Photo of Rachel Snarch, Counsellor in V5R, BC
Rachel Snarch
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5R
**Video and phone sessions available to all BC residents** You may be feeling like this pandemic has upended your life, creating uncertainty, anxiety, or intensifying those feelings that had been trailing behind you for some time. The layers of loss during this pandemic is hard to hold on your own, and may be exacerbating loneliness, anxiety, previous trauma, and negative self talk. You may be considering making a change, and despite the limitations that this pandemic brings, you want to shape your life in a way that feels rich and meaningful to you.
**Video and phone sessions available to all BC residents** You may be feeling like this pandemic has upended your life, creating uncertainty, anxiety, or intensifying those feelings that had been trailing behind you for some time. The layers of loss during this pandemic is hard to hold on your own, and may be exacerbating loneliness, anxiety, previous trauma, and negative self talk. You may be considering making a change, and despite the limitations that this pandemic brings, you want to shape your life in a way that feels rich and meaningful to you.
(604) 210-6339 View (604) 210-6339
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Esther Chu
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
When it comes to healing and/or pushing through challenges in life, it is normal to wish for someone to walk alongside you. My approach is guided by the understanding that we, as people, are a walking mosaic of our lived experiences as well as the experiences we did not receive. Whether your area of concern be surrounding mental health challenges, exploring the many parts of your identity that make you who you are, processing traumas, religious deconstruction, or learning new personal skills, I will join you on your journey towards clarity, understanding, and moving forward.
When it comes to healing and/or pushing through challenges in life, it is normal to wish for someone to walk alongside you. My approach is guided by the understanding that we, as people, are a walking mosaic of our lived experiences as well as the experiences we did not receive. Whether your area of concern be surrounding mental health challenges, exploring the many parts of your identity that make you who you are, processing traumas, religious deconstruction, or learning new personal skills, I will join you on your journey towards clarity, understanding, and moving forward.
(289) 302-8185 View (289) 302-8185
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Reza Roodi Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, MSc, RCC, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5R
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist with 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, I use a client-centred, integrative approach to address the therapeutic goals of clients. No one should be defined by their diagnoses, and rather than placing emphasis on what is not working, I collaborate with clients to determine what actions can be taken to improve on their circumstances. All individuals exist along their own continuum of mental health, and with adequate supports and a focus on holistic well-being, every client can be nurtured towards growth and a healthier sense of self.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist with 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, I use a client-centred, integrative approach to address the therapeutic goals of clients. No one should be defined by their diagnoses, and rather than placing emphasis on what is not working, I collaborate with clients to determine what actions can be taken to improve on their circumstances. All individuals exist along their own continuum of mental health, and with adequate supports and a focus on holistic well-being, every client can be nurtured towards growth and a healthier sense of self.
(604) 200-8346 View (604) 200-8346
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Amber M Jerome
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R  (Online Only)
I am a licensed counsellor with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, but at its core, I believe therapy is about healing through connection and focusing on the values that guide us through life. My background has been working with women and families facing domestic violence, homelessness, addiction, parent education, and in complex mental health programs. I currently support men recovering from addictions. I work with presenting problems related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem and self-worth, ADHD, parenting concerns, domestic violence, and the traumas that often underly most of them.
I am a licensed counsellor with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, but at its core, I believe therapy is about healing through connection and focusing on the values that guide us through life. My background has been working with women and families facing domestic violence, homelessness, addiction, parent education, and in complex mental health programs. I currently support men recovering from addictions. I work with presenting problems related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem and self-worth, ADHD, parenting concerns, domestic violence, and the traumas that often underly most of them.
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Jasmin Khangura
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R  (Online Only)
It is possible to hold space for both the light and the darkness in life without feeling consumed. My goal is to create a safe and warm space for you to explore, unpack, and navigate your concerns. You are the expert in your lived experience and I hold important teachings from my education. I also understand that there are oppressive systems that impact our daily lives. I can help to unpack these systems and help empower you to find your potential and truth.
It is possible to hold space for both the light and the darkness in life without feeling consumed. My goal is to create a safe and warm space for you to explore, unpack, and navigate your concerns. You are the expert in your lived experience and I hold important teachings from my education. I also understand that there are oppressive systems that impact our daily lives. I can help to unpack these systems and help empower you to find your potential and truth.
