Therapists in Fall River, NS

Photo of Tim Brodie, Counsellor in Fall River, NS
Tim Brodie
Counsellor, RCT-C, CCTP, CEC, MMM
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fall River, NS B2T  (Online Only)
Innovation of services and skills proven on the sands of Afghanistan and in the first responder communities of Canada, that's what I'm offering you. I’m a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force with almost 30 years of service, having retired in 2012. As a mediator and coach in the military and then in the police, I've been helping clients process difficult situations since the turn of the millenium! So what's the difference now? ​ I've deepened my understanding of how we process the emotions in our experiences and am committed to returning you to the helm as the master of your ship and the captain of your soul.
Innovation of services and skills proven on the sands of Afghanistan and in the first responder communities of Canada, that's what I'm offering you. I’m a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force with almost 30 years of service, having retired in 2012. As a mediator and coach in the military and then in the police, I've been helping clients process difficult situations since the turn of the millenium! So what's the difference now? ​ I've deepened my understanding of how we process the emotions in our experiences and am committed to returning you to the helm as the master of your ship and the captain of your soul.
(782) 312-0168 View (782) 312-0168
Photo of Archie T MacKinnon, Registered Social Worker in Fall River, NS
Archie T MacKinnon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fall River, NS B2T
Archie has a propensity for understanding & helping restore relationships- beginning first and foremost with our relationship with self and extending outward to our emotional and relational connections with others. Archie has been drawn to create a space for couples and individuals to find balance and move beyond that which limits them. In addition to treatment of anxiety and depression, Archie specializes in the treatment of Trauma & PTSD. Archie possesses a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the International Trauma Research Foundation as well as training in Cognitive Processing and Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
Archie has a propensity for understanding & helping restore relationships- beginning first and foremost with our relationship with self and extending outward to our emotional and relational connections with others. Archie has been drawn to create a space for couples and individuals to find balance and move beyond that which limits them. In addition to treatment of anxiety and depression, Archie specializes in the treatment of Trauma & PTSD. Archie possesses a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the International Trauma Research Foundation as well as training in Cognitive Processing and Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
(782) 825-6795 View (782) 825-6795
Photo of Stephanie Dean-Moore, Counsellor in Fall River, NS
Stephanie Dean-Moore
Counsellor, CCC, RCT, MEd , MAEd
Verified Verified
Fall River, NS B2T
I am a certified Registered Counselling Therapist working with individual clients, couples and families of all ages, from five years of age onward. I work with people struggling with a range of issues, recognizing that each stage of life presents with it unique obstacles and joys. I employ play, creativity and the client's interests to create a non-threatening, respectful counselling environment. My mandate is to support each client as they take stock of their capabilities, face their challenges, and courageously step toward the changes they want to make happen in their lives.
I am a certified Registered Counselling Therapist working with individual clients, couples and families of all ages, from five years of age onward. I work with people struggling with a range of issues, recognizing that each stage of life presents with it unique obstacles and joys. I employ play, creativity and the client's interests to create a non-threatening, respectful counselling environment. My mandate is to support each client as they take stock of their capabilities, face their challenges, and courageously step toward the changes they want to make happen in their lives.
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Brennan Poirier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fall River, NS B2T
I have over twenty years of experience as a therapist, working with children, teens, parents and adults. Offering professional services with compassion and empathy, good listening skills are a priority. We can work together toward effective solutions for difficult problems, during these challenging times.
I have over twenty years of experience as a therapist, working with children, teens, parents and adults. Offering professional services with compassion and empathy, good listening skills are a priority. We can work together toward effective solutions for difficult problems, during these challenging times.
(902) 200-3275 View (902) 200-3275
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Imagine Therapy
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg
Verified Verified
Fall River, NS B2T
Are you looking for a practical, individualised and creative approach to tackling mental health difficulties for you or your child? Perhaps you have not found traditional talking therapies a good fit for you. Perhaps your teen needs support to break cycles of anxiety or depression. Perhaps your child has Autism or ADHD and struggles with their behaviour, attention, emotions or sensory processing. You might be looking for parenting support. You may want to incorporate nature, arts or other meaningful activity into your therapy journey. One size does not fit all. Imagine what change looks like for you.
Are you looking for a practical, individualised and creative approach to tackling mental health difficulties for you or your child? Perhaps you have not found traditional talking therapies a good fit for you. Perhaps your teen needs support to break cycles of anxiety or depression. Perhaps your child has Autism or ADHD and struggles with their behaviour, attention, emotions or sensory processing. You might be looking for parenting support. You may want to incorporate nature, arts or other meaningful activity into your therapy journey. One size does not fit all. Imagine what change looks like for you.
