Therapy FAQ

Therapy, also known as Counselling or Psychotherapy, is a professional relationship between a trained therapist and a client, aimed at addressing emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues to improve mental health and well-being.

Anyone experiencing difficulties with emotions, behaviors, relationships, or mental health concerns can benefit from therapy. This includes individuals, couples, families or teens dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, addiction, or life transitions.

Therapy sessions typically involve open and confidential discussions between the therapist and client. The therapist may ask questions, offer insights, teach coping skills, and provide support and/or resources tailored to the client’s needs and goals.

The duration of therapy varies depending on the individual’s needs and the nature of their concerns. Some clients may only need a few sessions to address specific issues, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy for ongoing support and personal growth.

Finding the right therapist involves considering factors such as their expertise, approach, personality, and compatibility with your needs and preferences. You can start by reviewing our “Therapists” page or by contacting us directly about finding a good fit.

Yes, therapy is confidential, and therapists are bound by ethical and legal obligations to maintain client confidentiality. Exceptions to confidentiality may occur in situations involving imminent harm to self or others, child abuse, elder abuse or court orders.

Our services may be covered under extended healthcare benefits, including coverage for Registered Psychologists, Registered Psychotherapists, and Registered Social Workers. To determine your mental health coverage, we recommend you check with your insurance provider. Speak to a customer service representative and inquire about the specifics of your mental health benefits, the coverage amount per therapy session, the number of therapy sessions included in your plan, and whether a doctor’s note from your physician is required.

Fees vary from $140 to $360 depending on the therapist and service provided. Fees may be covered by extended healthcare benefits. Please confirm with your insurance provider to determine if you have coverage for services provided by a Registered Psychologist, Registered Psychotherapist or Registered Social Worker. After each session you will receive a digital copy of your receipt to submit to your insurance provider. Balanced Life Therapy does not directly bill third-party health insurance providers.

No, you have control over what you choose to discuss in therapy. It’s important to feel comfortable and safe, and therapists will respect your boundaries and pace the sessions accordingly.

You may notice improvements in your mood, behavior, relationships, or ability to cope with stress as therapy progresses. It’s essential to communicate with your therapist about your progress and any concerns you may have along the way.

Remember, therapy is a collaborative process, and it’s okay to ask questions, express concerns, and advocate for your needs throughout the therapeutic journey. If you have any further questions please contact us.