Therapists in T1Y

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Anu Chiarelli
Counsellor, RN, MA, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
As a therapist with a Masters degree in Counselling and as a Registered Nurse, I help people heal, change, and grow. I provide counselling for trauma, addictions, life transitions and crises, depression, anxiety, anger, childbearing issues, parenting, illness, grief, and relationship difficulties. I have post-graduate training in sensorimotor psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist. I also have training in the treatment of sex offenders.
As a therapist with a Masters degree in Counselling and as a Registered Nurse, I help people heal, change, and grow. I provide counselling for trauma, addictions, life transitions and crises, depression, anxiety, anger, childbearing issues, parenting, illness, grief, and relationship difficulties. I have post-graduate training in sensorimotor psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist. I also have training in the treatment of sex offenders.
(403) 775-1912 View (403) 775-1912
Jhan Groom
Psychologist, BA, Psyc, MACP, RCAT
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
I am a mature adult with a variety of life experiences, and am a Registered Art Therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association, and a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. I have over 10 years of experience in art and play based therapy, specifically for children, and particularly with traumatized children who have been physically, emotionally, mentally and sexually abused. I also have experience working with women and children who have left domestic abuse. In addition I work with adults who are still suffering the effects of childhood abuse. This includes forms of dissociative disorder. I also work with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety.
I am a mature adult with a variety of life experiences, and am a Registered Art Therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association, and a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. I have over 10 years of experience in art and play based therapy, specifically for children, and particularly with traumatized children who have been physically, emotionally, mentally and sexually abused. I also have experience working with women and children who have left domestic abuse. In addition I work with adults who are still suffering the effects of childhood abuse. This includes forms of dissociative disorder. I also work with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety.
(877) 447-0388 View (877) 447-0388
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E.j. Kim
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T1Y  (Online Only)
Hi. Thanks for viewing my profile. As a registered psychologist, I have experience supporting adults and adolescents through various (and often closely related) difficulties, including trauma, anxiety-related, and depressive disorders, as well as emotion regulation, work-related stress, assertiveness/boundary setting, and chronic pain management.
Hi. Thanks for viewing my profile. As a registered psychologist, I have experience supporting adults and adolescents through various (and often closely related) difficulties, including trauma, anxiety-related, and depressive disorders, as well as emotion regulation, work-related stress, assertiveness/boundary setting, and chronic pain management.
(587) 412-5093 View (587) 412-5093
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Aaron Greig
Psychologist, MC, R Psych
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
OFFERING EVENING AND WEEKEND SESSIONS! I am a registered psychologist who has been working in the helping field for over twenty years. While much of this work has focused on supporting at risk youth and adults experiencing or engaging in intimate partner violence, in recent years I have built a clinical practice that includes counselling adults, teenagers, and families with various combinations of mental health, behavioural, addiction, trauma and relational issues. Along with adults, I especially enjoy working with teens, families, and people who don't like counsellors.
OFFERING EVENING AND WEEKEND SESSIONS! I am a registered psychologist who has been working in the helping field for over twenty years. While much of this work has focused on supporting at risk youth and adults experiencing or engaging in intimate partner violence, in recent years I have built a clinical practice that includes counselling adults, teenagers, and families with various combinations of mental health, behavioural, addiction, trauma and relational issues. Along with adults, I especially enjoy working with teens, families, and people who don't like counsellors.
(587) 741-0794 View (587) 741-0794
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Rayan Zaza
Psychologist
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
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 spill your beans? 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 spill your beans? 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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Amal Souraya
Psychologist, BSC, MC, CCC
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
I work with individuals ages 3 and up on a variety of mental health and life coaching struggles. I am empathic, warm, and utilize a multifaceted approach to assist each individual's needs and goals. In addition to working with individuals, I assist couples and families.
I work with individuals ages 3 and up on a variety of mental health and life coaching struggles. I am empathic, warm, and utilize a multifaceted approach to assist each individual's needs and goals. In addition to working with individuals, I assist couples and families.
(587) 206-3253 View (587) 206-3253
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Emanuela Mihailescu
Counsellor, MA, CCC, Jungian, Analyst
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
As a Jungian Psychoanalyst trained at C.G Jung Institute Zurich I offer the analytic approach,as a fascinated way to face life transition, trauma and all kind of psychological issues. The ultimate result of this approach is increased wisdom as a tool of taking appropriate decisions in everyday life. Wisdom is acquired only by processing the life experience in a constructive way and finding the inner pace I take an integrative approach to analytic work that focuses on the unique needs of my patients,working collaboratively with them to focus on understanding their concerns and conflicts both within themselves and with other people.
