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Jessica Trainor - Trauma Therapy (EMDR and BSP)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma Therapy - I help intra-familial childhood sexual abuse survivors own their enoughness. Painful past experiences, such as trauma, shape the way we show up and navigate through our present day lives and the world around us. Without deep healing of these experiences and traumas, we can feel stuck; like nothing is working. It feels hopeless and discouraging. You likely landed here because it’s all gotten to be too much - I see you and I am so glad you're here. I provide a warm space to explore present day anxieties and get you past that feeling of stuckness. Let's rebuild your mind-body connection.
Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma Therapy - I help intra-familial childhood sexual abuse survivors own their enoughness. Painful past experiences, such as trauma, shape the way we show up and navigate through our present day lives and the world around us. Without deep healing of these experiences and traumas, we can feel stuck; like nothing is working. It feels hopeless and discouraging. You likely landed here because it’s all gotten to be too much - I see you and I am so glad you're here. I provide a warm space to explore present day anxieties and get you past that feeling of stuckness. Let's rebuild your mind-body connection.
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Attached Kids - Amelie Cardinal
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M
Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counsellors at Attached Kids support children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face. We also work directly with parents/caregivers to develop new strategies to support their children's challenging behaviours and emotional development.
Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counsellors at Attached Kids support children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face. We also work directly with parents/caregivers to develop new strategies to support their children's challenging behaviours and emotional development.
(343) 803-7493 View (343) 803-7493
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Sara Tavoularis
NP, MScN
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
Connection, safety, respect and collaboration are fundamental elements in my therapeutic process. My goal is to guide clients on a gentle journey to discover their true self, unravel trauma and learn to regulate their mind and body through evidenced based practices. I’m passionate about supporting people to find hope and healing at any stage of life.
Connection, safety, respect and collaboration are fundamental elements in my therapeutic process. My goal is to guide clients on a gentle journey to discover their true self, unravel trauma and learn to regulate their mind and body through evidenced based practices. I’m passionate about supporting people to find hope and healing at any stage of life.
(343) 321-0141 View (343) 321-0141
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Lisa Wright
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Lisa Wright. I believe that life is a journey with many ups and downs. I believe that how we work through our story helps to define how we live it. I connect with clients through their story and provide a strength-based, supportive, and collaborative environment to assist clients in navigating difficulties. I believe in people’s resilience and that together we can work on finding the strengths, resources, coping skills, and solutions that are within your grasp.
Hello, my name is Lisa Wright. I believe that life is a journey with many ups and downs. I believe that how we work through our story helps to define how we live it. I connect with clients through their story and provide a strength-based, supportive, and collaborative environment to assist clients in navigating difficulties. I believe in people’s resilience and that together we can work on finding the strengths, resources, coping skills, and solutions that are within your grasp.
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Ottawa Thrive Psychology and Wellness Center
Pre-Licensed Professional
Not Verified Not Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
My name is Nadine Simard. I am a registered psychotherapist (CRPO), under supervision of a Psychologist. I am genuine, caring, and compassionate, and I like to provide a safe therapeutic space to nurture my client’s unique strengths and aspirations. I offer emotionally focused therapy for individual and for couple, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have also completed Gottman Level 1 training. I use a holistic approach to best meet each unique individual’s needs. I believe in empowering my clients in finding the right approach to promote positive change and achieve a healthier life.
My name is Nadine Simard. I am a registered psychotherapist (CRPO), under supervision of a Psychologist. I am genuine, caring, and compassionate, and I like to provide a safe therapeutic space to nurture my client’s unique strengths and aspirations. I offer emotionally focused therapy for individual and for couple, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have also completed Gottman Level 1 training. I use a holistic approach to best meet each unique individual’s needs. I believe in empowering my clients in finding the right approach to promote positive change and achieve a healthier life.
