Photo of A. Paul Singh, Registered Social Worker in V6B, BC
A. Paul Singh
Registered Social Worker, MA, JD , RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
You swear you’re not going to drink today, but when 5:00 pm rolls around, you find yourself reaching for a bottle. You’ve tried everything to control your drinking – taking a break for a while, drinking only on weekends, or only in the evenings, or never alone, or only beer – but nothing seems to work. You’re tired of the hangovers, the arguments, the mornings waking up with guilt and regret. While drinking used to make everything better, now it seems it’s making everything worse. But while you know you have to do something about your use of alcohol, deep down, you’re not sure you can live without it.
You swear you’re not going to drink today, but when 5:00 pm rolls around, you find yourself reaching for a bottle. You’ve tried everything to control your drinking – taking a break for a while, drinking only on weekends, or only in the evenings, or never alone, or only beer – but nothing seems to work. You’re tired of the hangovers, the arguments, the mornings waking up with guilt and regret. While drinking used to make everything better, now it seems it’s making everything worse. But while you know you have to do something about your use of alcohol, deep down, you’re not sure you can live without it.
(581) 222-2668 View (581) 222-2668
Photo of Monique Wong, Counsellor in V6B, BC
Monique Wong
Counsellor, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Having a family member struggling with mental health issue has first inspired me to go into counselling. I have also been through counselling at different points in my life, which helps me gain a better understanding of the counselling process and its benefits as a client.
Having a family member struggling with mental health issue has first inspired me to go into counselling. I have also been through counselling at different points in my life, which helps me gain a better understanding of the counselling process and its benefits as a client.
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Photo of Rebeka Senanayake, Counsellor in V6B, BC
Rebeka Senanayake
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
My desire to serve the community in which I grew up in, has always been important to me. I have worked at overdose prevention sites, harm reduction residential facilities, suicide crisis lines, and employment family assistance program (EFAP). It’s been a privilege to work with such a diverse range of clients. Having lived experience as a first responder, I am aware of how trauma can profoundly impact the mind and body. I utilize a blend of evidence-based practices including humanistic culturally responsive and socially just approaches (CRSJ). I specialize in addiction, relationships, trauma, anxiety and depression.
My desire to serve the community in which I grew up in, has always been important to me. I have worked at overdose prevention sites, harm reduction residential facilities, suicide crisis lines, and employment family assistance program (EFAP). It’s been a privilege to work with such a diverse range of clients. Having lived experience as a first responder, I am aware of how trauma can profoundly impact the mind and body. I utilize a blend of evidence-based practices including humanistic culturally responsive and socially just approaches (CRSJ). I specialize in addiction, relationships, trauma, anxiety and depression.
(365) 297-2611 View (365) 297-2611
Photo of Connor Denoon, Counsellor in V6B, BC
Connor Denoon
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a Registered Clinical Counsellor licensed in British Columbia. Working with me you’ll begin to discover your unique sense of self that will help you navigate life's challenges with grounded confidence. I combine evidence-based interventions to help you build a personal 'tool kit' to approach your mental health needs on a regular basis. Overall, my clients notice an increase in psychological resiliency; an increase in confidence and self-direction; and a decreased desire to please others in a way that they lose themselves in the process.
I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a Registered Clinical Counsellor licensed in British Columbia. Working with me you’ll begin to discover your unique sense of self that will help you navigate life's challenges with grounded confidence. I combine evidence-based interventions to help you build a personal 'tool kit' to approach your mental health needs on a regular basis. Overall, my clients notice an increase in psychological resiliency; an increase in confidence and self-direction; and a decreased desire to please others in a way that they lose themselves in the process.
(778) 902-4167 View (778) 902-4167
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd , RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(778) 864-5992 View (778) 864-5992
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Aneeta Dastoor
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
If you have an inkling that life could be better, let's start there. I specialize in helping people in their 20’s and 30’s get through and grow through their challenges. From our first meeting, I want to help you begin to feel better. You will learn to tune in to yourself, and find your footing, even in the midst of a storm. If you are struggling, I want you to know that reaching out is a sign of health. And, you have already taken the first step!
If you have an inkling that life could be better, let's start there. I specialize in helping people in their 20’s and 30’s get through and grow through their challenges. From our first meeting, I want to help you begin to feel better. You will learn to tune in to yourself, and find your footing, even in the midst of a storm. If you are struggling, I want you to know that reaching out is a sign of health. And, you have already taken the first step!
