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Kiera Curran
LPC Intern, BEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
I am here to stand alongside clients as they navigate the complex tapestry of emotions, including guilt and shame that may arise from oppressive systems. I firmly believe in the inherent potential within each person and their ability to unlock strengths and intrinsic capabilities through empathetic and non-judgemental support. Aligned with the 2LGBTQIA+ community, my commitment is to create a celebratory space to explore your authentic self!
I am here to stand alongside clients as they navigate the complex tapestry of emotions, including guilt and shame that may arise from oppressive systems. I firmly believe in the inherent potential within each person and their ability to unlock strengths and intrinsic capabilities through empathetic and non-judgemental support. Aligned with the 2LGBTQIA+ community, my commitment is to create a celebratory space to explore your authentic self!
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Beautiful Beginnings Counselling
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
I am a registered psychologist with 10 years of experience working with individuals ages 4+ who have experienced trauma, domestic, family, and sexual violence; as well as those struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and disordered eating.
I am a registered psychologist with 10 years of experience working with individuals ages 4+ who have experienced trauma, domestic, family, and sexual violence; as well as those struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and disordered eating.
(825) 602-5031 View (825) 602-5031
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Donna Lynn Stodolka
Counsellor, BEd, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
I’m a long-time educator and school counsellor with more than three decades as a teacher and five years of dedicated school counselling experience. I’m deeply committed to helping children of all ages navigate life’s challenges. As we humans grow, our brains learn and develop by making important connections, some healthy and some not so healthy, depending on the environment in which we live and interact. Our bodies carry the experiences as well. We do our best to adjust to our day to day lives, but frequently it can be overwhelming navigating family dynamics, school expectations and social interactions. We need help to find balance.
I’m a long-time educator and school counsellor with more than three decades as a teacher and five years of dedicated school counselling experience. I’m deeply committed to helping children of all ages navigate life’s challenges. As we humans grow, our brains learn and develop by making important connections, some healthy and some not so healthy, depending on the environment in which we live and interact. Our bodies carry the experiences as well. We do our best to adjust to our day to day lives, but frequently it can be overwhelming navigating family dynamics, school expectations and social interactions. We need help to find balance.
(825) 508-5201 x1 View (825) 508-5201 x1
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Eva Streibel
Psychologist, MC, R Psych
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
If you would like help improving your relationships, understanding rejection sensitivity, managing anxiety and depression, regulating your emotions, learning to live with adult ADHD or traumatic brain injury, flourishing after trauma, adapting to chronic pain/illness, befriending stress, exploring your faith and spirituality, finding your identity, and/or healing from grief and loss, I would be so pleased to work with you.
If you would like help improving your relationships, understanding rejection sensitivity, managing anxiety and depression, regulating your emotions, learning to live with adult ADHD or traumatic brain injury, flourishing after trauma, adapting to chronic pain/illness, befriending stress, exploring your faith and spirituality, finding your identity, and/or healing from grief and loss, I would be so pleased to work with you.
(825) 254-5148 View (825) 254-5148
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Trena M Benson
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
I meet clients from a place of grounded empathy, care and non-judgment; I specialize in working with adolescents and adults to help them make sense of what they are thinking and feeling. In life, we are often given circumstances that are not ours to hold on to, and I provide clients with a safe, confidential and compassionate space to let go and grow. I believe in taking a non-pathologizing approach to counselling that involves helping clients recognize and utilize their strengths to heal.
I meet clients from a place of grounded empathy, care and non-judgment; I specialize in working with adolescents and adults to help them make sense of what they are thinking and feeling. In life, we are often given circumstances that are not ours to hold on to, and I provide clients with a safe, confidential and compassionate space to let go and grow. I believe in taking a non-pathologizing approach to counselling that involves helping clients recognize and utilize their strengths to heal.
(825) 445-0429 View (825) 445-0429
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Jody Francis
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Welcome to Quiet Healing! I have a passionate interest in creating a warm and safe space for my client’s healing. I am grateful to hear that when people meet me, they can sense my deep sense of caring and compassion for humanity. I am intent upon creating awareness and insight, encouraging action, nurturing healing, cultivating joy, and supporting people in changing their lives.
Welcome to Quiet Healing! I have a passionate interest in creating a warm and safe space for my client’s healing. I am grateful to hear that when people meet me, they can sense my deep sense of caring and compassion for humanity. I am intent upon creating awareness and insight, encouraging action, nurturing healing, cultivating joy, and supporting people in changing their lives.
(587) 813-6844 View (587) 813-6844
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Christy Duncan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
"Now accepting new clients." I am passionate about helping people rediscover and improve their quality of life following a traumatic event or events. I understand the fear and hesitation people experience when they first reach out for help. I offer kindness, patience, and safety to people needing support to move forward and regain a sense of relief from their circumstances.
