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Ashley Toogood
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MA, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, low self-esteem and difficulties in your relationships that affect your day-to-day life and your ability to function and work? Do you feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the constant struggle to get through the day, or always putting the needs of others above your own needs, and the thought that there is no light at teh end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if your relationships, sense of self, and overall life could improve? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed about managing their anxiety, navigating difficult relationships and overcoming challenges associated with low self-esteem.
Do you struggle with anxiety, low self-esteem and difficulties in your relationships that affect your day-to-day life and your ability to function and work? Do you feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the constant struggle to get through the day, or always putting the needs of others above your own needs, and the thought that there is no light at teh end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if your relationships, sense of self, and overall life could improve? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed about managing their anxiety, navigating difficult relationships and overcoming challenges associated with low self-esteem.
(343) 500-6530 View (343) 500-6530
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Nicky Texeira
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B
Hello! My name is Nicky Texeira and I am currently an intern, on my journey of completing the Master’s in Arts Counseling and Psychotherapy at Yorkville University. I use a humanistic, person-centered approach to allow for personal, self discovery. I provide the space and freedom for my clients to express themselves at a comfortable pace. Cynthia Schoppmann, the owner of CJS Psychotherapy and Consulting Services and Registered Psychotherapist, will be my supervisor throughout the process.
Hello! My name is Nicky Texeira and I am currently an intern, on my journey of completing the Master’s in Arts Counseling and Psychotherapy at Yorkville University. I use a humanistic, person-centered approach to allow for personal, self discovery. I provide the space and freedom for my clients to express themselves at a comfortable pace. Cynthia Schoppmann, the owner of CJS Psychotherapy and Consulting Services and Registered Psychotherapist, will be my supervisor throughout the process.
(343) 313-0627 View (343) 313-0627
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Kerry-Lin McGuire
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B  (Online Only)
I am personable, approachable, and flexible, and I will work with you to establish your goals for therapy, and help to process the issues that come up for you. My approach is seated in a place of curiosity and empathy, and I see myself as your advocate. I sometimes use humour during our sessions to reduce stress, and provide relatable examples so that you can integrate therapeutic skills into your life. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.
I am personable, approachable, and flexible, and I will work with you to establish your goals for therapy, and help to process the issues that come up for you. My approach is seated in a place of curiosity and empathy, and I see myself as your advocate. I sometimes use humour during our sessions to reduce stress, and provide relatable examples so that you can integrate therapeutic skills into your life. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.
(613) 704-4738 View (613) 704-4738
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HomeSafe Psychology - Alyna Reesor
Psychologist, MSc, CPsych, CCFT
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B
I am a Certified Psychologist and Certified Couple and Family Therapist in Ontario. I offer virtual and in-person psychological services to individuals, couples, and families who are having difficulty managing their emotions and cognitions, coping with relationship issues, or adjusting to the challenges of life. My small team are flexible and client-centered in our approach, accepting and caring. I offer psychological resources and supplemental materials depending on your unique situation & interests.
I am a Certified Psychologist and Certified Couple and Family Therapist in Ontario. I offer virtual and in-person psychological services to individuals, couples, and families who are having difficulty managing their emotions and cognitions, coping with relationship issues, or adjusting to the challenges of life. My small team are flexible and client-centered in our approach, accepting and caring. I offer psychological resources and supplemental materials depending on your unique situation & interests.
(343) 307-0686 View (343) 307-0686
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Cynthia Schoppmann
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gloucester, ON K1B
If you are struggling with anything in your life, it's important to know that there is help and support available. No issue is too big or too small to take that first step and reach out. Whether you a struggling with work, relationships, trauma, grief, self-esteem, anxiety or depression, I will work with you to navigate through these difficult situations. Clients access support for a variety of different reasons and I will work with you in a collaborative way to establish goals that lead to what you envision feeling better might look like. I work primarily with older adolescents, adults and couples.
If you are struggling with anything in your life, it's important to know that there is help and support available. No issue is too big or too small to take that first step and reach out. Whether you a struggling with work, relationships, trauma, grief, self-esteem, anxiety or depression, I will work with you to navigate through these difficult situations. Clients access support for a variety of different reasons and I will work with you in a collaborative way to establish goals that lead to what you envision feeling better might look like. I work primarily with older adolescents, adults and couples.
