and owner of Two Doves Psychotherapy Services. I practice in the Niagara region where my team members and I offer in person, virtual, and phone sessions as well as virtual (zoom) and telephone support province-wide. I value teaching, learning, and development and am a site supervisor (Assistant Clinical Professor, Adjunct) to students in the McMaster Psychotherapy Program.
(289) 273-8324 View (289) 273-8324
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Holistic Wellness Therapies
Psychologist, MA, MSW, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are a team of dedicated & experienced Social Workers and Psychologists. If you are feeling lost, confused, unlike yourself, or simply want to understand yourself - we've got you covered. As a parent, if you are having difficulties with understanding your Childs emotions or behaviours, our highly experienced social worker can support you on your parenting journey. Our therapists help a variety of concerns including grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, burnout, stress, life transitions, parenting, identity, spirituality and so much more. We also offer psychological assessments and psychoeducational assessments. We are here to support!
We are a team of dedicated & experienced Social Workers and Psychologists. If you are feeling lost, confused, unlike yourself, or simply want to understand yourself - we've got you covered. As a parent, if you are having difficulties with understanding your Childs emotions or behaviours, our highly experienced social worker can support you on your parenting journey. Our therapists help a variety of concerns including grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, burnout, stress, life transitions, parenting, identity, spirituality and so much more. We also offer psychological assessments and psychoeducational assessments. We are here to support!
(343) 700-4399 View (343) 700-4399
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Omar Mahamed
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(q), MACP
Verified
If you've recently landed in a new community and are feeling a bit overwhelmed, you're in the right place. I totally get that adapting to a new place can be tough, and I'm here to help you navigate through it. I provide a safe space where you can freely share your thoughts and experiences. Whether you're facing cultural shock or just trying to find your groove, we'll work together to not only tackle the challenges but also celebrate the wins along the way. My main goal is to help you blend into your new community while holding onto the beautiful aspects of your cultural identity.
If you've recently landed in a new community and are feeling a bit overwhelmed, you're in the right place. I totally get that adapting to a new place can be tough, and I'm here to help you navigate through it. I provide a safe space where you can freely share your thoughts and experiences. Whether you're facing cultural shock or just trying to find your groove, we'll work together to not only tackle the challenges but also celebrate the wins along the way. My main goal is to help you blend into your new community while holding onto the beautiful aspects of your cultural identity.
(365) 536-1776 View (365) 536-1776
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Raman Dhah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling lost or do not know where to start? Connect with me, so we can embark on a transformative journey together. I am committed to providing a safe and nurturing space where growth flourishes at your own pace. I am here to support your journey toward personal development, ensuring you feel understood, accepted, and empowered every step of the way.
Feeling lost or do not know where to start? Connect with me, so we can embark on a transformative journey together. I am committed to providing a safe and nurturing space where growth flourishes at your own pace. I am here to support your journey toward personal development, ensuring you feel understood, accepted, and empowered every step of the way.
(365) 363-3292 View (365) 363-3292
Photo of First Step Men's Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L2H, ON
First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Niagara Falls, ON L2H  (Online Only)
Stuck. Isolated. Broken. Powerless. Lost. Hopeless. Many men often face unique challenges and experiences that can be difficult to navigate on their own. Whether it's societal expectations around masculinity, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, past trauma, or an addiction, men may feel like they have to "tough it out" and resolve with their problems on their own without support or guidance. Seeking therapy can be a powerful way for men to address these challenges and develop the skills and tools they need to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "Website" button to get started.
Stuck. Isolated. Broken. Powerless. Lost. Hopeless. Many men often face unique challenges and experiences that can be difficult to navigate on their own. Whether it's societal expectations around masculinity, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, past trauma, or an addiction, men may feel like they have to "tough it out" and resolve with their problems on their own without support or guidance. Seeking therapy can be a powerful way for men to address these challenges and develop the skills and tools they need to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "Website" button to get started.
(289) 276-8894 View (289) 276-8894
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Tara Kelly - Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
People seek out counselling and therapy for a variety of reasons, each important, valid and worthy of addressing. My passion is to help support people to draw on their strengths and resilience despite challenges that may be affecting their ability to live a more confident and fulfilling life. Whether you are coming to therapy to process past painful experiences, explore your current situation, or work towards future goals, I offer a supportive environment that allows you to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. As an integrative therapist, I draw from several therapeutic modalities to meet your unique needs.
