Therapists in New Liskeard, ON

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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
New Liskeard, ON P0J  (Online Only)
Life is not easy these days. The world is changing in so many ways and it can be hard to keep your feet on the ground when you feel like the rug keeps getting pulled out from under you. That's where we can offer support. The Dot is a mental health collective with experienced, licensed psychotherapists and social workers who offer affirming, uplifting, and empowering therapy. If you want help navigating life's transitions, the ups, the downs, the moments of uncertainty, and help moving forward towards breakthroughs of clarity, insight, and feeling better, we are here for you.
Life is not easy these days. The world is changing in so many ways and it can be hard to keep your feet on the ground when you feel like the rug keeps getting pulled out from under you. That's where we can offer support. The Dot is a mental health collective with experienced, licensed psychotherapists and social workers who offer affirming, uplifting, and empowering therapy. If you want help navigating life's transitions, the ups, the downs, the moments of uncertainty, and help moving forward towards breakthroughs of clarity, insight, and feeling better, we are here for you.
(249) 496-0370 View (249) 496-0370
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Paul J. Toffanello
BA, BEd, MEd, OAMHP
Verified Verified
New Liskeard, ON P0J
If you are suffering from grief, anxiety or are in the midst of marriage/partnership breakup, I can help. If you have suffered abuse of any kind, I can help you make sense of those experiences. Or, if you are simply weary of the world, I can listen to how you are feeling to help you find hope. I offer a comfortable, safe and relaxed atmosphere and maintain the highest standards of confidentiality. I will add that my life's experiences are what make my service to others genuine, integral and fulfilling. I look forward to meeting with you.
If you are suffering from grief, anxiety or are in the midst of marriage/partnership breakup, I can help. If you have suffered abuse of any kind, I can help you make sense of those experiences. Or, if you are simply weary of the world, I can listen to how you are feeling to help you find hope. I offer a comfortable, safe and relaxed atmosphere and maintain the highest standards of confidentiality. I will add that my life's experiences are what make my service to others genuine, integral and fulfilling. I look forward to meeting with you.
(343) 338-3096 View (343) 338-3096
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Brenda Quenneville; Counselling And Supervision
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT200
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Liskeard, ON P0J
Not accepting new clients
Trauma isn't about an event itself - it is about our reactions to it. For over a decade, I have worked with people who have experienced a variety of complex traumas. Together, we will work to transform your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual responses that have been impacted by trauma. We will explore a variety of interventions to help calm the nervous system, forge safe mind-body connections, integrate aspects of the self that have split or dissociated, process traumatic memories and find new meaning or post traumatic growth.
Trauma isn't about an event itself - it is about our reactions to it. For over a decade, I have worked with people who have experienced a variety of complex traumas. Together, we will work to transform your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual responses that have been impacted by trauma. We will explore a variety of interventions to help calm the nervous system, forge safe mind-body connections, integrate aspects of the self that have split or dissociated, process traumatic memories and find new meaning or post traumatic growth.
(249) 700-2481 View (249) 700-2481
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Shirley Watchorn
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Liskeard, ON P0J  (Online Only)
We are all capable of growth. Is it time to uncover your deeper self and goals within an authentic, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship? Our sacred capacity evolves through the practice of self-compassion. It fosters our natural ability to make desired changes in our life. Together, let's uncover your unique values and strengths to work through life's challenging experiences. I've been there too! As Carl Rogers says "Life is about being and becoming". To me, this represents our ability to work with our past, current and future self. Acknowledging and witnessing your own story creates a deeper self-awareness.
