Photo of Courtenay Edwardes, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Courtenay Edwardes
Counsellor, RTCc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3K  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with negative self-talk, limiting beliefs, doubt/fear and resistance when it comes to making changes in your life? Do you find it difficult to manage your emotions in specific situations, later realizing that your response may not have been proportionate to the circumstance? Perhaps you have habits, behaviours and coping mechanisms that may have had purpose in the past but are no longer serving you in a positive way any longer. As we become conscious of our automatic thoughts, emotions and behaviours, we gain insight into their impact on our relationships, self-esteem, and emotional well-being.
Do you struggle with negative self-talk, limiting beliefs, doubt/fear and resistance when it comes to making changes in your life? Do you find it difficult to manage your emotions in specific situations, later realizing that your response may not have been proportionate to the circumstance? Perhaps you have habits, behaviours and coping mechanisms that may have had purpose in the past but are no longer serving you in a positive way any longer. As we become conscious of our automatic thoughts, emotions and behaviours, we gain insight into their impact on our relationships, self-esteem, and emotional well-being.
(431) 430-2262 View (431) 430-2262
Photo of Victoria Ho, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Victoria Ho
Counsellor, MNTCW, RCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3K
In my counselling approach, my focus is establishing trusting relationships with my clients. I offer accessible and personalized counseling sessions for adults, children, youth, caregivers, and families, available both in person and online from the convenience of your home. I work at a pediatrics clinic and a non-profit agency, where my focus is on providing support for children, youth, and parents. Prior to embracing my role as a clinical counsellor, I served as an office manager at Ministry of Children and Development, an experience that inspired me to pursue a more active role in supporting clients.
In my counselling approach, my focus is establishing trusting relationships with my clients. I offer accessible and personalized counseling sessions for adults, children, youth, caregivers, and families, available both in person and online from the convenience of your home. I work at a pediatrics clinic and a non-profit agency, where my focus is on providing support for children, youth, and parents. Prior to embracing my role as a clinical counsellor, I served as an office manager at Ministry of Children and Development, an experience that inspired me to pursue a more active role in supporting clients.
(604) 716-0631 View (604) 716-0631
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Carolina Hall
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Hi! My name is Carolina Hall and I am a Registered Psychologist practicing in Alberta (Medicine Hat) and BC (Lower-mainland). I provide counselling, consulting and assessment services. I specialize in working with children, teens, adults and their families. I have extensive training in play therapy and am a Certified Play Therapy Supervisor. I also use such modalities as CBT, DBT, EMDR and Emotion-Focused Therapy. I provide consultation for children who have behavioral and/or emotional issues. As well as complete Autism, ADHD (socio-emotional) and Psycho-Educational Assessments.
Hi! My name is Carolina Hall and I am a Registered Psychologist practicing in Alberta (Medicine Hat) and BC (Lower-mainland). I provide counselling, consulting and assessment services. I specialize in working with children, teens, adults and their families. I have extensive training in play therapy and am a Certified Play Therapy Supervisor. I also use such modalities as CBT, DBT, EMDR and Emotion-Focused Therapy. I provide consultation for children who have behavioral and/or emotional issues. As well as complete Autism, ADHD (socio-emotional) and Psycho-Educational Assessments.
(587) 851-5851 View (587) 851-5851
Photo of Chris Boyd, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Chris Boyd
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Struggling to cope with anxiety, trauma, or chronic pain? Let's connect. As a therapist, my primary aim is to assist clients in bolstering their resilience. We achieve this goal through a collaborative and strength-based approach. With training in various effective modalities and techniques, I tailor counselling experiences to each client's specific situation and preferences. I work at Boyd & Associates in Coquitlam BC which has been serving the community since 1982 with 20+ psychologists and counsellors. www.chrisboydcounselling.com www.boydcounselling.com
Struggling to cope with anxiety, trauma, or chronic pain? Let's connect. As a therapist, my primary aim is to assist clients in bolstering their resilience. We achieve this goal through a collaborative and strength-based approach. With training in various effective modalities and techniques, I tailor counselling experiences to each client's specific situation and preferences. I work at Boyd & Associates in Coquitlam BC which has been serving the community since 1982 with 20+ psychologists and counsellors. www.chrisboydcounselling.com www.boydcounselling.com
(548) 708-6820 View (548) 708-6820
Photo of Loma Mkhabela, Pre-Licensed Professional in V3K, BC
Loma Mkhabela
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K  (Online Only)
I am a Qualifying Counsellor with Metamorphose Counselling and Consultation LTD. I am currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I hold a BA in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from the Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am interested in working with teens and adults as they navigate life and relational transitions. I have experience providing counselling to young adults who face relationship change, family conflict, and anxiety. I have extensive experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds throughout my professional career at Service Canada.
