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Michael Sobocinski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I support adults and adolescents who are struggling with a range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief, substance use disorders, sleep disorders, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and others. My clients often arrive feeling at the end of their rope - lost, alone, angry, afraid, overwhelmed, thoroughly drained, hopeless, or sometimes just completely stuck. They want their lives to be better, but don’t know how to begin to identify steps to take or how to manage that change. They want help dealing with difficult emotions and they want their lives to make sense.
I support adults and adolescents who are struggling with a range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief, substance use disorders, sleep disorders, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and others. My clients often arrive feeling at the end of their rope - lost, alone, angry, afraid, overwhelmed, thoroughly drained, hopeless, or sometimes just completely stuck. They want their lives to be better, but don’t know how to begin to identify steps to take or how to manage that change. They want help dealing with difficult emotions and they want their lives to make sense.
(778) 403-4595 View (778) 403-4595
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Amy Reid
Counsellor, BHSc, MA , RCC
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I work to create a non-judgmental space where I can hear and understand your experiences, while additionally offering reflection, feedback, and guidance for change. I believe that counselling offers a place where we can feel heard, validated and understood, but I also know that without encouragement for change we can feel stuck. The mind- body connection is a powerful one. Finding the balance between empathy and growth is unique for each person, and it is a dynamic we explore together.
I work to create a non-judgmental space where I can hear and understand your experiences, while additionally offering reflection, feedback, and guidance for change. I believe that counselling offers a place where we can feel heard, validated and understood, but I also know that without encouragement for change we can feel stuck. The mind- body connection is a powerful one. Finding the balance between empathy and growth is unique for each person, and it is a dynamic we explore together.
(226) 455-7449 View (226) 455-7449
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Julie Carr
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
Perhaps you’ve grown tired of carrying beliefs like “I’m not good enough” or “I’m unlovable”. Maybe you’re hoping to find relief from the all-too-familiar persistent anxiety, and low self-esteem. Perhaps you're tired of constantly people-pleasing, and relentlessly criticizing yourself. Well...You are not alone. Each one of us has a unique story; a diverse history filled with moments of joy and pain. Sometimes, our stories become overrun with unhelpful assumptions or beliefs, sometimes trauma plays a role. It’s natural for challenges to be a part of our story; but I want to ensure they do not dictate all your future chapters.
Perhaps you’ve grown tired of carrying beliefs like “I’m not good enough” or “I’m unlovable”. Maybe you’re hoping to find relief from the all-too-familiar persistent anxiety, and low self-esteem. Perhaps you're tired of constantly people-pleasing, and relentlessly criticizing yourself. Well...You are not alone. Each one of us has a unique story; a diverse history filled with moments of joy and pain. Sometimes, our stories become overrun with unhelpful assumptions or beliefs, sometimes trauma plays a role. It’s natural for challenges to be a part of our story; but I want to ensure they do not dictate all your future chapters.
(506) 404-0764 View (506) 404-0764
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Kathleen C Walls
Psychologist, M Ed
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
Now accepting new individual counselling clients, 19 years and up in BC, Canada. Video or in-person sessions. Free 15 min consult. Registered Psychologist # 2182. Reach out when life throws you its challenges. Life happens. Counselling can help you to cope and thrive. Are you experiencing anxiety, or feeling depressed? Or going through stress, or grief, or adjusting to new realities? Or struggling in your relationship, or having faith and spiritual concerns, or feeling overwhelmed and unsupported? You are not alone. With 34 years experience in the mental health field, I can help you with these and other concerns. Reach out to talk.
Now accepting new individual counselling clients, 19 years and up in BC, Canada. Video or in-person sessions. Free 15 min consult. Registered Psychologist # 2182. Reach out when life throws you its challenges. Life happens. Counselling can help you to cope and thrive. Are you experiencing anxiety, or feeling depressed? Or going through stress, or grief, or adjusting to new realities? Or struggling in your relationship, or having faith and spiritual concerns, or feeling overwhelmed and unsupported? You are not alone. With 34 years experience in the mental health field, I can help you with these and other concerns. Reach out to talk.
(819) 272-1677 View (819) 272-1677
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Stephanie Shaw
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I value connecting with people in meaningful ways. In my practice, I strive to inspire and empower people to create the life they want to live, find purpose and meaning in their life, discover their authentic self, gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and achieve personal growth and positive change. I value neurodivergence and I am passionate about working with individuals with diverse abilities and learning styles. I work from a strength based perspective and I support individuals through the process of change by providing a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental experience.
