Therapists in T8B

Photo of Peter Gregg, Psychologist in T8B, AB
Peter Gregg
Psychologist, BA, MACP, R Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! My person-centered approach influences the therapy I offer clients, allowing the opportunity for emotional processing and self-exploration and growth in a non-judgmental atmosphere. My practice includes therapy for adults of all ages and genders, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. My clinical expertise is in treating clients who are living with a variety of issues such as depression, self-harm, grief and loss, abuse and trauma, stress, self-esteem concerns, and interpersonal struggles, relationship, marriage and family difficulties, LGBTQ+ and sexuality, addictions and substance abuse, and personality and mood disorders (i.e. bi-polar disorder), and anxiety.
Hello! My person-centered approach influences the therapy I offer clients, allowing the opportunity for emotional processing and self-exploration and growth in a non-judgmental atmosphere. My practice includes therapy for adults of all ages and genders, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. My clinical expertise is in treating clients who are living with a variety of issues such as depression, self-harm, grief and loss, abuse and trauma, stress, self-esteem concerns, and interpersonal struggles, relationship, marriage and family difficulties, LGBTQ+ and sexuality, addictions and substance abuse, and personality and mood disorders (i.e. bi-polar disorder), and anxiety.
(587) 600-3085 View (587) 600-3085
Photo of Emma Howlett, Registered Provisional Psychologist in T8B, AB
Emma Howlett
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach to therapy is always genuine, authentic, and client led. My experience in this field started by supporting those enduring crisis. I have a great passion for suicide prevention, intervention, and safety planning. I have spent the last five years working with female victims/survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence which has allowed me to understand and empathize the various journeys we take as individuals. I believe that everyone is entitled to having their stories heard and their emotions validated.
My approach to therapy is always genuine, authentic, and client led. My experience in this field started by supporting those enduring crisis. I have a great passion for suicide prevention, intervention, and safety planning. I have spent the last five years working with female victims/survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence which has allowed me to understand and empathize the various journeys we take as individuals. I believe that everyone is entitled to having their stories heard and their emotions validated.
(587) 844-6499 View (587) 844-6499
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Morgan McClelland
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified
If you want to build upon your self awareness, create closer relationships, understand your relational triggers/trauma responses, work to be assertive, increase your connection to yourself, and increase self compassion, I would be privileged to support you.
If you want to build upon your self awareness, create closer relationships, understand your relational triggers/trauma responses, work to be assertive, increase your connection to yourself, and increase self compassion, I would be privileged to support you.
(587) 816-0787 View (587) 816-0787
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Brittany Meredith
Psychologist, RPsych, MC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
If you are looking to overcome past traumas or adverse experiences; to manage symptoms related to anxiety, post-traumatic stress, grief, mood disorders, or body-focused repetitive behaviours, I believe my extensive training and experience can help. My personal experiences as a wife, a parent, and a trauma survivor allow me to empathise, and build meaningful relationships with my clients. We all have the strengths needed to move toward healing, and therapy can be the key to getting there. I would love the opportunity to join you on your journey to finding your joy!
If you are looking to overcome past traumas or adverse experiences; to manage symptoms related to anxiety, post-traumatic stress, grief, mood disorders, or body-focused repetitive behaviours, I believe my extensive training and experience can help. My personal experiences as a wife, a parent, and a trauma survivor allow me to empathise, and build meaningful relationships with my clients. We all have the strengths needed to move toward healing, and therapy can be the key to getting there. I would love the opportunity to join you on your journey to finding your joy!
(587) 842-5128 View (587) 842-5128
Photo of Jamie Papp, Counsellor in T8B, AB
Jamie Papp
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Deciding to talk to someone about your deepest and inner thoughts can be scary. You are making a decision to embark on a journey to help understand what your experiences mean to you. When we talk about our emotions, it is one step closer to healing within. The way we express ourselves can be different for everyone, and I provide a space that is safe and accepting for you to be you.
Deciding to talk to someone about your deepest and inner thoughts can be scary. You are making a decision to embark on a journey to help understand what your experiences mean to you. When we talk about our emotions, it is one step closer to healing within. The way we express ourselves can be different for everyone, and I provide a space that is safe and accepting for you to be you.