(672) 202-0294 View (672) 202-0294
Photo of Kyle McCaffrey Warner, Counsellor in V5R, BC
Kyle McCaffrey Warner
Counsellor, MCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
I am known for my warmth, approachability, and dedication. I aim to provide my clients with the space they need to make sense of their experiences and clarify what is important to them. I support my clients in using these insights to navigate their lives and make meaningful changes.
I am known for my warmth, approachability, and dedication. I aim to provide my clients with the space they need to make sense of their experiences and clarify what is important to them. I support my clients in using these insights to navigate their lives and make meaningful changes.
(902) 903-0722 View (902) 903-0722
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Faizal H Sahukhan
Counsellor, PhD, DACS, MPCC-S, RPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
In our multicultural society many people are attracted to those of different backgrounds. Their accent, exotic appearance, or unfamiliar relationship style are often irresistible. But the very things that attract can also create problems. Multicultural romance often ends in heartbreak. In our sessions, my clients and I work as a team to appreciate the challenges and to resolve them. The goal of therapy is for singles and couples to make their relationship with their partner the best that it can be.
In our multicultural society many people are attracted to those of different backgrounds. Their accent, exotic appearance, or unfamiliar relationship style are often irresistible. But the very things that attract can also create problems. Multicultural romance often ends in heartbreak. In our sessions, my clients and I work as a team to appreciate the challenges and to resolve them. The goal of therapy is for singles and couples to make their relationship with their partner the best that it can be.
(604) 639-4443 View (604) 639-4443
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Gabriel Patrich
MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5R
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a practicing physician for 15 years. My Clinical counselling services include Individual, Couples, Family, Addictions, and Immigration issues. I have counselled and motivated individuals to recognize and understand personal needs, problems, alternatives and goals, using a combination of practical problem solving skills and an empathic approach to counselling, successfully helping overcome severe depressions or anxieties. Your therapy sessions with me will be a journey to discover who you are, what you want and what has gotten in the way of achieving your goals. We will work towards improving your daily life. https://gabrielpatrichcounselling.com/
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a practicing physician for 15 years. My Clinical counselling services include Individual, Couples, Family, Addictions, and Immigration issues. I have counselled and motivated individuals to recognize and understand personal needs, problems, alternatives and goals, using a combination of practical problem solving skills and an empathic approach to counselling, successfully helping overcome severe depressions or anxieties. Your therapy sessions with me will be a journey to discover who you are, what you want and what has gotten in the way of achieving your goals. We will work towards improving your daily life. https://gabrielpatrichcounselling.com/
(604) 670-5352 View (604) 670-5352
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Colin Michael Chow
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
My clients see me as warm, respectful, and genuine. I am passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives. I believe my clients are the experts in their lives, and am like a "personal trainer" for building strength to address the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that may be getting in the way of their positive growth. My professional training and experience has helped clients address issues related to depression/anxiety, stress, relationship/family/couples counselling, existential angst, sudden life changes, work/school difficulties, grief /loss and vocational/career exploration. I hope to help you soon too!
My clients see me as warm, respectful, and genuine. I am passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives. I believe my clients are the experts in their lives, and am like a "personal trainer" for building strength to address the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that may be getting in the way of their positive growth. My professional training and experience has helped clients address issues related to depression/anxiety, stress, relationship/family/couples counselling, existential angst, sudden life changes, work/school difficulties, grief /loss and vocational/career exploration. I hope to help you soon too!
(778) 762-3449 View (778) 762-3449
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Debbie Leung
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5R
I am a Registered Psychologist and director of Wise Mind Centre, a Vancouver-based service that provides primarily cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to adolescents and adult clients and their loved ones. I work with clients who struggle with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety, OCD, stress, depression, substance use, life transitions, parenting difficulties, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideations, PTSD, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and borderline personality disorder. My service could be offered in both English and Chinese.
I am a Registered Psychologist and director of Wise Mind Centre, a Vancouver-based service that provides primarily cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to adolescents and adult clients and their loved ones. I work with clients who struggle with a variety of psychological problems, including anxiety, OCD, stress, depression, substance use, life transitions, parenting difficulties, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideations, PTSD, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and borderline personality disorder. My service could be offered in both English and Chinese.
(877) 594-7727 View (877) 594-7727
Photo of Clover Zeng, Counsellor in V5R, BC
Clover Zeng
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
Clover, with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. She has experience working with adults, teens, and children. She works with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, and relationship and all kinds of life changing difficulties.
Clover, with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. She has experience working with adults, teens, and children. She works with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, and relationship and all kinds of life changing difficulties.
