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Ashlyn Demers
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Not accepting new clients
I see counselling as a process of moving towards well-being. This can look different depending on you and your goals. Perhaps you’d like to manage life’s challenges or explore past and present experiences. You may hope to gain insight and perspective, develop different skills, or increase your sense of self. Whatever you land on, as we work together, I will provide my attention, empathy, compassion, and curiosity to support you. While it is normal to feel stuck or unsure at times, I believe everyone has the ability and strength to navigate through life and its challenges. I hope to help you see this while working alongside you.
I see counselling as a process of moving towards well-being. This can look different depending on you and your goals. Perhaps you’d like to manage life’s challenges or explore past and present experiences. You may hope to gain insight and perspective, develop different skills, or increase your sense of self. Whatever you land on, as we work together, I will provide my attention, empathy, compassion, and curiosity to support you. While it is normal to feel stuck or unsure at times, I believe everyone has the ability and strength to navigate through life and its challenges. I hope to help you see this while working alongside you.
(825) 250-3690 View (825) 250-3690
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Amy Paris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work with a Clinical specialization. I’m originally from a small town in New Brunswick and completed my studies in several Provinces across Canada. I also resided abroad for over a year and gained further experience in the field. I bring knowledge from multiple settings in the field with significant experience from children and families who have experienced child abuse or navigated through the Child and Family Services system, adoption and post adoption supports.
I am a Registered Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work with a Clinical specialization. I’m originally from a small town in New Brunswick and completed my studies in several Provinces across Canada. I also resided abroad for over a year and gained further experience in the field. I bring knowledge from multiple settings in the field with significant experience from children and families who have experienced child abuse or navigated through the Child and Family Services system, adoption and post adoption supports.
(825) 608-5317 View (825) 608-5317
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Saadiya Ali
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, BPA, BA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
In this journey of life, we experience all kinds of events both positive and negative. As humans, we are equipped with unique strengths and resources that shape our resiliency when it comes to healing, changing, growing, and adapting. We may experience problems because of a disruption (internal or external) to our daily functioning, which can impact how we feel, how we think, and/or how we behave. This can result to feeling a loss of control and autonomy over our lives. A central tenant to my approach in counselling is social justice which means supporting my clients to empower themselves: regaining power over their lives.
In this journey of life, we experience all kinds of events both positive and negative. As humans, we are equipped with unique strengths and resources that shape our resiliency when it comes to healing, changing, growing, and adapting. We may experience problems because of a disruption (internal or external) to our daily functioning, which can impact how we feel, how we think, and/or how we behave. This can result to feeling a loss of control and autonomy over our lives. A central tenant to my approach in counselling is social justice which means supporting my clients to empower themselves: regaining power over their lives.
(825) 250-3880 View (825) 250-3880
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Camille Branger
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
Not accepting new clients
I believe that you are the expert of your life. I believe that you have the strength and capability to make the changes you wish to see. To facilitate your journey I draw on a number of therapeutic theories, approaches, tools, and techniques in my work. Coming from a person-centered, strength-based perspective, I tailor therapy for each individual client, drawing primarily on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches.
I believe that you are the expert of your life. I believe that you have the strength and capability to make the changes you wish to see. To facilitate your journey I draw on a number of therapeutic theories, approaches, tools, and techniques in my work. Coming from a person-centered, strength-based perspective, I tailor therapy for each individual client, drawing primarily on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches.
(587) 816-2410 View (587) 816-2410
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Kimberly Knull
Psychologist, MA, R Psych, CDTLF, CDWF
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone is doing the very best they can. Many people feel stuck and don't know how to move forward. Often, relationships, work and family can be impacted. Solutions can come in the form of skillsets that are teachable and learnable.
I believe that everyone is doing the very best they can. Many people feel stuck and don't know how to move forward. Often, relationships, work and family can be impacted. Solutions can come in the form of skillsets that are teachable and learnable.
