Therapists in Dryden, ON

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Relationship Matters Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dryden, ON P8N
Psychotherapy can play a vital role in supporting mental health and relationships. We know that every person faces unique challenges. For example, LGBTQ+ people may face difficult experiences related to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and societal attitudes. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive space for clients to explore these issues, address any psychological distress, and foster personal growth and well-being.
Psychotherapy can play a vital role in supporting mental health and relationships. We know that every person faces unique challenges. For example, LGBTQ+ people may face difficult experiences related to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and societal attitudes. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive space for clients to explore these issues, address any psychological distress, and foster personal growth and well-being.
(548) 800-1685 View (548) 800-1685
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Regan Dearborn
Registered Social Worker, SSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dryden, ON P8N
We can co create treatment plans and help us reach our goals. I believe in you! My educational background is a Social Service Diploma, a Bachelor of Social Work, a Concurrent Disorder Certificate, a Graduate Teaching Certificate and I am in the final stages of completing my Masters of Social Work. I have many certificates from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in CBT for a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, psychosis, self harm, addictions, eating disorders, trauma and phobias. I am certified in Critical Incident Group debriefing.
We can co create treatment plans and help us reach our goals. I believe in you! My educational background is a Social Service Diploma, a Bachelor of Social Work, a Concurrent Disorder Certificate, a Graduate Teaching Certificate and I am in the final stages of completing my Masters of Social Work. I have many certificates from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in CBT for a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, psychosis, self harm, addictions, eating disorders, trauma and phobias. I am certified in Critical Incident Group debriefing.
(807) 770-9143 View (807) 770-9143
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Amanda Brennan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dryden, ON P8N
I have a special interest and passion in women’s mental health. I believe that we all encounter times in our life where we could benefit from support, guidance, and accountability. This might be during pregnancy, post-partum, relationship changes, or big life transitions. I know firsthand that it can be incredibly hard to reach out for help, I also know that everyone is worthy of a safe and non-judgmental place to talk about what might be weighing them down. My goal is to empower you to see your strengths and provide you with the tools and mindset you need to walk through your next stage of life.
I have a special interest and passion in women’s mental health. I believe that we all encounter times in our life where we could benefit from support, guidance, and accountability. This might be during pregnancy, post-partum, relationship changes, or big life transitions. I know firsthand that it can be incredibly hard to reach out for help, I also know that everyone is worthy of a safe and non-judgmental place to talk about what might be weighing them down. My goal is to empower you to see your strengths and provide you with the tools and mindset you need to walk through your next stage of life.
(807) 697-4723 View (807) 697-4723
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Kelly Mental Health
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Dryden, ON P8N
We help people who are struggling with the disconnect between how things are and how things should be. We understand the isolation that comes with feeling misunderstood and we help to cultivate insight and acceptance with a healthy dose of strategy and skills to rebuild one's sense of control, and to move forward feeling lighter and more connected with the world.
We help people who are struggling with the disconnect between how things are and how things should be. We understand the isolation that comes with feeling misunderstood and we help to cultivate insight and acceptance with a healthy dose of strategy and skills to rebuild one's sense of control, and to move forward feeling lighter and more connected with the world.
(807) 790-9679 View (807) 790-9679
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Heather Witiluk
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCH
Verified Verified
Dryden, ON P8N
Currently accepting new clients for in-person and virtual therapy. Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, or have difficulty coping? If so, you are not alone or to blame. Life has endless challenges and I provide a safe and therapeutic space for you to feel better. Some of the areas I help with are: perinatal mental health, infertility, grief and bereavement support and health related anxiety. I offer many different treatment modalities including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy), hypnosis, talk therapy, CBT and more.
Currently accepting new clients for in-person and virtual therapy. Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, or have difficulty coping? If so, you are not alone or to blame. Life has endless challenges and I provide a safe and therapeutic space for you to feel better. Some of the areas I help with are: perinatal mental health, infertility, grief and bereavement support and health related anxiety. I offer many different treatment modalities including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy), hypnosis, talk therapy, CBT and more.
(807) 500-0916 View (807) 500-0916
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Cascade Psychotherapy- Margarita Pechiwa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Dryden, ON P8N
Have you seen a therapist before and received cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to help with anxiety, depression, and/or ptsd/trauma? Are you still finding that you have remaining symptoms or continue to struggle?
