Therapists in Pleasantville, NS

Photo of Kerry O'Reilly, Counsellor in Pleasantville, NS
Kerry O'Reilly
Counsellor, PsyD, LMFT, NSCCT
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NS B0R
Dr. Kerry O’Reilly is a Board certified Psychoanalyst and a certified EMDR and IMAGO therapist. She recently moved to West Dublin after over 20 years of working with individuals and couples in California. She has spent the last decade helping clients heal from trauma and focused on what it means to live in a more emotionally mindful relationship, both at work and personally.
Dr. Kerry O’Reilly is a Board certified Psychoanalyst and a certified EMDR and IMAGO therapist. She recently moved to West Dublin after over 20 years of working with individuals and couples in California. She has spent the last decade helping clients heal from trauma and focused on what it means to live in a more emotionally mindful relationship, both at work and personally.
(902) 200-6703 View (902) 200-6703
Photo of Reena M Davis - True North Psychological Services, Counsellor in Pleasantville, NS
Reena M Davis - True North Psychological Services
Counsellor, MACP
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NS B0R
I work with individuals primarily providing a client centred and individual treatment plan for your needs. I have experience with those impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, concussion, bipolar and more. Start prioritizing yourself today with empirically studied methods for coming out of low mood and work toward the future with purpose. Let's work together to bring positive change to your life. I am available in person through True North Psychological Services in Bridgewater. All services through Reena Davis Wellness are online only.
I work with individuals primarily providing a client centred and individual treatment plan for your needs. I have experience with those impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, concussion, bipolar and more. Start prioritizing yourself today with empirically studied methods for coming out of low mood and work toward the future with purpose. Let's work together to bring positive change to your life. I am available in person through True North Psychological Services in Bridgewater. All services through Reena Davis Wellness are online only.
(782) 222-0561 View (782) 222-0561
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Michelle Strazzeri Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NS B0R  (Online Only)
You are here because you are experiencing struggle, are ready to make some changes and you are looking for help. Together we can address your concerns and reestablish your sense of wellness and hope. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship with you and supporting you through the changes you want with warmth, empathy and experience.
You are here because you are experiencing struggle, are ready to make some changes and you are looking for help. Together we can address your concerns and reestablish your sense of wellness and hope. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship with you and supporting you through the changes you want with warmth, empathy and experience.
(289) 302-5765 View (289) 302-5765

