Therapists in Pilot Butte, SK

Photo of Lisa Davidson, Registered Social Worker in Pilot Butte, SK
Lisa Davidson
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pilot Butte, SK S0G
Lisa obtained a Degree in Social Work (BSW) from the University of Regina in 2002 and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). She also holds a Degree in Physical Activity Studies (BPAS) which was granted from the University of Regina in 1993. Lisa has worked as a Registered Social Worker with children, adolescents and adults for over 20 years and prior to that worked with people with disabilities for 10 years. Lisa is continually learning and growing in therapeutic modalities. Most recent she became a Registered Therapeutic Play Practitioner.
Lisa obtained a Degree in Social Work (BSW) from the University of Regina in 2002 and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). She also holds a Degree in Physical Activity Studies (BPAS) which was granted from the University of Regina in 1993. Lisa has worked as a Registered Social Worker with children, adolescents and adults for over 20 years and prior to that worked with people with disabilities for 10 years. Lisa is continually learning and growing in therapeutic modalities. Most recent she became a Registered Therapeutic Play Practitioner.
(306) 518-2249 View (306) 518-2249
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Keli Brown Clinical Counsellor-Therapist-Psychotherapist
Counsellor, RPC, RTC, BA Pych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pilot Butte, SK S0G
It's hard to navigate through life with feelings of anxiety & depression, relationship issues, the inability to set proper boundaries with others, or struggling with low-self worth. Our life experiences can have an effect on us in unexpected ways. The feelings of sadness, anxiousness, overwhelm, distress or being stuck can seem to have a life of their own, causing us to feel helpless, frustrated or confused. I want you to know that you're not alone & there are ways through counselling to help support you in finding your way again. My goal is to help clients get to the root of their struggles and to develop a healthy sense of self.
It's hard to navigate through life with feelings of anxiety & depression, relationship issues, the inability to set proper boundaries with others, or struggling with low-self worth. Our life experiences can have an effect on us in unexpected ways. The feelings of sadness, anxiousness, overwhelm, distress or being stuck can seem to have a life of their own, causing us to feel helpless, frustrated or confused. I want you to know that you're not alone & there are ways through counselling to help support you in finding your way again. My goal is to help clients get to the root of their struggles and to develop a healthy sense of self.
(306) 994-8119 View (306) 994-8119

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Photo of Kirsten Denninger, Registered Social Worker in Pilot Butte, SK
Kirsten Denninger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Lumsden, SK S0G
Kirsten practices with a Master of Social Work (MSW) granted from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2020 and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Kirsten is professionally trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and fully incorporates this in her practice. Her practice is further informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Kirsten has studied yoga professionally, focusing on trauma-informed yoga and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).
Kirsten practices with a Master of Social Work (MSW) granted from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2020 and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Kirsten is professionally trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and fully incorporates this in her practice. Her practice is further informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Kirsten has studied yoga professionally, focusing on trauma-informed yoga and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).
(306) 518-2254 View (306) 518-2254
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Beve Gardner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indian Head, SK S0G
People are complex and various and as a counselor I want to help my clients meet their potential as humans. I am very interested in clients who are struggling with sexual issues, depression, anxiety, and pain managment. I can help couples work on improving intimacy and/or enhancing their sex life. I also can help individuals who are struggling with sexual dysfunction or addiction and work with individuals who may be struggling with sexual identity issues or dealing with family and societal stigma. You can book online at https://lebellandassociatescounselling.janeapp.com/login. We also do TeleHealth (video) and telephone counselling
People are complex and various and as a counselor I want to help my clients meet their potential as humans. I am very interested in clients who are struggling with sexual issues, depression, anxiety, and pain managment. I can help couples work on improving intimacy and/or enhancing their sex life. I also can help individuals who are struggling with sexual dysfunction or addiction and work with individuals who may be struggling with sexual identity issues or dealing with family and societal stigma. You can book online at https://lebellandassociatescounselling.janeapp.com/login. We also do TeleHealth (video) and telephone counselling
(306) 801-9063 View (306) 801-9063
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Stephen 'skip' Olshefsky
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
White City, SK S0G
Accepting New Clients! A Sex Positive, Sex Therapist in Regina. My main focus is LGBTQ. I seek to uncover where sexual congruence has been broken and help rebuild the congruence. Our work will seek to create connections within yourself and others. I can help with any messy thing (anxiety, shame, depression, etc.) that may prevent you from obtaining calm and comfort in your life. My therapeutic approach is an Intersystems Approach with whole life focus. Emotions are uncomfortable. Life is messy, sticky, and murky enough. Let's walk together and find a path through. Just Be. You are beautiful, whoever you are. I will listen.
