Photo of Carrie DeJong And Associates, MC, RCC, Counsellor
Carrie DeJong And Associates
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P  (Online Only)
We all desire to discover and experience the best parts of who we are. But sometimes we need help exploring those parts of ourselves where we experience struggle or pain. Whether you are experiencing the negative impacts of trauma, engaging in unhealthy behaviours, or seeking new tools to be the best version of yourself, therapy can make a difference. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 20 years experience. My approach is informed by the mind-body connection, attachment theory, and the recent contributions of neuroscience. My goal is to provide the tools and support you need to rediscover the best parts of who you truly are.
We all desire to discover and experience the best parts of who we are. But sometimes we need help exploring those parts of ourselves where we experience struggle or pain. Whether you are experiencing the negative impacts of trauma, engaging in unhealthy behaviours, or seeking new tools to be the best version of yourself, therapy can make a difference. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 20 years experience. My approach is informed by the mind-body connection, attachment theory, and the recent contributions of neuroscience. My goal is to provide the tools and support you need to rediscover the best parts of who you truly are.
(604) 808-0806 View (604) 808-0806
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Kuljit Bhullar
BSc, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 15 years of experience in the counselling field. I hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I have extensive experience helping clients overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues. I also work closely with new parents providing support during pregnancy and postpartum. I use a holistic counselling approach, in which I integrate my background in Biology and Psychology to focus on the mind-body connection to ensure that client's feel supported in all areas of life.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 15 years of experience in the counselling field. I hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I have extensive experience helping clients overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues. I also work closely with new parents providing support during pregnancy and postpartum. I use a holistic counselling approach, in which I integrate my background in Biology and Psychology to focus on the mind-body connection to ensure that client's feel supported in all areas of life.
(343) 321-1238 View (343) 321-1238
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Jessica Hughes
Counsellor, RPC, CEPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
Are you tired of being stuck? Tired of beating yourself up? Board with the same old strategies that don't work? Are you ready for change? Many people experience times in their lives when they begin to feel overwhelmed and have difficulty coping. Feelings of shame, fear, loneliness, anger and hurt can have us feeling trapped and like we will never be okay. Counselling can often help people to transition to a place of balance, where they are much better able to cope, and not feel as overwhelmed. Not only will they be better able to cope, they can develop strategies that can make their lives more manageable and balanced in the future.
Are you tired of being stuck? Tired of beating yourself up? Board with the same old strategies that don't work? Are you ready for change? Many people experience times in their lives when they begin to feel overwhelmed and have difficulty coping. Feelings of shame, fear, loneliness, anger and hurt can have us feeling trapped and like we will never be okay. Counselling can often help people to transition to a place of balance, where they are much better able to cope, and not feel as overwhelmed. Not only will they be better able to cope, they can develop strategies that can make their lives more manageable and balanced in the future.
(289) 216-5729 View (289) 216-5729
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New Dawn Counselling & Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, RN, BScN, MEd
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P  (Online Only)
My name is Michelle Nelson and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#3093) and a Registered Nurse. A member in good standing with both the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals. A Master's degree in Counselling Psychology was obtained from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University College of the Cariboo. My work experience has encompassed psychiatry, a medical detox center and Mental Health. I provide both skype and phone counselling sessions if you do not live in the South Okanagan area.
My name is Michelle Nelson and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#3093) and a Registered Nurse. A member in good standing with both the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals. A Master's degree in Counselling Psychology was obtained from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University College of the Cariboo. My work experience has encompassed psychiatry, a medical detox center and Mental Health. I provide both skype and phone counselling sessions if you do not live in the South Okanagan area.
(778) 653-7774 View (778) 653-7774
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Jeff Conners
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
In a confidential & supportive environment I improve peoples quality of life by helping them feel better & meet their goals. We can do this in an office, your house or any place you feel safe in. I also do web based counselling though Zoom for those outside of Kamloops or in other remote locations. I have found that with the right health information, be it with educational media, engaging presentations or confidential & therapeutic individual sessions, that people will be comfortable to move toward health, wellness & happiness.
In a confidential & supportive environment I improve peoples quality of life by helping them feel better & meet their goals. We can do this in an office, your house or any place you feel safe in. I also do web based counselling though Zoom for those outside of Kamloops or in other remote locations. I have found that with the right health information, be it with educational media, engaging presentations or confidential & therapeutic individual sessions, that people will be comfortable to move toward health, wellness & happiness.
