Photo of Zahra Bazargan in H3Y, QC
Zahra Bazargan
Coach, PhD
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Y
Throughout my work experience as a family counselor, university lecturer and currently as a life coach, I have always been amazed to observe the ability of individuals in recognizing and resolving their own problems if they receive guidance and strategies based on their own values. I have a humanistic and person-centered approach. My main objective is to help you gain a deeper insight into your reality and have a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I will also provide you with different tools and techniques needed to tackle personal, family or social challenges that you might be facing at the moment.
Throughout my work experience as a family counselor, university lecturer and currently as a life coach, I have always been amazed to observe the ability of individuals in recognizing and resolving their own problems if they receive guidance and strategies based on their own values. I have a humanistic and person-centered approach. My main objective is to help you gain a deeper insight into your reality and have a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I will also provide you with different tools and techniques needed to tackle personal, family or social challenges that you might be facing at the moment.
(438) 795-6185 View (438) 795-6185
Photo of Viviana Mauas, Psychologist in H3Y, QC
Viviana Mauas
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, OPQ
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Y
I provide a woman- centered approach to mental health, as a licensed psychologist and life coach, that is personalized to fit the needs and personality of each individual woman. Women's mental health may be affected by reproductive- related events (e.g., the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause). As such, the possible impact of biological factors need to be understood and incorporated in a holistic approach, that includes psychological, social, and cultural factors, for each woman to receive optimal treatment. Within this context I provide diagnostic evaluations, psychotherapy, and consultation for a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment concerns.
I provide a woman- centered approach to mental health, as a licensed psychologist and life coach, that is personalized to fit the needs and personality of each individual woman. Women's mental health may be affected by reproductive- related events (e.g., the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause). As such, the possible impact of biological factors need to be understood and incorporated in a holistic approach, that includes psychological, social, and cultural factors, for each woman to receive optimal treatment. Within this context I provide diagnostic evaluations, psychotherapy, and consultation for a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment concerns.
(514) 612-8290 View (514) 612-8290
Photo of Christina Balampougiki in H3Y, QC
Christina Balampougiki
BSc, MSc, EuroPsy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Y
Waitlist for new clients
It is said that tough times don't last, but tough  people do. In the journey of life, good times empower you with confidence while challenging times build your resilience. Christina has the ability to empathize and connect quickly with her clients offering support, hope and realistic solutions. The primary goal is to bring compassion, acceptance, and a sense of self as she offers a guiding hand to clients in their journey of personal discovery and growth. She also aims to ensure a safe space free of conflict to help clients, couples, parents, co-workers, partners, or family members to come to a common understanding & agreement.
It is said that tough times don't last, but tough  people do. In the journey of life, good times empower you with confidence while challenging times build your resilience. Christina has the ability to empathize and connect quickly with her clients offering support, hope and realistic solutions. The primary goal is to bring compassion, acceptance, and a sense of self as she offers a guiding hand to clients in their journey of personal discovery and growth. She also aims to ensure a safe space free of conflict to help clients, couples, parents, co-workers, partners, or family members to come to a common understanding & agreement.
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Kayla Lipson
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3Y  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or unmotivated? Struggling to get control of these emotions and taking the active steps towards change? I have experience working with children, teenagers and adults struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. I welcome clients experiencing challenges with self-esteem, ADHD, parenting, pre/postpartum, relationship issues, career burnout or questioning, life transitions and people-pleasing tendencies.I work to provide a safe, non judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and experiences, while empowering them to connect with their inner resilience in order to make significant changes.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or unmotivated? Struggling to get control of these emotions and taking the active steps towards change? I have experience working with children, teenagers and adults struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. I welcome clients experiencing challenges with self-esteem, ADHD, parenting, pre/postpartum, relationship issues, career burnout or questioning, life transitions and people-pleasing tendencies.I work to provide a safe, non judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and experiences, while empowering them to connect with their inner resilience in order to make significant changes.
