Therapists in Glace Bay, NS

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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Glace Bay, NS B1A
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.
(604) 260-2041 View (604) 260-2041
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Amiee Wilson Counselling
Counsellor, BIS, MACP, RHN, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glace Bay, NS B1A
Step into a journey tailored to your needs on every level – physical, social, mental, and spiritual. If you're seeking support to combat mental health challenges and understand yourself deeply, you're in the right place. My holistic approach delves into the core of your being, unraveling the connections between your physical, social, mental, and spiritual well-being. Together, we'll empower you with insights that foster balance and renewal. Are you ready for a transformative journey towards understanding and holistic wellness? Let's start this chapter together, guiding you towards a more empowered, resilient you.
Step into a journey tailored to your needs on every level – physical, social, mental, and spiritual. If you're seeking support to combat mental health challenges and understand yourself deeply, you're in the right place. My holistic approach delves into the core of your being, unraveling the connections between your physical, social, mental, and spiritual well-being. Together, we'll empower you with insights that foster balance and renewal. Are you ready for a transformative journey towards understanding and holistic wellness? Let's start this chapter together, guiding you towards a more empowered, resilient you.
(902) 903-6390 View (902) 903-6390
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Julienne Marie Cordy
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glace Bay, NS B1A
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re reading this, it’s because you had the courage and strength to take that first step in getting help, and I would love to assist you with the next steps. My priority is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be seen, heard, and understood, as well as offer emotional support and tools to help you work through your challenges and achieve your goals. I'm trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and biopsychosocial systems oriented to empower clients on their healing journey and tailor treatment plans to each individuals unique experiences and needs.
Hello! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re reading this, it’s because you had the courage and strength to take that first step in getting help, and I would love to assist you with the next steps. My priority is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be seen, heard, and understood, as well as offer emotional support and tools to help you work through your challenges and achieve your goals. I'm trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and biopsychosocial systems oriented to empower clients on their healing journey and tailor treatment plans to each individuals unique experiences and needs.
(782) 822-5214 View (782) 822-5214
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Jennifer MacLellan Counselling
Counsellor, MACP, RCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glace Bay, NS B1A
I am honored to work alongside my clients as they begin (or continue) their path to healing. We therapists like to say “meet people where they are” in their healing journey, which means you can come to me with an established plan and clear goals, or completely confused about where to even start. I use a person-centered approach that assumes you are the expert on your own life. Together we can work on coping strategies for anxiety, depression, social skills, emotions, processing trauma, developing greater resilience, self-compassion, care, and confidence.
I am honored to work alongside my clients as they begin (or continue) their path to healing. We therapists like to say “meet people where they are” in their healing journey, which means you can come to me with an established plan and clear goals, or completely confused about where to even start. I use a person-centered approach that assumes you are the expert on your own life. Together we can work on coping strategies for anxiety, depression, social skills, emotions, processing trauma, developing greater resilience, self-compassion, care, and confidence.
(782) 312-1084 View (782) 312-1084
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Break Free Counselling Ltd.
Counsellor, BACS, BEd, MEd, CCC-Q, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Glace Bay, NS B1A
Life is sometimes tough & you don't have to face it alone. Counselling can help and you deserve it. Break Free Counselling Ltd. is here to support and work with you as you navigate challenges. With a warm & genuine approach, the focus is always on ensuring you feel heard, respected, safe & valued within a space of non-judgment. Sometimes a good laugh and some added humour can help as well. Trauma care is here and statistics show that most of us have experienced some form. Sometimes, we don't even realize what is troubling us, but not always. So much human suffering can be treated with a trauma-informed and EMDR-trained therapist.
Life is sometimes tough & you don't have to face it alone. Counselling can help and you deserve it. Break Free Counselling Ltd. is here to support and work with you as you navigate challenges. With a warm & genuine approach, the focus is always on ensuring you feel heard, respected, safe & valued within a space of non-judgment. Sometimes a good laugh and some added humour can help as well. Trauma care is here and statistics show that most of us have experienced some form. Sometimes, we don't even realize what is troubling us, but not always. So much human suffering can be treated with a trauma-informed and EMDR-trained therapist.
(782) 400-4430 View (782) 400-4430
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Cape Breton Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Glace Bay, NS B1A
Accepting new clients! (November 2023). Life is unpredictable and ever-changing. There are times in all of our lives where the support of others is necessary in order to be our best selves, the self which is aligned with our true nature. Whether you are experiencing a difficult transition, on the edge of change, questioning your sense of self and place in the world, dealing with difficult experiences or are just not feeling your best and don’t know why, counselling can be a useful process in your continual growth. I will work with you to create a safe space to explore and set goals for your life. 902-563-6231
Accepting new clients! (November 2023). Life is unpredictable and ever-changing. There are times in all of our lives where the support of others is necessary in order to be our best selves, the self which is aligned with our true nature. Whether you are experiencing a difficult transition, on the edge of change, questioning your sense of self and place in the world, dealing with difficult experiences or are just not feeling your best and don’t know why, counselling can be a useful process in your continual growth. I will work with you to create a safe space to explore and set goals for your life. 902-563-6231
(782) 400-5274 View (782) 400-5274
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Kendra Popwell-Brewer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Glace Bay, NS B1A
Not accepting new clients
My goal as a clinician is to create an anti-oppressive environment that promotes safety, acceptance & empowers those I work beside. I value a holistic approach to care that validates the uniqueness of every individual while also adhering to evidenced informed standards of clinical practice. It continues to be my greatest privilege to be invited into people’s lives during some of their most challenging moments & being trusted to join them when bravely looking inward to create meaningful change in their lives. I am confident with the creativity & professionalism I bring to my practice & look forward to partnering with you soon!
My goal as a clinician is to create an anti-oppressive environment that promotes safety, acceptance & empowers those I work beside. I value a holistic approach to care that validates the uniqueness of every individual while also adhering to evidenced informed standards of clinical practice. It continues to be my greatest privilege to be invited into people’s lives during some of their most challenging moments & being trusted to join them when bravely looking inward to create meaningful change in their lives. I am confident with the creativity & professionalism I bring to my practice & look forward to partnering with you soon!
(902) 202-5478 View (902) 202-5478
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Marlee Johnston
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glace Bay, NS B1A  (Online Only)
I am currently a Masters of Art in Counselling Psychology student (MACP) who is qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of an approved Supervisor. My practicum placement will be virtual within The Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland NS, and I will be taking clients beginning in May 2024. After completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University (stfx), I enrolled in my Masters of Art and Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. For the past two years, in addition to working full-time as a support worker and programmer, I have been in the process of completing my Master’s degree.
I am currently a Masters of Art in Counselling Psychology student (MACP) who is qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of an approved Supervisor. My practicum placement will be virtual within The Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland NS, and I will be taking clients beginning in May 2024. After completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University (stfx), I enrolled in my Masters of Art and Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. For the past two years, in addition to working full-time as a support worker and programmer, I have been in the process of completing my Master’s degree.
(902) 608-8516 View (902) 608-8516

