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Vaya Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, CCPCPR, CAND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi and welcome! I have experience working with the following: anxiety, depression, teen issues, infidelity, abusive relationships, narcissistic personality disorder, covert narcissism, emotional abuse, domestic abuse, co-dependency, avoidant / anxious attachment styles, couples therapy, setting boundaries, and helping individuals discover who they really are and what is holding them back. I believe that everyone deserves a chance to be heard and understood. Life can be hard but personal growth often comes from the toughest times. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Accepting a limited amount of new clients at this time.
Hi and welcome! I have experience working with the following: anxiety, depression, teen issues, infidelity, abusive relationships, narcissistic personality disorder, covert narcissism, emotional abuse, domestic abuse, co-dependency, avoidant / anxious attachment styles, couples therapy, setting boundaries, and helping individuals discover who they really are and what is holding them back. I believe that everyone deserves a chance to be heard and understood. Life can be hard but personal growth often comes from the toughest times. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Accepting a limited amount of new clients at this time.
(587) 851-0849 View (587) 851-0849
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Zelda Kause
Psychologist, BScPh, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass ..... It's about learning to dance In the rain." - Vivian Greene - I welcome the opportunity to dance in the rain with you ... to explore the storms that have marred your life and prevented you from knowing joy. To help you discover the beauty of the storm, and perhaps more importantly, become empowered to weather present and future storms. Personal pain takes many forms: relationships that are a little off, and need realignment, or completely broken requiring redesign. Your pain may take the form of depression, anxiety, fear, or traumatic memories.
"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass ..... It's about learning to dance In the rain." - Vivian Greene - I welcome the opportunity to dance in the rain with you ... to explore the storms that have marred your life and prevented you from knowing joy. To help you discover the beauty of the storm, and perhaps more importantly, become empowered to weather present and future storms. Personal pain takes many forms: relationships that are a little off, and need realignment, or completely broken requiring redesign. Your pain may take the form of depression, anxiety, fear, or traumatic memories.
(587) 870-2355 View (587) 870-2355
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The Counselling & Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Our clinic focus is on helping adults and couples to find a sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in their lives. We provide psychological assessment and counselling services that adhere to evidence-based approaches tailored to your needs and preferences. We are currently accepting patients and you are welcome to check out our website www.thecounsellingpsychologyclinic.com or call/email us (see side for contact info) to learn more about our services and approach. We are currently booking Telehealth sessions via secure encrypted video so you are able to safely access our services from the comfort of your home or office.
Our clinic focus is on helping adults and couples to find a sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in their lives. We provide psychological assessment and counselling services that adhere to evidence-based approaches tailored to your needs and preferences. We are currently accepting patients and you are welcome to check out our website www.thecounsellingpsychologyclinic.com or call/email us (see side for contact info) to learn more about our services and approach. We are currently booking Telehealth sessions via secure encrypted video so you are able to safely access our services from the comfort of your home or office.
(587) 852-0927 View (587) 852-0927
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Vlady Peychoff
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Change. A word that can bring up a variety of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors for a person. From navigating work and/or personal transitions to wanting to make better sense of a life event, I value connecting and meeting you wherever you are in your life journey. I believe we all possess strengths, resources, and a learning capacity to help us navigate life obstacles. Sometimes what it takes is dialogue with an outside observer to help in personal understanding and growth. Unconditional positive regard, empathy, curiosity, and active collaboration are important ingredients that you can expect to see in our sessions together.
Change. A word that can bring up a variety of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors for a person. From navigating work and/or personal transitions to wanting to make better sense of a life event, I value connecting and meeting you wherever you are in your life journey. I believe we all possess strengths, resources, and a learning capacity to help us navigate life obstacles. Sometimes what it takes is dialogue with an outside observer to help in personal understanding and growth. Unconditional positive regard, empathy, curiosity, and active collaboration are important ingredients that you can expect to see in our sessions together.
(587) 872-5939 View (587) 872-5939
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Alessandra Scarpelli
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Counseling Psychology student, I aim to support you on your journey helping you reach your full potential. I value genuine connection and will aim to bring an authentic, positive outlook to our work together. Following an open and honest posture in conversation I hope to discover your inner strengths to move forward through difficult emotions and life s
As a Counseling Psychology student, I aim to support you on your journey helping you reach your full potential. I value genuine connection and will aim to bring an authentic, positive outlook to our work together. Following an open and honest posture in conversation I hope to discover your inner strengths to move forward through difficult emotions and life s
(587) 853-0842 View (587) 853-0842
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Lynette Beauchamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Feeling overwhelmed! Not sure what to do or where to start? I believe the purpose of counselling is to help you develop the necessary skills to help get you through difficult times. I have 15+ years of expertise in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, workplace issues, grief/loss, self-esteem, and personality-related problems. We will explore how to change negative thought patterns, deal with difficult emotions, explore new perspectives, create behavioral changes, improve self worth, enhance relationships communication and connection and create a more meaningful life.