(782) 312-0096 View (782) 312-0096
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Meg Douglas
BEd, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Fall River, NS B2T
I help busy people get back their time and energy. Stressed at work, no time for yourself, challenges at home with family and boundaries, lost sight of your own personal goals and joys, finding your mindset is stuck in fear mode or worst-case scenario? Struggling with being an ADHD adult? These are all concerns of clients, and I have been where you are. Working in the areas of work, life and home, solution-focused coaching provides you with the opportunity to effectively reflective, review and actualize your goals. Finding joy is result of working with me as your coach/counsellor.
I help busy people get back their time and energy. Stressed at work, no time for yourself, challenges at home with family and boundaries, lost sight of your own personal goals and joys, finding your mindset is stuck in fear mode or worst-case scenario? Struggling with being an ADHD adult? These are all concerns of clients, and I have been where you are. Working in the areas of work, life and home, solution-focused coaching provides you with the opportunity to effectively reflective, review and actualize your goals. Finding joy is result of working with me as your coach/counsellor.
(902) 812-0075 View (902) 812-0075
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Marsh-Knickle & Associates.
Psychologist, PhD/Psy, MSc/MA, LMFT, MSW, MASP
Verified Verified
Fall River, NS B2T
We are a well established practice providing confidential, sensitive, personalized psychological and counselling services for adults, teens, children, families and couples in Nova Scotia and beyond. We provide assessment, treatment and relapse prevention services. As we are a group of clinicians with various training we offer evidence based multiple therapeutic techniques. Approaches include EMDR, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, Marriage and Family Therapy (including Gottman and Systems approaches), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and various Trauma Based Therapies.
We are a well established practice providing confidential, sensitive, personalized psychological and counselling services for adults, teens, children, families and couples in Nova Scotia and beyond. We provide assessment, treatment and relapse prevention services. As we are a group of clinicians with various training we offer evidence based multiple therapeutic techniques. Approaches include EMDR, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, Marriage and Family Therapy (including Gottman and Systems approaches), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and various Trauma Based Therapies.
(902) 901-5369 View (902) 901-5369
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Susan Cameron
Registered Social Worker, MSW,RSW
Verified Verified
Fall River, NS B2T
I am a registered clinical social worker and I have had the pleasure of working with youth and families for over 20 years. I use a collaborative approach in treatment to individual youth and to families grounded in evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Structural Family Therapy. These approaches respect the client/family and the therapeutic relationship. I support the values of the individuals and families and the expertise they bring while working together toward their desired goals.
I am a registered clinical social worker and I have had the pleasure of working with youth and families for over 20 years. I use a collaborative approach in treatment to individual youth and to families grounded in evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Structural Family Therapy. These approaches respect the client/family and the therapeutic relationship. I support the values of the individuals and families and the expertise they bring while working together toward their desired goals.
(782) 492-0157 View (782) 492-0157
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Sacha Curran
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fall River, NS B2T
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life can all add up and we find ourselves wondering “how did I get here?” or feeling stuck, not knowing what direction to take our first step. That is where therapy can help. My approach to therapy is that of genuine care and compassion balanced with gentle nudging towards the life you want to live. How do you want to show up to the world? to yourself? The answer may not be all that clear right now, but if you choose, I would be honored to walk alongside you on your therapeutic journey as you gain an understanding of your stuck points, build on coping skills, reach your goals and come out the other side of the tough stuff.
Sometimes life can all add up and we find ourselves wondering “how did I get here?” or feeling stuck, not knowing what direction to take our first step. That is where therapy can help. My approach to therapy is that of genuine care and compassion balanced with gentle nudging towards the life you want to live. How do you want to show up to the world? to yourself? The answer may not be all that clear right now, but if you choose, I would be honored to walk alongside you on your therapeutic journey as you gain an understanding of your stuck points, build on coping skills, reach your goals and come out the other side of the tough stuff.
(782) 824-3144 View (782) 824-3144
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Heather Doyle
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Fall River, NS B2T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I will begin taking new clients after May 15, 2024. I work exclusively with women navigating the challenges embedded in the second half of life. It is a stage of life that deserves our attention. As earlier roles, responsibilities, and identities change, or fall away, some women feel the sense of a "void". It's common for women at this stage to experience confusion, loneliness, fear, or anxiety. Who are we without our earlier conditioned identities? How do we learn to thrive with the changes, honoring and caring for ourselves as we go forward?
I will begin taking new clients after May 15, 2024. I work exclusively with women navigating the challenges embedded in the second half of life. It is a stage of life that deserves our attention. As earlier roles, responsibilities, and identities change, or fall away, some women feel the sense of a "void". It's common for women at this stage to experience confusion, loneliness, fear, or anxiety. Who are we without our earlier conditioned identities? How do we learn to thrive with the changes, honoring and caring for ourselves as we go forward?
