Photo of Dr. Tracie Parkinson, Psychological Associate in R3M, MB
Dr. Tracie Parkinson
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Waitlist for new clients
In my private practice work, I am a Clinical Associate at Prairie Psychology working under the supervision of Dr. Darek Dawda (Ph.D., C.Psych.). I offer empathic, collaborative care for individuals and couples. I have extensive experience working with trauma (childhood, adulthood, intergenerational), relationships, attachment, gender issues, identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, and emotional regulation. I believe strongly in cultural humility, and incorporate each person's unique history. Together, we may establish goals and work towards balance in a safe, respectful, compassionate, and authentic environment.
In my private practice work, I am a Clinical Associate at Prairie Psychology working under the supervision of Dr. Darek Dawda (Ph.D., C.Psych.). I offer empathic, collaborative care for individuals and couples. I have extensive experience working with trauma (childhood, adulthood, intergenerational), relationships, attachment, gender issues, identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, and emotional regulation. I believe strongly in cultural humility, and incorporate each person's unique history. Together, we may establish goals and work towards balance in a safe, respectful, compassionate, and authentic environment.
(204) 813-6994 View (204) 813-6994
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Jo-Ann Trudeau - Counselling Pre-Licensed Intern
Counsellor, MACP-Q, MASoc, HRMD, CVRPTSA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Sliding scale fees. No waitlist. I am a Master’s level student in Counselling Psychology, qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of my approved supervisor. The journey inward is not always an easy process, yet there is a call within us to move beyond our suffering and seek understanding with ourselves gets louder and harder to ignore. You may be starting on this journey or a frequent traveller- all people are welcomed warmly in this space. I have a special interest in helping people navigate the complex world of grief, loss and periods of transition in their life.
Sliding scale fees. No waitlist. I am a Master’s level student in Counselling Psychology, qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of my approved supervisor. The journey inward is not always an easy process, yet there is a call within us to move beyond our suffering and seek understanding with ourselves gets louder and harder to ignore. You may be starting on this journey or a frequent traveller- all people are welcomed warmly in this space. I have a special interest in helping people navigate the complex world of grief, loss and periods of transition in their life.
(204) 817-6713 View (204) 817-6713
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Kimber Castillo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP-C
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Not accepting new clients
I am a Master’s level student in Counselling Psychology, qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of my approved supervisor. Trauma, grief and pain can be overwhelming to deal with alone. Connections are built when you can be heard without prejudice or judgment. Once a strong therapeutic connection is established, healing can begin.
I am a Master’s level student in Counselling Psychology, qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of my approved supervisor. Trauma, grief and pain can be overwhelming to deal with alone. Connections are built when you can be heard without prejudice or judgment. Once a strong therapeutic connection is established, healing can begin.
(204) 809-7288 View (204) 809-7288
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Debbie Wiebe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I completed my B.A. Honours in Psychology at University of Manitoba in 2015, followed by my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg in 2021. Since then I keep busy working with individuals, families and couples in both private practice and within a non-profit organization. Often my clients are feeling disconnected or bombarded by life transitions and stressors. I work with clients on deepening their relationship to self, and learning to regulate the nervous system. I create a space for compassionate and curious self reflection and inquiry that can help you gain clarity to make meaningful change.
I completed my B.A. Honours in Psychology at University of Manitoba in 2015, followed by my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg in 2021. Since then I keep busy working with individuals, families and couples in both private practice and within a non-profit organization. Often my clients are feeling disconnected or bombarded by life transitions and stressors. I work with clients on deepening their relationship to self, and learning to regulate the nervous system. I create a space for compassionate and curious self reflection and inquiry that can help you gain clarity to make meaningful change.
(204) 817-8600 View (204) 817-8600
Photo of Kendra Sharek, Registered Social Worker in R3M, MB
Kendra Sharek
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Hello and Welcome! I am a Masters-Level social worker providing counselling services in Manitoba, with 15+ years providing front-line and clinical support to individuals and families. I am currently seeing clients ages 18+ and I am particularly passionate about working with young adults, those who work in the helping professions, individuals who have experienced trauma, people who are looking to explore their relationships with themselves and others, and anyone who is looking to start or continue their journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and healing.
Hello and Welcome! I am a Masters-Level social worker providing counselling services in Manitoba, with 15+ years providing front-line and clinical support to individuals and families. I am currently seeing clients ages 18+ and I am particularly passionate about working with young adults, those who work in the helping professions, individuals who have experienced trauma, people who are looking to explore their relationships with themselves and others, and anyone who is looking to start or continue their journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and healing.
