Photo of Cynthia Routhier, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Cynthia Routhier
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed therapist, doing ongoing training on attachment, parts work, somatic techniques and nervous system regulation. I hold an EMDR basic training and I am a Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy Trauma Specialist. I address depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, shame, guilt, dissociation through various approaches that resonate with the client towards changing their unhelpful, recurring patterns. I support clients to navigate life transitions, chronic pain, stress, low self-esteem and identity struggles. My intention is to help them release fear, regain their authentic self and unleash their full potential.
I am a trauma-informed therapist, doing ongoing training on attachment, parts work, somatic techniques and nervous system regulation. I hold an EMDR basic training and I am a Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy Trauma Specialist. I address depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, shame, guilt, dissociation through various approaches that resonate with the client towards changing their unhelpful, recurring patterns. I support clients to navigate life transitions, chronic pain, stress, low self-esteem and identity struggles. My intention is to help them release fear, regain their authentic self and unleash their full potential.
(236) 359-5851 View (236) 359-5851
Photo of Lina Crossin, Psychologist in V6E, BC
Lina Crossin
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
I'm a Registered Psychologist and have been in private practise for over 10 years. I can help you learn the skills you need to manage your symptoms of anxiety, stress & depression. You'll have more confidence to cope effectively with the everyday challenges that can arise at home or work. You'll gain effective strategies and learn useful tools to address current issues, and if you wish, we can use EMDR to re-process negative experiences that may be holding you back or keeping you from reaching your potential. I love my work and consider it an honour and a privilege to join you in helping you reach your therapy goals.
I'm a Registered Psychologist and have been in private practise for over 10 years. I can help you learn the skills you need to manage your symptoms of anxiety, stress & depression. You'll have more confidence to cope effectively with the everyday challenges that can arise at home or work. You'll gain effective strategies and learn useful tools to address current issues, and if you wish, we can use EMDR to re-process negative experiences that may be holding you back or keeping you from reaching your potential. I love my work and consider it an honour and a privilege to join you in helping you reach your therapy goals.
(902) 200-2992 View (902) 200-2992
Photo of Maëlle Léna Richard, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Maëlle Léna Richard
Counsellor, MCP , RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E
Many people turn to therapy when they feel stuck, seeking guidance through life's various challenges. Whether it's your first time in therapy or have previous experience, finding the 'right fit' with your therapist is key. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress, dealing with the effects of trauma, facing relationship challenges, grappling with addiction issues, or identity questions, I'm here to offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be heard, explore, and heal. My goal is to help you deepen your self-awareness to achieve meaningful changes in your life.
Many people turn to therapy when they feel stuck, seeking guidance through life's various challenges. Whether it's your first time in therapy or have previous experience, finding the 'right fit' with your therapist is key. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress, dealing with the effects of trauma, facing relationship challenges, grappling with addiction issues, or identity questions, I'm here to offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be heard, explore, and heal. My goal is to help you deepen your self-awareness to achieve meaningful changes in your life.
(365) 977-1455 View (365) 977-1455
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Jasbir (Jas) Khurana
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
0ver 15 years of experience in Mental Health, I have dedicated a career supporting adults addressing challenges related to Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Life/Role Transitions, Relationship Problems and Communication, Addictive Behaviors, Anxiety and Depression. Therapy can be a personal and supportive journey to help you realize your strengths, goals and dreams as you try to overcome many of these challenges. As a therapist who identifies as older, male “person of colour", and an ally of LGBTQ+ populations, I bring to counselling a unique perspective and also acknowledge that it is your story to tell and therefore must be honored.
0ver 15 years of experience in Mental Health, I have dedicated a career supporting adults addressing challenges related to Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss, Life/Role Transitions, Relationship Problems and Communication, Addictive Behaviors, Anxiety and Depression. Therapy can be a personal and supportive journey to help you realize your strengths, goals and dreams as you try to overcome many of these challenges. As a therapist who identifies as older, male “person of colour", and an ally of LGBTQ+ populations, I bring to counselling a unique perspective and also acknowledge that it is your story to tell and therefore must be honored.
(705) 710-2585 View (705) 710-2585
Photo of Ana Andrea Labrador in V6E, BC
Ana Andrea Labrador
PCC, Coach, Lic
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E
Life challenges us with difficult experiences such as divorces, job losses, or the loss of loved ones, and significant changes. I have gone through them, and now I'm here to help you. I offer one-hour consultations in Spanish for only 100 Canadian dollars. You are not alone on this journey; together, we will find answers to overcome the obstacles. Contact me via email or text message. It's time to move forward!