Have you seen a therapist before and received cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to help with anxiety, depression, and/or ptsd/trauma? Are you still finding that you have remaining symptoms or continue to struggle?
(807) 789-9603 View (807) 789-9603
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Terri Galusha
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Dryden, ON P8N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
(807) 770-8981 View (807) 770-8981

Online Therapists

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Alex Morrison Holiday
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenora, ON P9N
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) supporting clients through big or small life transitions, anxiety, navigating relationships, creating boundaries, self-compassion, grief and loss, high expectations (from yourself or others), depression, traumatic experiences, and Indigenous culture. I have experience working in a school environment and communities where I have served all ages. I am open to seeing clients 16 and up.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) supporting clients through big or small life transitions, anxiety, navigating relationships, creating boundaries, self-compassion, grief and loss, high expectations (from yourself or others), depression, traumatic experiences, and Indigenous culture. I have experience working in a school environment and communities where I have served all ages. I am open to seeing clients 16 and up.
(807) 770-9070 View (807) 770-9070
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Lauren Matheson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Emo, ON P0W  (Online Only)
It can take courage and strength to reach out for support. I honour you in taking this first step, and I hope that you are able to connect with a professional who fits your needs. I provide counselling and psychotherapy with the intention of forming understanding, compassionate, and trusting connections to support individuals, couples, and families as they navigate through the inevitable ups and downs in life. My aim is to help you to examine your needs and bring awareness to how to move towards health and balance.
It can take courage and strength to reach out for support. I honour you in taking this first step, and I hope that you are able to connect with a professional who fits your needs. I provide counselling and psychotherapy with the intention of forming understanding, compassionate, and trusting connections to support individuals, couples, and families as they navigate through the inevitable ups and downs in life. My aim is to help you to examine your needs and bring awareness to how to move towards health and balance.
(343) 304-5502 View (343) 304-5502
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Eric Lukacs
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RBQ, MDiv, BTh, BA
Verified Verified
Kenora, ON P9N  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome. If you are here, you are probably trying to work through a difficult situation. And that situation probably stands in your way of living your life in the way you would like. You are wanting to take matters into your own hands by learning new tools and improving your self-confidence. You are looking to find clarity about what to do in the face of the challenges that lie before you. Your ideal therapist has extensive life experience, diverse cultural experience and flexible availability. AND ... you are not against having some fun with this. Yes, therapy can be fun.
Hi and welcome. If you are here, you are probably trying to work through a difficult situation. And that situation probably stands in your way of living your life in the way you would like. You are wanting to take matters into your own hands by learning new tools and improving your self-confidence. You are looking to find clarity about what to do in the face of the challenges that lie before you. Your ideal therapist has extensive life experience, diverse cultural experience and flexible availability. AND ... you are not against having some fun with this. Yes, therapy can be fun.
(343) 313-1346 View (343) 313-1346
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Jennifer Brunner - Certified EMDR Clinician/MSW
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, TITC-TC, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kenora, ON P9N
Welcome! I know it can feel pretty overwhelming trying to choose the right therapist. We are a no wait list clinic, so we can address your needs immediately when you are ready. If you are struggling with depression, addiction, anxiety, trauma, stress related symptoms, or are feeling unfulfilled in relationships, we can help. Perhaps you don't want to spend months in a traditional therapy treatment in order to feel better? I also offer EMDR intensives which are multiple sessions in a short period of time or longer sessions for faster improvement.
Welcome! I know it can feel pretty overwhelming trying to choose the right therapist. We are a no wait list clinic, so we can address your needs immediately when you are ready. If you are struggling with depression, addiction, anxiety, trauma, stress related symptoms, or are feeling unfulfilled in relationships, we can help. Perhaps you don't want to spend months in a traditional therapy treatment in order to feel better? I also offer EMDR intensives which are multiple sessions in a short period of time or longer sessions for faster improvement.
