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Lightroom Counselling Services (Roseline Oduntan)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H
Life is a complex journey, filled with its own set of challenges, yet it also holds the promise of hope. Whether you find yourself grappling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship or marital issues, parenting struggles, stress, or the daunting task of breaking negative patterns, know that you do not walk this path alone. I offer you a safe haven, a sanctuary where you can freely explore your challenges without judgment. Together, we will craft a personalized treatment plan that harnesses your unique strengths and addresses your individual needs.
Life is a complex journey, filled with its own set of challenges, yet it also holds the promise of hope. Whether you find yourself grappling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship or marital issues, parenting struggles, stress, or the daunting task of breaking negative patterns, know that you do not walk this path alone. I offer you a safe haven, a sanctuary where you can freely explore your challenges without judgment. Together, we will craft a personalized treatment plan that harnesses your unique strengths and addresses your individual needs.
(289) 512-2968 View (289) 512-2968
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Mind Matters Psychotherapy & Creative Education
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H
We are a Team of Registered Psychotherapists who are dedicate to working with children, youth, families, and adults in unique ways which are tailored to the clients individual strengths and challenges. It is important for us to meet our clients where they are at, not where we might want them to be. This will allow for clients to be a dedicated participant in their journey to wellness. We create a safe space for clients to explore their challenges and work on personal goals. Our team works from a Client-Centered focus, allowing for clients to direct the therapy and contribute to the journey they are on.
We are a Team of Registered Psychotherapists who are dedicate to working with children, youth, families, and adults in unique ways which are tailored to the clients individual strengths and challenges. It is important for us to meet our clients where they are at, not where we might want them to be. This will allow for clients to be a dedicated participant in their journey to wellness. We create a safe space for clients to explore their challenges and work on personal goals. Our team works from a Client-Centered focus, allowing for clients to direct the therapy and contribute to the journey they are on.
(365) 300-1758 View (365) 300-1758
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Katie Richardson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, HBA, CYW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel chronically overwhelmed, confused, unhappy, or unsure of yourself and you're not quite sure why? Are you processing a significant loss or change in life and working through what it means to you? I focus on providing a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental, trauma-informed, compassionate, ND-affirming space to support you in making connections, processing trauma and grief, developing new coping strategies, setting healthy boundaries, building secure attachments, adapting to change, and living confidently in line with your personal values.
Do you feel chronically overwhelmed, confused, unhappy, or unsure of yourself and you're not quite sure why? Are you processing a significant loss or change in life and working through what it means to you? I focus on providing a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental, trauma-informed, compassionate, ND-affirming space to support you in making connections, processing trauma and grief, developing new coping strategies, setting healthy boundaries, building secure attachments, adapting to change, and living confidently in line with your personal values.
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Heather Boorsma
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q), CCTP-II
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H
Mental health concerns often leave us feeling lost, helpless, and questioning who we really are, no matter how they present themselves (ex. as traumatic memories, anxious thoughts, depressive spirals, self-esteem issues, relationship conflict, etc.). I view my role as being two-fold: helping you cope in your daily life through new tools/techniques, and healing the root of your mental health concerns to create long-term change. I work from a trauma-focused, holistic perspective that considers the mind/body connection and fosters self-compassion, inner strength, and resilience while developing your personal identity and confidence.
Mental health concerns often leave us feeling lost, helpless, and questioning who we really are, no matter how they present themselves (ex. as traumatic memories, anxious thoughts, depressive spirals, self-esteem issues, relationship conflict, etc.). I view my role as being two-fold: helping you cope in your daily life through new tools/techniques, and healing the root of your mental health concerns to create long-term change. I work from a trauma-focused, holistic perspective that considers the mind/body connection and fosters self-compassion, inner strength, and resilience while developing your personal identity and confidence.
(289) 536-4831 View (289) 536-4831
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Denise McMillan
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or a disconnect from yourself or others, you do not have to go through it alone. Starting therapy can be a powerful step towards changing your life. I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works from a trauma-informed perspective. I bring compassion and understanding to each session. I work to ensure that a safe and comfortable space is created, so you can explore your emotions and thoughts.
If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or a disconnect from yourself or others, you do not have to go through it alone. Starting therapy can be a powerful step towards changing your life. I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works from a trauma-informed perspective. I bring compassion and understanding to each session. I work to ensure that a safe and comfortable space is created, so you can explore your emotions and thoughts.
