Therapists in Dorval, QC

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Nassim Nouzad
Registered Social Worker, BSW
Verified
Dorval, QC H9P  (Online Only)
I have masters of psychology from my country of origin and bachelor of social work from McGill, it has been almost 10 years that I am working in these fields. I am a culturally sensitive practitioner and I always try to do my best to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental space to my clients in order to accompany them to get through their life challenges
I have masters of psychology from my country of origin and bachelor of social work from McGill, it has been almost 10 years that I am working in these fields. I am a culturally sensitive practitioner and I always try to do my best to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental space to my clients in order to accompany them to get through their life challenges
(514) 612-8217 View (514) 612-8217
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Michael C Coward
Psychologist, MEd
Verified
Dorval, QC H9S
I am a psychologist with many years of therapeutic experience specializing in providing therapy for people experiencing troubling anxiety or depression. I work closely and collaboratively with my clients finding solutions together on life issues that affect their wellbeing. Relationships, break-ups, work stress, life changes as well as new challenges can all impact us negatively. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I help my clients move forward in their lives to not only overcome life's challenges but to become the kind of person they wish to be.
I am a psychologist with many years of therapeutic experience specializing in providing therapy for people experiencing troubling anxiety or depression. I work closely and collaboratively with my clients finding solutions together on life issues that affect their wellbeing. Relationships, break-ups, work stress, life changes as well as new challenges can all impact us negatively. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I help my clients move forward in their lives to not only overcome life's challenges but to become the kind of person they wish to be.
(438) 806-0473 View (438) 806-0473
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Laurie Betito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dorval, QC H9P
I am a Clinical Psychologist with post graduate training in Sex Therapy. I treat individuals and couples of all orientations. Along with a private practice in 2 locations (NDG and West Island, Quebec), I have been hosting a nightly radio show in Montreal (CJAD 800) for the last 17 years about sex and relationships. I am the author of "The Sex Bible for People Over 50: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love for Mature Couples"
I am a Clinical Psychologist with post graduate training in Sex Therapy. I treat individuals and couples of all orientations. Along with a private practice in 2 locations (NDG and West Island, Quebec), I have been hosting a nightly radio show in Montreal (CJAD 800) for the last 17 years about sex and relationships. I am the author of "The Sex Bible for People Over 50: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love for Mature Couples"
(514) 612-3079 View (514) 612-3079
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Paula Lorimer
Psychologist, MA, OPQ, CPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dorval, QC H9S
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help you grow and evolve, to achieve success and overall health & wellness. I am a licensed psychologist and the clinical director of Evolution Psychology Center located in Lachine, Montreal, Quebec. I work collaboratively and focus on you as an individual. I use a whole person approach (mind/body/emotions) along with effective, common sense approaches to resolve your difficulties and help improve your well-being and life. I also apply a multidisciplinary approach to your care by working, consulting, and collaborating with other health professionals. Your health and well-being is the priority.
My goal is to help you grow and evolve, to achieve success and overall health & wellness. I am a licensed psychologist and the clinical director of Evolution Psychology Center located in Lachine, Montreal, Quebec. I work collaboratively and focus on you as an individual. I use a whole person approach (mind/body/emotions) along with effective, common sense approaches to resolve your difficulties and help improve your well-being and life. I also apply a multidisciplinary approach to your care by working, consulting, and collaborating with other health professionals. Your health and well-being is the priority.
(514) 612-0112 View (514) 612-0112
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Daniela Beer-Becker
Psychologist, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Dorval, QC H4S
Are you disappointed with the turn your life has taken? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of worry, sadness, loneliness, or anger? Do you find it hard to enjoy what you have today, but feel stuck in the past, or keep worrying about the future? Do you struggle to communicate your feelings effectively to others? When we don't learn to successfully deal with our thoughts and emotions, when past wounds are left unattended, they intensify, and get expressed in unproductive, angry, or hurtful ways towards yourself and the people you love.
Are you disappointed with the turn your life has taken? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of worry, sadness, loneliness, or anger? Do you find it hard to enjoy what you have today, but feel stuck in the past, or keep worrying about the future? Do you struggle to communicate your feelings effectively to others? When we don't learn to successfully deal with our thoughts and emotions, when past wounds are left unattended, they intensify, and get expressed in unproductive, angry, or hurtful ways towards yourself and the people you love.
