Therapists in Crousetown, NS

Photo of Annette Mira McLellan, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Annette Mira McLellan
Counsellor, RCT, CCC, MA-CP, MA-WGST
Verified
Crousetown, NS B4V
In this life we each face loss, hardship, trauma, change and transitions that leave their impacts. These experiences - past and present - can leave us feeling alone, disconnected, confused, depressed, anxious, lost... Sometimes it may even feel as though we have lost ourselves, no longer recognizing the person in the mirror staring back at us. Therapy can offer a pathway through these challenges. One that brings us to understanding. One that leads us towards healing. Along the way we gather our strengths and build on them, picking up the parts of ourselves we thought were lost while at the same time discovering new ones.
In this life we each face loss, hardship, trauma, change and transitions that leave their impacts. These experiences - past and present - can leave us feeling alone, disconnected, confused, depressed, anxious, lost... Sometimes it may even feel as though we have lost ourselves, no longer recognizing the person in the mirror staring back at us. Therapy can offer a pathway through these challenges. One that brings us to understanding. One that leads us towards healing. Along the way we gather our strengths and build on them, picking up the parts of ourselves we thought were lost while at the same time discovering new ones.
(902) 518-0088 View (902) 518-0088
Photo of Reena M Davis - True North Psychological Services, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Reena M Davis - True North Psychological Services
Counsellor, MACP
Verified
Crousetown, NS B4V
I work with individuals primarily providing a client centred and individual treatment plan for your needs. I have experience with those impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, concussion, bipolar and more. Start prioritizing yourself today with empirically studied methods for coming out of low mood and work toward the future with purpose. Let's work together to bring positive change to your life. I am available in person through True North Psychological Services in Bridgewater. All services through Reena Davis Wellness are online only.
I work with individuals primarily providing a client centred and individual treatment plan for your needs. I have experience with those impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, concussion, bipolar and more. Start prioritizing yourself today with empirically studied methods for coming out of low mood and work toward the future with purpose. Let's work together to bring positive change to your life. I am available in person through True North Psychological Services in Bridgewater. All services through Reena Davis Wellness are online only.
(782) 222-0561 View (782) 222-0561