Feeling overwhelmed! Not sure what to do or where to start? I believe the purpose of counselling is to help you develop the necessary skills to help get you through difficult times. I have 15+ years of expertise in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, workplace issues, grief/loss, self-esteem, and personality-related problems. We will explore how to change negative thought patterns, deal with difficult emotions, explore new perspectives, create behavioral changes, improve self worth, enhance relationships communication and connection and create a more meaningful life.
(780) 962-0661 View (780) 962-0661
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Amy Quintal
Registered Social Worker, BA NS, IMSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I approach all my work from a neurodivergence affirming framework and a holistic wellness perspective. I personally have an ADHD diagnosis, and am a mother of a multiply disabled teen, providing me with lived experience and passion for walking with others in similar circumstances.
I approach all my work from a neurodivergence affirming framework and a holistic wellness perspective. I personally have an ADHD diagnosis, and am a mother of a multiply disabled teen, providing me with lived experience and passion for walking with others in similar circumstances.
(587) 855-8988 View (587) 855-8988
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Cheryl Otterbein
Counsellor, RTC, HT, CCHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Welcome to my profile. I'm Cheryl Otterbein, specializing in C-PTSD and trauma with a focus on men's mental health. Utilizing CBT, ACT, DBT, clinical counselling hypnotherapy, and more, I offer a compassionate and understanding environment for healing. My practice emphasizes a holistic and collaborative approach, ensuring you feel supported and empowered. If you're facing trauma or seeking personal growth, I'm here to guide you towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on this journey together. Reach out for a consultation to start your path to recovery.
Welcome to my profile. I'm Cheryl Otterbein, specializing in C-PTSD and trauma with a focus on men's mental health. Utilizing CBT, ACT, DBT, clinical counselling hypnotherapy, and more, I offer a compassionate and understanding environment for healing. My practice emphasizes a holistic and collaborative approach, ensuring you feel supported and empowered. If you're facing trauma or seeking personal growth, I'm here to guide you towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on this journey together. Reach out for a consultation to start your path to recovery.
(587) 872-7461 View (587) 872-7461
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Nicole Ella Wenckowski
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with experience working in corrections and community settings. I am a member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse) and work with clients who are facing legal issues around sexual offending as well as clients who are struggling with problematic sexual thoughts and behaviours. I can provide a non-judgemental space for those clients who need a safe place to seek help.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with experience working in corrections and community settings. I am a member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse) and work with clients who are facing legal issues around sexual offending as well as clients who are struggling with problematic sexual thoughts and behaviours. I can provide a non-judgemental space for those clients who need a safe place to seek help.
(587) 409-4544 View (587) 409-4544
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Tracy Knudson
Counsellor, RPC-C, MACP, BEd, DpCS, GM
Verified Verified
When life is overwhelming and you feel alone, I offer a safe space for those who want to tell their story and improve their health and well-being. Everybody needs somebody to talk to. There is no "one-size-fits-all" formula for wellness, which is why I offer a holistic approach to therapy, where collaboration and trust strengthen your unique path to self-discovery. The answers lie within ourselves and in times of crisis, when you may not have friends or family to turn to for help, psychotherapy can offer the support you need to discover the answers within yourself. Flexible hours and session delivery options available.
When life is overwhelming and you feel alone, I offer a safe space for those who want to tell their story and improve their health and well-being. Everybody needs somebody to talk to. There is no "one-size-fits-all" formula for wellness, which is why I offer a holistic approach to therapy, where collaboration and trust strengthen your unique path to self-discovery. The answers lie within ourselves and in times of crisis, when you may not have friends or family to turn to for help, psychotherapy can offer the support you need to discover the answers within yourself. Flexible hours and session delivery options available.
(587) 715-0541 View (587) 715-0541
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Dochas Psychological Services Inc.
