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Farah Kotadia
Counsellor, MBA, CPHR, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G  (Online Only)
If you have experienced a troubling event, or live with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or loss, we will use my mix of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy (SFT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and existential therapy, to focus on solutions and help you to feel more empowered. My approach is gentle and kind, but also directive.
If you have experienced a troubling event, or live with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or loss, we will use my mix of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy (SFT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and existential therapy, to focus on solutions and help you to feel more empowered. My approach is gentle and kind, but also directive.
(807) 806-1298 View (807) 806-1298
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Anna Maliatski
Art Therapist, MA, RTC, ExAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G
Welcome to Golem Expressive Arts Therapy! Have you been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD, or burnout? Have you or your child tried talk therapy without much success? Or would you like to revive your creativity after years of corporate work? I use a trauma-informed lens to help rediscover the compassionate, resilient, parts of you hidden beneath layers of suffering. My unique approach combines Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT), clay therapy, IFS-informed therapy, somatic interventions, and mindfulness. In my practice, I strive to create an open and non-judgmental connection, providing you with a safe space to heal and grow.
Welcome to Golem Expressive Arts Therapy! Have you been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD, or burnout? Have you or your child tried talk therapy without much success? Or would you like to revive your creativity after years of corporate work? I use a trauma-informed lens to help rediscover the compassionate, resilient, parts of you hidden beneath layers of suffering. My unique approach combines Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT), clay therapy, IFS-informed therapy, somatic interventions, and mindfulness. In my practice, I strive to create an open and non-judgmental connection, providing you with a safe space to heal and grow.
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L. Enrique Monje-Alvarez & Associates, Inc.
Counsellor, MSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G
I have been a mental health counsellor/therapist for over 25 years. In my experience, two very important factors in therapy are trust and safety. I believe trust is earned by the therapist and safety is experienced by the client as therapy progresses. What I have learned from my clients is that even when they experienced hopelessness at first, change was possible, and when there was change, no matter how small, they felt hopeful. My aim is to support clients and help them identify and achieve their short and long term goals, at school, at work, in their family and private lives.
I have been a mental health counsellor/therapist for over 25 years. In my experience, two very important factors in therapy are trust and safety. I believe trust is earned by the therapist and safety is experienced by the client as therapy progresses. What I have learned from my clients is that even when they experienced hopelessness at first, change was possible, and when there was change, no matter how small, they felt hopeful. My aim is to support clients and help them identify and achieve their short and long term goals, at school, at work, in their family and private lives.
(548) 484-5696 View (548) 484-5696
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Aisha Keen Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G  (Online Only)
I am a Therapist with a Social Work education background who wants to use my skills to support those who are struggling. I’ve supported children, youth, adults, and families from all walks of life through all sorts of difficult life experiences. Whether this is your first time seeking counselling or you are exploring further options, I am here to support you and meet you where you are at.
I am a Therapist with a Social Work education background who wants to use my skills to support those who are struggling. I’ve supported children, youth, adults, and families from all walks of life through all sorts of difficult life experiences. Whether this is your first time seeking counselling or you are exploring further options, I am here to support you and meet you where you are at.
(343) 633-3038 View (343) 633-3038
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Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Brennan
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G  (Online Only)
Are you tried of feeing at war with food or your body? Do negative feelings about your body consume your thoughts, dictate how you feel and hold you back? Is eating significant sources of stress, anxiety, guilt or shame in your life? Do you try to follow rigid food rules only to lose control while eating? Do you wish there was a way to get out of this negative cycle? Struggles with eating and body image are more common now than ever. Not addressing these challenges can lead to the situation deteriorating further and taking up even more space in your life. Thankfully it is possible to heal your relationship with food and your body.
Are you tried of feeing at war with food or your body? Do negative feelings about your body consume your thoughts, dictate how you feel and hold you back? Is eating significant sources of stress, anxiety, guilt or shame in your life? Do you try to follow rigid food rules only to lose control while eating? Do you wish there was a way to get out of this negative cycle? Struggles with eating and body image are more common now than ever. Not addressing these challenges can lead to the situation deteriorating further and taking up even more space in your life. Thankfully it is possible to heal your relationship with food and your body.
