Therapists in L3C

Photo of Karen Smith Herrow, Registered Social Worker in L3C, ON
Karen Smith Herrow
Registered Social Worker, MSW , MEd, RSW
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you facing a challenge or life transition? Do you want to make changes, but are not sure where to begin? It is common for people to feel stuck. Life, at times, can seem perplexing, painful, and overwhelming. Sometimes we need a space and place to talk things out, gather resources, look at challenges in new ways, and plan for a way forward. I work collaboratively with you, building upon your inner strength and resiliency. I honour your story and journey while helping you to achieve your goals, face life challenges, connect with supportive resources, and move forward in healing.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you facing a challenge or life transition? Do you want to make changes, but are not sure where to begin? It is common for people to feel stuck. Life, at times, can seem perplexing, painful, and overwhelming. Sometimes we need a space and place to talk things out, gather resources, look at challenges in new ways, and plan for a way forward. I work collaboratively with you, building upon your inner strength and resiliency. I honour your story and journey while helping you to achieve your goals, face life challenges, connect with supportive resources, and move forward in healing.
(289) 301-8049 View (289) 301-8049
Photo of Jason Brereton, Registered Psychotherapist in L3C, ON
Jason Brereton
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
Need some support navigating the teen years? I'm here to help! I specialize in working with teens and parents, providing them a safe space to explore emotions, build resilience, and strengthen family relationships. I help teens thrive and support parents through these stressful times. I work with parents in helping them communicate more effectively with their child and to provide parents with strategies they can use with their child.
Need some support navigating the teen years? I'm here to help! I specialize in working with teens and parents, providing them a safe space to explore emotions, build resilience, and strengthen family relationships. I help teens thrive and support parents through these stressful times. I work with parents in helping them communicate more effectively with their child and to provide parents with strategies they can use with their child.
(289) 312-8307 View (289) 312-8307
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Family Kinnections
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BCW, CYW, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C
Is your child's behaviour driving you crazy? Is your child or teen suffering from Depression, anxiety, or other problems? Do you want your child or teen to feel healthy, happy, and get along with you? I specialize in the treatment of child, youth and family mental health concerns, including: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, self-harm, OCD, anger, Autism/aspergers, separation/divorce, and behaviour problems (defiance, aggression, hostility). I have over 15 years of experience in child and youth mental health, including work in community counselling centers, hospital psychiatric treatment, and residential treatment centers.
Is your child's behaviour driving you crazy? Is your child or teen suffering from Depression, anxiety, or other problems? Do you want your child or teen to feel healthy, happy, and get along with you? I specialize in the treatment of child, youth and family mental health concerns, including: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, self-harm, OCD, anger, Autism/aspergers, separation/divorce, and behaviour problems (defiance, aggression, hostility). I have over 15 years of experience in child and youth mental health, including work in community counselling centers, hospital psychiatric treatment, and residential treatment centers.
(289) 302-6907 x2 View (289) 302-6907 x2
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Wayne A Ambrose-Miller
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD, RSW
Verified
Welland, ON L3C  (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
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Jennifer Accursi
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Jennifer has over 16 years of experience in the field of social work. Her practice includes working with both youth and adults. Her clients are often struggling with depression, anxiety and/or trauma. She supports her clients in their healing journey by using a strength based collaborative approach that sees the client as the expert in their own lives. Oftentimes clients are looking for guidance, a sense of calm, a feeling of relief, a place to feel safe and heard. Other clients have specific, targeted goals that they would like to work on through therapy. Whatever the reason, Jennifer will work with you every step of the way.
Jennifer has over 16 years of experience in the field of social work. Her practice includes working with both youth and adults. Her clients are often struggling with depression, anxiety and/or trauma. She supports her clients in their healing journey by using a strength based collaborative approach that sees the client as the expert in their own lives. Oftentimes clients are looking for guidance, a sense of calm, a feeling of relief, a place to feel safe and heard. Other clients have specific, targeted goals that they would like to work on through therapy. Whatever the reason, Jennifer will work with you every step of the way.
