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Robert Kidd
Psychologist, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P
Hi there! I'm Robert, a registered Psychologist dedicated to improving mental well-being. With 10+ years of experience, I specialize in therapy for teenagers and adults facing various challenges, including ADHD, addictions, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief, low self-esteem, stress, and trauma. I personalize therapy for each client, offering in-person or virtual sessions. Let's work together to navigate life's challenges. With the rising prevalence of individuals being diagnosis with ADHD, I have diligently sought out specialized training and education to enhance my ability to support and guide my clients.
Hi there! I'm Robert, a registered Psychologist dedicated to improving mental well-being. With 10+ years of experience, I specialize in therapy for teenagers and adults facing various challenges, including ADHD, addictions, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief, low self-esteem, stress, and trauma. I personalize therapy for each client, offering in-person or virtual sessions. Let's work together to navigate life's challenges. With the rising prevalence of individuals being diagnosis with ADHD, I have diligently sought out specialized training and education to enhance my ability to support and guide my clients.
(587) 209-5170 View (587) 209-5170
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Viola Ncube
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P
Raising a child with emotional or behavioural challenges is overwhelming and can leave you feeling like you have failed as a parent. With my clinical experience, we can work together, on how you can enhance your relationship with your child and manage challenging behaviours. I will work with you to gain confidence and rediscover the joy of parenting. I have worked in different countries and I bring a broad range of experiences from a multitude of settings and I also work in Forensic Psychiatry.
Raising a child with emotional or behavioural challenges is overwhelming and can leave you feeling like you have failed as a parent. With my clinical experience, we can work together, on how you can enhance your relationship with your child and manage challenging behaviours. I will work with you to gain confidence and rediscover the joy of parenting. I have worked in different countries and I bring a broad range of experiences from a multitude of settings and I also work in Forensic Psychiatry.
(877) 799-1842 View (877) 799-1842
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Dwight Holmen
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P
Have you noticed that your relationship is effected by stress, anxiety or even having children? Have you noticed that your communication with your partner is harder or even non-existent? Are you avoiding having difficult conversations? Do you struggle with a lack of intimacy or wonder if your partner really understands what you need in the relationship? Making it work and thriving as a couple is one of the most desired, but often most challenging goals. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, chances are you are looking to make it work or why else would you fight for the relationship.
Have you noticed that your relationship is effected by stress, anxiety or even having children? Have you noticed that your communication with your partner is harder or even non-existent? Are you avoiding having difficult conversations? Do you struggle with a lack of intimacy or wonder if your partner really understands what you need in the relationship? Making it work and thriving as a couple is one of the most desired, but often most challenging goals. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, chances are you are looking to make it work or why else would you fight for the relationship.
(587) 717-5458 View (587) 717-5458
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Maribela Arruda-Block
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych, CPT, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P
I believe individuals have the ability to reach their goals through a supportive, caring, collaborative, and responsive therapeutic relationship. Healthy coping and mental health are critical to overcoming life's stressors and obstacles. Working with a mental health professional can assist you to deal with these stressors and move your life forward in a healthy and positive direction. I believe in using an integrated model of therapy that is client directed and culturally appropriate. I use the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics to inform assessment and practice. I base treatment on client's neurodevelopmental functioning and response.
I believe individuals have the ability to reach their goals through a supportive, caring, collaborative, and responsive therapeutic relationship. Healthy coping and mental health are critical to overcoming life's stressors and obstacles. Working with a mental health professional can assist you to deal with these stressors and move your life forward in a healthy and positive direction. I believe in using an integrated model of therapy that is client directed and culturally appropriate. I use the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics to inform assessment and practice. I base treatment on client's neurodevelopmental functioning and response.
(855) 748-1944 View (855) 748-1944
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Lindsay McNena
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P
I have 10+ years working with clients experiencing anxiety, mood disorders, school refusal, friendship concerns, navigating family relationships, suicidal ideation/self-harm, and sexual/gender identity. I have worked with adult and youth clients with these concerns, along with relationships, infidelity, and parenting. My practice also includes working with couples, polycules, and consensual non-monogamy. I feel we all have a huge capacity for resilience and learning and enjoy co-creating successful therapeutic relationships which are trauma-informed and recognize client's lived experiences.
