Therapists in Nunavut

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Oge Obiorah Oge Obiorah (Psychotherapy For You Nunavut)
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Iqaluit, NU X0A  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and compassionate professional with a passion for helping individuals of all ages find their path to well-being and personal growth. With over 7 years of experience within the human services and social work field, I have honed a diverse set of skill sets, making me a versatile and effective mental health professional. I specialize in brief solution focused therapy, recognizing that sometimes small changes can lead to significant transformations. I strongly believe in the power of focusing on strengths, guiding clients to tap into their inherent resilience and ability to overcome life challenges.
I am a dedicated and compassionate professional with a passion for helping individuals of all ages find their path to well-being and personal growth. With over 7 years of experience within the human services and social work field, I have honed a diverse set of skill sets, making me a versatile and effective mental health professional. I specialize in brief solution focused therapy, recognizing that sometimes small changes can lead to significant transformations. I strongly believe in the power of focusing on strengths, guiding clients to tap into their inherent resilience and ability to overcome life challenges.
(867) 731-1217 View (867) 731-1217
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Diana Gudim
Psychologist, MSCP, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A
I help couples with difficulties in their relationships including emotional connection, intimacy, infidelity, blended family, and communication challenges. I also work with folks dealing with chronic pain and/or illness, trauma and/or abuse, and with the disabling challenges of anxiety and depression. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Dr. Janina Fisher Trauma Therapy, Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, I offer practical solutions and experiential learning, along with proven skills within a compassionate and respectful setting.
I help couples with difficulties in their relationships including emotional connection, intimacy, infidelity, blended family, and communication challenges. I also work with folks dealing with chronic pain and/or illness, trauma and/or abuse, and with the disabling challenges of anxiety and depression. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Dr. Janina Fisher Trauma Therapy, Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, I offer practical solutions and experiential learning, along with proven skills within a compassionate and respectful setting.
(866) 451-3615 View (866) 451-3615
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Sharla J. Zalmanowitz
Psychologist, Sharla Zalmanowitz, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Iqaluit, NU X0A  (Online Only)
As a Registered Psychologist with more than a decade of experience in mental wellness, I'm passionate about helping my clients achieve optimal health by addressing the connection between their minds and bodies. My approach is practical and effective, offering tools to manage the physiological, psychological, and interpersonal manifestations of stress and distress. This could include anything from chronic pain and sleep disturbances to health concerns and relationship conflicts, among other issues.
As a Registered Psychologist with more than a decade of experience in mental wellness, I'm passionate about helping my clients achieve optimal health by addressing the connection between their minds and bodies. My approach is practical and effective, offering tools to manage the physiological, psychological, and interpersonal manifestations of stress and distress. This could include anything from chronic pain and sleep disturbances to health concerns and relationship conflicts, among other issues.
(825) 540-6654 View (825) 540-6654
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Shayla S Dube
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSW, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A
Waitlist for new clients
Wamkelekile- Welcome & thank you for being here. I am a Bantu woman who has spent the last 13 years walking alongside people from different walks of life and holding space for their healing journeys with compassion and curiosity. I believe in de-pathologizing and re-humanizing mental health, while seeing and valuing people in their authentic wholeness. Although my targeted people are: those who are racialized as Black, Indigenous peoples and all equity seeking humans who might be struggling with identity-based trauma, intergenerational trauma and/or racial trauma, I am open to working with all those who feel aligned with my values.
Wamkelekile- Welcome & thank you for being here. I am a Bantu woman who has spent the last 13 years walking alongside people from different walks of life and holding space for their healing journeys with compassion and curiosity. I believe in de-pathologizing and re-humanizing mental health, while seeing and valuing people in their authentic wholeness. Although my targeted people are: those who are racialized as Black, Indigenous peoples and all equity seeking humans who might be struggling with identity-based trauma, intergenerational trauma and/or racial trauma, I am open to working with all those who feel aligned with my values.
(587) 804-2116 View (587) 804-2116
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Helene Eldegard (Nordic Psychology Inc.)
Psychologist, R Psyc
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in couples counselling. I work with couples on a variety of obstacles in their relationship, such as a breakdown of communication, recurring arguments, life transitions, disconnection between partners, and intimacy issues. I also specialize in working with adult individuals struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship/communication difficulties.
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in couples counselling. I work with couples on a variety of obstacles in their relationship, such as a breakdown of communication, recurring arguments, life transitions, disconnection between partners, and intimacy issues. I also specialize in working with adult individuals struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship/communication difficulties.
