Photo of Island iNSiGHT, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Island iNSiGHT
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Saanichton, BC V8M
Are you suffering, feeling stuck, feeling isolated? Whether the issue is anger, anxiety, trauma, personal growth, parenting, staying in committed relationships, altering or ending destructive ones, grief, behaviour change, or spirituality - my focus is to enter into a genuine and respectful relationship with you - to connect, listen, understand you as best I can, support your strengths, and challenge unhealthy patterns. Together, we'll identify your burdens, face them, and release their hold on your life.
Are you suffering, feeling stuck, feeling isolated? Whether the issue is anger, anxiety, trauma, personal growth, parenting, staying in committed relationships, altering or ending destructive ones, grief, behaviour change, or spirituality - my focus is to enter into a genuine and respectful relationship with you - to connect, listen, understand you as best I can, support your strengths, and challenge unhealthy patterns. Together, we'll identify your burdens, face them, and release their hold on your life.
(866) 718-6021 View (866) 718-6021
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Tally Acton
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, TICT-CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with extreme mood swings, depression, anxiety, self-destructive behaviors, self-injury or suicidality, and Borderline personality disorder Or have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect? DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY( DBT) and/or RADICALLY OPEN DBT may be for you. Incorporating CBT, MINDFULNESS practices (being in the NOW), Polyvagal System stimulation, trauma therapy, problem solving strategies and skill building, our goal together is to manage extreme emotions, decrease problematic coping, increase safety, and improve quality of life and relationships. Offering INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, and/or PHONE COACHING.
Do you struggle with extreme mood swings, depression, anxiety, self-destructive behaviors, self-injury or suicidality, and Borderline personality disorder Or have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect? DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY( DBT) and/or RADICALLY OPEN DBT may be for you. Incorporating CBT, MINDFULNESS practices (being in the NOW), Polyvagal System stimulation, trauma therapy, problem solving strategies and skill building, our goal together is to manage extreme emotions, decrease problematic coping, increase safety, and improve quality of life and relationships. Offering INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, and/or PHONE COACHING.
(866) 604-9073 View (866) 604-9073
Photo of Sarah Byrne, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Sarah Byrne
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Play Therapy Practitioner. I specialize in helping children and their families with emotional, cognitive, and behavioural difficulties. I primarily use play-based and expressive art therapies to nurture self-awareness, resilience, and mastery over challenges. Children rely a great deal on those around them to navigate the challenges they face. As such, I help parents to understand what their child's behaviour is communicating, and how they can best support them. The relationship with your child offers an opportunity for effective intervention.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Play Therapy Practitioner. I specialize in helping children and their families with emotional, cognitive, and behavioural difficulties. I primarily use play-based and expressive art therapies to nurture self-awareness, resilience, and mastery over challenges. Children rely a great deal on those around them to navigate the challenges they face. As such, I help parents to understand what their child's behaviour is communicating, and how they can best support them. The relationship with your child offers an opportunity for effective intervention.
(289) 274-9541 View (289) 274-9541
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Dr. Kirsteen Moore
Registered Psychotherapist, PsyD, RCC
Verified Verified
I am honoured that you are interested in my services and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been a counsellor for 29 years, and although I specialize in working with youth and young adults, I am comfortable working with adults of any age. I have been described as slightly non-conventional in the counselling world, which suits me perfectly, and also tends to suit the people I am privileged to work with who are trying to stand up to the force of the problems in their life. I primarily use Narrative therapy in my work, but I am trained in many modalities (such as: CBT, DBT, SFBT, MST).
I am honoured that you are interested in my services and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been a counsellor for 29 years, and although I specialize in working with youth and young adults, I am comfortable working with adults of any age. I have been described as slightly non-conventional in the counselling world, which suits me perfectly, and also tends to suit the people I am privileged to work with who are trying to stand up to the force of the problems in their life. I primarily use Narrative therapy in my work, but I am trained in many modalities (such as: CBT, DBT, SFBT, MST).
(709) 501-5203 View (709) 501-5203
Photo of Melissa MacNeill, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Melissa MacNeill
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M  (Online Only)
Is your relationship going through a rough patch and you don’t have the energy to have that same fight one more time? Are you pushing through the heartbreak of yet another dating disaster? Does it feel like your family is falling apart? If so, you're in the right place. I help clients struggling with important relationships. You may recognize that you've been feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, or overwhelmed, but you don't know where to turn or how counselling can help.