(289) 276-0638 View (289) 276-0638
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Rachel Daley McQuillan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, DTATI
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
I offer art therapy to children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, sadness, depression, stress, emotional and behavioural issues and regulation, attachment and relational stress, self-esteem & identity and issues related to coping with and processing trauma.
I offer art therapy to children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, sadness, depression, stress, emotional and behavioural issues and regulation, attachment and relational stress, self-esteem & identity and issues related to coping with and processing trauma.
(289) 207-4660 View (289) 207-4660
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Louise Stiles Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
Therapy is a collaborative effort between the counsellor and client. Services offered include but are not limited to; Depression & anxiety, ADHD & neurodivergence, Burnout, Trauma, Grief & loss, Relational challenges & boundaries, Self-esteem & identity, Anger, Body image, Domestic abuse & violence, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, and Substance use disorder. Together, we can explore challenges, create goals and determine the best therapeutic modality to suit your needs, values and unique perspective. A strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client is the cornerstone of the work we do together, so honesty and safety is key.
Therapy is a collaborative effort between the counsellor and client. Services offered include but are not limited to; Depression & anxiety, ADHD & neurodivergence, Burnout, Trauma, Grief & loss, Relational challenges & boundaries, Self-esteem & identity, Anger, Body image, Domestic abuse & violence, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, and Substance use disorder. Together, we can explore challenges, create goals and determine the best therapeutic modality to suit your needs, values and unique perspective. A strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client is the cornerstone of the work we do together, so honesty and safety is key.
(289) 769-9397 View (289) 769-9397
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Kay Psychotherapy and Associates
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
Kay Psychotherapy is thrilled to receive the 2024 Canada's Choice Award for Mental Health Services In Oshawa. What makes us a little different is that our accomplished team of therapists, all have 5+ years of professional training and a 10-year minimum of clinical experience. We've helped over 5000 Ontarians since 2012.
Kay Psychotherapy is thrilled to receive the 2024 Canada's Choice Award for Mental Health Services In Oshawa. What makes us a little different is that our accomplished team of therapists, all have 5+ years of professional training and a 10-year minimum of clinical experience. We've helped over 5000 Ontarians since 2012.
(289) 210-7350 View (289) 210-7350
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Leslie Ann Welsh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BEd, OCT, RP(Qua)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H
Are you experiencing grief from loss of a loved one, ending of a relationship or medical diagnosis? Struggling with the demands of life? Feeling overwhelmed? Mixed emotions as a competitive athlete, parent, caregiver? Let me help you! My calm approach will keep you at the centre of therapy sessions as we work together to resolve your issue. Let me help you regain your sense of self using a humanistic approach.
Are you experiencing grief from loss of a loved one, ending of a relationship or medical diagnosis? Struggling with the demands of life? Feeling overwhelmed? Mixed emotions as a competitive athlete, parent, caregiver? Let me help you! My calm approach will keep you at the centre of therapy sessions as we work together to resolve your issue. Let me help you regain your sense of self using a humanistic approach.
(289) 804-8609 View (289) 804-8609
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Michelle Garraway
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H
Fighting over the same thing, feeling distant and disconnected, or like you don't know each other at all? Are you wondering where the love has gone and don't know what to do? You're probably fighting over the mess around the house, parenting, and everything in between while living with deep stress, sadness, and anxiety. Or - not fighting at all. My individual clients struggle with big life questions like should I stay or should I go? Why is dating not working for me? How can I actually do work that I enjoy? The greatest source of health and happiness in your life is relationships - we can find that together.
Fighting over the same thing, feeling distant and disconnected, or like you don't know each other at all? Are you wondering where the love has gone and don't know what to do? You're probably fighting over the mess around the house, parenting, and everything in between while living with deep stress, sadness, and anxiety. Or - not fighting at all. My individual clients struggle with big life questions like should I stay or should I go? Why is dating not working for me? How can I actually do work that I enjoy? The greatest source of health and happiness in your life is relationships - we can find that together.