(204) 400-4152 View (204) 400-4152
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Maggie Penfold
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Not accepting new clients
April 3, 2024: Waitlist closed to new clients until further notice. I have over ten years of experience working with adults aged 18 to 65 years with a range of mental health, physical health, and adjustment difficulties in the public health system and private practice settings. My specific areas of experience and expertise include adjustment concerns (e.g., career and life changes, chronic illness, etc.), anxiety (generalized anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety), depression, emotional dysregulation, grief, insomnia, nightmares, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use problems.
April 3, 2024: Waitlist closed to new clients until further notice. I have over ten years of experience working with adults aged 18 to 65 years with a range of mental health, physical health, and adjustment difficulties in the public health system and private practice settings. My specific areas of experience and expertise include adjustment concerns (e.g., career and life changes, chronic illness, etc.), anxiety (generalized anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety), depression, emotional dysregulation, grief, insomnia, nightmares, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use problems.
(204) 775-5521 View (204) 775-5521
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Darek Dawda
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I am the Director and Supervising Psychologist at Prairie Psychology. I have been serving my clients as a psychotherapist and personal coach for over 10 years. I use evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I work closely with you and tailor evidence-based treatment to your individual needs.
I am the Director and Supervising Psychologist at Prairie Psychology. I have been serving my clients as a psychotherapist and personal coach for over 10 years. I use evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I work closely with you and tailor evidence-based treatment to your individual needs.
(855) 724-7041 View (855) 724-7041
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Zachary Gage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I aim to help people explore inner and outer worlds as a way to move through where we find ourselves stuck, to heal, grow awareness of self and other, and to live in to our preferred and unique ways of being. Through insight, tears, laughter, curiosity, compassion, and more, these processes involve our imagination, physical body, and emotions to develop relationships between parts of ourselves and wholeness. I work from a perspective informed by Internal Family Systems therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, and depth psychology with a focus on the work of Carl Jung.
I aim to help people explore inner and outer worlds as a way to move through where we find ourselves stuck, to heal, grow awareness of self and other, and to live in to our preferred and unique ways of being. Through insight, tears, laughter, curiosity, compassion, and more, these processes involve our imagination, physical body, and emotions to develop relationships between parts of ourselves and wholeness. I work from a perspective informed by Internal Family Systems therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, and depth psychology with a focus on the work of Carl Jung.
(204) 817-0688 View (204) 817-0688
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Aveeve McLaughlin
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
When we feel overwhelmed, disconnected or stuck in survival mode we need a soft place to land; a place to regroup feeling stronger and better able to cope. Whether your story includes anxiety, trauma, chronic illness or loss let’s work together to shift unhelpful thoughts and patterns, add to your skills and let go of old pain. Within a warm, compassionate therapy relationship you can leave behind thoughts like: “I can’t cope.” “It’s my fault.” “I’m not good enough.” Hi, I'm Aveeve and I love to help people make lasting change using extensive training in effective, evidence-based therapy, a little humour and a lot of connection.
When we feel overwhelmed, disconnected or stuck in survival mode we need a soft place to land; a place to regroup feeling stronger and better able to cope. Whether your story includes anxiety, trauma, chronic illness or loss let’s work together to shift unhelpful thoughts and patterns, add to your skills and let go of old pain. Within a warm, compassionate therapy relationship you can leave behind thoughts like: “I can’t cope.” “It’s my fault.” “I’m not good enough.” Hi, I'm Aveeve and I love to help people make lasting change using extensive training in effective, evidence-based therapy, a little humour and a lot of connection.
(431) 301-4655 View (431) 301-4655
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Jillian McIntosh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." - Yoda. Welcome to my profile, and congratulations on starting the first part of your process by looking for someone to help you move forward. A good client-therapist fit is essential for opening up. So I urge you to please click on the Website link so you can get a better feel for my tone and approach. I come from a strong academic and training background, but therapy isn't as clinical feeling as you may imagine. My clients frequently remark on how opening up is much more comfortable than they anticipated.
“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." - Yoda. Welcome to my profile, and congratulations on starting the first part of your process by looking for someone to help you move forward. A good client-therapist fit is essential for opening up. So I urge you to please click on the Website link so you can get a better feel for my tone and approach. I come from a strong academic and training background, but therapy isn't as clinical feeling as you may imagine. My clients frequently remark on how opening up is much more comfortable than they anticipated.