Online Therapists

Photo of Brandon Yeo, Counsellor in Pleasantville, NS
Brandon Yeo
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Hello and welcome! Have you noticed your mental health declining? Are you coping in ways that no longer serve you? Feeling overwhelmed? If you're ready to talk about it, I am here to listen. I firmly believe that you, the client, are the expert of your own life. My goal as your therapist is to listen and help you facilitate the changes you want to make by creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your mental health.
Hello and welcome! Have you noticed your mental health declining? Are you coping in ways that no longer serve you? Feeling overwhelmed? If you're ready to talk about it, I am here to listen. I firmly believe that you, the client, are the expert of your own life. My goal as your therapist is to listen and help you facilitate the changes you want to make by creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your mental health.
(782) 492-0184 View (782) 492-0184
Photo of Savannah Champagne, Counsellor in Pleasantville, NS
Savannah Champagne
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Everyone’s journey to overall wellness will be unique. My goal is always to provide a warm, safe, supportive space for my clients, so you feel comfortable navigating your own journey of growth and self-discovery. I support teens, adults, and couples, who struggle with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and more. I aim to provide judgment-free support while we navigate your unique journey together.
Everyone’s journey to overall wellness will be unique. My goal is always to provide a warm, safe, supportive space for my clients, so you feel comfortable navigating your own journey of growth and self-discovery. I support teens, adults, and couples, who struggle with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and more. I aim to provide judgment-free support while we navigate your unique journey together.
(782) 820-4080 View (782) 820-4080
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ACCEL Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, BA , BEd, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z
As your Counsellor, I bring commitment and compassion to everything I do, including my work with my clients. I have been right where you are. Chances are, you’ve already tried a number of strategies including self-help strategies, exercise, yoga, medication, meditation, books or podcasts, and natural remedies. Although some of them might have helped a bit, you are still feeling stuck. Life just doesn’t feel as good as it should, and your relationships are suffering. You find yourself reacting to things you wouldn’t normally, and not being able to handle things as well as you typically are.
As your Counsellor, I bring commitment and compassion to everything I do, including my work with my clients. I have been right where you are. Chances are, you’ve already tried a number of strategies including self-help strategies, exercise, yoga, medication, meditation, books or podcasts, and natural remedies. Although some of them might have helped a bit, you are still feeling stuck. Life just doesn’t feel as good as it should, and your relationships are suffering. You find yourself reacting to things you wouldn’t normally, and not being able to handle things as well as you typically are.
(902) 901-2666 View (902) 901-2666
Photo of Jessica Ferro, Psychologist in Pleasantville, NS
Jessica Ferro
Psychologist, MC:AT, RPsych
Verified Verified
Avonport, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, stress, relationship issues, life/career transitions, low self-esteem, work/life imbalance, or trauma? Or are you seeking more fulfillment out of life? If so, I am here to help. I am a registered psychologist offering virtual counselling to adults (25+) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Work with me from the comfort of your home, with your pets around, and without the added time and stress of travel.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, stress, relationship issues, life/career transitions, low self-esteem, work/life imbalance, or trauma? Or are you seeking more fulfillment out of life? If so, I am here to help. I am a registered psychologist offering virtual counselling to adults (25+) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Work with me from the comfort of your home, with your pets around, and without the added time and stress of travel.
(782) 800-7307 View (782) 800-7307
Photo of Mackenzie Ells, Registered Social Worker in Pleasantville, NS
Mackenzie Ells
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
Are you looking for a non-judgemental therapist? A place to tell your story? Do you prefer a “Down to Earth” style of conversation? Trust experience: 6+ years of post graduation clinical counselling provided to folks from all walks of life. By req., I can get you going on the healing effects of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) / trauma therapy - quickly, safely, & on budget. Let's be solutions focussed. Let's practice tools to help you feel calm enough to cope, & capable to go forward with your mental health & life goals. WPATH assessments. SunriseOutEastCounselling.ca / $110.00 Zoom (no insur) $130.00 (insur)
Are you looking for a non-judgemental therapist? A place to tell your story? Do you prefer a “Down to Earth” style of conversation? Trust experience: 6+ years of post graduation clinical counselling provided to folks from all walks of life. By req., I can get you going on the healing effects of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) / trauma therapy - quickly, safely, & on budget. Let's be solutions focussed. Let's practice tools to help you feel calm enough to cope, & capable to go forward with your mental health & life goals. WPATH assessments. SunriseOutEastCounselling.ca / $110.00 Zoom (no insur) $130.00 (insur)
(782) 222-0496 View (782) 222-0496
Photo of Ryan Moult, Counsellor in Pleasantville, NS
Ryan Moult
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
In my sessions, I want clients to feel truly listened to. Therapy, in my view, is a space for a client to experience empathetic and genuine attention which may be rarely found in everyday life. With this kind of attention, people can face problems and develop strengths much more easily than on their own. Ultimately, my goal is to help people get to the point at which they can manage their mental health without me, by using the tools and skills we develop during our sessions.
In my sessions, I want clients to feel truly listened to. Therapy, in my view, is a space for a client to experience empathetic and genuine attention which may be rarely found in everyday life. With this kind of attention, people can face problems and develop strengths much more easily than on their own. Ultimately, my goal is to help people get to the point at which they can manage their mental health without me, by using the tools and skills we develop during our sessions.
(782) 800-5725 View (782) 800-5725
Photo of Laura Dougall, Counsellor in Pleasantville, NS
Laura Dougall
Counsellor, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NS B4B
