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Mountain Gate Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PhD(c), MSc, BSc
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
I specialize in working with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ2S+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
I specialize in working with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ2S+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
(306) 988-4692 View (306) 988-4692
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Pierre Morais
MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
I am an experienced clinical counsellor with a Master's degree who specializes in addiction. I have over 25 years of professional experience in this field and over 35 years of personal recovery from addiction myself. I am a published author and have created dozens of videos on addiction and recovery. I was also an instructor at a college for Indigenous counsellors and have also developed some of their curriculum. I have travelled across the country, and at times internationally, giving talks on addiction and training other counsellors. I have also filled in for such notable speakers as Dr Gabor Matte.
I am an experienced clinical counsellor with a Master's degree who specializes in addiction. I have over 25 years of professional experience in this field and over 35 years of personal recovery from addiction myself. I am a published author and have created dozens of videos on addiction and recovery. I was also an instructor at a college for Indigenous counsellors and have also developed some of their curriculum. I have travelled across the country, and at times internationally, giving talks on addiction and training other counsellors. I have also filled in for such notable speakers as Dr Gabor Matte.
(587) 848-3187 View (587) 848-3187
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Timney Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
I can support you through Covid-19. You need to make the most of your resources in the face of increased “situational stress”. At the same time any and all of your lingering distresses are made worse by the pressures we are suddenly under. People today are feeling trapped, worried, confused and at times overwhelmed. Some of that is new, and some is carried into this time. Both can be addressed. And the good news is we can work remotely without losing the personal qualities I bring to face to face work. Secure online video calls allow us to connect, establish goals, find insight, explore problems, and foster your personal progress.
I can support you through Covid-19. You need to make the most of your resources in the face of increased “situational stress”. At the same time any and all of your lingering distresses are made worse by the pressures we are suddenly under. People today are feeling trapped, worried, confused and at times overwhelmed. Some of that is new, and some is carried into this time. Both can be addressed. And the good news is we can work remotely without losing the personal qualities I bring to face to face work. Secure online video calls allow us to connect, establish goals, find insight, explore problems, and foster your personal progress.
(778) 764-1506 View (778) 764-1506
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Natalie Smith
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
If you have landed here, you or someone you know is in need of counselling and support. I am here to help, listen, and build a plan for change and moving forward with hope. I offer in-person, remote and nature-based, counselling services to assist clients, particularly children and teens, move towards improving their mental health, lifestyle and mindset. Our work together will hopefully develop a deeper understanding for how to develop the personal tools you need to build towards the life you want.
If you have landed here, you or someone you know is in need of counselling and support. I am here to help, listen, and build a plan for change and moving forward with hope. I offer in-person, remote and nature-based, counselling services to assist clients, particularly children and teens, move towards improving their mental health, lifestyle and mindset. Our work together will hopefully develop a deeper understanding for how to develop the personal tools you need to build towards the life you want.
(709) 800-2175 View (709) 800-2175
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Sarah Ftaya
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
I am the owner and founder of the Child & Family Therapy Centre Victoria. My current practice is focused on supporting children, youth, and families where the primary concern is Anxiety or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I also provide counselling support to parents with children of all ages to address developmental and behavioral concerns. Involvement of parents and caregivers in the therapy process is an essential part of my practice.
I am the owner and founder of the Child & Family Therapy Centre Victoria. My current practice is focused on supporting children, youth, and families where the primary concern is Anxiety or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I also provide counselling support to parents with children of all ages to address developmental and behavioral concerns. Involvement of parents and caregivers in the therapy process is an essential part of my practice.
(587) 602-4758 View (587) 602-4758
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Jilleun Tenning
Counsellor, PhD(c), MA, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A  (Online Only)
Welcome to my virtual office, if you're feeling stressed, irritable, or low, or if you're struggling with anxiety, panic, or specific challenges in your life, I'm here to help you discover better ways to cope and manage conflict. Additionally, if you're longing for more meaningful connections in your relationships with your partner, family members, or friends, I can provide guidance on that journey.In my practice, I prioritize building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. Together, we can develop coping skills and overcome life's obstacles.