(343) 342-0330 View (343) 342-0330
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Tajinder Sangara
Counsellor, BED, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
Are you or your loved one struggling with daily stress, anxiety or depression in this difficult time? You may be experiencing loneliness from isolation, loss of a loved one, physical health challenges and/or emotional pain, or relationship issues. Allow me the privilege to help support you in your time of need. I am a compassionate therapist who is committed to developing healthy individuals, families and communities. I work collaboratively with clients to instil hope; embracing their personal stories, strengths, multicultural and diverse backgrounds. Healing the body, mind and spirit to build healthy individuals.
Are you or your loved one struggling with daily stress, anxiety or depression in this difficult time? You may be experiencing loneliness from isolation, loss of a loved one, physical health challenges and/or emotional pain, or relationship issues. Allow me the privilege to help support you in your time of need. I am a compassionate therapist who is committed to developing healthy individuals, families and communities. I work collaboratively with clients to instil hope; embracing their personal stories, strengths, multicultural and diverse backgrounds. Healing the body, mind and spirit to build healthy individuals.
(604) 670-4073 View (604) 670-4073
Photo of Dwayne Mason, Counsellor in V5R, BC
Dwayne Mason
Counsellor, RTC, CACC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
People I work with are having a hard time with the level of enjoyment they are getting from life or are having a hard time with certain circumstances and are stuck . They want something else but are maybe not sure what that is, and how to move towards it. They want to live with a purpose that is meaningful to them. That at the end of each day they can look back and feel good about how that went.
People I work with are having a hard time with the level of enjoyment they are getting from life or are having a hard time with certain circumstances and are stuck . They want something else but are maybe not sure what that is, and how to move towards it. They want to live with a purpose that is meaningful to them. That at the end of each day they can look back and feel good about how that went.
(365) 398-5091 View (365) 398-5091
Photo of Evergreen Counselling - Zoey Green , Counsellor in V5R, BC
Evergreen Counselling - Zoey Green
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
Are you struggling with overwhelm, indecision, pain, or powerlessness? Are there parts of you that have been silenced, shamed, or oppressed that need a space to be heard? I work with adults of all ages to help make sense of their experiences, process past trauma, feel awake to the current moment, and create a path toward renewal and growth. I believe that we all deserve to develop our sense of self and our sense of meaning in a compassionate and non-judgmental space. Together, we can give voice to the many parts of your internal and relational world and start to build towards the changes you want to see in your life.
Are you struggling with overwhelm, indecision, pain, or powerlessness? Are there parts of you that have been silenced, shamed, or oppressed that need a space to be heard? I work with adults of all ages to help make sense of their experiences, process past trauma, feel awake to the current moment, and create a path toward renewal and growth. I believe that we all deserve to develop our sense of self and our sense of meaning in a compassionate and non-judgmental space. Together, we can give voice to the many parts of your internal and relational world and start to build towards the changes you want to see in your life.
(226) 407-0030 View (226) 407-0030
Photo of Allegra Metcalfe, LPC Intern in V5R, BC
Allegra Metcalfe
LPC Intern, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
Embarking on the path to mental wellness is a courageous step, and I am here to support you every step of the way. If you're seeking a counselor with a compassionate heart, expertise in youth with autism, developmental disabilities, and behavioral challenges and a deep understanding of the school system, I am ready to be your partner on this transformative journey. Being a mother, I understand the joys and challenges that come with raising children. I appreciate the importance of a strong family support system and work collaboratively with parents to enhance communication, build stronger connections, and navigate relationships.
Embarking on the path to mental wellness is a courageous step, and I am here to support you every step of the way. If you're seeking a counselor with a compassionate heart, expertise in youth with autism, developmental disabilities, and behavioral challenges and a deep understanding of the school system, I am ready to be your partner on this transformative journey. Being a mother, I understand the joys and challenges that come with raising children. I appreciate the importance of a strong family support system and work collaboratively with parents to enhance communication, build stronger connections, and navigate relationships.
(782) 400-6386 View (782) 400-6386
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Tzu-Hsuan(Tzu) Lin
Counsellor, MS, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R  (Online Only)
Your life journey is a whole world waiting to be known, hoping to be understood and heard in a distinct way. I appreciate every encounter I have with my clients for allowing me to walk alongside with them in a difficult time, knowing that the storm will eventually subside. I facilitate a genuine and heartfelt atmosphere in which you can recognize your strengths, potentials, self-worth, and know that you are not alone and truly cared for. I believe in each human’s capacity for change and resilience for healing.
