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Rebecca Knowles
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BSc Hon
Verified Verified
Elmvale, ON L0L
I'm really drawn to people who truly know themselves and aren't afraid to seek a little extra support when they need it. It's not just about going through the motions; it's about diving into therapy with enthusiasm and working together to make real progress. Essentially, it's about being present, embracing growth, and facing the journey with an open heart.
I'm really drawn to people who truly know themselves and aren't afraid to seek a little extra support when they need it. It's not just about going through the motions; it's about diving into therapy with enthusiasm and working together to make real progress. Essentially, it's about being present, embracing growth, and facing the journey with an open heart.
(249) 501-5161 View (249) 501-5161
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Amy Fenton Registered Nurse Psychotherapist
BScN, RN, RYT200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shanty Bay, ON L0L
Do you feel bothered by feelings of anxiety, limiting beliefs, low mood, and uncertainty? Overwhelmed as you navigate your everyday life, career, relationships, and or parenthood? You are not alone. Life can be challenging with many moving parts and complexities that impact your wellbeing. Finding your way through difficult life transitions is possible.
Do you feel bothered by feelings of anxiety, limiting beliefs, low mood, and uncertainty? Overwhelmed as you navigate your everyday life, career, relationships, and or parenthood? You are not alone. Life can be challenging with many moving parts and complexities that impact your wellbeing. Finding your way through difficult life transitions is possible.
(249) 496-1926 View (249) 496-1926
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Allison Jones
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tiny, ON L0L
Hello and welcome to my Psychology Today profile. I work with individuals and couples in person and virtually across Ontario, PEI, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Some people enter counselling due to symptoms of anxiety, depression, hopelessness and fear. Others wish to explore limiting beliefs or process difficult things that have happened to them. Whatever you need, there is a safe space for you here. My experience in crisis, inpatient, and outpatient mental health services, as well as specialized training in best practice therapy models, provides me with the right tools to help you achieve your therapy goals.
Hello and welcome to my Psychology Today profile. I work with individuals and couples in person and virtually across Ontario, PEI, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Some people enter counselling due to symptoms of anxiety, depression, hopelessness and fear. Others wish to explore limiting beliefs or process difficult things that have happened to them. Whatever you need, there is a safe space for you here. My experience in crisis, inpatient, and outpatient mental health services, as well as specialized training in best practice therapy models, provides me with the right tools to help you achieve your therapy goals.
(705) 995-1203 View (705) 995-1203
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Chantelle Reid
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN BScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmvale, ON L0L
Are you a woman who could benefit from focusing a little more on her own health and well-being? Are you planning a family, expecting a baby or newly postpartum? Navigating the joys and challenges of motherhood alongside a career? Trying to plan your next steps? Approaching an empty nest, dealing with life changes? Coping with stress, anxiety, depression or burnout? Are you experiencing difficulties in your interpersonal relationships? Do you feel as though you have lost track of who you really are? Would you like to explore self-care and personal growth, and re-connect with your authentic self?
Are you a woman who could benefit from focusing a little more on her own health and well-being? Are you planning a family, expecting a baby or newly postpartum? Navigating the joys and challenges of motherhood alongside a career? Trying to plan your next steps? Approaching an empty nest, dealing with life changes? Coping with stress, anxiety, depression or burnout? Are you experiencing difficulties in your interpersonal relationships? Do you feel as though you have lost track of who you really are? Would you like to explore self-care and personal growth, and re-connect with your authentic self?
(249) 802-7166 View (249) 802-7166
Photo of Melissa Petlichkov, BSW, RSW, MACP, Registered Social Worker
Melissa Petlichkov
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shanty Bay, ON L0L
I am a registered social worker and practicing psychotherapist who believes in collaboration throughout the course of the therapeutic process. I believe in potential, self-witnessing and capacity building from the inside out. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Ryerson University and a Master’s of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, I help my clients find themselves and navigate their unique healing path with compassion and empathy. My education and lived experience enables an offering of an individualized therapeutic care experience that examines the roots of my client's concerns.
I am a registered social worker and practicing psychotherapist who believes in collaboration throughout the course of the therapeutic process. I believe in potential, self-witnessing and capacity building from the inside out. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Ryerson University and a Master’s of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, I help my clients find themselves and navigate their unique healing path with compassion and empathy. My education and lived experience enables an offering of an individualized therapeutic care experience that examines the roots of my client's concerns.