We are all capable of growth. Is it time to uncover your deeper self and goals within an authentic, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship? Our sacred capacity evolves through the practice of self-compassion. It fosters our natural ability to make desired changes in our life. Together, let's uncover your unique values and strengths to work through life's challenging experiences. I've been there too! As Carl Rogers says "Life is about being and becoming". To me, this represents our ability to work with our past, current and future self. Acknowledging and witnessing your own story creates a deeper self-awareness.
(365) 305-0002 View (365) 305-0002
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Jenna Callaghan
Registered Social Worker, HBA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Liskeard, ON P0J
Stressed. Overwhelmed. Frustrated. Exhausted. Resentful. Do you identify with any of these feelings? If so, I'm glad you're here. It can be terribly difficult to know that we need change but not know where or how to begin. It can be helpful to have a trained, supportive, non-judgmental ear to cheerlead us on our path. That's what I can do! Hi, I'm Jenna.
Stressed. Overwhelmed. Frustrated. Exhausted. Resentful. Do you identify with any of these feelings? If so, I'm glad you're here. It can be terribly difficult to know that we need change but not know where or how to begin. It can be helpful to have a trained, supportive, non-judgmental ear to cheerlead us on our path. That's what I can do! Hi, I'm Jenna.
(249) 503-3585 View (249) 503-3585
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Amira Delorme
RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Liskeard, ON P0J
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes things in life can be overwhelming making you feel powerless and stuck. You don’t have to go through it alone. As a Registered Psychotherapist, my goal is to provide my clients with a caring and supportive environment where they feel comfortable sharing and working through their thoughts and feelings. I offer trauma-focused therapy to adolescents and adults who have experienced or witnessed mental/emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
Sometimes things in life can be overwhelming making you feel powerless and stuck. You don’t have to go through it alone. As a Registered Psychotherapist, my goal is to provide my clients with a caring and supportive environment where they feel comfortable sharing and working through their thoughts and feelings. I offer trauma-focused therapy to adolescents and adults who have experienced or witnessed mental/emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
(249) 202-2265 View (249) 202-2265
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Becky Hills
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, RP, CPC, RPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Liskeard, ON P0J  (Online Only)
Life has difficulties and challenges. Pain and suffering are an inevitable part of human existence. We can not run from it. We cannot hide from it. But we can learn to live with it, to rise above it, to transform it, and to find meaning in it. Wellness and human flourishing can exist in the presence of pain and suffering. Working from a meaning perspective, I believe that when people see their own unique value they are better equipped to overcome life’s challenges and start living life more fully.
Life has difficulties and challenges. Pain and suffering are an inevitable part of human existence. We can not run from it. We cannot hide from it. But we can learn to live with it, to rise above it, to transform it, and to find meaning in it. Wellness and human flourishing can exist in the presence of pain and suffering. Working from a meaning perspective, I believe that when people see their own unique value they are better equipped to overcome life’s challenges and start living life more fully.
(226) 407-5604 View (226) 407-5604
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Courtney Tresidder
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
New Liskeard, ON P0J
Waitlist for new clients
(249) 209-7341 View (249) 209-7341

