Therapists in Kemptville, ON

Photo of Katie Cassidy, Registered Psychotherapist in Kemptville, ON
Katie Cassidy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Are you tired of your emotions controlling your life? Are you and your partner exhausted of constantly being in conflict and not sure how to get that connection back? I work holistically with individuals and couples who want to learn how and why their emotions are affecting them (or in their relationship), so they can regain control over their lives, feel happier and less stressed!
Are you tired of your emotions controlling your life? Are you and your partner exhausted of constantly being in conflict and not sure how to get that connection back? I work holistically with individuals and couples who want to learn how and why their emotions are affecting them (or in their relationship), so they can regain control over their lives, feel happier and less stressed!
(613) 699-2720 View (613) 699-2720
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Natalie Carrière
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Not accepting new clients
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, grief or troubled relationships? If you are experiencing a difficult life transition such as employment change or loss, divorce, parenthood, retirement, or the loss of a loved one - I can help and offer support, kindness and empathy to help you see more clearly in the difficult times you may be experiencing. I favour a holistic, integrative approach, which is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to build on your strengths, identify behaviour patterns and thought processes which no longer serve you, in order to help you change and heal.
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, grief or troubled relationships? If you are experiencing a difficult life transition such as employment change or loss, divorce, parenthood, retirement, or the loss of a loved one - I can help and offer support, kindness and empathy to help you see more clearly in the difficult times you may be experiencing. I favour a holistic, integrative approach, which is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to build on your strengths, identify behaviour patterns and thought processes which no longer serve you, in order to help you change and heal.
(613) 704-2718 View (613) 704-2718
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Katie Greenough
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? Stressed out trying to balance family, work, and self-care? Perhaps memories from past hurts are affecting your present-day relationships? I love working with people who, like you, are facing challenges in life and took the brave step of inviting a therapist to journey with them. We can all cope in isolation with our stressful lives for a limited period of time, before realizing we need help. Let’s work together and identify the source of your struggles and resolve them. Along the way, we’ll get to know much more about you.
Overwhelmed? Stressed out trying to balance family, work, and self-care? Perhaps memories from past hurts are affecting your present-day relationships? I love working with people who, like you, are facing challenges in life and took the brave step of inviting a therapist to journey with them. We can all cope in isolation with our stressful lives for a limited period of time, before realizing we need help. Let’s work together and identify the source of your struggles and resolve them. Along the way, we’ll get to know much more about you.
(343) 633-0678 View (343) 633-0678
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Beth Robbins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and have almost 20 years of experience employed in various settings across Canada. I work with a diverse adult population to provide a collaborative, structured approach in meeting the needs of my clients and I have formal training in a number of modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based interventions.
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and have almost 20 years of experience employed in various settings across Canada. I work with a diverse adult population to provide a collaborative, structured approach in meeting the needs of my clients and I have formal training in a number of modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based interventions.
(613) 706-1537 View (613) 706-1537
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Erica Shane
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
I recognize that each individual has a unique journey that has led them to this present moment. Grounded in empathy and compassion, I aim to provide a safe space to discuss life challenges and hopes for healing. With a decade of teaching experience, I transitioned into the mental health field, contributing to a district program where I specialized in instructing self-regulation, attachment, and inclusive learning practices. I’m a current student in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program with Yorkville University, qualified to practice onsite under clinical supervision.
I recognize that each individual has a unique journey that has led them to this present moment. Grounded in empathy and compassion, I aim to provide a safe space to discuss life challenges and hopes for healing. With a decade of teaching experience, I transitioned into the mental health field, contributing to a district program where I specialized in instructing self-regulation, attachment, and inclusive learning practices. I’m a current student in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program with Yorkville University, qualified to practice onsite under clinical supervision.
(343) 306-0940 View (343) 306-0940
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Ellie Rock
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as well as a therapist under supervision at CMAP Health. I believe we are all doing the best we can in the moment, and that with evidenced based support we are able to do better. It is not easy to ask for help. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space with empathy, understanding and acceptance where you can explore the support you need.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as well as a therapist under supervision at CMAP Health. I believe we are all doing the best we can in the moment, and that with evidenced based support we are able to do better. It is not easy to ask for help. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space with empathy, understanding and acceptance where you can explore the support you need.
