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Still Waters Psychology
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
It's never too late to build confidence and resilience to face life's challenges. Are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Struggling to communicate with your partner? Misunderstood by others or disconnected from the world? Unsure what even makes you happy anymore? Or worried about your child's emotional development? You are not alone. You don't have to suffer through life's challenges. Our therapists can help you build confidence and resilience to face whatever challenges life brings you so you can live a life you are proud of.
It's never too late to build confidence and resilience to face life's challenges. Are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Struggling to communicate with your partner? Misunderstood by others or disconnected from the world? Unsure what even makes you happy anymore? Or worried about your child's emotional development? You are not alone. You don't have to suffer through life's challenges. Our therapists can help you build confidence and resilience to face whatever challenges life brings you so you can live a life you are proud of.
(825) 807-5022 View (825) 807-5022
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Dana Delorme
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Welcome and thank you for reading about my practice. Therapy is a journey walked with another who has expertise in guiding the collaborative, respectful and curious exploration of our difficulties, with a purpose and end-goal in sight. I am thankful to have gained experience working with a broad range of mental health difficulties. In addition to working with those who have experienced trauma and substance use issues, I also values working with those who are struggling to manage stress, overwhelming emotions, depression, loneliness, anxiety, grief, spiritual crisis and life transitions
Welcome and thank you for reading about my practice. Therapy is a journey walked with another who has expertise in guiding the collaborative, respectful and curious exploration of our difficulties, with a purpose and end-goal in sight. I am thankful to have gained experience working with a broad range of mental health difficulties. In addition to working with those who have experienced trauma and substance use issues, I also values working with those who are struggling to manage stress, overwhelming emotions, depression, loneliness, anxiety, grief, spiritual crisis and life transitions
(825) 250-4901 View (825) 250-4901
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Finding Hope Counselling & Education Centre
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
I partner with clients to offer effective individualized mental health care. I treat a number of mental health concerns, and provide a neutral ground for individuals, families, and couples. I offer faith-based Christian counselling and secular counselling.
I partner with clients to offer effective individualized mental health care. I treat a number of mental health concerns, and provide a neutral ground for individuals, families, and couples. I offer faith-based Christian counselling and secular counselling.
(825) 601-5994 View (825) 601-5994
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Leah Carter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Life can be challenging and messy. Taking care of yourself and your mental health does not have to be. I am passionate about working with first responders and those who love them, individuals and couples. I work with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, PTSD, parenting, conflict, and life transitions.
Life can be challenging and messy. Taking care of yourself and your mental health does not have to be. I am passionate about working with first responders and those who love them, individuals and couples. I work with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, PTSD, parenting, conflict, and life transitions.
(825) 251-9581 View (825) 251-9581
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Calgary Psychological Services
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Calgary Psychological Services is an inclusive clinic and takes care to provide wellness and a sense of belonging for all. I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in Psychoeducational Assessments, gifted testing, ADHD Assessments (both children and adults) and treating youth with anxiety, depression, and anxiety.
Calgary Psychological Services is an inclusive clinic and takes care to provide wellness and a sense of belonging for all. I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in Psychoeducational Assessments, gifted testing, ADHD Assessments (both children and adults) and treating youth with anxiety, depression, and anxiety.
(825) 254-9542 View (825) 254-9542
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Nurturing Mind Counselling Services
CCC, BSW, BED
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, anger, conflict, communication, or low self-esteem? Have you experienced trauma, betrayal, loss, or abuse, rejection, and you may feel like the world is collapsing on you? I assure you Nurturing Mind Counselling Services, creates ways to balance health and love in your life and relationships. When you walk with me in your journey, of great expectations, healing, strength, resilience, you will find courage to face life's challenges. Those worries, intrusive thoughts, hopelessness, and other distressing symptoms you may experience will be a thing of the past.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, anger, conflict, communication, or low self-esteem? Have you experienced trauma, betrayal, loss, or abuse, rejection, and you may feel like the world is collapsing on you? I assure you Nurturing Mind Counselling Services, creates ways to balance health and love in your life and relationships. When you walk with me in your journey, of great expectations, healing, strength, resilience, you will find courage to face life's challenges. Those worries, intrusive thoughts, hopelessness, and other distressing symptoms you may experience will be a thing of the past.
