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Photo of Phil N Enns, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Phil N Enns
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidney, BC V8L  (Online Only)
Before getting into who I treat you should know that because of Covid-19 and the flu I am only doing sessions online or by telephone. The clients I treat are adults who may be dealing with things such as anxiety, PTSD, trauma, family of origin issues, relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, life decisions, career challenges, life and workplace stress. I see clients wanting to overcome a personal challenge to be able to feel more free and alive to pursue a healthier and less stressful life. I also see couples wanting to improve their relationship skills and reduce conflict.
Before getting into who I treat you should know that because of Covid-19 and the flu I am only doing sessions online or by telephone. The clients I treat are adults who may be dealing with things such as anxiety, PTSD, trauma, family of origin issues, relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, life decisions, career challenges, life and workplace stress. I see clients wanting to overcome a personal challenge to be able to feel more free and alive to pursue a healthier and less stressful life. I also see couples wanting to improve their relationship skills and reduce conflict.
(604) 706-1833 View (604) 706-1833
Photo of Yvonne Paquette, Registered Social Worker in V8L, BC
Yvonne Paquette
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Victoria, BC V8L  (Online Only)
Do you have responses that seem out of alignment with a triggering event, or emotions coming from unknown places, lingering uncomfortably long? Are you or your loved one navigating addiction, recovery, or a mental health condition? Are you curious about developments in the field of psychedelic medicine, or have questions about harm-reduction and integrative meaning making? Perhaps you are having internal conflicts with your self, your identity, allyship and settler status, or life/work direction? Or maybe you just need a confidential, nonjudgmental, supportive space to express yourself?
Do you have responses that seem out of alignment with a triggering event, or emotions coming from unknown places, lingering uncomfortably long? Are you or your loved one navigating addiction, recovery, or a mental health condition? Are you curious about developments in the field of psychedelic medicine, or have questions about harm-reduction and integrative meaning making? Perhaps you are having internal conflicts with your self, your identity, allyship and settler status, or life/work direction? Or maybe you just need a confidential, nonjudgmental, supportive space to express yourself?
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Photo of Taskeen Mansur, Registered Social Worker in V8L, BC
Taskeen Mansur
Registered Social Worker
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L
I support clients of all genders in individual counselling, and also offer relationship counselling for folks wanting support with relationship or parenting challenges. I want all parents to know that fluctuations in emotions, mood, and even patience don't make you a bad parent. Every situation can improve, little by little. This applies for relationships too: it's so common to struggle with things like communication, managing role transitions, intimacy, and dealing with stress and conflict. I am here to help you navigate all these ups and downs so that you can feel more connection, support, and fulfillment.
I support clients of all genders in individual counselling, and also offer relationship counselling for folks wanting support with relationship or parenting challenges. I want all parents to know that fluctuations in emotions, mood, and even patience don't make you a bad parent. Every situation can improve, little by little. This applies for relationships too: it's so common to struggle with things like communication, managing role transitions, intimacy, and dealing with stress and conflict. I am here to help you navigate all these ups and downs so that you can feel more connection, support, and fulfillment.
(343) 453-4260 View (343) 453-4260
Photo of Michael Mackenzie, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Michael Mackenzie
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L
Online and in-person therapy to help navigate the uncertainty of living with a health condition, adjust to life challenges related to illness, and better manage your health. Our work can include: comprehensive counselling & psychotherapy to help reduce your distress and cope with illness; health coaching to create sustainable health behaviour and lifestyle changes; and mind-body therapy to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
Online and in-person therapy to help navigate the uncertainty of living with a health condition, adjust to life challenges related to illness, and better manage your health. Our work can include: comprehensive counselling & psychotherapy to help reduce your distress and cope with illness; health coaching to create sustainable health behaviour and lifestyle changes; and mind-body therapy to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
(604) 774-6900 View (604) 774-6900
Photo of Dianne Clarence, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Dianne Clarence
Counsellor, MC, IBP, BScN, RN, RCC
Verified
Personality develops in response to an imperfect world. Life happens, (from stress to intergenerational trauma, small-t and Trauma) & our experiences are stored in our nervous system and brain. Some of these facets of our unique humanness help us and some get in our way: at home, at work and play. You're normal. Neuroscience & medical imaging prove that body systems constantly communicate & coordinate to respond to life's events. The body operates as a whole. Always has. Always will. Therapy should, too. You deserve love, health & happiness. More than "feel better," therapy can improve health & happiness at a cellular level.
