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Allison Iriye - AKI Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
I'm a Registered Social Worker who works with adults (individuals and relationships/couples) and youth ages 15+. I am passionate about cultivating therapeutic spaces that are culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed. Utilizing research, professional knowledge, and lived experience, I will invite your authenticity to shine through and be celebrated. As you are the expert of your own life, we will draw upon your knowledge, strengths, curiosity, and processes of self-reflection to address challenges, gain perspective, and develop skills to help you navigate your world.
I'm a Registered Social Worker who works with adults (individuals and relationships/couples) and youth ages 15+. I am passionate about cultivating therapeutic spaces that are culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed. Utilizing research, professional knowledge, and lived experience, I will invite your authenticity to shine through and be celebrated. As you are the expert of your own life, we will draw upon your knowledge, strengths, curiosity, and processes of self-reflection to address challenges, gain perspective, and develop skills to help you navigate your world.
(825) 250-3467 View (825) 250-3467
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Amai (Emilie) Luc
Psychologist, MC:AT, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Taking the first step toward your wellness can feel overwhelming. Welcome. I help people who are feeling the effects of stress and trauma (from childhood or more recent events) and are interested in processing these experiences in a warm, supportive space. Memories can sometimes get stuck in our bodies and may result in mental, physical, and emotional stress. Together, we can work on identifying and processing these stressors, developing healthy ways of expressing and releasing emotions, and practice skills for lifelong change.
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Taking the first step toward your wellness can feel overwhelming. Welcome. I help people who are feeling the effects of stress and trauma (from childhood or more recent events) and are interested in processing these experiences in a warm, supportive space. Memories can sometimes get stuck in our bodies and may result in mental, physical, and emotional stress. Together, we can work on identifying and processing these stressors, developing healthy ways of expressing and releasing emotions, and practice skills for lifelong change.
(587) 507-4626 View (587) 507-4626
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Linda Ly
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
You do not have to experience or work through your concerns alone. Sometimes, as you navigate through the stresses of life and mental health challenges, it may mean reaching out for support. Whether it is life transitions, relationship concerns, interpersonal issues, stress, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help. I believe that all individuals have the potential to make changes in their life and improve how they feel. So as you endeavor to make changes, grow, or to better understand why you think and behave the way you do, please feel free to reach out and allow me to assist you on that journey.
You do not have to experience or work through your concerns alone. Sometimes, as you navigate through the stresses of life and mental health challenges, it may mean reaching out for support. Whether it is life transitions, relationship concerns, interpersonal issues, stress, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help. I believe that all individuals have the potential to make changes in their life and improve how they feel. So as you endeavor to make changes, grow, or to better understand why you think and behave the way you do, please feel free to reach out and allow me to assist you on that journey.
(587) 850-3115 View (587) 850-3115
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Shanika Fridhandler
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
Hi there! If you are experiencing pain and suffering, you are not alone. While difficult to accept, suffering is one side of the coin that is human existence; while happiness lies on the other side. Whether you are experiencing parenting challenges, relationship issues, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, school/work issues, etc., our aim in working together will be to help you build healthy, fulfilling relationships and a life that is full of meaning and vitality. If you feel ready to take action towards building the life you want, I would be honored to work collaboratively with you as you move towards this.
Hi there! If you are experiencing pain and suffering, you are not alone. While difficult to accept, suffering is one side of the coin that is human existence; while happiness lies on the other side. Whether you are experiencing parenting challenges, relationship issues, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, school/work issues, etc., our aim in working together will be to help you build healthy, fulfilling relationships and a life that is full of meaning and vitality. If you feel ready to take action towards building the life you want, I would be honored to work collaboratively with you as you move towards this.
(587) 907-5725 View (587) 907-5725
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Ayen Paul Mabor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
My name is Ayen Mabor, I have over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. I am a registered Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. My approach to counselling is influenced by several theories primarily, Person Centered, Solutions focused, Strength-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy. My life experiences led me to Social work, and through that, I discovered my love for counselling. Being a Black refugee from South Sudan, has provided me with a unique lens from which I view individuals and social systems.
My name is Ayen Mabor, I have over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. I am a registered Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. My approach to counselling is influenced by several theories primarily, Person Centered, Solutions focused, Strength-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy. My life experiences led me to Social work, and through that, I discovered my love for counselling. Being a Black refugee from South Sudan, has provided me with a unique lens from which I view individuals and social systems.
