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Christine Holowick-Sparkes
Registered Social Worker, MMFT, BSW/RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
We all experience difficult events in our lives. Some of these events happened a long time ago, and have influenced the way that we interact with ourselves and the world. Some of these events are more recent and throw us off the course we were on. We can become stuck in ways of being that are no longer helpful to us end up causing distress. I believe therapy can be a helpful way to process what has or is happening in our lives and encourage healthy adaptation and growth, so we can live our lives with more peace, happiness and connection.
We all experience difficult events in our lives. Some of these events happened a long time ago, and have influenced the way that we interact with ourselves and the world. Some of these events are more recent and throw us off the course we were on. We can become stuck in ways of being that are no longer helpful to us end up causing distress. I believe therapy can be a helpful way to process what has or is happening in our lives and encourage healthy adaptation and growth, so we can live our lives with more peace, happiness and connection.
(431) 531-5258 View (431) 531-5258
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Simon Thome
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
There are times when we may develop thoughts and feelings about ourselves that are no longer useful, that disconnect us from who we really are and from the important people around us. If you are feeling stuck in your thoughts, feelings, or behaviours due to issues such as family conflict, relationship issues, trauma, mental health issues, loss, or addictions, therapy can help you to grow and connect with yourself and those close to you again. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or with your partner or family, my approach focuses on helping you to find more presence, compassion, and clarity in your life and relationships.
There are times when we may develop thoughts and feelings about ourselves that are no longer useful, that disconnect us from who we really are and from the important people around us. If you are feeling stuck in your thoughts, feelings, or behaviours due to issues such as family conflict, relationship issues, trauma, mental health issues, loss, or addictions, therapy can help you to grow and connect with yourself and those close to you again. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or with your partner or family, my approach focuses on helping you to find more presence, compassion, and clarity in your life and relationships.
(204) 400-0654 View (204) 400-0654
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Finn McMahon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BA Intl, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to therapy and not sure how to find the right fit. My goal is to offer you a safe space to determine what you hope to gain from therapy and how we can best meet your needs. Originally from Dublin, I am a white settler living on Treaty 1 territory. I am a cisgender lesbian and I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly gender-questioning and transgender young people. As a queer mother, I also support other parents and would-be parents in navigating the unique challenges of making our families.
Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to therapy and not sure how to find the right fit. My goal is to offer you a safe space to determine what you hope to gain from therapy and how we can best meet your needs. Originally from Dublin, I am a white settler living on Treaty 1 territory. I am a cisgender lesbian and I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly gender-questioning and transgender young people. As a queer mother, I also support other parents and would-be parents in navigating the unique challenges of making our families.
(204) 818-9283 View (204) 818-9283
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Michelle Beauchamp
BHEc, MSc, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I have extensive experience providing therapy and education on a wide range of mental health topics to youth, adults, families and communities. I help people struggling with symptoms consistent with their diagnosed disorders, such as anxiety, and mood disorders as well as those struggling with a compilation of stress in their lives, such as job, family/relationship, trauma, grief or addictions. At times we need extra support and guidance in dealing with life's challenges. I like to build on a person's strengths empowering them to make positive changes, reducing their negative coping and negative thought patterns.
I have extensive experience providing therapy and education on a wide range of mental health topics to youth, adults, families and communities. I help people struggling with symptoms consistent with their diagnosed disorders, such as anxiety, and mood disorders as well as those struggling with a compilation of stress in their lives, such as job, family/relationship, trauma, grief or addictions. At times we need extra support and guidance in dealing with life's challenges. I like to build on a person's strengths empowering them to make positive changes, reducing their negative coping and negative thought patterns.
(204) 808-8866 x103 View (204) 808-8866 x103
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Jett Peters Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C  (Online Only)
Hi folks! I'm Jett. I’m a queer, trans, fat, neurodivergent & chronically ill white settler therapist on Treaty 1 territory. I strive to cultivate a non-judgmental, anti-oppressive, collaborative, liberatory & trauma-informed therapeutic space. I welcome clients in non-traditional relationship structures (e.g., open relationships, non-monogamy, relationship hierarchy, polyamory, etc.) and am BDSM, fetish & kink affirming. I am sex, body & sex work positive. I practice harm reduction and believe that you are the expert in your life. My goal is to support you in ways that feel helpful, nourishing & encouraging.
