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Ajay Hartenfeld Pandhi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MAIS, Q-Med
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
I am a trauma specialist with experience in supporting people through life threatening illnesses, sexual/emotional/physical abuse, environmental disasters, break down of marriages, addictions and loss of loved ones. I also work with couples, with families and individuals who are struggling with various problems. Individualized and tailor made therapy. I have over 15 years of significant experience working with diverse populations across Canada and internationally and I can provide therapy in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.I use a variety of approaches including hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy and other psycho-dynamic approaches.
I am a trauma specialist with experience in supporting people through life threatening illnesses, sexual/emotional/physical abuse, environmental disasters, break down of marriages, addictions and loss of loved ones. I also work with couples, with families and individuals who are struggling with various problems. Individualized and tailor made therapy. I have over 15 years of significant experience working with diverse populations across Canada and internationally and I can provide therapy in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.I use a variety of approaches including hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy and other psycho-dynamic approaches.
(866) 301-4736 View (866) 301-4736
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Debbie Jabbour
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
I’ve been privileged to live and work in Alberta’s far north, where I’ve become familiar with a wide diversity of cultures and personalities. I understand the unique challenges – such as isolation, transportation, lack of access to support services - that Northerners face. My clients include those facing issues related to intergenerational trauma, residential schools, 60s scoop, addictions, family violence and systemic racism. I have experience working with trauma, sexual assault, grief and loss, separation/divorce, and the LGBTQ community.
I’ve been privileged to live and work in Alberta’s far north, where I’ve become familiar with a wide diversity of cultures and personalities. I understand the unique challenges – such as isolation, transportation, lack of access to support services - that Northerners face. My clients include those facing issues related to intergenerational trauma, residential schools, 60s scoop, addictions, family violence and systemic racism. I have experience working with trauma, sexual assault, grief and loss, separation/divorce, and the LGBTQ community.
(587) 410-5992 View (587) 410-5992
Connectron Coaching and Counsellling
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A  (Online Only)
In our post-COVID world, addictions and traumas have become increasingly prevalent. During COVID, traumas and past fears seem to have been activated and often the result is an addiction–sometimes to a substance like alcohol or drugs, or sometimes to a behaviour like gambling or working too hard. It seems like life has become more difficult, however by changing some habits, life can improve.
In our post-COVID world, addictions and traumas have become increasingly prevalent. During COVID, traumas and past fears seem to have been activated and often the result is an addiction–sometimes to a substance like alcohol or drugs, or sometimes to a behaviour like gambling or working too hard. It seems like life has become more difficult, however by changing some habits, life can improve.
(825) 250-3328 View (825) 250-3328
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Caitlin Ebbers
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults who are facing complex challenges. I especially love to support adolescents as they navigate the transition into adulthood. I am honoured to walk alongside people as they determine the best course of action, adapt to the roadblocks faced in life, and heal from painful past experiences. I believe that you are the expert in your life, and with compassion and perseverance you can cultivate a life that you find fulfilling. I am an advocate for social justice and systemic change, as I believe that equity and equality are key to healthy communities and societies.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults who are facing complex challenges. I especially love to support adolescents as they navigate the transition into adulthood. I am honoured to walk alongside people as they determine the best course of action, adapt to the roadblocks faced in life, and heal from painful past experiences. I believe that you are the expert in your life, and with compassion and perseverance you can cultivate a life that you find fulfilling. I am an advocate for social justice and systemic change, as I believe that equity and equality are key to healthy communities and societies.
(587) 415-4299 View (587) 415-4299
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Diann Tansem
Psychologist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I have worked with children, youth and families since 1981 in various settings and have a strong passion for helping others to live their best lives. I believe that it takes tremendous courage to seek support in life and value the trust that my clients place in me when they share their personal struggles. I have worked with clients of different cultures, abilities and ages, including specialized experience working with high-risk youth and their families.
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I have worked with children, youth and families since 1981 in various settings and have a strong passion for helping others to live their best lives. I believe that it takes tremendous courage to seek support in life and value the trust that my clients place in me when they share their personal struggles. I have worked with clients of different cultures, abilities and ages, including specialized experience working with high-risk youth and their families.
(587) 906-2255 View (587) 906-2255
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Bethany Gelinas
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME* I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and I specialize in the treatment of individuals with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related concerns. I recognize that therapy can seem quite daunting. By looking into treatment you have taken a brave and incredibly important step towards health. I would be delighted to help you take the next step on this journey.
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME* I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and I specialize in the treatment of individuals with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related concerns. I recognize that therapy can seem quite daunting. By looking into treatment you have taken a brave and incredibly important step towards health. I would be delighted to help you take the next step on this journey.
