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Jenny Harrison
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
Waitlist for new clients
For Jenny, the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for all work in counselling. She believes the client is the expert in their own lives and feels privileged to hear their stories. Working together, Jenny and her clients set goals for therapy and tasks to meet those goals. Whatever their goals, Jenny feels grateful to work with individuals or couples who want to gain insight into their ways of being and new tools or resources for living. She hopes through reflection and learning, any clients she works with ultimately feel more clarity, liberty from old patterns, and peace in their lives.
For Jenny, the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for all work in counselling. She believes the client is the expert in their own lives and feels privileged to hear their stories. Working together, Jenny and her clients set goals for therapy and tasks to meet those goals. Whatever their goals, Jenny feels grateful to work with individuals or couples who want to gain insight into their ways of being and new tools or resources for living. She hopes through reflection and learning, any clients she works with ultimately feel more clarity, liberty from old patterns, and peace in their lives.
(587) 355-1620 View (587) 355-1620
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Monica Wiebe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, MA, ATR
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
I bring a unique approach to therapy as a Registered Art Therapist and Registered Social Worker with a Clinical Specialization and over 25 years of practice experience. I work with individuals across the lifespan beginning as young as 6 years of age, and families. Common concerns include the impact of trauma, anxiety, stress, grief, emotional regulation, behavioural issues, parent-child relationship concerns, self esteem and life transitions. I work from a person-centered, strengths-based approach that is trauma informed and grounded in attachment theory.
I bring a unique approach to therapy as a Registered Art Therapist and Registered Social Worker with a Clinical Specialization and over 25 years of practice experience. I work with individuals across the lifespan beginning as young as 6 years of age, and families. Common concerns include the impact of trauma, anxiety, stress, grief, emotional regulation, behavioural issues, parent-child relationship concerns, self esteem and life transitions. I work from a person-centered, strengths-based approach that is trauma informed and grounded in attachment theory.
(587) 802-3864 View (587) 802-3864
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Maggie Lindsay
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
I enjoy assisting youth and adults become empowered as they heal from symptoms of stress, anxiety, grieving, depression and low self-esteem. These symptoms often arise from a trauma, a crisis, a loss, or stressful life experiences. I help clients enhance their strengths by learning new coping and communication skills. Self confidence increases as we develop new perspectives & behaviors. I work with individuals, couples and families who are also struggling with relationship and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients in goal setting and developing action plans that fit for their lifestyle. Please visit my website for more details.
I enjoy assisting youth and adults become empowered as they heal from symptoms of stress, anxiety, grieving, depression and low self-esteem. These symptoms often arise from a trauma, a crisis, a loss, or stressful life experiences. I help clients enhance their strengths by learning new coping and communication skills. Self confidence increases as we develop new perspectives & behaviors. I work with individuals, couples and families who are also struggling with relationship and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients in goal setting and developing action plans that fit for their lifestyle. Please visit my website for more details.
(587) 600-0396 View (587) 600-0396
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Daniel McMillan
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
It can be difficult to go to counselling, particularly for the first time. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with is an important, and at times challenging, process. You likely want someone that can give you direction or tools, but also you connect with and feel supported by. I too feel this is important and strive to provide you with an experience that is both warm / caring AND competent/ knowledgeable. For many years I have worked with individual's and couple's concerns in this manner. I specialize in helping individuals or couples move forward, heal their pain, feel happier and find more peace.
It can be difficult to go to counselling, particularly for the first time. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with is an important, and at times challenging, process. You likely want someone that can give you direction or tools, but also you connect with and feel supported by. I too feel this is important and strive to provide you with an experience that is both warm / caring AND competent/ knowledgeable. For many years I have worked with individual's and couple's concerns in this manner. I specialize in helping individuals or couples move forward, heal their pain, feel happier and find more peace.
(587) 412-5076 View (587) 412-5076
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Veronica Benz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Veronica has a special interest in helping clients heal and move past the early-life experiences, losses throughout life, or occupational stressors that have unwittingly shaped their day-to-day life and relationships with family, friends and partners. Veronica is a skilled trauma therapist, working to help clients process historical and recent traumas. She works with clients to help them understand their attachment and emotional needs throughout the lifespan, to be able to heal from the past and shape a future that feels healthy and bright. Veronica is very experienced supporting post-secondary student navigate academic stress.
Veronica has a special interest in helping clients heal and move past the early-life experiences, losses throughout life, or occupational stressors that have unwittingly shaped their day-to-day life and relationships with family, friends and partners. Veronica is a skilled trauma therapist, working to help clients process historical and recent traumas. She works with clients to help them understand their attachment and emotional needs throughout the lifespan, to be able to heal from the past and shape a future that feels healthy and bright. Veronica is very experienced supporting post-secondary student navigate academic stress.