(778) 655-3043 View (778) 655-3043
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Roya Vojdani
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
As a Registered Counsellor and a Certified Trauma Professional , I am passionate about helping individuals who have experienced traumatic events and adverse childhood experiences. Trauma, abuse, neglect, and growing up with emotionally unavailable or emotionally immature caregivers can take a toll on our soul. Many of my clients bear the weight of these experiences, facing trauma-related symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, and a pervasive feeling of numbness and emptiness. Many of my clients also feel exhausted by the constant negative patterns of thinking and behavior in their day to day lives.
As a Registered Counsellor and a Certified Trauma Professional , I am passionate about helping individuals who have experienced traumatic events and adverse childhood experiences. Trauma, abuse, neglect, and growing up with emotionally unavailable or emotionally immature caregivers can take a toll on our soul. Many of my clients bear the weight of these experiences, facing trauma-related symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, and a pervasive feeling of numbness and emptiness. Many of my clients also feel exhausted by the constant negative patterns of thinking and behavior in their day to day lives.
(343) 309-9982 View (343) 309-9982
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Sarah Anne Trivett
Counsellor, MC, RCC, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I use Internal Family Systems (parts work) and Somatic Therapies to support individuals, couples and multi-partner relationships to connect to themselves and others with curiosity, compassion and clarity. Many of my clients are queer, non-monogamous or kinky and I aim to provide an inclusive space for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with self, others and spirit. Spiritually, I hold an non-dual and animate worldview which supports me to approach therapy from a holistic perspective, recognizing the interconnectedness and aliveness of body-mind, spirit and environment.
I use Internal Family Systems (parts work) and Somatic Therapies to support individuals, couples and multi-partner relationships to connect to themselves and others with curiosity, compassion and clarity. Many of my clients are queer, non-monogamous or kinky and I aim to provide an inclusive space for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with self, others and spirit. Spiritually, I hold an non-dual and animate worldview which supports me to approach therapy from a holistic perspective, recognizing the interconnectedness and aliveness of body-mind, spirit and environment.
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Euphemia Redden
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Hello! My name is Euphemia and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology (MEd) from UBC. I also hold a Bachelor of Education (BEd) from UBC and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Emily Carr. I was born and raised in Vancouver, but spent many years in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island. Before entering the counselling profession I spent a decade working as an art teacher. I consider myself a person-centered teacher and counsellor, viewing everyone I work with as a unique individual, holding them in unconditional positive regard.
Hello! My name is Euphemia and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology (MEd) from UBC. I also hold a Bachelor of Education (BEd) from UBC and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Emily Carr. I was born and raised in Vancouver, but spent many years in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island. Before entering the counselling profession I spent a decade working as an art teacher. I consider myself a person-centered teacher and counsellor, viewing everyone I work with as a unique individual, holding them in unconditional positive regard.
(431) 800-4128 View (431) 800-4128
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Maryam Gholami
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
Maryam works with people to harness their strengths and resources to meet their life goals. She encourages clients to gain a more compassionate understanding of their struggles and identify barriers that might be holding them back. Maryam supports clients to heal from the past, explore core values and develop purposeful actions. She helps clients realize their full potential, live more authentically, and have more satisfying relationships. Maryam also offers EMDR therapy for clients with past trauma. EMDR uses eye movements and it does not require talking in detail about distressing issues.
Maryam works with people to harness their strengths and resources to meet their life goals. She encourages clients to gain a more compassionate understanding of their struggles and identify barriers that might be holding them back. Maryam supports clients to heal from the past, explore core values and develop purposeful actions. She helps clients realize their full potential, live more authentically, and have more satisfying relationships. Maryam also offers EMDR therapy for clients with past trauma. EMDR uses eye movements and it does not require talking in detail about distressing issues.
(604) 724-3470 View (604) 724-3470
Photo of Dr. Reena Sandhu, Psychologist in V6B, BC
Dr. Reena Sandhu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia with over 15 years of clinical experience in psychology. In addition to my private practice, I held the position of Inpatient Psychologist at Vancouver General Hospital. Working at the Segal Family Health Centre in VGH has allowed me to cultivate my skills in identifying differential diagnoses by way of administering and interpreting psychological assessments for the inpatient units.