Is your relationship going through a rough patch and you don’t have the energy to have that same fight one more time? Are you pushing through the heartbreak of yet another dating disaster? Does it feel like your family is falling apart? If so, you're in the right place. I help clients struggling with important relationships. You may recognize that you've been feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, or overwhelmed, but you don't know where to turn or how counselling can help.
(902) 200-1742 View (902) 200-1742
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Marc Keith
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M
I recently worked as a Concurrent Disorders Clinician position with Foundry North Shore. I work with youth and their families, with young adults and with couples. I work with mental health and substance use concerns, as separate or as concurrent issues. I am passionate about brain development and how it impacts how people experience their world.
I recently worked as a Concurrent Disorders Clinician position with Foundry North Shore. I work with youth and their families, with young adults and with couples. I work with mental health and substance use concerns, as separate or as concurrent issues. I am passionate about brain development and how it impacts how people experience their world.
(587) 809-6407 View (587) 809-6407
Photo of Bobbi Levesque, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Bobbi Levesque
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
If you are thinking of connecting with a counsellor, I encourage you to give me a call. Sometimes we find ourselves seeking a safe place to look at our life and the things that trouble us with someone who knows how to help. I would like to offer this to you. I am warm, engaging, and understanding. I will work with you to address the challenges you are facing. Everyone needs somewhere they can talk freely through difficulties. This is that place. Relax and explore in confidentiality, safety, in a relationship free of judgement and full of compassion, a place where there is comfort enough to look inside and grow.
If you are thinking of connecting with a counsellor, I encourage you to give me a call. Sometimes we find ourselves seeking a safe place to look at our life and the things that trouble us with someone who knows how to help. I would like to offer this to you. I am warm, engaging, and understanding. I will work with you to address the challenges you are facing. Everyone needs somewhere they can talk freely through difficulties. This is that place. Relax and explore in confidentiality, safety, in a relationship free of judgement and full of compassion, a place where there is comfort enough to look inside and grow.
(778) 767-2364 View (778) 767-2364
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Shannon Sedmak
Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate, RPC-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M  (Online Only)
Shannon’s own mental health and inspiring healing journey set her firmly on the path of counselling, where she can be in service to help those who struggle to look at, understand and overcome eating disorders, addiction and the difficulties and dynamics in life that create deep wounds that undermine healthy self-esteem. She knows firsthand how impactful it can be to have a counsellor who is authentic, heart-centered, compassionate, and supportive. This was her personal inspiration to become a counsellor.
Shannon’s own mental health and inspiring healing journey set her firmly on the path of counselling, where she can be in service to help those who struggle to look at, understand and overcome eating disorders, addiction and the difficulties and dynamics in life that create deep wounds that undermine healthy self-esteem. She knows firsthand how impactful it can be to have a counsellor who is authentic, heart-centered, compassionate, and supportive. This was her personal inspiration to become a counsellor.
(431) 341-3165 View (431) 341-3165
Photo of Diviya Lewis, Registered Psychotherapist in V8M, BC
Diviya Lewis
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M  (Online Only)
There are times in our lives that we cannot get a handle on the challenges in our life. Sometimes our genetics play a role, i.e. intergenerational traumas, and other times, life, and all its stressors gets overwhelming. For some, systemic barriers exist that impede a capacity for wellness. During these times, it is helpful to work with a trained therapist to support you as you find your way back to your healing, happiness and inner peace. Therapy is a process of growth, unlearning, and self-discovery. In my therapy sessions, I promote behavioral transformation and inner peace by encouraging curiosity, compassion and acceptance.
There are times in our lives that we cannot get a handle on the challenges in our life. Sometimes our genetics play a role, i.e. intergenerational traumas, and other times, life, and all its stressors gets overwhelming. For some, systemic barriers exist that impede a capacity for wellness. During these times, it is helpful to work with a trained therapist to support you as you find your way back to your healing, happiness and inner peace. Therapy is a process of growth, unlearning, and self-discovery. In my therapy sessions, I promote behavioral transformation and inner peace by encouraging curiosity, compassion and acceptance.