(877) 577-8619 View (877) 577-8619
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Traci Lynn Mainstone
EMDR C, MA, BAH, CYW, ECE
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
I have an eclectic approach to counselling. My approach is highly successful as I tailor the approach, techniques, and therapeutic environment to meet your individual needs. However, I draw primarily from Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory and neuroscience and use EMDR, talk, play and art based interventions. I work with children, youth, families couples and individual adults. I help to support challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, loss and addictions.
I have an eclectic approach to counselling. My approach is highly successful as I tailor the approach, techniques, and therapeutic environment to meet your individual needs. However, I draw primarily from Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory and neuroscience and use EMDR, talk, play and art based interventions. I work with children, youth, families couples and individual adults. I help to support challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, loss and addictions.
(778) 762-1348 View (778) 762-1348
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Columbia River Counselling and Neurofeedback
Counsellor, MSc, CMHC, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
I have a Masters degree of Science in Mental Health Counselling and am registered with the BBCACC as a RCC. I am certified in traumatic stress studies, Neurofeedback, & HeartMath Biofeedback. I have completed basic (EMDR) training and advanced training in EMDR for suicidal clients and self-harming behaviours as well as complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. I employ evidenced based modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma focused sensorimotor psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and Neurofeedback. In my practice there are two counsellors, two neurofeedback technicians and a therapy dog (St. Bernard).
I have a Masters degree of Science in Mental Health Counselling and am registered with the BBCACC as a RCC. I am certified in traumatic stress studies, Neurofeedback, & HeartMath Biofeedback. I have completed basic (EMDR) training and advanced training in EMDR for suicidal clients and self-harming behaviours as well as complex PTSD and dissociative disorders. I employ evidenced based modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma focused sensorimotor psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and Neurofeedback. In my practice there are two counsellors, two neurofeedback technicians and a therapy dog (St. Bernard).
(778) 200-2419 View (778) 200-2419
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Monika Ulrich
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
Life can sometimes feel like a rough sea and counselling can help you navigate the turbulent waters. It is my goal to provide a space where you can work through challenging issues and provide support to navigate these areas of your life. I will support you by acknowledging your unique experiences and struggles with life circumstances, inviting you to explore new ways of coping. It is my belief that connecting to the body, using techniques such as breathing, noticing sensations, and recognizing how sensations are linked to feelings often provides insight and are powerful resources to work through emotions.
Life can sometimes feel like a rough sea and counselling can help you navigate the turbulent waters. It is my goal to provide a space where you can work through challenging issues and provide support to navigate these areas of your life. I will support you by acknowledging your unique experiences and struggles with life circumstances, inviting you to explore new ways of coping. It is my belief that connecting to the body, using techniques such as breathing, noticing sensations, and recognizing how sensations are linked to feelings often provides insight and are powerful resources to work through emotions.
(778) 762-0857 View (778) 762-0857
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Lindsay Monier-Williams
Counsellor, MA, RCC, BMngt
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with understanding your behaviours or feelings, relating to people or your work, or to move forward in creating the life you want? Maybe you are tired, disconnected, hopeless, or uncertain of where to go next by the pull of your committments and responsibilites? Perhaps there is a bigger more meaningful way to experience life? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed and overcome by the struggle to deepen their relationships, reduce stress and shift from stagnating trauma. Moving from a dull, uninspired state of being into a positive, hopeful and fun future does not have to be a painstaking experience.
Do you struggle with understanding your behaviours or feelings, relating to people or your work, or to move forward in creating the life you want? Maybe you are tired, disconnected, hopeless, or uncertain of where to go next by the pull of your committments and responsibilites? Perhaps there is a bigger more meaningful way to experience life? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed and overcome by the struggle to deepen their relationships, reduce stress and shift from stagnating trauma. Moving from a dull, uninspired state of being into a positive, hopeful and fun future does not have to be a painstaking experience.
(778) 400-3687 View (778) 400-3687
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Inspired Counselling & Coaching
Counsellor, RPC, CLC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
Ellen is a Registered Professional Counsellor, and Certified Life Coach, a mom to 4 men and a woman with a desire to see others live life with purpose and zeal, confident in knowing who they are designed to be. My passion is to empower and equip individuals in overcoming obstacles, discovering who they are, and reaching their goals and dreams while living uninhibited with boldness.
