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Bluewater Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MTh, RP, CRPO
Verified Verified
Bayfield, ON N0M
There are times in a person's life when they reach an interior impasse. For any number of reasons, the realization gradually dawns on them that their inner freedom has been compromised and there is no clear understanding why. Often, this takes place in the context of relationship, whether with their spouse, family, friends or colleagues. While a family physician, social worker or another health professional can and do help, sometimes what is also needed is the help of a psychotherapist trained and certified in the art and science of talk therapy, the bedrock of all psychotherapy models. It can be the key to change and inner freedom.
There are times in a person's life when they reach an interior impasse. For any number of reasons, the realization gradually dawns on them that their inner freedom has been compromised and there is no clear understanding why. Often, this takes place in the context of relationship, whether with their spouse, family, friends or colleagues. While a family physician, social worker or another health professional can and do help, sometimes what is also needed is the help of a psychotherapist trained and certified in the art and science of talk therapy, the bedrock of all psychotherapy models. It can be the key to change and inner freedom.
(226) 210-9739 View (226) 210-9739
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CommYOUnity Counselling & Family Support
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thamesford, ON N0M
CommYOUnity Counselling & Family Support is a place for children, youth and caregivers to receive mental health support through individual counselling, groups, and more. We are so happy you found us! ​We are both registered social workers with varying experience in crisis intervention, early childhood, and hospital social work.
CommYOUnity Counselling & Family Support is a place for children, youth and caregivers to receive mental health support through individual counselling, groups, and more. We are so happy you found us! ​We are both registered social workers with varying experience in crisis intervention, early childhood, and hospital social work.
(226) 702-2367 View (226) 702-2367
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Michelle Henderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA, SSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thorndale, ON N0M
Thank you for reaching out. We all need support from time to time; so, it's important to know you’re not alone. Whether, you or a loved one are experiencing challenges, adverse events or want to build on self growth/personal improvement; therapy is a successful tool to help. We struggle with different challenges depending on our circumstances, relationships, and desires. Often, counselling and therapy can bring a sense of relief, hope and healing. Together, we can walk through the turbulent times, promote inner healing, overcome challenges, acknowledge and celebrate strengths/successes; we can live our best wholehearted life.
Thank you for reaching out. We all need support from time to time; so, it's important to know you’re not alone. Whether, you or a loved one are experiencing challenges, adverse events or want to build on self growth/personal improvement; therapy is a successful tool to help. We struggle with different challenges depending on our circumstances, relationships, and desires. Often, counselling and therapy can bring a sense of relief, hope and healing. Together, we can walk through the turbulent times, promote inner healing, overcome challenges, acknowledge and celebrate strengths/successes; we can live our best wholehearted life.
(226) 639-5486 View (226) 639-5486
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Rachel Van Sligtenhorst
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Exeter, ON N0M  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stuck or are struggling with living the life you want, therapy can help. Talk therapy is a place where you can examine your feelings, thoughts, motivations and patterns with support and empathy—it’s your space. This process of self-discovery, with the experience of the therapeutic relationship, can lead to personal growth, self-awareness, and improved mental and emotional well-being. Ultimately, this form of conversation can help you develop a stronger, more fulfilling sense of self.
If you are feeling stuck or are struggling with living the life you want, therapy can help. Talk therapy is a place where you can examine your feelings, thoughts, motivations and patterns with support and empathy—it’s your space. This process of self-discovery, with the experience of the therapeutic relationship, can lead to personal growth, self-awareness, and improved mental and emotional well-being. Ultimately, this form of conversation can help you develop a stronger, more fulfilling sense of self.
(226) 457-4802 View (226) 457-4802
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Karen Skinner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hensall, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! Whether you are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or are going through a difficult transition, there are strategies out there that can help you.
Currently accepting new clients! Whether you are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or are going through a difficult transition, there are strategies out there that can help you.
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Jaleena Marisa Rose Goldsworthy
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, ON N0M
Hi, my name is Jaleena and I am a Registered Social Worker and owner of Marisa Rose Wellness, offering Counselling, Therapy and Nutrition Support in Huron County, and virtually across Ontario. My goal in working with you is to help you build capacity to be able to safely process and heal emotional wounds. I use an integrative, neuro-informed and holistic approach. I place an emphasis on restoring balance in mind-body-soul, while utilizing a trauma informed, strengths based approach. I love to blend cognitive and somatic practices to allow the body & mind to process, heal and integrate.