(647) 691-3515 View (647) 691-3515
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Dr. Jacqueline Armour
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, PhD, CSAT, ICADC, CPTT
Verified Verified
Saanichton, BC V8M
Are you struggling with addiction or the betrayal trauma of a loved one's addiction? My name is Jacqueline Armour and I would be honored to help. I understand the unique challenges of sex addiction and the impact it can have on relationships. With years of experience and extensive training in the field, my team and I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals and couples to heal and regain control of their lives. Our expertise extends beyond sex addiction, we also provide support for those struggling with substance abuse, recognizing the complex interplay between addiction and mental health.
Are you struggling with addiction or the betrayal trauma of a loved one's addiction? My name is Jacqueline Armour and I would be honored to help. I understand the unique challenges of sex addiction and the impact it can have on relationships. With years of experience and extensive training in the field, my team and I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals and couples to heal and regain control of their lives. Our expertise extends beyond sex addiction, we also provide support for those struggling with substance abuse, recognizing the complex interplay between addiction and mental health.
(855) 982-9605 View (855) 982-9605
Photo of Sarah Bourdon, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Sarah Bourdon
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M
At Calm Kids Counselling, I provide support for children, youth, and families experiencing challenges related to school and/or home. Using a child-centered approach, I work with families to build balance and connection through a focus on strengths, problem-solving and coping skills, and play. My areas of practice include social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, school avoidance and anxiety, parenting skills, prenatal and postpartum health, and peer and family relationships.
At Calm Kids Counselling, I provide support for children, youth, and families experiencing challenges related to school and/or home. Using a child-centered approach, I work with families to build balance and connection through a focus on strengths, problem-solving and coping skills, and play. My areas of practice include social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, school avoidance and anxiety, parenting skills, prenatal and postpartum health, and peer and family relationships.
(888) 284-5490 View (888) 284-5490
Photo of Louis Iannone, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Louis Iannone
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
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
Photo of Jill Parker Counselling Inc, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Jill Parker Counselling Inc
Counsellor, MEd, BSW, BA, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M
Not accepting new clients
***My practice is currently full.***"I like how you help me to see myself as powerful and capable..." & "I didn't know counselling could be like this...." Are words spoken by my clients. My genuine, caring and compassionate approach, along with my lighthearted sense of humor, are instrumental in establishing an empowering and safe relationship with my clients. I work with people of all ages who face challenges which impede their ability to live full and meaningful lives.
***My practice is currently full.***"I like how you help me to see myself as powerful and capable..." & "I didn't know counselling could be like this...." Are words spoken by my clients. My genuine, caring and compassionate approach, along with my lighthearted sense of humor, are instrumental in establishing an empowering and safe relationship with my clients. I work with people of all ages who face challenges which impede their ability to live full and meaningful lives.
(250) 800-2685 View (250) 800-2685
Photo of Tammy Van Hinte, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Tammy Van Hinte
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M
Are you looking for ways to increase your relationship satisfaction? My speciality is relationship counselling and coaching. I am trained as a Family Mediator, a Counsellor and a Coach. I work with people to assist them to enhance their relationship skills in order to create more satisfying relationships with both themselves and others. I offer Couples Counselling, Discernment Counselling, and Individual Counselling.
Are you looking for ways to increase your relationship satisfaction? My speciality is relationship counselling and coaching. I am trained as a Family Mediator, a Counsellor and a Coach. I work with people to assist them to enhance their relationship skills in order to create more satisfying relationships with both themselves and others. I offer Couples Counselling, Discernment Counselling, and Individual Counselling.
(855) 808-4730 View (855) 808-4730
Photo of Wade Hirschfield, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Wade Hirschfield
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
When confronted with challenging times - whether it is struggling with mental health, your relationships, addiction, identity or just not knowing what to do - feelings of despair, loneliness, desperation, and fear can overwhelm hope.
When confronted with challenging times - whether it is struggling with mental health, your relationships, addiction, identity or just not knowing what to do - feelings of despair, loneliness, desperation, and fear can overwhelm hope.