(587) 801-2089 View (587) 801-2089
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Afraa Akasha
Registered Provisional Psychologist, CCC, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Hello, my name is Afraa, and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a CCC counsellor. Navigating life's complexities and mental health struggles can be challenging, let’s connect so we can explore possibilities, maximize potential and rediscover purpose in a safe, inclusive, anti-oppressive space. You are already on your path to healing by seeking support. We can start by exploring tools to help you develop better coping strategies I became a counselor because I am curious about people and their stories and how they can reduce suffering better manage their mental health and improve their overall wellbeing through therapy.
Hello, my name is Afraa, and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a CCC counsellor. Navigating life's complexities and mental health struggles can be challenging, let’s connect so we can explore possibilities, maximize potential and rediscover purpose in a safe, inclusive, anti-oppressive space. You are already on your path to healing by seeking support. We can start by exploring tools to help you develop better coping strategies I became a counselor because I am curious about people and their stories and how they can reduce suffering better manage their mental health and improve their overall wellbeing through therapy.
(825) 460-0182 View (825) 460-0182
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Michelle Bourque
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
My name is Michelle and I am from rural Saskatchewan. I have had the pleasure of working in non-profit, educational, and hospital settings in addition to my current experience in private practice. My approach to therapy includes a combination of exploring limiting beliefs (often formed in childhood) and working toward changing resulting unhealthy patterns. I often integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy techniques and attachment work in my sessions to best meet the needs of my clients.
My name is Michelle and I am from rural Saskatchewan. I have had the pleasure of working in non-profit, educational, and hospital settings in addition to my current experience in private practice. My approach to therapy includes a combination of exploring limiting beliefs (often formed in childhood) and working toward changing resulting unhealthy patterns. I often integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy techniques and attachment work in my sessions to best meet the needs of my clients.
(825) 251-9494 View (825) 251-9494
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Audra Potter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MACP, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Everyone struggles with certain things at different times in their lives. Mental wellness is a journey, not a destination and we are all at different points along the path. Sometimes, we need help guiding our steps and knowing how best to keep going. My ideal client may be struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma or personality disorders. Generally, they realize that things in their life are just not working and they want to learn new ways of behaving, thinking and relating to themselves and others to make lasting changes. My practice with clients is collaborative and supportive.
Everyone struggles with certain things at different times in their lives. Mental wellness is a journey, not a destination and we are all at different points along the path. Sometimes, we need help guiding our steps and knowing how best to keep going. My ideal client may be struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma or personality disorders. Generally, they realize that things in their life are just not working and they want to learn new ways of behaving, thinking and relating to themselves and others to make lasting changes. My practice with clients is collaborative and supportive.
(587) 874-0526 View (587) 874-0526
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Mia I Klassen
Counsellor, RPC, #3875
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
I work with individuals who have survived traumatic life experiences. I understand their challenges, having gone through and overcome my own. Survivors of trauma realize that their pain patterns have changed them, and impacted their loved ones. Their goal is to find relief from their pain and agony, and their desire is to be heard, witnessed, understood, validated, and mended from the pain they carry as they find their inner healing. The pain and agony that was carried will be released in absolute privacy.
I work with individuals who have survived traumatic life experiences. I understand their challenges, having gone through and overcome my own. Survivors of trauma realize that their pain patterns have changed them, and impacted their loved ones. Their goal is to find relief from their pain and agony, and their desire is to be heard, witnessed, understood, validated, and mended from the pain they carry as they find their inner healing. The pain and agony that was carried will be released in absolute privacy.
(825) 251-8639 View (825) 251-8639
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Lisa Romaniuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X  (Online Only)
I work with clients experiencing challenges in relationships, increased stress, and adjusting to change. Clients seeking to improve relationships, manage stress more effectively and adapt to change or loss in their lives will find a good fit with the services I provide. I also work with clients in areas such as improving confidence and self worth and decision making.
I work with clients experiencing challenges in relationships, increased stress, and adjusting to change. Clients seeking to improve relationships, manage stress more effectively and adapt to change or loss in their lives will find a good fit with the services I provide. I also work with clients in areas such as improving confidence and self worth and decision making.
