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Leticia Osei
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN,BScN, (she), (her)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
Has life's stressors and uncertainties left you feeling anxious and depressed? Do you often ask yourself “why me” or “will this pain and suffering ever go away”? Your feelings and thoughts are valid. My lived experience as a trauma survivor has shaped my understanding of how trauma negatively affects the mind, body, and spirit. As a registered nurse, I have seen firsthand how unresolved trauma can manifest as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues or eating disorders. Through a mindfulness and empowering approach, I will accompany you on your healing journey by providing you with a safe, and supportive atmosphere.
Has life's stressors and uncertainties left you feeling anxious and depressed? Do you often ask yourself “why me” or “will this pain and suffering ever go away”? Your feelings and thoughts are valid. My lived experience as a trauma survivor has shaped my understanding of how trauma negatively affects the mind, body, and spirit. As a registered nurse, I have seen firsthand how unresolved trauma can manifest as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues or eating disorders. Through a mindfulness and empowering approach, I will accompany you on your healing journey by providing you with a safe, and supportive atmosphere.
(343) 307-0811 View (343) 307-0811
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Sundus Jan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Welcome! As your therapist, I am committed to supporting you in understanding your needs to make positive changes in your life through identifying space for growth and healing, insight, practical tools and empowering you to reconnect with your strengths. Together, we will achieve this by creating a path aligned with your values and principles. I am a trauma-informed practitioner and therefore resonate with modalities crucial for processing, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Internal Family systems, & Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (incorporating polyvagal theory & mindfulness).
Welcome! As your therapist, I am committed to supporting you in understanding your needs to make positive changes in your life through identifying space for growth and healing, insight, practical tools and empowering you to reconnect with your strengths. Together, we will achieve this by creating a path aligned with your values and principles. I am a trauma-informed practitioner and therefore resonate with modalities crucial for processing, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Internal Family systems, & Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (incorporating polyvagal theory & mindfulness).
(343) 882-8215 View (343) 882-8215
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Free Mind Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2J
Do you wake up with nightmares or in a sweat? Are you struggling with your identity? At Free Mind Psychology, we will help you learn the tools you need to be able to live more comfortably and feel like yourself. Each of our clinicians offers a warm and genuine approach to therapy. We welcome children, youth, adults, families and couples. We strive to help people to get back to LIVING their lives rather than simply EXIST.
Do you wake up with nightmares or in a sweat? Are you struggling with your identity? At Free Mind Psychology, we will help you learn the tools you need to be able to live more comfortably and feel like yourself. Each of our clinicians offers a warm and genuine approach to therapy. We welcome children, youth, adults, families and couples. We strive to help people to get back to LIVING their lives rather than simply EXIST.
(343) 342-1315 View (343) 342-1315
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Catherine Healy Reid
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
If you are going through a separation or divorce, you are probably concerned about the effect on your children. This can be a difficult time for them. Children’s emotions may go through stages and change. Your child may feel sad, confused, angry, guilty or worried about what will happen to them. How you handle the changes will be important for your child’s well-being. This is where I can help. I have over 27 years of experience working with children and families with a particular focus at this point in my career, on separation and divorce and the resulting impact on the family unit.
If you are going through a separation or divorce, you are probably concerned about the effect on your children. This can be a difficult time for them. Children’s emotions may go through stages and change. Your child may feel sad, confused, angry, guilty or worried about what will happen to them. How you handle the changes will be important for your child’s well-being. This is where I can help. I have over 27 years of experience working with children and families with a particular focus at this point in my career, on separation and divorce and the resulting impact on the family unit.
(343) 453-4723 View (343) 453-4723
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Rabah Musa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2J
I am here to offer compassionate support, both in-person and online, for individuals seeking assistance. As a BIPOC professional specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, stress management, and life transitions, I bring a wealth of experience and understanding to my work. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, drawing from positive psychology, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory to provide guidance and support on your therapeutic journey.
I am here to offer compassionate support, both in-person and online, for individuals seeking assistance. As a BIPOC professional specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, stress management, and life transitions, I bring a wealth of experience and understanding to my work. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, drawing from positive psychology, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory to provide guidance and support on your therapeutic journey.
