Therapists in T5E

Photo of Dianne Hohol, Psychologist in T5E, AB
Dianne Hohol
Psychologist, BSW, RSW, MACP
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E  (Online Only)
Change can be scary but even small changes can make a big difference. I offer you a safe space where change can happen at your own pace & where you can bring your problems, fears or pain to work through in a supportive environment. The addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, phobia, etc., can be the initial thing that brings you into therapy, but we won’t just put a band-aid on the symptom. We will get to the underlying root of the problem & heal it where it started. I use the word “we” because it is a collaborative venture, we work together to create change. I work with both individuals & couples. (Ask me about EMDR).
Change can be scary but even small changes can make a big difference. I offer you a safe space where change can happen at your own pace & where you can bring your problems, fears or pain to work through in a supportive environment. The addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, phobia, etc., can be the initial thing that brings you into therapy, but we won’t just put a band-aid on the symptom. We will get to the underlying root of the problem & heal it where it started. I use the word “we” because it is a collaborative venture, we work together to create change. I work with both individuals & couples. (Ask me about EMDR).
(587) 803-3676 View (587) 803-3676
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Dr. Manju Mathew (Turning Point Wellness Hub)
Psychologist, PhD, MPhil, MA, BA, RPsych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5E
Thank you for reaching out to me. If you're looking to improve your wellness, you've come to the right place! I am a Registered Psychologist (AB) and a Certified EMDR therapist with extensive education and tons of experience in the field of mental health, especially anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, and more. My multicultural background and lived experience help me to connect empathetically with my clients. I trust your inner strength; we can work together in your unique healing journey.
Thank you for reaching out to me. If you're looking to improve your wellness, you've come to the right place! I am a Registered Psychologist (AB) and a Certified EMDR therapist with extensive education and tons of experience in the field of mental health, especially anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, and more. My multicultural background and lived experience help me to connect empathetically with my clients. I trust your inner strength; we can work together in your unique healing journey.
(587) 801-5494 View (587) 801-5494
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Douglas Nechio
Psychologist, Reg, Psych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
Our team at Psychological Outreach Services offers specialized psychological assessment and counselling services to school-aged children as well as adults. Besides registered psychologists, our team provides speech and language services as well as occupational therapy assessments. We are committed to helping our clients cope with life challenges and overcome a variety of socio-emotional, behavioural, and academic difficulties.
Our team at Psychological Outreach Services offers specialized psychological assessment and counselling services to school-aged children as well as adults. Besides registered psychologists, our team provides speech and language services as well as occupational therapy assessments. We are committed to helping our clients cope with life challenges and overcome a variety of socio-emotional, behavioural, and academic difficulties.
(587) 415-0773 View (587) 415-0773
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Dr. Ottawa Easingwood
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
With over 25 years of experience in counselling Dr Ottawa has helped over 2,000+ couples to re-establish and re-direct their relationships. Dr. Ottawa believes that recovery and regaining your relationship is possible. Relationships are always changing but the principals that build and sustain strong relationship do not. Marriage and Couple Relationships require a longterm investment of time and commitment. We celebrate the differences and uniqueness of all relationships and take to heart the success of each of our clients.
With over 25 years of experience in counselling Dr Ottawa has helped over 2,000+ couples to re-establish and re-direct their relationships. Dr. Ottawa believes that recovery and regaining your relationship is possible. Relationships are always changing but the principals that build and sustain strong relationship do not. Marriage and Couple Relationships require a longterm investment of time and commitment. We celebrate the differences and uniqueness of all relationships and take to heart the success of each of our clients.
(825) 445-0170 View (825) 445-0170
Photo of Dana Lameman, Registered Social Worker in T5E, AB
Dana Lameman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with women who have suffered childhood trauma and are currently struggling in toxic relationships. As a professional, I support those who are struggling with the ongoing issue of being trapped in abusive relationships. These experiences can leave individuals feeling worthless and questioning their own sanity. Adequate sleep, meaningful intimacy with one's partner, and quality family time are pivotal in mitigating the effects of childhood trauma. I am here to help you achieve these goals, and to remind you that being part of a community that values and cherishes you is a basic human need.
I specialize in working with women who have suffered childhood trauma and are currently struggling in toxic relationships. As a professional, I support those who are struggling with the ongoing issue of being trapped in abusive relationships. These experiences can leave individuals feeling worthless and questioning their own sanity. Adequate sleep, meaningful intimacy with one's partner, and quality family time are pivotal in mitigating the effects of childhood trauma. I am here to help you achieve these goals, and to remind you that being part of a community that values and cherishes you is a basic human need.