Welcome to my virtual office, if you're feeling stressed, irritable, or low, or if you're struggling with anxiety, panic, or specific challenges in your life, I'm here to help you discover better ways to cope and manage conflict. Additionally, if you're longing for more meaningful connections in your relationships with your partner, family members, or friends, I can provide guidance on that journey.In my practice, I prioritize building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. Together, we can develop coping skills and overcome life's obstacles.
(431) 441-5541 View (431) 441-5541
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Trista Johnston
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
You may be waking up to how you believed you needed to be in order to be loved and belong. I believe you are the keeper of the healing you are seeking. I am here to walk beside you and shake up these innate faculties. You feel a shift happening where you want to be more authentic. Maybe you are an expert in people pleasing while drowning in your unmet needs; taking up space feels uncomfortable and scary. You desire authentic connections and clear communication in your relationships. You want to feel more fulfilled on a soul level and stand confidently in your voice, longing to rebuild your connection to your body and intuition.
You may be waking up to how you believed you needed to be in order to be loved and belong. I believe you are the keeper of the healing you are seeking. I am here to walk beside you and shake up these innate faculties. You feel a shift happening where you want to be more authentic. Maybe you are an expert in people pleasing while drowning in your unmet needs; taking up space feels uncomfortable and scary. You desire authentic connections and clear communication in your relationships. You want to feel more fulfilled on a soul level and stand confidently in your voice, longing to rebuild your connection to your body and intuition.
(249) 488-5042 View (249) 488-5042
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Robyn Dickson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients as part of the “Money Mapping Group” (see below). Do you tell yourself “I’m bad with money"?  Are you accumulating debt?  Do you avoid looking at your finances?  Do you undercharge and overspend?  Does the word “bank” make you feel uneasy?  Do you find yourself teetering between the feeling that money is evil but also, that you’re not worthy of money? These are common disordered financial behaviors; not only because we find ourselves in a capitalist society, but also because money can be both a source and a response to trauma.
Currently accepting new clients as part of the “Money Mapping Group” (see below). Do you tell yourself “I’m bad with money"?  Are you accumulating debt?  Do you avoid looking at your finances?  Do you undercharge and overspend?  Does the word “bank” make you feel uneasy?  Do you find yourself teetering between the feeling that money is evil but also, that you’re not worthy of money? These are common disordered financial behaviors; not only because we find ourselves in a capitalist society, but also because money can be both a source and a response to trauma.
(613) 800-6986 View (613) 800-6986
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Terry Mikalishen
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Whether triggered by a recent loss or trying to navigate the uncertainty of daily life, anxiety and/or depression have taken a heavy toll on many. Professional guidance through this emotional storm can relieve much of the stress and provide lifelong tools that will move one toward calmer waters. Your story has a voice that needs to be heard. I am here to listen, compassionately, without judgment. I am here to support you in your darkest days and honour your courage as you move forward.
Whether triggered by a recent loss or trying to navigate the uncertainty of daily life, anxiety and/or depression have taken a heavy toll on many. Professional guidance through this emotional storm can relieve much of the stress and provide lifelong tools that will move one toward calmer waters. Your story has a voice that needs to be heard. I am here to listen, compassionately, without judgment. I am here to support you in your darkest days and honour your courage as you move forward.
(778) 717-7213 View (778) 717-7213
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Jordyn Aylesworth
Counsellor, BSc, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
When we feel stuck or disconnected, we are likely experiencing a change in our momentum. My goal for our work together is to inspire forward momentum, however big or small. Rather than chasing goals, I strive to stretch your natural strengths and abilities in order to achieve your desired outcomes. By working together to equalize your own playing field, we can explore the stressors and challenges in your life. This allows us to find strategies to best manage your presenting symptoms while exploring the root discomfort.
When we feel stuck or disconnected, we are likely experiencing a change in our momentum. My goal for our work together is to inspire forward momentum, however big or small. Rather than chasing goals, I strive to stretch your natural strengths and abilities in order to achieve your desired outcomes. By working together to equalize your own playing field, we can explore the stressors and challenges in your life. This allows us to find strategies to best manage your presenting symptoms while exploring the root discomfort.
