Photo of Abigail Whitney, Registered Psychotherapist in K2A, ON
Abigail Whitney
Registered Psychotherapist, MA:I, MA:Coun, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
You are struggling with feelings of stress, overwhelmedness, and stuck-ness that might be new—or you’ve had them as long as you can remember. You might be feeling low, unmotivated, and having a hard time getting back to your ‘usual self'. Your life, career, or relationships just aren't going the way you'd like them to, and you want to create more helpful patterns and experiences. These and other issues (grief, parenting and pregnancy/postpartum) are all things people I see are experiencing and wanting to change. I am fluent in ASL and understand the unique issues clients who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing face.
You are struggling with feelings of stress, overwhelmedness, and stuck-ness that might be new—or you’ve had them as long as you can remember. You might be feeling low, unmotivated, and having a hard time getting back to your ‘usual self'. Your life, career, or relationships just aren't going the way you'd like them to, and you want to create more helpful patterns and experiences. These and other issues (grief, parenting and pregnancy/postpartum) are all things people I see are experiencing and wanting to change. I am fluent in ASL and understand the unique issues clients who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing face.
(613) 707-5065 View (613) 707-5065
Photo of Jiaqi Zhao, Registered Psychotherapist in K2A, ON
Jiaqi Zhao
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, BSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
I work mainly with ADHD, depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, cultural issues, attachment styles, insecurities in interpersonal relationships, and emotional regulation. With compassion and empathy, I provide a safe, judgement-free, and supportive environment where you feel heard and experience healing, hope, and empowerment. Together, we will find clarity in your struggles and identify barriers to work around them. We will develop healthier coping skills to improve your sense of security. I strive to help you love yourself again and reach your full potential. Online booking is available at the end of this webpage at My Website.
I work mainly with ADHD, depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, cultural issues, attachment styles, insecurities in interpersonal relationships, and emotional regulation. With compassion and empathy, I provide a safe, judgement-free, and supportive environment where you feel heard and experience healing, hope, and empowerment. Together, we will find clarity in your struggles and identify barriers to work around them. We will develop healthier coping skills to improve your sense of security. I strive to help you love yourself again and reach your full potential. Online booking is available at the end of this webpage at My Website.
(343) 341-5073 View (343) 341-5073
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Kimberley Sheldrick
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Not accepting new clients
Life can present challenges and difficulties that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and in emotional pain. Making the decision to enter into the therapeutic relationship is a pathway to self-exploration; to gain a deeper level of self-understanding and awareness. I offer a holistic approach in the treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, including various life transitions.
Life can present challenges and difficulties that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and in emotional pain. Making the decision to enter into the therapeutic relationship is a pathway to self-exploration; to gain a deeper level of self-understanding and awareness. I offer a holistic approach in the treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, including various life transitions.
(613) 702-2733 View (613) 702-2733
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Tina Woods
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd , RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever spent so much time analyzing a problem in your life that you know it "like the back of your hand" but have no idea where to start to find the solution? I provide experienced, individual, solution focused psychotherapy in: career exploration (finding purpose) anxiety/social anxiety/panic attacks, communication, relationship issues and assertiveness skills. I have worked within a post secondary psychotherapy/medical clinic for the past 12 years, and have an interest in, collaboratively, helping people to overcome obstacles to creating a rich, meaningful life.
Have you ever spent so much time analyzing a problem in your life that you know it "like the back of your hand" but have no idea where to start to find the solution? I provide experienced, individual, solution focused psychotherapy in: career exploration (finding purpose) anxiety/social anxiety/panic attacks, communication, relationship issues and assertiveness skills. I have worked within a post secondary psychotherapy/medical clinic for the past 12 years, and have an interest in, collaboratively, helping people to overcome obstacles to creating a rich, meaningful life.
(613) 707-1532 View (613) 707-1532
Photo of Lina Bellony, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in K2A, ON
Lina Bellony
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
As human beings, we encounter many difficult and challenging times in our lives. Taking that very first step into seeking help and healing is by far the hardest to do, however, it also suggests that you may be ready to do the necessary work. It is amazing to witness the ability of individuals to make big or small changes in their lives, all while exploring parts of themselves that they may not have known existed. Hence, I would be honored to be part of this journey and appreciative of each step taken to achieve your goals all while helping you live a better life.
As human beings, we encounter many difficult and challenging times in our lives. Taking that very first step into seeking help and healing is by far the hardest to do, however, it also suggests that you may be ready to do the necessary work. It is amazing to witness the ability of individuals to make big or small changes in their lives, all while exploring parts of themselves that they may not have known existed. Hence, I would be honored to be part of this journey and appreciative of each step taken to achieve your goals all while helping you live a better life.