(825) 876-0275 View (825) 876-0275
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Emily McDonald
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
I'm Emily, and I am dedicated to fostering growth and empowerment with my clients. With expertise in individual, couples, and youth therapy, I use a comprehensive array of therapeutic methods, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Couples Therapy (level 1), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Grief Therapy. Beyond clinical techniques, my approach is infused with warmth, compassion, and a touch of humor. These elements are not just additives but key components of my therapeutic approach.
I'm Emily, and I am dedicated to fostering growth and empowerment with my clients. With expertise in individual, couples, and youth therapy, I use a comprehensive array of therapeutic methods, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Couples Therapy (level 1), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Grief Therapy. Beyond clinical techniques, my approach is infused with warmth, compassion, and a touch of humor. These elements are not just additives but key components of my therapeutic approach.
(587) 812-4170 View (587) 812-4170
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Wanda Chevrette
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
I value meaningful connections, compassion, holistic healing, innate strengths, and integrity. My vision is to join the client’s journey of self-discovery and healing as they realize and capitalize on their strengths and resilience. Get the support you are looking for. Email for a free 15 minute telephone consultation
I value meaningful connections, compassion, holistic healing, innate strengths, and integrity. My vision is to join the client’s journey of self-discovery and healing as they realize and capitalize on their strengths and resilience. Get the support you are looking for. Email for a free 15 minute telephone consultation
(825) 250-3544 View (825) 250-3544
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Carly R Martin
Registered Social Worker, BA BSW , RSW CCC, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
I am passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential, working with my clients towards ensuring they can heal and evolve to move forward from trauma, grief, workplace bullying, addictions, through anxiety and life transitions.
I am passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential, working with my clients towards ensuring they can heal and evolve to move forward from trauma, grief, workplace bullying, addictions, through anxiety and life transitions.
(587) 414-6364 View (587) 414-6364
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Tara Byar
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
Hey there! My name is Tara and I want to show you how amazing and meaningful therapy can be! My aim is to create a safe space for you to be heard and grow into all of your greatest potential. I know reaching out for help can be intimidating. But I am glad you are here and you made it this far. Making changes can sometimes mean being challenged and experiencing discomfort at times. I want to support you through it! I will help you gain your traction again. We will repair, refresh and invigorate the stuck points so you can grow and own all your amazing qualities that make you uniquely YOU!
Hey there! My name is Tara and I want to show you how amazing and meaningful therapy can be! My aim is to create a safe space for you to be heard and grow into all of your greatest potential. I know reaching out for help can be intimidating. But I am glad you are here and you made it this far. Making changes can sometimes mean being challenged and experiencing discomfort at times. I want to support you through it! I will help you gain your traction again. We will repair, refresh and invigorate the stuck points so you can grow and own all your amazing qualities that make you uniquely YOU!
(587) 841-0255 View (587) 841-0255
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Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
Not accepting new clients
My name is Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol (she/her) and I am a Registered Psychologist. I chose to go into this field because I love people and I believe in people. I have worked with people in the field of mental health, addictions, and trauma for 8 years. I think often the key to unlocking what is going on for a person is looking into the ways they have learned to judge themselves for what they feel and think and challenging those assumptions. I am passionate about working with people and empowering them find new ways of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world.
My name is Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol (she/her) and I am a Registered Psychologist. I chose to go into this field because I love people and I believe in people. I have worked with people in the field of mental health, addictions, and trauma for 8 years. I think often the key to unlocking what is going on for a person is looking into the ways they have learned to judge themselves for what they feel and think and challenging those assumptions. I am passionate about working with people and empowering them find new ways of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world.
(587) 844-0535 View (587) 844-0535
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Adriana Ross
Counsellor, BA, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
Adriana supports clients through a trauma informed, client centred approach. She believes that fostering strong therapeutic relationships through the basis of mutual respect, congruence, and empathy, can strengthen therapeutic growth and empowerment. Adriana’s treatment approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Gottman couples therapy method.
Adriana supports clients through a trauma informed, client centred approach. She believes that fostering strong therapeutic relationships through the basis of mutual respect, congruence, and empathy, can strengthen therapeutic growth and empowerment. Adriana’s treatment approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Gottman couples therapy method.
(587) 605-4113 View (587) 605-4113
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Tracy Suter
BFA, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
Currently accepting new clients in my Highlands office! I can help you find solutions involving; family conflict, relationship issues, motivation, goal setting, career guidance, and provide coping strategies for anxiety and depression. If you have a struggling teen I also provide art as therapy sessions (great for adults too)! I am interested in the holistic integration of emotions, thoughts and behaviours - my style is direct and personable and I view each client as a key resource and collaborator in the course of their treatment and growth.