Psychologist, MC, CCC, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I'm Kim Long and I love to be a resource for adolescents, veterans, and adults just like you. You become empowered to feel safer in an unpredictable world by effectively using the information your own mind, body, and emotions tell you. Like a GPS on a car, my job is to enable to you reach your destination by using the maps you provide. If we take a detour, it's my role to reroute and help clarify the connection between the information you provide and where you want to go.
I'm Kim Long and I love to be a resource for adolescents, veterans, and adults just like you. You become empowered to feel safer in an unpredictable world by effectively using the information your own mind, body, and emotions tell you. Like a GPS on a car, my job is to enable to you reach your destination by using the maps you provide. If we take a detour, it's my role to reroute and help clarify the connection between the information you provide and where you want to go.
(587) 417-6525 View (587) 417-6525
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Chantal Jackson
Psychologist, MA CP, R Psych, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
From a place of compassion, non-judgment, and curiosity, I work with clients of all ages, in French or English, to help them identify conscious and unconscious patterns of thoughts, core beliefs and behaviours that impact their current way of being in the world. I work with clients in mindfulness and self-attunement, connecting to the body's wisdom in order to make sense of their experiences. Clients are supported toward meaningful change that is sustained through updated beliefs, increased skills, improved self-awareness and a new way of standing in the world.
From a place of compassion, non-judgment, and curiosity, I work with clients of all ages, in French or English, to help them identify conscious and unconscious patterns of thoughts, core beliefs and behaviours that impact their current way of being in the world. I work with clients in mindfulness and self-attunement, connecting to the body's wisdom in order to make sense of their experiences. Clients are supported toward meaningful change that is sustained through updated beliefs, increased skills, improved self-awareness and a new way of standing in the world.
(587) 209-4963 View (587) 209-4963
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Melodie J. Brousseau
Psychologist, RPsych, MC, BSc
Verified Verified
I am a Registered Psychologist, working in Spruce Grove and Parkland County. I provide a client-centered approach in my counselling sessions, and love to work with clients to identify unhelpful thought processes, and develop helpful cognitions, behaviours, and strategies. I am very passionate about working with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, behaviours, emotional regulation, trauma, and psychoeducation. I have previously worked with children with Autism, and more recently with individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.
I am a Registered Psychologist, working in Spruce Grove and Parkland County. I provide a client-centered approach in my counselling sessions, and love to work with clients to identify unhelpful thought processes, and develop helpful cognitions, behaviours, and strategies. I am very passionate about working with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, behaviours, emotional regulation, trauma, and psychoeducation. I have previously worked with children with Autism, and more recently with individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.
(780) 719-5121 View (780) 719-5121
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Jody Simpson
Counsellor, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The cornerstone of my therapeutic relationships are built on supporting clients to feel validated, heard, and accepted. Feeling safety and trust will improve your therapy experience, and I love to use humor in sessions. I feel passionately about supporting my clients through the processing of traumatic events-past, present, and even preparing for potential future triggers. Helping clients from all walks of life create and reach goals, heighten awareness around cognitive distortions, increase confidence and envision their preferred futures is what I do best.
The cornerstone of my therapeutic relationships are built on supporting clients to feel validated, heard, and accepted. Feeling safety and trust will improve your therapy experience, and I love to use humor in sessions. I feel passionately about supporting my clients through the processing of traumatic events-past, present, and even preparing for potential future triggers. Helping clients from all walks of life create and reach goals, heighten awareness around cognitive distortions, increase confidence and envision their preferred futures is what I do best.
(587) 905-0145 View (587) 905-0145
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Sabrina Phillips
Psychologist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Spruce Grove, AB T7X  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of mental health and social settings with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. For 9 of those years I have had the honour of working directly with Indigenous individuals and communities. The areas that I specialize in include: trauma and PTSD, intergenerational trauma and the impact of residential schools and colonization, depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction, family of origin issues, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and relationship concerns. I provide therapy for adults and couples.
I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of mental health and social settings with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. For 9 of those years I have had the honour of working directly with Indigenous individuals and communities. The areas that I specialize in include: trauma and PTSD, intergenerational trauma and the impact of residential schools and colonization, depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction, family of origin issues, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and relationship concerns. I provide therapy for adults and couples.
(587) 604-6295 View (587) 604-6295
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Geneviève Letendre Jauniaux
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bonjour, hello! My name is Geneviève, you can also call me Gen! My pronouns are she/her, et oui, je suis bilingue. My practice as a Registered Provisional Psychologist is rooted in a deep appreciation for each individual’s story, personal struggles, and inherent strengths. We all go through hard times and can benefit from some support to process and find our own best way forward. My goal is to hold a safe space for you within which we will sit and reflect with compassion. Together we can walk the paths you lead us on with connection and vulnerability.