Ellen is a Registered Professional Counsellor, and Certified Life Coach, a mom to 4 men and a woman with a desire to see others live life with purpose and zeal, confident in knowing who they are designed to be. My passion is to empower and equip individuals in overcoming obstacles, discovering who they are, and reaching their goals and dreams while living uninhibited with boldness.
(778) 400-7903 View (778) 400-7903
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Heidi Maskell - Lake Country Counselling Services
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
You are taking a proactive step toward addressing and improving your mental and emotional well-being as well as the quality of your relationships. I invite you into a confidential and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and work toward positive change. It all starts with a simple conversation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you've been feeling overwhelmed, facing challenges, or simply need someone to talk to, counselling can provide a safe space for you to explore and grow.
You are taking a proactive step toward addressing and improving your mental and emotional well-being as well as the quality of your relationships. I invite you into a confidential and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and work toward positive change. It all starts with a simple conversation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you've been feeling overwhelmed, facing challenges, or simply need someone to talk to, counselling can provide a safe space for you to explore and grow.
(604) 330-9460 View (604) 330-9460
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Imogen McIntyre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
Do you ever feel like you are moving through life as if there’s a pane of glass between you and the rest of the world? Moving between feeling completely empty and numb and cut off from your feelings and then completely overtaken by them. The chronic sense of disconnection makes you feel like you will never belong or be able to have relationships with other people that feel easy, the way other people seem to. You may have tried to cope with self-harm, medication, DBT skills, or scrolling self-help TikTok, but things seem to stay the same. You may have questions about whether this could be autism or ADHD.
Do you ever feel like you are moving through life as if there’s a pane of glass between you and the rest of the world? Moving between feeling completely empty and numb and cut off from your feelings and then completely overtaken by them. The chronic sense of disconnection makes you feel like you will never belong or be able to have relationships with other people that feel easy, the way other people seem to. You may have tried to cope with self-harm, medication, DBT skills, or scrolling self-help TikTok, but things seem to stay the same. You may have questions about whether this could be autism or ADHD.
(647) 951-0928 View (647) 951-0928
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Support with S Mental Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
Waitlist for new clients
Not currently accepting new clients. Please contact to add yourself to the waitlist. Are you between the ages of 12 and 35 years old struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, body image concerns and not sure why it all started? Are you struggling to manage your stress levels and all of life's demands? Are you or one of your loved ones struggling with psychosis? I am here for you. My PASSION is helping young folks navigate the difficulties that are so apparent during these stages of life. If you are looking for someone to celebrate you, challenge you, see you, & remember your story, I vow that to you.
Not currently accepting new clients. Please contact to add yourself to the waitlist. Are you between the ages of 12 and 35 years old struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, body image concerns and not sure why it all started? Are you struggling to manage your stress levels and all of life's demands? Are you or one of your loved ones struggling with psychosis? I am here for you. My PASSION is helping young folks navigate the difficulties that are so apparent during these stages of life. If you are looking for someone to celebrate you, challenge you, see you, & remember your story, I vow that to you.
(587) 850-2719 View (587) 850-2719
Photo of Daniel Spring, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Daniel Spring
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P  (Online Only)
In the face of life’s unexpected challenges, you may be feeling overwhelmed and stuck. My role as your counsellor is to be your guide, meeting you in your present moment, and moving at your pace, giving you practical tools to cope and overcome. Together, we’ll navigate a compassionate, judgment-free space, focusing on regaining control and fostering a healthier, happier life. My goal is to aid you in achieving peace of mind and enhancing your overall quality of life.
In the face of life’s unexpected challenges, you may be feeling overwhelmed and stuck. My role as your counsellor is to be your guide, meeting you in your present moment, and moving at your pace, giving you practical tools to cope and overcome. Together, we’ll navigate a compassionate, judgment-free space, focusing on regaining control and fostering a healthier, happier life. My goal is to aid you in achieving peace of mind and enhancing your overall quality of life.
(825) 305-5321 View (825) 305-5321
Photo of Cameron F Esprit, Pre-Licensed Professional
Cameron F Esprit
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
I welcome all walks of life in my practice—come as you are. Regardless of the specific issues you face, I'm confident that I can assist you. I integrate the wisdom of history's greatest thinkers with contemporary mental health research, offering a therapeutic partnership that is both mentally enriching and emotionally supportive. My aim is for us to develop a practical philosophy of life for you, tailored to aid you in the navigation of your experiences and challenges.
