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Christy Doran
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q, D-TATI , BS
Verified Verified
Lakefield, ON K0L
Christy has worked extensively with children and adults of all ages. She has worked in both the public and private education sectors with a variety of student needs ranging from pre-school to university. She specializes in life transitions and the impact of non-death loss and grief. She has been a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator, a recreation therapist and currently holds A Degree in Psychology and training in play and art Therapy. She has experience with a variety of emotional and mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, learning disabilities, adjustment, identity, grief and loss and addiction.
Christy has worked extensively with children and adults of all ages. She has worked in both the public and private education sectors with a variety of student needs ranging from pre-school to university. She specializes in life transitions and the impact of non-death loss and grief. She has been a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator, a recreation therapist and currently holds A Degree in Psychology and training in play and art Therapy. She has experience with a variety of emotional and mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, learning disabilities, adjustment, identity, grief and loss and addiction.
(705) 410-6727 View (705) 410-6727
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Nancy Loucks
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA, RP, CCPA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
As a therapist, my journey has been shaped by diverse experiences that included a 26 year career in law enforcement. My time in emergency services provided me with invaluable insights and taught me the importance of empathy, communication, and understanding in complex situations. I meet individuals where they are, offering a non-judgmental space for healing and growth through compassionate support. I strive to empower my clients to overcome obstacles, build resilience, and cultivate meaningful connections. I am also excited to offer Neurofeedback as part of my clinic space using a system called NeurOptimal.
As a therapist, my journey has been shaped by diverse experiences that included a 26 year career in law enforcement. My time in emergency services provided me with invaluable insights and taught me the importance of empathy, communication, and understanding in complex situations. I meet individuals where they are, offering a non-judgmental space for healing and growth through compassionate support. I strive to empower my clients to overcome obstacles, build resilience, and cultivate meaningful connections. I am also excited to offer Neurofeedback as part of my clinic space using a system called NeurOptimal.
(249) 495-5495 View (249) 495-5495
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Emily Cosgrove
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MFT, LMFT-NY, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, ON K0L  (Online Only)
Feeling uninspired or disconnected from yourself? Are you struggling to manage stress and feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you haven't been as good about taking care of yourself. Are you at a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. You've taken a major step in recognizing you are ready to see things differently and desire more for yourself. I am honored by your choice to work with me. I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you. I can help guide you on your journey and provide you with tools to help facilitate the desired change in your life.
Feeling uninspired or disconnected from yourself? Are you struggling to manage stress and feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you haven't been as good about taking care of yourself. Are you at a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. You've taken a major step in recognizing you are ready to see things differently and desire more for yourself. I am honored by your choice to work with me. I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you. I can help guide you on your journey and provide you with tools to help facilitate the desired change in your life.
(249) 487-0627 View (249) 487-0627
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Zaid Yusufani
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Coe Hill, ON K0L  (Online Only)
My passion is to walk with people as they navigate through difficult and confusing times. My multidisciplinary education in science, philosophy, religion, psychology and psychotherapy allows me to look at the person and their life from a holistic perspective. Sometimes we need counseling because we are stuck and don’t know how to move forward. Other times we need it to learn healthy skills to prevent us from falling into some difficult and stressful situations. Whether you’re dealing with depression, an addiction, a relationship conflict or a variety of other issues, I’d love to assist you understanding and resolution.
My passion is to walk with people as they navigate through difficult and confusing times. My multidisciplinary education in science, philosophy, religion, psychology and psychotherapy allows me to look at the person and their life from a holistic perspective. Sometimes we need counseling because we are stuck and don’t know how to move forward. Other times we need it to learn healthy skills to prevent us from falling into some difficult and stressful situations. Whether you’re dealing with depression, an addiction, a relationship conflict or a variety of other issues, I’d love to assist you understanding and resolution.
(289) 796-3697 View (289) 796-3697
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Lunn Family Counselling
Counsellor, DAC, CAMHP
Verified Verified
Bancroft, ON K0L
Everyone is unique and we believe that everyone needs a unique counselling experience geared to their wants and needs. We specialize in addictions, mental health issues and parenting. I possess over 10 years experience working in the addiction and mental health field.
Everyone is unique and we believe that everyone needs a unique counselling experience geared to their wants and needs. We specialize in addictions, mental health issues and parenting. I possess over 10 years experience working in the addiction and mental health field.
