Therapists in Lakefield, ON

Photo of Oak Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Lakefield, ON
Oak Roots Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L  (Online Only)
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I want to offer my admiration to you for looking for another option in managing all that is going on in your life right now. I suspect that this was not an easy decision, but it is a decision that speaks about your commitment to yourself and possibly those who are important to you. I would like to offer you a confidential and supportive environment, where you can speak about your struggles without fear of the judgements by family, friends or others who you interact with daily. Together, we can explore new ways of coping, or refresh some skills that have been put aside in the past.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I want to offer my admiration to you for looking for another option in managing all that is going on in your life right now. I suspect that this was not an easy decision, but it is a decision that speaks about your commitment to yourself and possibly those who are important to you. I would like to offer you a confidential and supportive environment, where you can speak about your struggles without fear of the judgements by family, friends or others who you interact with daily. Together, we can explore new ways of coping, or refresh some skills that have been put aside in the past.
(249) 500-4965 View (249) 500-4965
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Christy Doran
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q, D-TATI , BS
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
Christy has worked extensively with children and adults of all ages. She has worked in both the public and private education sectors with a variety of student needs ranging from pre-school to university. She specializes in life transitions and the impact of non-death loss and grief. She has been a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator, a recreation therapist and currently holds A Degree in Psychology and training in play and art Therapy. She has experience with a variety of emotional and mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, learning disabilities, adjustment, identity, grief and loss and addiction.
Christy has worked extensively with children and adults of all ages. She has worked in both the public and private education sectors with a variety of student needs ranging from pre-school to university. She specializes in life transitions and the impact of non-death loss and grief. She has been a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator, a recreation therapist and currently holds A Degree in Psychology and training in play and art Therapy. She has experience with a variety of emotional and mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, learning disabilities, adjustment, identity, grief and loss and addiction.
(705) 410-6727 View (705) 410-6727
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Inner Alchemy Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L
Waitlist for new clients
Have you always had an alternative approach to lifestyle, relationship, or spirituality and wonder if you'll ever find a therapist who will "get" you? Are you struggling with anxiety, mood, ADHD, life transitions, grief or trauma? Tired of feeling stagnant and ready to take a leap to change? Reaching out for help is half the battle and together we will challenge you to heal, grow, and transform. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, and have an MA in Counselling Psychology. I have 9 years' experience working in mental health, and am certified in virtual counselling.
Have you always had an alternative approach to lifestyle, relationship, or spirituality and wonder if you'll ever find a therapist who will "get" you? Are you struggling with anxiety, mood, ADHD, life transitions, grief or trauma? Tired of feeling stagnant and ready to take a leap to change? Reaching out for help is half the battle and together we will challenge you to heal, grow, and transform. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, and have an MA in Counselling Psychology. I have 9 years' experience working in mental health, and am certified in virtual counselling.
(855) 748-6884 View (855) 748-6884
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Blue Sky Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BScOT, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
I specialize in the integrated treatment approach of Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and Occupational therapy that draws on Adlerian, Mindfulness and DBT theories. I see children through to adults and I am LGBTQ friendly and informed. I am registered under provincial legislation. This means that I am required to uphold a code of ethics that is subject to scrutiny by a regulatory body, I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and I am fully insured.
I specialize in the integrated treatment approach of Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and Occupational therapy that draws on Adlerian, Mindfulness and DBT theories. I see children through to adults and I am LGBTQ friendly and informed. I am registered under provincial legislation. This means that I am required to uphold a code of ethics that is subject to scrutiny by a regulatory body, I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and I am fully insured.
(705) 910-0965 View (705) 910-0965
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Leanne Lamothe
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L  (Online Only)
Experience a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment where you can explore the concerns, fears and past traumas that affect your life today. I bring a respectful, client centered perspective to therapy that embraces empathy, compassion and a mindful presence. Working with a therapist is a unique experience that can help you change the belief and reaction patterns that no longer support living the life you envision. My training includes cognitive, narrative, energy and experiential therapies.
Experience a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment where you can explore the concerns, fears and past traumas that affect your life today. I bring a respectful, client centered perspective to therapy that embraces empathy, compassion and a mindful presence. Working with a therapist is a unique experience that can help you change the belief and reaction patterns that no longer support living the life you envision. My training includes cognitive, narrative, energy and experiential therapies.