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Kelly Nakatsuka
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
We all deserve peace, to feel connection with others, and to feel a sense of trust in ourselves and the world. Stress, anxiety, relationship struggles, depression, trauma, major life changes and family issues are among the challenges that can get in the way of us experiencing life the way we would like to. And we all have ways of coping with those stresses. But what happens when those strategies don’t seem to be working anymore? I bring a compassionate and patient approach to our work together. My approach is rooted in my sincere belief, in our ability to heal. No matter the struggle, there is always hope.
(587) 315-3043 View (587) 315-3043
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Emily Clare
Counsellor, MA, BCYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
Accepting new clients 12+ with no wait. Looking for an empathetic and non-judgemental counsellor to support you through life's challenges? I offer an evidence-based approach that can assist you in navigating different relationships, peer pressures, life transitions, and mental health challenges. I am passionate about supporting children, youth, and young adults in building resiliency and coping skills. Areas that I have experience working with are anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, and anger management.
Accepting new clients 12+ with no wait. Looking for an empathetic and non-judgemental counsellor to support you through life's challenges? I offer an evidence-based approach that can assist you in navigating different relationships, peer pressures, life transitions, and mental health challenges. I am passionate about supporting children, youth, and young adults in building resiliency and coping skills. Areas that I have experience working with are anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, and anger management.
(709) 400-6272 View (709) 400-6272
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Emilie Kemlo Psychologist -Active Practice
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych, ACTIVE, PRACTIC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
Emilie Kemlo, Psychologist is a dedicated specialist in emotionally based trauma release work for 36 years with all ages,nationalities, and income levels, using a sliding scale fee, low rates and immediate availability. She is registered with College of Psychologists of BC, worked at Counseling Center of Tokyo, Tokyo International University, and in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. with a deep understanding of all psychological issues, both Western, First Nations and multicultural Asian issues in health, sex, work and relationships. She was a founding teacher of BC School of Art Therapy, Victoria, and uses Bioenergetic Analysis, visual language and various psychotherapeutic approaches.
(855) 982-0964 View (855) 982-0964
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Robin Riley
Counsellor, RTC, BSc, DC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a way to move through life with more ease and peace? Are you struggling with past experiences, beliefs or trauma that make it feel challenging to move forward in life? Whether you are encountering issues with family, work, relationships, grief, infertility, pain, anxiety or depression, I am here to listen and offer support and tools to help. Negative life experiences and trauma can shift our perceptions of ourselves and how we experience the world. You don’t have to walk this path alone. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and open space to help you find your light within.
Are you looking for a way to move through life with more ease and peace? Are you struggling with past experiences, beliefs or trauma that make it feel challenging to move forward in life? Whether you are encountering issues with family, work, relationships, grief, infertility, pain, anxiety or depression, I am here to listen and offer support and tools to help. Negative life experiences and trauma can shift our perceptions of ourselves and how we experience the world. You don’t have to walk this path alone. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and open space to help you find your light within.
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Lizanne Chicanot
Counsellor, B Arts , B Ed, M Ed
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
I've spent most of my career working in the school system as a counsellor, behaviour support specialist, teacher and administrator. I am now a BC registered clinical counsellor and am working at The Budding Elm in Victoria which offers in person and virtual services. I have a real interest in working with individuals, with children & youth, with couples and with families. Processing life changes, grief & loss, relationship issues, and the stress of everyday living are examples of what I hope to be able to help you with. I offer a free 15 minute consultation where you can determine if working with me might be a good fit for you.
I've spent most of my career working in the school system as a counsellor, behaviour support specialist, teacher and administrator. I am now a BC registered clinical counsellor and am working at The Budding Elm in Victoria which offers in person and virtual services. I have a real interest in working with individuals, with children & youth, with couples and with families. Processing life changes, grief & loss, relationship issues, and the stress of everyday living are examples of what I hope to be able to help you with. I offer a free 15 minute consultation where you can determine if working with me might be a good fit for you.
