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Robertson Therapy & Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
Our team of therapists provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space to explore your struggles and move towards your goals. Our team brings a variety of experience and knowledge to their work to fit your personal goals. We work with individuals and couples and provide both in-person and virtual sessions. Visit our website at www.robertsontherapy.ca to book your first session.
Our team of therapists provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space to explore your struggles and move towards your goals. Our team brings a variety of experience and knowledge to their work to fit your personal goals. We work with individuals and couples and provide both in-person and virtual sessions. Visit our website at www.robertsontherapy.ca to book your first session.
(343) 304-6578 View (343) 304-6578
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Maria Kristina Lamb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I wholeheartedly respect and admire the choice you’ve made - by being here right now - to prioritize your mental health. Whether you’re proactively seeking support to maintain your overall well-being or because you’re ready to explore painful experiences, your mental health journey is worthy of attention and support and I’m happy you’re here. When we work together you'll be invited and empowered to bring all aspects of who you are and what you’re working through into our therapeutic relationship - you won’t need to hide anything.
Hello and welcome! I wholeheartedly respect and admire the choice you’ve made - by being here right now - to prioritize your mental health. Whether you’re proactively seeking support to maintain your overall well-being or because you’re ready to explore painful experiences, your mental health journey is worthy of attention and support and I’m happy you’re here. When we work together you'll be invited and empowered to bring all aspects of who you are and what you’re working through into our therapeutic relationship - you won’t need to hide anything.
(343) 700-1670 View (343) 700-1670
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Alex Adams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, Ed, Q
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Individual Therapy (Ages 15+) “ I offer a safe, warm, and welcoming space, where you will know that I care about you and I want to help in any way I can. No matter who we are, we all go through struggles. Whether that be with anxiety, depression, or trauma. Or interpersonal issues or our own self-doubt. I will work with to navigate your life, uncover and help you live the life you want to live.”
Individual Therapy (Ages 15+) “ I offer a safe, warm, and welcoming space, where you will know that I care about you and I want to help in any way I can. No matter who we are, we all go through struggles. Whether that be with anxiety, depression, or trauma. Or interpersonal issues or our own self-doubt. I will work with to navigate your life, uncover and help you live the life you want to live.”
(343) 305-5227 View (343) 305-5227
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Victoria Elaine Howarth
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
How is fear impacting your life? From problems that make you feel paralyzed, to uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to identify, trying to figure it out on your own can be confusing and scary. These feelings can hinder your enjoyment of daily life and future plans. By learning to understand how ADHD, anxiety, or trauma is affecting you, you can begin to see your life in a new way. I offer a nonjudgmental therapeutic lens where you can feel safe to explore your patterns and past. I created Dune Psychotherapy to be a collaborative practice, where we work together to move towards an authentic version of yourself.
How is fear impacting your life? From problems that make you feel paralyzed, to uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to identify, trying to figure it out on your own can be confusing and scary. These feelings can hinder your enjoyment of daily life and future plans. By learning to understand how ADHD, anxiety, or trauma is affecting you, you can begin to see your life in a new way. I offer a nonjudgmental therapeutic lens where you can feel safe to explore your patterns and past. I created Dune Psychotherapy to be a collaborative practice, where we work together to move towards an authentic version of yourself.
(343) 305-1081 View (343) 305-1081
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Jeff Gulick
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, BAH, CCAC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Addiction is a multifaceted and complicated process. Although there is a commonality between various expressions of addiction, individuals are also unique and require personalized treatment. I endeavor to provide my clients with the best possible counselling based on the most current thinking in the area of addiction. I furnish a supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore relevant issues that may be related to substance abuse and behavioural addiction. It is important to recognize that things will get better with dedication and acceptance. I will be there to help guide you through the process.
Addiction is a multifaceted and complicated process. Although there is a commonality between various expressions of addiction, individuals are also unique and require personalized treatment. I endeavor to provide my clients with the best possible counselling based on the most current thinking in the area of addiction. I furnish a supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore relevant issues that may be related to substance abuse and behavioural addiction. It is important to recognize that things will get better with dedication and acceptance. I will be there to help guide you through the process.
(613) 706-3912 View (613) 706-3912
Natasha Penny
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, TITC-CT, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G
Currently accepting new clients, and offering clinical supervision. As your counsellor, I will work with you to create and nourish a safe environment. A space where you can talk openly, free from judgement or pressure, and feel comfortable in your vulnerability. Vulnerability allows you the opportunity to progress towards an authentic life while expressing and processing your emotions. I will support you in identifying your needs, and strengths. and work towards your desired lifestyle.
