Photo of Allegra Taylor - Founder Of Kindred Roots Therapy Inc., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T1S, AB
Allegra Taylor - Founder Of Kindred Roots Therapy Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Ready to embark on a transformative journey with a down-to-earth therapist? Seeking support to learn how to set and maintain boundaries, manage ADHD, overcome trauma, or discover true self-acceptance? My name is Allegra (pronounced Ah-lee-gra) and if you resonate with the above questions, I believe we are meant to work together! I provide a safe and non-judgmental space so you can explore your innermost challenges authentically. As a result of our work together you will regain a sense of control over your life, learn to set boundaries and cultivate resilience for the future. Book now to start your journey towards a fulfilling life!
Ready to embark on a transformative journey with a down-to-earth therapist? Seeking support to learn how to set and maintain boundaries, manage ADHD, overcome trauma, or discover true self-acceptance? My name is Allegra (pronounced Ah-lee-gra) and if you resonate with the above questions, I believe we are meant to work together! I provide a safe and non-judgmental space so you can explore your innermost challenges authentically. As a result of our work together you will regain a sense of control over your life, learn to set boundaries and cultivate resilience for the future. Book now to start your journey towards a fulfilling life!
(587) 507-4337 View (587) 507-4337
Photo of Andrea Thrift: Child And Family Counselling, Registered Social Worker in T1S, AB
Andrea Thrift: Child And Family Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Accepting New Clients. I have had the honour of spending more than 15 years working with families and young people in a therapeutic role. I believe in engaging in a collaborative therapeutic process that helps respond to your needs and focuses on your strengths. I work with you to collaboratively align your strengths with your goals, values, and actions that will carry you through change. In my work with individuals, families, and schools, I apply a trauma-informed, solution-focused, and strength-based perspective that informs my approach.
Accepting New Clients. I have had the honour of spending more than 15 years working with families and young people in a therapeutic role. I believe in engaging in a collaborative therapeutic process that helps respond to your needs and focuses on your strengths. I work with you to collaboratively align your strengths with your goals, values, and actions that will carry you through change. In my work with individuals, families, and schools, I apply a trauma-informed, solution-focused, and strength-based perspective that informs my approach.
(587) 804-7195 View (587) 804-7195
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Michelle Briegel
MEd, CYCC
Verified Verified
Okotoks, AB T1S
I work with young people who struggle with anxiety, self-worth, self-confidence, self-expression, and coping skills. My sessions are not the traditional 50-minute in-office talk therapy. Sessions are up to 1.5 hours, using relational therapeutic experiences (art, play, experiential, and talk too), based on the interests of the young person. I work with young people in experiencing the tools that will help them to resolve their concerns, giving them the opportunity to practice in their life-space. Appointments are available for evenings and weekends. I prefer to come to you for young children as they are more comfortable at home.
I work with young people who struggle with anxiety, self-worth, self-confidence, self-expression, and coping skills. My sessions are not the traditional 50-minute in-office talk therapy. Sessions are up to 1.5 hours, using relational therapeutic experiences (art, play, experiential, and talk too), based on the interests of the young person. I work with young people in experiencing the tools that will help them to resolve their concerns, giving them the opportunity to practice in their life-space. Appointments are available for evenings and weekends. I prefer to come to you for young children as they are more comfortable at home.
(587) 412-5159 View (587) 412-5159
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Tia Bell
BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Accepting new clients - Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, woven with the supportive guidance of counseling. This profound exploration centers entirely on your personal growth, aspirations, and well-being. Envision a dedicated space for unraveling your inner world, where you are empowered to shed societal expectations and authentically reveal yourself. Within these counseling sessions, the focus remains on your transformative path, with professional support guiding your way.
Accepting new clients - Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, woven with the supportive guidance of counseling. This profound exploration centers entirely on your personal growth, aspirations, and well-being. Envision a dedicated space for unraveling your inner world, where you are empowered to shed societal expectations and authentically reveal yourself. Within these counseling sessions, the focus remains on your transformative path, with professional support guiding your way.
(587) 870-6697 View (587) 870-6697
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Lierin Churla
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Okotoks, AB T1S
Evening and weekend availability - We can all feel lost and overwhelmed by our emotions or get stuck in patterns of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours - when all we really crave is connection, support, and tools to help us show up more peacefully for ourselves and others. My experience is primarily with teenagers and adults facing challenges related to anxiety, stress, depression, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, self-worth, & challenging life transitions. Together, we can explore how to help you gain better insight and overcome the barriers that are preventing you from accessing your authentic self.
Evening and weekend availability - We can all feel lost and overwhelmed by our emotions or get stuck in patterns of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours - when all we really crave is connection, support, and tools to help us show up more peacefully for ourselves and others. My experience is primarily with teenagers and adults facing challenges related to anxiety, stress, depression, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, self-worth, & challenging life transitions. Together, we can explore how to help you gain better insight and overcome the barriers that are preventing you from accessing your authentic self.
