Photo of Anita Mehta, Registered Psychotherapist in H9H, QC
Anita Mehta
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, CFT
Verified Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need some support? Perhaps therapy can help you cope with current stressors in your life. I can help you in managing a difficult situation, and to help you find strategies to manage distress, confusion, anxiety, and feelings of depression. It strives to improve overall well-being and mental health, to resolve or manage concerning behaviors, beliefs, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships, interactions and social skills. Couple and family therapy can address the dynamics and challenges faced with the goal of understanding and positive change. I am offering secure online sessions.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need some support? Perhaps therapy can help you cope with current stressors in your life. I can help you in managing a difficult situation, and to help you find strategies to manage distress, confusion, anxiety, and feelings of depression. It strives to improve overall well-being and mental health, to resolve or manage concerning behaviors, beliefs, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships, interactions and social skills. Couple and family therapy can address the dynamics and challenges faced with the goal of understanding and positive change. I am offering secure online sessions.
(438) 600-2236 View (438) 600-2236
Photo of Lavanya Sampasivam, Psychologist in H9H, QC
Lavanya Sampasivam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkland, QC H9H
Are you constantly worried about everyday things? Do you have difficulty living in the moment? Are you always thinking about the future and planning for the worse-case scenario? Is your mind filled with "what if" thoughts? Are you highly self-conscious and fearful in social situations? Do you experience trouble sleeping, muscle tension, and panic attacks? Have you considered going to see someone for help and think now might be the time?
Are you constantly worried about everyday things? Do you have difficulty living in the moment? Are you always thinking about the future and planning for the worse-case scenario? Is your mind filled with "what if" thoughts? Are you highly self-conscious and fearful in social situations? Do you experience trouble sleeping, muscle tension, and panic attacks? Have you considered going to see someone for help and think now might be the time?
(514) 600-5036 View (514) 600-5036
Photo of Lisa Brookman, Registered Social Worker in H9H, QC
Lisa Brookman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PSW, psychot
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H
Lisa is a psychotherapist and the co-director of the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, a private Canadian clinic promoting mental health and wellness. For over two decades, Lisa has been supporting people to deepen and strengthen their ability to transform their lives. She offers in-office and virtual online sessions to anyone who wants to connect more deeply to their inner voice, wants to be more purposeful, and cultivate a peaceful and enriched sense of self.
Lisa is a psychotherapist and the co-director of the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, a private Canadian clinic promoting mental health and wellness. For over two decades, Lisa has been supporting people to deepen and strengthen their ability to transform their lives. She offers in-office and virtual online sessions to anyone who wants to connect more deeply to their inner voice, wants to be more purposeful, and cultivate a peaceful and enriched sense of self.
(514) 400-2518 View (514) 400-2518
Photo of Julia Di Nardo, Psychologist in H9H, QC
Julia Di Nardo
Psychologist, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkland, QC H9H
I work with people who struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, body image issues, and weight management. Together, we’ll identify what’s contributed to your problematic relationship with food, explore ways of expressing, processing and coping with those issues, and help you recreate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with yourself, your body and food. You will also learn to cope with the challenges of life without needing to rely on food. You can break free from the destructive cycle of dieting and emotional eating!
I work with people who struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, body image issues, and weight management. Together, we’ll identify what’s contributed to your problematic relationship with food, explore ways of expressing, processing and coping with those issues, and help you recreate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with yourself, your body and food. You will also learn to cope with the challenges of life without needing to rely on food. You can break free from the destructive cycle of dieting and emotional eating!
(514) 600-3104 View (514) 600-3104
Photo of Jonathan Zairi, Registered Psychotherapist in H9H, QC
Jonathan Zairi
Registered Psychotherapist, CFT
Verified Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families, navigating different and complex life challenges. I listen with empathy in developing a working relationship and want everyone to feel respected and understood. I take pride in helping people make the most of their lives and relationships, and I value honesty, curiosity, and self-reflection to help them achieve that.
I work with individuals, couples, and families, navigating different and complex life challenges. I listen with empathy in developing a working relationship and want everyone to feel respected and understood. I take pride in helping people make the most of their lives and relationships, and I value honesty, curiosity, and self-reflection to help them achieve that.
