Photo of Jeffrey Hoy, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Jeffrey Hoy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
I am a therapist who wants to help you, in the way that works for you, & at the pace that works for you. I seek to create a safe, calm, & open place for you to explore what is really going on. I have lived a richly experienced life - and I know first hand what it's like to be in a difficult place. I believe that my broad life experience - with both positive & many negative experiences - gives me an exceptional ability to understand, empathize with, & inspire the clients I work with.
I am a therapist who wants to help you, in the way that works for you, & at the pace that works for you. I seek to create a safe, calm, & open place for you to explore what is really going on. I have lived a richly experienced life - and I know first hand what it's like to be in a difficult place. I believe that my broad life experience - with both positive & many negative experiences - gives me an exceptional ability to understand, empathize with, & inspire the clients I work with.
(226) 458-5548 View (226) 458-5548
Photo of Suki O Huallachain, MA, CCC, Counsellor
Suki O Huallachain
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Are you in a transition period in your life and not sure where to go? Do you have a sense of what you want to do but are full of complex emotions such as anxiety, shame, guilt, and self doubt? This could be a great space to start our journey together. I focus my work on those who are exploring life transition, and all the complex emotions linked with self exploration & decision making. This can be anything from a recent breakup, workplace burnout, school-work transition, addiction recovery, family planning, cultural struggles, and self- identity. Empowering you to embrace your unique journey is my goal.
Are you in a transition period in your life and not sure where to go? Do you have a sense of what you want to do but are full of complex emotions such as anxiety, shame, guilt, and self doubt? This could be a great space to start our journey together. I focus my work on those who are exploring life transition, and all the complex emotions linked with self exploration & decision making. This can be anything from a recent breakup, workplace burnout, school-work transition, addiction recovery, family planning, cultural struggles, and self- identity. Empowering you to embrace your unique journey is my goal.
(343) 313-1451 View (343) 313-1451
Photo of Gisella La Madrid, MA, RCC, ACS, Counsellor
Gisella La Madrid
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Are you a parent worried that your child might be struggling? Are you considering that your teen might need extra support? Are you a parent in the midst of family changes who needs extra tools to support your kids? We got you. Strong Ties – Child & Family Services is a specialized counselling clinic that focuses on helping children, adolescents and families. Some of the issues we focus on include behavioural issues, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, anger, trauma, relationship/school issues, and separation/divorce.
Are you a parent worried that your child might be struggling? Are you considering that your teen might need extra support? Are you a parent in the midst of family changes who needs extra tools to support your kids? We got you. Strong Ties – Child & Family Services is a specialized counselling clinic that focuses on helping children, adolescents and families. Some of the issues we focus on include behavioural issues, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, anger, trauma, relationship/school issues, and separation/divorce.
(604) 862-8763 View (604) 862-8763
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Darja Milidragovic
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Hi! My name is Darja (Dar-ee-ya) and I am passionate about working alongside people of all ages to create a therapeutic space where you can feel seen, heard, and safe enough to explore your challenges and re-discover your inherent strengths, gifts, and resilience. As an intern counsellor, I strive to adopt a shame-free, non-judgemental and curious approach to connect with you so you can begin to experience yourself with more honesty, compassion, understanding, and grace, and expand the possibilities of who you can be and what you can do.
Hi! My name is Darja (Dar-ee-ya) and I am passionate about working alongside people of all ages to create a therapeutic space where you can feel seen, heard, and safe enough to explore your challenges and re-discover your inherent strengths, gifts, and resilience. As an intern counsellor, I strive to adopt a shame-free, non-judgemental and curious approach to connect with you so you can begin to experience yourself with more honesty, compassion, understanding, and grace, and expand the possibilities of who you can be and what you can do.
(548) 490-1226 View (548) 490-1226
Photo of Gabrielle Rougeau, MEd, RCC, Counsellor
Gabrielle Rougeau
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
As a therapist, I am all about connection and relationships. My job is to create space for you to explore your experiences while feeling connected and supported. My counselling style is flexible to suit the needs of my clients. My practice is centered on humour, empathy, and understanding to help guide clients to deal with the challenges that life presents. My first experience with counselling was as a client and what I enjoyed about the process was the ability to talk through my problems, feel supported and learn more about myself. My passion is to be able to provide that same support to my clients.
