Therapists in Shelburne, NS

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Kate Turner
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelburne, NS B0T  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. I believe everyone is capable of change and that my role is to help guide this work. I work with clients to help increase coping skills, foster insight and create meaningful changes in their lives. We can work together to improve self-understanding and create behavioural changes that impact your day to day. You've made it this far, send an email or call me directly to discuss potential therapy options!
Now accepting new clients. I believe everyone is capable of change and that my role is to help guide this work. I work with clients to help increase coping skills, foster insight and create meaningful changes in their lives. We can work together to improve self-understanding and create behavioural changes that impact your day to day. You've made it this far, send an email or call me directly to discuss potential therapy options!
(782) 312-1089 View (782) 312-1089
Photo of Sarah Clarke, Registered Social Worker in Shelburne, NS
Sarah Clarke
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shelburne, NS B0T  (Online Only)
Reset. Restart. Refocus. As many times as you need too. And I am here to help you on your journey towards living a value focused life. I work with my clients to help them to increase their resilience, develop goals, and to move their emotional health and behavior towards a fulfilling life. Whether you are looking for support around a specific stressor, wanting to develop new coping skills, or wanting to work on emotional growth, I am confident we can find your path forward. I currently offer one on one virtual therapy sessions. Please feel free to email so we can connect.
Reset. Restart. Refocus. As many times as you need too. And I am here to help you on your journey towards living a value focused life. I work with my clients to help them to increase their resilience, develop goals, and to move their emotional health and behavior towards a fulfilling life. Whether you are looking for support around a specific stressor, wanting to develop new coping skills, or wanting to work on emotional growth, I am confident we can find your path forward. I currently offer one on one virtual therapy sessions. Please feel free to email so we can connect.
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Photo of Lois Ells, Registered Social Worker in Shelburne, NS
Lois Ells
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Shelburne, NS B0T  (Online Only)
It’s as if you’re walking around with an invisible tide of emotions inside of you that the rest of the world is unable to see. And in your worst moments these big emotions and what if’s threaten to overwhelm you. It seems no matter how hard you try to live in the now and free yourself from these deep feelings and negative self-judgements, they can be like a wall, preventing you from fully being present and real, even when you want to be. As much as you try to remain calm, when poked, these raw spots spark emotions of sadness, grief, defensiveness, or insecurity.
It’s as if you’re walking around with an invisible tide of emotions inside of you that the rest of the world is unable to see. And in your worst moments these big emotions and what if’s threaten to overwhelm you. It seems no matter how hard you try to live in the now and free yourself from these deep feelings and negative self-judgements, they can be like a wall, preventing you from fully being present and real, even when you want to be. As much as you try to remain calm, when poked, these raw spots spark emotions of sadness, grief, defensiveness, or insecurity.
(782) 821-3717 View (782) 821-3717
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Daniel Carl Clairmont
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shelburne, NS B0T
Based in rural Nova Scotia, I meet clients in my home-based office, Zoom or phone, or can travel to clients' homes, depending on needs and preferences. I am experienced working with issues ranging from improving personal efficiency, life transitions, to profound trauma and grief. I believe strongly in working with clients' existing strengths to help achieve a more rich, meaningful life. I resist labels and diagnoses, rather want to focus more on clients' and families' empowerment, and how whatever labels they come up with contribute or interfere with life goals.You can also look me up at www.acadiantherapist.com!
Based in rural Nova Scotia, I meet clients in my home-based office, Zoom or phone, or can travel to clients' homes, depending on needs and preferences. I am experienced working with issues ranging from improving personal efficiency, life transitions, to profound trauma and grief. I believe strongly in working with clients' existing strengths to help achieve a more rich, meaningful life. I resist labels and diagnoses, rather want to focus more on clients' and families' empowerment, and how whatever labels they come up with contribute or interfere with life goals.You can also look me up at www.acadiantherapist.com!
(902) 702-3501 View (902) 702-3501
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Michelle Strazzeri Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Shelburne, NS B0T  (Online Only)
You are here because you are experiencing struggle, are ready to make some changes and you are looking for help. Together we can address your concerns and reestablish your sense of wellness and hope. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship with you and supporting you through the changes you want with warmth, empathy and experience.
You are here because you are experiencing struggle, are ready to make some changes and you are looking for help. Together we can address your concerns and reestablish your sense of wellness and hope. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship with you and supporting you through the changes you want with warmth, empathy and experience.
(289) 302-5765 View (289) 302-5765