(249) 802-7971 View (249) 802-7971
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Sabine Cox, RP
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cookstown, ON L0L
Not accepting new clients
Life isn't always easy. As human beings, we are constantly balancing our own needs with those of the people around us. We strive for mental and emotional balance, yet feel drawn to do more for others. We are inundated with tips on how to "be yourself" and still often find it difficult to figure out who that "self" actually is. As a result anxiety and depression are ever more commonplace. And like sometimes it may feel like being stuck in quicksand: the more we struggle to get free, the faster we sink. In order to get out of that trap of ever more activity, we need to slow down and listen. We need to look into the mirror of our Self.
Life isn't always easy. As human beings, we are constantly balancing our own needs with those of the people around us. We strive for mental and emotional balance, yet feel drawn to do more for others. We are inundated with tips on how to "be yourself" and still often find it difficult to figure out who that "self" actually is. As a result anxiety and depression are ever more commonplace. And like sometimes it may feel like being stuck in quicksand: the more we struggle to get free, the faster we sink. In order to get out of that trap of ever more activity, we need to slow down and listen. We need to look into the mirror of our Self.
(647) 931-3049 View (647) 931-3049
Photo of Margaret Mikkelborg, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Margaret Mikkelborg
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Shanty Bay, ON L0L  (Online Only)
As a relational psychotherapist, I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are searching for meaning and new direction in their lives. Based on over 30 years of experience working with clients, I realize that there is no one method to be used with every client. Pulling on a wide range of modalities, including breath work and a body-mind awareness, I tailor our way of working based on the client's needs and issues. Also as a Jungian, I have come to understand the value of working with dreams in order to tune into the deep unconscious currents in the psyche.
As a relational psychotherapist, I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are searching for meaning and new direction in their lives. Based on over 30 years of experience working with clients, I realize that there is no one method to be used with every client. Pulling on a wide range of modalities, including breath work and a body-mind awareness, I tailor our way of working based on the client's needs and issues. Also as a Jungian, I have come to understand the value of working with dreams in order to tune into the deep unconscious currents in the psyche.
(647) 277-9665 View (647) 277-9665
Photo of Christa Ritchie, BSW, RSW, BaPsych, Registered Social Worker
Christa Ritchie
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, BaPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmvale, ON L0L
Hi there! Unsure of where to start? Everybody has a story that deserves to be heard and I am here to listen. My goal is to help you to start living your best life. I am a certified social worker and experienced CBT psychotherapist. I have a warm, caring and easy going approach to my work and with life in general. Feel free to message me and ask questions. Together I am confident that we can find a path to recovery.
Hi there! Unsure of where to start? Everybody has a story that deserves to be heard and I am here to listen. My goal is to help you to start living your best life. I am a certified social worker and experienced CBT psychotherapist. I have a warm, caring and easy going approach to my work and with life in general. Feel free to message me and ask questions. Together I am confident that we can find a path to recovery.
(249) 495-5779 View (249) 495-5779
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Holly Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, CNP, CPN, EAL
Verified Verified
Elmvale, ON L0L
Holly takes an experiential holistic trauma informed approach to mental health care, by combining traditional clinical practices with holistic modalities to help clients improve their quality of life. Holly has been a registered nurse since 1999, working in various areas such as acute, chronic, obstetrical, pediatrics, mental health and palliative care. She has a vast experience in caring for vulnerable clients in many different settings and stages of their life. she has been specializing and expanding her career in mental health since 2009.
Holly takes an experiential holistic trauma informed approach to mental health care, by combining traditional clinical practices with holistic modalities to help clients improve their quality of life. Holly has been a registered nurse since 1999, working in various areas such as acute, chronic, obstetrical, pediatrics, mental health and palliative care. She has a vast experience in caring for vulnerable clients in many different settings and stages of their life. she has been specializing and expanding her career in mental health since 2009.
(249) 559-0799 View (249) 559-0799
Photo of Vanessa Robertson, BSc, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Vanessa Robertson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, ON L0L
You’re wondering if it ever gets any easier. You might be overwhelmed, experiencing the grief or loss of a person or a relationship. You may struggle with boundaries in your personal and work life. Challenging parental relationships, family conflict and estrangement and can leave you wondering who you really are. What if we could move at your pace to uncover root causes of your current pain and return to wholeness? Having begun my own healing journey in therapy years ago, I appreciate what it feels like to be heard and understood.
You’re wondering if it ever gets any easier. You might be overwhelmed, experiencing the grief or loss of a person or a relationship. You may struggle with boundaries in your personal and work life. Challenging parental relationships, family conflict and estrangement and can leave you wondering who you really are. What if we could move at your pace to uncover root causes of your current pain and return to wholeness? Having begun my own healing journey in therapy years ago, I appreciate what it feels like to be heard and understood.
