Therapists in Parry Sound, ON

Photo of Stuart McVittie, Registered Social Worker in Parry Sound, ON
Stuart McVittie
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
Each of us occasionally needs help identifying solutions to life’s struggles. Other times, despite knowing solutions, we cannot take action. Regardless of current situations, emotional struggles, or past experiences, therapy helps us on a path of discovery to identify challenges and co-create solutions. I believe counselling allows us to work together, creating a life with increased happiness, emotional stability and fulfilling relationships.
Each of us occasionally needs help identifying solutions to life’s struggles. Other times, despite knowing solutions, we cannot take action. Regardless of current situations, emotional struggles, or past experiences, therapy helps us on a path of discovery to identify challenges and co-create solutions. I believe counselling allows us to work together, creating a life with increased happiness, emotional stability and fulfilling relationships.
(249) 559-0845 View (249) 559-0845
Photo of Jacklyn Frias, Registered Social Worker in Parry Sound, ON
Jacklyn Frias
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Parry Sound, ON P2A
My practice is a safe space for you to be yourself, love yourself, and grow into the best version of yourself. My Counselling works with a wide range of clients struggling with various types of circumstances. With each client our aim, first and foremost, is to help them reach their individual goals, feel confident and capable, and acquire the tools to maintain a healthy mind and lifestyle moving forward. We will create coping strategies to work towards an overall increase in well-being, confidence, and positivity. Our goal is to provide you with the support and tools needed to conquer life challenges.
My practice is a safe space for you to be yourself, love yourself, and grow into the best version of yourself. My Counselling works with a wide range of clients struggling with various types of circumstances. With each client our aim, first and foremost, is to help them reach their individual goals, feel confident and capable, and acquire the tools to maintain a healthy mind and lifestyle moving forward. We will create coping strategies to work towards an overall increase in well-being, confidence, and positivity. Our goal is to provide you with the support and tools needed to conquer life challenges.
(249) 490-8844 View (249) 490-8844
Photo of Jessica Greer (Northern Therapy Collective), Registered Psychotherapist in Parry Sound, ON
Jessica Greer (Northern Therapy Collective)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome! I'm a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and co-founder of Northern Therapy Collective, a virtual counselling and psychotherapy service for anyone residing in the beautiful province of Ontario. We are a skilled team of professionals dedicated to providing compassionate and client-centered care.
Hi there and welcome! I'm a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and co-founder of Northern Therapy Collective, a virtual counselling and psychotherapy service for anyone residing in the beautiful province of Ontario. We are a skilled team of professionals dedicated to providing compassionate and client-centered care.
(249) 507-0629 View (249) 507-0629
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Rockyshores Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A  (Online Only)
Rockyshores Counselling offers services with a Registered Psychotherapist as well as a Registered Social Worker.
Rockyshores Counselling offers services with a Registered Psychotherapist as well as a Registered Social Worker.
(249) 495-5530 View (249) 495-5530
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Aislinn Leonard
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Parry Sound, ON P2A
Starting therapy can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. Often times, people don’t know what to expect or if a therapist will be able to help them with their challenges. I utilize an eclectic and individualistic approach throughout the therapeutic process to accommodate each client’s unique experience, needs, and goals for therapy. ​ I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment and value the importance of the therapeutic relationship so you can move forward with ease. It is important to me that you feel heard and validated in your experiences and to foster hope in healing on your journey.
Starting therapy can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. Often times, people don’t know what to expect or if a therapist will be able to help them with their challenges. I utilize an eclectic and individualistic approach throughout the therapeutic process to accommodate each client’s unique experience, needs, and goals for therapy. ​ I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment and value the importance of the therapeutic relationship so you can move forward with ease. It is important to me that you feel heard and validated in your experiences and to foster hope in healing on your journey.
(249) 502-5786 View (249) 502-5786
Photo of Lisa Ivany, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Parry Sound, ON
Lisa Ivany
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BScPT, RP-Q
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
I welcome all clients, but I am especially skilled in working with caregivers and mothers who may be struggling with balance and self-worth. My extensive background includes specialized training in infant mental health and emotional dysregulation, and I am passionate about guiding parents in nurturing healthy bonds with their children during crucial developmental and transition stages. Together, in a respectful and collaborative partnership, we will address your concerns and navigate the path toward healing and growth. Welcome to a supportive space where your journey is met with understanding, empathy, and commitment.