(587) 848-3719 View (587) 848-3719
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Crystal Casey
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baker Lake, NU X0C  (Online Only)
When you feel like you can't control your own brain, it can be hard not to feel different from everyone else. When you have trouble just getting started on a project because your mind is getting pulled in a thousand different directions and focus is impossible, it can be hard to not feel discouraged. Whether you're a teenager trying to make it through 10th grade or a 30-year-old who just found out you have ADHD, it's never too late to learn the skills to cope with it. Though your ADHD is causing trouble now, with a little work, you can learn the skills to manage it and turn your unique strengths into your very own superpower.
When you feel like you can't control your own brain, it can be hard not to feel different from everyone else. When you have trouble just getting started on a project because your mind is getting pulled in a thousand different directions and focus is impossible, it can be hard to not feel discouraged. Whether you're a teenager trying to make it through 10th grade or a 30-year-old who just found out you have ADHD, it's never too late to learn the skills to cope with it. Though your ADHD is causing trouble now, with a little work, you can learn the skills to manage it and turn your unique strengths into your very own superpower.
(289) 803-9572 View (289) 803-9572
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Juliana Tobon
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Iqaluit, NU X0A
Dr. Juliana Tobon received her PhD from the University of Western Ontario and completed her predoctoral training at CAMH in the Child, Youth and Family Program, working with children with mood, anxiety and behavioural difficulties, and with young adults with addiction and concurrent disorders. She has worked in schools, hospitals, day treatment and residential programs, and community children's mental health centres. She takes an empathetic and client-centred approach to her practice and will ensure that each client is connected with the most appropriate, accessible and evidence-based treatment.
Dr. Juliana Tobon received her PhD from the University of Western Ontario and completed her predoctoral training at CAMH in the Child, Youth and Family Program, working with children with mood, anxiety and behavioural difficulties, and with young adults with addiction and concurrent disorders. She has worked in schools, hospitals, day treatment and residential programs, and community children's mental health centres. She takes an empathetic and client-centred approach to her practice and will ensure that each client is connected with the most appropriate, accessible and evidence-based treatment.
(647) 424-5056 View (647) 424-5056
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Kristy Ollerhead
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A
Therapy is about having a space to explore yourself and find ways to thrive, not simply survive. I believe that every person has the capacity for growth, change and healing, and my goal as a therapist is to support that journey. Sometimes that may be dealing with the past, facing challenges in the present, and sometimes it may be preparing for the future. I work side-by-side with clients as they heal from trauma, learn new ways of coping, challenge themselves, and grow into the person they want to be. As we work together I sprinkle in metaphors, science, and a little bit of humor. I am here to support you on your journey.
Therapy is about having a space to explore yourself and find ways to thrive, not simply survive. I believe that every person has the capacity for growth, change and healing, and my goal as a therapist is to support that journey. Sometimes that may be dealing with the past, facing challenges in the present, and sometimes it may be preparing for the future. I work side-by-side with clients as they heal from trauma, learn new ways of coping, challenge themselves, and grow into the person they want to be. As we work together I sprinkle in metaphors, science, and a little bit of humor. I am here to support you on your journey.
(587) 705-4923 View (587) 705-4923
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Rachel Walpert Fairbrother
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist At This Time- I feel incredibly grateful to be able to sit with clients and support them in some of the hardest times of their lives. I bring a compassionate, calm and accepting energy to every session, ensuring that you feel safe and heard. I always welcome the difficult conversations, as I know this is where healing begins. My style of therapy is informal and client-centered, responsive to each person’s unique needs. Our problems of today are often rooted in our hurt from yesterday. Being able to explore our past from a trauma-informed, attachment-focused lens helps us find meaning, connection and hope for the future.
Waitlist At This Time- I feel incredibly grateful to be able to sit with clients and support them in some of the hardest times of their lives. I bring a compassionate, calm and accepting energy to every session, ensuring that you feel safe and heard. I always welcome the difficult conversations, as I know this is where healing begins. My style of therapy is informal and client-centered, responsive to each person’s unique needs. Our problems of today are often rooted in our hurt from yesterday. Being able to explore our past from a trauma-informed, attachment-focused lens helps us find meaning, connection and hope for the future.
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Nancy Bergeron
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A
Has your life been impacted by Intimate Betrayal Trauma? I have the knowledge & expertise to guide you through this very difficult time. Regain your inner peace, lower your anxiety, repair your relationships, work through your depression, grief and trauma. Using evidence-based practices, we can work together in creating the happy authentic life that feels out of reach. I am trained (level 3), and use the Gottman Method in my couples counselling approach. There is help & hope. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), I work with complex couples challenges as well as the everyday struggles that many of us face in relationships.
