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Crys Brown
Psychologist, MA , RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
I work with many issues, from situational stress to ongoing difficulty. Many of my current clients are dealing with OCD, anxiety, panic, PTSD, sexual trauma, or interpersonal conflict that seriously impacts their well-being. I integrate knowledge and strategies from several different approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT, ERP, EMDR, schema therapy, and Prolonged exposure. Treatment with me is highly individualized - l want to know what has and hasn't worked for you before we start working together to change what you are experiencing!
I work with many issues, from situational stress to ongoing difficulty. Many of my current clients are dealing with OCD, anxiety, panic, PTSD, sexual trauma, or interpersonal conflict that seriously impacts their well-being. I integrate knowledge and strategies from several different approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT, ERP, EMDR, schema therapy, and Prolonged exposure. Treatment with me is highly individualized - l want to know what has and hasn't worked for you before we start working together to change what you are experiencing!
(587) 906-5014 View (587) 906-5014
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Rosalind Christian
Pre-Licensed Professional, MC, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
I believe that all people have an innate tendency towards connection and growth. Using a compassionate and honest approach, I work with you to access your internal strengths, and to better understand your motivations, behaviours, emotions, and thoughts. We will collaborate to identify goals and move towards more joy, beauty, connection, love, and fulfillment. We can also uncover natural resilience to move through the difficult parts of life. I have experience with a variety of issues, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and relationship distress.
I believe that all people have an innate tendency towards connection and growth. Using a compassionate and honest approach, I work with you to access your internal strengths, and to better understand your motivations, behaviours, emotions, and thoughts. We will collaborate to identify goals and move towards more joy, beauty, connection, love, and fulfillment. We can also uncover natural resilience to move through the difficult parts of life. I have experience with a variety of issues, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and relationship distress.
(825) 254-9487 View (825) 254-9487
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Janelle Schultz
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
Do you ever feel like your life has not gone as planned and you're having a hard time finding meaning? Maybe you feel like you are not really yourself anymore or have stopped taking care of yourself. You want more out of your life but don't know how to get it. A lot of people struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship and career stresses, but don't know how to make lasting changes that will lead to a more fulfilling life.
Do you ever feel like your life has not gone as planned and you're having a hard time finding meaning? Maybe you feel like you are not really yourself anymore or have stopped taking care of yourself. You want more out of your life but don't know how to get it. A lot of people struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship and career stresses, but don't know how to make lasting changes that will lead to a more fulfilling life.
(825) 462-1571 View (825) 462-1571
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Pamela Murray
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Hi! I am currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions. My aim is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to help you explore the challenges you may be facing. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. There is always space for some humour in this process. I am here to add and enhance skills you already have to help facilitate change. I am a Registered Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and EMDR clinician. I have completed training in Narrative Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy and use elements of mindfulness to best meet the needs of my clients.
Hi! I am currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions. My aim is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to help you explore the challenges you may be facing. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. There is always space for some humour in this process. I am here to add and enhance skills you already have to help facilitate change. I am a Registered Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and EMDR clinician. I have completed training in Narrative Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy and use elements of mindfulness to best meet the needs of my clients.
(587) 817-6274 View (587) 817-6274
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Yuhao Miao
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA(C), RPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Throughout life, we often get messages that our distress, pain or struggles don't matter. I believe that it's okay not to be okay, and you are worthy of receiving care. Whether you're facing stagnation, battling self-sabotage, confronting stigma and discrimination, healing past wounds, managing relational challenges, or looking for solutions, you don't have to handle it alone. In our session, you'll find a safe space to decode your struggles by unpacking your emotions, delving into your feelings, reflecting on your thoughts and experiences, and identifying your unmet needs as you navigate life and explore your inner world.
Throughout life, we often get messages that our distress, pain or struggles don't matter. I believe that it's okay not to be okay, and you are worthy of receiving care. Whether you're facing stagnation, battling self-sabotage, confronting stigma and discrimination, healing past wounds, managing relational challenges, or looking for solutions, you don't have to handle it alone. In our session, you'll find a safe space to decode your struggles by unpacking your emotions, delving into your feelings, reflecting on your thoughts and experiences, and identifying your unmet needs as you navigate life and explore your inner world.