As a therapist, I am all about connection and relationships. My job is to create space for you to explore your experiences while feeling connected and supported. My counselling style is flexible to suit the needs of my clients. My practice is centered on humour, empathy, and understanding to help guide clients to deal with the challenges that life presents. My first experience with counselling was as a client and what I enjoyed about the process was the ability to talk through my problems, feel supported and learn more about myself. My passion is to be able to provide that same support to my clients.
(647) 560-8572 View (647) 560-8572
Photo of Allison Bates, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Allison Bates
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
I am a registered clinical counsellor and clinical director of my practice West Coast Counselling Services where we have several therapists ready to help you with whatever struggles you are having. I personally work with individuals, couples and families and enjoy helping people overcome their difficulties and achieve the life they want to live. It can be difficult to make the first step to come for therapy. It's important to know that everyone needs help from time to time and working with a qualified, experienced therapist can help you to make positive changes in your life.
I am a registered clinical counsellor and clinical director of my practice West Coast Counselling Services where we have several therapists ready to help you with whatever struggles you are having. I personally work with individuals, couples and families and enjoy helping people overcome their difficulties and achieve the life they want to live. It can be difficult to make the first step to come for therapy. It's important to know that everyone needs help from time to time and working with a qualified, experienced therapist can help you to make positive changes in your life.
(604) 800-2742 View (604) 800-2742
Photo of Sila Yaymaci, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Sila Yaymaci
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
I value inclusivity and aim to cultivate a culture of compassionate curiosity in my sessions. I strive to provide a non-judgmental and safe space for my clients, fostering positive changes. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a tailored plan that meets their unique needs. With a flexible approach in my sessions, regardless of the modality and often incorporating humour, I address clients’ concerns, help them uncover their strengths, and support them in achieving their goals. I believe in the transformative power of therapeutic connection and support, which can facilitate healing and personal growth for anyone.
I value inclusivity and aim to cultivate a culture of compassionate curiosity in my sessions. I strive to provide a non-judgmental and safe space for my clients, fostering positive changes. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a tailored plan that meets their unique needs. With a flexible approach in my sessions, regardless of the modality and often incorporating humour, I address clients’ concerns, help them uncover their strengths, and support them in achieving their goals. I believe in the transformative power of therapeutic connection and support, which can facilitate healing and personal growth for anyone.
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Photo of Andrea Sierralta, MA, RCC, Counsellor
Andrea Sierralta
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
It can be so difficult to look for a therapist. Overwhelming even. You might be looking to change the way thoughts consume your time. You could be looking for skills and strategies to cope with stressful situations/circumstances. Or, maybe your worries about the future are becoming unbearable. Whether you find yourself stuck in a dark place, or consumed by worry and anxiety, we can find a place to start and find ways to improve the way you are living your life today. We will work together on whatever goals you may have for therapy at a pace that you are comfortable with.
It can be so difficult to look for a therapist. Overwhelming even. You might be looking to change the way thoughts consume your time. You could be looking for skills and strategies to cope with stressful situations/circumstances. Or, maybe your worries about the future are becoming unbearable. Whether you find yourself stuck in a dark place, or consumed by worry and anxiety, we can find a place to start and find ways to improve the way you are living your life today. We will work together on whatever goals you may have for therapy at a pace that you are comfortable with.
(604) 706-1235 View (604) 706-1235
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Strong Ties - Child & Family Services
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
Are you a parent worried that your child might be struggling? Are you considering that your teen might need extra support? Are you a parent in the midst of family changes who needs extra tools to support your kids? We got you. Strong Ties – Child & Family Services is a specialized counselling clinic that focuses on helping children, adolescents and families. Some of the issues we focus on include behavioural issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, anger, trauma, relationship/school issues, and separation/divorce.
Are you a parent worried that your child might be struggling? Are you considering that your teen might need extra support? Are you a parent in the midst of family changes who needs extra tools to support your kids? We got you. Strong Ties – Child & Family Services is a specialized counselling clinic that focuses on helping children, adolescents and families. Some of the issues we focus on include behavioural issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, anger, trauma, relationship/school issues, and separation/divorce.
(604) 862-8763 View (604) 862-8763
Photo of Dr. Elena Starr, PsyD, CCC, Counsellor
Dr. Elena Starr
Counsellor, PsyD, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
It is tough to see your child in emotional pain without knowing how to help. I have over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and have helped children like yours find their joy again. I have helped kids with issues like anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, divorce, school refusal, and behaviour problems. I have a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental approach when working with children and their families.
It is tough to see your child in emotional pain without knowing how to help. I have over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and have helped children like yours find their joy again. I have helped kids with issues like anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, divorce, school refusal, and behaviour problems. I have a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental approach when working with children and their families.
