Photo of Shannon Wong, Art Therapist in V5M, BC
Shannon Wong
Art Therapist, BA, DVATI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M  (Online Only)
I work with primarily neurodivergent and/or queer people (of all ages, genders, identities) who want to pause, explore and reconnect. Societal expectations of how we should act and navigate the world can be exhausting. It can be hard to feel safe enough to reconnect with our inner selves, fearlessly use art materials, explore difficult topics, and live authentically. No art making experience needed. Everyone can make art.
I work with primarily neurodivergent and/or queer people (of all ages, genders, identities) who want to pause, explore and reconnect. Societal expectations of how we should act and navigate the world can be exhausting. It can be hard to feel safe enough to reconnect with our inner selves, fearlessly use art materials, explore difficult topics, and live authentically. No art making experience needed. Everyone can make art.
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Photo of Francis Lau, Registered Psychotherapist in V5M, BC
Francis Lau
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd, MPS
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M
Life is a long journey embedded with moments of twists and turns. We inevitably encounter challenges and unexpected difficulties. Sometimes, we may find it hard to move forward on our own. Loss of our loved ones, change of environment, experiences of trauma, damaged relationships, deteriorating of health, career uncertainties...all might make you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and powerlessness. You might lack courage and strength to continue your journey. When you wrestle with moments of tough times, let me walk with you. My experiences and expertise can help you regain the power and resilience to thrive through the journey.
Life is a long journey embedded with moments of twists and turns. We inevitably encounter challenges and unexpected difficulties. Sometimes, we may find it hard to move forward on our own. Loss of our loved ones, change of environment, experiences of trauma, damaged relationships, deteriorating of health, career uncertainties...all might make you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and powerlessness. You might lack courage and strength to continue your journey. When you wrestle with moments of tough times, let me walk with you. My experiences and expertise can help you regain the power and resilience to thrive through the journey.
(506) 308-0881 View (506) 308-0881
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Red Pill Spiritual Psychology
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M  (Online Only)
My purpose and my passion is to help you fully remember who and what you truly are! The beautiful, perfect soul you are, prior to all the programming and conditioning that's had you believing that you're just "not good enough". This "not good enough" nonsense, is nothing more than an indoctrinated/brainwashed belief. It is at the root cause of all pain and trauma. It underlies all of humanity's suffering. It is indeed, the real pandemic on this planet. It has infected entirely all of us. It is the greatest, most ridiculous most asinine lie that has ever been sold to humanity! My job and my joy is to help you heal from this insanity.
My purpose and my passion is to help you fully remember who and what you truly are! The beautiful, perfect soul you are, prior to all the programming and conditioning that's had you believing that you're just "not good enough". This "not good enough" nonsense, is nothing more than an indoctrinated/brainwashed belief. It is at the root cause of all pain and trauma. It underlies all of humanity's suffering. It is indeed, the real pandemic on this planet. It has infected entirely all of us. It is the greatest, most ridiculous most asinine lie that has ever been sold to humanity! My job and my joy is to help you heal from this insanity.
(450) 235-4283 View (450) 235-4283
Photo of Anne Fraser, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Anne Fraser
Counsellor, MEd
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M
I have over twenty years’ experience working with children, youth, adults and families from diverse cultures. I specialise in providing treatment that specifically addresses individual and family needs, strengths, challenges and obstacles. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and collaborative. Most problems are caused by many overlapping factors. Therapy usually involves exploring the big picture and developing practical and constructive ways to support well-being and change. Sometimes it is helpful to explore ways in which past experiences and relationships are affecting current experiences and behaviour.
I have over twenty years’ experience working with children, youth, adults and families from diverse cultures. I specialise in providing treatment that specifically addresses individual and family needs, strengths, challenges and obstacles. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and collaborative. Most problems are caused by many overlapping factors. Therapy usually involves exploring the big picture and developing practical and constructive ways to support well-being and change. Sometimes it is helpful to explore ways in which past experiences and relationships are affecting current experiences and behaviour.
(506) 703-4972 View (506) 703-4972
Photo of Sarah Lambert, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Sarah Lambert
Counsellor, RTC, DOPC, BKIN, ADHDCSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M
Waitlist for new clients
I have a 4 week wait for new clients, please email me to be added to the list for when a spot opens up! I help people pleasers & perfectionists to feel confident and empowered in multiple areas of life such as with family, in relationships, and their career. My goal is to help you get clear on your values, and your strengths, so that you can honour healthy boundaries with yourself and others based on what's most important to you. I will help you to develop insight into the internal programs that keep you in the comfort zone and to decide which parts are helpful and which ones are holding you back from your greatest fulfillment.
