Therapists in Corner Brook, NL

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Veronica Connors
BEd, MEd, CSLC, CH, RMT
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H  (Online Only)
Congratulations on your courage! Becoming a conscious and emotional adult is beautiful work and will give life to all your relationships. Together we bring the unknown into the know, the unconscious to the conscious, so you can return to balance more quickly. I'm a skilled and compassionate therapist with over 13 years experience working with groups and individuals in personal growth. Your needs are at the centre of every therapy session and I truly enjoy helping you quickly get to the heart-of-the-matter so you can stop guessing and start creating the changes you seek.
Congratulations on your courage! Becoming a conscious and emotional adult is beautiful work and will give life to all your relationships. Together we bring the unknown into the know, the unconscious to the conscious, so you can return to balance more quickly. I'm a skilled and compassionate therapist with over 13 years experience working with groups and individuals in personal growth. Your needs are at the centre of every therapy session and I truly enjoy helping you quickly get to the heart-of-the-matter so you can stop guessing and start creating the changes you seek.
(709) 702-6094 View (709) 702-6094
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Jessica Jane Webster
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, CHyp, AT, ND
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
With over 16 years of counselling experience in mental health and addictions, with individuals, couples and group therapy, I have an outside the box approach to counselling that resonates with individuals. I am mi’kmaq and utilize culture into practice where appropriate with a holistic approach. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.Hyp.), Art Psychotherapist and Naturopathic Doctor for holistic therapy. Did you know if you’re indigenous your sessions could be covered under the Non insured health benefits program. (NIHB). In person and online appointments available.
With over 16 years of counselling experience in mental health and addictions, with individuals, couples and group therapy, I have an outside the box approach to counselling that resonates with individuals. I am mi’kmaq and utilize culture into practice where appropriate with a holistic approach. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.Hyp.), Art Psychotherapist and Naturopathic Doctor for holistic therapy. Did you know if you’re indigenous your sessions could be covered under the Non insured health benefits program. (NIHB). In person and online appointments available.
(709) 200-0197 View (709) 200-0197
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Robyn Breen
Counsellor, CCC
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H  (Online Only)
As a person juggling personal (i.e. children, partner and social relationships) and professional commitments, I relate to the challenges of balancing home life, work life and unforeseen life events.
As a person juggling personal (i.e. children, partner and social relationships) and professional commitments, I relate to the challenges of balancing home life, work life and unforeseen life events.
(709) 705-6930 View (709) 705-6930
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Tanya Randell
Counsellor, BA, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
Hi, I am Tanya Randell, a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Taking the first step to counselling can be very difficult. Trying to navigate through unexpected events, emotions, and internal conflict can leave you feeling overwhelmed, lost, and hopeless. My goal is to provide that support to help you understand your emotions and find solutions for coping to allow you to live a more comfortable, manageable life.
Hi, I am Tanya Randell, a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Taking the first step to counselling can be very difficult. Trying to navigate through unexpected events, emotions, and internal conflict can leave you feeling overwhelmed, lost, and hopeless. My goal is to provide that support to help you understand your emotions and find solutions for coping to allow you to live a more comfortable, manageable life.
(709) 400-3876 View (709) 400-3876
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Stephanie Lawrence
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corner Brook, NL A2H  (Online Only)
The best thing you can ever do, is invest in yourself! A counselor can be the first resource to contact when people are in need of emotional support. I have a wealth of experience in working with individuals and families and I strive to help people learn healthy coping skills in order to improve their mental health and wellness or to help overcome everyday life difficulties. I am registered Social Worker with a background in clinical counselling and advanced trainings in numerous therapeutic modalities and approches, all while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.
The best thing you can ever do, is invest in yourself! A counselor can be the first resource to contact when people are in need of emotional support. I have a wealth of experience in working with individuals and families and I strive to help people learn healthy coping skills in order to improve their mental health and wellness or to help overcome everyday life difficulties. I am registered Social Worker with a background in clinical counselling and advanced trainings in numerous therapeutic modalities and approches, all while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.
(709) 400-2763 View (709) 400-2763
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Geniene Revells-Sheehan
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
By searching for a Therapist, you have just made a very courageous decision. I want to commend you for that! My name is Geniene (she/her) and I have been in the Social Work profession for 18 years. In that time, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I pride myself on being an authentic, genuine person. I strive to create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for each and every client. I have experience working with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, guilt, shame, addictions and trauma. I have a special interest in working with the Neurodiverse population.