Currently accepting new clients in my Highlands office! I can help you find solutions involving; family conflict, relationship issues, motivation, goal setting, career guidance, and provide coping strategies for anxiety and depression. If you have a struggling teen I also provide art as therapy sessions (great for adults too)! I am interested in the holistic integration of emotions, thoughts and behaviours - my style is direct and personable and I view each client as a key resource and collaborator in the course of their treatment and growth.
(587) 812-8465 View (587) 812-8465
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Ali Oladele
Psychologist, R Psyc, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
I strive to provide a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment where clients feel comfortable to share how they are experiencing life and where they are struggling. My focus is to meet my clients where they are at and to work collaboratively with them to make the changes they want to see in their lives. I specialize in helping those who experience anxiety, depression, difficulty in relationships, anger issues, and life transitions. I support clients to challenge themselves, evaluate patterns, explore their inner experiences, increase awareness of emotions, and to process past hurts so that they can heal and move forward.
I strive to provide a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment where clients feel comfortable to share how they are experiencing life and where they are struggling. My focus is to meet my clients where they are at and to work collaboratively with them to make the changes they want to see in their lives. I specialize in helping those who experience anxiety, depression, difficulty in relationships, anger issues, and life transitions. I support clients to challenge themselves, evaluate patterns, explore their inner experiences, increase awareness of emotions, and to process past hurts so that they can heal and move forward.
(587) 816-0366 View (587) 816-0366
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Jenny Van de Veen
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist offering a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe environment to help support you through life's challenges that may have you feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Whether you are struggling with a current concern or feeling like past events are impacting your present day life and relationships, seeking support may offer a way to move forward. I genuinely enjoy getting to know each of my clients, and I tailor my approach based on each individual's unique needs.
I am a Registered Psychologist offering a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe environment to help support you through life's challenges that may have you feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Whether you are struggling with a current concern or feeling like past events are impacting your present day life and relationships, seeking support may offer a way to move forward. I genuinely enjoy getting to know each of my clients, and I tailor my approach based on each individual's unique needs.
(587) 850-5615 View (587) 850-5615
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Olivia Reverie
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A
I am a passionate human who centres on fostering a safe(r) space and practice for all 2SLGBTQ+, BDSM/kinky, BIPOC, abilities, bodies, sex work, and intersecting identities for humans and their experiences. Areas of interest include: relational diversity (poly, open, ENM/CNM), sexuality, BDSM/kink, 2SLGBTQ+ concerns, neurodiversity (ADHD & Autism), assertive communication and boundary setting, life transitions, divorce/separation, addictions, and support for incarceration reintegration/criminal justice involvement.
I am a passionate human who centres on fostering a safe(r) space and practice for all 2SLGBTQ+, BDSM/kinky, BIPOC, abilities, bodies, sex work, and intersecting identities for humans and their experiences. Areas of interest include: relational diversity (poly, open, ENM/CNM), sexuality, BDSM/kink, 2SLGBTQ+ concerns, neurodiversity (ADHD & Autism), assertive communication and boundary setting, life transitions, divorce/separation, addictions, and support for incarceration reintegration/criminal justice involvement.
(825) 251-9526 View (825) 251-9526
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Ashley Gazley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
I am passionate about supporting clients as they navigate the gentle unravelling of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs born out of past wounding while paying special attention to the ways in which family of origin, early relationships, and adverse or traumatic events impact an individual’s ability to be in relationship with the Self and with others. My therapeutic approach is person-centered and trauma-informed, recognizing that humans belong to and live within numerous complex systems that influence their overall health and well-being.
I am passionate about supporting clients as they navigate the gentle unravelling of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs born out of past wounding while paying special attention to the ways in which family of origin, early relationships, and adverse or traumatic events impact an individual’s ability to be in relationship with the Self and with others. My therapeutic approach is person-centered and trauma-informed, recognizing that humans belong to and live within numerous complex systems that influence their overall health and well-being.
(587) 418-5811 View (587) 418-5811
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Robin O'Gorman
Counsellor, CCC, MC, BA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
Life is full of unexpected events that can leave us feeling confused, lost, overwhelmed and sometimes alone. I understand that each story is unique. I am passionate about working with clients who are working through relationship concerns (separation, divorce, reconciliation), changing family structures (blended, step-family and parenting), as well as individual issues such as anxiety, depression, women’s issues and adolescent concerns. I work in collaboration with clients to assist in identifying core strengths. I keep a manageable client list so you aren’t left waiting weeks for an appointment. Book online today!