"Now accepting new clients." I am passionate about helping people rediscover and improve their quality of life following a traumatic event or events. I understand the fear and hesitation people experience when they first reach out for help. I offer kindness, patience, and safety to people needing support to move forward and regain a sense of relief from their circumstances.
(587) 816-0384 View (587) 816-0384
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J  (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.
(587) 317-0790 View (587) 317-0790
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Kaylee Olderskog
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
My areas of focus include working with adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety (social, generalized, phobias), depression, stress management, burnout, motivation/learning/goal setting, relationships, trauma, attachment patterns, personal identity, and personal growth. I also have expertise in career exploration and development across the lifespan.
My areas of focus include working with adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety (social, generalized, phobias), depression, stress management, burnout, motivation/learning/goal setting, relationships, trauma, attachment patterns, personal identity, and personal growth. I also have expertise in career exploration and development across the lifespan.
(825) 254-7276 View (825) 254-7276
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Lindsay Hoffner
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Hi! My name is Lindsay and I am a Registered Psychologist with a M.C. in Counselling Psychology. I have worked in the mental health field since 2007. Life can be challenging. Counselling can be a place to navigate those challenges. Together, you and I will build a safe space where you can explore your experiences and learn skills and strategies to navigate them in a healthy and productive way.
Hi! My name is Lindsay and I am a Registered Psychologist with a M.C. in Counselling Psychology. I have worked in the mental health field since 2007. Life can be challenging. Counselling can be a place to navigate those challenges. Together, you and I will build a safe space where you can explore your experiences and learn skills and strategies to navigate them in a healthy and productive way.
(825) 445-0458 View (825) 445-0458
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Danille Lazzaretto-Green
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
I am a caring and empathetic psychologist who enjoys working with individual adults and I love supporting clients who recognize a need for change in their lives. I offer clients a warm and inviting space to explore the challenges they are facing and work with their strengths to develop new ways of coping and interacting with others. I have experience helping individual adults with a variety of mental health issues including trauma, mood concerns, life transitions, perfectionism, and self-esteem. I am also experienced in working with those who have been in conflict with the law and those who are mandated to treatment.
I am a caring and empathetic psychologist who enjoys working with individual adults and I love supporting clients who recognize a need for change in their lives. I offer clients a warm and inviting space to explore the challenges they are facing and work with their strengths to develop new ways of coping and interacting with others. I have experience helping individual adults with a variety of mental health issues including trauma, mood concerns, life transitions, perfectionism, and self-esteem. I am also experienced in working with those who have been in conflict with the law and those who are mandated to treatment.
(825) 250-0328 View (825) 250-0328
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Joanne Peterson
Psychologist, R Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Life can be difficult and challenging. Often, we find ourselves stuck in our pain, our grief, and have difficulties navigating our relationships. Perhaps you are seeking support and strategies to deal with stress and anxiety; or help with managing depressive symptoms. As a counsellor, my mission is to provide a caring, safe, and welcoming environment where clients are encouraged to explore past and present life challenges. I stand for equality, diversity, and empowerment. I value being present with my clients and believe the greatest strengths that I offer are my genuineness, insightfulness, and compassion.
Life can be difficult and challenging. Often, we find ourselves stuck in our pain, our grief, and have difficulties navigating our relationships. Perhaps you are seeking support and strategies to deal with stress and anxiety; or help with managing depressive symptoms. As a counsellor, my mission is to provide a caring, safe, and welcoming environment where clients are encouraged to explore past and present life challenges. I stand for equality, diversity, and empowerment. I value being present with my clients and believe the greatest strengths that I offer are my genuineness, insightfulness, and compassion.
(825) 250-3487 View (825) 250-3487
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Leanna Santangelo
Psychologist, BA, MC, R Prov, Psych , #3271p
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
For you to feel safe and comfortable to work together is my first priority! I work from a rather casual and relaxed perspective to ensure you feel like you can join me where you're at without judgment, and from there we can make change happen together! My deepest passion is to walk with you in your journey to creating and living the life you want to live; encouraging you to dream bigger and be specific with your aspirations really fuels what I do! I would love to help guide you from where you are at, to where you want to go!
For you to feel safe and comfortable to work together is my first priority! I work from a rather casual and relaxed perspective to ensure you feel like you can join me where you're at without judgment, and from there we can make change happen together! My deepest passion is to walk with you in your journey to creating and living the life you want to live; encouraging you to dream bigger and be specific with your aspirations really fuels what I do! I would love to help guide you from where you are at, to where you want to go!
