Therapists in St John's, NL

Photo of Kayla Baker, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Kayla Baker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1H
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you spend your time dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future? Are you experiencing difficulties that keep you from living the life you want to live? We all face hurdles that prevent us from living a more meaningful life and, as your therapist, I can help.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you spend your time dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future? Are you experiencing difficulties that keep you from living the life you want to live? We all face hurdles that prevent us from living a more meaningful life and, as your therapist, I can help.
(709) 200-0069 View (709) 200-0069
Photo of Erin Woodrow, MSc, MACP, Pre-Licensed Professional
Erin Woodrow
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSc, MACP
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
I am wholeheartedly dedicated to guiding your journey toward growth and healing in your relationship. I am passionate about supporting couples as they navigate challenges to develop practical relational skills, open communication, and cultivate a deeper emotional connection. Together, we will create a plan to foster intimacy and shared understanding in your relationship.
I am wholeheartedly dedicated to guiding your journey toward growth and healing in your relationship. I am passionate about supporting couples as they navigate challenges to develop practical relational skills, open communication, and cultivate a deeper emotional connection. Together, we will create a plan to foster intimacy and shared understanding in your relationship.
(709) 300-1349 View (709) 300-1349
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Nicole Furey
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered social worker and my goal is to create a soft place for you to land. Together we can navigate your life stressors and complicated relationships, develop coping skills, regulate your emotions, and discover your strengths.
I am a registered social worker and my goal is to create a soft place for you to land. Together we can navigate your life stressors and complicated relationships, develop coping skills, regulate your emotions, and discover your strengths.
(709) 704-6596 View (709) 704-6596
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Vanessa McEntegart
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C
My Name is Vanessa, I’m a registered social worker with both a Bachelor and Master of Social Work from Memorial University. I have worked extensively in the field of mental health and addictions for over 14 years, it has been an absolute privilege to work alongside individuals at challenging times throughout their life. I am committed to the interventions I provide individuals who are seeking support to improve the quality of their lives. It is my belief that all individuals have strengths and through both identifying and fostering these strengths, healing and growth can occur.
My Name is Vanessa, I’m a registered social worker with both a Bachelor and Master of Social Work from Memorial University. I have worked extensively in the field of mental health and addictions for over 14 years, it has been an absolute privilege to work alongside individuals at challenging times throughout their life. I am committed to the interventions I provide individuals who are seeking support to improve the quality of their lives. It is my belief that all individuals have strengths and through both identifying and fostering these strengths, healing and growth can occur.
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Photo of Donna Samuels, MACP, Pre-Licensed Professional
Donna Samuels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
I am interested in working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, shame and motivation. I feel psychotherapy is a space to reflect on the meaning of your experiences and emotions and use them to guide your actions in life. I see therapy sessions as intense conversations that help clients create a life that integrates past and present experience to inform a way of going forward that feels true, inspiring and achievable.
I am interested in working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, shame and motivation. I feel psychotherapy is a space to reflect on the meaning of your experiences and emotions and use them to guide your actions in life. I see therapy sessions as intense conversations that help clients create a life that integrates past and present experience to inform a way of going forward that feels true, inspiring and achievable.
(709) 705-6181 View (709) 705-6181
C.L. Whole You Foundation
Counsellor, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
St John's, NL A1E  (Online Only)
Are you living an abundant life? Do you wake up feeling light, optimistic, and ready for your day? Ask yourself these questions and answer them in your mind or out loud. If you are at a crossroad needing a boost to take you to the next step or maybe you are evaluating where you are in life and where you want to go. Life is filled with many twists and turns, sometimes we get caught in the middle or completely off guard. Nonetheless, If you are breathing, you can take small simple steps to make the changes that you desire to see. I believe in the power of the human spirit, do you? Your journey starts the moment you think about it.
Are you living an abundant life? Do you wake up feeling light, optimistic, and ready for your day? Ask yourself these questions and answer them in your mind or out loud. If you are at a crossroad needing a boost to take you to the next step or maybe you are evaluating where you are in life and where you want to go. Life is filled with many twists and turns, sometimes we get caught in the middle or completely off guard. Nonetheless, If you are breathing, you can take small simple steps to make the changes that you desire to see. I believe in the power of the human spirit, do you? Your journey starts the moment you think about it.
(709) 300-1325 View (709) 300-1325
Photo of Yvette Goodland, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Yvette Goodland
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am registered to practice in Newfoundland and Ontario. I offer online sessions only at this time. I enjoy supporting clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Clients who are interested in gaining personal insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are in a great position to learn new tools and skills that will help them in their journey to wellness. I especially enjoy working with women age 50+. It's a critical age where many women are asking themselves some very big questions. Lets explore them together.
