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Laura Avila
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
Sometimes life feels very overwhelming and we can feel lost and disconnected, or even struggle with our self-worth. I work with couples and individuals who want to understand their behaviours and improve their communication and connection. You may struggle with your romantic relationships or friendships, or find yourself repeating the same patterns with different people in your life. Sometimes you feel anxious in your relationships, or don't feel connected at all. You may want to feel more at ease in your relationships with others and especially with yourself, experiencing less anxiety and feeling grounded when making decisions.
Sometimes life feels very overwhelming and we can feel lost and disconnected, or even struggle with our self-worth. I work with couples and individuals who want to understand their behaviours and improve their communication and connection. You may struggle with your romantic relationships or friendships, or find yourself repeating the same patterns with different people in your life. Sometimes you feel anxious in your relationships, or don't feel connected at all. You may want to feel more at ease in your relationships with others and especially with yourself, experiencing less anxiety and feeling grounded when making decisions.
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Elena Kuzmina
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
If you find yourself stuck, dealing with stress, lack of motivation or considering change, I'm here to help. Taking the first step to open up and being vulnerable is not easy, though it opens a path to real human connection. Together, we will create a space where you can freely explore your feelings and experiences.
If you find yourself stuck, dealing with stress, lack of motivation or considering change, I'm here to help. Taking the first step to open up and being vulnerable is not easy, though it opens a path to real human connection. Together, we will create a space where you can freely explore your feelings and experiences.
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Kaitlin Stephens
Counsellor, MC, RCC, RHN
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
I help people get back on the same team as their mind and body, let's write a new story together. You are defeated by the constant battle and feel that your self-worth and confidence are non-existent. You see others living their life to the fullest and you are curious as to why you can’t do the same. Anxiety, low mood, stress and that harsh inner critic are driving the bus and are getting in the way of you living your life. I know how crushing life can be; not feeling worthy, hating yourself, having zero confidence, and discouraged about the future. I struggled with all of this for many years and then something shifted.
I help people get back on the same team as their mind and body, let's write a new story together. You are defeated by the constant battle and feel that your self-worth and confidence are non-existent. You see others living their life to the fullest and you are curious as to why you can’t do the same. Anxiety, low mood, stress and that harsh inner critic are driving the bus and are getting in the way of you living your life. I know how crushing life can be; not feeling worthy, hating yourself, having zero confidence, and discouraged about the future. I struggled with all of this for many years and then something shifted.
(604) 330-1454 View (604) 330-1454
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Dr. Jeannine Davies Wellness Services
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families to heal from the personal and interpersonal obstacles that are preventing them from actualizing their unique potentials and experiencing a fulfilling, dynamic life. My areas of specialization include relationship and intimacy issues, anxiety, stress, loss and grief, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and addictions. I work collaboratively, focusing on the unique needs of each client, to identify your personal goals for change. Insight, awareness, acceptance and strengths building are some of the approaches I use to help transform maladaptive thinking patterns, destructive behaviors, and move toward a more balanced and connected life.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families to heal from the personal and interpersonal obstacles that are preventing them from actualizing their unique potentials and experiencing a fulfilling, dynamic life. My areas of specialization include relationship and intimacy issues, anxiety, stress, loss and grief, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and addictions. I work collaboratively, focusing on the unique needs of each client, to identify your personal goals for change. Insight, awareness, acceptance and strengths building are some of the approaches I use to help transform maladaptive thinking patterns, destructive behaviors, and move toward a more balanced and connected life.
(855) 640-7243 View (855) 640-7243
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Peggy Harowitz
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
Do you want more out of life, but find that your self-doubt sometimes gets in the way? Do you become discouraged by setbacks, and get sucked into more negative and fearful mindsets? Do you overthink to the point where you are stalling yourself? My clients tend to be bright and accomplished people who look like they've got it together on the outside, but inwardly struggle with insecurity and indecisiveness. I suspect that you long to meet your current challenges with confidence and self-compassion, rather than self-criticism – so that you can live with greater ease, more acceptance, and feel more alive and connected.
Do you want more out of life, but find that your self-doubt sometimes gets in the way? Do you become discouraged by setbacks, and get sucked into more negative and fearful mindsets? Do you overthink to the point where you are stalling yourself? My clients tend to be bright and accomplished people who look like they've got it together on the outside, but inwardly struggle with insecurity and indecisiveness. I suspect that you long to meet your current challenges with confidence and self-compassion, rather than self-criticism – so that you can live with greater ease, more acceptance, and feel more alive and connected.