(343) 801-0198 View (343) 801-0198
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Magda Georgescu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in therapy for narcissistic abuse! Do you feel confused, doubt yourself and question your needs? Do you feel dismissed, invalidated, and uncared for in one or more of your important relationships? Are your feelings negated, minimized and you make yourself small to accommodate the other person’s unreasonable demands? You may be on the receiving end of a narcissistic abuse. Narcissistic abuse can lead to anxiety, depression and pervasive feelings of shame and self blame. Misuse of substances is often a maladaptive coping mechanism in the attempt to deal with constant emotional abuse, gaslighting and manipulation.
I specialize in therapy for narcissistic abuse! Do you feel confused, doubt yourself and question your needs? Do you feel dismissed, invalidated, and uncared for in one or more of your important relationships? Are your feelings negated, minimized and you make yourself small to accommodate the other person’s unreasonable demands? You may be on the receiving end of a narcissistic abuse. Narcissistic abuse can lead to anxiety, depression and pervasive feelings of shame and self blame. Misuse of substances is often a maladaptive coping mechanism in the attempt to deal with constant emotional abuse, gaslighting and manipulation.
(343) 304-6434 View (343) 304-6434
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Lisa Bell
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma or grief but also work with individuals with anxiety, depression, stress and life transitions. I am an experienced practitioner and work with a variety of demographics and age groups. I look forward to connecting with you.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma or grief but also work with individuals with anxiety, depression, stress and life transitions. I am an experienced practitioner and work with a variety of demographics and age groups. I look forward to connecting with you.
(343) 304-6375 View (343) 304-6375
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Cindi Bates
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA, RP, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
Everyone - regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or social standing - deserves competent, kind, and compassionate care. As Covid recedes, the life challenges facing younger, middle-aged and older adults, including transitions, relationships, loneliness, body image, sexuality issues, and concerns around meaning and purpose, to name a few, remain. I have significant life and career experience as a teacher and Guidance Counsellor working with adolescents, and as an administrator and coach working with adults and teams. I am eager to meet you wherever you are along your life journey.
Everyone - regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or social standing - deserves competent, kind, and compassionate care. As Covid recedes, the life challenges facing younger, middle-aged and older adults, including transitions, relationships, loneliness, body image, sexuality issues, and concerns around meaning and purpose, to name a few, remain. I have significant life and career experience as a teacher and Guidance Counsellor working with adolescents, and as an administrator and coach working with adults and teams. I am eager to meet you wherever you are along your life journey.
(343) 307-5438 View (343) 307-5438
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Catherine Sullivan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
Accepting new clients! In person appointments on Friday mornings. EMDR can help you re-process traumatic memories so they aren’t disturbing anymore. Talk therapy can help you learn new ways to understand your feelings. I work with those who have experienced trauma to help them heal and gain a better understanding of how to move forward. I can help you regain your confidence, re-establish connections with yourself and others, and rebuild your sense of safety.
Accepting new clients! In person appointments on Friday mornings. EMDR can help you re-process traumatic memories so they aren’t disturbing anymore. Talk therapy can help you learn new ways to understand your feelings. I work with those who have experienced trauma to help them heal and gain a better understanding of how to move forward. I can help you regain your confidence, re-establish connections with yourself and others, and rebuild your sense of safety.
(343) 341-5031 View (343) 341-5031
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Alexandra Matheson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J
Drawing from my background as a certified teacher recognized by the Ontario College of Teachers, I skillfully fuse the 21st century learning pedagogy with evidence-based therapeutic techniques in my practice. My mission is to empower clients to overcome hurdles, enhancing their functionality within and beyond an educational setting. Specializing in ADHD, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table, bolstered by ongoing professional development and hands-on experience. Furthermore, I am adept at providing support for individuals grappling with anxiety and depression, ensuring a holistic approach to mental well-being.
Drawing from my background as a certified teacher recognized by the Ontario College of Teachers, I skillfully fuse the 21st century learning pedagogy with evidence-based therapeutic techniques in my practice. My mission is to empower clients to overcome hurdles, enhancing their functionality within and beyond an educational setting. Specializing in ADHD, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table, bolstered by ongoing professional development and hands-on experience. Furthermore, I am adept at providing support for individuals grappling with anxiety and depression, ensuring a holistic approach to mental well-being.
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Lisa Richardson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2J
Are you struggling with your relationships? Struggling with your self-esteem and confidence? Or are struggling to understand your emotions and reactions? If so, then welcome. I believe that we all have some wounds from our past, and that these experiences can impact how we view ourselves and how we show up in our relationships/life. Although we cannot change our past, I believe that making connections from the past to our present allows us to heal. Healing occurs in the present when we free ourselves from past strategies of protection and relate to ourselves in a more connected and lively way.