(289) 271-1909 View (289) 271-1909
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Janine Porter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
Now offering in-person and virtual sessions. Are you struggling to cope with negative life events or a traumatic experience? Are your emotions impacting your day-to-day coping and relationships? Do you have flashbacks? Feel like you’re on edge all the time or maybe checking out? Looking for support to be more present? Blaming yourself; “Things are okay now; I should just be able to move on" or "Its my fault." My goal is to support individuals, who have experienced trauma, negative life events and challenges begin to move towards healing. The core values of my practice are acceptance, compassion and connection.
Now offering in-person and virtual sessions. Are you struggling to cope with negative life events or a traumatic experience? Are your emotions impacting your day-to-day coping and relationships? Do you have flashbacks? Feel like you’re on edge all the time or maybe checking out? Looking for support to be more present? Blaming yourself; “Things are okay now; I should just be able to move on" or "Its my fault." My goal is to support individuals, who have experienced trauma, negative life events and challenges begin to move towards healing. The core values of my practice are acceptance, compassion and connection.
(289) 210-7417 View (289) 210-7417
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Corrina | The Empathy Co.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients virtually! Did you know that 70% of successful outcomes from therapy are from the strength of the relationship between client and therapist? My focus is ALWAYS on the connection. Empathy is my superpower, and with years of experience working in addictions and mental health care, i have a proven ability to connect with all walks of life, backgrounds and cultures. Using empathy, compassion, warmth, non-judgement, and respect; i create a space that is safe and conducive to working through issues that are important to you.
Accepting new clients virtually! Did you know that 70% of successful outcomes from therapy are from the strength of the relationship between client and therapist? My focus is ALWAYS on the connection. Empathy is my superpower, and with years of experience working in addictions and mental health care, i have a proven ability to connect with all walks of life, backgrounds and cultures. Using empathy, compassion, warmth, non-judgement, and respect; i create a space that is safe and conducive to working through issues that are important to you.
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Katherine Tamminen
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with Psychological Counselling & Services Group. I completed my Master of Education degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. I work primarily with adults and adolescents with a wide range of presenting problems and concerns. I specialize primarily in using Emotion-Focused Therapy, and I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Career/Educational Counselling, and Group Therapy.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with Psychological Counselling & Services Group. I completed my Master of Education degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. I work primarily with adults and adolescents with a wide range of presenting problems and concerns. I specialize primarily in using Emotion-Focused Therapy, and I also have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Career/Educational Counselling, and Group Therapy.
(289) 276-5256 View (289) 276-5256
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Samantha Pockele
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
Specific populations that I love working with (and have undergone additional training to specialize in) include Indigenous Canadians, LGBTQIA2+ persons, trans-identified and gender diverse persons and their families (including chosen families), and clients with a history of trauma and/or substance use. I work with youth and adults (primarily 12-70 years old), couples, and families. In terms of treatment, my areas of specialty include ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, grief, trauma, and navigating gender and sexual identities.
Specific populations that I love working with (and have undergone additional training to specialize in) include Indigenous Canadians, LGBTQIA2+ persons, trans-identified and gender diverse persons and their families (including chosen families), and clients with a history of trauma and/or substance use. I work with youth and adults (primarily 12-70 years old), couples, and families. In terms of treatment, my areas of specialty include ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, grief, trauma, and navigating gender and sexual identities.
(289) 272-6195 View (289) 272-6195
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Ester Odermatt Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
I work with women who are looking for support with anxiety, stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, grief and/or chronic illness/chronic pain. I strive to provide compassionate, trauma informed, anti-oppressive care and am committed to providing a space free from judgement so you feel safe and supported as you navigate life's challenging circumstances and discover all parts of who you are. Your healing is my goal and I look forward to supporting you on your journey!
I work with women who are looking for support with anxiety, stress, feelings of being overwhelmed, grief and/or chronic illness/chronic pain. I strive to provide compassionate, trauma informed, anti-oppressive care and am committed to providing a space free from judgement so you feel safe and supported as you navigate life's challenging circumstances and discover all parts of who you are. Your healing is my goal and I look forward to supporting you on your journey!
(289) 600-8469 View (289) 600-8469
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Catherine Crea And The Relationship Agency
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H
I offer couples a new way to understand and relate to each other. We build connection and intimacy through developing new skills for attention, conversation, and emotional awareness. Couples counselling lets me use all of my skills in one place, it’s an important and special experience where I get to help bring people together - or support them in their vision to move apart, if that’s what they need. I am also passionate about helping with stress in the workplace and relationships, anxiety and depression, and/or ADHD. I’ve seen great success supporting “adult children” who are working to heal parental relationships.