(587) 804-2816 View (587) 804-2816
Photo of Megan Ouellette, Registered Provisional Psychologist in T8B, AB
Megan Ouellette
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have helped many teens and adults overcome the challenges of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Throughout my career I have worked with victims of trauma, particularly victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and neglect. I have also worked with people from many areas of the LGBTQ2+ community. In addition to these interests, I have taken advanced training/supervision for working with people who have body image and eating disorder challenges. Most recently I have been advancing my skills in communication and relationship therapies.
I have helped many teens and adults overcome the challenges of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Throughout my career I have worked with victims of trauma, particularly victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and neglect. I have also worked with people from many areas of the LGBTQ2+ community. In addition to these interests, I have taken advanced training/supervision for working with people who have body image and eating disorder challenges. Most recently I have been advancing my skills in communication and relationship therapies.
(587) 715-0589 View (587) 715-0589
Photo of Ellery Wu, Psychologist in T8B, AB
Ellery Wu
Psychologist, MSc, , MSSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have significant experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and the associated challenges of addictions, relationship breakdown, and isolation. I regularly work with individuals and couples. I enjoy helping clients through periods of transition. My clients come from many walks of life and cultural backgrounds. I have done a significant amount of clinical work with clients from many cultural and religious backgrounds.
I have significant experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and the associated challenges of addictions, relationship breakdown, and isolation. I regularly work with individuals and couples. I enjoy helping clients through periods of transition. My clients come from many walks of life and cultural backgrounds. I have done a significant amount of clinical work with clients from many cultural and religious backgrounds.
(587) 801-5976 View (587) 801-5976
Photo of Virginia Sebby, Counsellor in T8B, AB
Virginia Sebby
Counsellor, BScN, MIS, MCP, CCC
Verified
Are you stressed at work? Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve. At Unique, we provide our clients with a safe, nurturing, engaging, and hopeful environment. We utilize a collaborative, compassionate, person-centred, and holistic approach. Using a Humanistic approach, we will meet you where you are at in a non-judgmental way. I believe that counselling fosters a pathway for healing and growth.
Are you stressed at work? Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve. At Unique, we provide our clients with a safe, nurturing, engaging, and hopeful environment. We utilize a collaborative, compassionate, person-centred, and holistic approach. Using a Humanistic approach, we will meet you where you are at in a non-judgmental way. I believe that counselling fosters a pathway for healing and growth.
(825) 602-5857 View (825) 602-5857
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Theresa Brown
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd
Verified
Not accepting new clients
I work with children, teens and adults. I help people from these age groups, and all socio-economic backgrounds deal with stress, social skills challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma and communication difficulties. I am nearly completed all the coursework for my Play Therapy Certification and Certification as a Sand Tray Specialist. I love working with children and parent-child dyads to help repair and rebuild relationship. My adult clients typically say I provide a calming and steadying presence.. The questions I ask help them to sort out life difficulties in a successful way.
I work with children, teens and adults. I help people from these age groups, and all socio-economic backgrounds deal with stress, social skills challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma and communication difficulties. I am nearly completed all the coursework for my Play Therapy Certification and Certification as a Sand Tray Specialist. I love working with children and parent-child dyads to help repair and rebuild relationship. My adult clients typically say I provide a calming and steadying presence.. The questions I ask help them to sort out life difficulties in a successful way.
(587) 741-0480 View (587) 741-0480
Photo of Shannon Warner at Sagewood Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T8B, AB
Shannon Warner at Sagewood Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherwood Park, AB T8B  (Online Only)
Having authentic connections can impact our ability to fully engage ourselves in the work needed to create change. I have found that sometimes the most profound, transformative healing takes place within the simplicity & safety of a supportive client-therapist relationship. Authenticity, trust & respect are the guiding principles of my trauma-informed, spiritually sensitive and culturally safe practice. Rooted in positive psychology and mindfulness approaches, my counselling sessions integrate several evidence-based therapies including EMDR for trauma, DBT and CBT for anxiety, narrative & rational emotive informed therapies.
Having authentic connections can impact our ability to fully engage ourselves in the work needed to create change. I have found that sometimes the most profound, transformative healing takes place within the simplicity & safety of a supportive client-therapist relationship. Authenticity, trust & respect are the guiding principles of my trauma-informed, spiritually sensitive and culturally safe practice. Rooted in positive psychology and mindfulness approaches, my counselling sessions integrate several evidence-based therapies including EMDR for trauma, DBT and CBT for anxiety, narrative & rational emotive informed therapies.