By searching for a Therapist, you have just made a very courageous decision. I want to commend you for that! My name is Geniene (she/her) and I have been in the Social Work profession for 18 years. In that time, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I pride myself on being an authentic, genuine person. I strive to create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for each and every client. I have experience working with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, guilt, shame, addictions and trauma. I have a special interest in working with the Neurodiverse population.
(709) 705-6013 View (709) 705-6013
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Stacy Hatcher
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corner Brook, NL A2H
Hi everyone, my name is Stacy Hatcher (she/her) and I am a clinical social worker with Inner Fire Wellness. Working in the field of mental health and addictions is my passion and I am committed to working with individuals, couples and families to help them through what may be the most challenging time in their lives. I can provide support in areas including anxiety, depression, anger management, stress management, addictions, emotion regulation, grief, and loss.
Hi everyone, my name is Stacy Hatcher (she/her) and I am a clinical social worker with Inner Fire Wellness. Working in the field of mental health and addictions is my passion and I am committed to working with individuals, couples and families to help them through what may be the most challenging time in their lives. I can provide support in areas including anxiety, depression, anger management, stress management, addictions, emotion regulation, grief, and loss.
(709) 910-0412 x1 View (709) 910-0412 x1
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Brittany Lee-Pye
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
My ideal client is someone who is willing to push themselves outside their comfort zone and bring their unique personality, interest and needs in therapy to make meaningful change for them. I also enjoy using holistic and cultural healing approaches when appropriate.
My ideal client is someone who is willing to push themselves outside their comfort zone and bring their unique personality, interest and needs in therapy to make meaningful change for them. I also enjoy using holistic and cultural healing approaches when appropriate.
(709) 800-4916 View (709) 800-4916
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Adult Autism Assessment and Services
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
Autism is a field of expertise I began more than 25 years ago. I am excited to expand my services into private practice with ADULT autism assessments.
Autism is a field of expertise I began more than 25 years ago. I am excited to expand my services into private practice with ADULT autism assessments.
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Christelle Wagg
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corner Brook, NL A2H
Asking for help may be difficult. Counselling is a step in taking care of yourself and dealing with concerns in your life. I am a registered Social Worker and have been practicing 31 years. I have extensive clinical experience in health care and mental health. I have been fortunate to work with diverse populations of various ages and therapeutic needs.
Asking for help may be difficult. Counselling is a step in taking care of yourself and dealing with concerns in your life. I am a registered Social Worker and have been practicing 31 years. I have extensive clinical experience in health care and mental health. I have been fortunate to work with diverse populations of various ages and therapeutic needs.
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Humber Valley Music Therapy & Counselling
Counsellor, MTA, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
My work and experience as a certified music therapist allows me to have a creative and unique approach towards my work with clients. I hold a bachelor of music with a minor in psychology, a graduate diploma in music therapy and a Masters of creative arts therapy. I am a certified counsellor and I also have training in neurologic music therapy.
My work and experience as a certified music therapist allows me to have a creative and unique approach towards my work with clients. I hold a bachelor of music with a minor in psychology, a graduate diploma in music therapy and a Masters of creative arts therapy. I am a certified counsellor and I also have training in neurologic music therapy.
(709) 499-0630 View (709) 499-0630
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Reflections Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
In difficult times, we struggle to cope, and often engage in self-defeating behaviours that can further complicate our lives. I offer a service where you can feel safe to share without being judged. I have practiced counselling for over 17 years, with a 25+ year social work career history. I am a registered social worker, and obtained my Bachelor of Social Work degree from McGill University. I have also completed some MSW study at Memorial University, and have received intensive training from psychoanalyst Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes-Reyes.
In difficult times, we struggle to cope, and often engage in self-defeating behaviours that can further complicate our lives. I offer a service where you can feel safe to share without being judged. I have practiced counselling for over 17 years, with a 25+ year social work career history. I am a registered social worker, and obtained my Bachelor of Social Work degree from McGill University. I have also completed some MSW study at Memorial University, and have received intensive training from psychoanalyst Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes-Reyes.
(709) 910-6799 View (709) 910-6799
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Nista Noel
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corner Brook, NL A2H
My clients are looking for someone to hear them out, a safe place to let go of some of the heavy burdens. I aim to do this by helping clients: Dispel Limiting Beliefs. Practice Mindful Self-Compassion. Improve Relationships. Emotion Regulation. Optimize Executive Function. Improve Self-Esteem. Gain Confidence. Disrupt Maladaptive Patterns. Change Mindset. My personal and professional motto is to: Feel Well, Live Well & Love Well.