(587) 333-3312 View (587) 333-3312
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Dana Ebel
Psychologist, MA, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to overcome a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, coping skills, emotional regulation, grief, self esteem, self harm and life transitions. I utilize a variety of therapeutic perspectives including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural, Attachment, Solution Focused therapies to develop my client's strengths and resources in a safe, respectful, and accepting environment. I believe that within each of us, lies the capacity, strength, and resources to overcome life challenges.
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to overcome a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, coping skills, emotional regulation, grief, self esteem, self harm and life transitions. I utilize a variety of therapeutic perspectives including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural, Attachment, Solution Focused therapies to develop my client's strengths and resources in a safe, respectful, and accepting environment. I believe that within each of us, lies the capacity, strength, and resources to overcome life challenges.
(587) 207-4809 View (587) 207-4809
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Roopa Belur
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
My primary responsibilities include autism diagnostic assessments and IQ and achievement tests administration. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, couples, and adults on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities. Other areas of focus include psychoeducation of the diagnosis to help tailor supports and strategies that would be adapted based on the individual's strengths, needs, and wellbeing. I view Autism as a different style of learning and understanding the world around them and use this framework to interpret and understand their challenges and work on interventions.
My primary responsibilities include autism diagnostic assessments and IQ and achievement tests administration. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, couples, and adults on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities. Other areas of focus include psychoeducation of the diagnosis to help tailor supports and strategies that would be adapted based on the individual's strengths, needs, and wellbeing. I view Autism as a different style of learning and understanding the world around them and use this framework to interpret and understand their challenges and work on interventions.
(587) 801-0251 View (587) 801-0251
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Janice Dicks
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Generally, individuals or couples seek counselling when they want some form of change in their lives, either within themselves or in their relationships with others. As a doctoral-level psychologist with over 12 years of counselling experience, I enjoy working with clients at any stage of their change process. My therapeutic style is warm and accepting with my practice being evidence-based, utilizing interventions that that have been well-researched with documented effectiveness. I strive to develop a genuine relationship with clients, recognizing the importance of a supportive therapeutic environment.
Generally, individuals or couples seek counselling when they want some form of change in their lives, either within themselves or in their relationships with others. As a doctoral-level psychologist with over 12 years of counselling experience, I enjoy working with clients at any stage of their change process. My therapeutic style is warm and accepting with my practice being evidence-based, utilizing interventions that that have been well-researched with documented effectiveness. I strive to develop a genuine relationship with clients, recognizing the importance of a supportive therapeutic environment.
(780) 666-3497 View (780) 666-3497
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Deepa Thomas
Psychologist, R Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has her Masters degree in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology and a pre-doctoral degree in Medical and Social Psychology with emphasis on Psychiatry, Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Forensic Psychology. Deepa has worked in private, hospital, research, and educational settings in a few countries and has had the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse ethnicities, age groups and mental health challenges.
Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has her Masters degree in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology and a pre-doctoral degree in Medical and Social Psychology with emphasis on Psychiatry, Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Forensic Psychology. Deepa has worked in private, hospital, research, and educational settings in a few countries and has had the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse ethnicities, age groups and mental health challenges.
(587) 705-0737 View (587) 705-0737
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Robin Chamberlain - Unstuck Psychological
Psychologist, MACP, RPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Waitlist for new clients
I want you to know that you can feel better. The effects of patterns like depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and people-pleasing don’t need to rob you of a life lived well. Soul-sucking patterns like these gobble up your time, money, physical energy, thoughts, and the ability to focus on yourself. Life feels hard in this place. The good news is that pain is motivating! You've likely tried a bunch of things to feel better, but now your inner wisdom is whispering to you to find outside help for the inside pain, and here you are. If this resonates with you, I'd love to work together!
I want you to know that you can feel better. The effects of patterns like depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and people-pleasing don’t need to rob you of a life lived well. Soul-sucking patterns like these gobble up your time, money, physical energy, thoughts, and the ability to focus on yourself. Life feels hard in this place. The good news is that pain is motivating! You've likely tried a bunch of things to feel better, but now your inner wisdom is whispering to you to find outside help for the inside pain, and here you are. If this resonates with you, I'd love to work together!
