Therapists in Kitchener, ON

Photo of Teresa Vandebelt, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Teresa Vandebelt
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Journeying towards wellness takes more work than most of us imagine! Without support it can feel slow and discouraging! If you are on this journey, then you may want someone to walk alongside to help you move forward. Once you have this support, then it's time to start preparing for the journey! This could include remembering what's important to you, and working through the challenges that make the path forward difficult. You might even need to equip yourself with new skills and discover new paths towards a goal.
Journeying towards wellness takes more work than most of us imagine! Without support it can feel slow and discouraging! If you are on this journey, then you may want someone to walk alongside to help you move forward. Once you have this support, then it's time to start preparing for the journey! This could include remembering what's important to you, and working through the challenges that make the path forward difficult. You might even need to equip yourself with new skills and discover new paths towards a goal.
(548) 490-5850 View (548) 490-5850
Photo of Jodi Lynn Morris, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Jodi Lynn Morris
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2M
Offering In person Sessions! You have been struggling with overwhelm and stress. The relentless pressures of living in today’s world leave you feeling anxious and you’re finding it hard to enjoy things that used to make you happy. I can help! I will be your partner in managing the anxiety, stress and low moods so you can experience clarity, feel less overwhelmed and actually get back to enjoying life. Looking for help can be a challenge, being here means you are ready.
Offering In person Sessions! You have been struggling with overwhelm and stress. The relentless pressures of living in today’s world leave you feeling anxious and you’re finding it hard to enjoy things that used to make you happy. I can help! I will be your partner in managing the anxiety, stress and low moods so you can experience clarity, feel less overwhelmed and actually get back to enjoying life. Looking for help can be a challenge, being here means you are ready.
(226) 407-6975 View (226) 407-6975
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Brad Tamcsu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Working through complex personal issues is most effective by sharing your thoughts and feelings with an experienced, understanding therapist. The answers that you are seeking are usually within you, you've just needed to express your "self" to get there. I work from a strength-based perspective and have been providing individual, couple, teen focused counselling in various clinical settings for over 34 years. My specialties include: anxiety and stress management, trauma, improving communication, interpersonal conflict, men's issues and assisting individuals in developing personal strategies to create a new life balance.
Working through complex personal issues is most effective by sharing your thoughts and feelings with an experienced, understanding therapist. The answers that you are seeking are usually within you, you've just needed to express your "self" to get there. I work from a strength-based perspective and have been providing individual, couple, teen focused counselling in various clinical settings for over 34 years. My specialties include: anxiety and stress management, trauma, improving communication, interpersonal conflict, men's issues and assisting individuals in developing personal strategies to create a new life balance.
(226) 798-4388 View (226) 798-4388
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Victoria Couture
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
I aim to create a safe and comfortable space that supports my clients growth and leads to positive change and overall wellness. My priority is to treat each person with kindness and respect and allow them the space to share openly and be their authentic selves. I am known for my warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach and integrative therapy style that is collaborative and person-centered. I incorporate various modalities and interventions to meet my client’s needs, including Brainspotting, Narrative, Solution-Focused, CBT, Play-Based, Mindfulness-Based, and Trauma-Focused approaches.
I aim to create a safe and comfortable space that supports my clients growth and leads to positive change and overall wellness. My priority is to treat each person with kindness and respect and allow them the space to share openly and be their authentic selves. I am known for my warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach and integrative therapy style that is collaborative and person-centered. I incorporate various modalities and interventions to meet my client’s needs, including Brainspotting, Narrative, Solution-Focused, CBT, Play-Based, Mindfulness-Based, and Trauma-Focused approaches.
(226) 779-2824 View (226) 779-2824
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Sandra Karlin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M
You deserve to feel supported. You deserve to be heard. Whether you are coming to therapy in a moment of crisis, years of stress and pain, or just needing another person to share your more guarded thoughts with- therapy is for you. Whether it's anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, or anything in between, it's all welcome in my office. Let's talk!
You deserve to feel supported. You deserve to be heard. Whether you are coming to therapy in a moment of crisis, years of stress and pain, or just needing another person to share your more guarded thoughts with- therapy is for you. Whether it's anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, or anything in between, it's all welcome in my office. Let's talk!