(587) 415-2737 View (587) 415-2737
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Anna Johnston
Counsellor, RYT, RPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
I am a Registered Professional Counsellor, with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. I bring 14 years + of experience in the field of mental health. Through the lens of compassion & unconditional positive regard I support individuals to uncover old coping strategies, reveal core beliefs, release trauma/ suppressed emotions that hold one back from stepping into truth, finding joy, fulfillment and clarity. Also creating a deep connection to self, allowing for a deeper connection in all relationships. Our intimate relationships are where we have the opportunity to be witnessed, accepted, loved, & love in return.
I am a Registered Professional Counsellor, with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. I bring 14 years + of experience in the field of mental health. Through the lens of compassion & unconditional positive regard I support individuals to uncover old coping strategies, reveal core beliefs, release trauma/ suppressed emotions that hold one back from stepping into truth, finding joy, fulfillment and clarity. Also creating a deep connection to self, allowing for a deeper connection in all relationships. Our intimate relationships are where we have the opportunity to be witnessed, accepted, loved, & love in return.
(587) 875-0638 View (587) 875-0638
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Danielle Green
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
Life can be overwhelming, painful and isolating. These struggles may show up as constant anxiety, panic, chronic fatigue, loneliness, fearing the worst, dreading the days ahead, being critical of yourself, never feeling good enough and obsessive thinking. Often I support individuals experiencing repetitive issues and unhelpful patterns. These may show up in their relationship with themselves and others, at work, school or in their parenting. If you are a parent struggling to support your child, or If you are feeling stuck, limited, or are suffering alone - you are not alone and will likely benefit from some additional support.
Life can be overwhelming, painful and isolating. These struggles may show up as constant anxiety, panic, chronic fatigue, loneliness, fearing the worst, dreading the days ahead, being critical of yourself, never feeling good enough and obsessive thinking. Often I support individuals experiencing repetitive issues and unhelpful patterns. These may show up in their relationship with themselves and others, at work, school or in their parenting. If you are a parent struggling to support your child, or If you are feeling stuck, limited, or are suffering alone - you are not alone and will likely benefit from some additional support.
(431) 306-2384 View (431) 306-2384
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Alan Rice
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A  (Online Only)
Alan works with individuals through a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Alan also supports exploration through life stage and relationship transitions and through all issues respects the uniqueness of individual experiences. Alan prioritizes collaboration and connection in his work, recognizes the vulnerability involved in the therapeutic process and aims to maintain safety and warmth throughout.
Alan works with individuals through a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Alan also supports exploration through life stage and relationship transitions and through all issues respects the uniqueness of individual experiences. Alan prioritizes collaboration and connection in his work, recognizes the vulnerability involved in the therapeutic process and aims to maintain safety and warmth throughout.
(587) 419-6828 View (587) 419-6828
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Laura Lansdell
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need more support or access to new resources? Whatever you are going through I can help you to connect to supports that improve your situation and ability to function. Counselling can help you to address issues by creating a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space for you to address life’s challenges. I work with a variety of issues such as, crisis intervention, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, transitions, caregiver fatigue, mood disorders and burn out.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need more support or access to new resources? Whatever you are going through I can help you to connect to supports that improve your situation and ability to function. Counselling can help you to address issues by creating a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space for you to address life’s challenges. I work with a variety of issues such as, crisis intervention, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, transitions, caregiver fatigue, mood disorders and burn out.
(873) 700-3468 View (873) 700-3468
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Brandi Allen
Counsellor, RCC, MC, BEd/BA
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families. I offer counselling for parents who are struggling with their parenting role. I also specialize in helping families and couples that are going through restructuring due to illness, death, separation and/or divorce. I am collaborative and strengths-based in my approach. I meet the client where the client is and work from there in a non-pathologizing way.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families. I offer counselling for parents who are struggling with their parenting role. I also specialize in helping families and couples that are going through restructuring due to illness, death, separation and/or divorce. I am collaborative and strengths-based in my approach. I meet the client where the client is and work from there in a non-pathologizing way.
(867) 988-1603 View (867) 988-1603

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Number of Counsellors in V9A

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in V9A who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
78% Stress
74% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

35% Other
35% Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
35% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in V9A see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V9A?

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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.