(514) 319-1744 View (514) 319-1744
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Clinique de Psychologie Zikman et Associés
Psychologist, MA, MEd, OPQ, QUEBEC, ONTARIO
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dorval, QC H9R
Avec plus de 15 ans d'expérience en thérapie cognitivo-comportementale (TCC), nous sommes dévoués à aider nos clients à mener une vie plus saine. Nous travaillerons avec vous pour atténuer la détresse causée par des problèmes personnels, sociaux ou professionnels. Nous sommes compétents dans le traitement de l'anxiété, de la dépression, du deuil, de la procrastination, des relations, de l'estime de soi, ainsi que de l'adaptation aux études et au travail. Nous sommes également sensibles aux besoins uniques de la communauté LGBTQIA+. Nous avons soigneusement sélectionné nos thérapeutes pour leurs connaissances et leur chaleur.
Avec plus de 15 ans d'expérience en thérapie cognitivo-comportementale (TCC), nous sommes dévoués à aider nos clients à mener une vie plus saine. Nous travaillerons avec vous pour atténuer la détresse causée par des problèmes personnels, sociaux ou professionnels. Nous sommes compétents dans le traitement de l'anxiété, de la dépression, du deuil, de la procrastination, des relations, de l'estime de soi, ainsi que de l'adaptation aux études et au travail. Nous sommes également sensibles aux besoins uniques de la communauté LGBTQIA+. Nous avons soigneusement sélectionné nos thérapeutes pour leurs connaissances et leur chaleur.
(438) 800-1936 View (438) 800-1936
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Sarah Tevyaw
Art Therapist, MA, ATR
Verified
Dorval, QC H4S
Over the past 12 years, I have been supporting individuals who are approaching the end of life, living with illness, or embarking on a grief journey. I work to create a safe environment for children, youth, adults, and seniors as they navigate life’s greatest challenges. Whether you are a caregiver, living with your own illness, or grappling with the loss of your loved one, I am here to offer you a supportive environment to heal and grow. Art therapy offers a unique opportunity to work through difficult transitions without having to find the “right” words to express how you are feeling.
Over the past 12 years, I have been supporting individuals who are approaching the end of life, living with illness, or embarking on a grief journey. I work to create a safe environment for children, youth, adults, and seniors as they navigate life’s greatest challenges. Whether you are a caregiver, living with your own illness, or grappling with the loss of your loved one, I am here to offer you a supportive environment to heal and grow. Art therapy offers a unique opportunity to work through difficult transitions without having to find the “right” words to express how you are feeling.
(438) 230-9553 View (438) 230-9553
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Michelle Coughlin-Rinehart
Registered Social Worker, PSW
Verified
Dorval, QC H9P
I am a registered social worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children/teens and their families. Whether you have a child who is struggling, are dealing with difficult family relationships, require support in your role as a parent or if you yourself are struggling with emotions such as sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, anger, irritability or are going through a challenging transition period in your life, I can help.
I am a registered social worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children/teens and their families. Whether you have a child who is struggling, are dealing with difficult family relationships, require support in your role as a parent or if you yourself are struggling with emotions such as sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, anger, irritability or are going through a challenging transition period in your life, I can help.
(438) 834-8326 View (438) 834-8326
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LJB Counseling and Coaching Services
Counsellor, MA, CCC, CCTP
Verified
Dorval, QC H4Y
It's difficult to take the first step to reach out when you're in need of support. I get it, I've been there. Many of us struggle but strive to make the long journey toward healing. No matter what you're trying to heal from or manage, just know that although it can be hard, it's possible, and it's worth it. Whether you're struggling to manage trauma, anxiety, or depression, or simply want to explore coaching programs aimed at helping you manage stress and build resilience, LJB Counseling and Coaching Services wants you to know - you don't have to do it alone. I'd be honoured to help you find or design your path.
It's difficult to take the first step to reach out when you're in need of support. I get it, I've been there. Many of us struggle but strive to make the long journey toward healing. No matter what you're trying to heal from or manage, just know that although it can be hard, it's possible, and it's worth it. Whether you're struggling to manage trauma, anxiety, or depression, or simply want to explore coaching programs aimed at helping you manage stress and build resilience, LJB Counseling and Coaching Services wants you to know - you don't have to do it alone. I'd be honoured to help you find or design your path.
(438) 601-2207 View (438) 601-2207
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Sarah Young
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, TS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dorval, QC H4S
Vulnerability is not weakness; it is our most accurate measure of courage” -Brené Brown. However, expressing vulnerability can be difficult and scary. I hope to be someone who can provide a comforting, non-judgemental space where you can feel empowered to face your challenges through developing your inner strengths.
