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Justin Bergamini - Aligned Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
As a clinician working primarily with men, my goal was to provide therapy that is consistent with how men actually talk and connect with each other. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, trauma, or a lack of meaning, I believe that through our work together you can get better and be better.
As a clinician working primarily with men, my goal was to provide therapy that is consistent with how men actually talk and connect with each other. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, trauma, or a lack of meaning, I believe that through our work together you can get better and be better.
(343) 342-2418 View (343) 342-2418
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Tara McRae Registered Social Worker Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
Before coming to see me couples are tired of having the same conflicts again and again, they feel lost and as though they are at an impasse, feeling that the trust is broken, that they are totally disconnected and don’t know how to fix things. I can help. Just like the couples I have worked with, I want you to be able to identify the negative cycle you may find yourselves in, to become a team against the problems, to rediscover your connection and heal past hurt.
Before coming to see me couples are tired of having the same conflicts again and again, they feel lost and as though they are at an impasse, feeling that the trust is broken, that they are totally disconnected and don’t know how to fix things. I can help. Just like the couples I have worked with, I want you to be able to identify the negative cycle you may find yourselves in, to become a team against the problems, to rediscover your connection and heal past hurt.
(343) 306-0658 View (343) 306-0658
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David Rubinstein
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L
I specialize working intensively with couples discouraged by constant arguing, feelings of betrayal, or a lack of intimacy, both emotional and physical. My work is focused on helping clients develop safe, and secure-functioning relationships by knowing who they are, where they have come from, and how their early attachment histories impact their adult life. The more they understand each other, the easier they can repair moments of disconnect. My goal is to help each couple feel safe and secure no matter the issue, and to develop a clear framework so they will know how to move forward as a team. I am a Level 11 PACT therapist.
I specialize working intensively with couples discouraged by constant arguing, feelings of betrayal, or a lack of intimacy, both emotional and physical. My work is focused on helping clients develop safe, and secure-functioning relationships by knowing who they are, where they have come from, and how their early attachment histories impact their adult life. The more they understand each other, the easier they can repair moments of disconnect. My goal is to help each couple feel safe and secure no matter the issue, and to develop a clear framework so they will know how to move forward as a team. I am a Level 11 PACT therapist.
(613) 209-0704 x1 View (613) 209-0704 x1
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Stephanie Gueye-Lebasque
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP/PA, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Bilingual services. Are you going through a challenging time? Do you want to find a new balance in your life, understand and better manage your mood, anxiety or stress? Do you want to improve your relationships? or your capacity to love and be compassionate (to) yourself? Do you want to learn new skills and strategies to cope better with your strong emotions or to assert yourself? Or do you need support in a life transition and working through grief? Perhaps you just want to explore and clarify your needs, values, goals and purpose in life? If so, I will be happy to discuss all these possibilities with you!
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Bilingual services. Are you going through a challenging time? Do you want to find a new balance in your life, understand and better manage your mood, anxiety or stress? Do you want to improve your relationships? or your capacity to love and be compassionate (to) yourself? Do you want to learn new skills and strategies to cope better with your strong emotions or to assert yourself? Or do you need support in a life transition and working through grief? Perhaps you just want to explore and clarify your needs, values, goals and purpose in life? If so, I will be happy to discuss all these possibilities with you!
(343) 309-5328 View (343) 309-5328
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Natasha Onyeaju
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! I believe in supporting individuals on their journey to learn to regulate and separate their illnesses from their self-concept. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. I like to provide my clients with strength and values-based therapy that will lead my clients to self-acceptance. Shame is rampant and stops our ability to feel worthy. I want to help my clients reduce shame and guilt leading to being able to meet the eyes of a loved one and see the positive reflection when that someone looks at them.
Accepting new clients! I believe in supporting individuals on their journey to learn to regulate and separate their illnesses from their self-concept. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. I like to provide my clients with strength and values-based therapy that will lead my clients to self-acceptance. Shame is rampant and stops our ability to feel worthy. I want to help my clients reduce shame and guilt leading to being able to meet the eyes of a loved one and see the positive reflection when that someone looks at them.