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Uncharted Therapy
Counsellor, BA, MACP, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Liverpool, NS B0T
My approach to therapy is client-centered (meaning you are in the drivers seat), easy going, a dash of humor, a little dancing, some fresh air and a few evidence based approaches all mixed together to give you the support you need. As your therapist my role is to provide you with compassion and validation with regards to your thoughts and emotions. My role is to help you gain perspectives, identify and overcome barriers, address problematic behaviours, challenge negative thinking patterns, change your narrative and even help you gain a new skill or two. Together we will discover new ways for you to overcome the challenges of life.
My approach to therapy is client-centered (meaning you are in the drivers seat), easy going, a dash of humor, a little dancing, some fresh air and a few evidence based approaches all mixed together to give you the support you need. As your therapist my role is to provide you with compassion and validation with regards to your thoughts and emotions. My role is to help you gain perspectives, identify and overcome barriers, address problematic behaviours, challenge negative thinking patterns, change your narrative and even help you gain a new skill or two. Together we will discover new ways for you to overcome the challenges of life.
(902) 800-0883 View (902) 800-0883

Online Therapists

Photo of Samantha Difrancescantonio, Registered Social Worker in Shelburne, NS
Samantha Difrancescantonio
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
I am a registered therapist with over ten years experience working in mental health. I work from a client-centered approach integrating evidence-based practice with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. I provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe environment that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. I am trained in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); encouraging clients to explore the inter-relatedness between thoughts, behaviours and emotions while helping identify maladaptive patterns.
I am a registered therapist with over ten years experience working in mental health. I work from a client-centered approach integrating evidence-based practice with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. I provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe environment that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. I am trained in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); encouraging clients to explore the inter-relatedness between thoughts, behaviours and emotions while helping identify maladaptive patterns.
(416) 619-0888 View (416) 619-0888
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Angelina S. MacLellan-Muise
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist available for virtual appointments starting Fall 2024 (updated April 2024). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
Waitlist available for virtual appointments starting Fall 2024 (updated April 2024). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
(902) 702-3813 View (902) 702-3813
Photo of Paulette Light, Registered Social Worker in Shelburne, NS
Paulette Light
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
Do you need someone to talk to that can help you to process feelings and thoughts, help you identify skills for coping, and build on your inner strengths? If you are not feeling like yourself, or you are struggling with mental health concerns, please contact me for a complimentary phone consultation to discuss how I might be able to help you on your way to feeling better.
Do you need someone to talk to that can help you to process feelings and thoughts, help you identify skills for coping, and build on your inner strengths? If you are not feeling like yourself, or you are struggling with mental health concerns, please contact me for a complimentary phone consultation to discuss how I might be able to help you on your way to feeling better.
(249) 500-5371 View (249) 500-5371
Photo of Irina Zak, Counsellor in Shelburne, NS
Irina Zak
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Minas, NS B4N
I believe you possess an inherent ability to discover creative solutions to life's challenges. However, certain life circumstances, whether from childhood or later experiences, can disrupt this ability, leaving you feeling 'stuck.' You are the expert of your life and know better than me what to do, for example, with your spouse or job. I specialize only in helping you better understand yourself in situations where it is impossible to do it alone because the answer belongs to the realm of the unconscious. The therapy will provide an opportunity for honest and deep dialogue addressing challenging topics without avoidance.
I believe you possess an inherent ability to discover creative solutions to life's challenges. However, certain life circumstances, whether from childhood or later experiences, can disrupt this ability, leaving you feeling 'stuck.' You are the expert of your life and know better than me what to do, for example, with your spouse or job. I specialize only in helping you better understand yourself in situations where it is impossible to do it alone because the answer belongs to the realm of the unconscious. The therapy will provide an opportunity for honest and deep dialogue addressing challenging topics without avoidance.
(782) 825-0812 View (782) 825-0812
