Therapists in T5H

Photo of Margaret Marean, Psychologist in T5H, AB
Margaret Marean
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about helping people lead their best lives and overcome barriers that may be holding them back. With more than 25 years of experience as a psychologist I take an outcome-based approach based on clients desires. Having lived many years of my younger adulthood with anxiety, low confidence and eating disorders it is my goal to help individuals heal and move towards their potential rather than staying stuck in a cycle of helplessness and self-loathing.
I am passionate about helping people lead their best lives and overcome barriers that may be holding them back. With more than 25 years of experience as a psychologist I take an outcome-based approach based on clients desires. Having lived many years of my younger adulthood with anxiety, low confidence and eating disorders it is my goal to help individuals heal and move towards their potential rather than staying stuck in a cycle of helplessness and self-loathing.
(825) 445-1179 View (825) 445-1179
Photo of Ruby Rowan MSW RSW, Registered Social Worker in T5H, AB
Ruby Rowan MSW RSW
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is practical, creative, humorous, and interactive. Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and courageous step, and I aim to foster a comfortable, collaborative process. When the tools and skills that were previously helpful are no longer working, I support clients to cultivate new coping skills, and identify potential areas for change and/or acceptance. I am a seasoned therapist who is able to draw from a variety of modalities depending on what comes up for the client.
My approach to therapy is practical, creative, humorous, and interactive. Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and courageous step, and I aim to foster a comfortable, collaborative process. When the tools and skills that were previously helpful are no longer working, I support clients to cultivate new coping skills, and identify potential areas for change and/or acceptance. I am a seasoned therapist who is able to draw from a variety of modalities depending on what comes up for the client.
View
Photo of Tom Nakonechny, Psychologist in T5H, AB
Tom Nakonechny
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Many of my clients seek therapy for additional support when encountering unexpected challenges or problems without clear solutions. As a therapist, I focus on establishing a secure relationship with my clients, allowing us to speak candidly and get curious about current struggles. Because of their focus on personal development, many of my clients opt to receive ongoing support to process issues that arise over time.
Many of my clients seek therapy for additional support when encountering unexpected challenges or problems without clear solutions. As a therapist, I focus on establishing a secure relationship with my clients, allowing us to speak candidly and get curious about current struggles. Because of their focus on personal development, many of my clients opt to receive ongoing support to process issues that arise over time.
(587) 805-0307 View (587) 805-0307
Photo of Kirsten Harding, Registered Social Worker in T5H, AB
Kirsten Harding
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Waitlist for new clients
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples), teens, and youth.
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples), teens, and youth.
(587) 206-9769 View (587) 206-9769
Photo of Michelle Brewer in T5H, AB
Michelle Brewer
PhD (c)
Edmonton, AB T5H
Are you someone who knows how you want to eat and how you want to eat but get stuck somewhere between what you want to put into your mouth and what you actually put into your mouth? Do you see your relationship to food as an emotional expression of what is going on inside of you? I support my clients in getting in touch with their physical hunger cues and then the emotional, spiritual hungers that arise as a result. I have been there. I've done retreats on my eating and my thesis on how we use our body to express internal struggles. There is a you waiting to get out to stand tall and shine. Food & eating can actually be the way out.
Are you someone who knows how you want to eat and how you want to eat but get stuck somewhere between what you want to put into your mouth and what you actually put into your mouth? Do you see your relationship to food as an emotional expression of what is going on inside of you? I support my clients in getting in touch with their physical hunger cues and then the emotional, spiritual hungers that arise as a result. I have been there. I've done retreats on my eating and my thesis on how we use our body to express internal struggles. There is a you waiting to get out to stand tall and shine. Food & eating can actually be the way out.
(587) 602-0311 View (587) 602-0311
Photo of Kimberly F Hamilton in T5H, AB
Kimberly F Hamilton
MC, BEd, RPPsych, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H  (Online Only)
I believe that our mind, body and spirit hold the key to our emotional wellbeing. Somewhere along the way into adulthood, this connection between the head, the heart, and the body falter and begin to cause us distress. People lose the ability to "trust their gut" or are unable to identify what they are feeling during particular times of loss or conflict. My approach aims to identify where the disconnect is, and work collaboratively to bring all three back into focus. It is said "the longest journey you will ever make is from your head to your heart" and my goal is to support people as they take the steps needed to get there.
I believe that our mind, body and spirit hold the key to our emotional wellbeing. Somewhere along the way into adulthood, this connection between the head, the heart, and the body falter and begin to cause us distress. People lose the ability to "trust their gut" or are unable to identify what they are feeling during particular times of loss or conflict. My approach aims to identify where the disconnect is, and work collaboratively to bring all three back into focus. It is said "the longest journey you will ever make is from your head to your heart" and my goal is to support people as they take the steps needed to get there.