I am a Qualifying Counsellor with Metamorphose Counselling and Consultation LTD. I am currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I hold a BA in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from the Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am interested in working with teens and adults as they navigate life and relational transitions. I have experience providing counselling to young adults who face relationship change, family conflict, and anxiety. I have extensive experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds throughout my professional career at Service Canada.
(506) 700-3953 View (506) 700-3953
Photo of Omar Hussein, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Omar Hussein
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Seeing a wide variety of clients with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, or even PTSD, changed me and really made me realize and appreciate just how unique each of us are. We all learn and operate differently, and taking the time and effort to find out what works for each of my clients helps them to make genuine progress in their lives. The bond that we create opens up a safe space where they feel comfortable sharing without pressure, fear of judgement or ridicule. I fully believe this unconditional positive regard and empathy can help one feel full and worthy. This is your ship, let me help guide!
Seeing a wide variety of clients with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, or even PTSD, changed me and really made me realize and appreciate just how unique each of us are. We all learn and operate differently, and taking the time and effort to find out what works for each of my clients helps them to make genuine progress in their lives. The bond that we create opens up a safe space where they feel comfortable sharing without pressure, fear of judgement or ridicule. I fully believe this unconditional positive regard and empathy can help one feel full and worthy. This is your ship, let me help guide!
(778) 651-5235 View (778) 651-5235
Photo of Brooke Lewis, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Brooke Lewis
Counsellor, PsyD, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
My ideal client is somebody who is open to change. I am a client-centred practitioner who wants to help you achieve your personal mental health goals. Some common goals in my clinical practice have been: understanding why I feel this way, reducing my anxiety and/or depression, learning how to regulate emotions, learning to let go, and general self-exploration. I have a special interest in emotional regulation, self-destructive behaviours and the impact of exercise on emotional regulation.
My ideal client is somebody who is open to change. I am a client-centred practitioner who wants to help you achieve your personal mental health goals. Some common goals in my clinical practice have been: understanding why I feel this way, reducing my anxiety and/or depression, learning how to regulate emotions, learning to let go, and general self-exploration. I have a special interest in emotional regulation, self-destructive behaviours and the impact of exercise on emotional regulation.
(604) 931-7211 View (604) 931-7211
Photo of Ashley Palmarchetty, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Ashley Palmarchetty
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Obstacles in life may cause us to breakdown; however, when we are ready, this can also allow us to break open, and help us move toward a place of healing and wisdom. Whether you are feeling stuck for reasons beyond your knowing or have encountered unexpected life circumstances, know that you are not alone. To be human, is to experience challenges at various stages of our lives. My goal is to help you navigate these stages and work through the very thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are keeping you from living freely.
Obstacles in life may cause us to breakdown; however, when we are ready, this can also allow us to break open, and help us move toward a place of healing and wisdom. Whether you are feeling stuck for reasons beyond your knowing or have encountered unexpected life circumstances, know that you are not alone. To be human, is to experience challenges at various stages of our lives. My goal is to help you navigate these stages and work through the very thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are keeping you from living freely.
(226) 702-4376 View (226) 702-4376
Photo of Cheri Ford, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Cheri Ford
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K  (Online Only)
If you are struggling to work through some life challenges, social challenges or personal challenges, and need someone to listen, understand and support you, then I am here to help. I have a deep passion for assisting children, adolescents, teens, and their families. I have extensive experience working with diverse cultural groups, 2SLGBTQI+ individuals, and navigating complex family dynamics.
If you are struggling to work through some life challenges, social challenges or personal challenges, and need someone to listen, understand and support you, then I am here to help. I have a deep passion for assisting children, adolescents, teens, and their families. I have extensive experience working with diverse cultural groups, 2SLGBTQI+ individuals, and navigating complex family dynamics.
(438) 901-8083 View (438) 901-8083
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See Change Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3K  (Online Only)
My name is Jason Knapp and I am a seasoned therapist, with 10 years of post-graduate experience and more than twenty years of clinical practice supporting people with mental health issues and disabilities. Whether it relates to complex suffering since childhood, a distressing event in your past or a difficult problem with which you currently struggle; our work together will focus on a recovery plan for positive change, tailored to fit your needs and goals.
My name is Jason Knapp and I am a seasoned therapist, with 10 years of post-graduate experience and more than twenty years of clinical practice supporting people with mental health issues and disabilities. Whether it relates to complex suffering since childhood, a distressing event in your past or a difficult problem with which you currently struggle; our work together will focus on a recovery plan for positive change, tailored to fit your needs and goals.
