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Markus McIntyre
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Working with clients across Ontario and Nova Scotia - As a trans, non-binary, queer, neurodiverse, adoptee, living with disabilities, I bring a unique perspective to working with clients who are experiencing challenges regarding gender, sexual orientation, sexuality, disability, identity, relationships, and with people who have experience with adoption and/or the child welfare system. I work with adults and youth, their families, and social circles to provide support and guidance as they navigate transitions and challenges in their lives. I am a qualified secondary assessor for Transition-Related Surgeries for OHIP coverage.
Working with clients across Ontario and Nova Scotia - As a trans, non-binary, queer, neurodiverse, adoptee, living with disabilities, I bring a unique perspective to working with clients who are experiencing challenges regarding gender, sexual orientation, sexuality, disability, identity, relationships, and with people who have experience with adoption and/or the child welfare system. I work with adults and youth, their families, and social circles to provide support and guidance as they navigate transitions and challenges in their lives. I am a qualified secondary assessor for Transition-Related Surgeries for OHIP coverage.
(647) 372-1541 View (647) 372-1541
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Sukanya Mukherjee
Counsellor, MSc, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Starting therapy and counselling takes courage and can be a significant moment in one’s life. I provide therapeutic environment that is safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, grounded in compassion and empathy, which allows you to uncover new insights and move at your own pace towards the changes you hope to create. My approach is collaborative and relational, where clients develop a long-lasting and secure connection in a safe space.
Starting therapy and counselling takes courage and can be a significant moment in one’s life. I provide therapeutic environment that is safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, grounded in compassion and empathy, which allows you to uncover new insights and move at your own pace towards the changes you hope to create. My approach is collaborative and relational, where clients develop a long-lasting and secure connection in a safe space.
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Live Embodied
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), CCC, MACP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Hunter. As a therapist who has lived experience with C-PTSD myself, I often work with clients who are looking for support in unlearning some of the protective patterns that they developed in childhood that are no longer helpful to them in their adult lives. I can offer a level of understanding beyond being trauma-informed, as my personal history combined with my education in trauma can support you in gaining a deeper understanding of how your reactions make sense on a biological level and how we can tap into the mind-body connection to create new, healthier patterns so that the old ones may eventually fall away.
Hi, I'm Hunter. As a therapist who has lived experience with C-PTSD myself, I often work with clients who are looking for support in unlearning some of the protective patterns that they developed in childhood that are no longer helpful to them in their adult lives. I can offer a level of understanding beyond being trauma-informed, as my personal history combined with my education in trauma can support you in gaining a deeper understanding of how your reactions make sense on a biological level and how we can tap into the mind-body connection to create new, healthier patterns so that the old ones may eventually fall away.
(343) 453-5620 View (343) 453-5620
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Kamala Pilgrim
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych, CYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
I am a Ph.D. registered, clinical psychologist offering treatment for anxiety, trauma and stress-related disorders, depression, burn-out, life transitions, interpersonal/relational challenges, and low self-esteem. I am trained in empirically-validated approaches: Contemplative and Mindfulness-aimed, Somatically-oriented, Cognitive Behavioural and Acceptance and Commitment-based, Compassion-focused, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Prolonged Exposure therapies. As a certified Yoga teacher and student, I integrate mind-body awareness and related conceptualizations and exercises, as deemed appropriate.
I am a Ph.D. registered, clinical psychologist offering treatment for anxiety, trauma and stress-related disorders, depression, burn-out, life transitions, interpersonal/relational challenges, and low self-esteem. I am trained in empirically-validated approaches: Contemplative and Mindfulness-aimed, Somatically-oriented, Cognitive Behavioural and Acceptance and Commitment-based, Compassion-focused, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Prolonged Exposure therapies. As a certified Yoga teacher and student, I integrate mind-body awareness and related conceptualizations and exercises, as deemed appropriate.
(613) 701-9627 View (613) 701-9627
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Kelly Isenor
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
A life-long resident of Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia, I am a mother, witch, ally and member of the ‘spoonie’ community. With a background in psychology and social work, I like to engage clients in psychoeducation, concrete practices and narrative processing, to help them best understand their emotional, somatic and behaviour-based responses to people and events. I believe that learning about topics such as the mind-body connection, emotional development, identities and relational roles help us to create a greater understanding of oneself and those around us.