(343) 500-6551 View (343) 500-6551
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Mozhdeh Nikmanesh
RN, BScN
Verified Verified
Bancroft, ON K0L
I am a holistic healer with the focus on inner child healing. Your core childhood wound keeps you separated from life. The frozen child within you influences your decisions and relationships until he or she finds a true comfort by reuniting with you within your heart. Many of your life challenges such as addiction, anxiety and aggressive behaviour stem from the wounded child. I offer a holistic approach to healing the inner child by intuitively guiding you to the certain ages when trauma happened. Then we will work on clearing the trauma from your body, energy field and tapping into forgiveness to resolve the cords of attachment.
I am a holistic healer with the focus on inner child healing. Your core childhood wound keeps you separated from life. The frozen child within you influences your decisions and relationships until he or she finds a true comfort by reuniting with you within your heart. Many of your life challenges such as addiction, anxiety and aggressive behaviour stem from the wounded child. I offer a holistic approach to healing the inner child by intuitively guiding you to the certain ages when trauma happened. Then we will work on clearing the trauma from your body, energy field and tapping into forgiveness to resolve the cords of attachment.
(437) 747-6956 View (437) 747-6956
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Patrick Callaghan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MPsy
Verified Verified
Reaboro, ON K0L
Let's face life's struggles and create change together, learning how to cope, persevere and thrive. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that the key to success lies in building a safe, non-judgmental, and authentic relationship with my clients. As a former first responder, with over a decade of experience, I empathize with the traumatic experiences encountered by first responders and individuals everywhere.
Let's face life's struggles and create change together, learning how to cope, persevere and thrive. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that the key to success lies in building a safe, non-judgmental, and authentic relationship with my clients. As a former first responder, with over a decade of experience, I empathize with the traumatic experiences encountered by first responders and individuals everywhere.
(249) 802-8994 View (249) 802-8994
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Arsalan Ahmad
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indian River, ON K0L  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help can be hard. I want therapy to be worth your time and energy. I combine Eastern and Western approaches in my work with a particular emphasis on somatic and mindfulness-oriented therapies. My personal journey led me into a 20 year voyage of healing through indigenous shamanic practices, vision quests, meditation retreats, and Western psychotherapies. Maybe you are curious about how to work energetically with grief? Or how to lean into the rhythms of anxiety in ways which are less reactive? Or perhaps you had a traumatic experience years ago and you haven’t felt the same aliveness since? Like a part of you left?
Reaching out for help can be hard. I want therapy to be worth your time and energy. I combine Eastern and Western approaches in my work with a particular emphasis on somatic and mindfulness-oriented therapies. My personal journey led me into a 20 year voyage of healing through indigenous shamanic practices, vision quests, meditation retreats, and Western psychotherapies. Maybe you are curious about how to work energetically with grief? Or how to lean into the rhythms of anxiety in ways which are less reactive? Or perhaps you had a traumatic experience years ago and you haven’t felt the same aliveness since? Like a part of you left?
(249) 496-1958 View (249) 496-1958
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Oak Roots Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakefield, ON K0L  (Online Only)
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I want to offer my admiration to you for looking for another option in managing all that is going on in your life right now. I suspect that this was not an easy decision, but it is a decision that speaks about your commitment to yourself and possibly those who are important to you. I would like to offer you a confidential and supportive environment, where you can speak about your struggles without fear of the judgements by family, friends or others who you interact with daily. Together, we can explore new ways of coping, or refresh some skills that have been put aside in the past.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I want to offer my admiration to you for looking for another option in managing all that is going on in your life right now. I suspect that this was not an easy decision, but it is a decision that speaks about your commitment to yourself and possibly those who are important to you. I would like to offer you a confidential and supportive environment, where you can speak about your struggles without fear of the judgements by family, friends or others who you interact with daily. Together, we can explore new ways of coping, or refresh some skills that have been put aside in the past.
(249) 500-4965 View (249) 500-4965
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Jennifer Garland Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stuck? Take the first step towards healing and transformation. I'm Jennifer Garland, a compassionate and experienced psychotherapist dedicated to helping people of all ages navigate life's challenges. With a warm and friendly approach, I create a safe space for exploration and growth. I offer: individual virtual and in-person therapy tailored to your unique needs and goals; a trauma-informed approach and evidence-based techniques to address anxiety, depression, trauma and more; and a collaborative partnership forged on empowering you to create meaningful change. Discover your strengths and resources.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stuck? Take the first step towards healing and transformation. I'm Jennifer Garland, a compassionate and experienced psychotherapist dedicated to helping people of all ages navigate life's challenges. With a warm and friendly approach, I create a safe space for exploration and growth. I offer: individual virtual and in-person therapy tailored to your unique needs and goals; a trauma-informed approach and evidence-based techniques to address anxiety, depression, trauma and more; and a collaborative partnership forged on empowering you to create meaningful change. Discover your strengths and resources.