(587) 870-2558 View (587) 870-2558
Photo of Pinar Bereketoglu, Psychologist in T5H, AB
Pinar Bereketoglu
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Welcome! You’re taking one of the first steps towards healing: finding a therapist! I am a registered psychologist, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, EMDR clinician, and have almost a decade of experience supporting autistic children. I would be honoured to walk alongside you in your journey toward healing. There are many things in life that can negatively impact our well-being. I believe everyone is worthy of healing and growth and I work from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens to help you get there. I also strive to create a nonjudgmental space where you can feel safe, heard, and accepted.
Welcome! You’re taking one of the first steps towards healing: finding a therapist! I am a registered psychologist, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, EMDR clinician, and have almost a decade of experience supporting autistic children. I would be honoured to walk alongside you in your journey toward healing. There are many things in life that can negatively impact our well-being. I believe everyone is worthy of healing and growth and I work from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens to help you get there. I also strive to create a nonjudgmental space where you can feel safe, heard, and accepted.
(825) 250-8546 View (825) 250-8546
Photo of Lucy Nesbitt, Counsellor in T5H, AB
Lucy Nesbitt
Counsellor, RTC, CT, BMus
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Hello! I support clients of all ages and walks of life through creative and somatic informed therapies. I most frequently work with clients who are integrating and healing trauma, looking to soothe and support their nervous system, or who are experiencing grief and bereavement for a variety of reasons. Whether you're experiencing cognitive, emotional or physical symptoms, my hope is that our work together can offer you not only a soft place to land and find solace, but the chance to metabolize past hurts and generate new possibilities for ease and agency in your life.
Hello! I support clients of all ages and walks of life through creative and somatic informed therapies. I most frequently work with clients who are integrating and healing trauma, looking to soothe and support their nervous system, or who are experiencing grief and bereavement for a variety of reasons. Whether you're experiencing cognitive, emotional or physical symptoms, my hope is that our work together can offer you not only a soft place to land and find solace, but the chance to metabolize past hurts and generate new possibilities for ease and agency in your life.
(587) 819-1244 View (587) 819-1244
Photo of Patricia Story, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T5H, AB
Patricia Story
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H
Not accepting new clients
Patricia is a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating PTSD, depression and anxiety. Since 2002, she has provided treatment for Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Firefighters, Paramedics, and Edmonton Police Service Members, as well as their families. She has worked in a number of clinical settings, including private practice. Patricia has experience in treating couples who are coping with a variety of relationship and/or mental health issues. She enjoys working with couples who are motivated to work with one another towards an emotionally connected and satisfying relationship.
Patricia is a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating PTSD, depression and anxiety. Since 2002, she has provided treatment for Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Firefighters, Paramedics, and Edmonton Police Service Members, as well as their families. She has worked in a number of clinical settings, including private practice. Patricia has experience in treating couples who are coping with a variety of relationship and/or mental health issues. She enjoys working with couples who are motivated to work with one another towards an emotionally connected and satisfying relationship.
(587) 742-0539 View (587) 742-0539
Photo of Sabrina Eng, Registered Provisional Psychologist in T5H, AB
Sabrina Eng
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H
Working together towards a shared goal, I aim to create a safe space for you as you take the next step towards wellness. It is a privilege to work with, and learn from, my clients. Mental health impacts all aspects of people’s lives and I have a genuine passion to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families as they explore their experiences and begin a new way forward. I believe that therapy is a joint journey and that every person is unique. Through our work together I aim to create a place for you to express your story and work together to reach your goals. I look forward to taking the next step with you
Working together towards a shared goal, I aim to create a safe space for you as you take the next step towards wellness. It is a privilege to work with, and learn from, my clients. Mental health impacts all aspects of people’s lives and I have a genuine passion to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families as they explore their experiences and begin a new way forward. I believe that therapy is a joint journey and that every person is unique. Through our work together I aim to create a place for you to express your story and work together to reach your goals. I look forward to taking the next step with you
(587) 801-0837 View (587) 801-0837
Photo of Courtney Seitz, Counsellor in T5H, AB
Courtney Seitz
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H