(365) 363-0346 View (365) 363-0346
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Vibrant Life Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C
I am a firm believer in the capacity for change and the power of hope. I work with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other unwanted habits as well as overwhelming feelings such as anxiety, stress, and depression. Together, we will look for solutions to overcome challenges and achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
I am a firm believer in the capacity for change and the power of hope. I work with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other unwanted habits as well as overwhelming feelings such as anxiety, stress, and depression. Together, we will look for solutions to overcome challenges and achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
(289) 768-8413 View (289) 768-8413
Photo of Niagara Counselling Coaching & Consulting, Registered Social Worker in L3C, ON
Niagara Counselling Coaching & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting new clients beginning of April... for over a decade I have been helping couples via couples/martial therapy, both pre- and post-nuptial coaching, and legacy/end-of-life advance planning. I am passionate about helping to empower clients to embrace themselves (including their deepest wants, needs, limitations, and uniqueness/idiosyncrasies) and improve their relationships. I specialize in working with high-achievers & perfectionists, people with high-functioning OCD & anxiety, HSPs & empaths, adult-children of toxic parents, as well as those grappling with hyper-sensitivity/hyper-irritability, resentment and anger.
Accepting new clients beginning of April... for over a decade I have been helping couples via couples/martial therapy, both pre- and post-nuptial coaching, and legacy/end-of-life advance planning. I am passionate about helping to empower clients to embrace themselves (including their deepest wants, needs, limitations, and uniqueness/idiosyncrasies) and improve their relationships. I specialize in working with high-achievers & perfectionists, people with high-functioning OCD & anxiety, HSPs & empaths, adult-children of toxic parents, as well as those grappling with hyper-sensitivity/hyper-irritability, resentment and anger.
(365) 298-0253 View (365) 298-0253
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Tracy Gostlow
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Waitlist for new clients
As a whole, therapy is a place that allows people to be vulnerable. My main goal as a therapist is to provide a safe outlet for you to share your story, validate your feelings and worries, emphasize your strengths, and encourage you to carry out the quality of life you deserve.
As a whole, therapy is a place that allows people to be vulnerable. My main goal as a therapist is to provide a safe outlet for you to share your story, validate your feelings and worries, emphasize your strengths, and encourage you to carry out the quality of life you deserve.
(365) 675-0554 View (365) 675-0554
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Carley Ross
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
Are you feeling alone in what you are going through right now? If you are like most women I support, you are looking for someone who understands and offers compassion and zero judgement. You might be a parent, or someone facing struggles associated with chronic stress, past trauma, or challenges with mood. You might be looking for support with new coping strategies, or just someone to talk to who can understand the challenges you are facing. Life can be hard, and I can offer a soft place to explore yourself, your challenges, and your pursuit to wellbeing.
Are you feeling alone in what you are going through right now? If you are like most women I support, you are looking for someone who understands and offers compassion and zero judgement. You might be a parent, or someone facing struggles associated with chronic stress, past trauma, or challenges with mood. You might be looking for support with new coping strategies, or just someone to talk to who can understand the challenges you are facing. Life can be hard, and I can offer a soft place to explore yourself, your challenges, and your pursuit to wellbeing.
(289) 723-1935 View (289) 723-1935
Photo of Niagara Counselling Associates , Registered Social Worker in L3C, ON
Niagara Counselling Associates
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Professional counsellor, 28+ years, with appointments Monday to Friday 10 am to 10 pm with an office in Welland, as well as a counselling professor at Niagara College for 21 years teaching Child & Youth Worker diploma program, Counselling Skills for Human Services Certificate program & the Community Mental Health Certificate programs. Listed as one of the 3 Best Rated Marriage Counsellors in Niagara and won the 2019 to 2022 Readers Choice Awards for Best Marriage, Family and Individual Counsellor and Best Mental Health Consultant; Readers Choice Award for Best Overall Professional Services for 2023. Accepting new clients!
Professional counsellor, 28+ years, with appointments Monday to Friday 10 am to 10 pm with an office in Welland, as well as a counselling professor at Niagara College for 21 years teaching Child & Youth Worker diploma program, Counselling Skills for Human Services Certificate program & the Community Mental Health Certificate programs. Listed as one of the 3 Best Rated Marriage Counsellors in Niagara and won the 2019 to 2022 Readers Choice Awards for Best Marriage, Family and Individual Counsellor and Best Mental Health Consultant; Readers Choice Award for Best Overall Professional Services for 2023. Accepting new clients!
(905) 988-5748 View (905) 988-5748
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Elizabeth Igoe
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
Does it feel like you haven’t been yourself lately? Do you have a hard time saying ‘no’ to others? Are you struggling to create the change you want, but not sure where (or how) to start? Are things from your past keeping you ‘stuck’, and you want to reclaim your life? We all have had things happen to us or have things about ourselves that we wish we could change. Sometimes, we develop thinking or behavioural patterns that helped us through hard times, but you may be noticing these thoughts or behaviours no longer benefit you in the same way they used to. Often we aren’t even aware of what cycles we are stuck in!