(833) 218-9417 View (833) 218-9417
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Kaylee Heyens-McMahon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Frances, ON P9A  (Online Only)
As a high-achieving woman, you experience excessive worrying, low mood, or irritability in the day-to-day of life. You want to feel successful and confident, but you’re finding it difficult to cope and maintain a work-life balance. You’re ready to feel some relief from these mental and emotional struggles. You’re ready to form deep connections with yourself and others. And most of all, you’re ready to let go of the need to please, and instead live your life authentically. As a passionate feminist, mom, and partner, I’ll meet you where you’re at on your unique journey.
As a high-achieving woman, you experience excessive worrying, low mood, or irritability in the day-to-day of life. You want to feel successful and confident, but you’re finding it difficult to cope and maintain a work-life balance. You’re ready to feel some relief from these mental and emotional struggles. You’re ready to form deep connections with yourself and others. And most of all, you’re ready to let go of the need to please, and instead live your life authentically. As a passionate feminist, mom, and partner, I’ll meet you where you’re at on your unique journey.
(807) 271-5573 View (807) 271-5573
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Marek Bandur
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kenora, ON P9N
For over 20 years I have worked in the field of mental health and addictions as a registered psychotherapist. Through many years of practice, I have demonstrated effective treatment of a wide multitude of conditions and mental health disorders. However, I consider myself to be a trauma therapist. To be able to resolve distress in mental health and emotional functioning, I am trained in some of the most effective and evidence-based modalities. I integrate affective neuroscience with traditional psychotherapy to address the neural bases of emotions through a therapeutic approach to modulate cognition and behaviour.
For over 20 years I have worked in the field of mental health and addictions as a registered psychotherapist. Through many years of practice, I have demonstrated effective treatment of a wide multitude of conditions and mental health disorders. However, I consider myself to be a trauma therapist. To be able to resolve distress in mental health and emotional functioning, I am trained in some of the most effective and evidence-based modalities. I integrate affective neuroscience with traditional psychotherapy to address the neural bases of emotions through a therapeutic approach to modulate cognition and behaviour.
(807) 790-9778 View (807) 790-9778
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Carol Ballen
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keewatin, ON P0X
Do you have goals of being a better parent, partner, friend, student or boss but find yourself stuck and unable to improve? Do you want to better manage stress and overwhelm and improve your communication skills with others? Are you finding yourself showing up in personal and professional relationships in ways that feel less than desirable, confusing and self sabotaging? Do you wonder about ways you could improve your own emotional and mental wellness and also improve your relationships with others? If you are wanting support in finding clarity and feeling more hopeful in your relationships with others and yourself please reach out
Do you have goals of being a better parent, partner, friend, student or boss but find yourself stuck and unable to improve? Do you want to better manage stress and overwhelm and improve your communication skills with others? Are you finding yourself showing up in personal and professional relationships in ways that feel less than desirable, confusing and self sabotaging? Do you wonder about ways you could improve your own emotional and mental wellness and also improve your relationships with others? If you are wanting support in finding clarity and feeling more hopeful in your relationships with others and yourself please reach out
(204) 800-8496 View (204) 800-8496
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Natacha Boulton
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
Kenora, ON P9N
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, I am happy you are here. It isn’t easy to reach out and ask for support. It takes courage to look within and face your difficulties. I am a registered social worker and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. I have a Masters of Social Work (MSW) and am completing an Advanced Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy. I offer in-person counselling to individual clients and couples in the Treaty 3 area of Kenora and virtually throughout Ontario.
Welcome, I am happy you are here. It isn’t easy to reach out and ask for support. It takes courage to look within and face your difficulties. I am a registered social worker and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. I have a Masters of Social Work (MSW) and am completing an Advanced Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy. I offer in-person counselling to individual clients and couples in the Treaty 3 area of Kenora and virtually throughout Ontario.
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Headstrong Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T
Canadian Online and In- Home Counselling! Counselling is about healing and can be a difficult and emotional process. With the support you will gain with us and your commitment to healing, you will achieve positive rewards for yourself. Throughout this process you can expect to be treated with respect, compassion, and empathy. You will be able to share your thoughts and more specifically talk about what is causing a challenge for you in your life. Your willingness to share and your commitment to problem solving will result in finding a balance to deal with future stressful situations.