(587) 412-5018 View (587) 412-5018
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Wegahta Berhane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Hello, and welcome! There are times in life when we feel overwhelmed, stuck, lost, confused with little to no sense of direction. To experience joy, connection and that feeling of being content, it is necessary to process whatever is going on and explore those parts of us that feel stuck. Whatever change you are needing and wanting to make, it can all be facilitated in a warm, safe and comfortable environment. I am committed to the journey of your wellbeing as I am to my own and together, we can explore and process whatever emotions, thoughts or/and behaviours that might be getting in the way of your optimal wellbeing.
Hello, and welcome! There are times in life when we feel overwhelmed, stuck, lost, confused with little to no sense of direction. To experience joy, connection and that feeling of being content, it is necessary to process whatever is going on and explore those parts of us that feel stuck. Whatever change you are needing and wanting to make, it can all be facilitated in a warm, safe and comfortable environment. I am committed to the journey of your wellbeing as I am to my own and together, we can explore and process whatever emotions, thoughts or/and behaviours that might be getting in the way of your optimal wellbeing.
(855) 358-3250 View (855) 358-3250
Photo of Denis Sushkin, Registered Social Worker in T2M, AB
Denis Sushkin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M  (Online Only)
One of the most common challenges in developing a relationship is finding a way to become closer to your partner without sacrificing your own individuality. It’s worth noting that 69% of all arguments in a relationship stem from differences between the two individuals involved, such as conflicting desires, needs, upbringings, values, priorities, and perspectives. There are always three perspectives in a relationship: yours, your partner’s and the one when both perspectives can sit side by side. Common sources of relationship stress include lack of communication, unmet expectations, difficulty resolving issues, and lack of intimacy.
One of the most common challenges in developing a relationship is finding a way to become closer to your partner without sacrificing your own individuality. It’s worth noting that 69% of all arguments in a relationship stem from differences between the two individuals involved, such as conflicting desires, needs, upbringings, values, priorities, and perspectives. There are always three perspectives in a relationship: yours, your partner’s and the one when both perspectives can sit side by side. Common sources of relationship stress include lack of communication, unmet expectations, difficulty resolving issues, and lack of intimacy.
(587) 608-5679 View (587) 608-5679
Photo of Erin Shumlich, Psychologist in T2M, AB
Erin Shumlich
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of mental health experience and have successfully treated adults with a broad range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep problems, and interpersonal difficulties. In addition to general mental health expertise, I also specialize in health psychology. This means that I work with individuals to address the mental health concerns that often come with chronic disease (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular complications, chronic pain).
I have over 10 years of mental health experience and have successfully treated adults with a broad range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep problems, and interpersonal difficulties. In addition to general mental health expertise, I also specialize in health psychology. This means that I work with individuals to address the mental health concerns that often come with chronic disease (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular complications, chronic pain).
(587) 809-6589 View (587) 809-6589
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Michelle L Ranson
Psychologist, PhD, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Critical relationships from the past and present shape our thoughts about (a) ourselves, (b) others and (c) our expectations for relationships. Thoughts and expectations shaped by our experience, in turn, shape our perceptions and influence the choices we make and the things we do--often in limiting and self-defeating ways. When our need for safe, meaningful and satisfying connection is complicated by difficulty of some sort, we frequently develop troubling symptoms.
Critical relationships from the past and present shape our thoughts about (a) ourselves, (b) others and (c) our expectations for relationships. Thoughts and expectations shaped by our experience, in turn, shape our perceptions and influence the choices we make and the things we do--often in limiting and self-defeating ways. When our need for safe, meaningful and satisfying connection is complicated by difficulty of some sort, we frequently develop troubling symptoms.
(587) 813-5419 View (587) 813-5419
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Ashley Bishop Lapierre - Women's Mental Health
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M  (Online Only)
It is so hard to be a woman in 2023! We received constant messaging throughout our lives about what it means to be a woman and a mom. As a result, we internalize these unrealistic and patriarchal standards and can be left feeling like a failure when we inevitability do not measure up. No wonder so many women and moms feel stressed, burnt out, inadequate, and worthless! How do we cope? We beat ourselves up because we believe we are the problem. Many of us developed a strong inner-critic and unhelpful habits to cope with these pressures and the sensed failure. I promise you that you are not a failure - society has failed you.
It is so hard to be a woman in 2023! We received constant messaging throughout our lives about what it means to be a woman and a mom. As a result, we internalize these unrealistic and patriarchal standards and can be left feeling like a failure when we inevitability do not measure up. No wonder so many women and moms feel stressed, burnt out, inadequate, and worthless! How do we cope? We beat ourselves up because we believe we are the problem. Many of us developed a strong inner-critic and unhelpful habits to cope with these pressures and the sensed failure. I promise you that you are not a failure - society has failed you.
