Photo of Ed Ng, Psychologist in V6P, BC
Ed Ng
Psychologist, MDiv, PsyD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
My expertise is in working with difficulties related to cultural, familial, and relational contexts. I specialize in depression, anxiety, anger issues, professional burnout, issues with sexuality, couples issues, family conflicts, self-harming, and more. In addition to having lived in Hong Kong, I have worked diverse clients in Los Angeles and Vancouver. People who are seeking to make sense of themselves tend to find me very helpful. Former clients of mine regularly feel as though they understand their symptoms, are more free to make good life choices, and are prepared to have more fulfilling relationships overall.
My expertise is in working with difficulties related to cultural, familial, and relational contexts. I specialize in depression, anxiety, anger issues, professional burnout, issues with sexuality, couples issues, family conflicts, self-harming, and more. In addition to having lived in Hong Kong, I have worked diverse clients in Los Angeles and Vancouver. People who are seeking to make sense of themselves tend to find me very helpful. Former clients of mine regularly feel as though they understand their symptoms, are more free to make good life choices, and are prepared to have more fulfilling relationships overall.
(604) 243-4538 View (604) 243-4538
Photo of Christine Butler, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Christine Butler
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There are times of transition in women's lives that can leave us feeling stuck, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or disconnected. The greatest area of growth the women I work with experience is the ability to transform these periods of transition into possibility. Transitions can be uncomfortable, yet they are inevitable rites of passage and necessary to your growth and expansion as a human being. The good news is that by moving through them mindfully, new choices and options are unveiled, allowing you to create the life that you are most deeply yearning for. The question is, what will you choose?
There are times of transition in women's lives that can leave us feeling stuck, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or disconnected. The greatest area of growth the women I work with experience is the ability to transform these periods of transition into possibility. Transitions can be uncomfortable, yet they are inevitable rites of passage and necessary to your growth and expansion as a human being. The good news is that by moving through them mindfully, new choices and options are unveiled, allowing you to create the life that you are most deeply yearning for. The question is, what will you choose?
(587) 812-4955 View (587) 812-4955
Photo of Christine Butler Counselling, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Christine Butler Counselling
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There are times of transition in women's lives that can leave us feeling stuck, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or disconnected. The greatest area of growth the women I work with experience is the ability to transform these periods of transition into possibility. Transitions can be uncomfortable, yet they are inevitable rites of passage and necessary to your growth and expansion as a human being. The good news is that by moving through them mindfully, new choices and options are unveiled, allowing you to create the life that you are most deeply yearning for. The question is, what will you choose?
There are times of transition in women's lives that can leave us feeling stuck, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or disconnected. The greatest area of growth the women I work with experience is the ability to transform these periods of transition into possibility. Transitions can be uncomfortable, yet they are inevitable rites of passage and necessary to your growth and expansion as a human being. The good news is that by moving through them mindfully, new choices and options are unveiled, allowing you to create the life that you are most deeply yearning for. The question is, what will you choose?
(587) 807-5126 View (587) 807-5126
Photo of Samuel Allen, Registered Social Worker in V6P, BC
Samuel Allen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
My name is Sam and I have about 10 years of experience working with people from various walks of life. I graduated with a masters in social work from the University of British Columbia in 2022. While completing my masters I continued to build on my knowledge of human development, counselling modalities, and practical experience. I work with children, youth, adults, and parents living in British Columbia, Canada. I have experience working with a variety of mental health challenges and I have experience working with people who are neurodiverse. My practice can be found at www.huckleberrycounselling.ca
My name is Sam and I have about 10 years of experience working with people from various walks of life. I graduated with a masters in social work from the University of British Columbia in 2022. While completing my masters I continued to build on my knowledge of human development, counselling modalities, and practical experience. I work with children, youth, adults, and parents living in British Columbia, Canada. I have experience working with a variety of mental health challenges and I have experience working with people who are neurodiverse. My practice can be found at www.huckleberrycounselling.ca
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Photo of Jonathan Carter, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Jonathan Carter
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients; No referral necessary; CVAP & FNAH approved therapist; When we set out on life's journey we all have expectations of what life is going to give us and how life is going to turn out. We all have a sense of how life operates and what we need to do to get on in the world. However, as we move through life our initial views can be altered and our worldviews can be shaped unexpectedly leaving us at a loss. Does this resonate? Are you feeling like life looks different than you expected? Are you finding it difficult to engage in life in a meaningful way? Then it's important for you to know that you are not alone.
