Therapists in Regina, SK

Photo of Lucie Chursinoff, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lucie Chursinoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4S
Are you struggling to manage your emotions? Feelings of fear, resentment and anger can often feel all consuming. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions or seeking tools to manage daily challenges, I’m here to work with you towards greater self management and resilience. It is important to me that you feel heard and supported. I will focus on your needs and goals as we collaborate to identify your main concerns and build manageable coping skills. I believe flexibility is paramount in achieving and sustaining wellbeing.
Are you struggling to manage your emotions? Feelings of fear, resentment and anger can often feel all consuming. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions or seeking tools to manage daily challenges, I’m here to work with you towards greater self management and resilience. It is important to me that you feel heard and supported. I will focus on your needs and goals as we collaborate to identify your main concerns and build manageable coping skills. I believe flexibility is paramount in achieving and sustaining wellbeing.
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Photo of Taneille Rozon, RSW, BSW, Registered Social Worker
Taneille Rozon
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4X  (Online Only)
Welcome to my counselling space. As a therapist, I bring a blend of academic training and practical certifications to our sessions. With a Bachelor's degree in Social work and certifications in motivation interviewing, mental health first aid and parenting methodologies, I've equipped myself to navigate the complexities of human experiences. My passion lies in areas such a mental health, trauma, self-esteem building and personal growth. I view individuals through a holistic lends, recognizing the intricate connection between mind and body. In our sessions, you'll find a non-judgmental and confidential space.
Welcome to my counselling space. As a therapist, I bring a blend of academic training and practical certifications to our sessions. With a Bachelor's degree in Social work and certifications in motivation interviewing, mental health first aid and parenting methodologies, I've equipped myself to navigate the complexities of human experiences. My passion lies in areas such a mental health, trauma, self-esteem building and personal growth. I view individuals through a holistic lends, recognizing the intricate connection between mind and body. In our sessions, you'll find a non-judgmental and confidential space.
(306) 900-4582 View (306) 900-4582
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Richie Wade-Cummings
Registered Psychologist (Provisional), MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4S
I am a Registered Psychologist (Provisional) who works with children, teens, and adults; providing counselling and diagnostic assessment (ADHD, Learning Disorders). My therapeutic work is based on the humanist approach. I look beyond your current concern and seek to understand you as a whole person: tell me your story. I understand we exist in a diverse, multicultural world; and that for each of us our unique identity can be a source of both strength and stress. It is through this lens that I engage in our work together.
I am a Registered Psychologist (Provisional) who works with children, teens, and adults; providing counselling and diagnostic assessment (ADHD, Learning Disorders). My therapeutic work is based on the humanist approach. I look beyond your current concern and seek to understand you as a whole person: tell me your story. I understand we exist in a diverse, multicultural world; and that for each of us our unique identity can be a source of both strength and stress. It is through this lens that I engage in our work together.
(639) 532-4323 View (639) 532-4323
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Stephan Bouwer
Counsellor, MTh
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4R
I am a clinical counsellor with over 30 years of experience. I was trained in clinical pastorate through the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and gained experience in the fields of personal counselling, marriage counselling, sex therapy, family therapy, grief and loss therapy. My training and experience were established in a variety of settings. I was involved as a counsellor in the Military and Pastoral/Congregational settings, doing marriage and family system therapy. I am also well experienced in working with challenges relating to stress, anxiety, depression, anger, PTSD, self esteem and past abuse recovery.
I am a clinical counsellor with over 30 years of experience. I was trained in clinical pastorate through the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and gained experience in the fields of personal counselling, marriage counselling, sex therapy, family therapy, grief and loss therapy. My training and experience were established in a variety of settings. I was involved as a counsellor in the Military and Pastoral/Congregational settings, doing marriage and family system therapy. I am also well experienced in working with challenges relating to stress, anxiety, depression, anger, PTSD, self esteem and past abuse recovery.
(306) 779-1275 View (306) 779-1275
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Russell Charlton
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4R
Welcome. You’re likely here because you’re struggling in some way. The good news is that we now understand a great deal about the key factors that help people in facing hardships and challenges. My main approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Thousands of studies show that ACT helps people facing all kinds of things, from depression, anxiety, and trauma, to stress, adversity, loss, and far more. ACT draws on the latest science, so that we can work with our minds rather than against them. We can target the core drivers of wellbeing vs suffering rather than just treating symptoms.
Welcome. You’re likely here because you’re struggling in some way. The good news is that we now understand a great deal about the key factors that help people in facing hardships and challenges. My main approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Thousands of studies show that ACT helps people facing all kinds of things, from depression, anxiety, and trauma, to stress, adversity, loss, and far more. ACT draws on the latest science, so that we can work with our minds rather than against them. We can target the core drivers of wellbeing vs suffering rather than just treating symptoms.