(587) 840-4075 View (587) 840-4075
Photo of Kim Everingham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T2M, AB
Kim Everingham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
In life we are often faced with different challenges that we need to navigate through. Sometimes we need a safe place to breath, re-group, and give ourselves permission to look at where we have come, where we are now and where we want to head using the wisdom our past has taught us. Sometimes we find ourselves cycling around the same life problems and we know it is time to change how we are stepping into those relationships either with ourselves or others. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with transitions in life, grief, relationship challenges, mental health concerns, or addiction, I want to help you.
In life we are often faced with different challenges that we need to navigate through. Sometimes we need a safe place to breath, re-group, and give ourselves permission to look at where we have come, where we are now and where we want to head using the wisdom our past has taught us. Sometimes we find ourselves cycling around the same life problems and we know it is time to change how we are stepping into those relationships either with ourselves or others. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with transitions in life, grief, relationship challenges, mental health concerns, or addiction, I want to help you.
(587) 870-6312 View (587) 870-6312
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Samantha Kerr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Hello and welcome. Are you looking to make lasting changes in your life? Are you seeking more balance and deeper connections with others? If so, therapy can be a great way to help you identify what is both causing and maintaining various problems in your life and ways of overcoming them. If you are navigating issues of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, attachment difficulties, or other life challenges, you have come to the right place. I specialize in life transitions including birth and death, family and relationship conflict, including alternative relationships (i.e. non-monogamy), and attachment issues.
Hello and welcome. Are you looking to make lasting changes in your life? Are you seeking more balance and deeper connections with others? If so, therapy can be a great way to help you identify what is both causing and maintaining various problems in your life and ways of overcoming them. If you are navigating issues of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, attachment difficulties, or other life challenges, you have come to the right place. I specialize in life transitions including birth and death, family and relationship conflict, including alternative relationships (i.e. non-monogamy), and attachment issues.
(587) 856-0549 View (587) 856-0549
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Sherise Miller
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Hi! I’m Sherise! Welcome to a space (virtually or in person) where transformation and self discovery thrives, and your well-being takes centre stage. I am dedicated to help you live a more fulfilling life and to make room for what matters to you. Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed in life’s labyrinth? Struggling with navigating the complexities of relationships or parenting? Yearning for a deeper sense of purpose? Seeking clarity on the path to happiness?
Hi! I’m Sherise! Welcome to a space (virtually or in person) where transformation and self discovery thrives, and your well-being takes centre stage. I am dedicated to help you live a more fulfilling life and to make room for what matters to you. Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed in life’s labyrinth? Struggling with navigating the complexities of relationships or parenting? Yearning for a deeper sense of purpose? Seeking clarity on the path to happiness?
(587) 705-0418 x2 View (587) 705-0418 x2
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Richard Patton
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
I am a Psychologist with RGP Psychology. My goal is to help clients reclaim their lives by assisting them with overcoming trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and anger so they can feel like themselves again. I strive to be personable and approachable, taking care in creating a warm, respectful environment, and tailoring treatment to each client's unique needs and circumstances. I use a collaborative approach in my practice and value ongoing feedback from my clients, allowing for transparency, cooperation, and the development of a strong, effective therapeutic alliance.
I am a Psychologist with RGP Psychology. My goal is to help clients reclaim their lives by assisting them with overcoming trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and anger so they can feel like themselves again. I strive to be personable and approachable, taking care in creating a warm, respectful environment, and tailoring treatment to each client's unique needs and circumstances. I use a collaborative approach in my practice and value ongoing feedback from my clients, allowing for transparency, cooperation, and the development of a strong, effective therapeutic alliance.
(403) 333-7468 View (403) 333-7468
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Frances Chen
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile! I am a psychologist with over 15 years of experience. I help individuals, couples and families get to the roots of their anger, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, emotional, behavioural and relationship challenges using Gold Standard approaches.
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile! I am a psychologist with over 15 years of experience. I help individuals, couples and families get to the roots of their anger, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, emotional, behavioural and relationship challenges using Gold Standard approaches.
(587) 317-7813 View (587) 317-7813
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Stefanie Fernando
Counsellor, RPC-C, Dr
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M  (Online Only)
Are you yearning for change? Feeling stuck in old pattern? Overwhelmed by life"s demands? Feeling disconnected from life, others or yourself? Are you tired of pretending, looking to live authentically? Life presents us with challenges and transitions that can stir up discomfort and strong emotions. I believe in a holistic approach that addresses mind, body and emotions. I understand that shifts in one area of our lives can impact our overall well-being, leading us towards or away from balance.