(343) 801-4551 View (343) 801-4551
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Guergana (Gerri) Mileva
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Is life a little overwhelming right now? Are you looking for someone to help support you as you make some changes or explore options? Therapy can offer a space where you feel supported, valued, able, and safe to explore any topics that life may throw at you - whether that be fertility, pregnancy loss, stress management, relationship issues, or becoming a new parent.
Is life a little overwhelming right now? Are you looking for someone to help support you as you make some changes or explore options? Therapy can offer a space where you feel supported, valued, able, and safe to explore any topics that life may throw at you - whether that be fertility, pregnancy loss, stress management, relationship issues, or becoming a new parent.
(343) 321-0819 View (343) 321-0819
Photo of Jeff Perron, Psychologist in K2A, ON
Jeff Perron
Psychologist, MBA, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Perron helps professionals align their personal and professional goals for greater meaning, happiness, and fulfillment. By identifying and overcoming self-defeating patterns, Dr. Perron empowers clients to live their values. The goal is to balance key priorities for a more rewarding life. Combining empathetic understanding with strategic problem-solving, Dr. Perron provides both emotional support and practical solutions. Addressing self-esteem and anxiety, Dr. Perron helps build confidence. With over a decade of clinical experience and an MBA, Dr. Perron understands the complex challenges faced by today's professionals.
Dr. Perron helps professionals align their personal and professional goals for greater meaning, happiness, and fulfillment. By identifying and overcoming self-defeating patterns, Dr. Perron empowers clients to live their values. The goal is to balance key priorities for a more rewarding life. Combining empathetic understanding with strategic problem-solving, Dr. Perron provides both emotional support and practical solutions. Addressing self-esteem and anxiety, Dr. Perron helps build confidence. With over a decade of clinical experience and an MBA, Dr. Perron understands the complex challenges faced by today's professionals.
(343) 700-2953 View (343) 700-2953
Photo of Emily Rossi, Registered Social Worker in K2A, ON
Emily Rossi
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Welcome! Beginning therapy can be daunting and I am here to help make the process as welcoming and transparent as possible for you. No matter what you are struggling with, if you are ready to take the steps to a better life, I can help you through the process. Therapy is a safe space to explore your authentic self with room for the full range of emotional expression-including humour. I believe that by taking steps towards discovering your true self you can unlock a better, happier life and create lasting change.
Welcome! Beginning therapy can be daunting and I am here to help make the process as welcoming and transparent as possible for you. No matter what you are struggling with, if you are ready to take the steps to a better life, I can help you through the process. Therapy is a safe space to explore your authentic self with room for the full range of emotional expression-including humour. I believe that by taking steps towards discovering your true self you can unlock a better, happier life and create lasting change.
(343) 342-4415 View (343) 342-4415
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Amanda Rose Ahmed
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSN RN, MACP(C), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Hello and welcome. I am Amanda Ahmed (She/Her), and I look forward to meeting and getting to know you, your experiences, values, and struggles. I understand that struggling is a part of being human, and unfortunately, some have more difficulties than others based on what has happened to them. Still, I also understand how painful it is to struggle alone. I am here for you. No matter if it is a relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, stress, etc., I believe the foundation of change and healing lies within a safe, trusting, and respectful relationship. Developing a genuine and authentic relationship is essential to my practice.
Hello and welcome. I am Amanda Ahmed (She/Her), and I look forward to meeting and getting to know you, your experiences, values, and struggles. I understand that struggling is a part of being human, and unfortunately, some have more difficulties than others based on what has happened to them. Still, I also understand how painful it is to struggle alone. I am here for you. No matter if it is a relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, stress, etc., I believe the foundation of change and healing lies within a safe, trusting, and respectful relationship. Developing a genuine and authentic relationship is essential to my practice.
