Therapists in Sydney, NS

Photo of Tess M. Frampton, Counsellor in Sydney, NS
Tess M. 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
Photo of Marie D Myers, Registered Social Worker in Sydney, NS
Marie D Myers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, multi-generational trauma, loss, OCD, or life stressors can become overwhelming. Whether you choose equine assisted therapy, video, or phone, we will work together to develop your treatment plan.
Coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, multi-generational trauma, loss, OCD, or life stressors can become overwhelming. Whether you choose equine assisted therapy, video, or phone, we will work together to develop your treatment plan.
(902) 800-0428 View (902) 800-0428
Photo of Amiee Wilson Counselling, Counsellor in Sydney, NS
Amiee Wilson Counselling
Counsellor, BIS, MACP, RHN, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1S  (Online Only)
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
Photo of Kendra Popwell-Brewer, Registered Social Worker in Sydney, NS
Kendra Popwell-Brewer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1M
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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Pathlight Counselling Ltd. (Brittany Orav-Lakaski)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The painful events we experience can have a lasting impact on our mental health, our relationships, and how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. This is the understanding from which I center my practice. I help clients better understand their inner experiences, attend to their own needs, and to heal from the past. My clients have described my approach as warm, non-judgemental, and authentic.
The painful events we experience can have a lasting impact on our mental health, our relationships, and how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. This is the understanding from which I center my practice. I help clients better understand their inner experiences, attend to their own needs, and to heal from the past. My clients have described my approach as warm, non-judgemental, and authentic.
(782) 826-3435 View (782) 826-3435
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Aimee Donovan
Counsellor, MC, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Hello! I have over 17 years of experience in the helping profession with the majority focused on providing counselling and mental health related programming to children, youth and their families through the education and public health system. I am registered with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (candidate) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. My training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Sand tray and Play Based Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Hello! I have over 17 years of experience in the helping profession with the majority focused on providing counselling and mental health related programming to children, youth and their families through the education and public health system. I am registered with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (candidate) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. My training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Sand tray and Play Based Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
(902) 200-1096 View (902) 200-1096
Photo of Julienne Marie Cordy, Counsellor in Sydney, NS
Julienne Marie Cordy
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
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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Brenda F Gear
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, Inuit
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is to create a safe space for opportunities where clients can express and explore their personal stories that is strength-based and future oriented. I do that through talk therapy that poses traumatic experiences can alter our world-views; sometimes for long periods of time. The first step in change is believing in why you are here. The rest can be achieved over time as we share insight into your experiences. As an Indigenous social worker I can contextualize your experiences through social and political contexts in contemporary and historical Canadian policy.
My approach to therapy is to create a safe space for opportunities where clients can express and explore their personal stories that is strength-based and future oriented. I do that through talk therapy that poses traumatic experiences can alter our world-views; sometimes for long periods of time. The first step in change is believing in why you are here. The rest can be achieved over time as we share insight into your experiences. As an Indigenous social worker I can contextualize your experiences through social and political contexts in contemporary and historical Canadian policy.
(782) 822-5154 View (782) 822-5154
Photo of O'Brien Counselling, Licensed Professional Counsellor in Sydney, NS
O'Brien Counselling
Licensed Professional Counsellor, BA, MC, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
The therapist relationship entails working together to achieve the goals of the client as well as cultivate a stronger sense of self through the process. Kelly's approachable, authentic demeanor is a key factor in building rapport and curative relationships. Her goal is to assist the client in connecting the dots and recognizing disruptive patterns of behavior.
The therapist relationship entails working together to achieve the goals of the client as well as cultivate a stronger sense of self through the process. Kelly's approachable, authentic demeanor is a key factor in building rapport and curative relationships. Her goal is to assist the client in connecting the dots and recognizing disruptive patterns of behavior.
(902) 906-6740 View (902) 906-6740
Photo of Laura Young Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Sydney, NS
Laura Young Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
You know, life is certainly not easy given the many worries, stresses, and losses in our world today. With all the demands and stress placed on peoples’ time and energy these days, even the strongest person needs a helping and supportive hand. Trying to balance life, and feeling like you constantly have to show up for others, is exhausting - leaving no time and energy to nurture your own needs. You are not alone! I understand that people are unique and therefore attune therapy to meet you where you are.
You know, life is certainly not easy given the many worries, stresses, and losses in our world today. With all the demands and stress placed on peoples’ time and energy these days, even the strongest person needs a helping and supportive hand. Trying to balance life, and feeling like you constantly have to show up for others, is exhausting - leaving no time and energy to nurture your own needs. You are not alone! I understand that people are unique and therefore attune therapy to meet you where you are.
(782) 800-8365 View (782) 800-8365
Photo of Tara Nardocchio, Counsellor in Sydney, NS
Tara Nardocchio
Counsellor, MA, RN
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
I aim to help clients by encouraging an exploration of their current state. My approach is non-pathologizing and as such I do not classify clients based on their symptoms, but rather seek to understand each individual's life experiences that led to their present situation. I work with clients to explore how and why their behaviours originated. We then create strategies to achieve goals by building on strengths and adapting patterns that are no longer useful. I view the healing process as learning and unlearning, which unfolds in the presence of a safe therapeutic space.