I have a 4 week wait for new clients, please email me to be added to the list for when a spot opens up! I help people pleasers & perfectionists to feel confident and empowered in multiple areas of life such as with family, in relationships, and their career. My goal is to help you get clear on your values, and your strengths, so that you can honour healthy boundaries with yourself and others based on what's most important to you. I will help you to develop insight into the internal programs that keep you in the comfort zone and to decide which parts are helpful and which ones are holding you back from your greatest fulfillment.
(587) 849-0728 View (587) 849-0728
Photo of Becca Shears - There's Counselling For That!, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Becca Shears - There's Counselling For That!
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M
Waitlist for new clients
I find hope in what seems to be hopeless situations and clients trust that I can help without judgment. Listening to my clients' personal stories is both an honour and a privilege; feeling heard and understood is often their first significant step towards change. Mostly what I've found is that in my 30 years in the field of psychology and mental health, most of us can work through most of life's little challenges. When you have a challenge that you can't quite get past on your own - There's Counselling for That!
I find hope in what seems to be hopeless situations and clients trust that I can help without judgment. Listening to my clients' personal stories is both an honour and a privilege; feeling heard and understood is often their first significant step towards change. Mostly what I've found is that in my 30 years in the field of psychology and mental health, most of us can work through most of life's little challenges. When you have a challenge that you can't quite get past on your own - There's Counselling for That!
(778) 763-1374 View (778) 763-1374
Photo of Bea Mackay, Psychologist in V5M, BC
Bea Mackay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M
For over 30 years I have enjoyed working with individuals, couples and families. I believe in using methods that are grounded in theory and research. My goal is to help people help themselves. I view people as resourceful. My role is to facilitate them in accessing and expressing their thoughts and feelings. Self-awareness enables people to access their own resources, allowing them to live the life they want to live. I see myself as a resource for people who want confidential help to deal with personal issues and I strive hard to deliver effective productive service in a timely manner.
For over 30 years I have enjoyed working with individuals, couples and families. I believe in using methods that are grounded in theory and research. My goal is to help people help themselves. I view people as resourceful. My role is to facilitate them in accessing and expressing their thoughts and feelings. Self-awareness enables people to access their own resources, allowing them to live the life they want to live. I see myself as a resource for people who want confidential help to deal with personal issues and I strive hard to deliver effective productive service in a timely manner.
(581) 481-0923 View (581) 481-0923
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Mary Yan Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M
As a parent, you are the one who knows your child best. If you are reading this, I trust that you have been doing your best all along--you are just temporarily lost about how to relate with or help your child. May be you have been observing one or more of these behaviours in your child: aggression, anger, lethargy, or anxiety. The list could go on. You have tried to seek advice from the teachers or other parents; you research parenting advice or strategies. Somehow, your child continues to struggle. You are exhausted from trying to cope and being supportive.
As a parent, you are the one who knows your child best. If you are reading this, I trust that you have been doing your best all along--you are just temporarily lost about how to relate with or help your child. May be you have been observing one or more of these behaviours in your child: aggression, anger, lethargy, or anxiety. The list could go on. You have tried to seek advice from the teachers or other parents; you research parenting advice or strategies. Somehow, your child continues to struggle. You are exhausted from trying to cope and being supportive.
(604) 243-5342 View (604) 243-5342
Photo of Keith Norris, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Keith Norris
Counsellor, RTC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burnaby, BC V5M
I offer a compassionate approach to counselling, where I bring together your personal values, my clinical expertise, and the most up-to-date research to support you in achieving the best results. My areas of expertise revolve around fostering success in work and creativity, and exploring self-identity and self-worth. In a secure and professional environment, I provide a safe space for you to address your challenges and make progress in your journey. If there's anything holding you back from experiencing a fulfilling life, please don't hesitate to reach out to me via phone, text, or email.
I offer a compassionate approach to counselling, where I bring together your personal values, my clinical expertise, and the most up-to-date research to support you in achieving the best results. My areas of expertise revolve around fostering success in work and creativity, and exploring self-identity and self-worth. In a secure and professional environment, I provide a safe space for you to address your challenges and make progress in your journey. If there's anything holding you back from experiencing a fulfilling life, please don't hesitate to reach out to me via phone, text, or email.