I have 10+ years working with clients experiencing anxiety, mood disorders, school refusal, friendship concerns, navigating family relationships, suicidal ideation/self-harm, and sexual/gender identity. I have worked with adult and youth clients with these concerns, along with relationships, infidelity, and parenting. My practice also includes working with couples, polycules, and consensual non-monogamy. I feel we all have a huge capacity for resilience and learning and enjoy co-creating successful therapeutic relationships which are trauma-informed and recognize client's lived experiences.
(825) 254-9744 View (825) 254-9744
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Lisa Dalliston
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P
Change is hard, I know and understand this, but it is not impossible. Are you wanting to lessen your anxiety, deal with low mood, or have help getting through heightened stress? Let me be in your corner to help you elicit the change you want to see in your life and celebrate the accomplishments of all the steps it takes to get there. At Evergreen Wellness, I offer individual virtual or in-person counselling for those aged 16+. We would start with exploring your goals or change you would like to see and then move onto tools or material for you to explore.
Change is hard, I know and understand this, but it is not impossible. Are you wanting to lessen your anxiety, deal with low mood, or have help getting through heightened stress? Let me be in your corner to help you elicit the change you want to see in your life and celebrate the accomplishments of all the steps it takes to get there. At Evergreen Wellness, I offer individual virtual or in-person counselling for those aged 16+. We would start with exploring your goals or change you would like to see and then move onto tools or material for you to explore.
(403) 507-5650 View (403) 507-5650
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Nicholas (Nick) Breitenbach
Psychologist, MA, BA
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and Certified Sex Therapist with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Working extensively with adults in individual and couple settings, I am passionate about helping clients find solace and understanding in different aspects of life. I focus on developing a strong rapport with my clients so they can feel safe exploring these difficult to explore areas of concern. I aim to assist my clients in live as authentic as possible in order to maximize their potential.
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and Certified Sex Therapist with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Working extensively with adults in individual and couple settings, I am passionate about helping clients find solace and understanding in different aspects of life. I focus on developing a strong rapport with my clients so they can feel safe exploring these difficult to explore areas of concern. I aim to assist my clients in live as authentic as possible in order to maximize their potential.
(825) 605-4603 View (825) 605-4603
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Cohesion Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P
Perhaps you found resonance about neurodivergence. You're not alone in the confusion you're facing, suspecting that a diagnosis of autism or ADHD might explain your lifelong struggles with learning and social situations. Seeking clarity is a powerful journey towards understanding your unique neurodivergent strengths and needs. Your quest for clarity is the first chapter in your empowering journey towards self-discovery and embracing your true potential.
Perhaps you found resonance about neurodivergence. You're not alone in the confusion you're facing, suspecting that a diagnosis of autism or ADHD might explain your lifelong struggles with learning and social situations. Seeking clarity is a powerful journey towards understanding your unique neurodivergent strengths and needs. Your quest for clarity is the first chapter in your empowering journey towards self-discovery and embracing your true potential.
(587) 844-0991 View (587) 844-0991
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Strength Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(587) 847-2885 View (587) 847-2885
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Cullen Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P
I am a Registered Psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. In trying to best understand the child or adolescent, I like to understand who they are within the context of the environment in which they live and the strength of their closest relationships. My practice is informed using attachment and developmental theory, and my goal is to offer support and guidance to those trying to navigate through the dynamics of childhood and adolescence. Additionally, I offer parent consultation to provide parents insight into their child's development and encourage attachment focused parenting practices.
I am a Registered Psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. In trying to best understand the child or adolescent, I like to understand who they are within the context of the environment in which they live and the strength of their closest relationships. My practice is informed using attachment and developmental theory, and my goal is to offer support and guidance to those trying to navigate through the dynamics of childhood and adolescence. Additionally, I offer parent consultation to provide parents insight into their child's development and encourage attachment focused parenting practices.
(825) 221-9750 View (825) 221-9750
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Allegro Counselling Inc
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P  (Online Only)
At Allegro Counselling we offer a custom approach for each of our clients. Understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing, while providing support is important at our clinic. We will pair you with a clinician who is skilled in area that bests supports you and we believe this individualized approach will maximize your success.
At Allegro Counselling we offer a custom approach for each of our clients. Understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing, while providing support is important at our clinic. We will pair you with a clinician who is skilled in area that bests supports you and we believe this individualized approach will maximize your success.