(587) 804-2430 View (587) 804-2430
Photo of Jessica Donovan, Registered Social Worker in T1S, AB
Jessica Donovan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Life can be tough, even at the best of times, and we can all use a little help! I am passionate about supporting children, teens and their parents create better connections, increase communication, build coping skills and of course bringing back the fun to the family. Along with my work with families, I also support individuals on their journey of self discovery, whether it is by examining their values, relationship patterns or gaining perspective.
Life can be tough, even at the best of times, and we can all use a little help! I am passionate about supporting children, teens and their parents create better connections, increase communication, build coping skills and of course bringing back the fun to the family. Along with my work with families, I also support individuals on their journey of self discovery, whether it is by examining their values, relationship patterns or gaining perspective.
(587) 705-1737 View (587) 705-1737
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Kelly McMillan - Kindred Roots Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
People in my life describe me as empathetic, kind and outgoing. As a therapist, it is my job to help individuals navigate challenges and provide support and guidance along the way. I bring a laid back, gentle, and collaborative approach to my work, creating a safe space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions. By working together, we can uncover new insights, develop coping strategies, and build resilience in the face of change.
People in my life describe me as empathetic, kind and outgoing. As a therapist, it is my job to help individuals navigate challenges and provide support and guidance along the way. I bring a laid back, gentle, and collaborative approach to my work, creating a safe space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions. By working together, we can uncover new insights, develop coping strategies, and build resilience in the face of change.
(587) 741-5052 View (587) 741-5052
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Elizabeth Muhle
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Okotoks, AB T1S
Evening and weekend appointments available in person or virtual. I hold a deep seeded belief that we each are doing the very best that we can in any given moment. I believe no one is exempt from struggle and at times it is difficult to know how we got to this painful place, and at other times an event (trauma) takes place which can leave us not recognizing ourselves or our life. I offer a safe validating space to heal and rediscover how you want to show up in your life. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck or wanting support in any area of your life, please reach out to me. I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.
Evening and weekend appointments available in person or virtual. I hold a deep seeded belief that we each are doing the very best that we can in any given moment. I believe no one is exempt from struggle and at times it is difficult to know how we got to this painful place, and at other times an event (trauma) takes place which can leave us not recognizing ourselves or our life. I offer a safe validating space to heal and rediscover how you want to show up in your life. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck or wanting support in any area of your life, please reach out to me. I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.
(587) 741-9074 View (587) 741-9074
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Amy Gale
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA,, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Reduced Fees and Evening Availability- Currently a Registered Provisional Psychologist. The challenges life presents are REAL. The recent challenging times has created an opportunity for deep healing, connection and profound growth. The first step toward feeling better is simply reaching out for help. Humans are exceptionally strong and adaptive, but often we don’t recognize our own internal strengths and abilities when faced with life’s roadblocks.
Reduced Fees and Evening Availability- Currently a Registered Provisional Psychologist. The challenges life presents are REAL. The recent challenging times has created an opportunity for deep healing, connection and profound growth. The first step toward feeling better is simply reaching out for help. Humans are exceptionally strong and adaptive, but often we don’t recognize our own internal strengths and abilities when faced with life’s roadblocks.
(587) 419-6645 View (587) 419-6645
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Rayan Zaza
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Are you often deep in thought about the complexities and intricacies of life? Are you a parent of a child who is struggling to find their way in this world? Or perhaps you are an immigrant, or a child of an immigrant, looking for somewhere safe to explore your identity? Maybe you have trouble reconciling past experiences and you're looking for a space to share them, understand them, and move past them?
Are you often deep in thought about the complexities and intricacies of life? Are you a parent of a child who is struggling to find their way in this world? Or perhaps you are an immigrant, or a child of an immigrant, looking for somewhere safe to explore your identity? Maybe you have trouble reconciling past experiences and you're looking for a space to share them, understand them, and move past them?
(403) 930-0564 View (403) 930-0564
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Shauna Greene
Registered Provisional Psychologist, CCC, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Evening and Weekend Availability. Seeking support is brave. It signifies that you already have the strength and capacity for resilience and growth. I would be honoured to learn about you and your story, and adjust my approach so that your unique needs are met. It is my priority to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and unbiased space where you will be seen, heard, and comfortable exploring your inner and outer world and working through your concerns. I hope all my clients feel understood, accepted, validated, cared for, and empowered. I believe in mutual transparency and cultural humility, and value your perspective and feedback.
Evening and Weekend Availability. Seeking support is brave. It signifies that you already have the strength and capacity for resilience and growth. I would be honoured to learn about you and your story, and adjust my approach so that your unique needs are met. It is my priority to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and unbiased space where you will be seen, heard, and comfortable exploring your inner and outer world and working through your concerns. I hope all my clients feel understood, accepted, validated, cared for, and empowered. I believe in mutual transparency and cultural humility, and value your perspective and feedback.
