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Otto Lim Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSW, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
I enjoy working with a diversity of clients and/or their family members who are have both mental health and substance use issues, including trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance or behavioral addictions, life transitions (loss, relationships, career), and mental suffering and distress.
I enjoy working with a diversity of clients and/or their family members who are have both mental health and substance use issues, including trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance or behavioral addictions, life transitions (loss, relationships, career), and mental suffering and distress.
(365) 800-0502 View (365) 800-0502
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Jane Rea
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
Welcome! Many of us long for deeper connections with ourselves and those around us. However, we often find ourselves trapped in repetitive patterns, neglecting our own needs, and struggling with ineffective communication patterns with our loved ones. I specialize in working with individuals and couples dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, feelings of low self-worth and powerlessness, as well as experiences of abandonment, shame, and other emotional wounds stemming from challenging backgrounds, life events, and trauma.
Welcome! Many of us long for deeper connections with ourselves and those around us. However, we often find ourselves trapped in repetitive patterns, neglecting our own needs, and struggling with ineffective communication patterns with our loved ones. I specialize in working with individuals and couples dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, feelings of low self-worth and powerlessness, as well as experiences of abandonment, shame, and other emotional wounds stemming from challenging backgrounds, life events, and trauma.
(249) 487-1481 View (249) 487-1481
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We Evolve / Sinem Akin
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
There is always space for self-improvement and growth. It is not always easy to reach out and open your heart and your life to someone. You might be going through tough times, and you might not be able to talk about it with anyone. Depression can take us to dark places and sometimes we might need a bit of a guidance and tools to be able to deal with it and understand it. There might be difficult life transitions that you can come across and you might want your life and your relationships to move to a better place.
There is always space for self-improvement and growth. It is not always easy to reach out and open your heart and your life to someone. You might be going through tough times, and you might not be able to talk about it with anyone. Depression can take us to dark places and sometimes we might need a bit of a guidance and tools to be able to deal with it and understand it. There might be difficult life transitions that you can come across and you might want your life and your relationships to move to a better place.
(343) 453-2866 View (343) 453-2866
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Daphne Georghiou, RMFT, RCC
Marriage & Family Therapist, RCC, RMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Are you grieving a loss, or suffering from bouts of Anxiety and/or Depression? Do you struggle in relationships and getting your needs met? Do you overthink things and obsess to the degree it's impacting your happiness and well being? Are you finding yourself behaving in self-destructive ways? You are not alone. I can help you get to the root of what's binding you and gain emotional relief. My expertise lies in creating nurturing, healing environments for psychotherapeutic process. Come and make conscious what may be repressed and find inner harmony and balance again. You deserve to feel hope and promise for a better future.
Are you grieving a loss, or suffering from bouts of Anxiety and/or Depression? Do you struggle in relationships and getting your needs met? Do you overthink things and obsess to the degree it's impacting your happiness and well being? Are you finding yourself behaving in self-destructive ways? You are not alone. I can help you get to the root of what's binding you and gain emotional relief. My expertise lies in creating nurturing, healing environments for psychotherapeutic process. Come and make conscious what may be repressed and find inner harmony and balance again. You deserve to feel hope and promise for a better future.
(778) 763-1451 View (778) 763-1451
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Karen Ausejo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
My approach is caring, compassionate, genuine, and welcoming. My sense of humour, spirited energy, and empathy compliment my knowledge of child and adolescent development and the tools needed to reach emotional wellness. Individuals and families feel comfortable sharing their stories and find support, acceptance, and understanding. The breadth of my clinical skillset encompasses all developmental stages of growth, from early childhood to adolescence and into young adulthood. I take a client/family-centered approach in my work, recognizing that trust & a strong collaborative relationship are vital for successful treatment.
My approach is caring, compassionate, genuine, and welcoming. My sense of humour, spirited energy, and empathy compliment my knowledge of child and adolescent development and the tools needed to reach emotional wellness. Individuals and families feel comfortable sharing their stories and find support, acceptance, and understanding. The breadth of my clinical skillset encompasses all developmental stages of growth, from early childhood to adolescence and into young adulthood. I take a client/family-centered approach in my work, recognizing that trust & a strong collaborative relationship are vital for successful treatment.