Hello and thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am registered to practice in Newfoundland and Ontario. I offer online sessions only at this time. I enjoy supporting clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Clients who are interested in gaining personal insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are in a great position to learn new tools and skills that will help them in their journey to wellness. I especially enjoy working with women age 50+. It's a critical age where many women are asking themselves some very big questions. Lets explore them together.
(613) 408-0217 View (613) 408-0217
Photo of Rosa Ernst, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Rosa Ernst
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Rosa works with couples and families around relationship issues and is passionate about helping people to reduce conflict and create more connection in their relationships. She can help clients who feel that they are 'stuck' in their relationships, or who feel like they are having the same conflict again and again. Rosa can help couples and families to get to the root of the conflict and to find new ways to reach out and connect.
Rosa works with couples and families around relationship issues and is passionate about helping people to reduce conflict and create more connection in their relationships. She can help clients who feel that they are 'stuck' in their relationships, or who feel like they are having the same conflict again and again. Rosa can help couples and families to get to the root of the conflict and to find new ways to reach out and connect.
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Photo of Kelly Lynn Piercey, MSW, BSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Kelly Lynn Piercey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Kelly's work is focused on trauma, sexual abuse, mental health, anxiety, family and/or relationship dynamics, parenting children and youth, behaviour modification, and life transformations. Her counselling is trauma informed/client-centered with treatment modalities that include; Accelerated resolution therapy, internal family systems, Cognitive and Dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness. Kelly believes and commits to strong therapeutic relationships that validate clients' lived experiences with the focus on personal growth.
Kelly's work is focused on trauma, sexual abuse, mental health, anxiety, family and/or relationship dynamics, parenting children and youth, behaviour modification, and life transformations. Her counselling is trauma informed/client-centered with treatment modalities that include; Accelerated resolution therapy, internal family systems, Cognitive and Dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness. Kelly believes and commits to strong therapeutic relationships that validate clients' lived experiences with the focus on personal growth.
(709) 200-0449 View (709) 200-0449
Photo of Marilyn Devine, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marilyn Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Marilyn is a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who supports people in their own personal development. She has particular interest in working with couples who may feel stuck in their relationship. Her post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy helps couples break old patterns of communication that are no longer working and reconnect on a deeper level. She also works with individuals who may experience relationship issues. Her post-graduate training in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy helps clients see how their style of connecting may be preventing them from experiencing the type of relationship they desire.
Marilyn is a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who supports people in their own personal development. She has particular interest in working with couples who may feel stuck in their relationship. Her post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy helps couples break old patterns of communication that are no longer working and reconnect on a deeper level. She also works with individuals who may experience relationship issues. Her post-graduate training in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy helps clients see how their style of connecting may be preventing them from experiencing the type of relationship they desire.
(709) 309-0313 View (709) 309-0313
Photo of Crystal Wells, MSW RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Crystal Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
As a social worker for nearly 15 years, I have had the privilege to work alongside children, adolescents and their families in both government and community settings. Through this work, I have learned the significance of relationship and connection and hold these values closely. I practice from a trauma informed, strengths based approach and am passionate about supporting children and their families. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional relation, grief and loss, self-esteem, relationship struggles and parenting challenges.
As a social worker for nearly 15 years, I have had the privilege to work alongside children, adolescents and their families in both government and community settings. Through this work, I have learned the significance of relationship and connection and hold these values closely. I practice from a trauma informed, strengths based approach and am passionate about supporting children and their families. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional relation, grief and loss, self-esteem, relationship struggles and parenting challenges.
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Photo of Heather Goosney, BSc, MACP, CCC, Counsellor
Heather Goosney
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B  (Online Only)
My experience with helping people dates long before my most recent designation as a Certified Canadian Counsellor. I have always been a coach, a tutor, a mentor or a volunteer. What I've learned is the value of true, empathic listening. What makes us different is what makes us beautiful, and I never expect to fit my clients into one, rigid, traditional framework. I am here to listen to you and to help you address your needs, no matter how big or small.
My experience with helping people dates long before my most recent designation as a Certified Canadian Counsellor. I have always been a coach, a tutor, a mentor or a volunteer. What I've learned is the value of true, empathic listening. What makes us different is what makes us beautiful, and I never expect to fit my clients into one, rigid, traditional framework. I am here to listen to you and to help you address your needs, no matter how big or small.