(431) 814-6012 View (431) 814-6012
Photo of Joan-Dianne Smith in R3M, MB
Joan-Dianne Smith
MSW, RSW, FCGPA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
My approach is eclectic, stemming from a psychodynamic base which considers both conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves, and expanding to incorporate interpersonal and structured approaches depending on the particular situation. At the heart of the process is the respectful connection between client and therapist as we collaborate together. We work as curious co-investigators gradually understanding the complex layers of the issues at hand as well as elements beyond initial awareness. The aim is to feel more free of one’s troubles, operate from a base of choice, able to take any necessary actions, and enjoy life more fully.
My approach is eclectic, stemming from a psychodynamic base which considers both conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves, and expanding to incorporate interpersonal and structured approaches depending on the particular situation. At the heart of the process is the respectful connection between client and therapist as we collaborate together. We work as curious co-investigators gradually understanding the complex layers of the issues at hand as well as elements beyond initial awareness. The aim is to feel more free of one’s troubles, operate from a base of choice, able to take any necessary actions, and enjoy life more fully.
(204) 977-2258 x204229 View (204) 977-2258 x204229
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Blair Motluk.
Psychological Associate (candidate), Psych A, MA FP, CCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I'm a Psychological Associate completing my candidacy with the Psychological Association of Manitoba and am registered with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. Therapy is about reconnecting the pathway between our awareness of the world around us, the lens we’ve evolved from the inside out, and the physiological state of our bodies. A process that should be fluid and natural can become staggered when we experience loss, crises, confusion, addiction, traumatic events or relational dynamics, and chronic pain. Often this fragmentation can feel so “normal” that we don’t recognize it until life throws up a roadblock.
I'm a Psychological Associate completing my candidacy with the Psychological Association of Manitoba and am registered with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. Therapy is about reconnecting the pathway between our awareness of the world around us, the lens we’ve evolved from the inside out, and the physiological state of our bodies. A process that should be fluid and natural can become staggered when we experience loss, crises, confusion, addiction, traumatic events or relational dynamics, and chronic pain. Often this fragmentation can feel so “normal” that we don’t recognize it until life throws up a roadblock.
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C. Meera Chohan
Psychologist, Ph D , CPsych
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
If you are upset, confused, and unsure which way to turn, I can help.
If you are upset, confused, and unsure which way to turn, I can help.
(431) 532-5559 View (431) 532-5559
Photo of Alanna Johnson, Pre-Licensed Professional in R3M, MB
Alanna Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Alanna is a doctoral student in clinical psychology and a clinical associate with the Prairie Psychology team. She works under the supervision of Dr. Dawda, and has extensive training working with adults and couples. Alanna has worked in a broad range of clinical settings, with individuals experiencing a variety of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma (including intimate partner violence), grief and stress.
Alanna is a doctoral student in clinical psychology and a clinical associate with the Prairie Psychology team. She works under the supervision of Dr. Dawda, and has extensive training working with adults and couples. Alanna has worked in a broad range of clinical settings, with individuals experiencing a variety of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma (including intimate partner violence), grief and stress.
(431) 244-0153 View (431) 244-0153
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Tara L Sheppard
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I provide therapy and counselling to help you and your loved ones cope with complex personal and relational issues such as trauma, abuse, loss, infertility, high level conflict and communication breakdown, infidelity, adoption, social oppression, sexuality issues, immigration loss/trauma, adoption related issues, separation, divorce and blended family issues. Offices located in Winnipeg and Hong Kong and convenient Skype, Facetime and e-therapy options also available.
I provide therapy and counselling to help you and your loved ones cope with complex personal and relational issues such as trauma, abuse, loss, infertility, high level conflict and communication breakdown, infidelity, adoption, social oppression, sexuality issues, immigration loss/trauma, adoption related issues, separation, divorce and blended family issues. Offices located in Winnipeg and Hong Kong and convenient Skype, Facetime and e-therapy options also available.
(204) 977-2261 View (204) 977-2261
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Natasha Torres-Garner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
There can be many reasons people come to therapy. It can be that you are up against a challenge and need support, you might want to make a change in your life or relationship, maybe there is a pattern you see in yourself or in your relationship that you don't think is working well. My goal as a therapist is to create a space that fosters curiosity, empathy, acceptance, and humility so that we are free to explore your goals and hopes collaboratively. I work to highlight your strengths and assist in identifying the barriers, fears or challenges that stand between you and making the changes you want.
There can be many reasons people come to therapy. It can be that you are up against a challenge and need support, you might want to make a change in your life or relationship, maybe there is a pattern you see in yourself or in your relationship that you don't think is working well. My goal as a therapist is to create a space that fosters curiosity, empathy, acceptance, and humility so that we are free to explore your goals and hopes collaboratively. I work to highlight your strengths and assist in identifying the barriers, fears or challenges that stand between you and making the changes you want.