(844) 402-1193 View (844) 402-1193
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Otonabee Family Counselling Centre
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
We support children and youth with mental health, developmental, relational and behavioural issues through a combination of strong, meaningful therapeutic relationships and evidence-based interventions. OFCC is a safe space, inclusive of the diverse and unique individuals we serve.
We support children and youth with mental health, developmental, relational and behavioural issues through a combination of strong, meaningful therapeutic relationships and evidence-based interventions. OFCC is a safe space, inclusive of the diverse and unique individuals we serve.
(249) 488-1501 View (249) 488-1501
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Three Corners Counselling
Counsellor, MEd
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L  (Online Only)
My area of interest in working with couples and individuals is to help them relieve stress and improve their relationships. I help couples to understand the negative cycles that can be damaging and to engage in more effective ways when problems are overwhelming. I help individuals to experience new perspectives on problems as a beginning to making things better. Developing an environment of trust and confidentiality is my primary focus, helping people feel safe in sharing their personal problems. Consider taking the time to spend on yourself and your relationships by booking a virtual appointment.
My area of interest in working with couples and individuals is to help them relieve stress and improve their relationships. I help couples to understand the negative cycles that can be damaging and to engage in more effective ways when problems are overwhelming. I help individuals to experience new perspectives on problems as a beginning to making things better. Developing an environment of trust and confidentiality is my primary focus, helping people feel safe in sharing their personal problems. Consider taking the time to spend on yourself and your relationships by booking a virtual appointment.
(705) 995-1226 View (705) 995-1226
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Meghan Nash
CYCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L
I offer strengths-based, individual child and youth counselling, coming from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens. I also offer parent/guardian coordination, support in the improvement of coping strategies, problem solving, social skills development and emotional regulation. With 6+ years of experience within the school system, I am very knowledgeable of how challenging it can be to navigate appropriate supports and also offer my assistance in coordinating with your child’s school.
I offer strengths-based, individual child and youth counselling, coming from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens. I also offer parent/guardian coordination, support in the improvement of coping strategies, problem solving, social skills development and emotional regulation. With 6+ years of experience within the school system, I am very knowledgeable of how challenging it can be to navigate appropriate supports and also offer my assistance in coordinating with your child’s school.
(249) 488-2654 View (249) 488-2654
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Anne Beach
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L
Hi I'm Anne. I'm a Registered Social Worker. I’ve helped people with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. If these themes are impacting your life and you’d like to change that, give me a call.
Hi I'm Anne. I'm a Registered Social Worker. I’ve helped people with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. If these themes are impacting your life and you’d like to change that, give me a call.
(249) 201-7240 View (249) 201-7240
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Katherine Stewart Creative Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RCAT, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L
Feeling stressed, unfocused, stuck or searching for a place to find your ground? I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend and express our thoughts and feelings. A therapeutic foundation can help to unlock personal insights, explore the self and, discover inner strengths. In a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental atmosphere, I provide place for you to untangle, reflect, transform and realign with yourself.
Feeling stressed, unfocused, stuck or searching for a place to find your ground? I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend and express our thoughts and feelings. A therapeutic foundation can help to unlock personal insights, explore the self and, discover inner strengths. In a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental atmosphere, I provide place for you to untangle, reflect, transform and realign with yourself.
(289) 216-6937 View (289) 216-6937
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Alicia Hamstra
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
Alicia supports various individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional difficulties, trauma, grief and a variety of other difficulties. Some people seek counselling for one of the above or they seek counselling to talk in a safe and judgment free environment to work through day to day difficulties. I want to support people to flourish in the life they are determined to lead.
Alicia supports various individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional difficulties, trauma, grief and a variety of other difficulties. Some people seek counselling for one of the above or they seek counselling to talk in a safe and judgment free environment to work through day to day difficulties. I want to support people to flourish in the life they are determined to lead.
(705) 300-5429 View (705) 300-5429
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Wendy Morgan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA-CP, MA-Ed
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
Do you struggle to understand your own emotions? Are you regularly feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Maybe you are finding it harder to connect with those you care about? These have been some very difficult years. Many of us need to take more time and space to heal. Therapy can help. I use person-centred and relational approaches grounded in neuropsychology. I work with individuals and couples to reduce anxiety and manage overwhelming emotions so that they are more grounded in themselves, stronger and more connected inside of their relationships, and ultimately able to make positive change in their lives.