Bonjour, hello! My name is Geneviève, you can also call me Gen! My pronouns are she/her, et oui, je suis bilingue. My practice as a Registered Provisional Psychologist is rooted in a deep appreciation for each individual’s story, personal struggles, and inherent strengths. We all go through hard times and can benefit from some support to process and find our own best way forward. My goal is to hold a safe space for you within which we will sit and reflect with compassion. Together we can walk the paths you lead us on with connection and vulnerability.
(587) 705-4585 View (587) 705-4585
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Amy MacMullin
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
As a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist, I come with over ten years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families. I offer both in person and virtual services from Spruce Grove, AB and virtual services to the NWT. I have clinical/private, school-based, home, community and group home experience. Many of the children I work with present with trauma, attachment concerns, anxiety, depression, behavioural challenges and difficulties with regulation. Common concerns expressed from adults include stress management, life transitions, anxiety, depression, work-life balance and marital or family issues.
As a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist, I come with over ten years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families. I offer both in person and virtual services from Spruce Grove, AB and virtual services to the NWT. I have clinical/private, school-based, home, community and group home experience. Many of the children I work with present with trauma, attachment concerns, anxiety, depression, behavioural challenges and difficulties with regulation. Common concerns expressed from adults include stress management, life transitions, anxiety, depression, work-life balance and marital or family issues.
(587) 402-1141 View (587) 402-1141
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Alycol Counselling Services
Psychologist, MC, Bsc, RPsych
Not Verified Not Verified
Are you experiencing problem with anxious thoughts or feelings? Are you looking for a counsellor who is willing to listen, as well as be honest and direct? If so, I'm the counsellor for you. My passion in counselling comes from the belief in change and the necessity to be present in our lives. To steer our own ship! I understand that life is challenging and work, family, and personal demands are difficult to overcome. However, I also believe that with the right person guiding you, you will be able to make changes to feel more well.
Are you experiencing problem with anxious thoughts or feelings? Are you looking for a counsellor who is willing to listen, as well as be honest and direct? If so, I'm the counsellor for you. My passion in counselling comes from the belief in change and the necessity to be present in our lives. To steer our own ship! I understand that life is challenging and work, family, and personal demands are difficult to overcome. However, I also believe that with the right person guiding you, you will be able to make changes to feel more well.
(587) 317-6611 View (587) 317-6611
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Aspire Counselling and Psychology Inc.
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hello! As an experienced psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals and families experiencing difficulties and struggling with well-being, I will help you access, develop, and build on your own inner resources by listening and providing a caring and objective presence. I work with trauma and PTSD, mood (depression and anxiety), and some relationship concerns. We are located in Spruce Grove, AB.
Hello! As an experienced psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals and families experiencing difficulties and struggling with well-being, I will help you access, develop, and build on your own inner resources by listening and providing a caring and objective presence. I work with trauma and PTSD, mood (depression and anxiety), and some relationship concerns. We are located in Spruce Grove, AB.
(780) 719-5121 View (780) 719-5121
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Sherri Billey
Counsellor, CT
Verified Verified
Hello! I'm so glad you stopped by! Are you struggling with never being good enough, being unwanted, being used or abused, never fitting in, having a neurodiverse brain, being invalidated by the people in your life and by society? Are you struggling with anxiety, ADHD, disrupted sleep, depression or maybe an addiction? Then you've come to the right place. You are not alone! I believe you are the expert at being you and I am here to sit with you and to help you heal, find your tribe, discover your strengths, and develop healthy coping skills. You are not too much - too loud, too sensitive, too messed up, too anything!
Hello! I'm so glad you stopped by! Are you struggling with never being good enough, being unwanted, being used or abused, never fitting in, having a neurodiverse brain, being invalidated by the people in your life and by society? Are you struggling with anxiety, ADHD, disrupted sleep, depression or maybe an addiction? Then you've come to the right place. You are not alone! I believe you are the expert at being you and I am here to sit with you and to help you heal, find your tribe, discover your strengths, and develop healthy coping skills. You are not too much - too loud, too sensitive, too messed up, too anything!
(587) 741-0007 View (587) 741-0007

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in T7X

100+

Average cost per session

$220

Counsellors in T7X who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Trauma and PTSD
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Alberta Blue Cross
71% Green Shield Canada
67% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in T7X see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
10% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T7X?

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.