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Cynthia Brady Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester, ON K0C
Hello! Thank you for taking the first step to working on your needs or that of your relationship. I provide individual, couples, and family counselling. I work with clients from all walks of life and welcome cultural diversity. I am an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. I use an empathetic, non-judgmental approach and value transparency in my work as a therapist. It is my mission to build trust and rapport in counselling relationships.
Hello! Thank you for taking the first step to working on your needs or that of your relationship. I provide individual, couples, and family counselling. I work with clients from all walks of life and welcome cultural diversity. I am an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. I use an empathetic, non-judgmental approach and value transparency in my work as a therapist. It is my mission to build trust and rapport in counselling relationships.
(613) 701-6407 View (613) 701-6407
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Eastern Township Offsite Counseling Services -ETOC
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Maxville, ON K0C
Recovery, improved connections, better relationships with others and self are all possible even when life seems overwhelming and it feels like you're alone in the confusion. I have been in private practice since 2011. I provide client-centered, assessment and treatment, psycho-education and skills development. Clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, are bereaved, adapting to chronic illness or problems in the workplace - compassion fatigue, lateral violence, bullying and stress are assisted using CBT, EFT, DBT, Narrative therapies, with strength-based counseling.
Recovery, improved connections, better relationships with others and self are all possible even when life seems overwhelming and it feels like you're alone in the confusion. I have been in private practice since 2011. I provide client-centered, assessment and treatment, psycho-education and skills development. Clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, are bereaved, adapting to chronic illness or problems in the workplace - compassion fatigue, lateral violence, bullying and stress are assisted using CBT, EFT, DBT, Narrative therapies, with strength-based counseling.
(343) 633-2103 View (343) 633-2103
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Mario Sonier
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, ON K0C  (Online Only)
You're someone who's been grappling with overwhelming stress, whether it's due to work, relationships, or past trauma. You're seeking relief from the weight of these burdens and longing for a sense of inner peace and clarity. Your goal is not just to survive but to thrive, to break free from the patterns that hold you back and discover a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment in life. You want to feel understood, supported, and empowered to make positive changes for yourself and your future.
You're someone who's been grappling with overwhelming stress, whether it's due to work, relationships, or past trauma. You're seeking relief from the weight of these burdens and longing for a sense of inner peace and clarity. Your goal is not just to survive but to thrive, to break free from the patterns that hold you back and discover a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment in life. You want to feel understood, supported, and empowered to make positive changes for yourself and your future.
(343) 633-0466 View (343) 633-0466
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Roxanne Leblanc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, ON K0C  (Online Only)
(I offer English and French services) *Frais étudiant disponible* *Student Fee available* Je crois fermement que tout le monde a des capacités innées à guérir et à améliorer ses relations. Nous avons parfois besoin de quelqu'un sur notre chemin pour nous éclairer dans nos réflexions, questions et combats. En tant que psychothérapeute, je m'assure que vous avez un endroit sécuritaire pour construire une alliance thérapeutique solide basée sur la confiance, le non-jugement, l'authenticité et l'acceptation. Je crois que si nous formons une équipe, nous pourrons faciliter votre processus et mettre en valeur votre potentiel intérieur.
(I offer English and French services) *Frais étudiant disponible* *Student Fee available* Je crois fermement que tout le monde a des capacités innées à guérir et à améliorer ses relations. Nous avons parfois besoin de quelqu'un sur notre chemin pour nous éclairer dans nos réflexions, questions et combats. En tant que psychothérapeute, je m'assure que vous avez un endroit sécuritaire pour construire une alliance thérapeutique solide basée sur la confiance, le non-jugement, l'authenticité et l'acceptation. Je crois que si nous formons une équipe, nous pourrons faciliter votre processus et mettre en valeur votre potentiel intérieur.
(873) 700-0746 View (873) 700-0746
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Adhd Counseling Adhd Coaching Tracey Wade
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AACC
Verified Verified
Whether you self-identify as an ADHDer or love someone who is, if you want support from someone who really gets it, I can help. If you seek answers to the challenges that often go with being an ADHDer or if you're newly diagnosed and seek guidance on moving forward, I can help. If overwhelm, stress, or anxiety is making it difficult to function, I can help. If you're feeling misunderstood, alone, frustrated or hopeless in a relationship with an ADHDer or non ADHD partner, I can help. If you seek a better connection with those who matter, but struggle to create healthy boundaries and communication, I can help.
