Krista M Kleinwort
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8K
Are you the caregiver of a neurodivergent or Deaf youth or young adult? Do you see them struggle with anxiety, low mood or the navigating the transition to post-secondary schooling or employment? I can help you support them.
Are you the caregiver of a neurodivergent or Deaf youth or young adult? Do you see them struggle with anxiety, low mood or the navigating the transition to post-secondary schooling or employment? I can help you support them.
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Glasswing Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K
I work with children across the developmental spectrum from 0 – 18 years old. I specialize working with children who have experienced complex and developmental trauma including those impacted by abuse, neglect, trauma, loss and disrupted care. Difficulties can look like emotional dysregulation, tantrums, anxiety, depression, withdrawal, low confidence, parental challenges etc. I provide caregivers support and work collaboratively with professional systems surrounding the family. My therapeutic input supports developing an understanding and creating common language about the difficulties for both children and caregivers.
I work with children across the developmental spectrum from 0 – 18 years old. I specialize working with children who have experienced complex and developmental trauma including those impacted by abuse, neglect, trauma, loss and disrupted care. Difficulties can look like emotional dysregulation, tantrums, anxiety, depression, withdrawal, low confidence, parental challenges etc. I provide caregivers support and work collaboratively with professional systems surrounding the family. My therapeutic input supports developing an understanding and creating common language about the difficulties for both children and caregivers.
(289) 302-6378 View (289) 302-6378
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Carol Benjamin
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCAC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K
We all face challenges from time to time. Sometimes, we are able to adequately handle the dilemma by ourselves. Sometimes, though, the problem is much too difficult, and we can use some help. At those times, it is good to know that the kind of help we need is available. It often takes courage to reach for help, particularly to participate in therapy which can feel disruptive and frightening. To be honest, it often is but can be less distressing by compassionate, non-judgmental support. I know it is not easy, but why not call for support anyhow? A safe environment was created just for you. It would be my privilege to help.
We all face challenges from time to time. Sometimes, we are able to adequately handle the dilemma by ourselves. Sometimes, though, the problem is much too difficult, and we can use some help. At those times, it is good to know that the kind of help we need is available. It often takes courage to reach for help, particularly to participate in therapy which can feel disruptive and frightening. To be honest, it often is but can be less distressing by compassionate, non-judgmental support. I know it is not easy, but why not call for support anyhow? A safe environment was created just for you. It would be my privilege to help.
(289) 216-6704 View (289) 216-6704
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Frontline Wellness and Therapy Inc.
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K
With a passion for supporting those on the frontline I am a dedicated therapist specializing in frontline personnel mental health. With over 11 years of experience in the field, I have developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by frontline workers and am committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to support their mental well-being. I offer a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space for frontline personnel to explore and address the psychological effects of their demanding roles.
With a passion for supporting those on the frontline I am a dedicated therapist specializing in frontline personnel mental health. With over 11 years of experience in the field, I have developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by frontline workers and am committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to support their mental well-being. I offer a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space for frontline personnel to explore and address the psychological effects of their demanding roles.
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Louise Oke
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8K
I help people with stress, trauma, depression, emotional pain and anxiety, and couples/families stuck in negative patterns and dissatisfied with their relationships. Individuals I work with are often hard on themselves and struggle to find balance between what they think they should be and their own needs and longings. I strive to help them get clear about what matters, what gets in the way of the life they want and to begin dealing with these obstacles. Couples/families I work with know they want something different in their relationships. I offer support during challenging conversations to increase understanding and allow change.
I help people with stress, trauma, depression, emotional pain and anxiety, and couples/families stuck in negative patterns and dissatisfied with their relationships. Individuals I work with are often hard on themselves and struggle to find balance between what they think they should be and their own needs and longings. I strive to help them get clear about what matters, what gets in the way of the life they want and to begin dealing with these obstacles. Couples/families I work with know they want something different in their relationships. I offer support during challenging conversations to increase understanding and allow change.