(343) 304-6350 View (343) 304-6350
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Sandrine Florent - Soul and Feather Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, CPMH, NSCCT
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B
Focusing on African, Black and Caribbean healthcare professionals or high-risk public services professionals facing trauma. Exposure to situations may cause sleeplessness, making you feel exhausted and/or numb in your life. As a black counsellor, I aim to help you navigate those difficulties with Afrocentric and multicultural competencies and lenses. With support, you can overcome overwhelming, invasive struggles and learn to manage them so they are not spilling over into your work or personal life. Together we can make you feel a better sense of balance. Certified CPMH, I also have an interest in Perinatal Grief and Loss.
Focusing on African, Black and Caribbean healthcare professionals or high-risk public services professionals facing trauma. Exposure to situations may cause sleeplessness, making you feel exhausted and/or numb in your life. As a black counsellor, I aim to help you navigate those difficulties with Afrocentric and multicultural competencies and lenses. With support, you can overcome overwhelming, invasive struggles and learn to manage them so they are not spilling over into your work or personal life. Together we can make you feel a better sense of balance. Certified CPMH, I also have an interest in Perinatal Grief and Loss.
(343) 308-2951 View (343) 308-2951
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Britt MacNeil
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B
Therapy is a unique and deeply personal experience. I work with children, adolescents, and adults for various mental health concerns such as grief, anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self-esteem, and trauma. I also help couples navigate issues with communication, intimacy, trust, and infidelity. My warm and empathetic approach creates a supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to feel seen and explore their challenges.
Therapy is a unique and deeply personal experience. I work with children, adolescents, and adults for various mental health concerns such as grief, anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self-esteem, and trauma. I also help couples navigate issues with communication, intimacy, trust, and infidelity. My warm and empathetic approach creates a supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to feel seen and explore their challenges.
(343) 308-3246 View (343) 308-3246
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Laurie S Alphonse
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B
Not accepting new clients
Promoting a supportive approach to life for those who live with disabilities and those that support them. Living and working defines life beyond your diagnosis is keeping, regaining, and or developing well rounded positive self-image as we go forward in the world. Using a non-medical approach I want to help people find the strength within despite the challenges that intersect their experiences.
Promoting a supportive approach to life for those who live with disabilities and those that support them. Living and working defines life beyond your diagnosis is keeping, regaining, and or developing well rounded positive self-image as we go forward in the world. Using a non-medical approach I want to help people find the strength within despite the challenges that intersect their experiences.
(343) 453-5427 View (343) 453-5427
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Brittany Fletcher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B  (Online Only)
As a Registered Psychotherapist-Qualifying I collaborate with my clients in a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship built on trust and empathy. Through a culturally sensitive approach, I will support you in developing and working towards your goals and ensuring you feel heard regardless of your sexuality, ethnicity, gender, values, or beliefs. My approach is tailored to each individual, allowing you to have autonomy in the goals we establish and the strategies we utilize.
As a Registered Psychotherapist-Qualifying I collaborate with my clients in a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship built on trust and empathy. Through a culturally sensitive approach, I will support you in developing and working towards your goals and ensuring you feel heard regardless of your sexuality, ethnicity, gender, values, or beliefs. My approach is tailored to each individual, allowing you to have autonomy in the goals we establish and the strategies we utilize.
(343) 309-9772 View (343) 309-9772
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Marian Meade Nurse Psychotherapist
RN, BScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B  (Online Only)
I'm a Registered Nurse psychotherapist and work with women and couples who are doing ok, but suspect there's more to life. They've been putting others first, tolerating conflict and unsatisfactory relationships and may feel frustrated, bored, unhappy or overwhelmed. They want to: have more respectful and loving relationships, feel inspired about their lives, consistently have access to joy, connection, love, fun, fulfillment; explore what's important to them and become more of who they truly are so that they can reshape their lives and positively impact themselves, their partners, families, colleagues and friends.
