Photo of Metamorphosis Psychotherapeutic Counselling , Counsellor in S0K, SK
Metamorphosis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, CCC
Verified Verified
Humboldt, SK S0K
My name is Dr. Amanda Baldwin (she/her; they/them). I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor through the CCPA and a trained EMDR therapist with the EMDR Center of Canada and EMDRIA.
My name is Dr. Amanda Baldwin (she/her; they/them). I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor through the CCPA and a trained EMDR therapist with the EMDR Center of Canada and EMDRIA.
(306) 518-2305 View (306) 518-2305
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Donna-Lee McLellan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LCPC
Verified Verified
Humboldt, SK S0K  (Online Only)
Have you been sad lately or can't shake the down in the dumps feeling? Do you have overwhelming emotions of grief and unable to catch your breath. Are you feeling anxious and depressed all the time? Does your mental health always feel like a struggle? Is your relationship in need of some repair? Do you have unresolved past trauma. You don't need to struggle on your own. I am a small clinical counselling service, specializing in mental health therapeutic approaches such as: Family and Individual Counselling, Group Sessions/Saring circles, CBT-EFT: Anxiety/Depression, EMDR, Inner-child past Trauma, Somatic,more. 25+years experience.
Have you been sad lately or can't shake the down in the dumps feeling? Do you have overwhelming emotions of grief and unable to catch your breath. Are you feeling anxious and depressed all the time? Does your mental health always feel like a struggle? Is your relationship in need of some repair? Do you have unresolved past trauma. You don't need to struggle on your own. I am a small clinical counselling service, specializing in mental health therapeutic approaches such as: Family and Individual Counselling, Group Sessions/Saring circles, CBT-EFT: Anxiety/Depression, EMDR, Inner-child past Trauma, Somatic,more. 25+years experience.
(306) 834-4468 View (306) 834-4468
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Tamara Krasowski
Registered Social Worker, BA, ACA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been providing clinical counselling for over 24 years. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, Senior’s, families and couples. I work from a collaborative, strength based approach that is mindful of cultural, ethnic and economic concerns. My goal is to help individuals to understand the link between their emotions, thoughts and behaviors to assist them to have insight about the impact in their life and to assist them in making positive changes. My focus is on listening to individual concerns while providing a safe environment to address them.
I have been providing clinical counselling for over 24 years. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, Senior’s, families and couples. I work from a collaborative, strength based approach that is mindful of cultural, ethnic and economic concerns. My goal is to help individuals to understand the link between their emotions, thoughts and behaviors to assist them to have insight about the impact in their life and to assist them in making positive changes. My focus is on listening to individual concerns while providing a safe environment to address them.
(306) 992-1951 View (306) 992-1951
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Bright Side Play Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, ECD2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Langham, SK S0K
Are you concerned about your child? Do they struggle talking about things? You have come to the right place. My name is Rhonda Stimpson and I am a Registered Social Worker working exclusively with children in the world of Play Therapy. Children experience difficulties in their lives but are often too young to work through those feelings with traditional talk therapy. Sometimes those difficulties can look like behavior problems, trouble at school and with friends or sleep problems. Often all it takes is an opportunity to express those feelings and emotions with a trained therapist.
Are you concerned about your child? Do they struggle talking about things? You have come to the right place. My name is Rhonda Stimpson and I am a Registered Social Worker working exclusively with children in the world of Play Therapy. Children experience difficulties in their lives but are often too young to work through those feelings with traditional talk therapy. Sometimes those difficulties can look like behavior problems, trouble at school and with friends or sleep problems. Often all it takes is an opportunity to express those feelings and emotions with a trained therapist.
(306) 805-0729 View (306) 805-0729
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Tammy R Holtby
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Allan, SK S0K
Effective regulation occurs in the context of healthy relationships, which is something we ideally learn through our early experiences. When people experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, lost intimacy, communication and conflict issues, low self-esteem, addictions and substance abuse, parenting difficulties, and work and school issues, just to name a few, the root cause is commonly the result of a dysregulated nervous system. I specialize in helping clients understand their experience through the lens of attachment, trauma, learned behavior, and adaptive nervous system regulation.
Effective regulation occurs in the context of healthy relationships, which is something we ideally learn through our early experiences. When people experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, lost intimacy, communication and conflict issues, low self-esteem, addictions and substance abuse, parenting difficulties, and work and school issues, just to name a few, the root cause is commonly the result of a dysregulated nervous system. I specialize in helping clients understand their experience through the lens of attachment, trauma, learned behavior, and adaptive nervous system regulation.