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Photo of Samantha Memedoska, Registered Psychotherapist in K2A, ON
Samantha Memedoska
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hons, MA, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Connection to self and others gives life meaning. It can be difficult to feel connected when we feel depressed, isolated and disconnected or unsatisfied in our relationships. Whether its past complex trauma, a traumatic event, a personal challenge in life or other issue, I would be honoured to be a part of your journey back to you. I also work with couples using the psychobiological approach to couples therapy and assist couples towards secure functioning. In addition, I offer workplaces workshops to employees on mental health and support to managers. Learn more about me at: www.tcapc.ca
Connection to self and others gives life meaning. It can be difficult to feel connected when we feel depressed, isolated and disconnected or unsatisfied in our relationships. Whether its past complex trauma, a traumatic event, a personal challenge in life or other issue, I would be honoured to be a part of your journey back to you. I also work with couples using the psychobiological approach to couples therapy and assist couples towards secure functioning. In addition, I offer workplaces workshops to employees on mental health and support to managers. Learn more about me at: www.tcapc.ca
(343) 304-6196 View (343) 304-6196
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Erin Hamilton
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Not accepting new clients
Are you haunted by the past, feeling unsafe in the present, or fearful of the future? Are you feeling disconnected from Self and others? I invite you, with open arms and an open heart, to come home to YOU, right here, right now. From this foundation of embodiment, self-knowing, and presence, I'll help you reconnect with the richness of life and foster meaningful relationships, on your terms.
Are you haunted by the past, feeling unsafe in the present, or fearful of the future? Are you feeling disconnected from Self and others? I invite you, with open arms and an open heart, to come home to YOU, right here, right now. From this foundation of embodiment, self-knowing, and presence, I'll help you reconnect with the richness of life and foster meaningful relationships, on your terms.
(343) 321-2465 View (343) 321-2465
Photo of Sara Coyle, Registered Social Worker in K2A, ON
Sara Coyle
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, SEP, DDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
I support youth and adults with processing and healing from trauma, stressors, and challenging life experiences. These stressors show up in our bodies in several ways which may include anxiety, chronic pain, health difficulties, sleep disturbance, etc. or just not feeling yourself. The folks I support may have experienced childhood trauma or attachment difficulties, or they may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress due to work, relationships, school or more recent challenging life experiences. I strongly believe in the youth’s caregiver(s) involvement in therapy process to better support their youth outside therapy sessions.
I support youth and adults with processing and healing from trauma, stressors, and challenging life experiences. These stressors show up in our bodies in several ways which may include anxiety, chronic pain, health difficulties, sleep disturbance, etc. or just not feeling yourself. The folks I support may have experienced childhood trauma or attachment difficulties, or they may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress due to work, relationships, school or more recent challenging life experiences. I strongly believe in the youth’s caregiver(s) involvement in therapy process to better support their youth outside therapy sessions.
(289) 212-6294 View (289) 212-6294
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Dr. Pete Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A
I feel that I am best able to help clients that are poised for a healthy shake-up in their life. Whether it be to address an unhealed trauma, a relationship that is no longer functional, a career that no longer feels meaningful or simply feeling tired of being sick and tired, I find it incredibly rewarding to work with clients who are willing to go under the hood, explore why they do (or have done) what they do, to be informed by this and then translate this into the meaningful change that will bring about the life that they deserve to be living - not only for themselves, but for those who care about them.
I feel that I am best able to help clients that are poised for a healthy shake-up in their life. Whether it be to address an unhealed trauma, a relationship that is no longer functional, a career that no longer feels meaningful or simply feeling tired of being sick and tired, I find it incredibly rewarding to work with clients who are willing to go under the hood, explore why they do (or have done) what they do, to be informed by this and then translate this into the meaningful change that will bring about the life that they deserve to be living - not only for themselves, but for those who care about them.
(343) 644-3142 View (343) 644-3142
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COPE Well Groups
Psychologist, MSc, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Participants will learn skills informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The group facilitators promote a welcoming, inclusive environment and will teach skills through verbal instruction, video presentations and group discussions.
Participants will learn skills informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The group facilitators promote a welcoming, inclusive environment and will teach skills through verbal instruction, video presentations and group discussions.
(343) 312-5562 View (343) 312-5562
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Westboro Psychology
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
I supervise a skilled team of therapists who provide integrative and compassionate therapy services to adolescents and adults for stress, worry, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, sadness, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, perfectionism, difficult life transitions and other emotional problems that interfere with day to day functioning. We offer comprehensive assessments to children and adults for attention and/or learning style differences like Gifted Abilities, ADHD, reading difficulties (Dyslexia), writing difficulties and mathematics difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I supervise a skilled team of therapists who provide integrative and compassionate therapy services to adolescents and adults for stress, worry, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, sadness, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, perfectionism, difficult life transitions and other emotional problems that interfere with day to day functioning. We offer comprehensive assessments to children and adults for attention and/or learning style differences like Gifted Abilities, ADHD, reading difficulties (Dyslexia), writing difficulties and mathematics difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(343) 800-0088 View (343) 800-0088
Photo of Erinn Brown, Registered Psychotherapist in K2A, ON
Erinn Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with clients experiencing low self-esteem, family of origin issues, childhood relational trauma, difficulties with assertiveness, exploration of sexual orientation, and existential concerns. I also work frequently with individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ and gifted communities. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I strive to help my clients understand and find practical ways to cope with their challenges. I primarily draw upon person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and solution-focused approaches to therapy in my work.
