Therapists in North Sydney, NS

Photo of Beth Miller, Registered Social Worker in North Sydney, NS
Beth Miller
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NS B2A
Beth services a diverse population with clientele to work on: Mental Health issues (anxiety, depression, ADD, OCD, BPD, Post partum etc.), separation divorce issues, co-parenting, healthy boundary setting, stress management, anger management, conflict resolution, gender affirmation, safety planning, strengths & protective factor building, communication skills, life skills, and more.
Beth services a diverse population with clientele to work on: Mental Health issues (anxiety, depression, ADD, OCD, BPD, Post partum etc.), separation divorce issues, co-parenting, healthy boundary setting, stress management, anger management, conflict resolution, gender affirmation, safety planning, strengths & protective factor building, communication skills, life skills, and more.
(782) 492-0148 View (782) 492-0148
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Breton Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NS B2A
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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Amanda Williams
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, RCT-C, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Sydney, NS B2A  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or a loss of a sense of self, that affects your ability to positively regard who you are and your purpose? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, alone or stressed by life's responsibilities, like responding to emails, transitions either from work to home or school? Do you wonder if your sense of self could be better fostered through your ability to deal with these challenges? Now more than ever, all people, are feeling a heightened sense of anxiousness, fatigue and pressure to make ends meet while maintaining healthy relationships and meeting society's expectations.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or a loss of a sense of self, that affects your ability to positively regard who you are and your purpose? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, alone or stressed by life's responsibilities, like responding to emails, transitions either from work to home or school? Do you wonder if your sense of self could be better fostered through your ability to deal with these challenges? Now more than ever, all people, are feeling a heightened sense of anxiousness, fatigue and pressure to make ends meet while maintaining healthy relationships and meeting society's expectations.
(782) 400-0568 View (782) 400-0568
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Amiee Wilson Counselling
Counsellor, BIS, MACP, RHN, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Sydney, NS B2A
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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Lois Cartwright
Counsellor, BA, RN, BN, MN, NP, MC, RCT (C), CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Sydney, NS B2A
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a licensed therapist and experienced mental health Nurse Practitioner. If you feel isolated and alone, or you are struggling with addiction or past trauma, I can help. Please reach out today. Together we will develop healthy coping strategies and work towards the quality of life you desire.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a licensed therapist and experienced mental health Nurse Practitioner. If you feel isolated and alone, or you are struggling with addiction or past trauma, I can help. Please reach out today. Together we will develop healthy coping strategies and work towards the quality of life you desire.
(782) 820-5039 View (782) 820-5039
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Kendra Popwell-Brewer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NS B2A
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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Break Free Counselling Ltd.
Counsellor, BACS, BEd, MEd, CCC-Q, RCT-C
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NS B2A
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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Julienne Marie Cordy
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Sydney, NS B2A
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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Eating Disorders Nova Scotia
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1L  (Online Only)
Our professional team of Psychologists and Registered Dietitian's are here to help you build the skills and tools you need for recovery. Clinical programming is available in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. All sessions are virtual and delivered through a secure telehealth program called Jane. Our clinicians also recommend the app Recovery Record, which allows users to keep track of their meals, thoughts, feelings and behaviours and share them with treatment providers.
Our professional team of Psychologists and Registered Dietitian's are here to help you build the skills and tools you need for recovery. Clinical programming is available in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. All sessions are virtual and delivered through a secure telehealth program called Jane. Our clinicians also recommend the app Recovery Record, which allows users to keep track of their meals, thoughts, feelings and behaviours and share them with treatment providers.
(782) 400-0655 View (782) 400-0655
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Irene Gunn
Registered Social Worker, MMT, RSW, MSW, MDiv, MTS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1L
Are you struggling with racing thoughts, constant worry & fear about what's next in these stressful and uncertain times? Are you struggling with grief over the loss of loved ones and feeling alone and unable to move forward? Are you looking to build energy, manage you sleep, and get past feelings of doom and gloom? Are you finding your relationship with your intimate partner feeling uncertain & filled with conflicts? Getting the motivation to make change can be difficult yet you know that carrying on with such unhappiness is not the way to a meaningful life. I understand life's stressors & I applaud your courage to reach out.
Are you struggling with racing thoughts, constant worry & fear about what's next in these stressful and uncertain times? Are you struggling with grief over the loss of loved ones and feeling alone and unable to move forward? Are you looking to build energy, manage you sleep, and get past feelings of doom and gloom? Are you finding your relationship with your intimate partner feeling uncertain & filled with conflicts? Getting the motivation to make change can be difficult yet you know that carrying on with such unhappiness is not the way to a meaningful life. I understand life's stressors & I applaud your courage to reach out.
(902) 201-8706 View (902) 201-8706
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Krista Olson Therapy In Nova Scotia -Ontario
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1L  (Online Only)
Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I am Krista Olson, Registered Social Worker, and proud member of the Psychotherapy for You team. I honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help and to truly look at ourselves. It is a privilege to hold safe, meaningful space and collaborate with clients in the often delicate process of self exploration, experiential healing, and growth. I would love the opportunity to join you on your journey. I have always been fascinated by the “why” underlying human behavior and from a very young age felt a natural inclination to listen closely and understand people on a deep level.
Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I am Krista Olson, Registered Social Worker, and proud member of the Psychotherapy for You team. I honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help and to truly look at ourselves. It is a privilege to hold safe, meaningful space and collaborate with clients in the often delicate process of self exploration, experiential healing, and growth. I would love the opportunity to join you on your journey. I have always been fascinated by the “why” underlying human behavior and from a very young age felt a natural inclination to listen closely and understand people on a deep level.