Personality develops in response to an imperfect world. Life happens, (from stress to intergenerational trauma, small-t and Trauma) & our experiences are stored in our nervous system and brain. Some of these facets of our unique humanness help us and some get in our way: at home, at work and play. You're normal. Neuroscience & medical imaging prove that body systems constantly communicate & coordinate to respond to life's events. The body operates as a whole. Always has. Always will. Therapy should, too. You deserve love, health & happiness. More than "feel better," therapy can improve health & happiness at a cellular level.
(289) 301-7968 View (289) 301-7968
Photo of The Perinatal Collective (TPC), Counsellor in V8L, BC
The Perinatal Collective (TPC)
Counsellor, MA, MSW, RSW, RCC, RP
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L  (Online Only)
Society sets us up to believe that parenthood will come naturally and be a simple and easy transition that “we were built for.” But parenthood can be turbulent and not anything like you expected - full of so many new layers of stress, anxiety, and interpersonal challenges that you never could have seen coming. And even if you’re years into family life, you know that somehow the stress keeps piling up and it feels impossible to hold it all.
Society sets us up to believe that parenthood will come naturally and be a simple and easy transition that “we were built for.” But parenthood can be turbulent and not anything like you expected - full of so many new layers of stress, anxiety, and interpersonal challenges that you never could have seen coming. And even if you’re years into family life, you know that somehow the stress keeps piling up and it feels impossible to hold it all.
(672) 648-0514 View (672) 648-0514
Photo of Colin Lester, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Colin Lester
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L
For more than 30 years I have counselled people having problems with depression, anxiety and life adjustment, and as well, those wanting to grow personally. I identify with the Humanistic/Positive Psychology approach and am primarily a Rogerian by practice - utilising active listening and communicating back of understanding. Not only is this very affirming and helps people find relief from their problems and concerns, but they come to more fully understand their assumptive world, achieve greater self-understanding and acceptance and a desire to develop constructive and fruitful changes in their outlook and behaviour.
For more than 30 years I have counselled people having problems with depression, anxiety and life adjustment, and as well, those wanting to grow personally. I identify with the Humanistic/Positive Psychology approach and am primarily a Rogerian by practice - utilising active listening and communicating back of understanding. Not only is this very affirming and helps people find relief from their problems and concerns, but they come to more fully understand their assumptive world, achieve greater self-understanding and acceptance and a desire to develop constructive and fruitful changes in their outlook and behaviour.
(506) 560-3488 View (506) 560-3488
Photo of Michele L Dolan, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Michele L Dolan
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sidney, BC V8L
Are you hurting inside? Maybe you feel lonely and alone with a pain and suffering that only gets worse. You worry about what you do or don't do. You worry how others see you, or about how you feel. Maybe you don't like yourself very much. Your life seems to have gotten smaller. Relationships have you feeling confused, broken, scared, lost or just numb so you avoid them. You don't know how to go forward even though you've been trying and searching for help. You are worried that things will never get better in your life. You ask yourself, "Will I ever get better?"
Are you hurting inside? Maybe you feel lonely and alone with a pain and suffering that only gets worse. You worry about what you do or don't do. You worry how others see you, or about how you feel. Maybe you don't like yourself very much. Your life seems to have gotten smaller. Relationships have you feeling confused, broken, scared, lost or just numb so you avoid them. You don't know how to go forward even though you've been trying and searching for help. You are worried that things will never get better in your life. You ask yourself, "Will I ever get better?"