(306) 900-4269 View (306) 900-4269
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Britt Chartrand
Registered Social Worker, BISW, CRS, RSW
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4R
I am an Indigenous registered therapist from Red River and reconnecting to Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Band. I work from a two-eyed seeing model that promotes culturally advantageous care and support to my clients as they navigate their healing journeys.
I am an Indigenous registered therapist from Red River and reconnecting to Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Band. I work from a two-eyed seeing model that promotes culturally advantageous care and support to my clients as they navigate their healing journeys.
(306) 801-7352 View (306) 801-7352
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Adrie-Anne Gamble
Counsellor, MA, RPC, CCC
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4R  (Online Only)
I care and want to encourage you. There is hope and a way through. If you are feeling stuck, emotionally overwhelmed, struggling with relationships, or seeking purpose/direction; I would be honored to connect with you. My approach involves compassion and a deep desire to understand what you are going through and what your heart is hoping for. I suggest a variety of ways we can work together to reach your goal and we make a plan together. I offer support in the areas of complex trauma and abuse (including narcissistic abuse, emotional neglect, and scapegoating) and anxiety-related disorders, including OCD.
I care and want to encourage you. There is hope and a way through. If you are feeling stuck, emotionally overwhelmed, struggling with relationships, or seeking purpose/direction; I would be honored to connect with you. My approach involves compassion and a deep desire to understand what you are going through and what your heart is hoping for. I suggest a variety of ways we can work together to reach your goal and we make a plan together. I offer support in the areas of complex trauma and abuse (including narcissistic abuse, emotional neglect, and scapegoating) and anxiety-related disorders, including OCD.
(306) 540-5841 View (306) 540-5841
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Carly Marcotte - Prairie Strength Counselling
Counsellor, RPC-C, BKin
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4V  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients from SK/AB/MB at Prairie Strength Counselling. I provide counselling to adult individuals navigating anxiety, depression, stress, life transition challenges, feeling stuck or overwhelmed, low self-esteem/worth, among others. I offer a non-judgemental, empathetic ear, and believe in full collaboration between myself and my clients. If wanted, the opportunity to create your own 'toolkit' upon which you can draw from and build upon through each life stage and experience can be integrated into your treatment plan.
I am currently accepting new clients from SK/AB/MB at Prairie Strength Counselling. I provide counselling to adult individuals navigating anxiety, depression, stress, life transition challenges, feeling stuck or overwhelmed, low self-esteem/worth, among others. I offer a non-judgemental, empathetic ear, and believe in full collaboration between myself and my clients. If wanted, the opportunity to create your own 'toolkit' upon which you can draw from and build upon through each life stage and experience can be integrated into your treatment plan.
(306) 988-1006 View (306) 988-1006
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Gateways Counselling
Psychologist, M Ed , Reg , Psych
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4S
Gateways Counselling offers a safe, supportive environment to explore issues and find solutions. We have a diverse team that honors and respects diversity. We support clients in clarifying their counselling goals and co-develop treatment plans. We check-in throughout treatment to ensure treatment goals are met or adjusted as needed. We ensure our clients have strategies that they can practice to ensure they are developing their own resources. We focus on a strengths-based approach; assisting clients to focus on their own strengths. We "follow" the client's lead, ensuring the counselling process follows an appropriate timeframe.
Gateways Counselling offers a safe, supportive environment to explore issues and find solutions. We have a diverse team that honors and respects diversity. We support clients in clarifying their counselling goals and co-develop treatment plans. We check-in throughout treatment to ensure treatment goals are met or adjusted as needed. We ensure our clients have strategies that they can practice to ensure they are developing their own resources. We focus on a strengths-based approach; assisting clients to focus on their own strengths. We "follow" the client's lead, ensuring the counselling process follows an appropriate timeframe.
(306) 992-2897 View (306) 992-2897
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April Yat Ching Law
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4V  (Online Only)
My focus is working with individuals who may be experiencing various stresses like anxiety, low mood; or perhaps difficulties managing emotions, and feeling reactive in interpersonal circumstances. With a background working with moderate to severe concerns of children & youth, I can support parents in identifying the concerns of their child, and support them in learning how to connect and attune to their children's needs. I also work with couples who are looking to strengthen their relationship and prepare for transitions like parenthood. Lastly, I enjoy integrating my Christian faith background into the practice as clients see fit.
My focus is working with individuals who may be experiencing various stresses like anxiety, low mood; or perhaps difficulties managing emotions, and feeling reactive in interpersonal circumstances. With a background working with moderate to severe concerns of children & youth, I can support parents in identifying the concerns of their child, and support them in learning how to connect and attune to their children's needs. I also work with couples who are looking to strengthen their relationship and prepare for transitions like parenthood. Lastly, I enjoy integrating my Christian faith background into the practice as clients see fit.