(587) 842-5088 View (587) 842-5088
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Sara Pun
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd, MMT, CCC, RCC, MTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Is there a longing inside of you? A feeling you can’t quite name? Maybe it’s a cascade of emotion and you may feel too overwhelmed to understand or know how to process it. These emotions could be a sign of grief, sadness, anxiety, depression, or unhappiness with your current life circumstances. You may feel stuck and alone. My name is Sara and I welcome you here. I work from an integrated model that draws from Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness, and the expressive arts. I believe each person is the expert of their own life and my role is to support you in a safe and non-judgemental space.
Is there a longing inside of you? A feeling you can’t quite name? Maybe it’s a cascade of emotion and you may feel too overwhelmed to understand or know how to process it. These emotions could be a sign of grief, sadness, anxiety, depression, or unhappiness with your current life circumstances. You may feel stuck and alone. My name is Sara and I welcome you here. I work from an integrated model that draws from Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness, and the expressive arts. I believe each person is the expert of their own life and my role is to support you in a safe and non-judgemental space.
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Cassaundra Henske
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Waitlist for new clients
I use an eclectic and holistic approach to support your needs; whether that's to receive mental health support, move through grief, reach certain goals, or improve overall wellbeing. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and have a background in the field of mental health, trauma, and addictions. I have supported individuals from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, from youth to elderly adults. Together we will use Narrative Practice, Task-Centred Practice, Somatic practices & Strengths Based Practice to support you on your journey. Credits: BSW, RSW, Authorized for Restricted Psychosocial Activities.
I use an eclectic and holistic approach to support your needs; whether that's to receive mental health support, move through grief, reach certain goals, or improve overall wellbeing. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and have a background in the field of mental health, trauma, and addictions. I have supported individuals from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, from youth to elderly adults. Together we will use Narrative Practice, Task-Centred Practice, Somatic practices & Strengths Based Practice to support you on your journey. Credits: BSW, RSW, Authorized for Restricted Psychosocial Activities.
(587) 713-9950 View (587) 713-9950
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Rose Thatcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, BCC, RCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Hi! Let’s take a deep breath: you’ve made it past the first step of identifying you need some help. In a world that is often too loud and busy, it is easy to fall into thought patterns that you are lacking; as a therapist, it is my role to help you shift that narrative from deficit to plenty. I believe mental health is fluid experience and that understanding your emotions and building meaningful coping strategies is key to sustainable resilience. My role is to create a safe and empathetic space for you to be vulnerable and show up as your authentic self. My practice style is grounded in attachment-based and family systems theory.
Hi! Let’s take a deep breath: you’ve made it past the first step of identifying you need some help. In a world that is often too loud and busy, it is easy to fall into thought patterns that you are lacking; as a therapist, it is my role to help you shift that narrative from deficit to plenty. I believe mental health is fluid experience and that understanding your emotions and building meaningful coping strategies is key to sustainable resilience. My role is to create a safe and empathetic space for you to be vulnerable and show up as your authentic self. My practice style is grounded in attachment-based and family systems theory.
(825) 250-0618 View (825) 250-0618
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Amy Jubb @ Risewell Psychology
Psychologist, MA, RPsych, CPsych, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Amy, a dedicated therapist with a passion for guiding individuals on their journey to recovery from substance use, supporting those seeking embodiment, and assisting healthcare workers struggling with burnout and compassion fatigue. With a Master's in Counseling from the Betty Ford Hazelden Graduate School in Minnesota, I've spent the last decade working in various settings, including inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, schools, and private practices.
Hello! I'm Amy, a dedicated therapist with a passion for guiding individuals on their journey to recovery from substance use, supporting those seeking embodiment, and assisting healthcare workers struggling with burnout and compassion fatigue. With a Master's in Counseling from the Betty Ford Hazelden Graduate School in Minnesota, I've spent the last decade working in various settings, including inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, schools, and private practices.
(587) 571-6811 View (587) 571-6811
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Jennifer Berard & Associates
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
As owner, operator and lead clinician at Jennifer Berard & Associates, I believe that all people have an incredible capacity for change. I've had the honour to observe individuals, with seemingly insurmountable challenges, create meaningful and lasting change. My approach is client centered. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I aim to help you find your own strength, in your own time, at your own pace. I have extensive experience and training in the Addiction and Mental Health field, with specialized experience in the addictions, trauma, forensics and first responders.