Hi folks! I'm Jett. I’m a queer, trans, fat, neurodivergent & chronically ill white settler therapist on Treaty 1 territory. I strive to cultivate a non-judgmental, anti-oppressive, collaborative, liberatory & trauma-informed therapeutic space. I welcome clients in non-traditional relationship structures (e.g., open relationships, non-monogamy, relationship hierarchy, polyamory, etc.) and am BDSM, fetish & kink affirming. I am sex, body & sex work positive. I practice harm reduction and believe that you are the expert in your life. My goal is to support you in ways that feel helpful, nourishing & encouraging.
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Lana Hastings
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Waitlist for new clients
Being human can be really hard. In therapy, we can co-create an atmosphere that is safe for you to share and facilitates growth. Areas of exploration may include: tools for nervous system safety, stabilization and recovery. How unmet expectations you have of yourself, of others, or from others may be impacting you. How to effectively work with guilt, grief, trauma and shame. How to manage personal and/or work stress and how to maintain healthy relationships through connection to self and community care. Currently I have a waitlist however, low rates may be available through the student therapist who works under my supervision.
Being human can be really hard. In therapy, we can co-create an atmosphere that is safe for you to share and facilitates growth. Areas of exploration may include: tools for nervous system safety, stabilization and recovery. How unmet expectations you have of yourself, of others, or from others may be impacting you. How to effectively work with guilt, grief, trauma and shame. How to manage personal and/or work stress and how to maintain healthy relationships through connection to self and community care. Currently I have a waitlist however, low rates may be available through the student therapist who works under my supervision.
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Michael Ellery
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
It's great you are thinking about making changes, and have started looking for a therapist. Problems with addiction and mental health, especially when they co-occur, are my main areas of interest. If you value compassion, non-judgement, collaboration, education, and informed choice when working with a therapist, then we may be a good fit. I value personal responsibility and authenticity in my work, and I take great pleasure in helping people meet the goals they bring to therapy.
It's great you are thinking about making changes, and have started looking for a therapist. Problems with addiction and mental health, especially when they co-occur, are my main areas of interest. If you value compassion, non-judgement, collaboration, education, and informed choice when working with a therapist, then we may be a good fit. I value personal responsibility and authenticity in my work, and I take great pleasure in helping people meet the goals they bring to therapy.
(204) 396-4511 View (204) 396-4511
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West End Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, BSW/RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Welcome to West End Therapy, where the focus is on taking care of your emotional and relationship health. We are a group of compassionate and skilled Marriage & Family Therapists who are here to listen, seek to understand, collaborate with you and share expertise to support your mental health and the health of your relationships. We can help you figure out what patterns are causing distress and find a path that can support you and the ones you love move toward flourishing.
Welcome to West End Therapy, where the focus is on taking care of your emotional and relationship health. We are a group of compassionate and skilled Marriage & Family Therapists who are here to listen, seek to understand, collaborate with you and share expertise to support your mental health and the health of your relationships. We can help you figure out what patterns are causing distress and find a path that can support you and the ones you love move toward flourishing.
(431) 813-6715 View (431) 813-6715
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Emily Muller
Counsel
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
PHILOSOPHICAL COUNSELLING is a modern, analytic alternative to psychological treatment. "The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." (Marcus Aurelius, 175 AD) Be brave! Insightful, frank discussion and collaborative problem solving with a practical philosopher can develop strengths, build character and open up new strategies for intellectual and emotional wellbeing. Smart, compassionate conversation is a powerful tool for achieving lasting personal change. Side effects may include enhanced creativity, serenity, authenticity and a renewed interest in the human condition.
PHILOSOPHICAL COUNSELLING is a modern, analytic alternative to psychological treatment. "The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." (Marcus Aurelius, 175 AD) Be brave! Insightful, frank discussion and collaborative problem solving with a practical philosopher can develop strengths, build character and open up new strategies for intellectual and emotional wellbeing. Smart, compassionate conversation is a powerful tool for achieving lasting personal change. Side effects may include enhanced creativity, serenity, authenticity and a renewed interest in the human condition.
(855) 953-0631 View (855) 953-0631
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Jeffery A Harvey
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Jeffery A. Harvey earned his Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D) from Argosy University and completed his board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology in May 2013. His clinical interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, learning theory, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and coping with acute and chronic medical problems.
Dr. Jeffery A. Harvey earned his Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D) from Argosy University and completed his board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology in May 2013. His clinical interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, learning theory, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and coping with acute and chronic medical problems.