(825) 605-4453 View (825) 605-4453
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Sana Atiq-Omar, Online Therapist SAO Counselling
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P
Life is not always easy and it can affect our psychological health and wellbeing. With the use of a client centered approach supported by evidence-based science, we can develop a plan together to help ease some of those struggles. I have extensive experience working with people from all backgrounds, ages and genders. My goal is to help my clients grow from their struggles, heal from their traumas and pain, and learn new coping strategies to move forward.
Life is not always easy and it can affect our psychological health and wellbeing. With the use of a client centered approach supported by evidence-based science, we can develop a plan together to help ease some of those struggles. I have extensive experience working with people from all backgrounds, ages and genders. My goal is to help my clients grow from their struggles, heal from their traumas and pain, and learn new coping strategies to move forward.
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Flourish Now Counselling
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P
Life can be messy on the inside, even when it looks great from the outside. Often we can feel numb or overwhelmed inside. Alone. Are you seeking to gain insight and clarity around your habits, patterns or relationships? Do you feel your relationships are supporting you or keeping you stuck? How does your life feel to you: vital and juicy or stale and stagnant? How do you want your life to feel? And who were you meant to become? Perhaps you are navigating a significant life transition - exploring who you are and what's next. Often, counting ourselves in is the first step.
Life can be messy on the inside, even when it looks great from the outside. Often we can feel numb or overwhelmed inside. Alone. Are you seeking to gain insight and clarity around your habits, patterns or relationships? Do you feel your relationships are supporting you or keeping you stuck? How does your life feel to you: vital and juicy or stale and stagnant? How do you want your life to feel? And who were you meant to become? Perhaps you are navigating a significant life transition - exploring who you are and what's next. Often, counting ourselves in is the first step.
(587) 841-5836 View (587) 841-5836
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George Wahba
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P
Waitlist for new clients
What is your purpose? Do you feel as if there is no point to this rat race of a life we find ourselves in? What does a meaningful life even look like? As your Psychologist, I am here to support and guide you through any challenges you may be facing in your personal or professional life, that are stopping you from living your best life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationships. I am here to help you achieve positive transformation and personal growth. My approach is tailored to your unique needs and goals, with the aim of empowering you to make choices that lead to a more fulfilling & meaningful life.
What is your purpose? Do you feel as if there is no point to this rat race of a life we find ourselves in? What does a meaningful life even look like? As your Psychologist, I am here to support and guide you through any challenges you may be facing in your personal or professional life, that are stopping you from living your best life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationships. I am here to help you achieve positive transformation and personal growth. My approach is tailored to your unique needs and goals, with the aim of empowering you to make choices that lead to a more fulfilling & meaningful life.
(587) 741-2814 View (587) 741-2814
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Marcia Buhler
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P  (Online Only)
Parenting requires so much from us and it can bring up so many emotions and worries when our children struggle. I specialize in parent counselling, supporting and empowering parents to feel more confident, attuned and skilled in their parenting journey. Parent counselling can help with issues such as anxiety, meltdowns, aggression, defiance, sibling issues, adoption, conflict, power struggles, and many more issues. We will work together to understand your child's emotional world and how you can support your child's ability to successfully manage emotions. We will also explore ways to enhance your connection with your child.
Parenting requires so much from us and it can bring up so many emotions and worries when our children struggle. I specialize in parent counselling, supporting and empowering parents to feel more confident, attuned and skilled in their parenting journey. Parent counselling can help with issues such as anxiety, meltdowns, aggression, defiance, sibling issues, adoption, conflict, power struggles, and many more issues. We will work together to understand your child's emotional world and how you can support your child's ability to successfully manage emotions. We will also explore ways to enhance your connection with your child.
(587) 815-4601 View (587) 815-4601
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Aaron Jensen
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P
Waitlist for new clients
I work primarily with adults who face challenges associated with traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. My warm demeanor and gentle repose enhances clients’ abilities to tune into their natural healing capacities. Twenty years of formal meditation training has shaped my therapeutic viewpoints, and I align with relational frame theory (RFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): third wave mindfulness-based behavioural therapies. I also work from a somatic, brain-body perspective, using Brainspotting (BSP) to help clients release deeper held traumas. Principles of hypnotherapy also inform my practice.
I work primarily with adults who face challenges associated with traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. My warm demeanor and gentle repose enhances clients’ abilities to tune into their natural healing capacities. Twenty years of formal meditation training has shaped my therapeutic viewpoints, and I align with relational frame theory (RFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): third wave mindfulness-based behavioural therapies. I also work from a somatic, brain-body perspective, using Brainspotting (BSP) to help clients release deeper held traumas. Principles of hypnotherapy also inform my practice.