A life-long resident of Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia, I am a mother, witch, ally and member of the ‘spoonie’ community. With a background in psychology and social work, I like to engage clients in psychoeducation, concrete practices and narrative processing, to help them best understand their emotional, somatic and behaviour-based responses to people and events. I believe that learning about topics such as the mind-body connection, emotional development, identities and relational roles help us to create a greater understanding of oneself and those around us.
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Askwith Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
What matters most is finding the right support for you, getting to workable solutions through professional collaboration with the right counsellor. For many life challenges, this means having a professional ally like Howard, as thousands of satisfied clients have experienced first-hand. After 15 years of counselling experience in Vancouver campus and agency settings, he recently spent over 2.5 years as a popular counsellor for students at Algonquin College, assisting adult students addressing challenges on a range of the "issues" listed on this page. Howard relishes fostering mental health, wellness, and strategies for adult life.
What matters most is finding the right support for you, getting to workable solutions through professional collaboration with the right counsellor. For many life challenges, this means having a professional ally like Howard, as thousands of satisfied clients have experienced first-hand. After 15 years of counselling experience in Vancouver campus and agency settings, he recently spent over 2.5 years as a popular counsellor for students at Algonquin College, assisting adult students addressing challenges on a range of the "issues" listed on this page. Howard relishes fostering mental health, wellness, and strategies for adult life.
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Tracy Contini
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
Not accepting new clients
I help individual adults struggling with behaviour, thought and mood issues. I would be honoured if you chose me to help you overcome the challenges you are facing right now. My style is warm & collaborative. I seek to create an atmosphere of safety to help you relax and work on difficult issues more quickly. I tailor treatment to client needs and use an integrative approach. I make confidentiality a priority at all times.
I help individual adults struggling with behaviour, thought and mood issues. I would be honoured if you chose me to help you overcome the challenges you are facing right now. My style is warm & collaborative. I seek to create an atmosphere of safety to help you relax and work on difficult issues more quickly. I tailor treatment to client needs and use an integrative approach. I make confidentiality a priority at all times.
(343) 306-1900 View (343) 306-1900
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Tye Laframboise
Registered Social Worker, RSW/BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
My name is Tye (they/them) and I am a trans, agender, queer and neurodivergent person, who is passionate about working within community. I am a registered social worker in Ontario, and have over 6 years of experience working in mental health and substance use. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, and am currently completing my internship at Pink Opal Counselling for my Master of Social Work, with a specialization of Gender and Women’s studies at Lakehead University.
My name is Tye (they/them) and I am a trans, agender, queer and neurodivergent person, who is passionate about working within community. I am a registered social worker in Ontario, and have over 6 years of experience working in mental health and substance use. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, and am currently completing my internship at Pink Opal Counselling for my Master of Social Work, with a specialization of Gender and Women’s studies at Lakehead University.
(343) 321-2585 View (343) 321-2585
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Matthew Wall
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt that what is happening in your relationships and your life, even your own behaviors, is not what you want? My specialized approach to understanding and changing emotional patterns and behavior can help you feel confidence and satisfaction in yourself, your relationships, and your life. Our sessions will focus on enhancing self awareness and putting oneself in a position of choice. In therapy we will use methods which separate triggers and reactivity so you can decide what you really want and how you behave. Identifying reactivity reveals why you sometimes feel you are not choosing your behaviors.
Have you ever felt that what is happening in your relationships and your life, even your own behaviors, is not what you want? My specialized approach to understanding and changing emotional patterns and behavior can help you feel confidence and satisfaction in yourself, your relationships, and your life. Our sessions will focus on enhancing self awareness and putting oneself in a position of choice. In therapy we will use methods which separate triggers and reactivity so you can decide what you really want and how you behave. Identifying reactivity reveals why you sometimes feel you are not choosing your behaviors.
(343) 633-3675 View (343) 633-3675
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Anjali Joseph
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RMFT-SQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
An established Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist RMFT, in the National Capital Area since 2003, my aim is to offer attentive, quality, personal care in a collaborative, safe space. It would be an honour to get to know you. Individual and couple counselling: Anxiety, depression, PTSD, communication breakdown, life transitions, grief, caregiver stress, unexplained chronic pain, operational stress, bullying in the workplace, burnout.