Accepting New Clients! A Sex Positive, Sex Therapist in Regina. My main focus is LGBTQ. I seek to uncover where sexual congruence has been broken and help rebuild the congruence. Our work will seek to create connections within yourself and others. I can help with any messy thing (anxiety, shame, depression, etc.) that may prevent you from obtaining calm and comfort in your life. My therapeutic approach is an Intersystems Approach with whole life focus. Emotions are uncomfortable. Life is messy, sticky, and murky enough. Let's walk together and find a path through. Just Be. You are beautiful, whoever you are. I will listen.
(306) 985-9037 View (306) 985-9037
Photo of Amanda LeForte, Registered Social Worker in Pilot Butte, SK
Amanda LeForte
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lumsden, SK S0G
The decision to begin therapy can be a difficult one, but you're here, and that's a great start. Whether your goal is to address anxiety or depression, learn some new coping skills, explore interpersonal challenges, process trauma, or just to feel supported, then you are in the right place. Together we can explore your goals for therapy, create a plan that sounds like a fit for you, and work together to make it happen.
The decision to begin therapy can be a difficult one, but you're here, and that's a great start. Whether your goal is to address anxiety or depression, learn some new coping skills, explore interpersonal challenges, process trauma, or just to feel supported, then you are in the right place. Together we can explore your goals for therapy, create a plan that sounds like a fit for you, and work together to make it happen.
(306) 988-2015 View (306) 988-2015
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Soul Haven Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK S0G
***Please email Info@soulhavencounselling.com if you have questions regarding services. Sessions can be booked at https://soulhavencounselling.janeapp.com*** Carissa recognizes the ways that trauma impacts mental health, interpersonal interactions, behaviours, coping, and other factors related to wellness. In her work, she will respect the pace at which you want to disclose and will support you in healing through the process. Attending counselling allows for empowerment and your voice to be heard. With the support of a counsellor, you will be able to share your story in a supported environment.
***Please email Info@soulhavencounselling.com if you have questions regarding services. Sessions can be booked at https://soulhavencounselling.janeapp.com*** Carissa recognizes the ways that trauma impacts mental health, interpersonal interactions, behaviours, coping, and other factors related to wellness. In her work, she will respect the pace at which you want to disclose and will support you in healing through the process. Attending counselling allows for empowerment and your voice to be heard. With the support of a counsellor, you will be able to share your story in a supported environment.
(306) 517-6824 View (306) 517-6824
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Kayla Chatterson
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Grenfell, SK S0G  (Online Only)
Thank you for being here today! I first want to acknowledge just how incredibly difficult it can be to reach out for support. That’s why I offer a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic, validating space for you to share whatever difficulties you’ve been facing.
Thank you for being here today! I first want to acknowledge just how incredibly difficult it can be to reach out for support. That’s why I offer a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic, validating space for you to share whatever difficulties you’ve been facing.
(306) 994-3019 View (306) 994-3019
Photo of Rebecca Lilian Hatton, Registered Social Worker in Pilot Butte, SK
Rebecca Lilian Hatton
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, PN1
Verified Verified
Regina Beach, SK S0G
Currently accepting new clients. Low mood, anxiety, disordered eating, stress, or body image issues? Have previous attempts to seek support or change felt unsustainable as if you were "white knuckling" to the finish line? I aim to help uncover roadblocks impacting personal growth. My approach aims to lay the foundation for sustainable habits, growth, increased insight, and self-compassion to handle past and present challenges differently and effectively. This process uncovers your authentic self, so you feel connected & believe that change is possible. I genuinely enjoy helping people uncover their strengths. I'd love to meet you!