Are you yearning for change? Feeling stuck in old pattern? Overwhelmed by life"s demands? Feeling disconnected from life, others or yourself? Are you tired of pretending, looking to live authentically? Life presents us with challenges and transitions that can stir up discomfort and strong emotions. I believe in a holistic approach that addresses mind, body and emotions. I understand that shifts in one area of our lives can impact our overall well-being, leading us towards or away from balance.
(587) 742-1695 View (587) 742-1695
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Richard M Alarie
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
Life can feel overwhelming at times and it's important to realize you are not alone. I am a registered psychologist who provides assessment and treatment services to adults and seniors with mild to severe mental health issues—specifically, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, self-esteem, life transition, addiction issues, bipolar and psychotic disorders, as well as posttraumatic stress among MVA survivors. My work conducting psychological assessments offers another angle in promoting self-exploration and identifying opportunities for growth. I also provide vocational counselling in the context of life and career transitions.
Life can feel overwhelming at times and it's important to realize you are not alone. I am a registered psychologist who provides assessment and treatment services to adults and seniors with mild to severe mental health issues—specifically, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, self-esteem, life transition, addiction issues, bipolar and psychotic disorders, as well as posttraumatic stress among MVA survivors. My work conducting psychological assessments offers another angle in promoting self-exploration and identifying opportunities for growth. I also provide vocational counselling in the context of life and career transitions.
(825) 254-9151 View (825) 254-9151
Photo of Heather Abbott, Counsellor in T2M, AB
Heather Abbott
Counsellor, RSW, CCC, CT, MC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
We all deserve to experience life to the fullest and to enjoy rewarding relationships and happiness. Sometimes, our past or current experiences interfere with this and it can be very helpful to speak with a professional to help you overcome obstacles and enhance your well-being. My work with you will be one of empowerment, helping you to master your own individual healing and personal development. I will support you in healing your past, coping with the present, and envisioning a desirable and rewarding future in all aspects of your life.
We all deserve to experience life to the fullest and to enjoy rewarding relationships and happiness. Sometimes, our past or current experiences interfere with this and it can be very helpful to speak with a professional to help you overcome obstacles and enhance your well-being. My work with you will be one of empowerment, helping you to master your own individual healing and personal development. I will support you in healing your past, coping with the present, and envisioning a desirable and rewarding future in all aspects of your life.
(587) 402-4327 View (587) 402-4327
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Anger Management Resources Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2M
1 Day COURT APPROVED Anger Management Workshop/Course. CERTIFICATE AND LETTER PROVIDED SAME DAY.- Ideal for those Mandated by COURT or WORK or simply wanting to take it for Personal Development. 8 week Anger Management for Individuals - At one of our various locations. Ideally 8 sessions, once a week for eight weeks. singles and Couples - At one of our various locations, once a week for eight weeks. Log on to our website to see the next workshop date in your city. Log on to www.angermanagement.ca
1 Day COURT APPROVED Anger Management Workshop/Course. CERTIFICATE AND LETTER PROVIDED SAME DAY.- Ideal for those Mandated by COURT or WORK or simply wanting to take it for Personal Development. 8 week Anger Management for Individuals - At one of our various locations. Ideally 8 sessions, once a week for eight weeks. singles and Couples - At one of our various locations, once a week for eight weeks. Log on to our website to see the next workshop date in your city. Log on to www.angermanagement.ca
(866) 684-7164 View (866) 684-7164
Photo of Taylor McInnes, Psychologist in T2M, AB
Taylor McInnes
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, personality disorders, and struggles with meaning, self-actualization, and career. I focus on helping clients better understand how past experiences, avoided emotions, and interpersonal patterns may be contributing to and maintaining their distress and suffering. Through building awareness in the context of a non-judgmental and unconditionally accepting therapeutic relationship, clients are able to develop more flexible and adaptive ways of coping, learn new ways of relating to others in their lives, develop skills, and experience deeper connection, acceptance, and respect for themselves and their emotions.
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, personality disorders, and struggles with meaning, self-actualization, and career. I focus on helping clients better understand how past experiences, avoided emotions, and interpersonal patterns may be contributing to and maintaining their distress and suffering. Through building awareness in the context of a non-judgmental and unconditionally accepting therapeutic relationship, clients are able to develop more flexible and adaptive ways of coping, learn new ways of relating to others in their lives, develop skills, and experience deeper connection, acceptance, and respect for themselves and their emotions.
(587) 805-3408 View (587) 805-3408

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in T2M

100+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in T2M who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
78% Stress
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Alberta Blue Cross
57% Green Shield Canada
52% Manulife

How Counsellors in T2M see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T2M?

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.