Therapists in Charlottetown, PE

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Chandni Devi Chaube
Counsellor, MACP, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
I help clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, addictions/substance misuse, and trauma. My clients are in charge of stating what they want to work in in therapy, but sometimes they need a bit more help understanding what's troubling them, and I help in this regard too. Non-judgement and unconditional positive regard is the general vibe clients can expect when working with me.
I help clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, addictions/substance misuse, and trauma. My clients are in charge of stating what they want to work in in therapy, but sometimes they need a bit more help understanding what's troubling them, and I help in this regard too. Non-judgement and unconditional positive regard is the general vibe clients can expect when working with me.
(438) 806-0890 View (438) 806-0890
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Trudy Molyneaux
Counsellor, DPA , BA, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I have twenty years of experience as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I am a purveyor of hope. Clients need to learn about the therapeutic approaches to get there. I can provide the guidance and tools they need. I take pleasure in working with clients to restore their hope and realize their goals, which will help them live a less stressful life.
I have twenty years of experience as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I am a purveyor of hope. Clients need to learn about the therapeutic approaches to get there. I can provide the guidance and tools they need. I take pleasure in working with clients to restore their hope and realize their goals, which will help them live a less stressful life.
(438) 800-4489 View (438) 800-4489
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Taylor Walsh
Counsellor, MA, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Now more than ever, our lives are full of uncertainty. Navigating relationships, managing anxiety, and finding joy may be more challenging than before. It can be lonely trying to go through all of this by yourself. Having someone to share your journey with and help you process the challenges, changes, and unknowns of your life may help you find the peace that you've been missing.
Now more than ever, our lives are full of uncertainty. Navigating relationships, managing anxiety, and finding joy may be more challenging than before. It can be lonely trying to go through all of this by yourself. Having someone to share your journey with and help you process the challenges, changes, and unknowns of your life may help you find the peace that you've been missing.
(902) 906-5084 View (902) 906-5084
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Julie Ann Lindsay
Counsellor, MEd, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I am a licensed and experienced Counselling Therapist (CT) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I currently work with individuals, families, couples, and groups. I have many years of experience working with children and adolescents, grief and loss, couples/relationships, parenting, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I am a licensed and experienced Counselling Therapist (CT) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I currently work with individuals, families, couples, and groups. I have many years of experience working with children and adolescents, grief and loss, couples/relationships, parenting, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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Calm Shores Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW/MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
The world today is complex. It can be overwhelming to navigate relationships, work, school, friends, and readjusting to post-pandemic life. Some problems overwhelm us (whether they are current or from our past) and reduce our typical abilities to cope and feel happy. Jacqueline believes you are the expert in your own life, and as such asks you the pertinent questions so that you may find your own unique strategies and solutions. Jacqueline is an empathetic listener, respectful, and kind. She truly cares and wants to help you achieve your goals.
The world today is complex. It can be overwhelming to navigate relationships, work, school, friends, and readjusting to post-pandemic life. Some problems overwhelm us (whether they are current or from our past) and reduce our typical abilities to cope and feel happy. Jacqueline believes you are the expert in your own life, and as such asks you the pertinent questions so that you may find your own unique strategies and solutions. Jacqueline is an empathetic listener, respectful, and kind. She truly cares and wants to help you achieve your goals.
(581) 333-7321 View (581) 333-7321
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Joelle Murphy
Counsellor, MA, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I am currently accepting new clients! I am here to create a safe and non-judgmental environment to support your specific needs. With my warm and empathetic approach, I provide a secure space that allows us to explore your experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Together, we can strive to facilitate change by working on managing symptoms, developing coping strategies, enhancing personal growth, and attaining desirable goals.
I am currently accepting new clients! I am here to create a safe and non-judgmental environment to support your specific needs. With my warm and empathetic approach, I provide a secure space that allows us to explore your experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Together, we can strive to facilitate change by working on managing symptoms, developing coping strategies, enhancing personal growth, and attaining desirable goals.
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Taylor MacDougall
Counsellor, MA, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
It feels like you've tried everything and nothing has been good enough. You feel lost and overwhelmed trying to navigate the challenges, stresses, and obstacles that keep showing up. You dream of living a life you feel good about, where you can manage life's hardships with confidence and resilience. You want your life to be meaningful and fulfilling. You know you need to make changes in your life to get there, but you aren't sure what needs to change or how to start. Choosing a therapist to help you figure it out and guide you in living the life you want is a big step. I'm here to help you, guide you, and support you.
It feels like you've tried everything and nothing has been good enough. You feel lost and overwhelmed trying to navigate the challenges, stresses, and obstacles that keep showing up. You dream of living a life you feel good about, where you can manage life's hardships with confidence and resilience. You want your life to be meaningful and fulfilling. You know you need to make changes in your life to get there, but you aren't sure what needs to change or how to start. Choosing a therapist to help you figure it out and guide you in living the life you want is a big step. I'm here to help you, guide you, and support you.
(365) 658-1530 View (365) 658-1530
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1E  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(604) 243-9824 View (604) 243-9824