Currently accepting new clients. Low mood, anxiety, disordered eating, stress, or body image issues? Have previous attempts to seek support or change felt unsustainable as if you were "white knuckling" to the finish line? I aim to help uncover roadblocks impacting personal growth. My approach aims to lay the foundation for sustainable habits, growth, increased insight, and self-compassion to handle past and present challenges differently and effectively. This process uncovers your authentic self, so you feel connected & believe that change is possible. I genuinely enjoy helping people uncover their strengths. I'd love to meet you!
(306) 517-6922 View (306) 517-6922
Photo of Good Therapy with Lola A. Miller, Counsellor in Pilot Butte, SK
Good Therapy with Lola A. Miller
Counsellor, MAMFC, APC
Verified Verified
Vibank, SK S0G
Are you or your partner experiencing difficulty with addiction, eating or personality disorders, anxiety, anger or depression? Are you caught in the net of pornography, alcoholism, drug or substance addiction or sex addiction? Is your sleep affected by rage or fear? Have you or your partner cheated? Have you been molested, raped or lied to? Afraid to tell your partner? If depression, anger or anxiety ensnare you or your loved ones, we can overcome it. If trauma or family dynamics imprison you, we will find a way to free you. Shame and regret can become a part of your past. Call now for your free consultation.
Are you or your partner experiencing difficulty with addiction, eating or personality disorders, anxiety, anger or depression? Are you caught in the net of pornography, alcoholism, drug or substance addiction or sex addiction? Is your sleep affected by rage or fear? Have you or your partner cheated? Have you been molested, raped or lied to? Afraid to tell your partner? If depression, anger or anxiety ensnare you or your loved ones, we can overcome it. If trauma or family dynamics imprison you, we will find a way to free you. Shame and regret can become a part of your past. Call now for your free consultation.
(306) 993-3752 View (306) 993-3752
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Jacqueline Barbara Anderson
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK S0G
Waitlist for new clients
I am a warm and genuine Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. I have been in private practice for 11 years in BC and Regina. I am originally from NFLD and Labrador and have lived in Regina for 5 years. I work with many First Nations Clients and have helped many others in the areas of; trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression , among others. I draw heavily on the strengths-based perspective and believe that a strong rapport between client and counselor is the biggest determinant of success. Building an atmosphere of trust where one can open up without judgment is something I strive to provide for every person.
I am a warm and genuine Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. I have been in private practice for 11 years in BC and Regina. I am originally from NFLD and Labrador and have lived in Regina for 5 years. I work with many First Nations Clients and have helped many others in the areas of; trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression , among others. I draw heavily on the strengths-based perspective and believe that a strong rapport between client and counselor is the biggest determinant of success. Building an atmosphere of trust where one can open up without judgment is something I strive to provide for every person.
(306) 518-7341 View (306) 518-7341
Photo of Tanya Desnomie Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Pilot Butte, SK
Tanya Desnomie Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK S0G
Life is full of challenges but not more than we can handle. Let me help you work through them on your way to a more fulfilling and enjoyable journey. Hi, my name is Tanya Desnomie. It's my pleasure to offer my services to all of my clients in person or virtually. What this means is we can chat virtually face to face with one another at your kitchen table, on your back deck, at your favorite park, or any other room or location where you feel the most safe and comfortable - as long as you have a reliable network connection. To schedule an appointment, please email me, and I will send you a link to my online booking page.
Life is full of challenges but not more than we can handle. Let me help you work through them on your way to a more fulfilling and enjoyable journey. Hi, my name is Tanya Desnomie. It's my pleasure to offer my services to all of my clients in person or virtually. What this means is we can chat virtually face to face with one another at your kitchen table, on your back deck, at your favorite park, or any other room or location where you feel the most safe and comfortable - as long as you have a reliable network connection. To schedule an appointment, please email me, and I will send you a link to my online booking page.