Vulnerability is not weakness; it is our most accurate measure of courage” -Brené Brown. However, expressing vulnerability can be difficult and scary. I hope to be someone who can provide a comforting, non-judgemental space where you can feel empowered to face your challenges through developing your inner strengths.
(438) 300-9705 View (438) 300-9705
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Charmain Veronia Banton
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dorval, QC H9R  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Charmain Banton she/her/elle, and welcome to my profile. Life can be unpredictable sometimes even when we plan for the best and the worst of it, but even without life's unpredictability's we often find ourselves in situations that make us feel stressed, worried, anxious and scared. During these difficult moments we can feel very lonely and lost. However, most people do not want to live out their days in turmoil and distress but would rather choose peace and enjoy their interpersonal relationships. I offer the space to work through these hardships on-line in my new private practice.
Hello! My name is Charmain Banton she/her/elle, and welcome to my profile. Life can be unpredictable sometimes even when we plan for the best and the worst of it, but even without life's unpredictability's we often find ourselves in situations that make us feel stressed, worried, anxious and scared. During these difficult moments we can feel very lonely and lost. However, most people do not want to live out their days in turmoil and distress but would rather choose peace and enjoy their interpersonal relationships. I offer the space to work through these hardships on-line in my new private practice.
(438) 817-3761 View (438) 817-3761

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Zikman and Associates CBT - Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MEd, MA, OPQ, QUEBEC, ONTARIO
Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
SAME-WEEK Appointments available. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we're dedicated to helping clients lead healthier lives. Within a non-judgmental setting, we'll work with you to alleviate distress caused by personal, social, or workplace issues. We're skilled in treating Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Procrastination, Relationship, and Self-Esteem issues, as well as Academic and Workplace Adjustments. We're also sensitive to the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. We have carefully selected our team of therapists for their knowledge, professionalism, and relatability.
SAME-WEEK Appointments available. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we're dedicated to helping clients lead healthier lives. Within a non-judgmental setting, we'll work with you to alleviate distress caused by personal, social, or workplace issues. We're skilled in treating Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Procrastination, Relationship, and Self-Esteem issues, as well as Academic and Workplace Adjustments. We're also sensitive to the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. We have carefully selected our team of therapists for their knowledge, professionalism, and relatability.
(438) 230-1040 View (438) 230-1040
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Jamie Skye Farnsworth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW
Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Reaching out for support is not always easy, I understand taking this first step can be an overwhelming and scary process. I want to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to work through life’s challenges and better understand what is standing in the way of building your best life. Together we will collaborate to better understand your personal experiences, gain increased insight, awareness and find concrete tools and coping strategies that you can use to feel confident addressing future issues independently.
Reaching out for support is not always easy, I understand taking this first step can be an overwhelming and scary process. I want to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to work through life’s challenges and better understand what is standing in the way of building your best life. Together we will collaborate to better understand your personal experiences, gain increased insight, awareness and find concrete tools and coping strategies that you can use to feel confident addressing future issues independently.
(438) 500-0718 View (438) 500-0718
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Sasha Boyce
Registered Social Worker, BSW
Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
You're the master of your own journey. Sometimes life is exceptionally excruciating. When it is, it's okay to ask for help. Whether you're dealing with new losses (let's not forget old losses that still feel fresh), life transitions, or you don't know how to take a step forward, I'm here for you. You deserve happiness, love, acceptance, and grace.
You're the master of your own journey. Sometimes life is exceptionally excruciating. When it is, it's okay to ask for help. Whether you're dealing with new losses (let's not forget old losses that still feel fresh), life transitions, or you don't know how to take a step forward, I'm here for you. You deserve happiness, love, acceptance, and grace.
(514) 437-1885 View (514) 437-1885
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Jonathan Zairi
Registered Psychotherapist, CFT
Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B
I work with individuals, couples, and families, navigating different and complex life challenges. I listen with empathy in developing a working relationship and want everyone to feel respected and understood. I take pride in helping people make the most of their lives and relationships, and I value honesty, curiosity, and self-reflection to help them achieve that.
I work with individuals, couples, and families, navigating different and complex life challenges. I listen with empathy in developing a working relationship and want everyone to feel respected and understood. I take pride in helping people make the most of their lives and relationships, and I value honesty, curiosity, and self-reflection to help them achieve that.