Are you struggling with your relationships? Struggling with your self-esteem and confidence? Or are struggling to understand your emotions and reactions? If so, then welcome. I believe that we all have some wounds from our past, and that these experiences can impact how we view ourselves and how we show up in our relationships/life. Although we cannot change our past, I believe that making connections from the past to our present allows us to heal. Healing occurs in the present when we free ourselves from past strategies of protection and relate to ourselves in a more connected and lively way.
(343) 306-1477 View (343) 306-1477
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Dahlya Smolash ⦿Relationships ⦿Anxiety ⦿Trauma
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Relationships can be challenging, whether with family, friends, or co-workers. The same conflicts seem to keep repeating themselves with no sense of relief or resolution. I specialize in working with relationships - with family, friends, coworkers, spouses/ partners, dating. I treat individuals looking to understand/ heal themselves in relation to self and others, and couples seeking solutions and communication skills. Imagine a life where you look forward to uplifting conversations and time spent with loved ones, rather than rehashing the same old arguments and misunderstandings day after day.
Relationships can be challenging, whether with family, friends, or co-workers. The same conflicts seem to keep repeating themselves with no sense of relief or resolution. I specialize in working with relationships - with family, friends, coworkers, spouses/ partners, dating. I treat individuals looking to understand/ heal themselves in relation to self and others, and couples seeking solutions and communication skills. Imagine a life where you look forward to uplifting conversations and time spent with loved ones, rather than rehashing the same old arguments and misunderstandings day after day.
(613) 209-9854 View (613) 209-9854
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Jan Collins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, LSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J
Sometimes, life is just easier when someone is on the journey with you. If you can identify with feelings such as grief, loss, hopelessness, overwhelm, and "not enough", you are not alone. My approach is relational and is determined by the unique needs of each one of my clients. I would love to hear your story and begin this journey with you.
Sometimes, life is just easier when someone is on the journey with you. If you can identify with feelings such as grief, loss, hopelessness, overwhelm, and "not enough", you are not alone. My approach is relational and is determined by the unique needs of each one of my clients. I would love to hear your story and begin this journey with you.
(343) 305-1486 View (343) 305-1486
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Heather Anderson
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Heather Anderson is a clinical psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a range of mental health difficulties. In addition to treating mood (i.e., depression, dysthymia), anxiety (i.e., GAD, Panic, and phobias), behavioural difficulties (e.g., anger, impulsivity), and addiction. Heather also has extensive experience in helping clients with relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, and navigating life transitions. She will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your own individual needs, with the goal of increasing your quality of life and functioning.
Heather Anderson is a clinical psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a range of mental health difficulties. In addition to treating mood (i.e., depression, dysthymia), anxiety (i.e., GAD, Panic, and phobias), behavioural difficulties (e.g., anger, impulsivity), and addiction. Heather also has extensive experience in helping clients with relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, and navigating life transitions. She will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your own individual needs, with the goal of increasing your quality of life and functioning.
(343) 307-0670 View (343) 307-0670
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Salma Dervish
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J
Navigating through life can sometimes feel like piecing together a complex puzzle, where emotions and challenges may appear overwhelming. If you're grappling with persistent feelings of anxiety or sadness, struggling with self-esteem, or facing hurdles in relationships, you're not alone. In the midst of life's chaos, I'm here to help you find your voice and regain a sense of balance.
Navigating through life can sometimes feel like piecing together a complex puzzle, where emotions and challenges may appear overwhelming. If you're grappling with persistent feelings of anxiety or sadness, struggling with self-esteem, or facing hurdles in relationships, you're not alone. In the midst of life's chaos, I'm here to help you find your voice and regain a sense of balance.
(343) 342-1087 x102 View (343) 342-1087 x102
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Allison Heffern - Holistic Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
I am a Registered Psychotherapist who facilitates healing through modern and holistic psychotherapy practices. I work with Individuals, Couples and Families, providing support in the following areas: Mental and Emotional Wellness Optimization, Self-Development and Spirituality, Childhood and Developmental Trauma Recovery, Anxiety, Depression and other mood difficulties, Eating Disorders, Perinatal Mental Health, Addictions, AD(H)D, Stress and Emotional Management, Couples Therapy, and Parenting/Family Therapy.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist who facilitates healing through modern and holistic psychotherapy practices. I work with Individuals, Couples and Families, providing support in the following areas: Mental and Emotional Wellness Optimization, Self-Development and Spirituality, Childhood and Developmental Trauma Recovery, Anxiety, Depression and other mood difficulties, Eating Disorders, Perinatal Mental Health, Addictions, AD(H)D, Stress and Emotional Management, Couples Therapy, and Parenting/Family Therapy.
