Therapists in T5T

Photo of Andra Gramescu, Registered Provisional Psychologist in T5T, AB
Andra Gramescu
Registered Provisional Psychologist, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
Hi there! So glad you are here :) I am honoured to hold space for your story. My passion is the walk of healing and on this journey there are many guides that step alongside us to offer knowledge and advice. If you will allow me, I would be honoured to step alongside you for a time. Have you experienced trauma in your life? Do you struggle with a sense of loss or grief? I can help you unpack and process through experiences of the past in a kind, compassionate way. Emotions can be loud and overwhelming, but what they are asking for is love and compassion.
Hi there! So glad you are here :) I am honoured to hold space for your story. My passion is the walk of healing and on this journey there are many guides that step alongside us to offer knowledge and advice. If you will allow me, I would be honoured to step alongside you for a time. Have you experienced trauma in your life? Do you struggle with a sense of loss or grief? I can help you unpack and process through experiences of the past in a kind, compassionate way. Emotions can be loud and overwhelming, but what they are asking for is love and compassion.
(587) 355-2800 View (587) 355-2800
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Christa Stehr
Psychologist, BEd, MACP
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5T
Hello, and welcome. Life comes with many challenges. At times, we are able to manage these challenges on our own and sometimes we need some help. I am here to help with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting, stress and burnout, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, effective communication, life transitions (such as children leaving home or moving into retirement) and adjustment issues (such as losing a job or the breakdown of a relationship). I also offer skills training in parenting, discipline, mindfulness, communication, cognitive modification and emotional management.
Hello, and welcome. Life comes with many challenges. At times, we are able to manage these challenges on our own and sometimes we need some help. I am here to help with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting, stress and burnout, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, effective communication, life transitions (such as children leaving home or moving into retirement) and adjustment issues (such as losing a job or the breakdown of a relationship). I also offer skills training in parenting, discipline, mindfulness, communication, cognitive modification and emotional management.
(587) 741-5023 View (587) 741-5023
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Myron Duberry
Psychologist, MA, BSc
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a Registered Psychologist, however I take pride in not being a typical psychologist. Just normal conversations with practical strategies thrown in. I believe that my clients and I are a team, working together to achieve their goals. I work with preteens, teenagers and adults. My areas of focus include self-care, performance and sports psychology; anxiety; depression; dating/relationships; communication; motivation; anger management; and school/work performance.
Hi, I'm a Registered Psychologist, however I take pride in not being a typical psychologist. Just normal conversations with practical strategies thrown in. I believe that my clients and I are a team, working together to achieve their goals. I work with preteens, teenagers and adults. My areas of focus include self-care, performance and sports psychology; anxiety; depression; dating/relationships; communication; motivation; anger management; and school/work performance.
(780) 428-5433 View (780) 428-5433
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Irene Mary Haire
Art Therapist, MC, RCAT
Edmonton, AB T5T
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Registered Art Therapist and I work with adults, children and adolescents individually, with couples, families and facilitate groups . My experience with individuals includes working with people with mental health problems, such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, addictions, trauma, relationship problems and many others conditions that relate to family of origin developments. I'm trained at the Beck Institute and offer CBT for Depression, Anxiety & Personality Disorders. I believe in client empowerment and by using whatever strategies that you want to use with me, I will help you.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Registered Art Therapist and I work with adults, children and adolescents individually, with couples, families and facilitate groups . My experience with individuals includes working with people with mental health problems, such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, addictions, trauma, relationship problems and many others conditions that relate to family of origin developments. I'm trained at the Beck Institute and offer CBT for Depression, Anxiety & Personality Disorders. I believe in client empowerment and by using whatever strategies that you want to use with me, I will help you.
(587) 801-5441 View (587) 801-5441
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Colin Auschrat
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
Available evenings and weekends. I take a person centred approach, believing that every client is different and therefore match my approach to where they are on their journey towards health and wellness. I believe in working from the client's point of reference and building strengths and capacities. As a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists I have worked with a variety of different clients: individuals, couples, and families, I particularly enjoy working with the dynamics of a couple, I also enjoy working with men's mental health issues and depression.
Available evenings and weekends. I take a person centred approach, believing that every client is different and therefore match my approach to where they are on their journey towards health and wellness. I believe in working from the client's point of reference and building strengths and capacities. As a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists I have worked with a variety of different clients: individuals, couples, and families, I particularly enjoy working with the dynamics of a couple, I also enjoy working with men's mental health issues and depression.