I am a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia with over 15 years of clinical experience in psychology. In addition to my private practice, I held the position of Inpatient Psychologist at Vancouver General Hospital. Working at the Segal Family Health Centre in VGH has allowed me to cultivate my skills in identifying differential diagnoses by way of administering and interpreting psychological assessments for the inpatient units.
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Photo of Katherine Anne Young, Counsellor in V6B, BC
Katherine Anne Young
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
Are you new to therapy, or frustrated with not making progress? I specialize in taking clients deeper than they have gone before to really heal and gain insight into why you stay stuck. Symptoms are of the same variety for all people, anxiety, depression, self criticism, relationship conflict, difficulty with mood or emotional regulation, obsession etc. However, underlying your symptoms are habits and patterns of thinking and the way you use defences to avoid experiencing pain and fear. I will help you navigate the labyrinth of how and why you think and behave in the ways you do to open up new pathways for living more fully.
Are you new to therapy, or frustrated with not making progress? I specialize in taking clients deeper than they have gone before to really heal and gain insight into why you stay stuck. Symptoms are of the same variety for all people, anxiety, depression, self criticism, relationship conflict, difficulty with mood or emotional regulation, obsession etc. However, underlying your symptoms are habits and patterns of thinking and the way you use defences to avoid experiencing pain and fear. I will help you navigate the labyrinth of how and why you think and behave in the ways you do to open up new pathways for living more fully.
(450) 235-5961 View (450) 235-5961
Photo of Shivanesce Wellness, Counsellor in V6B, BC
Shivanesce Wellness
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, MCP-AT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
We are a a trauma-informed team of Clinical Counsellors, Art Therapists and other health practitioners, experienced in working with teens, youth and adults braving a range of mental health challenges. We offer Individual, Relationship, Group and Online Counselling. We hold an affirming, inclusive, non-pathologizing, culturally-safe, humility-focused and harm-reduction lens in my practice. I hold a Narrative Therapy approach and often blend it with art therapy. W have found that this way, even the people with awkward hide-and-seek relationships with their mental health make consistent progress, despite the resistance.
We are a a trauma-informed team of Clinical Counsellors, Art Therapists and other health practitioners, experienced in working with teens, youth and adults braving a range of mental health challenges. We offer Individual, Relationship, Group and Online Counselling. We hold an affirming, inclusive, non-pathologizing, culturally-safe, humility-focused and harm-reduction lens in my practice. I hold a Narrative Therapy approach and often blend it with art therapy. W have found that this way, even the people with awkward hide-and-seek relationships with their mental health make consistent progress, despite the resistance.
(604) 256-5770 View (604) 256-5770
Photo of Danielle Simpson, Counsellor in V6B, BC
Danielle Simpson
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, MOT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I’m Danielle, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from University of British Columbia (UBC). A little about me – I grew up in Vancouver and I love our city. I live downtown with my husband and two cats (Samuel L Catson & The Jetpack) and my passions are food, films, and yoga. I began my career in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and I’ve helped people with a broad range of mental and physical health concerns.
I’m Danielle, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from University of British Columbia (UBC). A little about me – I grew up in Vancouver and I love our city. I live downtown with my husband and two cats (Samuel L Catson & The Jetpack) and my passions are food, films, and yoga. I began my career in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and I’ve helped people with a broad range of mental and physical health concerns.
(778) 760-3462 View (778) 760-3462
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Mona Hassannia
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
If you’re reading this, you have come to a point in your life where you’re seeking to make some changes and would benefit from getting some guidance and support in the process. As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential to lead a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.
If you’re reading this, you have come to a point in your life where you’re seeking to make some changes and would benefit from getting some guidance and support in the process. As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential to lead a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.
(778) 770-5329 View (778) 770-5329
Photo of Damian Kai Norman, Pre-Licensed Professional in V6B, BC
Damian Kai Norman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
You have gone through the standard talk therapy routes and seen some success. The self-limiting beliefs and judgmental narratives have now softened, giving way to greater compassion and understanding. However, you notice that despite your earnest efforts, you continue to play out the same recurring "unhealthy" coping mechanisms that keep you stuck in emotional dysregulation, cycles of shame, self-abandonment, and relationship patterns whether in your romantic partnerships, friendships, or family dynamics that result in you somehow not honouring your boundaries, needs, and authentic expression.