I welcome all clients, but I am especially skilled in working with caregivers and mothers who may be struggling with balance and self-worth. My extensive background includes specialized training in infant mental health and emotional dysregulation, and I am passionate about guiding parents in nurturing healthy bonds with their children during crucial developmental and transition stages. Together, in a respectful and collaborative partnership, we will address your concerns and navigate the path toward healing and growth. Welcome to a supportive space where your journey is met with understanding, empathy, and commitment.
(249) 496-2692 View (249) 496-2692
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Evi Donevan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, BScN, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, a challenging relationship or loss of a sense of self that affects your day-to-day life, relationships and ability to function? Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted or lost. Is it difficult to just get through the day, answer emails, texts or calls or struggle with the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if you can ever be happy? Now more than ever people are struggling with feeling overwhelmed and wanting to move beyond past traumas that have affected them and their relationships for years. We believe that there is hope.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, a challenging relationship or loss of a sense of self that affects your day-to-day life, relationships and ability to function? Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted or lost. Is it difficult to just get through the day, answer emails, texts or calls or struggle with the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if you can ever be happy? Now more than ever people are struggling with feeling overwhelmed and wanting to move beyond past traumas that have affected them and their relationships for years. We believe that there is hope.
(249) 487-1978 View (249) 487-1978
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Sally Jean Anderson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, MACP(Q), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
Are you looking for meaning? Want to live with less anxiety, anger or pain? Questioning aspects of your identity? You are ready to make a change in your life and I am ready to support you in that process! Calling a therapist might feel intimidating but I'm here, waiting to connect with you. Call me and let's start a conversation.
Are you looking for meaning? Want to live with less anxiety, anger or pain? Questioning aspects of your identity? You are ready to make a change in your life and I am ready to support you in that process! Calling a therapist might feel intimidating but I'm here, waiting to connect with you. Call me and let's start a conversation.
(249) 487-1817 View (249) 487-1817
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Hunter Marshall (Northern Therapy Collective)
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A  (Online Only)
I'm so glad you're here! I am a Registered Social Worker and co-founder of Northern Therapy Collective, a virtual counselling and psychotherapy service for anyone residing in the beautiful province of Ontario. We are a skilled team of professionals dedicated to providing compassionate and client-centered care.
I'm so glad you're here! I am a Registered Social Worker and co-founder of Northern Therapy Collective, a virtual counselling and psychotherapy service for anyone residing in the beautiful province of Ontario. We are a skilled team of professionals dedicated to providing compassionate and client-centered care.
(249) 209-6152 View (249) 209-6152
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Monika Eberhard
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
My journey in the therapy field began in the public sector providing addiction counselling to adults and youth. Through my work as an addiction counsellor, I developed an understanding of trauma and developed a passion for helping people heal and grow mentally, emotionally, and physically. I know therapy can be difficult. My objective is to provide an environment that makes you feel safe and comfortable. I take a client-centered approach to meet you where you are by incorporating a variety of different approaches to tailor treatment to your individual needs.
My journey in the therapy field began in the public sector providing addiction counselling to adults and youth. Through my work as an addiction counsellor, I developed an understanding of trauma and developed a passion for helping people heal and grow mentally, emotionally, and physically. I know therapy can be difficult. My objective is to provide an environment that makes you feel safe and comfortable. I take a client-centered approach to meet you where you are by incorporating a variety of different approaches to tailor treatment to your individual needs.
(249) 486-6045 View (249) 486-6045
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Rev. Rick Grundy
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A  (Online Only)
I provide personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals, offering empathetic support to navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, trauma, negative thoughts, anger, and grief. In couples therapy, I utilize the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for improved communication and to address issues such as infidelity, trust-building, premarital preparation, conflict resolution, parenting concerns, and guiding couples away from divorce with empathy and understanding.
I provide personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals, offering empathetic support to navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, trauma, negative thoughts, anger, and grief. In couples therapy, I utilize the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for improved communication and to address issues such as infidelity, trust-building, premarital preparation, conflict resolution, parenting concerns, and guiding couples away from divorce with empathy and understanding.
(249) 503-3578 View (249) 503-3578
Photo of Geoffrey Reekie, Registered Social Worker in Parry Sound, ON
Geoffrey Reekie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Parry Sound, ON P2A
Don't Suffer Any longer - We can help. At ASSIST Counselling and Psychiatric Services we provide rapid and long-lasting relief from the mental, emotional and physical pain caused by trauma, abuse, mental illness, infidelity, and addictions. Using cutting edge, best practice therapeutic approaches, we can help you recover fast. At ASSIST we pride ourselves on being accessible and reliable. We offer initial appointments in hours, not weeks. We offer relief in 1-5 sessions. We have psychiatrists who can provide assessments and consultations in days, not months. Don't wait until a problem harms your family, career or health.