I am passionate about providing thoughtful and compassionate support that is grounded in evidence based practice and caters to the unique needs of each individual. As a result, I will tailor my approach to what will best support you in the moment while we simultaneously work together to navigate any concerns that may have deeper or more tender roots. I believe that the role of a therapist is one of lifetime learning, which is why I am always striving to acquire more knowledge in various evidence based practices so I can continue to provide you with the best support I can during our time together.
I am passionate about providing thoughtful and compassionate support that is grounded in evidence based practice and caters to the unique needs of each individual. As a result, I will tailor my approach to what will best support you in the moment while we simultaneously work together to navigate any concerns that may have deeper or more tender roots. I believe that the role of a therapist is one of lifetime learning, which is why I am always striving to acquire more knowledge in various evidence based practices so I can continue to provide you with the best support I can during our time together.
(587) 804-0638 View (587) 804-0638
Photo of Randi Shepansky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T5H, AB
Randi Shepansky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and things do not go as planned. Talking to someone who is supportive and unbiased can help you to work through life’s difficulties. I would love to assist you in moving towards a happier and healthier future.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and things do not go as planned. Talking to someone who is supportive and unbiased can help you to work through life’s difficulties. I would love to assist you in moving towards a happier and healthier future.
(587) 872-5631 View (587) 872-5631
Photo of Jan-Marie Chrzanowski, Psychologist in T5H, AB
Jan-Marie Chrzanowski
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
As a registered psychologist, I am passionate about working with children, youth, adults and their families. I support clients in their unique journeys of self-discovery, helping them to further develop their emotional, social and coping skills and self-esteem. I support families in developing their relationships, and assist parents/caregivers in adapting their parenting styles to the unique needs of each child.
As a registered psychologist, I am passionate about working with children, youth, adults and their families. I support clients in their unique journeys of self-discovery, helping them to further develop their emotional, social and coping skills and self-esteem. I support families in developing their relationships, and assist parents/caregivers in adapting their parenting styles to the unique needs of each child.
(855) 544-3035 View (855) 544-3035
Photo of Margo Devaney, Registered Provisional Psychologist in T5H, AB
Margo Devaney
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Registered Psychologist serving Alberta, I specialize in assisting individuals coping with trauma, anxiety, panic, grief, sleep disturbances, depression, chronic pain, and stress. My practice extends to a diverse clientele including first responder families, military personnel, veterans, and the general public. I collaborate with organizations such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), and the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB). Since 2021, I have been part of the team at the Centre for Post-traumatic Stress and Anxiety Treatment (CPSAT) in Edmonton, Alberta.
As a Registered Psychologist serving Alberta, I specialize in assisting individuals coping with trauma, anxiety, panic, grief, sleep disturbances, depression, chronic pain, and stress. My practice extends to a diverse clientele including first responder families, military personnel, veterans, and the general public. I collaborate with organizations such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), and the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB). Since 2021, I have been part of the team at the Centre for Post-traumatic Stress and Anxiety Treatment (CPSAT) in Edmonton, Alberta.
(587) 415-7654 View (587) 415-7654
Photo of Taylor Cumming, Psychologist in T5H, AB
Taylor Cumming
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist and have been supporting clients for over 12 years in their pursuits of living more healthy and fulfilling lives. I predominately work with clients that have experienced trauma, in addition to other concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and stress. I believe that trauma involves feeling or experiencing a profound lack of safety. For that reason, I strive to create a warm, compassionate, and trusting space that allows for all of life's challenges to be addressed in a way that feels as safe as possible.
I am a Registered Psychologist and have been supporting clients for over 12 years in their pursuits of living more healthy and fulfilling lives. I predominately work with clients that have experienced trauma, in addition to other concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and stress. I believe that trauma involves feeling or experiencing a profound lack of safety. For that reason, I strive to create a warm, compassionate, and trusting space that allows for all of life's challenges to be addressed in a way that feels as safe as possible.
(780) 306-1644 View (780) 306-1644
Photo of Ellen Schultz Counselling and Coaching, Counsellor in T5H, AB
Ellen Schultz Counselling and Coaching
Counsellor, MACMHC, MAHSC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm glad you stopped by, because I know that seeking out help during difficult times can be intimidating. Right off the bat, I want to let you know that I would love to meet with you and talk about what you're going through. My goal is to provide a warm environment where we can work together on your goals. Ideally, you would come with a willingness to share about what's bothering you, and an openness to trying some new things. In return, I commit to helping you set meaningful goals and identify the blind spots that might be holding you back.