(587) 815-5154 View (587) 815-5154
Photo of Sam Fattahi, MSc, RCC, Counsellor
Sam Fattahi
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
With over 10 years of professional experience, I have had the privilege of assisting individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds who have encountered trauma-related challenges resulting in conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief. My specialization lies in employing an integrative approach to ensure that every client receives personalized and empathetic care. As a trauma-informed counselor, I firmly believe in the unique strengths and narratives that each individual carries, recognizing the intrinsic value of their life journey in shaping their present circumstances.
With over 10 years of professional experience, I have had the privilege of assisting individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds who have encountered trauma-related challenges resulting in conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief. My specialization lies in employing an integrative approach to ensure that every client receives personalized and empathetic care. As a trauma-informed counselor, I firmly believe in the unique strengths and narratives that each individual carries, recognizing the intrinsic value of their life journey in shaping their present circumstances.
(587) 847-3099 View (587) 847-3099
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Feel Good Counselling
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
New Clients Welcome! Hello, please come on in. My name is Olga Barrows. Thank you for exploring counselling options today. It truly is a huge first step! It would be my pleasure to be a companion and a witness for your unique journey. Whether you are dealing with difficult emotions, coping with changes, looking for peace of mind, or working on new skills, I am here for you. My practice is primarily a supportive, safe and nonjudgmental environment that focuses on you and your goals. I believe that compassion, kindness and curiosity help us understand ourselves and the world better.
New Clients Welcome! Hello, please come on in. My name is Olga Barrows. Thank you for exploring counselling options today. It truly is a huge first step! It would be my pleasure to be a companion and a witness for your unique journey. Whether you are dealing with difficult emotions, coping with changes, looking for peace of mind, or working on new skills, I am here for you. My practice is primarily a supportive, safe and nonjudgmental environment that focuses on you and your goals. I believe that compassion, kindness and curiosity help us understand ourselves and the world better.
(604) 670-8371 View (604) 670-8371
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KAYDA Health - Life Changing Therapy
Counsellor, MC, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
What if it could be better? We help burnt out, anxious, depressed, ADHD, neurodivergent, demotivated & traumatized, professionals, parents, couples & students (aged 5+) answer this and thereby create meaningful life changes. Through a validating, empathetic & dynamic approach with expert Clinical Counsellors & Occupational Therapists, our clients gain new skills and strategies in a safe and affirming space. We believe therapy is for everyone, and we work hard to find the right tool for the right concern, no matter where you are starting from.
What if it could be better? We help burnt out, anxious, depressed, ADHD, neurodivergent, demotivated & traumatized, professionals, parents, couples & students (aged 5+) answer this and thereby create meaningful life changes. Through a validating, empathetic & dynamic approach with expert Clinical Counsellors & Occupational Therapists, our clients gain new skills and strategies in a safe and affirming space. We believe therapy is for everyone, and we work hard to find the right tool for the right concern, no matter where you are starting from.
(604) 265-9722 View (604) 265-9722
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Quiet Strength Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
This is a time when many people struggle silently with mental health, stress, burnout, relationships, life transitions, and more. Perhaps this is the first time you sought out counselling, or maybe you have been self-managing mental health until now. We are glad that you are here. If you are willing give therapy a try, my team and I will be here to listen, support, and guide you to a stronger, better place. Our session will be a safe, confidential, and constructive space for you to come as you are.
This is a time when many people struggle silently with mental health, stress, burnout, relationships, life transitions, and more. Perhaps this is the first time you sought out counselling, or maybe you have been self-managing mental health until now. We are glad that you are here. If you are willing give therapy a try, my team and I will be here to listen, support, and guide you to a stronger, better place. Our session will be a safe, confidential, and constructive space for you to come as you are.
(343) 429-9130 View (343) 429-9130
Photo of Devisha Nadan, MC, RCC, Counsellor
Devisha Nadan
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
I have over 5 years of experience working with children and youth who have complex mental health challenges. I also have experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and racial oppression. As a POC therapist I aim towards bringing in a multicultural lens and supporting my clients in unique ways to meet their needs.
I have over 5 years of experience working with children and youth who have complex mental health challenges. I also have experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and racial oppression. As a POC therapist I aim towards bringing in a multicultural lens and supporting my clients in unique ways to meet their needs.
