Therapists in V5B

Photo of Nicole Kauppi in V5B, BC
Nicole Kauppi
CCC
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
As an Autistic clinical counsellor, I work with teens and adults regarding issues related to neurodivergence, disability, parenting, gender identity, ethical nonmonogamy, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work within an anti-oppressive framework and focus on creating a safe nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate growth and healing.
As an Autistic clinical counsellor, I work with teens and adults regarding issues related to neurodivergence, disability, parenting, gender identity, ethical nonmonogamy, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work within an anti-oppressive framework and focus on creating a safe nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate growth and healing.
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Photo of Meghan Belcher ADHD Coaching & Counselling, Pre-Licensed Professional in V5B, BC
Meghan Belcher ADHD Coaching & Counselling
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, Dipl
Verified
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
As an ADHDer, you might go through most days at your maximum: overwhelmed and stressed. Everyone else learned to adult without you. They make it look easy. Feeling ashamed of your mistakes, asking for help feels REALLY hard! Being neurodivergent can make you feel inadequate - but it doesn’t have to. Instead, the difference between ADHDers who thrive and those who struggle is having the right support and the right information. You don't have to white-knuckle it alone. Can you imagine carrying less shame? Do you want to find a way to live with more ease?
As an ADHDer, you might go through most days at your maximum: overwhelmed and stressed. Everyone else learned to adult without you. They make it look easy. Feeling ashamed of your mistakes, asking for help feels REALLY hard! Being neurodivergent can make you feel inadequate - but it doesn’t have to. Instead, the difference between ADHDers who thrive and those who struggle is having the right support and the right information. You don't have to white-knuckle it alone. Can you imagine carrying less shame? Do you want to find a way to live with more ease?
(506) 404-2721 View (506) 404-2721
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Maddie Skidmore
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B
Welcome, I'm Maddie. I am a Registered social worker (RSW) located in Burnaby, BC and I am accepting new clients. I am offering in-person and virtual services, I also offer walk & talks. Book your free consultation today. I adapt each session to fit each individuals' needs and goals during treatment, but primarily use DBT, CBT and Narrative therapy skills. I will check in with you to assure that our work is continually effective, and ensure that you are getting the most out of our sessions together. Let's connect - I look forward to hearing your story.
Welcome, I'm Maddie. I am a Registered social worker (RSW) located in Burnaby, BC and I am accepting new clients. I am offering in-person and virtual services, I also offer walk & talks. Book your free consultation today. I adapt each session to fit each individuals' needs and goals during treatment, but primarily use DBT, CBT and Narrative therapy skills. I will check in with you to assure that our work is continually effective, and ensure that you are getting the most out of our sessions together. Let's connect - I look forward to hearing your story.
(548) 490-8917 View (548) 490-8917
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Mary Wilkerson
Counsellor, BEd, MCP, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
Are you facing the challenges of trauma, anxiety, and depression amidst life transitions? Let's discover lasting change together. As a specialist in transformative healing, my focus is on guiding you to profound self-discovery, nurturing adaptive parts, and cultivating resilience. Together, we'll break free from repetitive patterns and find that inner peace you seek. Explore evidence-based practices like IFS and EMDR for personalized healing. With my compassionate support, you can navigate life transitions with confidence. Your holistic well-being journey starts now!
Are you facing the challenges of trauma, anxiety, and depression amidst life transitions? Let's discover lasting change together. As a specialist in transformative healing, my focus is on guiding you to profound self-discovery, nurturing adaptive parts, and cultivating resilience. Together, we'll break free from repetitive patterns and find that inner peace you seek. Explore evidence-based practices like IFS and EMDR for personalized healing. With my compassionate support, you can navigate life transitions with confidence. Your holistic well-being journey starts now!
(778) 764-0483 View (778) 764-0483
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Amanda Huettner
Counsellor, RCC, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
My goal is for us to come together as equals, and work collaboratively to discover how you can THRIVE instead of just survive big life events such as severe injury, illness or new disability; pregnancy, infertility, IVF and parenthood; abuse, neglect, or violence (witness or survivor); gender and sexuality exploration.
My goal is for us to come together as equals, and work collaboratively to discover how you can THRIVE instead of just survive big life events such as severe injury, illness or new disability; pregnancy, infertility, IVF and parenthood; abuse, neglect, or violence (witness or survivor); gender and sexuality exploration.
(289) 274-5771 View (289) 274-5771
Photo of Olivia Emmanuel, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in V5B, BC
Olivia Emmanuel
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
Virtually available and licensed across Ontario and British Columbia! I work with my clients on creating a safe space to explore their lived experiences, identify their strengths and vulnerabilities and transform themselves in meaningful ways. I have experience working with clients facing substance misuse/dependence, anger management, problematic sexualized behaviours, emotional dysregulation, and trauma. In my practice, I emphasize trust while working with individuals, youth, couples, and families, creating a supportive and collaborative environment. Working on yourself takes time and effort, I know this.