Do you struggle to understand your own emotions? Are you regularly feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Maybe you are finding it harder to connect with those you care about? These have been some very difficult years. Many of us need to take more time and space to heal. Therapy can help. I use person-centred and relational approaches grounded in neuropsychology. I work with individuals and couples to reduce anxiety and manage overwhelming emotions so that they are more grounded in themselves, stronger and more connected inside of their relationships, and ultimately able to make positive change in their lives.
(249) 294-1502 View (249) 294-1502
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Lucinda Rose
Registered Psychotherapist, Hon BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy provides a safe and supportive space for us to work through your concerns around aspects of your experience. The relationship between the therapist and client is based on trust, acceptance, understanding, and confidentiality. I aim to empower each client, to make choices for their own life, which serve them in the ways that they need. I practice from the biopsychosocial approach which recognizes that we all have complex factors which influence our well being. I believe each person has within, unique strengths and gifts to contribute to this world.
Therapy provides a safe and supportive space for us to work through your concerns around aspects of your experience. The relationship between the therapist and client is based on trust, acceptance, understanding, and confidentiality. I aim to empower each client, to make choices for their own life, which serve them in the ways that they need. I practice from the biopsychosocial approach which recognizes that we all have complex factors which influence our well being. I believe each person has within, unique strengths and gifts to contribute to this world.
(705) 243-2921 View (705) 243-2921
Photo of Caitlin Lindsay Therapy, Psychiatric Nurse in Lakefield, ON
Caitlin Lindsay Therapy
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, MN, SEP
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
I hold compassion for all you have been through and where you are now. I approach therapy as a collaboration between you and I, where you are respected and honoured and your strengths are highlighted. We work at a safe pace in line with your needs. I recognize how hard it is to be a human in this world and the support required to get through challenging and transitional times, as well as the possibility for resilient growth and recovery. I am an avid lover of music, art and dance, believing that creativity is a part of being alive. I work to integrate this into my practice, along with a spiritual and intuitive sense.
I hold compassion for all you have been through and where you are now. I approach therapy as a collaboration between you and I, where you are respected and honoured and your strengths are highlighted. We work at a safe pace in line with your needs. I recognize how hard it is to be a human in this world and the support required to get through challenging and transitional times, as well as the possibility for resilient growth and recovery. I am an avid lover of music, art and dance, believing that creativity is a part of being alive. I work to integrate this into my practice, along with a spiritual and intuitive sense.
(249) 503-3587 View (249) 503-3587
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Andrew Jobes
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L
Currently Accepting New Clients (in-person or video) - Are you in a place where something’s not feeling right and it’s time for a change? Perhaps you want to reduce anxiety and stress. Or maybe you’re tired of being held back by feeling “not good enough.” Or you want to improve relationships with friends, loved ones, and co-workers. You might not even be able to put a finger on what’s wrong, but you’ve reached the point where you feel it’s time to reach out for help. You are not alone.
Currently Accepting New Clients (in-person or video) - Are you in a place where something’s not feeling right and it’s time for a change? Perhaps you want to reduce anxiety and stress. Or maybe you’re tired of being held back by feeling “not good enough.” Or you want to improve relationships with friends, loved ones, and co-workers. You might not even be able to put a finger on what’s wrong, but you’ve reached the point where you feel it’s time to reach out for help. You are not alone.
(249) 506-2014 View (249) 506-2014
Photo of Rhea Eady, Registered Social Worker in Lakefield, ON
Rhea Eady
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L
Hi, I'm Rhea, a social worker supporting those who yearn to lead a heart-centered life. Many people I serve long to heal, are curious about understanding their emotions, relationships, others & their inner worlds. Together, we break intergenerational wounds and heal from trauma. I believe in your ability to heal, and work from a whole system perspective. Perhaps it's depression, anxiety, birth trauma, professional relationships, parenting, feelings of uncertainty, patterns you can't resolve, childhood wounds or beyond. You desire to feel better, find balance & thrive.
Hi, I'm Rhea, a social worker supporting those who yearn to lead a heart-centered life. Many people I serve long to heal, are curious about understanding their emotions, relationships, others & their inner worlds. Together, we break intergenerational wounds and heal from trauma. I believe in your ability to heal, and work from a whole system perspective. Perhaps it's depression, anxiety, birth trauma, professional relationships, parenting, feelings of uncertainty, patterns you can't resolve, childhood wounds or beyond. You desire to feel better, find balance & thrive.