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Seeds of Hope Counselling Shelly Mann
Counsellor, MEd, MC, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1E
We all go through difficult times in our lives. It is part of being human. Sometimes challenges are short-lived and we are able to overcome them on our own. But sometimes the challenges we face are too big, or complex, and despite our best efforts, we need help. It doesn't mean we are weak. It takes courage to reach out for help. And I am here to help you. Welcome to Seeds of Hope Counselling! I am a counselling therapist who specializes in individualized counselling for women, men, and youth. I am excited about the possibility of getting to know you and helping you on your journey to better mental health.
We all go through difficult times in our lives. It is part of being human. Sometimes challenges are short-lived and we are able to overcome them on our own. But sometimes the challenges we face are too big, or complex, and despite our best efforts, we need help. It doesn't mean we are weak. It takes courage to reach out for help. And I am here to help you. Welcome to Seeds of Hope Counselling! I am a counselling therapist who specializes in individualized counselling for women, men, and youth. I am excited about the possibility of getting to know you and helping you on your journey to better mental health.
(902) 892-6693 View (902) 892-6693
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Angelina S. MacLellan-Muise
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1E  (Online Only)
Accepting a limited number of individual and couples for virtual appointments starting Fall 2024 (updated June 2024). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
Accepting a limited number of individual and couples for virtual appointments starting Fall 2024 (updated June 2024). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
(902) 702-3813 View (902) 702-3813
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Colleen Mac Dougall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
My Commitment: I will listen; I will care. I will see you for who you are and understand you (still) have dreams for your life: redefine your work, process the pain of separation/divorce, travel to expand your worldview, grow in your relationships. Changes may be demanded of you: illness, burn-out, physical/mental/emotional/spiritual suffering from trauma, grieving and celebrations of life, restoring in you what war has broken in soul and spirit. I create a safe space for you to work through emotions (anxiety/fear, depression) and barriers (race-related, age, health, ability) and choose how you want to live the rest of your life.
My Commitment: I will listen; I will care. I will see you for who you are and understand you (still) have dreams for your life: redefine your work, process the pain of separation/divorce, travel to expand your worldview, grow in your relationships. Changes may be demanded of you: illness, burn-out, physical/mental/emotional/spiritual suffering from trauma, grieving and celebrations of life, restoring in you what war has broken in soul and spirit. I create a safe space for you to work through emotions (anxiety/fear, depression) and barriers (race-related, age, health, ability) and choose how you want to live the rest of your life.
(819) 414-1838 View (819) 414-1838
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Eileen Conboy
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Not accepting new clients
Everyone deserves to find a space where they can explore their challenges comfortably without fear of judgment. When we find the right space, we are able to let our guard down and turn our attention inward. It's in these moments that we notice shame, depression, anxiety and avoidance, among other coping mechanisms at play. My counselling philosophy is trauma-informed in that I believe there is a survival function behind the difficult emotions, behaviours and thoughts that we experience. I also believe that understanding how these adaptive coping mechanisms are serving us, helps us to move forward with our goals and values.
Everyone deserves to find a space where they can explore their challenges comfortably without fear of judgment. When we find the right space, we are able to let our guard down and turn our attention inward. It's in these moments that we notice shame, depression, anxiety and avoidance, among other coping mechanisms at play. My counselling philosophy is trauma-informed in that I believe there is a survival function behind the difficult emotions, behaviours and thoughts that we experience. I also believe that understanding how these adaptive coping mechanisms are serving us, helps us to move forward with our goals and values.
(902) 200-6647 View (902) 200-6647
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Katelyn Reardon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Through my 12 years of social work experience, I have worked with all age groups- from the beginning stages of life, through childhood and youth, into adulthood, and final stages of life. I have experience in trauma and precipitating symptoms of such, including- anxiety, sleep disturbance, relationship struggles, depression, risk assessment, as well as, grief and loss support. I have worked with clients on individual levels, with their partners (in support of relationships), and with their families. I have supported clients in their goals of alleviating symptoms that affect quality of life and relationships.
Through my 12 years of social work experience, I have worked with all age groups- from the beginning stages of life, through childhood and youth, into adulthood, and final stages of life. I have experience in trauma and precipitating symptoms of such, including- anxiety, sleep disturbance, relationship struggles, depression, risk assessment, as well as, grief and loss support. I have worked with clients on individual levels, with their partners (in support of relationships), and with their families. I have supported clients in their goals of alleviating symptoms that affect quality of life and relationships.
(249) 496-2927 View (249) 496-2927
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Cheryl Ruth Cannon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Feeling Blue, out of sorts, unable to concentrate, feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are being pulled in many directions. You may be depressed or dealing with an interpersonal problem. Are there times you are feeling irritated and ready to burst at the seams. Are you dealing with a loss in your life or a family member with a substance abuse issue. Counselling can assist you with determining the problem and develop healthy ways of coping and learn self care techniques. Anxiety can appear when we avoid our feelings and stuff them deep inside. Learn how to set healthy boundaries and ask for what we need from others.
Feeling Blue, out of sorts, unable to concentrate, feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are being pulled in many directions. You may be depressed or dealing with an interpersonal problem. Are there times you are feeling irritated and ready to burst at the seams. Are you dealing with a loss in your life or a family member with a substance abuse issue. Counselling can assist you with determining the problem and develop healthy ways of coping and learn self care techniques. Anxiety can appear when we avoid our feelings and stuff them deep inside. Learn how to set healthy boundaries and ask for what we need from others.