Don't Suffer Any longer - We can help. At ASSIST Counselling and Psychiatric Services we provide rapid and long-lasting relief from the mental, emotional and physical pain caused by trauma, abuse, mental illness, infidelity, and addictions. Using cutting edge, best practice therapeutic approaches, we can help you recover fast. At ASSIST we pride ourselves on being accessible and reliable. We offer initial appointments in hours, not weeks. We offer relief in 1-5 sessions. We have psychiatrists who can provide assessments and consultations in days, not months. Don't wait until a problem harms your family, career or health.
(249) 493-6449 View (249) 493-6449
Photo of Michelle Hoefler, Registered Social Worker in Parry Sound, ON
Michelle Hoefler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do your thoughts keep racing from one thing to another? Do you find you are excellent at taking care of everyone else but keep neglecting yourself? I would like to help. I am passionate about helping people to move past the "shoulds" and move towards creating the kind of life they want to live. Most of the time when we are distressed we are worrying either too much about the past or the future, or are overly preoccupied by what we imagine other people are thinking about us.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do your thoughts keep racing from one thing to another? Do you find you are excellent at taking care of everyone else but keep neglecting yourself? I would like to help. I am passionate about helping people to move past the "shoulds" and move towards creating the kind of life they want to live. Most of the time when we are distressed we are worrying either too much about the past or the future, or are overly preoccupied by what we imagine other people are thinking about us.
(226) 887-1544 View (226) 887-1544
Photo of Bettina J. Kealy, Registered Psychotherapist in Parry Sound, ON
Bettina J. Kealy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
Accepting new clients. Bettina Kealy, B.A., M.A., R.P. is a Registered Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience. She is registered the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Bettina obtained her B.A. in Psychology in 2003 and then completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology in 2012. Bettina has been providing psychotherapy services to clients with trauma, depression, anxiety disorders and stress-related difficulties for 20 years. She also has 10 + years of management / leadership experience, training and supervising psychotherapists and other mental health practitioners.
Accepting new clients. Bettina Kealy, B.A., M.A., R.P. is a Registered Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience. She is registered the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Bettina obtained her B.A. in Psychology in 2003 and then completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology in 2012. Bettina has been providing psychotherapy services to clients with trauma, depression, anxiety disorders and stress-related difficulties for 20 years. She also has 10 + years of management / leadership experience, training and supervising psychotherapists and other mental health practitioners.
(249) 523-4778 View (249) 523-4778
Photo of Rachel Nadalin, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Parry Sound, ON
Rachel Nadalin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide a safe space where you feel heard, understood, and supported. Trained in evidence-based approaches such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, and the Gottman Method, I help clients reshape unhelpful thinking patterns, manage challenging emotions, enhance their coping skills, and improve their interpersonal relationships.
My goal is to provide a safe space where you feel heard, understood, and supported. Trained in evidence-based approaches such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, and the Gottman Method, I help clients reshape unhelpful thinking patterns, manage challenging emotions, enhance their coping skills, and improve their interpersonal relationships.
(548) 490-7334 View (548) 490-7334
Photo of Henry Obanor, Registered Social Worker in Parry Sound, ON
Henry Obanor
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Parry Sound, ON P2A
I provide a judgement free space and therapeutic counselling. I have worked extensively with youths, adults, couples and families in various capacities. With over 11 years of social work and counselling experience, I am knowledgeable and equipped to provide you with safe, confidential and effective counselling. I will work collaboratively with you as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to address your concerns and achieve your goals.
I provide a judgement free space and therapeutic counselling. I have worked extensively with youths, adults, couples and families in various capacities. With over 11 years of social work and counselling experience, I am knowledgeable and equipped to provide you with safe, confidential and effective counselling. I will work collaboratively with you as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to address your concerns and achieve your goals.