(902) 905-2535 View (902) 905-2535
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Samantha Sarty
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RN
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fall River, NS B2T
Hello! I am a very specialized therapist: my focus is helping people heal from tragic and traumatic experiences. There's no situation that is too big or too small, I am here to help. I work together with my clients to identify the root cause of their symptoms, develop tools for healing the nervous system, and emotionally process trauma. I work intensively with clients using EMDR, an evidence-based trauma therapy. Working intensively (3-4 hours over 1-3 days) can help speed up progress due to avoiding the start/stop of traditional therapy and increased focus, making it my preferred model - it can be incredibly powerful to witness!
Hello! I am a very specialized therapist: my focus is helping people heal from tragic and traumatic experiences. There's no situation that is too big or too small, I am here to help. I work together with my clients to identify the root cause of their symptoms, develop tools for healing the nervous system, and emotionally process trauma. I work intensively with clients using EMDR, an evidence-based trauma therapy. Working intensively (3-4 hours over 1-3 days) can help speed up progress due to avoiding the start/stop of traditional therapy and increased focus, making it my preferred model - it can be incredibly powerful to witness!
(782) 201-4106 View (782) 201-4106
Photo of Julie Wershler, Psychologist in Fall River, NS
Julie Wershler
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Fall River, NS B2T
I work with adolescents, young adults, and their families to provide support to address areas of challenge. I collaborate with clients to find the approach that best fits with their needs and goals. This may include addressing unhelpful thinking patterns, developing strategies to cope with intense emotions, improving relationships with family or peers, or problem-solving barriers getting in the way of valued activities.
I work with adolescents, young adults, and their families to provide support to address areas of challenge. I collaborate with clients to find the approach that best fits with their needs and goals. This may include addressing unhelpful thinking patterns, developing strategies to cope with intense emotions, improving relationships with family or peers, or problem-solving barriers getting in the way of valued activities.
(782) 400-6017 View (782) 400-6017
Photo of Melanie Quigg, Registered Social Worker in Fall River, NS
Melanie Quigg
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fall River, NS B2T
For many people, walking into a therapist’s office can be extremely difficult and anxiety provoking. Melanie recognizes this and is dedicated to creating a therapeutic experience that is comfortable, non-judgmental, and focused on what’s most important to you. Mel will be with you every step of the way in helping you handle all issues that life throws your way as well as meeting your therapeutic goals. Mel is currently accepting clients for in person online and phone therapy.
For many people, walking into a therapist’s office can be extremely difficult and anxiety provoking. Melanie recognizes this and is dedicated to creating a therapeutic experience that is comfortable, non-judgmental, and focused on what’s most important to you. Mel will be with you every step of the way in helping you handle all issues that life throws your way as well as meeting your therapeutic goals. Mel is currently accepting clients for in person online and phone therapy.
(902) 907-5433 View (902) 907-5433
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Ron G Nugent
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, BSC, MEdPsyc, MEd/C, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fall River, NS B2T
Waitlist for new clients
As a counsellor I prioritize self-care and self-compassion. I believe taking care of yourself allows you to become the best version of yourself. I have been counselling for over 16 years and have vast experience in family counselling, managing ADHD and Anxiety as well as working with youth in foster care. I am a trauma informed therapist and have experience working with educators and have provided my experience and understanding of the stressors that come with the job. I am a proud supporter and member of the LGBTQ+ community.
As a counsellor I prioritize self-care and self-compassion. I believe taking care of yourself allows you to become the best version of yourself. I have been counselling for over 16 years and have vast experience in family counselling, managing ADHD and Anxiety as well as working with youth in foster care. I am a trauma informed therapist and have experience working with educators and have provided my experience and understanding of the stressors that come with the job. I am a proud supporter and member of the LGBTQ+ community.
(782) 400-6256 View (782) 400-6256
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Brittany Lynn Parsons
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, BA, CYC-P
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fall River, NS B2T
Currently accepting new clients in person and remotely! Welcome! You, the client, are the expert of your life. Taking the first step of reaching out for support is a courageous act! You deserve to feel your best and be celebrated in your efforts along the way. You may be eager to begin your therapeutic journey or hesitant - both feelings are okay. I work with children, youth, families and adults. I specialize in trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief/loss, relationships and life transitions, etc.
Currently accepting new clients in person and remotely! Welcome! You, the client, are the expert of your life. Taking the first step of reaching out for support is a courageous act! You deserve to feel your best and be celebrated in your efforts along the way. You may be eager to begin your therapeutic journey or hesitant - both feelings are okay. I work with children, youth, families and adults. I specialize in trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief/loss, relationships and life transitions, etc.