(705) 806-5462 View (705) 806-5462
Photo of Jessica Harvey, Registered Social Worker in K0L, ON
Jessica Harvey
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ennismore, ON K0L
Are you an up and coming athlete looking to stay on top of your game? How are you handling the stressors of life, training, performance and school/work. Are you recovering from an injury? Training to get back in the game? Are you a veteran athlete planning the final quarter of your career? These are all challenging times that can breed stress, anxiety, depression and other barriers to a balanced life. Similar to athletes, executives and front line workers are faced with similar challenges of workplace execution, perfectionism and high paced, competitive work lives. I have a track record of success working with people just like you.
Are you an up and coming athlete looking to stay on top of your game? How are you handling the stressors of life, training, performance and school/work. Are you recovering from an injury? Training to get back in the game? Are you a veteran athlete planning the final quarter of your career? These are all challenging times that can breed stress, anxiety, depression and other barriers to a balanced life. Similar to athletes, executives and front line workers are faced with similar challenges of workplace execution, perfectionism and high paced, competitive work lives. I have a track record of success working with people just like you.
(249) 488-1633 View (249) 488-1633
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David Currie
Registered Social Worker, Hons, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Coe Hill, ON K0L  (Online Only)
Are you thinking that something needs to change? Do you feel a little tired, scared, hurt or fed up? Are there meaningful things in your life that aren't working out right now? Is it time you stood up, and took on, what has been heavy on your mind or heart? I have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples and families who have faced challenges and transitions that many of us experience at some time in our lives. I am familiar with the things life can throw your way, and how to be able to thrive, not just survive, afterwards.
Are you thinking that something needs to change? Do you feel a little tired, scared, hurt or fed up? Are there meaningful things in your life that aren't working out right now? Is it time you stood up, and took on, what has been heavy on your mind or heart? I have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples and families who have faced challenges and transitions that many of us experience at some time in our lives. I am familiar with the things life can throw your way, and how to be able to thrive, not just survive, afterwards.
(289) 302-5939 View (289) 302-5939
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Hannah Lewis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RECE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, ON K0L
Everybody struggles sometimes. Does your family, or somebody in your family, need some support? I can help. I work with individuals and families of all ages. This includes children, youth and adults.
Everybody struggles sometimes. Does your family, or somebody in your family, need some support? I can help. I work with individuals and families of all ages. This includes children, youth and adults.
(249) 444-2456 View (249) 444-2456
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Mary English
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OCT, MA, BEd, HBA
Verified Verified
Norwood, ON K0L
I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support for yourself or a loved one. I provide services for those age 8 and older relating to neurodiversity and anxiety. With gentle guidance, support and time, challenges and stressors can provide a better understanding of one's self and use of natural talents. As we co-create a safe and trusting relationship, I will model the empathy, encouragement, and compassion that you deserve for yourself. At any age and stage, new learning can inspire a shift in wellness, coping strategies and healthy habits. My hope is that we can explore, visualize and create meaningful steps forward.
I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support for yourself or a loved one. I provide services for those age 8 and older relating to neurodiversity and anxiety. With gentle guidance, support and time, challenges and stressors can provide a better understanding of one's self and use of natural talents. As we co-create a safe and trusting relationship, I will model the empathy, encouragement, and compassion that you deserve for yourself. At any age and stage, new learning can inspire a shift in wellness, coping strategies and healthy habits. My hope is that we can explore, visualize and create meaningful steps forward.
(249) 202-2236 View (249) 202-2236
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Jason Lavery @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bancroft, ON K0L  (Online Only)
I am happy to work with an extensive range of clients and organize my practice around providing Client-Centred Therapy grounded in empirically-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I have lived experience as a first responder and am passionate about addressing the unique challenges associated with fulfilling such roles. In my experience working with people over the last 10 years, I've found that often their challenges are best addressed first and foremost by being heard; this act of listening is a gift that unlocks the resources hidden within.
I am happy to work with an extensive range of clients and organize my practice around providing Client-Centred Therapy grounded in empirically-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I have lived experience as a first responder and am passionate about addressing the unique challenges associated with fulfilling such roles. In my experience working with people over the last 10 years, I've found that often their challenges are best addressed first and foremost by being heard; this act of listening is a gift that unlocks the resources hidden within.
(343) 321-2522 View (343) 321-2522
Photo of Evan Coghlan, Registered Psychotherapist in K0L, ON
Evan Coghlan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Havelock, ON K0L
It's heartbreaking to watch your child or teen struggle. As a parent or guardian, you know your child best, and can clearly see when they are hurting. Luckily, they have shared a little about their experience, but you still feel uncertain about their needs- powerless to do anything about their problems. It feels like things will never change. They have so much potential, and you would hate to see them miss it.