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Forging Forward Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RRP, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1M
Counsellors at Forging Forward Counselling Services are with our clients on their journey, every step of the way! Our counsellor works with the client using approaches that foster self-determination and promote resiliency. We believe that people have a natural and intrinsic tendency to behave in effective and healthy ways. We understand that enduring recovery is an continuous process that requires a customizable treatment plan based on each client or group's specific needs.
Counsellors at Forging Forward Counselling Services are with our clients on their journey, every step of the way! Our counsellor works with the client using approaches that foster self-determination and promote resiliency. We believe that people have a natural and intrinsic tendency to behave in effective and healthy ways. We understand that enduring recovery is an continuous process that requires a customizable treatment plan based on each client or group's specific needs.
(613) 366-2967 View (613) 366-2967
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Breton Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Breton Counselling. The journeys that life brings our way can often be challenging physically, emotionally and socially. How we navigate and integrate these journeys and challenges is what counselling is all about. Are you feeling stuck? Are your relationships not what you hope they would be? Is there just something missing in your life? Are you not even sure where to start? If you are reading this, you have already made the first big step. Counselling is an opportunity to explore, sort through and make change. Breton Counselling currently offers in person and virtual counselling services to adults and adolescents.
Welcome to Breton Counselling. The journeys that life brings our way can often be challenging physically, emotionally and socially. How we navigate and integrate these journeys and challenges is what counselling is all about. Are you feeling stuck? Are your relationships not what you hope they would be? Is there just something missing in your life? Are you not even sure where to start? If you are reading this, you have already made the first big step. Counselling is an opportunity to explore, sort through and make change. Breton Counselling currently offers in person and virtual counselling services to adults and adolescents.
(782) 312-0161 View (782) 312-0161
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Darlene Kyte
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RCT-C, CCS, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
Life is often difficult and trying to navigate challenges alone can seem impossible. I offer a supportive and safe space to explore both personal and professional issues. My approach is compassionate and person-centred and I draw on 25 years experience in the counselling field where I have practiced as a counsellor and also taught in a master’s level counselling program at the university level. We will work together to create a new understanding of your life circumstances as we strive to achieve your counselling goals.
Life is often difficult and trying to navigate challenges alone can seem impossible. I offer a supportive and safe space to explore both personal and professional issues. My approach is compassionate and person-centred and I draw on 25 years experience in the counselling field where I have practiced as a counsellor and also taught in a master’s level counselling program at the university level. We will work together to create a new understanding of your life circumstances as we strive to achieve your counselling goals.
(782) 828-8114 View (782) 828-8114
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Laura Cohen
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1M
Do you feel stuck, lost or anxious in your career? Want to weigh your options or get ahead/change jobs? Despite societal pressure to know exactly what you "should" do, many adults still struggle with this big life question. I want to help you better understand where you've come from and how you hope to experience your future. Do you want to feel valued, supported, and part of a team? Would you rather be independent and free with a job full of adventure? I'll help you feel clear about your purpose, what you want & ultimately be guided by your values, interests, natural abilities and life experience.
Do you feel stuck, lost or anxious in your career? Want to weigh your options or get ahead/change jobs? Despite societal pressure to know exactly what you "should" do, many adults still struggle with this big life question. I want to help you better understand where you've come from and how you hope to experience your future. Do you want to feel valued, supported, and part of a team? Would you rather be independent and free with a job full of adventure? I'll help you feel clear about your purpose, what you want & ultimately be guided by your values, interests, natural abilities and life experience.
(782) 201-0148 View (782) 201-0148
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Forouz Salari Online Counselling & Consulting - NS
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1N  (Online Only)
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
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Michelle Strazzeri Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1M  (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