(306) 802-4901 View (306) 802-4901
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Positive Kids Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PsyD(c)
Verified Verified
Regina Beach, SK S0G
Positive Kids is a provider of holistic ADHD treatment for children and their families. We are the creators of a unique model called "LEPS." Our model tackles the complications associated with ADHD with a very high success rate. The acronym stands for LEARNING, EMOTIONAL, PARENTING, SOCIAL skills. We begin by assessing your child’s ADHD symptoms before we go into a more in-depth discovery of what your child’s individual needs are. Once we have determined the initial requirements, we set up a schedule for you & your child, breaking down each part of the program.
Positive Kids is a provider of holistic ADHD treatment for children and their families. We are the creators of a unique model called "LEPS." Our model tackles the complications associated with ADHD with a very high success rate. The acronym stands for LEARNING, EMOTIONAL, PARENTING, SOCIAL skills. We begin by assessing your child’s ADHD symptoms before we go into a more in-depth discovery of what your child’s individual needs are. Once we have determined the initial requirements, we set up a schedule for you & your child, breaking down each part of the program.
(289) 278-9889 View (289) 278-9889
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Counselling, Coaching, Consulting by Milicia
Registered Social Worker, Bsc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Wolseley, SK S0G
Are you feeling like you have lost control of your life or what’s important to you? Does any of the following describe what you are experiencing - feeling stuck, hurt, lost, broken, betrayed, hopeless, helpless, confused, stressed, anxious, afraid, exhausted or worthless? Are you grappling with shame and regret? It doesn’t have to end this way. I have been there, and I can help you rewrite your story and pull things back together. My goal is to partner with you in achieving your goals and resolutions. I acknowledge that you know your story best and I will collaborate with you to discover your unique strengths and resources.
Are you feeling like you have lost control of your life or what’s important to you? Does any of the following describe what you are experiencing - feeling stuck, hurt, lost, broken, betrayed, hopeless, helpless, confused, stressed, anxious, afraid, exhausted or worthless? Are you grappling with shame and regret? It doesn’t have to end this way. I have been there, and I can help you rewrite your story and pull things back together. My goal is to partner with you in achieving your goals and resolutions. I acknowledge that you know your story best and I will collaborate with you to discover your unique strengths and resources.
(249) 490-5681 View (249) 490-5681
Photo of Shannon Orell-Bast, Registered Social Worker in Pilot Butte, SK
Shannon Orell-Bast
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
White City, SK S0G
Waitlist for new clients
If this is your first time searching for a therapist, congratulations on taking the first step to wellness. I know that searching for the right fit of a counsellor can be stressful, but I want to assure you that my main goal is to ensure that you are comfortable during a first visit. My approach: I believe in genuine connection; to show up being my authentic self in order to create a safe place for you to be yourself. I pride myself on loyalty, commitment, and honesty while taking a client- centered and solution focused approach. We start where you are at, and we work with what works for you. No judgement; good vibes only!
If this is your first time searching for a therapist, congratulations on taking the first step to wellness. I know that searching for the right fit of a counsellor can be stressful, but I want to assure you that my main goal is to ensure that you are comfortable during a first visit. My approach: I believe in genuine connection; to show up being my authentic self in order to create a safe place for you to be yourself. I pride myself on loyalty, commitment, and honesty while taking a client- centered and solution focused approach. We start where you are at, and we work with what works for you. No judgement; good vibes only!
(306) 985-0119 View (306) 985-0119
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Elements Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Lumsden, SK S0G
Our Mission: We are here to support you or the child you are concerned about. Our goal in providing services is to help clients find a balance between learning to cope with the elements that cause stress and encouraging the elements that bring joy through therapy and assessment.
Our Mission: We are here to support you or the child you are concerned about. Our goal in providing services is to help clients find a balance between learning to cope with the elements that cause stress and encouraging the elements that bring joy through therapy and assessment.