I welcome all walks of life in my practice—come as you are. Regardless of the specific issues you face, I'm confident that I can assist you. I integrate the wisdom of history's greatest thinkers with contemporary mental health research, offering a therapeutic partnership that is both mentally enriching and emotionally supportive. My aim is for us to develop a practical philosophy of life for you, tailored to aid you in the navigation of your experiences and challenges.
(289) 985-1369 View (289) 985-1369
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Kelly-Ann Scott
Counsellor, MSc, PGDip, RPCc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
After many years of working in healthcare and education in the U.K., the Netherlands and Canada, I realized that I wanted to help others more directly. I wanted to create a safe, understanding, caring, non-judgemental space for people to share their mental health journey with me. I have developed the skills and knowledge, through education at KCPC and through work with the Canadian Mental Health Association and as a BouncBack coach, to use an integrative approach to counselling to guide and support people to reach their mental health goals. This means that I will work with you to find the best way that works for you!
After many years of working in healthcare and education in the U.K., the Netherlands and Canada, I realized that I wanted to help others more directly. I wanted to create a safe, understanding, caring, non-judgemental space for people to share their mental health journey with me. I have developed the skills and knowledge, through education at KCPC and through work with the Canadian Mental Health Association and as a BouncBack coach, to use an integrative approach to counselling to guide and support people to reach their mental health goals. This means that I will work with you to find the best way that works for you!
(604) 239-5498 View (604) 239-5498
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Katelyn Schouten
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
Kate is the owner and a RCC (registered clinical counsellor) at Next Step Counselling group. Kate is a compassionate therapist looking to welcome you to a positive place of healthy change. She's dedicated to helping people in our community foster change and embark upon personal development. She specializes in areas such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Kate can help alleviate the daily challenges that life has to offer. As a busy mom of three, she understands that life can have many challenges, and her goal is to help people navigate through life’s tougher situations. Please get in touch for more information!
Kate is the owner and a RCC (registered clinical counsellor) at Next Step Counselling group. Kate is a compassionate therapist looking to welcome you to a positive place of healthy change. She's dedicated to helping people in our community foster change and embark upon personal development. She specializes in areas such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Kate can help alleviate the daily challenges that life has to offer. As a busy mom of three, she understands that life can have many challenges, and her goal is to help people navigate through life’s tougher situations. Please get in touch for more information!
(778) 761-3453 View (778) 761-3453
Photo of Luke Primus, MC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Luke Primus
Pre-Licensed Professional, MC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P
Even when life seems totally put together we can find ourselves stuck with thoughts and feelings that weigh us down and make it hard to live the way we want to. Sometimes life falls apart around us and we are suddenly lost and scrambling to find solid ground.
Even when life seems totally put together we can find ourselves stuck with thoughts and feelings that weigh us down and make it hard to live the way we want to. Sometimes life falls apart around us and we are suddenly lost and scrambling to find solid ground.
(506) 315-4038 View (506) 315-4038
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Dr. Mitch Bonin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
Life struggles and trauma have a way of affecting how we live our lives. I am committed to helping you gain insight on "How you got here, What is keeping you here, and How to move forward." My goal of therapy is to help you gain a different perspective to help you make positive life changes. I am here to help you identify and develop strategies to reduce the negative impact that your mental health has on your life.
Life struggles and trauma have a way of affecting how we live our lives. I am committed to helping you gain insight on "How you got here, What is keeping you here, and How to move forward." My goal of therapy is to help you gain a different perspective to help you make positive life changes. I am here to help you identify and develop strategies to reduce the negative impact that your mental health has on your life.
(249) 209-6336 View (249) 209-6336
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Eva Harris
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1P  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a registered psychologist working online with adults across British Columbia. I provide evidence-based treatment for OCD, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to develop meaningful goals, teach practical skills, and provide empathetic support throughout the ups and downs of treatment. My clients say they value my authenticity and warmth, and I admire their bravery and determination to improve their lives.
Hello, I am a registered psychologist working online with adults across British Columbia. I provide evidence-based treatment for OCD, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to develop meaningful goals, teach practical skills, and provide empathetic support throughout the ups and downs of treatment. My clients say they value my authenticity and warmth, and I admire their bravery and determination to improve their lives.
(778) 767-4516 View (778) 767-4516

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V1P

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V1P who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
80% Stress
75% Life Transitions
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Green Shield Canada
50% Pacific Blue Cross
45% SunLife

How Counsellors in V1P see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
9% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V1P?

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.