(825) 254-6820 View (825) 254-6820
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Maria Sideris
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
Sorting out life's challenges on your own can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face them alone. I'm here to help you navigate these issues with the support you deserve. Negative thoughts or a history of unhealthy relationships might be holding you back from finding peace and relief. Together, we'll uncover what needs to change for you to live a healthier, more balanced life. We'll focus on healing, fostering a sense of overall well-being, and creating a path to wholeness and wellness.
Sorting out life's challenges on your own can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face them alone. I'm here to help you navigate these issues with the support you deserve. Negative thoughts or a history of unhealthy relationships might be holding you back from finding peace and relief. Together, we'll uncover what needs to change for you to live a healthier, more balanced life. We'll focus on healing, fostering a sense of overall well-being, and creating a path to wholeness and wellness.
(778) 807-1975 View (778) 807-1975
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Nicola Thackwell
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
Do you often feel misunderstood, or wish that you were more able to show up to others with more ease and confidence? Do you have good intentions, but in the moment get stuck in an old pattern of reaction or avoidance? Perhaps your life is at a crossroads that is requiring action and you need an honest, open and genuine witness to help guide you through this transition. Or, maybe you have been repeating the same behaviours and relational patterns for years, and are tired of getting the same results. During these moments, it is normal to feel a bit lost – even paralyzed! It's really hard to be on your own with all of this overwhelm.
Do you often feel misunderstood, or wish that you were more able to show up to others with more ease and confidence? Do you have good intentions, but in the moment get stuck in an old pattern of reaction or avoidance? Perhaps your life is at a crossroads that is requiring action and you need an honest, open and genuine witness to help guide you through this transition. Or, maybe you have been repeating the same behaviours and relational patterns for years, and are tired of getting the same results. During these moments, it is normal to feel a bit lost – even paralyzed! It's really hard to be on your own with all of this overwhelm.
(226) 917-7053 View (226) 917-7053
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Kevin Yarnell
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
Feeling overwhelmed and questioning yourself is a common part of life. You may find yourself struggling with feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. Some days, you confidently embrace the person you want to be, while others, you feel like you're barely holding it together. There are moments when you might feel lost, without hope, or uncertain about your path. Stress, anxiety, fear, anger, and even depression can weigh heavily on your relationships, work, and self-esteem. You have a deep desire for more in life, even if you're uncertain about how to reach it. It's essential to know that you're not alone in your journey.
Feeling overwhelmed and questioning yourself is a common part of life. You may find yourself struggling with feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. Some days, you confidently embrace the person you want to be, while others, you feel like you're barely holding it together. There are moments when you might feel lost, without hope, or uncertain about your path. Stress, anxiety, fear, anger, and even depression can weigh heavily on your relationships, work, and self-esteem. You have a deep desire for more in life, even if you're uncertain about how to reach it. It's essential to know that you're not alone in your journey.
(581) 890-5283 View (581) 890-5283
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Shana Cherry
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
I believe that every client is innately aware where they need to go (in therapy) to heal themselves. My role is to use my skills to help them along in that process. I meet clients where they are at recognizing that may change from session to session. We start with their goal(s) for counselling and work from there. I don't "need" to know anything in particular before we start. I find that with a trusting relationship, a client will share all that is relevant in order to attain their goal(s).
I believe that every client is innately aware where they need to go (in therapy) to heal themselves. My role is to use my skills to help them along in that process. I meet clients where they are at recognizing that may change from session to session. We start with their goal(s) for counselling and work from there. I don't "need" to know anything in particular before we start. I find that with a trusting relationship, a client will share all that is relevant in order to attain their goal(s).
(226) 782-4271 View (226) 782-4271
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Winnie Hyun
Counsellor, CCC, PGA, MC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
I offer counselling virtually across British Columbia for youths and adults struggling with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, career challenges, and sports performance.
I offer counselling virtually across British Columbia for youths and adults struggling with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, career challenges, and sports performance.
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Ashar Neufeld
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
Are you waiting for just the right moment to arrive before you can really start living your life? Do you struggle with any of these...anxiety, overwhelm, intrusive thoughts, fatigue, burnout, procrastination, lack of meaning and purpose, shyness, perfectionism, depression, lack of follow through, hyper-vigilance, fear of intimacy, body dysmorphia, or self-isolation? You are not alone in this. Would you like to have healthier boundaries, stop seeking approval from others, and be more present in your life? It is my passion to share the tools and experience I have gained in order to be of help.
