Therapists in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC

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Dr. Cynthia Dolezsar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC J7V  (Online Only)
Do you need relief from anxiety, stress, or depressed mood…pronto? Are you going through a difficult transition or perhaps you have been dealing with this for a long time? I offer a confidential and caring space to discuss. I am a registered psychologist and I am versed in a variety of treatment modalities, namely CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I am not an advocate for “coping” with uncomfortable symptoms – these are usually modifiable and relief is possible. The therapeutic approaches I use are tailored to your specific needs and I only use techniques that have already been shown in research studies to be effective. Reach out today
Do you need relief from anxiety, stress, or depressed mood…pronto? Are you going through a difficult transition or perhaps you have been dealing with this for a long time? I offer a confidential and caring space to discuss. I am a registered psychologist and I am versed in a variety of treatment modalities, namely CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I am not an advocate for “coping” with uncomfortable symptoms – these are usually modifiable and relief is possible. The therapeutic approaches I use are tailored to your specific needs and I only use techniques that have already been shown in research studies to be effective. Reach out today
(438) 817-3623 View (438) 817-3623
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Pasqualina (Lina) Carrese
Psychologist, DPs
Verified Verified
Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC J7V
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a personable psychologist to assist you with your desire for change? Are you experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, loss, traumatic reactions and/or work issues that you wish to address in a confidential and nonjudgmental psychotherapeutic environment? I am bilingual, have many years of experience and am trained in a number of psychotherapeutic approaches scientifically shown to be effective in helping individuals experiencing a variety of life challenges. As such, I may be able to accompany you in your desire for change.
Are you looking for a personable psychologist to assist you with your desire for change? Are you experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, loss, traumatic reactions and/or work issues that you wish to address in a confidential and nonjudgmental psychotherapeutic environment? I am bilingual, have many years of experience and am trained in a number of psychotherapeutic approaches scientifically shown to be effective in helping individuals experiencing a variety of life challenges. As such, I may be able to accompany you in your desire for change.
(514) 941-7524 View (514) 941-7524

