Therapists in T5S

Photo of Melissa Guzik, Psychologist in T5S, AB
Melissa Guzik
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S
Have you recently been struggling and feel like you could use some extra support? Do you have a hard time coping with how you are feeling? Are you feeling alone or struggling in the relationships in your life? Are you struggling with trauma you have experienced? Are you having a hard time sleeping? If you answered yes to any of these questions it may be time to seek out counselling in a safe and caring environment. Together we can create a plan to build on your strengths, and gain new resources and tools to assist you with your struggles. It is my desire to help you increase your hope, joy, and meaning in your life.
Have you recently been struggling and feel like you could use some extra support? Do you have a hard time coping with how you are feeling? Are you feeling alone or struggling in the relationships in your life? Are you struggling with trauma you have experienced? Are you having a hard time sleeping? If you answered yes to any of these questions it may be time to seek out counselling in a safe and caring environment. Together we can create a plan to build on your strengths, and gain new resources and tools to assist you with your struggles. It is my desire to help you increase your hope, joy, and meaning in your life.
(587) 805-3642 View (587) 805-3642
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Ryan Hoard
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S  (Online Only)
I work with adults and youth from diverse backgrounds who are faced with a variety of mental health and social concerns. Specifically, I specialize in the social-emotional issues of trauma, depression and anxiety. Life can already be challenging, but worry, stress, fear, doubt, guilt, sadness, frustration, or disappointment, well... that makes it rough. It is my belief that we have the resources to effectively manage the challenges that we are confronted by. We might just need a reminder about what those strengths and skills are. And it couldn't hurt to learn a new technique or two to improve our wellness.
I work with adults and youth from diverse backgrounds who are faced with a variety of mental health and social concerns. Specifically, I specialize in the social-emotional issues of trauma, depression and anxiety. Life can already be challenging, but worry, stress, fear, doubt, guilt, sadness, frustration, or disappointment, well... that makes it rough. It is my belief that we have the resources to effectively manage the challenges that we are confronted by. We might just need a reminder about what those strengths and skills are. And it couldn't hurt to learn a new technique or two to improve our wellness.
(587) 402-4329 View (587) 402-4329
Photo of Dr. Theresa Zolner, Psychologist in T5S, AB
Dr. Theresa Zolner
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many times, people struggle with issues but are not sure what to do about them. Is counselling the right approach? Psychotherapy? Coaching? Maybe just coffee with a trusted friend seems like the best solution at times, but maybe you're not feeling sure about that either. What I usually recommend for people experiencing challenges but who are uncertain about what to do is to book a consultation session to talk about what's going on and some options or recommendations for what to do about it. Sometimes one consultation session is enough. Three-session consultations also are available for working through issues in more detail.
Many times, people struggle with issues but are not sure what to do about them. Is counselling the right approach? Psychotherapy? Coaching? Maybe just coffee with a trusted friend seems like the best solution at times, but maybe you're not feeling sure about that either. What I usually recommend for people experiencing challenges but who are uncertain about what to do is to book a consultation session to talk about what's going on and some options or recommendations for what to do about it. Sometimes one consultation session is enough. Three-session consultations also are available for working through issues in more detail.
(587) 570-4836 View (587) 570-4836
Photo of Kari Harris, Registered Provisional Psychologist in T5S, AB
Kari Harris
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BEd, MACP
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist who enjoys working with both adolescents and adults in a genuine, safe and non-judgemental environment. I approach counselling with empathy, a sense of humour and a desire to empower clients so that they are able to build life-long skills and knowledge that will enable them to be masters of their own mental health. Because of my years of experience with coaching and teaching, my sessions include a great deal of psychoeducation with hopes to empower clients to be their own advocates and to build the resiliency they require to be successful in life.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist who enjoys working with both adolescents and adults in a genuine, safe and non-judgemental environment. I approach counselling with empathy, a sense of humour and a desire to empower clients so that they are able to build life-long skills and knowledge that will enable them to be masters of their own mental health. Because of my years of experience with coaching and teaching, my sessions include a great deal of psychoeducation with hopes to empower clients to be their own advocates and to build the resiliency they require to be successful in life.