You have gone through the standard talk therapy routes and seen some success. The self-limiting beliefs and judgmental narratives have now softened, giving way to greater compassion and understanding. However, you notice that despite your earnest efforts, you continue to play out the same recurring "unhealthy" coping mechanisms that keep you stuck in emotional dysregulation, cycles of shame, self-abandonment, and relationship patterns whether in your romantic partnerships, friendships, or family dynamics that result in you somehow not honouring your boundaries, needs, and authentic expression.
(778) 745-4041 View (778) 745-4041
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Iceberg Counselling Inc.
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, RCAT
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
I am an experienced educator and a passionate counsellor who believes in getting to know her clients and offering individualized support that best serves their needs with compassion and care. My counselling approach is holistic, body focused, and person-centered. My experience and education in counselling have equipped me with a wide variety of skills, including integrative Somatic Therapy of breath work, relaxation postures, music, and mindfulness, as well as a specialization in Art Therapy. I believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the clients to support their healing journey at their own pace.
I am an experienced educator and a passionate counsellor who believes in getting to know her clients and offering individualized support that best serves their needs with compassion and care. My counselling approach is holistic, body focused, and person-centered. My experience and education in counselling have equipped me with a wide variety of skills, including integrative Somatic Therapy of breath work, relaxation postures, music, and mindfulness, as well as a specialization in Art Therapy. I believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the clients to support their healing journey at their own pace.
(778) 902-4507 View (778) 902-4507
Photo of Marina Agafonov, Psychologist in V6B, BC
Marina Agafonov
Psychologist, RPsych, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
I provide services in two provinces: Alberta and British Columbia. I work with individuals who are seeking to understand and explore their life patterns as they pertain to relationships whether that is with colleagues, family, or romantic partners. With the ever increasing demand on our day to day living, burnout has become a more prominent theme - I help clients explore and address the topic of burnout. Sometimes life can change suddenly and that is why I also work with persons who have experienced a life changing diagnosis in exploring the complex feelings around what this may mean for their life going forward.
I provide services in two provinces: Alberta and British Columbia. I work with individuals who are seeking to understand and explore their life patterns as they pertain to relationships whether that is with colleagues, family, or romantic partners. With the ever increasing demand on our day to day living, burnout has become a more prominent theme - I help clients explore and address the topic of burnout. Sometimes life can change suddenly and that is why I also work with persons who have experienced a life changing diagnosis in exploring the complex feelings around what this may mean for their life going forward.
(587) 705-1813 View (587) 705-1813
Photo of Jodie Read, Counsellor in V6B, BC
Jodie Read
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
The nature of life's experiences and living can be exceptionally fulfilling and at the same time provoke incredible challenges that have the ability to evoke internal chaos. We may not be able to control what happens to us, but we do have control over how we address, engage with, and continue to move forward given these challenges. My belief is that therapy is a place of healing, learning, and growth. My aim is to create a safe, trusting space in therapy facilitated through non-judgemental and non-pathologizing approaches.
The nature of life's experiences and living can be exceptionally fulfilling and at the same time provoke incredible challenges that have the ability to evoke internal chaos. We may not be able to control what happens to us, but we do have control over how we address, engage with, and continue to move forward given these challenges. My belief is that therapy is a place of healing, learning, and growth. My aim is to create a safe, trusting space in therapy facilitated through non-judgemental and non-pathologizing approaches.
(604) 256-1629 View (604) 256-1629
Photo of Laurier Chabot, Counsellor in V6B, BC
Laurier Chabot
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
Hello! If you or a loved one are looking to make the best of your current situation and/or feel stuck as to how to move forward in life, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with me to see if I can help. I provide counselling in both English and French online. My website: onaxiscounselling.com
Hello! If you or a loved one are looking to make the best of your current situation and/or feel stuck as to how to move forward in life, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with me to see if I can help. I provide counselling in both English and French online. My website: onaxiscounselling.com
(438) 500-9236 View (438) 500-9236

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Number of Counsellors in V6B

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V6B who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
78% Stress
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

49% SunLife
42% Green Shield Canada
40% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in V6B see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V6B?

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.