(709) 700-3258 View (709) 700-3258
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Laura Parsons
Counsellor, BSc, MEd, DCP(c), CCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
(709) 910-5405 View (709) 910-5405
Photo of Samantha Rose, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Samantha Rose
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1E
I have experience providing individual counselling to children, youth, and families. I offer services in relation to trauma, grief and loss, transitions, family breakdowns, coping, anxiety, depression, ADD/ ADHD, emotional regulation, anger management, and other mental health diagnosis'. I provide brief therapy services which is goal oriented and aimed at debriefing an event, or offering clients new skills they can utilize. This type of service is ideal for those with a limited number of sessions through their insurance or EAP. I also offer more intensive services aimed at helping people work through their trauma.
I have experience providing individual counselling to children, youth, and families. I offer services in relation to trauma, grief and loss, transitions, family breakdowns, coping, anxiety, depression, ADD/ ADHD, emotional regulation, anger management, and other mental health diagnosis'. I provide brief therapy services which is goal oriented and aimed at debriefing an event, or offering clients new skills they can utilize. This type of service is ideal for those with a limited number of sessions through their insurance or EAP. I also offer more intensive services aimed at helping people work through their trauma.
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Photo of Chantel Dwyer, MEd, CCC, ND, Counsellor
Chantel Dwyer
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Welcome to a safe space for healing and growth. As we navigate through life, the experiences we encounter shape and mold our individual identities. As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping you unlock your potential for growth and transformation. By working together, we can explore your unique path towards healing and wholeness, and I will support you in discovering your inner strength and resilience.
Welcome to a safe space for healing and growth. As we navigate through life, the experiences we encounter shape and mold our individual identities. As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping you unlock your potential for growth and transformation. By working together, we can explore your unique path towards healing and wholeness, and I will support you in discovering your inner strength and resilience.
(709) 400-9446 View (709) 400-9446
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Emily Lewis
MSc MBI, ND
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Have you ever driven home from work and ended up in the drive way with no idea how you got there? Thinking the same thoughts over and over and not been able to get to sleep? Reacted by saying things you wish you hadn’t? Yep, we’ve all been there. Through learning evidence-based mindfulness exercises, my clients learn how to re-wire their brains, change their inner dialogue, and create more space in their lives. Mindfulness training can be therapeutic, however it differs from therapy; we learn how to let go of our usual thinking, story-telling, and analyzing modes by exploring what is actually here right now.
Have you ever driven home from work and ended up in the drive way with no idea how you got there? Thinking the same thoughts over and over and not been able to get to sleep? Reacted by saying things you wish you hadn’t? Yep, we’ve all been there. Through learning evidence-based mindfulness exercises, my clients learn how to re-wire their brains, change their inner dialogue, and create more space in their lives. Mindfulness training can be therapeutic, however it differs from therapy; we learn how to let go of our usual thinking, story-telling, and analyzing modes by exploring what is actually here right now.
(709) 300-2144 View (709) 300-2144
Photo of Cassie Guye, MSW, Registered Social Worker
Cassie Guye
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1E
It can be difficult to live the life you want when your emotions feel overwhelming, and there are effective therapeutic services that can help. I am a registered social worker who has been practicing in the field of mental health and addictions since 2017. I offer services for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, mood changes, trauma responses, and more. I strive to be intentional, transparent and effective in the services I offer. I am passionate about helping individuals cultivate insight and resiliency in the face of trauma, life changes, mental illness, substance misuse, and systemic barriers.
It can be difficult to live the life you want when your emotions feel overwhelming, and there are effective therapeutic services that can help. I am a registered social worker who has been practicing in the field of mental health and addictions since 2017. I offer services for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, mood changes, trauma responses, and more. I strive to be intentional, transparent and effective in the services I offer. I am passionate about helping individuals cultivate insight and resiliency in the face of trauma, life changes, mental illness, substance misuse, and systemic barriers.
(709) 400-2393 View (709) 400-2393
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Angela Merzetti - The Mama Therapist
Counsellor, LCT-C
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A  (Online Only)
If you're a mother who is searching for mental health support because you're feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, overstimulated, like you're just not coping, or you're working on breaking cycles of generational trauma and re-parenting yourself, you are most certainly not alone. A safe space to talk about these unique challenges of motherhood with someone who understands can be so validating and healing.
If you're a mother who is searching for mental health support because you're feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, overstimulated, like you're just not coping, or you're working on breaking cycles of generational trauma and re-parenting yourself, you are most certainly not alone. A safe space to talk about these unique challenges of motherhood with someone who understands can be so validating and healing.
(709) 301-2480 View (709) 301-2480
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Tracy D Reardon
Counsellor, BEd, B SpEd, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
(709) 500-2787 View (709) 500-2787
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Tammy Healey Drover
Counsellor, MEd, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Feeling the feelings is hard. Building self-esteem and confidence can feel impossible. Not sleeping, anxiety, stress, and eating too little or too much are all issues that challenge us. Learning how to shift perspective and process traumatic life events. All these things show up, and we each feel them differently. Wanting to be your best self is a good life goal! Everyone is welcome. No judgement.
