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Sherwood Psychology- Kyana Dyaji
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, worry excessively, overly stressed/tired, easily irritated, struggle with emotional regulation, experience relationship difficulties, struggle with ADHD symptoms, always feeling on edge, feel lost, have a hard time making meaningful connections, difficulty adjusting to situations, struggling with a significant loss, or poor self image? And want to release your fears & anxieties, develop effective coping skills, be able to feel like your past experiences don't feel as painful, experience a less stressful life, rediscover yourself, have a much happier life and improve your overall wellbeing.
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, worry excessively, overly stressed/tired, easily irritated, struggle with emotional regulation, experience relationship difficulties, struggle with ADHD symptoms, always feeling on edge, feel lost, have a hard time making meaningful connections, difficulty adjusting to situations, struggling with a significant loss, or poor self image? And want to release your fears & anxieties, develop effective coping skills, be able to feel like your past experiences don't feel as painful, experience a less stressful life, rediscover yourself, have a much happier life and improve your overall wellbeing.
(343) 321-0110 View (343) 321-0110
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Rosemary Murray-Lachapelle Jungian Analyst
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MLS, MA, AnalyPs
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I work with individual adults who are facing a variety of life challenges.I believe that hidden in our problems lie the seeds of a solution as well as some bit of undeveloped personality with potential for personal transformation. Knowing that in times of distress it's good to talk things over with someone, I listen carefully and work collaboratively with my clients. Images from the unconscious, as seen in dreams and drawings, can help us uncover a problem and develop a solution. Dreams are material from the unconscious and bring us into contact with a deeper part of ourselves.
I work with individual adults who are facing a variety of life challenges.I believe that hidden in our problems lie the seeds of a solution as well as some bit of undeveloped personality with potential for personal transformation. Knowing that in times of distress it's good to talk things over with someone, I listen carefully and work collaboratively with my clients. Images from the unconscious, as seen in dreams and drawings, can help us uncover a problem and develop a solution. Dreams are material from the unconscious and bring us into contact with a deeper part of ourselves.
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Mindy Alexander - Discovery Art Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, DTATI, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Are you looking to focus on yourself and rediscover who you are after a big life change such as children leaving the home? Are you interested in tapping into your creativity? We can use visual art materials for growth and self-discovery. Not sure if you're comfortable with art supplies just yet? That's okay too! We can chat about how to create a space that would be most comfortable for you.
Are you looking to focus on yourself and rediscover who you are after a big life change such as children leaving the home? Are you interested in tapping into your creativity? We can use visual art materials for growth and self-discovery. Not sure if you're comfortable with art supplies just yet? That's okay too! We can chat about how to create a space that would be most comfortable for you.
(343) 305-1143 View (343) 305-1143
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Kristy-Ann Dubuc-Labonte
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Waitlist for new clients
For most, these are difficult times. Every day you try to adapt to strenuous circumstances but feel stuck. I admire your courage in tackling life’s uncertainties and your ability to seek assistance. I am here to support you, whether you are experiencing anxiety, trauma, perinatal challenges, loss, depression, ADHD, or relationship issues. I provide a supportive and safe environment where you can heal and grow. Together we can explore the root causes of your issue(s), shift what no longer serves you, and uncover your innate ability for healing.
For most, these are difficult times. Every day you try to adapt to strenuous circumstances but feel stuck. I admire your courage in tackling life’s uncertainties and your ability to seek assistance. I am here to support you, whether you are experiencing anxiety, trauma, perinatal challenges, loss, depression, ADHD, or relationship issues. I provide a supportive and safe environment where you can heal and grow. Together we can explore the root causes of your issue(s), shift what no longer serves you, and uncover your innate ability for healing.
(343) 308-0648 View (343) 308-0648
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Mintleaf Psychology Clinic
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Our main goal as a practice is to work with adults to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. We focus on helping clients discover self-understanding, self-awareness, and self-compassion, and then transforming this insight into meaningful and lasting change. We integrate several evidence-based modalities into our work with clients, though this is always grounded in authenticity and collaboration, leaving space for the client's uniqueness and individuality. Our clinic values inclusivity and equity, and we enjoy working with clients from all walks of life; no matter what, you are welcome, valued, and appreciated here.
Our main goal as a practice is to work with adults to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. We focus on helping clients discover self-understanding, self-awareness, and self-compassion, and then transforming this insight into meaningful and lasting change. We integrate several evidence-based modalities into our work with clients, though this is always grounded in authenticity and collaboration, leaving space for the client's uniqueness and individuality. Our clinic values inclusivity and equity, and we enjoy working with clients from all walks of life; no matter what, you are welcome, valued, and appreciated here.