(204) 808-8866 View (204) 808-8866
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Dr Jen Theule, Registered Psychologist, & Assoc.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
We are currently accepting new clients (ages 3-25) for comprehensive psychological/psychoeducational assessments, including autism (ADOS) assessments. All assessments are completed by our qualified Clinical Associates, supervised by Dr. Theule. Wait times are currently quite minimal for assessment. We can address questions around learning, ADHD, and mental health in both children and young adults.
We are currently accepting new clients (ages 3-25) for comprehensive psychological/psychoeducational assessments, including autism (ADOS) assessments. All assessments are completed by our qualified Clinical Associates, supervised by Dr. Theule. Wait times are currently quite minimal for assessment. We can address questions around learning, ADHD, and mental health in both children and young adults.
(204) 400-2695 View (204) 400-2695
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Synapse Counselling Services
Counsellor, PhD, CRC, RTC, CT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients for online therapy! Living with chronic illness, disability, or neurodivergence is hard. Getting through the overwhelm of everyday life feels impossible. You're starting to feel like all you think about is your condition and everything it has taken away from you - work, hobbies, sleep, relationships. Your family and friends don’t get it. They try to help and probably mean well, but sometimes the dismissive way they say things makes you feel worse. You try to hide your symptoms to seem “normal” but inside, you feel like you might break.
Accepting new clients for online therapy! Living with chronic illness, disability, or neurodivergence is hard. Getting through the overwhelm of everyday life feels impossible. You're starting to feel like all you think about is your condition and everything it has taken away from you - work, hobbies, sleep, relationships. Your family and friends don’t get it. They try to help and probably mean well, but sometimes the dismissive way they say things makes you feel worse. You try to hide your symptoms to seem “normal” but inside, you feel like you might break.
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Eagles Alternative Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PsychD, D-CPC, CCC, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
No issues are too challenging to be solved. On the contrary, issues persist because we lack the requisite knowledge and strategies to fix them. Our experiences, knowledge, and education have enabled us to offer our clients practical, individualized, and psychological care. We specialize in treating several mental health disorders like Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, to name a few. In addition, we provide a neutral ground for individuals, families, and couples to narrate their stories in a non-judgmental way. We believe that our clients can heal themselves. Our job at Eagles Alternative Therapy is to empower our clients.
No issues are too challenging to be solved. On the contrary, issues persist because we lack the requisite knowledge and strategies to fix them. Our experiences, knowledge, and education have enabled us to offer our clients practical, individualized, and psychological care. We specialize in treating several mental health disorders like Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, to name a few. In addition, we provide a neutral ground for individuals, families, and couples to narrate their stories in a non-judgmental way. We believe that our clients can heal themselves. Our job at Eagles Alternative Therapy is to empower our clients.
(204) 400-5990 View (204) 400-5990
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Brodin Anderson
Counsellor, MA, APC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and consider me as your therapist. I approach therapy with the belief that my clients' lives contain the necessary ingredients to change, grow and heal themselves and their relationships. My role as your counsellor is to create an environment where you will feel heard and accepted. From here, you will be in a good position to gain insight into yourself, your behavior and your relationships. Once we have this type of insight, we can get to work and create lasting change. I will be there to support you every step of the way.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and consider me as your therapist. I approach therapy with the belief that my clients' lives contain the necessary ingredients to change, grow and heal themselves and their relationships. My role as your counsellor is to create an environment where you will feel heard and accepted. From here, you will be in a good position to gain insight into yourself, your behavior and your relationships. Once we have this type of insight, we can get to work and create lasting change. I will be there to support you every step of the way.
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Mariana Sussi - Winnipeg Narrative Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MFT, CCC, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
***IN PERSON AND ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. Our work has been informed by a number of different therapeutic models. In the last sixteen years we have been dedicated to integrate Narrative Ideas and Social Justice models into our practice. In those conversations that happen in our offices, people can reclaim their own preferred stories and re-define themselves by centering on stories that don't restrict their lives to the definition that the problem imposes on them. It's in the core of our work to believe that people that seeks for counselling come to it with a number of skills, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities.
***IN PERSON AND ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. Our work has been informed by a number of different therapeutic models. In the last sixteen years we have been dedicated to integrate Narrative Ideas and Social Justice models into our practice. In those conversations that happen in our offices, people can reclaim their own preferred stories and re-define themselves by centering on stories that don't restrict their lives to the definition that the problem imposes on them. It's in the core of our work to believe that people that seeks for counselling come to it with a number of skills, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities.
(204) 229-7720 View (204) 229-7720