(249) 488-2918 View (249) 488-2918
Photo of Ruth Unaegbu, MA, RCC, ACS, Counsellor
Ruth Unaegbu
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Ruth Unaegbu, founder of Ruth Unaegbu Counselling & Coaching. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #12132) & Supervisor providing private therapy and supervision services in British Columbia, Canada. I created my practice in an effort to provide counselling services for those encountering various issues, difficulties, and disruptions in life as well as those looking to enhance and expand. I work with a variety of individuals and provide culturally affirming counselling to BIPOC, with a big focus on Black women, first-generation and immigrant Canadians.
Hi! I’m Ruth Unaegbu, founder of Ruth Unaegbu Counselling & Coaching. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #12132) & Supervisor providing private therapy and supervision services in British Columbia, Canada. I created my practice in an effort to provide counselling services for those encountering various issues, difficulties, and disruptions in life as well as those looking to enhance and expand. I work with a variety of individuals and provide culturally affirming counselling to BIPOC, with a big focus on Black women, first-generation and immigrant Canadians.
(778) 901-7057 View (778) 901-7057
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Haydee Windey Counselling
Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
I believe that self-awareness creates the ripple effect of change. From the moment we're born, family and society shape us. We're taught to decide based on survival needs or others' beliefs, and expectations. If you seek better mental and emotional skills, sense of identity in a diverse world, and/or the ability to build up stronger relationships, I can help. Together, we'll focus at restoring your zest for life and empowerment so that you can make assertive choices aligned with your beliefs and values. Let's collaborate for your well-being!
I believe that self-awareness creates the ripple effect of change. From the moment we're born, family and society shape us. We're taught to decide based on survival needs or others' beliefs, and expectations. If you seek better mental and emotional skills, sense of identity in a diverse world, and/or the ability to build up stronger relationships, I can help. Together, we'll focus at restoring your zest for life and empowerment so that you can make assertive choices aligned with your beliefs and values. Let's collaborate for your well-being!
(587) 804-5318 View (587) 804-5318
Photo of Leila Razaghi, RCC, MACP, BA, BSc, Counsellor
Leila Razaghi
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, BA, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B
My name is Leila Razaghi and I am a professionally trained Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC. Established in Vancouver, British Columbia, I provide services both in-person and online, which makes it convenient and accessible to people from all walks of life and all around British Columbia. I strive to help my clients reach their full potential, no matter how busy or how far they are.
My name is Leila Razaghi and I am a professionally trained Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC. Established in Vancouver, British Columbia, I provide services both in-person and online, which makes it convenient and accessible to people from all walks of life and all around British Columbia. I strive to help my clients reach their full potential, no matter how busy or how far they are.
(604) 332-1752 View (604) 332-1752
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Donald Verran
Occupational Therapist, MSc , OT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3B  (Online Only)
Is something getting in the way of doing the things you love or the things you have to do? Is poor sleep keeping you from that early morning at the gym or getting to work on time? Is anxiety preventing you from leaving the house or advancing in your career? Do you struggle to get your “To Do” list done? Do you feel in a constant state of burn out? What if you could make functional changes to your day to day life and have a life more worth living?
Is something getting in the way of doing the things you love or the things you have to do? Is poor sleep keeping you from that early morning at the gym or getting to work on time? Is anxiety preventing you from leaving the house or advancing in your career? Do you struggle to get your “To Do” list done? Do you feel in a constant state of burn out? What if you could make functional changes to your day to day life and have a life more worth living?
(587) 803-1760 View (587) 803-1760
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Ayesha Azfar
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3B
When we experience traumas or life stressors it can be not only overwhelming but also very isolating as it often feels like no one can understand what you are going through. Without having a space to explore and unpack these stressors in a meaningful way, we often turn those thoughts and feelings inwards, internalize our issues, and experience guilt and shame. This can also lead to negative interactions with our loved ones and can adversely impact our relationship with them. My focus is to help individuals grow from their struggles, heal from their pain and move forward to where they want to be in life so that they can thrive.
When we experience traumas or life stressors it can be not only overwhelming but also very isolating as it often feels like no one can understand what you are going through. Without having a space to explore and unpack these stressors in a meaningful way, we often turn those thoughts and feelings inwards, internalize our issues, and experience guilt and shame. This can also lead to negative interactions with our loved ones and can adversely impact our relationship with them. My focus is to help individuals grow from their struggles, heal from their pain and move forward to where they want to be in life so that they can thrive.
(587) 907-8977 View (587) 907-8977

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V3B

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V3B who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Stress
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

47% SunLife
42% Manulife
41% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V3B see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V3B?

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.