(343) 313-0444 View (343) 313-0444
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Melissa Veerasammy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I'm here to support you on your journey towards a healthier and happier life. I specialize in helping individuals navigate various challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, racial trauma, grief and loss, and building healthier relationships. If you've been struggling with any of these issues, please know that you're not alone, and seeking help is a courageous step toward positive change. Together, we can work towards improving your well-being, building resilience, and fostering healthier connections in your life. Let's embark on this journey together, so you can achieve the peace and fulfillment you deserve.
I'm here to support you on your journey towards a healthier and happier life. I specialize in helping individuals navigate various challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, racial trauma, grief and loss, and building healthier relationships. If you've been struggling with any of these issues, please know that you're not alone, and seeking help is a courageous step toward positive change. Together, we can work towards improving your well-being, building resilience, and fostering healthier connections in your life. Let's embark on this journey together, so you can achieve the peace and fulfillment you deserve.
(343) 321-0471 View (343) 321-0471
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Sherwood Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Need help navigating relationships or family conflict? Is work wearing you down and burning you out? Is OCD, ADHD, Autism or past difficult experiences getting in your way? Are you worried about your child or teen's anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, social skills or learning challenges?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Need help navigating relationships or family conflict? Is work wearing you down and burning you out? Is OCD, ADHD, Autism or past difficult experiences getting in your way? Are you worried about your child or teen's anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, social skills or learning challenges?
(343) 321-1136 View (343) 321-1136
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Amy O'Coin
Counsellor, RPC-C, CTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients online (Couples & Individuals) / / Are you facing a major life event such as change in relationship (romantic or otherwise), moving, change of job or career? Are you struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma or stress? Are you looking for help to identify, process and communicate the emotions you are feeling? As a trauma informed counsellor I focus on the unique wellness of each client and tailor my approach. I also help couples, who are struggling with distress, communication or conflict, improve connection and create a more secure bond within the relationship.
Currently accepting new clients online (Couples & Individuals) / / Are you facing a major life event such as change in relationship (romantic or otherwise), moving, change of job or career? Are you struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma or stress? Are you looking for help to identify, process and communicate the emotions you are feeling? As a trauma informed counsellor I focus on the unique wellness of each client and tailor my approach. I also help couples, who are struggling with distress, communication or conflict, improve connection and create a more secure bond within the relationship.
(343) 342-1140 View (343) 342-1140
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Laura Murton Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd , RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I work in a warm, gentle and collaborative relationship with you to foster your healing processes and growth. I have been a Psychotherapist for 10 years, working with issues stemming from trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, loss, or role transitions. Many clients use psychotherapy as a safe container to understand themselves better and consider our work an integral part of their self-care practice. Many of my clients' goals are to learn to have more compassionate, aware and accepting relationships with themselves and to deepen their ability to connect with others in meaningful and more satisfying ways.
I work in a warm, gentle and collaborative relationship with you to foster your healing processes and growth. I have been a Psychotherapist for 10 years, working with issues stemming from trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, loss, or role transitions. Many clients use psychotherapy as a safe container to understand themselves better and consider our work an integral part of their self-care practice. Many of my clients' goals are to learn to have more compassionate, aware and accepting relationships with themselves and to deepen their ability to connect with others in meaningful and more satisfying ways.
(343) 307-0579 View (343) 307-0579
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Anna Earle Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RP, RMFT, C HYP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you’re looking for help with relationship and/or attachment issues, boundaries, anxiety, grief or other types of trauma, we develop a plan to explore your issues, and clarify your goals. My body-mind holistic practice offers an eclectic blend of clinical hypnosis, ART, EMDR, EFT, Somatic Experiencing, Yoga, Cranio-sacral therapy, Spiritual counselling and Energy healing. I work with individuals and couples, to find an approach safe and trustworthy.
Whether you’re looking for help with relationship and/or attachment issues, boundaries, anxiety, grief or other types of trauma, we develop a plan to explore your issues, and clarify your goals. My body-mind holistic practice offers an eclectic blend of clinical hypnosis, ART, EMDR, EFT, Somatic Experiencing, Yoga, Cranio-sacral therapy, Spiritual counselling and Energy healing. I work with individuals and couples, to find an approach safe and trustworthy.
(613) 704-3869 View (613) 704-3869
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Sarah Grummett
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I'm currently accepting new clients for May 2024. Booking for virtual and in-person services- evenings and weekends available. Option to schedule sessions directly through my website! Life can get overwhelming, particularly when we believe that we have to keep it together at all times. The pressure, the stress, the expectations- it's just too heavy, too much. The truth is, we're not meant to carry it all with us everywhere we go. Oftentimes, we don't know how to put it down, take a break, or let ourselves breathe. It can feel challenging, even scary, to unlearn these patterns and develop a new relationship with ourselves.