Has your life been impacted by Intimate Betrayal Trauma? I have the knowledge & expertise to guide you through this very difficult time. Regain your inner peace, lower your anxiety, repair your relationships, work through your depression, grief and trauma. Using evidence-based practices, we can work together in creating the happy authentic life that feels out of reach. I am trained (level 3), and use the Gottman Method in my couples counselling approach. There is help & hope. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), I work with complex couples challenges as well as the everyday struggles that many of us face in relationships.
(587) 507-8689 View (587) 507-8689
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Cathryn Beck
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Igloolik, NU X0A
My goal is to help you maximize your fullest potential on and off the playing field, as well as provide helpful strategies to help you achieve your goals. Many obstacles can present themselves in our daily lives that can be overwhelming, confusing, or uncomfortable. This can leave us feeling disconnected from our experiences, goals, and ultimately our lives. By removing barriers that may prevent you from performing optimally, you make space for a bigger opportunity to grow, learn, and develop more self-awareness and to get a closer, deeper look at what you are capable of.
My goal is to help you maximize your fullest potential on and off the playing field, as well as provide helpful strategies to help you achieve your goals. Many obstacles can present themselves in our daily lives that can be overwhelming, confusing, or uncomfortable. This can leave us feeling disconnected from our experiences, goals, and ultimately our lives. By removing barriers that may prevent you from performing optimally, you make space for a bigger opportunity to grow, learn, and develop more self-awareness and to get a closer, deeper look at what you are capable of.
(587) 570-4903 View (587) 570-4903
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Andre Watkis
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Igloolik, NU X0A
Using advanced evidenced-based therapeutic practices, I provide compassionate, empathetic support and practical strategies to children, teens, adults and families to address challenges including, but not limited to, addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ASD, mood disorders, trauma, school challenges, stress, life transitions and interpersonal conflict. I am the co-founder and Clinical Director of the W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services and have been providing mental health and well-being support to children, adolescents, adults and seniors for over fourteen years. I am a registered social worker who holds
Using advanced evidenced-based therapeutic practices, I provide compassionate, empathetic support and practical strategies to children, teens, adults and families to address challenges including, but not limited to, addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ASD, mood disorders, trauma, school challenges, stress, life transitions and interpersonal conflict. I am the co-founder and Clinical Director of the W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services and have been providing mental health and well-being support to children, adolescents, adults and seniors for over fourteen years. I am a registered social worker who holds
(226) 781-7495 View (226) 781-7495
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Esteem Counseling
Counsellor, RTT, RCH, PSW
Verified Verified
Igloolik, NU X0A  (Online Only)
We offer Integrative Therapy in a holistic and non-judgemental approach,tailoring my work to the unique needs of every client.We specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults.We assist individuals and couples with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression,anger communication breakdowns,stresses due to changing life circumstances,family disruption, childhood traumas,losses, relocation and illness.We nurture our skills in both individual and relation therapy.Our goal is to help clients acquire new coping skills and overcome obstacles in your path in a supportive and judgement free environment.
We offer Integrative Therapy in a holistic and non-judgemental approach,tailoring my work to the unique needs of every client.We specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults.We assist individuals and couples with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression,anger communication breakdowns,stresses due to changing life circumstances,family disruption, childhood traumas,losses, relocation and illness.We nurture our skills in both individual and relation therapy.Our goal is to help clients acquire new coping skills and overcome obstacles in your path in a supportive and judgement free environment.
(438) 800-8872 View (438) 800-8872
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Behnam Kohandel
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A
Life at times may feel like a relentless struggle, filled with sadness, discouragement, and overwhelming despair. As a psychologist, with more than 20 years experience, I can support you to overcome challenges such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, trauma, addiction, eating issues including binge eating, bulimia and anorexia and couples therapy. I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS), an innovative and transformative therapeutic model for emotional healing of eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.
Life at times may feel like a relentless struggle, filled with sadness, discouragement, and overwhelming despair. As a psychologist, with more than 20 years experience, I can support you to overcome challenges such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, trauma, addiction, eating issues including binge eating, bulimia and anorexia and couples therapy. I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS), an innovative and transformative therapeutic model for emotional healing of eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.
(844) 311-8027 View (844) 311-8027
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Michelle April
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, DVATI
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A
Operating virtually across Ontario and Nunavut. There are many reasons to enter therapy, whether it is to improve relational dynamics or to improve the relationship you have with yourself. Change is inevitable. Therapy provides an opportunity to shape the change you want with insight and intention and at a faster rate than if you simply allow time to make the change for you. While therapy can be hard, non-judgement and humour help make the process engaging and enriching.