Accepting new clients; No referral necessary; CVAP & FNAH approved therapist; When we set out on life's journey we all have expectations of what life is going to give us and how life is going to turn out. We all have a sense of how life operates and what we need to do to get on in the world. However, as we move through life our initial views can be altered and our worldviews can be shaped unexpectedly leaving us at a loss. Does this resonate? Are you feeling like life looks different than you expected? Are you finding it difficult to engage in life in a meaningful way? Then it's important for you to know that you are not alone.
(825) 251-2848 View (825) 251-2848
Photo of Yiya Yin, EMDR therapy | anxiety | PTSD | trauma, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Yiya Yin, EMDR therapy | anxiety | PTSD | trauma
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
I support professionals and students with cross-cultural background to enter into an evidence-based healing process related to attachment wounds and/or trauma. I support those who struggle in building healthy identity and self beliefs and healthy relationships. Using approaches designed for trauma recovery and attachment wound mending, I support clients to process safely their traumatic past experiences, workplace breakdowns, systemic prejudice, and shift out of self-harming, maladaptive behaviours. We explore your story, naming cultural /environmental factors, societal barriers that hold you back from mental/emotional health.
I support professionals and students with cross-cultural background to enter into an evidence-based healing process related to attachment wounds and/or trauma. I support those who struggle in building healthy identity and self beliefs and healthy relationships. Using approaches designed for trauma recovery and attachment wound mending, I support clients to process safely their traumatic past experiences, workplace breakdowns, systemic prejudice, and shift out of self-harming, maladaptive behaviours. We explore your story, naming cultural /environmental factors, societal barriers that hold you back from mental/emotional health.
(581) 807-4176 View (581) 807-4176
Photo of Shefong Tseng, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Shefong Tseng
Counsellor, RTC, MSc, PEng
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6P
If you are struggling with a loss of direction or purpose, and want to rejuvenate life with renewed purpose, facing death or about to lose a loved one, I will work with you to find peace and broader meanings so you can carry on with joy and loving memories. I believe that everyone has the potential to grow beyond their current limits regardless of what they are struggling with i.e. addiction, relationship, life-transitions, or meaninglessness etc.
If you are struggling with a loss of direction or purpose, and want to rejuvenate life with renewed purpose, facing death or about to lose a loved one, I will work with you to find peace and broader meanings so you can carry on with joy and loving memories. I believe that everyone has the potential to grow beyond their current limits regardless of what they are struggling with i.e. addiction, relationship, life-transitions, or meaninglessness etc.
(548) 906-5154 View (548) 906-5154
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Brandy Holownia
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
I appreciate you showing the interest and courage to find a counsellor. Finding someone with whom you can be seen, heard, and accepted for all of who you are can be challenging. In truth, life can be challenging and leaves many of us looking for support in dealing with transitions, relationships, our sense of identity, as well as discovering what matters most to us. I believe that every person has incredible value, and despite challenges and pain, has the potential for healing, growth, and change.
I appreciate you showing the interest and courage to find a counsellor. Finding someone with whom you can be seen, heard, and accepted for all of who you are can be challenging. In truth, life can be challenging and leaves many of us looking for support in dealing with transitions, relationships, our sense of identity, as well as discovering what matters most to us. I believe that every person has incredible value, and despite challenges and pain, has the potential for healing, growth, and change.