I'm a Registered Nurse psychotherapist and work with women and couples who are doing ok, but suspect there's more to life. They've been putting others first, tolerating conflict and unsatisfactory relationships and may feel frustrated, bored, unhappy or overwhelmed. They want to: have more respectful and loving relationships, feel inspired about their lives, consistently have access to joy, connection, love, fun, fulfillment; explore what's important to them and become more of who they truly are so that they can reshape their lives and positively impact themselves, their partners, families, colleagues and friends.
(343) 655-2559 View (343) 655-2559
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Shauna Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B  (Online Only)
If you're an individual struggling with communication, anxiety, self-esteem, direction in life or anything in between, I would love to work collaboratively to unravel your feelings and emotions, set goals and help you to be the best version of yourself. What you can expect from me, is someone to listen to you with empathy, understanding and without judgment. What I expect from you is to let your guard down; be open, honest and trust the process! Together, we can conquer any past and present battles and make way for a happier and healthier future.
If you're an individual struggling with communication, anxiety, self-esteem, direction in life or anything in between, I would love to work collaboratively to unravel your feelings and emotions, set goals and help you to be the best version of yourself. What you can expect from me, is someone to listen to you with empathy, understanding and without judgment. What I expect from you is to let your guard down; be open, honest and trust the process! Together, we can conquer any past and present battles and make way for a happier and healthier future.
(289) 210-5889 View (289) 210-5889
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Daniel Nadon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B
Not accepting new clients
Some difficulties are quick to arise and be resolved, other problems can persist for quite some time. You have probably tried to resolve your situation by yourself or with the help of family or friends. Often that is enough and life goes on. But some mental health issues are trickier to resolve and professional help can be useful. I've seen many individuals meet their goals through hard work and guidance and I'm happy to offer my services to you as well. I welcome individuals of all cultures, communities and identities. I fluently speak English and French.
Some difficulties are quick to arise and be resolved, other problems can persist for quite some time. You have probably tried to resolve your situation by yourself or with the help of family or friends. Often that is enough and life goes on. But some mental health issues are trickier to resolve and professional help can be useful. I've seen many individuals meet their goals through hard work and guidance and I'm happy to offer my services to you as well. I welcome individuals of all cultures, communities and identities. I fluently speak English and French.
(613) 707-5122 View (613) 707-5122
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Kelley Raab
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Gloucester, ON K1B
If you’re reading this, you likely don’t want to spend the rest of your life feeling the way you do now. Stressed? Exhausted? Angry? Confused? The past few years have been incredibly difficult. As we continue to navigate in a chaotic world, it’s important to have someone to talk to, someone who can provide needed support. I have over seventeen years of experience working in mental health, including fourteen years in a psychiatric hospital setting. My training is in a number of orientations, with advanced training in mindfulness, meaning-oriented modalities, and an integrated psychodyamic approach (self-in-relationship therapy).
If you’re reading this, you likely don’t want to spend the rest of your life feeling the way you do now. Stressed? Exhausted? Angry? Confused? The past few years have been incredibly difficult. As we continue to navigate in a chaotic world, it’s important to have someone to talk to, someone who can provide needed support. I have over seventeen years of experience working in mental health, including fourteen years in a psychiatric hospital setting. My training is in a number of orientations, with advanced training in mindfulness, meaning-oriented modalities, and an integrated psychodyamic approach (self-in-relationship therapy).
(613) 209-4298 View (613) 209-4298
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Annemarie Petrasek
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who seek deeper self-knowledge and wish to explore their personal difficulties and challenges. Among the issues that people bring to therapy are depression, bouts of anxiety, bereavement, midlife transitions, retirement, aging and relationship issues. Consideration of unconscious dynamics that may be interfering with a person's emotional well-being and zest for life can bring a deeper understanding of oneself and renewed vitality to your life.
I work with people who seek deeper self-knowledge and wish to explore their personal difficulties and challenges. Among the issues that people bring to therapy are depression, bouts of anxiety, bereavement, midlife transitions, retirement, aging and relationship issues. Consideration of unconscious dynamics that may be interfering with a person's emotional well-being and zest for life can bring a deeper understanding of oneself and renewed vitality to your life.