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Winds of Change Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, CCC, CRPO
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes the worst place to be at is in your head! You must decide what you are going to do with this one wild life. I believe that each of us has greatness lying within waiting to be brought forth. I assist individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, such as, but not limited to loss of a loved one, change in health, job loss, divorce, chronic illness, parenthood, empty nest, menopause and retirement. I offer support to those struggling with depression, anxiety, loss of life engagement, emotion regulation, loss of self esteem, confusion, frustration, isolation, loneliness and life imbalance. Empowering people to live!
Sometimes the worst place to be at is in your head! You must decide what you are going to do with this one wild life. I believe that each of us has greatness lying within waiting to be brought forth. I assist individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, such as, but not limited to loss of a loved one, change in health, job loss, divorce, chronic illness, parenthood, empty nest, menopause and retirement. I offer support to those struggling with depression, anxiety, loss of life engagement, emotion regulation, loss of self esteem, confusion, frustration, isolation, loneliness and life imbalance. Empowering people to live!
(613) 706-1784 View (613) 706-1784
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Heather Sansom
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Currently limited space for new clients. Please email to inquire. Services bilingues. Convenient, virtual options for individuals, couples, youth, rural residents. Insurance covered. In addition to common concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression, I have experience with health crisis, grief, life change, PTSD, trauma, burnout, eating/body issues, autism/ADHD. You can rebuild, thrive, and find joy again. I take a whole-person and strengths-based approach.
Currently limited space for new clients. Please email to inquire. Services bilingues. Convenient, virtual options for individuals, couples, youth, rural residents. Insurance covered. In addition to common concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression, I have experience with health crisis, grief, life change, PTSD, trauma, burnout, eating/body issues, autism/ADHD. You can rebuild, thrive, and find joy again. I take a whole-person and strengths-based approach.
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Nicole Sarsons
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes in our lives. My role as a therapist is to facilitate that process through warmth, understanding, and insight that can help you see things in a new way. Together we can work to identify meaningful and attainable goals, improve relationships and connection, develop confidence and self-esteem, and lessen feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness and hurt. After all, the more we understand about our experiences, feelings, motivations, and needs, the more we can make deliberate choices about how we want to live.
I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes in our lives. My role as a therapist is to facilitate that process through warmth, understanding, and insight that can help you see things in a new way. Together we can work to identify meaningful and attainable goals, improve relationships and connection, develop confidence and self-esteem, and lessen feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness and hurt. After all, the more we understand about our experiences, feelings, motivations, and needs, the more we can make deliberate choices about how we want to live.
(343) 306-4557 View (343) 306-4557
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Chuck LeBlanc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MACP, RP
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in working with individuals who experience anxiety, social awkwardness, and feelings of being stuck who are sick of being held back by stress, who want to stop bottling up their emotions and be more present so they can enjoy their lives.
I have a special interest in working with individuals who experience anxiety, social awkwardness, and feelings of being stuck who are sick of being held back by stress, who want to stop bottling up their emotions and be more present so they can enjoy their lives.
(343) 308-0249 View (343) 308-0249
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Melanie Herweyer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Now Accepting New Clients! I support individuals; children (4+), preteens, teens and adults (18+). I work with clients in a collaborative, compassionate and empathic safe space and relationship, and who's goals include personal growth and healing. Clients struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, a history of trauma, work/life balance or burnout, relationship struggles or just looking to grow personally. Connect with me today to set up an appointment!
Now Accepting New Clients! I support individuals; children (4+), preteens, teens and adults (18+). I work with clients in a collaborative, compassionate and empathic safe space and relationship, and who's goals include personal growth and healing. Clients struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, a history of trauma, work/life balance or burnout, relationship struggles or just looking to grow personally. Connect with me today to set up an appointment!