I'm currently accepting new clients for May 2024. Booking for virtual and in-person services- evenings and weekends available. Option to schedule sessions directly through my website! Life can get overwhelming, particularly when we believe that we have to keep it together at all times. The pressure, the stress, the expectations- it's just too heavy, too much. The truth is, we're not meant to carry it all with us everywhere we go. Oftentimes, we don't know how to put it down, take a break, or let ourselves breathe. It can feel challenging, even scary, to unlearn these patterns and develop a new relationship with ourselves.
(343) 308-0513 View (343) 308-0513
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Pamyna Bourgeois - Essence Of Life Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
In order to feel loved many of us have developed patterns of abandoning our own needs in favor of pleasing others so we can feel safe in our relationships. These ways of relating and functioning may keep us comfortable but can hold us back from living a meaningful life. Our aim is to help you discover your true self, your values, needs, strengths, and build self-awareness so you can begin to set boundaries and live a life that feels authentic. We provide a warm, nurturing and non-judgmental space where you can explore the patterns that keep you stuck while building new habits that align with your future self.
In order to feel loved many of us have developed patterns of abandoning our own needs in favor of pleasing others so we can feel safe in our relationships. These ways of relating and functioning may keep us comfortable but can hold us back from living a meaningful life. Our aim is to help you discover your true self, your values, needs, strengths, and build self-awareness so you can begin to set boundaries and live a life that feels authentic. We provide a warm, nurturing and non-judgmental space where you can explore the patterns that keep you stuck while building new habits that align with your future self.
(343) 304-5523 View (343) 304-5523
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Ananta Chauhan (Baljit Kaur)
Registered Psychotherapist, Ph D, MA , MEd, TEP, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I have worked with women, children and youth and their parents and teachers for over 25 years, taking a culturally sensitive and client centred approach. I believe that healthy balanced relationships with one another and oneself are essential to human happiness, and enhanced self-esteem empowers us to face life's challenges. Together we can discover your strengths and find creative ways for you to lead a more fulfilling life. I use action experiential methods to enliven professional and personal life experiences and facilitate mindful, joyous living for all.
I have worked with women, children and youth and their parents and teachers for over 25 years, taking a culturally sensitive and client centred approach. I believe that healthy balanced relationships with one another and oneself are essential to human happiness, and enhanced self-esteem empowers us to face life's challenges. Together we can discover your strengths and find creative ways for you to lead a more fulfilling life. I use action experiential methods to enliven professional and personal life experiences and facilitate mindful, joyous living for all.
(613) 701-9911 View (613) 701-9911
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Lucille Villasenor-Caron
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AWP, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
As human beings, life exposes us to many ups and downs. A psychotherapist with a mind-body and sociological lens can be a beneficial ally to us in riding the waves of life and cultivating a clear and peaceful mind so that we can respond (vs. react) to life. It is my passion to be of service to others by creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere that supports a peaceful mind, happiness, and overall wellbeing. My approach is holistic, comprehensive, and therapeutic for the purposes of promoting healing, positive personal growth, and development.
As human beings, life exposes us to many ups and downs. A psychotherapist with a mind-body and sociological lens can be a beneficial ally to us in riding the waves of life and cultivating a clear and peaceful mind so that we can respond (vs. react) to life. It is my passion to be of service to others by creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere that supports a peaceful mind, happiness, and overall wellbeing. My approach is holistic, comprehensive, and therapeutic for the purposes of promoting healing, positive personal growth, and development.
(343) 338-4570 View (343) 338-4570
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Fabio Rancevas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Presently, I am a student Masters level in Counselling Psychology practicing under clinical supervision. My approach to therapy consists primarily of building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. I value the unique dignity of every human person. I see the therapeutic relationship as a way of affective “being” with a person as opposed to effective “doing”. One of my goals is to reveal my client's intrinsic goodness. Therefore, I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in my therapy sessions. For a theoretical method, I use an integrative psychotherapy approach based on research-based theories.
Presently, I am a student Masters level in Counselling Psychology practicing under clinical supervision. My approach to therapy consists primarily of building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. I value the unique dignity of every human person. I see the therapeutic relationship as a way of affective “being” with a person as opposed to effective “doing”. One of my goals is to reveal my client's intrinsic goodness. Therefore, I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in my therapy sessions. For a theoretical method, I use an integrative psychotherapy approach based on research-based theories.
