Student therapists are skilled at supporting clients with navigating a wide range of concerns, while completing their masters or doctorate degree. They are often able to offer significantly reduced rates compared to psychologists full-rate session fees.
Student therapists attend regular supervision meetings with a registered psychologist who oversees their caseload, where they can get additional perspectives on how to support their clients. Student therapists take care to preserve client confidentiality while consulting with their supervisor, focusing the conversation on their own learning.
Psychologists typically have additional years of experience, and are registered with their provincial regulatory body. They may have grown specific areas of specialization over the years, and may have attended advanced trainings. Psychologists often have years of experience working with clients in their area of specialization.