Therapists in V5Y

Photo of Tara Stoll, Counsellor in V5Y, BC
Tara Stoll
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Tara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and she has been working alongside individuals and families engaging in therapeutic conversations for over twenty years. She meets people from a position of warmth, openness and curiosity. Tara’s approach to counselling is very collaborative in nature. Her education and clinical experience have given her the framework and skill to help youth/adults find solutions to life challenges. Tara brings what she knows to the conversation and, in collaboration with each individual/family, she helps to find unique strategies to nurture stronger relationships, mental health and life satisfaction.
Tara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and she has been working alongside individuals and families engaging in therapeutic conversations for over twenty years. She meets people from a position of warmth, openness and curiosity. Tara’s approach to counselling is very collaborative in nature. Her education and clinical experience have given her the framework and skill to help youth/adults find solutions to life challenges. Tara brings what she knows to the conversation and, in collaboration with each individual/family, she helps to find unique strategies to nurture stronger relationships, mental health and life satisfaction.
(778) 608-5896 View (778) 608-5896
Photo of Eliane Nevares, Registered Social Worker in V5Y, BC
Eliane Nevares
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of populations including those suffering from eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and the impacts of trauma. Additionally, I can support you as you navigate inter-personal relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, and the hurdles that might accompany these challenges. With formal training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, I bring a variety of approaches to my work.
I work with a variety of populations including those suffering from eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and the impacts of trauma. Additionally, I can support you as you navigate inter-personal relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, and the hurdles that might accompany these challenges. With formal training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, I bring a variety of approaches to my work.
(902) 201-3172 View (902) 201-3172
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Dr. Lisa Ferrari
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Dr. Lisa Ferrari is a registered clinical psychologist who has been providing psychological services and counselling for over 18 years. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in clinical settings such as child and youth mental health, and child and family counselling centres. Dr. Ferrari has also held positions as an Adjunct Faculty member position at the Adler School for Professional Psychology and Clinical Supervisor for community child and family trauma counselling programs. She has also consulted with school personnel, on supporting children and youth with various behavioural, and emotional difficulties.
Dr. Lisa Ferrari is a registered clinical psychologist who has been providing psychological services and counselling for over 18 years. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in clinical settings such as child and youth mental health, and child and family counselling centres. Dr. Ferrari has also held positions as an Adjunct Faculty member position at the Adler School for Professional Psychology and Clinical Supervisor for community child and family trauma counselling programs. She has also consulted with school personnel, on supporting children and youth with various behavioural, and emotional difficulties.
(866) 535-0261 View (866) 535-0261
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Jerlyn Chan
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y  (Online Only)
Having to cope with the stress of everyday life can be a real challenge. Sometimes you feel like you just can't handle it all and you find yourself stuck in a cycle of negative self-talk and an inability to follow-through with what you said you would do. Feeling overwhelmed and anxious can become a real problem. Maybe you find yourself worrying a lot about a specific situation or maybe you're not sure what the problem is. In any case, you're finding it difficult to get through the day, your productivity is slipping and you notice that it's taking a toll on your overall health and well-being.
Having to cope with the stress of everyday life can be a real challenge. Sometimes you feel like you just can't handle it all and you find yourself stuck in a cycle of negative self-talk and an inability to follow-through with what you said you would do. Feeling overwhelmed and anxious can become a real problem. Maybe you find yourself worrying a lot about a specific situation or maybe you're not sure what the problem is. In any case, you're finding it difficult to get through the day, your productivity is slipping and you notice that it's taking a toll on your overall health and well-being.
(778) 719-6072 View (778) 719-6072
Photo of Aliza Rothman, Counsellor in V5Y, BC
Aliza Rothman
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Life is complicated and we are thrown many curveballs along the way. How can we stay grounded and live the life we desire in the midst of challenges? Reaching out for therapy is vulnerable and a sign that you want something more in your life. Do You want a life filled with ease and joy. In the midst of challenges, how can we stay present and grounded. It’s not easy. Anxiety, depression, overwhelm, disconnection, isolation are the norm these days. Often there are things from our past that are holding us back from living the life we desire. We all have big and small traumas that get stuck in our bodies and brains. EMDR can help.
Life is complicated and we are thrown many curveballs along the way. How can we stay grounded and live the life we desire in the midst of challenges? Reaching out for therapy is vulnerable and a sign that you want something more in your life. Do You want a life filled with ease and joy. In the midst of challenges, how can we stay present and grounded. It’s not easy. Anxiety, depression, overwhelm, disconnection, isolation are the norm these days. Often there are things from our past that are holding us back from living the life we desire. We all have big and small traumas that get stuck in our bodies and brains. EMDR can help.
