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Brooke Peters
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
At Old Growth Therapy Brooke supports others to reconnect with their authentic self, viewing therapy as an invaluable space to reclaim the powerful inner ally of self-trust. Brooke specializes in supporting others experiencing transitions and transformations which can involve working with anxiety, grief, stress, loss, substance use, reclaiming identity, and trauma. Brooke views you as the expert of your life, honouring that while she can guide, only the client can lead.
At Old Growth Therapy Brooke supports others to reconnect with their authentic self, viewing therapy as an invaluable space to reclaim the powerful inner ally of self-trust. Brooke specializes in supporting others experiencing transitions and transformations which can involve working with anxiety, grief, stress, loss, substance use, reclaiming identity, and trauma. Brooke views you as the expert of your life, honouring that while she can guide, only the client can lead.
(587) 800-4206 View (587) 800-4206
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Carla Nicole Dawson
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Langford, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Clients who are looking for ways to make sense of their current communication, values, and coping mechanisms will find the space to do that here. Working through past experiences can help improve relationships, access to a positive sense of self, workplace concerns, and communication. My goal for my clients is to work together through past trauma and come to gain the insights and tools to examine behaviours independently.
Clients who are looking for ways to make sense of their current communication, values, and coping mechanisms will find the space to do that here. Working through past experiences can help improve relationships, access to a positive sense of self, workplace concerns, and communication. My goal for my clients is to work together through past trauma and come to gain the insights and tools to examine behaviours independently.
(236) 233-3842 View (236) 233-3842
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Lea McKenzie Counselling and Wellness
Counsellor, BSc, BSW, RPC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
I offer an inclusive, non-judgemental, safe space that allows you to explore the reason(s) that have brought you to counselling.
I offer an inclusive, non-judgemental, safe space that allows you to explore the reason(s) that have brought you to counselling.
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Cody O'Neill
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BAACS, RSW
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In the journey of grief, nurturing "continuing bonds" with departed loved ones holds profound significance, offering solace, comfort, and connection in their absence. If you've experienced profound loss (human or pet) and have been grieving for over a year, I offer a unique therapy intended to help reduce sadness and foster a deeper connection with your loved one. Understanding the importance of allowing your mind to adapt to grief's natural rhythm, is part of this process; so we typically wait a year or more post-loss before beginning therapy, honouring the organic flow of grief, and trusting in the brain's innate healing capacity.
In the journey of grief, nurturing "continuing bonds" with departed loved ones holds profound significance, offering solace, comfort, and connection in their absence. If you've experienced profound loss (human or pet) and have been grieving for over a year, I offer a unique therapy intended to help reduce sadness and foster a deeper connection with your loved one. Understanding the importance of allowing your mind to adapt to grief's natural rhythm, is part of this process; so we typically wait a year or more post-loss before beginning therapy, honouring the organic flow of grief, and trusting in the brain's innate healing capacity.
(819) 410-8962 View (819) 410-8962
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Leanna Madill
Counsellor, PhD, RPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ARE YOU A TEEN, OR A PARENT OF A TEEN? Are you feeling challenged, misunderstood, or feeling pressure in teenagehood? Or are you are parent who is challenged by your teen? Depression, anger, and anxiety are common feelings that can be running the show for teens and parents during this developmental stage of teenagehood, and can feel overwhelming. Staying trapped in the same fights, frustrations, anxieties, and unhappiness is a harmful cycle that can have lasting effects.
ARE YOU A TEEN, OR A PARENT OF A TEEN? Are you feeling challenged, misunderstood, or feeling pressure in teenagehood? Or are you are parent who is challenged by your teen? Depression, anger, and anxiety are common feelings that can be running the show for teens and parents during this developmental stage of teenagehood, and can feel overwhelming. Staying trapped in the same fights, frustrations, anxieties, and unhappiness is a harmful cycle that can have lasting effects.
(855) 772-7330 View (855) 772-7330
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Joban Kaur Dhanoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can be challenging and we can always use a little help or another perspective on our situation. Whether it is learning new coping skills, finding relief from trauma symptoms, or just needing someone to talk to, counselling can be a great way to add another support to your circle. I specialize in variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, racialized trauma, intimate partner dynamics, men's issues, gender and sexuality, academic stress/procrastination, childhood trauma (including emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma) and other areas impacting adults, youth and families.
