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Clifton Darren Pinder
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, CCC, ACTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with emotional and physical reactivity that you cannot seem to change? Have you experienced trauma that continues to impact you? Do you feel trapped by what feels like insurmountable challenges that you have not yet learned how to cope with and overcome? Anxiety, depression, physical ailments, parenting challenges, relational difficulties, grief and loss, and so many more areas of suffering can pull us away from the life that we long to live. My aim is to support you through the challenges you are facing, equip you with new tools and strategies, and support you to move towards the life that you want to be living.
Are you struggling with emotional and physical reactivity that you cannot seem to change? Have you experienced trauma that continues to impact you? Do you feel trapped by what feels like insurmountable challenges that you have not yet learned how to cope with and overcome? Anxiety, depression, physical ailments, parenting challenges, relational difficulties, grief and loss, and so many more areas of suffering can pull us away from the life that we long to live. My aim is to support you through the challenges you are facing, equip you with new tools and strategies, and support you to move towards the life that you want to be living.
(236) 239-2959 View (236) 239-2959
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Julie Peters
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5R
I deeply believe that the body knows what needs to be healed and holds the keys to that healing. Our systems, however, are so good at keeping us safe that we often can't access those keys alone. I use a range of tools to facilitate that healing, including conversation, meditation, visualization, mindfulness, IFS, AEDP, and sometimes energy work depending on the individual I am working with. I aim to be feminist, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive, which means the client is always the expert on their own experience. We work collaboratively using a range of tools to find the right path forward for you.
I deeply believe that the body knows what needs to be healed and holds the keys to that healing. Our systems, however, are so good at keeping us safe that we often can't access those keys alone. I use a range of tools to facilitate that healing, including conversation, meditation, visualization, mindfulness, IFS, AEDP, and sometimes energy work depending on the individual I am working with. I aim to be feminist, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive, which means the client is always the expert on their own experience. We work collaboratively using a range of tools to find the right path forward for you.
(587) 852-5891 View (587) 852-5891
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Cultured Psychology Services - Tom Rapacki
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
Good psychologists devote ample time to listening to and helping their clients. No one should have to feel like they are making an elevator pitch when they see their therapist. I offer longer sessions which allow for deeper discussions and help that is personalized to your lived experience, strengths, and culture. My approach is calming, caring, insightful, and creative, and I'm also trained to discuss topics that some psychologists don't have the comfort or cultural knowledge to address. Together, let's start building a way forward free from struggle with negative emotions and towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life!
Good psychologists devote ample time to listening to and helping their clients. No one should have to feel like they are making an elevator pitch when they see their therapist. I offer longer sessions which allow for deeper discussions and help that is personalized to your lived experience, strengths, and culture. My approach is calming, caring, insightful, and creative, and I'm also trained to discuss topics that some psychologists don't have the comfort or cultural knowledge to address. Together, let's start building a way forward free from struggle with negative emotions and towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life!
(587) 374-0018 View (587) 374-0018
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Michelle Kennedy
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently running a wait list... My ideal client doesn't exist because EVERYONE deserves competent, compassionate, culturally appropriate, accessible mental health care. You are my ideal candidate because you are human. I want to spend our time together helping you creating the space to share your story in your voice. We can talk about death, love, depression, anxiety, suicide, and gender. Or anything else that’s causing you to feel stuck. I particularly love working with 2SLGBTQIA+ adults, couples, and others who face marginalization in their day to day lives. I value collaboration, commitment, humour, joy and love.
I am currently running a wait list... My ideal client doesn't exist because EVERYONE deserves competent, compassionate, culturally appropriate, accessible mental health care. You are my ideal candidate because you are human. I want to spend our time together helping you creating the space to share your story in your voice. We can talk about death, love, depression, anxiety, suicide, and gender. Or anything else that’s causing you to feel stuck. I particularly love working with 2SLGBTQIA+ adults, couples, and others who face marginalization in their day to day lives. I value collaboration, commitment, humour, joy and love.