(289) 210-7121 View (289) 210-7121
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Chelsea Rothwell - In The Pines Grief And Death Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8K
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I’m so sorry that you’re looking for a grief therapist, and have a lot of respect for your courage. I’ve spent the last ten years deep in the muddy waters of loss, devoted to the skillful practice of grieving in community. I am a board-certified thanatologist who has studied grief from embodied, academic, cultural, and psychotherapeutic perspectives. I’ve worked with grief across various sectors— in hospitals and hospices, in community deathcare, as an apprentice farmer and Bruce Trail captain amidst an ongoing climate crisis, and on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I’m so sorry that you’re looking for a grief therapist, and have a lot of respect for your courage. I’ve spent the last ten years deep in the muddy waters of loss, devoted to the skillful practice of grieving in community. I am a board-certified thanatologist who has studied grief from embodied, academic, cultural, and psychotherapeutic perspectives. I’ve worked with grief across various sectors— in hospitals and hospices, in community deathcare, as an apprentice farmer and Bruce Trail captain amidst an ongoing climate crisis, and on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic.
(365) 536-0830 View (365) 536-0830
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Lauren Bowering
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BFA, DKATI, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8K
Feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed lately? Hi there, I'm here to offer support. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, I'm an Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Integrating psychotherapy with creative expression can provide a profound way for clients to explore their inner selves and confront underlying conflicts. Art therapy allows for the expression and processing of thoughts and emotions that may be challenging to articulate verbally.
Feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed lately? Hi there, I'm here to offer support. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, I'm an Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Integrating psychotherapy with creative expression can provide a profound way for clients to explore their inner selves and confront underlying conflicts. Art therapy allows for the expression and processing of thoughts and emotions that may be challenging to articulate verbally.
(289) 301-1438 View (289) 301-1438
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Nida Rehan Nurse Psychotherapist
RN, Psychotherapist, BScN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8K  (Online Only)
Are you a mother who is overwhelmed by the challenges of motherhood? Are you struggling to find time for yourself between balancing mom-life and professional life? Are you yearning for a deeper connection with your partner, but constantly feel exhausted and over-stimulated? You’re not alone! As a mother of 2 children, I see you and understand you! In my 10+ years of Mental Health experience as an RN, Psychotherapist, I've learned that mothers are very good at taking care of everyone except themselves. It’s time to start prioritizing your own well-being so you can show up as the best version of yourself for your children and family.
Are you a mother who is overwhelmed by the challenges of motherhood? Are you struggling to find time for yourself between balancing mom-life and professional life? Are you yearning for a deeper connection with your partner, but constantly feel exhausted and over-stimulated? You’re not alone! As a mother of 2 children, I see you and understand you! In my 10+ years of Mental Health experience as an RN, Psychotherapist, I've learned that mothers are very good at taking care of everyone except themselves. It’s time to start prioritizing your own well-being so you can show up as the best version of yourself for your children and family.
(289) 210-4912 View (289) 210-4912
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(249) 202-2308 View (249) 202-2308
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Kelly Sward
Occupational Therapist, MSc(OT)
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K  (Online Only)
When I first meet a client I want to know what is important to them and how they'd like to see their life grow. I have developed a special interest in supporting my client's employment goals especially when life gets in the way of finding a career that is meaningful.
When I first meet a client I want to know what is important to them and how they'd like to see their life grow. I have developed a special interest in supporting my client's employment goals especially when life gets in the way of finding a career that is meaningful.
(365) 363-2581 View (365) 363-2581
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Alessandra D. Peretti
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, SSW, INHC
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K
Alessandra is a Registered Social Worker with over 8 years of experience across a range of private and non-profit organizations. Her diverse roles as a Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Case Manager, Program Facilitator, and Wellness Consultant have honed her expertise in supporting individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
Alessandra is a Registered Social Worker with over 8 years of experience across a range of private and non-profit organizations. Her diverse roles as a Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Case Manager, Program Facilitator, and Wellness Consultant have honed her expertise in supporting individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
(289) 724-5647 View (289) 724-5647
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Seth Chisholm
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K  (Online Only)
Oh hi. You know, I can imagine that he steps leading you here today involved some tough times. I know how difficult it is finding help, especially when you’re feeling overwhelmed, emotional, scared. Maybe things are going pretty well and you’re looking to grow. Either way, I think we all deserve every chance to improve ourselves, find ourselves in the one life we've been given here. That’s what I’m trying to do too. The only way I know how. Through listening, awareness, connection, and growth. I do this with folks who might need someone to help them navigate anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, and trauma.
