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Tahni Fornes
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
You can feel more free, grounded, safe and strong, Perceive more choices - Sing your song! Heal from trauma, Grow in wisdom and equanimity Delight in your essential self Develop capacity!
You can feel more free, grounded, safe and strong, Perceive more choices - Sing your song! Heal from trauma, Grow in wisdom and equanimity Delight in your essential self Develop capacity!
(778) 771-4356 View (778) 771-4356
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Yogita Nathalie Bouchard
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
There are times in our lives when we just need someone there. Someone who we know gets us and cares as much as we do. At times it's when it's most difficult to reach out, we feel vulnerable and perhaps alone. We can be dealing with old resurfacing trauma, or behaviors we don't understand why they are happening. Perhaps we have anxiety, depression or grief has come knocked at our door. Relationships are challenging us. We want to be met and have a sense of being seen for who and what we are. We long to be understood or simply to find new ways of being and wonder how to get there. We long for change and the knowing that we are OK.
There are times in our lives when we just need someone there. Someone who we know gets us and cares as much as we do. At times it's when it's most difficult to reach out, we feel vulnerable and perhaps alone. We can be dealing with old resurfacing trauma, or behaviors we don't understand why they are happening. Perhaps we have anxiety, depression or grief has come knocked at our door. Relationships are challenging us. We want to be met and have a sense of being seen for who and what we are. We long to be understood or simply to find new ways of being and wonder how to get there. We long for change and the knowing that we are OK.
(778) 760-3947 View (778) 760-3947
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OK Clinical Therapy Group - Kootenay
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
Seeking a life of greater ease? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or relationship hurdles impacting your daily functioning? Overwhelmed by life's pressures, parenting challenges, or the daily grind? Questioning if positive change is possible? In today's climate, many wrestle with anxiety, seeking their purpose and navigating relationships. We firmly believe in the potential for all clients to find ease and joy, embracing the possibility of change and fostering hope.
Seeking a life of greater ease? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, or relationship hurdles impacting your daily functioning? Overwhelmed by life's pressures, parenting challenges, or the daily grind? Questioning if positive change is possible? In today's climate, many wrestle with anxiety, seeking their purpose and navigating relationships. We firmly believe in the potential for all clients to find ease and joy, embracing the possibility of change and fostering hope.
(236) 326-9833 View (236) 326-9833
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Sandy Maclean MA Rcc
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
I am a Clinical Counsellor (BCACC) working in person and online helping couples and individuals with: relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders and chronic pain. I have been in practice for 16 years with extensive training and experience in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness and Addictions Recovery. I help people resolve problems with thoughts, emotions, reactions and habits. I am launching a relationship course for couples to work through from home (with live support) to turn things around when difficulty starts before therapy.
I am a Clinical Counsellor (BCACC) working in person and online helping couples and individuals with: relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders and chronic pain. I have been in practice for 16 years with extensive training and experience in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness and Addictions Recovery. I help people resolve problems with thoughts, emotions, reactions and habits. I am launching a relationship course for couples to work through from home (with live support) to turn things around when difficulty starts before therapy.
(866) 939-0274 View (866) 939-0274
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Alix Brown
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
I have been working full time in the mental health field since 2013, and support people facing a wide range of concerns. I am committed to my evolution as a therapist and am involved in ongoing professional development and consultation. While my approach is integrative and person-centered, tailored to the unique needs of each client, I am most influenced by Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I’ve also also completed formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and attachment theory.
I have been working full time in the mental health field since 2013, and support people facing a wide range of concerns. I am committed to my evolution as a therapist and am involved in ongoing professional development and consultation. While my approach is integrative and person-centered, tailored to the unique needs of each client, I am most influenced by Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I’ve also also completed formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and attachment theory.
(778) 200-8074 View (778) 200-8074
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Michael Jeffery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
Thank you for taking a big step to empower yourself by seeking counselling. I love working with diverse clients and issues, but specialize in sex and relationships, sexual and gender orientation questions and men's issues/ issues with men. If you are struggling with what it means to be masculine or to be in a relationship with a man, dealing with sexual or romantic issues or exploring ways of relating outside of the box like polyamory, kink or queerness I am here for you.
Thank you for taking a big step to empower yourself by seeking counselling. I love working with diverse clients and issues, but specialize in sex and relationships, sexual and gender orientation questions and men's issues/ issues with men. If you are struggling with what it means to be masculine or to be in a relationship with a man, dealing with sexual or romantic issues or exploring ways of relating outside of the box like polyamory, kink or queerness I am here for you.