My clients are looking for someone to hear them out, a safe place to let go of some of the heavy burdens. I aim to do this by helping clients: Dispel Limiting Beliefs. Practice Mindful Self-Compassion. Improve Relationships. Emotion Regulation. Optimize Executive Function. Improve Self-Esteem. Gain Confidence. Disrupt Maladaptive Patterns. Change Mindset. My personal and professional motto is to: Feel Well, Live Well & Love Well.
(709) 501-0306 View (709) 501-0306
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Tammy Breen
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
Taking care of your mental health is equally as important as taking care of your physical health! If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, struggle with parenting, have poor body image or low self-esteem, you are not alone. I am a registered Social Worker and have been in practice for more than 20 years. I have a Master of Social Work degree, with a specialization in Individual and Family practice.
Taking care of your mental health is equally as important as taking care of your physical health! If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, struggle with parenting, have poor body image or low self-esteem, you are not alone. I am a registered Social Worker and have been in practice for more than 20 years. I have a Master of Social Work degree, with a specialization in Individual and Family practice.
(709) 501-8399 View (709) 501-8399
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Patti Ryland
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
My approach is to establish a connection and to work collaboratively with people to foster resilience and confidence in their ability to heal and achieve their goals. I have several years working in the mental health & addictions field. I hold a MSW and have completed several advanced trainings to build my skill set. I provide counselling to youth, couples, families, and individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. Please reach out for a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
My approach is to establish a connection and to work collaboratively with people to foster resilience and confidence in their ability to heal and achieve their goals. I have several years working in the mental health & addictions field. I hold a MSW and have completed several advanced trainings to build my skill set. I provide counselling to youth, couples, families, and individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. Please reach out for a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
(709) 701-3246 View (709) 701-3246
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Ben Blaney Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, MACP
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
Anyone is welcome regarding my preference for particular clientele. I am open to any kind of mental health distress that you might be experiencing, and I will always do my best to provide the best treatment possible.
Anyone is welcome regarding my preference for particular clientele. I am open to any kind of mental health distress that you might be experiencing, and I will always do my best to provide the best treatment possible.
(709) 400-9230 View (709) 400-9230
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H  (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.
(709) 703-4730 View (709) 703-4730
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Nichola Park
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
My ideal client is someone who is motivated. Someone who is willing to take steps to make changes. Whether they are willing to learn some skills to help with their anxiety, depression, stress etc. or whether they are learning to manage difficult situations. I enjoy working with people who are willing to take what we learn in session and apply it to their life. I love working with people of different backgrounds and different needs.
My ideal client is someone who is motivated. Someone who is willing to take steps to make changes. Whether they are willing to learn some skills to help with their anxiety, depression, stress etc. or whether they are learning to manage difficult situations. I enjoy working with people who are willing to take what we learn in session and apply it to their life. I love working with people of different backgrounds and different needs.
(709) 800-7021 View (709) 800-7021
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Christopher Wellon
Registered Social Worker, BA, MA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corner Brook, NL A2H
I help clients manage stress-related burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, grief and anger. I’m also experienced in the management of substance use disorders and relapse prevention plans as well as counselling young adults, mid-lifers and elderly clients who are adapting to major life transitions (including end-of-life decision-making).
I help clients manage stress-related burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, grief and anger. I’m also experienced in the management of substance use disorders and relapse prevention plans as well as counselling young adults, mid-lifers and elderly clients who are adapting to major life transitions (including end-of-life decision-making).
(709) 700-2062 View (709) 700-2062
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Bonnie Hancock-Moore
Registered Social Worker, BACS, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H  (Online Only)
Hello, thank you for taking the time to look for the right Counsellor- ME! LOL! Finding a Counsellor who is warm, kind, humorous and inviting will help you open up. We can talk about whatever is troubling you and stealing peace in your life. We can find solutions, a plan and goals in helping you move forward or recover. Sometimes clients have mental illness, relationship or personal problems that are stopping them from leading the best life possible. My work is to help you find out what the problem is and to find out what supports and strengths you already have and used in the past. Together we will explore solutions.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to look for the right Counsellor- ME! LOL! Finding a Counsellor who is warm, kind, humorous and inviting will help you open up. We can talk about whatever is troubling you and stealing peace in your life. We can find solutions, a plan and goals in helping you move forward or recover. Sometimes clients have mental illness, relationship or personal problems that are stopping them from leading the best life possible. My work is to help you find out what the problem is and to find out what supports and strengths you already have and used in the past. Together we will explore solutions.
