Photo of Aastha Jain, Registered Psychotherapist in L1G, ON
Aastha Jain
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MPhil
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Coming to therapy is not an easy decision to make for some of us. One wonders if one's problems are "big" enough. Diagnostically some of these issues might be depression, unexplained anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, personality disorder, bipolar disorder and the like. On the inside it might look & feel like identity related issues, a sense of feeling "stuck", feeling of emptiness, difficulty in relationships, feeling not in control of oneself. At times it seems what creates an emotional upheaval is something that happens on the outside, like losing a job, moving to another country or loss of a loved one.
Coming to therapy is not an easy decision to make for some of us. One wonders if one's problems are "big" enough. Diagnostically some of these issues might be depression, unexplained anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, personality disorder, bipolar disorder and the like. On the inside it might look & feel like identity related issues, a sense of feeling "stuck", feeling of emptiness, difficulty in relationships, feeling not in control of oneself. At times it seems what creates an emotional upheaval is something that happens on the outside, like losing a job, moving to another country or loss of a loved one.
(289) 302-0498 View (289) 302-0498
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Madeleine Krupl @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
How satisfied are you in your life? What do you want your future to look like? Are you experiencing feelings of distrust, panic or frustration? Overwhelmed by life’s demands? Feeling misunderstood, alone? Has there been an escalation of conflict and emotional distress? No more. Life is challenging and unpredictable. One of our deepest needs as humans is to feel understood. To find an anchor of peace, feel as if your voice is being heard, validated. And, you are NOT alone. We forget, as human beings; we just need to check in, understand that it is helpful and important to look at our goals, ambitions and dreams as it is to define our
How satisfied are you in your life? What do you want your future to look like? Are you experiencing feelings of distrust, panic or frustration? Overwhelmed by life’s demands? Feeling misunderstood, alone? Has there been an escalation of conflict and emotional distress? No more. Life is challenging and unpredictable. One of our deepest needs as humans is to feel understood. To find an anchor of peace, feel as if your voice is being heard, validated. And, you are NOT alone. We forget, as human beings; we just need to check in, understand that it is helpful and important to look at our goals, ambitions and dreams as it is to define our
(289) 276-7315 View (289) 276-7315
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Claudine Wells - Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, CertCri, BA, BEd, MEd, OACCPP
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
A key element in choosing a professional is the level of ease and comfort that exists between you and your therapist. I am flexible, easy to talk to and have great interpersonal skills. My belief is that change management and transformation occur when people make decisions that are strategic and focused. I can assist you in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, abuse, poor self-image, family problems and other issues that are stopping you from 'living' your life. What about your children? Are they being bullied? Learning development problems? Exhibiting 'at-risk' behaviours? I can help!
A key element in choosing a professional is the level of ease and comfort that exists between you and your therapist. I am flexible, easy to talk to and have great interpersonal skills. My belief is that change management and transformation occur when people make decisions that are strategic and focused. I can assist you in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, abuse, poor self-image, family problems and other issues that are stopping you from 'living' your life. What about your children? Are they being bullied? Learning development problems? Exhibiting 'at-risk' behaviours? I can help!
(855) 383-4608 View (855) 383-4608
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Dana Stoiku
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G
Hello! My name is Dana Stoiku. I am happy to support individuals and couples struggling with mental health or want a safe space to express themselves. This may include struggling with anxiety, depression, managing anger, or difficulties with personal relationships (e.g., friends, family, intimate partner). If you need assistance in managing any of these, we can work together to find coping strategies and skills best suited to your needs.
Hello! My name is Dana Stoiku. I am happy to support individuals and couples struggling with mental health or want a safe space to express themselves. This may include struggling with anxiety, depression, managing anger, or difficulties with personal relationships (e.g., friends, family, intimate partner). If you need assistance in managing any of these, we can work together to find coping strategies and skills best suited to your needs.
(289) 276-8235 View (289) 276-8235
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Brendan Mclarty (Psychotherapy For You)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
My name is Brendan and I am a Registered Social Worker. I hold a Masters degree is Social Work from the University of Toronto. I provide virtual counselling to individuals living in Ontario. Encountering issues, no matter the severity, is a normal and natural part of our lives. However, it is my belief that our unique life experiences require a personalized approach to help us reach our goals in the face of adversity. One size does not fit all. Sessions with me are experiential in nature, with a focus on developing present moment awareness of one’s inner and outer world. Every person possesses an expert knowledge of themselves.