(343) 429-6191 View (343) 429-6191
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Brandianne Kelso
RN, Psychotherapist, BA, RN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
Understanding that each client brings their own unique story, struggles, and aspirations, I aim to meet you where you are. Your journey may involve navigating the complexities of family dynamics, coping with the physical and emotional changes brought on by perimenopause and menopause, grappling with the impacts of trauma, facing the challenges of addiction, or untangling the intricacies of relationship issues. These situations can often lead to feelings of isolation, overwhelm, and a yearning for a path towards healing and understanding.
Understanding that each client brings their own unique story, struggles, and aspirations, I aim to meet you where you are. Your journey may involve navigating the complexities of family dynamics, coping with the physical and emotional changes brought on by perimenopause and menopause, grappling with the impacts of trauma, facing the challenges of addiction, or untangling the intricacies of relationship issues. These situations can often lead to feelings of isolation, overwhelm, and a yearning for a path towards healing and understanding.
(343) 338-5793 View (343) 338-5793
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Alyssa Bonneville
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2J
Not accepting new clients
I provide counselling and psychotherapy services to Individuals, Teens (12+), and Families. I work tirelessly to support my clients in achieving their goals and reducing their distress. I believe that the most fundamental step towards effective therapy is a strong and trusting relationship between the client and the therapist, therefore it is a top priority in the work I do. My overall goal is to facilitate a therapeutic process which empowers clients to find happiness, balance, health, and well-being.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy services to Individuals, Teens (12+), and Families. I work tirelessly to support my clients in achieving their goals and reducing their distress. I believe that the most fundamental step towards effective therapy is a strong and trusting relationship between the client and the therapist, therefore it is a top priority in the work I do. My overall goal is to facilitate a therapeutic process which empowers clients to find happiness, balance, health, and well-being.
(343) 801-0726 View (343) 801-0726
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Holistic Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
Hello! We are a team of Registered Psychotherapists servicing clients in Ontario and beyond. As Holistic Psychotherapists, we assist our clients in restoring health in mind, body, emotion, relationship, and spirit. We work with adults, youth, parents, couples, and families. Our areas of expertise include: Trauma and Abuse, Childhood and Developmental Trauma Recovery, Depression, Anxiety, Self-development and Spirituality, Psychedelic Preparation and Integration, Eating Disorders, Perinatal Mental Health (e.g. postpartum depression/anxiety, birth trauma, infertility), AD(H)D, and parenting young and older/adult children.
Hello! We are a team of Registered Psychotherapists servicing clients in Ontario and beyond. As Holistic Psychotherapists, we assist our clients in restoring health in mind, body, emotion, relationship, and spirit. We work with adults, youth, parents, couples, and families. Our areas of expertise include: Trauma and Abuse, Childhood and Developmental Trauma Recovery, Depression, Anxiety, Self-development and Spirituality, Psychedelic Preparation and Integration, Eating Disorders, Perinatal Mental Health (e.g. postpartum depression/anxiety, birth trauma, infertility), AD(H)D, and parenting young and older/adult children.
(343) 700-5687 View (343) 700-5687
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Véronique Livermore
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
Not accepting new clients
I see individuals in therapy for a variety of concerns such as: adult ADHD, anxiety, relationship issues, family dynamics, parenting, self-esteem & climate anxiety. In sessions, I aim to provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space where you can explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours at your own pace. I help clients gain clarity about the challenges they are facing, find a healthy sense of balance, and learn strategies to cope more effectively. I like to collaboratively approach problems and help clients find creative solutions that fit their values.
I see individuals in therapy for a variety of concerns such as: adult ADHD, anxiety, relationship issues, family dynamics, parenting, self-esteem & climate anxiety. In sessions, I aim to provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space where you can explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours at your own pace. I help clients gain clarity about the challenges they are facing, find a healthy sense of balance, and learn strategies to cope more effectively. I like to collaboratively approach problems and help clients find creative solutions that fit their values.
(343) 341-4030 View (343) 341-4030

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K2J

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in K2J who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Stress
87% Self Esteem
85% Coping Skills
82% Relationship Issues
77% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% SunLife
55% Manulife
50% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in K2J see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in K2J?

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.