Therapists in V5L

Photo of Radha Ortiz, Counsellor in V5L, BC
Radha Ortiz
Counsellor, RCC, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
You don’t have to struggle with what you’re going through alone. Whether you want to heal or push yourself to grow, I want to build a strong relationship with you so that we can better understand your challenges and set you on a path to feeling better. When you feel heard and supported you can find more resilience. Together we will build on the strengths, resources, and wisdom that lies within you so you may feel relief from your struggles and the future becomes brighter.
You don’t have to struggle with what you’re going through alone. Whether you want to heal or push yourself to grow, I want to build a strong relationship with you so that we can better understand your challenges and set you on a path to feeling better. When you feel heard and supported you can find more resilience. Together we will build on the strengths, resources, and wisdom that lies within you so you may feel relief from your struggles and the future becomes brighter.
(672) 202-4418 View (672) 202-4418
Photo of Emad Seyed Sadr, Counsellor in V5L, BC
Emad Seyed Sadr
Counsellor, MA, MSc, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
"Problems" in our lives often try to lead us to focus solely on resolving or avoiding them at all cost. In both cases, we are forced to sacrifice other parts of ourselves as a result. However, the more we sacrifice, the more "problems" take up of our space and time, leading us to feel overwhelmed and trapped. Despite the pressure to immediately "fix" things, reconnecting instead with our values, core beliefs, needs and aspirations can help create alternatives to problem-saturated narratives and, ultimately, can lead us towards solutions.
"Problems" in our lives often try to lead us to focus solely on resolving or avoiding them at all cost. In both cases, we are forced to sacrifice other parts of ourselves as a result. However, the more we sacrifice, the more "problems" take up of our space and time, leading us to feel overwhelmed and trapped. Despite the pressure to immediately "fix" things, reconnecting instead with our values, core beliefs, needs and aspirations can help create alternatives to problem-saturated narratives and, ultimately, can lead us towards solutions.
(778) 952-5406 View (778) 952-5406
Photo of Ashley Shankar Counselling & Consulting, Registered Social Worker in V5L, BC
Ashley Shankar Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSCW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Whether you are seeking support as a result of a sudden transition in your life or a longstanding issue that has just become too heavy to carry, I believe therapy can offer a unique space for healing and growth. I have extensive experience working with adults experiencing anxiety, sadness, stress, chronic pain, and trauma in both private practice and in treatment settings. I also work with couples to reduce conflict and help clients go from cycles of blame, distancing, and resentment to feeling loved and connected.
Whether you are seeking support as a result of a sudden transition in your life or a longstanding issue that has just become too heavy to carry, I believe therapy can offer a unique space for healing and growth. I have extensive experience working with adults experiencing anxiety, sadness, stress, chronic pain, and trauma in both private practice and in treatment settings. I also work with couples to reduce conflict and help clients go from cycles of blame, distancing, and resentment to feeling loved and connected.
(604) 561-5807 View (604) 561-5807
Photo of Justine Little, Registered Social Worker in V5L, BC
Justine Little
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like you're stuck in old patterns? Are you always zoning out or in crisis mode? Do you struggle to connect with your body and aren't quite sure what it means to feel your feelings? Would you prefer to work with a queer therapist with experience supporting 2SLGBTQ+ folks and who is committed to integrating social justice into therapeutic work?
Do you feel like you're stuck in old patterns? Are you always zoning out or in crisis mode? Do you struggle to connect with your body and aren't quite sure what it means to feel your feelings? Would you prefer to work with a queer therapist with experience supporting 2SLGBTQ+ folks and who is committed to integrating social justice into therapeutic work?
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Photo of Jennifer Boundy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in V5L, BC
Jennifer Boundy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
jennifer draws on over 15yrs of experience providing counselling &practical supports to individuals &families navigating challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety &depression, trauma (including intergenerational trauma), systemic oppression, mental health diagnoses (psychosis, bipolar disorder, etc) &end of life. jennifer has worked in mental health, substance use &social services with diverse communities, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx, women, older adults, end of life, Indigenous folks, new immigrants &refugees. She is warm, positive, empathetic & collaborative **Pls note: NOT currently able to take couples**
jennifer draws on over 15yrs of experience providing counselling &practical supports to individuals &families navigating challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety &depression, trauma (including intergenerational trauma), systemic oppression, mental health diagnoses (psychosis, bipolar disorder, etc) &end of life. jennifer has worked in mental health, substance use &social services with diverse communities, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx, women, older adults, end of life, Indigenous folks, new immigrants &refugees. She is warm, positive, empathetic & collaborative **Pls note: NOT currently able to take couples**
(902) 907-3997 View (902) 907-3997
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Chill Therapy
Counsellor, CCC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Whether you are looking to acknowledge areas of yourself that you have avoided in the past, or to better understand your moods, relationships, and current challenges, together we will create a space to explore these parts of you. I believe that we were not meant to carry things alone, and that healing and growth look different for everyone. Together, we can make space to process what it is that needs your attention, so you can feel more aligned with the version of you that you've been disconnected from.