(873) 300-1773 x702 View (873) 300-1773 x702
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Danielle Kirshenbaum
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
Are you battling against intrusive thoughts? Anxiety that seems hard to manage? Overwhelmed or feeling stuck? You may fear that these feelings will last forever. I'm here to tell you that they absolutely don't have to! Together, we'll learn new tools to overcome this tough period so you feel grounded and at ease. Whether it is OCD, anxiety, depression, a new (or older!) baby or general life stressors affecting your mood and day-to-day functioning, I am here to figure it out with you.
Are you battling against intrusive thoughts? Anxiety that seems hard to manage? Overwhelmed or feeling stuck? You may fear that these feelings will last forever. I'm here to tell you that they absolutely don't have to! Together, we'll learn new tools to overcome this tough period so you feel grounded and at ease. Whether it is OCD, anxiety, depression, a new (or older!) baby or general life stressors affecting your mood and day-to-day functioning, I am here to figure it out with you.
(249) 488-0885 View (249) 488-0885
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Attached Kids
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counsellors at Attached Kids support children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face. We also work directly with parents/caregivers to develop new strategies to support their children's challenging behaviours and emotional development.
Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counsellors at Attached Kids support children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face. We also work directly with parents/caregivers to develop new strategies to support their children's challenging behaviours and emotional development.
(343) 304-5688 View (343) 304-5688
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Sonia Maisonneuve
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ICADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
Not accepting new clients
I'm one of the few therapists in Ottawa that is a certified Sex Addiction Therapist trained by the foremost leader in the field, Dr. Patrick Carnes. The people that come into my office are addicts, partners of addicts, couples and family members who are suffering from the consequences of addictions (sex and/or love addiction, drugs, alcohol and process addictions which sometimes interact with one another or are combined). Clients often feel despair, having lost their integrity and direction in life. J'offre aussi mes services en francais.
I'm one of the few therapists in Ottawa that is a certified Sex Addiction Therapist trained by the foremost leader in the field, Dr. Patrick Carnes. The people that come into my office are addicts, partners of addicts, couples and family members who are suffering from the consequences of addictions (sex and/or love addiction, drugs, alcohol and process addictions which sometimes interact with one another or are combined). Clients often feel despair, having lost their integrity and direction in life. J'offre aussi mes services en francais.
(819) 801-4994 View (819) 801-4994
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Thrive Psychology and Wellness Centre
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Marianne O'Byrne, owner and psychologist at Thrive. I work alongside five wonderful psychotherapists who are accepting new clients under my supervision. We have a breadth of experience providing assessment and treatment for adults with anxiety and mood disorders In addition, we have special interests in two spheres: 1) PTSD, including with first responders (including WSIB, VAC, RCMP) and 2) perinatal difficulties (e.g., new parents, postpartum depression and anxiety, traumatic birth). We also enjoy assessing and treating for stress management, self-esteem, and other interpersonal and behavioral difficulties.
My name is Dr. Marianne O'Byrne, owner and psychologist at Thrive. I work alongside five wonderful psychotherapists who are accepting new clients under my supervision. We have a breadth of experience providing assessment and treatment for adults with anxiety and mood disorders In addition, we have special interests in two spheres: 1) PTSD, including with first responders (including WSIB, VAC, RCMP) and 2) perinatal difficulties (e.g., new parents, postpartum depression and anxiety, traumatic birth). We also enjoy assessing and treating for stress management, self-esteem, and other interpersonal and behavioral difficulties.
(613) 703-0277 View (613) 703-0277
Photo of Attached Kids - Meghan Pistchik, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Attached Kids - Meghan Pistchik
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
Not accepting new clients
Returning clients only. New clients can see other counsellors in my practice. Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counselling team at Attached Kids supports children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face.
Returning clients only. New clients can see other counsellors in my practice. Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counselling team at Attached Kids supports children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face.