(403) 775-4655 View (403) 775-4655
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Jennifer Rioux
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
I work with individuals & couples with a variety of issues including addictions, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship wellness, anger management, life stress, self-harm, infertility, unresolved trauma, grief, and sexual identity. I value a collaborative approach whether offering support or working to look at the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that are keeping you stuck in unhealthy or unsatisfying patterns. My goal is to help you recognize your strengths and potential, increase positive life experiences, and build capacity to cope with life's struggles. LGBTQIA+ affirming.
I work with individuals & couples with a variety of issues including addictions, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship wellness, anger management, life stress, self-harm, infertility, unresolved trauma, grief, and sexual identity. I value a collaborative approach whether offering support or working to look at the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that are keeping you stuck in unhealthy or unsatisfying patterns. My goal is to help you recognize your strengths and potential, increase positive life experiences, and build capacity to cope with life's struggles. LGBTQIA+ affirming.
(587) 850-2937 View (587) 850-2937
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Randi Sager Indigenous Counselling
Psychologist, RPsych, MA
Verified Verified
Okotoks, AB T1S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Indigenous Registered Psychologist who works from an Indigenous perspective. I provide Indigenous counselling and create a safe place for clients to heal in a way that they want to heal. Clients are experts in their own lives but may need some guidance on accessing their inner knowledge. We can work together to help you to stand in your power and be your authentic self. I believe in building relationships with not only ourselves but also our difficulties. I offer holistic, relationship-focused, genuine, empathic, and grounding therapy.
I am an Indigenous Registered Psychologist who works from an Indigenous perspective. I provide Indigenous counselling and create a safe place for clients to heal in a way that they want to heal. Clients are experts in their own lives but may need some guidance on accessing their inner knowledge. We can work together to help you to stand in your power and be your authentic self. I believe in building relationships with not only ourselves but also our difficulties. I offer holistic, relationship-focused, genuine, empathic, and grounding therapy.
(587) 803-4823 View (587) 803-4823
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Tanya Hansen
Psychologist, MSc, MTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Registered Provisional Psychologist. Experienced ONLINE therapist. Marriage/relationship therapy with couples & individuals using the Gottman approach, including couples working in the oil & gas industry/travel for work; CBT/DBT for anxiety & depression using assessment & a structured approach to see improvement. Burnout. ADD/ADHD support . Career planning/career change/disability management/return to work services & workplace stress (including toxic workplaces). Short-term/long-term support for post-crisis & life transitions such as: separation/divorce, caregiver burnout & working with teens & their families (25 years experience).
Registered Provisional Psychologist. Experienced ONLINE therapist. Marriage/relationship therapy with couples & individuals using the Gottman approach, including couples working in the oil & gas industry/travel for work; CBT/DBT for anxiety & depression using assessment & a structured approach to see improvement. Burnout. ADD/ADHD support . Career planning/career change/disability management/return to work services & workplace stress (including toxic workplaces). Short-term/long-term support for post-crisis & life transitions such as: separation/divorce, caregiver burnout & working with teens & their families (25 years experience).
(587) 600-8251 View (587) 600-8251
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Gita Ward; Anxiety And Trauma Specialist
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Now Offering Therapy Intensives! Accelerate your healing by feeling better faster with our 1, 2, 3 & 4 day intensives. Anxiety and trauma can make us feel stuck and overwhelmed, but there is hope. Let me pour you a cup of coffee or tea and let's talk. Anxiety and trauma no longer has to take over you and your world. You deserve to live a fulfilling life. I can help you find the answers you are looking for and start to live the life you want. I know how intimidating it can be to reach out to a therapist. Take a deep breath and connect with me.
Now Offering Therapy Intensives! Accelerate your healing by feeling better faster with our 1, 2, 3 & 4 day intensives. Anxiety and trauma can make us feel stuck and overwhelmed, but there is hope. Let me pour you a cup of coffee or tea and let's talk. Anxiety and trauma no longer has to take over you and your world. You deserve to live a fulfilling life. I can help you find the answers you are looking for and start to live the life you want. I know how intimidating it can be to reach out to a therapist. Take a deep breath and connect with me.
(587) 209-8972 View (587) 209-8972
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Kindred Roots Therapy Inc.
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Welcome to the Kindred Roots Therapy Family! Our mission is to create a warm and welcoming environment where authenticity and compassion thrive. With expert guidance and a down-to-earth vibe, we empower clients to embrace their true selves and navigate life's ups and down with confidence and resilience. Through transparent and relatable interactions, we strive to break down the barriers of traditional therapy, fostering genuine connections and meaningful growth. Together, we're redefining the therapy experience, one session at a time.
