Therapists in Westmount, QC

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Andy MacDonald
MTA, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
Feeling "stuck", disconnected, or "not normal"? Amidst the complexities of life, it's common to feel discouraged, overwhelmed or a sense of not fitting in. Many people struggle with their mental health without seeking help, and this struggle may lead to addiction, anxiety, depression, poor relationships or low self-worth. The journey to overcome these struggles begins with acknowledging the need for support and continues with learning how to understand and process our emotions. As I am a certified music therapist, we also have the option of using your preferred music as an avenue to deepen our work together.
Feeling "stuck", disconnected, or "not normal"? Amidst the complexities of life, it's common to feel discouraged, overwhelmed or a sense of not fitting in. Many people struggle with their mental health without seeking help, and this struggle may lead to addiction, anxiety, depression, poor relationships or low self-worth. The journey to overcome these struggles begins with acknowledging the need for support and continues with learning how to understand and process our emotions. As I am a certified music therapist, we also have the option of using your preferred music as an avenue to deepen our work together.
(438) 601-3649 View (438) 601-3649
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Joan Keefler
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z  (Online Only)
I am a marital and family therapist with over 30 years experience working with individuals and couples helping them negotiate and solve problems related to marital conflict, separation, divorce, and with difficulties adjusting to mental health problems. I am a teacher and supervisor in the field, so I am familiar with a range of intervention skills to help my clients with a wide variety of difficulties. I use their strengths to foster better relationships. I lately have a special interest in Adult Attention Deficit Disorder; its assessment and understanding of the relationship issues it poses for the individual and family.
I am a marital and family therapist with over 30 years experience working with individuals and couples helping them negotiate and solve problems related to marital conflict, separation, divorce, and with difficulties adjusting to mental health problems. I am a teacher and supervisor in the field, so I am familiar with a range of intervention skills to help my clients with a wide variety of difficulties. I use their strengths to foster better relationships. I lately have a special interest in Adult Attention Deficit Disorder; its assessment and understanding of the relationship issues it poses for the individual and family.
(866) 480-4687 View (866) 480-4687
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Fatima Nabi
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hardships are a part of the human experience, but you do not have to struggle alone. I offer a safe space to be heard and supported, a place to grow and learn. I'm here to guide you to reflect on where you are and where you'd like to be. I hold an interest and expertise in working with BiPoC/racialized communities, specifically individuals of South Asian, North African, and Middle Eastern descent. As a first generation Canadian I have experience with carving an identity as a person of colour, and understand the challenges of navigating different cultural landscapes, familial expectations, and cultural stigma.
Hardships are a part of the human experience, but you do not have to struggle alone. I offer a safe space to be heard and supported, a place to grow and learn. I'm here to guide you to reflect on where you are and where you'd like to be. I hold an interest and expertise in working with BiPoC/racialized communities, specifically individuals of South Asian, North African, and Middle Eastern descent. As a first generation Canadian I have experience with carving an identity as a person of colour, and understand the challenges of navigating different cultural landscapes, familial expectations, and cultural stigma.
(438) 500-9063 View (438) 500-9063
Photo of Vanessa Moman, Registered Psychotherapist in Westmount, QC
Vanessa Moman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OCCOQ, OPQ
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my practice! I work with adults (18+) struggling with mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief, life transitions, and interpersonal issues. Together we can explore ways of coping with and managing these hardships in alignment with your personal goals and values. I aim to provide a collaborative, non-judgmental space where all clients are welcomed at all stages of their journey. I emphasize the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and prioritize compassion, empathy, and warmth above all.
Welcome to my practice! I work with adults (18+) struggling with mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief, life transitions, and interpersonal issues. Together we can explore ways of coping with and managing these hardships in alignment with your personal goals and values. I aim to provide a collaborative, non-judgmental space where all clients are welcomed at all stages of their journey. I emphasize the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and prioritize compassion, empathy, and warmth above all.
(438) 701-9417 View (438) 701-9417
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Marianne Chivi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, co, OCCOQ
Verified
9 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
I believe that it is a part of the human experience to struggle at times. I also believe that you don't have to struggle alone. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, a recent loss of a loved one, family/relationship challenges, sexuality issues, trauma, or stress, I will gently and authentically support you in exploring your concerns in order to work through them. My goal is to help create a non-judgmental space for you to safely achieve the changes that you wish to make in your life.