(613) 706-4770 View (613) 706-4770
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Clare Morgan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, OCT
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We are all wired for growth and healing, and have a deep desire to be seen and known. Sometimes, what we encounter in life overwhelms us and we are unable to flourish, or even cope. Through the experience of feeling safe and supported, crisis and suffering provide opportunities to awaken extraordinary capacities within us that may otherwise remain inaccessible. Together we can address a variety of difficulties that may contribute to your sense of feeling overwhelmed, stuck and unable to move forward in life. Whatever challenges bring you here, I commit to supporting your inherent capacity to heal and to thrive.
We are all wired for growth and healing, and have a deep desire to be seen and known. Sometimes, what we encounter in life overwhelms us and we are unable to flourish, or even cope. Through the experience of feeling safe and supported, crisis and suffering provide opportunities to awaken extraordinary capacities within us that may otherwise remain inaccessible. Together we can address a variety of difficulties that may contribute to your sense of feeling overwhelmed, stuck and unable to move forward in life. Whatever challenges bring you here, I commit to supporting your inherent capacity to heal and to thrive.
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Soul To Soul Counselling
MEd
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
You’ve done it all, checked all the boxes, moulded yourself according to external standards but still find yourself feeling alone, unappreciated, unsupported, and unloved. Our work together will help you claim yourself, love yourself and experience real happiness deep within you. Come back to your true self and claim your love and freedom within. Let's do the deep dive to the source of your pain, whether it manifests in anger, overwhelm, sadness or anxiety. My soul-based approach will help you finally resolve issues you are facing within yourself, as a couple or within your family, including transgenerational trauma.
You’ve done it all, checked all the boxes, moulded yourself according to external standards but still find yourself feeling alone, unappreciated, unsupported, and unloved. Our work together will help you claim yourself, love yourself and experience real happiness deep within you. Come back to your true self and claim your love and freedom within. Let's do the deep dive to the source of your pain, whether it manifests in anger, overwhelm, sadness or anxiety. My soul-based approach will help you finally resolve issues you are facing within yourself, as a couple or within your family, including transgenerational trauma.
(343) 304-6341 View (343) 304-6341
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Margaret Kelly
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers with 24 years of experience. I have worked for a well known agency in a counselling program for over 21 years; working with adults dealing with a variety of issues. I have been privileged to witness many of my clients make significant changes in their lives over these last 24 years.
I am a Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers with 24 years of experience. I have worked for a well known agency in a counselling program for over 21 years; working with adults dealing with a variety of issues. I have been privileged to witness many of my clients make significant changes in their lives over these last 24 years.
(343) 633-1239 View (343) 633-1239
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Attached Kids - Allyson Kreps
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
I am seeing all clients virtually through secure video counselling and I am currently accepting new clients. Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? I support children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face.
I am seeing all clients virtually through secure video counselling and I am currently accepting new clients. Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? I support children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face.
(343) 307-0547 View (343) 307-0547
Photo of Natasha Popara, MEd, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Natasha Popara
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
Making the decision to begin counseling requires both courage and commitment. You have already made the first step on this journey by starting your search. I am an experienced psychotherapist, and certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) provider confident in offering in-person and online counselling services in English, French, Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian. I work with youth (16+) and adults in all stages of life. I strive to help my clients achieve their goals, gain a different perspective, and learn new skills and effective ways of dealing with challenges.
Making the decision to begin counseling requires both courage and commitment. You have already made the first step on this journey by starting your search. I am an experienced psychotherapist, and certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) provider confident in offering in-person and online counselling services in English, French, Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian. I work with youth (16+) and adults in all stages of life. I strive to help my clients achieve their goals, gain a different perspective, and learn new skills and effective ways of dealing with challenges.
(343) 801-1971 View (343) 801-1971
Photo of Glenn Walsh, MEd, CCC, Registered Psychotherapist
Glenn Walsh
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M
I try to create a welcoming, comfortable space where you can address the concerns that brought you to therapy. I believe that you already have what you need to get to where you want to be; I may just give you the perspective, the time, and the space you need to see it, and together we will find a path forward.
