Therapists in Berwick, NS

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Leanne Cameron
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berwick, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. Sometimes we need help to improve the quality of daily experiences & relationships. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction (sex, gambling & substances), anger, grief, complicated relationships, personality disorders and self-esteem all influence our lives. As a clinical supervisor for two addiction facilities, I have experience with complex mental health issues. I assist clients in identifying codependency traits, narcissists in their relationships and how emotional dis-regulation contributes to complications. Having overcome my own challenges aids in an authentic connection with my clients. Compassion and humour are tools I use while I assist clients in reclaiming identity
Life can be challenging. Sometimes we need help to improve the quality of daily experiences & relationships. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction (sex, gambling & substances), anger, grief, complicated relationships, personality disorders and self-esteem all influence our lives. As a clinical supervisor for two addiction facilities, I have experience with complex mental health issues. I assist clients in identifying codependency traits, narcissists in their relationships and how emotional dis-regulation contributes to complications. Having overcome my own challenges aids in an authentic connection with my clients. Compassion and humour are tools I use while I assist clients in reclaiming identity
(902) 701-9448 View (902) 701-9448
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Wanda Schofield/Breathe Mindfulness Centre
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwick, NS B0P
Wanda is a highly experienced and trained Clinical Social Worker who has worked over 30 years in mental health and addictions, family focused settings and medical social work. She specializes in a range of adult and family concerns that impact the quality of your life and general wellbeing such as relationship distress, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, medical illness, substance use and addictions, end-of-life planning, trauma, caregiver burnout and stress. Wanda brings her experienced, solution-focused perspective to assist couples in navigating the many challenges often faced.
Wanda is a highly experienced and trained Clinical Social Worker who has worked over 30 years in mental health and addictions, family focused settings and medical social work. She specializes in a range of adult and family concerns that impact the quality of your life and general wellbeing such as relationship distress, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, medical illness, substance use and addictions, end-of-life planning, trauma, caregiver burnout and stress. Wanda brings her experienced, solution-focused perspective to assist couples in navigating the many challenges often faced.
(782) 800-7403 View (782) 800-7403
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Jacqueline Milner/Breathe Mindfulness Centre
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Berwick, NS B0P
Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? Are you struggling in your relationships or just feeling lost with no compass in life? We are here to help. Jacqueline is the founder of Breathe and has over 30 years’ experience helping her clients overcome a variety of personal and life challenges to live a happier, more authentic life. Her team of experienced and compassionate practitioners offer results driven, evidence-based counselling and assessment services to youth, adults, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of concerns. Mindfulness principles and practices are integrated in many of the services provided.
Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? Are you struggling in your relationships or just feeling lost with no compass in life? We are here to help. Jacqueline is the founder of Breathe and has over 30 years’ experience helping her clients overcome a variety of personal and life challenges to live a happier, more authentic life. Her team of experienced and compassionate practitioners offer results driven, evidence-based counselling and assessment services to youth, adults, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of concerns. Mindfulness principles and practices are integrated in many of the services provided.
(782) 800-5369 View (782) 800-5369
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Michelle Tougas /Breathe Mindfulness Centre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwick, NS B0P
Dr. Michelle Tougas is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who works with youth and young adults. Her work focuses on striving toward value-based, mindful living. Michelle aims to guide improvement in daily function and self-compassion for youth and young adults with Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Emotion Dysregulation, Depression/Low, Interpersonal Communication, Mood, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Sleep Disruption, and Trauma.
Dr. Michelle Tougas is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who works with youth and young adults. Her work focuses on striving toward value-based, mindful living. Michelle aims to guide improvement in daily function and self-compassion for youth and young adults with Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Emotion Dysregulation, Depression/Low, Interpersonal Communication, Mood, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Sleep Disruption, and Trauma.
(782) 825-5217 View (782) 825-5217