I value connecting with people in meaningful ways. In my practice, I strive to inspire and empower people to create the life they want to live, find purpose and meaning in their life, discover their authentic self, gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and achieve personal growth and positive change. I value neurodivergence and I am passionate about working with individuals with diverse abilities and learning styles. I work from a strength based perspective and I support individuals through the process of change by providing a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental experience.
(431) 430-3078 View (431) 430-3078
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Lisa Muhler Registered Psychologist ltd
Psychologist, PhD, M Sc
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I have worked in the addiction field for over 25 years and have a great passion for the work. Over many years my clinical work expanded. I see people now for many reasons but have developed a focus on trauma and early attachment as these influence our mental health no matter the diagnosis. I see many who struggle with anxiety and depression, those who have been through significant loss and people attempting to manage their interpersonal relationships more effectively. For more information, please see my web site: www.lmps.ca
I have worked in the addiction field for over 25 years and have a great passion for the work. Over many years my clinical work expanded. I see people now for many reasons but have developed a focus on trauma and early attachment as these influence our mental health no matter the diagnosis. I see many who struggle with anxiety and depression, those who have been through significant loss and people attempting to manage their interpersonal relationships more effectively. For more information, please see my web site: www.lmps.ca
(709) 703-8448 View (709) 703-8448
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Dean Nicholson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I am currently accepting new clients. We all face difficult times in our lives. If you find that more of your energy is going into managing life’s challenges rather than enjoying life’s beauty, that is when the support of a skilled therapist can help. Drawing on my experience as a therapist and mindfulness practitioner, I love to support people to move beyond stuck patterns and limiting beliefs, to live richer lives of meaning, joy and purpose. If you feel there is meant to be more to your life, if you are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and greater freedom, I am here to help.
I am currently accepting new clients. We all face difficult times in our lives. If you find that more of your energy is going into managing life’s challenges rather than enjoying life’s beauty, that is when the support of a skilled therapist can help. Drawing on my experience as a therapist and mindfulness practitioner, I love to support people to move beyond stuck patterns and limiting beliefs, to live richer lives of meaning, joy and purpose. If you feel there is meant to be more to your life, if you are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and greater freedom, I am here to help.
(778) 743-6455 View (778) 743-6455
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Change Mountain Counselling & Wellness
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I know that clients are the experts about themselves. I understand that concerns are multi-faceted and can often be complex...being human can be complex so the challenges that are experienced by people often take some exploration. Those who will work well with my approaches will not be looking for diagnoses or quick answers but will be looking to gain new perspectives in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
I know that clients are the experts about themselves. I understand that concerns are multi-faceted and can often be complex...being human can be complex so the challenges that are experienced by people often take some exploration. Those who will work well with my approaches will not be looking for diagnoses or quick answers but will be looking to gain new perspectives in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
(873) 738-4296 View (873) 738-4296
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Melanie Gail Miller
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I am a compassionate counsellor with backbone, so I can be a strong, supportive guide with you on your healing journey. I work with individual adults experiencing a variety of challenges and concerns: anxiety, depression and phase of life transitions. I also have specialized interests in concussions, chronic pain, sensory issues and the LGBTQ2S+ community. My counselling practice is based on respect, safety and collaboration.
I am a compassionate counsellor with backbone, so I can be a strong, supportive guide with you on your healing journey. I work with individual adults experiencing a variety of challenges and concerns: anxiety, depression and phase of life transitions. I also have specialized interests in concussions, chronic pain, sensory issues and the LGBTQ2S+ community. My counselling practice is based on respect, safety and collaboration.
(778) 743-3196 View (778) 743-3196
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Jasmine Lothien
Art Therapist, BA, DVAT, ATR
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
Does stress or anxiety or stored trauma in your body interfere with you living with energy and vitality? Does navigating relationships often feel like living in a minefield? Is it a struggle to create positive change and reach life-affirming goals? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help.
Does stress or anxiety or stored trauma in your body interfere with you living with energy and vitality? Does navigating relationships often feel like living in a minefield? Is it a struggle to create positive change and reach life-affirming goals? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help.