(587) 715-0549 View (587) 715-0549
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Lauren Emery
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd
Verified
I work with adults who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, and low self confidence. I have particular specialties in working with clients who have visible differences such as physical handicaps, those who 'look different' and/or those who 'feel different'. Whether providing therapy, or performing psychological assessments, my goal is to ensure that each client feels heard, that each client is given the skills they need to feel better in-the moment, and to maintain their sense of well-being and confidence into the future.
I work with adults who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, and low self confidence. I have particular specialties in working with clients who have visible differences such as physical handicaps, those who 'look different' and/or those who 'feel different'. Whether providing therapy, or performing psychological assessments, my goal is to ensure that each client feels heard, that each client is given the skills they need to feel better in-the moment, and to maintain their sense of well-being and confidence into the future.
(587) 907-4983 View (587) 907-4983
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Beth Baillie
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
Choosing a therapist can feel like a daunting task; I do not believe that therapy is one size fits all and hope that the following information will help you decide whether we might be a good fit! My clients describe me as non-judgmental, genuine, warm, funny, enthusiastic and honest. I believe that we only have one shot at this thing called life and that we all deserve to live that life to the fullest (and I would love to hear about what that might mean to you)! In the words of Mary Oliver, "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"
Choosing a therapist can feel like a daunting task; I do not believe that therapy is one size fits all and hope that the following information will help you decide whether we might be a good fit! My clients describe me as non-judgmental, genuine, warm, funny, enthusiastic and honest. I believe that we only have one shot at this thing called life and that we all deserve to live that life to the fullest (and I would love to hear about what that might mean to you)! In the words of Mary Oliver, "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"
(587) 417-6438 View (587) 417-6438
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Paulette Rodziewicz
Psychologist, MCP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you seeking a counsellor to help you get through a difficult time or life challenge? A counsellor who can help you make positive change in your life? If you choose me as your counsellor, we will work together as partners on the way to positive change. You will be treated with respect and dignity, in a caring and safe environment. Your own resilience, knowledge and inner strength will be drawn upon to get the best result.
Are you seeking a counsellor to help you get through a difficult time or life challenge? A counsellor who can help you make positive change in your life? If you choose me as your counsellor, we will work together as partners on the way to positive change. You will be treated with respect and dignity, in a caring and safe environment. Your own resilience, knowledge and inner strength will be drawn upon to get the best result.
(780) 460-0700 View (780) 460-0700
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Positive Kids Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PsyD(c), RP
Verified
Does your child or adolescent struggle with ADHD, Behavioral issues, Motivation, Decision Making, Anger Management, Shyness, Anxiety or other type of Social-Emotional issue? Positive Kids is a revolutionary concept created by experts of Emotional Intelligence. We help children label and identify their emotions, manage their emotions and ultimately regulate their emotions. Our program results in a child or adolescent who has more self control, better interpersonal skills and increased IQ. Our curriculum focuses on using cognitive and emotional tools to help children who may struggle with the issues above.
Does your child or adolescent struggle with ADHD, Behavioral issues, Motivation, Decision Making, Anger Management, Shyness, Anxiety or other type of Social-Emotional issue? Positive Kids is a revolutionary concept created by experts of Emotional Intelligence. We help children label and identify their emotions, manage their emotions and ultimately regulate their emotions. Our program results in a child or adolescent who has more self control, better interpersonal skills and increased IQ. Our curriculum focuses on using cognitive and emotional tools to help children who may struggle with the issues above.
(587) 851-0957 View (587) 851-0957
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Hilda Huj
Psychologist, BA, MA, RPsych
Verified
Everyday life presents us with many challenges, and not all challenges are easy to overcome. In order to preserve our mental and physical health, it is important to identify when the challenges we are facing are beyond the normal threshold of storm and stress. We need to make a decision to reach out...Find a professional who will provide us with an environment where we will feel safe, comfortable, respected, listened to, and understood. Where we are able to gain insight into our situation, find a deeper understanding, evoke meaningful changes, improve our relationships, and heal ourselves by using a potential that we already have.
Everyday life presents us with many challenges, and not all challenges are easy to overcome. In order to preserve our mental and physical health, it is important to identify when the challenges we are facing are beyond the normal threshold of storm and stress. We need to make a decision to reach out...Find a professional who will provide us with an environment where we will feel safe, comfortable, respected, listened to, and understood. Where we are able to gain insight into our situation, find a deeper understanding, evoke meaningful changes, improve our relationships, and heal ourselves by using a potential that we already have.