(672) 648-0566 View (672) 648-0566
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Matt Lowe
Counsellor, RTC, BS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
There are times in life when we feel afraid, sad, anxious, angry, stuck, overwhelmed. We can’t find a feeling of ease and contentment within ourselves. We need someone to listen empathically and without judgement, to see us for who we truly are. I’m here to help you connect to your inner knowing and heal old wounds, make sense of confused states, soothe anxiety and sadness, resolve trauma, and appreciate life again. Men in our culture require attention to how their feeling selves have been repressed. Couples, in trouble, often have a deep yearning to become relational and connected while maintaining their authentic selves.
There are times in life when we feel afraid, sad, anxious, angry, stuck, overwhelmed. We can’t find a feeling of ease and contentment within ourselves. We need someone to listen empathically and without judgement, to see us for who we truly are. I’m here to help you connect to your inner knowing and heal old wounds, make sense of confused states, soothe anxiety and sadness, resolve trauma, and appreciate life again. Men in our culture require attention to how their feeling selves have been repressed. Couples, in trouble, often have a deep yearning to become relational and connected while maintaining their authentic selves.
(506) 497-6333 View (506) 497-6333
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Kat Williamson
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
I specialise in working with clients who have built a strong identity around their athletic pursuits but are facing a fork in the road – an injury, loss, family responsibilities, loss of interest, burnout – that is causing them to take time away from activity and to question who they are, and who they will be, without this outlet. I offer an non-judgemental space to explore the questions that you might have arising, about what your life means now, how to move through the grief, and how you are going to find your purpose.
I specialise in working with clients who have built a strong identity around their athletic pursuits but are facing a fork in the road – an injury, loss, family responsibilities, loss of interest, burnout – that is causing them to take time away from activity and to question who they are, and who they will be, without this outlet. I offer an non-judgemental space to explore the questions that you might have arising, about what your life means now, how to move through the grief, and how you are going to find your purpose.
(672) 784-0572 View (672) 784-0572
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Michelle Binnie
Counsellor, MA, RCC , CCPA
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Although life can seem busy and chaotic at times, our time together is an opportunity to slow down, become clear, and find ways to resolve current concerns or issues from the past that interfere with living fully in the present. Your health, wellness, and goals come first. I work with individuals struggling with a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, burnout, trauma injuries, developmental stages, problematic eating, relationship issues, as well as life transitions and grief.
I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Although life can seem busy and chaotic at times, our time together is an opportunity to slow down, become clear, and find ways to resolve current concerns or issues from the past that interfere with living fully in the present. Your health, wellness, and goals come first. I work with individuals struggling with a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, burnout, trauma injuries, developmental stages, problematic eating, relationship issues, as well as life transitions and grief.
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Malorie Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
I am a Registered Social Worker and Certified Career Development Practitioner with over ten years of working in the field of mental health and employment counseling. I am passionate about working with people who are navigating transitions or interested in exploring their potential for change. I specialize in helping people examine and shift behavior patterns, particularly as they relate to substance use and behavioral addictions. I operate from a lens of harm-reduction and anti-oppression, and I recognize that systems, as well as people, need to change.
I am a Registered Social Worker and Certified Career Development Practitioner with over ten years of working in the field of mental health and employment counseling. I am passionate about working with people who are navigating transitions or interested in exploring their potential for change. I specialize in helping people examine and shift behavior patterns, particularly as they relate to substance use and behavioral addictions. I operate from a lens of harm-reduction and anti-oppression, and I recognize that systems, as well as people, need to change.
(236) 300-1823 View (236) 300-1823
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Carla Duda
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCP
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
‘Hearts are not the burdens they carry; but the burdens they carry can drive their extremes' (Richard Schwartz, 2018). There are times when we feel truly burdened: exhausted, confused, immobilized, distressed, anxious, in relationship discord or overwhelmed. As challenging as these experiences can be, we can grow our strength and grow our courage in our willingness to approach them. I work with clients to assist in living with more calm, courage, compassion, meaning, and deep connection.
‘Hearts are not the burdens they carry; but the burdens they carry can drive their extremes' (Richard Schwartz, 2018). There are times when we feel truly burdened: exhausted, confused, immobilized, distressed, anxious, in relationship discord or overwhelmed. As challenging as these experiences can be, we can grow our strength and grow our courage in our willingness to approach them. I work with clients to assist in living with more calm, courage, compassion, meaning, and deep connection.