(548) 800-1654 View (548) 800-1654
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Kitchener Therapy Collaborative
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2M
We are social workers with a combined 50 years of experience, providing trauma-informed therapy and consultation services in Waterloo Region. We work collaboratively with our clients to establish a trusting, safe, and purposeful relationship. Throughout the pandemic, we witnessed a significant increase in mental health concerns such as social isolation, anxiety, depression, suicidality, addictions, trauma and grief. As a result, we decided that a collaborative approach to healing was more conducive to recovery. Our partnership was formed on this principle - connections heal!
We are social workers with a combined 50 years of experience, providing trauma-informed therapy and consultation services in Waterloo Region. We work collaboratively with our clients to establish a trusting, safe, and purposeful relationship. Throughout the pandemic, we witnessed a significant increase in mental health concerns such as social isolation, anxiety, depression, suicidality, addictions, trauma and grief. As a result, we decided that a collaborative approach to healing was more conducive to recovery. Our partnership was formed on this principle - connections heal!
(548) 457-2266 View (548) 457-2266
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Claire Quenneville
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA(c)
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
Working within a client-centered, collaborative framework, Claire’s therapeutic approach prioritizes the unique needs and experiences of each client. Creating a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space is paramount to her approach, allowing clients to thrive and uncover their inner strength. Claire’s approach incorporates a range of therapeutic modalities, focussing mainly in CBT, DBT, SFBT, and Narrative Therapy to address a wide range of presenting issues spanning from anxiety and depression to stress management, relationship challenges, and life transitions.
Working within a client-centered, collaborative framework, Claire’s therapeutic approach prioritizes the unique needs and experiences of each client. Creating a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space is paramount to her approach, allowing clients to thrive and uncover their inner strength. Claire’s approach incorporates a range of therapeutic modalities, focussing mainly in CBT, DBT, SFBT, and Narrative Therapy to address a wide range of presenting issues spanning from anxiety and depression to stress management, relationship challenges, and life transitions.
(226) 790-3514 View (226) 790-3514
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Grace Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
With warm, compassionate care, I journey with Adults, Adolescents, Couples and Families. I empower those who have been devastated by relationship loss in all forms including those impacted by violence. My passion for healthy relationships inspires me to work in supporting people while allowing them to address Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Work Stress, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Relationship concerns, Family Concerns, Gender, Career changes, Compassion Fatigue and much more.
With warm, compassionate care, I journey with Adults, Adolescents, Couples and Families. I empower those who have been devastated by relationship loss in all forms including those impacted by violence. My passion for healthy relationships inspires me to work in supporting people while allowing them to address Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Work Stress, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Relationship concerns, Family Concerns, Gender, Career changes, Compassion Fatigue and much more.
(548) 490-7430 View (548) 490-7430
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Listening Tree Studio & Coaching
HBA, CVRM, ECPC, PCC
Kitchener, ON N2G  (Online Only)
You value your emotional wellness but are still stuck and are struggling with low self-esteem and unworthiness. You may have had the strength to come out of pretty harrowing circumstances yet are feeling exhausted and can’t quite grasp the motivation to keep up the pace. Know that you are not alone. I am an internationally certified Life Coach with over 20 years of experience in crisis response and facilitation. I provide a safe and comfortable place to be authentic so you can find the clarity and new perspective to propel you forward in a life that is your own.
You value your emotional wellness but are still stuck and are struggling with low self-esteem and unworthiness. You may have had the strength to come out of pretty harrowing circumstances yet are feeling exhausted and can’t quite grasp the motivation to keep up the pace. Know that you are not alone. I am an internationally certified Life Coach with over 20 years of experience in crisis response and facilitation. I provide a safe and comfortable place to be authentic so you can find the clarity and new perspective to propel you forward in a life that is your own.
(226) 406-5757 View (226) 406-5757
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Heather Dodge
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M
Do you wish relationships were not so difficult? Are you tired of feeling anxious and drained? Do you want to learn how to really be yourself in your relationships? Let me help you learn how to become more emotionally aware of your personal patterns, emotional triggers and unhelpful behaviours. Psychotherapy is a space where you can safely explore deeper realms of who you are. I believe when we deepen our self awareness we gain insight that can inspire us to change and grow. Let’s connect for a free 15 minute consultation and get started on your healing.
Do you wish relationships were not so difficult? Are you tired of feeling anxious and drained? Do you want to learn how to really be yourself in your relationships? Let me help you learn how to become more emotionally aware of your personal patterns, emotional triggers and unhelpful behaviours. Psychotherapy is a space where you can safely explore deeper realms of who you are. I believe when we deepen our self awareness we gain insight that can inspire us to change and grow. Let’s connect for a free 15 minute consultation and get started on your healing.