Virtually available and licensed across Ontario and British Columbia! I work with my clients on creating a safe space to explore their lived experiences, identify their strengths and vulnerabilities and transform themselves in meaningful ways. I have experience working with clients facing substance misuse/dependence, anger management, problematic sexualized behaviours, emotional dysregulation, and trauma. In my practice, I emphasize trust while working with individuals, youth, couples, and families, creating a supportive and collaborative environment. Working on yourself takes time and effort, I know this.
(289) 312-4637 View (289) 312-4637
Photo of Ginny Wong, Counsellor in V5B, BC
Ginny Wong
Counsellor, MC, RCC, BSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's Degree in Counselling, with over 30 years of experience as a social worker serving clients from all cultural backgrounds. In additions, I am an approved service provider for the Crime Victim Assistance program and ICBC clients. For the past 20 years, I have been working as a settlement counsellor and parent educator helping immigrants, refugees, and international students who are adjusting to life in Canada. I worked at The Canadian Red Cross and managed a team of volunteers that provided emotional support to parents and caregivers dealing with critically ill children.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's Degree in Counselling, with over 30 years of experience as a social worker serving clients from all cultural backgrounds. In additions, I am an approved service provider for the Crime Victim Assistance program and ICBC clients. For the past 20 years, I have been working as a settlement counsellor and parent educator helping immigrants, refugees, and international students who are adjusting to life in Canada. I worked at The Canadian Red Cross and managed a team of volunteers that provided emotional support to parents and caregivers dealing with critically ill children.
(604) 332-4406 View (604) 332-4406
Photo of Alex Abdel-Malek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in V5B, BC
Alex Abdel-Malek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCC
Verified
Burnaby, BC V5B
Depression and anxiety can hold you back from so much of life and living. I want to let you know that there is good reason to hold hope, no matter how difficult or painful your life situation is. Therapy is a proven option that can help you really turn things around and begin to get your life back. Through our working together, you can strengthen your coping skills and create a life of happier and healthier living.
Depression and anxiety can hold you back from so much of life and living. I want to let you know that there is good reason to hold hope, no matter how difficult or painful your life situation is. Therapy is a proven option that can help you really turn things around and begin to get your life back. Through our working together, you can strengthen your coping skills and create a life of happier and healthier living.
(866) 664-2479 View (866) 664-2479
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Rubina Mangat - SupportedGuidance.com
Counsellor, MA, RCC, NCC, BCBA
Verified
Burnaby, BC V5B
One of only two, Dual-Trained in Canada; Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Board Certified Counsellor (NCC) and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Over 18 years of providing support and treatment to children, youth and adults. My services include: individual & group counselling, ABA home-based services, school consultations & life coaching. It is truly a privilege to work alongside my clients in our sacred space, as they embark on their journey to personal wellness and potential! ***Note: If you wish to get in touch, please do so by email as unfortunately it's near impossible to return every voicemail. Thank you!
One of only two, Dual-Trained in Canada; Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Board Certified Counsellor (NCC) and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Over 18 years of providing support and treatment to children, youth and adults. My services include: individual & group counselling, ABA home-based services, school consultations & life coaching. It is truly a privilege to work alongside my clients in our sacred space, as they embark on their journey to personal wellness and potential! ***Note: If you wish to get in touch, please do so by email as unfortunately it's near impossible to return every voicemail. Thank you!
(855) 642-8010 View (855) 642-8010
Photo of Sarah Susswein, Counsellor in V5B, BC
Sarah Susswein
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Burnaby, BC V5B
If you want to optimize and maximize happiness, or If you are feeling low down about yourself, overwhelmed, burnt out, depressed, and/or anxious, I can help. I can make your life better by partnering with you and helping you develop an action plan and give you tools and techniques to help. If you are neurodivergent (ND, or not sure), I have lived experience with neurodiversity and extensive training in supporting ND, I can meet you where you are at and give you a safe space to be you and to grow in.
If you want to optimize and maximize happiness, or If you are feeling low down about yourself, overwhelmed, burnt out, depressed, and/or anxious, I can help. I can make your life better by partnering with you and helping you develop an action plan and give you tools and techniques to help. If you are neurodivergent (ND, or not sure), I have lived experience with neurodiversity and extensive training in supporting ND, I can meet you where you are at and give you a safe space to be you and to grow in.
