Therapists in K1H

Photo of Crystal Zhao, Registered Psychotherapist in K1H, ON
Crystal Zhao
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD Ed, MA CPSY
Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H
Waitlist for new clients
I provide personal and confidential therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy designed to assist you to make a positive change in your life by addressing personal issues in depth, clarifying ways of thinking, and resolving problems. My role is to help you become more functional and productive in order to improve the quality of your life. My service covers a wide range of issues related to individuals, couples, relationships, and families, including effective treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression.
I provide personal and confidential therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy designed to assist you to make a positive change in your life by addressing personal issues in depth, clarifying ways of thinking, and resolving problems. My role is to help you become more functional and productive in order to improve the quality of your life. My service covers a wide range of issues related to individuals, couples, relationships, and families, including effective treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression.
(613) 519-3214 View (613) 519-3214
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Sue Top
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, CCC
Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H
Group: NEW! Mindfulness Awareness Practices group tailored for ADHD brains! Gradual learning approach and shorter meditation sessions will help you: Cultivate your ability to manage, direct, and sustain your attention; Reduce impulsive emotional episodes; Relate mindfully to difficult thoughts and emotions; Reduce impulsivity; Increase self compassion. Co-facilitated with Karen Sutherland, MSW, RSW, who has extensive experience and training in mindfulness. Follows Dr. Zylowska's clinician's guide "Mindfulness for Adult ADHD." Covered by most extended health, sliding scale available.
Group: NEW! Mindfulness Awareness Practices group tailored for ADHD brains! Gradual learning approach and shorter meditation sessions will help you: Cultivate your ability to manage, direct, and sustain your attention; Reduce impulsive emotional episodes; Relate mindfully to difficult thoughts and emotions; Reduce impulsivity; Increase self compassion. Co-facilitated with Karen Sutherland, MSW, RSW, who has extensive experience and training in mindfulness. Follows Dr. Zylowska's clinician's guide "Mindfulness for Adult ADHD." Covered by most extended health, sliding scale available.
(343) 312-5610 View (343) 312-5610
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Justin Gates
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H
Waitlist for new clients
My training and experience have included a range of symptom severity levels, from psychiatric hospital inpatients to high functioning individuals experiencing more common difficulties. Some of my clients are experiencing difficulties with work, school, or relationships. Others have diagnosed psychological impairments. Regardless of the specific challenges faced, all of my clients are seeking to live healthier, more satisfying lives. The greatest satisfaction I find in my work is in providing services that genuinely help people achieve desired improvements.
My training and experience have included a range of symptom severity levels, from psychiatric hospital inpatients to high functioning individuals experiencing more common difficulties. Some of my clients are experiencing difficulties with work, school, or relationships. Others have diagnosed psychological impairments. Regardless of the specific challenges faced, all of my clients are seeking to live healthier, more satisfying lives. The greatest satisfaction I find in my work is in providing services that genuinely help people achieve desired improvements.
(343) 307-0614 View (343) 307-0614
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Satara Subedar
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H  (Online Only)
I believe we all have many strengths although at times we may lose sight of them—I provide honest feedback to help mirror these strengths back to you. I believe that we all, at one time or another, find it difficult to explore our thoughts and feelings—I honour such acts of courage, bringing confidentiality, non-judgement, and unconditional care to session. Working at a pace that feels right for you, I provide support and gentle challenges as you process your experiences and develop insight into your life so that you may heal, grow, and ultimately be free to live your life in a way that is fulfilling and true to who you are.
I believe we all have many strengths although at times we may lose sight of them—I provide honest feedback to help mirror these strengths back to you. I believe that we all, at one time or another, find it difficult to explore our thoughts and feelings—I honour such acts of courage, bringing confidentiality, non-judgement, and unconditional care to session. Working at a pace that feels right for you, I provide support and gentle challenges as you process your experiences and develop insight into your life so that you may heal, grow, and ultimately be free to live your life in a way that is fulfilling and true to who you are.
(613) 702-2413 View (613) 702-2413
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Peggy Caldwell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H
I am a professional psychotherapist that specializes in blending mind and body therapies to help remove barriers to our sense of calm and joy. In a trusting and non-judgmental environment, the brain’s natural healing is encouraged. I have been working in the non-profit mental health field for 10 years in a variety of areas including: Addictions and Family Treatment, Medical Clinics with a focus on anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia and chronic pain, and in Community Health Centres with older adults managing life transitions and grief. If you are interested, the best option is to click the "My Website" button to book a consult.