(306) 994-2795 View (306) 994-2795
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The Counselling Corner
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, CT/RTC
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4P
If your goal is to improve your self care and mental health, I can assist you along your journey. It is a strength to attend counselling. With it you can learn to better problem solve and move forward in your life. When you are committed to yourself and the process of counselling you can learn to thrive! I primarily work with adults who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions and grief. I have over 25 years experience, both as a psychiatric nurse and counsellor. My practice is trauma informed, anti-oppressive and inclusive. My hope is that you will feel empowered in a safe, caring, supportive enviornment.
If your goal is to improve your self care and mental health, I can assist you along your journey. It is a strength to attend counselling. With it you can learn to better problem solve and move forward in your life. When you are committed to yourself and the process of counselling you can learn to thrive! I primarily work with adults who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions and grief. I have over 25 years experience, both as a psychiatric nurse and counsellor. My practice is trauma informed, anti-oppressive and inclusive. My hope is that you will feel empowered in a safe, caring, supportive enviornment.
(306) 400-5341 View (306) 400-5341
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Cindy Bote
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4P
My main areas of experience are in trauma resolution, anxiety, depression, addictions, and relationships. I am a Registered Psychologist with an Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE). I have extensive experience working with men, women, and youth. My primary theoretical models are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Reality Therapy/Choice theory, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. As a therapist, I understand that both past and present struggles can have a significant influence on our ability to maintain ideal emotional and mental health.
My main areas of experience are in trauma resolution, anxiety, depression, addictions, and relationships. I am a Registered Psychologist with an Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE). I have extensive experience working with men, women, and youth. My primary theoretical models are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Reality Therapy/Choice theory, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. As a therapist, I understand that both past and present struggles can have a significant influence on our ability to maintain ideal emotional and mental health.
(306) 993-9704 View (306) 993-9704
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Michelle Pyne, EMDR Therapist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4R
Waitlist for new clients
“Be brave. Dare greatly. Rise strong.”― Brené Brown. I acknowledge my presence as a Canadian settler, and I strive to act intentionally in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. I am privileged and honored to reside on Treaty 4, the traditional territories of the Anihšinābēk, Nêhiyawak, Oceti Sakowin/Assiniboine Nations, and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Canada. Have you experienced an adverse life event, single-incident, or complex trauma? Are you a public safety personnel or first responder diagnosed with PTSD? Do you feel activated, out of control, or shut down due to stress/OSIs, vicarious trauma, or compassion fatigue?
“Be brave. Dare greatly. Rise strong.”― Brené Brown. I acknowledge my presence as a Canadian settler, and I strive to act intentionally in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. I am privileged and honored to reside on Treaty 4, the traditional territories of the Anihšinābēk, Nêhiyawak, Oceti Sakowin/Assiniboine Nations, and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Canada. Have you experienced an adverse life event, single-incident, or complex trauma? Are you a public safety personnel or first responder diagnosed with PTSD? Do you feel activated, out of control, or shut down due to stress/OSIs, vicarious trauma, or compassion fatigue?
(306) 994-5812 View (306) 994-5812
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Richard George Lebell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4P
I am a registered Psychologist with 25 years experience working in the areas of marriage and family, addictions and mental health (i.e. anxiety and depression). I have my own business and work in a private practice setting. Confidentiality and privacy is an important part of my practice. Book online today at https://lebellandassociatescounselling.janeapp.com/login.
I am a registered Psychologist with 25 years experience working in the areas of marriage and family, addictions and mental health (i.e. anxiety and depression). I have my own business and work in a private practice setting. Confidentiality and privacy is an important part of my practice. Book online today at https://lebellandassociatescounselling.janeapp.com/login.
(306) 400-5618 View (306) 400-5618
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Gabriela Pitariu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4S
I am offering psychological services for individuals ( adolescents and adults), couples/families and third parties (employers and insurers). Issues addressed in therapy include: stress at work or home, anxiety, depression, relationships problems, self-esteem, coping with difficult life, and parenting. Approaches to therapy include Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused- CBT, Eye Movement Integration (EMI) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, Brief Solution Focused, and Relationship Counseling (family therapy intervention based on Narrative, Intergenerational and Structural-Strategic Models).
I am offering psychological services for individuals ( adolescents and adults), couples/families and third parties (employers and insurers). Issues addressed in therapy include: stress at work or home, anxiety, depression, relationships problems, self-esteem, coping with difficult life, and parenting. Approaches to therapy include Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused- CBT, Eye Movement Integration (EMI) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, Brief Solution Focused, and Relationship Counseling (family therapy intervention based on Narrative, Intergenerational and Structural-Strategic Models).