(587) 802-8236 View (587) 802-8236
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Dana Goodwin - Heart Rescue Counselling
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN, BScN
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
I offer Christian Counselling that is very unique by combining my knowledge & experience as a therapist in the public sector for 18 years as well as the 7 years of experience in Christian Inner Healing & Counselling for several organizations. I support your healing journey by creating a space and pointed experience to reach those areas that are not only easy to find but also highlight those areas that are hiding or tucked away. I focus on the body, mind, heart, and spirit healing experience that creates wholeness in a way some have never experienced through Christian Prayer Counselling while utilizing other therapeutic modalities
I offer Christian Counselling that is very unique by combining my knowledge & experience as a therapist in the public sector for 18 years as well as the 7 years of experience in Christian Inner Healing & Counselling for several organizations. I support your healing journey by creating a space and pointed experience to reach those areas that are not only easy to find but also highlight those areas that are hiding or tucked away. I focus on the body, mind, heart, and spirit healing experience that creates wholeness in a way some have never experienced through Christian Prayer Counselling while utilizing other therapeutic modalities
(587) 870-6637 View (587) 870-6637
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Alisha Macisaac (Psychotherapy For You)
Counsellor, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5E  (Online Only)
Hello & welcome! My name is Alisha, I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor working in central Alberta. I was drawn to the field of mental health from a young age after being exposed to many different experiences in my own life, and now I am fortunate to get to use my understanding and experiences to help people navigate their own journeys. I believe that caring for our mental health is just as important as caring for our physical health, however I know that talking to someone about your life while being open and vulnerable can be difficult. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to explore their concerns with compassion and
Hello & welcome! My name is Alisha, I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor working in central Alberta. I was drawn to the field of mental health from a young age after being exposed to many different experiences in my own life, and now I am fortunate to get to use my understanding and experiences to help people navigate their own journeys. I believe that caring for our mental health is just as important as caring for our physical health, however I know that talking to someone about your life while being open and vulnerable can be difficult. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to explore their concerns with compassion and
(825) 508-6021 View (825) 508-6021
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Monique Montpetit
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E  (Online Only)
I help high-functioning anxious perfectionist adults tame their harsh inner critic, reduce stress, and develop healthier relationships with themselves. Does everyone think you’ve got it all together, when underneath you're a hot mess? Do you have insomnia, overthink everything, procrastinate, or numb out with food, scrolling, etc.? Do you put others’ needs before your own, even when it hurts you? If you’re always doing more so you can finally feel "good enough,” the constant pressure and stress can leave you feeling exhausted and striving for something elusive, because you’re disconnected from the present - and yourself.
I help high-functioning anxious perfectionist adults tame their harsh inner critic, reduce stress, and develop healthier relationships with themselves. Does everyone think you’ve got it all together, when underneath you're a hot mess? Do you have insomnia, overthink everything, procrastinate, or numb out with food, scrolling, etc.? Do you put others’ needs before your own, even when it hurts you? If you’re always doing more so you can finally feel "good enough,” the constant pressure and stress can leave you feeling exhausted and striving for something elusive, because you’re disconnected from the present - and yourself.
(587) 844-6476 View (587) 844-6476
Photo of Scarlett Eyben, Registered Psychologist in T5E, AB
Scarlett Eyben
Registered Psychologist, MA
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
As a registered psychologist I have 17+ yrs experience in working with individuals and groups who have and continue to experience symptoms of PTSD and other trauma related events, loss and grief, addictions (chemical and process), depression, and anxiety. In addition, I provide counselling for various concerns such as stress management, anger issues, and compassion fatigue for professionals. I'm trained in the three gold standard treatments that address symptoms of trauma and stressor related events: EMDR, Prolonged exposure therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy and CBT- Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression & anxiety.
As a registered psychologist I have 17+ yrs experience in working with individuals and groups who have and continue to experience symptoms of PTSD and other trauma related events, loss and grief, addictions (chemical and process), depression, and anxiety. In addition, I provide counselling for various concerns such as stress management, anger issues, and compassion fatigue for professionals. I'm trained in the three gold standard treatments that address symptoms of trauma and stressor related events: EMDR, Prolonged exposure therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy and CBT- Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression & anxiety.
(587) 817-2325 View (587) 817-2325
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Safrana Ahmed
Counsellor, RPC, CT
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
My ideal client seeks support for managing stress, anxiety, and life transitions. They yearn for emotional balance, improved self-esteem, and healthier relationships. Their goal is to develop coping strategies, gain self-awareness, and ultimately lead a more fulfilling and empowered life. They want to unlock their full potential and find lasting happiness.
My ideal client seeks support for managing stress, anxiety, and life transitions. They yearn for emotional balance, improved self-esteem, and healthier relationships. Their goal is to develop coping strategies, gain self-awareness, and ultimately lead a more fulfilling and empowered life. They want to unlock their full potential and find lasting happiness.