Does it feel like you haven’t been yourself lately? Do you have a hard time saying ‘no’ to others? Are you struggling to create the change you want, but not sure where (or how) to start? Are things from your past keeping you ‘stuck’, and you want to reclaim your life? We all have had things happen to us or have things about ourselves that we wish we could change. Sometimes, we develop thinking or behavioural patterns that helped us through hard times, but you may be noticing these thoughts or behaviours no longer benefit you in the same way they used to. Often we aren’t even aware of what cycles we are stuck in!
(289) 272-7310 View (289) 272-7310
Photo of Sarissa Black, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in L3C, ON
Sarissa Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Are you feeling triggered by recent or past trauma? Are you experiencing a big change (relationship, career, move, loss)? Going through a tough time? I specialize in life transitions and trauma resolution. I am an expert at helping people feel heard and understood. We can work together via video, telephone, in office, or in nature while we walk and talk. I specialize in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and individuals.
Are you feeling triggered by recent or past trauma? Are you experiencing a big change (relationship, career, move, loss)? Going through a tough time? I specialize in life transitions and trauma resolution. I am an expert at helping people feel heard and understood. We can work together via video, telephone, in office, or in nature while we walk and talk. I specialize in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and individuals.
(289) 302-7460 View (289) 302-7460
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Mindful Footsteps Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Bhupinder currently has space for three evening clients (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm and 7pm). Dannika currently has space for one daytime client (virtual or in person). Dannika's evening caseload is currently full. Direct booking for new clients is available at mindfulfootsteps.janeapp.com. We enjoy working with women identifying adults, parents and youth hoping to increase life satisfaction, build better coping skills and navigate life a little easier. Our promise to you is to work with you to develop an individualized therapy plan that is going to work for your life and your goals!
Bhupinder currently has space for three evening clients (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm and 7pm). Dannika currently has space for one daytime client (virtual or in person). Dannika's evening caseload is currently full. Direct booking for new clients is available at mindfulfootsteps.janeapp.com. We enjoy working with women identifying adults, parents and youth hoping to increase life satisfaction, build better coping skills and navigate life a little easier. Our promise to you is to work with you to develop an individualized therapy plan that is going to work for your life and your goals!
(289) 210-5935 View (289) 210-5935
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Rosemary Whitlock
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
My practice is up to date as I recently attended training with Terry Real, couples therapist guru who has taught me so much that I am excited to share with couples and individuals. Sessions with me include looking at childhood trauma (from the work of Pia Mellody) and the times you did not get the nurturing you needed and deserved and how this affects your adult love relationships. Come learn many new techniques and start making positive changes today.
My practice is up to date as I recently attended training with Terry Real, couples therapist guru who has taught me so much that I am excited to share with couples and individuals. Sessions with me include looking at childhood trauma (from the work of Pia Mellody) and the times you did not get the nurturing you needed and deserved and how this affects your adult love relationships. Come learn many new techniques and start making positive changes today.
(888) 966-9758 View (888) 966-9758
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Kristen Marischuk
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C
I am an experienced registered social worker having worked over 17 years in the field supporting adults, families & children in varying capacities. I enjoy supporting and empowering adults through periods of distress, anxiety or depression and work from a strengths based approach to identify unique traits that individuals have to help them find peace and contentment in their lives. I am familiar with different therapeutic modalities including Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as well as DBT and I am passionate about continuing education to ensure that I pack my toolbox full to provide great service to my clients.
I am an experienced registered social worker having worked over 17 years in the field supporting adults, families & children in varying capacities. I enjoy supporting and empowering adults through periods of distress, anxiety or depression and work from a strengths based approach to identify unique traits that individuals have to help them find peace and contentment in their lives. I am familiar with different therapeutic modalities including Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as well as DBT and I am passionate about continuing education to ensure that I pack my toolbox full to provide great service to my clients.
(365) 601-6418 View (365) 601-6418
Photo of Lauren Maieron, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L3C, ON
Lauren Maieron
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP(Q), CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
LOW cost therapy, first session FREE! Congratulations on taking the first steps to living a better quality life. My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, collaboration and empowerment. I lean towards a strength-focused framework as I believe you are the expert of your life and can heal within. I also believe in nurturing the mind and body as I understand the impact emotional and psychological distress has on our bodies. I provide an integrative and holistic approach, pulling from several therapeutic frameworks to find the best fit for you. My goal is to guide you through self-healing and provide you with ongoing support.