(343) 801-1465 View (343) 801-1465
Photo of Louise Goodman, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in K1Y, ON
Louise Goodman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Looking for a compassionate path to wellness? As a psychotherapist specializing in addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression, I'm here to guide you through your journey of healing and self-discovery. If you're seeking to understand and overcome life's challenges, you'll find a safe and supportive space in my practice. Together, we'll work on building resilience, enhancing self-esteem, and creating a balanced, fulfilling life. It's not just about managing symptoms—it's about understanding their roots and fostering meaningful, lasting change. Let's embark on this journey together towards your well being and empowerment.
Looking for a compassionate path to wellness? As a psychotherapist specializing in addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression, I'm here to guide you through your journey of healing and self-discovery. If you're seeking to understand and overcome life's challenges, you'll find a safe and supportive space in my practice. Together, we'll work on building resilience, enhancing self-esteem, and creating a balanced, fulfilling life. It's not just about managing symptoms—it's about understanding their roots and fostering meaningful, lasting change. Let's embark on this journey together towards your well being and empowerment.
(343) 453-2355 View (343) 453-2355
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Cindy Bekkedam
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), RD, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Feeling anxious, caught in the cycle of people-pleasing or struggling with an eating disorder? Are you disconnected from your true self or struggling with relationships? Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that limit us, impacting our self-esteem, direction, and relationships. If you're navigating the conditioning from emotionally immature or neglectful parents, or if relationships don't feel safe, holistic psychotherapy can be your compass for healing. There's hope for breaking free from old patterns, knowing your true needs and desires, and living a life aligned with your authentic self, not just societal expectations.
Feeling anxious, caught in the cycle of people-pleasing or struggling with an eating disorder? Are you disconnected from your true self or struggling with relationships? Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that limit us, impacting our self-esteem, direction, and relationships. If you're navigating the conditioning from emotionally immature or neglectful parents, or if relationships don't feel safe, holistic psychotherapy can be your compass for healing. There's hope for breaking free from old patterns, knowing your true needs and desires, and living a life aligned with your authentic self, not just societal expectations.
(343) 655-2646 View (343) 655-2646
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Britt-Mari Sykes
PhD, CCS, CWS, CES, CIS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
As a career counsellor I support and guide my clients in a reflective and strategic process, helping them to identify and leverage the power of their lived experiences and diverse talents. I work with clients who are seeking perspective, clarity and customized approaches as they navigate change, challenges, and fulfillment in their career lives. I coach clients who are experiencing stress/burnout to discover and integrate positive and sustainable solutions. I assist young adults in building the foundations for a career life. I help clients redefine and create new work after age 60, and map out personally meaningful next steps.
As a career counsellor I support and guide my clients in a reflective and strategic process, helping them to identify and leverage the power of their lived experiences and diverse talents. I work with clients who are seeking perspective, clarity and customized approaches as they navigate change, challenges, and fulfillment in their career lives. I coach clients who are experiencing stress/burnout to discover and integrate positive and sustainable solutions. I assist young adults in building the foundations for a career life. I help clients redefine and create new work after age 60, and map out personally meaningful next steps.
(613) 701-9525 View (613) 701-9525
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Matt Temple
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I believe that everyone experiences life in his or her own unique way. Whatever your situation, my goal is to listen and understand your needs while exploring new ways of living. I aim to create an environment that is safe in order to work with you to explore your past and create freedom to become the person you were meant to be. I am comfortable and trained in working with individuals, couples, and families.
I believe that everyone experiences life in his or her own unique way. Whatever your situation, my goal is to listen and understand your needs while exploring new ways of living. I aim to create an environment that is safe in order to work with you to explore your past and create freedom to become the person you were meant to be. I am comfortable and trained in working with individuals, couples, and families.
(343) 300-0327 View (343) 300-0327
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Genevieve LeBlanc
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Not accepting new clients
Whether you have struggled to cope with challenges in your life, feel overwhelmed, unsure what to do, or stuck, coming to therapy can be hard. I help adults who may be struggling with the impacts of childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, struggles with intimacy, sexuality, gender identity, self-harm, life transitions, grief and loss, and more. I also specialized in working with members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. My goal is to help you foster resilience, establish safety and stability, live in alignment with your values, and find happiness and contentment in your life.
Whether you have struggled to cope with challenges in your life, feel overwhelmed, unsure what to do, or stuck, coming to therapy can be hard. I help adults who may be struggling with the impacts of childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, struggles with intimacy, sexuality, gender identity, self-harm, life transitions, grief and loss, and more. I also specialized in working with members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. My goal is to help you foster resilience, establish safety and stability, live in alignment with your values, and find happiness and contentment in your life.
(613) 706-0421 View (613) 706-0421

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K1Y

100+

Average cost per session

$162

Counsellors in K1Y who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
81% Depression
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% SunLife
50% Blue Cross
44% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in K1Y see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
12% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K1Y?

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.