I am a professional psychotherapist that specializes in blending mind and body therapies to help remove barriers to our sense of calm and joy. In a trusting and non-judgmental environment, the brain’s natural healing is encouraged. I have been working in the non-profit mental health field for 10 years in a variety of areas including: Addictions and Family Treatment, Medical Clinics with a focus on anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia and chronic pain, and in Community Health Centres with older adults managing life transitions and grief. If you are interested, the best option is to click the "My Website" button to book a consult.
(613) 902-0252 View (613) 902-0252
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Eric Lukacs
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RBQ, MDiv, BTh, BA
Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome. If you are here, you are probably trying to work through a difficult situation. And that situation probably stands in your way of living your life in the way you would like. You are wanting to take matters into your own hands by learning new tools and improving your self-confidence. You are looking to find clarity about what to do in the face of the challenges that lie before you. Your ideal therapist has extensive life experience, diverse cultural experience and flexible availability. AND ... you are not against having some fun with this. Yes, therapy can be fun.
Hi and welcome. If you are here, you are probably trying to work through a difficult situation. And that situation probably stands in your way of living your life in the way you would like. You are wanting to take matters into your own hands by learning new tools and improving your self-confidence. You are looking to find clarity about what to do in the face of the challenges that lie before you. Your ideal therapist has extensive life experience, diverse cultural experience and flexible availability. AND ... you are not against having some fun with this. Yes, therapy can be fun.
(343) 313-1346 View (343) 313-1346
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Paul Leblanc
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
It is my pleasure to provide therapy, counselling in the Ottawa region and have for 20 + years. I originate from a small central Ontario community and since coming to Ottawa for graduate work have not strayed. I have a lovely spouse and two amazing daughters 18 and 13. I must say I have changed as a therapist after becoming a parent. My personal and professional interests lend currently towards emotions and the interplay with secure/insecure attachment with its impact on mood. As a therapist I am current in Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic Behavioral, attachment and Emotion Focused Therapy among others. Wait Time 4 to 6 Weeks.
It is my pleasure to provide therapy, counselling in the Ottawa region and have for 20 + years. I originate from a small central Ontario community and since coming to Ottawa for graduate work have not strayed. I have a lovely spouse and two amazing daughters 18 and 13. I must say I have changed as a therapist after becoming a parent. My personal and professional interests lend currently towards emotions and the interplay with secure/insecure attachment with its impact on mood. As a therapist I am current in Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic Behavioral, attachment and Emotion Focused Therapy among others. Wait Time 4 to 6 Weeks.
(613) 233-6766 View (613) 233-6766
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Conny Barry
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, (MA), CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H  (Online Only)
There is no need for prolonged emotional suffering. I'm available to help you work through your issues and pursue a positive outcome. We will uncover and discover more about yourself, and your relationships with others. We will investigate the factors and patterns that affect your emotional life, and look at the choices available to you to bring about change and growth.
There is no need for prolonged emotional suffering. I'm available to help you work through your issues and pursue a positive outcome. We will uncover and discover more about yourself, and your relationships with others. We will investigate the factors and patterns that affect your emotional life, and look at the choices available to you to bring about change and growth.
(855) 240-5412 View (855) 240-5412
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Robert Fabes
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change - V. Frankl. Are you wondering "why", "what next", or "what for"?" Are you looking for a change, or has a change been handed to you? You have the courage to ask these questions, to look at who you are, and to think about what's next for you. You may feel alone, or unable to answer these questions. I can offer you an opportunity to explore your strengths and challenges, and, in doing so, discover opportunities and resources that will help you move forward. Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human - V. Frankl.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change - V. Frankl. Are you wondering "why", "what next", or "what for"?" Are you looking for a change, or has a change been handed to you? You have the courage to ask these questions, to look at who you are, and to think about what's next for you. You may feel alone, or unable to answer these questions. I can offer you an opportunity to explore your strengths and challenges, and, in doing so, discover opportunities and resources that will help you move forward. Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human - V. Frankl.
(343) 307-4202 View (343) 307-4202
Photo of Ibrahim Ismayilov in K1H, ON
Ibrahim Ismayilov
RP, MHA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
I work with clients who suffer from various emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety and trauma. I focus on educating the client what she or he is going through and together we design strategies that help cope with the emotional difficulties. An important emphasis is placed on sleep hygiene because healthy sleep often helps restore emotional well-being. We also offer physical rehabilitation at our clinic for clients who have chronic pain and other physical problems co-existing with emotional difficulties.
I work with clients who suffer from various emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety and trauma. I focus on educating the client what she or he is going through and together we design strategies that help cope with the emotional difficulties. An important emphasis is placed on sleep hygiene because healthy sleep often helps restore emotional well-being. We also offer physical rehabilitation at our clinic for clients who have chronic pain and other physical problems co-existing with emotional difficulties.