(343) 314-0128 View (343) 314-0128
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Louise Dorfman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). For 24 years, I have worked as an Intensive Marriage and Couples Therapist with my husband David Rubinstein, MA, RP. I now also maintain a busy Individual counselling practice for women, blending my experience as a Couple Therapist with Energy Psychology protocols. I work with women of all ages to enhance self-esteem, create secure relationships, and cope with traumatic loss. I also specialize in helping women over 60 to overcome late-in-life challenges, find new meaning and purpose, live vibrantly, and enjoy aging gracefully.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). For 24 years, I have worked as an Intensive Marriage and Couples Therapist with my husband David Rubinstein, MA, RP. I now also maintain a busy Individual counselling practice for women, blending my experience as a Couple Therapist with Energy Psychology protocols. I work with women of all ages to enhance self-esteem, create secure relationships, and cope with traumatic loss. I also specialize in helping women over 60 to overcome late-in-life challenges, find new meaning and purpose, live vibrantly, and enjoy aging gracefully.
(343) 700-4566 View (343) 700-4566
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Divya G
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
You work hard to make relationships work, work hard at your job, you try your best to ensure everyone else around you is happy but end up losing yourself amid this. Even though you feel isolated, unheard, unseen you keep going. You want to stand up for yourself but don’t know how to. At times you feel overwhelmed with emotions thus feeling lost, helpless and anxious. You wonder why you connect to people a certain way and wish you could have healthier/sustainable relationships, wish you could cope better in difficult situations/be in charge of the way you express your feelings.
You work hard to make relationships work, work hard at your job, you try your best to ensure everyone else around you is happy but end up losing yourself amid this. Even though you feel isolated, unheard, unseen you keep going. You want to stand up for yourself but don’t know how to. At times you feel overwhelmed with emotions thus feeling lost, helpless and anxious. You wonder why you connect to people a certain way and wish you could have healthier/sustainable relationships, wish you could cope better in difficult situations/be in charge of the way you express your feelings.
(343) 321-0457 View (343) 321-0457
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Isabeau Welter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
With over 8 years in clinical work I have had the privilege of supporting numerous individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds. My fundamental belief lies in empowering individuals to forge meaningful and lasting transformations in their lives. Drawing upon my extensive clinical experience in various settings and with diverse populations, I offer a distinctive and personalized approach to navigating life's challenges. I place great importance on fostering genuine connections and providing a secure environment that encourages collaborative exploration of obstacles and facilitates transformative change at client's own pace.
With over 8 years in clinical work I have had the privilege of supporting numerous individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds. My fundamental belief lies in empowering individuals to forge meaningful and lasting transformations in their lives. Drawing upon my extensive clinical experience in various settings and with diverse populations, I offer a distinctive and personalized approach to navigating life's challenges. I place great importance on fostering genuine connections and providing a secure environment that encourages collaborative exploration of obstacles and facilitates transformative change at client's own pace.
(343) 308-1925 View (343) 308-1925
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Karen Rita James
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
The clients I enjoy working with want to make changes in their lives and are looking forward to a better quality of life. They reached a point where they realize that what they've been doing hasn't worked and realize they need something more and are eager to get started on a new direction in life.
The clients I enjoy working with want to make changes in their lives and are looking forward to a better quality of life. They reached a point where they realize that what they've been doing hasn't worked and realize they need something more and are eager to get started on a new direction in life.
(343) 308-1628 View (343) 308-1628
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Dr. Jean Grenier, PhD., C.Psych.
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L
I provide bilingual (French/English) psychological services to adults and older adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including: sleep disorders, chronic insomnia, anxiety, depression, traumatic stress-related issues & PTSD, grief & significant losses, life transitions as well as adjusting to living with major life changes (including injury and illness). I also have a particular interest in working with individuals who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to living with a chronic health condition, including cardiac illness, chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease, and men’s health issues.