(825) 250-3416 View (825) 250-3416
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Rhian Lois Wight
Counsellor, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X  (Online Only)
Together we can work through the crossroads you are at and journey to find new roads. Rhian helps people who are struggling to cope with difficult life changes/transitions and stressful situations/events that often lead people to have an overwhelmed nervous system and high anxiety. She is trained in trauma. She merges strength based methodology with solution focused Therapy to help people cope with the anxiety that comes with finding new crossroads in life. Rhian is an expert on Divorce and Breakup Recovery. She has been a divorce mentor, guiding people through the process of a healthy transition.
Together we can work through the crossroads you are at and journey to find new roads. Rhian helps people who are struggling to cope with difficult life changes/transitions and stressful situations/events that often lead people to have an overwhelmed nervous system and high anxiety. She is trained in trauma. She merges strength based methodology with solution focused Therapy to help people cope with the anxiety that comes with finding new crossroads in life. Rhian is an expert on Divorce and Breakup Recovery. She has been a divorce mentor, guiding people through the process of a healthy transition.
(825) 465-0233 View (825) 465-0233
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Sarah Sharpe
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X  (Online Only)
From a young age, I knew I wanted to help others, especially those that seemed to have slipped through the cracks. I started my journey as an in-home aide where I taught life skills to children with special needs and supported their families to learn strategies to make everyday life easier for the whole family. I understand this is an uncomfortable and awkward spot you're in. I am here to ease your mind in this process and make you as comfortable as possible. My clients have told me I have a calm and confident presence. I have a deep passion for my work and I hope to project this when we meet.
From a young age, I knew I wanted to help others, especially those that seemed to have slipped through the cracks. I started my journey as an in-home aide where I taught life skills to children with special needs and supported their families to learn strategies to make everyday life easier for the whole family. I understand this is an uncomfortable and awkward spot you're in. I am here to ease your mind in this process and make you as comfortable as possible. My clients have told me I have a calm and confident presence. I have a deep passion for my work and I hope to project this when we meet.
(587) 871-5306 x1 View (587) 871-5306 x1
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South Calgary Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
Hello & Thanks for taking time to view my profile. I find clients are quite aware of how unhappy they are & the impact on their lives, but they don’t know how to fix it. Since 2005, I have worked alongside courageous clients to eliminate distress & make lasting remarkable change. I avidly believe most Mental Health concerns are NOT problems you are stuck with and change is achievable. I work with older adolescents and adults who want treatment for Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Binge Eating and Complex Health & Weight Concerns. E-mail to start changing how you feel, think, do & relate to others- change the course & joy in your life!
Hello & Thanks for taking time to view my profile. I find clients are quite aware of how unhappy they are & the impact on their lives, but they don’t know how to fix it. Since 2005, I have worked alongside courageous clients to eliminate distress & make lasting remarkable change. I avidly believe most Mental Health concerns are NOT problems you are stuck with and change is achievable. I work with older adolescents and adults who want treatment for Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Binge Eating and Complex Health & Weight Concerns. E-mail to start changing how you feel, think, do & relate to others- change the course & joy in your life!
(403) 775-4702 View (403) 775-4702
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Lorne E Mackie
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA , BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Not accepting new clients
Therapy may feel daunting and challenging step. I value and respect those who are willing to take the risk of seeking help. With this in mind, my role is to help clients understand the root cause of what has been challenging them. My approach uses a trauma-informed, client-centered approach; it is important for me to create a place where clients feel they are safe and free from judgment.
Therapy may feel daunting and challenging step. I value and respect those who are willing to take the risk of seeking help. With this in mind, my role is to help clients understand the root cause of what has been challenging them. My approach uses a trauma-informed, client-centered approach; it is important for me to create a place where clients feel they are safe and free from judgment.
(587) 802-3705 View (587) 802-3705
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Tania O'Neill
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor (C.C.C) with an extensive background spanning over 25 years, specializing in supporting couples, children, and families through life's challenges. Grounded in a person-centered philosophy, I prioritize fostering authentic therapeutic connections that serve as the cornerstone for meaningful change. Utilizing a strength-based, attachment-focused approach, complemented by principles of emotion-focused therapy, I have experience in addressing a variety of concerns, ranging from stress and anxiety to depression, self-esteem issues, parenting dynamics, and interpersonal relationship challenges.