My name is Brendan and I am a Registered Social Worker. I hold a Masters degree is Social Work from the University of Toronto. I provide virtual counselling to individuals living in Ontario. Encountering issues, no matter the severity, is a normal and natural part of our lives. However, it is my belief that our unique life experiences require a personalized approach to help us reach our goals in the face of adversity. One size does not fit all. Sessions with me are experiential in nature, with a focus on developing present moment awareness of one’s inner and outer world. Every person possesses an expert knowledge of themselves.
(249) 523-3183 View (249) 523-3183
Photo of Kim Watters, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L1G, ON
Kim Watters
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
You don’t know when things changed, when life became harder, but you know that things aren’t working. Maybe you aren’t sleeping well. Maybe it is exhausting to complete work, assignments, or sometimes even starting your day. Maybe you feel disconnected from your family and friends. You do know that you need things to change but aren’t sure where to start.
You don’t know when things changed, when life became harder, but you know that things aren’t working. Maybe you aren’t sleeping well. Maybe it is exhausting to complete work, assignments, or sometimes even starting your day. Maybe you feel disconnected from your family and friends. You do know that you need things to change but aren’t sure where to start.
(289) 307-5245 View (289) 307-5245
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Britney Victor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
As a therapist it is my honour to share in my clients’ healing journey; and it is a privilege for me to offer support, guidance, and perspective along the way. I use a holistic approach when working with clients. I believe that past and present physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social aspects of your life are all equally significant in your healing and growth.
As a therapist it is my honour to share in my clients’ healing journey; and it is a privilege for me to offer support, guidance, and perspective along the way. I use a holistic approach when working with clients. I believe that past and present physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social aspects of your life are all equally significant in your healing and growth.
(289) 301-8690 View (289) 301-8690
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James Klassen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, RPQ, PGSC, NCSO
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G
The first step is the hardest, Im here to walk with you (and your family), though issues regarding trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, BI-Polar, addiction, anger, grief, family issues and . Therapy is a journey of hope, learning, change and being grounded in the person you are, and are becoming. At times the journey requires an experienced compassionate, caring guide. My goal is to create a safe and secure place, to explore struggles and opportunities for growth. Most of all I want my clients to know that they are safe and never have to walk alone. "The first step is the hardest"
The first step is the hardest, Im here to walk with you (and your family), though issues regarding trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, BI-Polar, addiction, anger, grief, family issues and . Therapy is a journey of hope, learning, change and being grounded in the person you are, and are becoming. At times the journey requires an experienced compassionate, caring guide. My goal is to create a safe and secure place, to explore struggles and opportunities for growth. Most of all I want my clients to know that they are safe and never have to walk alone. "The first step is the hardest"
(289) 277-5525 View (289) 277-5525
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Shanique Baynes
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Greetings, my name is Shanique Baynes, and I am a registered social worker, equity specialist, motivational speaker, dub poet, writer, and activist. I am currently providing individual and group counselling to women, children, families and teenagers. I believe that healing and wholeness is a journey and as such my approach will look at an individual’s lived experiences in the context of healing through an intersectional, critical, strengths based, culturally sensitive, anti-racist, anti-oppressive and trauma informed lens.
Greetings, my name is Shanique Baynes, and I am a registered social worker, equity specialist, motivational speaker, dub poet, writer, and activist. I am currently providing individual and group counselling to women, children, families and teenagers. I believe that healing and wholeness is a journey and as such my approach will look at an individual’s lived experiences in the context of healing through an intersectional, critical, strengths based, culturally sensitive, anti-racist, anti-oppressive and trauma informed lens.
(289) 806-5404 View (289) 806-5404
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Hannah Packer
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G
Are you feeling stuck, lacking motivation, or fatigued? Perhaps you feel irritable or anxious at work or with your relationships. Therapy can help you discover new ways to manage and cope with your symptoms while working to resolve trauma. It can be challenging to seek out therapy, and I commend you on taking the first step. I work with individuals who are experiencing difficulties related to their past and/or recent traumatic experiences. I have experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, work-related stress, BPD, family & relationship issues, and issues related to self-esteem.
Are you feeling stuck, lacking motivation, or fatigued? Perhaps you feel irritable or anxious at work or with your relationships. Therapy can help you discover new ways to manage and cope with your symptoms while working to resolve trauma. It can be challenging to seek out therapy, and I commend you on taking the first step. I work with individuals who are experiencing difficulties related to their past and/or recent traumatic experiences. I have experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, work-related stress, BPD, family & relationship issues, and issues related to self-esteem.