I offer couples a new way to understand and relate to each other. We build connection and intimacy through developing new skills for attention, conversation, and emotional awareness. Couples counselling lets me use all of my skills in one place, it’s an important and special experience where I get to help bring people together - or support them in their vision to move apart, if that’s what they need. I am also passionate about helping with stress in the workplace and relationships, anxiety and depression, and/or ADHD. I’ve seen great success supporting “adult children” who are working to heal parental relationships.
(289) 277-4875 View (289) 277-4875
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Rita Onwodi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
You have a goal of reducing the burden of confusion, frustration, worry, exhaustion, sadness, isolation, fear and despair, you have been carrying this weight on your shoulders for a long time, you feel like you don't have anyone to talk to about these challenging issues. I am an empathetic clinician with over 15 years of counseling experience, I will like to help you find solutions to these problems.
You have a goal of reducing the burden of confusion, frustration, worry, exhaustion, sadness, isolation, fear and despair, you have been carrying this weight on your shoulders for a long time, you feel like you don't have anyone to talk to about these challenging issues. I am an empathetic clinician with over 15 years of counseling experience, I will like to help you find solutions to these problems.
(343) 308-9237 View (343) 308-9237
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Alexandra Bernacki
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP-C, Intern
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H
Are you feeling trapped by anxiety and self-criticism while struggling to maintain healthy boundaries? Are you finding it hard to navigate life's transitions or feeling like you're never doing "enough"? I appreciate that reaching out can be challenging, and I want to honour your first step. My name is Alex, and I aim to support Millennial to Gen Z clients trying to navigate society's high demands while also struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, and relationships. I strive to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space to encourage self-discovery, emotional exploration and a deeper understanding of mental health.
Are you feeling trapped by anxiety and self-criticism while struggling to maintain healthy boundaries? Are you finding it hard to navigate life's transitions or feeling like you're never doing "enough"? I appreciate that reaching out can be challenging, and I want to honour your first step. My name is Alex, and I aim to support Millennial to Gen Z clients trying to navigate society's high demands while also struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, and relationships. I strive to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space to encourage self-discovery, emotional exploration and a deeper understanding of mental health.
(289) 207-7652 View (289) 207-7652
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Key Resources Unlimited - Barbara Allen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MSc, MACP, OCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H
Life is full of painful and confusing experiences. These situations can make a person question themselves, their choices, and be frightening. At times every one of us questions our thoughts and causes us to wonder if those thoughts are “normal”. There are beautiful and ugly aspects of being human. We all like to present our best version of ourselves to the world, but stress and anxiety happens when there are thoughts and feelings inside that don’t match the person we show on the outside. Accepting new clients! Flexible hours including evening and weekend availability.
Life is full of painful and confusing experiences. These situations can make a person question themselves, their choices, and be frightening. At times every one of us questions our thoughts and causes us to wonder if those thoughts are “normal”. There are beautiful and ugly aspects of being human. We all like to present our best version of ourselves to the world, but stress and anxiety happens when there are thoughts and feelings inside that don’t match the person we show on the outside. Accepting new clients! Flexible hours including evening and weekend availability.
(289) 212-6761 View (289) 212-6761
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Shereen McFarlane
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS******* Everyday life comes with struggles that often leave us feeling depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. We sometimes feel disconnected and in conflict with our spouses, family and friends and are looking for a way to cope better. However, what we really want is the opportunity to breathe. To be able to create space where we can slow down and act instead of react, to decide and choose instead of the choice being made for us.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS******* Everyday life comes with struggles that often leave us feeling depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. We sometimes feel disconnected and in conflict with our spouses, family and friends and are looking for a way to cope better. However, what we really want is the opportunity to breathe. To be able to create space where we can slow down and act instead of react, to decide and choose instead of the choice being made for us.
(289) 274-2365 View (289) 274-2365

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L1H

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L1H who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
90% Self Esteem
81% Coping Skills
81% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Canada Life | Great-West Life
48% Green Shield Canada
43% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in L1H see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L1H?

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.