Sometimes life can be challenging and we can always use a little help or another perspective on our situation. Whether it is learning new coping skills, finding relief from trauma symptoms, or just needing someone to talk to, counselling can be a great way to add another support to your circle. I specialize in variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, racialized trauma, intimate partner dynamics, men's issues, gender and sexuality, academic stress/procrastination, childhood trauma (including emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma) and other areas impacting adults, youth and families.
(647) 490-8002 View (647) 490-8002
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Diane Tompkins
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Hi! I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia and I am happy to work with clients virtually throughout the province. I believe counselling is an important component in cultivating peace and justice in our world and I see connections to community & with nature as fundamental to our health and well-being.
Hi! I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia and I am happy to work with clients virtually throughout the province. I believe counselling is an important component in cultivating peace and justice in our world and I see connections to community & with nature as fundamental to our health and well-being.
(844) 810-7359 View (844) 810-7359
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Ava Razavi
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
Hello, my name is Ava and I provide counselling support for children, youth and women. I have had the privilege of working with clients who grapple with emotional difficulties rooted in familial dynamics and postpartum depression. I have a deep conviction in the power of transformation and that we all can overcome our issues with guidance, and self-love. The initial step of asking for support can be a challenging one, especially when experiencing depression, and anxiety. I, therefore, extend a warm ‘Hello’ to all those struggling to take that first step. I look forward to embarking on a healing journey with you.
Hello, my name is Ava and I provide counselling support for children, youth and women. I have had the privilege of working with clients who grapple with emotional difficulties rooted in familial dynamics and postpartum depression. I have a deep conviction in the power of transformation and that we all can overcome our issues with guidance, and self-love. The initial step of asking for support can be a challenging one, especially when experiencing depression, and anxiety. I, therefore, extend a warm ‘Hello’ to all those struggling to take that first step. I look forward to embarking on a healing journey with you.
(250) 389-2819 View (250) 389-2819
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Anxiety Recovery And Somatic Therapist Julie MacNaughton
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
With a focus on anxiety, I employ somatic techniques using mindful awareness to help individuals identify and release the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore the connections between their emotional well-being, bodily sensations in order to live life with less fear and anxiety. I hold a Master’s degree in clinical counselling and is trained in Somatic Experiencing.
With a focus on anxiety, I employ somatic techniques using mindful awareness to help individuals identify and release the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore the connections between their emotional well-being, bodily sensations in order to live life with less fear and anxiety. I hold a Master’s degree in clinical counselling and is trained in Somatic Experiencing.
(604) 332-1559 View (604) 332-1559
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Kelly Ainslie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, BSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Hello! Do you feel panic or have moods that you struggle to control and seem to intrude at the worst possible times? Like when you're trying to sleep? Or when you're talking to someone new? Maybe it's when you're at work talking to your boss or peers? Do you feel guilt, anger, sadness, or maybe have feelings of uneasiness you struggle to name? Are your relationships struggling because of these symptoms? Do you isolate? Symptoms from traumas are often overlooked or misdiagnosed completely because we don't identify these life experiences as trauma. What if these issues that prevent you from achieving your optimum well-being were gone?
Hello! Do you feel panic or have moods that you struggle to control and seem to intrude at the worst possible times? Like when you're trying to sleep? Or when you're talking to someone new? Maybe it's when you're at work talking to your boss or peers? Do you feel guilt, anger, sadness, or maybe have feelings of uneasiness you struggle to name? Are your relationships struggling because of these symptoms? Do you isolate? Symptoms from traumas are often overlooked or misdiagnosed completely because we don't identify these life experiences as trauma. What if these issues that prevent you from achieving your optimum well-being were gone?
(778) 902-0521 View (778) 902-0521
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Claudia Donald
Counsellor, BEd, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
Hi there! I'm happy to meet with anyone experiencing a wide range of concerns. My areas of interest and experience are anxiety, relationships (romantic, platonic, parental), divorce/separation (co-parenting, step-parenting, parenting time), and peri- and post-partum mental health. I have experience with and work with all age groups from 12 years old and up. If you're not happy with the way you're feeling, you feel "stuck", or you're unsure how to go about communicating or expressing your needs and concerns, we can explore strategies and interventions to help support you with your goals.