(866) 898-2024 View (866) 898-2024
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Mallery Agar
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4V
Mallery has over 10 years of experience working in mental health and addictions with adults, families and within Health Care systems. She has a Human Justice degree and Master's of Social Work degree. Her areas areas of practice include domestic violence/interpersonal conflict, emergency and crisis intervention services and extensive work in the mental health and addictions field. She also has experience working alongside public safety and has provided services to those working in first response and emergency services and in the area of PTSD and is trained in EMDR. She offers online/phone sessions and also in person sessions.
Mallery has over 10 years of experience working in mental health and addictions with adults, families and within Health Care systems. She has a Human Justice degree and Master's of Social Work degree. Her areas areas of practice include domestic violence/interpersonal conflict, emergency and crisis intervention services and extensive work in the mental health and addictions field. She also has experience working alongside public safety and has provided services to those working in first response and emergency services and in the area of PTSD and is trained in EMDR. She offers online/phone sessions and also in person sessions.
(306) 517-2583 View (306) 517-2583
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Krista Olson (Eating Disorders)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4P  (Online Only)
Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I am Krista Olson, Registered Social Worker, and proud member of the Psychotherapy for You team. I honour the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help and to truly look at ourselves. It is a privilege to hold safe, meaningful space and collaborate with clients in the often delicate process of self exploration, experiential healing, and growth. I would love the opportunity to join you on your journey.
Welcome. I am so glad you are here. I am Krista Olson, Registered Social Worker, and proud member of the Psychotherapy for You team. I honour the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for help and to truly look at ourselves. It is a privilege to hold safe, meaningful space and collaborate with clients in the often delicate process of self exploration, experiential healing, and growth. I would love the opportunity to join you on your journey.
(306) 988-3478 View (306) 988-3478
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Daniel Schellenberg
Psychologist, PsyD, C Psych, MFT
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4S  (Online Only)
Everyone encounters pain and suffering throughout life, and figuring out how to process and channel that emotion is at the heart of my work. Having worked closely with Indigenous populations in Manitoba, California and the Great Lakes region, I use both culture and background to inform treatment. Every person is unique and your specific needs will determine our approach, all within a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment. To that end, I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is based on acceptance and empathy and is essential to client change.
Everyone encounters pain and suffering throughout life, and figuring out how to process and channel that emotion is at the heart of my work. Having worked closely with Indigenous populations in Manitoba, California and the Great Lakes region, I use both culture and background to inform treatment. Every person is unique and your specific needs will determine our approach, all within a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment. To that end, I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is based on acceptance and empathy and is essential to client change.
(877) 751-5925 View (877) 751-5925
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Jamie Maher
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4P  (Online Only)
I am a Mi’kmaw, queer therapist and registered social worker offering online therapy that is queer affirming, anti-racist, sex positive, body neutral, feminist, and trauma informed. I integrate an awareness of mental health, addiction, and stigma through lived experience into my practice and embrace a warm sense of humour in my practice that can make therapy seem less intimidating. I work with youth and adults addressing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and intergenerational trauma. I am also experienced in providing affirming support to those who are exploring gender and/or sexuality.
I am a Mi’kmaw, queer therapist and registered social worker offering online therapy that is queer affirming, anti-racist, sex positive, body neutral, feminist, and trauma informed. I integrate an awareness of mental health, addiction, and stigma through lived experience into my practice and embrace a warm sense of humour in my practice that can make therapy seem less intimidating. I work with youth and adults addressing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and intergenerational trauma. I am also experienced in providing affirming support to those who are exploring gender and/or sexuality.
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Meghan Wilson
Registered Social Worker, BSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4V
I have been a licensed social worker for over 15 years. I believe we are in control of our of own lives but sometimes we need a little guidance to get to where we want to be. I am authentic, compassionate and truly enjoy working with people. I am able to assist my clients through a variety of challenges they may be facing. I believe that one’s past has influenced the present but does not define your future. Our life experiences, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow.
I have been a licensed social worker for over 15 years. I believe we are in control of our of own lives but sometimes we need a little guidance to get to where we want to be. I am authentic, compassionate and truly enjoy working with people. I am able to assist my clients through a variety of challenges they may be facing. I believe that one’s past has influenced the present but does not define your future. Our life experiences, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow.
(306) 992-0711 View (306) 992-0711

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Regina, SK

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Regina, SK who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
76% Depression
71% Self Esteem
69% Stress
65% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Canada Life | Great-West Life
52% Blue Cross
51% Manulife

How Counsellors in Regina, SK see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
16% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Regina?

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.