(226) 401-8245 View (226) 401-8245
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Shelly Murphy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Over the years I have worked with many individuals and families experiencing complex life challenges such as: PTSD; childhood trauma and related symptoms (eg. anxiety/depression/substance use/compulsive behaviors); interpersonal relationship challenges, attachment injuries and workplace stress related issues such as compassion fatigue and burnout. Clients who most benefit from my approach are those who are open to exploring their experiences with an open mind, a little self compassion and a lot of patience for the healing process with the goal of making meaningful changes in their lives.
Over the years I have worked with many individuals and families experiencing complex life challenges such as: PTSD; childhood trauma and related symptoms (eg. anxiety/depression/substance use/compulsive behaviors); interpersonal relationship challenges, attachment injuries and workplace stress related issues such as compassion fatigue and burnout. Clients who most benefit from my approach are those who are open to exploring their experiences with an open mind, a little self compassion and a lot of patience for the healing process with the goal of making meaningful changes in their lives.
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Jeni Mutch
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BEd, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I have been in the education field for a number of years, and love supporting people in reaching their goals and improving their life. I returned back to school to pursue a counselling degree. As a counselling intern, I provide a safe, respected and non-judgmental environment where you can share your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a confidential, trusting and caring space.
I have been in the education field for a number of years, and love supporting people in reaching their goals and improving their life. I returned back to school to pursue a counselling degree. As a counselling intern, I provide a safe, respected and non-judgmental environment where you can share your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a confidential, trusting and caring space.
(548) 457-1105 View (548) 457-1105
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Megan Peters
Counsellor, MACP, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1E
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Megan and I am a Counselling Therapist in PEI. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then pursued a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I picked this profession because I saw the need for more mental health professionals on the Island and I wanted to help fill the gap.
Hi my name is Megan and I am a Counselling Therapist in PEI. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then pursued a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I picked this profession because I saw the need for more mental health professionals on the Island and I wanted to help fill the gap.
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Hannah Terpstra
Counsellor, MA, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Accepting NEW Clients. I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, but taking that first step is an act of courage and self-care. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relational issues or stress, there is hope. You don’t have to face this alone.
Accepting NEW Clients. I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, but taking that first step is an act of courage and self-care. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relational issues or stress, there is hope. You don’t have to face this alone.
(778) 767-4643 View (778) 767-4643
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Bob Davies
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, LCT, CCTPEI
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients - We are all equipped to defeat our depression, anxiety and anger; however sometimes we get 'stuck' and need a counselling therapist to help us get 'unstuck'. It is possible to find self-therapy such as CBT therapy to help us get 'unstuck'. We need a therapy that we can take home, that we can take to work with us and into our relationships. We want a therapy with techniques we can apply to gain mastery over our thoughts. We want a therapy to help us push through any beliefs and attitudes that are stopping us from growing. Most of all, we need a therapy that can teach us how..
I am accepting new clients - We are all equipped to defeat our depression, anxiety and anger; however sometimes we get 'stuck' and need a counselling therapist to help us get 'unstuck'. It is possible to find self-therapy such as CBT therapy to help us get 'unstuck'. We need a therapy that we can take home, that we can take to work with us and into our relationships. We want a therapy with techniques we can apply to gain mastery over our thoughts. We want a therapy to help us push through any beliefs and attitudes that are stopping us from growing. Most of all, we need a therapy that can teach us how..
(902) 904-5725 View (902) 904-5725
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Megan Rooney
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Not accepting new clients
In person sessions available - Have you noticed yourself feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, sad or stuck? Perhaps you are going through changes in your life and are finding it difficult to cope. Maybe you feel like it's time to make a change. Reaching out for help can be hard, but know you are not alone. I provide a non-judgmental space so you can feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I strongly believe in meeting you where you are at, for some it's starting to talk about what has been getting in the way of living your best life, for others it is more active work towards making lasting changes.
In person sessions available - Have you noticed yourself feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, sad or stuck? Perhaps you are going through changes in your life and are finding it difficult to cope. Maybe you feel like it's time to make a change. Reaching out for help can be hard, but know you are not alone. I provide a non-judgmental space so you can feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I strongly believe in meeting you where you are at, for some it's starting to talk about what has been getting in the way of living your best life, for others it is more active work towards making lasting changes.
(902) 388-6156 View (902) 388-6156

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Number of Counsellors in Charlottetown, PE

80+

Average cost per session

$142

Counsellors in Charlottetown, PE who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
86% Stress
85% Depression
77% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
67% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% SunLife
65% Blue Cross
65% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Charlottetown, PE see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
10% Male
6% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Charlottetown?

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.