(249) 496-2010 View (249) 496-2010
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Caroline Lupetin-Cindric
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B
You are ready to feel better and I am here to help. Counselling is a healing journey and am honoured to be a part of it. I can help you gain better self-understanding, improve your mood and change old patterns, by using both my knowledge of neuroscience and effective counselling techniques. I work collaboratively with you to make lasting change. I specialize in counselling individuals who have experienced trauma, mental health (depression, anxiety, PTSD) , abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), grief and loss, life transitions (relationships, work, school), anger management, relationship issues, parenting and pregnancy concerns.
You are ready to feel better and I am here to help. Counselling is a healing journey and am honoured to be a part of it. I can help you gain better self-understanding, improve your mood and change old patterns, by using both my knowledge of neuroscience and effective counselling techniques. I work collaboratively with you to make lasting change. I specialize in counselling individuals who have experienced trauma, mental health (depression, anxiety, PTSD) , abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), grief and loss, life transitions (relationships, work, school), anger management, relationship issues, parenting and pregnancy concerns.
(587) 803-8230 View (587) 803-8230
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Alexa Kjenner
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Burnaby, BC V5B
Life can feel incredibly painful when we are feeling disconnected, isolated, and ridden with distressing thoughts, memories and emotions. Together, we can make space for the parts of you needing to express that pain. By experiencing, and embracing the disenfranchised parts of you, we can move into a life rich with meaning and fulfillment.
Life can feel incredibly painful when we are feeling disconnected, isolated, and ridden with distressing thoughts, memories and emotions. Together, we can make space for the parts of you needing to express that pain. By experiencing, and embracing the disenfranchised parts of you, we can move into a life rich with meaning and fulfillment.
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Photo of Gillian Tuyp, Counsellor in V5B, BC
Gillian Tuyp
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B
At the core of Gillian's theoretical approach is connection, empathy, collaboration and empowerment. Her focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship ensures that every client feels safe and unconditionally supported as she guides them in developing greater self-awareness. Gillian has provided treatment to children, youth, and families of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in both acute and community mental health settings. A significant portion of her clinical experience has come from working in non-profit organizations such as the Mood Disorders Association of BC and Cameray Child and Family Services.
At the core of Gillian's theoretical approach is connection, empathy, collaboration and empowerment. Her focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship ensures that every client feels safe and unconditionally supported as she guides them in developing greater self-awareness. Gillian has provided treatment to children, youth, and families of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in both acute and community mental health settings. A significant portion of her clinical experience has come from working in non-profit organizations such as the Mood Disorders Association of BC and Cameray Child and Family Services.
(587) 801-4841 View (587) 801-4841
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Dorsa Sobhani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, or addiction? Maybe you're facing relationship or family issues, or dealing with complex challenges like BPD or psychosis. You're not alone. I'm here to offer empathetic, tailored therapy in a safe space. Together, we'll explore your thoughts and emotions, unraveling sources of stress and unhealthy patterns. My diverse expertise in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Gottman Method, and LENS Neurofeedback provides the tools you need for healing and growth. Let's embark on this journey together, navigating life's complexities with empathy and understanding.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, or addiction? Maybe you're facing relationship or family issues, or dealing with complex challenges like BPD or psychosis. You're not alone. I'm here to offer empathetic, tailored therapy in a safe space. Together, we'll explore your thoughts and emotions, unraveling sources of stress and unhealthy patterns. My diverse expertise in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Gottman Method, and LENS Neurofeedback provides the tools you need for healing and growth. Let's embark on this journey together, navigating life's complexities with empathy and understanding.
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Photo of Lori Taylor, Psychologist in V5B, BC
Lori Taylor
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
I may be the right therapist for you if you have a history of difficult life experiences and want to grieve the related losses, understand the impacts on your life, develop self-compassion, and gain freedom to make choices based on your values in the present rather than on conditioning from the past. You may be struggling with existential issues such as death anxiety, searching for meaning, or dealing with uncertainty, unfairness, and powerlessness. Maybe you are finding life confusing and would like help making sense of it all and figuring out how to cope, feel better, and experience more joy, contentment, freedom, and gratitude.
I may be the right therapist for you if you have a history of difficult life experiences and want to grieve the related losses, understand the impacts on your life, develop self-compassion, and gain freedom to make choices based on your values in the present rather than on conditioning from the past. You may be struggling with existential issues such as death anxiety, searching for meaning, or dealing with uncertainty, unfairness, and powerlessness. Maybe you are finding life confusing and would like help making sense of it all and figuring out how to cope, feel better, and experience more joy, contentment, freedom, and gratitude.