(343) 700-2864 View (343) 700-2864
Photo of Alanna Page, Registered Social Worker in K1H, ON
Alanna Page
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, I'm glad you're here. I believe we all can create change in our lives and this is your first step. Whether you are an individual or a couple and have one goal or many, we will work with them at your own pace. As we are all unique, I work from a person-centred approach. How we think about ourselves and others can sometimes hold us back from living a fulfilled life aligned with our values. Let's work together so you can begin to feel empowered and move towards wellness. I will meet you where you are today, collaborate with you and walk alongside you as you begin or continue your healing journey.
Welcome, I'm glad you're here. I believe we all can create change in our lives and this is your first step. Whether you are an individual or a couple and have one goal or many, we will work with them at your own pace. As we are all unique, I work from a person-centred approach. How we think about ourselves and others can sometimes hold us back from living a fulfilled life aligned with our values. Let's work together so you can begin to feel empowered and move towards wellness. I will meet you where you are today, collaborate with you and walk alongside you as you begin or continue your healing journey.
(343) 307-5731 View (343) 307-5731
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Céleste Henderson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Céleste (she/they) and I am here to guide you through moments of uncertainty and confusion in both English and French. I identify as a queer French Canadian and have experience counselling folks from across Canada/Turtle Island. In my integrative approach, I incorporate teachings from solution-focused, emotion-focused, and strength-based lenses. This allows me to tailor my approach specifically for you. I come from the understanding that we are shaped by our experiences and our environments.
My name is Céleste (she/they) and I am here to guide you through moments of uncertainty and confusion in both English and French. I identify as a queer French Canadian and have experience counselling folks from across Canada/Turtle Island. In my integrative approach, I incorporate teachings from solution-focused, emotion-focused, and strength-based lenses. This allows me to tailor my approach specifically for you. I come from the understanding that we are shaped by our experiences and our environments.
(343) 309-9483 View (343) 309-9483
Photo of Maya Phansalker-Davies, Registered Psychotherapist in K1H, ON
Maya Phansalker-Davies
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H  (Online Only)
Your mind is constantly telling you that you need to do more, but it's hard just to get out of bed in the morning. Chronic pain makes everyday tasks really hard. Everyone around you seems normal and you wonder how they have it all together. Maybe family and friends are supportive, but you worry about being a burden. Or maybe your life is good on paper and nobody sees your struggles, nobody sees your pain. As someone who has lived with chronic pain and anxiety, I know how hard life can get. I understand how isolating it can all be.
Your mind is constantly telling you that you need to do more, but it's hard just to get out of bed in the morning. Chronic pain makes everyday tasks really hard. Everyone around you seems normal and you wonder how they have it all together. Maybe family and friends are supportive, but you worry about being a burden. Or maybe your life is good on paper and nobody sees your struggles, nobody sees your pain. As someone who has lived with chronic pain and anxiety, I know how hard life can get. I understand how isolating it can all be.
(343) 500-6298 View (343) 500-6298
Photo of Karen Sutherland, Registered Social Worker in K1H, ON
Karen Sutherland
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
Waitlist for new clients
People bring to therapy the fulI range of human problems: from feeling overwhelmed to more everyday concerns, from unsatisfactory or conflictual interpersonal relationships to troublesome habits, impulsivity, low sense of self-worth, self-doubt, or feelings of personal stagnation, and the two most common presenting issues: depression and distressing levels of anxiety. Therapy is effortful; its success is undergirded by a supportive relationship with a therapist, and is built on collaboration guided by evidence-based therapeutic conversations that work to help you make sense your experiences, process hard feelings and more.
People bring to therapy the fulI range of human problems: from feeling overwhelmed to more everyday concerns, from unsatisfactory or conflictual interpersonal relationships to troublesome habits, impulsivity, low sense of self-worth, self-doubt, or feelings of personal stagnation, and the two most common presenting issues: depression and distressing levels of anxiety. Therapy is effortful; its success is undergirded by a supportive relationship with a therapist, and is built on collaboration guided by evidence-based therapeutic conversations that work to help you make sense your experiences, process hard feelings and more.
(613) 702-1841 View (613) 702-1841
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Symone De Bellotte
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP
Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H  (Online Only)
I applaud you for embarking on the first step towards self-discovery and growth! As a compassionate and dedicated provider, my goal is to assist you in navigating life's challenges with resilience and empowerment. Whether you're facing difficult life transitions, struggling with anxiety or depression, or simply seeking greater clarity and fulfillment, I am here to support you in navigating the journey.