(587) 705-0491 View (587) 705-0491
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Joseph Eliezer Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCS, MPCC-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Waitlist for new clients
Conflicts. Heartache. Angst. Chronic worry. Fear. Prolonged Sadness. Anger. You probably tried to deal with your struggles on your own, but you are not meant to suffer alone. Most of us reach out for help to family and friends. But sometimes you need more. You need someone who knows how to help you through your difficulties. You need someone who will hear, understand and help you find your way out of darkness. You need someone who can help you develop the courage to say no to toxic choices and yes to life-affirming decisions.
Conflicts. Heartache. Angst. Chronic worry. Fear. Prolonged Sadness. Anger. You probably tried to deal with your struggles on your own, but you are not meant to suffer alone. Most of us reach out for help to family and friends. But sometimes you need more. You need someone who knows how to help you through your difficulties. You need someone who will hear, understand and help you find your way out of darkness. You need someone who can help you develop the courage to say no to toxic choices and yes to life-affirming decisions.
(855) 717-9088 View (855) 717-9088
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Steve Norris
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Welcome! I am a Counsellor & Life Coach in Vancouver with over thirty years experience. I have a friendly, relaxed, compassionate approach in connecting with and encouraging my clients through life challenges, nurturing resilience and promoting healing and growth. I have been privileged to work with people of all backgrounds and ages as they work through difficult issues, and have appreciated sharing in their personal transformative journeys. I offer Saturday in-person service at my comfortable, private office, and/or telephone or Zoom video counselling. Outdoors, I offer "Walk & Talk Counselling" and "Mindful Forest Therapy".
Welcome! I am a Counsellor & Life Coach in Vancouver with over thirty years experience. I have a friendly, relaxed, compassionate approach in connecting with and encouraging my clients through life challenges, nurturing resilience and promoting healing and growth. I have been privileged to work with people of all backgrounds and ages as they work through difficult issues, and have appreciated sharing in their personal transformative journeys. I offer Saturday in-person service at my comfortable, private office, and/or telephone or Zoom video counselling. Outdoors, I offer "Walk & Talk Counselling" and "Mindful Forest Therapy".
(604) 670-3627 View (604) 670-3627
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Christy Lowey
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
As an intern counselor, I am honored to offer my skills and knowledge to individuals seeking therapy. I come to this profession with an innate passion for connecting with others and I do this by meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them. I believe therapy to be a holistic journey, encompassing a diverse array of approaches tailored to each individual's unique needs. My commitment as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to connect with yourself and your environment.
As an intern counselor, I am honored to offer my skills and knowledge to individuals seeking therapy. I come to this profession with an innate passion for connecting with others and I do this by meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them. I believe therapy to be a holistic journey, encompassing a diverse array of approaches tailored to each individual's unique needs. My commitment as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to connect with yourself and your environment.
(778) 652-9238 View (778) 652-9238
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Shoshana Hain Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H  (Online Only)
I use evidence-based CBT (and psychodynamic, person-centred, attachment, EMDR and mindfulness based stress reduction). I have nearly twenty years of experience counselling individuals, couples and families to gain insights and learn strategic tools to reduce anxiety and lead to self-fulfillment and healthier relationships. Previous experience- Supervisor of Therapists, and counselling trainees. Specialized training in Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Specializing in anxiety and low mood management, self-esteem building, relationship issues and concerns.
I use evidence-based CBT (and psychodynamic, person-centred, attachment, EMDR and mindfulness based stress reduction). I have nearly twenty years of experience counselling individuals, couples and families to gain insights and learn strategic tools to reduce anxiety and lead to self-fulfillment and healthier relationships. Previous experience- Supervisor of Therapists, and counselling trainees. Specialized training in Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Specializing in anxiety and low mood management, self-esteem building, relationship issues and concerns.
(778) 770-1406 View (778) 770-1406
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Hart Caplan
Counsellor, BHons, BEd, MA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
My fundamental orientation to counselling is existential. At its heart, this approach doesn't distinguish between cognitions (thinking) and affect (feeling) and the somatic (body). Instead, it (and I) attempt to make contact with the whole of one's being. After all, we don't refer to ourselves as "human brains" or "human bodies" but as human beings. This is why talk therapy participates in healing the body, but it also explains why attention to the body can help heal what we generally call mental illness. And in the midst of it all, feelings are the endlessly rich source of information that help connect thinking to the body.