Canadian Online and In- Home Counselling! Counselling is about healing and can be a difficult and emotional process. With the support you will gain with us and your commitment to healing, you will achieve positive rewards for yourself. Throughout this process you can expect to be treated with respect, compassion, and empathy. You will be able to share your thoughts and more specifically talk about what is causing a challenge for you in your life. Your willingness to share and your commitment to problem solving will result in finding a balance to deal with future stressful situations.
(844) 826-5462 View (844) 826-5462
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The Couples Clinic
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fort Frances, ON P9A
Are you afraid of breaking up? Do you find that the two of you can’t communicate, or hear each other anymore? Our goal at The Couples Clinic is to help couples find their way back to each other. Topics such as trust, intimacy, extended family, money and infidelity can cause huge struggles in relationships. Even when couples have been together for years, they can still have difficulty navigating these issues. Anger, mistrust, contempt and resentment can pull the two of you apart and make it that much harder to heal and build the future you both deserve.
Are you afraid of breaking up? Do you find that the two of you can’t communicate, or hear each other anymore? Our goal at The Couples Clinic is to help couples find their way back to each other. Topics such as trust, intimacy, extended family, money and infidelity can cause huge struggles in relationships. Even when couples have been together for years, they can still have difficulty navigating these issues. Anger, mistrust, contempt and resentment can pull the two of you apart and make it that much harder to heal and build the future you both deserve.
(807) 806-1313 View (807) 806-1313
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Rachel Taylor
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenora, ON P9N
Rachel Taylor is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. Rachel has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Utilizing an emotion-focused and narrative lens, Rachel integrates body and brain-based approaches to support clients in overcoming a variety of mental health challenges. Rachel is polyvagal-informed and trained in Brainspotting (BSP). Her passion is to create a safe, welcoming space for clients of all backgrounds to feel seen and to move towards wellness.
Rachel Taylor is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. Rachel has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Utilizing an emotion-focused and narrative lens, Rachel integrates body and brain-based approaches to support clients in overcoming a variety of mental health challenges. Rachel is polyvagal-informed and trained in Brainspotting (BSP). Her passion is to create a safe, welcoming space for clients of all backgrounds to feel seen and to move towards wellness.
(807) 500-1908 View (807) 500-1908
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Brady Heyens
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Frances, ON P9A  (Online Only)
Have been experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or burnout, and life has been harder lately than it once was? Perhaps you're living with mild, moderate, or significant trauma that you can't seem to work through? This can leave you feeling lonely, worried, or unsure about what’s next. Maybe you've noticed yourself trying to manage frequent low moods, substance use issues or social isolation, or you're going through a life transition. If you're feeling an increase in irritability, or having a hard time sleeping or coping, these might be signs that you may need help with addressing your mental and emotional health. - I can help.
Have been experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or burnout, and life has been harder lately than it once was? Perhaps you're living with mild, moderate, or significant trauma that you can't seem to work through? This can leave you feeling lonely, worried, or unsure about what’s next. Maybe you've noticed yourself trying to manage frequent low moods, substance use issues or social isolation, or you're going through a life transition. If you're feeling an increase in irritability, or having a hard time sleeping or coping, these might be signs that you may need help with addressing your mental and emotional health. - I can help.
(807) 271-5573 View (807) 271-5573
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Susan Briggs
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenora, ON P9N
Currently, I am accepting adults for counselling. I have extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, relationship/family issues and life transitions. Parents and caregivers also top the list :) I find most people want to be heard and understood; to understand themselves and their situations more clearly, and to find ways to manage difficult situations. Being vulnerable in counselling can be hard, but so can being alone trying different ways to manage your issues with no relief. That's why safety is so important in the therapy room. Respect, understanding and compassion offers healing.
Currently, I am accepting adults for counselling. I have extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, relationship/family issues and life transitions. Parents and caregivers also top the list :) I find most people want to be heard and understood; to understand themselves and their situations more clearly, and to find ways to manage difficult situations. Being vulnerable in counselling can be hard, but so can being alone trying different ways to manage your issues with no relief. That's why safety is so important in the therapy room. Respect, understanding and compassion offers healing.
(807) 770-8874 View (807) 770-8874

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dryden, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Dryden, ON who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
86% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
71% Depression
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Green Shield Canada
100% Manulife
67% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Dryden, ON see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dryden?

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.