(705) 702-4579 View (705) 702-4579
Photo of Josh Reinders, Pre-Licensed Professional in Parry Sound, ON
Josh Reinders
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Parry Sound, ON P2A  (Online Only)
Life is full of unexpected challenges that can often feel overwhelming, leaving us with a sense of isolation. It's important to recognize that you don't have to face these difficulties alone. Whether you're grappling with failure, anxiety, depression, loneliness, or loss, I am committed to coming alongside you as you face those challenges. It is my goal that clients feel seen, valued, and supported. I work together with clients to capitalize on their inherent strengths and skills, and to cultivate greater feelings of connection, authenticity, understanding, curiosity, compassion, and mindfulness in their lives.
Life is full of unexpected challenges that can often feel overwhelming, leaving us with a sense of isolation. It's important to recognize that you don't have to face these difficulties alone. Whether you're grappling with failure, anxiety, depression, loneliness, or loss, I am committed to coming alongside you as you face those challenges. It is my goal that clients feel seen, valued, and supported. I work together with clients to capitalize on their inherent strengths and skills, and to cultivate greater feelings of connection, authenticity, understanding, curiosity, compassion, and mindfulness in their lives.
(226) 408-4764 View (226) 408-4764
Photo of Jennifer Elizabeth Tiviluk in Parry Sound, ON
Jennifer Elizabeth Tiviluk
MACP, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
Psychotherapy is my second career, and that makes me stronger as a therapist. That's because, in addition to my academic qualifications and clinical training, my own lived experiences as a daughter, a wife and mother, a student, an employee and an entrepreneur help me relate to my clients in so many meaningful ways. Clients relate to my sense of humour, empathy, and desire for growth as a person and as a therapist. And they value my ability to get to the root of the issue and expertise in both practical problem-solving and supporting clients' growth.
Psychotherapy is my second career, and that makes me stronger as a therapist. That's because, in addition to my academic qualifications and clinical training, my own lived experiences as a daughter, a wife and mother, a student, an employee and an entrepreneur help me relate to my clients in so many meaningful ways. Clients relate to my sense of humour, empathy, and desire for growth as a person and as a therapist. And they value my ability to get to the root of the issue and expertise in both practical problem-solving and supporting clients' growth.
(855) 979-7651 View (855) 979-7651
Photo of Brittany Barratt, Registered Psychotherapist in Parry Sound, ON
Brittany Barratt
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
My clients are often… 1) Those struggling with anxiety, racing thoughts, and high stress. 2) Young professionals navigating the stressors of life transitions, relationship issues or family drama, the weirdness of being in their 20’s & early 30’s, all whilst trying to build their career and find success. 3) Men of all ages navigating relationship issues, anxiety, career change, men’s issues or other stressors. 4) Folks who struggle to set boundaries, articulating their needs or building confidence. 5) Those looking for a therapist that doesn’t feel stuffy and formal or mushy gushy - someone they can be comfortable with.
My clients are often… 1) Those struggling with anxiety, racing thoughts, and high stress. 2) Young professionals navigating the stressors of life transitions, relationship issues or family drama, the weirdness of being in their 20’s & early 30’s, all whilst trying to build their career and find success. 3) Men of all ages navigating relationship issues, anxiety, career change, men’s issues or other stressors. 4) Folks who struggle to set boundaries, articulating their needs or building confidence. 5) Those looking for a therapist that doesn’t feel stuffy and formal or mushy gushy - someone they can be comfortable with.
(365) 656-0254 View (365) 656-0254
Photo of Jennifer Tiviluk On-line Distance Therapy , Registered Psychotherapist in Parry Sound, ON
Jennifer Tiviluk On-line Distance Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
My therapeutic approach is to get to the root of your presenting challenge. I believe in distinguishing symptom management from root causes of symptoms to support permanent change in your life. I bring a sense of humour, empathy, directness, a variety of personal and professional experiences and a strong commitment to work collaboratively with you in a client centred environment. I believe in the importance of understanding your early experiences and how they affect your anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges. I use outcome measurements and assessments to monitor your progress.
My therapeutic approach is to get to the root of your presenting challenge. I believe in distinguishing symptom management from root causes of symptoms to support permanent change in your life. I bring a sense of humour, empathy, directness, a variety of personal and professional experiences and a strong commitment to work collaboratively with you in a client centred environment. I believe in the importance of understanding your early experiences and how they affect your anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges. I use outcome measurements and assessments to monitor your progress.
(647) 503-4991 View (647) 503-4991

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Parry Sound, ON

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Parry Sound, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
97% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
80% Grief
80% Stress
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Blue Cross
63% First Nations Health Authority
50% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Parry Sound, ON see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Parry Sound?

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.