Photo of Shannon Byrne, Registered Psychotherapist in K1N, ON
Shannon Byrne
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist (RP) providing services throughout Ontario over a video therapy platform. I provide individual psychotherapy to clients dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties, and life transitions, as well as diagnosed conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), major depressive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist (RP) providing services throughout Ontario over a video therapy platform. I provide individual psychotherapy to clients dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties, and life transitions, as well as diagnosed conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), major depressive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
(647) 490-8586 View (647) 490-8586
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Katia Larsimont-Sigouin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Chaque personne est unique par sa personnalité, son vécu, ses défis et ses rêves ; et chaque personne doit être respectée dans son unicité. Lorsque l’on traverse une période difficile de notre vie, il est possible que l’on se sente coincé(e), seul(e) et sans espoir. C’est dans ces moments précis qu’un soutien psychologique et professionnel pourrait être une solution à considérer. Comme thérapeute, je serai attentive à vos besoins et à vos buts. Je prendrai le temps d’évaluer votre problématique et de vous recommander un plan de traitement qui correspond réellement à votre situation et à vos objectifs.
Chaque personne est unique par sa personnalité, son vécu, ses défis et ses rêves ; et chaque personne doit être respectée dans son unicité. Lorsque l’on traverse une période difficile de notre vie, il est possible que l’on se sente coincé(e), seul(e) et sans espoir. C’est dans ces moments précis qu’un soutien psychologique et professionnel pourrait être une solution à considérer. Comme thérapeute, je serai attentive à vos besoins et à vos buts. Je prendrai le temps d’évaluer votre problématique et de vous recommander un plan de traitement qui correspond réellement à votre situation et à vos objectifs.
(343) 303-6909 View (343) 303-6909
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Antoine Quenneville
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I provide individual and couple therapy out of my quiet Sandy Hill office located on the lower level of a former lumber baron's mansion. Wednesdays I share space at 2039 Robertson Road, Suite 501, at the back of Bell Mews Plaza. I have experience working with childhood abuse, emotional regulation including anger, depression and grief as well as sexual identity and sexual expression; separation or divorce; and, improving interpersonal or work relationships.
I am a registered Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I provide individual and couple therapy out of my quiet Sandy Hill office located on the lower level of a former lumber baron's mansion. Wednesdays I share space at 2039 Robertson Road, Suite 501, at the back of Bell Mews Plaza. I have experience working with childhood abuse, emotional regulation including anger, depression and grief as well as sexual identity and sexual expression; separation or divorce; and, improving interpersonal or work relationships.
(855) 629-7095 View (855) 629-7095
Photo of Geneviève Allard, Registered Social Worker in K1N, ON
Geneviève Allard
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Waitlist for new clients
Bonjour! I have been a registered social worker for over 15 years and I am offering individual psychotherapy services for people dealing with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, interpersonal problems and life transition challenges.
Bonjour! I have been a registered social worker for over 15 years and I am offering individual psychotherapy services for people dealing with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, interpersonal problems and life transition challenges.
(343) 307-6571 View (343) 307-6571
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Karinna Nájera - Focus On Change
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CHT
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
Hello! My name is Karinna Nájera, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have worked in the Mental Health filed since 1996 and practiced Clinical Hypnosis since 2008. Often past negative events or traumas have a deep impact in our lives. --When left unresolved, these events influence our daily lives as much as the positive events we've experienced. In Martin Seligman's words: "Curing the negatives does not produce the positives".
Hello! My name is Karinna Nájera, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have worked in the Mental Health filed since 1996 and practiced Clinical Hypnosis since 2008. Often past negative events or traumas have a deep impact in our lives. --When left unresolved, these events influence our daily lives as much as the positive events we've experienced. In Martin Seligman's words: "Curing the negatives does not produce the positives".
(613) 800-8558 View (613) 800-8558
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Kaytlin Preiss
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
I take a holistic and collaborative approach when providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. I believe that it can be difficult to manage and cope with life’s hardships such as anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, and challenges within our interpersonal relationships. I enjoy working from both an attachment-informed and trauma-informed perspective to help my clients process difficult emotions. I value the uniqueness of each person and tailor therapeutic approaches to best fit individual needs.