(548) 901-0855 View (548) 901-0855
Photo of Chris Lobsinger, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Chris Lobsinger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M
Practical, collaborative, brief therapy to help you create the life you want.
Practical, collaborative, brief therapy to help you create the life you want.
(226) 270-6719 View (226) 270-6719
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Jackie Vaerewyck
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2B
Accepting NEW clients! -If you are reading this you have already taken the scariest step; recognizing that you want some extra help or support. Are you experiencing issues in life and you don't know how to approach them, where to even start, or who to reach out to? Do you have past experiences which are not letting you move on with your life? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, unhelpful thinking patterns, self-esteem or trauma? Work as a first responder and experience work stress or trauma? Struggle with a personality or mood disorder? Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle alone and we don't know how to cope.
Accepting NEW clients! -If you are reading this you have already taken the scariest step; recognizing that you want some extra help or support. Are you experiencing issues in life and you don't know how to approach them, where to even start, or who to reach out to? Do you have past experiences which are not letting you move on with your life? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, unhelpful thinking patterns, self-esteem or trauma? Work as a first responder and experience work stress or trauma? Struggle with a personality or mood disorder? Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle alone and we don't know how to cope.
(226) 778-2352 View (226) 778-2352
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Dr. Ava D Agar
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I am accepting new therapy and assessment clients. I work with adults with a range of challenges (e.g., depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, trauma/PTSD, obsession-compulsions, and executive dysfunction) impacting their relationships, academics, work, and general life functioning. Primarily from a CBT perspective, and drawing upon other approaches (MBCT, DBT, ACT, etc.) as needed, I aim to provide you with support, help you build skills to make meaningful changes in your life, and help you build skills to maintain your wellbeing over time.
I am a psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I am accepting new therapy and assessment clients. I work with adults with a range of challenges (e.g., depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, trauma/PTSD, obsession-compulsions, and executive dysfunction) impacting their relationships, academics, work, and general life functioning. Primarily from a CBT perspective, and drawing upon other approaches (MBCT, DBT, ACT, etc.) as needed, I aim to provide you with support, help you build skills to make meaningful changes in your life, and help you build skills to maintain your wellbeing over time.
(548) 918-5274 View (548) 918-5274
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Miguel P Guayasamin
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E
Life is beautiful, in part because of its challenges which can help us to grow and learn more about ourselves. There are times when we can feel overwhelmed and experience increased stress, anxiety, low mood or various other things that have us feeling less like ourselves. Simply put, those are all signs that you have done the best that you can with the skills and supports that you have to navigate this part of your life. My hope in this role is to support each individual to realign with their strengths and the development of the skills needed to thrive during these seasons.
Life is beautiful, in part because of its challenges which can help us to grow and learn more about ourselves. There are times when we can feel overwhelmed and experience increased stress, anxiety, low mood or various other things that have us feeling less like ourselves. Simply put, those are all signs that you have done the best that you can with the skills and supports that you have to navigate this part of your life. My hope in this role is to support each individual to realign with their strengths and the development of the skills needed to thrive during these seasons.
(226) 705-1071 View (226) 705-1071
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Matthew Norman Klompus
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Matt. Sometimes we don’t know how to get to where we want. Sometimes we think we know, but just can’t seem to get started. It can all feel like too much and we can become overwhelmed. Our goals can seem just out of reach. At these times, what we might need is a little help and support. Counselling can help. No matter what your goals are, we can work towards them together. Counselling can be a way to rediscover your strengths, re-frame your past, and utilize your experience to move positively into the future. It is a place to get curious about why you are where you are, and explore what might be holding you back.
Hi, I'm Matt. Sometimes we don’t know how to get to where we want. Sometimes we think we know, but just can’t seem to get started. It can all feel like too much and we can become overwhelmed. Our goals can seem just out of reach. At these times, what we might need is a little help and support. Counselling can help. No matter what your goals are, we can work towards them together. Counselling can be a way to rediscover your strengths, re-frame your past, and utilize your experience to move positively into the future. It is a place to get curious about why you are where you are, and explore what might be holding you back.