(587) 418-5019 View (587) 418-5019
Photo of Bibi Khadija Khurshed, Registered Social Worker in T5E, AB
Bibi Khadija Khurshed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5E  (Online Only)
As a mental health therapist, I am committed to providing client-centred care and support to individuals of all ages. My practice is firmly rooted in a strength-based approach, focusing on your unique abilities, and fostering a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. With a diverse background in non-profit organizations, healthcare, and school settings, I've had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients. I have clinical experience supporting children, youth, families, and adults with complex mental health concerns (including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, attachment disorders, and relational challenges).
As a mental health therapist, I am committed to providing client-centred care and support to individuals of all ages. My practice is firmly rooted in a strength-based approach, focusing on your unique abilities, and fostering a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. With a diverse background in non-profit organizations, healthcare, and school settings, I've had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients. I have clinical experience supporting children, youth, families, and adults with complex mental health concerns (including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, attachment disorders, and relational challenges).
(587) 487-7062 View (587) 487-7062
Photo of Karen Tung : Refocus You, Psychologist in T5E, AB
Karen Tung : Refocus You
Psychologist, MC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
Karen believes that everyone has the strength and tools to persevere through difficult times. Sometimes we may just need the guidance or listening ear to bring them out. She believes that humans are extremely resilient as they overcome a spectrum of difficult situations. By using a client-centered approach, Karen believes that the client is the expert of their lives. She values the importance of equality when it comes to the therapeutic alliance and healing process. She is an empathetic listener who strives on ensuring her clients feel heard, supported, and validated. Karen enjoys working with children, teens, and adults.
Karen believes that everyone has the strength and tools to persevere through difficult times. Sometimes we may just need the guidance or listening ear to bring them out. She believes that humans are extremely resilient as they overcome a spectrum of difficult situations. By using a client-centered approach, Karen believes that the client is the expert of their lives. She values the importance of equality when it comes to the therapeutic alliance and healing process. She is an empathetic listener who strives on ensuring her clients feel heard, supported, and validated. Karen enjoys working with children, teens, and adults.
(825) 606-0990 View (825) 606-0990
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Refocus You: Lyndsay Long
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
Lyndsay Long is a Registered Psychologist (6162) in Edmonton, Alberta and has been supporting adults, adolescents, and children in various counselling roles. She has worked mainly with clients that have concurrent disorders, have experienced trauma, and were struggling with substance abuse. She has experience providing counselling to the FNMI community, and takes pride in using a multicultural lens. Her extensive background in sports and fitness has also helped her when it comes to addressing sports and performance related concerns athletes may address in therapy.
Lyndsay Long is a Registered Psychologist (6162) in Edmonton, Alberta and has been supporting adults, adolescents, and children in various counselling roles. She has worked mainly with clients that have concurrent disorders, have experienced trauma, and were struggling with substance abuse. She has experience providing counselling to the FNMI community, and takes pride in using a multicultural lens. Her extensive background in sports and fitness has also helped her when it comes to addressing sports and performance related concerns athletes may address in therapy.
(587) 507-4363 View (587) 507-4363
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Koreen Martfeld
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
Providing profession, experienced, and caring psychological services to meet your needs. I am a Registered Psychologist who specializes in psychoeducational assessments, parenting/forensic assessments (section 7/8), and PTSD/veterans affairs assessments. I also conduct therapy with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with complex needs. I am comfortable working with sexual health, sexual orientation, and gender identity concerns.
Providing profession, experienced, and caring psychological services to meet your needs. I am a Registered Psychologist who specializes in psychoeducational assessments, parenting/forensic assessments (section 7/8), and PTSD/veterans affairs assessments. I also conduct therapy with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with complex needs. I am comfortable working with sexual health, sexual orientation, and gender identity concerns.
(587) 603-5143 View (587) 603-5143
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Fern Ashton
Psychologist, M A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5E
As a trauma specialist, I have supported individuals through diverse life experiences, including traumatic exposures (childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety) for more than 25 years. Through a client centered lens of support and encouragement, I have worked with individuals in varying stages of life span, including children, youth, adults and seniors. I value the courage, commitment, and authenticity each client brings to the table and am honoured to be a part of that healing journey. I believe in the ability to heal and approach my client interactions with love, support, and humour.
As a trauma specialist, I have supported individuals through diverse life experiences, including traumatic exposures (childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety) for more than 25 years. Through a client centered lens of support and encouragement, I have worked with individuals in varying stages of life span, including children, youth, adults and seniors. I value the courage, commitment, and authenticity each client brings to the table and am honoured to be a part of that healing journey. I believe in the ability to heal and approach my client interactions with love, support, and humour.