(825) 600-5165 View (825) 600-5165
Photo of Stephanie McAlister, Counsellor in V5G, BC
Stephanie McAlister
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G  (Online Only)
I am a registered clinical counsellor and have been working as a counsellor since 2020. I offer clients a supportive place to be heard, validated, and to personally reflect. I believe that there are many life experiences that bring individuals into counselling. I am looking for clients who want to see a change in their lives, want to better understand themselves, and who want to heal from the challenges life has thrown at them. I enjoy meeting my clients where they are at and supporting them along their journey. I work with adults, families, couples, and youth.
I am a registered clinical counsellor and have been working as a counsellor since 2020. I offer clients a supportive place to be heard, validated, and to personally reflect. I believe that there are many life experiences that bring individuals into counselling. I am looking for clients who want to see a change in their lives, want to better understand themselves, and who want to heal from the challenges life has thrown at them. I enjoy meeting my clients where they are at and supporting them along their journey. I work with adults, families, couples, and youth.
(450) 805-4441 View (450) 805-4441
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Kori Inne Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G
Welcome! I offer an open counselling service, where you can explore and process your experiences comfortably. We will look at the core issues together and develop better ways to handle stressful life events and emotional challenges that affect you and your relationships. This process can help uncover the root causes of your current struggles, understand the multifaceted aspects of your lived experiences, and work through those invisible barriers that may be preventing you from finding your best path to a more satisfying life.
Welcome! I offer an open counselling service, where you can explore and process your experiences comfortably. We will look at the core issues together and develop better ways to handle stressful life events and emotional challenges that affect you and your relationships. This process can help uncover the root causes of your current struggles, understand the multifaceted aspects of your lived experiences, and work through those invisible barriers that may be preventing you from finding your best path to a more satisfying life.
(604) 243-2327 View (604) 243-2327
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Kamy Bhatti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G  (Online Only)
Welcome to Coastal Therapy, where your journey to healing and growth begins. I'm here to support you in finding resilience and happiness through compassionate therapy. My experience includes working in diverse therapeutic settings with individuals living with various mental health diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, bipolar and personally disorders and many more. Additionally, I have worked at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic alongside psychiatrists focusing on perinatal & postpartum depression providing one-on-one therapy as well as facilitating group-based therapy.
Welcome to Coastal Therapy, where your journey to healing and growth begins. I'm here to support you in finding resilience and happiness through compassionate therapy. My experience includes working in diverse therapeutic settings with individuals living with various mental health diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, bipolar and personally disorders and many more. Additionally, I have worked at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic alongside psychiatrists focusing on perinatal & postpartum depression providing one-on-one therapy as well as facilitating group-based therapy.
(289) 802-2194 View (289) 802-2194
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Patricia Jennifer Streloff
Counsellor, RTC, ACCT, CACCF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G
I am a Professional Transpersonal Counsellor and Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with memberships from CACCF and ACCT. I also taught Personal Development for many years. I am also a Certified Care Giver. I offer private, family and group counselling services.
I am a Professional Transpersonal Counsellor and Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with memberships from CACCF and ACCT. I also taught Personal Development for many years. I am also a Certified Care Giver. I offer private, family and group counselling services.
(855) 635-1997 View (855) 635-1997
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Aiden Ansarian
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. My name is Aiden and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). I obtained my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from University of Alberta, and my Master's in Counselling Psychology (MCP) from Adler University. I also completed post-graduate training in psychological assessment from Concordia University of Edmonton. While I was born and raised in New Zealand, I have called Canada (specifically Toronto, Edmonton, and now Vancouver) home for the past 15 years.
Welcome. My name is Aiden and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). I obtained my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from University of Alberta, and my Master's in Counselling Psychology (MCP) from Adler University. I also completed post-graduate training in psychological assessment from Concordia University of Edmonton. While I was born and raised in New Zealand, I have called Canada (specifically Toronto, Edmonton, and now Vancouver) home for the past 15 years.
(604) 670-2298 View (604) 670-2298
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Rob Roy
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G
I provide evidence-based assessment and treatment for people with psychiatric disorders, personality issues, adjustment difficulties, and common life problems. I also provide performance enhancement services for athletes, performing artists, employees, and students. That said, I believe that there is more to therapy than symptom relief and crisis management. Ultimately, therapy is about creating a good life with daily helpings of joy, acceptance, compassion, meaning, and connection to others. If you aspire to live like this, I am committed to helping you on your way.
