Therapists in Charlottetown, PE

Photo of Rachel MacLeod, MA, Counsellor
Rachel MacLeod
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1E
Waitlist for new clients
My main goal is to ensure you feel safe, heard, and empowered. I take a person-centred, strength-based approach to counselling that takes into account all the different facets of a person and their life and how that can affect their mental health. I appreciate how challenging it can be to reach out for help and support, by contacting me you will be met with compassion, empathy, and a willingness to work together to reach your goals.
My main goal is to ensure you feel safe, heard, and empowered. I take a person-centred, strength-based approach to counselling that takes into account all the different facets of a person and their life and how that can affect their mental health. I appreciate how challenging it can be to reach out for help and support, by contacting me you will be met with compassion, empathy, and a willingness to work together to reach your goals.
(506) 404-3382 View (506) 404-3382
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Kevin William Grant
Counsellor, MA, RCT, RP, RPC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
Using an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy and life coaching, I guide you towards transformational steps for a positive, balanced, and fulfilling life. My integrated approach combines psychodynamic, narrative, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioural therapies for a personalized experience. Specializing in 'depth therapy,' I uncover root causes of emotional distress in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. As a licensed Counselling Therapist in PEI, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, and Registered Professional Counsellor (CPCA), I bring extensive expertise to support your growth.
Using an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy and life coaching, I guide you towards transformational steps for a positive, balanced, and fulfilling life. My integrated approach combines psychodynamic, narrative, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioural therapies for a personalized experience. Specializing in 'depth therapy,' I uncover root causes of emotional distress in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. As a licensed Counselling Therapist in PEI, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, and Registered Professional Counsellor (CPCA), I bring extensive expertise to support your growth.
(902) 812-6995 View (902) 812-6995
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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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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
Photo of Taylor MacDougall, MA, CT, Counsellor
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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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
Photo of Mary Ellen MacLeod, RSW, BSW, MSW
Mary Ellen MacLeod
RSW, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Are you concerned that anxiety is interfering in your life? Do you struggle with self criticism? Overthinking? Negativity? Sleeplessness? Panic attacks? I can help you learn healthy coping skills, mindfulness, self care and confidence building which will create more inner peace, positivity and overall wellness.
Are you concerned that anxiety is interfering in your life? Do you struggle with self criticism? Overthinking? Negativity? Sleeplessness? Panic attacks? I can help you learn healthy coping skills, mindfulness, self care and confidence building which will create more inner peace, positivity and overall wellness.
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Photo of Brianne Shea, MEd, CCC, CT, Counsellor
Brianne Shea
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Waitlist for new clients
In a crowded room you can feel completely alone. Disenchanted with the current life you are living and tethered to experiences and hurts of the past. You want to build relationships with those around you but end up in the same cycle of self-sabotage. Exhausted by the high expectations you hold for yourself and overcompensating for the benefit of others. Your wants and needs have taken a backseat for too long. It’s time for a change.
In a crowded room you can feel completely alone. Disenchanted with the current life you are living and tethered to experiences and hurts of the past. You want to build relationships with those around you but end up in the same cycle of self-sabotage. Exhausted by the high expectations you hold for yourself and overcompensating for the benefit of others. Your wants and needs have taken a backseat for too long. It’s time for a change.
(778) 200-7704 View (778) 200-7704
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Dr Freda Burdett
Psychologist, PhD , LPsych
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I am presently working full-time in Prince Edward Island. In my practice clients present with a wide range of concerns and challenges. Some of these include anxiety disorders (e.g. obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, specific phobia), mood disorders (depression and bipolar), personality disorders (borderline personality disorder, OCPD), and trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder).
I am presently working full-time in Prince Edward Island. In my practice clients present with a wide range of concerns and challenges. Some of these include anxiety disorders (e.g. obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, specific phobia), mood disorders (depression and bipolar), personality disorders (borderline personality disorder, OCPD), and trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder).
(506) 701-6618 View (506) 701-6618
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Sheila Doyle-Hogan
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Are you a teen or young adult feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, experiencing panic attacks, or overthinking? Are your struggles and anxiety interfering with your everyday living? Therapy can help! It provides an opportunity to stop, reflect, and talk openly while learning new coping skills.
Are you a teen or young adult feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, experiencing panic attacks, or overthinking? Are your struggles and anxiety interfering with your everyday living? Therapy can help! It provides an opportunity to stop, reflect, and talk openly while learning new coping skills.
(343) 453-5095 View (343) 453-5095
Photo of Megan Peters, MACP, CT, Counsellor
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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Photo of Julie McCabe, MEd, CCC, CT, Counsellor
Julie McCabe
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Reaching your full potential can sometimes be easier with some guided support. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unsure of your next steps? With many years experience with youth and young adults, let me guide you on your personal journey of self discovery.
Reaching your full potential can sometimes be easier with some guided support. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unsure of your next steps? With many years experience with youth and young adults, let me guide you on your personal journey of self discovery.
(249) 559-1829 View (249) 559-1829
Photo of Alysia Angus, MACP(P), Counsellor
Alysia Angus
Counsellor, MACP(P)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I believe in the power of being person-centred and focusing on the little things that bring joy and laughter. I am a neurodiversity affirming counsellor, you are you and I am so excited for that! I want to work collaboratively with you and help navigate this journey towards healing and self-discovery. When working with children, adults, or families, my approach is always thoughtful and empathetic. I want to focus on fostering growth, resilience, and empowerment. I believe in the power of connection, understanding, and acceptance. I want a client who is going to look for the possibilities and strive for their goals.