(778) 654-6413 View (778) 654-6413
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Candice Mangione
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
Are you ready to take that next step towards creating your desired life? One free from the confines of anxiety, self-doubt and emptiness? Are you ready to break free from any lingering feelings of unworthiness, judgment or self-limiting beliefs? Do you feel as though you’re just “waiting for things to get better?” If you, or your child, are encountering the hurtles that emotional challenges throw in your path I am here to support you. I hold a deep trust in the healing power of connection with the natural world, and believe that each individual is born with an innate drive and capacity towards wholeness and health.
Are you ready to take that next step towards creating your desired life? One free from the confines of anxiety, self-doubt and emptiness? Are you ready to break free from any lingering feelings of unworthiness, judgment or self-limiting beliefs? Do you feel as though you’re just “waiting for things to get better?” If you, or your child, are encountering the hurtles that emotional challenges throw in your path I am here to support you. I hold a deep trust in the healing power of connection with the natural world, and believe that each individual is born with an innate drive and capacity towards wholeness and health.
(236) 300-5171 View (236) 300-5171
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Sawah Danniels
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
Do you feel like you don't fit in and/or are watching the world through a window? Does life feel overwhelming and simple errands or hangouts with friends lead you to need a few days to recover? Are you looking to learn more about who you are, what you need to succeed, and how to live within your capacity? You've come to the right place! I work with queer and neurodivergent clients to answer those questions, explore identity, and cultivate relationships that work for you (whether it's a monogamous one or not)!
Do you feel like you don't fit in and/or are watching the world through a window? Does life feel overwhelming and simple errands or hangouts with friends lead you to need a few days to recover? Are you looking to learn more about who you are, what you need to succeed, and how to live within your capacity? You've come to the right place! I work with queer and neurodivergent clients to answer those questions, explore identity, and cultivate relationships that work for you (whether it's a monogamous one or not)!
(343) 309-9206 View (343) 309-9206
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Sara Kammerzell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Sara Kammerzell, M Ed, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
In-person, Video and Walk and Talk. My passion in life is people, and my personal and professional motto is “Live true. Love deep”. I’m ever intrigued and inspired by the precious and unique journey of each unfolding person—galvanizing that movement towards wholeness and connection is my raison d’être. To this purpose, I bring a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, 20 years of experience, and advanced studies and certification in Relationships, Recovery, Trauma, Deep Sexuality, and Transpersonal psychology. I work with individuals, couples, and groups to reclaim their full human potential and live their deepest truth.
In-person, Video and Walk and Talk. My passion in life is people, and my personal and professional motto is “Live true. Love deep”. I’m ever intrigued and inspired by the precious and unique journey of each unfolding person—galvanizing that movement towards wholeness and connection is my raison d’être. To this purpose, I bring a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, 20 years of experience, and advanced studies and certification in Relationships, Recovery, Trauma, Deep Sexuality, and Transpersonal psychology. I work with individuals, couples, and groups to reclaim their full human potential and live their deepest truth.
(604) 992-9954 View (604) 992-9954
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Alisha Stubbs
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L  (Online Only)
With 15 years of clinical social work experience (MSW, RSW), Alisha works from a place of curiosity and collaboration, rather than authority. She has a wide variety of clinical and supervision experiences and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in social work where she will research autism, females, and the education system. Alisha is passionate about the world of neurodiversity, and autism in particular. Alisha has no agenda to pathologize your experience and is instead interested in hearing your story. You are the expert of your world. No one knows what you are going through better than you.
With 15 years of clinical social work experience (MSW, RSW), Alisha works from a place of curiosity and collaboration, rather than authority. She has a wide variety of clinical and supervision experiences and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in social work where she will research autism, females, and the education system. Alisha is passionate about the world of neurodiversity, and autism in particular. Alisha has no agenda to pathologize your experience and is instead interested in hearing your story. You are the expert of your world. No one knows what you are going through better than you.
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Grit and Grace Counselling- Jane Flotron, RTC
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with a focus in Relational Somatic Therapy & Early Life (pre and perinatal) Attachment Therapy. I offer a compassionate, body-centered, somatic approach to working with clients to build resiliency, adapt to major life transitions, build secure attachment in primary relationships and bring support and tools to trauma resolution. Currently accepting new clients in my practices in Nelson, Slocan Valley, BC and online. You can see my web site at: gritandgracecounselling.ca and make contact to set up a free 15 minute consult via email or phone.