(438) 601-4278 View (438) 601-4278
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Maheema Dua
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3Y  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, ASD, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem, perfectionism, burnout, life transitions, family conflicts, relationship issues, break-ups, self-criticism, PMDD, complex PTSD, chronic illnesses, fibromyalgia, binge eating, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and childhood emotional neglect. Each of these carries its weight and I commend you for choosing to work through it.
I provide psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, ASD, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem, perfectionism, burnout, life transitions, family conflicts, relationship issues, break-ups, self-criticism, PMDD, complex PTSD, chronic illnesses, fibromyalgia, binge eating, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and childhood emotional neglect. Each of these carries its weight and I commend you for choosing to work through it.
(437) 291-8368 View (437) 291-8368
Photo of Vivianne Bentley, Psychologist in H3Y, QC
Vivianne Bentley
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Y
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Coach who works with men and women who may be experiencing difficulties such as depression, stress, burn out and anxiety. As a trauma informed therapist I can work closely with you to uncover unresolved emotions and painful life events that may be blocking you from love, self expression and feeling that your needs are being met. I love supporting people to connect to their true emotions and body intelligence which will lead them to make choices that work best for themselves, their families and the world around them. You don't have to struggle alone!
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Coach who works with men and women who may be experiencing difficulties such as depression, stress, burn out and anxiety. As a trauma informed therapist I can work closely with you to uncover unresolved emotions and painful life events that may be blocking you from love, self expression and feeling that your needs are being met. I love supporting people to connect to their true emotions and body intelligence which will lead them to make choices that work best for themselves, their families and the world around them. You don't have to struggle alone!
(438) 800-3095 View (438) 800-3095
Photo of Coach Maddy Madeleine P. Cote in H3Y, QC
Coach Maddy Madeleine P. Cote
BA, ACCG, PCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Y
Hi, I'm Coach Maddy, the Montreal ADHD Coach who has ADHD. I have been working with teens, students, adults, couples, groups, parents and their families for over two decades. I know what it's like growing up with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as well as being an ADHD Adult. I have very specific ADHD Coach training from the ADD Coach Academy in New York. My approach is action oriented and based on your strengths and acquiring needed skills for you to achieve.
Hi, I'm Coach Maddy, the Montreal ADHD Coach who has ADHD. I have been working with teens, students, adults, couples, groups, parents and their families for over two decades. I know what it's like growing up with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as well as being an ADHD Adult. I have very specific ADHD Coach training from the ADD Coach Academy in New York. My approach is action oriented and based on your strengths and acquiring needed skills for you to achieve.
(514) 816-3142 View (514) 816-3142
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Carol Radcliffe
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Y
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice, a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, and an associate of the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. I have been providing individual counselling to adolescents and adults for over twenty five years. In a caring and supportive environment, I help individuals build on their strengths and explore positive pathways to change. I employ a psychodynamic approach, while integrating cognitive stratagles in order to help deal with personal difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice, a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, and an associate of the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. I have been providing individual counselling to adolescents and adults for over twenty five years. In a caring and supportive environment, I help individuals build on their strengths and explore positive pathways to change. I employ a psychodynamic approach, while integrating cognitive stratagles in order to help deal with personal difficulties.
(514) 400-2513 View (514) 400-2513
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Rachel Toledano
Psychologist, PhD, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Y  (Online Only)
"Take the step, the bridge will be there" (Grace Cirocco). Although starting therapy is sometimes frightening and requires a good dose of courage, finding a warm, empathic and compassionate therapist can make the process easier and positively life-altering. I am an experienced psychologist and I can help you deal with many of life's challenges and hardships, while making sure you feel safe and understood. I practice cognitive behavior therapy and schema therapy, and I also adjust my therapeutic orientation to the unique needs of each of my clients. I ensure warm, compassionate, professional, and confidential therapeutic services.