(438) 793-9218 View (438) 793-9218
Photo of Elena Grinevitch, Psychologist in H9H, QC
Elena Grinevitch
Psychologist, MA, OPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkland, QC H9H
Are you ready to RECLAIM YOUR LIFE, and HAVE THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU WANT and DESERVE! As a licensed psychologist, I can help you overcome your emotional pain and depression, improve your interpersonal relationships, and break free of the fears that are limiting you from the life you want. Working together, we will examine the root cause of your difficulties, and find positive and practical solutions so that you may live a more healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
Are you ready to RECLAIM YOUR LIFE, and HAVE THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU WANT and DESERVE! As a licensed psychologist, I can help you overcome your emotional pain and depression, improve your interpersonal relationships, and break free of the fears that are limiting you from the life you want. Working together, we will examine the root cause of your difficulties, and find positive and practical solutions so that you may live a more healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
(514) 613-5365 View (514) 613-5365
Photo of Stacey Waks, Counsellor in H9H, QC
Stacey Waks
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kirkland, QC H9H
Welcome, Armed with a Counselling Psychology Masters and actively working towards the psychotherapist title in Quebec, I am committed to aiding individuals confronting life's hurdles. Engaged at the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre, I conduct 1:1 and group therapy sessions. In my private practice, I offer therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, and seniors, reflecting a compassionate approach. Whether navigating a cancer diagnosis or seeking general mental health support, rest assured, I am here to provide assistance.
Welcome, Armed with a Counselling Psychology Masters and actively working towards the psychotherapist title in Quebec, I am committed to aiding individuals confronting life's hurdles. Engaged at the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre, I conduct 1:1 and group therapy sessions. In my private practice, I offer therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, and seniors, reflecting a compassionate approach. Whether navigating a cancer diagnosis or seeking general mental health support, rest assured, I am here to provide assistance.
(438) 255-4666 View (438) 255-4666
Photo of Healing Tree Psychology and Wellness Centre, Psychologist in H9H, QC
Healing Tree Psychology and Wellness Centre
Psychologist, OPQ
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H
Many of our clients are struggling with multiple issues - depression, anxiety, relationship problems, overeating - and often feel like everything is wrong and don't know why. Some have tried therapy before, but either didn't feel understood, or the work didn't lead to lasting change. If you see yourself in any of the following, we can help: have trouble forming or keeping relationships; stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns; feel burned out, running on empty, and can never quite seem to catch up; feel as though everyone else comes first; worry constantly about the stresses of life; can't seem to slow down and relax; constant feelings of panic or anxiety; self-sabotaging or self-destructive behaviour; feel disconnected from yourself or others; feelings of being numb; struggle with emotional eating and poor body image; low self-esteem or lack of confidence; victim of abuse or neglect, in childhood or adulthood. Our clients may struggle with any of these issues, among others, but all have one thing in common: they are ready to do the real work of healing the source of their suffering.
Many of our clients are struggling with multiple issues - depression, anxiety, relationship problems, overeating - and often feel like everything is wrong and don't know why. Some have tried therapy before, but either didn't feel understood, or the work didn't lead to lasting change. If you see yourself in any of the following, we can help: have trouble forming or keeping relationships; stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns; feel burned out, running on empty, and can never quite seem to catch up; feel as though everyone else comes first; worry constantly about the stresses of life; can't seem to slow down and relax; constant feelings of panic or anxiety; self-sabotaging or self-destructive behaviour; feel disconnected from yourself or others; feelings of being numb; struggle with emotional eating and poor body image; low self-esteem or lack of confidence; victim of abuse or neglect, in childhood or adulthood. Our clients may struggle with any of these issues, among others, but all have one thing in common: they are ready to do the real work of healing the source of their suffering.
(514) 700-2781 View (514) 700-2781
Photo of Sheila Clark, Registered Psychotherapist in H9H, QC
Sheila Clark
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, CFT
Verified Verified
Life can be hard and sometimes we need support to help us along the way when the challenges start to take a toll. Weather it is stress, mental health, addiction, relational conflict, trauma, communication issues, managing emotions or just feeling the need to talk to a neutral party, I am here to support you.
Life can be hard and sometimes we need support to help us along the way when the challenges start to take a toll. Weather it is stress, mental health, addiction, relational conflict, trauma, communication issues, managing emotions or just feeling the need to talk to a neutral party, I am here to support you.
(438) 804-5826 View (438) 804-5826
Photo of Odette Quenneville, Registered Social Worker in H9H, QC
Odette Quenneville
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H
My name is Odette Quenneville. I am a professional social worker and psychotherapist working in the Greater Montreal region. I am a member in good standing with the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and hold a psychotherapy permit delivered by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I have offices in Kirkland as well as in Hudson where I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, caregiving, spiritual counselling, grief and bereavement. I provide a safe environment where clients feel free to share their struggles and develop strategies to achieve healthy goals and objectives.
My name is Odette Quenneville. I am a professional social worker and psychotherapist working in the Greater Montreal region. I am a member in good standing with the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and hold a psychotherapy permit delivered by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I have offices in Kirkland as well as in Hudson where I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, caregiving, spiritual counselling, grief and bereavement. I provide a safe environment where clients feel free to share their struggles and develop strategies to achieve healthy goals and objectives.