(249) 202-2543 View (249) 202-2543
Photo of Sharon Lynn Dinur, Counsellor in V5Y, BC
Sharon Lynn Dinur
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
My ideal client would be someone who is willing to examine and understand their own potentially limiting narrative, which we all have. This disposition allows us to open up new ways of thinking which in turn promotes motivation, inner-strength and a sense of empowerment. Together, we can start to apply these internal adjustments to their external life in order to achieve their goals. To facilitate this, I like to give manageable homework. For example, I may have my client identify their specific unhelpful thought pattern, re-frame it and apply it tangibly to outside relationships.
My ideal client would be someone who is willing to examine and understand their own potentially limiting narrative, which we all have. This disposition allows us to open up new ways of thinking which in turn promotes motivation, inner-strength and a sense of empowerment. Together, we can start to apply these internal adjustments to their external life in order to achieve their goals. To facilitate this, I like to give manageable homework. For example, I may have my client identify their specific unhelpful thought pattern, re-frame it and apply it tangibly to outside relationships.
(506) 802-9257 View (506) 802-9257
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Barbara Madani
Psychologist, MASc, BA
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
My professional career has evolved to a state of the art private practice during 40 years in schools, hospitals, clinics and 25 years in a major Canadian University. Difficult life circumstances are often the precursors to growth but if they're not successfully negotiated may result in ineffectual repetitive patterns accompanied by low self- esteem, manifesting as: mood disorders, self-sabotage, procrastination, addictions or; Overwhelming Emotions (e.g. anxiety, panic, depression, rage) ; Thought disturbances such as negative self-referencing beliefs or obsessive thoughts; Poor relationship choices, difficulties in communication, struggles with power and intimacy ; Lack of social, emotional or cognitive skills.
My professional career has evolved to a state of the art private practice during 40 years in schools, hospitals, clinics and 25 years in a major Canadian University. Difficult life circumstances are often the precursors to growth but if they're not successfully negotiated may result in ineffectual repetitive patterns accompanied by low self- esteem, manifesting as: mood disorders, self-sabotage, procrastination, addictions or; Overwhelming Emotions (e.g. anxiety, panic, depression, rage) ; Thought disturbances such as negative self-referencing beliefs or obsessive thoughts; Poor relationship choices, difficulties in communication, struggles with power and intimacy ; Lack of social, emotional or cognitive skills.
(866) 944-1151 View (866) 944-1151
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Chelsea McGowan
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Waitlist for new clients
I work alongside clients who feel disconnected from others or themselves, but can't seem to push through the barriers of what it is that they are unsatisfied with; with people who want more out of their relationship with themselves, others, and life. My clients often talk about their emotions as being too big or having conflicting parts within. I focus on finding not only strategies, but understanding and insight into past experiences - enabling to not only manage your experiences but feel deep fulfillment as well. As you understand the early experiences that shaped you, we then have choices over who you want to be moving forward.
I work alongside clients who feel disconnected from others or themselves, but can't seem to push through the barriers of what it is that they are unsatisfied with; with people who want more out of their relationship with themselves, others, and life. My clients often talk about their emotions as being too big or having conflicting parts within. I focus on finding not only strategies, but understanding and insight into past experiences - enabling to not only manage your experiences but feel deep fulfillment as well. As you understand the early experiences that shaped you, we then have choices over who you want to be moving forward.
(365) 363-1312 View (365) 363-1312
Photo of Lauren Gelfer, Counsellor in V5Y, BC
Lauren Gelfer
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Lauren (she/her). I’m here to help you heal, grow and thrive by tapping into the inner knowing and wisdom of your body and heart, and by encouraging you to step into your power and truth. The clients who seek me out are often on journeys of self discovery or facing life transitions that open up questions and possibilities about who they are, what matters most to them, and how they want to live. I was called to this work through my personal journey of owning my unique path in life, despite it being different than the societal expectations that I grew up with.
Hi! I’m Lauren (she/her). I’m here to help you heal, grow and thrive by tapping into the inner knowing and wisdom of your body and heart, and by encouraging you to step into your power and truth. The clients who seek me out are often on journeys of self discovery or facing life transitions that open up questions and possibilities about who they are, what matters most to them, and how they want to live. I was called to this work through my personal journey of owning my unique path in life, despite it being different than the societal expectations that I grew up with.
(819) 201-2077 View (819) 201-2077
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Sara Dickhout
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Hello. I work with individuals and groups using Expressive Arts Therapy methods and philosophy. It is an arts-based approach that recognizes our personal inherent wisdom. In the Expressive Arts we use creative mediums such as painting, poetry, music, dance, theatre, movement, photography, (and more!) as a means to explore the psyche. Trusting the process of art making and play helps us to highlight our personal resources and understand ourselves in a deeper, more meaningful way. When we work intuitively and playfully we connect with who we are, how we operate, and how we can help perpetuate a nurturing life for ourselves.