I take a holistic and collaborative approach when providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. I believe that it can be difficult to manage and cope with life’s hardships such as anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, and challenges within our interpersonal relationships. I enjoy working from both an attachment-informed and trauma-informed perspective to help my clients process difficult emotions. I value the uniqueness of each person and tailor therapeutic approaches to best fit individual needs.
(343) 307-0184 View (343) 307-0184
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Jo Hodgson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
There are many good reasons to seek the help of a psychotherapist -- feeling distressed, low or depressed, difficulties in personal or work relationships, the loss of a family member/someone close to you, and many others. Life’s challenges can leave you feeling “stuck”, overwhelmed, not knowing which way to turn, or question your ability to cope with life's ups and downs. I focus on helping clients gain a deeper understanding of how they make sense of the world and those around them. Thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that inform decision making and actions, and provide support and guidance in creating positive and lasting changes.
There are many good reasons to seek the help of a psychotherapist -- feeling distressed, low or depressed, difficulties in personal or work relationships, the loss of a family member/someone close to you, and many others. Life’s challenges can leave you feeling “stuck”, overwhelmed, not knowing which way to turn, or question your ability to cope with life's ups and downs. I focus on helping clients gain a deeper understanding of how they make sense of the world and those around them. Thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that inform decision making and actions, and provide support and guidance in creating positive and lasting changes.
(343) 308-6409 View (343) 308-6409
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Rosalie P Lamarre
Registered Social Worker, M Sc, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Empathy, compassion and safety are my core values for developing a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. My personal philosophy is to honor and consider each individual’s uniqueness, strengths, values and authenticity while supporting and encouraging vulnerability, compassion and courage in the counseling process.
Empathy, compassion and safety are my core values for developing a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients. My personal philosophy is to honor and consider each individual’s uniqueness, strengths, values and authenticity while supporting and encouraging vulnerability, compassion and courage in the counseling process.
(343) 453-2653 View (343) 453-2653
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Jun Qi
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych, RPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I appreciate that seeking help can be intimidating. Many people feel that they suffer alone. People do not realize how common it is to suffer from mental health-related issues. In North America, one in five adults suffer from distress, such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal problems. Psychotherapy is extremely effective at treating a wide variety of psychological issues. I provide evidence-based, individualized, and collaborative treatment to ensure the quality of care. My approach to psychotherapy incorporates cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT).
I appreciate that seeking help can be intimidating. Many people feel that they suffer alone. People do not realize how common it is to suffer from mental health-related issues. In North America, one in five adults suffer from distress, such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal problems. Psychotherapy is extremely effective at treating a wide variety of psychological issues. I provide evidence-based, individualized, and collaborative treatment to ensure the quality of care. My approach to psychotherapy incorporates cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT).
(226) 350-7286 View (226) 350-7286
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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, ABA, CCC, PMP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
Soteldo Psychotherapy (Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Clinic). My name is Raquel Soteldo, a Registered Psychotherapist, MA, ABA, PMP. I am a Certified Narcissistic Abuse Treatment Clinician who works with Trauma-related symptoms: High Anxiety, Unhealthy attachments and relationships either within the family, romantic or workplace interaction. I work with individuals to secure attachments to self, leave insecure/anxious attachments to abusive people, and establish new/better attachments to the world. I work with undiagnosed ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and C-PTSD/Trauma. To book pls email me or use soteldotherapy.securevideo.com/Book.
Soteldo Psychotherapy (Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Clinic). My name is Raquel Soteldo, a Registered Psychotherapist, MA, ABA, PMP. I am a Certified Narcissistic Abuse Treatment Clinician who works with Trauma-related symptoms: High Anxiety, Unhealthy attachments and relationships either within the family, romantic or workplace interaction. I work with individuals to secure attachments to self, leave insecure/anxious attachments to abusive people, and establish new/better attachments to the world. I work with undiagnosed ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and C-PTSD/Trauma. To book pls email me or use soteldotherapy.securevideo.com/Book.