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Photo of Vera Cheng (Talk Therapy With Vera), Registered Social Worker in V6P, BC
Vera Cheng (Talk Therapy With Vera)
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
As a 1.5-generation Chinese Canadian, who grew up in an Asian immigrant family household, it has shaped and informed my life and practice in many ways. Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience. I will work with you to develop a deep personal awareness and support you on the path toward healing, learning and growing. Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you is essential. We'll be a good fit if you are motivated, self-reflective and ready to tackle the daunting task of “figuring it all out.”
As a 1.5-generation Chinese Canadian, who grew up in an Asian immigrant family household, it has shaped and informed my life and practice in many ways. Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience. I will work with you to develop a deep personal awareness and support you on the path toward healing, learning and growing. Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you is essential. We'll be a good fit if you are motivated, self-reflective and ready to tackle the daunting task of “figuring it all out.”
(587) 800-3613 View (587) 800-3613
Photo of Jocelyn Chang | Vancouver Counselling Clinic, Licensed Professional Counsellor in V6P, BC
Jocelyn Chang | Vancouver Counselling Clinic
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MC, CPHR, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
Are you feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, or alone? Therapy can help when life feels challenging, but it can also help when you are seeking growth or change from where you are today. It's okay if you don't feel ready just yet. You're on here and reading this, so that's already a step forward, and every step counts. I've helped people from all walks of life overcome various mental health, work/career, life, family, and relationship challenges. I specialize in working with adult individuals and couples, helping them heal past wounds and trauma. I'm here as a safe harbour for you to feel welcomed, understood, valued, and accepted.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, or alone? Therapy can help when life feels challenging, but it can also help when you are seeking growth or change from where you are today. It's okay if you don't feel ready just yet. You're on here and reading this, so that's already a step forward, and every step counts. I've helped people from all walks of life overcome various mental health, work/career, life, family, and relationship challenges. I specialize in working with adult individuals and couples, helping them heal past wounds and trauma. I'm here as a safe harbour for you to feel welcomed, understood, valued, and accepted.
(506) 406-2417 View (506) 406-2417
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Muslim Women Counselling Services: Sanjida Nasreen
BA , MSS, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
Peace be on you dear readers. I really congratulate you for taking the first step: looking for a counsellor. Seeking counselling is a sign of strength. It means that you want to see changes in your life. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attack, and or relationship issues or you may need to talk to someone who will not judge you. I believe everyone has ability to solve their own problems, however, sometimes overwhelming situation makes us stuck in one point and hinder us to go forward. In those days we need someone listen to us, hold our hands and to go through our difficult times. I am here for you.
Peace be on you dear readers. I really congratulate you for taking the first step: looking for a counsellor. Seeking counselling is a sign of strength. It means that you want to see changes in your life. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attack, and or relationship issues or you may need to talk to someone who will not judge you. I believe everyone has ability to solve their own problems, however, sometimes overwhelming situation makes us stuck in one point and hinder us to go forward. In those days we need someone listen to us, hold our hands and to go through our difficult times. I am here for you.
(778) 401-9473 View (778) 401-9473
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Tina Michelle Brunskill
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
Tina is currently a counsellor in training under the supervision of Kiran Dosanjh. She received a bachelor’s in forensic psychology from StFX and is obtaining a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She has a background in leadership, mental health and addiction support, and harm reduction. Tina utilizes a variety of therapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, client-centered therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy.
Tina is currently a counsellor in training under the supervision of Kiran Dosanjh. She received a bachelor’s in forensic psychology from StFX and is obtaining a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She has a background in leadership, mental health and addiction support, and harm reduction. Tina utilizes a variety of therapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, client-centered therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy.
(672) 572-2887 View (672) 572-2887
Photo of Renee Hui, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Renee Hui
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6P
Hello there, are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Do you feel stuck in your relationships? Are you looking for change but feel like you are going in circles and not making progress? Do you feel haunted by traumatic experience in the past? Life is joyful and precious but oftentimes it can throw you a curveball. How would meeting with a counsellor help? Counselling is a beautifully collaborative work where you would be invited to unfold your own story and rewrite it with new meanings. Strengths are identified, goals are met, skills are learnt, and changes are made in the safe and accepting therapeutic process.