Photo of Clare M Fuller, Registered Psychotherapist in Shelburne, NS
Clare M Fuller
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCT, MHSc, MPS, BEd
Verified Verified
Hubley, NS B3Z
If you are dealing with a recent trauma or trauma in the past that you believe may be holding you back and are easily triggered by things you feel should not be so hard to deal with, if you are sad or constantly anxious and worried, or if you are feeling that life is pulling you down and you are not sure how to get back on track, maybe trauma, old beliefs and habitual patterns are keeping you from finding enjoyment in your life. These things are challenging to deal with on your own sometimes but by building awareness and working through them with support and building inner resources you can live life with more peace and enjoyment.
If you are dealing with a recent trauma or trauma in the past that you believe may be holding you back and are easily triggered by things you feel should not be so hard to deal with, if you are sad or constantly anxious and worried, or if you are feeling that life is pulling you down and you are not sure how to get back on track, maybe trauma, old beliefs and habitual patterns are keeping you from finding enjoyment in your life. These things are challenging to deal with on your own sometimes but by building awareness and working through them with support and building inner resources you can live life with more peace and enjoyment.
(289) 276-8153 View (289) 276-8153
Photo of Rebecca Pearson, Counsellor in Shelburne, NS
Rebecca Pearson
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, LCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
Now Accepting Virtual Clients in Nova Scotia for May 1st! Welcome - my name is Rebecca (she/her), and I'm a therapist working at Conscious Counselling & Wellness virtually in Nova Scotia. I offer services to individuals exploring a wide range of issues, with a particular focus on trauma (PTSD & CPTSD), neurodivergence, attachment wounds, self-esteem, and anxiety. I am passionate about assisting clients in fostering self-worth and self-compassion, and believe that everyone deserves to feel connected to themselves mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally, and empowered to live an authentic life.
Now Accepting Virtual Clients in Nova Scotia for May 1st! Welcome - my name is Rebecca (she/her), and I'm a therapist working at Conscious Counselling & Wellness virtually in Nova Scotia. I offer services to individuals exploring a wide range of issues, with a particular focus on trauma (PTSD & CPTSD), neurodivergence, attachment wounds, self-esteem, and anxiety. I am passionate about assisting clients in fostering self-worth and self-compassion, and believe that everyone deserves to feel connected to themselves mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally, and empowered to live an authentic life.
(506) 908-5471 View (506) 908-5471
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Sea Light Counselling - Andrew Leger
Counsellor, MEd , RCT, CCC, MSc, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K
If you're ready to talk, I'm here to listen. You may be feeling weighed down by life issues right now at home, work or school; this heaviness is affecting your health and well-being. Maybe you are working on building better family relationships, or trying to improve communication with your adolescent child. I recognize that you are the expert of your life. I appreciate the courage it takes for you to share your story and I will give you the necessary time and space to do so.
If you're ready to talk, I'm here to listen. You may be feeling weighed down by life issues right now at home, work or school; this heaviness is affecting your health and well-being. Maybe you are working on building better family relationships, or trying to improve communication with your adolescent child. I recognize that you are the expert of your life. I appreciate the courage it takes for you to share your story and I will give you the necessary time and space to do so.
(902) 901-5006 View (902) 901-5006
Photo of Lori Johnston, Registered Psychotherapist in Shelburne, NS
Lori Johnston
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NS B4A  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in relational, embodied, and trauma-sensitive approaches to growth, transformation, and healing. In addition to “everyday” therapeutic issues that I work with, the following are my areas of specialty: relationship issues, sexual desire & intimacy, women’s issues, low self-esteem, disconnection from intuition & inner guidance, body image, disordered eating, grief & loss, codependency, avoidance issues, addictions (including sex & love, drug & alcohol, shopping, food, etc.), trauma including relational trauma (abandonment, neglect, enmeshment, abuse), depression, and attachment injuries.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in relational, embodied, and trauma-sensitive approaches to growth, transformation, and healing. In addition to “everyday” therapeutic issues that I work with, the following are my areas of specialty: relationship issues, sexual desire & intimacy, women’s issues, low self-esteem, disconnection from intuition & inner guidance, body image, disordered eating, grief & loss, codependency, avoidance issues, addictions (including sex & love, drug & alcohol, shopping, food, etc.), trauma including relational trauma (abandonment, neglect, enmeshment, abuse), depression, and attachment injuries.