LOW cost therapy, first session FREE! Congratulations on taking the first steps to living a better quality life. My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, collaboration and empowerment. I lean towards a strength-focused framework as I believe you are the expert of your life and can heal within. I also believe in nurturing the mind and body as I understand the impact emotional and psychological distress has on our bodies. I provide an integrative and holistic approach, pulling from several therapeutic frameworks to find the best fit for you. My goal is to guide you through self-healing and provide you with ongoing support.
(289) 536-4266 View (289) 536-4266
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Natalie Phelan
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BHSc, (OT), RegOn, RP
Verified
Welland, ON L3C
Taking the step to talk to a therapist can be difficult, but if you find yourself contemplating this, I would encourage you to take the next step and reach out. It is not easy to go through difficult times on your own and having an experienced therapist to help guide you, provide you with alternative perspectives, develop coping strategies, or challenge you in your thoughts or behaviour patterns can really help to gain some ground in feeling better and working through life’s hard times. I am an experienced therapist with over twenty years experience working with people in a variety of situations.
Taking the step to talk to a therapist can be difficult, but if you find yourself contemplating this, I would encourage you to take the next step and reach out. It is not easy to go through difficult times on your own and having an experienced therapist to help guide you, provide you with alternative perspectives, develop coping strategies, or challenge you in your thoughts or behaviour patterns can really help to gain some ground in feeling better and working through life’s hard times. I am an experienced therapist with over twenty years experience working with people in a variety of situations.
(365) 800-0379 View (365) 800-0379
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Pilothouse Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, , RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C
Life can not only feel overwhelming at times, but also as though no one understands your experience. Sharing in moments of trust and acknowledgement are what you can expect in session. Leigh-Anne has over 20 years experience supporting parents, children and caregivers with connecting their experiences to their emotional response. Finding connection and validation are at the forefront of beginning to change and grow and this will lead our sessions as we unpack your experiences and process through the use of therapeutic strategies that are comfortable for you.
Life can not only feel overwhelming at times, but also as though no one understands your experience. Sharing in moments of trust and acknowledgement are what you can expect in session. Leigh-Anne has over 20 years experience supporting parents, children and caregivers with connecting their experiences to their emotional response. Finding connection and validation are at the forefront of beginning to change and grow and this will lead our sessions as we unpack your experiences and process through the use of therapeutic strategies that are comfortable for you.
(289) 802-2168 View (289) 802-2168
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Ontario Mental Health Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
You want to feel seen and heard. You’ve done all things you’re supposed to do to live a successful life - but you still find yourself worrying about the future, feeling emotionally disconnected and struggling to build the type of relationships that give you a greater sense of meaning. We’re listening and we have the experience, tools and support to help you build greater confidence, control and connection in your life.
You want to feel seen and heard. You’ve done all things you’re supposed to do to live a successful life - but you still find yourself worrying about the future, feeling emotionally disconnected and struggling to build the type of relationships that give you a greater sense of meaning. We’re listening and we have the experience, tools and support to help you build greater confidence, control and connection in your life.
(289) 210-4936 View (289) 210-4936
Photo of Deseree Jensen, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L3C, ON
Deseree Jensen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
Even good people make mistakes sometimes. If you're struggling with the choices you’ve made in life, let’s talk. Whether you have regrets about past relationships, how you’ve reacted out of anger, or if you’re grieving the loss of someone whom you never got to say a final goodbye to, there are ways to process this. I work with people who are feeling shame, holding secrets, or who may have felt forced into a corner, and are feeling the repercussions of those moments. I’m here to support you in moving forward, in making the changes that you recognize need to be made, and in learning to forgive yourself for being human.
Even good people make mistakes sometimes. If you're struggling with the choices you’ve made in life, let’s talk. Whether you have regrets about past relationships, how you’ve reacted out of anger, or if you’re grieving the loss of someone whom you never got to say a final goodbye to, there are ways to process this. I work with people who are feeling shame, holding secrets, or who may have felt forced into a corner, and are feeling the repercussions of those moments. I’m here to support you in moving forward, in making the changes that you recognize need to be made, and in learning to forgive yourself for being human.
(365) 363-1379 View (365) 363-1379

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Number of Counsellors in L3C

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Counsellors in L3C who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
88% Stress
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
65% Grief

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Manulife
67% Great-West Life
67% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in L3C see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
12% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L3C?

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.