Currently accepting new clients, and offering clinical supervision. As your counsellor, I will work with you to create and nourish a safe environment. A space where you can talk openly, free from judgement or pressure, and feel comfortable in your vulnerability. Vulnerability allows you the opportunity to progress towards an authentic life while expressing and processing your emotions. I will support you in identifying your needs, and strengths. and work towards your desired lifestyle.
(343) 304-6185 View (343) 304-6185
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Dr. Judy Makinen
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G
I have worked in a variety of settings and provided the highest quality care to adolescents, adults (including seniors), couples, and families. As a certified EFT marital and family therapist, I have extensive clinical experience in helping couples bring closure to incidents (i.e., attachment injuries) that have damaged their relationship bond. My expertise with couples also extends to distressed families as well as individuals wanting to recover from traumatic incidents.
I have worked in a variety of settings and provided the highest quality care to adolescents, adults (including seniors), couples, and families. As a certified EFT marital and family therapist, I have extensive clinical experience in helping couples bring closure to incidents (i.e., attachment injuries) that have damaged their relationship bond. My expertise with couples also extends to distressed families as well as individuals wanting to recover from traumatic incidents.
(613) 209-4745 View (613) 209-4745
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Stephanie Boucher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MC, RP(Q), CCPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G
Have you found yourself battling feelings of unworthiness, struggling in relationships, or facing anxiety in social settings? Imagine reclaiming the activities that once brought you happiness and stepping into a world where anxiety and depression no longer define you. I'm here to guide you through this transformative journey. I understand how overwhelming mental health struggles can be, but you don't have to face them alone. I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma (childhood and recent), ADHD and relationship dynamic issues.
Have you found yourself battling feelings of unworthiness, struggling in relationships, or facing anxiety in social settings? Imagine reclaiming the activities that once brought you happiness and stepping into a world where anxiety and depression no longer define you. I'm here to guide you through this transformative journey. I understand how overwhelming mental health struggles can be, but you don't have to face them alone. I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma (childhood and recent), ADHD and relationship dynamic issues.
(343) 801-4229 View (343) 801-4229
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Amanda George
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
You may have those moments - times when you're sad or frustrated, or struggling with the ups and downs of life. These moments can sometimes pass fairly quickly. And other times, they may not. I am deeply respectful of this journey you're on - where you've come from, what you've been through, and where you'd like to be. In a space of safety and honesty, it is my hope that together we can explore those tough moments and gain a better understanding of the blocks to achieving your therapy goals.
You may have those moments - times when you're sad or frustrated, or struggling with the ups and downs of life. These moments can sometimes pass fairly quickly. And other times, they may not. I am deeply respectful of this journey you're on - where you've come from, what you've been through, and where you'd like to be. In a space of safety and honesty, it is my hope that together we can explore those tough moments and gain a better understanding of the blocks to achieving your therapy goals.
(613) 800-6768 View (613) 800-6768
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Chantal Leger Counselling Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
Chantal focuses on journeying with clients toward freedom, using empathy, and holding space for clients to explore areas of needed healing and growth. Chantal is an individual, couple, child, and family counsellor with areas of specialty in art therapy, children, and families. Chantal's approach to counselling is based on the Interpersonal Process Model and incorporates family and child therapy techniques: such as Sandtray and Art Therapy techniques. Chantal has obtained her MA in Counselling, Spirituality, and Psychotherapy, from Saint Paul University.
Chantal focuses on journeying with clients toward freedom, using empathy, and holding space for clients to explore areas of needed healing and growth. Chantal is an individual, couple, child, and family counsellor with areas of specialty in art therapy, children, and families. Chantal's approach to counselling is based on the Interpersonal Process Model and incorporates family and child therapy techniques: such as Sandtray and Art Therapy techniques. Chantal has obtained her MA in Counselling, Spirituality, and Psychotherapy, from Saint Paul University.
(343) 801-3272 View (343) 801-3272
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Catherine A. Stafford
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G
PLEASE NOTE: CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS REFERRED DIRECTLY BY FERTILITY CLINICS. Infertility and Reproductive Health Counselling is a central focus for my practice: Individuals and couples facing the stresses of infertility and its treatments, loss, grief, difficult decision-making, etc. I provide the mandatory counselling assessment sessions required by law preceding infertility treatments. My counselling style is collaborative and in every situation, we focus on building hope, courage and resilience in the face of challenges and loss.