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Liezel Amador
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Currently accepting new clients with diverse reasons for referral such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship issues, and stress management.
Currently accepting new clients with diverse reasons for referral such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship issues, and stress management.
(204) 789-7774 View (204) 789-7774
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Sobiyah Saeed
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Hello, my name is Sobiyah Saeed. I am a psychotherapist and professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I provide individual counselling services to adults 12+. My practice focuses on anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, emotional regulation, stress, cultural issues, and life changes. I believe there is a certain comfort in knowing that beauty and light can be found in the darkest moments. Even in darkness, positivity can grow. My goal is to help guide my clients through the ups and downs of life, helping them adjust their eyes to the lightness or darkness they may find themselves in.
Hello, my name is Sobiyah Saeed. I am a psychotherapist and professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I provide individual counselling services to adults 12+. My practice focuses on anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, emotional regulation, stress, cultural issues, and life changes. I believe there is a certain comfort in knowing that beauty and light can be found in the darkest moments. Even in darkness, positivity can grow. My goal is to help guide my clients through the ups and downs of life, helping them adjust their eyes to the lightness or darkness they may find themselves in.
(204) 813-9089 View (204) 813-9089
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Wendy Darlene Scheirich
MEd, CSSE, CSBW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I am a sex and intimacy counsellor and educator. My approach is sex positive and practical. I provide guidance to improve the sex and intimate life for those single or coupled, of all genders and sexual orientations. My therapeutic approach involves mindfulness, relaxation (CBT), pleasure orientation and somatic awareness. I offer teachings that bring attention to choice and desire, that gives voice to clarity around needs and requests and that centres the requirement of true consent in the sex and intimacy realm. I am a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a masters degree in Educational Leadership, a former nurse and social worker.
I am a sex and intimacy counsellor and educator. My approach is sex positive and practical. I provide guidance to improve the sex and intimate life for those single or coupled, of all genders and sexual orientations. My therapeutic approach involves mindfulness, relaxation (CBT), pleasure orientation and somatic awareness. I offer teachings that bring attention to choice and desire, that gives voice to clarity around needs and requests and that centres the requirement of true consent in the sex and intimacy realm. I am a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a masters degree in Educational Leadership, a former nurse and social worker.
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GlenysWirchCounseling
MA, CPGC, D, Min
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I provide a caring, safe and person centred environment. In our busy lives it is good to take time to address solutions for our mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients, from a strength based approach, and would be honoured to join you on your journey.
I provide a caring, safe and person centred environment. In our busy lives it is good to take time to address solutions for our mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients, from a strength based approach, and would be honoured to join you on your journey.
(855) 463-1775 View (855) 463-1775
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Valerie Neufeld
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
I have worked as a therapist for the past 25 years and come to this work with a depth of experience. I know the importance of finding a space to discover and nurture the hopes, potential and strength in each of us. I am able to offer a number of strategies and tools to manage issues in life - however - I have learned over the years, that one of the most important aspects of counselling is based in the understanding that we all have a sense of what we want in our lives but not always knowing how to get there. During this complicated time I am able to work with you over the phone.
I have worked as a therapist for the past 25 years and come to this work with a depth of experience. I know the importance of finding a space to discover and nurture the hopes, potential and strength in each of us. I am able to offer a number of strategies and tools to manage issues in life - however - I have learned over the years, that one of the most important aspects of counselling is based in the understanding that we all have a sense of what we want in our lives but not always knowing how to get there. During this complicated time I am able to work with you over the phone.
(204) 817-7446 View (204) 817-7446

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in R3C

60+

Average cost per session

$135

Counsellors in R3C who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
92% Relationship Issues
87% Self Esteem
85% Trauma and PTSD
83% Grief
77% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Blue Cross
52% SunLife
45% Other

How Counsellors in R3C see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in R3C?

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.