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Brianna Frances McGirr
Counsellor, MACP
Verified Verified
Pincourt, QC J7W
Waitlist for new clients
My goals are to provide a safe, comfortable space to help individuals navigate difficult and vulnerable periods of their lives. Today's world can seem overwhelming, increasing our feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. I help clients better understand their symptoms and psychological wellbeing, to help move forward and manage future difficulties. Presently working as a high school counsellor, supporting students in their socio-emotional needs and helping families work through these processes together.
My goals are to provide a safe, comfortable space to help individuals navigate difficult and vulnerable periods of their lives. Today's world can seem overwhelming, increasing our feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. I help clients better understand their symptoms and psychological wellbeing, to help move forward and manage future difficulties. Presently working as a high school counsellor, supporting students in their socio-emotional needs and helping families work through these processes together.
(450) 497-0143 View (450) 497-0143
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Maryam Zare
Registered Social Worker, LCSW, CAMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Do you feel challenged by depression or anxiety and seeking solutions? As a specialist, I can help you understand your conscious and unconscious patterns that might cause you to feel stuck. My professional focus includes gaining insight into interpersonal relationships, identity, and fertility issues. I have aided individuals, couples, and families in overcoming a variety of obstacles, such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma-induced crises.
Do you feel challenged by depression or anxiety and seeking solutions? As a specialist, I can help you understand your conscious and unconscious patterns that might cause you to feel stuck. My professional focus includes gaining insight into interpersonal relationships, identity, and fertility issues. I have aided individuals, couples, and families in overcoming a variety of obstacles, such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma-induced crises.
(438) 803-5301 View (438) 803-5301
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Haley Ricci
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V  (Online Only)
My top priority is to maintain a space that is open and free of judgement, where the client feels comfortable exploring any challenges they may be experiencing. My intention is to work with the client toward their fullest potential by highlighting their strengths and setting realistic goals
My top priority is to maintain a space that is open and free of judgement, where the client feels comfortable exploring any challenges they may be experiencing. My intention is to work with the client toward their fullest potential by highlighting their strengths and setting realistic goals
(450) 990-2624 View (450) 990-2624
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Healing Waves Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BAA
Verified Verified
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Currently Accepting New Clients. Cassondra Wheeler is the owner of Healing Waves Psychotherapy, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) providing virtual services in Ontario. Cassondra also provides in person services in Cornwall Ontario. With over 10 years of experience helping adults and youth with complex needs and family relationships, I continue to expand my skills to best help clients. Cassondra believes therapy services should be tailored to each individual to offer a unique experience. Leading with compassion always.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Cassondra Wheeler is the owner of Healing Waves Psychotherapy, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) providing virtual services in Ontario. Cassondra also provides in person services in Cornwall Ontario. With over 10 years of experience helping adults and youth with complex needs and family relationships, I continue to expand my skills to best help clients. Cassondra believes therapy services should be tailored to each individual to offer a unique experience. Leading with compassion always.
(343) 312-6410 View (343) 312-6410
Photo of Sarah Tevyaw, Art Therapist in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC
Sarah Tevyaw
Art Therapist, MA, ATR
Verified Verified
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
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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Melissa Hindley
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, co
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or anxiety? It's time to regain control over your life. HI! My name is Melissa Hindley. I am a specialist in anxiety, depression and emotional regulation. I am a licensed psychotherapist and career counsellor recognized by the OPQ. I earned my Masters degree in counselling psychology from Adler University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or anxiety? It's time to regain control over your life. HI! My name is Melissa Hindley. I am a specialist in anxiety, depression and emotional regulation. I am a licensed psychotherapist and career counsellor recognized by the OPQ. I earned my Masters degree in counselling psychology from Adler University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
(438) 799-5565 View (438) 799-5565
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Vanessa Vannicola
Registered Social Worker, MSW(c), AFM, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Hello! With over 9 years of experience in the areas of psychiatry and mental health, I have had the oppotunity to work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing an array of psychosocial stressors and mental health issues. I have a passion for mental healtlh and my expertise covers issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, attachment, parenting, peri and post natal mental health and trauma. I am also an Accredited Family Mediator, participating in the government program (subsidized), and work with couples through the process of separation, family conflict and co-parenting planning.
Hello! With over 9 years of experience in the areas of psychiatry and mental health, I have had the oppotunity to work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing an array of psychosocial stressors and mental health issues. I have a passion for mental healtlh and my expertise covers issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, attachment, parenting, peri and post natal mental health and trauma. I am also an Accredited Family Mediator, participating in the government program (subsidized), and work with couples through the process of separation, family conflict and co-parenting planning.
(438) 298-5931 View (438) 298-5931
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Martine L'Ecuyer
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
A type of therapy beyond speech ... Whether it is to express emotions, regain power over your life or find tools for personal growth, which differentiates drama therapy from other forms of "psycho-therapy which are generally focused on speech "is that in dramatherapy, in addition to using words, we also use expressive tools that can pass through the whole body: projective techniques, bodily movements, breathing and mindfulness exercises, creation of rituals, creation of stories, improvisations, theory and method of roles, etc. The exploration process become therapeutic in itself.
A type of therapy beyond speech ... Whether it is to express emotions, regain power over your life or find tools for personal growth, which differentiates drama therapy from other forms of "psycho-therapy which are generally focused on speech "is that in dramatherapy, in addition to using words, we also use expressive tools that can pass through the whole body: projective techniques, bodily movements, breathing and mindfulness exercises, creation of rituals, creation of stories, improvisations, theory and method of roles, etc. The exploration process become therapeutic in itself.
(438) 299-8763 View (438) 299-8763
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Melissa Simard
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Not accepting new clients
Have you noticed changes in your mood? Are you struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed? Are you facing an important challenge? Having difficulties managing stress, school, or work? Do you have questions about everyday parenting challenges or are struggling? I believe that self-understanding, progress, and change flourishes best within an open, collaborative, and safe non-judgmental space. I will work alongside you to identify your needs, what changes you want to work towards, and in developing new ways of addressing life's difficulties and unhook from difficult internal experiences.
Have you noticed changes in your mood? Are you struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed? Are you facing an important challenge? Having difficulties managing stress, school, or work? Do you have questions about everyday parenting challenges or are struggling? I believe that self-understanding, progress, and change flourishes best within an open, collaborative, and safe non-judgmental space. I will work alongside you to identify your needs, what changes you want to work towards, and in developing new ways of addressing life's difficulties and unhook from difficult internal experiences.
(438) 500-5348 View (438) 500-5348
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José Briones