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Photo of Kerry O'Reilly, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Kerry O'Reilly
Counsellor, PsyD, LMFT, NSCCT
Verified
Pleasantville, NS B0R
Dr. Kerry O’Reilly is a Board certified Psychoanalyst and a certified EMDR and IMAGO therapist. She recently moved to West Dublin after over 20 years of working with individuals and couples in California. She has spent the last decade helping clients heal from trauma and focused on what it means to live in a more emotionally mindful relationship, both at work and personally.
Dr. Kerry O’Reilly is a Board certified Psychoanalyst and a certified EMDR and IMAGO therapist. She recently moved to West Dublin after over 20 years of working with individuals and couples in California. She has spent the last decade helping clients heal from trauma and focused on what it means to live in a more emotionally mindful relationship, both at work and personally.
(902) 200-6703 View (902) 200-6703
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Uncharted Therapy
Counsellor, BA, MACP, RCT, CCC
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
My approach to therapy is client-centered (meaning you are in the drivers seat), easy going, a dash of humor, a little dancing, some fresh air and a few evidence based approaches all mixed together to give you the support you need. As your therapist my role is to provide you with compassion and validation with regards to your thoughts and emotions. My role is to help you gain perspectives, identify and overcome barriers, address problematic behaviours, challenge negative thinking patterns, change your narrative and even help you gain a new skill or two. Together we will discover new ways for you to overcome the challenges of life.
My approach to therapy is client-centered (meaning you are in the drivers seat), easy going, a dash of humor, a little dancing, some fresh air and a few evidence based approaches all mixed together to give you the support you need. As your therapist my role is to provide you with compassion and validation with regards to your thoughts and emotions. My role is to help you gain perspectives, identify and overcome barriers, address problematic behaviours, challenge negative thinking patterns, change your narrative and even help you gain a new skill or two. Together we will discover new ways for you to overcome the challenges of life.
(902) 800-0883 View (902) 800-0883
Photo of Mary Hewitt, Registered Social Worker in Crousetown, NS
Mary Hewitt
Registered Social Worker, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V  (Online Only)
As a client-centered, strengths-based therapist, I specialize in guiding clients through the ups and downs of life, relationships and transitions. My practice is built on trust, collaboration, acceptance, compassion and professionalism. My goal is to work collaboratively with clients to uncover, discover, recover and create healthy coping patterns, strategies and tools to effectively deal with day-to-day problems and complex issues.
As a client-centered, strengths-based therapist, I specialize in guiding clients through the ups and downs of life, relationships and transitions. My practice is built on trust, collaboration, acceptance, compassion and professionalism. My goal is to work collaboratively with clients to uncover, discover, recover and create healthy coping patterns, strategies and tools to effectively deal with day-to-day problems and complex issues.
(902) 818-5868 View (902) 818-5868
Photo of Strength Counselling Services, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V  (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.
(782) 800-0930 View (782) 800-0930
Photo of Vanessa Eyre, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Vanessa Eyre
Counsellor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgewater, NS B4V
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting new clients in-person and virtual December 2023 and January 2024. My practice is rooted in the relationships that clients and I build together, creating spaces of trust and security; that’s where healing can start. I am passionate about providing trauma-informed mental health support that is accessible, rooted in compassion and aware of systemic barriers. I genuinely love working with people while witnessing them confront their challenges and grow as individuals; providing counselling gives me with an incredible sense of meaning and vitality.
Accepting new clients in-person and virtual December 2023 and January 2024. My practice is rooted in the relationships that clients and I build together, creating spaces of trust and security; that’s where healing can start. I am passionate about providing trauma-informed mental health support that is accessible, rooted in compassion and aware of systemic barriers. I genuinely love working with people while witnessing them confront their challenges and grow as individuals; providing counselling gives me with an incredible sense of meaning and vitality.
(902) 518-0745 View (902) 518-0745
Photo of Heidi Sturgeon, Registered Social Worker in Crousetown, NS
Heidi Sturgeon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Bridgewater, NS B4V  (Online Only)
Struggling in your day to day life? Or feeling torn between yesterday and tomorrow? We're here for you. The team at Heidi Sturgeon and Associates has experienced Psychologists and Social Workers who provide compassionate care tailored just for you. You're not alone in dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm or a late diagnosis of ADHD. We will work with you to develop new ways of living that help you to feel more empowered and free. With the right support, you can grow more assertive, set clear boundaries, manage difficult emotions, and feel more at peace. No matter where you're at, we're ready to meet you there.
Struggling in your day to day life? Or feeling torn between yesterday and tomorrow? We're here for you. The team at Heidi Sturgeon and Associates has experienced Psychologists and Social Workers who provide compassionate care tailored just for you. You're not alone in dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm or a late diagnosis of ADHD. We will work with you to develop new ways of living that help you to feel more empowered and free. With the right support, you can grow more assertive, set clear boundaries, manage difficult emotions, and feel more at peace. No matter where you're at, we're ready to meet you there.
(902) 909-5559 View (902) 909-5559
Photo of Kate McKenna, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Kate McKenna
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
My ideal client is open to the idea of therapy, but might need a patient and welcoming therapist to help them open up. They are looking for a therapist that feels like an old friend, someone they can say anything to. They might be looking to improve relationships in their life, build confidence and self-worth, or shift some long-standing habits. Maybe they are going through a transition or a loss and need support through the changes. I am particularly passionate about supporting teenagers, parents, elders, folks dealing with body image issues, and couples.