"Take the step, the bridge will be there" (Grace Cirocco). Although starting therapy is sometimes frightening and requires a good dose of courage, finding a warm, empathic and compassionate therapist can make the process easier and positively life-altering. I am an experienced psychologist and I can help you deal with many of life's challenges and hardships, while making sure you feel safe and understood. I practice cognitive behavior therapy and schema therapy, and I also adjust my therapeutic orientation to the unique needs of each of my clients. I ensure warm, compassionate, professional, and confidential therapeutic services.
(855) 661-4560 View (855) 661-4560
Photo of Ian Bradley, Psychologist in H3Y, QC
Ian Bradley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3Y
As an experienced clinical psychologist, as well as a McGill professor in Departments of both Psychology and Psychiatry, I bring a high level of competence to address your concerns. As the Psychologist-in-Chief of the Royal Victoria Hospital, for over 25 years, I established a variety of CBT programs targeting anxiety disorders and depression in addition to pioneering interventions for gambling and healthy living. Before Montreal, I worked in major university-affiliated programs in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto. Working with the NHL Players' Association, I also have the privilege of counselling some great athletes and people.
As an experienced clinical psychologist, as well as a McGill professor in Departments of both Psychology and Psychiatry, I bring a high level of competence to address your concerns. As the Psychologist-in-Chief of the Royal Victoria Hospital, for over 25 years, I established a variety of CBT programs targeting anxiety disorders and depression in addition to pioneering interventions for gambling and healthy living. Before Montreal, I worked in major university-affiliated programs in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto. Working with the NHL Players' Association, I also have the privilege of counselling some great athletes and people.
(514) 400-2528 View (514) 400-2528
Photo of Kirsten Voss, Psychologist in H3Y, QC
Kirsten Voss
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Y
Waitlist for new clients
Have you struggled with feelings of depression, anxiety or anger that you believe are beyond your control? Do you have difficulty getting along with family or friends? Have you turned to alcohol or drugs to cope? Have you experienced trauma or abuse? I can help you feel more balanced and in control. We work together to help you identify problematic ways of thinking, learn new ways of coping, and meet your goals. We can work on current issues or things that are troubling you from your past, whichever you choose. I also do assessments for legal purposes.
Have you struggled with feelings of depression, anxiety or anger that you believe are beyond your control? Do you have difficulty getting along with family or friends? Have you turned to alcohol or drugs to cope? Have you experienced trauma or abuse? I can help you feel more balanced and in control. We work together to help you identify problematic ways of thinking, learn new ways of coping, and meet your goals. We can work on current issues or things that are troubling you from your past, whichever you choose. I also do assessments for legal purposes.
(514) 800-1153 View (514) 800-1153
Photo of Vikki Stark, Registered Psychotherapist in H3Y, QC
Vikki Stark
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Y
A psychotherapist and couple & family therapist for over 35 years, I write a blog for Psychology Today Magazine that has had over 4 million views. Additionally, I’m the Director of the Sedona Counselling Centre of Montreal and the author of four self-help books.
A psychotherapist and couple & family therapist for over 35 years, I write a blog for Psychology Today Magazine that has had over 4 million views. Additionally, I’m the Director of the Sedona Counselling Centre of Montreal and the author of four self-help books.
(438) 700-8562 View (438) 700-8562
Photo of Anne Celeste Eitzen, Marriage & Family Therapist in H3Y, QC
Anne Celeste Eitzen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Y
Not accepting new clients
My three specialization are couples, individuals and families. I work to improve attachment and communication. We tackle those scripted cycles that can feel “stuck in a rut”. I use techniques and activities to deepen understanding and build intimacy. I work with a myriad of issues including trauma, addiction and burnout to name a few. I offer ways to help strengthen parenting skills in order to support children (Please note: I do not work alone with children). I work with adolescents with a focus on respect and strengthening skills for individuation. I hold a deep belief in supporting folks in finding resilience.