Hello there, are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Do you feel stuck in your relationships? Are you looking for change but feel like you are going in circles and not making progress? Do you feel haunted by traumatic experience in the past? Life is joyful and precious but oftentimes it can throw you a curveball. How would meeting with a counsellor help? Counselling is a beautifully collaborative work where you would be invited to unfold your own story and rewrite it with new meanings. Strengths are identified, goals are met, skills are learnt, and changes are made in the safe and accepting therapeutic process.
(249) 488-3540 View (249) 488-3540
Photo of Joney Poon, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Joney Poon
Counsellor, RCH, ACCT, PAP
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
For the brave souls (individuals or couples) seeking transformative therapy, life's complexities can be overwhelming. You've likely felt the exhaustion, questioning, "Can I catch a break?" I've been there too, understanding that inner stories may surface as anxiety, depression, or feeling stuck. Together, we navigate this journey. My nurturing, collaborative approach merges quantum-inspired therapy with harm-reduction plant medicine, aiming for deep self-understanding, reconnecting you with yourself, others, and the vast universe. It's time to reclaim your narrative.
For the brave souls (individuals or couples) seeking transformative therapy, life's complexities can be overwhelming. You've likely felt the exhaustion, questioning, "Can I catch a break?" I've been there too, understanding that inner stories may surface as anxiety, depression, or feeling stuck. Together, we navigate this journey. My nurturing, collaborative approach merges quantum-inspired therapy with harm-reduction plant medicine, aiming for deep self-understanding, reconnecting you with yourself, others, and the vast universe. It's time to reclaim your narrative.
(902) 706-5094 View (902) 706-5094
Photo of Sumit Rai, Registered Social Worker in V6P, BC
Sumit Rai
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. I value you taking this first step with me, and want the rest to be a breeze! Whether you are dealing with one of the following listed issues or a few of them, the goal is to help improve your wellbeing. With 10 years of experience, I have obtained my Masters of Social work, certified in CBT l & II, certified in Trauma Informed Care, ASIST certified, and an active membership/license with the social work regulatory body. Currently, I am the primary therapist for the online practice - Counselling For Men.
I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. I value you taking this first step with me, and want the rest to be a breeze! Whether you are dealing with one of the following listed issues or a few of them, the goal is to help improve your wellbeing. With 10 years of experience, I have obtained my Masters of Social work, certified in CBT l & II, certified in Trauma Informed Care, ASIST certified, and an active membership/license with the social work regulatory body. Currently, I am the primary therapist for the online practice - Counselling For Men.
(437) 372-5385 View (437) 372-5385
Photo of Fangzhao Helena Hu, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Fangzhao Helena Hu
Counsellor, BBA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor fluent in English and Mandarin and hold a master’s degree in counselling from City University of Seattle, Vancouver. I have been in the field of helping people for over a decade, and that’s where my passion is. I have specifically assisted divorced/separated families for over five years. I have a deep understanding of such a situation's dynamics, special needs, and difficulties and have my whole heart towards it. I also understand well about immigration families from my background. Although I spent my adulthood here, I have never forgotten my roots.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor fluent in English and Mandarin and hold a master’s degree in counselling from City University of Seattle, Vancouver. I have been in the field of helping people for over a decade, and that’s where my passion is. I have specifically assisted divorced/separated families for over five years. I have a deep understanding of such a situation's dynamics, special needs, and difficulties and have my whole heart towards it. I also understand well about immigration families from my background. Although I spent my adulthood here, I have never forgotten my roots.