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Photo of Sandra Ledwidge Counselling & Therapy, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Sandra Ledwidge Counselling & Therapy
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Saanichton, BC V8M
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you having a tough time dealing with loss or significant life change? Do you feel defeated by failed attempts to make positive changes? Are people in your life worried about you? Seeking help when in need is both a courageous step and an expression of hope. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice, I offer counselling and therapy to individuals and couples. Together, we explore how your beliefs and behaviour patterns may be limiting you from reaching your goals and finding fulfilment in your relationships.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you having a tough time dealing with loss or significant life change? Do you feel defeated by failed attempts to make positive changes? Are people in your life worried about you? Seeking help when in need is both a courageous step and an expression of hope. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice, I offer counselling and therapy to individuals and couples. Together, we explore how your beliefs and behaviour patterns may be limiting you from reaching your goals and finding fulfilment in your relationships.
(855) 232-0548 View (855) 232-0548
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Heartwood Family Wellness
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, BEd
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M
We have been serving individuals, couples and families with compassion and care for over 10 years at Heartwood Family Wellness. Our clinicians have established a strong reputation in the community doing exceptional work with adults, children, youth, parents, couples, and families. We help people of all ages and life stages with anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce, self-esteem, self-worth, family transitions, parenting skills, grief and loss, and neurodiversity.
We have been serving individuals, couples and families with compassion and care for over 10 years at Heartwood Family Wellness. Our clinicians have established a strong reputation in the community doing exceptional work with adults, children, youth, parents, couples, and families. We help people of all ages and life stages with anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce, self-esteem, self-worth, family transitions, parenting skills, grief and loss, and neurodiversity.
(778) 651-5300 View (778) 651-5300
Photo of Talita Nell, Counsellor in V8M, BC
Talita Nell
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Saanichton, BC V8M
Not accepting new clients
Talita believes in building powerful relationships to create a space where you can feel seen, heard, and valued. She believes the potential of each client and comes alongside to see you achieve your goals. Talita brings years of experience, in working with children, youth and their families. Having worked as a youth worker in the United Arab Emirates for 4 years, Talita also has experience working with individuals and family from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Talita believes in building powerful relationships to create a space where you can feel seen, heard, and valued. She believes the potential of each client and comes alongside to see you achieve your goals. Talita brings years of experience, in working with children, youth and their families. Having worked as a youth worker in the United Arab Emirates for 4 years, Talita also has experience working with individuals and family from diverse cultural backgrounds.
(819) 803-4154 View (819) 803-4154
Photo of Dr. Helen Macaulay, Psychologist in V8M, BC
Dr. Helen Macaulay
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M
I am a Psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. I strive to provide a supportive and productive atmosphere in which clients can achieve meaningful growth and change. I believe that it is important to work together in creating a therapeutic relationship that is built on mutual respect, cooperation, and shared goals. Common treatment issues include depression, anxiety, stress, and interpersonal difficulties. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual's needs and includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as well as mindfulness and emotion-focused interventions.
I am a Psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. I strive to provide a supportive and productive atmosphere in which clients can achieve meaningful growth and change. I believe that it is important to work together in creating a therapeutic relationship that is built on mutual respect, cooperation, and shared goals. Common treatment issues include depression, anxiety, stress, and interpersonal difficulties. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual's needs and includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as well as mindfulness and emotion-focused interventions.
(672) 761-0128 View (672) 761-0128
Photo of Alison Ferko, Pre-Licensed Professional in V8M, BC
Alison Ferko
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saanichton, BC V8M
My ultimate goal in our work together is that you feel seen and understood in all of your humanness, and that our relationship serves as a safe place to explore whatever is holding you back from experiencing the world as your most rooted and alive self. Through a gentle and collaborative approach, we will work together to attune to the present moment feelings and sensations that are often shied away from, and generally build resiliency to face life's inevitable challenges.
My ultimate goal in our work together is that you feel seen and understood in all of your humanness, and that our relationship serves as a safe place to explore whatever is holding you back from experiencing the world as your most rooted and alive self. Through a gentle and collaborative approach, we will work together to attune to the present moment feelings and sensations that are often shied away from, and generally build resiliency to face life's inevitable challenges.
(431) 430-1371 View (431) 430-1371

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V8M

50+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in V8M who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
68% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

46% Other
46% Pacific Blue Cross
38% SunLife

How Counsellors in V8M see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V8M?

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.