(587) 609-5896 View (587) 609-5896
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Kathy Le
Psychologist, RPsych, MA, BS
Verified
7 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Waitlist for new clients
Are you an older teen or adult trying to navigate relational traumas? This can include unhealthy or toxic relationships with a partner or family member, infidelity, intimate partner violence, separation/ divorce, or bullying. Or are you a BIPOC individual looking to explore issues surrounding culture and identity? Then I may be the therapist for you. I take a directive approach to therapy and enjoy working with someone who is looking to make a change. I use my expertise to collaborate with you to develop a plan of action based on your goals and lifestyle.
Are you an older teen or adult trying to navigate relational traumas? This can include unhealthy or toxic relationships with a partner or family member, infidelity, intimate partner violence, separation/ divorce, or bullying. Or are you a BIPOC individual looking to explore issues surrounding culture and identity? Then I may be the therapist for you. I take a directive approach to therapy and enjoy working with someone who is looking to make a change. I use my expertise to collaborate with you to develop a plan of action based on your goals and lifestyle.
(587) 819-0094 View (587) 819-0094
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JDC Psychological Services
Psychologist, BA, MC, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Hi! You've taken the first step in searching for help - let me help you take the next one. I am a registered psychologist with a passion for helping people recover from their past, learn new ways of navigating their present, and discover their life's purpose. I work with a variety of life concerns - including trauma, abuse, addiction, stress/anxiety, depression, emotions management and issues of faith. I believe that every person has the capacity for love, joy and peace in their lives. And that we can all use a little help along the way.
Hi! You've taken the first step in searching for help - let me help you take the next one. I am a registered psychologist with a passion for helping people recover from their past, learn new ways of navigating their present, and discover their life's purpose. I work with a variety of life concerns - including trauma, abuse, addiction, stress/anxiety, depression, emotions management and issues of faith. I believe that every person has the capacity for love, joy and peace in their lives. And that we can all use a little help along the way.
(587) 316-8175 View (587) 316-8175
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Vanessa R Iceton
Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Do you ask yourself “what’s the point”, feel exhausted, stuck, alone, overwhelmed, stressed, isolated or withdrawn? Do you think to yourself, I’m not in control, not good enough, or I'm a failure? Do you lack focus & concentration or have a loss of interest or pleasure in life? Do memories of your childhood, a recent loss, or an accident interfering in your activities of daily living? If you connected to any of the above and are looking for something different, better, or more, we can work together to create a treatment plan offering you hope, to help guide you, and support you in having a more functioning, healthier & happier life.
Do you ask yourself “what’s the point”, feel exhausted, stuck, alone, overwhelmed, stressed, isolated or withdrawn? Do you think to yourself, I’m not in control, not good enough, or I'm a failure? Do you lack focus & concentration or have a loss of interest or pleasure in life? Do memories of your childhood, a recent loss, or an accident interfering in your activities of daily living? If you connected to any of the above and are looking for something different, better, or more, we can work together to create a treatment plan offering you hope, to help guide you, and support you in having a more functioning, healthier & happier life.
(587) 415-0830 View (587) 415-0830
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Amy Cardinal
Psychologist, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Do you struggle with communication in your relationship? Are you tired of having the same fight over and over, without moving any closer to solving the issue? Do you wonder what life would be like if you could move past your hurts and closer to others? Are you feeling sad or overwhelmed and anxious about your life and all the pressures your facing? Pushing away your needs and not dealing with these long-term issues can have a negative impact on both your physical and mental health. I believe that it shouldn't be so hard to have a great relationship and a more satisfying life.