PLEASE NOTE: CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS REFERRED DIRECTLY BY FERTILITY CLINICS. Infertility and Reproductive Health Counselling is a central focus for my practice: Individuals and couples facing the stresses of infertility and its treatments, loss, grief, difficult decision-making, etc. I provide the mandatory counselling assessment sessions required by law preceding infertility treatments. My counselling style is collaborative and in every situation, we focus on building hope, courage and resilience in the face of challenges and loss.
(855) 908-4086 View (855) 908-4086
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Susan Robbins
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RMFT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G
Are you a couple struggling with communicating your needs and resolving conflict in your relationships? Perhaps you’re recovering from infidelity or looking to have a more satisfying sexual life. Do you experience anxiety and stress that impact your self-esteem? Maybe you are in an important transitional time in your life and are looking to make significant shifts that require clarity and a strong sense of self. Or life has thrown you a curve ball and you're unsure of how to adapt. If you are struggling to find meaning and motivation within yourself, your relationship or your family, our team can help.
Are you a couple struggling with communicating your needs and resolving conflict in your relationships? Perhaps you’re recovering from infidelity or looking to have a more satisfying sexual life. Do you experience anxiety and stress that impact your self-esteem? Maybe you are in an important transitional time in your life and are looking to make significant shifts that require clarity and a strong sense of self. Or life has thrown you a curve ball and you're unsure of how to adapt. If you are struggling to find meaning and motivation within yourself, your relationship or your family, our team can help.
(613) 900-5756 x101 View (613) 900-5756 x101
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Virtual CBT Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
As a therapist specializing in trauma treatment, I stand at the intersection of empathy and evidence-based practice. My journey into this field has been driven by a passion to facilitate healing and empower individuals to reclaim their lives from the grips of trauma. Through the integration of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I strive to provide a holistic and effective approach to trauma recovery. My commitment to trauma therapy stems from an understanding of the impact that trauma can have on an individual's mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
As a therapist specializing in trauma treatment, I stand at the intersection of empathy and evidence-based practice. My journey into this field has been driven by a passion to facilitate healing and empower individuals to reclaim their lives from the grips of trauma. Through the integration of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I strive to provide a holistic and effective approach to trauma recovery. My commitment to trauma therapy stems from an understanding of the impact that trauma can have on an individual's mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
(343) 342-2340 View (343) 342-2340
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Sunita Sandhu
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
With over a decade of experience as a Registered Psychotherapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals navigating mental health challenges. Specializing in areas such as life transitions, fertility/infertility, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and work stressors, I bring a wealth of expertise to address diverse concerns. My holistic approach centers around your individual needs and strengths. Employing client-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and collaborative perspectives, I integrate techniques from modalities such as neuroscience, emotion regulation, solution-focused, attachment, and Schema therapy.
With over a decade of experience as a Registered Psychotherapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals navigating mental health challenges. Specializing in areas such as life transitions, fertility/infertility, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and work stressors, I bring a wealth of expertise to address diverse concerns. My holistic approach centers around your individual needs and strengths. Employing client-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and collaborative perspectives, I integrate techniques from modalities such as neuroscience, emotion regulation, solution-focused, attachment, and Schema therapy.
(343) 305-1091 View (343) 305-1091
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Aya Abdulkarim
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G
I completed a Master of Science in Neuroscience and Mental Health from King's College London, and am completing my practicum hours at Yorkville University's MACP program. Understanding the neurobiology of mental health provides a different perspective to my clients. Through that, I can provide multifaceted services to my clients to help engage both physiological and psychological understanding of their mental health. Knowledge is power, and by gaining our power, we begin to heal.
I completed a Master of Science in Neuroscience and Mental Health from King's College London, and am completing my practicum hours at Yorkville University's MACP program. Understanding the neurobiology of mental health provides a different perspective to my clients. Through that, I can provide multifaceted services to my clients to help engage both physiological and psychological understanding of their mental health. Knowledge is power, and by gaining our power, we begin to heal.
(613) 786-9989 View (613) 786-9989
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Chelsea Whyte
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G
— Now Accepting New Clients — Are you ready to see yourself in a different light? Congratulations on starting this courageous process to self-discovery and healing. I enjoy helping youth and adults build healthy relationships and minds. My approach emphasizes warmth, inclusivity & acceptance; aiming to create a safe, comfortable, nonjudgemental space where you feel validated and empowered to bring about meaningful life changes. I am passionate about working with you to bring about emotional resilience, healthy communication, and adaptive coping skills to your life.
