Therapists in Cornwall, PE

Photo of Nicole MacRae - Oak and Cedar Counselling Services, BA, MSW, RSW, PMH-C, Registered Social Worker
Oak and Cedar Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Cornwall, PE C0A
At Oak and Cedar, I strive to provide a safe, compassionate, trauma-informed environment for clients to heal. Though trained in many areas, my main areas of focus are Trauma & Trauma Recovery, Pregnancy & Postpartum, Grief & Loss (including Miscarriage, Infertility, Stillbirth and Infant Loss), Stress, Compassion Fatigue & Burnout, Anxiety, Depression, and Change/Transitions (including Menopause). I also offer support to Parents, Children and Adolescents and currently have sessions available with our Masters student at reduced rates. If you find yourself wanting to change your story, please reach out.
At Oak and Cedar, I strive to provide a safe, compassionate, trauma-informed environment for clients to heal. Though trained in many areas, my main areas of focus are Trauma & Trauma Recovery, Pregnancy & Postpartum, Grief & Loss (including Miscarriage, Infertility, Stillbirth and Infant Loss), Stress, Compassion Fatigue & Burnout, Anxiety, Depression, and Change/Transitions (including Menopause). I also offer support to Parents, Children and Adolescents and currently have sessions available with our Masters student at reduced rates. If you find yourself wanting to change your story, please reach out.
(506) 406-8104 View (506) 406-8104
Photo of Nancy LeBlanc, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Nancy LeBlanc
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Cornwall, PE C0A  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help is a difficult first step, but you’re in the right place. I provide individual virtual therapy, focusing on: conflict, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, burnout, vicarious trauma, and work-life balance. I also provide Leadership Development Coaching. I am a Certified Adoption Practitioner licensed by the Province of PEI.
Reaching out for help is a difficult first step, but you’re in the right place. I provide individual virtual therapy, focusing on: conflict, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, burnout, vicarious trauma, and work-life balance. I also provide Leadership Development Coaching. I am a Certified Adoption Practitioner licensed by the Province of PEI.
(236) 302-2852 View (236) 302-2852
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Ultra Bright Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
Cornwall, PE C0A
I have a proven track record of building trust with clients which has helped them move forward and attain goals. Whether it be working through stressful situations, relationship issues, or just finding ways to cope and move forward in your life, I will work to help you meet your goals.
I have a proven track record of building trust with clients which has helped them move forward and attain goals. Whether it be working through stressful situations, relationship issues, or just finding ways to cope and move forward in your life, I will work to help you meet your goals.
(450) 234-1308 View (450) 234-1308
Photo of Rachel MacLeod, MA, Counsellor
Rachel MacLeod
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornwall, PE C0A
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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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornwall, PE C0A  (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
Photo of Justin Gregory MacArthur, MC, CCC, CT, Counsellor
Justin Gregory MacArthur
Counsellor, MC, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornwall, PE C0A
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

More Therapists Nearby

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Sheila Doyle-Hogan
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Montague, PE C0A
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 Rooney, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Megan Rooney
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Montague, PE C0A
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
Photo of Michael Wasnidge, RPC-C, CPCA, BBA, Counsellor
Michael Wasnidge
Counsellor, RPC-C, CPCA, BBA
Verified Verified
Cardigan, PE C0A  (Online Only)
Whether you're navigating impossible circumstances or simply seeking a roadmap towards your true potential, I am here to support you on your personal journey towards greater inner peace and fulfillment. My ideal client is someone who feels ready to look inward, challenge their limiting beliefs, and start looking at their life through a more self-empowered lens. Life is hard for everyone, but it can be a little easier when you begin to unburden yourself of impossible expectations and learn how to be a little kinder to yourself.
Whether you're navigating impossible circumstances or simply seeking a roadmap towards your true potential, I am here to support you on your personal journey towards greater inner peace and fulfillment. My ideal client is someone who feels ready to look inward, challenge their limiting beliefs, and start looking at their life through a more self-empowered lens. Life is hard for everyone, but it can be a little easier when you begin to unburden yourself of impossible expectations and learn how to be a little kinder to yourself.
(506) 703-8453 View (506) 703-8453
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Colleen Mahar Counselling Services
Counsellor, RSW, MEd, CT
Verified Verified
Souris, PE C0A
Colleen Mahar Counselling Services provides mental health and wellness support counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Professional, training certified, skilled and empathetic, Colleen specializes in improving personal, family and work-related issues. Whether you’re in need of understanding, guidance, or tools to move forward, Colleen will help you realize your goals.
Colleen Mahar Counselling Services provides mental health and wellness support counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Professional, training certified, skilled and empathetic, Colleen specializes in improving personal, family and work-related issues. Whether you’re in need of understanding, guidance, or tools to move forward, Colleen will help you realize your goals.
(902) 213-3392 View (902) 213-3392
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Sam Arseneau
Counsellor, BA, MACP, CT (P)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Souris, PE C0A  (Online Only)
It is often said that going to therapy is the first step in healing, but I believe the first step is reaching out. If you are reading this, you are likely in the stages of beginning your therapeutic journey. I will focus on celebrating your wins, no matter the size. “Progress is the sum of small victories won by individual human beings,” Bruce Catton.
It is often said that going to therapy is the first step in healing, but I believe the first step is reaching out. If you are reading this, you are likely in the stages of beginning your therapeutic journey. I will focus on celebrating your wins, no matter the size. “Progress is the sum of small victories won by individual human beings,” Bruce Catton.
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Sarah Carr Psychological Services
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Souris, PE C0A
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
Photo of Lindsay Porter, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Lindsay Porter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Montague, PE C0A
*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