My three specialization are couples, individuals and families. I work to improve attachment and communication. We tackle those scripted cycles that can feel “stuck in a rut”. I use techniques and activities to deepen understanding and build intimacy. I work with a myriad of issues including trauma, addiction and burnout to name a few. I offer ways to help strengthen parenting skills in order to support children (Please note: I do not work alone with children). I work with adolescents with a focus on respect and strengthening skills for individuation. I hold a deep belief in supporting folks in finding resilience.
(438) 700-8698 View (438) 700-8698
Photo of Carolyn Badger, Psychologist in H3Y, QC
Carolyn Badger
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, EFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3Y
Not accepting new clients
Healthy connections provide a secure base from which we can reach our full potential. Unresolved relationships are a constant burden. Challenges such as relationship distress, infidelity and divorce can be devastating but they can also be opportunities for growth and the development of a stronger sense of self. My practice focuses on individuals, couples and families who are experiencing relationship difficulties using an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.iceeft.ca). I am also a supervisor at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations (www.argyleinstitute.org), a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and a Supervisor and Clinical AAMFT member and Supervisor.
Healthy connections provide a secure base from which we can reach our full potential. Unresolved relationships are a constant burden. Challenges such as relationship distress, infidelity and divorce can be devastating but they can also be opportunities for growth and the development of a stronger sense of self. My practice focuses on individuals, couples and families who are experiencing relationship difficulties using an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.iceeft.ca). I am also a supervisor at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations (www.argyleinstitute.org), a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and a Supervisor and Clinical AAMFT member and Supervisor.
(514) 400-2523 View (514) 400-2523
Photo of Rick Parker, Psychologist in H3Y, QC
Rick Parker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Y
My aim is to guide my clients towards understanding and acceptance of (being with) their emotional experience so that they feel complete, free and more connected to others. Engaging in therapy with me involves warmth and empathy, which allows my clients to freely express, and understand, their experience. I validate the experience of my clients so that they genuinely begin feel well with who they are. I use empirically supported treatments that treat difficult emotions such as sadness, anger, and fear (Emotion Focused Therapy) or problematic thinking patterns related to anxiety/depression (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
My aim is to guide my clients towards understanding and acceptance of (being with) their emotional experience so that they feel complete, free and more connected to others. Engaging in therapy with me involves warmth and empathy, which allows my clients to freely express, and understand, their experience. I validate the experience of my clients so that they genuinely begin feel well with who they are. I use empirically supported treatments that treat difficult emotions such as sadness, anger, and fear (Emotion Focused Therapy) or problematic thinking patterns related to anxiety/depression (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
(855) 996-3131 View (855) 996-3131
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Cindy Vielleuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc(A), TCF, RDT
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Y
Licensed Couple & Family Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist. Cindy specializes in trauma-focused therapy with individuals, couples, and families. She works from an anti-oppression perspective that recognizes the systemic issues that impact mental and emotional health. Cindy is a strong believer in helping her clients tell their stories through empathic and creative engagement. She incorporates verbal and body-based creative methods to guide her clients through whatever obstacles are keeping them from being more peaceful and integrated selves. Sessions are always client-centered, inclusive and sensitive to your individual needs.
Licensed Couple & Family Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist. Cindy specializes in trauma-focused therapy with individuals, couples, and families. She works from an anti-oppression perspective that recognizes the systemic issues that impact mental and emotional health. Cindy is a strong believer in helping her clients tell their stories through empathic and creative engagement. She incorporates verbal and body-based creative methods to guide her clients through whatever obstacles are keeping them from being more peaceful and integrated selves. Sessions are always client-centered, inclusive and sensitive to your individual needs.
(438) 230-1189 View (438) 230-1189
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Dr. Angela Ring
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Y
For over 2 decades I have provided evidence-based psychotherapy to adults for a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, burn out, time management, and goal setting. Some clients need only a few sessions to achieve specific therapy goals, while others prefer to spend more time taking a more in depth look at complex issues effecting their daily lives.