(343) 300-3155 View (343) 300-3155
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Andrée Leduc
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
No waitlist - Accepting new clients! I strive to help and support my clients who may be facing stressors and mental health illnesses such as, relationship difficulties, infidelity, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, PTSD & C-PSTD. Offering services in French and English. As a former law enforcement officer, I am very passionate about helping, and am in a unique position to understand first responders from all branches who may be struggling with the stressors inherent within these professions, including PTSD, Operational Stress Injuries, moral injuries, and organizational stress.
No waitlist - Accepting new clients! I strive to help and support my clients who may be facing stressors and mental health illnesses such as, relationship difficulties, infidelity, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, PTSD & C-PSTD. Offering services in French and English. As a former law enforcement officer, I am very passionate about helping, and am in a unique position to understand first responders from all branches who may be struggling with the stressors inherent within these professions, including PTSD, Operational Stress Injuries, moral injuries, and organizational stress.
(343) 321-2005 View (343) 321-2005
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Shannon Sweeting-Woods
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Looking for healing, growth, or change, but unsure where to start? Or perhaps you have experienced these before and are seeking to deepen and sustain your gains. Together we can achieve your goals. As your therapist, I will provide a collaborative and compassionate space to explore your intentions. A central part of my role is to evoke your own inner wisdom, strengths, resources, and values, and support you in using these to navigate the issues you face. I work with adult individuals and couples and have expertise in the areas of: anxiety, depression, prenatal & post-partum issues, parenting, grief/loss, childhood abuse and trauma.
Looking for healing, growth, or change, but unsure where to start? Or perhaps you have experienced these before and are seeking to deepen and sustain your gains. Together we can achieve your goals. As your therapist, I will provide a collaborative and compassionate space to explore your intentions. A central part of my role is to evoke your own inner wisdom, strengths, resources, and values, and support you in using these to navigate the issues you face. I work with adult individuals and couples and have expertise in the areas of: anxiety, depression, prenatal & post-partum issues, parenting, grief/loss, childhood abuse and trauma.
(343) 307-0182 x5 View (343) 307-0182 x5
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Anik Whyte
Registered Social Worker, BA, RSW
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
I started Anik Whyte Supports to ensure a responsive, supportive and welcoming service for you. I understand that life can hit us hard which impacts how we cope, feel, engage with others and even parent. Trauma healing, surviving crisis, coping strategies, relationships and parenting are all aspects that I can help you with. I also can travel to you (within 40 mins of Kemptville, ON) to help break down the barriers of rural support.
I started Anik Whyte Supports to ensure a responsive, supportive and welcoming service for you. I understand that life can hit us hard which impacts how we cope, feel, engage with others and even parent. Trauma healing, surviving crisis, coping strategies, relationships and parenting are all aspects that I can help you with. I also can travel to you (within 40 mins of Kemptville, ON) to help break down the barriers of rural support.
(343) 801-3274 View (343) 801-3274
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Sydney Maharaj-Nicholson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Accepting New Clients. Sydney favours using a social justice and trauma-informed lens when guiding clients to a more authentic, resilient, and safe sense of being. With compassion and empathy, Sydney is committed to learning alongside individuals by providing a genuine and inclusive experience where all feel welcome. Her goal is to establish a partnership with her clients by looking at thoughts, body sensations, and behaviours with a sense of curiosity - fostering empowerment and strength when faced with the life's challenges.
Accepting New Clients. Sydney favours using a social justice and trauma-informed lens when guiding clients to a more authentic, resilient, and safe sense of being. With compassion and empathy, Sydney is committed to learning alongside individuals by providing a genuine and inclusive experience where all feel welcome. Her goal is to establish a partnership with her clients by looking at thoughts, body sensations, and behaviours with a sense of curiosity - fostering empowerment and strength when faced with the life's challenges.
(343) 341-8007 View (343) 341-8007
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Michelle Aziz
Registered Social Worker, SSW, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
As a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Clinical Director, I strive to deliver compassionate and empathetic support in working with the client in finding their inner strength and abilities and expanding on those for success. I believe every individual is capable to succeed and breakthrough their past current and future challenges/struggles, whatever they might be. With the focus of the client as the expert and the clinician as supportive expert, you will have the opportunity to be guided through your own strengths and abilities in moving forward and finding happiness/success through the life course.