(825) 460-0094 View (825) 460-0094
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Miriam Emmy Rice
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm glad you're here. Whether you've tried therapy before or this is your first time, I would love the opportunity to get to know you. If you are looking for help with anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, childhood trauma, PTSD, parenting dynamics, social issues and needing support for equality, or any issue that you just feel you need someone to talk to, I would love an opportunity to get to know you and work with you. I am registered in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta and work with a client base from all provinces. I consider the work I do a privilege and do my best to convey that in our time together.
Hi! I'm glad you're here. Whether you've tried therapy before or this is your first time, I would love the opportunity to get to know you. If you are looking for help with anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, childhood trauma, PTSD, parenting dynamics, social issues and needing support for equality, or any issue that you just feel you need someone to talk to, I would love an opportunity to get to know you and work with you. I am registered in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta and work with a client base from all provinces. I consider the work I do a privilege and do my best to convey that in our time together.
(587) 816-2833 View (587) 816-2833
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Chelsey Ann Rosher
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
People and their healing journeys have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. I come from a family of supporters so a mental health therapist was a great fit for me. I have always had a genuine curiosity and passion for watching people heal. I always wanted to know the magic trick, and I found out that it's embedded in human nervous system and body. I specialize in helping individuals who have experienced attachment injury, disruption, or trauma across the lifespan. These wounds can manifest as emotional scars, communication challenges, or unresolved hurts, often within the complex dynamics of the family system.
People and their healing journeys have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. I come from a family of supporters so a mental health therapist was a great fit for me. I have always had a genuine curiosity and passion for watching people heal. I always wanted to know the magic trick, and I found out that it's embedded in human nervous system and body. I specialize in helping individuals who have experienced attachment injury, disruption, or trauma across the lifespan. These wounds can manifest as emotional scars, communication challenges, or unresolved hurts, often within the complex dynamics of the family system.
(587) 418-4969 View (587) 418-4969
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Dr. Tania Andi @ Affordable Mind Harmony Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych, CSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
Affordable (0$-40%-80% cost model) Dr. Tania Andison is licensed Clinical Psychologist with 11 years of experience working with people experiencing challenges with depression, stress, burnout, trauma or a family situation, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, social anxiety, or fears. I work with a team of psychologists, testing specialists and a psychiatrist who treat children and adults with issues ranging from anxiety to dealing with changes in life. At Mind Harmony Psychology Clinic, we have experienced, licensed psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers available to work with you.
Affordable (0$-40%-80% cost model) Dr. Tania Andison is licensed Clinical Psychologist with 11 years of experience working with people experiencing challenges with depression, stress, burnout, trauma or a family situation, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, social anxiety, or fears. I work with a team of psychologists, testing specialists and a psychiatrist who treat children and adults with issues ranging from anxiety to dealing with changes in life. At Mind Harmony Psychology Clinic, we have experienced, licensed psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers available to work with you.
(780) 666-3417 View (780) 666-3417
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Forouz Salari Online Counselling & Consulting - AB
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
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ReDiscover Psychological Services
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
If you visit Rediscover Psychological Services you can expect a safe and supportive environment to tell your story. You already have a great deal of strength and resilience from all the storms you've had to weather through life’s messiness. It is understood that you wish to be heard, understood and validated because we all walk a similar rocky path at some point in our humanness.
If you visit Rediscover Psychological Services you can expect a safe and supportive environment to tell your story. You already have a great deal of strength and resilience from all the storms you've had to weather through life’s messiness. It is understood that you wish to be heard, understood and validated because we all walk a similar rocky path at some point in our humanness.
(825) 250-3512 View (825) 250-3512
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Amy Koble
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
Need help? We all do at some point in our lives. I am here to walk you through whatever problems you may be facing. I have expertise and a special interest in working with children and youth with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, as well as, with parents who are struggling with common parenting issues including managing their child's negative behaviors and improving the relationship with their child. I also have experience working with adults who struggle with anxiety/stress, depression, poor self-esteem, body-image issues, trauma, and relationship issues.
Need help? We all do at some point in our lives. I am here to walk you through whatever problems you may be facing. I have expertise and a special interest in working with children and youth with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, as well as, with parents who are struggling with common parenting issues including managing their child's negative behaviors and improving the relationship with their child. I also have experience working with adults who struggle with anxiety/stress, depression, poor self-esteem, body-image issues, trauma, and relationship issues.