Whether you are looking to acknowledge areas of yourself that you have avoided in the past, or to better understand your moods, relationships, and current challenges, together we will create a space to explore these parts of you. I believe that we were not meant to carry things alone, and that healing and growth look different for everyone. Together, we can make space to process what it is that needs your attention, so you can feel more aligned with the version of you that you've been disconnected from.
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Photo of Krista D Varsakis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in V5L, BC
Krista D Varsakis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by the volume of information out there about ADHD or stuck and don’t know how to move forward? Are you struggling to find a Neuroaffirmative therapist with lived experience? Live Heart Forward offers compassionate & Neuroaffirmative ADHD/HSP support from a ND therapist. I can help you make sense of a new diagnosis, provide clinical information on ADHD relevant to you, help you build your toolkit with strategies to feel more confident with your Neurotype, all while honouring your unique qualities along the way. Virtual services available for residents of BC and Ontario.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the volume of information out there about ADHD or stuck and don’t know how to move forward? Are you struggling to find a Neuroaffirmative therapist with lived experience? Live Heart Forward offers compassionate & Neuroaffirmative ADHD/HSP support from a ND therapist. I can help you make sense of a new diagnosis, provide clinical information on ADHD relevant to you, help you build your toolkit with strategies to feel more confident with your Neurotype, all while honouring your unique qualities along the way. Virtual services available for residents of BC and Ontario.
(236) 302-5862 View (236) 302-5862
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Lance Lindblom
Counsellor, RCC, MACP
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L
We all need support sometimes. Mental health counselling can be a therapeutic outlet to process difficult emotions, to reconnect with what brings fulfilment to our lives, and to shift our perspective towards self-compassion and kindness towards ourselves. I am excited to connect with individuals and couples seeking counselling services and aim to be adaptive to the needs of all those I work to support. My experience in providing mental health services focuses around managing anxiety and stress, supporting couples in building their connection together, exploring difficulties with depression and mood concerns, and supporting clients
We all need support sometimes. Mental health counselling can be a therapeutic outlet to process difficult emotions, to reconnect with what brings fulfilment to our lives, and to shift our perspective towards self-compassion and kindness towards ourselves. I am excited to connect with individuals and couples seeking counselling services and aim to be adaptive to the needs of all those I work to support. My experience in providing mental health services focuses around managing anxiety and stress, supporting couples in building their connection together, exploring difficulties with depression and mood concerns, and supporting clients
(819) 303-7595 View (819) 303-7595
Photo of Catherine Hollifield, Counsellor in V5L, BC
Catherine Hollifield
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
I am intrigued by helping people navigate their own stories and build the life they want. I work with adults and youth 13+ in helping them understand themselves and the world around them a little better. I believe that counselling can bring insight and perspective that can help transform our experiences. The connection between the counsellor and client is critical in laying the groundwork to inspire positive growth.
I am intrigued by helping people navigate their own stories and build the life they want. I work with adults and youth 13+ in helping them understand themselves and the world around them a little better. I believe that counselling can bring insight and perspective that can help transform our experiences. The connection between the counsellor and client is critical in laying the groundwork to inspire positive growth.
(778) 771-4152 View (778) 771-4152
Photo of Rhett Mohajer Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Therapy in V5L, BC
Rhett Mohajer Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Therapy
PsyD, RP, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
I have a doctoral degree in psychology (PsyD), am a psychoanalyst, a psychotherapist, a published author, and a musician. Psychoanalytic therapy is a journey we undertake together! It is different from many other approaches because we look at the immediate issues, but the focus is on the deeper issues and on making the deeper change! As you share your life story and struggles, we will look at the unconscious and conscious patterns that emerge in your life in a non-judgmental way. The aim is for you to find yourself!
I have a doctoral degree in psychology (PsyD), am a psychoanalyst, a psychotherapist, a published author, and a musician. Psychoanalytic therapy is a journey we undertake together! It is different from many other approaches because we look at the immediate issues, but the focus is on the deeper issues and on making the deeper change! As you share your life story and struggles, we will look at the unconscious and conscious patterns that emerge in your life in a non-judgmental way. The aim is for you to find yourself!