(249) 444-0512 View (249) 444-0512
Photo of Tahnee Boynton, BA, ADTP, MACP, CCTS-I, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Tahnee Boynton
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, ADTP, MACP, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Shanty Bay, ON L0L  (Online Only)
Our life journeys are all unique as are our lived experiences. There are times throughout our lived experiences when we could benefit from support. Together, we will work on enhancing personal growth through self-discovery. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (individual), with a postgraduate certificate in addictions treatment.
Our life journeys are all unique as are our lived experiences. There are times throughout our lived experiences when we could benefit from support. Together, we will work on enhancing personal growth through self-discovery. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (individual), with a postgraduate certificate in addictions treatment.
(249) 802-7162 View (249) 802-7162
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Amanda Bertolo
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cookstown, ON L0L
Do you feel consumed by your emotions? Are you experiencing low mood, feelings of anxiety, depression or hopelessness? Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you find yourself stuck in the same re-ocurring, negative cycles? You do not have to navigate through this alone. Therapy can help you manage your emotions, develop healthy relationships and recognize the "why" behind what you do and how you feel. I specialize in helping adults and teenagers who are struggling with anxiety and depression, increase their self-esteem and self-worth and create healthier relationships.
Do you feel consumed by your emotions? Are you experiencing low mood, feelings of anxiety, depression or hopelessness? Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you find yourself stuck in the same re-ocurring, negative cycles? You do not have to navigate through this alone. Therapy can help you manage your emotions, develop healthy relationships and recognize the "why" behind what you do and how you feel. I specialize in helping adults and teenagers who are struggling with anxiety and depression, increase their self-esteem and self-worth and create healthier relationships.
(249) 496-1972 View (249) 496-1972
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Nadera Zinbarakji
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elmvale, ON L0L
I have a special interest in providing therapy for clients experiencing anxiety, grief, depression and trauma. Together, we will form a toolbox of strategies to support your path to a desired goal. I am available for providing counselling for ages 10 and up either online or in-person based on the client’s needs. I utilize approaches from the lenses of CBT, existential, holistic, and mindfulness-based practices with the hope of supporting clients through challenging journeys.
I have a special interest in providing therapy for clients experiencing anxiety, grief, depression and trauma. Together, we will form a toolbox of strategies to support your path to a desired goal. I am available for providing counselling for ages 10 and up either online or in-person based on the client’s needs. I utilize approaches from the lenses of CBT, existential, holistic, and mindfulness-based practices with the hope of supporting clients through challenging journeys.
(249) 487-0843 View (249) 487-0843
Photo of Jae Fratzl, MA, ATR, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Jae Fratzl
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, ATR, RP
Verified Verified
Oro, ON L0L  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a Registered Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist? Do you want a creative, safe, and respectful environment to explore and address your emotional/mental health needs? Mess around with paint, develop your self-expression through drawing, get tactile with clay, maybe discover that art could be a hobby as well as self-expression.
Are you looking for a Registered Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist? Do you want a creative, safe, and respectful environment to explore and address your emotional/mental health needs? Mess around with paint, develop your self-expression through drawing, get tactile with clay, maybe discover that art could be a hobby as well as self-expression.
(249) 700-2484 View (249) 700-2484
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Sarah Joy Covey
Registered Psychotherapist, BAH, BEd, OCT, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Elmvale, ON L0L
As the Clinical Director at Covey Wellness Centre, I collaborate with my amazing team of therapists who provide support for a wide variety of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, grief, caregiver fatigue, burnout, existential questions, parenting, career and work challenges, life transitions, and interpersonal/relationship concerns, among others. I have an ongoing passion to work with adults of all ages and couples who are seeking guidance to restore intimacy and learn healthy conflict resolution. We offer electronic counselling services to provide convenience and access to support for those seeking help across the miles.
As the Clinical Director at Covey Wellness Centre, I collaborate with my amazing team of therapists who provide support for a wide variety of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, grief, caregiver fatigue, burnout, existential questions, parenting, career and work challenges, life transitions, and interpersonal/relationship concerns, among others. I have an ongoing passion to work with adults of all ages and couples who are seeking guidance to restore intimacy and learn healthy conflict resolution. We offer electronic counselling services to provide convenience and access to support for those seeking help across the miles.
(705) 996-1108 View (705) 996-1108
Photo of Sarah Schell, BA, HBSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Sarah Schell
Registered Social Worker, BA, HBSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmvale, ON L0L  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Sarah - a Registered Social Worker and an associate at Northern Therapy Collective, a virtual counselling and psychotherapy service for anyone residing in the beautiful province of Ontario. We are a skilled team of professionals dedicated to providing compassionate and client-centered care. I graduated from Lakehead University with a Bachelor or Arts (Criminology) and Honours Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW). I have experience supporting grief and bereavement, palliative care, geriatric care, adult mental health, forensic psychiatric care, and supported those involved in the criminal justice system.