Operating virtually across Ontario and Nunavut. There are many reasons to enter therapy, whether it is to improve relational dynamics or to improve the relationship you have with yourself. Change is inevitable. Therapy provides an opportunity to shape the change you want with insight and intention and at a faster rate than if you simply allow time to make the change for you. While therapy can be hard, non-judgement and humour help make the process engaging and enriching.
(819) 805-2984 View (819) 805-2984
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Evelyn Mott
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A  (Online Only)
Creating more space for wellness and healing in our lives can feel overwhelming, but I am here to support you on the journey to creating a life that fulfills you. Genuine, warm and safe relationships between client and counsellor are the foundation of effective counselling. This is why I prioritize collaborative relationships that recognize you as the expert on yourself, and focus on your goals and needs. My approach to counselling is holistic, person-centred and integrates cognitive behavioural, solution-focused, and attachment-informed approaches. I also provide EMDR. I strive to work from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens.
Creating more space for wellness and healing in our lives can feel overwhelming, but I am here to support you on the journey to creating a life that fulfills you. Genuine, warm and safe relationships between client and counsellor are the foundation of effective counselling. This is why I prioritize collaborative relationships that recognize you as the expert on yourself, and focus on your goals and needs. My approach to counselling is holistic, person-centred and integrates cognitive behavioural, solution-focused, and attachment-informed approaches. I also provide EMDR. I strive to work from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens.
(867) 794-0982 View (867) 794-0982
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Lesley King
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
Iqaluit, NU X0A
At Lesley King Counselling I provide compassionate trauma therapy and couples counselling to help you overcome anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic pain & stress and other mental health challenges. I believe that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling life and am here to help you achieve that. Based in Calgary, I offer in-person and online counselling therapy throughout Alberta and Nunavut.
At Lesley King Counselling I provide compassionate trauma therapy and couples counselling to help you overcome anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic pain & stress and other mental health challenges. I believe that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling life and am here to help you achieve that. Based in Calgary, I offer in-person and online counselling therapy throughout Alberta and Nunavut.
(587) 802-3620 View (587) 802-3620
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Ben Bentum
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Iqaluit, NU X0A
Many people feel lost in the rhythms and uncertainties of life. Feelings of emptiness, loneliness, hurt, confusion and anxiety can overwhelm our ability to live life deeply. Sometimes our usual patterns of living are no longer working. Other times sudden changes, such as world events, a loss, life transition, trauma, or a diagnosis swamp our emotional resources. The surfacing of past events such as abuse, grief, or accidents may stop us in our tracks. These are just some of the situations that can create barriers to living the life we want, and send us searching for deeper meaning, connection and belonging.
Many people feel lost in the rhythms and uncertainties of life. Feelings of emptiness, loneliness, hurt, confusion and anxiety can overwhelm our ability to live life deeply. Sometimes our usual patterns of living are no longer working. Other times sudden changes, such as world events, a loss, life transition, trauma, or a diagnosis swamp our emotional resources. The surfacing of past events such as abuse, grief, or accidents may stop us in our tracks. These are just some of the situations that can create barriers to living the life we want, and send us searching for deeper meaning, connection and belonging.
(587) 800-9685 View (587) 800-9685
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Mountain Gate Counselling
Counsellor, PhD(c), MSc, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iqaluit, NU X0A
I work with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
I work with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
(867) 670-2354 View (867) 670-2354
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Melanie Konynenberg One Journey Clinical Counselling
Counsellor, MC, RCC, BMus
Verified Verified
I have a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Alberta and a master's degree in counselling psychology from Athabasca University. I have been married for 24 years and I am a mom to one teen and two young adults. I appreciate the beauty of nature, the power of music, and the companionship of dogs and other furry creatures. In my life, I have experienced both joy and pain, and have arrived at the other side with increased resilience and hope.
I have a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Alberta and a master's degree in counselling psychology from Athabasca University. I have been married for 24 years and I am a mom to one teen and two young adults. I appreciate the beauty of nature, the power of music, and the companionship of dogs and other furry creatures. In my life, I have experienced both joy and pain, and have arrived at the other side with increased resilience and hope.
(672) 202-3102 View (672) 202-3102

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Nunavut who prioritize treating:

90% Relationship Issues
90% Anxiety
90% Trauma and PTSD
87% Depression
87% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Alberta Blue Cross
50% Green Shield Canada
50% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Nunavut see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Nunavut?

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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.