Are you waiting for just the right moment to arrive before you can really start living your life? Do you struggle with any of these...anxiety, overwhelm, intrusive thoughts, fatigue, burnout, procrastination, lack of meaning and purpose, shyness, perfectionism, depression, lack of follow through, hyper-vigilance, fear of intimacy, body dysmorphia, or self-isolation? You are not alone in this. Would you like to have healthier boundaries, stop seeking approval from others, and be more present in your life? It is my passion to share the tools and experience I have gained in order to be of help.
(778) 902-4670 View (778) 902-4670
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Sandra McEwen
Counsellor, MC, RCC, RCC-ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting youth and adults I specializing in anxiety, mood, relationship, parenting, learning differences, ADHD, executive functioning, navigating schools/ education systems, and clinical counselling supervision. I work in a client centered, solution based approach, with individuals, groups and families. My goal is to help people better understand their challenges, social and emotional needs and how to prosper in their own personal growth. I can assist parents in understanding psychoeducational assessments and how their child's learning difference can impact a variety of aspects of their life.
I am passionate about supporting youth and adults I specializing in anxiety, mood, relationship, parenting, learning differences, ADHD, executive functioning, navigating schools/ education systems, and clinical counselling supervision. I work in a client centered, solution based approach, with individuals, groups and families. My goal is to help people better understand their challenges, social and emotional needs and how to prosper in their own personal growth. I can assist parents in understanding psychoeducational assessments and how their child's learning difference can impact a variety of aspects of their life.
(437) 747-5798 View (437) 747-5798
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Jing Zhang
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
Do you feel anxious in our modern society with competitive success culture? Do you feel lonely and unable to find sense of belonging in this globalization era? Are you struggling to find the meaning of life and love? Whatever challenges you are facing in life, whether it is short-term concerns or significant life transitions, I can be your fellow traveler on this journey, to help you increase self-understanding, unlock potential and find meaning within. Knowledge comes from learning, wisdom comes from pains, I believe our struggles are also opportunities to discover new horizons of meaning and perspectives.
Do you feel anxious in our modern society with competitive success culture? Do you feel lonely and unable to find sense of belonging in this globalization era? Are you struggling to find the meaning of life and love? Whatever challenges you are facing in life, whether it is short-term concerns or significant life transitions, I can be your fellow traveler on this journey, to help you increase self-understanding, unlock potential and find meaning within. Knowledge comes from learning, wisdom comes from pains, I believe our struggles are also opportunities to discover new horizons of meaning and perspectives.
(506) 714-5444 View (506) 714-5444
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Jessica Williams
Counsellor, BEd, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
Jessica has over ten years experience as a counsellor and has assisted hundreds of clients by incorporating a combination of EMDR, Shame Resilience, CBT, Family Systems as well as other practices relevant to each client’s unique situation. She is trained and qualified to help you address many issues; specializing in Healing Shame, relationship and systemic issues in the workplace, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, communication skills and ADHD. Jessica provides you with a private, safe and nurturing environment that will empower you to turn your obstacles into opportunities, clearing the way for improved emotional health
Jessica has over ten years experience as a counsellor and has assisted hundreds of clients by incorporating a combination of EMDR, Shame Resilience, CBT, Family Systems as well as other practices relevant to each client’s unique situation. She is trained and qualified to help you address many issues; specializing in Healing Shame, relationship and systemic issues in the workplace, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, communication skills and ADHD. Jessica provides you with a private, safe and nurturing environment that will empower you to turn your obstacles into opportunities, clearing the way for improved emotional health
(778) 766-3977 View (778) 766-3977
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Genny Cumming
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is about the connection between your therapist and you. I believe that this relationship is at the foundation of healing and I pride myself on providing a nonjudgmental and safe environment for my clients.
Therapy is about the connection between your therapist and you. I believe that this relationship is at the foundation of healing and I pride myself on providing a nonjudgmental and safe environment for my clients.
(343) 601-5074 View (343) 601-5074
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Andy Park
Counsellor, MCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
As a client, you will find a comforting and safe environment for self-exploration, leaving each session feeling understood. I want to help you see things from a new perspective and find the strength and resiliency to tackle any challenges life can throw at you. Clients wishing to discuss their lived experience with ADHD, video game addiction, and re-invigorating their spark for life have found my sessions helpful, whether its for a single or multiple sessions.