(867) 988-1472 View (867) 988-1472
Photo of Pam Dillon, Marriage & Family Therapist in V8L, BC
Pam Dillon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, RMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sidney, BC V8L  (Online Only)
Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs), in our tender years, whether they were caused by abuse, neglect or chronic parental mis-attunement are not only impediments to thriving in one's life, they increase the risk of serious physical disease in later life. Whatever hurts inside is simply asking to be known and loved. I believe that the difficulties and traumas of life need never define us as human beings. Rather, I believe that when safety, skillful caring and authentic connection are finally available for us, these very traumas can become the doors through which we discover our own unique gifts, talents and power as individuals.
Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs), in our tender years, whether they were caused by abuse, neglect or chronic parental mis-attunement are not only impediments to thriving in one's life, they increase the risk of serious physical disease in later life. Whatever hurts inside is simply asking to be known and loved. I believe that the difficulties and traumas of life need never define us as human beings. Rather, I believe that when safety, skillful caring and authentic connection are finally available for us, these very traumas can become the doors through which we discover our own unique gifts, talents and power as individuals.
(579) 539-0147 View (579) 539-0147
Photo of Joanne Masiokas, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Joanne Masiokas
Counsellor, >MEd, RPC
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. If you are suffering from fear related issues, you may often feel tense, or on edge, or worry that something bad is going to happen. You may experience physical symptoms like chest tightness, a racing heart, or feel dizzy or faint. You may be feeling anxious about having more anxiety or afraid of having another panic attack. Perhaps you have fears that are stopping you from doing certain things. Anxiety, panic and fear can leave you feeling overwhelmed, irritable and exhausted. I get how scary and uncomfortable this can be. The good news is that anxiety issues are very treatable.
I specialize in anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. If you are suffering from fear related issues, you may often feel tense, or on edge, or worry that something bad is going to happen. You may experience physical symptoms like chest tightness, a racing heart, or feel dizzy or faint. You may be feeling anxious about having more anxiety or afraid of having another panic attack. Perhaps you have fears that are stopping you from doing certain things. Anxiety, panic and fear can leave you feeling overwhelmed, irritable and exhausted. I get how scary and uncomfortable this can be. The good news is that anxiety issues are very treatable.
(587) 841-0216 View (587) 841-0216
Photo of Louis Iannone, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Louis Iannone
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L
I acknowledge and admire the courage it takes to seek out a counsellor to work through life's challenges. I strive to create a strong, client centered connection, based on openness, honesty, daring and respect. My counselling style is collaborative, and focuses on increasing self-awareness, highlighting personal strengths, honouring one's own insights, and removing the obstacles standing in the way of growth and development. My experience as a counsellor has taught me that in the midst of personal dissatisfaction, individuals often engage in counter-productive, even destructive thoughts and behaviors.
I acknowledge and admire the courage it takes to seek out a counsellor to work through life's challenges. I strive to create a strong, client centered connection, based on openness, honesty, daring and respect. My counselling style is collaborative, and focuses on increasing self-awareness, highlighting personal strengths, honouring one's own insights, and removing the obstacles standing in the way of growth and development. My experience as a counsellor has taught me that in the midst of personal dissatisfaction, individuals often engage in counter-productive, even destructive thoughts and behaviors.
(888) 712-5008 View (888) 712-5008
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Jennifer Broughton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L  (Online Only)
I offer individual sessions for moms and dads, as well as couples/relationship counselling. It's so common for partners to hit some bumps along the way, and I am here to help you find your connection, or navigate whatever challenges end up on your plate. I am a mom to three young children (including twins), and have mostly been parenting away from extended family and built-in sources of support. I have a keen sense of the isolation that many parents feel and how that can impact so many areas of wellness and adjustment during the perinatal period. My goal is to help clients feel heard, supported, and develop confidence in their role.