(855) 637-1868 View (855) 637-1868
Photo of Malina Cipriano, Counsellor in H9H, QC
Malina Cipriano
Counsellor, CCC, ACNN
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping clients with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, school-related anxiety, performance anxiety, peer relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. My primary goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental space. I believe that every person has the strength and resilience to work through difficult challenges, and I'm here to support my clients on their journey of self-discovery and growth. Beyond my therapeutic work, I'm passionate about dance and have over 10 years of teaching experience in the field.
I specialize in helping clients with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, school-related anxiety, performance anxiety, peer relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. My primary goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental space. I believe that every person has the strength and resilience to work through difficult challenges, and I'm here to support my clients on their journey of self-discovery and growth. Beyond my therapeutic work, I'm passionate about dance and have over 10 years of teaching experience in the field.
(438) 792-3940 View (438) 792-3940
Photo of Stephanie Brookman, Registered Social Worker in H9H, QC
Stephanie Brookman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MFT, Psychot
Verified Verified
Are you looking for a supportive, nurturing, non-judgemental environment whereby you can safely explore your feelings and make meaningful change? Then perhaps I am the therapist that can help you achieve your therapy goals. I am a licenced Social Worker, Marital and Family Therapist as well as Psychotherapist who has over 10 years of experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self confidence, grief, etc... My primary focus involves supporting my clients on their journey toward growth and fulfillment.
Are you looking for a supportive, nurturing, non-judgemental environment whereby you can safely explore your feelings and make meaningful change? Then perhaps I am the therapist that can help you achieve your therapy goals. I am a licenced Social Worker, Marital and Family Therapist as well as Psychotherapist who has over 10 years of experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self confidence, grief, etc... My primary focus involves supporting my clients on their journey toward growth and fulfillment.
(855) 721-8934 View (855) 721-8934
Photo of Ionia Philippouci, Registered Psychotherapist in H9H, QC
Ionia Philippouci
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, co, OPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkland, QC H9H
I work with an integrative approach which combines the psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural approaches. Further, I am increasingly inspired by the most recent discoveries in developmental neuroscience. My method consists of working interactively with clients so as to encourage a dialogue with them which allows for a meeting of their cognitive and emotional experience as well as their unique behaviour and values, while ensuring that this dialogue makes sense for them.
I work with an integrative approach which combines the psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural approaches. Further, I am increasingly inspired by the most recent discoveries in developmental neuroscience. My method consists of working interactively with clients so as to encourage a dialogue with them which allows for a meeting of their cognitive and emotional experience as well as their unique behaviour and values, while ensuring that this dialogue makes sense for them.
(514) 700-5188 View (514) 700-5188
Photo of Rick Parker, Psychologist in H9H, QC
Rick Parker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkland, QC H9H
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
Photo of Yaniv Elharrar, Psychologist in H9H, QC
Yaniv Elharrar
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H
I am the co-founder of the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre. I have been working with children, teens, and their families for the past 20 years. I provide therapy and conduct assessments (psychological, psychoeducational, autism, developmental, etc). My particular area of interest is assessing and working with children and adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, anxiety/depression, as well as behavioural and social problems. I earned a doctorate degree in Psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal. I am a member in good standing with the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec.
I am the co-founder of the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre. I have been working with children, teens, and their families for the past 20 years. I provide therapy and conduct assessments (psychological, psychoeducational, autism, developmental, etc). My particular area of interest is assessing and working with children and adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, anxiety/depression, as well as behavioural and social problems. I earned a doctorate degree in Psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal. I am a member in good standing with the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec.
(514) 400-2299 View (514) 400-2299
Photo of Helene Zylberszac Psychotherapist in H9H, QC
Helene Zylberszac Psychotherapist
MSW, PSW
Verified Verified
As the Director of Resolutions Therapy Center, I bring a wealth of experience, having dedicated twenty-eight years to supporting couples, individuals, adolescents, and children. Our team provides a comprehensive range of psychological services, including assessments, consultations, psychotherapy, treatment programs, and coaching. At the heart of our center's focus, our services address marital conflict, depression, anxiety, burnout, bereavement, adoption, infertility, and sexual identity. Our goal is to empower individuals by recognizing their strengths and guiding them beyond negative beliefs to foster positive development.