(343) 312-9819 View (343) 312-9819
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Joanna Copeland-Butt
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I help adults overcome anxiety, trauma or ADHD and create more fulfilling lives. Do you put others first, then feel resentful? Is setting and maintaining boundaries in relationships really hard or does it make you feel guilty? If you feel anxious, stuck, worry a lot, try to please others, or don’t feel good about yourself, then let’s talk. With compassionate support, understand how anxiety, ADHD or trauma impact your life then strengthen resilience and build self-esteem in a safe and confidential environment. You can learn skills to manage unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and soothe challenging emotions to regain control of your life.
I help adults overcome anxiety, trauma or ADHD and create more fulfilling lives. Do you put others first, then feel resentful? Is setting and maintaining boundaries in relationships really hard or does it make you feel guilty? If you feel anxious, stuck, worry a lot, try to please others, or don’t feel good about yourself, then let’s talk. With compassionate support, understand how anxiety, ADHD or trauma impact your life then strengthen resilience and build self-esteem in a safe and confidential environment. You can learn skills to manage unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and soothe challenging emotions to regain control of your life.
(778) 767-2263 View (778) 767-2263
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Maureen Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I believe that health, joy and compassion is our human birth-right. We all have the innate drive for growth and healing, and counseling helps this to emerge. Therapy acts as a positive space in which to grow and heal in order to be able to be present in your life with integrity, purpose and understanding. My purpose is to create the space for you to discover more about your true nature; what is authentic and right for you in your life. I enjoy working with people who are committed to their growth and unfolding. I commit to being fully present with you and to provide direct, honest focus and support.
I believe that health, joy and compassion is our human birth-right. We all have the innate drive for growth and healing, and counseling helps this to emerge. Therapy acts as a positive space in which to grow and heal in order to be able to be present in your life with integrity, purpose and understanding. My purpose is to create the space for you to discover more about your true nature; what is authentic and right for you in your life. I enjoy working with people who are committed to their growth and unfolding. I commit to being fully present with you and to provide direct, honest focus and support.
(709) 500-2682 View (709) 500-2682
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Jennifer Westcott
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
Waitlist for new clients
Ever feel like you need some help but can't clarify exactly WHAT? or even WHY? Want to go deep, explore, and HEAL? Are you tired of trying to feel better....ready to dive in and really start loving yourself and your life? Are you a therapist who needs some reprieve, support and down to earth supervision?
Ever feel like you need some help but can't clarify exactly WHAT? or even WHY? Want to go deep, explore, and HEAL? Are you tired of trying to feel better....ready to dive in and really start loving yourself and your life? Are you a therapist who needs some reprieve, support and down to earth supervision?
(548) 901-0813 View (548) 901-0813
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Angela Kemperman
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranbrook, BC V1C
We all experience pain, joy, suffering, and growth in our lives, and a lot of it happens in relationships. I believe that the counselling relationship can be very powerful in giving us opportunities to experience healing and growth. As a counsellor, I aim to provide you with acceptance, support, and understanding in order to help you work toward better mental health and well-being. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and I have experience with a wide range of clients from working at Child and Youth Mental Health, Community Services, and private practice. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, parents, and couples.
We all experience pain, joy, suffering, and growth in our lives, and a lot of it happens in relationships. I believe that the counselling relationship can be very powerful in giving us opportunities to experience healing and growth. As a counsellor, I aim to provide you with acceptance, support, and understanding in order to help you work toward better mental health and well-being. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and I have experience with a wide range of clients from working at Child and Youth Mental Health, Community Services, and private practice. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, parents, and couples.
(778) 764-2375 View (778) 764-2375
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Crystal Ladriere
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
Do you feel stuck, anxious, or like you are living in "survival" mode? Feel like you are crumbling on the inside, trying to hold it all together with work, your family, and/or in your relationship. Maybe you are desiring a change but cannot seem to make it happen. Or you are experiencing a challenging relationship or struggling to regulate difficult emotions such as worry, anger, or sadness. I help adults and youth overcome stress, anxiety, or disconnection so that they can do more of what they love and deepen their relationships with the people that matter the most.
Do you feel stuck, anxious, or like you are living in "survival" mode? Feel like you are crumbling on the inside, trying to hold it all together with work, your family, and/or in your relationship. Maybe you are desiring a change but cannot seem to make it happen. Or you are experiencing a challenging relationship or struggling to regulate difficult emotions such as worry, anger, or sadness. I help adults and youth overcome stress, anxiety, or disconnection so that they can do more of what they love and deepen their relationships with the people that matter the most.