I provide evidence-based assessment and treatment for people with psychiatric disorders, personality issues, adjustment difficulties, and common life problems. I also provide performance enhancement services for athletes, performing artists, employees, and students. That said, I believe that there is more to therapy than symptom relief and crisis management. Ultimately, therapy is about creating a good life with daily helpings of joy, acceptance, compassion, meaning, and connection to others. If you aspire to live like this, I am committed to helping you on your way.
(855) 982-1136 View (855) 982-1136
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Mark Holland
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G
Mark Holland believes in the healing power of relationships. He believes people can change their lives for the better. His model has helped professionals refine skills in high-pressure environments, manage life transitions, and navigate intimate relationships. He works with clients to leverage strengths as a means to overcome barriers to success. If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed, Mark can help. If you are struggling in your relationships or feeling overwhelmed, Mark is experienced and he can help.
Mark Holland believes in the healing power of relationships. He believes people can change their lives for the better. His model has helped professionals refine skills in high-pressure environments, manage life transitions, and navigate intimate relationships. He works with clients to leverage strengths as a means to overcome barriers to success. If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed, Mark can help. If you are struggling in your relationships or feeling overwhelmed, Mark is experienced and he can help.
(778) 233-5534 View (778) 233-5534
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Arlene Tully
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G  (Online Only)
My practice is inclusive and non-judgmental. I am passionate about helping clients regain a sense of hope and possibility. I'm sensitive and mindful around gender, sexual orientation, race, age, spiritual beliefs, ability, body size, cultural background or identification, relationship status, and family situation. I am dedicated to using empathy, and presence to create a safe and nurturing space that supports you to learn more about your self The relationship I seek to have with you is one that is empowering, assisting you to feel respect and compassion for yourself, so that you can make the changes you desire.
My practice is inclusive and non-judgmental. I am passionate about helping clients regain a sense of hope and possibility. I'm sensitive and mindful around gender, sexual orientation, race, age, spiritual beliefs, ability, body size, cultural background or identification, relationship status, and family situation. I am dedicated to using empathy, and presence to create a safe and nurturing space that supports you to learn more about your self The relationship I seek to have with you is one that is empowering, assisting you to feel respect and compassion for yourself, so that you can make the changes you desire.
(778) 229-5256 View (778) 229-5256
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Andrew Herfst
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RYT
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G
*I offer an Online / Telephone option* Do you feel blocked from living your best life? Perhaps you're stressed, anxious, or panicked? Do you feel sad, burnt out, or numb? Have you've lost someone or something important to you? Are you finding it tough to get over past experiences? I work with Experience Seekers in Service of Others. That means I work with First Responders, Medical Professionals, Athletes, Creatives, and anyone else who finds themselves living deeply and in connection with others. These roles can bring fulfillment and joy, but they can also cause personal pain.
*I offer an Online / Telephone option* Do you feel blocked from living your best life? Perhaps you're stressed, anxious, or panicked? Do you feel sad, burnt out, or numb? Have you've lost someone or something important to you? Are you finding it tough to get over past experiences? I work with Experience Seekers in Service of Others. That means I work with First Responders, Medical Professionals, Athletes, Creatives, and anyone else who finds themselves living deeply and in connection with others. These roles can bring fulfillment and joy, but they can also cause personal pain.
(604) 239-4869 View (604) 239-4869
Photo of Karina O'Brien, Psychologist in V5G, BC
Karina O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G  (Online Only)
I'm a Registered Psychologist who works with people facing stress/anxiety, panic, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and related concerns. I work with teens and adults. I do not use a "one size fits all" approach, but will tailor the approach to you after getting to know you during our first meetings. I typically use evidence-based and skills-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and incorporate other approaches if appropriate.
I'm a Registered Psychologist who works with people facing stress/anxiety, panic, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and related concerns. I work with teens and adults. I do not use a "one size fits all" approach, but will tailor the approach to you after getting to know you during our first meetings. I typically use evidence-based and skills-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and incorporate other approaches if appropriate.
(431) 441-2726 View (431) 441-2726
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Rick Johal
MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G
Sometimes it’s hard to notice when things aren't going well. It might be subtle signs that pop up at the end of the day. You feel like the day is going well and you’re keeping busy. But as soon as you have a moment of silence, your mind starts to cycle through things that you just don't want to think about. Do you find it hard to sit still and be at peace in these moments? Do you distract yourself as much as possible just so you don’t listen to your own thoughts? Maybe you have a hard time completing any of your important tasks? These are all normal reactions. Signals that your body is giving you to pay attention to.