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Karen Cox
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
Feeling overwhelmed? Difficulties managing your emotions? Stuck in depression, anxiety, grief, or chronic pain? Finding your relationship(s) a challenge? I have over two decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families facing mental health issues, trauma/PTSD, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, chronic pain, grief, life transitions, and sexuality. I don't condone toxic positivity, but I do believe in radical acceptance. That doesn't translate into complacency, but acceptance that there are limits to our ability to control our surroundings.
Feeling overwhelmed? Difficulties managing your emotions? Stuck in depression, anxiety, grief, or chronic pain? Finding your relationship(s) a challenge? I have over two decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families facing mental health issues, trauma/PTSD, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, chronic pain, grief, life transitions, and sexuality. I don't condone toxic positivity, but I do believe in radical acceptance. That doesn't translate into complacency, but acceptance that there are limits to our ability to control our surroundings.
(782) 201-3751 View (782) 201-3751
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Kingston, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(778) 403-4873 View (778) 403-4873
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Behind the Clouds Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
New Minas, NS B4N
Changing negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs takes work. Change is never an easy process, but nothing worth doing is. Where there is struggle there is also opportunity for growth. Together we can sort through past traumas & stress. Our goal is to help you to get the most out of your life. Everyone gets lost from time to time, there is no shame in that. I am here to support you and to help you to find your way out of the darkness and back into the light . It is always darkest right before the dawn. "No matter how long the storm lasts, the sun always shines behind the clouds" Khalil Gibran. You can change your life for the better.
Changing negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs takes work. Change is never an easy process, but nothing worth doing is. Where there is struggle there is also opportunity for growth. Together we can sort through past traumas & stress. Our goal is to help you to get the most out of your life. Everyone gets lost from time to time, there is no shame in that. I am here to support you and to help you to find your way out of the darkness and back into the light . It is always darkest right before the dawn. "No matter how long the storm lasts, the sun always shines behind the clouds" Khalil Gibran. You can change your life for the better.
(782) 822-2425 View (782) 822-2425
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Inna Viriasova
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
Not accepting new clients
I support individuals and couples who want to improve their relationships, and adults and teens who experience anxiety, depression, effects of trauma, or a life transition. I also enjoy working with university professors and students, immigrants, neurodiverse, and 2SLGBTQ+ clients. Life’s challenges can be overwhelming and I know from experience that reaching out for help can be scary. I also know that therapy can be life changing. My counselling style is gentle and compassionate, geared to help you gain a deeper understanding of the roots of your distress, cultivate self-acceptance, and foster personal and relationship growth.
I support individuals and couples who want to improve their relationships, and adults and teens who experience anxiety, depression, effects of trauma, or a life transition. I also enjoy working with university professors and students, immigrants, neurodiverse, and 2SLGBTQ+ clients. Life’s challenges can be overwhelming and I know from experience that reaching out for help can be scary. I also know that therapy can be life changing. My counselling style is gentle and compassionate, geared to help you gain a deeper understanding of the roots of your distress, cultivate self-acceptance, and foster personal and relationship growth.
(782) 821-5380 View (782) 821-5380
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April Pater
Counsellor, MA, RCT, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N  (Online Only)
Does life sometimes feel like it's just too much? Do you find yourself constantly searching for happiness while trying to manage feelings of sadness, shame, anger, overwhelm, etc.? Are you struggling to keep stability in your relationships? I work with clients to get to the bottom of what is stopping them from leading a fulfilling life and effectively coping with life’s ups and downs. I offer a warm and compassionate space for my clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences; to learn to manage their emotions and relationships effectively and with integrity; and to make meaningful and lasting changes.
Does life sometimes feel like it's just too much? Do you find yourself constantly searching for happiness while trying to manage feelings of sadness, shame, anger, overwhelm, etc.? Are you struggling to keep stability in your relationships? I work with clients to get to the bottom of what is stopping them from leading a fulfilling life and effectively coping with life’s ups and downs. I offer a warm and compassionate space for my clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences; to learn to manage their emotions and relationships effectively and with integrity; and to make meaningful and lasting changes.
(902) 801-9432 View (902) 801-9432
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Nigel Tinker
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, NS B0P
You may struggle with distressing thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and urges that negatively affect your relationships, work, school, and other aspects of life. At times you feel stuck dealing with the the same difficulties over and over. In therapy you want to feel heard, understood, and respected. You want work on the topics and goals most important to you. Regardless of the situation or challenge, I believe in your potential to live well, and as a collaborative, trauma-informed, and strengths-oriented therapist, I can help you struggle less with life's difficulties and spend more time being the person you want to be.