As the Director of Resolutions Therapy Center, I bring a wealth of experience, having dedicated twenty-eight years to supporting couples, individuals, adolescents, and children. Our team provides a comprehensive range of psychological services, including assessments, consultations, psychotherapy, treatment programs, and coaching. At the heart of our center's focus, our services address marital conflict, depression, anxiety, burnout, bereavement, adoption, infertility, and sexual identity. Our goal is to empower individuals by recognizing their strengths and guiding them beyond negative beliefs to foster positive development.
(514) 400-2503 View (514) 400-2503
Photo of Tara Reymond, Registered Psychotherapist in H9H, QC
Tara Reymond
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H
I have worked in the therapeutic field for upward of 15 years. I offer (licensed) psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My practice is based on acceptance and kindness. I hold a strong belief that there is no room for judgment. I will work with you to create a therapeutic journey that feeds your personal curiosity, builds upon the strengths you already have and teaches you new techniques for coping with stress and sadness. You will learn to identify your goals, what frustrations you face, what changes you wish to make and how to implement those changes in a safe and honest environment.
I have worked in the therapeutic field for upward of 15 years. I offer (licensed) psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My practice is based on acceptance and kindness. I hold a strong belief that there is no room for judgment. I will work with you to create a therapeutic journey that feeds your personal curiosity, builds upon the strengths you already have and teaches you new techniques for coping with stress and sadness. You will learn to identify your goals, what frustrations you face, what changes you wish to make and how to implement those changes in a safe and honest environment.
(866) 397-2107 View (866) 397-2107
Photo of Stephane Bensoussan, Psychologist in H9H, QC
Stephane Bensoussan
Psychologist, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
I offer integrative psychotherapy to adults, children-teens, couples and athletes. I have 26 years of experience as a clinical psychologist. I take the time to really get to know you well, via our comprehensive assessment process. Already after your first visit, you will understand the issues that you need to heal and you will be given specific proven tools that will help you feel better quickly. I work with a team of mental health professionals at our clinic. It would be a pleasure to speak to you and support you on your healing process. Call today for a risk-free, no-charge phone or in person consultation!
I offer integrative psychotherapy to adults, children-teens, couples and athletes. I have 26 years of experience as a clinical psychologist. I take the time to really get to know you well, via our comprehensive assessment process. Already after your first visit, you will understand the issues that you need to heal and you will be given specific proven tools that will help you feel better quickly. I work with a team of mental health professionals at our clinic. It would be a pleasure to speak to you and support you on your healing process. Call today for a risk-free, no-charge phone or in person consultation!
(438) 834-7601 View (438) 834-7601
Photo of Lilli Janzen, Registered Psychotherapist in H9H, QC
Lilli Janzen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , CCC
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H
Therapists can help individuals, families, and children to understand and help resolve problems of all kinds. We are faced with many challenges. Some are familiar and we have managed to deal with them effectively. At other times the unknown arrives and we need to speak to someone to be able to understand our options and to move on with confidence. At the end we feel more at ease and stronger with the confidence that we did not realize we have. That is where we know that we have made a good decision to consult someone with knowledge about our situation and relating to someone who has the life experience to help us effectively.
Therapists can help individuals, families, and children to understand and help resolve problems of all kinds. We are faced with many challenges. Some are familiar and we have managed to deal with them effectively. At other times the unknown arrives and we need to speak to someone to be able to understand our options and to move on with confidence. At the end we feel more at ease and stronger with the confidence that we did not realize we have. That is where we know that we have made a good decision to consult someone with knowledge about our situation and relating to someone who has the life experience to help us effectively.
(514) 600-1880 View (514) 600-1880
Photo of Hani Kafoury Psychologist & Coach, Psychologist in H9H, QC
Hani Kafoury Psychologist & Coach
Psychologist, MPS
Verified Verified
Kirkland, QC H9H
Whether you are unhappy in your current job or career, on sick leave, are between two jobs, entering the job market, struggling with your boss or your peers at work, or simply wanting to jump-start or refocus your career, I can help. Prior to becoming a licensed psychologist, I held several senior positions in large and family-owned organizations for nearly 30 years. My experience in the workforce and my training as a psychologist and as a certified coach has allowed me to help many people in your current situation reclaim their well-being at work and in life.
Whether you are unhappy in your current job or career, on sick leave, are between two jobs, entering the job market, struggling with your boss or your peers at work, or simply wanting to jump-start or refocus your career, I can help. Prior to becoming a licensed psychologist, I held several senior positions in large and family-owned organizations for nearly 30 years. My experience in the workforce and my training as a psychologist and as a certified coach has allowed me to help many people in your current situation reclaim their well-being at work and in life.
(514) 613-1160 View (514) 613-1160

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in H9H

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in H9H who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
85% Anxiety
76% Parenting
76% Coping Skills
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% Other
29% Green Shield Canada
29% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in H9H see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in H9H?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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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.