(204) 400-2338 View (204) 400-2338
Photo of Michelle Ham, Counsellor in R3M, MB
Michelle Ham
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Hello and welcome. My therapeutic approach embraces a holistic, integrative, and person-centred approach, ensuring you are always central in our collaborative journey. I am dedicated to fostering an inclusive and affirming environment, deeply valuing the wealth of diversity in its many forms. In my practice, I aim to cultivate a nonjudgmental and empathetic therapeutic connection, encouraging tailored paths to personal growth. My academic foundation includes a Bachelor’s in Human Ecology and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, complemented by over a decade of experience in social work.
Hello and welcome. My therapeutic approach embraces a holistic, integrative, and person-centred approach, ensuring you are always central in our collaborative journey. I am dedicated to fostering an inclusive and affirming environment, deeply valuing the wealth of diversity in its many forms. In my practice, I aim to cultivate a nonjudgmental and empathetic therapeutic connection, encouraging tailored paths to personal growth. My academic foundation includes a Bachelor’s in Human Ecology and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, complemented by over a decade of experience in social work.
(204) 400-2665 View (204) 400-2665
Photo of Carmen Okhmatovski in R3M, MB
Carmen Okhmatovski
MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Reaching for help is a brave step. Whatever has brought you to this point, has likely taken a toll. Life stresses build up. Unresolved conflicts and traumas keep showing up and cause recurring issues. You notice patterns: the same argument, or same worry, the same relationship dynamics. Previous efforts to fix the problem have only brought temporary relief. You are tired of feeling this way, of fighting, of feeling alone... You want someone to help you get to the root of the issue and bring some lasting change and resolution. It's my honor to walk alongside you.
Reaching for help is a brave step. Whatever has brought you to this point, has likely taken a toll. Life stresses build up. Unresolved conflicts and traumas keep showing up and cause recurring issues. You notice patterns: the same argument, or same worry, the same relationship dynamics. Previous efforts to fix the problem have only brought temporary relief. You are tired of feeling this way, of fighting, of feeling alone... You want someone to help you get to the root of the issue and bring some lasting change and resolution. It's my honor to walk alongside you.
(204) 813-9560 View (204) 813-9560
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Safe Harbour Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MA, RSW, RD, RMT, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Whatever has brought you to this point has taken a toll. Life feels overwhelming, especially when you're feeling alone and don't know how to cope. Same struggle, same pain...you're looking for a different way. Safe Harbour Therapy is a holistic wellness centre offering a variety of services to help you heal & restore body, mind, and soul. We believe in your innate resilience & wisdom to move through the distress in your life. We offer research-based modalities that help your body, environment, and relationships to find balance and well-being. Check out our videos & podcasts for the therapist & service that's the right fit for you.
Whatever has brought you to this point has taken a toll. Life feels overwhelming, especially when you're feeling alone and don't know how to cope. Same struggle, same pain...you're looking for a different way. Safe Harbour Therapy is a holistic wellness centre offering a variety of services to help you heal & restore body, mind, and soul. We believe in your innate resilience & wisdom to move through the distress in your life. We offer research-based modalities that help your body, environment, and relationships to find balance and well-being. Check out our videos & podcasts for the therapist & service that's the right fit for you.
(431) 400-9488 View (431) 400-9488
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Jessica Peart Gonzalez
MSc, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 20 years, helping people overcome struggles with panic attacks, OCD, anxiety and major life stressors such as divorce, loss and relationships. I also help clients struggling with self esteem, social difficulties, jealousy, loneliness, guilt, grief and trauma. I help clients identify areas of stuckness and help them resolve patterns of defeating thinking and behaviour, to find new solutions using evidence-based methods that yield results. I work under the clinical supervision of Dr Darek Dawda.
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 20 years, helping people overcome struggles with panic attacks, OCD, anxiety and major life stressors such as divorce, loss and relationships. I also help clients struggling with self esteem, social difficulties, jealousy, loneliness, guilt, grief and trauma. I help clients identify areas of stuckness and help them resolve patterns of defeating thinking and behaviour, to find new solutions using evidence-based methods that yield results. I work under the clinical supervision of Dr Darek Dawda.
(204) 813-7086 x4 View (204) 813-7086 x4

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Number of Counsellors in R3M

80+

Average cost per session

$135

Counsellors in R3M who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
76% Grief
76% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Blue Cross
60% SunLife
43% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in R3M see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in R3M?

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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.