Are you an athlete looking for support? Some of the work I do, but am not limited to, surrounds performance anxiety, game preparation, habit/routine formation, and building confidence/self-esteem. I've also experienced working on topics such as grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
Are you an athlete looking for support? Some of the work I do, but am not limited to, surrounds performance anxiety, game preparation, habit/routine formation, and building confidence/self-esteem. I've also experienced working on topics such as grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
(782) 822-2405 View (782) 822-2405
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Melissa Earle
Counsellor, MACP, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, NS B5A
Most people experience stress or anxious feelings throughout their lives. But what happens when those feelings become overwhelming? Who do we turn to when we feel like there is no hope? If you are having overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, or feelings of being alone let me help guide you to a happier, healthier you. Psychotherapy or talk therapy's goal is to help identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior.
Most people experience stress or anxious feelings throughout their lives. But what happens when those feelings become overwhelming? Who do we turn to when we feel like there is no hope? If you are having overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, or feelings of being alone let me help guide you to a happier, healthier you. Psychotherapy or talk therapy's goal is to help identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior.
(902) 900-5689 View (902) 900-5689
Photo of Siobhan Marko, Registered Social Worker in Pleasantville, NS
Siobhan Marko
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
Feeling stressed, stuck, unfulfilled or unmotivated can be exhausting. When anxiety, depression, self-doubt or relationship difficulties overwhelm you, it can sometimes feel like things will never get better. If you've been working hard to move past your struggles, yet still end up feeling stuck, partnering with a skilled therapist can help. Whether these feelings are recent or have persisted for some time, therapy can bring a new perspective to life's challenges and help you create the changes you want to see. Most of us benefit from added support during times of difficulty or major life transitions.
Feeling stressed, stuck, unfulfilled or unmotivated can be exhausting. When anxiety, depression, self-doubt or relationship difficulties overwhelm you, it can sometimes feel like things will never get better. If you've been working hard to move past your struggles, yet still end up feeling stuck, partnering with a skilled therapist can help. Whether these feelings are recent or have persisted for some time, therapy can bring a new perspective to life's challenges and help you create the changes you want to see. Most of us benefit from added support during times of difficulty or major life transitions.
(416) 527-2109 View (416) 527-2109
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Christine Christensen
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
Waitlist for new clients
Online booking - Chris (She/Her) recognizes that it is sometimes challenging to feel a sense of purpose and to feel connected to your life and to others around you. People often seek counselling when they are feeling overwhelmed or are looking for ways to heal from the past. Chris’s approach to counselling is a collaborative one that meets clients where they are. She works with clients to identify goals and strategies. Chris uses a relational, client-centred approach to counselling that integrates strategies from various methodologies including Emotionally Focused and Strengths-Based approaches.
Online booking - Chris (She/Her) recognizes that it is sometimes challenging to feel a sense of purpose and to feel connected to your life and to others around you. People often seek counselling when they are feeling overwhelmed or are looking for ways to heal from the past. Chris’s approach to counselling is a collaborative one that meets clients where they are. She works with clients to identify goals and strategies. Chris uses a relational, client-centred approach to counselling that integrates strategies from various methodologies including Emotionally Focused and Strengths-Based approaches.
(782) 222-7010 View (782) 222-7010
Photo of Jillian Dollimont Equus: Equine Assisted Cnslng, Registered Social Worker in Pleasantville, NS
Jillian Dollimont Equus: Equine Assisted Cnslng
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
At Equus, through the use of evidence-based therapy practices, you'll have a holistic experience, nurturing both your physical and emotional health. Animal assisted therapy comes with special benefits to our well-being. But including animals in the counselling process is up to you! If you prefer to sit and talk in my office, we can do that, too! You deserve to feel better and enjoy life. Let's get there together.
At Equus, through the use of evidence-based therapy practices, you'll have a holistic experience, nurturing both your physical and emotional health. Animal assisted therapy comes with special benefits to our well-being. But including animals in the counselling process is up to you! If you prefer to sit and talk in my office, we can do that, too! You deserve to feel better and enjoy life. Let's get there together.
(902) 905-3650 View (902) 905-3650
Photo of Laura Mitchell, Psychologist in Pleasantville, NS
Laura Mitchell
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
I provide therapy to adolescents (12+) and adults for a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship and family issues. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I help clients better understand their emotions, patterns of coping and communication, and assist them in finding lasting solutions. I work with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, striving to understand each person within their surrounding sociocultural context. My theoretical background is integrative, drawing from emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches.
I provide therapy to adolescents (12+) and adults for a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship and family issues. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I help clients better understand their emotions, patterns of coping and communication, and assist them in finding lasting solutions. I work with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, striving to understand each person within their surrounding sociocultural context. My theoretical background is integrative, drawing from emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches.
(902) 700-5667 View (902) 700-5667
Photo of Shayna Kulman-Lipsey, Registered Social Worker in Pleasantville, NS
Shayna Kulman-Lipsey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