Online Therapists

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Kevin Grant
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A  (Online Only)
It’s not always easy....I get it! But you don’t have to feel trapped by emotional discomfort. Although there will always be the chance of facing difficult experiences, you can engage them with strength and resilience. Life is too precious to surrender to anxiety, depression, stress, and unhealthy relationships. I want to help you embrace well-being with purpose so you can live the life you want with confidence and joy. I want to help you discover that strength.
It’s not always easy....I get it! But you don’t have to feel trapped by emotional discomfort. Although there will always be the chance of facing difficult experiences, you can engage them with strength and resilience. Life is too precious to surrender to anxiety, depression, stress, and unhealthy relationships. I want to help you embrace well-being with purpose so you can live the life you want with confidence and joy. I want to help you discover that strength.
(289) 768-7006 View (289) 768-7006
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Restore Wellness Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3E
My name is Colleen Thompson and I am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  ​ I have been providing Psychotherapy and Counselling services for over 15 years.  I primarily work with adults, couples, families, and youth 14+.  I have experience working with individuals struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem and addictions. ​
My name is Colleen Thompson and I am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  ​ I have been providing Psychotherapy and Counselling services for over 15 years.  I primarily work with adults, couples, families, and youth 14+.  I have experience working with individuals struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem and addictions. ​
(249) 487-0834 View (249) 487-0834
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3E  (Online Only)
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(249) 500-8814 View (249) 500-8814
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Sarah Roesler Art Therapy/Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BFA, BEd, DKATI, RCAT, RP
Verified Verified
North Bay, ON P1A
Waitlist for new clients
Do you have feelings that are difficult to put into words? This struggle to understand and express can lead to anxiety, a lack of energy or focus, a sense of being disconnected from others- and yourself. Making art can help to get those thoughts and feelings out, and help you find your voice. You can begin to experience a shift- a sense of purpose that comes from bringing out your own strengths. I bring my background and experience in teaching, art and psychotherapy to my practice, offering children and adults a space to explore and express their thoughts and feelings- and to get creative in how to move forward.
Do you have feelings that are difficult to put into words? This struggle to understand and express can lead to anxiety, a lack of energy or focus, a sense of being disconnected from others- and yourself. Making art can help to get those thoughts and feelings out, and help you find your voice. You can begin to experience a shift- a sense of purpose that comes from bringing out your own strengths. I bring my background and experience in teaching, art and psychotherapy to my practice, offering children and adults a space to explore and express their thoughts and feelings- and to get creative in how to move forward.
(249) 503-3467 View (249) 503-3467
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JC Virtual Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N  (Online Only)
Have you experienced loss in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of emptiness, burnout, inadequacies, or an overall dissatisfaction with your life circumstances? Maybe you have experienced traumatic events in your life. If you can answer yes to any of these life challenges, I can help. If you are willing to put forth the effort to make changes to your life, I can walk alongside you on this journey. You are not alone.
Have you experienced loss in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of emptiness, burnout, inadequacies, or an overall dissatisfaction with your life circumstances? Maybe you have experienced traumatic events in your life. If you can answer yes to any of these life challenges, I can help. If you are willing to put forth the effort to make changes to your life, I can walk alongside you on this journey. You are not alone.
(249) 202-2040 View (249) 202-2040
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Katie Palframan Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A
Now welcoming new clients for evening and/or weekend sessions! I am a MSW in private practice based in North Bay, ON. I offer sessions in-person or virtually for your convenience. Are you looking for someone to help you cope with your emotions? Empower you to evaluate your relationships and how you show up to them? Connect with parts of yourself that might be angry, lonely, hurt or lost? I can work with you to develop a deep sense of self-awareness, self-love, and self-worth.
Now welcoming new clients for evening and/or weekend sessions! I am a MSW in private practice based in North Bay, ON. I offer sessions in-person or virtually for your convenience. Are you looking for someone to help you cope with your emotions? Empower you to evaluate your relationships and how you show up to them? Connect with parts of yourself that might be angry, lonely, hurt or lost? I can work with you to develop a deep sense of self-awareness, self-love, and self-worth.
(249) 494-0879 View (249) 494-0879
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Elite Wellness Medical Centre
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3B
With the Elite Wellness Medical Centre Team you will experience personalized treatment designed to equip you with practical coping strategies, deepen self-awareness, and foster resilience. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges, strengthen relationships, and promote holistic wellness. Our agency prioritizes your unique journey, offering compassionate guidance to empower you in overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth. Trust in our dedicated team to provide a safe space for self-exploration, healing, and transformative change.
With the Elite Wellness Medical Centre Team you will experience personalized treatment designed to equip you with practical coping strategies, deepen self-awareness, and foster resilience. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges, strengthen relationships, and promote holistic wellness. Our agency prioritizes your unique journey, offering compassionate guidance to empower you in overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth. Trust in our dedicated team to provide a safe space for self-exploration, healing, and transformative change.