(587) 316-6197 View (587) 316-6197
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Ladona Pinder
Registered Social Worker, MA, RCC Can, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R  (Online Only)
Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you experience intrusive negative thoughts that don't let you live the life you want to? Does your internal voice tear you down on a regular basis causing you to feel like you will never be good enough? Do you struggle with low mood, a lack of motivation, or heightened feelings of anxiety and or panic? Or, maybe you or your child are experiencing outbursts and behaviors that you can't seem to get under control, no matter how hard you try. These difficulties can be resolved and you don't have to struggle on your own. There are many strategies and coping skills that can help.
Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you experience intrusive negative thoughts that don't let you live the life you want to? Does your internal voice tear you down on a regular basis causing you to feel like you will never be good enough? Do you struggle with low mood, a lack of motivation, or heightened feelings of anxiety and or panic? Or, maybe you or your child are experiencing outbursts and behaviors that you can't seem to get under control, no matter how hard you try. These difficulties can be resolved and you don't have to struggle on your own. There are many strategies and coping skills that can help.
(672) 784-5135 View (672) 784-5135
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Alisa Singer
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5R
I have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and I am a certified Cognitive Therapist with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or panicked? Struggling with low self-esteem, relationship problems, or work stress? Stuck in life patterns that never seem to change? CBT is a scientifically validated treatment for these problems. I have devoted my career to delivering the highest quality of treatment in a warm and encouraging environment. We will work together to learn new coping skills, to alter your thought processes, to have greater self-acceptance, and to have hope for the future.
I have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and I am a certified Cognitive Therapist with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or panicked? Struggling with low self-esteem, relationship problems, or work stress? Stuck in life patterns that never seem to change? CBT is a scientifically validated treatment for these problems. I have devoted my career to delivering the highest quality of treatment in a warm and encouraging environment. We will work together to learn new coping skills, to alter your thought processes, to have greater self-acceptance, and to have hope for the future.
(780) 318-3316 View (780) 318-3316
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Brandi Smith
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association as well as others. I am experienced in providing psychotherapy and psychological treatment for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. My nurturing style works well with individuals dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, attachment injuries, trauma, grief and loss, relationship distress, and stress. My work history includes supporting families and youth within the Child and Family Services System and I am a recognized Child Specialist in post-divorce processes. I am also trained to provide Psychoeducational assessments for children and youth.
I am a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association as well as others. I am experienced in providing psychotherapy and psychological treatment for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. My nurturing style works well with individuals dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, attachment injuries, trauma, grief and loss, relationship distress, and stress. My work history includes supporting families and youth within the Child and Family Services System and I am a recognized Child Specialist in post-divorce processes. I am also trained to provide Psychoeducational assessments for children and youth.
(587) 802-0945 View (587) 802-0945
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Sharon Marie Smith
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
As the founding Director of Creating Solutions Inc. my practice reflects the Agency mission statement, "Creating strategic solutions through client capacities". My belief is, the client and their capacities are at the centre of co-constructing creative solutions to the various problems that bring them into therapy. My direct communication style is effective with clients who have been stuck in their interpersonal conflicts.
As the founding Director of Creating Solutions Inc. my practice reflects the Agency mission statement, "Creating strategic solutions through client capacities". My belief is, the client and their capacities are at the centre of co-constructing creative solutions to the various problems that bring them into therapy. My direct communication style is effective with clients who have been stuck in their interpersonal conflicts.
(855) 793-8230 View (855) 793-8230
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Taylor McInnes
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, personality disorders, and struggles with meaning, self-actualization, and career. I focus on helping clients better understand how past experiences, avoided emotions, and interpersonal patterns may be contributing to and maintaining their distress and suffering. Through building awareness in the context of a non-judgmental and unconditionally accepting therapeutic relationship, clients are able to develop more flexible and adaptive ways of coping, learn new ways of relating to others in their lives, develop skills, and experience deeper connection, acceptance, and respect for themselves and their emotions.
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, personality disorders, and struggles with meaning, self-actualization, and career. I focus on helping clients better understand how past experiences, avoided emotions, and interpersonal patterns may be contributing to and maintaining their distress and suffering. Through building awareness in the context of a non-judgmental and unconditionally accepting therapeutic relationship, clients are able to develop more flexible and adaptive ways of coping, learn new ways of relating to others in their lives, develop skills, and experience deeper connection, acceptance, and respect for themselves and their emotions.
(587) 805-3408 View (587) 805-3408
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Christopher Marusiak
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5R
Encouraging growth for adults, adolescents, couples and families. Individuals have powerful strengths and resources. I help people tap into those resources to help them heal, overcome life obstacles, and find the personal growth they are looking for.