Online Therapists

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
Photo of Colleen Mac Dougall, PhD, Psychologist
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
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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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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Your Life Design Inc.
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bonshaw, PE C0A  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients: We are a group of Island therapists. We typically work with busy professionals and their families, offering evening and weekend appointments remotely. You can choose a phone call, or a video for your sessions. We were an online counselling service before COVID, and we still are! We are Registered Social Workers, and Canadian Certified Counsellors, who happen to be educators/trainers as well. We work with children aged 4+, youth, individuals, couples, and families. All therapists have access to regular clinical supervision by a Ph.D. level Psychologist. We offer professional training as well!
Accepting New Clients: We are a group of Island therapists. We typically work with busy professionals and their families, offering evening and weekend appointments remotely. You can choose a phone call, or a video for your sessions. We were an online counselling service before COVID, and we still are! We are Registered Social Workers, and Canadian Certified Counsellors, who happen to be educators/trainers as well. We work with children aged 4+, youth, individuals, couples, and families. All therapists have access to regular clinical supervision by a Ph.D. level Psychologist. We offer professional training as well!
(902) 905-6645 View (902) 905-6645
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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
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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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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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Julie Fitzpatrick-Hopkin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
York, PE C0A
In my therapeutic approach, I prioritize creating a compassionate and inclusive space for individuals to explore healing and self-discovery. As a trauma-informed care-focused therapist, I tailor my methods to each client's unique needs, drawing from my extensive background detailed on LinkedIn (Julie Fitzpatrick-Hopkin). Central to my practice is valuing clients' voices, recognizing each individual's distinct narrative. I foster a collaborative, non-judgmental environment, empowering clients to authentically express themselves.
In my therapeutic approach, I prioritize creating a compassionate and inclusive space for individuals to explore healing and self-discovery. As a trauma-informed care-focused therapist, I tailor my methods to each client's unique needs, drawing from my extensive background detailed on LinkedIn (Julie Fitzpatrick-Hopkin). Central to my practice is valuing clients' voices, recognizing each individual's distinct narrative. I foster a collaborative, non-judgmental environment, empowering clients to authentically express themselves.
(249) 509-0256 View (249) 509-0256
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Cassandra Brade
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
I am a Social Worker/Psychotherapist who has 30+ years experience working with people at every stage of life. Working with me, you will find: Acceptance and comfort with anything that you bring to the conversation, and compassion/understanding. A recognition of the fellow human being, and a wide experience/learning base from which to draw. A good sense of humor and a genuine interest in exploring all things human and helping to find ways to increase satisfaction with life.
I am a Social Worker/Psychotherapist who has 30+ years experience working with people at every stage of life. Working with me, you will find: Acceptance and comfort with anything that you bring to the conversation, and compassion/understanding. A recognition of the fellow human being, and a wide experience/learning base from which to draw. A good sense of humor and a genuine interest in exploring all things human and helping to find ways to increase satisfaction with life.
(506) 404-1324 View (506) 404-1324
Photo of Jessica Ferro, MC:AT, RPsych, Psychologist
Jessica Ferro
Psychologist, MC:AT, RPsych
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, stress, relationship issues, life/career transitions, low self-esteem, work/life imbalance, or trauma? Or are you seeking more fulfillment out of life? If so, I am here to help. I am a registered psychologist offering virtual counselling to adults (25+) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Work with me from the comfort of your home, with your pets around, and without the added time and stress of travel.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, stress, relationship issues, life/career transitions, low self-esteem, work/life imbalance, or trauma? Or are you seeking more fulfillment out of life? If so, I am here to help. I am a registered psychologist offering virtual counselling to adults (25+) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Work with me from the comfort of your home, with your pets around, and without the added time and stress of travel.
(782) 800-7307 View (782) 800-7307
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Robyn Christine MacDonald
Counsellor, MA, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Whether you are dealing with more recent difficulties or what seem like life-long issues, I want to help you find strategies, tools, and perspectives that allows you to take the unmanageable and make it manageable. I believe that the client is the expert on their own life, and therapy should be motivated by the goals and issues that are important to them. If you are feeling lost or unsure which direction you want to move in, that is okay too! We can collaboratively explore and experiment to find a meaningful path forward. I have experience working with clients of all ages, and especially enjoy working with children and teenagers.
Whether you are dealing with more recent difficulties or what seem like life-long issues, I want to help you find strategies, tools, and perspectives that allows you to take the unmanageable and make it manageable. I believe that the client is the expert on their own life, and therapy should be motivated by the goals and issues that are important to them. If you are feeling lost or unsure which direction you want to move in, that is okay too! We can collaboratively explore and experiment to find a meaningful path forward. I have experience working with clients of all ages, and especially enjoy working with children and teenagers.
(782) 824-4115 View (782) 824-4115

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cornwall, PE

< 10

Counsellors in Cornwall, PE who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Grief
83% Parenting

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Great-West Life
100% Other

How Counsellors in Cornwall, PE see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

51% Female
33% Male
16% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cornwall?

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.