(587) 803-1026 View (587) 803-1026
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Kristy Ollerhead
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Therapy is about having a space to explore yourself and find ways to thrive, not simply survive. I believe that every person has the capacity for growth, change and healing, and my goal as a therapist is to support that journey. Sometimes that may be dealing with the past, facing challenges in the present, and sometimes it may be preparing for the future. I work side-by-side with clients as they heal from trauma, learn new ways of coping, challenge themselves, and grow into the person they want to be. As we work together I sprinkle in metaphors, science, and a little bit of humor. I am here to support you on your journey.
Therapy is about having a space to explore yourself and find ways to thrive, not simply survive. I believe that every person has the capacity for growth, change and healing, and my goal as a therapist is to support that journey. Sometimes that may be dealing with the past, facing challenges in the present, and sometimes it may be preparing for the future. I work side-by-side with clients as they heal from trauma, learn new ways of coping, challenge themselves, and grow into the person they want to be. As we work together I sprinkle in metaphors, science, and a little bit of humor. I am here to support you on your journey.
(587) 705-4923 View (587) 705-4923
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Blessing Igiogbe
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
Welcome! I am thrilled that you have taken a step toward your healing journey. You do not have to navigate this alone. Building trust may take time, but I am dedicated to approaching our partnership with warmth, patience, honesty, and mindfulness. At Blooms of Eden Counselling, I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy for Black adults and youth starting at age 8. With over 15 years of experience in mental health and racialized communities, I address a wide range of concerns, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, and racism.
Welcome! I am thrilled that you have taken a step toward your healing journey. You do not have to navigate this alone. Building trust may take time, but I am dedicated to approaching our partnership with warmth, patience, honesty, and mindfulness. At Blooms of Eden Counselling, I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy for Black adults and youth starting at age 8. With over 15 years of experience in mental health and racialized communities, I address a wide range of concerns, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, and racism.
(825) 254-5754 View (825) 254-5754
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Monica Falconar
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, or significant sources of stress. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences. Together we will explore ways to heal, strengthen existing coping strategies, and create the change you most desire. Each person is unique and I use an integrative approach (variety of therapies) that are a "good fit" for each client.
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, or significant sources of stress. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences. Together we will explore ways to heal, strengthen existing coping strategies, and create the change you most desire. Each person is unique and I use an integrative approach (variety of therapies) that are a "good fit" for each client.
(855) 910-7875 View (855) 910-7875
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Brian Curley
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
The counselling process can take on many forms, whether it's about self-exploration and understanding, emotional processing, problem solving, healing, venting or feeling better about yourself and your relationships in general. It can be about drastic shifts or about minor adjustments. There is no 'one size fits all' in therapy! What clients have in common is that they are brave, willing to be vulnerable at times and have a desire to make a change in their lives, whether functional or emotional in nature.
The counselling process can take on many forms, whether it's about self-exploration and understanding, emotional processing, problem solving, healing, venting or feeling better about yourself and your relationships in general. It can be about drastic shifts or about minor adjustments. There is no 'one size fits all' in therapy! What clients have in common is that they are brave, willing to be vulnerable at times and have a desire to make a change in their lives, whether functional or emotional in nature.
(587) 602-0211 View (587) 602-0211
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Tanya Wasielewski
Psychologist, DEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
I am a registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. I have worked in private practice, public healthcare and educational settings in multiple countries. I have more than fifteen years of clinical experience working with diverse adults and youth.
I am a registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. I have worked in private practice, public healthcare and educational settings in multiple countries. I have more than fifteen years of clinical experience working with diverse adults and youth.
(587) 849-0899 View (587) 849-0899
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Shayla Drewicki - Unstuck Psychological
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Waitlist for new clients
So many of our emotional wounds are created in the context of early relationships with others, so it makes sense to me that the genuineness, attunement, unconditional love, and healthy boundaries modeled within the therapeutic relationship can be so healing later in life. I take great pleasure in providing people with these potentially “missed experiences”, because the world is simply a brighter place when we feel seen, heard, understood, and SAFE. With your permission, I will challenge you. Together, we'll courageously work to align the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of your being to foster a greater sense of wholeness.