Hi there! I'm happy to meet with anyone experiencing a wide range of concerns. My areas of interest and experience are anxiety, relationships (romantic, platonic, parental), divorce/separation (co-parenting, step-parenting, parenting time), and peri- and post-partum mental health. I have experience with and work with all age groups from 12 years old and up. If you're not happy with the way you're feeling, you feel "stuck", or you're unsure how to go about communicating or expressing your needs and concerns, we can explore strategies and interventions to help support you with your goals.
(587) 602-1222 View (587) 602-1222
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Ivona Koerbler
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langford, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Are you walking through life with a feeling that something's not quite right, or that your life doesn't look the way you want it? Are you noticing that you don't live up to your full potential, and your dreams and desires are on hold for some reason? Life can often present us with challenges and uncertainties that leave us feeling lost and disconnected from our true selves. If you find yourself at a crossroads, longing for more, but unsure of how to break free from what's holding you back, you're not alone. I'm someone who has personally walked the path of healing and transformation.
Are you walking through life with a feeling that something's not quite right, or that your life doesn't look the way you want it? Are you noticing that you don't live up to your full potential, and your dreams and desires are on hold for some reason? Life can often present us with challenges and uncertainties that leave us feeling lost and disconnected from our true selves. If you find yourself at a crossroads, longing for more, but unsure of how to break free from what's holding you back, you're not alone. I'm someone who has personally walked the path of healing and transformation.
(709) 400-2749 View (709) 400-2749
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Michelle McElroy
Counsellor, MA:CP, RCC, RSW, BCATR, BCRPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
Waitlist for new clients
Children, youth and young adults, who are dealing with past or present trauma with symptoms that include anxiety, depression, sleep problems, disorder eating, aggression or mood swings.
Children, youth and young adults, who are dealing with past or present trauma with symptoms that include anxiety, depression, sleep problems, disorder eating, aggression or mood swings.
(289) 812-5664 View (289) 812-5664
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Robyn Faulkner
Counsellor, RTC-c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Are you feeling alone, isolated or stuck in a pattern of thinking that doesn't serve you well? These feelings can happen in close or difficult relationships, friendships, at work or school or from the loss of a loved one. Often, not establishing boundaries, where we can confidently be heard, can leave us feeling frustrated, misunderstood and alone. These continued feelings can compound, affecting us physically, mentally and spiritually, If you are looking for a clear path forward to more meaningful connections, we can work together, to gather tools essential for creating the changes you would like to see in your life.
Are you feeling alone, isolated or stuck in a pattern of thinking that doesn't serve you well? These feelings can happen in close or difficult relationships, friendships, at work or school or from the loss of a loved one. Often, not establishing boundaries, where we can confidently be heard, can leave us feeling frustrated, misunderstood and alone. These continued feelings can compound, affecting us physically, mentally and spiritually, If you are looking for a clear path forward to more meaningful connections, we can work together, to gather tools essential for creating the changes you would like to see in your life.
(825) 807-5607 View (825) 807-5607
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Taylor Evans-Kawchuk
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
Accepting new clients - Does your appearance or relationship with food consumes your day to day? Do you often worry what others think of you? Or rarely feel like enough? I support clients who struggle with eating disorders (like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating), food restriction, emotional eating, overexercising, body image, and self-esteem. I know the path to recovery can feel scary. And... what lies on the other side of recovery is worth it. In an effort to shrink ourselves, we also end up shrinking our lives. It's my hope throughout counselling you feel comfortable taking up space, so you can experience more of life.
Accepting new clients - Does your appearance or relationship with food consumes your day to day? Do you often worry what others think of you? Or rarely feel like enough? I support clients who struggle with eating disorders (like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating), food restriction, emotional eating, overexercising, body image, and self-esteem. I know the path to recovery can feel scary. And... what lies on the other side of recovery is worth it. In an effort to shrink ourselves, we also end up shrinking our lives. It's my hope throughout counselling you feel comfortable taking up space, so you can experience more of life.
(825) 603-5052 View (825) 603-5052
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Vox Humana Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Langford, BC V9B
I am a registered clinical counsellor and am registered with the Crime Victim Assistance Program. I use a trauma informed approach in counselling, while also implementing person centred, narrative, EMDR and emotionally focused techniques to treat a variety of client concerns. I value the client-counsellor relationship and make every effort to ensure I demonstrate congruency with the experiences of my clients. I strongly believe in the empowerment that comes from increasing personal voice.