As a Jungian Psychoanalyst trained at C.G Jung Institute Zurich I offer the analytic approach,as a fascinated way to face life transition, trauma and all kind of psychological issues. The ultimate result of this approach is increased wisdom as a tool of taking appropriate decisions in everyday life. Wisdom is acquired only by processing the life experience in a constructive way and finding the inner pace I take an integrative approach to analytic work that focuses on the unique needs of my patients,working collaboratively with them to focus on understanding their concerns and conflicts both within themselves and with other people.
(855) 789-1556 View (855) 789-1556
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Edith Christina Dening
Licensed Professional Counsellor, BEd, MACP, CCC, CHyp
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
Welcome! My specialty is working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, emotional regulation and those who present with risky behaviors, such as addictions. I am a certified hypnotherapist and work with adults and couples using hypnotherapy, a systems approach, and Compassion Focused therapy. When dealing with adult individuals, couples, or teens, I understand that everyone needs to be respected and heard. It is my belief that everyone has a story to tell, and has a desire to be connected to those around them.
Welcome! My specialty is working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, emotional regulation and those who present with risky behaviors, such as addictions. I am a certified hypnotherapist and work with adults and couples using hypnotherapy, a systems approach, and Compassion Focused therapy. When dealing with adult individuals, couples, or teens, I understand that everyone needs to be respected and heard. It is my belief that everyone has a story to tell, and has a desire to be connected to those around them.
(855) 637-0792 View (855) 637-0792
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Michelle Neustaedter Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, CCC, RP (q), RPP
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
Do you desire real change? Not just temporary shifts or crisis management? Ready to be free of stress, anxiety, or depression due to trauma? It is our goal to equip, empower, and inspire you. Our work together will energize, rejuvenate, and enhance your life. The things we think about impact how we function overall. Research suggests that 87-95% of physical and mental illnesses come from our thought life. Core beliefs and trauma in the unconscious root our thinking and behaviours. Until we make the unconscious conscious we continue to repeat patterns and can feel stuck. Unlock the unconscious with our mindfulness program.
Do you desire real change? Not just temporary shifts or crisis management? Ready to be free of stress, anxiety, or depression due to trauma? It is our goal to equip, empower, and inspire you. Our work together will energize, rejuvenate, and enhance your life. The things we think about impact how we function overall. Research suggests that 87-95% of physical and mental illnesses come from our thought life. Core beliefs and trauma in the unconscious root our thinking and behaviours. Until we make the unconscious conscious we continue to repeat patterns and can feel stuck. Unlock the unconscious with our mindfulness program.
(403) 800-1186 View (403) 800-1186
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Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services
MSP, RSW, CCPA, PhDStud
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
Parul Shah, is the Founder/ Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker of Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services (EECS). Parul Shah is under the regulatory body of OCSWSSW since 2002. Areas of speciality are, PTSD/ Complexity of Trauma/Depression/Anxiety for , First Responders, Frontline Trauma Nurses, Doctors. NHL/competitive hockey players , Adults, Teens /Children (over 11). Other variety sets of struggles we deal with are, bullying, childhood trauma, passive/active suicidal ideation, workplace injuries/ toxic workplace environment. We continue to provide clinical supervision for clinicians and Grad students.
Parul Shah, is the Founder/ Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker of Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services (EECS). Parul Shah is under the regulatory body of OCSWSSW since 2002. Areas of speciality are, PTSD/ Complexity of Trauma/Depression/Anxiety for , First Responders, Frontline Trauma Nurses, Doctors. NHL/competitive hockey players , Adults, Teens /Children (over 11). Other variety sets of struggles we deal with are, bullying, childhood trauma, passive/active suicidal ideation, workplace injuries/ toxic workplace environment. We continue to provide clinical supervision for clinicians and Grad students.
(613) 986-6737 View (613) 986-6737
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Angela Jans
Psychologist, MC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T1Y
Not accepting new clients
Daytime appointments. Are you a parent looking for support for your child or teen? Is their anxiety, anger, experience with separation, grief or self-esteem eating away at them or making home life hard? Do they seem overwhelmed or shut down and not themselves? You may find yourself thinking about it all the time, researching tools to try, asking for advice from friends and family, wondering if what you're doing is enough, and even whether they are going to be able to move past this. If this is what you are feeling you are not alone. Many parents feel overwhelmed, worry about their kids, and wish to make their troubles go away.