l work with different generations along the life-cycle from young adults to the elderly. I am passionate about helping young adults who are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression as they work towards their career goals, relationships, or just figuring out who they are. I am able to share the wisdom of my lived life experiences and offer different perspectives to adults and seniors as they navigate the many changes that life presents. I am committed to helping couples improve their relationships and use the Gottman method to give them specific tools they can use to build a "sound relationship house".
l work with different generations along the life-cycle from young adults to the elderly. I am passionate about helping young adults who are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression as they work towards their career goals, relationships, or just figuring out who they are. I am able to share the wisdom of my lived life experiences and offer different perspectives to adults and seniors as they navigate the many changes that life presents. I am committed to helping couples improve their relationships and use the Gottman method to give them specific tools they can use to build a "sound relationship house".
(647) 424-0479 View (647) 424-0479
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Yasmin Kawar
MA, MTA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Registered Counselling Therapist - Candidate (RCT-C) working in the K’jipuktuk (Halifax) area. I provide counselling and music therapy for individuals and groups in the public sector and private practice. I specialize in addictions recovery, and with those impacted by addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, abuse, and the criminal justice system. My approach to therapy is anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and person-centered. I work collaboratively with clients to support their personal goals and well-being while considering the holistic, intersecting aspects at play in their lives.
I am a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Registered Counselling Therapist - Candidate (RCT-C) working in the K’jipuktuk (Halifax) area. I provide counselling and music therapy for individuals and groups in the public sector and private practice. I specialize in addictions recovery, and with those impacted by addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, abuse, and the criminal justice system. My approach to therapy is anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and person-centered. I work collaboratively with clients to support their personal goals and well-being while considering the holistic, intersecting aspects at play in their lives.
(782) 820-4224 View (782) 820-4224
Photo of Whitney 'chalace' Slipp, Counsellor in Pleasantville, NS
Whitney 'chalace' Slipp
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Paradise, NS B0S
By creating a supportive and relaxed environment through the therapeutic dynamic I supoort mt clients in their therapeutic process and collaborate with folks who are polyamorous, kink-centered, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA2S+ and within the disability community. I have a strength-based approach and encourage my clients to gently unravel parts of themselves through somatic interventions, talk therapy and psychotherapy while supporting clients to understand themselves more deeply. With a creative background I feel best suited with folks who are open to a playful and mindful approach to their healing journey.
By creating a supportive and relaxed environment through the therapeutic dynamic I supoort mt clients in their therapeutic process and collaborate with folks who are polyamorous, kink-centered, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA2S+ and within the disability community. I have a strength-based approach and encourage my clients to gently unravel parts of themselves through somatic interventions, talk therapy and psychotherapy while supporting clients to understand themselves more deeply. With a creative background I feel best suited with folks who are open to a playful and mindful approach to their healing journey.
(902) 710-6077 View (902) 710-6077
Photo of Nika Peters, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pleasantville, NS
Nika Peters
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, AT, DWheat
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgetown, NS B0S
I am an art therapist who works with children, teens and adults. I continuously marvel at the wisdom of the body and bring an embodiment/mindfulness focus into my practice. My practice is queer affirming, trauma informed, abolitionist, and integrative. Together we can integrate stressful life experiences and challenging emotions, cultivate self-compassion and inner-knowing, and foster connection and belonging. I am available for online as well as in-person in my studio in the Annapolis Valley. Online art therapy can be a great fit for people who live farther away.
I am an art therapist who works with children, teens and adults. I continuously marvel at the wisdom of the body and bring an embodiment/mindfulness focus into my practice. My practice is queer affirming, trauma informed, abolitionist, and integrative. Together we can integrate stressful life experiences and challenging emotions, cultivate self-compassion and inner-knowing, and foster connection and belonging. I am available for online as well as in-person in my studio in the Annapolis Valley. Online art therapy can be a great fit for people who live farther away.
(902) 909-2311 View (902) 909-2311
Photo of Janice Spencer, Registered Social Worker in Pleasantville, NS
Janice Spencer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3L
I work with people facing life-transitions, whether, health status, relationship status or work pressures adjustment, planning and support tailored for these situations can help. Whether the adjustment to one’s circumstances is invited or not, I help people not only manage the multifaceted nature of transitions and loss, I take a whole-person approach to addressing the many asocial, psychological, emotional, spiritual and functional aspects of living “WELL”alongside these circumstances helping individuals, families find ways to not just cope, but even thrive through the most challenging of circumstances.
I work with people facing life-transitions, whether, health status, relationship status or work pressures adjustment, planning and support tailored for these situations can help. Whether the adjustment to one’s circumstances is invited or not, I help people not only manage the multifaceted nature of transitions and loss, I take a whole-person approach to addressing the many asocial, psychological, emotional, spiritual and functional aspects of living “WELL”alongside these circumstances helping individuals, families find ways to not just cope, but even thrive through the most challenging of circumstances.
(782) 823-3038 View (782) 823-3038

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pleasantville, NS

< 10

Counsellors in Pleasantville, NS who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
67% Addiction
67% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Green Shield Canada
100% Blue Cross
50% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Pleasantville, NS see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pleasantville?

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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.