(548) 800-1867 View (548) 800-1867
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Gavynn McKay
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2C  (Online Only)
Pronouns: he/him or they/them. Reaching out can be difficult, but I am glad to see that you did. I am queer, transgender, autistic, and have ADHD. These intersecting identities shape my experiences and influence my therapy approach. I work with clients from Ontario and Saskatchewan. I aim to create a comfortable space for you to navigate your thoughts and emotions. As someone who has accessed mental health services, I know how important it is to feel heard by your therapist. Because of this, I work with you to ensure you are feeling effectively supported and comfortable. Social media: Tik Tok and Instagram: rainbowgalaxyocunselling
Pronouns: he/him or they/them. Reaching out can be difficult, but I am glad to see that you did. I am queer, transgender, autistic, and have ADHD. These intersecting identities shape my experiences and influence my therapy approach. I work with clients from Ontario and Saskatchewan. I aim to create a comfortable space for you to navigate your thoughts and emotions. As someone who has accessed mental health services, I know how important it is to feel heard by your therapist. Because of this, I work with you to ensure you are feeling effectively supported and comfortable. Social media: Tik Tok and Instagram: rainbowgalaxyocunselling
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Karen Eade | Ifs
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2G  (Online Only)
Perhaps you have tried all that you can and still feel stressed and caught up in what is happening around you. My support invites you to experience calm in the midst of chaos, helps as you navigate challenges, and is a resource for your healing.
Perhaps you have tried all that you can and still feel stressed and caught up in what is happening around you. My support invites you to experience calm in the midst of chaos, helps as you navigate challenges, and is a resource for your healing.
(548) 457-0482 View (548) 457-0482
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Jennifer O'Connor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Are you carrying the pain of traumatic memories with you on a day to day basis? Would you like relief from flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, nightmares and symptoms of trauma? I am a Certified EMDR therapist who specializes in supporting individuals in processing traumatic experiences to reduce symptoms. In counselling, I work to help individuals to identify, strengthen and develop their coping skills by creating an empathic space to explore feelings.  I am passionate about offering strength-based counselling to help individuals work towards well-being and find ways to maintain connections with what is important to them.
Are you carrying the pain of traumatic memories with you on a day to day basis? Would you like relief from flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, nightmares and symptoms of trauma? I am a Certified EMDR therapist who specializes in supporting individuals in processing traumatic experiences to reduce symptoms. In counselling, I work to help individuals to identify, strengthen and develop their coping skills by creating an empathic space to explore feelings.  I am passionate about offering strength-based counselling to help individuals work towards well-being and find ways to maintain connections with what is important to them.
(226) 270-7968 View (226) 270-7968
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Innersun Psychology
Psychological Associate, MSc, C Psyc, CHyp
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Not accepting new clients
When you find yourself struggling, its good to have a compassionate and confidential place to explore your complex feelings and experiences. Anxiety, depression and addiction often are signs of deeper unresolved issues. Together, we explore what is hindering your sense of well being. I offer compassionate guidance to help develop clarity. Using depth techniques and action steps, you can be guided to challenge patterns that don't work for you or your relationships anymore. Whether you are struggling with overwhelm, conflicts, loss or emotional and behavioural patterns, can help you navigate the waters promotes change.
When you find yourself struggling, its good to have a compassionate and confidential place to explore your complex feelings and experiences. Anxiety, depression and addiction often are signs of deeper unresolved issues. Together, we explore what is hindering your sense of well being. I offer compassionate guidance to help develop clarity. Using depth techniques and action steps, you can be guided to challenge patterns that don't work for you or your relationships anymore. Whether you are struggling with overwhelm, conflicts, loss or emotional and behavioural patterns, can help you navigate the waters promotes change.
(855) 432-3403 View (855) 432-3403
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Abanob Sobhi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2R
Hello, I'm Abanob. Life's journey can be demanding, leading us to moments of disconnection and a sense of being trapped in our past, making it seemingly challenging to find a way forward. Starting therapy is often a tough task, yet whether you're grappling with issues ranging from depression or anxiety, I urge you to begin on the initial steps towards transformation and self-discovery.
Hello, I'm Abanob. Life's journey can be demanding, leading us to moments of disconnection and a sense of being trapped in our past, making it seemingly challenging to find a way forward. Starting therapy is often a tough task, yet whether you're grappling with issues ranging from depression or anxiety, I urge you to begin on the initial steps towards transformation and self-discovery.
(548) 918-5015 View (548) 918-5015

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kitchener, ON

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Kitchener, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Green Shield Canada
58% SunLife
54% Manulife

How Counsellors in Kitchener, ON see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kitchener?

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.