Daytime appointments. Are you a parent looking for support for your child or teen? Is their anxiety, anger, experience with separation, grief or self-esteem eating away at them or making home life hard? Do they seem overwhelmed or shut down and not themselves? You may find yourself thinking about it all the time, researching tools to try, asking for advice from friends and family, wondering if what you're doing is enough, and even whether they are going to be able to move past this. If this is what you are feeling you are not alone. Many parents feel overwhelmed, worry about their kids, and wish to make their troubles go away.
(587) 317-7916 View (587) 317-7916
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Dr. Chandra Merry, Psy.D., R.Psych
Psychologist
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y  (Online Only)
Welcome. I am a psychologist with clinical and health emphases. Often times, therapy begins with the question "I feel as if I have tried everything, what else is left?". We may start from there. I aim to help you find creative approaches to problems that may have felt unsolveable. I have found that compassion and collaboration are important parts of treatment that works.
Welcome. I am a psychologist with clinical and health emphases. Often times, therapy begins with the question "I feel as if I have tried everything, what else is left?". We may start from there. I aim to help you find creative approaches to problems that may have felt unsolveable. I have found that compassion and collaboration are important parts of treatment that works.
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Marie Martin
Counsellor, BMsc, RPC, NLP
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Conversational Intelligence & other modalities. Therapy for trauma, abuse, addictive behaviours, PTSD. Excellence Communication Skills Counselling to be the best version and have the best version of your relationships, personal, business & family. Marie Martin is the author of modality and book Metatron's Code available on Amazon. (Additional certificates: Master NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner & Certified Communications Specialist Certified Hypnosis Practitioner & Quantum, BrainSpotting, Conversational Intelligence Neuroscience)
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Conversational Intelligence & other modalities. Therapy for trauma, abuse, addictive behaviours, PTSD. Excellence Communication Skills Counselling to be the best version and have the best version of your relationships, personal, business & family. Marie Martin is the author of modality and book Metatron's Code available on Amazon. (Additional certificates: Master NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner & Certified Communications Specialist Certified Hypnosis Practitioner & Quantum, BrainSpotting, Conversational Intelligence Neuroscience)
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Photo of Katreena Lowry at Katreena Therapy, Counsellor in T1Y, AB
Katreena Lowry at Katreena Therapy
Counsellor, MACP, BEd, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T1Y
Accepting online clients. Katreena Therapy counselling sessions are trauma-informed, collaborative, and centres around your individual experience, needs and goals. Creating a safe, non-judgmental place for your healing journey is valued. Katreena Therapy draws from evidence-based modalities, some of which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Internal Family Systems (IFS). All of Katreena's work is client centred, trauma informed, strength-based and LGBTQI2SA+ affirming.
Accepting online clients. Katreena Therapy counselling sessions are trauma-informed, collaborative, and centres around your individual experience, needs and goals. Creating a safe, non-judgmental place for your healing journey is valued. Katreena Therapy draws from evidence-based modalities, some of which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Internal Family Systems (IFS). All of Katreena's work is client centred, trauma informed, strength-based and LGBTQI2SA+ affirming.
(431) 441-1584 View (431) 441-1584
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Kristin Munro
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, RCC, CCC, PMP, CPHR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T1Y
Compassion, non-judgement, empathy, and clarity are what you can look forward to when working with Kristin. Specializing in trauma-informed approaches like EMDR (S.A.F.E.) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), Kristin will work to support you on your journey as you become the best version of your Self—as defined by you.
Compassion, non-judgement, empathy, and clarity are what you can look forward to when working with Kristin. Specializing in trauma-informed approaches like EMDR (S.A.F.E.) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), Kristin will work to support you on your journey as you become the best version of your Self—as defined by you.
(403) 407-5903 View (403) 407-5903
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Alice Wilmes
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MA, RPC, CT, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T1Y
Are you ready to feel connected again, to let go of trauma, dysfunctional habits, and fears that have prevented you from moving forward and reaching your goals? I can help. I work in the areas of self-esteem, emotional regulation, eating disorders, addictions, relationships, work, and overall fulfillment in life. Whether you are caught in destructive patterns, experiencing anxiety, depression, panic, unexplainable sadness, or disconnection from yourself, together we can work to help you gain a sense of grounding, safety, healing, and freedom.