(365) 607-5844 View (365) 607-5844
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Alex Ozon Therapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1L  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. - Together we will work to identify and shift toward the life you want by moving beyond childhood, over-developed patterns through insight, strategies, and resources that allow you to live more authentically. I am passionate about creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to process your past, explore your present, and move toward a more compassionate and intentional future.
Accepting New Clients. - Together we will work to identify and shift toward the life you want by moving beyond childhood, over-developed patterns through insight, strategies, and resources that allow you to live more authentically. I am passionate about creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to process your past, explore your present, and move toward a more compassionate and intentional future.
(782) 800-5600 View (782) 800-5600
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Jessica Wine
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1L  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing stress? Grief? Loss? Anxiety or depression? Difficulties at work or in your relationship? Are you needing help to navigate these difficulties? As a therapist who has been providing therapy to adults, couples and teens for the past 28 years, I bring extensive experience, insights and passion to help you cope with life's hardships. This is an opportunity for you to speak to a professional and be heard, and to gain clarity and perspective on your situation. I am an excellent listener with a love for helping others. I believe in your worth and in your potential to create a better life.
Are you experiencing stress? Grief? Loss? Anxiety or depression? Difficulties at work or in your relationship? Are you needing help to navigate these difficulties? As a therapist who has been providing therapy to adults, couples and teens for the past 28 years, I bring extensive experience, insights and passion to help you cope with life's hardships. This is an opportunity for you to speak to a professional and be heard, and to gain clarity and perspective on your situation. I am an excellent listener with a love for helping others. I believe in your worth and in your potential to create a better life.
(902) 905-2425 View (902) 905-2425
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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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Iain Dolan
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
Looking for an adult autism assessment with a neurodivergent psychologist? Feeling dismissed by people who don’t understand medical trauma or how hard it is to stop masking? You have the right to feel accepted, heard, and believed—even during an assessment! I was “late-diagnosed” and understand how relieving it can be after decades of feeling misunderstood and exhausted. My assessments are thorough and the options were entirely designed by autistic people, who I routinely work with to refine things. You can do the entire assessment from home and take the time you need. Do a FREE self-screen on my site here: www.ndpsych.com
Looking for an adult autism assessment with a neurodivergent psychologist? Feeling dismissed by people who don’t understand medical trauma or how hard it is to stop masking? You have the right to feel accepted, heard, and believed—even during an assessment! I was “late-diagnosed” and understand how relieving it can be after decades of feeling misunderstood and exhausted. My assessments are thorough and the options were entirely designed by autistic people, who I routinely work with to refine things. You can do the entire assessment from home and take the time you need. Do a FREE self-screen on my site here: www.ndpsych.com
(782) 800-5714 View (782) 800-5714
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Katrina Paruch
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, BA, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Down? Alone? Wondering if things are "bad enough" for counselling? You don't have to wait until you are in crisis to reach out! Sometimes life can feel messy, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help by providing you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, with compassionate, professional guidance and support. I take a person-centered, collaborative approach, tailoring the counselling experience to your unique situation and needs. I work with individuals (16+), couples, and current and former clergy members from all faith traditions.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Down? Alone? Wondering if things are "bad enough" for counselling? You don't have to wait until you are in crisis to reach out! Sometimes life can feel messy, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help by providing you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, with compassionate, professional guidance and support. I take a person-centered, collaborative approach, tailoring the counselling experience to your unique situation and needs. I work with individuals (16+), couples, and current and former clergy members from all faith traditions.
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Jodie Larson-Pendock
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1L
Hello and Welcome! I am a Master's level Registered Social Worker (clinical) offering adult counselling services. My areas of practice include: anxiety, depression, prenatal/postpartum mental health, parenting, relationship challenges, adhd, disordered eating, adult attachment, self-esteem, family boundaries, people pleasing, and perfectionism. I also offer pre/post baby couples counselling. I draw from many different models of therapy (EMDR, CBT, DBT, narrative, inner child, and solution-focused approaches) and I have 10 years of experience in different areas of the social work field.
Hello and Welcome! I am a Master's level Registered Social Worker (clinical) offering adult counselling services. My areas of practice include: anxiety, depression, prenatal/postpartum mental health, parenting, relationship challenges, adhd, disordered eating, adult attachment, self-esteem, family boundaries, people pleasing, and perfectionism. I also offer pre/post baby couples counselling. I draw from many different models of therapy (EMDR, CBT, DBT, narrative, inner child, and solution-focused approaches) and I have 10 years of experience in different areas of the social work field.
(587) 412-2741 View (587) 412-2741
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Hartwell Counselling, Ltd
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1L  (Online Only)
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
(782) 492-0161 View (782) 492-0161
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Sheila Ago
Counsellor, BA Hons, MDiv, MEd, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
When was the last time you felt a sense of wellness and peace? When was the last time you felt inner joy and equanimity? We all make mistakes and we all suffer from other people's mistakes and wrong done to us. However, we don't have to continue to live with the same pain and loss tomorrow.
When was the last time you felt a sense of wellness and peace? When was the last time you felt inner joy and equanimity? We all make mistakes and we all suffer from other people's mistakes and wrong done to us. However, we don't have to continue to live with the same pain and loss tomorrow.
(902) 707-0168 View (902) 707-0168
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Cape Breton Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Mira Road, NS B1P
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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Number of Counsellors in North Sydney, NS

< 10

Counsellors in North Sydney, NS who prioritize treating:

88% Relationship Issues
88% Anxiety
88% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
63% Depression
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Veterans Affairs Canada
50% Blue Cross
50% SunLife

How Counsellors in North Sydney, NS see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North Sydney?

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.