Life is full of unexpected events that can leave us feeling confused, lost, overwhelmed and sometimes alone. I understand that each story is unique. I am passionate about working with clients who are working through relationship concerns (separation, divorce, reconciliation), changing family structures (blended, step-family and parenting), as well as individual issues such as anxiety, depression, women’s issues and adolescent concerns. I work in collaboration with clients to assist in identifying core strengths. I keep a manageable client list so you aren’t left waiting weeks for an appointment. Book online today!
(587) 714-2412 View (587) 714-2412
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Michelle McKenzie
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
I strive to create a warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment for my clients to work on issues causing distress. I believe in using a person-centered approach and empowering others to address issues in their lives. I incorporate various therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and solution focused approaches to provide clients with practical skills they can incorporate into daily life. Some of my areas of interest include intergenerational trauma, burnout, boundary setting, complex relationships, grief, anxiety, and depression.
I strive to create a warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment for my clients to work on issues causing distress. I believe in using a person-centered approach and empowering others to address issues in their lives. I incorporate various therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and solution focused approaches to provide clients with practical skills they can incorporate into daily life. Some of my areas of interest include intergenerational trauma, burnout, boundary setting, complex relationships, grief, anxiety, and depression.
(587) 806-4679 View (587) 806-4679
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Marta Beranek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
I work with individuals, couples and families in guidding their relationships towards meaningful connection. Together, we identify and address patterns that are making you feel "stuck", and open doors for healing, growth, and compassion. The foundation of my work is creating a safe space and building an authentic relationship where one can approach difficult experiences and navigate accompanying emotions in a space of acceptance.
I work with individuals, couples and families in guidding their relationships towards meaningful connection. Together, we identify and address patterns that are making you feel "stuck", and open doors for healing, growth, and compassion. The foundation of my work is creating a safe space and building an authentic relationship where one can approach difficult experiences and navigate accompanying emotions in a space of acceptance.
(587) 603-5874 View (587) 603-5874
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Jim Chalmers
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
I believe people experience psychological/emotional suffering because they are not able to relate deeply enough to certain aspects of themselves. This disconnection causes "symptoms" and pain. Depression and anxiety are the most common, but they can further develop into problems with identity, addictions, anger, suicidal feelings, despair, problems in relationships, personality disorders etc. To relieve suffering and to further ones personal development, a deeper connection with self is needed. The clients I usually work with are people who feel thwarted in their attempts to be happy, have satisfying relationships, achieve success.
I believe people experience psychological/emotional suffering because they are not able to relate deeply enough to certain aspects of themselves. This disconnection causes "symptoms" and pain. Depression and anxiety are the most common, but they can further develop into problems with identity, addictions, anger, suicidal feelings, despair, problems in relationships, personality disorders etc. To relieve suffering and to further ones personal development, a deeper connection with self is needed. The clients I usually work with are people who feel thwarted in their attempts to be happy, have satisfying relationships, achieve success.
(587) 802-0652 View (587) 802-0652
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Pamela Murray
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6A  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions. My aim is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to help you explore the challenges you may be facing. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. There is always space for some humour in this process. I am here to add and enhance skills you already have to help facilitate change. I am a Registered Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and EMDR clinician. I have completed training in Narrative Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy and use elements of mindfulness. I use a variety of approaches and tailor them to best meet your needs.
Welcome! I’m currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions. My aim is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to help you explore the challenges you may be facing. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. There is always space for some humour in this process. I am here to add and enhance skills you already have to help facilitate change. I am a Registered Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and EMDR clinician. I have completed training in Narrative Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy and use elements of mindfulness. I use a variety of approaches and tailor them to best meet your needs.
(587) 817-6274 View (587) 817-6274
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ReDiscover Psychological Services
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
If you visit Rediscover Psychological Services you can expect a safe and supportive environment to tell your story. You already have a great deal of strength and resilience from all the storms you've had to weather through life’s messiness. It is understood that you wish to be heard, understood and validated because we all walk a similar rocky path at some point in our humanness.
If you visit Rediscover Psychological Services you can expect a safe and supportive environment to tell your story. You already have a great deal of strength and resilience from all the storms you've had to weather through life’s messiness. It is understood that you wish to be heard, understood and validated because we all walk a similar rocky path at some point in our humanness.
(825) 250-3512 View (825) 250-3512

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in T6A

20+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in T6A who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
87% Grief
83% Trauma and PTSD
78% Stress
74% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Canada Life | Great-West Life
72% Blue Cross
67% Alberta Blue Cross

How Counsellors in T6A see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T6A?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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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.