Do you struggle with communication in your relationship? Are you tired of having the same fight over and over, without moving any closer to solving the issue? Do you wonder what life would be like if you could move past your hurts and closer to others? Are you feeling sad or overwhelmed and anxious about your life and all the pressures your facing? Pushing away your needs and not dealing with these long-term issues can have a negative impact on both your physical and mental health. I believe that it shouldn't be so hard to have a great relationship and a more satisfying life.
(780) 414-0609 x223 View (780) 414-0609 x223
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Natalya Vann
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S
I am a Registered Psychologist and have experience working in the human services field for the past nine years in various capacities, which has helped prepare me to work with a diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families, with varying mental health diagnoses, including autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), addictions, and trauma. I gain perspective and insight into the client’s lived experiences by hearing their stories and recognizing their capacity to be the expert in their own lives.
I am a Registered Psychologist and have experience working in the human services field for the past nine years in various capacities, which has helped prepare me to work with a diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families, with varying mental health diagnoses, including autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), addictions, and trauma. I gain perspective and insight into the client’s lived experiences by hearing their stories and recognizing their capacity to be the expert in their own lives.
(587) 600-0261 View (587) 600-0261
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Dr. Neil Hogan
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S  (Online Only)
Whether you are hoping to address issues related to your career, your family, or your relationships, or you wish to overcome problems like depression, anxiety, stress management, or grief, I do my best to provide a non-judgemental space for people to work on those issues. I also provide formal assessment services, if you would like to achieve a better understanding of your issues. Finally, some of my clients also need support in managing behaviours that place them (or could place them) in conflict with the law, such as issues related to anger, violence or sexual behaviours.
Whether you are hoping to address issues related to your career, your family, or your relationships, or you wish to overcome problems like depression, anxiety, stress management, or grief, I do my best to provide a non-judgemental space for people to work on those issues. I also provide formal assessment services, if you would like to achieve a better understanding of your issues. Finally, some of my clients also need support in managing behaviours that place them (or could place them) in conflict with the law, such as issues related to anger, violence or sexual behaviours.
(825) 525-2805 View (825) 525-2805
Photo of Kari Freeman Psychology, Psychologist in T5S, AB
Kari Freeman Psychology
Psychologist, PMH-C, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Tired of racing thoughts and intrusive worries? Thinking it’s time for a change but not sure where to start? So many things cause us to feel overwhelmed. For some, the reasons are obvious. Things like trauma, work or school stress, parenting, family issues, fears or phobias, lack-of-focus, overflowing to-do lists, or burn-out can cause a lot of stress. For others, anxiety can feel like a total mystery. We can look fine on the outside, though the inside is often a different story. Regardless of the reason, stress and overwhelm take away from our general happiness and make dealing with life so much harder.
Tired of racing thoughts and intrusive worries? Thinking it’s time for a change but not sure where to start? So many things cause us to feel overwhelmed. For some, the reasons are obvious. Things like trauma, work or school stress, parenting, family issues, fears or phobias, lack-of-focus, overflowing to-do lists, or burn-out can cause a lot of stress. For others, anxiety can feel like a total mystery. We can look fine on the outside, though the inside is often a different story. Regardless of the reason, stress and overwhelm take away from our general happiness and make dealing with life so much harder.
(825) 250-3356 View (825) 250-3356
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Emily Beaulieu
Psychologist
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S  (Online Only)
What are your best hopes for therapy? Have you considered that your own assets and best qualities you can help you make desired changes in your life? Whether you are currently struggling with low mood, difficulty completing daily tasks, or dissatisfaction in relationships, you can make fresh movements toward your desired future within a few sessions.
What are your best hopes for therapy? Have you considered that your own assets and best qualities you can help you make desired changes in your life? Whether you are currently struggling with low mood, difficulty completing daily tasks, or dissatisfaction in relationships, you can make fresh movements toward your desired future within a few sessions.