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Roseita M Corbett
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Middle Sackville, NS B4E  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! All sessions conducted virtually! I am a WPATH trained clinician and I work with youth and families who seek support with gender dysphoria and transition. I work with families to build awareness of the role each person plays in the family dynamic and how each can affect change. Through collaboration and reflection, we develop strategies specific to your needs and that promote acceptance of change as positive and necessary to move forward.
Currently accepting new clients! All sessions conducted virtually! I am a WPATH trained clinician and I work with youth and families who seek support with gender dysphoria and transition. I work with families to build awareness of the role each person plays in the family dynamic and how each can affect change. Through collaboration and reflection, we develop strategies specific to your needs and that promote acceptance of change as positive and necessary to move forward.
(902) 901-2768 View (902) 901-2768
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Alexa Kroon-Canning
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSocSc, RSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in treating various mental health concerns. I treat a variety of issues (including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, addictions, etc), and celebrate working with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. I am inclusive and celebrate diversity, and have a special interest in gender diversity and neurodivergence. Overall, I am passionate about facilitating change in the therapeutic process.
I am a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in treating various mental health concerns. I treat a variety of issues (including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, addictions, etc), and celebrate working with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. I am inclusive and celebrate diversity, and have a special interest in gender diversity and neurodivergence. Overall, I am passionate about facilitating change in the therapeutic process.
(782) 800-5517 View (782) 800-5517
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U. Beatrice Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y  (Online Only)
Do you feel challenged or overwhelmed by e.g.: general life problems, mental health problems like anxiety or depression, issues of abuse and trauma, marital/ relationship problems, separation/ divorce, bullying, career issues, parental difficulties, life or workplace stress, grief and loss, women’s issues or health-related topics? My services are tailored towards your particular circumstances and needs. With professional help you can start to make progress, work on your goals, overcome stumbling blocks, acquire coping skills, build resilience and resolve your issues. We all have the capacity to make meaningful changes and heal.
Do you feel challenged or overwhelmed by e.g.: general life problems, mental health problems like anxiety or depression, issues of abuse and trauma, marital/ relationship problems, separation/ divorce, bullying, career issues, parental difficulties, life or workplace stress, grief and loss, women’s issues or health-related topics? My services are tailored towards your particular circumstances and needs. With professional help you can start to make progress, work on your goals, overcome stumbling blocks, acquire coping skills, build resilience and resolve your issues. We all have the capacity to make meaningful changes and heal.
(902) 812-0613 View (902) 812-0613
Photo of Shayna Kulman-Lipsey, Registered Social Worker in Shelburne, 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
Photo of Liz MacKay, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Shelburne, NS
Liz MacKay
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bedford, NS B4B
I work with children, adolescents, and their families in providing assessment and treatment services. I have expertise in helping youth address a variety of mental health and health-related difficulties. I have a particular interest in working with children and youth with big emotions and associated behaviours.
I work with children, adolescents, and their families in providing assessment and treatment services. I have expertise in helping youth address a variety of mental health and health-related difficulties. I have a particular interest in working with children and youth with big emotions and associated behaviours.
(782) 825-6777 View (782) 825-6777
Photo of Alexander Wellness Consulting, Registered Social Worker in Shelburne, NS
Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, RCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Bridgewater, NS B4V
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(902) 601-0221 View (902) 601-0221

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Shelburne, NS

< 10

Counsellors in Shelburne, NS who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
80% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Great-West Life
100% Blue Cross
100% Manulife

How Counsellors in Shelburne, NS see their clients

80% Online Only
20% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

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How can I find a therapist in Shelburne?

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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.