Hello, I'm Sarah - a Registered Social Worker and an associate at Northern Therapy Collective, a virtual counselling and psychotherapy service for anyone residing in the beautiful province of Ontario. We are a skilled team of professionals dedicated to providing compassionate and client-centered care. I graduated from Lakehead University with a Bachelor or Arts (Criminology) and Honours Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW). I have experience supporting grief and bereavement, palliative care, geriatric care, adult mental health, forensic psychiatric care, and supported those involved in the criminal justice system.
(249) 490-4613 View (249) 490-4613
Photo of Danielle Tamm, MS, RP, CCC, Registered Psychotherapist
Danielle Tamm
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hawkestone, ON L0L  (Online Only)
Compassionate and effective trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and loss therapy. I work with adults who have survived a trauma and/or loss and want to move forward. My clients have thoughts like, "I should have done something different" or "I am a bad mother/father/daughter/son/sibling." In our work together, you will feel less shame and guilt. Moreover, somewhere between two to six months of treatment, my clients feel more fulfilled and more in-control of their symptoms. They also begin to use more balanced and grounded thoughts and beliefs. I work with trauma from being a first responder, having divorce/separation, infertility, and death.
Compassionate and effective trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and loss therapy. I work with adults who have survived a trauma and/or loss and want to move forward. My clients have thoughts like, "I should have done something different" or "I am a bad mother/father/daughter/son/sibling." In our work together, you will feel less shame and guilt. Moreover, somewhere between two to six months of treatment, my clients feel more fulfilled and more in-control of their symptoms. They also begin to use more balanced and grounded thoughts and beliefs. I work with trauma from being a first responder, having divorce/separation, infertility, and death.
(249) 202-2037 View (249) 202-2037
Photo of Shannon Carney, RSW, BSW, Registered Social Worker
Shannon Carney
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Oro Station, ON L0L  (Online Only)
Are you or your child experiencing overwhelm and negotiating daily life barriers that are largely unseen by others? It can be discouraging when one often has to work longer and harder than others to complete the same tasks/ achieve the same outcomes. You might have lived experience with learning differences, sensory processing sensitivities, or chronic conditions that impact your overall functioning.
Are you or your child experiencing overwhelm and negotiating daily life barriers that are largely unseen by others? It can be discouraging when one often has to work longer and harder than others to complete the same tasks/ achieve the same outcomes. You might have lived experience with learning differences, sensory processing sensitivities, or chronic conditions that impact your overall functioning.
(437) 800-0893 View (437) 800-0893
Photo of Raymond M Moore, ICADC, ICCS, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor
Raymond M Moore
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ICADC, ICCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cookstown, ON L0L
If you have accessed psychology today, you're likely serious about making some changes in your life. Change can be scary and challenging, however with proper support and motivation it is possible! Change is possible! I will work with you to establish skills to help you reach your goal of healing and progressing. My focus is on moving forward and re-discovering your greatness! Emotional pain often blinds people from seeing the strengths and qualities that make us great. I work as a clinical director at a treatment facility in Cookstown, Ontario and offer private sessions. Please call for further details! Chat soon :)
If you have accessed psychology today, you're likely serious about making some changes in your life. Change can be scary and challenging, however with proper support and motivation it is possible! Change is possible! I will work with you to establish skills to help you reach your goal of healing and progressing. My focus is on moving forward and re-discovering your greatness! Emotional pain often blinds people from seeing the strengths and qualities that make us great. I work as a clinical director at a treatment facility in Cookstown, Ontario and offer private sessions. Please call for further details! Chat soon :)
(226) 756-0197 View (226) 756-0197
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Boudreau Wellness Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, RSSW, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Cookstown, ON L0L
I started in the helping field in 1993, specializing in youth and mental health. I became a full-time Professor in 2007 within the Child and Youth Care Program at Seneca College. I’ve spent my career as a Social Worker and Professor researching and teaching best practices in the helping field. I work with children, youth, adults, and couples, and provide a trusted and competent approach to help. I am a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care, a member of Ontario Association of Social Workers, and registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
I started in the helping field in 1993, specializing in youth and mental health. I became a full-time Professor in 2007 within the Child and Youth Care Program at Seneca College. I’ve spent my career as a Social Worker and Professor researching and teaching best practices in the helping field. I work with children, youth, adults, and couples, and provide a trusted and competent approach to help. I am a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care, a member of Ontario Association of Social Workers, and registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
(249) 801-0313 View (249) 801-0313

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L0L

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L0L who prioritize treating:

93% Stress
90% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
76% Life Transitions
71% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Blue Cross
69% Green Shield Canada
56% SunLife

How Counsellors in L0L see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
8% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L0L?

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.