(306) 994-4281 View (306) 994-4281
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Key to Fulfillment Counselling
Counsellor, BA, RPC
Verified Verified
Watrous, SK S0K  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I'm Paula. I’m here to listen without judgment and to help you find deeper meaning and purpose in all the confusion, hurt and distress. I believe that each person is their own expert and has the resources to create the life they desire. We will work together to help you understand the past, reflect on the present and dream about the future. I have been supporting clients since 2008 in various capacities in mental health. I also bring to sessions my extensive work and life experience. I offer a safe place to tell your story and consider all possibilities and solutions.
Hello! I'm Paula. I’m here to listen without judgment and to help you find deeper meaning and purpose in all the confusion, hurt and distress. I believe that each person is their own expert and has the resources to create the life they desire. We will work together to help you understand the past, reflect on the present and dream about the future. I have been supporting clients since 2008 in various capacities in mental health. I also bring to sessions my extensive work and life experience. I offer a safe place to tell your story and consider all possibilities and solutions.
(306) 518-7644 View (306) 518-7644
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Carter's Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Carter’s Counselling was founded by Katharine Carter, who is a social worker by training. Katharine recognized that, naturally, many services and supports exist in large urban centers such as Saskatoon, however access to resources is more limited in smaller communities such as Martensville. Katharine has made it her mission to ensure that Martensville and surrounding areas also have access to counselling, mental health services and other resources. Carter’s Counselling was created out of this social work value: that everyone should have equal access to services, regardless of where they live.
Carter’s Counselling was founded by Katharine Carter, who is a social worker by training. Katharine recognized that, naturally, many services and supports exist in large urban centers such as Saskatoon, however access to resources is more limited in smaller communities such as Martensville. Katharine has made it her mission to ensure that Martensville and surrounding areas also have access to counselling, mental health services and other resources. Carter’s Counselling was created out of this social work value: that everyone should have equal access to services, regardless of where they live.
(833) 402-0190 View (833) 402-0190
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Dawna Marie Niessen
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warman, SK S0K
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker. and Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist. Regardless of my experience and education, I always consider the client to be the expert of their own struggle. Over the past 25 years, I worked in many different capacities from government to non-profit; worked with families, couples, children, youth, adults, seniors/elderly, Indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada. I have extensive experience supporting individuals who have experienced trauma; crisis; post-traumatic stress disorder; mental health issues; addictions; behavioral issues; and family/relationship issues.
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker. and Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist. Regardless of my experience and education, I always consider the client to be the expert of their own struggle. Over the past 25 years, I worked in many different capacities from government to non-profit; worked with families, couples, children, youth, adults, seniors/elderly, Indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada. I have extensive experience supporting individuals who have experienced trauma; crisis; post-traumatic stress disorder; mental health issues; addictions; behavioral issues; and family/relationship issues.
(306) 518-2208 View (306) 518-2208
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Stacy Lorraine Moskalyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Biggar, SK S0K
I have worked in Mental Health and Addictions as a clinical Social Worker with children, youth, adults, families, and couples for approximately 20 years and have extensive experience in this area. I obtained my Indigenous Studies Degree in 2001 at the University of Saskatchewan and my Social Work Degree in 2003 at the University of Regina. I have had both the honor and pleasure of working with individuals on their healing journeys in my career as a social worker.
I have worked in Mental Health and Addictions as a clinical Social Worker with children, youth, adults, families, and couples for approximately 20 years and have extensive experience in this area. I obtained my Indigenous Studies Degree in 2001 at the University of Saskatchewan and my Social Work Degree in 2003 at the University of Regina. I have had both the honor and pleasure of working with individuals on their healing journeys in my career as a social worker.