As owner, operator and lead clinician at Jennifer Berard & Associates, I believe that all people have an incredible capacity for change. I've had the honour to observe individuals, with seemingly insurmountable challenges, create meaningful and lasting change. My approach is client centered. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I aim to help you find your own strength, in your own time, at your own pace. I have extensive experience and training in the Addiction and Mental Health field, with specialized experience in the addictions, trauma, forensics and first responders.
(587) 328-0120 View (587) 328-0120
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Stephen Sills
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment, so that we can comfortably understand and explore your challenges, experiences, and hopes for the future. I hope to help guide you through the process of change by assisting you in taking new perspectives, developing deeper understandings about your challenges, utilizing your strengths and resources, and defining actionable ways to move forwards that are guided by your values. My perspective is client-centred, emotion-focussed, and strengths-based, and our sessions would serve to help you feel safe, inspire hope, and assist you in creating meaningful change.
My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment, so that we can comfortably understand and explore your challenges, experiences, and hopes for the future. I hope to help guide you through the process of change by assisting you in taking new perspectives, developing deeper understandings about your challenges, utilizing your strengths and resources, and defining actionable ways to move forwards that are guided by your values. My perspective is client-centred, emotion-focussed, and strengths-based, and our sessions would serve to help you feel safe, inspire hope, and assist you in creating meaningful change.
(587) 807-5070 View (587) 807-5070
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Alison Gaffney
MC:AT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Accepting new clients, in-person/video/phone available. Looking for help is the first step, and I'm so glad you're here! It's not always easy to reach out, I admire your courage in taking the first steps. I provide therapy for adults, children, or families. As a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Certified Art Therapist, I offer talk therapy and/or art therapy, depending on what you want and need. There are options! Coming from a holistic perspective, we will work together to support you and help you heal, grow, and see improvements in your life.
Accepting new clients, in-person/video/phone available. Looking for help is the first step, and I'm so glad you're here! It's not always easy to reach out, I admire your courage in taking the first steps. I provide therapy for adults, children, or families. As a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Certified Art Therapist, I offer talk therapy and/or art therapy, depending on what you want and need. There are options! Coming from a holistic perspective, we will work together to support you and help you heal, grow, and see improvements in your life.
(587) 856-0630 View (587) 856-0630
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Chelsea Anderson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
We are each on a journey in search of safety, meaning, and fulfillment. Along the way we are constantly exposed to images and ideals of how we are supposed to look, how we are supposed to feel, and how we are supposed to behave. We start to doubt our uniqueness or our worth. I aim to create safe spaces to talk about things that might seem too personal, taboo, shameful, trivial, or embarrassing to share with others in your life. Together we can examine limiting beliefs about yourself, old stories of who you are and how you "should" be in the world, so you can start to live by choice, not by chance.
We are each on a journey in search of safety, meaning, and fulfillment. Along the way we are constantly exposed to images and ideals of how we are supposed to look, how we are supposed to feel, and how we are supposed to behave. We start to doubt our uniqueness or our worth. I aim to create safe spaces to talk about things that might seem too personal, taboo, shameful, trivial, or embarrassing to share with others in your life. Together we can examine limiting beliefs about yourself, old stories of who you are and how you "should" be in the world, so you can start to live by choice, not by chance.
(587) 419-5360 View (587) 419-5360
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Melanie Leblanc @ Innerlogue Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
As a counsellor, I strive to connect with you in a meaningful way and to create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore life's challenges. I practice from a culturally sensitive, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach. I am committed to understanding your perspective and collaborating with you on achieving your therapeutic goals. I believe that even small steps can move you towards positive change and foster a greater sense of hope. I hold a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and have formal training in Holistic Nutrition, Motivational Interviewing and Experiential Learning.
As a counsellor, I strive to connect with you in a meaningful way and to create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore life's challenges. I practice from a culturally sensitive, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach. I am committed to understanding your perspective and collaborating with you on achieving your therapeutic goals. I believe that even small steps can move you towards positive change and foster a greater sense of hope. I hold a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and have formal training in Holistic Nutrition, Motivational Interviewing and Experiential Learning.
(587) 850-2909 View (587) 850-2909
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Taryn Cornelssen
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
Is your child struggling with social, emotional, or behavioural issues? Are you a parent also struggling with how best to support your child or adolescent? I am a Registered Psychologist, with many years experience working with children and adolescents in mental health facilities, schools, and private practice. I enjoy working with youth, parents, and families who are struggling with a variety of challenges: ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, social skills deficits, learning challenges, parenting skills, and behavioural techniques.