Welcome to the Kindred Roots Therapy Family! Our mission is to create a warm and welcoming environment where authenticity and compassion thrive. With expert guidance and a down-to-earth vibe, we empower clients to embrace their true selves and navigate life's ups and down with confidence and resilience. Through transparent and relatable interactions, we strive to break down the barriers of traditional therapy, fostering genuine connections and meaningful growth. Together, we're redefining the therapy experience, one session at a time.
(587) 317-1609 View (587) 317-1609
Photo of Melanie Lynn Vassell, Psychologist in T1S, AB
Melanie Lynn Vassell
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
Are you struggling with issues related to emotion dsyregulation, trauma, anxiety, or depression? Have you tried other therapies before that have been ineffective? My name is Melanie Vassell, I'm a Registered Psychologist in Okotoks and the Foothills area, specializing in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. My goal is to help you understand your emotions and increase your daily functioning. I implement empirically validated therapies to meet your psychological needs. I primarily employ Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Systemic Family Therapy for individuals, Couples, and Families based on an assessment of your needs.
Are you struggling with issues related to emotion dsyregulation, trauma, anxiety, or depression? Have you tried other therapies before that have been ineffective? My name is Melanie Vassell, I'm a Registered Psychologist in Okotoks and the Foothills area, specializing in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. My goal is to help you understand your emotions and increase your daily functioning. I implement empirically validated therapies to meet your psychological needs. I primarily employ Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Systemic Family Therapy for individuals, Couples, and Families based on an assessment of your needs.
(587) 840-6018 View (587) 840-6018
Photo of Janet Arsenault, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T1S, AB
Janet Arsenault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okotoks, AB T1S
As a dedicated Registered Clinical Social Worker, I want to extend a warm welcome to you, recognizing that embarking on a journey of self-discovery and healing is a significant and courageous step. At the heart of Storify Therapy Services is a commitment to providing a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your challenges, cultivate resilience, and embrace positive change. Whether you are navigating personal struggles, seeking support for a loved one, or addressing family dynamics, know that you are not alone. Our approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and a belief in the unique strengths that reside within you.
As a dedicated Registered Clinical Social Worker, I want to extend a warm welcome to you, recognizing that embarking on a journey of self-discovery and healing is a significant and courageous step. At the heart of Storify Therapy Services is a commitment to providing a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your challenges, cultivate resilience, and embrace positive change. Whether you are navigating personal struggles, seeking support for a loved one, or addressing family dynamics, know that you are not alone. Our approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and a belief in the unique strengths that reside within you.
(587) 857-3452 View (587) 857-3452
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Gary M Chernecki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, Bsc, BA
Verified Verified
Okotoks, AB T1S
Feeling challenged in your current struggle to find hope to find solutions. Whether your struggle is with infidelity,or with communication difficulties ,or with a partners' substance abuse or with one partner leaning out of the relationship and the other leaning in, or with rebuilding after your relationship ends or with individual concerns such as, depression, anxiety, anger management, stress management ,or with extended family relations difficulties,or with blended family issues.I bring over 20 plus years experience working in a variety of treatment settings and models to assist you with your presenting concerns.
Feeling challenged in your current struggle to find hope to find solutions. Whether your struggle is with infidelity,or with communication difficulties ,or with a partners' substance abuse or with one partner leaning out of the relationship and the other leaning in, or with rebuilding after your relationship ends or with individual concerns such as, depression, anxiety, anger management, stress management ,or with extended family relations difficulties,or with blended family issues.I bring over 20 plus years experience working in a variety of treatment settings and models to assist you with your presenting concerns.
(587) 907-5451 View (587) 907-5451
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Kathryn Ring - Registered Provisional Psychologist
BHSc, MACP
Verified Verified
Okotoks, AB T1S
Now offering services in Calgary and Okotoks areas! My personal and professional journey offers experience in trauma, addictions, relationships, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and other areas of mental health. I obtained a degree in Addictions Counselling in 2000 and have since worked closely with substance abuse and behavioural addictions. I went on to receive a Masters in Counselling Psychology to further support my focus on the complexities of couple and family relationships, and other mental health concerns.
Now offering services in Calgary and Okotoks areas! My personal and professional journey offers experience in trauma, addictions, relationships, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and other areas of mental health. I obtained a degree in Addictions Counselling in 2000 and have since worked closely with substance abuse and behavioural addictions. I went on to receive a Masters in Counselling Psychology to further support my focus on the complexities of couple and family relationships, and other mental health concerns.
(587) 874-0804 View (587) 874-0804

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Number of Counsellors in T1S

100+

Average cost per session

$210

Counsellors in T1S who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
76% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Green Shield Canada
64% Alberta Blue Cross
57% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in T1S see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T1S?

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.