(709) 400-2801 View (709) 400-2801
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Songbird Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corner Brook, NL A2H
There are so many experiences in life that can make us lose touch with ourselves. You may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you’re unable to relax or let go. If you've had to be the one keeping it together and supporting other people, you may be here because you feel like you're just treading water with no direction or sense of safety. Therapy can be a place for you to finally let those walls down, let go of the burden to be "the strong one" and reconnect with yourself.
There are so many experiences in life that can make us lose touch with ourselves. You may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you’re unable to relax or let go. If you've had to be the one keeping it together and supporting other people, you may be here because you feel like you're just treading water with no direction or sense of safety. Therapy can be a place for you to finally let those walls down, let go of the burden to be "the strong one" and reconnect with yourself.
(709) 499-0625 View (709) 499-0625
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Tryphena Gabriel (Psychotherapy For You Newfounland)
Counsellor, CCPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corner Brook, NL A2H  (Online Only)
My name is Tryphena Gabriel and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Educator. I have worked with children and adolescents with behaviour, emotional and intellectual difficulties in and out of the school setting for over 21 years. I have also counselled many individuals, couples, and minority and indigenous populations for many years helping them find their voice and worth while building strategies to improve and build self capacity and self love to assist clients reach their goals. I have training in many areas including; anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, ODD, Autism, trauma, relationship issues and other
My name is Tryphena Gabriel and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Educator. I have worked with children and adolescents with behaviour, emotional and intellectual difficulties in and out of the school setting for over 21 years. I have also counselled many individuals, couples, and minority and indigenous populations for many years helping them find their voice and worth while building strategies to improve and build self capacity and self love to assist clients reach their goals. I have training in many areas including; anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, ODD, Autism, trauma, relationship issues and other
(709) 701-2633 View (709) 701-2633
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Suzanne Barry-Kroening
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CIAC
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H
I work from a trauma informed approach with individuals and families as they negotiate the highs and lows of developmental stages and life transitions and work through them to build healthier lives and stronger relationships.
I work from a trauma informed approach with individuals and families as they negotiate the highs and lows of developmental stages and life transitions and work through them to build healthier lives and stronger relationships.
(709) 800-3879 View (709) 800-3879
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Curtis Pittman - Queer-Affirmative Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Corner Brook, NL A2H
Life can present many struggles that lead us to feel overwhelmed. A warm and supportive safe space provides the foundation for self-exploration and building new skill sets that help us through these moments. Whether your concerns are related to anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and/or grief, I aim to provide compassionate care that validates your experience and supports your goals. - - - Now offering private team-based Adult ADHD Assessments with a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. - - -
Life can present many struggles that lead us to feel overwhelmed. A warm and supportive safe space provides the foundation for self-exploration and building new skill sets that help us through these moments. Whether your concerns are related to anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and/or grief, I aim to provide compassionate care that validates your experience and supports your goals. - - - Now offering private team-based Adult ADHD Assessments with a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. - - -
(709) 501-5794 View (709) 501-5794
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Priority Health Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
Corner Brook, NL A2H  (Online Only)
Today you have taken the first step to getting your life back. I know that mental health issues and life circumstances can leave you feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and without hope. BUT, don't believe everything your mind tells you! Regardless of the issues or circumstances that have brought you here, starting right now, you are on the road to recovery. Together, we will work to build the knowledge and skills that will enable you to manage and even overcome your issues, so you can start living the rich, meaningful life you want, today.
Today you have taken the first step to getting your life back. I know that mental health issues and life circumstances can leave you feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and without hope. BUT, don't believe everything your mind tells you! Regardless of the issues or circumstances that have brought you here, starting right now, you are on the road to recovery. Together, we will work to build the knowledge and skills that will enable you to manage and even overcome your issues, so you can start living the rich, meaningful life you want, today.
(709) 700-0535 View (709) 700-0535
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Number of Counsellors in Corner Brook, NL

30+

Average cost per session

$130

Counsellors in Corner Brook, NL who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
81% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Canada Life | Great-West Life
53% Blue Cross
53% SunLife

How Counsellors in Corner Brook, NL see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Corner Brook?

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.