(587) 416-1099 View (587) 416-1099
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Dr. Edna Wakene
Counsellor, PhD, RPC, MPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
Reaching out for support is a courageous and powerful step but it can be daunting to try and find the right Therapist to suit your needs. I am invested in walking alongside you as you get on your journey of healing and growth. Through an evidence-based, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, collaborative and empathic approach, I will explore with you your need for change. I am a multilingual Psychotherapist with 18 years of experience and have had the privilege to work with individuals, children, youth and families of various backgrounds and ethnicities and diverse presenting issues.
Reaching out for support is a courageous and powerful step but it can be daunting to try and find the right Therapist to suit your needs. I am invested in walking alongside you as you get on your journey of healing and growth. Through an evidence-based, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, collaborative and empathic approach, I will explore with you your need for change. I am a multilingual Psychotherapist with 18 years of experience and have had the privilege to work with individuals, children, youth and families of various backgrounds and ethnicities and diverse presenting issues.
(587) 207-8996 View (587) 207-8996
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The Ferrance Group
Psychologist, PhD, MA, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
Talking to us feels like a relaxed conversation with someone you know. We're trained to help you feel safe/at ease while asking questions to help draw out what's challenging you. We help uncover strengths and competencies you might not know you have. Our practical, down-to-earth, no nonsense approach helps you quickly cut through the noise so you can feel better AND do better. Even if what you're needing help with isn't listed in this profile, feel free to reach out. Our knowledgeable, warm, and friendly "Intake Specialist" will be happy to answer your questions & help you connect with the right person. We'll take care of you!
Talking to us feels like a relaxed conversation with someone you know. We're trained to help you feel safe/at ease while asking questions to help draw out what's challenging you. We help uncover strengths and competencies you might not know you have. Our practical, down-to-earth, no nonsense approach helps you quickly cut through the noise so you can feel better AND do better. Even if what you're needing help with isn't listed in this profile, feel free to reach out. Our knowledgeable, warm, and friendly "Intake Specialist" will be happy to answer your questions & help you connect with the right person. We'll take care of you!
(587) 741-2802 View (587) 741-2802
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Kirsten Dembicki
Occupational Therapist, MScOT, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
As an Occupational Therapist I work with people who feel stuck and reconnect them with their purpose and meaning in their life. I understand the mind-body relationship. I work with the inner child, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, and OCD. I have a deep appreciation for how the nervous system regulates to process emotions and trauma. I know from both personal and professional experience, when someone is held in a room filled with safety, compassion and curiosity there is growth in one's mind, body, and spirit. This leads to integrating healthier beliefs and a more satisfying engagement in one's world.
As an Occupational Therapist I work with people who feel stuck and reconnect them with their purpose and meaning in their life. I understand the mind-body relationship. I work with the inner child, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, and OCD. I have a deep appreciation for how the nervous system regulates to process emotions and trauma. I know from both personal and professional experience, when someone is held in a room filled with safety, compassion and curiosity there is growth in one's mind, body, and spirit. This leads to integrating healthier beliefs and a more satisfying engagement in one's world.
(587) 713-8097 View (587) 713-8097
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Julie Marie DeRose
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, BEd, MC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
For two decades, I have been in professions supporting and helping individuals and families. Both my professional and life experience help guide my practice and my goal is to support clients in ways that match their unique experiences. I am comfortable working with children, youth, adults, couples and families. In my work with clients, I strive to be authentic, genuine and meet clients where they are at. My goal is to not rush the process, but allow for an organic unraveling of thoughts with some gentle guiding along the way. Please reach out if you have any questions and I'd love to support you on your therapeutic journey.
For two decades, I have been in professions supporting and helping individuals and families. Both my professional and life experience help guide my practice and my goal is to support clients in ways that match their unique experiences. I am comfortable working with children, youth, adults, couples and families. In my work with clients, I strive to be authentic, genuine and meet clients where they are at. My goal is to not rush the process, but allow for an organic unraveling of thoughts with some gentle guiding along the way. Please reach out if you have any questions and I'd love to support you on your therapeutic journey.
(825) 436-4099 View (825) 436-4099
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Deep Sea Psychology
Psychologist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
It's easy to get stuck in patterns that sabotage the life you want to live: overly busy thoughts, intense emotions, or automatic reactions. Often traumatic or painful past experiences can leave lingering impacts on your day-to-day functioning, leaving you feeling disconnected, out of control, overwhelmed, or stuck in cycles or patterns that never seem to let up. Therapy is your space to learn how to effectively get un-stuck, heal from past wounds, transform unhelpful patterns, and grow. Therapy facilitates supported conscious engagement with your inner world, helping you to deepen your awareness and make truly meaningful changes.