Is your child struggling with social, emotional, or behavioural issues? Are you a parent also struggling with how best to support your child or adolescent? I am a Registered Psychologist, with many years experience working with children and adolescents in mental health facilities, schools, and private practice. I enjoy working with youth, parents, and families who are struggling with a variety of challenges: ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, social skills deficits, learning challenges, parenting skills, and behavioural techniques.
(587) 414-6120 View (587) 414-6120
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Xiaomiao (Julie) Li
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In life, challenges are everywhere. Do you feel that you are under too much pressure, worrying about the demands of the outside world? Are you constantly disturbed by past painful memories, feeling doubtful of yourself and powerless to change? I'd be willing to help! I have thousands of hours of psychological assessment and intervention experience working with clients with a variety of mental health concerns in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units, health-related (cancer, cardiac, and neurological disease) clinics and rehabilitation centres, and private practice places.
In life, challenges are everywhere. Do you feel that you are under too much pressure, worrying about the demands of the outside world? Are you constantly disturbed by past painful memories, feeling doubtful of yourself and powerless to change? I'd be willing to help! I have thousands of hours of psychological assessment and intervention experience working with clients with a variety of mental health concerns in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units, health-related (cancer, cardiac, and neurological disease) clinics and rehabilitation centres, and private practice places.
(587) 854-9184 View (587) 854-9184
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Caroline Iannone
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
I have over 25 years of counselling experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. I have experience working with clients struggling with a diverse range of issues including life transitions, stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem, anger, family of origin issues and substance abuse. I admire the courage it takes to seek counselling to work through life’s challenges. I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate environment that is built on respect, warmth, openness and honesty.
I have over 25 years of counselling experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. I have experience working with clients struggling with a diverse range of issues including life transitions, stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem, anger, family of origin issues and substance abuse. I admire the courage it takes to seek counselling to work through life’s challenges. I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate environment that is built on respect, warmth, openness and honesty.
(587) 400-1525 View (587) 400-1525
Glen Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
Executive coaching, consulting and counselling for leaders and high net worth individuals and families. My education includes theory and practice in most major approaches in Psychology including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural and Humanistic-Existential in combination with hands-on management experience. I have worked extensively in the arts and media on performance, creativity and anxiety. With four degrees in Psychology including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Certificate in Intercultural Studies, formal education has been invaluable. My best teachers however are my clients and life experience.
Executive coaching, consulting and counselling for leaders and high net worth individuals and families. My education includes theory and practice in most major approaches in Psychology including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural and Humanistic-Existential in combination with hands-on management experience. I have worked extensively in the arts and media on performance, creativity and anxiety. With four degrees in Psychology including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Certificate in Intercultural Studies, formal education has been invaluable. My best teachers however are my clients and life experience.
(866) 754-7245 View (866) 754-7245
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Risewell Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Welcome to Risewell Psychology, a group practice dedicated to supporting people on their unique healing and wellness journeys. We offer a range of services rooted in a holistic approach that considers the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your experiences and foster personal growth. From navigating relationships, work stress, emotional overwhelm, parenthood, to reclaiming your self-worth, our individualized approach honours your unique needs. Risewell is about meeting you where you are, and for where you want to be.
Welcome to Risewell Psychology, a group practice dedicated to supporting people on their unique healing and wellness journeys. We offer a range of services rooted in a holistic approach that considers the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your experiences and foster personal growth. From navigating relationships, work stress, emotional overwhelm, parenthood, to reclaiming your self-worth, our individualized approach honours your unique needs. Risewell is about meeting you where you are, and for where you want to be.
(587) 816-2516 View (587) 816-2516
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Mckenzie Kool
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N
I am a Registered Psychologist and I can help you create lasting change in your life and relationships. I offer counselling services to individuals, couples, and families residing in Calgary and the surrounding area. My practice is conveniently located in Kensington and is easily accessed via bike, vehicle, or public transit. Online and telehealth services are available upon request. My approach to treatment is tailored to meet your needs and is trauma informed, meaning psychological symptoms and emotional distress can be a result of negative life experiences that have not been fully healed.
I am a Registered Psychologist and I can help you create lasting change in your life and relationships. I offer counselling services to individuals, couples, and families residing in Calgary and the surrounding area. My practice is conveniently located in Kensington and is easily accessed via bike, vehicle, or public transit. Online and telehealth services are available upon request. My approach to treatment is tailored to meet your needs and is trauma informed, meaning psychological symptoms and emotional distress can be a result of negative life experiences that have not been fully healed.
(866) 369-9566 View (866) 369-9566

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in T2N

200+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in T2N who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
79% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
68% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Alberta Blue Cross
50% Blue Cross
48% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in T2N see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T2N?

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.