(249) 487-1790 View (249) 487-1790
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Kristine Zwolak
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA Psyc, BA SOC
Verified Verified
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N
Children who encounter behavioural issues at home/school and/or might struggle with emotional regulation might benefit from support and guidance. Teens can sometimes encounter high levels of emotions which can also sometimes be difficult to navigate. Therapy can be helpful as it can help understand triggers and where the high levels of emotions are coming from. Sometimes youth and teens can express suicidal ideation and/or engage in self-harming behaviours. A risk assessment along with some therapy to gain coping skills can be helpful. I believe that every child has the ability to do well if given the chance.
Children who encounter behavioural issues at home/school and/or might struggle with emotional regulation might benefit from support and guidance. Teens can sometimes encounter high levels of emotions which can also sometimes be difficult to navigate. Therapy can be helpful as it can help understand triggers and where the high levels of emotions are coming from. Sometimes youth and teens can express suicidal ideation and/or engage in self-harming behaviours. A risk assessment along with some therapy to gain coping skills can be helpful. I believe that every child has the ability to do well if given the chance.
(249) 496-2697 View (249) 496-2697
Water & Stone Psychotherapy
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3A
It is so important that everyone who walks through our door feels heard and receives personalized care. We are not here to blanket everyone with the same modality or approach. You Matter. You’re Heard. Whether we meet in-person or via teletherapy, let’s make you the Author of Your Own Life again!
It is so important that everyone who walks through our door feels heard and receives personalized care. We are not here to blanket everyone with the same modality or approach. You Matter. You’re Heard. Whether we meet in-person or via teletherapy, let’s make you the Author of Your Own Life again!
(249) 702-2851 View (249) 702-2851
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Megan McKelvey
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A  (Online Only)
Hello there and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) living in North Bay and offering virtual services throughout Ontario. I offer individual therapy for individuals aged 14 and up. I believe every client has a story that needs to be heard. My goal is to provide you with a nonjudgmental, empathetic space to tell that story, anchored by my core values of curiosity, authenticity, and autonomy. I view therapy as being deeply collaborative, so I believe in giving my clients the room to determine for themselves what they need from me. I aspire to hold space for and validate each client on their path to healing.
Hello there and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) living in North Bay and offering virtual services throughout Ontario. I offer individual therapy for individuals aged 14 and up. I believe every client has a story that needs to be heard. My goal is to provide you with a nonjudgmental, empathetic space to tell that story, anchored by my core values of curiosity, authenticity, and autonomy. I view therapy as being deeply collaborative, so I believe in giving my clients the room to determine for themselves what they need from me. I aspire to hold space for and validate each client on their path to healing.
(249) 492-9934 View (249) 492-9934
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Jason Ricci Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, HBSW, SSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B
The foundation of my work is related to the impact or the disruption various negative life experiences have on both our psychological, and intellectual development stages. This allows me and my patient to identify the root cause of their chief concern that was presented in our first session, and in many cases treating various mental health disorders such as anxiety, grief, bipolar, depression, obsessive compulsive, paranoia, and post-traumatic stress, as well. I will also share that I have both a personal, and professional interest in those who have been affected by a motor vehicle accident, and I am registered with HCAI.
The foundation of my work is related to the impact or the disruption various negative life experiences have on both our psychological, and intellectual development stages. This allows me and my patient to identify the root cause of their chief concern that was presented in our first session, and in many cases treating various mental health disorders such as anxiety, grief, bipolar, depression, obsessive compulsive, paranoia, and post-traumatic stress, as well. I will also share that I have both a personal, and professional interest in those who have been affected by a motor vehicle accident, and I am registered with HCAI.
(249) 507-0647 View (249) 507-0647
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Ashleigh Martel
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Timmins, ON P0N
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress or brain injury trauma that affects your day-to-day life, your work and/or your ability to function? Do you feel lost, overwhelmed and/or exhausted by the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you ever question that your day-to-day life could be better? Now more than ever, individuals are feeling anxious about finding their place in life.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress or brain injury trauma that affects your day-to-day life, your work and/or your ability to function? Do you feel lost, overwhelmed and/or exhausted by the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you ever question that your day-to-day life could be better? Now more than ever, individuals are feeling anxious about finding their place in life.
(249) 490-5478 View (249) 490-5478

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in New Liskeard, ON

< 10

Counsellors in New Liskeard, ON who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress
63% Depression
63% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medavie Blue Cross
67% First Nations Health Authority
33% Aetna

How Counsellors in New Liskeard, ON see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in New Liskeard?

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.