Whether you self-identify as an ADHDer or love someone who is, if you want support from someone who really gets it, I can help. If you seek answers to the challenges that often go with being an ADHDer or if you're newly diagnosed and seek guidance on moving forward, I can help. If overwhelm, stress, or anxiety is making it difficult to function, I can help. If you're feeling misunderstood, alone, frustrated or hopeless in a relationship with an ADHDer or non ADHD partner, I can help. If you seek a better connection with those who matter, but struggle to create healthy boundaries and communication, I can help.
(343) 341-5338 View (343) 341-5338
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Jasmine Olsen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA Hons, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morrisburg, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, or a noticeable change in your thoughts/behaviours? Are you struggling to navigate challenges such as life after trauma, the postpartum season or relationship difficulties? Whether you’re looking to achieve personal growth, relief, understanding, or receive encouragement, I would be honoured to accompany you on your journey. I provide services for individuals experiencing, but not limited to, trauma symptoms, the perinatal season, OCD, phobias, mood and anxiety disorders, sleep difficulties, stress management, and behavioural issues.
Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, or a noticeable change in your thoughts/behaviours? Are you struggling to navigate challenges such as life after trauma, the postpartum season or relationship difficulties? Whether you’re looking to achieve personal growth, relief, understanding, or receive encouragement, I would be honoured to accompany you on your journey. I provide services for individuals experiencing, but not limited to, trauma symptoms, the perinatal season, OCD, phobias, mood and anxiety disorders, sleep difficulties, stress management, and behavioural issues.
(343) 308-2452 View (343) 308-2452
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Tonya Munro
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Long Sault, ON K0C
Hi there! My name is Tonya. Let me start with telling you a bit about my therapeutic approach: I take a partnership-based, eclectic approach in my work with individuals, couples and families. You might be wondering what the heck does that really mean? Well, It means that I believe people are the experts in their own lives, and I am here to support you with finding your own answers/solutions for moving forward- in the ways that make the most sense to you. I draw on various different types of therapy, and we work together to determine which approach is the best fit for you.
Hi there! My name is Tonya. Let me start with telling you a bit about my therapeutic approach: I take a partnership-based, eclectic approach in my work with individuals, couples and families. You might be wondering what the heck does that really mean? Well, It means that I believe people are the experts in their own lives, and I am here to support you with finding your own answers/solutions for moving forward- in the ways that make the most sense to you. I draw on various different types of therapy, and we work together to determine which approach is the best fit for you.
(343) 312-6902 View (343) 312-6902
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Moving Narratives
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MNT&CW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ingleside, ON K0C
Problems have a way, often many ways, of intruding and trodding through our lives, in ways that undermine our wishes, our hopes and the relationships with people we hold dear. They can leave us believing we are powerless and the situation is hopeless. Problems can use language that make them seem all powerful, sometimes the words themselves can make them appear ‘almost permanent’ (depression, anxiety, trauma, and so on). They can cling to us.. Come consider the other vibrant and sustaining stories that are seeking you out... Come stand in a space where we actively pursue anti-colonial ways of talking/working.
Problems have a way, often many ways, of intruding and trodding through our lives, in ways that undermine our wishes, our hopes and the relationships with people we hold dear. They can leave us believing we are powerless and the situation is hopeless. Problems can use language that make them seem all powerful, sometimes the words themselves can make them appear ‘almost permanent’ (depression, anxiety, trauma, and so on). They can cling to us.. Come consider the other vibrant and sustaining stories that are seeking you out... Come stand in a space where we actively pursue anti-colonial ways of talking/working.
(343) 340-5565 View (343) 340-5565
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Jessica Trainor - Trauma Therapy (EMDR and BSP)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma Therapy - I help intra-familial childhood sexual abuse survivors own their enoughness. Painful past experiences, such as trauma, shape the way we show up and navigate through our present day lives and the world around us. Without deep healing of these experiences and traumas, we can feel stuck; like nothing is working. It feels hopeless and discouraging. You likely landed here because it’s all gotten to be too much - I see you and I am so glad you're here. I provide a warm space to explore present day anxieties and get you past that feeling of stuckness. Let's rebuild your mind-body connection.
Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma Therapy - I help intra-familial childhood sexual abuse survivors own their enoughness. Painful past experiences, such as trauma, shape the way we show up and navigate through our present day lives and the world around us. Without deep healing of these experiences and traumas, we can feel stuck; like nothing is working. It feels hopeless and discouraging. You likely landed here because it’s all gotten to be too much - I see you and I am so glad you're here. I provide a warm space to explore present day anxieties and get you past that feeling of stuckness. Let's rebuild your mind-body connection.