My fundamental orientation to counselling is existential. At its heart, this approach doesn't distinguish between cognitions (thinking) and affect (feeling) and the somatic (body). Instead, it (and I) attempt to make contact with the whole of one's being. After all, we don't refer to ourselves as "human brains" or "human bodies" but as human beings. This is why talk therapy participates in healing the body, but it also explains why attention to the body can help heal what we generally call mental illness. And in the midst of it all, feelings are the endlessly rich source of information that help connect thinking to the body.
(778) 762-3428 View (778) 762-3428
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Mark van Vliet
Counsellor, MDiv, RCC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
I work with clients struggling with pornography and sex addiction. I draw upon my training as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and my experience as an addictions counsellor at a premier addictions treatment clinic in Vancouver. Working with you would allow us to target the underlying issues and the root causes of these behaviours to provide a plan for you to move forward and be free. My other areas of expertise include drug and alcohol addiction.
I work with clients struggling with pornography and sex addiction. I draw upon my training as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and my experience as an addictions counsellor at a premier addictions treatment clinic in Vancouver. Working with you would allow us to target the underlying issues and the root causes of these behaviours to provide a plan for you to move forward and be free. My other areas of expertise include drug and alcohol addiction.
(778) 764-1560 View (778) 764-1560
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Ann Gudmundson
Counsellor, MCP: AT, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Hello and welcome I approach my work as a counsellor and art therapist with the philosophy that every human being is the expert in their own life, and holds an innate capacity and wisdom for healing. I like to think of therapy as a journey on which I am a fellow traveller, walking alongside you with genuine compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. I will offer support and encouragement on this journey and create a space for connection, expression, and discovery. I am particularly passionate about combining psychotherapy and art therapy to work with folks who find that words alone are limiting.
Hello and welcome I approach my work as a counsellor and art therapist with the philosophy that every human being is the expert in their own life, and holds an innate capacity and wisdom for healing. I like to think of therapy as a journey on which I am a fellow traveller, walking alongside you with genuine compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. I will offer support and encouragement on this journey and create a space for connection, expression, and discovery. I am particularly passionate about combining psychotherapy and art therapy to work with folks who find that words alone are limiting.
(506) 712-0928 View (506) 712-0928
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Morgan Van Vliet
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
The decision to reach out to a counsellor takes courage and I'm proud of you for taking this step. I have been working in the counselling field for over ten years and it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support people in their journey towards healing. I offer a safe space to explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that may be causing you to feel unhappy or stuck. I've been told that I'm easy to talk to and my goal is that you would feel safe and warm in my presence. I build rapport easily and clients say they feel heard and cared for. My hope is that our connection will be the foundation of our work together.
The decision to reach out to a counsellor takes courage and I'm proud of you for taking this step. I have been working in the counselling field for over ten years and it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support people in their journey towards healing. I offer a safe space to explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that may be causing you to feel unhappy or stuck. I've been told that I'm easy to talk to and my goal is that you would feel safe and warm in my presence. I build rapport easily and clients say they feel heard and cared for. My hope is that our connection will be the foundation of our work together.
(672) 800-1541 View (672) 800-1541
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Lisa Brooks
Counsellor, MSc, OTR/L, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
Are you a parent of a teenager feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or concerned about your child's behavior? You're not alone, and I'm here to help you through this challenging journey. I have over a decade of experience specializing in adolescent psychology and family therapy. My passion lies in supporting parents as they navigate the tumultuous waters of raising teenagers. Adolescence can be a challenging time for both parents and teens, but it doesn't have to be a period of constant conflict and stress. I believe in empowering parents with the knowledge and tools they need to strengthen their relationships with their teens.
Are you a parent of a teenager feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or concerned about your child's behavior? You're not alone, and I'm here to help you through this challenging journey. I have over a decade of experience specializing in adolescent psychology and family therapy. My passion lies in supporting parents as they navigate the tumultuous waters of raising teenagers. Adolescence can be a challenging time for both parents and teens, but it doesn't have to be a period of constant conflict and stress. I believe in empowering parents with the knowledge and tools they need to strengthen their relationships with their teens.
(867) 670-0987 View (867) 670-0987
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Lola Rozan
Counsellor, RTC, RPC-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes, life can feel very heavy, and I believe that being hard on ourselves is the first thing we tend to do, while it might be the last thing we actually need. Is there uncertainty in the direction of your life? Do you feel stressed and anxious? Learning to be kind and compassionate towards yourself is where everything begins. I offer a non-judgemental space where you feel heard, and we can collaborate together. Sharing your life challenges with someone you feel comfortable with can be the first step towards healing.