(902) 403-1599 View (902) 403-1599

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Zarrin Ghaferi
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
Bedford, NS B4A  (Online Only)
Are anxiety and stress controlling your life, limiting your daily activities, and causing you to have persistent anxious thoughts? I am here to help you and provide a safe space where together we focus on developing effective coping skills that can help you rise above depression, learn to control anxiety and stress, recover from trauma, and overcome perfectionism. Or have you moved to Canada and are you navigating the challenges of starting a new life in a new country? My experience as an immigrant has helped to support other newcomers who are experiencing stress and anxiety due to migration.
Are anxiety and stress controlling your life, limiting your daily activities, and causing you to have persistent anxious thoughts? I am here to help you and provide a safe space where together we focus on developing effective coping skills that can help you rise above depression, learn to control anxiety and stress, recover from trauma, and overcome perfectionism. Or have you moved to Canada and are you navigating the challenges of starting a new life in a new country? My experience as an immigrant has helped to support other newcomers who are experiencing stress and anxiety due to migration.
(782) 800-0972 View (782) 800-0972
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Meghan MacPherson
RMT, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NS B4A
Evening and Weekend Availability! Hi, I'm Meghan. I am an experienced paramedical professional who is passionate about holistic wellness and understanding the connections between our mental and physical health. For the past 7 years, I have provided client-centered care in my massage therapy practice. As a humanist, my ideal client seeks personal growth to understand their emotions, navigate challenges, and cultivate positive change. Motivated by a desire for fulfillment, they value a supportive therapeutic alliance to explore their strengths, enhance coping skills, and embark on a transformative journey toward greater well-being.
Evening and Weekend Availability! Hi, I'm Meghan. I am an experienced paramedical professional who is passionate about holistic wellness and understanding the connections between our mental and physical health. For the past 7 years, I have provided client-centered care in my massage therapy practice. As a humanist, my ideal client seeks personal growth to understand their emotions, navigate challenges, and cultivate positive change. Motivated by a desire for fulfillment, they value a supportive therapeutic alliance to explore their strengths, enhance coping skills, and embark on a transformative journey toward greater well-being.
(782) 824-5915 View (782) 824-5915
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JLF Counseling
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaver Bank, NS B4E  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Our world journey is complicated at the best of times. My practice is grounded in relationships that clients and I can construct together, creating a space of trust and safety; where personal healing can begin. My goal is to support you in your healing journey. I have several years experience with adolescents, young adults and families who want to be confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. As well as, challenges related to emotion regulation, relationship issue, grief, parenting, family conflict and life transitions.
Our world journey is complicated at the best of times. My practice is grounded in relationships that clients and I can construct together, creating a space of trust and safety; where personal healing can begin. My goal is to support you in your healing journey. I have several years experience with adolescents, young adults and families who want to be confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. As well as, challenges related to emotion regulation, relationship issue, grief, parenting, family conflict and life transitions.
(782) 400-0451 View (782) 400-0451
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Kelly Call
Counsellor, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower Sackville, NS B4C
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling overwhelmed these days? Many of us are walking around stuck in a state of fight, flight, or freeze and we may not even be aware. The latest research says that the three ways we can find calm are: connection, safety, and being in the present moment. My goal as a therapist is to provide a space that makes these conditions possible. By engaging with our emotions, our mind, and our body in a safe and integrated way, we can move past "the stuckness" and find hope in places that we didn't think were there.
Feeling overwhelmed these days? Many of us are walking around stuck in a state of fight, flight, or freeze and we may not even be aware. The latest research says that the three ways we can find calm are: connection, safety, and being in the present moment. My goal as a therapist is to provide a space that makes these conditions possible. By engaging with our emotions, our mind, and our body in a safe and integrated way, we can move past "the stuckness" and find hope in places that we didn't think were there.
(782) 201-0202 View (782) 201-0202
Photo of Elizabeth Anne Clarke, Counsellor in Fall River, NS
Elizabeth Anne Clarke
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford, NS B4A
From time to time, we all face challenges that can be overwhelming. Sometimes these challenges are situational, but they can also be the result of our lived experience(s) over time. Often they manifest as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self harm. These manifestations can lead to further challenges such as job loss, family conflict, isolation, and addiction. Although we may flounder or experience failure, we can develop the strategies needed to live a flourishing life. Integrative therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, and Solution Focused Therapy teach us how to live well.
From time to time, we all face challenges that can be overwhelming. Sometimes these challenges are situational, but they can also be the result of our lived experience(s) over time. Often they manifest as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self harm. These manifestations can lead to further challenges such as job loss, family conflict, isolation, and addiction. Although we may flounder or experience failure, we can develop the strategies needed to live a flourishing life. Integrative therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, and Solution Focused Therapy teach us how to live well.
(902) 906-5230 View (902) 906-5230

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Fall River, NS

10+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Fall River, NS who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
93% Anxiety
87% Stress
73% Depression
73% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Medavie Blue Cross
73% Blue Cross
45% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Fall River, NS see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Fall River?

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.