(587) 401-3022 View (587) 401-3022
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Marissa Williams
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Do you have thoughts that scare you or make you feel ashamed? Do you wonder why you're having them and what they mean? Does it feel wrong/irresponsible/risky/dangerous to ignore the thoughts? You try to solve, figure out, and get rid of the thoughts quickly. You argue with the thoughts, but your mind argues back. You spend so much time distracting yourself and avoiding anyone or anything that triggers them. You’d give anything for the horrible thoughts/feelings to stop, but no matter what you do they keep coming back. You just want to feel better and live a normal life. If this sounds like you, I might be a great therapist for you.
Do you have thoughts that scare you or make you feel ashamed? Do you wonder why you're having them and what they mean? Does it feel wrong/irresponsible/risky/dangerous to ignore the thoughts? You try to solve, figure out, and get rid of the thoughts quickly. You argue with the thoughts, but your mind argues back. You spend so much time distracting yourself and avoiding anyone or anything that triggers them. You’d give anything for the horrible thoughts/feelings to stop, but no matter what you do they keep coming back. You just want to feel better and live a normal life. If this sounds like you, I might be a great therapist for you.
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Wanda Chevrette
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
I value meaningful connections, compassion, holistic healing, innate strengths, and integrity. My vision is to join the client’s journey of self-discovery and healing as they realize and capitalize on their strengths and resilience. Get the support you are looking for. Email for a free 15 minute telephone consultation
I value meaningful connections, compassion, holistic healing, innate strengths, and integrity. My vision is to join the client’s journey of self-discovery and healing as they realize and capitalize on their strengths and resilience. Get the support you are looking for. Email for a free 15 minute telephone consultation
(825) 250-3544 View (825) 250-3544
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Michelle Emmerling
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of extensive professional training in working with a diverse range of individual, couple, and family issues from a holistic and client focused perspective. This means I tailor my work to your unique experience and concerns so that we can work together to help you become aware of different aspects of your experience and areas where you may be stuck. I believe in building a caring, genuine, and supportive therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe to explore your concerns and together we can work towards helping you live a more fulfilling life.
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of extensive professional training in working with a diverse range of individual, couple, and family issues from a holistic and client focused perspective. This means I tailor my work to your unique experience and concerns so that we can work together to help you become aware of different aspects of your experience and areas where you may be stuck. I believe in building a caring, genuine, and supportive therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe to explore your concerns and together we can work towards helping you live a more fulfilling life.
(825) 435-1306 View (825) 435-1306
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Nada Taliani
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety? Is it affecting you at work, when you are with your family and friends, and your overall wellbeing? Are you tired of feeling this way? The worrisome thoughts can be difficult enough on their own, but when you add symptoms like poor concentration, poor sleep, irritability, restlessness, and fatigue, it can feel overwhelming. The longer it goes unmanaged, the harder it can make your life. All is not lost! I am here to help you. Together, we can explore how your anxiety is affecting your life and which strategies would be best for managing your symptoms so you feel in control again.
Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety? Is it affecting you at work, when you are with your family and friends, and your overall wellbeing? Are you tired of feeling this way? The worrisome thoughts can be difficult enough on their own, but when you add symptoms like poor concentration, poor sleep, irritability, restlessness, and fatigue, it can feel overwhelming. The longer it goes unmanaged, the harder it can make your life. All is not lost! I am here to help you. Together, we can explore how your anxiety is affecting your life and which strategies would be best for managing your symptoms so you feel in control again.
(780) 757-5353 View (780) 757-5353
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Erica Lane
Psychologist, RPsych, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
Do you feel trapped in cycles of anxiety and worry that just won't stop? Maybe you worry about what will happen in the future, or you question whether everyone is mad at you. Perhaps it feels like nothing you do is ever good enough. If you're looking for help, I may be the therapist for you. I take a gentle and down-to-earth approach to therapy, and focus on creating lasting change. Together, we can help you manage the anxious thoughts so that you can live the life you want.
Do you feel trapped in cycles of anxiety and worry that just won't stop? Maybe you worry about what will happen in the future, or you question whether everyone is mad at you. Perhaps it feels like nothing you do is ever good enough. If you're looking for help, I may be the therapist for you. I take a gentle and down-to-earth approach to therapy, and focus on creating lasting change. Together, we can help you manage the anxious thoughts so that you can live the life you want.