It's heartbreaking to watch your child or teen struggle. As a parent or guardian, you know your child best, and can clearly see when they are hurting. Luckily, they have shared a little about their experience, but you still feel uncertain about their needs- powerless to do anything about their problems. It feels like things will never change. They have so much potential, and you would hate to see them miss it.
(343) 304-6308 View (343) 304-6308
Photo of Ilda Conceicao Furtado, Registered Social Worker in K0L, ON
Ilda Conceicao Furtado
Registered Social Worker, RSW, CVRP(f), BSW, MHSc, BA
Verified Verified
Bancroft, ON K0L
Relationships are central to our well-being. When our relationships are not going well, we can become lonely and isolated, and our mental health suffers. Seeking professional help to look at how we function in our relationships and the impact that they have on us and we on them, can open possibilities for growth. By recognizing the present-day impact of past events, by focusing on our goals for the future, and by changing unhelpful thinking patterns, we can find a path to improved relationships and better mental health.
Relationships are central to our well-being. When our relationships are not going well, we can become lonely and isolated, and our mental health suffers. Seeking professional help to look at how we function in our relationships and the impact that they have on us and we on them, can open possibilities for growth. By recognizing the present-day impact of past events, by focusing on our goals for the future, and by changing unhelpful thinking patterns, we can find a path to improved relationships and better mental health.
(613) 332-5544 View (613) 332-5544
Photo of Flourish Therapy & Wellness, Registered Social Worker in K0L, ON
Flourish Therapy & Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Whether it's you, or someone close to you, most of us have struggled through difficult times, had bouts of low mood, and experienced loss or trauma in our life.  In this busy fast-paced world, it's not uncommon to put our needs and emotional health aside; this works for a while, until it doesn't! Using strategies from various models of therapy, I work from an inclusive, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach to assist individuals in making effective life change, learning new skills, and healing from past painful life experiences including significant  trauma.
Whether it's you, or someone close to you, most of us have struggled through difficult times, had bouts of low mood, and experienced loss or trauma in our life.  In this busy fast-paced world, it's not uncommon to put our needs and emotional health aside; this works for a while, until it doesn't! Using strategies from various models of therapy, I work from an inclusive, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach to assist individuals in making effective life change, learning new skills, and healing from past painful life experiences including significant  trauma.
(249) 202-2207 View (249) 202-2207
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Attentive Mind Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Bancroft, ON K0L
I am Dr. Alan McAllister. I have over 40 years of experience providing psychological services. I work with the dedicated team at Attentive Mind Therapy to provide individual, couple, and family counselling. We integrate gold standard, evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies with innovative mind/body techniques like hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback, and neurofeedback. From navigating stressful situations to fostering healthier relationships, tackling work challenges, and overcoming emotional and mental health obstacles, we are here to guide and support you on your path to optimal functioning and a more fulfilling life.
I am Dr. Alan McAllister. I have over 40 years of experience providing psychological services. I work with the dedicated team at Attentive Mind Therapy to provide individual, couple, and family counselling. We integrate gold standard, evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies with innovative mind/body techniques like hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback, and neurofeedback. From navigating stressful situations to fostering healthier relationships, tackling work challenges, and overcoming emotional and mental health obstacles, we are here to guide and support you on your path to optimal functioning and a more fulfilling life.
(249) 495-5531 View (249) 495-5531
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Amanda Lavoy Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BApsych, MA
Verified Verified
Indian River, ON K0L  (Online Only)
Are you someone who often feels deeply and intensely? Do you struggle to manage your emotions and anxieties within relationships? Has it impacted your job? I specialize in working with highly sensitive people (HSP), to navigate the unique challenges that come with heightened sensitivity, through a psychoanalytic approach, with a focus on attachment. This approach involves deep, self-exploration, effective in resolving long-standing issues. I offer a warm, non-judgmental space where you can unload freely. Through insightful conversations, we will uncover the roots of your challenges and find empowering solutions towards healing.
Are you someone who often feels deeply and intensely? Do you struggle to manage your emotions and anxieties within relationships? Has it impacted your job? I specialize in working with highly sensitive people (HSP), to navigate the unique challenges that come with heightened sensitivity, through a psychoanalytic approach, with a focus on attachment. This approach involves deep, self-exploration, effective in resolving long-standing issues. I offer a warm, non-judgmental space where you can unload freely. Through insightful conversations, we will uncover the roots of your challenges and find empowering solutions towards healing.
(289) 272-0771 View (289) 272-0771

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K0L

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in K0L who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
88% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
81% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Green Shield Canada
53% Blue Cross
47% Other

How Counsellors in K0L see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K0L?

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.