Hi, my name is Jaleena and I am a Registered Social Worker and owner of Marisa Rose Wellness, offering Counselling, Therapy and Nutrition Support in Huron County, and virtually across Ontario. My goal in working with you is to help you build capacity to be able to safely process and heal emotional wounds. I use an integrative, neuro-informed and holistic approach. I place an emphasis on restoring balance in mind-body-soul, while utilizing a trauma informed, strengths based approach. I love to blend cognitive and somatic practices to allow the body & mind to process, heal and integrate.
(226) 756-1466 View (226) 756-1466
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Ashley Hurst
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Thorndale, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Having an individual share their personal story is incredibly meaningful to me, and I consider it a true honour to do this work. Life offers us up challenges and often times we need a little support navigating these challenges. I see my approach as being integrative, collaborative, and about true connection. I want my clients to feel seen, heard, validated, and understood in whatever they are feeling and experiencing. I want to be a part of moving towards a place of true joy and peace. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and have been working for the past 8 years supporting and guiding my clients.
Having an individual share their personal story is incredibly meaningful to me, and I consider it a true honour to do this work. Life offers us up challenges and often times we need a little support navigating these challenges. I see my approach as being integrative, collaborative, and about true connection. I want my clients to feel seen, heard, validated, and understood in whatever they are feeling and experiencing. I want to be a part of moving towards a place of true joy and peace. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and have been working for the past 8 years supporting and guiding my clients.
(226) 400-3425 View (226) 400-3425
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Paul J. Wong
Registered Psychotherapist, MASCP, BTh
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blyth, ON N0M
Down to earth and experienced therapist who does his best to help in a meaningful and relatable way. My aim is that by the time we end our first session, you feel a little bit more hopeful and that in time, life starts to make a little more sense. Most of the people who come through my doors struggle with all kinds of issues—relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma—and my job is not to solve your problems, but to walk with you through these difficult bumps in the road so you don’t have to walk it alone. I’ve also come to find that a lot of farmers are dropping in… as not many therapists are farmers too.
Down to earth and experienced therapist who does his best to help in a meaningful and relatable way. My aim is that by the time we end our first session, you feel a little bit more hopeful and that in time, life starts to make a little more sense. Most of the people who come through my doors struggle with all kinds of issues—relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma—and my job is not to solve your problems, but to walk with you through these difficult bumps in the road so you don’t have to walk it alone. I’ve also come to find that a lot of farmers are dropping in… as not many therapists are farmers too.
(519) 313-0716 View (519) 313-0716
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Wendy Marie Carmichael (Accepting New Clients)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Is there anything holding you back from living your best life? Do you want to clarify your vision - professionally or personally? Nothing reduces anxiety faster than taking action! My name is Wendy Carmichael, and I am passionate about creating hope for personal growth and meaningful change. Hope is a great starting point to build on. I specialize in working with major life transitions, trauma, exploring relationships and the complexities of navigating (and advocating within) the healthcare system as well as arranging care and services for loved ones and/or elders.
Hello and welcome! Is there anything holding you back from living your best life? Do you want to clarify your vision - professionally or personally? Nothing reduces anxiety faster than taking action! My name is Wendy Carmichael, and I am passionate about creating hope for personal growth and meaningful change. Hope is a great starting point to build on. I specialize in working with major life transitions, trauma, exploring relationships and the complexities of navigating (and advocating within) the healthcare system as well as arranging care and services for loved ones and/or elders.
(226) 907-1807 View (226) 907-1807
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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Dietrich
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
Dashwood, ON N0M
My work is client-centered - guided by your needs and where you are in the change process. I am mindful to set the pace of our work at an optimal level. I aim to uncover the strengths that you have, understanding that you may not have recognized them as such. Knowing your strengths will certainly aid you in the process. Collaboratively we will set goals, so that you are again in the driver's seat for this journey.
My work is client-centered - guided by your needs and where you are in the change process. I am mindful to set the pace of our work at an optimal level. I aim to uncover the strengths that you have, understanding that you may not have recognized them as such. Knowing your strengths will certainly aid you in the process. Collaboratively we will set goals, so that you are again in the driver's seat for this journey.