My ideal client is open to the idea of therapy, but might need a patient and welcoming therapist to help them open up. They are looking for a therapist that feels like an old friend, someone they can say anything to. They might be looking to improve relationships in their life, build confidence and self-worth, or shift some long-standing habits. Maybe they are going through a transition or a loss and need support through the changes. I am particularly passionate about supporting teenagers, parents, elders, folks dealing with body image issues, and couples.
(782) 492-0151 View (782) 492-0151
Photo of Kathleen Naylor, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Kathleen Naylor
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC, SEP
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
If you often feel overwhelmed by the demands of life, and find it difficult to connect with other people and your own sense of self, let's explore together. Maybe you are feeling burnout in your work or personal life, facing mental or physical pain. Perhaps you notice patterns of unhealthy behaviours or relationships, or you're not coping well with the burden of grief. If you have a sense that there's got to be another way to live, it may benefit you to work with a somatic therapist and tap into the wisdom of your body and the capacity of your own nervous system.
If you often feel overwhelmed by the demands of life, and find it difficult to connect with other people and your own sense of self, let's explore together. Maybe you are feeling burnout in your work or personal life, facing mental or physical pain. Perhaps you notice patterns of unhealthy behaviours or relationships, or you're not coping well with the burden of grief. If you have a sense that there's got to be another way to live, it may benefit you to work with a somatic therapist and tap into the wisdom of your body and the capacity of your own nervous system.
(902) 903-2482 View (902) 903-2482
Photo of Deanna Rafuse Poole, Registered Social Worker in Crousetown, NS
Deanna Rafuse Poole
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgewater, NS B4V  (Online Only)
I am Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, experienced in supporting couples in conflict or seeking help with issues like communication styles, betrayal, serious or chronic illness, consensual non-monogamy and non-heteronormative relationships. I have completed Levels 1&2 of Gottman Method, and Emotionally Focused Therapy, and draw from these modalities in my work with couples. For individuals living with anxiety, depression, or difficult life transitions such as Menopause, divorce, or feeling "stuck", I offer evidence-based treatments paired to your learning style and needs, recognizing that therapy is a collaborative process.
I am Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, experienced in supporting couples in conflict or seeking help with issues like communication styles, betrayal, serious or chronic illness, consensual non-monogamy and non-heteronormative relationships. I have completed Levels 1&2 of Gottman Method, and Emotionally Focused Therapy, and draw from these modalities in my work with couples. For individuals living with anxiety, depression, or difficult life transitions such as Menopause, divorce, or feeling "stuck", I offer evidence-based treatments paired to your learning style and needs, recognizing that therapy is a collaborative process.
(782) 822-5166 View (782) 822-5166
Photo of Jillian Dollimont Equus: Equine Assisted Cnslng, Registered Social Worker in Crousetown, NS
Jillian Dollimont Equus: Equine Assisted Cnslng
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
At Equus, through the use of evidence-based therapy practices, you'll have a holistic experience, nurturing both your physical and emotional health. Animal assisted therapy comes with special benefits to our well-being. But including animals in the counselling process is up to you! If you prefer to sit and talk in my office, we can do that, too! You deserve to feel better and enjoy life. Let's get there together.
At Equus, through the use of evidence-based therapy practices, you'll have a holistic experience, nurturing both your physical and emotional health. Animal assisted therapy comes with special benefits to our well-being. But including animals in the counselling process is up to you! If you prefer to sit and talk in my office, we can do that, too! You deserve to feel better and enjoy life. Let's get there together.
(902) 905-3650 View (902) 905-3650
Photo of Jacquie Potvin-Boucher, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Jacquie Potvin-Boucher
Counsellor, MACP, RCT-C, BDes
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
Hi there! I am proudly an Autistic Indigenous counsellor passionate about providing safe, accessible, neurodiverse affirming support to all. Whether that may be in helping you in processing an Autism diagnosis and navigating unmasking or if you are a neurotypical parent struggling with the challenges that come with raising neurodivergent children. I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety & feelings of depression using a collaborative strength based approach drawing upon multiple frameworks, such as emotional focused therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and committment therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
Hi there! I am proudly an Autistic Indigenous counsellor passionate about providing safe, accessible, neurodiverse affirming support to all. Whether that may be in helping you in processing an Autism diagnosis and navigating unmasking or if you are a neurotypical parent struggling with the challenges that come with raising neurodivergent children. I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety & feelings of depression using a collaborative strength based approach drawing upon multiple frameworks, such as emotional focused therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and committment therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
(782) 825-5194 View (782) 825-5194
Photo of Michelle Strazzeri Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia, Registered Social Worker in Crousetown, NS
Michelle Strazzeri Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Pleasantville, NS B0R  (Online Only)
You are here because you are experiencing struggle, are ready to make some changes and you are looking for help. Together we can address your concerns and reestablish your sense of wellness and hope. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship with you and supporting you through the changes you want with warmth, empathy and experience.
You are here because you are experiencing struggle, are ready to make some changes and you are looking for help. Together we can address your concerns and reestablish your sense of wellness and hope. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship with you and supporting you through the changes you want with warmth, empathy and experience.