I provide bilingual (French/English) psychological services to adults and older adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including: sleep disorders, chronic insomnia, anxiety, depression, traumatic stress-related issues & PTSD, grief & significant losses, life transitions as well as adjusting to living with major life changes (including injury and illness). I also have a particular interest in working with individuals who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to living with a chronic health condition, including cardiac illness, chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease, and men’s health issues.
(343) 312-6355 View (343) 312-6355
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Crystal Ferk - Trauma Specialist - Burnout Recovery
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CYW, RP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L
Overwhelmed. Lost. Stuck. Hurting. Alone. Exhausted. Trying so hard to leave the past in the past, but it just keeps coming back? The same old patterns, no matter what you try, they always pop up when you least expect it, at the worst possible time, & create a mess! Searching through these profiles can feel like a lot, so many to choose from, unsure of which one is right for you. Hopefully this will be the next place where you can feel safe, heard & understood. Because deep down you know you are worthy of inner peace & believe in your ability to get yourself there, you just need the right person to take your hand.
Overwhelmed. Lost. Stuck. Hurting. Alone. Exhausted. Trying so hard to leave the past in the past, but it just keeps coming back? The same old patterns, no matter what you try, they always pop up when you least expect it, at the worst possible time, & create a mess! Searching through these profiles can feel like a lot, so many to choose from, unsure of which one is right for you. Hopefully this will be the next place where you can feel safe, heard & understood. Because deep down you know you are worthy of inner peace & believe in your ability to get yourself there, you just need the right person to take your hand.
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Hartwell Counselling, Ltd
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
(437) 291-8322 View (437) 291-8322
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Emily Paris
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), DVATI, BFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
I specialize in offering virtual therapy to individuals aged 18 and above, providing valuable support for those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, perinatal mental health, and trauma. When working with me, you can expect a nurturing and safe space where your unique needs take centre stage. My approach is trauma-informed, somatic and mindfulness oriented, focusing on empowering you to reconnect with your inner self and strengthen your emotional well-being. As an Art Therapist, I can offer creative interventions such as writing, painting, sculpting, and drawing as powerful tools for self-expression and healing.
I specialize in offering virtual therapy to individuals aged 18 and above, providing valuable support for those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, perinatal mental health, and trauma. When working with me, you can expect a nurturing and safe space where your unique needs take centre stage. My approach is trauma-informed, somatic and mindfulness oriented, focusing on empowering you to reconnect with your inner self and strengthen your emotional well-being. As an Art Therapist, I can offer creative interventions such as writing, painting, sculpting, and drawing as powerful tools for self-expression and healing.
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Endi Kodila
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L
Compassion, kindness and mindfulness is the heart of my practice. I am passionate about client empowerment and being non-judgmental. My approach is based on the needs of my clients, meaning that although I have a systemic and Emotional focused therapy foundation, I use psychodynamic approach and cognitive behavioral, or solution focused strategies as required. Fundamentally, I believe that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others.
Compassion, kindness and mindfulness is the heart of my practice. I am passionate about client empowerment and being non-judgmental. My approach is based on the needs of my clients, meaning that although I have a systemic and Emotional focused therapy foundation, I use psychodynamic approach and cognitive behavioral, or solution focused strategies as required. Fundamentally, I believe that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others.
(343) 305-1993 View (343) 305-1993
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Katie Witten
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting individuals in a welcoming therapeutic setting and enjoy working with clients of all ages. I believe in establishing a relationship with clients built on trust and genuine care, and I tailor my approach to meet the client’s needs and goals. I see it as a privilege to get to know my clients as authentic individuals and to bear witness to their inspiring stories.
I am passionate about supporting individuals in a welcoming therapeutic setting and enjoy working with clients of all ages. I believe in establishing a relationship with clients built on trust and genuine care, and I tailor my approach to meet the client’s needs and goals. I see it as a privilege to get to know my clients as authentic individuals and to bear witness to their inspiring stories.
(782) 400-5394 View (782) 400-5394
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Dr. Dana Seymour
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