(587) 417-6871 View (587) 417-6871
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Dr. Matt Dwyer
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
As a PhD provisionally registered psychologist with specialized training in evidence-based treatments for insomnia, I believe good sleep is the foundation for good mental health. I work with individuals to improve their sleep by addressing the root cognitive and behavioural causes of insomnia, such as reducing anxiety, depression, or doing “too much of a good thing” that interferes with sleep (e.g. addiction to nicotine, alcohol, or cannabis, or other impulsive/compulsive behaviours such as too much internet or social media use, pornography, binge eating, video games, or gambling).
As a PhD provisionally registered psychologist with specialized training in evidence-based treatments for insomnia, I believe good sleep is the foundation for good mental health. I work with individuals to improve their sleep by addressing the root cognitive and behavioural causes of insomnia, such as reducing anxiety, depression, or doing “too much of a good thing” that interferes with sleep (e.g. addiction to nicotine, alcohol, or cannabis, or other impulsive/compulsive behaviours such as too much internet or social media use, pornography, binge eating, video games, or gambling).
(825) 808-0637 View (825) 808-0637
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Shirvington M. A. Hannays
Counsellor, CCS-AC, CCTACP, CCAC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
I work with clients challenged with repeat relapsing with Addictions, Substance Use Disorders, and other Mental Health related disorders or Maladaptive behaviours who have never done treatment before or have successfully done treatment several times but gave up after several repeated relapses and are being referred for treatment due to mild or moderate-to-severe Substance Use Disorder. I use personalized teletherapy treatments using CBT and REBT therapies along with my signature RElapseREScue brief interventions from the masterclasses “How to become motivated and committed to Change”, and "How to REScue YourSELF from a RElapse".
I work with clients challenged with repeat relapsing with Addictions, Substance Use Disorders, and other Mental Health related disorders or Maladaptive behaviours who have never done treatment before or have successfully done treatment several times but gave up after several repeated relapses and are being referred for treatment due to mild or moderate-to-severe Substance Use Disorder. I use personalized teletherapy treatments using CBT and REBT therapies along with my signature RElapseREScue brief interventions from the masterclasses “How to become motivated and committed to Change”, and "How to REScue YourSELF from a RElapse".
(587) 417-2659 View (587) 417-2659
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Dr. Dustin Marcinkevics
Psychologist, PhD, MEd, BSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Finding the right psychologist, someone you can create a meaningful working relationship with, is essential to therapy. I hope to make you feel welcome and supported while exploring challenging areas in your life to find real solutions. Everyone has the potential to live a happy, healthy life. Support from a psychologist can be the missing step toward improving mental health and meeting personal goals. I approach therapy with optimism, understanding that while difficulties and setbacks are inevitable, with the right support, everyone can develop the skills needed to navigate challenges and achieve a more fulfilling life.
Finding the right psychologist, someone you can create a meaningful working relationship with, is essential to therapy. I hope to make you feel welcome and supported while exploring challenging areas in your life to find real solutions. Everyone has the potential to live a happy, healthy life. Support from a psychologist can be the missing step toward improving mental health and meeting personal goals. I approach therapy with optimism, understanding that while difficulties and setbacks are inevitable, with the right support, everyone can develop the skills needed to navigate challenges and achieve a more fulfilling life.
(780) 666-3426 View (780) 666-3426
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Healthy Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck and what you are used to doing isn’t working anymore? Are you ready to take the next step towards creating a happier life for yourself and in your relationships? Using a positive, strength and thought-based psychological approach; I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their goals and move in a healthier direction. I can help you work on building and adapting your current life skills and abilities to generate healthy skill-sets to reach your personal goals and increase success in your daily life, relationships and career.
Are you feeling stuck and what you are used to doing isn’t working anymore? Are you ready to take the next step towards creating a happier life for yourself and in your relationships? Using a positive, strength and thought-based psychological approach; I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their goals and move in a healthier direction. I can help you work on building and adapting your current life skills and abilities to generate healthy skill-sets to reach your personal goals and increase success in your daily life, relationships and career.
(587) 804-5547 View (587) 804-5547

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Number of Counsellors in T5J

70+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in T5J who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
77% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Alberta Blue Cross
57% Blue Cross
50% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in T5J see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T5J?

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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.