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Tara MacGillivray
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Sault, ON K0C
For over 17 years, I have been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, grief, and intimate partner violence. My work experience has provided me with a strong foundation for working with both children and adults. I help to empower my clients, building upon their already-existing strengths and helping them to heal their wounds.
For over 17 years, I have been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, grief, and intimate partner violence. My work experience has provided me with a strong foundation for working with both children and adults. I help to empower my clients, building upon their already-existing strengths and helping them to heal their wounds.
(343) 341-8019 View (343) 341-8019
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Charlene Roy
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Morrisburg, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
***Full Practice - Unable to accept new clients.*** I work in private practice. I enjoy journeying with people on their unique and personal therapeutic journey of growth and healing. I believe in each person's own inner healing abilities, strengths and unique needs. I help people dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, childhood abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, work/career concerns, life transitions, physical ailments and health concerns, personal growth, and more. Others seek my services for spiritual awakening and growth, and to explore one's life meaning and life purpose.
***Full Practice - Unable to accept new clients.*** I work in private practice. I enjoy journeying with people on their unique and personal therapeutic journey of growth and healing. I believe in each person's own inner healing abilities, strengths and unique needs. I help people dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, childhood abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, work/career concerns, life transitions, physical ailments and health concerns, personal growth, and more. Others seek my services for spiritual awakening and growth, and to explore one's life meaning and life purpose.
(613) 704-7682 View (613) 704-7682
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Natalie Carrière
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winchester, ON K0C
Waitlist for new clients
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, or troubled relationships? If you are experiencing a difficult life transition such as employment change or loss, divorce, , retirement, parenthood, or the loss of a loved one - I can help and offer support, kindness and empathy to help you see more clearly in the difficult times you may be experiencing. I favour a holistic, integrative approach, which is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to build on your strengths and identify behaviour patterns and thought processes which no longer serve you, in order to help you change and heal.
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, or troubled relationships? If you are experiencing a difficult life transition such as employment change or loss, divorce, , retirement, parenthood, or the loss of a loved one - I can help and offer support, kindness and empathy to help you see more clearly in the difficult times you may be experiencing. I favour a holistic, integrative approach, which is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to build on your strengths and identify behaviour patterns and thought processes which no longer serve you, in order to help you change and heal.
(613) 704-2718 View (613) 704-2718
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New Mindset Therapy & Yoga
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Bainsville, ON K0C
Do you struggle with feeling irritable, distant or cut off from others, avoid social activities have difficulty concentrating or inability to function in your profession or personal relationships? Do you have difficulty saying no without feeling guilty, or trying to live up to unrealistic expectations? Now more than ever, professionals in our community are feeling tired and forgotten. Since the beginning of the pandemic; individuals like you. We believe that professionals should be provided with consistent and quality therapy to be able to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Do you struggle with feeling irritable, distant or cut off from others, avoid social activities have difficulty concentrating or inability to function in your profession or personal relationships? Do you have difficulty saying no without feeling guilty, or trying to live up to unrealistic expectations? Now more than ever, professionals in our community are feeling tired and forgotten. Since the beginning of the pandemic; individuals like you. We believe that professionals should be provided with consistent and quality therapy to be able to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
(343) 304-6131 View (343) 304-6131
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Jessica Morrow
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester, ON K0C
Are you struggling with people-pleasing? Does it feel hard or even impossible to set boundaries? Often when we experience these challenges we tend to also struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and perfectionism. We might feel burnt out or dissatisfied, and it can be difficult to imagine things could be different. When we fall into people-pleasing patterns we often focus on what we feel is expected of us, leading to disconnection from our own wants, needs, and aspirations.
Are you struggling with people-pleasing? Does it feel hard or even impossible to set boundaries? Often when we experience these challenges we tend to also struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and perfectionism. We might feel burnt out or dissatisfied, and it can be difficult to imagine things could be different. When we fall into people-pleasing patterns we often focus on what we feel is expected of us, leading to disconnection from our own wants, needs, and aspirations.
(343) 304-6183 View (343) 304-6183
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Mandy Joseph
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BScR-TR, MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Long Sault, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Perhaps you're here because you're feeling stuck and unsure, navigating a significant life event like trauma or illness or struggling with a sense of loss and searching for meaning. It could be that you're seeking support due to the overwhelming weight of stress, burnout, or anxiety. Maybe you're feeling alone and experiencing unresolved issues with a loved one or simply not feeling like yourself. You're yearning for change and believe what I believe – that things can get better. After all, we face challenges and sometimes lose our way - it's a natural part of being human. The magic lies in how we find our way back.