I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor (C.C.C) with an extensive background spanning over 25 years, specializing in supporting couples, children, and families through life's challenges. Grounded in a person-centered philosophy, I prioritize fostering authentic therapeutic connections that serve as the cornerstone for meaningful change. Utilizing a strength-based, attachment-focused approach, complemented by principles of emotion-focused therapy, I have experience in addressing a variety of concerns, ranging from stress and anxiety to depression, self-esteem issues, parenting dynamics, and interpersonal relationship challenges.
(825) 251-6840 View (825) 251-6840
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Reem Khawar
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Life can often resemble a complex puzzle, with both challenging and stable moments. At times, it may feel like we're tackling this puzzle all alone. That's where the power of therapy comes in – think of it as having a helpful teammate on your journey to feeling better. Even if it doesn't seem obvious, the key to finding balance and contentment is already within you. My role is to guide you in unlocking that inner potential by shedding light on your thoughts and emotions. This is the first step toward creating a more harmonious and fulfilling life.
Life can often resemble a complex puzzle, with both challenging and stable moments. At times, it may feel like we're tackling this puzzle all alone. That's where the power of therapy comes in – think of it as having a helpful teammate on your journey to feeling better. Even if it doesn't seem obvious, the key to finding balance and contentment is already within you. My role is to guide you in unlocking that inner potential by shedding light on your thoughts and emotions. This is the first step toward creating a more harmonious and fulfilling life.
(825) 435-1033 View (825) 435-1033
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Debra Widgren
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
I am a Registered Social Worker and hold a Bachelor of Education, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. I embrace a holistic, client-centered approach to my work and understand that mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the past decade I have worked with individuals, couples and families in both community and hospital settings with a focus on addictions, anxiety, depression, family breakdown, trauma, and occupational burnout.
I am a Registered Social Worker and hold a Bachelor of Education, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. I embrace a holistic, client-centered approach to my work and understand that mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the past decade I have worked with individuals, couples and families in both community and hospital settings with a focus on addictions, anxiety, depression, family breakdown, trauma, and occupational burnout.
(587) 803-3078 View (587) 803-3078
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Martina Vaneckova
Psychologist, MC, CYCC, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X
Welcome to Growth and Healing Psychology! Therapy can feel intimidating and challenging to start, be it for personal development or mental health and wellbeing. This is especially true when you already feel low in energy and motivation. You might feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities which can negatively impact your relationships and leave you feeling guilty or ashamed. This can become one vicious cycle. If you can relate to any of this and are tired of feeling this way, it is time to take steps to do things differently. Reach out to set up a free initial phone call to see how we can work together.
Welcome to Growth and Healing Psychology! Therapy can feel intimidating and challenging to start, be it for personal development or mental health and wellbeing. This is especially true when you already feel low in energy and motivation. You might feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities which can negatively impact your relationships and leave you feeling guilty or ashamed. This can become one vicious cycle. If you can relate to any of this and are tired of feeling this way, it is time to take steps to do things differently. Reach out to set up a free initial phone call to see how we can work together.
(825) 254-7681 View (825) 254-7681
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Lee Atwood
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2X
When you feel all hope is lost, there is STILL hope! Vincent van Gogh said, “There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” I consider my job to hear and feel with you the great fire of your soul—your struggles, feelings of hopelessness and worry, feeling controlled by your emotions and past trauma, repeating patterns of conflict, battling addiction, or fighting an inner battle that others may not fully understand or appreciate.
When you feel all hope is lost, there is STILL hope! Vincent van Gogh said, “There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” I consider my job to hear and feel with you the great fire of your soul—your struggles, feelings of hopelessness and worry, feeling controlled by your emotions and past trauma, repeating patterns of conflict, battling addiction, or fighting an inner battle that others may not fully understand or appreciate.
(587) 417-2687 View (587) 417-2687

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Number of Counsellors in T2X

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in T2X who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Stress
76% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
69% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Green Shield Canada
58% Alberta Blue Cross
48% Manulife

How Counsellors in T2X see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T2X?

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.