It's easy to get stuck in patterns that sabotage the life you want to live: overly busy thoughts, intense emotions, or automatic reactions. Often traumatic or painful past experiences can leave lingering impacts on your day-to-day functioning, leaving you feeling disconnected, out of control, overwhelmed, or stuck in cycles or patterns that never seem to let up. Therapy is your space to learn how to effectively get un-stuck, heal from past wounds, transform unhelpful patterns, and grow. Therapy facilitates supported conscious engagement with your inner world, helping you to deepen your awareness and make truly meaningful changes.
(587) 606-4072 View (587) 606-4072
Photo of Aijia Waithe, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in T5T, AB
Aijia Waithe
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BMus
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
Are you finding difficulty coping with the stresses of life, relationships or your self-esteem? If this is you, it would be a privilege to support you with your mental health goals. I provide therapy for individuals who desire to seek healthier coping mechanisms and work towards becoming the best version of themselves. Together, we will navigate the treatment process by working to uncover some of the emotional and psychological challenges that have impeded your growth process. Whether you are an adult, adolescent or creatives, you are welcome!
Are you finding difficulty coping with the stresses of life, relationships or your self-esteem? If this is you, it would be a privilege to support you with your mental health goals. I provide therapy for individuals who desire to seek healthier coping mechanisms and work towards becoming the best version of themselves. Together, we will navigate the treatment process by working to uncover some of the emotional and psychological challenges that have impeded your growth process. Whether you are an adult, adolescent or creatives, you are welcome!
(289) 212-6493 View (289) 212-6493
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Sun Rise Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW, SexTher
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
My ideal client (Adult, Single, Relationships) is totally focused on understanding themselves as a wholly formed authentic person. You may be ready to heal from your past traumas and to evolve into the person you were always meant to be. I assist you to understand your boundaries and learn how to practice them in relationships. You want to understand the Drama Triangles and your own role in in it. I call this learning how to practice authenticity, which is about becoming the most authentic version of yourself. I can help you with that.
My ideal client (Adult, Single, Relationships) is totally focused on understanding themselves as a wholly formed authentic person. You may be ready to heal from your past traumas and to evolve into the person you were always meant to be. I assist you to understand your boundaries and learn how to practice them in relationships. You want to understand the Drama Triangles and your own role in in it. I call this learning how to practice authenticity, which is about becoming the most authentic version of yourself. I can help you with that.
(587) 907-8956 View (587) 907-8956
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Hanelle Sawa
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a masters degree in Counselling. My main area of focus is supporting individuals who have experienced any type of trauma. I have completed the advanced level Somatic Experiencing training and am comfortable working with many issues or concerns.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a masters degree in Counselling. My main area of focus is supporting individuals who have experienced any type of trauma. I have completed the advanced level Somatic Experiencing training and am comfortable working with many issues or concerns.
(587) 812-4543 View (587) 812-4543
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Mateo Huezo
Psychologist, RPsych, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm so glad you found your way here. My name is Mateo Huezo and I'm a Latin Patlacheh (2 Spirit) person who works with folks across Alberta. I work with folks who are navigating issues around mood, anxiety, stress, burnout, trauma, grief, and more. Most of my work has been within 2SLGBTQ+ communities, with folks who are neurodiverse, and/or folks who are racially diverse in this society.
Welcome! I'm so glad you found your way here. My name is Mateo Huezo and I'm a Latin Patlacheh (2 Spirit) person who works with folks across Alberta. I work with folks who are navigating issues around mood, anxiety, stress, burnout, trauma, grief, and more. Most of my work has been within 2SLGBTQ+ communities, with folks who are neurodiverse, and/or folks who are racially diverse in this society.
(587) 570-7991 View (587) 570-7991
Photo of Charlene Remenda-Madra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T5T, AB
Charlene Remenda-Madra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
Have you been struggling with feeling like something’s not quite right? In your relationships, your life - or within yourself? You may feel like you’re ‘not good enough’. Maybe something happened with your partner or you had a difficult childhood that is causing you pain and upset. Present-day circumstances, and events from your past, can both be contributing to how you’re feeling right now. I’m here to tell you that I specialize in helping people to heal within themselves, their relationships and to create new pathways in their body, mind and spirit to feel whole, precious and well again, or perhaps for the first time.