As a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Clinical Director, I strive to deliver compassionate and empathetic support in working with the client in finding their inner strength and abilities and expanding on those for success. I believe every individual is capable to succeed and breakthrough their past current and future challenges/struggles, whatever they might be. With the focus of the client as the expert and the clinician as supportive expert, you will have the opportunity to be guided through your own strengths and abilities in moving forward and finding happiness/success through the life course.
(613) 703-0662 View (613) 703-0662
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Kemptville Stress Relief Centre
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
At the Kemptville Stress Relief Centre we provide transformative therapy for stress and trauma. We know it’s important to have a safe space for you to reconnect with yourself and access your own wisdom to help you heal.
At the Kemptville Stress Relief Centre we provide transformative therapy for stress and trauma. We know it’s important to have a safe space for you to reconnect with yourself and access your own wisdom to help you heal.
(343) 500-4903 View (343) 500-4903
Photo of Melanie Goldberg, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Kemptville, ON
Melanie Goldberg
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, BScN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life transitions, relationships, stress, grief and mental health challenges. I incorporate a holistic approach to understanding your physical, emotional, and social history and utilize cognitive behavioural, emotionally-focused and solution-focused therapy. I believe in developing a safe, compassionate, and collaborative relationship with you, identifying goals, and building on your strengths to make meaningful changes in your life. I view myself as a guide, meeting you where you are and seeking to understand your unique life experiences to help you make choices and find solutions.
I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life transitions, relationships, stress, grief and mental health challenges. I incorporate a holistic approach to understanding your physical, emotional, and social history and utilize cognitive behavioural, emotionally-focused and solution-focused therapy. I believe in developing a safe, compassionate, and collaborative relationship with you, identifying goals, and building on your strengths to make meaningful changes in your life. I view myself as a guide, meeting you where you are and seeking to understand your unique life experiences to help you make choices and find solutions.
(343) 305-5889 View (343) 305-5889
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Meagan Cumming
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
10 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Not accepting new clients
I practice as a compassionate, creative, and supportive psychotherapist. I provide confidential, non-judgmental individual psychotherapy sessions and work collaboratively with each client to meet their specific needs. I feel deeply honoured to have the privilege of accompanying others on their healing journey.
I practice as a compassionate, creative, and supportive psychotherapist. I provide confidential, non-judgmental individual psychotherapy sessions and work collaboratively with each client to meet their specific needs. I feel deeply honoured to have the privilege of accompanying others on their healing journey.
(613) 702-8855 x2 View (613) 702-8855 x2
Photo of Sarah Bolton, Registered Psychotherapist in Kemptville, ON
Sarah Bolton
Registered Psychotherapist, NP, MACP, MScN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Currently accepting new clients. Is a workplace trauma/critical incident impacting your well-being? Are you a Novice nurse looking for support as you navigate this challenging career? Are you feeling burned out and looking for change? Are you feeling isolated in your pain and loss? Are you looking for relief, support, and personal growth. Sarah works together with clients towards their goals in a caring and confidential environment. Sarah’s career as a nurse and life experience equips her well to provide support and counselling for a variety of client concerns.
Currently accepting new clients. Is a workplace trauma/critical incident impacting your well-being? Are you a Novice nurse looking for support as you navigate this challenging career? Are you feeling burned out and looking for change? Are you feeling isolated in your pain and loss? Are you looking for relief, support, and personal growth. Sarah works together with clients towards their goals in a caring and confidential environment. Sarah’s career as a nurse and life experience equips her well to provide support and counselling for a variety of client concerns.
(343) 307-0693 View (343) 307-0693

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kemptville, ON

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Kemptville, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Stress
83% Life Transitions
78% Grief
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Medavie Blue Cross
38% Blue Cross
38% WSIB

How Counsellors in Kemptville, ON see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kemptville?

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.