(437) 747-7038 View (437) 747-7038
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Carolyn Ann Ross
Registered Psychotherapist, DCC, RP
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Life is a journey and we are all walking that journey together. Sometimes the sun is shining and things are great. Other times it is raining, dreary and lonely, where we need someone to walk part of that journey with us. I would like to be that person who walks part of your journey, providing support, compassion, and help you to tap into the wisdom that is part of you already.
Life is a journey and we are all walking that journey together. Sometimes the sun is shining and things are great. Other times it is raining, dreary and lonely, where we need someone to walk part of that journey with us. I would like to be that person who walks part of your journey, providing support, compassion, and help you to tap into the wisdom that is part of you already.
(289) 275-9071 View (289) 275-9071
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Serena Jones RSW
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you're constantly trying to fit into a world that wasn't built for you? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or social challenges related to your neurodiversity? You're not alone. Many people with ADHD, Autism, or other neurodiversities experience similar challenges. Therapy can be a powerful tool for growth and self-discovery. I understand the unique experiences of neurodivergent individuals and am here to support you through your journey of self-growth. Visit my website for more information: serenajonesrsw.com
Do you ever feel like you're constantly trying to fit into a world that wasn't built for you? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or social challenges related to your neurodiversity? You're not alone. Many people with ADHD, Autism, or other neurodiversities experience similar challenges. Therapy can be a powerful tool for growth and self-discovery. I understand the unique experiences of neurodivergent individuals and am here to support you through your journey of self-growth. Visit my website for more information: serenajonesrsw.com
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Christine Cunningham
Registered Social Service Worker, BA, RSSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Everyone said that parenthood would be the most wonderful time. I feel like something is off, why don't I feel wonderful? Why do I feel sad or scared about this new baby? Why do I feel all alone? How come I'm having a hard time conceiving when everyone makes it look so easy? How come I lost my baby and all of my friends and family around me got to have their babies? All of these experiences can feel so isolating and you are looking for support in coping with the heaviness of it all.
Everyone said that parenthood would be the most wonderful time. I feel like something is off, why don't I feel wonderful? Why do I feel sad or scared about this new baby? Why do I feel all alone? How come I'm having a hard time conceiving when everyone makes it look so easy? How come I lost my baby and all of my friends and family around me got to have their babies? All of these experiences can feel so isolating and you are looking for support in coping with the heaviness of it all.
(289) 274-8468 View (289) 274-8468
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Petra van Weerden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSc, MCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G
Good news! Asking for help is never a sign of weakness but a sign of strength! Accepting new clients! Life struggles can happen to anyone, we are all human. Sometimes life throws things at us that we just don’t know how to deal with in an effective way on our own. Other times we miss the skills or insight we need to build long lasting and enjoyable relationships. Maybe you have tried to bring change but it seems nothing has worked so far or only for a short period of time. Whatever the cause of your current struggles, I care about you and your situation and offer a safe place to explore your struggles and challenges.
Good news! Asking for help is never a sign of weakness but a sign of strength! Accepting new clients! Life struggles can happen to anyone, we are all human. Sometimes life throws things at us that we just don’t know how to deal with in an effective way on our own. Other times we miss the skills or insight we need to build long lasting and enjoyable relationships. Maybe you have tried to bring change but it seems nothing has worked so far or only for a short period of time. Whatever the cause of your current struggles, I care about you and your situation and offer a safe place to explore your struggles and challenges.
(289) 272-0342 View (289) 272-0342
Photo of Jeff Packer MSW & Associates Inc., Registered Social Worker in L1G, ON
Jeff Packer MSW & Associates Inc.
Registered Social Worker, BAPsych, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G
Seeking help with personal challenges takes courage. Often the issues we are facing can make us feel stuck or blocked from achieving our goals. Healthy magnificent lives and relationships are built by gathering information, advice, knowledge and experience. We help you identify your existing strengths, clarify problem areas and develop solutions to resolve the challenges you face, removing obstacles that block your path to positive change. We work with people of all ages, cultures and orientations . Our aim is to help you improve yourself and your relationships using evidence-based approaches and strategies. For more information or to schedule your initial consultation in person or internet video session ... visit us at www.jeffpacker.com.
Seeking help with personal challenges takes courage. Often the issues we are facing can make us feel stuck or blocked from achieving our goals. Healthy magnificent lives and relationships are built by gathering information, advice, knowledge and experience. We help you identify your existing strengths, clarify problem areas and develop solutions to resolve the challenges you face, removing obstacles that block your path to positive change. We work with people of all ages, cultures and orientations . Our aim is to help you improve yourself and your relationships using evidence-based approaches and strategies. For more information or to schedule your initial consultation in person or internet video session ... visit us at www.jeffpacker.com.