(587) 813-0061 View (587) 813-0061
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Mikaela Grigg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Mikaela Grigg and I am a Master’s level Registered Social Worker who has been working in the field since 2013. I also have gone on to complete additional specialized training regarding trauma treatment, therapeutic play, and attachment-based therapies, including my EMDR Parent-Child Attachment Specialist Certification. I value building strong therapeutic relationships, built on trust, patience, and genuine connection, so those who come into my office feel safe and supported as they share about their challenges, and we work towards their goals together. I provide counselling services for adults, youth and children.
My name is Mikaela Grigg and I am a Master’s level Registered Social Worker who has been working in the field since 2013. I also have gone on to complete additional specialized training regarding trauma treatment, therapeutic play, and attachment-based therapies, including my EMDR Parent-Child Attachment Specialist Certification. I value building strong therapeutic relationships, built on trust, patience, and genuine connection, so those who come into my office feel safe and supported as they share about their challenges, and we work towards their goals together. I provide counselling services for adults, youth and children.
(825) 809-5453 View (825) 809-5453
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Jennifer L Ellis-Toddington
Psychologist, MC, RPysch
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
As a Psychologist, I always strive to understand, empower, and facilitate self-awareness and self-compassion in the people that I am honoured to work with! I have always had a passion for connecting with people and hearing their stories. My intention is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for clients to learn about themselves and create positive change. I believe my clients would describe me as authentic, warm, invested in their growth, and able to see their strengths.
As a Psychologist, I always strive to understand, empower, and facilitate self-awareness and self-compassion in the people that I am honoured to work with! I have always had a passion for connecting with people and hearing their stories. My intention is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for clients to learn about themselves and create positive change. I believe my clients would describe me as authentic, warm, invested in their growth, and able to see their strengths.
(825) 605-4460 View (825) 605-4460
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Josh Dyck
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
I am a registered psychologist (#4117) offering counselling to adult individuals and couples. My intention with each client that I see is to provide a safe and caring environment and maintain a present and open posture. I want to support you in creating the life you want want to live while helping to alleviate the unnecessary suffering that we sometimes experience. Although sometimes suffering is inevitable, I want to walk through it alongside of you.
I am a registered psychologist (#4117) offering counselling to adult individuals and couples. My intention with each client that I see is to provide a safe and caring environment and maintain a present and open posture. I want to support you in creating the life you want want to live while helping to alleviate the unnecessary suffering that we sometimes experience. Although sometimes suffering is inevitable, I want to walk through it alongside of you.
(587) 800-4529 View (587) 800-4529
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Kate LaRocque
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Are you a woman with low desire that affects your relationship? Is sex painful, impossible, or simply not fun or pleasurable? Are you struggling to reach orgasm? Do you feel guilty that you never initiate sex, or are you exhausted by constantly turning down your partner? Do you wonder if your sex life could be better? Now more than ever, women are feeling overwhelmed by trying to figure out where to start in bridging the gap between their sexual experience and their partner's.
Are you a woman with low desire that affects your relationship? Is sex painful, impossible, or simply not fun or pleasurable? Are you struggling to reach orgasm? Do you feel guilty that you never initiate sex, or are you exhausted by constantly turning down your partner? Do you wonder if your sex life could be better? Now more than ever, women are feeling overwhelmed by trying to figure out where to start in bridging the gap between their sexual experience and their partner's.
(825) 797-0636 View (825) 797-0636
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Karen Wind Vandenberg
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
I specialize in working with Christian clients who are struggling with anxiety and stress due to issues like relationship conflicts, home and work life overwhelm, mental health diagnoses, grief and loss, and church hurt. Many of my clients find having a trauma-informed space where their faith is understood and not judged to be very helpful as they gain insight and learn how to cope with life's challenges.
I specialize in working with Christian clients who are struggling with anxiety and stress due to issues like relationship conflicts, home and work life overwhelm, mental health diagnoses, grief and loss, and church hurt. Many of my clients find having a trauma-informed space where their faith is understood and not judged to be very helpful as they gain insight and learn how to cope with life's challenges.
(587) 818-6338 View (587) 818-6338
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Marli Duncan
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
My goal is to help people find their way to the life they hope they could have. Perhaps you've been through traumatic experiences. Are you having a hard time coping right now? Are you trying to find your true self? Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? Do you experience panic attacks or crippling social anxiety that leaves you isolated and alone? Do you have a hard time getting to school, job, or even just doing the things you like to do? Is your self-esteem or confidence low, leaving you scared to do the things you want to do? Do you feel so overwhelmed or numb you self-harm or have thoughts suicide?