(226) 336-9804 View (226) 336-9804
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Julie May Boyd
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bayfield, ON N0M
Seeking something more out of life? Do you feel stuck? Do you want to begin living your best life? Are you seeking more energy and vitality? I am a registered social worker and therapist with over 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals. I am also a yoga and meditation teacher. My clients get high level customized treatment. Each of you are beautifully unique and deserve to be treated as such. I combine my expertise and creativity to guide you on your journey to be your best self. You have the capacity to begin living life fully! Let me be your guide. Follow me on Insta: growingwithjulieb
Seeking something more out of life? Do you feel stuck? Do you want to begin living your best life? Are you seeking more energy and vitality? I am a registered social worker and therapist with over 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals. I am also a yoga and meditation teacher. My clients get high level customized treatment. Each of you are beautifully unique and deserve to be treated as such. I combine my expertise and creativity to guide you on your journey to be your best self. You have the capacity to begin living life fully! Let me be your guide. Follow me on Insta: growingwithjulieb
(226) 286-0381 View (226) 286-0381
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Shelby Hope
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Grand Bend, ON N0M
My person-centered approach aims to help you understand yourself on a deeper level, shift perspectives, set healthy boundaries, work through past trauma, increase confidence & trust in yourself and break unhealthy patterns. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, codependency, childhood trauma, grief and relationship concerns. I provide a comfortable, approachable and safe space for you to open up and feel heard.
My person-centered approach aims to help you understand yourself on a deeper level, shift perspectives, set healthy boundaries, work through past trauma, increase confidence & trust in yourself and break unhealthy patterns. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, codependency, childhood trauma, grief and relationship concerns. I provide a comfortable, approachable and safe space for you to open up and feel heard.
(548) 483-5551 View (548) 483-5551
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GC Counseling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OAMHP(c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hensall, ON N0M
My ideal client is a person that wants change in their life but is unsure of what path to choose. I do not mind what the issues are they are currently dealing with as long as the person is able to identify choices they would like for themselves so together we can sort out where they wish to head on their journey and why. I am not here to judge the choice or decide because I know that each person is the expert in their lives and knows best what they truly want. I am just here to walk the path with you because we all need the company.
My ideal client is a person that wants change in their life but is unsure of what path to choose. I do not mind what the issues are they are currently dealing with as long as the person is able to identify choices they would like for themselves so together we can sort out where they wish to head on their journey and why. I am not here to judge the choice or decide because I know that each person is the expert in their lives and knows best what they truly want. I am just here to walk the path with you because we all need the company.
(226) 796-5256 View (226) 796-5256
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Dolson Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, MPS
Verified Verified
Grand Bend, ON N0M
I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, caregiver stress and fatigue, trauma, health issues, and inter-personal relationship difficulties.
I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, caregiver stress and fatigue, trauma, health issues, and inter-personal relationship difficulties.
(226) 408-4629 View (226) 408-4629
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Cindy Slegers, New Dawn
Registered Social Worker, RSSW , EOLD, CGEdu
Verified Verified
Watford, ON N0M
Hello. I offer compassionate counselling for those experiencing grief, loss and challenging life situations. From the death of a loved one to the overwhelming experience of loosing someone to dementia. As an End of Life Doula, I provide education, advocacy and empowerment through the dying process. Dying is not a medical condition. It is an opportunity to complete our life’s best work. Emotional and spiritual support are at the heart of my work and I celebrate diversity and inclusion for all.
Hello. I offer compassionate counselling for those experiencing grief, loss and challenging life situations. From the death of a loved one to the overwhelming experience of loosing someone to dementia. As an End of Life Doula, I provide education, advocacy and empowerment through the dying process. Dying is not a medical condition. It is an opportunity to complete our life’s best work. Emotional and spiritual support are at the heart of my work and I celebrate diversity and inclusion for all.
(226) 799-1566 View (226) 799-1566
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Laura Plume
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, ON N0M
Many people experience feelings of being stuck, confused, isolated, and/or unsatisfied in their lives for various reasons. Such feelings can be overwhelming and scary. However, I want to reassure you that you don't have to tolerate these often uncomfortable emotions and that things can get better. I am here to assist you!