Oh hi. You know, I can imagine that he steps leading you here today involved some tough times. I know how difficult it is finding help, especially when you’re feeling overwhelmed, emotional, scared. Maybe things are going pretty well and you’re looking to grow. Either way, I think we all deserve every chance to improve ourselves, find ourselves in the one life we've been given here. That’s what I’m trying to do too. The only way I know how. Through listening, awareness, connection, and growth. I do this with folks who might need someone to help them navigate anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, and trauma.
(647) 370-7450 View (647) 370-7450
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Ashley Montreuil
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K
I provide a safe place for clients to share their most vulnerable thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I help you figure out what is keeping you stuck and work with you toward the goals that you believe will make your life more fulfilling. I do this by helping you challenge thoughts and beliefs that leave you feeling sad or anxious, helping you understand and share your emotions with others, and by aiding you in changing behaviours you no longer find useful. I use a combination of Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I provide a safe place for clients to share their most vulnerable thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I help you figure out what is keeping you stuck and work with you toward the goals that you believe will make your life more fulfilling. I do this by helping you challenge thoughts and beliefs that leave you feeling sad or anxious, helping you understand and share your emotions with others, and by aiding you in changing behaviours you no longer find useful. I use a combination of Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
(365) 601-6417 View (365) 601-6417
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T. Candice Babbey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8K
I offer individual therapy to adults struggling with their mental health including depression, anxiety, addictions, and those struggling to adjust to changes in their life. I believe in helping people to see their own strengths and resilience and then use these qualities to face whatever challenges are standing in the way of people being able to move forward in their lives and reach their goals.
I offer individual therapy to adults struggling with their mental health including depression, anxiety, addictions, and those struggling to adjust to changes in their life. I believe in helping people to see their own strengths and resilience and then use these qualities to face whatever challenges are standing in the way of people being able to move forward in their lives and reach their goals.
(226) 458-4096 View (226) 458-4096
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Meagan Bowman @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K  (Online Only)
My name is Meagan Bowman. I am a registered Social Worker (RSW) and am affiliated with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have over 7 years of experience working with folks experiencing issues such as, but not limited to relationship problems, stress, mood disorders, panic and anxiety, mental illness, difficulty with life transitions, substance use, or low self-esteem. My work emphasizes the importance of love, connection, authenticity, and our relationship with our body. I help you (re)connect with yourself, overcome burnout or stress, and help you learn to live a balanced, empowered, and meaningful life.
My name is Meagan Bowman. I am a registered Social Worker (RSW) and am affiliated with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have over 7 years of experience working with folks experiencing issues such as, but not limited to relationship problems, stress, mood disorders, panic and anxiety, mental illness, difficulty with life transitions, substance use, or low self-esteem. My work emphasizes the importance of love, connection, authenticity, and our relationship with our body. I help you (re)connect with yourself, overcome burnout or stress, and help you learn to live a balanced, empowered, and meaningful life.
(343) 801-6100 View (343) 801-6100
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Insight Online: Psychotherapy and Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you stressed, exhausted, or just going through the motions of life? Has substance use, addictive behaviours, anxiety, depression, anger, grief/loss or feelings of overwhelm increased for you? I provide a safe space for you to assess how you got to where you are today, re-evaluate your priorities, and explore what is really meaningful to you. I work with professionals, therapists, executives, caregivers, and front-line workers/first responders who have successful careers on paper but still feel unfulfilled in their personal and professional lives and in their relationships. I also work with couples wanting to re-connect.
Are you stressed, exhausted, or just going through the motions of life? Has substance use, addictive behaviours, anxiety, depression, anger, grief/loss or feelings of overwhelm increased for you? I provide a safe space for you to assess how you got to where you are today, re-evaluate your priorities, and explore what is really meaningful to you. I work with professionals, therapists, executives, caregivers, and front-line workers/first responders who have successful careers on paper but still feel unfulfilled in their personal and professional lives and in their relationships. I also work with couples wanting to re-connect.