My goal is to help people find their way to the life they hope they could have. Perhaps you've been through traumatic experiences. Are you having a hard time coping right now? Are you trying to find your true self? Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? Do you experience panic attacks or crippling social anxiety that leaves you isolated and alone? Do you have a hard time getting to school, job, or even just doing the things you like to do? Is your self-esteem or confidence low, leaving you scared to do the things you want to do? Do you feel so overwhelmed or numb you self-harm or have thoughts suicide?
(825) 809-5511 View (825) 809-5511
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Dawn Gruchy
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, PharmD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Life can be hard and sometimes you need some extra help. I want to help support you live a life you want. Reaching out can be difficult and overwhelming. I hope you will allow me to help you learn to live a life of richness, learning to be self led rather than being led by emotional pain, and learn to create a life of meaning, friendships, family, and spirituality. Let me help you on the journey of self-care, growth, and development.
Life can be hard and sometimes you need some extra help. I want to help support you live a life you want. Reaching out can be difficult and overwhelming. I hope you will allow me to help you learn to live a life of richness, learning to be self led rather than being led by emotional pain, and learn to create a life of meaning, friendships, family, and spirituality. Let me help you on the journey of self-care, growth, and development.
(825) 462-0449 View (825) 462-0449
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Megan Fester
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Humans, in their many evolutions, are so captivating. I work with many different groups of humans including youth (13+), adults, elders, and families, in person and online. I am passionate about working with folks with chronic conditions, different abilities, 2SLGBTQA+ folks, folks with anxiety, those with migrant experiences and other life transitions, including support for those interested in accessing MAID and their support networks.
Humans, in their many evolutions, are so captivating. I work with many different groups of humans including youth (13+), adults, elders, and families, in person and online. I am passionate about working with folks with chronic conditions, different abilities, 2SLGBTQA+ folks, folks with anxiety, those with migrant experiences and other life transitions, including support for those interested in accessing MAID and their support networks.
(825) 251-9157 View (825) 251-9157
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Linda Yamamoto
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! Starting therapy can be very overwhelmeing - let me help you. I am warm, down to earth, smart, and a great listener. Let's dig in and start the work together.
Hi and welcome! Starting therapy can be very overwhelmeing - let me help you. I am warm, down to earth, smart, and a great listener. Let's dig in and start the work together.
(587) 507-8960 View (587) 507-8960
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Richard Luykenaar
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Life can be challenging. Navigating these challenges is made so much easier with a deeper understanding of our own psychology. Whether exploring the pressures that impact all people or the specific stressors in your own life, having a dialogue partner that can offer new and supportive perspective can be a valuable asset. Everybody can use a boost in functionality, adaptability, and motivation.
Life can be challenging. Navigating these challenges is made so much easier with a deeper understanding of our own psychology. Whether exploring the pressures that impact all people or the specific stressors in your own life, having a dialogue partner that can offer new and supportive perspective can be a valuable asset. Everybody can use a boost in functionality, adaptability, and motivation.
(587) 671-1381 View (587) 671-1381
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Paula Woynarowsky
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lethbridge, AB T1J
Hello, I'm a Registered Psychologist and have worked in the addiction and mental health field for 10 years. I've had the privilege of working in diverse settings which include; inpatient treatment centres, non-profit organizations, outpatient clinics, post-secondary institutions, and small private practice offices. I prioritize building a secure therapeutic relationship with those I work with and utilize evidence-based interventions to address concerns related to mental health, substance use, relationships, problematic sexual behaviour, sexual dysfunction, and issues relating to overall sexual health.
Hello, I'm a Registered Psychologist and have worked in the addiction and mental health field for 10 years. I've had the privilege of working in diverse settings which include; inpatient treatment centres, non-profit organizations, outpatient clinics, post-secondary institutions, and small private practice offices. I prioritize building a secure therapeutic relationship with those I work with and utilize evidence-based interventions to address concerns related to mental health, substance use, relationships, problematic sexual behaviour, sexual dysfunction, and issues relating to overall sexual health.
(825) 525-2955 View (825) 525-2955
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Glimmer Counselling Online
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1J  (Online Only)
I love working both with people who know what they want or of therapy, as well as those who know they are seeking something but aren't so sure what that night be. My practice has shown me that we can always trust the subconscious to lead the way.
I love working both with people who know what they want or of therapy, as well as those who know they are seeking something but aren't so sure what that night be. My practice has shown me that we can always trust the subconscious to lead the way.
(587) 871-5269 View (587) 871-5269
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Number of Counsellors in T1J

100+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in T1J who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
73% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Alberta Blue Cross
71% Canada Life | Great-West Life
62% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in T1J see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T1J?

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.