(289) 302-5765 View (289) 302-5765
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Patricia Wentzell Counselling & Consulting Svcs
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life's challenges or transitions can be overwhelming for a person or family to solve on their own. Counselling provides support as you adjust to transitions such as those involving grief and loss or separation/divorce. I utilize diverse theoretical approaches in my counselling practice, drawing upon my training and experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy, trauma-informed and attachment issues, play therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
Sometimes life's challenges or transitions can be overwhelming for a person or family to solve on their own. Counselling provides support as you adjust to transitions such as those involving grief and loss or separation/divorce. I utilize diverse theoretical approaches in my counselling practice, drawing upon my training and experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy, trauma-informed and attachment issues, play therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
(902) 700-6535 View (902) 700-6535
Photo of Compassionate Connections Therapeutic & Consulting, Registered Social Worker in Crousetown, NS
Compassionate Connections Therapeutic & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCT-C
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
At Compassionate Connections we offer therapeutic counselling for both adults and children/families in addressing complex mental health needs. Our approach is client-centred, compassionate and non-judgmental. As your therapists our role is to provide hope, support and guidance during the most difficult of times. Our passion is working with families towards a path of reconnection and healing--through communication, skill building and fostering connections. More specifically, we specialize in attachment and emotion focused parenting approaches that help families address and support their child's behavioural and emotional needs.
At Compassionate Connections we offer therapeutic counselling for both adults and children/families in addressing complex mental health needs. Our approach is client-centred, compassionate and non-judgmental. As your therapists our role is to provide hope, support and guidance during the most difficult of times. Our passion is working with families towards a path of reconnection and healing--through communication, skill building and fostering connections. More specifically, we specialize in attachment and emotion focused parenting approaches that help families address and support their child's behavioural and emotional needs.
(902) 640-6565 View (902) 640-6565
Photo of Andrea Cameron, Counsellor in Crousetown, NS
Andrea Cameron
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgewater, NS B4V
Not accepting new clients
When clients get to where they need to be, they are often talking about how they are more compassionate with themselves, more able to clearly express their wishes to themselves and to others, more willing to take risks and make mistakes, and more accepting that life is difficult, but also of great value.
When clients get to where they need to be, they are often talking about how they are more compassionate with themselves, more able to clearly express their wishes to themselves and to others, more willing to take risks and make mistakes, and more accepting that life is difficult, but also of great value.
(902) 812-0255 View (902) 812-0255
Photo of Alexander Wellness Consulting, Registered Social Worker in Crousetown, NS
Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, RCC, MSW, RSW
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V  (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.
(902) 601-0221 View (902) 601-0221
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Nelleke Strik
Counsellor, CCC, RCT, MEd, MA, PhD
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
You may encounter a stressful event or face a challenging period in your life. You may experience low mood, suffer from a lack of motivation, or feel stuck. You may want to talk through past experiences to better understand them and see how they still impact your current life. Being in a state of distress can affect your mental health and quality of life. Counselling therapy can help. I am a compassionate, experienced therapist and I offer a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore your questions with you.
You may encounter a stressful event or face a challenging period in your life. You may experience low mood, suffer from a lack of motivation, or feel stuck. You may want to talk through past experiences to better understand them and see how they still impact your current life. Being in a state of distress can affect your mental health and quality of life. Counselling therapy can help. I am a compassionate, experienced therapist and I offer a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to explore your questions with you.
(902) 907-5066 View (902) 907-5066
Photo of Lori Slaunwhite Mindful Path, Registered Psychotherapist in Crousetown, NS
Lori Slaunwhite Mindful Path
Registered Psychotherapist, RCT, RP, CSAT, NADA-RT
Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
Waitlist for new clients
You may be considering counselling therapy for a specific reason such as a grief or sadness, difficulty in controlling your use of drugs or alcohol, or life changes such as separation and divorce. Perhaps life simply seems difficult. Many of us will have had difficult experiences at some stage of our lives that may have affected our sense of self or leave us searching for more. Although it may be difficult to reach out for help, please know that I will hear your story with compassion, openness, and a willingness to support you in your healing process.
You may be considering counselling therapy for a specific reason such as a grief or sadness, difficulty in controlling your use of drugs or alcohol, or life changes such as separation and divorce. Perhaps life simply seems difficult. Many of us will have had difficult experiences at some stage of our lives that may have affected our sense of self or leave us searching for more. Although it may be difficult to reach out for help, please know that I will hear your story with compassion, openness, and a willingness to support you in your healing process.
(855) 773-8317 View (855) 773-8317

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Number of Counsellors in Crousetown, NS

< 10

Counsellors in Crousetown, NS who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress

Average years in practice

2 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Crousetown, NS see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Crousetown?

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.