Many people experience feelings of being stuck, confused, isolated, and/or unsatisfied in their lives for various reasons. Such feelings can be overwhelming and scary. However, I want to reassure you that you don't have to tolerate these often uncomfortable emotions and that things can get better. I am here to assist you!
(226) 779-0514 View (226) 779-0514
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Carol Alexander @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Bayfield, ON N0M  (Online Only)
I am Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I work with adults, children, and families providing client centered, attachment focused interventions. My work is based in attachment theory, examining the relationships within your life. Your sense of belonging, and how you see yourself and the world depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. As a therapist and consultant, my area of focus in supporting families involves strengthening the parent child relationship. I coach parents to parent in a way that provides insight to their child's inner world while gaining an empathetic
I am Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I work with adults, children, and families providing client centered, attachment focused interventions. My work is based in attachment theory, examining the relationships within your life. Your sense of belonging, and how you see yourself and the world depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. As a therapist and consultant, my area of focus in supporting families involves strengthening the parent child relationship. I coach parents to parent in a way that provides insight to their child's inner world while gaining an empathetic
(343) 801-4071 View (343) 801-4071
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Cassie Barber
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Bend, ON N0M  (Online Only)
NEW clients welcome - FREE 30 minute consultation : currently offering virtual therapy sessions. I am a Registered Social worker that has worked in the mental health field for 15 years. I am an experienced clinician, with a focus on children, youth and adult mental health. My work with clients is built on a foundation of meaningful, genuine and authentic relationships. We all have a story to tell, and I value each client's unique experiences, using a non-judgemental, compassionate and unassuming approach to our work.
NEW clients welcome - FREE 30 minute consultation : currently offering virtual therapy sessions. I am a Registered Social worker that has worked in the mental health field for 15 years. I am an experienced clinician, with a focus on children, youth and adult mental health. My work with clients is built on a foundation of meaningful, genuine and authentic relationships. We all have a story to tell, and I value each client's unique experiences, using a non-judgemental, compassionate and unassuming approach to our work.
(226) 605-6359 View (226) 605-6359
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Shalom Shore - Navya Hypnosis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CH, MBA, BS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
A general pattern I find with most people who choose to work with me is feeling stuck. Whether that's in career or life choices, a habit they you are trying to kick, or a feeling that you have more potential you want to actualize. Areas I am particularly drawn to working with include religious trauma, sexual trauma, addiction, and career and entrepreneurship. I find that people gravitate to my hypnosis modality (Hypnosis Assisted Healing) when they feel like they want something more than talk therapy, or that their situation requires a different approach. Trust your intuition!
A general pattern I find with most people who choose to work with me is feeling stuck. Whether that's in career or life choices, a habit they you are trying to kick, or a feeling that you have more potential you want to actualize. Areas I am particularly drawn to working with include religious trauma, sexual trauma, addiction, and career and entrepreneurship. I find that people gravitate to my hypnosis modality (Hypnosis Assisted Healing) when they feel like they want something more than talk therapy, or that their situation requires a different approach. Trust your intuition!
(365) 654-3616 View (365) 654-3616
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Jennifer Kausky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter, ON N0M
Not accepting new clients
My Psychotherapy Practice specializes in working with Couples, utilizing the Gottman Method, as well as individual counselling for women. I am especially pleased, and humbled, to have been selected as one of the Top Three Rated Marriage Counsellors in London! I am dedicated to providing the specific skills necessary for you to thrive in your relationship. During our work together, you will be provided with a Full Assessment and Treatment Plan, outlining your strengths and areas for improvement. You can expect to improve in the areas of Conflict Management, Friendship, Shared Dreams and Life Goals to name a few.
My Psychotherapy Practice specializes in working with Couples, utilizing the Gottman Method, as well as individual counselling for women. I am especially pleased, and humbled, to have been selected as one of the Top Three Rated Marriage Counsellors in London! I am dedicated to providing the specific skills necessary for you to thrive in your relationship. During our work together, you will be provided with a Full Assessment and Treatment Plan, outlining your strengths and areas for improvement. You can expect to improve in the areas of Conflict Management, Friendship, Shared Dreams and Life Goals to name a few.
(226) 400-7256 View (226) 400-7256

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N0M

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in N0M who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
82% Coping Skills
79% Depression
74% Grief
74% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Green Shield Canada
70% SunLife
50% Manulife

How Counsellors in N0M see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N0M?

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.