— Now Accepting New Clients — Are you ready to see yourself in a different light? Congratulations on starting this courageous process to self-discovery and healing. I enjoy helping youth and adults build healthy relationships and minds. My approach emphasizes warmth, inclusivity & acceptance; aiming to create a safe, comfortable, nonjudgemental space where you feel validated and empowered to bring about meaningful life changes. I am passionate about working with you to bring about emotional resilience, healthy communication, and adaptive coping skills to your life.
(343) 453-4739 View (343) 453-4739
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Michelle Berezny Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2G
Are you worried about your child or adolescent? Is your child struggling to connect with peers, bullying others, or being bullied? Is your adolescent having difficulty managing his or her mood or anxiety? Are you having difficulty connecting as a family? Counselling can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort of these difficult experiences, while supporting you and your family to thoughtfully move forward by helping each member feel heard, understood, and connected once again.
Are you worried about your child or adolescent? Is your child struggling to connect with peers, bullying others, or being bullied? Is your adolescent having difficulty managing his or her mood or anxiety? Are you having difficulty connecting as a family? Counselling can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort of these difficult experiences, while supporting you and your family to thoughtfully move forward by helping each member feel heard, understood, and connected once again.
(613) 704-0849 View (613) 704-0849
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Shelley Briscoe-Dimock Ottawa Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, , RP, RSW, RMFT-SM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G
Are you struggling with your mental health or in your relationship with your partner or family? Reaching out for help can be a daunting experience. Successful therapy depends on finding the right therapist - one you can connect with and one who is competent to work with your issues. These are two of the most important factors in getting the right help. Are you a therapist looking for your own therapist, clinical supervision or mentorship? Are you developing your competencies to become and independent practitioner or looking for consultation to navigate difficult cases?
Are you struggling with your mental health or in your relationship with your partner or family? Reaching out for help can be a daunting experience. Successful therapy depends on finding the right therapist - one you can connect with and one who is competent to work with your issues. These are two of the most important factors in getting the right help. Are you a therapist looking for your own therapist, clinical supervision or mentorship? Are you developing your competencies to become and independent practitioner or looking for consultation to navigate difficult cases?
(343) 633-2687 View (343) 633-2687
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Zsuzsa (Susan) Grandpierre
Registered Psychotherapist, MA(Ed), RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, ADHD coach, mindfulness instructor, and clinical supervisor. I specialize in treating adult ADHD, peri/menopause-related attention, memory or mood changes, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, and provide support to individuals, couples, and parents affected by these challenges. My therapeutic approach combines ACT & CBT-based psychotherapy, mindfulness & self-compassion training, stress management, executive functions skills development, and coaching strategies to facilitate the development of well-being, self-acceptance, supportive inner talk, and in general showing up for yourself and for others.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, ADHD coach, mindfulness instructor, and clinical supervisor. I specialize in treating adult ADHD, peri/menopause-related attention, memory or mood changes, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, and provide support to individuals, couples, and parents affected by these challenges. My therapeutic approach combines ACT & CBT-based psychotherapy, mindfulness & self-compassion training, stress management, executive functions skills development, and coaching strategies to facilitate the development of well-being, self-acceptance, supportive inner talk, and in general showing up for yourself and for others.
(855) 464-0567 View (855) 464-0567
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Zsofia Grandpierre
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Asking for help is the bravest step you can take and I want to help you make the most of this courageous step forward. I specialize in adult ADHD and postpartum mood disorders. As a fellow parent (of 3) I know how this time can bring great joy and simultaneously be the cause of overwhelm. If you have ADHD know that it does not define you, but it does impact your brain processes. To be the person deep in your heart, the work starts from the inside out. Together, we'll make sense of your pain, learn transformative skills, improve functioning and self-regulation.
Asking for help is the bravest step you can take and I want to help you make the most of this courageous step forward. I specialize in adult ADHD and postpartum mood disorders. As a fellow parent (of 3) I know how this time can bring great joy and simultaneously be the cause of overwhelm. If you have ADHD know that it does not define you, but it does impact your brain processes. To be the person deep in your heart, the work starts from the inside out. Together, we'll make sense of your pain, learn transformative skills, improve functioning and self-regulation.
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Number of Counsellors in K2G

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in K2G who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
84% Stress
81% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% SunLife
50% Blue Cross
50% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in K2G see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K2G?

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.