You may struggle with distressing thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and urges that negatively affect your relationships, work, school, and other aspects of life. At times you feel stuck dealing with the the same difficulties over and over. In therapy you want to feel heard, understood, and respected. You want work on the topics and goals most important to you. Regardless of the situation or challenge, I believe in your potential to live well, and as a collaborative, trauma-informed, and strengths-oriented therapist, I can help you struggle less with life's difficulties and spend more time being the person you want to be.
(902) 909-2691 View (902) 909-2691
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Shelley Fillmore
Counsellor, MEd , CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients - Clients are brave to come to the counselling arena" I can offer over 20 years of counselling experience to assist with a deeper understanding of self. Counselling can provide shifts in perspective that can help alleviate suffering and increase coping skills in life. Through a greater understanding clients can start the healing process towards a stronger sense of healthier happier self by overcoming past hurts and refocusing on the hear and now.
Accepting New Clients - Clients are brave to come to the counselling arena" I can offer over 20 years of counselling experience to assist with a deeper understanding of self. Counselling can provide shifts in perspective that can help alleviate suffering and increase coping skills in life. Through a greater understanding clients can start the healing process towards a stronger sense of healthier happier self by overcoming past hurts and refocusing on the hear and now.
(902) 906-5192 View (902) 906-5192
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Daria Pool
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
Accepting new clients! If you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed, I can help you understand this and make changes to improve your life. Our sessions will be supportive, affirming, and non-judgmental. I look forward to hearing about things that are going well in your life and areas that you want to improve. Together, we will identify solutions to the problems that you’re facing and make a plan to work through them. Currently accepting clients for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapy used to address psychological trauma and distressing memories.
Accepting new clients! If you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed, I can help you understand this and make changes to improve your life. Our sessions will be supportive, affirming, and non-judgmental. I look forward to hearing about things that are going well in your life and areas that you want to improve. Together, we will identify solutions to the problems that you’re facing and make a plan to work through them. Currently accepting clients for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapy used to address psychological trauma and distressing memories.
(902) 612-2288 View (902) 612-2288
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Jordan Sheridan
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
Stories—the stories we tell ourselves—are powerful, and yet we can change them. Often, the first step toward change is being open to learning about yourself and the roles you play in your stories. It takes courage to do this work. I’m here to guide you on your journey of self-understanding, acceptance, and empowerment in a safe and supportive environment. As a therapist, I’ll meet you where you are. Whether you have never been to therapy or have lots of experience, we’ll focus on what is important to you and help you gain a new perspective on your life.
Stories—the stories we tell ourselves—are powerful, and yet we can change them. Often, the first step toward change is being open to learning about yourself and the roles you play in your stories. It takes courage to do this work. I’m here to guide you on your journey of self-understanding, acceptance, and empowerment in a safe and supportive environment. As a therapist, I’ll meet you where you are. Whether you have never been to therapy or have lots of experience, we’ll focus on what is important to you and help you gain a new perspective on your life.
(782) 825-5193 View (782) 825-5193
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Hope and Strength From Within Counselling Services
MEd, CCC, RCT-C, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesford, NS B0P
Hi, my name is Kim Nelson. Have you noticed how life presents challenges in a multitude of ways? You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, post-pandemic issues, grief, or a critical illness diagnosis. If you would like to delve into the art of self-discovery: getting to know yourself well, let's connect. You can explore getting to know yourself through a number of therapeutic approaches: CBT, compassion, solution-focused or mindfulness or yoga. I would welcome the opportunity to journey through any difficulties you are currently facing with the hope of utilizing your strength from within to move forward in a positive way.
Hi, my name is Kim Nelson. Have you noticed how life presents challenges in a multitude of ways? You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, post-pandemic issues, grief, or a critical illness diagnosis. If you would like to delve into the art of self-discovery: getting to know yourself well, let's connect. You can explore getting to know yourself through a number of therapeutic approaches: CBT, compassion, solution-focused or mindfulness or yoga. I would welcome the opportunity to journey through any difficulties you are currently facing with the hope of utilizing your strength from within to move forward in a positive way.
(902) 201-2732 View (902) 201-2732
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Donna Raxlen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
I am a Clinical Therapist working with families and children, age 5-10. As school begins many issues kids put aside for their summer begin to resurface - peer pressures, bullying, learning issues, and self esteem. Children are often dealing with parental separation, divorce, remarriage and family deaths. Social media is a mixed blessing bringing children into contact with adult worlds - floods, wild fires, rising costs of everyday living; when we adults are concerned, our children are affected. No surprise, they are now experiencing high levels of anxiety, leading to moodiness, defiance, poor sleep and school problems.
I am a Clinical Therapist working with families and children, age 5-10. As school begins many issues kids put aside for their summer begin to resurface - peer pressures, bullying, learning issues, and self esteem. Children are often dealing with parental separation, divorce, remarriage and family deaths. Social media is a mixed blessing bringing children into contact with adult worlds - floods, wild fires, rising costs of everyday living; when we adults are concerned, our children are affected. No surprise, they are now experiencing high levels of anxiety, leading to moodiness, defiance, poor sleep and school problems.