I offer individual sessions for moms and dads, as well as couples/relationship counselling. It's so common for partners to hit some bumps along the way, and I am here to help you find your connection, or navigate whatever challenges end up on your plate. I am a mom to three young children (including twins), and have mostly been parenting away from extended family and built-in sources of support. I have a keen sense of the isolation that many parents feel and how that can impact so many areas of wellness and adjustment during the perinatal period. My goal is to help clients feel heard, supported, and develop confidence in their role.
(587) 907-5122 View (587) 907-5122
Photo of Evergreen Clinical Counselling - OCD Therapy, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Evergreen Clinical Counselling - OCD Therapy
Counsellor, BCom, MA, RCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you been diagnosed with OCD or are wondering if your symptoms are related to OCD? I would be honoured to help answer some of these questions and be a part of your recovery journey.
Have you been diagnosed with OCD or are wondering if your symptoms are related to OCD? I would be honoured to help answer some of these questions and be a part of your recovery journey.
(709) 910-6852 View (709) 910-6852
Photo of Colleen McKee, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Colleen McKee
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Now open in Sidney, BC! Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, struggling, stuck in negative self-thought patterns, or in need of a little help to sort through life’s challenges? You are not alone and I can help. As a therapist, I have developed skills to support and help you along your healing journey. Our therapeutic relationship is an integral part of your healing and it is my goal to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate environment based on caring and trust. We can work together to help you find ways to overcome life's difficulties and challenges so you can live your best life.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Now open in Sidney, BC! Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, struggling, stuck in negative self-thought patterns, or in need of a little help to sort through life’s challenges? You are not alone and I can help. As a therapist, I have developed skills to support and help you along your healing journey. Our therapeutic relationship is an integral part of your healing and it is my goal to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate environment based on caring and trust. We can work together to help you find ways to overcome life's difficulties and challenges so you can live your best life.
(778) 764-2343 View (778) 764-2343
Photo of Lianne Perry, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Lianne Perry
Counsellor, MA, MSc, RCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Sidney, BC V8L  (Online Only)
I believe in using a client-centered approach, which emphasizes the role of the client as an equal partner in the therapeutic process. Our sessions will be flexible and tailored around what your needs are on that specific day, while keeping in mind what you have expressed as your primary goals for therapy. You will always be treated with respect, compassion, and empathy, which are the key elements of any successful therapeutic relationship.
I believe in using a client-centered approach, which emphasizes the role of the client as an equal partner in the therapeutic process. Our sessions will be flexible and tailored around what your needs are on that specific day, while keeping in mind what you have expressed as your primary goals for therapy. You will always be treated with respect, compassion, and empathy, which are the key elements of any successful therapeutic relationship.
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Photo of Christy Bird, Pre-Licensed Professional in V8L, BC
Christy Bird
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
In our counseling journey, you can expect a gentle yet straightforward communication style. I place immense value on your autonomy and will position myself in alignment with your personal goals, approaching our time together without judgment but instead a genuine interest in your unique experiences.
In our counseling journey, you can expect a gentle yet straightforward communication style. I place immense value on your autonomy and will position myself in alignment with your personal goals, approaching our time together without judgment but instead a genuine interest in your unique experiences.
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Photo of Michelle Deen, Psychologist in V8L, BC
Michelle Deen
Psychologist, MEd, BEd, RPsych
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L  (Online Only)
Michelle is a Registered Psychologist who obtained her Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. She has over seventeen years of experience as a special education teacher and school psychologist, has worked in several school boards within Alberta, and has served on various province-wide committees with a focus on mental health initiatives. Michelle uses a collaborative, strength-based approach when working with youth, their families, and various support systems to complete psychological assessments and provide counselling.