An established Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist RMFT, in the National Capital Area since 2003, my aim is to offer attentive, quality, personal care in a collaborative, safe space. It would be an honour to get to know you. Individual and couple counselling: Anxiety, depression, PTSD, communication breakdown, life transitions, grief, caregiver stress, unexplained chronic pain, operational stress, bullying in the workplace, burnout.
(343) 304-6419 View (343) 304-6419
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Andrew Duncan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G
For 25 years, I have been in practice both within the hospital and community settings. I work with a diverse group of individuals with an eclectic range of issues. I strongly value the relationship between the therapist and the client and so do not adhere to a predetermined approach to therapy; every person's situation is unique and as a result, my approach is tailored to meet individual needs.
For 25 years, I have been in practice both within the hospital and community settings. I work with a diverse group of individuals with an eclectic range of issues. I strongly value the relationship between the therapist and the client and so do not adhere to a predetermined approach to therapy; every person's situation is unique and as a result, my approach is tailored to meet individual needs.
(855) 806-3678 View (855) 806-3678
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Danya Daccash
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Telephone Counselling for Women: I am a cross-cultural feminist therapist, weaving together ancient wisdom such as mindfulness, modern scientific discoveries, & a grassroots feminist approach. We both bring something special to the counselling relationship; you bring wisdom about yourself, I offer expertise on healing. Together we build a compassionate connection, & as a team we focus bringing balance into your life. As a telephone counsellor, I work with women across the globe. Research shows that telephone counselling is as effective as in-person support; it is convenient for women with time constraints, mobility issues, & those with limited access to quality therapy.
Telephone Counselling for Women: I am a cross-cultural feminist therapist, weaving together ancient wisdom such as mindfulness, modern scientific discoveries, & a grassroots feminist approach. We both bring something special to the counselling relationship; you bring wisdom about yourself, I offer expertise on healing. Together we build a compassionate connection, & as a team we focus bringing balance into your life. As a telephone counsellor, I work with women across the globe. Research shows that telephone counselling is as effective as in-person support; it is convenient for women with time constraints, mobility issues, & those with limited access to quality therapy.
(613) 701-9688 View (613) 701-9688
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Kaysia Saliba
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Trauma, anxiety and difficulties within relationships can affect your life in so many ways. In my practice, I can help you become "unstuck", to work through and move forward from the feelings, behaviors, memories or situations that are preventing you from living how you want to. I use effective treatment approaches in a welcoming, safe and nonjudgmental environment so that we can work together towards the changes you want to make. In my work, I help those age 16+ struggling with PTSD, the after effects of trauma, anxiety, relationship difficulties (including domestic violence) and childhood abuse and neglect.
Trauma, anxiety and difficulties within relationships can affect your life in so many ways. In my practice, I can help you become "unstuck", to work through and move forward from the feelings, behaviors, memories or situations that are preventing you from living how you want to. I use effective treatment approaches in a welcoming, safe and nonjudgmental environment so that we can work together towards the changes you want to make. In my work, I help those age 16+ struggling with PTSD, the after effects of trauma, anxiety, relationship difficulties (including domestic violence) and childhood abuse and neglect.
(343) 307-0530 View (343) 307-0530
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Myra Meier @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
My practice is concentrated around a client-centred approach, always bearing in mind the philosophy of ‘unconditional positive regard’ that should be afforded every person. Working together with my clients we will identify challenges, make goals and work towards recognizing and removing obstacles. My aspiration as a therapist is to create a safe environment in which work can be collaborative, address the impacts of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression and/or grief and make the changes necessary to live the healthy and fulfilling life that my clients want. Some of my specialized training and experience includes CBT, Narrative Therapy
My practice is concentrated around a client-centred approach, always bearing in mind the philosophy of ‘unconditional positive regard’ that should be afforded every person. Working together with my clients we will identify challenges, make goals and work towards recognizing and removing obstacles. My aspiration as a therapist is to create a safe environment in which work can be collaborative, address the impacts of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression and/or grief and make the changes necessary to live the healthy and fulfilling life that my clients want. Some of my specialized training and experience includes CBT, Narrative Therapy
(343) 338-3676 View (343) 338-3676
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Erin Shaheen
Registered Social Service Worker, MEd , RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Individuals reach out to my practice when they have reached a difficult time in their life and they are looking for a compassionate, active listener. I will support you in identifying strategies for moving forward with practical goal-oriented outcomes.