Hello! I'm glad you stopped by, because I know that seeking out help during difficult times can be intimidating. Right off the bat, I want to let you know that I would love to meet with you and talk about what you're going through. My goal is to provide a warm environment where we can work together on your goals. Ideally, you would come with a willingness to share about what's bothering you, and an openness to trying some new things. In return, I commit to helping you set meaningful goals and identify the blind spots that might be holding you back.
(825) 258-5931 View (825) 258-5931
Photo of Charlene Castelo, Psychologist in T5H, AB
Charlene Castelo
Psychologist, MC, R Psych
Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Hello! I would love to work with you to support you in overcoming whatever you might be struggling with. I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, grief, and major life transitions. If you are ready to make some changes and are looking for some encouragement and compassion along the way, then I could be a great fit for you. It might also be important for you to recognize and honour the difficult journey that has brought you to therapy, and I can support you with that as well.
Hello! I would love to work with you to support you in overcoming whatever you might be struggling with. I work with children, youth, adults, couples and families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship stress, grief, and major life transitions. If you are ready to make some changes and are looking for some encouragement and compassion along the way, then I could be a great fit for you. It might also be important for you to recognize and honour the difficult journey that has brought you to therapy, and I can support you with that as well.
(587) 851-5728 View (587) 851-5728
Photo of Dr. Meredith Evans, Psychologist in T5H, AB
Dr. Meredith Evans
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H
Note: Limited Space for NEW referrals. I am a registered, doctoral-level, clinical psychologist and I specialize in treating PTSD, anxiety and depression. Over the last 10 years, I have focused my practice toward treating military and First Responders (Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Edmonton Police Service, RCMP, Correctional Staff, Firefighters, Paramedics and other EMS). I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach and put an emphasis on using evidence-based practice to address symptoms while also honouring individual characteristics and contexts.
Note: Limited Space for NEW referrals. I am a registered, doctoral-level, clinical psychologist and I specialize in treating PTSD, anxiety and depression. Over the last 10 years, I have focused my practice toward treating military and First Responders (Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Edmonton Police Service, RCMP, Correctional Staff, Firefighters, Paramedics and other EMS). I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach and put an emphasis on using evidence-based practice to address symptoms while also honouring individual characteristics and contexts.
(855) 777-6385 View (855) 777-6385
Photo of River Valley Mental Health Inc, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T5H, AB
River Valley Mental Health Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H
It can feel overwhelming when you are someone who is usually content and productive in life and find yourself struggling to get out of bed, leave the house, or be in relationship with others. It is important to know that we all struggle with our mental health at some point in our lives and it can be difficult to take the first step and seek help. If you are ready, our work together will be to build on your strengths and develop the insights, knowledge, and skills necessary to get relief from your suffering.
It can feel overwhelming when you are someone who is usually content and productive in life and find yourself struggling to get out of bed, leave the house, or be in relationship with others. It is important to know that we all struggle with our mental health at some point in our lives and it can be difficult to take the first step and seek help. If you are ready, our work together will be to build on your strengths and develop the insights, knowledge, and skills necessary to get relief from your suffering.
(825) 809-5524 View (825) 809-5524
Photo of Douglas Arthur Rusk, Counsellor in T5H, AB
Douglas Arthur Rusk
Counsellor, RAC/RCT, RPC-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H  (Online Only)
Ideal clients for Douglas Rusk are individuals facing complex life challenges, seeking transformative growth. They grapple with issues like trauma, addiction, and identity. They yearn for a compassionate guide to help them navigate these dark waters. They need a safe, non-judgmental space to heal, understand themselves, and reclaim their lives. Their goal is profound: to emerge from adversity stronger, with renewed purpose and authenticity. They seek Douglas because he embodies these values, offering hope, healing, and a path to self-discovery.
Ideal clients for Douglas Rusk are individuals facing complex life challenges, seeking transformative growth. They grapple with issues like trauma, addiction, and identity. They yearn for a compassionate guide to help them navigate these dark waters. They need a safe, non-judgmental space to heal, understand themselves, and reclaim their lives. Their goal is profound: to emerge from adversity stronger, with renewed purpose and authenticity. They seek Douglas because he embodies these values, offering hope, healing, and a path to self-discovery.
(587) 819-0106 View (587) 819-0106

See more therapy options for T5H

Nearby Searches for T5H

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in T5H

40+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in T5H who prioritize treating:

98% Depression
98% Anxiety
80% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
65% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Medavie Blue Cross
59% Blue Cross
55% Alberta Blue Cross

How Counsellors in T5H see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
14% Male
10% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T5H?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.