I aim to help clients by encouraging an exploration of their current state. My approach is non-pathologizing and as such I do not classify clients based on their symptoms, but rather seek to understand each individual's life experiences that led to their present situation. I work with clients to explore how and why their behaviours originated. We then create strategies to achieve goals by building on strengths and adapting patterns that are no longer useful. I view the healing process as learning and unlearning, which unfolds in the presence of a safe therapeutic space.
(782) 800-8370 View (782) 800-8370
Photo of Darlene Kyte, Counsellor in Sydney, NS
Darlene Kyte
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RCT-C, CCS, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
Life is often difficult and trying to navigate challenges alone can seem impossible. I offer a supportive and safe space to explore both personal and professional issues. My approach is compassionate and person-centred and I draw on 25 years experience in the counselling field where I have practiced as a counsellor and also taught in a master’s level counselling program at the university level. We will work together to create a new understanding of your life circumstances as we strive to achieve your counselling goals.
Life is often difficult and trying to navigate challenges alone can seem impossible. I offer a supportive and safe space to explore both personal and professional issues. My approach is compassionate and person-centred and I draw on 25 years experience in the counselling field where I have practiced as a counsellor and also taught in a master’s level counselling program at the university level. We will work together to create a new understanding of your life circumstances as we strive to achieve your counselling goals.
(782) 828-8114 View (782) 828-8114
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Miranda Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, BA, RSW
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Miranda, and I'm excited that you've taken the courageous step towards seeking the support you deserve. My passion is to support children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in need. I aim to create a safe, nurturing space for healing and goal achievement. I employ a trauma-informed approach, place a high priority on cultural sensitivity, and embrace a biopsychosocial systems perspective to empower clients on their healing journey. I tailor treatment plans to align with each individual's unique experiences and specific needs.
Hello! I'm Miranda, and I'm excited that you've taken the courageous step towards seeking the support you deserve. My passion is to support children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in need. I aim to create a safe, nurturing space for healing and goal achievement. I employ a trauma-informed approach, place a high priority on cultural sensitivity, and embrace a biopsychosocial systems perspective to empower clients on their healing journey. I tailor treatment plans to align with each individual's unique experiences and specific needs.
(782) 820-4348 View (782) 820-4348
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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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Photo of Jennifer MacLellan Counselling , Counsellor in Sydney, NS
Jennifer MacLellan Counselling
Counsellor, MACP, RCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1P
I am honored to work alongside my clients as they begin (or continue) their path to healing. We therapists like to say “meet people where they are” in their healing journey, which means you can come to me with an established plan and clear goals, or completely confused about where to even start. I use a person-centered approach that assumes you are the expert on your own life. Together we can work on coping strategies for anxiety, depression, social skills, emotions, processing trauma, developing greater resilience, self-compassion, care, and confidence.
I am honored to work alongside my clients as they begin (or continue) their path to healing. We therapists like to say “meet people where they are” in their healing journey, which means you can come to me with an established plan and clear goals, or completely confused about where to even start. I use a person-centered approach that assumes you are the expert on your own life. Together we can work on coping strategies for anxiety, depression, social skills, emotions, processing trauma, developing greater resilience, self-compassion, care, and confidence.
(782) 312-1084 View (782) 312-1084
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Breton Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Breton Counselling. The journeys that life brings our way can often be challenging physically, emotionally and socially. How we navigate and integrate these journeys and challenges is what counselling is all about. Are you feeling stuck? Are your relationships not what you hope they would be? Is there just something missing in your life? Are you not even sure where to start? If you are reading this, you have already made the first big step. Counselling is an opportunity to explore, sort through and make change. Breton Counselling currently offers in person and virtual counselling services to adults and adolescents.
Welcome to Breton Counselling. The journeys that life brings our way can often be challenging physically, emotionally and socially. How we navigate and integrate these journeys and challenges is what counselling is all about. Are you feeling stuck? Are your relationships not what you hope they would be? Is there just something missing in your life? Are you not even sure where to start? If you are reading this, you have already made the first big step. Counselling is an opportunity to explore, sort through and make change. Breton Counselling currently offers in person and virtual counselling services to adults and adolescents.
(782) 312-0161 View (782) 312-0161
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Binczak Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CSAT, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NS B1S  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
(782) 821-5577 View (782) 821-5577
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Cape Breton Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Sydney, 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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Colleen D'Orsay
Counsellor, MACP, RCT
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1L
I assist clients who are struggling with grief, addictions, trauma and PTSD to learn how to heal, cope and live their best life based on their own personal values and belief systems. I have an affinity for working with Veterans, First Responders and First Nations People.
I assist clients who are struggling with grief, addictions, trauma and PTSD to learn how to heal, cope and live their best life based on their own personal values and belief systems. I have an affinity for working with Veterans, First Responders and First Nations People.
(902) 517-0162 View (902) 517-0162
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Break Free Counselling Ltd.
Counsellor, BACS, BEd, MEd, CCC-Q, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Sydney, NS B1P
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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Number of Counsellors in Sydney, NS

50+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Sydney, NS who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
78% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
72% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Medavie Blue Cross
52% Blue Cross
45% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Sydney, NS see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
10% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 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.