3 Mental Health Resources That Won’t Leave You Broke

By now, most of us realize how important it is to keep your mental health in check. It looks like institutions slowly realize this too. However, it can sometimes feel like healthcare providers and university-funded counseling services haven’t quite gotten the memo. When only a handful of therapists are tasked with counselling thousands of students, it is inevitable that a few (or several hundreds of) students fall through the cracks. Also, the cost of most external therapy options is daunting, especially as a student, with prices going as high as $240 for a one-hour session. However, there are a few options you can turn too:

  1. BetterHelp

This online counselling service offers their services based on a sliding scale- if you, like most of us, are not making enough money to pay hundreds per session, then all you have to do is let them know- from there, you can qualify for discounted sessions. You can message your therapist any time you’d like to, and schedule live session whenever is mutually convenient.

  1. Community Counselling Centre

If you choose to take advantage of this service, you can benefit from a generous sliding scale (from $20-$140 per hour). Depending on your needs, counsellors are available for either short or long-term plans

  1. Insight

Since 2019 Insight has provided the option of a sliding scale with a flat rate of $80 per session. Therapists offer a variety of psychological services in 3 Edmonton locations.