Therapists in Stephenville Crossing, NL

Photo of Cindy Russell, BA, BEd, MC, Psychologist
Cindy Russell
Psychologist, BA, BEd, MC
Verified Verified
Stephenville Crossing, NL A0N  (Online Only)
We all get overwhelmed with different issues. It’s possible that you are tired of feeling bad and not sure how to pinpoint why and what to do about it. Sometimes we are trying to reduce anger and to improve relationships. Improving self-esteem and gaining peace of mind might be our goal. Sometimes we are lost in pain. Sometimes the pressures are just too much.
We all get overwhelmed with different issues. It’s possible that you are tired of feeling bad and not sure how to pinpoint why and what to do about it. Sometimes we are trying to reduce anger and to improve relationships. Improving self-esteem and gaining peace of mind might be our goal. Sometimes we are lost in pain. Sometimes the pressures are just too much.
(709) 501-5126 View (709) 501-5126

Online Therapists

Photo of Lance Jackson, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Lance Jackson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Georges, NL A0N  (Online Only)
If you feel like therapy hasn’t worked for you or you’re feeling overwhelmed by trauma, depression, loneliness, or misunderstood, or your having issues with your interpersonal relationships (marriage, intimate partner, friends family) then you’ve come to the right place. I also enjoy helping men who are trying to find their place in the world and themselves.
If you feel like therapy hasn’t worked for you or you’re feeling overwhelmed by trauma, depression, loneliness, or misunderstood, or your having issues with your interpersonal relationships (marriage, intimate partner, friends family) then you’ve come to the right place. I also enjoy helping men who are trying to find their place in the world and themselves.
(709) 499-0444 View (709) 499-0444
Photo of Patti Ryland, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
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
Photo of Stacy Hatcher, MSW, BSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
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.
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Photo of Catherine Willett - Adult Autism Assessment and Services, MA, Psychologist
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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Photo of Amanda Dewar - Strength Counselling Services, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP, Counsellor
Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Stephenville, NL A2N  (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) 500-2599 View (709) 500-2599
Photo of Nichola Park, RSW, BSW, Registered Social Worker
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
Reidville, NL A8A
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) 200-0128 View (709) 200-0128
Photo of Justine Thomas, BA, BSW, RSW, MA-stud, CCPA, Registered Social Worker
Justine Thomas
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW, MA-stud, CCPA
Verified Verified
South Brook GB, NL A0J  (Online Only)
Counselling is voluntary. I will support you and guide you through our discussions, however you are in control of these sessions and your decisions. Counselling can often deal with uncomfortable and sometimes intense emotions. We will deal with such emotions together. While not everyone may be supportive of your choices you will be supported in counselling to work through those choices. One of my greatest passions is to help others find their voice & passion as well as advocating for their needs.
Counselling is voluntary. I will support you and guide you through our discussions, however you are in control of these sessions and your decisions. Counselling can often deal with uncomfortable and sometimes intense emotions. We will deal with such emotions together. While not everyone may be supportive of your choices you will be supported in counselling to work through those choices. One of my greatest passions is to help others find their voice & passion as well as advocating for their needs.
(709) 501-8312 View (709) 501-8312
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Sophia Thistle
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A  (Online Only)
Welcome! I have a deep passion for supporting my clients from a place of compassion, empathy, trust, knowledge, and safety. I offer a UNIQUE treatment option, as you are supported in sessions and between our sessions. In sessions, you will be greeted with a safe place to share, explore, and work towards your goals. Following sessions, I offer the option to receive an overview of the session, learned skills, and helpful resources. In between sessions, you have the option to send journal reflections as a way to stay up to date.
Welcome! I have a deep passion for supporting my clients from a place of compassion, empathy, trust, knowledge, and safety. I offer a UNIQUE treatment option, as you are supported in sessions and between our sessions. In sessions, you will be greeted with a safe place to share, explore, and work towards your goals. Following sessions, I offer the option to receive an overview of the session, learned skills, and helpful resources. In between sessions, you have the option to send journal reflections as a way to stay up to date.
(709) 705-7040 View (709) 705-7040
Photo of Suzanne Barry-Kroening, MSW, RSW, CIAC, Registered Social Worker
Suzanne Barry-Kroening
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CIAC
Verified Verified
Stephenville, NL A2N
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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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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Tryphena Gabriel (Psychotherapy For You Newfounland)
Counsellor, CCPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A  (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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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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Tanyo Tanev (Not Accepting New Clients)