Sometimes it’s hard to notice when things aren't going well. It might be subtle signs that pop up at the end of the day. You feel like the day is going well and you’re keeping busy. But as soon as you have a moment of silence, your mind starts to cycle through things that you just don't want to think about. Do you find it hard to sit still and be at peace in these moments? Do you distract yourself as much as possible just so you don’t listen to your own thoughts? Maybe you have a hard time completing any of your important tasks? These are all normal reactions. Signals that your body is giving you to pay attention to.
(778) 785-1351 View (778) 785-1351
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Tiffany Brown, LIA (Love In Action) Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, MA
Verified Verified
Burnaby, BC V5G
Tiffany provides a healing space for women and folks who've faced psychological, emotional, physical, financial, or sexual violence in their lifetime. Having a safe, compassionate space to feel heard, supported, and believed is vital for healing, transformation, and change. For women and other survivors of any form of violence and abuse being able to share our stories in safe places can help to gain clarity, dissolve shame, feel more connected with ourselves and others and support empowerment.
Tiffany provides a healing space for women and folks who've faced psychological, emotional, physical, financial, or sexual violence in their lifetime. Having a safe, compassionate space to feel heard, supported, and believed is vital for healing, transformation, and change. For women and other survivors of any form of violence and abuse being able to share our stories in safe places can help to gain clarity, dissolve shame, feel more connected with ourselves and others and support empowerment.
(306) 994-4812 View (306) 994-4812
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Jeffery Norell
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G
With over 15 years experience successfully applying evidence-based addiction counselling techniques, Jeffery has the knowledge and skills to help you recover from addiction. He brings a vibrant and dynamic personality to his work. Jeffery has an innate ability to build strong rapport and trust with his clients. The services he offers are made to complement your individual needs and create a precise path to your treatment goals. Utilizing evidence-based treatment models he will help you to understand the root causes for the substance use and begin the healing process that will lead to stability and wellness.
With over 15 years experience successfully applying evidence-based addiction counselling techniques, Jeffery has the knowledge and skills to help you recover from addiction. He brings a vibrant and dynamic personality to his work. Jeffery has an innate ability to build strong rapport and trust with his clients. The services he offers are made to complement your individual needs and create a precise path to your treatment goals. Utilizing evidence-based treatment models he will help you to understand the root causes for the substance use and begin the healing process that will lead to stability and wellness.
(604) 670-4610 View (604) 670-4610
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Danielle Simpson
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, MOT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G
I’m Danielle, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from University of British Columbia (UBC). A little about me – I grew up in Vancouver and I love our city. I live downtown with my husband and two cats (Samuel L Catson & The Jetpack) and my passions are food, films, and yoga. I began my career in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and I’ve helped people with a broad range of mental and physical health concerns.
I’m Danielle, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from University of British Columbia (UBC). A little about me – I grew up in Vancouver and I love our city. I live downtown with my husband and two cats (Samuel L Catson & The Jetpack) and my passions are food, films, and yoga. I began my career in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and I’ve helped people with a broad range of mental and physical health concerns.
(778) 760-3462 View (778) 760-3462
Photo of Jackie Dodd, Counsellor in V5G, BC
Jackie Dodd
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5G
In my practice I work to help you feel grounded in yourself, attuned to your needs, and equipped to shift behaviours that are no longer serving you, so you can meaningful changes for yourself. Together we will sort out what you think would be most helpful to you, while I hold space for the emotions and circumstances surrounding what's happening for you. Clients have shared that after conversation they feel lighter, less alone, and have tools to cope when times feel unmanageable. My aim is to support you in a way that you find helpful, and to hold an inclusive space for you where you feel safe enough to be seen and heard.
In my practice I work to help you feel grounded in yourself, attuned to your needs, and equipped to shift behaviours that are no longer serving you, so you can meaningful changes for yourself. Together we will sort out what you think would be most helpful to you, while I hold space for the emotions and circumstances surrounding what's happening for you. Clients have shared that after conversation they feel lighter, less alone, and have tools to cope when times feel unmanageable. My aim is to support you in a way that you find helpful, and to hold an inclusive space for you where you feel safe enough to be seen and heard.
(249) 559-1182 View (249) 559-1182

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Number of Counsellors in V5G

30+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in V5G who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
97% Depression
89% Self Esteem
89% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Pacific Blue Cross
69% SunLife
62% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V5G see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V5G?

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.