(778) 767-3994 View (778) 767-3994
Photo of Cynthia Farnsworth, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Cynthia Farnsworth
Counsellor, MA, RCC, GradDip
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M
Is your life feeling out of balance, or are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? You may have grown up in a neglectful or high conflict home, have a really stressful job or relationship, or feel lonely. Perhaps you've started to feel numb, or had panic attacks, or the stress is building up inside you? If you feel stuck in patterns and it's getting in the way of your relationships or your work life, and if you want to learn and practice ways to feel more resilient, more true to yourself, and to self-regulate, I can help.
Is your life feeling out of balance, or are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? You may have grown up in a neglectful or high conflict home, have a really stressful job or relationship, or feel lonely. Perhaps you've started to feel numb, or had panic attacks, or the stress is building up inside you? If you feel stuck in patterns and it's getting in the way of your relationships or your work life, and if you want to learn and practice ways to feel more resilient, more true to yourself, and to self-regulate, I can help.
(855) 976-9561 View (855) 976-9561
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Jennifer Grant (Former Jobin)
Registered Psychotherapist, BHEcol, RN,BN, CNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M  (Online Only)
General Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Life purpose, treatment/health care support and advocacy, addictions and energy work. ADHD nurse therapist and ADHD nurse clinician. ADHD and Autism assessments, treatment counselling and neurodiversity affirming therapy. Clinical member of CADDRA. Mind, Body and Spirit. When one area is unwell the others tend to follow. Finding a therapist who is intimately acquainted with neurodiversity can be a game changer for healing.
General Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Life purpose, treatment/health care support and advocacy, addictions and energy work. ADHD nurse therapist and ADHD nurse clinician. ADHD and Autism assessments, treatment counselling and neurodiversity affirming therapy. Clinical member of CADDRA. Mind, Body and Spirit. When one area is unwell the others tend to follow. Finding a therapist who is intimately acquainted with neurodiversity can be a game changer for healing.
(431) 441-3971 View (431) 441-3971
Photo of Venturous Counselling, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Venturous Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M
You know the best way out is always through...but "through" is HARD, especially when you're experiencing painful emotions and you're not sure where to start. So let us help you through. Breaking free from deeply-rooted self-doubt, anxiety, body image concerns, relational conflicts, and struggling self-worth isn't something you need to do alone. We've got you! You'll fit right in with us if you're ready to change your relationship with yourself, to really get to know who you are, and finally heal from the patterns that are holding you back.
You know the best way out is always through...but "through" is HARD, especially when you're experiencing painful emotions and you're not sure where to start. So let us help you through. Breaking free from deeply-rooted self-doubt, anxiety, body image concerns, relational conflicts, and struggling self-worth isn't something you need to do alone. We've got you! You'll fit right in with us if you're ready to change your relationship with yourself, to really get to know who you are, and finally heal from the patterns that are holding you back.
(647) 557-5942 View (647) 557-5942
Photo of Anna Maliatski, Art Therapist in V5M, BC
Anna Maliatski
Art Therapist, MA, RTC, ExAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M
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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Photo of Sam van Ginkel, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Sam van Ginkel
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M
When painful thoughts and emotions show up, it can be like trying to find our way through a fog. It’s hard to live the way we want to when anxiety makes our mind spin in circles, when shame hangs on us like a dead weight, and when our inner voice is constantly questioning and criticizing. As painful as they are, these feelings are here to show us that something needs to change. By listening to them and working through them together, we can clear the path to a life that is manageable and fulfilling. In my practice, I work with adults—both individuals and couples—to help them find that path.
When painful thoughts and emotions show up, it can be like trying to find our way through a fog. It’s hard to live the way we want to when anxiety makes our mind spin in circles, when shame hangs on us like a dead weight, and when our inner voice is constantly questioning and criticizing. As painful as they are, these feelings are here to show us that something needs to change. By listening to them and working through them together, we can clear the path to a life that is manageable and fulfilling. In my practice, I work with adults—both individuals and couples—to help them find that path.