Individuals reach out to my practice when they have reached a difficult time in their life and they are looking for a compassionate, active listener. I will support you in identifying strategies for moving forward with practical goal-oriented outcomes.
(343) 309-9855 View (343) 309-9855
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Melanie Laura Bakker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you and your partner have the same argument over and over without any resolution? You are not alone. Most of the couples that come to see me talk about being stuck in this way. My job is to help you connect with your partner in meaningful way so that the two of you start to have different conversations than the ones you do at home. I also offer sex therapy. Whether you are an individual or couple, part of a monogamous or open relationship I offer a safe, non- judgemental, confidential space for you to share your experience.
Do you feel like you and your partner have the same argument over and over without any resolution? You are not alone. Most of the couples that come to see me talk about being stuck in this way. My job is to help you connect with your partner in meaningful way so that the two of you start to have different conversations than the ones you do at home. I also offer sex therapy. Whether you are an individual or couple, part of a monogamous or open relationship I offer a safe, non- judgemental, confidential space for you to share your experience.
(613) 522-0625 View (613) 522-0625
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Kelly Tabor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
Waitlist for new clients
Trusting your yourself and seeking support takes courage. If you're impacted by stressful life events or struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, and looking for a comfortable compassionate space to process, heal, and develop new insights and skills, therapeutic support can be a way forward. I provide therapeutic support to individuals navigating a variety of challenging life experiences including anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, life or family transitions, and to those impacted by chronic illness or cancer, whether a personal diagnosis, a family member, friend, or caregiver.
Trusting your yourself and seeking support takes courage. If you're impacted by stressful life events or struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, and looking for a comfortable compassionate space to process, heal, and develop new insights and skills, therapeutic support can be a way forward. I provide therapeutic support to individuals navigating a variety of challenging life experiences including anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, life or family transitions, and to those impacted by chronic illness or cancer, whether a personal diagnosis, a family member, friend, or caregiver.
(343) 321-0146 View (343) 321-0146
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Kathryn Palmer
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Sometimes people come to therapy because they feel unfulfilled and are not sure how to create the change they want. Other times, people have a clear vision for the direction of their life but they are struggling to overcome the internal obstacles getting in the way of their goals. I often work with clients who are struggling to overcome rigid patterns of avoidance. My intention is to help people develop a clearer sense of what is important to them as well as what is getting in the way. Once we have a deeper understanding of this, the ongoing work becomes continuing to refocus on our valued directions.
Sometimes people come to therapy because they feel unfulfilled and are not sure how to create the change they want. Other times, people have a clear vision for the direction of their life but they are struggling to overcome the internal obstacles getting in the way of their goals. I often work with clients who are struggling to overcome rigid patterns of avoidance. My intention is to help people develop a clearer sense of what is important to them as well as what is getting in the way. Once we have a deeper understanding of this, the ongoing work becomes continuing to refocus on our valued directions.
(877) 292-6926 View (877) 292-6926
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Julie Desjardins
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, triggered by small things, and highly emotional? Are you frequently arguing with your partner, and no longer feeling connected to them? Is parenting your kids or teens becoming more chaotic? If you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and conflict, then perhaps working through these issues in therapy may help.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, triggered by small things, and highly emotional? Are you frequently arguing with your partner, and no longer feeling connected to them? Is parenting your kids or teens becoming more chaotic? If you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and conflict, then perhaps working through these issues in therapy may help.
(343) 803-6024 View (343) 803-6024
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Christina Callingham
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Life is challenging and sometimes all of the ups and downs can feel really overwhelming. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, client centred approach to therapy. Stress, anxiety and depression can creep up in all types of life circumstances. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. My practice also specializes in parenting, pre-natal & postpartum support and helping navigate difficult life challenges and transitions.
Life is challenging and sometimes all of the ups and downs can feel really overwhelming. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, client centred approach to therapy. Stress, anxiety and depression can creep up in all types of life circumstances. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. My practice also specializes in parenting, pre-natal & postpartum support and helping navigate difficult life challenges and transitions.
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Number of Counsellors in K1G

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in K1G who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Canada Life | Great-West Life
52% SunLife
52% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in K1G see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
25% Male
5% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in K1G?

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.