(438) 793-9218 View (438) 793-9218
Photo of Tina Romano Hypno-Coach in Dorval, QC
Tina Romano Hypno-Coach
BComm, CH
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Searching for something beyond talk therapy alone? Are you struggling with how you feel? Tired of trying to figure it out? Hi, I'm the creator of "Way Beyond Talk". An approach that combines the best of Hypnosis, Meditation and Emotional Mindfulness. A powerful way to make change happen because it makes use of much more than thinking or talking ever can. It's the way to access matters that lie beneath the surface, not readily retrieved through thinking or talking. No need to figure it out, answers come to you. An alternative or adjunct approach to many therapies. Guiding you to feel better.
Searching for something beyond talk therapy alone? Are you struggling with how you feel? Tired of trying to figure it out? Hi, I'm the creator of "Way Beyond Talk". An approach that combines the best of Hypnosis, Meditation and Emotional Mindfulness. A powerful way to make change happen because it makes use of much more than thinking or talking ever can. It's the way to access matters that lie beneath the surface, not readily retrieved through thinking or talking. No need to figure it out, answers come to you. An alternative or adjunct approach to many therapies. Guiding you to feel better.
(514) 613-8634 View (514) 613-8634
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Maja Witter
Counsellor, MA, co
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S  (Online Only)
I am a licensed counsellor trained in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches. I offer counselling services online to adults across Québec. In our work together we develop an in-depth understanding of you: uncovering underlying motivations, needs, conflicts, patterns and obstacles.
I am a licensed counsellor trained in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches. I offer counselling services online to adults across Québec. In our work together we develop an in-depth understanding of you: uncovering underlying motivations, needs, conflicts, patterns and obstacles.
(438) 230-9526 View (438) 230-9526
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Faranak Bidabad
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Montréal, QC H8Y  (Online Only)
As a Psychotherapist & Clinical sexologist she works with clients struggle with emotional problems, affectional dependency, jealousy, fear of intimacy and loneliness; and various problems such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image. She works with couples struggle with separation, conflict, anger, jealousy, intimacy and conversation problems. Relationship begins with hope and love leads to suffering and frustration. Despite the strong urge for intimacy and closeness, couples have no choice but to leave the relationship. Gain insight into repetitive destructive patterns is the first step towards self knowing and improvement.
As a Psychotherapist & Clinical sexologist she works with clients struggle with emotional problems, affectional dependency, jealousy, fear of intimacy and loneliness; and various problems such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image. She works with couples struggle with separation, conflict, anger, jealousy, intimacy and conversation problems. Relationship begins with hope and love leads to suffering and frustration. Despite the strong urge for intimacy and closeness, couples have no choice but to leave the relationship. Gain insight into repetitive destructive patterns is the first step towards self knowing and improvement.
(438) 795-1360 View (438) 795-1360
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David Bernstein
CCH
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
David Bernstein offers effective hypnotherapy and life coaching for anxiety, stress, weight, smoking, phobias, academic and sports performance, memory, insomnia, concentration, pain and any bad habit. Women and men alike attend David's weight and smoking clinics with equal effectiveness. As a certified Hockey Canada coach, David's experience with helping athletes get in and stay in the zone applies equally well to entire teams at all levels. As well, soothing relaxation sessions are just a phone call away. I do not offer psychotherapy services.
David Bernstein offers effective hypnotherapy and life coaching for anxiety, stress, weight, smoking, phobias, academic and sports performance, memory, insomnia, concentration, pain and any bad habit. Women and men alike attend David's weight and smoking clinics with equal effectiveness. As a certified Hockey Canada coach, David's experience with helping athletes get in and stay in the zone applies equally well to entire teams at all levels. As well, soothing relaxation sessions are just a phone call away. I do not offer psychotherapy services.
(438) 795-2576 View (438) 795-2576
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Kristin Morse
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CO
Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R  (Online Only)
Struggling with stress? Feeling overwhelmed and finding it difficult to manage your day to day? Feeling ready to create some changes but not sure where to begin? As a registered psychotherapist, I can support you in navigating your next steps to building strong roots to live your life to its fullest. I am dedicated to working with all of my clients to learn more about who they are as individuals and in supporting them to uncover their full potential.
Struggling with stress? Feeling overwhelmed and finding it difficult to manage your day to day? Feeling ready to create some changes but not sure where to begin? As a registered psychotherapist, I can support you in navigating your next steps to building strong roots to live your life to its fullest. I am dedicated to working with all of my clients to learn more about who they are as individuals and in supporting them to uncover their full potential.
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Number of Counsellors in Dorval, QC

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Dorval, QC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
73% Grief
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Green Shield Canada
33% Aetna
33% Alliance

How Counsellors in Dorval, QC see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dorval?

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.