Who to call when you need help with your mental health?

Signs on a fence

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Suzanne Dennison.

Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • The difference between seeking help from, for example, a psychotherapist, counsellor, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist or Medical Doctor who provides counselling services
  • Who the governing bodies for these professionals are and why they exist
  • How to find a therapist
  • Why some therapists call their sessions a 50-minute hour
  • The difference between seeing a therapist in private practise versus one who works in an agency setting, for example
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and how these may help
  • Whether all therapists charge a fee and what the typical fee may be
  • How extended health insurance coverage can help cover the fee
  • Whether a therapist is allowed to put someone’s name on a receipt if that person is not present at the session
  • What consent to treatment means
  • Whether everything that you discuss with a therapist is confidential, and if not, what the limits to confidentiality are