(902) 912-5379 View (902) 912-5379
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Larkspur Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C, KYT
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
Whether you are a child, pre-teen, adolescent or young adult, all stages of life have different challenges. Currently my work focuses on supporting children, adolescents and young adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties and other feelings of psychological distress that may lead to feeling isolated, stressed, sad, anxious, and overwhelmed. The overall goal is to help recognize and verbalize feelings, identify typical behavior patterns, defenses and inner conflicts in order to reduce symptoms, provide insight and improve daily functioning and quality of life.
Whether you are a child, pre-teen, adolescent or young adult, all stages of life have different challenges. Currently my work focuses on supporting children, adolescents and young adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties and other feelings of psychological distress that may lead to feeling isolated, stressed, sad, anxious, and overwhelmed. The overall goal is to help recognize and verbalize feelings, identify typical behavior patterns, defenses and inner conflicts in order to reduce symptoms, provide insight and improve daily functioning and quality of life.
(782) 820-4143 View (782) 820-4143
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Robyn Levy
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentville, NS B4N
I believe the way in which we each uniquely interpret our world informs our experience in it. In our work together, part of my role is to walk along side you while we work to better understand your inner experiences, find ways to attend to your needs and move towards healing. I strive to provide an environment which feels safe, warm, nonjudgmental, and where you feel comfortable to show up exactly as you are. I strongly believe that the strength of our relationships with others and sense of security within those relationships has a tremendous impact on our mental health and well-being.
I believe the way in which we each uniquely interpret our world informs our experience in it. In our work together, part of my role is to walk along side you while we work to better understand your inner experiences, find ways to attend to your needs and move towards healing. I strive to provide an environment which feels safe, warm, nonjudgmental, and where you feel comfortable to show up exactly as you are. I strongly believe that the strength of our relationships with others and sense of security within those relationships has a tremendous impact on our mental health and well-being.
(782) 201-3865 View (782) 201-3865
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Wounds-to-Wings Counselling
Counsellor, BTh, MA, RCT
Verified Verified
New Minas, NS B4N
Anyone who has experienced violence, trauma, grief & loss, including those who identify as belonging to the LGBTQ+2 Spirited, Indigenous and Christian faith communities. I imagine my ideal client as having endured unfortunate circumstances and crisis beyond their control; yet open and longing to embark on a healthy healing path facilitated by a compassionate and accepting facilitator.
Anyone who has experienced violence, trauma, grief & loss, including those who identify as belonging to the LGBTQ+2 Spirited, Indigenous and Christian faith communities. I imagine my ideal client as having endured unfortunate circumstances and crisis beyond their control; yet open and longing to embark on a healthy healing path facilitated by a compassionate and accepting facilitator.
(902) 812-0678 View (902) 812-0678
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New Leaf Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coldbrook, NS B4R
New Leaf Counselling believes in working from a client centered approach. Wherever you are in your journey, I'll meet you and help you decided the best path of recovery for you. Many people go through daily life feeling unfulfilled and overwhelmed with their circumstances. There are usually valid reasons for this but it's sometimes hard to recognize what they are. The first step toward a solution requires first knowing the problem.
New Leaf Counselling believes in working from a client centered approach. Wherever you are in your journey, I'll meet you and help you decided the best path of recovery for you. Many people go through daily life feeling unfulfilled and overwhelmed with their circumstances. There are usually valid reasons for this but it's sometimes hard to recognize what they are. The first step toward a solution requires first knowing the problem.
(902) 708-0499 View (902) 708-0499
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Sarah Faye Hergett
Counsellor, MEd, MPAM, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Port Williams, NS B0P  (Online Only)
ADHD. Anxiety. Work and life stress. Relationships, Insomnia. Grief and more. Are you overwhelmed with expectations, challenged by time, organization, procrastination, struggle with emotional regulation, impulsivity, attention, rejection sensitivity, low self esteem? Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of the things you want to do? Are you burned out, feeling undervalued and overworked at your job? Experiencing grief and loss? Struggling in a relationship? Or maybe you are living with the effects of trauma, not aware of trauma triggers, exhausted and suffering.
ADHD. Anxiety. Work and life stress. Relationships, Insomnia. Grief and more. Are you overwhelmed with expectations, challenged by time, organization, procrastination, struggle with emotional regulation, impulsivity, attention, rejection sensitivity, low self esteem? Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of the things you want to do? Are you burned out, feeling undervalued and overworked at your job? Experiencing grief and loss? Struggling in a relationship? Or maybe you are living with the effects of trauma, not aware of trauma triggers, exhausted and suffering.
(902) 915-4225 View (902) 915-4225

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Berwick, NS

< 10

Counsellors in Berwick, NS who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Anger Management
100% Stress
75% Addiction
75% Grief

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Green Shield Canada
100% Blue Cross
100% SunLife

How Counsellors in Berwick, NS see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Berwick?

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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.