I believe that it is a part of the human experience to struggle at times. I also believe that you don't have to struggle alone. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, a recent loss of a loved one, family/relationship challenges, sexuality issues, trauma, or stress, I will gently and authentically support you in exploring your concerns in order to work through them. My goal is to help create a non-judgmental space for you to safely achieve the changes that you wish to make in your life.
(514) 700-1855 View (514) 700-1855
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Vivianne Bentley
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Coach who works with men and women who may be experiencing difficulties such as depression, stress, burn out and anxiety. As a trauma informed therapist I can work closely with you to uncover unresolved emotions and painful life events that may be blocking you from love, self expression and feeling that your needs are being met. I love supporting people to connect to their true emotions and body intelligence which will lead them to make choices that work best for themselves, their families and the world around them. You don't have to struggle alone!
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Coach who works with men and women who may be experiencing difficulties such as depression, stress, burn out and anxiety. As a trauma informed therapist I can work closely with you to uncover unresolved emotions and painful life events that may be blocking you from love, self expression and feeling that your needs are being met. I love supporting people to connect to their true emotions and body intelligence which will lead them to make choices that work best for themselves, their families and the world around them. You don't have to struggle alone!
(438) 800-3095 View (438) 800-3095
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Maria Morais
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CRPO, CCC, MACP, BAH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z  (Online Only)
Creating a collaborative framework to support you in navigating your mental health and achieving your wellness goals is at the heart of my practice. One size does not fit all, therefore I believe drawing on a diverse range of therapeutic approaches to provide tailored support is essential. My specialized training in EMDR trauma-informed care and systemic theory further informs my work. Over the course of my career, I have worked with individuals of varying backgrounds, identities, presenting problems and at various levels of functioning. To name a few, anxiety, depression, substance use, ASD, trauma, ADHD and relational challenges.
Creating a collaborative framework to support you in navigating your mental health and achieving your wellness goals is at the heart of my practice. One size does not fit all, therefore I believe drawing on a diverse range of therapeutic approaches to provide tailored support is essential. My specialized training in EMDR trauma-informed care and systemic theory further informs my work. Over the course of my career, I have worked with individuals of varying backgrounds, identities, presenting problems and at various levels of functioning. To name a few, anxiety, depression, substance use, ASD, trauma, ADHD and relational challenges.
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Zev Rose Saltiel
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
Zev Saltiel (they/them, he/him) is a registered social worker and community educator based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang (Montréal, QC). Zev holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree, and is currently doing their Master's at McGill University. Zev is in good standing with Ordre des Travailleurs Sociaux et Thérapeutes Conjugaux et Familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ). They operate mainly through an anti-oppressive and social justice lens that is informed by their lived experiences as a queer and trans person and background in community education. Their practice is rooted in humanistic, trauma-informed, harm-reduction and sex-positive approaches.
Zev Saltiel (they/them, he/him) is a registered social worker and community educator based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang (Montréal, QC). Zev holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree, and is currently doing their Master's at McGill University. Zev is in good standing with Ordre des Travailleurs Sociaux et Thérapeutes Conjugaux et Familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ). They operate mainly through an anti-oppressive and social justice lens that is informed by their lived experiences as a queer and trans person and background in community education. Their practice is rooted in humanistic, trauma-informed, harm-reduction and sex-positive approaches.
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Khan Bouba-D
Counsellor, MA
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
Have you been feeling anxious or stressed about certain issues in your life, or maybe the uncertainty of your future? Do you ever feel alone and disconnected from the world, or that no one understands you? Whether your needs are related to mental health or everyday life-problems, I am here to offer help & hope, support & solutions.
Have you been feeling anxious or stressed about certain issues in your life, or maybe the uncertainty of your future? Do you ever feel alone and disconnected from the world, or that no one understands you? Whether your needs are related to mental health or everyday life-problems, I am here to offer help & hope, support & solutions.
(438) 701-0251 View (438) 701-0251
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Rachelle Bayard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MSW, BSM, PSW
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! In my work with clients, I prioritize the therapeutic relationship and believe therapy works best when the therapist and client are partners in exploring the client’s inner world together. My approach is eclectic and combines attachment/ family systems /psycho-dynamics / CBT, RLT, IFS and EFT therapies.
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! In my work with clients, I prioritize the therapeutic relationship and believe therapy works best when the therapist and client are partners in exploring the client’s inner world together. My approach is eclectic and combines attachment/ family systems /psycho-dynamics / CBT, RLT, IFS and EFT therapies.