I believe in the power of being person-centred and focusing on the little things that bring joy and laughter. I am a neurodiversity affirming counsellor, you are you and I am so excited for that! I want to work collaboratively with you and help navigate this journey towards healing and self-discovery. When working with children, adults, or families, my approach is always thoughtful and empathetic. I want to focus on fostering growth, resilience, and empowerment. I believe in the power of connection, understanding, and acceptance. I want a client who is going to look for the possibilities and strive for their goals.
(249) 496-1852 View (249) 496-1852
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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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Photo of Hannah Terpstra, MA, CT, Counsellor
Hannah Terpstra
Counsellor, MA, CT
Verified Verified
2 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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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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Calm Shores Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW/MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Sarah-Louise Murray
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MACP, MPCC, CCC, CT-PE, RCC-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
July 2024 - 3 openings. I welcome those struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, unprocessed trauma; "ADHD" symptoms and substance use. With training in several modalities and 20+ years of experience, I will work with you to get you back to enjoying life. I create sessions that enable you to learn new information, practice new skills, develop a positive sense of self and strengthen your ability to live each day feeling satisfied and successful. Let's get you back to enjoying life!
July 2024 - 3 openings. I welcome those struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, unprocessed trauma; "ADHD" symptoms and substance use. With training in several modalities and 20+ years of experience, I will work with you to get you back to enjoying life. I create sessions that enable you to learn new information, practice new skills, develop a positive sense of self and strengthen your ability to live each day feeling satisfied and successful. Let's get you back to enjoying life!
(587) 900-0966 View (587) 900-0966
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Thomas Tucker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD, LICSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life brings hardships. You may be burdened by the past, worried about the future, or just struggling to get through the day. You may have distressing thoughts, emotions or habits that get in the way of living the life you seek. You might have trouble coping, while also being reluctant to seek support. I believe that everyone has within them the capacities to live a happy and meaningful life, and yet anyone can get stuck and need help getting back on track. By working together collaboratively and customizing a plan to meet your goals, we can begin to discover and develop your inner strengths and wisdom to find a path forward.
Life brings hardships. You may be burdened by the past, worried about the future, or just struggling to get through the day. You may have distressing thoughts, emotions or habits that get in the way of living the life you seek. You might have trouble coping, while also being reluctant to seek support. I believe that everyone has within them the capacities to live a happy and meaningful life, and yet anyone can get stuck and need help getting back on track. By working together collaboratively and customizing a plan to meet your goals, we can begin to discover and develop your inner strengths and wisdom to find a path forward.
(226) 780-6647 View (226) 780-6647
Sarah Carr Psychological Services
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
We have therapists available TODAY! Imagine a place where you can find expert guidance, top-notch care, and a collaborative approach to therapy. Welcome to Sarah Carr Psychological Services! We've got a team of registered psychologists and counsellors ready to support and guide you on your journey towards well-being. And you will have access to a psychologist if you need one, even if you're seeing a counsellor at our office for therapy. Let us find the therapist that works for you.
We have therapists available TODAY! Imagine a place where you can find expert guidance, top-notch care, and a collaborative approach to therapy. Welcome to Sarah Carr Psychological Services! We've got a team of registered psychologists and counsellors ready to support and guide you on your journey towards well-being. And you will have access to a psychologist if you need one, even if you're seeing a counsellor at our office for therapy. Let us find the therapist that works for you.
(778) 767-3877 View (778) 767-3877
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Emily Forrest
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP-C
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
As an intern, I approach counselling by meeting people where they are with compassion and empathy that is free from judgment. People are not meant to travel through life’s difficulties alone and I look forward to walking through this journey with you. I am passionate and committed to removing obstacles to service throughout my community.
As an intern, I approach counselling by meeting people where they are with compassion and empathy that is free from judgment. People are not meant to travel through life’s difficulties alone and I look forward to walking through this journey with you. I am passionate and committed to removing obstacles to service throughout my community.
(581) 803-4270 View (581) 803-4270
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Lindsay Porter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
*In person sessions available* Reaching out for professional support can be the first step towards creating effective, lasting changes in areas of life that are meaningful to you. I offer 15 years of experience working with adults and youth in various clinical mental health settings. A compassion driven, strengths based approach serves as the foundation to my practice. Approachability, empathy and authenticity are qualities that I bring to the therapeutic relationship.
*In person sessions available* Reaching out for professional support can be the first step towards creating effective, lasting changes in areas of life that are meaningful to you. I offer 15 years of experience working with adults and youth in various clinical mental health settings. A compassion driven, strengths based approach serves as the foundation to my practice. Approachability, empathy and authenticity are qualities that I bring to the therapeutic relationship.
(902) 314-5534 View (902) 314-5534
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Justin Gregory MacArthur
Counsellor, MC, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I work collaboratively and compassionately with clients towards their goals. I'm an expert in mental health and you're an expert in YOU, so let's work together toward what matters most to you.
I work collaboratively and compassionately with clients towards their goals. I'm an expert in mental health and you're an expert in YOU, so let's work together toward what matters most to you.
(587) 742-2430 View (587) 742-2430
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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

$140

Counsellors in Charlottetown, PE who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
86% Stress
85% Depression
76% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
66% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% SunLife
69% Canada Life | Great-West Life
66% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Charlottetown, PE see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
11% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

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.