Sometimes, life can feel very heavy, and I believe that being hard on ourselves is the first thing we tend to do, while it might be the last thing we actually need. Is there uncertainty in the direction of your life? Do you feel stressed and anxious? Learning to be kind and compassionate towards yourself is where everything begins. I offer a non-judgemental space where you feel heard, and we can collaborate together. Sharing your life challenges with someone you feel comfortable with can be the first step towards healing.
(343) 429-7666 View (343) 429-7666
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Gillian Tuyp
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
At the core of Gillian's theoretical approach is connection, empathy, collaboration and empowerment. Her focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship ensures that every client feels safe and unconditionally supported as she guides them in developing greater self-awareness. Gillian has provided treatment to children, youth, and families of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in both acute and community mental health settings. A significant portion of her clinical experience has come from working in non-profit organizations such as the Mood Disorders Association of BC and Cameray Child and Family Services.
At the core of Gillian's theoretical approach is connection, empathy, collaboration and empowerment. Her focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship ensures that every client feels safe and unconditionally supported as she guides them in developing greater self-awareness. Gillian has provided treatment to children, youth, and families of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in both acute and community mental health settings. A significant portion of her clinical experience has come from working in non-profit organizations such as the Mood Disorders Association of BC and Cameray Child and Family Services.
(587) 801-4841 View (587) 801-4841
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Magdalena Sweetgrass
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
People seek out therapy because they cannot live their lives in the same way anymore. Perhaps there was a crisis, a feeling of despair, or a longing for something they have never had before. Therapy is a place to reflect on the past, explore present experiences and create change to have a different future. Therapy is not for the faint of heart, but with the right therapist, you will have a guide on your journey to knowing yourself more intimately.
People seek out therapy because they cannot live their lives in the same way anymore. Perhaps there was a crisis, a feeling of despair, or a longing for something they have never had before. Therapy is a place to reflect on the past, explore present experiences and create change to have a different future. Therapy is not for the faint of heart, but with the right therapist, you will have a guide on your journey to knowing yourself more intimately.
(587) 804-3668 View (587) 804-3668
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Isabelle Cecile St-Jean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, PCC, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
The clients coming into my practice are diverse; from mid-twenties to mid-sixties, from various cultural background, and in need of help to heal from trauma, grief, phobias, relationship challenges, depression and anxiety. My clients really appreciate the powerful, transformative experiential exercises that are part of my therapeutic modalities. And when appropriate, I weave in professional coaching so that clients not only heal, but they are optimally supported into their new vision of themselves and the life they really want to create.
The clients coming into my practice are diverse; from mid-twenties to mid-sixties, from various cultural background, and in need of help to heal from trauma, grief, phobias, relationship challenges, depression and anxiety. My clients really appreciate the powerful, transformative experiential exercises that are part of my therapeutic modalities. And when appropriate, I weave in professional coaching so that clients not only heal, but they are optimally supported into their new vision of themselves and the life they really want to create.
(343) 500-7297 View (343) 500-7297
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Christabelle Pausey
Pre-Licensed Professional, RTCc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H  (Online Only)
Christabelle’s approach strives to create space for clients to connect with their own strength and expansive potential. She believes that learning to sense our inner and outer world improves our navigation through it, and loves to see clients’ capacity expand beyond what they thought was possible.
Christabelle’s approach strives to create space for clients to connect with their own strength and expansive potential. She believes that learning to sense our inner and outer world improves our navigation through it, and loves to see clients’ capacity expand beyond what they thought was possible.
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Jill Herauf
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
We all struggle at one point or another in our lives, and asking for help can be the first step toward healing. Whatever it is you're going through, I'm here to help you discover that things aren't always as difficult as our minds may have us believe. My goal is to instill hope that things can get better and to create opportunities for growth and living as your most authentic self.
We all struggle at one point or another in our lives, and asking for help can be the first step toward healing. Whatever it is you're going through, I'm here to help you discover that things aren't always as difficult as our minds may have us believe. My goal is to instill hope that things can get better and to create opportunities for growth and living as your most authentic self.
(587) 816-2857 View (587) 816-2857

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Number of Counsellors in V6H

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V6H who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

47% SunLife
44% Pacific Blue Cross
40% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in V6H see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in V6H?

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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.