I applaud you for embarking on the first step towards self-discovery and growth! As a compassionate and dedicated provider, my goal is to assist you in navigating life's challenges with resilience and empowerment. Whether you're facing difficult life transitions, struggling with anxiety or depression, or simply seeking greater clarity and fulfillment, I am here to support you in navigating the journey.
(343) 308-2534 View (343) 308-2534
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Aimee Anderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
Not accepting new clients
Absence Alert: September 20, 2023 to October 3, 2023 - My clinical social work practice is focused on adults who are experiencing difficult transitions. I excel at working with people on a variety of issues related to grief and loss, caregiver stress and distress, depression and anxiety, self-esteem, issues specific to women, blended families, aging parents and improving parenting skills.
Absence Alert: September 20, 2023 to October 3, 2023 - My clinical social work practice is focused on adults who are experiencing difficult transitions. I excel at working with people on a variety of issues related to grief and loss, caregiver stress and distress, depression and anxiety, self-esteem, issues specific to women, blended families, aging parents and improving parenting skills.
(844) 332-2104 View (844) 332-2104
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Martha Njoku
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
I am accepting new clients. Often, as couples or individuals, a traumatic or negative experience can result in relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, sexual and other mental health issues that may seem impossible. If left unresolved, this could lead to an immense loss in quality of life and unhappiness. Whether you are a couple, an individual, perhaps a person of faith, or facing any life transition, I can support you in gaining clarity to heal the past and bring peace, intimacy and mental well-being into your present life. My practice operates on the view that we possess the inner wisdom to take us through life’s journey.
I am accepting new clients. Often, as couples or individuals, a traumatic or negative experience can result in relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, sexual and other mental health issues that may seem impossible. If left unresolved, this could lead to an immense loss in quality of life and unhappiness. Whether you are a couple, an individual, perhaps a person of faith, or facing any life transition, I can support you in gaining clarity to heal the past and bring peace, intimacy and mental well-being into your present life. My practice operates on the view that we possess the inner wisdom to take us through life’s journey.
(343) 304-0901 View (343) 304-0901
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Ghassan Arabieh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
Waitlist for new clients
I have had the opportunity to work in hospitals and community-based health care settings providing counselling and psychotherapy. I have worked cross-culturally with clients who are dealing with a wide array of psychosocial issues. My clinical experience includes working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, acculturation stress, war trauma, childhood abuse, anger management and conflict with the law.
I have had the opportunity to work in hospitals and community-based health care settings providing counselling and psychotherapy. I have worked cross-culturally with clients who are dealing with a wide array of psychosocial issues. My clinical experience includes working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, acculturation stress, war trauma, childhood abuse, anger management and conflict with the law.
(343) 321-1380 View (343) 321-1380
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David Oluwajuyigbe
Registered Psychotherapist, DMin, MA, MSc, MDiv
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
It can be difficult to move to a different country and keep our family relationships and mental health strong. Whether it be communication problems in a couple, parenting that is not working, or difficulty in finding your feet in a new place, it can be frustrating, challenging, and confusing to try to figure things out on your own. Whether you are in a relationship and are struggling to connect or are feeling hopeless or overwhelmed parenting in a new culture or simply feeling lonely, and anxious, we can work together to bring peace into your life.
It can be difficult to move to a different country and keep our family relationships and mental health strong. Whether it be communication problems in a couple, parenting that is not working, or difficulty in finding your feet in a new place, it can be frustrating, challenging, and confusing to try to figure things out on your own. Whether you are in a relationship and are struggling to connect or are feeling hopeless or overwhelmed parenting in a new culture or simply feeling lonely, and anxious, we can work together to bring peace into your life.
(289) 769-8801 View (289) 769-8801
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Dr. Anne Ritzema
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H
Not accepting new clients
I am a PhD registered clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based psychoeducational assessments (including ADHD, giftedness, and learning disability) and autism assessments (ADOS-2) for children and adolescents. Before founding Lighthouse Child and Adolescent Psychology, I worked at two of Canada’s leading children’s hospitals in Toronto: The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. I have a passion for supporting children and families through a client-focused collaborative stance.
I am a PhD registered clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based psychoeducational assessments (including ADHD, giftedness, and learning disability) and autism assessments (ADOS-2) for children and adolescents. Before founding Lighthouse Child and Adolescent Psychology, I worked at two of Canada’s leading children’s hospitals in Toronto: The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. I have a passion for supporting children and families through a client-focused collaborative stance.
(613) 702-1927 View (613) 702-1927

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Number of Counsellors in K1H

60+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in K1H who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
77% Stress
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Canada Life | Great-West Life
61% SunLife
52% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in K1H see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
25% Male
6% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K1H?

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.