(825) 250-0334 View (825) 250-0334
Photo of Tammy Woroschuk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in T8B, AB
Tammy Woroschuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
My goal as a counsellor/therapist is to provide you with non-judgmental support while you seek clarity to some of life's questions. I will help by coaching and counselling you to see your strengths and utilize motivational interviewing, solution focused, CBT and a trauma-informed practice as my tools. I will work with you to help create meaningful change to move past the barriers that are creating difficulty in your life. In my twenty years of working with others, I have developed a skills working with adults, parents, seniors and Indigenous people. For online counselling book through our website at www.guidedpathcg.ca
My goal as a counsellor/therapist is to provide you with non-judgmental support while you seek clarity to some of life's questions. I will help by coaching and counselling you to see your strengths and utilize motivational interviewing, solution focused, CBT and a trauma-informed practice as my tools. I will work with you to help create meaningful change to move past the barriers that are creating difficulty in your life. In my twenty years of working with others, I have developed a skills working with adults, parents, seniors and Indigenous people. For online counselling book through our website at www.guidedpathcg.ca
(587) 907-5013 View (587) 907-5013
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ECSS Psychological Services
Psychologist
Verified
ECSS is committed to empowering individuals and families to realize their potential through a nurturing and challenging environment that respects each person’s uniqueness and right to privacy. ECSS acknowledges the importance of the mental, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of persons as they grow and develop. We believe that people have the ability to change and to achieve their goals, in respecting the uniqueness and privacy of individuals, and in the importance of the mental, physical, social, and spiritual dimensions of persons.
ECSS is committed to empowering individuals and families to realize their potential through a nurturing and challenging environment that respects each person’s uniqueness and right to privacy. ECSS acknowledges the importance of the mental, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of persons as they grow and develop. We believe that people have the ability to change and to achieve their goals, in respecting the uniqueness and privacy of individuals, and in the importance of the mental, physical, social, and spiritual dimensions of persons.
(587) 806-3600 View (587) 806-3600
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Connections Psychological Services
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are times when we feel like we are looking for something. Something is missing in ourselves; in our lives. We feel alone in our problems. We feel like we're not enough. We want to show who we really are but we're afraid. Finding a way through starts with being curious about ourselves; about others; about life. We can feel fully present in our lives when we tune in to our own attachment needs and those of the people we love. Two Psychologists, Brea Malacad and Paul Berg, have created this new private practice in Edmonton emphasizing this need for connection and attachment.
There are times when we feel like we are looking for something. Something is missing in ourselves; in our lives. We feel alone in our problems. We feel like we're not enough. We want to show who we really are but we're afraid. Finding a way through starts with being curious about ourselves; about others; about life. We can feel fully present in our lives when we tune in to our own attachment needs and those of the people we love. Two Psychologists, Brea Malacad and Paul Berg, have created this new private practice in Edmonton emphasizing this need for connection and attachment.
(587) 805-0381 View (587) 805-0381
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Maria Kim
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc, BSc
Verified
5 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Establishing trust and a strong therapeutic bond with my clients is my top priority as a therapist; thus I use a person-centered approach to inform my approach. I like to provide structure through collaborative goal-setting, while remaining responsive to your immediate needs in our sessions. Using evidence-based techniques and a culturally-responsive lens, I respect your unique intersectional identities, experiences, strengths, and values within their greater socio-cultural contexts. I specialize working with Asian-Canadians and concerns relating to anxiety, depression, burnout/stress, life transitions, and career.
Establishing trust and a strong therapeutic bond with my clients is my top priority as a therapist; thus I use a person-centered approach to inform my approach. I like to provide structure through collaborative goal-setting, while remaining responsive to your immediate needs in our sessions. Using evidence-based techniques and a culturally-responsive lens, I respect your unique intersectional identities, experiences, strengths, and values within their greater socio-cultural contexts. I specialize working with Asian-Canadians and concerns relating to anxiety, depression, burnout/stress, life transitions, and career.
(587) 333-8586 View (587) 333-8586
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Strength Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Sherwood Park, AB T8B  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(587) 847-2885 View (587) 847-2885

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Number of Counsellors in T8B

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in T8B who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
92% Stress
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Anger Management

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Green Shield Canada
76% Alberta Blue Cross
67% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in T8B see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T8B?

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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.