People seek out counselling and therapy for a variety of reasons, each important, valid and worthy of addressing. My passion is to help support people to draw on their strengths and resilience despite challenges that may be affecting their ability to live a more confident and fulfilling life. Whether you are coming to therapy to process past painful experiences, explore your current situation, or work towards future goals, I offer a supportive environment that allows you to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. As an integrative therapist, I draw from several therapeutic modalities to meet your unique needs.
(905) 328-8056 View (905) 328-8056
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Brookside Psychologists
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
It can be a difficult process finding the right therapist, and I am here to help. I'm Dr. Lesley Miller, a Clinical Psychologist licensed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. At Brookside Psychologists, we have many experienced, licensed psychotherapists and psychologists available to work with you. We're located in St. Catharines and Burlington.
It can be a difficult process finding the right therapist, and I am here to help. I'm Dr. Lesley Miller, a Clinical Psychologist licensed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. At Brookside Psychologists, we have many experienced, licensed psychotherapists and psychologists available to work with you. We're located in St. Catharines and Burlington.
(289) 272-6208 View (289) 272-6208
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Wayne A Ambrose-Miller
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD, RSW
Verified
Niagara Falls, ON L2H  (Online Only)
It isn't easy to ask for help. Stressors come at us from so many directions. Issues such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and job and family stress keep us from living the kind of life that we had hoped for.
It isn't easy to ask for help. Stressors come at us from so many directions. Issues such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and job and family stress keep us from living the kind of life that we had hoped for.
(289) 312-3120 View (289) 312-3120
Photo of Oliver Vertes, Registered Psychotherapist in L2H, ON
Oliver Vertes
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
I focus heavily on your individual values and helping you discover a meaning-centered life. I believe that therapies and the therapeutic relationship are as unique as the individual, while one style may suit you, it may not suit others. I am mindful of each individual who walks through the door.
I focus heavily on your individual values and helping you discover a meaning-centered life. I believe that therapies and the therapeutic relationship are as unique as the individual, while one style may suit you, it may not suit others. I am mindful of each individual who walks through the door.
(289) 210-4982 View (289) 210-4982
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Tarik El Farsi
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
First and foremost, I provide clients with a safe space in which they feel comfortable and heard. As someone with lived experience, I am all too familiar with the challenges of addiction and the destructive negative thought patterns that accompany them. I want to validate your experiences: You are not alone. Let's take the first step, together.
First and foremost, I provide clients with a safe space in which they feel comfortable and heard. As someone with lived experience, I am all too familiar with the challenges of addiction and the destructive negative thought patterns that accompany them. I want to validate your experiences: You are not alone. Let's take the first step, together.
(438) 230-4286 View (438) 230-4286
Photo of Tracey Marshall, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L2H, ON
Tracey Marshall
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel you are about to explode? You are overwhelmed, relationships are strained, kids are struggling, or you have lost your path? If you want to make things better but aren't quite sure how to get there, I want you to know there is hope. I help individuals and families navigate difficult situations and mental health challenges including attachment/loss, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, anger, divorce, & self-harm. My 13+ years of experience working in mental health services, including private practice, residential care, day treatment, family outreach, youth justice, and crisis services, allow me to help you in concrete ways.
Do you feel you are about to explode? You are overwhelmed, relationships are strained, kids are struggling, or you have lost your path? If you want to make things better but aren't quite sure how to get there, I want you to know there is hope. I help individuals and families navigate difficult situations and mental health challenges including attachment/loss, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, anger, divorce, & self-harm. My 13+ years of experience working in mental health services, including private practice, residential care, day treatment, family outreach, youth justice, and crisis services, allow me to help you in concrete ways.
(365) 645-6170 View (365) 645-6170

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Number of Counsellors in L2H

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L2H who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Stress
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Green Shield Canada
64% SunLife
55% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in L2H see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L2H?

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.