I specialize in working with clients experiencing low self-esteem, family of origin issues, childhood relational trauma, difficulties with assertiveness, exploration of sexual orientation, and existential concerns. I also work frequently with individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ and gifted communities. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I strive to help my clients understand and find practical ways to cope with their challenges. I primarily draw upon person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and solution-focused approaches to therapy in my work.
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François Rousseau
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Are you struggling even though you have spent a lot of time and energy trying to get better? If so, you are not alone. For more than 15 years I have helped adults and seniors in their efforts to live a life that is aligned with their values and help them achieve their goals. I have a strong interest in helping individuals not only overcome challenges and difficulties, but also grow as a result of these obstacles and develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to thrive in all life domains that are dear to them. Let's work together to ensure that the time and energy you invest gives you the results you want.
Are you struggling even though you have spent a lot of time and energy trying to get better? If so, you are not alone. For more than 15 years I have helped adults and seniors in their efforts to live a life that is aligned with their values and help them achieve their goals. I have a strong interest in helping individuals not only overcome challenges and difficulties, but also grow as a result of these obstacles and develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to thrive in all life domains that are dear to them. Let's work together to ensure that the time and energy you invest gives you the results you want.
(343) 321-0307 View (343) 321-0307
Photo of Stephanie Rackus, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in K2A, ON
Stephanie Rackus
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BScN, RN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Hello and welcome. Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or stuck in a cycle that is affecting your well-being, relationships, and work? Are you struggling with burnout, compassion fatigue, grief, anxiety, or depression? I believe that incredible change can happen when a supportive and trusting relationship is created and the process of self-exploration and self-discovery begins. I have combined my many years of nursing with my experience as a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) to offer a person-centered and collaborative approach that is based on care, compassion, and curiosity. I hope that I can join you on this journey.
Hello and welcome. Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or stuck in a cycle that is affecting your well-being, relationships, and work? Are you struggling with burnout, compassion fatigue, grief, anxiety, or depression? I believe that incredible change can happen when a supportive and trusting relationship is created and the process of self-exploration and self-discovery begins. I have combined my many years of nursing with my experience as a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) to offer a person-centered and collaborative approach that is based on care, compassion, and curiosity. I hope that I can join you on this journey.
(343) 304-6718 View (343) 304-6718
Photo of Emi Nedoborski, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in K2A, ON
Emi Nedoborski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Asking for help can be daunting. I applaud you for taking the first step in your healing journey. In our sessions we will work together towards your specific goals for therapy using a holistic approach targeting root causes. I provide a warm, judgement free space for you to share, understand and overcome your challenges. We will make meaningful changes according to your needs. My practice serves a wide variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, self-esteem, and developmental or life changes. I am accepting new clients ages 16 + for January 2024 and offering in person and virtual sessions.
Asking for help can be daunting. I applaud you for taking the first step in your healing journey. In our sessions we will work together towards your specific goals for therapy using a holistic approach targeting root causes. I provide a warm, judgement free space for you to share, understand and overcome your challenges. We will make meaningful changes according to your needs. My practice serves a wide variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, self-esteem, and developmental or life changes. I am accepting new clients ages 16 + for January 2024 and offering in person and virtual sessions.
(343) 313-0094 View (343) 313-0094
Photo of Ana Delage, Registered Psychotherapist in K2A, ON
Ana Delage
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling services in private practice for individuals (18 and older) in the Ottawa region. I support individuals in the following areas of trauma, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, low mood and depression, assertiveness training, relationship difficulties, challenging life transitions, and acculturation and immigration concerns. I also provide supervision to therapists who are registered, or working towards registration, with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling services in private practice for individuals (18 and older) in the Ottawa region. I support individuals in the following areas of trauma, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, low mood and depression, assertiveness training, relationship difficulties, challenging life transitions, and acculturation and immigration concerns. I also provide supervision to therapists who are registered, or working towards registration, with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
(613) 704-4359 View (613) 704-4359

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K2A

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in K2A who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
82% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% SunLife
56% Blue Cross
56% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in K2A see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
7% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K2A?

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.