(343) 312-5283 View (343) 312-5283
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Kate Caldwell
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Do you want your life back? Intrusive thoughts, images, urges and behaviours alongside overwhelming anxiety can leave many people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) wondering whether things will ever be different. You may have struggled for years with thoughts that you can't tell anyone about because they're so disturbing and culturally taboo. You might even wonder whether you have OCD at all, leading you to doubt yourself so severely that depression has also become part of your everyday.
Do you want your life back? Intrusive thoughts, images, urges and behaviours alongside overwhelming anxiety can leave many people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) wondering whether things will ever be different. You may have struggled for years with thoughts that you can't tell anyone about because they're so disturbing and culturally taboo. You might even wonder whether you have OCD at all, leading you to doubt yourself so severely that depression has also become part of your everyday.
(343) 430-3291 View (343) 430-3291
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Ereny-Tranquility & Reframing-Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BS, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Sometimes, you may feel stuck, overwhelmed or at a lower state. You may think that hardship won’t end, you can’t see a way forward. It takes courage to begin taking steps toward starting therapy.I have great respect for you for making the decision to prioritizing your well-being. One of the most effective ways is to work collaboratively with your therapist to get an insight into the roots of your problems & learning the skills to work through them. You may come to deal with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, trauma, transitions or relationship issues. In a safe, non-judgmental, and comfortable environment, you can reach your goals.
Sometimes, you may feel stuck, overwhelmed or at a lower state. You may think that hardship won’t end, you can’t see a way forward. It takes courage to begin taking steps toward starting therapy.I have great respect for you for making the decision to prioritizing your well-being. One of the most effective ways is to work collaboratively with your therapist to get an insight into the roots of your problems & learning the skills to work through them. You may come to deal with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, trauma, transitions or relationship issues. In a safe, non-judgmental, and comfortable environment, you can reach your goals.
(343) 339-9351 View (343) 339-9351
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Isidora Campos
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
In my therapeutic practice, I prioritize authentic and honest communication, fostering a safe environment where difficult things feel safe to talk about. With compassion as my compass, I balance acceptance-based strategies with methods for change, aiming to support clients as they work at their own pace toward building a life they find worth living, and realize about their capacity to shape their own narratives to transform challenges into opportunities for personal evolution.
In my therapeutic practice, I prioritize authentic and honest communication, fostering a safe environment where difficult things feel safe to talk about. With compassion as my compass, I balance acceptance-based strategies with methods for change, aiming to support clients as they work at their own pace toward building a life they find worth living, and realize about their capacity to shape their own narratives to transform challenges into opportunities for personal evolution.
(343) 341-5057 View (343) 341-5057
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Tanya Rust
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
Are there issues you have difficulty talking about with your friends and family? Are you needing a safe space to talk and explore things? Are there things in your life that you'd like to change but aren't sure where to start? Are you wanting more self-awareness and freedom from things that you feel are holding you back? This is possible! Your perspective can change and you can find greater clarity in life.
Are there issues you have difficulty talking about with your friends and family? Are you needing a safe space to talk and explore things? Are there things in your life that you'd like to change but aren't sure where to start? Are you wanting more self-awareness and freedom from things that you feel are holding you back? This is possible! Your perspective can change and you can find greater clarity in life.
(514) 612-7806 View (514) 612-7806
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Jessica Bastonnais, Therapie Sanare Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MSS, TS
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I specialize in therapy for men! I also work with women and people, regardless of their gender identification, sexual orientation, their ethnic and cultural background! :) Do you feel trapped? Nobody understands you? You have tried everything but nothing works? You've said it, shouted it, screamed it but no one heard you? It is difficult or impossible to say no without feeling guilty? You have been told that crying is for the weak? You've been told that something is wrong with you? I can help you work through all of this and help you become yourself again! I also offer ADHD coaching and couple's therapy (for Ontario's residents)
I specialize in therapy for men! I also work with women and people, regardless of their gender identification, sexual orientation, their ethnic and cultural background! :) Do you feel trapped? Nobody understands you? You have tried everything but nothing works? You've said it, shouted it, screamed it but no one heard you? It is difficult or impossible to say no without feeling guilty? You have been told that crying is for the weak? You've been told that something is wrong with you? I can help you work through all of this and help you become yourself again! I also offer ADHD coaching and couple's therapy (for Ontario's residents)
(343) 321-0618 View (343) 321-0618
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KMB Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RN, RP, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
As whole people, our brain, body and spirit uniquely regulates the Self. If one or more of these connections are malfunctioning or broken, it can affect everything in our life from relationships, to career uncertainty, to personal success etc. Each of us has an extraordinary power within that when tapped into can transform our lives. Healing the Self from within has profound effects on a person's life. Your capacity to be, care, grow, and give can improve over time with guidance, clarity and practice. Contentment and happiness are the result of connecting to your true Self and living in alignment with such.