Your life journey is a whole world waiting to be known, hoping to be understood and heard in a distinct way. I appreciate every encounter I have with my clients for allowing me to walk alongside with them in a difficult time, knowing that the storm will eventually subside. I facilitate a genuine and heartfelt atmosphere in which you can recognize your strengths, potentials, self-worth, and know that you are not alone and truly cared for. I believe in each human’s capacity for change and resilience for healing.
(867) 322-0710 View (867) 322-0710
Photo of Robert Hammond, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in V5R, BC
Robert Hammond
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ICADC, CCAC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
Addiction is a complex and challenging battle, but it's important to remember that recovery is not only possible but within reach for everyone. I firmly believe that every person deserves a chance to rewrite their story, and that's why I am passionate about providing comprehensive and personalized counseling to support individuals in their recovery process. Through a combination of evidence-based approaches, compassionate support, and a client-centered focus, I empower my clients to navigate the obstacles on their path to recovery.
Addiction is a complex and challenging battle, but it's important to remember that recovery is not only possible but within reach for everyone. I firmly believe that every person deserves a chance to rewrite their story, and that's why I am passionate about providing comprehensive and personalized counseling to support individuals in their recovery process. Through a combination of evidence-based approaches, compassionate support, and a client-centered focus, I empower my clients to navigate the obstacles on their path to recovery.
(709) 705-5841 View (709) 705-5841
Photo of Kristy Vallentgoed, Psychologist in V5R, BC
Kristy Vallentgoed
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with children, adolescents (age 12 and up), adults, and also offer couples therapy. I utilize a variety of approaches with my clients, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and the Gottman Method for Couples. For many years I have worked in a variety of adolescent residential programs incorporating families, individuals, and peer supports in order to promote growth in clients. In my work with adolescents, I worked with individuals dealing with a variety of issues including addiction, mental health and life skills development.
I work with children, adolescents (age 12 and up), adults, and also offer couples therapy. I utilize a variety of approaches with my clients, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and the Gottman Method for Couples. For many years I have worked in a variety of adolescent residential programs incorporating families, individuals, and peer supports in order to promote growth in clients. In my work with adolescents, I worked with individuals dealing with a variety of issues including addiction, mental health and life skills development.
(236) 239-2563 View (236) 239-2563
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Kelly Nahal
Counsellor, RPC-C, RHNC, RHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
Are you looking to change your mindset? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Looking for a safe space to explore your struggles, and someone to support you on your journey to optimal wellness in the mind, body and spirit? Are you ready to meet the best version of yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’m here to help. My approach is open, non-judgemental and trauma-informed, and comes from a place of deep empathy and a strong desire to help people find their best selves.
Are you looking to change your mindset? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Looking for a safe space to explore your struggles, and someone to support you on your journey to optimal wellness in the mind, body and spirit? Are you ready to meet the best version of yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’m here to help. My approach is open, non-judgemental and trauma-informed, and comes from a place of deep empathy and a strong desire to help people find their best selves.
(778) 863-9513 View (778) 863-9513
Photo of Lorraine Ng, Counsellor in V5R, BC
Lorraine Ng
Counsellor, RCC, MCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5R
Are you feeling stuck, lost, or overwhelmed? I believe that amidst confusion and challenges, you can still find joy, peace, and comfort within. Through therapy, I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to support you in deepening your understanding of yourself and rediscovering your inner strengths. I also help you develop practical and healthy coping skills to face your current struggles. You will feel empowered and regain a sense of self to overcome life challenges and build meaningful connections with yourself and others. My counseling approach is holistic and collaborative as I honor your uniqueness.
Are you feeling stuck, lost, or overwhelmed? I believe that amidst confusion and challenges, you can still find joy, peace, and comfort within. Through therapy, I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to support you in deepening your understanding of yourself and rediscovering your inner strengths. I also help you develop practical and healthy coping skills to face your current struggles. You will feel empowered and regain a sense of self to overcome life challenges and build meaningful connections with yourself and others. My counseling approach is holistic and collaborative as I honor your uniqueness.
(778) 745-4008 View (778) 745-4008

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Number of Counsellors in V5R

70+

Average cost per session

$142

Counsellors in V5R who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% SunLife
46% Pacific Blue Cross
36% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in V5R see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
36% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V5R?

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.