Michelle is a Registered Psychologist who obtained her Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. She has over seventeen years of experience as a special education teacher and school psychologist, has worked in several school boards within Alberta, and has served on various province-wide committees with a focus on mental health initiatives. Michelle uses a collaborative, strength-based approach when working with youth, their families, and various support systems to complete psychological assessments and provide counselling.
(587) 415-0650 View (587) 415-0650
Photo of Mercedes Cepeda, Pre-Licensed Professional in V8L, BC
Mercedes Cepeda
Pre-Licensed Professional, RPC-C
Verified
Sidney, BC V8L
Are you ready to start your life? If you feel as if you have been sitting on the sidelines watching others live life to the fullest while waiting for yours to start, then I can help. I specialize in sexuality, religeous trauma, body image and neurodiversity. I you are a survivor of purity culture, struggle with your own sexuality or sexual identity, or are deconstructing a religeous upbringing, we can work together to conquer them. I have extensive experience with neurodiversity, including ADHD, autism, cognitive decline, and brain injuries. Our brains are amazing and different, lets understand yours better so you can thrive.
Are you ready to start your life? If you feel as if you have been sitting on the sidelines watching others live life to the fullest while waiting for yours to start, then I can help. I specialize in sexuality, religeous trauma, body image and neurodiversity. I you are a survivor of purity culture, struggle with your own sexuality or sexual identity, or are deconstructing a religeous upbringing, we can work together to conquer them. I have extensive experience with neurodiversity, including ADHD, autism, cognitive decline, and brain injuries. Our brains are amazing and different, lets understand yours better so you can thrive.
(587) 400-2370 View (587) 400-2370
Photo of Kalen Colson, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Kalen Colson
Counsellor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8L
Specializing in nature-based, somatic (body-based), depth and existential counselling, my dog Hazel and I work alongside you to support your personal growth and healing. I specialize in working with queer folx across the spectrum on issues of identity, sex/sexuality and gender. Depth psychotherapy is an especially useful approach for folx who are struggling to find meaning, direction, purpose and connection to the larger, often spiritual world. Together we work with Soul, Spirit, Mystery, alchemy, archetypes, the natural world and dreams to move towards wholeness and health. I also offer relationship counselling. Video on website.
Specializing in nature-based, somatic (body-based), depth and existential counselling, my dog Hazel and I work alongside you to support your personal growth and healing. I specialize in working with queer folx across the spectrum on issues of identity, sex/sexuality and gender. Depth psychotherapy is an especially useful approach for folx who are struggling to find meaning, direction, purpose and connection to the larger, often spiritual world. Together we work with Soul, Spirit, Mystery, alchemy, archetypes, the natural world and dreams to move towards wholeness and health. I also offer relationship counselling. Video on website.
(778) 743-8145 View (778) 743-8145
Photo of Michelle Iulianella, Counsellor in V8L, BC
Michelle Iulianella
Counsellor, BEd, MBA, MA, RCC
Verified
Michelle specializes in collaborating with individuals and couples on issues including communication, emotional intimacy, infidelity, life transitions, stress, anxiety, and depression. Michelle excels at building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients so that they feel both safe and courageous. She believes that this is essential for having the types of conversations in therapy that are necessary for real change. She delivers optimal value to her clients by actively facilitating effective change and empowering her clients to achieve insight, clarity and peace of mind like never before.
Michelle specializes in collaborating with individuals and couples on issues including communication, emotional intimacy, infidelity, life transitions, stress, anxiety, and depression. Michelle excels at building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients so that they feel both safe and courageous. She believes that this is essential for having the types of conversations in therapy that are necessary for real change. She delivers optimal value to her clients by actively facilitating effective change and empowering her clients to achieve insight, clarity and peace of mind like never before.
(855) 910-8838 View (855) 910-8838

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Number of Counsellors in V8L

90+

Average cost per session

$142

Counsellors in V8L who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
78% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Life Transitions
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% Other
42% Pacific Blue Cross
36% First Nations Health Authority

How Counsellors in V8L see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V8L?

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.