I am a registered clinical counsellor and am registered with the Crime Victim Assistance Program. I use a trauma informed approach in counselling, while also implementing person centred, narrative, EMDR and emotionally focused techniques to treat a variety of client concerns. I value the client-counsellor relationship and make every effort to ensure I demonstrate congruency with the experiences of my clients. I strongly believe in the empowerment that comes from increasing personal voice.
(855) 410-2147 View (855) 410-2147
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Jeevan Atwal
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
It is no secret that individuals experience a multitude of challenges throughout their lives. Sometimes these challenges can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed, stagnant, anxious or numb. In other cases, these feelings can be the result of unresolved issues from the past, that are impacting present life. No matter the situation, I am here to support my clients in the process of identifying, understanding, and addressing their challenges. Through this collaborative process my clients are able to foster self-awareness and acceptance, so they can cultivate new perspectives and develop effective strategies to reach their goals.
It is no secret that individuals experience a multitude of challenges throughout their lives. Sometimes these challenges can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed, stagnant, anxious or numb. In other cases, these feelings can be the result of unresolved issues from the past, that are impacting present life. No matter the situation, I am here to support my clients in the process of identifying, understanding, and addressing their challenges. Through this collaborative process my clients are able to foster self-awareness and acceptance, so they can cultivate new perspectives and develop effective strategies to reach their goals.
(506) 909-0924 View (506) 909-0924
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Beverley Wilson
Counsellor, OT, RCC, DCP
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about an holistic view of rehabilitation, healing one’s self, both inside and out. Through the use of various modalities, I assist clients in gaining healthy perspectives in order to strengthen bonds and recover both physically and emotionally. It's my goal to help people feel safe, appreciated and whole again. I bring a unique blend of experience and expertise, being both a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Occupational Therapist. I hold a Bachelor of Science in OT and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, I am also a Doctor of Counseling and Psychotherapy.
I am passionate about an holistic view of rehabilitation, healing one’s self, both inside and out. Through the use of various modalities, I assist clients in gaining healthy perspectives in order to strengthen bonds and recover both physically and emotionally. It's my goal to help people feel safe, appreciated and whole again. I bring a unique blend of experience and expertise, being both a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Occupational Therapist. I hold a Bachelor of Science in OT and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, I am also a Doctor of Counseling and Psychotherapy.
(289) 312-1478 View (289) 312-1478
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Nicoleta Mennie
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
Welcome! I am an intern counsellor awaiting registration upon completing my studies and the required practicum hours. In my practice, I am committed to meeting you exactly where you are on your journey. I understand that each individual's path is unique, and I value the importance of creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you feel comfortable expressing yourself. Together we will identify your goals and build a path that leads you toward a life that resonates with your authentic self. We will recognize what is already working in your life and what is getting in your way of where you wish to be.
Welcome! I am an intern counsellor awaiting registration upon completing my studies and the required practicum hours. In my practice, I am committed to meeting you exactly where you are on your journey. I understand that each individual's path is unique, and I value the importance of creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you feel comfortable expressing yourself. Together we will identify your goals and build a path that leads you toward a life that resonates with your authentic self. We will recognize what is already working in your life and what is getting in your way of where you wish to be.
(579) 300-3709 View (579) 300-3709
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Jennifer Brum Counselling
Counsellor, BSc, MTC, RTC, RCS, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
Waitlist for new clients
Negative thoughts reel through your head throughout the day and have you tossing and turning at night. You get through your day as if everything is ok, but it isn’t… it’s exhausting! Life’s challenges leave you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Your relationships are suffering and you find yourself wanting to avoid the people and places you used to enjoy. No one seems to understand what you’re going through which leaves you feeling misunderstood, invalidated, and unsupported. You want to feel “normal” again. You just want your life back. You’ve had enough, and it’s time to make some serious changes. This is where I can help.
Negative thoughts reel through your head throughout the day and have you tossing and turning at night. You get through your day as if everything is ok, but it isn’t… it’s exhausting! Life’s challenges leave you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Your relationships are suffering and you find yourself wanting to avoid the people and places you used to enjoy. No one seems to understand what you’re going through which leaves you feeling misunderstood, invalidated, and unsupported. You want to feel “normal” again. You just want your life back. You’ve had enough, and it’s time to make some serious changes. This is where I can help.
(778) 400-1591 View (778) 400-1591

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V9B

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in V9B who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
72% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

47% Pacific Blue Cross
42% SunLife
41% First Nations Health Authority

How Counsellors in V9B see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V9B?

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.