(306) 910-7511 View (306) 910-7511
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MT Recovery and Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Indian Head, SK S0G
Lauren is client centered and straight forward. She understands and recognizes the way that trauma can effect one's life. Trauma changes how a person regulates their thoughts and feelings and their ability to care for themselves emotionally and psychologically. Our body's way of coping is immediate and on survival mode and if we never learnt how to cope, we don't know how. As an expert in guiding one to learn how to take their power back at your darkest hour and at your pace, is freeing. Lauren is always willing to meet you where you are.
Lauren is client centered and straight forward. She understands and recognizes the way that trauma can effect one's life. Trauma changes how a person regulates their thoughts and feelings and their ability to care for themselves emotionally and psychologically. Our body's way of coping is immediate and on survival mode and if we never learnt how to cope, we don't know how. As an expert in guiding one to learn how to take their power back at your darkest hour and at your pace, is freeing. Lauren is always willing to meet you where you are.
(306) 517-6353 View (306) 517-6353
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Marlene Brenzil, EMDR Therapist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, SK
Verified Verified
Lumsden, SK S0G
I have worked as a clinical social worker for 18 years. During this time, I have gained an understanding of people's resilience and their ability to change. I've witnessed how individuals can overcome or learn to cope with various challenges they face. However, I have also seen some people get stuck and continue to struggle with traumas, negative experiences, and negative beliefs. Nevertheless, I firmly believe people are capable of change and can learn to move beyond these difficulties. This can be achieved by establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and empathy.
I have worked as a clinical social worker for 18 years. During this time, I have gained an understanding of people's resilience and their ability to change. I've witnessed how individuals can overcome or learn to cope with various challenges they face. However, I have also seen some people get stuck and continue to struggle with traumas, negative experiences, and negative beliefs. Nevertheless, I firmly believe people are capable of change and can learn to move beyond these difficulties. This can be achieved by establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and empathy.
(306) 992-2947 View (306) 992-2947
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Clarity Counselling Regina - Karrie Derbyshire
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK S0G
Experiencing disconnection in your relationships and wondering how to move forward? Karrie, a skilled counselor with 30 years of experience, offers support to individuals, couples, and families seeking more positive connections. Trained in family and couples therapy, she understands that relationships play a central role in people’s lives. When stress or conflict arises, it can impact happiness and daily functioning. Karrie’s expertise covers areas such as parenting, anxiety, trauma, depression, anger management, separation, divorce, relationship conflict, and grief/loss.
Experiencing disconnection in your relationships and wondering how to move forward? Karrie, a skilled counselor with 30 years of experience, offers support to individuals, couples, and families seeking more positive connections. Trained in family and couples therapy, she understands that relationships play a central role in people’s lives. When stress or conflict arises, it can impact happiness and daily functioning. Karrie’s expertise covers areas such as parenting, anxiety, trauma, depression, anger management, separation, divorce, relationship conflict, and grief/loss.
(855) 287-6015 View (855) 287-6015
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Tasha Pelletier
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK S0G
Not accepting new clients
EMDR Child Specialist and EMDR Parent-Child Specialist. Support for children, teens, adults, and families to Bee Free of past hurt, negative thoughts and emotions, harmful behaviours, abuse, addiction, trauma, and stress. I have the ability to help individuals and families with a range of relational and emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and shame so you can Bee Free to experience joy, peace and happiness.
EMDR Child Specialist and EMDR Parent-Child Specialist. Support for children, teens, adults, and families to Bee Free of past hurt, negative thoughts and emotions, harmful behaviours, abuse, addiction, trauma, and stress. I have the ability to help individuals and families with a range of relational and emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and shame so you can Bee Free to experience joy, peace and happiness.
(306) 801-7590 View (306) 801-7590

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pilot Butte, SK

< 10

Counsellors in Pilot Butte, SK who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Grief
100% Parenting
100% Anger Management
100% School Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Optima
100% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Pilot Butte, SK see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pilot Butte?

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.