I try to create a welcoming, comfortable space where you can address the concerns that brought you to therapy. I believe that you already have what you need to get to where you want to be; I may just give you the perspective, the time, and the space you need to see it, and together we will find a path forward.
(343) 304-6420 View (343) 304-6420
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True Care Counselling - Krista Colwell MA, RP
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M
Do you feel stuck? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? Uncomfortable symptoms and stress can often lead us to pause and re-evaluate our needs, or to go inward and connect with a deeper sense of ourselves. As humans we heal and grow best when we work together towards solutions and change, and counselling and psychotherapy can offer you the space to pause, reflect, and find solutions in moving forward from your current stressors by cultivating your path to True Care.
Do you feel stuck? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? Uncomfortable symptoms and stress can often lead us to pause and re-evaluate our needs, or to go inward and connect with a deeper sense of ourselves. As humans we heal and grow best when we work together towards solutions and change, and counselling and psychotherapy can offer you the space to pause, reflect, and find solutions in moving forward from your current stressors by cultivating your path to True Care.
(343) 944-4870 View (343) 944-4870
Photo of Max Morozkin, BA, ICF, ACD, PPC
Max Morozkin
BA, ICF, ACD, PPC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed losing interest in daily activities or wondering how you are going to cope with the day ahead? A lot of clients who reach out to me for support are navigating challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, procrastination, building resilience, confidence and improving overall well being. My goal is to make a therapy understandable and accessible. I believe that being honest, giving feedback and quality of the connection between a client and counsellor are the most crucial factors, so I offer a free 15 min video and phone consultation to my new clients.
Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed losing interest in daily activities or wondering how you are going to cope with the day ahead? A lot of clients who reach out to me for support are navigating challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, procrastination, building resilience, confidence and improving overall well being. My goal is to make a therapy understandable and accessible. I believe that being honest, giving feedback and quality of the connection between a client and counsellor are the most crucial factors, so I offer a free 15 min video and phone consultation to my new clients.
(613) 703-0306 View (613) 703-0306
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Brandi Cowl
Counsellor, MA, RPC-C, Coach, ERYT500
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
The world may feel increasingly stressful, making it more difficult to navigate life's challenges. Do you feel more anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Or doubting your own value? I can help. I can also help with those "healthy" habits you think you "should" be doing ("should", by the way, is an evil word. Notice how you can't say it without feeling guilt!). In addition, we can work to improve your relationships, habits and coping skills. I also support those with ADHD, even without a diagnosis. Together, we'll build the skills you need to feel stronger, healthier, more confident, calm + in control of your life.
The world may feel increasingly stressful, making it more difficult to navigate life's challenges. Do you feel more anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Or doubting your own value? I can help. I can also help with those "healthy" habits you think you "should" be doing ("should", by the way, is an evil word. Notice how you can't say it without feeling guilt!). In addition, we can work to improve your relationships, habits and coping skills. I also support those with ADHD, even without a diagnosis. Together, we'll build the skills you need to feel stronger, healthier, more confident, calm + in control of your life.
(343) 314-0173 View (343) 314-0173
Photo of Cecilia Taiana, PhD, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Cecilia Taiana
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
I am a Registered Psychotherapist located in Ottawa providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to individuals, couples, and families. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that span from therapy for depression and anxiety to grief counseling, emotional and functional adjustments, PTSD, stress management, couples counseling and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to help them attain personal growth. Typically, you can expect to discuss with me the events currently happening in your life and your personal history relevant to your concerns.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist located in Ottawa providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to individuals, couples, and families. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that span from therapy for depression and anxiety to grief counseling, emotional and functional adjustments, PTSD, stress management, couples counseling and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to help them attain personal growth. Typically, you can expect to discuss with me the events currently happening in your life and your personal history relevant to your concerns.
(855) 727-9659 View (855) 727-9659

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K1M

40+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in K1M who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
91% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
82% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
77% Stress
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Great-West Life
55% Blue Cross
55% SunLife

How Counsellors in K1M see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
8% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K1M?

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.