(587) 805-0075 View (587) 805-0075
Photo of Adriana Brodyn, Licensed Professional Counsellor in V6P, BC
Adriana Brodyn
Licensed Professional Counsellor, PhD, MA, LCPC, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P
I am an integrative psychotherapist and bring curiosity, warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor to the therapeutic relationship. I use a collaborative, strength-based, and relational approach focused on promoting long-lasting change. Fundamentally, we are social beings, embedded in complicated social relationships. It is my belief that many struggles people face are linked to how they experience these relationships and how larger structural and societal issues impact these relationships. I strive to work side-by-side with my clients in the healing process, helping them to pave the way toward a more authentic and satisfying life.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and bring curiosity, warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor to the therapeutic relationship. I use a collaborative, strength-based, and relational approach focused on promoting long-lasting change. Fundamentally, we are social beings, embedded in complicated social relationships. It is my belief that many struggles people face are linked to how they experience these relationships and how larger structural and societal issues impact these relationships. I strive to work side-by-side with my clients in the healing process, helping them to pave the way toward a more authentic and satisfying life.
(908) 364-7876 View (908) 364-7876
Photo of Dr. Paulo Matos, Psychologist in V6P, BC
Dr. Paulo Matos
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with a combined 25+ years of education and experience in psychotherapy. I have extensive experience helping with diverse concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and life transitions. I specialize in two areas: helping people overcome trauma/PTSD in individual therapy and improving relationships through couples therapy. I have a special interest in working with military veterans, first responders, public safety personnel, and health care professionals. I have a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselling Psychology and master’s degrees from Harvard University (Ed.M.) and UBC (M.A.).
I am a Registered Psychologist with a combined 25+ years of education and experience in psychotherapy. I have extensive experience helping with diverse concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and life transitions. I specialize in two areas: helping people overcome trauma/PTSD in individual therapy and improving relationships through couples therapy. I have a special interest in working with military veterans, first responders, public safety personnel, and health care professionals. I have a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselling Psychology and master’s degrees from Harvard University (Ed.M.) and UBC (M.A.).
(855) 910-8444 View (855) 910-8444
Photo of Nelson Sacristan, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Nelson Sacristan
Counsellor, MA, CSAT, CASAC, LMHC, CMAT
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6P  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to check out this profile. I have been working in the addiction field for over 25 years. I am a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist and a Rainbow Advocate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I also have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have worked extensively with families and partners of people with addictions. I truly enjoy helping people understand addiction, its dynamics, and its impact on self and others. I walk alongside my clients in recovery, and that is extremely rewarding.
Thank you for taking the time to check out this profile. I have been working in the addiction field for over 25 years. I am a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist and a Rainbow Advocate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. I also have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have worked extensively with families and partners of people with addictions. I truly enjoy helping people understand addiction, its dynamics, and its impact on self and others. I walk alongside my clients in recovery, and that is extremely rewarding.
(778) 764-1954 View (778) 764-1954
Photo of Andrea Laurie | Life + Career Coaching Specialist, Counsellor in V6P, BC
Andrea Laurie | Life + Career Coaching Specialist
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6P
Do you feel like you’re ready for a change in your personal or professional life? Are you feeling off track, lacking purpose or motivation in your career or life overall? Do you feel that you are going through the motions each day, as opposed to cultivating a life and career that inspires you? Let’s explore your situation together and begin making steps toward personal growth and positive changes in your life. We offer modern, comfortable and relatable coaching to support you in navigating transitions, improving mental health and wellbeing and designing a life and career that you're excited to wake up to.
Do you feel like you’re ready for a change in your personal or professional life? Are you feeling off track, lacking purpose or motivation in your career or life overall? Do you feel that you are going through the motions each day, as opposed to cultivating a life and career that inspires you? Let’s explore your situation together and begin making steps toward personal growth and positive changes in your life. We offer modern, comfortable and relatable coaching to support you in navigating transitions, improving mental health and wellbeing and designing a life and career that you're excited to wake up to.
(782) 201-3843 View (782) 201-3843

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Number of Counsellors in V6P

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V6P who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
83% Life Transitions
79% Depression
75% Self Esteem
71% Grief

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Green Shield Canada
70% SunLife
60% Pacific Blue Cross

How Counsellors in V6P see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V6P?

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.