(855) 464-8649 View (855) 464-8649
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Terri J Ward
MA Psyc, BSW, RSW
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
Life can present with many challenges and struggles; however, it can bring us to a journey of self-awareness and self-discovery. I hope to help you discover who you are meant to be, both as an individual or as a couple. I am registered social worker, with 15 years of counselling experience. I have a passion for my work and it shows in my commitment and dedication to my clients. My interest is working with adults either individually or as a couple.
Life can present with many challenges and struggles; however, it can bring us to a journey of self-awareness and self-discovery. I hope to help you discover who you are meant to be, both as an individual or as a couple. I am registered social worker, with 15 years of counselling experience. I have a passion for my work and it shows in my commitment and dedication to my clients. My interest is working with adults either individually or as a couple.
(587) 806-5073 View (587) 806-5073
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Erin Shumlich
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
I have over 10 years of mental health experience and have successfully treated adults with a broad range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep problems, and interpersonal difficulties. In addition to general mental health expertise, I also specialize in health psychology. This means that I work with individuals to address the mental health concerns that often come with chronic disease (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular complications, chronic pain).
I have over 10 years of mental health experience and have successfully treated adults with a broad range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep problems, and interpersonal difficulties. In addition to general mental health expertise, I also specialize in health psychology. This means that I work with individuals to address the mental health concerns that often come with chronic disease (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular complications, chronic pain).
(587) 809-6589 View (587) 809-6589
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Porcha Palmer
Counsellor, BA, MA, CCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5E
Are you tired of feeling like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders alone? Do you find yourself smiling on the outside, while feeling like you're falling apart on the inside? Whether you're grappling with overwhelming emotions, facing challenges at the intersection of your identities, or carrying the weight of unresolved trauma and grief, taking the first step towards therapy can feel daunting. But it's in this vulnerability that real growth and healing can begin. Therapy can help you to understand yourself on a deeper level, learn new ways to cope, and feel more in control as you navigate life's ups and downs.
Are you tired of feeling like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders alone? Do you find yourself smiling on the outside, while feeling like you're falling apart on the inside? Whether you're grappling with overwhelming emotions, facing challenges at the intersection of your identities, or carrying the weight of unresolved trauma and grief, taking the first step towards therapy can feel daunting. But it's in this vulnerability that real growth and healing can begin. Therapy can help you to understand yourself on a deeper level, learn new ways to cope, and feel more in control as you navigate life's ups and downs.
(825) 251-8833 View (825) 251-8833
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Ida Seifeddine
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E
Hello there! I have experience in supporting individuals of all cultural/religious backgrounds and have a passion to work alongside clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, trauma, self-harm, ADHD, life transitions, eating disorders and significant mental health challenges. I enjoy working with individuals to help them gain a better understanding of themselves and to provide them with tools to handle challenges that life sends their way. Cultivating a safe, respectful space, and an environment that inspires hope, clients are encouraged and empowered to explore collaboratively the path to healing.
Hello there! I have experience in supporting individuals of all cultural/religious backgrounds and have a passion to work alongside clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, trauma, self-harm, ADHD, life transitions, eating disorders and significant mental health challenges. I enjoy working with individuals to help them gain a better understanding of themselves and to provide them with tools to handle challenges that life sends their way. Cultivating a safe, respectful space, and an environment that inspires hope, clients are encouraged and empowered to explore collaboratively the path to healing.
(780) 666-7340 View (780) 666-7340
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Lindsay Redman
Psychologist, MEd
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5E  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Complimentary consultations & convenient lunch hour/ evening time slots available to reserve in my online calendar. I see counseling as a slice of time where we get to bring attention to what you’re feeling, what you’ve experienced and what you are currently navigating, and from this place of clear understanding bring attentive care and grow feelings of security, contentment and fulfillment in your life. I am perpetually intrigued at how things can shift naturally and feel surprisingly easier as the wisdom in our body/ nervous system is effectively included in healing conversation. I'd be honoured to meet you.
Accepting new clients! Complimentary consultations & convenient lunch hour/ evening time slots available to reserve in my online calendar. I see counseling as a slice of time where we get to bring attention to what you’re feeling, what you’ve experienced and what you are currently navigating, and from this place of clear understanding bring attentive care and grow feelings of security, contentment and fulfillment in your life. I am perpetually intrigued at how things can shift naturally and feel surprisingly easier as the wisdom in our body/ nervous system is effectively included in healing conversation. I'd be honoured to meet you.
(587) 400-0227 View (587) 400-0227

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Number of Counsellors in T5E

30+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in T5E who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Alberta Blue Cross
50% Blue Cross
50% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in T5E see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
6% Male
3% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in T5E?

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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.