Hello. I work with individuals and groups using Expressive Arts Therapy methods and philosophy. It is an arts-based approach that recognizes our personal inherent wisdom. In the Expressive Arts we use creative mediums such as painting, poetry, music, dance, theatre, movement, photography, (and more!) as a means to explore the psyche. Trusting the process of art making and play helps us to highlight our personal resources and understand ourselves in a deeper, more meaningful way. When we work intuitively and playfully we connect with who we are, how we operate, and how we can help perpetuate a nurturing life for ourselves.
(431) 244-2276 View (431) 244-2276
Photo of Lesley Holm, Art Therapist in V5Y, BC
Lesley Holm
Art Therapist, BCATR
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Lesley Holm is a Registered Art Therapist at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. Over the past twenty years she has provided counselling and art therapy in schools, counselling centres and private practice for individuals, groups, children, youth and adults. Her clinical focus is in working with children and youth with anxiety and their families and providing therapy for children and families impacted by divorce and separation.
Lesley Holm is a Registered Art Therapist at the Vancouver Psychology Centre. Over the past twenty years she has provided counselling and art therapy in schools, counselling centres and private practice for individuals, groups, children, youth and adults. Her clinical focus is in working with children and youth with anxiety and their families and providing therapy for children and families impacted by divorce and separation.
(587) 850-2735 View (587) 850-2735
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Rebecca Denham
Counsellor, MPCC, CHyp
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
With 25 years as a counsellor, I am positive that change is possible. Many of us simply need support and guidance to truly understand ourselves. During our time together, my passion, attention and focus will be dedicated to your wellness, and finding what works best to help you reach your full potential.
With 25 years as a counsellor, I am positive that change is possible. Many of us simply need support and guidance to truly understand ourselves. During our time together, my passion, attention and focus will be dedicated to your wellness, and finding what works best to help you reach your full potential.
(343) 312-9916 View (343) 312-9916
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Vancouver Psychology Centre
Psychologist, PsyDs, PhDs, RCCs, BCATR, CCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
The Vancouver Psychology Centre is a group of like-minded professionals here to provide evidence-based assessment, consultation and treatment to all ages who seek greater happiness and meaning in their lives. Our Psychologists, Counsellors, Art Therapists and Youth Care Workers use the science of psychology and apply it to the goals of positive emotion and connection. We highlight people's strengths and use Positive Psychology's science and techniques to maximize positive emotion, virtuous personal characteristics, fulfilment with life and to improve connection with others.
The Vancouver Psychology Centre is a group of like-minded professionals here to provide evidence-based assessment, consultation and treatment to all ages who seek greater happiness and meaning in their lives. Our Psychologists, Counsellors, Art Therapists and Youth Care Workers use the science of psychology and apply it to the goals of positive emotion and connection. We highlight people's strengths and use Positive Psychology's science and techniques to maximize positive emotion, virtuous personal characteristics, fulfilment with life and to improve connection with others.
(866) 588-2710 View (866) 588-2710
Photo of Andrea Lauren Yeung, Counsellor in V5Y, BC
Andrea Lauren Yeung
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y  (Online Only)
Andrea provides a safe and compassionate space for people to process through thoughts and emotions, gain insights about life patterns, and move towards a place of healing and freedom. She specializes in collaborating with individuals to find their unique path of transformation and self-discovery, while working towards their therapeutic goals. Andrea is committed to walking with people through the challenges, pain, trauma, and transitions that arise in life.
Andrea provides a safe and compassionate space for people to process through thoughts and emotions, gain insights about life patterns, and move towards a place of healing and freedom. She specializes in collaborating with individuals to find their unique path of transformation and self-discovery, while working towards their therapeutic goals. Andrea is committed to walking with people through the challenges, pain, trauma, and transitions that arise in life.
(604) 670-4557 View (604) 670-4557
Photo of Dr. Michael A. Gordon, Counsellor in V5Y, BC
Dr. Michael A. Gordon
Counsellor, MSc, PhD
Vancouver, BC V5Y
I have been in private counselling practice for 15 years, and in wellness, personal development and the media for 25 years. My practice draws self-referring, high-functioning adults/couples with addiction, phobia, anxiety, depression and attachment disorders affecting their lives beyond their historical, current or perceived ability of self-control. In couples, I usually begin individually to create safety and self-awareness, then back together towards clear self-advocacy, expression and to build trustful communication. EMDR in the couple context can clear a lot of old trauma and wounded pattern-associations that mire us in destructive relational dynamics.
I have been in private counselling practice for 15 years, and in wellness, personal development and the media for 25 years. My practice draws self-referring, high-functioning adults/couples with addiction, phobia, anxiety, depression and attachment disorders affecting their lives beyond their historical, current or perceived ability of self-control. In couples, I usually begin individually to create safety and self-awareness, then back together towards clear self-advocacy, expression and to build trustful communication. EMDR in the couple context can clear a lot of old trauma and wounded pattern-associations that mire us in destructive relational dynamics.