(438) 801-0367 View (438) 801-0367
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Prof. Martin Drapeau
Psychologist, MPs, PhD, OPQ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
I assist individuals who are struggling in different ways, although my specialty is in treating anxiety disorders and personality disorders. I usually take on the referrals that other therapists shy away from or consider too difficult to treat. My work with anxiety disorders is guided by best practice guidelines and draws mostly on cognitive behavioral techniques, including prolonged exposure using longer sessions. When working with individuals presenting with a personality disorder, my approach is eclectic, drawing mostly on psychodynamic, schema, and cognitive behavioral models.
I assist individuals who are struggling in different ways, although my specialty is in treating anxiety disorders and personality disorders. I usually take on the referrals that other therapists shy away from or consider too difficult to treat. My work with anxiety disorders is guided by best practice guidelines and draws mostly on cognitive behavioral techniques, including prolonged exposure using longer sessions. When working with individuals presenting with a personality disorder, my approach is eclectic, drawing mostly on psychodynamic, schema, and cognitive behavioral models.
(438) 500-9167 View (438) 500-9167
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D2 Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, MSc, MSW, CCPA, OPQ
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
D2 Psychology Clinic is a private clinic in Westmount, Qc, with an exceptional multidisciplinary team, including psychologists, psychotherapists, art therapists, clinical social workers, and counsellors. We offer individual, couples, and family counselling and psychotherapy services for children, teens, and adults.
D2 Psychology Clinic is a private clinic in Westmount, Qc, with an exceptional multidisciplinary team, including psychologists, psychotherapists, art therapists, clinical social workers, and counsellors. We offer individual, couples, and family counselling and psychotherapy services for children, teens, and adults.
(438) 230-9557 View (438) 230-9557
Photo of Eric Charles, Registered Psychotherapist in Westmount, QC
Eric Charles
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc(A), MSW, MA, TCF, TS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
Not accepting new clients
We come to therapy for many reasons. You may be suffering from constant worry, feelings of worthlessness, shame, the impact of an illness, grief, meaninglessness, or unfulfilling relationships. You may struggle to connect with a loved one and feel profoundly alone even (or especially) with others. You may have a painful piece of your past that robs you of your present. You may just feel stuck in your life and need direction. Or you might be seeking help for other reasons. I’m here to assist you in finding answers that work for you, in healing emotional wounds, and in improving your relationships.
We come to therapy for many reasons. You may be suffering from constant worry, feelings of worthlessness, shame, the impact of an illness, grief, meaninglessness, or unfulfilling relationships. You may struggle to connect with a loved one and feel profoundly alone even (or especially) with others. You may have a painful piece of your past that robs you of your present. You may just feel stuck in your life and need direction. Or you might be seeking help for other reasons. I’m here to assist you in finding answers that work for you, in healing emotional wounds, and in improving your relationships.
(438) 701-8484 View (438) 701-8484
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Dr. Andrea Guschlbauer
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified
14 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
Everyone struggles at times. I want to help you to get along better and be happier - whether that is with yourself, your partner(s), at work or with your family. My priority is to create a safe space for you to explore your concerns. We will proceed at your pace and I will carry the hard parts with you so you don't have to feel alone or overwhelmed. We will work together to make the changes you want to make. My theoretical orientation is a combination of several theories of counselling, including Client-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Everyone struggles at times. I want to help you to get along better and be happier - whether that is with yourself, your partner(s), at work or with your family. My priority is to create a safe space for you to explore your concerns. We will proceed at your pace and I will carry the hard parts with you so you don't have to feel alone or overwhelmed. We will work together to make the changes you want to make. My theoretical orientation is a combination of several theories of counselling, including Client-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
(855) 410-2759 View (855) 410-2759
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Nadja Grabovari/The Circle of Wellness Montreal
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! Are you feeling alone and overwhelmed? When was the last time you felt connected with your partner? Have you felt lost and stuck in your relationship? How about your career? I am a licensed psychologist who has extensive training specializing in individual, couple and family therapy. I can help couples and individuals in managing their distress, build confidence, trust, and intimacy. I am an integrative psychologist trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) an approach which as proven to be very effective with couples in restoring the bond and building greater closeness with each other.
Now accepting new clients! Are you feeling alone and overwhelmed? When was the last time you felt connected with your partner? Have you felt lost and stuck in your relationship? How about your career? I am a licensed psychologist who has extensive training specializing in individual, couple and family therapy. I can help couples and individuals in managing their distress, build confidence, trust, and intimacy. I am an integrative psychologist trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) an approach which as proven to be very effective with couples in restoring the bond and building greater closeness with each other.