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Pin-Han Hsu
Counsellor, RCC, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M  (Online Only)
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xx Please include your phone number if possible, and please check your spam or junk folders if you don't receive a response email xx My practice is to provide anti-oppressive and nonjudgmental care to marginalized individuals including, but not limited to, people in the LGBTQ2S+ communities, immigrants, people who use substances, and survivors of domestic violence. I provide services in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.
(867) 670-0726 View (867) 670-0726
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Aisha Keen Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M  (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
Photo of Jake Sombrutzki, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Jake Sombrutzki
Counsellor, BHS, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your daily life, goals, or relationship with self or others? Are you held back by fear, anxiety, low self-worth, setting boundaries or anger? I am here to help you navigate these bumps on your road to rediscover your self-worth and innate ability to handle what life is throwing at you now or in the future.
Are you struggling with your daily life, goals, or relationship with self or others? Are you held back by fear, anxiety, low self-worth, setting boundaries or anger? I am here to help you navigate these bumps on your road to rediscover your self-worth and innate ability to handle what life is throwing at you now or in the future.
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Photo of Divya Gulati, Registered Psychotherapist in V5M, BC
Divya Gulati
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS, , RP
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M  (Online Only)
You work hard to make relationships work, work hard at your job, you try your best to ensure everyone else around you is happy but end up losing yourself amid this. Even though you feel isolated, unheard, unseen you keep going. You want to stand up for yourself but don’t know how to. At times you feel overwhelmed with emotions thus feeling lost, helpless and anxious. You wonder why you connect to people a certain way and wish you could have healthier/sustainable relationships, wish you could cope better in difficult situations/be in charge of the way you express your feelings.
You work hard to make relationships work, work hard at your job, you try your best to ensure everyone else around you is happy but end up losing yourself amid this. Even though you feel isolated, unheard, unseen you keep going. You want to stand up for yourself but don’t know how to. At times you feel overwhelmed with emotions thus feeling lost, helpless and anxious. You wonder why you connect to people a certain way and wish you could have healthier/sustainable relationships, wish you could cope better in difficult situations/be in charge of the way you express your feelings.
(438) 795-6728 View (438) 795-6728
Photo of Lynne Cowburn Counselling and Consulting , Registered Social Worker in V5M, BC
Lynne Cowburn Counselling and Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MEd, BSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5M
I believe in the innate ability of every human to heal.. even when it feels too dark to do so. My goal is to help foster insights, understanding and acceptance of the obstacles that prevent you from living with more ease, as we explore alternative and empowering changes. I use a range of skills (including CBT/ACT/Mindfulness/Psychodynamic/Somatic) in a warm, compassionate and authentic container. I bring a holistic perspective, honoring the connection of mind, body and soul. I work with adult clients, couples and groups, in person and virtually. I have specialized training in Somatic Trauma Processing: SEP
I believe in the innate ability of every human to heal.. even when it feels too dark to do so. My goal is to help foster insights, understanding and acceptance of the obstacles that prevent you from living with more ease, as we explore alternative and empowering changes. I use a range of skills (including CBT/ACT/Mindfulness/Psychodynamic/Somatic) in a warm, compassionate and authentic container. I bring a holistic perspective, honoring the connection of mind, body and soul. I work with adult clients, couples and groups, in person and virtually. I have specialized training in Somatic Trauma Processing: SEP
(579) 500-8786 View (579) 500-8786
Photo of Athina Pilarinos, Counsellor in V5M, BC
Athina Pilarinos
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5M
Do you struggle with anxiety or low mood, have difficulty creating new habits, experience high stress or pressure, or have problems in relationships? My approach to individual therapy combines CBT with concepts including mindfulness, attachment, meaning-making/purpose, and often an exploration of values and beliefs to address mood and create a more fulfilling life. I work with individuals (8+), couples, and families. Read more on my website where I go into detail. You want to thrive. I can help.
Do you struggle with anxiety or low mood, have difficulty creating new habits, experience high stress or pressure, or have problems in relationships? My approach to individual therapy combines CBT with concepts including mindfulness, attachment, meaning-making/purpose, and often an exploration of values and beliefs to address mood and create a more fulfilling life. I work with individuals (8+), couples, and families. Read more on my website where I go into detail. You want to thrive. I can help.
(778) 760-4244 View (778) 760-4244

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Number of Counsellors in V5M

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V5M who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Self Esteem
76% Life Transitions
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% SunLife
43% Pacific Blue Cross
43% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V5M see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
13% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V5M?

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.