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with a focus in Relational Somatic Therapy & Early Life (pre and perinatal) Attachment Therapy. I offer a compassionate, body-centered, somatic approach to working with clients to build resiliency, adapt to major life transitions, build secure attachment in primary relationships and bring support and tools to trauma resolution. Currently accepting new clients in my practices in Nelson, Slocan Valley, BC and online. You can see my web site at: gritandgracecounselling.ca and make contact to set up a free 15 minute consult via email or phone.
(705) 468-0373 View (705) 468-0373
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Current-Wisdom: End of Life & Counselling Services
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Nelson, BC V1L  (Online Only)
As an Indigenous/mixed person, my life’s paths and experiences encouraged the sharing of my gifts so that I may be in service to others. I’m deeply connected to and inspired by ritual, ceremony, community, and the personal journey of walking the complex edges of life. With a trauma informed lens, I weaving relational somatic psychotherapy and grief work to be a gentle guide and advocate, to hold space and offer support for life's current and unexpected challenges.
As an Indigenous/mixed person, my life’s paths and experiences encouraged the sharing of my gifts so that I may be in service to others. I’m deeply connected to and inspired by ritual, ceremony, community, and the personal journey of walking the complex edges of life. With a trauma informed lens, I weaving relational somatic psychotherapy and grief work to be a gentle guide and advocate, to hold space and offer support for life's current and unexpected challenges.
(579) 500-5893 View (579) 500-5893
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Shaniah Quadras
Counsellor, MA-MFT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L  (Online Only)
Here at Sacred Spaces, the goal is wholeness: integration of mind, body and spirit to actualize our truest potential. As we get to know and heal the different parts of ourselves, we are better able to move from surviving to thriving. I will be working with you from a systemic framework in order to develop a treatment plan that is suited to your unique needs. Sacred Spaces also prides itself for using interventions that are evidence-based, trauma-informed and spiritually integrative. My goal is for you to experience your personal power to help you live fearlessly and I am honored to journey alongside you in this sacred exploration.
Here at Sacred Spaces, the goal is wholeness: integration of mind, body and spirit to actualize our truest potential. As we get to know and heal the different parts of ourselves, we are better able to move from surviving to thriving. I will be working with you from a systemic framework in order to develop a treatment plan that is suited to your unique needs. Sacred Spaces also prides itself for using interventions that are evidence-based, trauma-informed and spiritually integrative. My goal is for you to experience your personal power to help you live fearlessly and I am honored to journey alongside you in this sacred exploration.
(289) 796-1258 x1 View (289) 796-1258 x1
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Richard Klein
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
I help clients move through life's difficulties . When relationships change, when we feel stuck in habits that take us away from what we really want. When we recognize the need to make peace with those aspects of the past that are holding us back from the life we wish to live . As a body-centred therapist working with trauma, I help you access the wisdom of your body, and learn how to reclaim a deeper calm, self regulated state, where you can update the limiting beliefs and emotional reactivity that often prevents the full expression of your potential. Our thoughts and thinking rarely give us a clear picture of the world
I help clients move through life's difficulties . When relationships change, when we feel stuck in habits that take us away from what we really want. When we recognize the need to make peace with those aspects of the past that are holding us back from the life we wish to live . As a body-centred therapist working with trauma, I help you access the wisdom of your body, and learn how to reclaim a deeper calm, self regulated state, where you can update the limiting beliefs and emotional reactivity that often prevents the full expression of your potential. Our thoughts and thinking rarely give us a clear picture of the world
(778) 766-4538 View (778) 766-4538
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Josslyn Gareau Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nelson, BC V1L
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor living and working in Nelson British Columbia. I believe that developing trust and safety is the most important part of the counselling process. I hold a belief that we all have within ourselves the resources to grow and transform, provided we are given an environment of emotional safety that allows for self-exploration and authentic expression.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor living and working in Nelson British Columbia. I believe that developing trust and safety is the most important part of the counselling process. I hold a belief that we all have within ourselves the resources to grow and transform, provided we are given an environment of emotional safety that allows for self-exploration and authentic expression.
(289) 204-7746 View (289) 204-7746

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Number of Counsellors in V1L

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in V1L who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress
67% Grief

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% SunLife
66% Green Shield Canada
58% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in V1L see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
12% Male
3% Non-Binary
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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.