Encouraging growth for adults, adolescents, couples and families. Individuals have powerful strengths and resources. I help people tap into those resources to help them heal, overcome life obstacles, and find the personal growth they are looking for.
(866) 943-2288 View (866) 943-2288
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Debra Lee Konyk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with experience in both hospital and private practice settings. I believe a holistic approach to client care is important to promote well-being. I consider physical, mental, developmental, behavioral, interpersonal, social, and spiritual factors to understand your needs, to personalize techniques/coping strategies, and to promote personal growth and healing. I work to develop an accepting and understanding environment to help you to become more aware of attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs that are negatively affecting your mood, behaviours, and physiology.
I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with experience in both hospital and private practice settings. I believe a holistic approach to client care is important to promote well-being. I consider physical, mental, developmental, behavioral, interpersonal, social, and spiritual factors to understand your needs, to personalize techniques/coping strategies, and to promote personal growth and healing. I work to develop an accepting and understanding environment to help you to become more aware of attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs that are negatively affecting your mood, behaviours, and physiology.
(855) 658-5689 View (855) 658-5689
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Erika Goos
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
Life can be overwhelming at times, leading to feelings of disconnection and despair. Through connection, I believe healing occurs, as you are able to feel truly seen, heard and understood by another person. I strive to create a safe, trusting relationship where you feel comfortable to explore your inner world and work through the thoughts, beliefs, patterns and unhealed wounds that may be affecting you. As the expert of your experiences, you bring inherent knowledge of what is needed for you to grow and heal. Your wisdom and my knowledge of therapy allow us to work collaboratively to achieve your goals.
Life can be overwhelming at times, leading to feelings of disconnection and despair. Through connection, I believe healing occurs, as you are able to feel truly seen, heard and understood by another person. I strive to create a safe, trusting relationship where you feel comfortable to explore your inner world and work through the thoughts, beliefs, patterns and unhealed wounds that may be affecting you. As the expert of your experiences, you bring inherent knowledge of what is needed for you to grow and heal. Your wisdom and my knowledge of therapy allow us to work collaboratively to achieve your goals.
(587) 804-2575 View (587) 804-2575
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Vanessa Fingland Counselling
Counsellor, CCPCPRc, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5R  (Online Only)
Counselling for Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse. Whether its family or your partner who have toxic traits, you are noticing the anxiety this relationship is causing you and the cycle never ends of being sucked in with love bombing just to be hurt again with put downs and humiliation. I know how painfully lonely and isolating it can be to make that decision to step away from the abuse. There is a lot of shame that comes up, as well as self doubt. You may even question if YOU are narcissistic. I help support and empower women to find the courage in their journey to go from surviving to thriving and turn guilt into confidence!
Counselling for Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse. Whether its family or your partner who have toxic traits, you are noticing the anxiety this relationship is causing you and the cycle never ends of being sucked in with love bombing just to be hurt again with put downs and humiliation. I know how painfully lonely and isolating it can be to make that decision to step away from the abuse. There is a lot of shame that comes up, as well as self doubt. You may even question if YOU are narcissistic. I help support and empower women to find the courage in their journey to go from surviving to thriving and turn guilt into confidence!
(587) 816-0407 View (587) 816-0407
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Carl Conradi
Counsellor, CCC, MSc, MBA, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
I see adult and adolescent clients from all sorts of different backgrounds, and who present with a variety of psychological concerns. However, I feel I’m especially well-suited to working with folks who are undergoing significant life change (e.g., job insecurity, divorce, bereavement, diagnosis, etc.), and who are experiencing anger, anxiety, or depression while traversing the flux. I’m also a keen advocate of mental wellbeing within a number of specific communities, including: veterans and first responders, men (cis and trans), LGBTQ+ folks, expatriates/immigrants, entrepreneurs, and people practicing consensual non-monogamy.
I see adult and adolescent clients from all sorts of different backgrounds, and who present with a variety of psychological concerns. However, I feel I’m especially well-suited to working with folks who are undergoing significant life change (e.g., job insecurity, divorce, bereavement, diagnosis, etc.), and who are experiencing anger, anxiety, or depression while traversing the flux. I’m also a keen advocate of mental wellbeing within a number of specific communities, including: veterans and first responders, men (cis and trans), LGBTQ+ folks, expatriates/immigrants, entrepreneurs, and people practicing consensual non-monogamy.