(587) 847-2897 View (587) 847-2897
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Deep Sea Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P  (Online Only)
It's easy to get stuck in patterns that sabotage the life you want to live: overly busy thoughts, intense emotions, or automatic reactions. Often traumatic or painful past experiences can leave lingering impacts on your day-to-day functioning, leaving you feeling disconnected, out of control, overwhelmed, or stuck in cycles or patterns that never seem to let up. Therapy is your space to learn how to effectively get un-stuck, heal from past wounds, transform unhelpful patterns, and grow. Therapy facilitates supported conscious engagement with your inner world, helping you to deepen your awareness and make truly meaningful changes.
It's easy to get stuck in patterns that sabotage the life you want to live: overly busy thoughts, intense emotions, or automatic reactions. Often traumatic or painful past experiences can leave lingering impacts on your day-to-day functioning, leaving you feeling disconnected, out of control, overwhelmed, or stuck in cycles or patterns that never seem to let up. Therapy is your space to learn how to effectively get un-stuck, heal from past wounds, transform unhelpful patterns, and grow. Therapy facilitates supported conscious engagement with your inner world, helping you to deepen your awareness and make truly meaningful changes.
(587) 606-4072 View (587) 606-4072
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Nicole Rambadhan (Psychotherapy For You)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Red Deer, AB T4P  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am glad you are here. My name is Nicole Rambadhan-Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 8 years of clinical experience and training in child protection, mental health, and health care. I am dual licensed to practice in Alberta and Nunavut. I am a member of the Alberta College of Social Worker (ACSW) and the Association of Social Workers in Northern Canada (ASWNC). Driven by an unwavering commitment to make a positive impact on people's lives I have pursued a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Dalhousie University. During my academic journey, I developed a deep understanding of human behaviour and evidence-based therapies
Welcome! I am glad you are here. My name is Nicole Rambadhan-Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 8 years of clinical experience and training in child protection, mental health, and health care. I am dual licensed to practice in Alberta and Nunavut. I am a member of the Alberta College of Social Worker (ACSW) and the Association of Social Workers in Northern Canada (ASWNC). Driven by an unwavering commitment to make a positive impact on people's lives I have pursued a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Dalhousie University. During my academic journey, I developed a deep understanding of human behaviour and evidence-based therapies
(587) 816-6422 View (587) 816-6422
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Carole Preston
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PCAT
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P
If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or grief, the Currents Art Psychotherapy Studio might be the place for you. I'm a professional Canadian Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a background in psychology, global education and improv theatre. I work within an anti-oppressive client-centered framework to help clients navigate challenging feelings, thoughts and behaviors. I integrate my art therapy practice with other expressive modalities along with the qualities of curiosity and good humor to create a welcoming, safe and transformative therapeutic environment for all ages.
If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or grief, the Currents Art Psychotherapy Studio might be the place for you. I'm a professional Canadian Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a background in psychology, global education and improv theatre. I work within an anti-oppressive client-centered framework to help clients navigate challenging feelings, thoughts and behaviors. I integrate my art therapy practice with other expressive modalities along with the qualities of curiosity and good humor to create a welcoming, safe and transformative therapeutic environment for all ages.
(587) 742-0127 View (587) 742-0127
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Nick Johnson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, BA
Verified Verified
Red Deer, AB T4P
Former professional athlete (NHL hockey player) specializing in Athletic Lifestyle Counselling, Athletic Achievement Counselling (performance psychology), Life Values, Anxiety, Depression, Overly-Limiting Athlete Identities, Overcoming Stress, Men's Issues, ADHD, Child (10+) and Adolescent Psychology, Respecting and Integrating Religion and Spirituality into therapy.
Former professional athlete (NHL hockey player) specializing in Athletic Lifestyle Counselling, Athletic Achievement Counselling (performance psychology), Life Values, Anxiety, Depression, Overly-Limiting Athlete Identities, Overcoming Stress, Men's Issues, ADHD, Child (10+) and Adolescent Psychology, Respecting and Integrating Religion and Spirituality into therapy.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in T4P

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in T4P who prioritize treating:

91% Relationship Issues
87% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
78% Depression
61% Divorce

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Alberta Blue Cross
67% Green Shield Canada
61% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in T4P see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
23% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T4P?

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.