(289) 278-6795 View (289) 278-6795
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Kathy Dunbar
RSSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G
Kathy's background is in the field of Social Work with a specialty in Sexual abuse and Addictions. She has additional training in Psychodramatic(R) Bodywork, Reiki, and she is a Master Instructor of Integrative Energy Therapy. She is a SoulCollage(R) Facilitator and and Sandplay Therapist. She has been in private practice for over 30 years. She brings extensive experience and assistance to individuals and couples with such issues as: conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, self esteem, sexual orientation, trauma, separation and divorce, sexual abuse, eating disorders, anger management and addictions
Kathy's background is in the field of Social Work with a specialty in Sexual abuse and Addictions. She has additional training in Psychodramatic(R) Bodywork, Reiki, and she is a Master Instructor of Integrative Energy Therapy. She is a SoulCollage(R) Facilitator and and Sandplay Therapist. She has been in private practice for over 30 years. She brings extensive experience and assistance to individuals and couples with such issues as: conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, self esteem, sexual orientation, trauma, separation and divorce, sexual abuse, eating disorders, anger management and addictions
(905) 581-1028 View (905) 581-1028
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Patricia Mongeon
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Welcome! Currently accepting new clients. With 20 plus years of experience working with individuals and youth. Supporting clients with mental health resources, anxiety support, depression care and stress management strategies; I also offer career counselling for displaced workers and counselling support services. I believe with information and support people cope more effectively with life’s challenges. I believe when we work together you will better understand how your thoughts, feelings can enable your progress.
Welcome! Currently accepting new clients. With 20 plus years of experience working with individuals and youth. Supporting clients with mental health resources, anxiety support, depression care and stress management strategies; I also offer career counselling for displaced workers and counselling support services. I believe with information and support people cope more effectively with life’s challenges. I believe when we work together you will better understand how your thoughts, feelings can enable your progress.
(289) 206-8803 View (289) 206-8803
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Susan Viminitz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you or your teen feeling alone, overwhelmed or experiencing grief? Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards making changes or healing from a loss. I provide a compassionate and collaborative environment and specialize in the experience of grief, loss and life transitions including bereavement, end stages of life, chronic illness, dementia, caregiving, stress, anxiety, depression and emotional eating. When we are experiencing challenges, transitions or loss, we can benefit from an opportunity to explore what is impacting our emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological well-being, and to reflect on what we have lost and what remains.
Are you or your teen feeling alone, overwhelmed or experiencing grief? Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards making changes or healing from a loss. I provide a compassionate and collaborative environment and specialize in the experience of grief, loss and life transitions including bereavement, end stages of life, chronic illness, dementia, caregiving, stress, anxiety, depression and emotional eating. When we are experiencing challenges, transitions or loss, we can benefit from an opportunity to explore what is impacting our emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological well-being, and to reflect on what we have lost and what remains.
(866) 702-9640 View (866) 702-9640
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Crossing Place Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, PhD, RP (Qua
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
I am open to working with anyone who is interested in doing the hard work of improving relationships to self, others, and the world through self-examination, relationship development, spiritual reflection, and creative experimentation with meaning-making and purpose-building.
I am open to working with anyone who is interested in doing the hard work of improving relationships to self, others, and the world through self-examination, relationship development, spiritual reflection, and creative experimentation with meaning-making and purpose-building.
(289) 312-4805 View (289) 312-4805
Photo of Kaitlin MacLean, Registered Social Worker in L1G, ON
Kaitlin MacLean
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Evening Availability! Do you want to feel more in control of your life and put a stop to negative thoughts and feelings? Sometimes, past experiences can leave us feeling stuck and unable to find enjoyment in life. Reaching out for support is not always easy and can leave us feeling vulnerable. It is my goal to work alongside you to build your self-esteem, self-compassion, process grief and loss, work through the negative effects of past trauma, or address whatever other therapeutic goals you may have while we work together.
Accepting New Clients! Evening Availability! Do you want to feel more in control of your life and put a stop to negative thoughts and feelings? Sometimes, past experiences can leave us feeling stuck and unable to find enjoyment in life. Reaching out for support is not always easy and can leave us feeling vulnerable. It is my goal to work alongside you to build your self-esteem, self-compassion, process grief and loss, work through the negative effects of past trauma, or address whatever other therapeutic goals you may have while we work together.
(289) 276-1523 View (289) 276-1523

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L1G

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L1G who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Green Shield Canada
67% Manulife
67% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in L1G see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L1G?

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.