(306) 992-4007 View (306) 992-4007
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Susan Vanderwerff
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranbrook, BC V1C
*I am currently accepting new video/telephone clients.* If you have found yourself reading this page, then you have successfully admitted to yourself that you may need some help. That is a very good first step towards feeling better. It is so important to find yourself a ‘good fit’ for this type of work. For this reason, I am offering a complimentary 15 minute telephone or video introduction to my services. This will allow you to interview me as a means to make the right decision for you. Generally, my goal is to provide you with an empathetic, compassionate ear in order to provide you with tools that you can work with on your own.
*I am currently accepting new video/telephone clients.* If you have found yourself reading this page, then you have successfully admitted to yourself that you may need some help. That is a very good first step towards feeling better. It is so important to find yourself a ‘good fit’ for this type of work. For this reason, I am offering a complimentary 15 minute telephone or video introduction to my services. This will allow you to interview me as a means to make the right decision for you. Generally, my goal is to provide you with an empathetic, compassionate ear in order to provide you with tools that you can work with on your own.
(778) 771-4267 View (778) 771-4267
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Catriona Hall
Counsellor, BA, MCAP, RCC
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
When we experience trauma, our whole system can feel on edge, not just with the big things, but the days to day as well. You might notice a struggle with persistent low mood, shame, chronic anxieties, and have a discouraging outlook on the future. It's easy to feel exhausted by your circumstances and at a loss as to what to do next. Trauma impacts everything about you and can steal the quality and joy from your life. It might be a specific event or moments over a lifetime that have built up that contribute to how you're feeling and I'm here whilst we unravel the threads that make it all so confusing and help it make sense.
When we experience trauma, our whole system can feel on edge, not just with the big things, but the days to day as well. You might notice a struggle with persistent low mood, shame, chronic anxieties, and have a discouraging outlook on the future. It's easy to feel exhausted by your circumstances and at a loss as to what to do next. Trauma impacts everything about you and can steal the quality and joy from your life. It might be a specific event or moments over a lifetime that have built up that contribute to how you're feeling and I'm here whilst we unravel the threads that make it all so confusing and help it make sense.
(431) 244-8013 View (431) 244-8013
Photo of Laurie Beck, Counsellor in V1C, BC
Laurie Beck
Counsellor, BSW, MACP, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranbrook, BC V1C
New clients welcome! I offer in person sessions in my Cranbrook, BC office. We can work together to collaborate on what would be meaningful for you to work through and process. I believe that love and our connection with others (and especially ourselves) is crucial for our well being. Love heals but our connectedness to ourselves and others can become frayed for various reasons. The therapy process is most effective when it's what we need it to be and with a therapist that we feel that we can trust and have ease with. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, EMDR as well as neuroscience informed and mind/body approaches.
New clients welcome! I offer in person sessions in my Cranbrook, BC office. We can work together to collaborate on what would be meaningful for you to work through and process. I believe that love and our connection with others (and especially ourselves) is crucial for our well being. Love heals but our connectedness to ourselves and others can become frayed for various reasons. The therapy process is most effective when it's what we need it to be and with a therapist that we feel that we can trust and have ease with. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, EMDR as well as neuroscience informed and mind/body approaches.
(587) 816-2853 View (587) 816-2853
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Fisher Peak Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Cranbrook, BC V1C
I am an EMDR trained, general practitioner who works with individuals, youth, families, couples, and staff teams. I assist clients to work through a variety of life events and mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, conflict resolution, communication, gender identity and sexual orientation, trauma, employment, education, critical incident stress debriefing and more.
I am an EMDR trained, general practitioner who works with individuals, youth, families, couples, and staff teams. I assist clients to work through a variety of life events and mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, conflict resolution, communication, gender identity and sexual orientation, trauma, employment, education, critical incident stress debriefing and more.
(778) 762-3590 View (778) 762-3590
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Robyn Bryson
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranbrook, BC V1C  (Online Only)
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
(548) 901-0424 View (548) 901-0424

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Number of Counsellors in V1C

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V1C who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
79% Self Esteem
77% Grief
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Stress
74% Coping Skills
74% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% SunLife
75% Pacific Blue Cross
69% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in V1C see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V1C?

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.