So many of our emotional wounds are created in the context of early relationships with others, so it makes sense to me that the genuineness, attunement, unconditional love, and healthy boundaries modeled within the therapeutic relationship can be so healing later in life. I take great pleasure in providing people with these potentially “missed experiences”, because the world is simply a brighter place when we feel seen, heard, understood, and SAFE. With your permission, I will challenge you. Together, we'll courageously work to align the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of your being to foster a greater sense of wholeness.
(587) 907-4935 View (587) 907-4935
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Denae Dobko
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
Whether you're discovering your Self, going through dark times, looking to improve your emotional coping, or whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I will hear your experience and walk alongside you and the pain towards brighter skies. I believe each person is already whole, and I encourage self-acceptance, compassion, and curiosity. I value self-actualization and living a good life, helping others, and living in harmony with nature. My therapeutic space is grounded in my values of love, respect, truth, joy, and health.
Whether you're discovering your Self, going through dark times, looking to improve your emotional coping, or whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I will hear your experience and walk alongside you and the pain towards brighter skies. I believe each person is already whole, and I encourage self-acceptance, compassion, and curiosity. I value self-actualization and living a good life, helping others, and living in harmony with nature. My therapeutic space is grounded in my values of love, respect, truth, joy, and health.
(825) 305-5043 View (825) 305-5043
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Gisele Trottier
Psychologist, MC, BA, BEd
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I’m Gisele, a Registered Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta. My number one belief when it comes to therapy is that we’re stronger together. It can be tough to ask for help and sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Maybe you’re hoping to improve your relationships with others. Maybe you’re hoping to feel like yourself again. Or maybe you’re hoping to help your child find a path towards well-being. No matter what brings you to seek counselling, my goal is to create a warm and accepting environment where we can explore ways to get you to where you want to go.
Hello! I’m Gisele, a Registered Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta. My number one belief when it comes to therapy is that we’re stronger together. It can be tough to ask for help and sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Maybe you’re hoping to improve your relationships with others. Maybe you’re hoping to feel like yourself again. Or maybe you’re hoping to help your child find a path towards well-being. No matter what brings you to seek counselling, my goal is to create a warm and accepting environment where we can explore ways to get you to where you want to go.
(587) 416-5978 View (587) 416-5978
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Mallik Dhadwal - Unstuck Psychological
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
I believe that every individual has set of strengths, skills, beliefs, and values that are unique to them, but sometimes when we are dealing with certain things in our life, it’s hard for us to remember the tools we may have to at our disposal to help us through the challenging time. My hope is that we can work collaboratively to highlight these strengths and skills and furthermore come up with new strategies and skills to help you grow and move forward in life.
I believe that every individual has set of strengths, skills, beliefs, and values that are unique to them, but sometimes when we are dealing with certain things in our life, it’s hard for us to remember the tools we may have to at our disposal to help us through the challenging time. My hope is that we can work collaboratively to highlight these strengths and skills and furthermore come up with new strategies and skills to help you grow and move forward in life.
(825) 535-3758 View (825) 535-3758
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Erica Perrott-Mazerolle
Psychologist, RPsych, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
I strive to create an environment where the people that I meet with can feel safe to explore their experiences without judgement. You will be welcomed just as you are, and we will work together to help you achieve your goals for counselling. You are the expert on your experience therefore, I take a collaborative approach in therapy. I work together with you to build on your strengths, draw on your resources, and to develop new ways of approaching life's challenges.
I strive to create an environment where the people that I meet with can feel safe to explore their experiences without judgement. You will be welcomed just as you are, and we will work together to help you achieve your goals for counselling. You are the expert on your experience therefore, I take a collaborative approach in therapy. I work together with you to build on your strengths, draw on your resources, and to develop new ways of approaching life's challenges.
(587) 848-3294 View (587) 848-3294

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Number of Counsellors in T6W

90+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in T6W who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
75% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Alberta Blue Cross
81% Canada Life | Great-West Life
70% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in T6W see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T6W?

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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.