Perhaps you're here because you're feeling stuck and unsure, navigating a significant life event like trauma or illness or struggling with a sense of loss and searching for meaning. It could be that you're seeking support due to the overwhelming weight of stress, burnout, or anxiety. Maybe you're feeling alone and experiencing unresolved issues with a loved one or simply not feeling like yourself. You're yearning for change and believe what I believe – that things can get better. After all, we face challenges and sometimes lose our way - it's a natural part of being human. The magic lies in how we find our way back.
(343) 341-5620 View (343) 341-5620
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Chantal Williams
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW patients for phone & video sessions across Ontario. I have 15+ years of experience. I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children (4+), youth and adults. Services are provided in English or French with no waitlist. Life is full of challenging moments, but you don’t have to overcome them alone. I am here to support you. I am passionate about helping children, youth and adults navigate life stressors by discovering their strengths and learning practical strategies to build their capacity to cope and make meaningful change. I can help you do the same.
Accepting NEW patients for phone & video sessions across Ontario. I have 15+ years of experience. I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children (4+), youth and adults. Services are provided in English or French with no waitlist. Life is full of challenging moments, but you don’t have to overcome them alone. I am here to support you. I am passionate about helping children, youth and adults navigate life stressors by discovering their strengths and learning practical strategies to build their capacity to cope and make meaningful change. I can help you do the same.
(289) 805-6289 View (289) 805-6289
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Christiane Brunet
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Winchester, ON K0C  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychotherapist with over thirteen years of experience working with individuals and families experiencing hardship, including, trauma, abuse, addiction, mental health struggles, and child-parent conflicts. I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology which has equipped me with the fundamental knowledge and skills to provide impactful therapy.
I am a registered psychotherapist with over thirteen years of experience working with individuals and families experiencing hardship, including, trauma, abuse, addiction, mental health struggles, and child-parent conflicts. I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology which has equipped me with the fundamental knowledge and skills to provide impactful therapy.
(613) 662-3507 View (613) 662-3507
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Dominique Dufour
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Sault, ON K0C
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and I have 10 years of experience doing crisis interventions and therapeutic work around abuse, addiction, mental health, and concurrent disorders. I also have experience in working with clients who have gone through severe trauma, such as human trafficking and those who present with very complex needs.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and I have 10 years of experience doing crisis interventions and therapeutic work around abuse, addiction, mental health, and concurrent disorders. I also have experience in working with clients who have gone through severe trauma, such as human trafficking and those who present with very complex needs.
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Health Within Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Long Sault, ON K0C
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? Maybe life has thrown you one too many curve balls and you’re struggling to cope. I am here to help you by offering you a safe space that is free of judgment to navigate your challenges. I completed my MACP at Yorkville University and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I am also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? Maybe life has thrown you one too many curve balls and you’re struggling to cope. I am here to help you by offering you a safe space that is free of judgment to navigate your challenges. I completed my MACP at Yorkville University and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I am also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
(343) 312-5559 View (343) 312-5559
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Camille Leclerc
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, ON K0C
Do you feel like your relationship is in distress? Conflicts with your family members are frequent and a distance is being created? You may feel stressed, angry, sad or isolated, because the ties with your loved ones are difficult. Couple or family therapy can help you! Indeed, your well-being is influenced by the quality of your relationships, and we are all capable of learning to interact in a satisfying and nourishing way. I propose to create a safe environment in therapy so that we can work together towards your well-being and improve the bonds with your love partner or loved ones leading to a life aligned with your values.
Do you feel like your relationship is in distress? Conflicts with your family members are frequent and a distance is being created? You may feel stressed, angry, sad or isolated, because the ties with your loved ones are difficult. Couple or family therapy can help you! Indeed, your well-being is influenced by the quality of your relationships, and we are all capable of learning to interact in a satisfying and nourishing way. I propose to create a safe environment in therapy so that we can work together towards your well-being and improve the bonds with your love partner or loved ones leading to a life aligned with your values.
(613) 777-0024 View (613) 777-0024

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K0C

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in K0C who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Stress
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
83% Life Transitions
79% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Medavie Blue Cross
54% SunLife
46% Manulife

How Counsellors in K0C see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K0C?

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.