Despite being strong and resilient, life can be hard and overwhelming at times. Above the surface you are desperately trying to hold it together, below the surface you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. You are always taking care of others, whether it be children, the community, or Indigenous social-political issues and leaving your own self care on the back burner. You've tried different things to try and feel better, but nothing seems to help, leaving you feeling stuck and like things will never change.
Despite being strong and resilient, life can be hard and overwhelming at times. Above the surface you are desperately trying to hold it together, below the surface you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. You are always taking care of others, whether it be children, the community, or Indigenous social-political issues and leaving your own self care on the back burner. You've tried different things to try and feel better, but nothing seems to help, leaving you feeling stuck and like things will never change.
(647) 952-6126 View (647) 952-6126
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Brogan Van
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MCP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L
Are you and your partner feeling disconnected, struggling to communicate, or facing unresolved conflicts? These challenges face all couples at some point in their relationship and offer an opportunity for growth, connection, and renewed vitality. Imagine a relationship where you and your partner feel deeply understood, where conflicts are resolved with compassion and empathy, and where you both have the tools to navigate any challenge that comes your way.
Are you and your partner feeling disconnected, struggling to communicate, or facing unresolved conflicts? These challenges face all couples at some point in their relationship and offer an opportunity for growth, connection, and renewed vitality. Imagine a relationship where you and your partner feel deeply understood, where conflicts are resolved with compassion and empathy, and where you both have the tools to navigate any challenge that comes your way.
(343) 429-5631 View (343) 429-5631
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Rochelle Andrew
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
You are a changemaker or thought leader or who is invested in making the world a better place. While it seems like there’s just never enough time, your list of what needs to be done only seems to grow longer. As you work to serve others and build a stronger sense of community on the outside, there are parts of your inner world that are negatively affected, including your health and relationships. It’s hard to shake the frustration and exhaustion that you feel, throwing your personal or professional life out of balance and creating overwhelm or a sense of disconnection.
You are a changemaker or thought leader or who is invested in making the world a better place. While it seems like there’s just never enough time, your list of what needs to be done only seems to grow longer. As you work to serve others and build a stronger sense of community on the outside, there are parts of your inner world that are negatively affected, including your health and relationships. It’s hard to shake the frustration and exhaustion that you feel, throwing your personal or professional life out of balance and creating overwhelm or a sense of disconnection.
(705) 806-5334 View (705) 806-5334
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Mvumbi Kumbu
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L
Do you ever wonder why you are so anxious? Are you struggling to identify the source of your depression? Do you ever look for answers about the purpose of the situation you are going through in your life? Are you sometimes discouraged, disengaged, demotivated to get back on your feet because you feel you have tried everything?
Do you ever wonder why you are so anxious? Are you struggling to identify the source of your depression? Do you ever look for answers about the purpose of the situation you are going through in your life? Are you sometimes discouraged, disengaged, demotivated to get back on your feet because you feel you have tried everything?
(343) 307-0835 View (343) 307-0835
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Cléa Morin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L
I believe that with the right support and guidance, anyone can achieve lasting positive change. As a therapist, I prioritize collaboration with my clients to create a team-like atmosphere. I specialize in helping adults and adolescents deal with a range of mental health concerns, including poor emotion management, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, disordered eating and body image issues. Through evidence-based techniques and an individualized approach, I work with clients to develop the skills and strategies they need to thrive.
I believe that with the right support and guidance, anyone can achieve lasting positive change. As a therapist, I prioritize collaboration with my clients to create a team-like atmosphere. I specialize in helping adults and adolescents deal with a range of mental health concerns, including poor emotion management, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, disordered eating and body image issues. Through evidence-based techniques and an individualized approach, I work with clients to develop the skills and strategies they need to thrive.
(343) 307-0641 View (343) 307-0641

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Number of Counsellors in K1L

20+

Average cost per session

$156

Counsellors in K1L who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
84% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% SunLife
64% Great-West Life
64% Manulife

How Counsellors in K1L see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
25% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K1L?

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.