(587) 609-9012 View (587) 609-9012
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Dr. Jake Tremblay
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5R
I am a doctoral psychologist with 18 yrs experience helping the public with general life challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and stress. My specialties are burnout, traumas, PTSD, and workplace health issues, with training in EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Ex-Rp. I also provide psychological assessment for employment concerns. Recently, I've founded Mindspring Psychology Associates Inc., to increase availability to counselling services, within a team of local Psychologists dedicated to ethical, outcome-informed, and evidenced-based practices.
I am a doctoral psychologist with 18 yrs experience helping the public with general life challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and stress. My specialties are burnout, traumas, PTSD, and workplace health issues, with training in EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Ex-Rp. I also provide psychological assessment for employment concerns. Recently, I've founded Mindspring Psychology Associates Inc., to increase availability to counselling services, within a team of local Psychologists dedicated to ethical, outcome-informed, and evidenced-based practices.
(587) 855-4315 View (587) 855-4315
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Taylor Cumming
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
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
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Tasnim Hasan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
Whether it's mental health or neurodivergency, relationship challenges or family conflicts that are adding to your struggles, I can be of therapeutic support to you. My hope is to help you begin to fill your cup before spilling out, or gently wipe up the mess if it already has. I'll provide you the education to understand why you're feeling the way you do and a safe space to express it. I also support you to communicate with those in your life who are struggling to understand how to help. In working with me, you'll finally let out a breath that's been stuck in your chest for far too long.
Whether it's mental health or neurodivergency, relationship challenges or family conflicts that are adding to your struggles, I can be of therapeutic support to you. My hope is to help you begin to fill your cup before spilling out, or gently wipe up the mess if it already has. I'll provide you the education to understand why you're feeling the way you do and a safe space to express it. I also support you to communicate with those in your life who are struggling to understand how to help. In working with me, you'll finally let out a breath that's been stuck in your chest for far too long.
(587) 415-0591 View (587) 415-0591
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Kristina Ingram
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree, specialization in Clinical Social Work. My primary area of focus is divorce and separation, working with the entire family, children (over 12) and individuals going through this big family change. I work with families in the Collaborative Family Law Process, voluntary process, or with those under court-ordered interventions. I believe in early intervention with families going through this difficult time prior to conflict escalating, however if conflict is set in then a direct, solution-focused approach is key.
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree, specialization in Clinical Social Work. My primary area of focus is divorce and separation, working with the entire family, children (over 12) and individuals going through this big family change. I work with families in the Collaborative Family Law Process, voluntary process, or with those under court-ordered interventions. I believe in early intervention with families going through this difficult time prior to conflict escalating, however if conflict is set in then a direct, solution-focused approach is key.
(587) 801-0301 View (587) 801-0301
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Whitney Ireland
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5R
Hi, I'm glad you're here. I'm Whitney, and I'm a Registered Psychologist. I work with adults on a range of concerns. In all my work, I am guided by the following values: honesty, curiosity, and fun. In therapy, this means that I aim to be transparent about what we're doing and why (if you're someone who needs to know the why before you engage in something-I see you), I seek feedback from clients to ensure therapy is meeting their needs and adapt the process when needed. I also take the opportunity to use creativity and humour to enhance therapy.
Hi, I'm glad you're here. I'm Whitney, and I'm a Registered Psychologist. I work with adults on a range of concerns. In all my work, I am guided by the following values: honesty, curiosity, and fun. In therapy, this means that I aim to be transparent about what we're doing and why (if you're someone who needs to know the why before you engage in something-I see you), I seek feedback from clients to ensure therapy is meeting their needs and adapt the process when needed. I also take the opportunity to use creativity and humour to enhance therapy.
(825) 250-3771 View (825) 250-3771
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Courtney Seitz
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5R
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

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Number of Counsellors in T5R

20+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in T5R who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
92% Depression
92% Coping Skills
92% Self Esteem
83% Trauma and PTSD
75% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Blue Cross
61% Canada Life | Great-West Life
50% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in T5R see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

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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.