Psychologist, MA, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
José is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. He has over nineteen years of clinical experience in the mental health industry. Through his studies and work experience José has obtained solid training in clinical counseling and psychotherapy using both long-term and short-term models. He is skilled in providing support to those who require it for personal, career/work related, couples issues, family issues, as well as immediate clinical interventions for clients who present an element of risk.
José is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. He has over nineteen years of clinical experience in the mental health industry. Through his studies and work experience José has obtained solid training in clinical counseling and psychotherapy using both long-term and short-term models. He is skilled in providing support to those who require it for personal, career/work related, couples issues, family issues, as well as immediate clinical interventions for clients who present an element of risk.
(855) 476-1093 View (855) 476-1093
Photo of Elisabeth Carone, Registered Psychotherapist in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC
Elisabeth Carone
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Are you seeking to better manage your emotions, shift unhelpful thinking patterns, or cultivate a more fulfilling life? I provide individual and couple therapy utilizing a blend of evidence-based methodologies. With years of experience, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals navigating a diverse array of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, and PTSD. I firmly believe in the inherent capacity for healing and personal evolution within each of us, a belief continuously reinforced through my interactions with clients over the years.
Are you seeking to better manage your emotions, shift unhelpful thinking patterns, or cultivate a more fulfilling life? I provide individual and couple therapy utilizing a blend of evidence-based methodologies. With years of experience, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals navigating a diverse array of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, and PTSD. I firmly believe in the inherent capacity for healing and personal evolution within each of us, a belief continuously reinforced through my interactions with clients over the years.
(438) 700-9079 View (438) 700-9079
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Dr. Gila Foomani Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V  (Online Only)
Hi! I understand how overwhelming and challenging life can be at times. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just feeling stuck, therapy can offer the support and guidance you need to move forward with confidence and resilience. As a licensed psychologist, my approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, kindness, and a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each of my clients.
Hi! I understand how overwhelming and challenging life can be at times. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just feeling stuck, therapy can offer the support and guidance you need to move forward with confidence and resilience. As a licensed psychologist, my approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, kindness, and a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each of my clients.
(438) 230-1738 View (438) 230-1738
Photo of Chrissy Weber, Counsellor in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC
Chrissy Weber
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
As a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I have a passion for helping individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, postpartum depression, parental burnout, relationship difficulties and more. For the past 10 years, I have been working with individuals, couples and families to help them overcome their current struggles, set healthy boundaries and live a more fulfilled life.
As a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I have a passion for helping individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, postpartum depression, parental burnout, relationship difficulties and more. For the past 10 years, I have been working with individuals, couples and families to help them overcome their current struggles, set healthy boundaries and live a more fulfilled life.
(450) 924-6084 View (450) 924-6084
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Melissa Stern
Psychologist, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Are you the parent of a struggling child, teenager or young adult, wondering what you could do to help them feel better? Does your child want to take care of their emotions but most of the time, their emotions take control of them? Are they struggling with an unhealthy relationship or high anxiety? Do they make a lot of impulsive decisions that they later regret? Or, are you a teen or young adult yourself? Do you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Do you want to feel truly heard? Have you tried different types of therapies and nothing seems to work?
Are you the parent of a struggling child, teenager or young adult, wondering what you could do to help them feel better? Does your child want to take care of their emotions but most of the time, their emotions take control of them? Are they struggling with an unhealthy relationship or high anxiety? Do they make a lot of impulsive decisions that they later regret? Or, are you a teen or young adult yourself? Do you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Do you want to feel truly heard? Have you tried different types of therapies and nothing seems to work?
(438) 700-9290 View (438) 700-9290
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Iram Nasim Ahmad
Psychologist, MPs, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Dr. Iram Ahmad is a registered clinical psychologist and a member of l'Ordre des psychologues du Québec. She has been working in the area of mental health for almost 20 years. Currently, her work focuses on human relationships and resiliency with a particular emphasis on work-related stress, anxiety disorders, and work-life balance. She provides psychotherapy in English and French.
Dr. Iram Ahmad is a registered clinical psychologist and a member of l'Ordre des psychologues du Québec. She has been working in the area of mental health for almost 20 years. Currently, her work focuses on human relationships and resiliency with a particular emphasis on work-related stress, anxiety disorders, and work-life balance. She provides psychotherapy in English and French.
(855) 797-9676 View (855) 797-9676
Photo of Kristin Morse, Registered Psychotherapist in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC
Kristin Morse
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CO
Verified Verified
Pincourt, QC J7W  (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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Michaela Georgescu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
Not accepting new clients
I work in Hudson, 30 minutes from the West Island and about 20 from Vaudreuil. My areas of specialization are in the treatment of anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, addiction, chronic health problems and couple therapy. Many of my clients tend to be people-pleasers and/or perfectionists, which can predispose one to develop relationship difficulties, anger or burnout. I use psychological techniques that have been shown to work by the fields of psychology and psychiatry to help my clients resolve their problems, change dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours, and accept situations over which they have no control.
I work in Hudson, 30 minutes from the West Island and about 20 from Vaudreuil. My areas of specialization are in the treatment of anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, addiction, chronic health problems and couple therapy. Many of my clients tend to be people-pleasers and/or perfectionists, which can predispose one to develop relationship difficulties, anger or burnout. I use psychological techniques that have been shown to work by the fields of psychology and psychiatry to help my clients resolve their problems, change dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours, and accept situations over which they have no control.
(514) 400-9355 View (514) 400-9355
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Vicki Veroff
Psychologist, PhD, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V
We all deserve a life of contentment, strong attachments and personal satisfaction. Therapy can help us achieve these goals. The heart of my approach is collaboration; I may be an expert in what I do, but you are the expert in you. Together, we discover what is and is not going well, figure out the reasons why, then find ways to make life as good as it can be.
We all deserve a life of contentment, strong attachments and personal satisfaction. Therapy can help us achieve these goals. The heart of my approach is collaboration; I may be an expert in what I do, but you are the expert in you. Together, we discover what is and is not going well, figure out the reasons why, then find ways to make life as good as it can be.
(438) 834-8835 View (438) 834-8835

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC

< 10

Counsellors in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Spirituality
50% Relationship Issues
50% ADHD
50% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
50% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

22 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot?

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.