(905) 581-9937 View (905) 581-9937
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Marcie Richardson - Empower Counselling Services
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8K
Accepting new clients. Life can be so challenging! We have so many issues we think we need to deal with in order to get to that place of happiness and contentment but we are never taught how. We live our lives in cycles of suffering and unnecessary hardships.Do you want to break free from that suffering and become skillful and empowered? You've come to the right place. With over 25 years of experience I have been able to take clients who are suffering with issues like depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma and many other struggles to a place where they are thriving and successful in their lives.
Accepting new clients. Life can be so challenging! We have so many issues we think we need to deal with in order to get to that place of happiness and contentment but we are never taught how. We live our lives in cycles of suffering and unnecessary hardships.Do you want to break free from that suffering and become skillful and empowered? You've come to the right place. With over 25 years of experience I have been able to take clients who are suffering with issues like depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma and many other struggles to a place where they are thriving and successful in their lives.
(365) 803-0170 View (365) 803-0170
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Karen Beattie Willis
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DLM
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K  (Online Only)
Many of us come to periods in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, confused or immobilized by our circumstances and our feelings. Or we reach a point in life when we know in our gut that something has to change, but we just don’t know where to begin. Doubt and negative self-talk can make us feel stuck. Sometimes we struggle with feelings of sadness, anger, shame or anxiety and can feel very alone in that struggle. Having a safe place to talk and a safe, non-judgmental person to talk to is key to healing and moving beyond the “stuck place”.
Many of us come to periods in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, confused or immobilized by our circumstances and our feelings. Or we reach a point in life when we know in our gut that something has to change, but we just don’t know where to begin. Doubt and negative self-talk can make us feel stuck. Sometimes we struggle with feelings of sadness, anger, shame or anxiety and can feel very alone in that struggle. Having a safe place to talk and a safe, non-judgmental person to talk to is key to healing and moving beyond the “stuck place”.
(289) 212-6772 View (289) 212-6772
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Karen Althea Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BTh, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K
I love people. I rejoice with them when they do well and "hold their hand" in support when they struggle through various and varying challenges of life. Life happens, and it happens to everyone, including me. However, we each have different baselines at which we manage stressful situations. It is during these tough times you need a listening ear and someone trained and experienced to guide you through this turbulence. This is who I am; this is what I do. I believe in treating the holistic person, mentally, emotionally, physiologically and spiritually.
I love people. I rejoice with them when they do well and "hold their hand" in support when they struggle through various and varying challenges of life. Life happens, and it happens to everyone, including me. However, we each have different baselines at which we manage stressful situations. It is during these tough times you need a listening ear and someone trained and experienced to guide you through this turbulence. This is who I am; this is what I do. I believe in treating the holistic person, mentally, emotionally, physiologically and spiritually.
(647) 799-4051 View (647) 799-4051
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Calm Mind Co
RN, BscN, BA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8K
I provide clients a place to share and feel better. When life is hard, overwhelming or you feel lost, I provide effective treatment and support. I support those experiencing anxiety and/or depression, a reliance on substances, parental mood changes, and difficult relationships, among other issues. I believe strongly that we are all equally worthy of feeling well and of living a joyful life. I have experience working with children, families during their prenatal/postpartum journey and adults with mood disorders and addiction concerns.
I provide clients a place to share and feel better. When life is hard, overwhelming or you feel lost, I provide effective treatment and support. I support those experiencing anxiety and/or depression, a reliance on substances, parental mood changes, and difficult relationships, among other issues. I believe strongly that we are all equally worthy of feeling well and of living a joyful life. I have experience working with children, families during their prenatal/postpartum journey and adults with mood disorders and addiction concerns.
(365) 598-5633 View (365) 598-5633

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Number of Counsellors in L8K

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L8K who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
85% Stress
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Other
50% Green Shield Canada
50% SunLife

How Counsellors in L8K see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male

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How can I find a therapist in L8K?

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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.