For over 2 decades I have provided evidence-based psychotherapy to adults for a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, burn out, time management, and goal setting. Some clients need only a few sessions to achieve specific therapy goals, while others prefer to spend more time taking a more in depth look at complex issues effecting their daily lives.
(514) 613-3605 View (514) 613-3605
Photo of Zofia Czajkowska, Psychologist in H3Y, QC
Zofia Czajkowska
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Y
Everybody goes through a rough patch in life sometimes. I'm here to help you get through yours and grow from the experience. Whether you've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed, down, irritable or anxious, I can help you feel better and find your path to a more satisfying life. I have experience treating depression and anxiety, improving self-esteem and confidence as well as defining one's identity and purpose. Additionally, I help couples navigate life transitions (e.g., becoming parents) and relationship difficulties (e.g., frequent arguments, sexual problems or sense of hopelessness).
Everybody goes through a rough patch in life sometimes. I'm here to help you get through yours and grow from the experience. Whether you've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed, down, irritable or anxious, I can help you feel better and find your path to a more satisfying life. I have experience treating depression and anxiety, improving self-esteem and confidence as well as defining one's identity and purpose. Additionally, I help couples navigate life transitions (e.g., becoming parents) and relationship difficulties (e.g., frequent arguments, sexual problems or sense of hopelessness).
(438) 795-5769 View (438) 795-5769
Photo of Rosaruby Glaberman, Registered Psychotherapist in H3Y, QC
Rosaruby Glaberman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Y
There are points in all our lives when we need outside help. Understanding your emotions and behaviors that are informed by past experiences and negatively affect your self-esteem and relationships with others is challenging. Often we want to change but don't know how. Developing a therapeutic alliance where you feel safe expressing and exploring all the parts of yourself- the good & the bad, is a valuable gift you can give to yourself. I value helping clients to explore the complexity of their beings, process pain, and use their struggles as opportunities for personal awakening and change.
There are points in all our lives when we need outside help. Understanding your emotions and behaviors that are informed by past experiences and negatively affect your self-esteem and relationships with others is challenging. Often we want to change but don't know how. Developing a therapeutic alliance where you feel safe expressing and exploring all the parts of yourself- the good & the bad, is a valuable gift you can give to yourself. I value helping clients to explore the complexity of their beings, process pain, and use their struggles as opportunities for personal awakening and change.
(514) 700-5242 View (514) 700-5242
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Beverley Glazer
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, CCC, ICCAC, ICADC
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Y
Are you fed up with spinning, & trying & failing; feeling hopeless that your life will always be the same? I help people to untwist their thinking and have the tools and stragegies that they need. Imagine your life free from co-dependency, substance abuse, anxiety, anger, gambling, sex, and family issues. What if you were finally in control? If you're thinking 'hell yes' I'm ready, then I'm honored and happy to help. And no, I'm not going to push you towards AA or rehab :) - it's not the best option for everyone. Instead, let's start with a free 15-minute conversation to figure out exactly what you need from there.
Are you fed up with spinning, & trying & failing; feeling hopeless that your life will always be the same? I help people to untwist their thinking and have the tools and stragegies that they need. Imagine your life free from co-dependency, substance abuse, anxiety, anger, gambling, sex, and family issues. What if you were finally in control? If you're thinking 'hell yes' I'm ready, then I'm honored and happy to help. And no, I'm not going to push you towards AA or rehab :) - it's not the best option for everyone. Instead, let's start with a free 15-minute conversation to figure out exactly what you need from there.
(514) 400-9375 View (514) 400-9375

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Number of Counsellors in H3Y

50+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in H3Y who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
81% Depression
69% Stress
65% Coping Skills
57% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Other
45% Blue Cross
36% SunLife

How Counsellors in H3Y see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in H3Y?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.