(825) 508-5207 View (825) 508-5207
Photo of Jaylynn Henry, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Jaylynn Henry
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3K
The counselling space is the one place in the universe where all the focus is on you and you can say or feel anything you want without consequence. My main objective is to respect and foster that so you can reap the benefits. I believe in a person-centered methodologies which means you will be met with unconditional positive regard and looked at like a whole person, and not just what you are struggling with.
The counselling space is the one place in the universe where all the focus is on you and you can say or feel anything you want without consequence. My main objective is to respect and foster that so you can reap the benefits. I believe in a person-centered methodologies which means you will be met with unconditional positive regard and looked at like a whole person, and not just what you are struggling with.
(587) 804-3660 View (587) 804-3660
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Roya Shameli
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Roya’s caring nature creates a safe space where her clients can freely express themselves while feeling fully supported and seen. She understands that facing life's challenges can be lonely and overwhelming. Therefore, she takes pride in being able to accompany her clients on their journeys. Roya specializes in helping clients manage anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, as well as guiding them through significant life changes like immigration, marriage, and parenthood. Additionally, she supports couples in overcoming their relationship obstacles and developing healthy communication skills.
Roya’s caring nature creates a safe space where her clients can freely express themselves while feeling fully supported and seen. She understands that facing life's challenges can be lonely and overwhelming. Therefore, she takes pride in being able to accompany her clients on their journeys. Roya specializes in helping clients manage anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, as well as guiding them through significant life changes like immigration, marriage, and parenthood. Additionally, she supports couples in overcoming their relationship obstacles and developing healthy communication skills.
(709) 702-6182 View (709) 702-6182
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Kristen Holbrook Counselling
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Are you looking to break patterns that are holding you back from reaching your full potential, seeking a safe space to further self-exploration, wanting to gain clarity on a current issue, or ready to work through past trauma? Counselling can help address all of these goals. I am an experienced counsellor who is passionate about working with my clients. I work with adults, couples, and youth on a variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, grief, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, and stress management.
Are you looking to break patterns that are holding you back from reaching your full potential, seeking a safe space to further self-exploration, wanting to gain clarity on a current issue, or ready to work through past trauma? Counselling can help address all of these goals. I am an experienced counsellor who is passionate about working with my clients. I work with adults, couples, and youth on a variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, grief, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, and stress management.
(226) 458-8476 View (226) 458-8476
Photo of Alexandra Pesa, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Alexandra Pesa
Counsellor, RCC, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Do you need a space where you can sort out the complexities of your relationship with a parent, release the grip of perfectionism, and silence the inner critic that whispers shame? As a seasoned therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals through the intricacies of parent-child relationships, relationships with food, and the body, helping them break free from people-pleasing tendencies and perfectionism, and nurturing a greater sense of self. In my practice, I offer a safe space where you can explore your inner world, discover your strengths, and develop authentic connections—with yourself and others.
Do you need a space where you can sort out the complexities of your relationship with a parent, release the grip of perfectionism, and silence the inner critic that whispers shame? As a seasoned therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals through the intricacies of parent-child relationships, relationships with food, and the body, helping them break free from people-pleasing tendencies and perfectionism, and nurturing a greater sense of self. In my practice, I offer a safe space where you can explore your inner world, discover your strengths, and develop authentic connections—with yourself and others.
(365) 654-0952 View (365) 654-0952
Photo of Lavene Noren, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Lavene Noren
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
I offer a safe and confidential experience to help you work through your personal difficulties. I can help with substance or behavioral addictions such as sex/porn, internet, gambling, family relationships and struggles of grief and loss. Offering compassion and empathy using my expertise and experience. You will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental and I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Working primarily with a solution focused and cognitive way of healing, together we can create an action plan to promote progress in your healing. I look forward to working with you toward wellness and emotional freedom.
I offer a safe and confidential experience to help you work through your personal difficulties. I can help with substance or behavioral addictions such as sex/porn, internet, gambling, family relationships and struggles of grief and loss. Offering compassion and empathy using my expertise and experience. You will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental and I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Working primarily with a solution focused and cognitive way of healing, together we can create an action plan to promote progress in your healing. I look forward to working with you toward wellness and emotional freedom.