Life challenges us with difficult experiences such as divorces, job losses, or the loss of loved ones, and significant changes. I have gone through them, and now I'm here to help you. I offer one-hour consultations in Spanish for only 100 Canadian dollars. You are not alone on this journey; together, we will find answers to overcome the obstacles. Contact me via email or text message. It's time to move forward!
(548) 800-1767 View (548) 800-1767
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Two Feather Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support, especially when facing challenges that feel deeply personal and unique to your experiences. As a Queer Indigenous therapist, I understand the complexities of navigating identity and the impact it can have on mental well-being. Whether you're wrestling with ancestral trauma, struggling to find your place in an unwelcoming world, or simply seeking understanding, I'm here for you. Imagine stepping into a space where every aspect of your identity isn't just acknowledged but celebrated. Where your journey of self-discovery is met with understanding, compassion, and validation.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support, especially when facing challenges that feel deeply personal and unique to your experiences. As a Queer Indigenous therapist, I understand the complexities of navigating identity and the impact it can have on mental well-being. Whether you're wrestling with ancestral trauma, struggling to find your place in an unwelcoming world, or simply seeking understanding, I'm here for you. Imagine stepping into a space where every aspect of your identity isn't just acknowledged but celebrated. Where your journey of self-discovery is met with understanding, compassion, and validation.
(587) 742-0434 View (587) 742-0434
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Daniel Spring
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
In the face of life’s unexpected challenges, you may be feeling overwhelmed and stuck. My role as your counsellor is to be your guide, meeting you in your present moment, and moving at your pace, giving you practical tools to cope and overcome. Together, we’ll navigate a compassionate, judgment-free space, focusing on regaining control and fostering a healthier, happier life. My goal is to aid you in achieving peace of mind and enhancing your overall quality of life.
In the face of life’s unexpected challenges, you may be feeling overwhelmed and stuck. My role as your counsellor is to be your guide, meeting you in your present moment, and moving at your pace, giving you practical tools to cope and overcome. Together, we’ll navigate a compassionate, judgment-free space, focusing on regaining control and fostering a healthier, happier life. My goal is to aid you in achieving peace of mind and enhancing your overall quality of life.
(825) 305-5321 View (825) 305-5321
Photo of Marcia Stacey, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Marcia Stacey
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, trauma, low self-esteem and life transitions. This can include any problematic emotions or problems that have become barriers to achieving happiness and well-being. My intention is to provide a safe and open space where you can be witnessed for who you are and your experiences.
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, trauma, low self-esteem and life transitions. This can include any problematic emotions or problems that have become barriers to achieving happiness and well-being. My intention is to provide a safe and open space where you can be witnessed for who you are and your experiences.
(506) 808-5121 View (506) 808-5121
Photo of Irmak Erdal, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Irmak Erdal
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck and need practical tools and guidance to cope and overcome. As your counsellor, I will meet you where you are and work at your pace. We can work together in a safe, non-judgmental space to help you build resilience, feel more in control, and develop healthier relationships. My goal is to help you achieve greater peace of mind, deepen self-awareness, and improve your overall quality of life. I am experienced in working with issues around self-esteem, ADHD/ADD, addiction, trauma, conflict in relationships, anxiety and depression.
You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck and need practical tools and guidance to cope and overcome. As your counsellor, I will meet you where you are and work at your pace. We can work together in a safe, non-judgmental space to help you build resilience, feel more in control, and develop healthier relationships. My goal is to help you achieve greater peace of mind, deepen self-awareness, and improve your overall quality of life. I am experienced in working with issues around self-esteem, ADHD/ADD, addiction, trauma, conflict in relationships, anxiety and depression.
(450) 954-2658 View (450) 954-2658
Photo of Rita Schnarr I Schnarr Psychotherapy, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Rita Schnarr I Schnarr Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed dealing with difficult situations and people in your life? Are your symptoms affecting your daily functioning? Do you notice yourself freezing, avoiding or fleeing to try and cope with triggers? If you're experiencing anxiety, depression and/or relationship issues in both your personal life and in your career, I can provide you with individual counselling and/or psychotherapy to help you better cope using evidence-based approaches that you'll be able to apply for the rest of your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed dealing with difficult situations and people in your life? Are your symptoms affecting your daily functioning? Do you notice yourself freezing, avoiding or fleeing to try and cope with triggers? If you're experiencing anxiety, depression and/or relationship issues in both your personal life and in your career, I can provide you with individual counselling and/or psychotherapy to help you better cope using evidence-based approaches that you'll be able to apply for the rest of your life.