(226) 917-2267 View (226) 917-2267
Photo of Sonia Bertelli, Counsellor in V5B, BC
Sonia Bertelli
Counsellor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B
As your counsellor, I value the therapeutic relationship. I believe having a strong relationship is integral to your healing. I use client-centered approach to counselling, meaning you are in charge of the sessions! I am passionate about helping those with anxiety and trauma to learn how to regulate your nervous system and process your emotions. Majority of my practice focuses on managing anxiety, regulating nervous system and emotions, and finding coping mechanisms that work for you.I will be here to guide you, ask you questions, and challenge you. If you want me to be "more in charge", then I can be, just let me know!
As your counsellor, I value the therapeutic relationship. I believe having a strong relationship is integral to your healing. I use client-centered approach to counselling, meaning you are in charge of the sessions! I am passionate about helping those with anxiety and trauma to learn how to regulate your nervous system and process your emotions. Majority of my practice focuses on managing anxiety, regulating nervous system and emotions, and finding coping mechanisms that work for you.I will be here to guide you, ask you questions, and challenge you. If you want me to be "more in charge", then I can be, just let me know!
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Photo of Chelsea Lee, Counsellor in V5B, BC
Chelsea Lee
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
Burnaby, BC V5B
Practice currently FULL - contact me for referrals... We all have our own unique realties and it is my passion to assist you in uncovering unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours, while working through uncomfortable emotions to allow for a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. ​Whether you or a loved one are dealing with or affected by addiction, looking to explore a past hurt, navigating a loss, or are in a transitional period of your life - you’ve come to the right place. ​
Practice currently FULL - contact me for referrals... We all have our own unique realties and it is my passion to assist you in uncovering unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours, while working through uncomfortable emotions to allow for a more enjoyable and fulfilling life. ​Whether you or a loved one are dealing with or affected by addiction, looking to explore a past hurt, navigating a loss, or are in a transitional period of your life - you’ve come to the right place. ​
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Photo of Haemi Jung, Pre-Licensed Professional in V5B, BC
Haemi Jung
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B
Believe you can, and you’re halfway there. Every journey begins with a single step. As your counsellor, I am committed to supporting you throughout every stage of your journey towards personal growth and well-being. My focus is on understanding the unique experiences of individuals and couples and fostering a space where everyone feels genuinely heard and valued. I am keen to be a source of support along your therapeutic journeys through a person-centred, culturally sensitive, and strength-based approach.
Believe you can, and you’re halfway there. Every journey begins with a single step. As your counsellor, I am committed to supporting you throughout every stage of your journey towards personal growth and well-being. My focus is on understanding the unique experiences of individuals and couples and fostering a space where everyone feels genuinely heard and valued. I am keen to be a source of support along your therapeutic journeys through a person-centred, culturally sensitive, and strength-based approach.
(782) 828-6084 View (782) 828-6084
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Christina Fenton
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, MA, Dip Ed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B  (Online Only)
I am a Jamaican living in Vancouver. As a recent immigrant, I am aware of how the process and experience of forging a new life can bring both satisfaction and distress especially in intimate relationships. Life transitions can cause emotional stress and often, we need help to tap into our own inherent strengths. Sexuality and sexual behaviours can also be challenging for some but, I am passionate about working with individuals and couples of all genders, orientations, races and ethnicities. I also specialize in addictions which I view as a maladaptive coping skill for traumatic situations.
I am a Jamaican living in Vancouver. As a recent immigrant, I am aware of how the process and experience of forging a new life can bring both satisfaction and distress especially in intimate relationships. Life transitions can cause emotional stress and often, we need help to tap into our own inherent strengths. Sexuality and sexual behaviours can also be challenging for some but, I am passionate about working with individuals and couples of all genders, orientations, races and ethnicities. I also specialize in addictions which I view as a maladaptive coping skill for traumatic situations.
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Alex F Lekei
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5B
My philosophy for counselling is rooted in finding connection in communities, safety from within, and discovery of what makes you feel passionate about a life worth living. I have always been a strong proponent for human development and diversity, and I'm curious by nature. Presently I work as an addictions counsellor, am an advocate for ending homelessness, and work with organizations to provide safety to our most vulnerable groups. Ive been to therapy, I struggled with addiction in the past... we all have had an adversity to overcome, and I can relate.
My philosophy for counselling is rooted in finding connection in communities, safety from within, and discovery of what makes you feel passionate about a life worth living. I have always been a strong proponent for human development and diversity, and I'm curious by nature. Presently I work as an addictions counsellor, am an advocate for ending homelessness, and work with organizations to provide safety to our most vulnerable groups. Ive been to therapy, I struggled with addiction in the past... we all have had an adversity to overcome, and I can relate.
(506) 719-9721 View (506) 719-9721

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Number of Counsellors in V5B

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in V5B who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
84% Stress
78% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
40% SunLife
40% Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

How Counsellors in V5B see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
12% Non-Binary
6% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V5B?

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.