(343) 453-1866 View (343) 453-1866
Photo of James A Alexander, Counsellor in V3K, BC
James A Alexander
Counsellor, CD, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Waitlist for new clients
What would it take to live the life you imagined? Have you truly found your authentic self? Visit me at Aster Wellness Centre and we will explore these questions to consider your current path. We often have our sights set high but lose track of what is truly important due to unexpected obstacles such as immense anxiety, anger, depression, fear, grief, and personal traumas. We don't ask for these things, but they are occasionally placed along our path, and can easily trip us up. The feeling that we are stuck or unable to realize our potential sets in.
What would it take to live the life you imagined? Have you truly found your authentic self? Visit me at Aster Wellness Centre and we will explore these questions to consider your current path. We often have our sights set high but lose track of what is truly important due to unexpected obstacles such as immense anxiety, anger, depression, fear, grief, and personal traumas. We don't ask for these things, but they are occasionally placed along our path, and can easily trip us up. The feeling that we are stuck or unable to realize our potential sets in.
(855) 256-0982 View (855) 256-0982
Photo of Carole Gaato, Psychologist in V3K, BC
Carole Gaato
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Too many roadblocks keeping you from your best life ever? Are struggles with anxiety attack symptoms, depression, relationship issues, or trauma derailing you from moving forward? As things get better by change not by chance, I so welcome the opportunity to help you shift out of stuck into contentment and flow. I invite you to consider therapy for saying "Yes to Life"!
Too many roadblocks keeping you from your best life ever? Are struggles with anxiety attack symptoms, depression, relationship issues, or trauma derailing you from moving forward? As things get better by change not by chance, I so welcome the opportunity to help you shift out of stuck into contentment and flow. I invite you to consider therapy for saying "Yes to Life"!
(604) 800-2743 View (604) 800-2743
Photo of Dr. Tanya Elez, Registered Psychologist, Psychologist in V3K, BC
Dr. Tanya Elez, Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coquitlam, BC V3K
I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with individuals, couples and families who wish to address issues of past trauma, grief, loss, depression and anxiety, strengthen their relationship, increase intimacy and trust, or augment parenting skills. I practice from a systemic, strength based perspective and hold a holistic, hopeful view of human nature. In in order to promote well being and help you accomplish personal goals, I will collaborate with you, relying on your own incredible resiliency and capacity to heal.
I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with individuals, couples and families who wish to address issues of past trauma, grief, loss, depression and anxiety, strengthen their relationship, increase intimacy and trust, or augment parenting skills. I practice from a systemic, strength based perspective and hold a holistic, hopeful view of human nature. In in order to promote well being and help you accomplish personal goals, I will collaborate with you, relying on your own incredible resiliency and capacity to heal.
(604) 805-4690 View (604) 805-4690
Photo of Ayesha Sackey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in V3K, BC
Ayesha Sackey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, CHE
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
Does your mind consistently race? Do you feel unsafe or wish you had more confidence? Do you feel like you simply can’t control what’s going around you? Do you feel like you have to keep busy all of the time for fear of your own thoughts? Do you want to feel more confident and in control of your own emotions, thoughts and behaviours? Do you want your goals achieved and relationships improved?
Does your mind consistently race? Do you feel unsafe or wish you had more confidence? Do you feel like you simply can’t control what’s going around you? Do you feel like you have to keep busy all of the time for fear of your own thoughts? Do you want to feel more confident and in control of your own emotions, thoughts and behaviours? Do you want your goals achieved and relationships improved?
(604) 359-1129 View (604) 359-1129
Photo of Jane Louise Beaumont, Counsellor in V3K, BC
Jane Louise Beaumont
Counsellor, MA, CCC-S, RCC, CCTP-L2
Verified Verified
Coquitlam, BC V3K
I deeply appreciate the journey toward health for people struggling with their mental health and the need for caregivers around them to support the process. I honor time with caregivers and enjoy this part of the process. When working with trauma and other mental health challenges I work at the pace of the client, to facilitate healing and growth using a variety of techniques and tools. Another part of my work that I truly enjoy is the supervision aspect with either new clinicians, or experienced clinicians desiring support, recovery from burnout, or rediscovering joy.
I deeply appreciate the journey toward health for people struggling with their mental health and the need for caregivers around them to support the process. I honor time with caregivers and enjoy this part of the process. When working with trauma and other mental health challenges I work at the pace of the client, to facilitate healing and growth using a variety of techniques and tools. Another part of my work that I truly enjoy is the supervision aspect with either new clinicians, or experienced clinicians desiring support, recovery from burnout, or rediscovering joy.
(343) 314-0095 View (343) 314-0095

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V3K

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in V3K who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
75% Grief
71% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

46% First Nations Health Authority
38% Great-West Life
38% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in V3K see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V3K?

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.