(778) 654-2991 View (778) 654-2991
Photo of Victor Wakarchuk, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Victor Wakarchuk
Counsellor, RCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
Are you a gay man who feels anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? Do you feel like life is passing you by while you silently suffer alone? Anxiety can feel so incredibly overwhelming. You may feel sick to your stomach or have trouble sleeping. You’re looking for relief to finally feel “you” again. The good news is that there are specific skills you can learn to not only manage the anxiety, but truly thrive. I know reaching out for support can be really difficult when you don’t know what to expect. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and shame-free counselling environment so that you feel safe and supported.
Are you a gay man who feels anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? Do you feel like life is passing you by while you silently suffer alone? Anxiety can feel so incredibly overwhelming. You may feel sick to your stomach or have trouble sleeping. You’re looking for relief to finally feel “you” again. The good news is that there are specific skills you can learn to not only manage the anxiety, but truly thrive. I know reaching out for support can be really difficult when you don’t know what to expect. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and shame-free counselling environment so that you feel safe and supported.
(877) 542-8727 View (877) 542-8727
Photo of Kezia Perrault, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Kezia Perrault
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
EMDR Intensives: Overwhelmed with anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, addictions? Ready to deal with your negative beliefs (i.e. I'm not good enough, I'm worthless) and traumatic past? In order to lead from within, you need a safe space to be heard, and to be understood - to heal the pain & grief. I work with leaders in day-long EMDR Intensives treatment to get you back to living your best life. I walk alongside you to understand you BEYOND diagnosis. Learn how to desensitize overwhelming emotions and reprocess wounding. Please see website for more details on EMDR Intensives.
EMDR Intensives: Overwhelmed with anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, addictions? Ready to deal with your negative beliefs (i.e. I'm not good enough, I'm worthless) and traumatic past? In order to lead from within, you need a safe space to be heard, and to be understood - to heal the pain & grief. I work with leaders in day-long EMDR Intensives treatment to get you back to living your best life. I walk alongside you to understand you BEYOND diagnosis. Learn how to desensitize overwhelming emotions and reprocess wounding. Please see website for more details on EMDR Intensives.
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Scott Walter
MA, BBA, BED
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
Scott is honoured to be able to provide counselling services to Canadians online and by phone. Scott works with individuals looking for support with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, conflict, relationship issues, and more. He takes a non-judgemental and empathetic approach to getting to know his clients. He seeks to create a safe space for clients to express their full range of emotions and find relief. He will provide encouragement, professional insight, and a caring approach.
Scott is honoured to be able to provide counselling services to Canadians online and by phone. Scott works with individuals looking for support with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, conflict, relationship issues, and more. He takes a non-judgemental and empathetic approach to getting to know his clients. He seeks to create a safe space for clients to express their full range of emotions and find relief. He will provide encouragement, professional insight, and a caring approach.
(343) 453-5806 View (343) 453-5806
Photo of Monica Queiroz, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Monica Queiroz
Counsellor, BAcc, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E
Sometimes life events make us feel as if we are inside a tornado or stuck in a fog. I’ve been there myself, I know how it feels. It caused me to lose touch with my true self and cross paths with anxiety & depression decades ago. Finding my way back to myself was so impactful that I left a solid career in corporate to become a Registered Counsellor. If you find yourself lost in that fog battling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, relationships or disconnected from your true self, I am here to help you clear the way so you can reclaim your true self again, mind, body & soul. :)
Sometimes life events make us feel as if we are inside a tornado or stuck in a fog. I’ve been there myself, I know how it feels. It caused me to lose touch with my true self and cross paths with anxiety & depression decades ago. Finding my way back to myself was so impactful that I left a solid career in corporate to become a Registered Counsellor. If you find yourself lost in that fog battling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, relationships or disconnected from your true self, I am here to help you clear the way so you can reclaim your true self again, mind, body & soul. :)
(778) 901-2250 View (778) 901-2250
Photo of Maggie Kenny, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Maggie Kenny
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
With a passion for healing and a dedication to your well-being, I am a therapist and counsellor committed to creating a safe and nurturing space for your personal growth. My approach blends warmth with professionalism, ensuring that you will feel truly seen, heard, and accepted as we embark on your therapeutic journey together. Grounded in evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and attachment-based techniques, I also integrate a nervous system and trauma-informed approach to provide holistic support.
With a passion for healing and a dedication to your well-being, I am a therapist and counsellor committed to creating a safe and nurturing space for your personal growth. My approach blends warmth with professionalism, ensuring that you will feel truly seen, heard, and accepted as we embark on your therapeutic journey together. Grounded in evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and attachment-based techniques, I also integrate a nervous system and trauma-informed approach to provide holistic support.