As whole people, our brain, body and spirit uniquely regulates the Self. If one or more of these connections are malfunctioning or broken, it can affect everything in our life from relationships, to career uncertainty, to personal success etc. Each of us has an extraordinary power within that when tapped into can transform our lives. Healing the Self from within has profound effects on a person's life. Your capacity to be, care, grow, and give can improve over time with guidance, clarity and practice. Contentment and happiness are the result of connecting to your true Self and living in alignment with such.
(844) 889-6237 View (844) 889-6237
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Anne Theriault
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Over 32 years as a professor, supervisor, researcher, and psychologist, I have come to believe in the power of a caring and reliable therapeutic relationship as a starting point for change. I help people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, infidelity, divorce, adult repercussions of childhood trauma, life transitions, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, struggles with self-esteem, loneliness and isolation. I also partner with people who want to explore avenues to make their lives more meaningful reflective of who they truly are. Francophones bienvenues! Now working online.
Over 32 years as a professor, supervisor, researcher, and psychologist, I have come to believe in the power of a caring and reliable therapeutic relationship as a starting point for change. I help people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, infidelity, divorce, adult repercussions of childhood trauma, life transitions, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, struggles with self-esteem, loneliness and isolation. I also partner with people who want to explore avenues to make their lives more meaningful reflective of who they truly are. Francophones bienvenues! Now working online.
(613) 604-0518 View (613) 604-0518
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Melanie Le Voguer
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
Hello there! Do you find yourself feeling tired, uninspired, disconnected from others, often feeling worried about anything or everything? Or perhaps you notice yourself turning to substance use to manage tough feelings? If you recognize yourself as living any of these experiences, you aren’t alone, and you definitely don’t have to go through it alone.
Hello there! Do you find yourself feeling tired, uninspired, disconnected from others, often feeling worried about anything or everything? Or perhaps you notice yourself turning to substance use to manage tough feelings? If you recognize yourself as living any of these experiences, you aren’t alone, and you definitely don’t have to go through it alone.
(343) 313-0638 View (343) 313-0638
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Lana Litvinov
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Getting the right help at the right time may change your life. My practice mission is to provide compassionate, evidence-based psychotherapy and counselling that would empower you to achieve lasting results. I specialize in providing confidential and safe space for you to be heard, take inventory, explore your options, acquire helpful tools, find solace, and recuperate.
Getting the right help at the right time may change your life. My practice mission is to provide compassionate, evidence-based psychotherapy and counselling that would empower you to achieve lasting results. I specialize in providing confidential and safe space for you to be heard, take inventory, explore your options, acquire helpful tools, find solace, and recuperate.
(343) 500-6275 View (343) 500-6275
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Jean-Jacques Rosemond
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
Hello, are you going through some difficult times right now, either struggling to cope with challenges, feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unsure of what to do? Having trouble with work or personal relationships? I am an experienced psychotherapist and I offer individual therapy services for a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction problems, relationship problems, grief, life transitions, etc
Hello, are you going through some difficult times right now, either struggling to cope with challenges, feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unsure of what to do? Having trouble with work or personal relationships? I am an experienced psychotherapist and I offer individual therapy services for a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction problems, relationship problems, grief, life transitions, etc
(343) 342-0381 View (343) 342-0381

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Number of Counsellors in K1N

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in K1N who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
73% Coping Skills
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Canada Life | Great-West Life
58% SunLife
54% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in K1N see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K1N?

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.