Feeling the feelings is hard. Building self-esteem and confidence can feel impossible. Not sleeping, anxiety, stress, and eating too little or too much are all issues that challenge us. Learning how to shift perspective and process traumatic life events. All these things show up, and we each feel them differently. Wanting to be your best self is a good life goal! Everyone is welcome. No judgement.
(709) 309-0148 View (709) 309-0148
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Tranquil Tides
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Welcome to Tranquil Tides! A safe, judgement-free space where you can slow down and focus on what matters most to you. We are a group of registered social workers who have a wide variety of experience, education, and interests. We offer evening and weekend appointments as we understand how busy life can be. Whether you have taken part in therapy before, or this is your first time, we can provide an environment that offers you care and empathy while you work towards your goals.
Welcome to Tranquil Tides! A safe, judgement-free space where you can slow down and focus on what matters most to you. We are a group of registered social workers who have a wide variety of experience, education, and interests. We offer evening and weekend appointments as we understand how busy life can be. Whether you have taken part in therapy before, or this is your first time, we can provide an environment that offers you care and empathy while you work towards your goals.
(709) 200-0250 View (709) 200-0250
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Heidi Pond
Counsellor, MACP, BBA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B  (Online Only)
My name is Heidi Pond and I’m a St. John’s-based Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I fully recognize that life is not always easy, and I care deeply about helping you navigate life’s greatest challenges. Understanding that each client is unique, each session is tailored to your specific needs. I bring warmth and empathy to the counselling room, creating a space where you’re able to feel a sense of comfort.
My name is Heidi Pond and I’m a St. John’s-based Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I fully recognize that life is not always easy, and I care deeply about helping you navigate life’s greatest challenges. Understanding that each client is unique, each session is tailored to your specific needs. I bring warmth and empathy to the counselling room, creating a space where you’re able to feel a sense of comfort.
(709) 200-0113 View (709) 200-0113
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Joanne McHugh
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
I enjoy working with themes that occur over the life span, such as: Freedom from the self-doubt or anxiety that holds you back; Relational patterns that block your ability to connect with yourself and others; Fear of change, death, living a whole life; Looking for healthy ways of growing and processing unhealed trauma and pain; Developing your intuition and listening to your inner voice; Learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
I enjoy working with themes that occur over the life span, such as: Freedom from the self-doubt or anxiety that holds you back; Relational patterns that block your ability to connect with yourself and others; Fear of change, death, living a whole life; Looking for healthy ways of growing and processing unhealed trauma and pain; Developing your intuition and listening to your inner voice; Learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
(709) 400-6265 View (709) 400-6265
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Kristen Hynes Brothers (Phd Scholar)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C
Waitlist for new clients
I have been practicing social work for nearly 15 years and am eternally grateful for the work I am able to do, and the relationships I have been able to form. I have worked in diverse practice areas which have provided me with the knowledge, skills and compassion needed to create meaningful, therapeutic relationships with people. I believe in the value of showing up as my genuine self in sessions with you. My approach is client-centered; I bring a variety of tools to the table, and I believe that you do as well, and our work together will be collaborative and goal driven. I work with young people and adults, as well as couples.
I have been practicing social work for nearly 15 years and am eternally grateful for the work I am able to do, and the relationships I have been able to form. I have worked in diverse practice areas which have provided me with the knowledge, skills and compassion needed to create meaningful, therapeutic relationships with people. I believe in the value of showing up as my genuine self in sessions with you. My approach is client-centered; I bring a variety of tools to the table, and I believe that you do as well, and our work together will be collaborative and goal driven. I work with young people and adults, as well as couples.
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Fizza Khan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I believe that one can improve their quality of life by improving their mental health and so I offer a safe space where clients can share and learn healthy ways to cope with various stressors. I have experience working with neurodiverse population as well as clients facing depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, adjustment & anger issues, OCD, relational problems and other stressors
I believe that one can improve their quality of life by improving their mental health and so I offer a safe space where clients can share and learn healthy ways to cope with various stressors. I have experience working with neurodiverse population as well as clients facing depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, adjustment & anger issues, OCD, relational problems and other stressors
(709) 703-8564 View (709) 703-8564

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Number of Counsellors in St John's, NL

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in St John's, NL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
81% Stress
76% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Canada Life | Great-West Life
59% SunLife
58% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in St John's, NL see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
11% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in St John's?

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.