(506) 404-2048 View (506) 404-2048
Photo of Kim Wong, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Kim Wong
Counsellor, RCC, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
Having worked in the social services sector for the past 15 years or so, I have seen firsthand the transformative impact of empathic understanding and compassionate care. My experiences have taught me the power of reclaiming and reconstructing one’s story and my aim as a registered clinical counsellor is to support you towards a healthier sense of self and well-being. My integrative approach is thus strength-based and person-centred, working collaboratively with you to deconstruct unhelpful patterns and beliefs, while fostering resiliency, growth, and emotional agility.
Having worked in the social services sector for the past 15 years or so, I have seen firsthand the transformative impact of empathic understanding and compassionate care. My experiences have taught me the power of reclaiming and reconstructing one’s story and my aim as a registered clinical counsellor is to support you towards a healthier sense of self and well-being. My integrative approach is thus strength-based and person-centred, working collaboratively with you to deconstruct unhelpful patterns and beliefs, while fostering resiliency, growth, and emotional agility.
(343) 801-3091 View (343) 801-3091
Photo of Tiffany Fehr, Registered Social Worker in V6E, BC
Tiffany Fehr
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
You're probably here because your mental or emotional blocks may be preventing you from moving forward, getting ahead in life or just generally being happy. Perhaps you have experienced trauma in your childhood, and it’s showing up in your current relationships. Or certain "stuckness" is creating problems that are getting old already - you are ready clear this up! Behaviour, thoughts and feelings do serve a purpose, but sometimes it makes things worse, not better.
You're probably here because your mental or emotional blocks may be preventing you from moving forward, getting ahead in life or just generally being happy. Perhaps you have experienced trauma in your childhood, and it’s showing up in your current relationships. Or certain "stuckness" is creating problems that are getting old already - you are ready clear this up! Behaviour, thoughts and feelings do serve a purpose, but sometimes it makes things worse, not better.
(782) 821-5262 View (782) 821-5262
Photo of Jordan Gruenhage, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Jordan Gruenhage
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
Are you a gay man who is overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings? Do certain situations feel triggering or remind you of a past trauma? It can feel unbearable when you’re just trying to keep it together, and hoping nobody notices when you start breathing rapidly, sweating, or shaking. Even between intense moments, there can be a low-level anxiety that feels like it’s always lurking, ready to take over at any time. Not to mention the shame about not feeling in control of your responses. The good news is that there are specific skills that can be learned to listen to your emotions and think about your past in a whole new way.
Are you a gay man who is overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings? Do certain situations feel triggering or remind you of a past trauma? It can feel unbearable when you’re just trying to keep it together, and hoping nobody notices when you start breathing rapidly, sweating, or shaking. Even between intense moments, there can be a low-level anxiety that feels like it’s always lurking, ready to take over at any time. Not to mention the shame about not feeling in control of your responses. The good news is that there are specific skills that can be learned to listen to your emotions and think about your past in a whole new way.
(877) 542-8727 View (877) 542-8727
Photo of Kelly Lei Che, Counsellor in V6E, BC
Kelly Lei Che
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E
I take a holistic approach in my counselling therapy to address the core and fundamental needs of our lives, which are hope, happiness and love. If we are able to implement hope, happiness and love into our daily lives, we can achieve and maintain unlimited physical and mental health, high self esteem, personal and career success, and positive relationship with ourselves and others. If our daily lives lack hope, happiness and love, then we will face challenges in our physical and mental health, limitations in personal and career achievements, and problems with self-love and relationship with others.
I take a holistic approach in my counselling therapy to address the core and fundamental needs of our lives, which are hope, happiness and love. If we are able to implement hope, happiness and love into our daily lives, we can achieve and maintain unlimited physical and mental health, high self esteem, personal and career success, and positive relationship with ourselves and others. If our daily lives lack hope, happiness and love, then we will face challenges in our physical and mental health, limitations in personal and career achievements, and problems with self-love and relationship with others.
(855) 823-5432 View (855) 823-5432
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Emergence Counselling & Wellness Inc.
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
We specialize in working with individuals and couples who are suffering from past and recent trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health and relational challenges. We use modalities such as EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Somatic Therapies, Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic integration and more. Putting these powerful healing modalities to work towards your well being is our passion. Tap into our expertise and emerge into your potential!
We specialize in working with individuals and couples who are suffering from past and recent trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health and relational challenges. We use modalities such as EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Somatic Therapies, Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic integration and more. Putting these powerful healing modalities to work towards your well being is our passion. Tap into our expertise and emerge into your potential!
(604) 305-2884 View (604) 305-2884

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V6E

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V6E who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
82% Depression
82% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Pacific Blue Cross
48% SunLife
46% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in V6E see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V6E?

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.