(249) 493-6427 View (249) 493-6427
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Mary Earls with Advocating Hope
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L  (Online Only)
IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY! We at Advocating Hope recognize that you have struggled on your own. We are in awe of your commitment to change. We can offer you an environment in which you can share without feeling judged; an impartial ear to bounce ideas, concerns, and untold events; a practical and wholistic approach to explore your struggles; an environment renewing your own skills or developing new ones; a way to discover the differences between perceptions and facts and how to develop innovative ways to look at an old issue.
IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY! We at Advocating Hope recognize that you have struggled on your own. We are in awe of your commitment to change. We can offer you an environment in which you can share without feeling judged; an impartial ear to bounce ideas, concerns, and untold events; a practical and wholistic approach to explore your struggles; an environment renewing your own skills or developing new ones; a way to discover the differences between perceptions and facts and how to develop innovative ways to look at an old issue.
(289) 207-0869 View (289) 207-0869
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Hope Art Therapy Peterborough
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, (CCP)
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology as well as courses in Art Therapy. As a Psycho-educational Consultant with the local school board for a number of years, I gained experience in assessment and counselling. I currently work under Dr. Pati Beaudoin (C.Psych.) and support my clients who are ready to embrace their work within a nonjudgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship. I am also currently a graduate level student in a post-graduate art therapy program under the supervision of Shona Collision, RCAT and Amber Channell, RCAT, working towards my Professional Canadian certification in this area.
I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology as well as courses in Art Therapy. As a Psycho-educational Consultant with the local school board for a number of years, I gained experience in assessment and counselling. I currently work under Dr. Pati Beaudoin (C.Psych.) and support my clients who are ready to embrace their work within a nonjudgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship. I am also currently a graduate level student in a post-graduate art therapy program under the supervision of Shona Collision, RCAT and Amber Channell, RCAT, working towards my Professional Canadian certification in this area.
(249) 490-5398 View (249) 490-5398
Photo of Kristi Kerford, Registered Psychotherapist in Lakefield, ON
Kristi Kerford
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
Empathy and curiosity are two qualities I will use as I listen to your story. Together we will learn, explore and figure out a way forward. I have a genuine desire to help you find fulfillment, define purpose, enhance well-being and live your best life. Common reasons people may see me are for depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal/relationship concerns and career and life transitions. More recently I have begun learning about climate and global issues anxiety as well as issues related to high performers. I practice from an emotion focused approach and work primarily with young adults and adults.
Empathy and curiosity are two qualities I will use as I listen to your story. Together we will learn, explore and figure out a way forward. I have a genuine desire to help you find fulfillment, define purpose, enhance well-being and live your best life. Common reasons people may see me are for depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal/relationship concerns and career and life transitions. More recently I have begun learning about climate and global issues anxiety as well as issues related to high performers. I practice from an emotion focused approach and work primarily with young adults and adults.
(249) 202-2199 View (249) 202-2199
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Beth Ann Lichti
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel disconnected with yourself or in your relationships? Maybe past experiences have contributed to this. Or you recognize the challenge in our tech-savvy world, to unplug and tune in to yourself and to each other. Our early and ongoing experiences with family, friends, significant other(s), etc impact how we connect and attach; they impact mental health and well-being. We are more likely to thrive when we feel safely and securely connected to another person(s). When our relationships are instead overwhelmed with tension, pain, lack of understanding, etc we often struggle to feel and manage well.
Do you feel disconnected with yourself or in your relationships? Maybe past experiences have contributed to this. Or you recognize the challenge in our tech-savvy world, to unplug and tune in to yourself and to each other. Our early and ongoing experiences with family, friends, significant other(s), etc impact how we connect and attach; they impact mental health and well-being. We are more likely to thrive when we feel safely and securely connected to another person(s). When our relationships are instead overwhelmed with tension, pain, lack of understanding, etc we often struggle to feel and manage well.
(855) 999-6573 View (855) 999-6573

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lakefield, ON

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Lakefield, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Coping Skills
87% Relationship Issues
87% Self Esteem
83% Stress
74% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% First Nations Health Authority
50% Other
50% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Lakefield, ON see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lakefield?

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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.