Canada

English Speaking Therapists in Canada

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The general consensus is that Canada is a great place to live. A job or posting to any of its major cities may feel like easy living.  There are infinite possibilities for a wide range of experiences. You might be bundled up for winter festivals one moment, then kayaking through breathtaking lakes the next. Canada has a multicultural society, friendly people, and a high quality of life. 

While Canada may be a great place to live, this does not necessarily resolve outstanding mental health concerns.  Your emotional life goes with you wherever you go. Relationship issues know no geographical borders. Canada’s healthcare system – to include mental healthcare – while lauded for its universality, can be a point of frustration for some expats.  

Frequent Complaints When Trying to Access Mental Healthcare in Canada

Long Wait Times: One of the most significant challenges individuals encounter when seeking therapy in Canada is the long wait times to access services. Due to high demand and limited resources, it’s not uncommon for individuals to wait weeks or even months before securing an appointment with a therapist. This delay can exacerbate mental health issues and deter people from seeking help altogether.

Financial Barriers: Another significant challenge in accessing therapy in Canada is the financial burden associated with treatment. While some therapy services are covered by provincial health plans, many individuals may still face out-of-pocket expenses for therapy sessions. This can pose a barrier to those with limited financial resources, particularly for those who require ongoing or specialized treatment.

Limited Access in Rural Areas: Accessing therapy can be particularly challenging for individuals residing in rural or remote areas of Canada. Limited availability of mental health services in these regions can result in individuals having to travel long distances to access care, further adding to the logistical and financial burden of seeking therapy.

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health: Despite efforts to reduce stigma, there remains a significant societal stigma surrounding mental health issues in Canada. This stigma can prevent individuals from seeking therapy due to fear of judgment or discrimination from peers, employers, or even family members.

Work with An Apricity Therapist

Prioritizing your mental well-being while living abroad is paramount. Lengthy wait times for therapy services are simply unacceptable. At Apricity, our team of experienced, licensed therapists is readily available to support you. By partnering with an Apricity expat therapist, you gain the best of both worlds: a break from navigating the complexities of the Canadian healthcare system and the convenience of online therapy with a therapist who deeply understands the expat experience.

Each of our therapists brings years of expertise, holds professional licensure, and genuinely cares about your well-being. Together, we’ll collaborate to identify your therapeutic goals and work diligently to achieve them. Our commitment to continuity of care means you can rely on our support, regardless of your location, and our flexible scheduling ensures therapy fits seamlessly into your life.

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With immediate availability, we’re eager to join you on your journey toward mental and emotional wellness. Let’s work together to prioritize your mental health, wherever you are.