(306) 994-0145 View (306) 994-0145
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Yoonjin Park
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, PAT, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Humboldt, SK S0K
Hello, I am Yoonjin, an art therapist in Humboldt SK. I work with children, youth, families and school groups. Art therapy works with CPTSD, PTSD, grieving, attachment, anxiety and depression. I also work with neurodiverse groups and individuals. Art therapy heals, art builds and reconnects. 30 min Meet & Greet sessions are for you to explore and learn about art therapy! You are always welcome! (Meet me online or in person.) Korean/English
Hello, I am Yoonjin, an art therapist in Humboldt SK. I work with children, youth, families and school groups. Art therapy works with CPTSD, PTSD, grieving, attachment, anxiety and depression. I also work with neurodiverse groups and individuals. Art therapy heals, art builds and reconnects. 30 min Meet & Greet sessions are for you to explore and learn about art therapy! You are always welcome! (Meet me online or in person.) Korean/English
(306) 801-2489 View (306) 801-2489
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Martensville, SK S0K  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(306) 801-2617 View (306) 801-2617
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Shireen Abedi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MC, (Cand), BA
Verified Verified
Warman, SK S0K
My name is Shireen Abedi, and I am currently finishing my master’s degree in counseling psychology at Yorkville University. I also have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, I am a student member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I am completing a practicum under the clinical supervision of Dawn Horner-Wilson, MC, CCC at Warman Physiotherapy and Wellness in Warman SK.
My name is Shireen Abedi, and I am currently finishing my master’s degree in counseling psychology at Yorkville University. I also have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, I am a student member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I am completing a practicum under the clinical supervision of Dawn Horner-Wilson, MC, CCC at Warman Physiotherapy and Wellness in Warman SK.
(306) 801-9089 View (306) 801-9089
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New Day Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW, MAHS
Verified Verified
St Brieux, SK S0K
Change is inevitable. How you deal with it makes all the difference. Hi, I'm Megan - a certified therapist who can help you navigate the changes in your life. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, or stress from chronic health issues, let's talk. I offer affordable, accessible counselling by phone and video appointments. I offer Christian counselling for those desiring Christ-centred therapy. Reach out today so we can discuss your options! A new day is right around the corner.
Change is inevitable. How you deal with it makes all the difference. Hi, I'm Megan - a certified therapist who can help you navigate the changes in your life. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, or stress from chronic health issues, let's talk. I offer affordable, accessible counselling by phone and video appointments. I offer Christian counselling for those desiring Christ-centred therapy. Reach out today so we can discuss your options! A new day is right around the corner.
(306) 992-2458 View (306) 992-2458
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Theresa Driediger Counselling
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Rosthern, SK S0K
Not accepting new clients
I have been practicing as a Mental Health Therapist since 1987 and I have found Self Regulation Therapy the most helpful modality yet. It gives me joy to see how people leave their emotional discomfort behind and move in exciting new directions. My interest is in post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, issues of chronic pain and sleep problems. I work with children, adults and families and I have worked extensively with First Nations communities. I am licensed as a psychologist in Alberta and Saskatchewan and a member of the Canadian Association for Couple and Family Therapy.
I have been practicing as a Mental Health Therapist since 1987 and I have found Self Regulation Therapy the most helpful modality yet. It gives me joy to see how people leave their emotional discomfort behind and move in exciting new directions. My interest is in post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, issues of chronic pain and sleep problems. I work with children, adults and families and I have worked extensively with First Nations communities. I am licensed as a psychologist in Alberta and Saskatchewan and a member of the Canadian Association for Couple and Family Therapy.
(866) 637-1763 View (866) 637-1763
Photo of Dawn M Horner-Wilson, Counsellor in S0K, SK
Dawn M Horner-Wilson
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Warman, SK S0K
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy is person centered ( you lead the way) and non-directive ( I am not the expert of your life, you are!) I work with teens, adults and couples. My goal is to grab my therapeutic tool box and a flashlight and meet you exactly where you are at so we can find the way out of the darkness together. I am trained in EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and have found it to be a very effective therapy for a variety of mental health issues including PTSD and CPTSD.
My approach to therapy is person centered ( you lead the way) and non-directive ( I am not the expert of your life, you are!) I work with teens, adults and couples. My goal is to grab my therapeutic tool box and a flashlight and meet you exactly where you are at so we can find the way out of the darkness together. I am trained in EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and have found it to be a very effective therapy for a variety of mental health issues including PTSD and CPTSD.
(306) 900-6967 View (306) 900-6967
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Golden Light Art Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BRLS, DKATI, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Martensville, SK S0K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe most people can benefit from art therapy. There are many reasons someone might be interested in trying art therapy. Art therapy is a place to bring whatever needs voice and movement in the moment. One common intention for those seeking therapy is that they hope to feel/see change. The art making itself acts as tangible evidence for that change. We can literally see where we started, how far we have come and where we are currently.
I believe most people can benefit from art therapy. There are many reasons someone might be interested in trying art therapy. Art therapy is a place to bring whatever needs voice and movement in the moment. One common intention for those seeking therapy is that they hope to feel/see change. The art making itself acts as tangible evidence for that change. We can literally see where we started, how far we have come and where we are currently.