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, MSc, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishops Falls, NL A0H  (Online Only)
Hello, everyone!
Hello, everyone!
(709) 701-5480 View (709) 701-5480
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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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Clarity Counselling Myra Dean
Counsellor, MC, CCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Norris Arm, NL A0G
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to invest in your healing? To connect to the root of these tangly struggles and realize the truth of who you are? If so, you are exactly where you need to be.
Are you ready to invest in your healing? To connect to the root of these tangly struggles and realize the truth of who you are? If so, you are exactly where you need to be.
(709) 701-4154 View (709) 701-4154
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Kayla Jean Hannon
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Kayla and I am so happy you’re here! I have such a passion to help clients create positive change in their lives. After completing my undergrad, I worked as a behavioural management specialist helping clients with behavioural challenges create meaningful change through positive programming. I have such a desire to help people. Your story is yours to tell and making the first step in sharing it is an incredible thing!
Welcome! My name is Kayla and I am so happy you’re here! I have such a passion to help clients create positive change in their lives. After completing my undergrad, I worked as a behavioural management specialist helping clients with behavioural challenges create meaningful change through positive programming. I have such a desire to help people. Your story is yours to tell and making the first step in sharing it is an incredible thing!
(289) 271-1947 x104 View (289) 271-1947 x104
Photo of Shyanna Mercer, MACP, Pre-Licensed Professional
Shyanna Mercer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A
Are you struggling with your mental health, so much so that it is affecting your day-to-day life? Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, or exhausted by the thought that your struggles are taking over your ability to function? Do you question that your day-to-day life could be better? Given the fact that we are living in a post-pandemic timeline, now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overcome with regards to effectively navigating their relationships, friendships, career, finances, and their lives in general. It is crucial address your needs; neglecting to do so can lead to long-term negative consequences for your well-being.
Are you struggling with your mental health, so much so that it is affecting your day-to-day life? Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, or exhausted by the thought that your struggles are taking over your ability to function? Do you question that your day-to-day life could be better? Given the fact that we are living in a post-pandemic timeline, now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overcome with regards to effectively navigating their relationships, friendships, career, finances, and their lives in general. It is crucial address your needs; neglecting to do so can lead to long-term negative consequences for your well-being.
(709) 705-5606 View (709) 705-5606
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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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Emma Chafe
Counsellor, MCAT, CCC, RMT
Verified Verified
Isle-aux-Morts, NL A0M
If you're feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, trapped in a limiting pattern, or if you're dealing with an experience that you know, or are coming to realize, has been a trauma for you - there is a way to move forward. I help folks develop the insight and skills to act from choice rather than from habit, defense, or survival. Life can be uniquely challenging when you have experiences that are atypical, however that difference shows up. The right support for your mental health is going to be just as unique. I work with people to find a balance that enables them to be in choice and invest themselves towards their goals. ​ ​
If you're feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, trapped in a limiting pattern, or if you're dealing with an experience that you know, or are coming to realize, has been a trauma for you - there is a way to move forward. I help folks develop the insight and skills to act from choice rather than from habit, defense, or survival. Life can be uniquely challenging when you have experiences that are atypical, however that difference shows up. The right support for your mental health is going to be just as unique. I work with people to find a balance that enables them to be in choice and invest themselves towards their goals. ​ ​
(709) 700-3774 View (709) 700-3774
Photo of Stephanie Lawrence, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
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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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
Photo of Amanda Dewar - Strength Counselling Services, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP, Counsellor
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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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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stephenville Crossing, NL

< 10

Counsellors in Stephenville Crossing, NL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Great-West Life
100% SunLife
100% Manulife

How Counsellors in Stephenville Crossing, NL see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stephenville Crossing?

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.