(587) 870-6709 View (587) 870-6709
Photo of Nadia Ivanchikov, Counsellor in T5S, AB
Nadia Ivanchikov
Counsellor, MACP, M Ed, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Are you a parent of a neurodiverse child seeking support? Do you feel frustrated by cultural shock, adapting to a new reality, or navigating family or workplace turmoil? Are depression, anxiety, mood swings, or anger challenges on your plate? Is your child struggling socially or academically? Are you? Do you crave being heard, accepted, and supported? Are you ready to maximize your strengths while learning to accommodate the areas of need? Would you like to master the dance of interpersonal communication using your emotions as a compass in navigating your relationships? Will you explore your past and present to design your future?
Are you a parent of a neurodiverse child seeking support? Do you feel frustrated by cultural shock, adapting to a new reality, or navigating family or workplace turmoil? Are depression, anxiety, mood swings, or anger challenges on your plate? Is your child struggling socially or academically? Are you? Do you crave being heard, accepted, and supported? Are you ready to maximize your strengths while learning to accommodate the areas of need? Would you like to master the dance of interpersonal communication using your emotions as a compass in navigating your relationships? Will you explore your past and present to design your future?
(587) 208-6947 View (587) 208-6947
Photo of Jean E MacKenzie, Psychologist in T5S, AB
Jean E MacKenzie
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Are you tired of the endless arguments and tension in your relationship? Has the spark between you and your partner dimmed, leaving you feeling disconnected and frustrated? Do you find yourself dreading the next confrontation, wondering if your relationship is on the brink of collapse? If you resonate with these struggles, couples counselling could be the breakthrough you've been seeking. In a safe, supportive environment, we'll address the root causes of your conflicts and work together to reignite the passion and intimacy in your relationship. Contact me today to take the first step towards a happier, healthier relationship.
Are you tired of the endless arguments and tension in your relationship? Has the spark between you and your partner dimmed, leaving you feeling disconnected and frustrated? Do you find yourself dreading the next confrontation, wondering if your relationship is on the brink of collapse? If you resonate with these struggles, couples counselling could be the breakthrough you've been seeking. In a safe, supportive environment, we'll address the root causes of your conflicts and work together to reignite the passion and intimacy in your relationship. Contact me today to take the first step towards a happier, healthier relationship.
(587) 805-5189 View (587) 805-5189
Photo of Smita Gupta, Psychologist in T5S, AB
Smita Gupta
Psychologist, R, Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Do you struggle with symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, or just feel lost overall? You don't have to deal with it alone. Research shows that psychotherapy can be helpful in overall mental well-being. Hi! I am Smita Gupta, a Registered Psychologist, and welcome to the Oasis Psychological Services.
Do you struggle with symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, or just feel lost overall? You don't have to deal with it alone. Research shows that psychotherapy can be helpful in overall mental well-being. Hi! I am Smita Gupta, a Registered Psychologist, and welcome to the Oasis Psychological Services.
(587) 801-7403 View (587) 801-7403
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Equinox Therapeutic and Consulting Services
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S
I am the owner of Equinox Therapeutic. I most enjoy providing services to individuals who feel, in some way, "stuck" but feel that somehow, someway, life MUST have something better in store for them! Whether it's because of traumatic experiences that you still carry the weight of, or the sense that your current coping mechanisms are no longer functional for you, I can help you untangle the web of your past or present...allowing you ultimately to emerge with a true understanding of who you are, and a sense of empowerment and potential to be who you want to be. 2SLGBTQ+ affirming, and all expressions of queerness are welcome!
I am the owner of Equinox Therapeutic. I most enjoy providing services to individuals who feel, in some way, "stuck" but feel that somehow, someway, life MUST have something better in store for them! Whether it's because of traumatic experiences that you still carry the weight of, or the sense that your current coping mechanisms are no longer functional for you, I can help you untangle the web of your past or present...allowing you ultimately to emerge with a true understanding of who you are, and a sense of empowerment and potential to be who you want to be. 2SLGBTQ+ affirming, and all expressions of queerness are welcome!