(514) 700-5309 View (514) 700-5309
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Cassandra James
Counsellor, MA, ACNN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
Welcome your whole self - the joyful, the messy, the doubtful, the misunderstood, the resilient. Together we can create a collaborative space to explore your experiences, needs, and desires, in a way that feels safe and approachable to you. I welcome children (5+), adolescents, and young adults to my practice. I specialize in childhood/adolescent trauma, family dynamics, and youth protection involvement. I welcome individuals on their own journeys, as well as compassionately support caregivers in their desires to be positive therapeutic agents in their children's lives.
Welcome your whole self - the joyful, the messy, the doubtful, the misunderstood, the resilient. Together we can create a collaborative space to explore your experiences, needs, and desires, in a way that feels safe and approachable to you. I welcome children (5+), adolescents, and young adults to my practice. I specialize in childhood/adolescent trauma, family dynamics, and youth protection involvement. I welcome individuals on their own journeys, as well as compassionately support caregivers in their desires to be positive therapeutic agents in their children's lives.
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Laura MacMartin
Psychologist, psychol
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients - Are you aware of your issues, but can't seem to make the changes you want. Has past therapy helped but only to a point? Just when you think you were past the distress, a current event triggered a range of emotions that leaves you overwhelmed, distraught and confused. I address issues cognitively and emotionally using EMDR and other therapies to gain a better understanding that helps you change in positive ways. Anxiety, depression, relationships are only a few areas that we can work on together in a compassionate and empowering manner.
Not accepting new clients - Are you aware of your issues, but can't seem to make the changes you want. Has past therapy helped but only to a point? Just when you think you were past the distress, a current event triggered a range of emotions that leaves you overwhelmed, distraught and confused. I address issues cognitively and emotionally using EMDR and other therapies to gain a better understanding that helps you change in positive ways. Anxiety, depression, relationships are only a few areas that we can work on together in a compassionate and empowering manner.
(438) 793-3822 View (438) 793-3822
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Frank Salerno
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
Dear clients, I am the President and co-founder of the Montreal Psychology Center. My specialties include Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. In addition, I completed specialized training in couple therapy. While working as a therapist at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital (2004-2007), I was the co-developer of a workshop for couples entitled “Make Love Better”. This 8-week seminar was designed to help couples improve their relationships by promoting effective communication and enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy. My expertise on couple problems has been sought after by the media (e.g., CJAD, Syd Miller Show).
Dear clients, I am the President and co-founder of the Montreal Psychology Center. My specialties include Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. In addition, I completed specialized training in couple therapy. While working as a therapist at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital (2004-2007), I was the co-developer of a workshop for couples entitled “Make Love Better”. This 8-week seminar was designed to help couples improve their relationships by promoting effective communication and enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy. My expertise on couple problems has been sought after by the media (e.g., CJAD, Syd Miller Show).
(514) 515-9350 View (514) 515-9350
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The Wellness Collective Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, OPQ, OCCOQ, OTSTCFQ, CRPO, NIHB
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
Welcome to The Wellness Collective Centre – where your well-being is our collective mission. We provide services to clients both in-person and online in Quebec, and online for Ontario clients. Our approach centers on honesty and compassion, actively engaging with you to offer insights and support, not just passive listening. We believe in the power of perspective and overcoming obstacles together.
Welcome to The Wellness Collective Centre – where your well-being is our collective mission. We provide services to clients both in-person and online in Quebec, and online for Ontario clients. Our approach centers on honesty and compassion, actively engaging with you to offer insights and support, not just passive listening. We believe in the power of perspective and overcoming obstacles together.
(514) 889-8922 View (514) 889-8922
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Joel M Fink
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic approach is psychoanalytic. When the mind is in conflict with itself it can lead to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, self defeating behaviours and problems with sexuality. By making sense of the unconscious mind and its defence mechanisms, one can begin to heal from past experiences, improve current relationships and develop a more fulfilling relationship with the self.
My therapeutic approach is psychoanalytic. When the mind is in conflict with itself it can lead to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, self defeating behaviours and problems with sexuality. By making sense of the unconscious mind and its defence mechanisms, one can begin to heal from past experiences, improve current relationships and develop a more fulfilling relationship with the self.
(514) 435-2864 View (514) 435-2864

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Number of Counsellors in Westmount, QC

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Westmount, QC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
64% Stress
60% Coping Skills
58% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Other
46% SunLife
38% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Westmount, QC see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Westmount?

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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.