(888) 596-6278 View (888) 596-6278
Photo of Natasha Coulter, Occupational Therapist in V5Y, BC
Natasha Coulter
Occupational Therapist, BA Psyc, MScOT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
I’m a mental health Occupational Therapist based in Vancouver who specializes in compassionate exposure therapy for individuals with anxiety, PTSD, and OCD. When it comes to making a change, taking action is a whole lot more effective than simply talking about the next steps. And it’s a lot easier to take action with in-the-moment support and accountability. This looks like entering your world together as you face the anxiety to increase your capacity to leave your home, build relationships, or expand your activities.
I’m a mental health Occupational Therapist based in Vancouver who specializes in compassionate exposure therapy for individuals with anxiety, PTSD, and OCD. When it comes to making a change, taking action is a whole lot more effective than simply talking about the next steps. And it’s a lot easier to take action with in-the-moment support and accountability. This looks like entering your world together as you face the anxiety to increase your capacity to leave your home, build relationships, or expand your activities.
(705) 996-5741 View (705) 996-5741
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Clear Vision Counselling
Counsellor, BSC, RTC, MTC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Are you struggling in your relationship? Would you like to learn how to communicate with each other in a more open, honest and effective manner? At times we may feel fearful and stuck in our relationships and we can wonder how to shift them to a more productive and loving place. Let me teach you some new ways of communicating with each other which will allow you to see your partner from a much more honest and compassionate perspective. Through forgiveness you can come to understand and feel connected to each other in a very new way.
Are you struggling in your relationship? Would you like to learn how to communicate with each other in a more open, honest and effective manner? At times we may feel fearful and stuck in our relationships and we can wonder how to shift them to a more productive and loving place. Let me teach you some new ways of communicating with each other which will allow you to see your partner from a much more honest and compassionate perspective. Through forgiveness you can come to understand and feel connected to each other in a very new way.
(604) 670-4251 View (604) 670-4251
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Grace Nobleza Chua
Registered Psychotherapist, MBA, MDiv, RP , RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a safe, confidential and non-judgmental setting to find direction and hope for yourself or your family? Within my professional practice, my client feels heard, understood and empowered to find healing and balance in their lives. Clients can find a space to relax the 'busy mind' without feeling guilty. I work with Individuals, Couples and Family dealing with various mental health or relational issues.
Are you looking for a safe, confidential and non-judgmental setting to find direction and hope for yourself or your family? Within my professional practice, my client feels heard, understood and empowered to find healing and balance in their lives. Clients can find a space to relax the 'busy mind' without feeling guilty. I work with Individuals, Couples and Family dealing with various mental health or relational issues.
(289) 206-8542 View (289) 206-8542
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Clear Vision Counselling
Counsellor, BCS, RTC, MTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Are you feeling worried about your future? Are you concerned about whether your relationship is the right fit for you? Do you need to see some improvement in your life with regard to work or family? Sometimes we can get mired in a situation and feel stuck and alone and we can't find a way out of it on our own. But there is almost always a way out and I would be honoured to help you through the situation that is making you unhappy. I would listen with empathy and try to help you make an inner shift in order to live your life feeling more free and happy.
Are you feeling worried about your future? Are you concerned about whether your relationship is the right fit for you? Do you need to see some improvement in your life with regard to work or family? Sometimes we can get mired in a situation and feel stuck and alone and we can't find a way out of it on our own. But there is almost always a way out and I would be honoured to help you through the situation that is making you unhappy. I would listen with empathy and try to help you make an inner shift in order to live your life feeling more free and happy.
(855) 781-9567 View (855) 781-9567
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Aleesa Sutton
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Hi, I’m Aleesa. I provide counselling for individuals and couples who want to understand themselves better and improve their relationships. If you’re unhappy with your life; unsure about where you’re headed; struggling to make decisions; wondering who you are; impacted by family of origin issues; struggling with self-esteem; dealing with stress; always having conflicts; tired of walking on eggshells; getting stuck in the same fights with your partner; dealing with infidelity; or worried about sexuality/intimacy, I can help.
Hi, I’m Aleesa. I provide counselling for individuals and couples who want to understand themselves better and improve their relationships. If you’re unhappy with your life; unsure about where you’re headed; struggling to make decisions; wondering who you are; impacted by family of origin issues; struggling with self-esteem; dealing with stress; always having conflicts; tired of walking on eggshells; getting stuck in the same fights with your partner; dealing with infidelity; or worried about sexuality/intimacy, I can help.
(647) 496-0548 View (647) 496-0548

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Number of Counsellors in V5Y

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V5Y who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
69% Life Transitions
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Green Shield Canada
58% Pacific Blue Cross
58% SunLife

How Counsellors in V5Y see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in V5Y?

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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.