(343) 307-6524 View (343) 307-6524
Photo of Christie Bond, Registered Social Worker in S0K, SK
Christie Bond
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Are you walking through a season of anxious or depressed feelings, post-partum/perinatal anxiety and depression, domestic violence, relationship disharmony, grief, or trauma? These difficulties can impact your life and cause circumstances which may at times feel hopeless. I will walk with you through your most difficult and challenging seasons of life – and work collaboratively with you as we cultivate hope for a bright future. I provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to tell their story and work collaboratively with them to evoke motivation for change, develop and work toward goals, and experience emotional healing.
Are you walking through a season of anxious or depressed feelings, post-partum/perinatal anxiety and depression, domestic violence, relationship disharmony, grief, or trauma? These difficulties can impact your life and cause circumstances which may at times feel hopeless. I will walk with you through your most difficult and challenging seasons of life – and work collaboratively with you as we cultivate hope for a bright future. I provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to tell their story and work collaboratively with them to evoke motivation for change, develop and work toward goals, and experience emotional healing.
(866) 923-5664 View (866) 923-5664
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Gwendolyn Chappell
Counsellor, MEd
Verified Verified
Grandora, SK S0K
Too often, people struggle and suffer needlessly in life. They dwell on the negative, struggling in pain and indecision. They might feel overwhelmed by negative emotions – anger at injustices, pain at injuries, grief over loss. Perhaps they feel saddened and discouraged over repeated disappointments in life or work. They might be experiencing anxiety, confusion, sadness, or depression. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a way through this maze of negative emotions. Change is possible. (Check out my website, www.gwenchappell.com, for more information.)
Too often, people struggle and suffer needlessly in life. They dwell on the negative, struggling in pain and indecision. They might feel overwhelmed by negative emotions – anger at injustices, pain at injuries, grief over loss. Perhaps they feel saddened and discouraged over repeated disappointments in life or work. They might be experiencing anxiety, confusion, sadness, or depression. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a way through this maze of negative emotions. Change is possible. (Check out my website, www.gwenchappell.com, for more information.)
(306) 994-7846 View (306) 994-7846
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The Counselling Corner Ltd - 22 Offices in Sask
Registered Social Worker, BSW , MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker & Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapist. My perspective is a solution-focused that views individuals as the experts on their own lives. I provide goal-directed treatment focusing on strengths. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, & adults & helping them to move forward. I will assist clients in developing & working toward goals to fulfill their personal potential. I believe that each person has the answers that they seek & that as the therapist, my role is to help support self-discovery, facilitate increased personal insight & work together to accomplish your goal.
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker & Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapist. My perspective is a solution-focused that views individuals as the experts on their own lives. I provide goal-directed treatment focusing on strengths. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, & adults & helping them to move forward. I will assist clients in developing & working toward goals to fulfill their personal potential. I believe that each person has the answers that they seek & that as the therapist, my role is to help support self-discovery, facilitate increased personal insight & work together to accomplish your goal.
(306) 994-2798 View (306) 994-2798
Photo of Simplicity Counselling Services, Registered Social Worker in S0K, SK
Simplicity Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Warman, SK S0K
I believe in a holistic approach to mental health, specifically trauma, addressing the mind, body and spirit. This is built upon mutual trust, respect and caring. My approach is rooted in empathy, compassion, and non-judgement. My goal is to create a safe, supportive environment where you feel comfortable exploring your thoughts, and feelings and where you can develop the skills and tools needed to thrive. I would be honoured to support you in your personal journey of self-awareness and healing. You dont have to do it alone. We can work together to find the ability, energy and motivation to create peace and joy in your life.
I believe in a holistic approach to mental health, specifically trauma, addressing the mind, body and spirit. This is built upon mutual trust, respect and caring. My approach is rooted in empathy, compassion, and non-judgement. My goal is to create a safe, supportive environment where you feel comfortable exploring your thoughts, and feelings and where you can develop the skills and tools needed to thrive. I would be honoured to support you in your personal journey of self-awareness and healing. You dont have to do it alone. We can work together to find the ability, energy and motivation to create peace and joy in your life.
(306) 992-2534 View (306) 992-2534

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in S0K

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in S0K who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
80% Stress
78% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Other
44% First Nations Health Authority
41% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in S0K see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in S0K?

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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.