(825) 255-7108 View (825) 255-7108
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Positive Kids Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PsyD(c)
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S
Positive Kids is a provider of holistic ADHD treatment for children and their families. We are the creators of a unique model called "LEPS." Our LEPS Model tackles the complications associated with ADHD with a very high success rate. The acronym stands for LEARNING, EMOTIONAL, PARENTING, SOCIAL skills. We begin by assessing your child’s ADHD symptoms before we go into a more in-depth discovery of what your child’s individual needs are. Once we have determined the initial requirements, we set up a schedule for you and your child, breaking down each part of the program.
Positive Kids is a provider of holistic ADHD treatment for children and their families. We are the creators of a unique model called "LEPS." Our LEPS Model tackles the complications associated with ADHD with a very high success rate. The acronym stands for LEARNING, EMOTIONAL, PARENTING, SOCIAL skills. We begin by assessing your child’s ADHD symptoms before we go into a more in-depth discovery of what your child’s individual needs are. Once we have determined the initial requirements, we set up a schedule for you and your child, breaking down each part of the program.
(587) 804-2505 View (587) 804-2505
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Marti Lysek-Behiels
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S
Accessing over 15 years of education and experience I provide counselling services to children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals. Some of the areas I have experience in include relational issues, addictions (impact on family members), anxiety, anger management, depression, parenting, grief and loss, stress, school problems, life transitions, workplace stress, separation and divorce, personal growth, self-esteem, co-dependency, and trauma. Each person's experience is unique and I value working collaboratively with each person to create meaningful therapeutic goals. Through empathy and understanding I support people to discover what they need in order to take the first small step towards healing, change, and growth.
Accessing over 15 years of education and experience I provide counselling services to children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals. Some of the areas I have experience in include relational issues, addictions (impact on family members), anxiety, anger management, depression, parenting, grief and loss, stress, school problems, life transitions, workplace stress, separation and divorce, personal growth, self-esteem, co-dependency, and trauma. Each person's experience is unique and I value working collaboratively with each person to create meaningful therapeutic goals. Through empathy and understanding I support people to discover what they need in order to take the first small step towards healing, change, and growth.
(587) 803-1244 View (587) 803-1244
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Cath Thorlakson
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5S
I provide help and empowerment for those who are struggling with issues of faith, depression, anxiety, stress, addictions to gambling, alcohol, drug abuse, and smoking, as well as couples and marriage therapy; including domestic violence. I help parents of children and youth with developmental struggles such as autism and ADHD. I help those who are dealing with trauma to get back on their feet and find hope and direction again. If you need to find hope again in your life and your relationships, I would love to help you find it!
I provide help and empowerment for those who are struggling with issues of faith, depression, anxiety, stress, addictions to gambling, alcohol, drug abuse, and smoking, as well as couples and marriage therapy; including domestic violence. I help parents of children and youth with developmental struggles such as autism and ADHD. I help those who are dealing with trauma to get back on their feet and find hope and direction again. If you need to find hope again in your life and your relationships, I would love to help you find it!
(855) 287-7829 View (855) 287-7829
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Cathy Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Are you or a loved one going through a difficult time and feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you struggling in your relationships at home or work? Are you worrying about the well-being of your children and their emotional health? I am a Registered Social Worker (Master's Level) with 30 years experience as a therapist. I help adults, couples and families move through difficult times, find hope and thrive!
Are you or a loved one going through a difficult time and feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you struggling in your relationships at home or work? Are you worrying about the well-being of your children and their emotional health? I am a Registered Social Worker (Master's Level) with 30 years experience as a therapist. I help adults, couples and families move through difficult times, find hope and thrive!
(780) 666-7538 View (780) 666-7538

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Number of Counsellors in T5S

20+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in T5S who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
61% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Alberta Blue Cross
70% Canada Life | Great-West Life
65% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in T5S see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

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How can I find a therapist in T5S?

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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.