As a client, you will find a comforting and safe environment for self-exploration, leaving each session feeling understood. I want to help you see things from a new perspective and find the strength and resiliency to tackle any challenges life can throw at you. Clients wishing to discuss their lived experience with ADHD, video game addiction, and re-invigorating their spark for life have found my sessions helpful, whether its for a single or multiple sessions.
(438) 901-7446 View (438) 901-7446
Photo of Anna Vaisser, MD, MEd, RCC, Counsellor
Anna Vaisser
Counsellor, MD, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
Life is hardly ever easy. But suffering can be lessened, especially with the help of another human being, trained to help you navigate life's challenges and uncover your inner strengths. If you are seeking better self-understanding, leading to new ways of responding to the world so you can have better relationships, greater life’s satisfaction, a calmer mind, and greater resilience, then my approach to therapy could be right for you. I will work with you to help you untie your inner knots, reduce inner tension and confusion, and increase your capacity to cope with whatever life throws at you.
Life is hardly ever easy. But suffering can be lessened, especially with the help of another human being, trained to help you navigate life's challenges and uncover your inner strengths. If you are seeking better self-understanding, leading to new ways of responding to the world so you can have better relationships, greater life’s satisfaction, a calmer mind, and greater resilience, then my approach to therapy could be right for you. I will work with you to help you untie your inner knots, reduce inner tension and confusion, and increase your capacity to cope with whatever life throws at you.
(587) 906-8940 View (587) 906-8940
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Zoë Younger
Counsellor, MCP, CCR, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
Clients come to me when they feel that something in their life needs to change, but can't quite see the path forward. Some clients aren't quite sure where to start, or even exactly where they want to go. Many feel overwhelmed, stuck, frustrated or exhausted by the experiences and cycles in their life that seem to repeat themselves despite desperately wanting them to change! Our work together could help you gain clarity about where you want to go, identify and remove obstacles (internal & external), provide you with practical new tools for navigating a complex world, seeing changes, and moving forward with joy and confidence!
Clients come to me when they feel that something in their life needs to change, but can't quite see the path forward. Some clients aren't quite sure where to start, or even exactly where they want to go. Many feel overwhelmed, stuck, frustrated or exhausted by the experiences and cycles in their life that seem to repeat themselves despite desperately wanting them to change! Our work together could help you gain clarity about where you want to go, identify and remove obstacles (internal & external), provide you with practical new tools for navigating a complex world, seeing changes, and moving forward with joy and confidence!
(604) 373-0517 View (604) 373-0517
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Julie Bohdanova
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
Do you often feel misunderstood and under-appreciated? Do you long for more connection in your relationship, but struggle to express your feelings and needs effectively? You want good things for yourself: great relationships, a healthy routine, a satisfying career path. You deserve all of this – and yet, your efforts are not getting you the results that you want. You may think that others are not cooperating with you, or that the world is unfair. And while sometimes that's true, your mood, self-esteem, and overthinking brain also may have other plans for you, making it difficult to move forward.
Do you often feel misunderstood and under-appreciated? Do you long for more connection in your relationship, but struggle to express your feelings and needs effectively? You want good things for yourself: great relationships, a healthy routine, a satisfying career path. You deserve all of this – and yet, your efforts are not getting you the results that you want. You may think that others are not cooperating with you, or that the world is unfair. And while sometimes that's true, your mood, self-esteem, and overthinking brain also may have other plans for you, making it difficult to move forward.
(778) 819-2256 View (778) 819-2256
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Dr. Christine Korol
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
Learn to Stop Worrying, Quiet Your Mind and Get the Sleep That You Need. "Nobody will ever love me." "I'm such an idiot." "I'll never get over this!" What thoughts are holding you back? Most of us have busy minds filled with doubts, worries and other stressful inner chatter. It can be especially difficult to quiet your mind at night when you are all alone with your thoughts.
Learn to Stop Worrying, Quiet Your Mind and Get the Sleep That You Need. "Nobody will ever love me." "I'm such an idiot." "I'll never get over this!" What thoughts are holding you back? Most of us have busy minds filled with doubts, worries and other stressful inner chatter. It can be especially difficult to quiet your mind at night when you are all alone with your thoughts.
(587) 817-6875 View (587) 817-6875

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V6K

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V6K who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
78% Stress
75% Life Transitions
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Pacific Blue Cross
54% SunLife
49% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in V6K see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V6K?

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.