(778) 769-0105 View (778) 769-0105
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Johanna Suttor-Doerksen Expressive Arts Therapist
Art Therapist, BA, RTC, EXAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
I use an intuitive client centred approach following the clients emotional, cognitive, and somatic cues. I will join you wherever you are in your journey and provide a safe judgement free space for you to explore and share who you are. I work with individuals that experience a disconnect with themselves or others. Maybe the way that this disconnect shows up for you is through stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling stuck, anger, fear, shame or maybe you need support in giving attention to grief, life transitions or trauma recovery.
I use an intuitive client centred approach following the clients emotional, cognitive, and somatic cues. I will join you wherever you are in your journey and provide a safe judgement free space for you to explore and share who you are. I work with individuals that experience a disconnect with themselves or others. Maybe the way that this disconnect shows up for you is through stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling stuck, anger, fear, shame or maybe you need support in giving attention to grief, life transitions or trauma recovery.
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Photo of Paula Foran, Counsellor in V5L, BC
Paula Foran
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L
Paula has worked with children and families for over twenty-five years, primarily in the school setting and started in private practice recently. She uses strength based modalities that emphasize renewal and hope in her practice. She has a vast array of training and experience working with diverse individuals and families. Her areas of interest are working with parents of teens and young people struggling with anxiety. She has specialized training in SPACE treatment (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), AEDP and ACT.
Paula has worked with children and families for over twenty-five years, primarily in the school setting and started in private practice recently. She uses strength based modalities that emphasize renewal and hope in her practice. She has a vast array of training and experience working with diverse individuals and families. Her areas of interest are working with parents of teens and young people struggling with anxiety. She has specialized training in SPACE treatment (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), AEDP and ACT.
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Brittany Mitchell
Counsellor, MEd, BEd, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
I understand the vulnerability and courage involved in reaching out for support and am happy you are here. I do my best to ensure that I provide a non-judgemental, safe, trauma-informed, and confidential space for healing. With a background in education, my experience has focused on supporting youth with complex mental health concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and FASD. Additionally, I have worked with adults, youth, and families with a wide range of backgrounds and challenges throughout my work in the mental health field.
I understand the vulnerability and courage involved in reaching out for support and am happy you are here. I do my best to ensure that I provide a non-judgemental, safe, trauma-informed, and confidential space for healing. With a background in education, my experience has focused on supporting youth with complex mental health concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and FASD. Additionally, I have worked with adults, youth, and families with a wide range of backgrounds and challenges throughout my work in the mental health field.
(581) 333-7027 View (581) 333-7027
Photo of Julia Hewko, Counsellor in V5L, BC
Julia Hewko
Counsellor
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L
Hi there, I'm Julia, thanks for visiting! I believe that people make sense of their worlds in uniquely individual ways, so there is no one-size-fits-all counselling modality. I feel that a main ingredient for therapeutic change is the successful creation of a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative space where you can explore your sense of self and put words to difficult and confusing thoughts and emotions. I take an eclectic and trauma-informed approach to therapy, drawing from modalities like narrative therapy, attachment theory, emotion-focused therapy, feminist theory, and behavioural psychology.
Hi there, I'm Julia, thanks for visiting! I believe that people make sense of their worlds in uniquely individual ways, so there is no one-size-fits-all counselling modality. I feel that a main ingredient for therapeutic change is the successful creation of a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative space where you can explore your sense of self and put words to difficult and confusing thoughts and emotions. I take an eclectic and trauma-informed approach to therapy, drawing from modalities like narrative therapy, attachment theory, emotion-focused therapy, feminist theory, and behavioural psychology.
(825) 255-5312 View (825) 255-5312
Photo of Bonny Yung, Counsellor in V5L, BC
Bonny Yung
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Perhaps you’re here because you’ve reached your tipping point in life, or find yourself reacting in big ways to seemingly small things and feeling out of control with what life has thrown your way. Maybe you’d like to see a shift in how you view yourself and those around you. Whatever struggles you are facing right now, please know that your journey doesn't have to be taken alone. Change is possible when you feel seen, heard, and cared for. Together we can uncover unhelpful patterns, process difficult emotions, and become more deeply connected to ourselves and others.
Perhaps you’re here because you’ve reached your tipping point in life, or find yourself reacting in big ways to seemingly small things and feeling out of control with what life has thrown your way. Maybe you’d like to see a shift in how you view yourself and those around you. Whatever struggles you are facing right now, please know that your journey doesn't have to be taken alone. Change is possible when you feel seen, heard, and cared for. Together we can uncover unhelpful patterns, process difficult emotions, and become more deeply connected to ourselves and others.