(226) 773-2203 View (226) 773-2203
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Jasmine Brar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, Bsc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B  (Online Only)
Take in charge by setting yourself up for Success! Let’s work together to achieve your goals and overcome your challenges! I believe that each client is unique, and I take a client-centered approach to therapy. By providing a safe and non-judgmental space, I aim to help clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and work collaboratively with them to develop effective coping strategies and achieve their goals. Through the journey of self-growth and positive strides forward, and close guidance and support from myself, empower yourself in becoming the best version of yourself. Accepting New Clients!
Take in charge by setting yourself up for Success! Let’s work together to achieve your goals and overcome your challenges! I believe that each client is unique, and I take a client-centered approach to therapy. By providing a safe and non-judgmental space, I aim to help clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and work collaboratively with them to develop effective coping strategies and achieve their goals. Through the journey of self-growth and positive strides forward, and close guidance and support from myself, empower yourself in becoming the best version of yourself. Accepting New Clients!
(343) 312-6498 View (343) 312-6498
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Lora Bradford
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B
I aim to support couples and individuals struggling with life transitions, relationships and decision making, to provide empowerment and coping skills.
I aim to support couples and individuals struggling with life transitions, relationships and decision making, to provide empowerment and coping skills.
(613) 777-6842 View (613) 777-6842
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Adhd Counseling Adhd Coaching Tracey Wade
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AACC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B
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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Tina Brunet
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RSW, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS. Support and compassion. This is what the human person needs. Someone in our corner to help us and give us the care we deserve. ANXIETY, ABUSE, ADDICTION can be especially devastating and make us feel sick and scared. It may be that you are dealing with overwhelming stress with work, relationships, life, loss. It may be that you are dealing with terrible pain from past physical, sexual, emotional or relational injuries. Any of these can bring us to our knees. I know, I've been there. And now, I want to be there for you. I want to help you process your TRAUMA so you can gain peace and stability.
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS. Support and compassion. This is what the human person needs. Someone in our corner to help us and give us the care we deserve. ANXIETY, ABUSE, ADDICTION can be especially devastating and make us feel sick and scared. It may be that you are dealing with overwhelming stress with work, relationships, life, loss. It may be that you are dealing with terrible pain from past physical, sexual, emotional or relational injuries. Any of these can bring us to our knees. I know, I've been there. And now, I want to be there for you. I want to help you process your TRAUMA so you can gain peace and stability.
(343) 700-3537 View (343) 700-3537
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Alyssa Girard
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B
Hello, my name is Alyssa, and I am a dedicated psychotherapist (qualifying) passionate about helping people on their journey towards healing. I understand that therapy can be costly, so I strive to offer flexible rates to better assist clients and their needs. Life is full of challenges, and I am committed to helping individuals achieve their goals, whether navigating relationships, managing personal growth, or coping with life's complexities.
Hello, my name is Alyssa, and I am a dedicated psychotherapist (qualifying) passionate about helping people on their journey towards healing. I understand that therapy can be costly, so I strive to offer flexible rates to better assist clients and their needs. Life is full of challenges, and I am committed to helping individuals achieve their goals, whether navigating relationships, managing personal growth, or coping with life's complexities.
(343) 342-1294 View (343) 342-1294
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Dannielle Samuel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1B
I know loss and I know the power of overcoming it. I have studied loss, worked with people to thrive beyond it, and lived through it myself. My trauma informed practice is pointed toward supporting people through their feelings of loss to acceptance and fulfillment. I specifically focus on supporting adoptive parents and their families, bereavement and end of life issues.
I know loss and I know the power of overcoming it. I have studied loss, worked with people to thrive beyond it, and lived through it myself. My trauma informed practice is pointed toward supporting people through their feelings of loss to acceptance and fulfillment. I specifically focus on supporting adoptive parents and their families, bereavement and end of life issues.
(343) 304-6240 View (343) 304-6240

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Number of Counsellors in K1B

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in K1B who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
91% Coping Skills
89% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Canada Life | Great-West Life
76% Green Shield Canada
76% SunLife

How Counsellors in K1B see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K1B?

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.