Online Therapists

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Binczak Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CSAT, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1S  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
(782) 821-5577 View (782) 821-5577
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P  (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) 222-0516 View (782) 222-0516
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Mood Counselling
Counsellor, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Guysborough, NS B0H
You are the wisest guide a counsellor can have. On some level, you know what is needed; however, your ability to listen to your "inner voice" maybe blocked or diminished by fear or past experiences that you are acting on in your current life. Collaboratively, we can sort out and work through your life experiences.
You are the wisest guide a counsellor can have. On some level, you know what is needed; however, your ability to listen to your "inner voice" maybe blocked or diminished by fear or past experiences that you are acting on in your current life. Collaboratively, we can sort out and work through your life experiences.
(604) 670-3581 View (604) 670-3581
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Sandy Dietrich-Bell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCPA
Verified Verified
St Peters, NS B0E  (Online Only)
My goal is to equip you with the tools/resources needed to find your ataraxis. Ataraxis: "the absence of mental stress/anxiety; peace of mind, tranquility". We all experience times when balance or peace seems out of reach. We have all felt overwhelmed, underappreciated, scared and alone. Life is hard and struggles can feel relentless. Therapy is often very necessary and will be helpful - but my hope is to give YOU the tools to cope with life as it comes at you; when it comes at you. Need me now, but not forever, because you can maintain ataraxis on your own, if given the right tools to manage whatever issue/concern you are facing.
My goal is to equip you with the tools/resources needed to find your ataraxis. Ataraxis: "the absence of mental stress/anxiety; peace of mind, tranquility". We all experience times when balance or peace seems out of reach. We have all felt overwhelmed, underappreciated, scared and alone. Life is hard and struggles can feel relentless. Therapy is often very necessary and will be helpful - but my hope is to give YOU the tools to cope with life as it comes at you; when it comes at you. Need me now, but not forever, because you can maintain ataraxis on your own, if given the right tools to manage whatever issue/concern you are facing.
(902) 908-5753 View (902) 908-5753
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Sarah Pauline Fenn
Counsellor, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Mulgrave, NS B0E
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is someone who is wanting to feel heard and understood. Each client has their own array of unique experiences and it is therefore the ultimate goal to better understand the self and interactions with others and the world around them. Once this is achieved we can together facilitate change through new perspectives.
My ideal client is someone who is wanting to feel heard and understood. Each client has their own array of unique experiences and it is therefore the ultimate goal to better understand the self and interactions with others and the world around them. Once this is achieved we can together facilitate change through new perspectives.
(902) 500-6373 View (902) 500-6373
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Tess Frampton
Counsellor, BA , MA, CCC, RCT-C, ND
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1S  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Tess is an empathic, kind, and nonjudgmental counsellor who is passionate about helping individuals overcome their struggles with mental health, and cultivate the self-compassion needed to heal from past traumas. Stress and anxiety, depression, behaviour and relationship difficulties have feelings of shame and self-criticism at their core. Directing compassion toward ourselves can allow us to feel safe and accepted, giving us the caring motivation to work through our suffering, to change unhelpful patterns, connect with our values, and get the most out of our life.
Accepting new clients! Tess is an empathic, kind, and nonjudgmental counsellor who is passionate about helping individuals overcome their struggles with mental health, and cultivate the self-compassion needed to heal from past traumas. Stress and anxiety, depression, behaviour and relationship difficulties have feelings of shame and self-criticism at their core. Directing compassion toward ourselves can allow us to feel safe and accepted, giving us the caring motivation to work through our suffering, to change unhelpful patterns, connect with our values, and get the most out of our life.
(902) 200-4635 View (902) 200-4635

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Number of Counsellors in Glace Bay, NS

< 10

Counsellors in Glace Bay, NS who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Addiction
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Medavie Blue Cross
50% Blue Cross
50% SunLife

How Counsellors in Glace Bay, NS see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Glace Bay?

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.