(604) 365-3222 View (604) 365-3222
Photo of Michael Indermaur, Pre-Licensed Professional in V5L, BC
Michael Indermaur
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L
I am a student counsellor in the final stages of obtaining my Master of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I'm lucky enough to be at East Vancouver Counselling for my practicum, which offers a range of counsellors for a diverse array of clients, and allows me to offer affordable counselling. My experience and interests centre around identity, self-esteem, community, relationships, spirituality, and addiction. My clients include people who experience anxiety, depression, stigma, poor self-confidence, addictions, behavioural concerns, anger, and those who are dissatisfied with their lives, their relationships, or jobs.
I am a student counsellor in the final stages of obtaining my Master of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I'm lucky enough to be at East Vancouver Counselling for my practicum, which offers a range of counsellors for a diverse array of clients, and allows me to offer affordable counselling. My experience and interests centre around identity, self-esteem, community, relationships, spirituality, and addiction. My clients include people who experience anxiety, depression, stigma, poor self-confidence, addictions, behavioural concerns, anger, and those who are dissatisfied with their lives, their relationships, or jobs.
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Photo of Sarah L Poole, Counsellor in V5L, BC
Sarah L Poole
Counsellor, BSc, MEd, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Hi and welcome! I appreciate that it takes courage and strength to start this process. Sometimes, we need help to work through issues. You don't have to deal with your struggles, questions, grief, anxiety, depression, and all of life’s other servings alone. In a non-judgmental, confidential and safe space, shifts can begin to take place. I utilize various modalities, but always come from a person centred, trauma-informed, and compassion focussed lens. I believe in the strength and resilience in every person, and that includes you! Your story matters. You matter…and you deserve healing and happiness.
Hi and welcome! I appreciate that it takes courage and strength to start this process. Sometimes, we need help to work through issues. You don't have to deal with your struggles, questions, grief, anxiety, depression, and all of life’s other servings alone. In a non-judgmental, confidential and safe space, shifts can begin to take place. I utilize various modalities, but always come from a person centred, trauma-informed, and compassion focussed lens. I believe in the strength and resilience in every person, and that includes you! Your story matters. You matter…and you deserve healing and happiness.
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Photo of Ryan Santin Counselling and Consulting Services, Counsellor in V5L, BC
Ryan Santin Counselling and Consulting Services
Counsellor, RCC, MEd, CYC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
My personal and my professional experiences guide me to educate, advocate for and support families and individuals who are experiencing challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities and conduct/behaviour related problems. I provide counselling, consultation and coaching to individuals, families and school staff. The doctor who has inspired my practice most significantly is Dr. Seuss. He wrote "If you judge a fish on how well it climbs a tree, it lives its life thinking its stupid".
My personal and my professional experiences guide me to educate, advocate for and support families and individuals who are experiencing challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities and conduct/behaviour related problems. I provide counselling, consultation and coaching to individuals, families and school staff. The doctor who has inspired my practice most significantly is Dr. Seuss. He wrote "If you judge a fish on how well it climbs a tree, it lives its life thinking its stupid".
(866) 205-5272 View (866) 205-5272
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Antonio Guzman
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, EMDR-CT, CAC
Vancouver, BC V5L
I have twenty seven years experience providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups affected by trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, addictions, relationship difficulties, and personality style issues. I use a multimodal approach according to clients' needs, goals and preferences. The therapeutic modalities I practice include EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Therapeutic Enactment, expressive Arts, Narrative Therapy, Adlerian Psychology, CBT and DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Energy Psychology.
I have twenty seven years experience providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups affected by trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, addictions, relationship difficulties, and personality style issues. I use a multimodal approach according to clients' needs, goals and preferences. The therapeutic modalities I practice include EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Therapeutic Enactment, expressive Arts, Narrative Therapy, Adlerian Psychology, CBT and DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Energy Psychology.
(866) 986-5775 View (866) 986-5775
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Stephanie Gilson
Counsellor, RTC , CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Are you struggling with self-esteem, codependency, setting healthy boundaries, body shame, general anxiety, sexpressing (sexual expression), medical trauma, bullying, and or toxic relationships. Together we can work through these challenges getting you unstuck from the cycle that you feel in. I can help you find your voice, learn to listen to your body and emotions, what your boundaries look like, and help you to create healthier relationships, finding calmness and joy. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Are you struggling with self-esteem, codependency, setting healthy boundaries, body shame, general anxiety, sexpressing (sexual expression), medical trauma, bullying, and or toxic relationships. Together we can work through these challenges getting you unstuck from the cycle that you feel in. I can help you find your voice, learn to listen to your body and emotions, what your boundaries look like, and help you to create healthier relationships, finding calmness and joy. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
(778) 767-0960 View (778) 767-0960

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Number of Counsellors in V5L

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in V5L who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
82% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% SunLife
48% Pacific Blue Cross
48% First Nations Health Authority

How Counsellors in V5L see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
20% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V5L?

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.