Are you ready to feel connected again, to let go of trauma, dysfunctional habits, and fears that have prevented you from moving forward and reaching your goals? I can help. I work in the areas of self-esteem, emotional regulation, eating disorders, addictions, relationships, work, and overall fulfillment in life. Whether you are caught in destructive patterns, experiencing anxiety, depression, panic, unexplainable sadness, or disconnection from yourself, together we can work to help you gain a sense of grounding, safety, healing, and freedom.
(825) 250-3497 View (825) 250-3497
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Ashley Megaw
Psychologist, BKin, MC , RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T1Y
*Accepting new clients!* If you or your child are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behavioural concerns or other mental health related issues, I am here to help! I am trauma-informed and attachment based, with a passion for including activity and movement in my practice. Together we can establish clear treatment goals and work towards overall health and wellness, using evidence based treatment intervention. I also take a special interest in sport and exercise psychology, including those involved competitively or recreationally in sport or activity.
*Accepting new clients!* If you or your child are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behavioural concerns or other mental health related issues, I am here to help! I am trauma-informed and attachment based, with a passion for including activity and movement in my practice. Together we can establish clear treatment goals and work towards overall health and wellness, using evidence based treatment intervention. I also take a special interest in sport and exercise psychology, including those involved competitively or recreationally in sport or activity.
(587) 812-4882 View (587) 812-4882
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Trevor Mark Daniel Lehmann
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
Life transitions can be hard. If you find yourself going through a transition brought on by career change or the death of a loved then perhaps I can help. I have worked with adults of all ages from high school graduates and new immigrants to experienced journeymen and PhD's. Whether you are trying to decide on a future path or feeling stuck due to loss, I would consider it a privilege to help you on your journey.
Life transitions can be hard. If you find yourself going through a transition brought on by career change or the death of a loved then perhaps I can help. I have worked with adults of all ages from high school graduates and new immigrants to experienced journeymen and PhD's. Whether you are trying to decide on a future path or feeling stuck due to loss, I would consider it a privilege to help you on your journey.
(431) 306-1649 View (431) 306-1649
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Michelle Kang
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
Now Accepting New Clients- I hold the firm belief that everyone has the capacity for healing and growth, and my role is to support people in recognizing and building the resiliency they have within them. With a trauma-informed and client-centered approach, I aim to support you to reconnect with your sense of purpose, passion, and joy. My guiding values are authenticity, humility, and connection. I approach therapy with the belief that my clients are experts in their own lives and I strive to create a safe and therapeutic space to explore some of life’s most challenging moments together.
Now Accepting New Clients- I hold the firm belief that everyone has the capacity for healing and growth, and my role is to support people in recognizing and building the resiliency they have within them. With a trauma-informed and client-centered approach, I aim to support you to reconnect with your sense of purpose, passion, and joy. My guiding values are authenticity, humility, and connection. I approach therapy with the belief that my clients are experts in their own lives and I strive to create a safe and therapeutic space to explore some of life’s most challenging moments together.
(587) 570-8281 View (587) 570-8281
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Mind & Matter Psychotherapeutics Inc.
RN, CNP
Verified
Calgary, AB T1Y
Step 1: You're here! That in itself is the greatest step of all to becoming who you are dreaming to be. HI! I'm Bre! If you're looking for some understanding, guidance, comfort or just someone to talk to along the way, here I am! I promise to be here for you. My experiences have provided me with an abundance of knowledge around children and youth/youth addictions, new parent/family/relationships, and women's health/fertility concerns. (15 years of experience working in different fields; Pediatric Acute Care Hospitals, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Protection of Children Abusing Drug Programs and Mind & Matter Inc.)
Step 1: You're here! That in itself is the greatest step of all to becoming who you are dreaming to be. HI! I'm Bre! If you're looking for some understanding, guidance, comfort or just someone to talk to along the way, here I am! I promise to be here for you. My experiences have provided me with an abundance of knowledge around children and youth/youth addictions, new parent/family/relationships, and women's health/fertility concerns. (15 years of experience working in different fields; Pediatric Acute Care Hospitals, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Protection of Children Abusing Drug Programs and Mind & Matter Inc.)
(587) 208-0028 View (587) 208-0028

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Number of Counsellors in T1Y

20+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in T1Y who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Trauma and PTSD
81% Grief
81% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Manulife
71% SunLife
71% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in T1Y see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T1Y?

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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.