Have you been struggling with feeling like something’s not quite right? In your relationships, your life - or within yourself? You may feel like you’re ‘not good enough’. Maybe something happened with your partner or you had a difficult childhood that is causing you pain and upset. Present-day circumstances, and events from your past, can both be contributing to how you’re feeling right now. I’m here to tell you that I specialize in helping people to heal within themselves, their relationships and to create new pathways in their body, mind and spirit to feel whole, precious and well again, or perhaps for the first time.
(587) 803-0490 View (587) 803-0490
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Tina Vanderworp Counseling Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MPS, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
I am a certified psychotherapist and counsellor (CCC) and I specialize in individual and couples counselling. I also offer supervision to therapists. I deeply enjoy working with adults and teens and I have more than 12 years experience in the field. I specialized in crisis interventions, couples counselling, family wellness, teens in crisis, and parenting in multicultural organizations. I incorporate inner child work which is transformative work. It helps one identify root causes and gain deep understanding/compassion for oneself. I am deeply touched to have witnessed profound shifts in people's lives and in their relationships.
I am a certified psychotherapist and counsellor (CCC) and I specialize in individual and couples counselling. I also offer supervision to therapists. I deeply enjoy working with adults and teens and I have more than 12 years experience in the field. I specialized in crisis interventions, couples counselling, family wellness, teens in crisis, and parenting in multicultural organizations. I incorporate inner child work which is transformative work. It helps one identify root causes and gain deep understanding/compassion for oneself. I am deeply touched to have witnessed profound shifts in people's lives and in their relationships.
(587) 850-3258 View (587) 850-3258
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Marti Lysek-Behiels
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5T
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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Shelagh Kennedy
Psychologist, MEd, BSc
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5T
I treat all people with respect, care and acceptance. I encourage personal growth in a gentle, co-operative manner to achieve the goals people set and to improve their self-confidence, coping, and belief in, and acceptance of themselves. I work with a variety of people including those who are anxious, grieving, depressed, or have relationship difficulties. I can help you explore the patterns in your relationships and how your thoughts and feelings impact your behaviour. I use an integrative approach, drawing upon many therapies and techniques. I utilize Energy Psychology to facilitate healing in many different areas.
I treat all people with respect, care and acceptance. I encourage personal growth in a gentle, co-operative manner to achieve the goals people set and to improve their self-confidence, coping, and belief in, and acceptance of themselves. I work with a variety of people including those who are anxious, grieving, depressed, or have relationship difficulties. I can help you explore the patterns in your relationships and how your thoughts and feelings impact your behaviour. I use an integrative approach, drawing upon many therapies and techniques. I utilize Energy Psychology to facilitate healing in many different areas.
(587) 840-8197 View (587) 840-8197
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Sarah Jane Marshall
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! My name is Sarah Jane and I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I have experience working with a wide variety of presenting concerns, as well as people from diverse backgrounds and cultural identities. If you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, sad, anxious, or unsure what to do next - you've come to the right place. New challenges have arisen for all of us with the Covid-19 pandemic, reminding us that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Talking about what's going on for you with a supportive and caring professional can make a world of difference.
Hello and welcome! My name is Sarah Jane and I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I have experience working with a wide variety of presenting concerns, as well as people from diverse backgrounds and cultural identities. If you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, sad, anxious, or unsure what to do next - you've come to the right place. New challenges have arisen for all of us with the Covid-19 pandemic, reminding us that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Talking about what's going on for you with a supportive and caring professional can make a world of difference.
(825) 250-3609 View (825) 250-3609
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Oksana Halkowicz
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
My clinical focus is on adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety and depression, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and struggling with challenges related to mood, identity work, stress, burnout, grief, life transitions, performance, and personality. I also have experience navigating the areas of perfectionism, impulse-control, difficulties with attention and concentration, learning challenges, phobias, panic attacks, self-harm, and attachment. I respect and acknowledge cultural differences while working with clients of diverse backgrounds and orientations.
My clinical focus is on adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety and depression, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and struggling with challenges related to mood, identity work, stress, burnout, grief, life transitions, performance, and personality. I also have experience navigating the areas of perfectionism, impulse-control, difficulties with attention and concentration, learning challenges, phobias, panic attacks, self-harm, and attachment. I respect and acknowledge cultural differences while working with clients of diverse backgrounds and orientations.
(587) 906-0557 View (587) 906-0557

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Number of Counsellors in T5T

60+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in T5T who prioritize treating:

95% Self Esteem
92% Anxiety
91% Depression
88% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
83% Coping Skills
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Alberta Blue Cross
62% Medavie Blue Cross
58% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in T5T see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% 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.