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Shazia Arif
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K
As a South Asian Muslim woman, I have had the privilege of seeing the world through those identities and gained a deep understanding of the systems in play. I support individuals navigate through the struggles they experience in identity, relationships, emotional regulation, self-esteem, anxiety and other mental health issues. I also work with challenges related to faith, spirituality, cultural differences, and discrimination. If you can relate to these struggles and are looking for a way to navigate through this, I would be happy to create an environment that promotes growth and work towards a positive outcome.
As a South Asian Muslim woman, I have had the privilege of seeing the world through those identities and gained a deep understanding of the systems in play. I support individuals navigate through the struggles they experience in identity, relationships, emotional regulation, self-esteem, anxiety and other mental health issues. I also work with challenges related to faith, spirituality, cultural differences, and discrimination. If you can relate to these struggles and are looking for a way to navigate through this, I would be happy to create an environment that promotes growth and work towards a positive outcome.
(289) 216-6829 View (289) 216-6829
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Chelsey Mastroianni
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hons, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Do you believe that you need meaningful change in your life? Are you overwhelmed, worried, or feel a lack of enjoyment for the activities you once loved? Sometimes life presents us with challenges that create feelings of depression, anxiety, and the inability to cope, however, I am here to let you know that it can get better. It's hard taking the first step towards healing and wellness, but I commend you for your courage in doing so.
Do you believe that you need meaningful change in your life? Are you overwhelmed, worried, or feel a lack of enjoyment for the activities you once loved? Sometimes life presents us with challenges that create feelings of depression, anxiety, and the inability to cope, however, I am here to let you know that it can get better. It's hard taking the first step towards healing and wellness, but I commend you for your courage in doing so.
(289) 277-4897 View (289) 277-4897
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Cherrie Fielder
Registered Social Worker, MSW, HBA, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K
Waitlist for new clients
Life can have its ups and downs and may feel overwhelming at times. I believe that learning how to manage challenges as they happen, with support and guidance, can bring you to a more balanced and enjoyable life. I provide a supportive, non-judgemental and safe space, meeting you where you are, with the focus of developing greater self-awareness, understanding of your emotions, improving your relationships with others and yourself and learning some skills to help you manage those overwhelming times. When you are ready to reach out, I am here to listen and support you to achieve your goals.
Life can have its ups and downs and may feel overwhelming at times. I believe that learning how to manage challenges as they happen, with support and guidance, can bring you to a more balanced and enjoyable life. I provide a supportive, non-judgemental and safe space, meeting you where you are, with the focus of developing greater self-awareness, understanding of your emotions, improving your relationships with others and yourself and learning some skills to help you manage those overwhelming times. When you are ready to reach out, I am here to listen and support you to achieve your goals.
(289) 768-6109 View (289) 768-6109
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Jessica Blair
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Life is short, and it is also long, when faced with daily challenges and overwhelming emotions, unhealed pain, it can feel insurmountable. If you are wanting to move your life forward and are willing to put in the work then I hope to be of help to you. I do not claim to be for everyone, but I do work to achieve your goals in time limited, 3-6 months psychotherapy aimed at improving your coping skills and your tolerance of the circumstances causing you distress and upset. There are always exceptions, but if we’re engaged for years than one of us is not doing our part, and that won’t ever be me. Finding the right connection is key.
Life is short, and it is also long, when faced with daily challenges and overwhelming emotions, unhealed pain, it can feel insurmountable. If you are wanting to move your life forward and are willing to put in the work then I hope to be of help to you. I do not claim to be for everyone, but I do work to achieve your goals in time limited, 3-6 months psychotherapy aimed at improving your coping skills and your tolerance of the circumstances causing you distress and upset. There are always exceptions, but if we’re engaged for years than one of us is not doing our part, and that won’t ever be me. Finding the right connection is key.
(289) 778-4726 View (289) 778-4726
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Kirthana Erskine
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Life requires us to go through the motions and experience both its hills and valleys. Sometimes we tread through a long and winding road and sometimes we find ourselves soaking in a glorious mountaintop view. These experiences may leave us in need of a safe haven, support to rediscover and rebuild, or a moment to catch our breath and process. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). You will find our therapeutic sessions to be a safe space to be your authentic self as I ensure to actively listen and employ a non-judgmental stance to your personal experiences.
Life requires us to go through the motions and experience both its hills and valleys. Sometimes we tread through a long and winding road and sometimes we find ourselves soaking in a glorious mountaintop view. These experiences may leave us in need of a safe haven, support to rediscover and rebuild, or a moment to catch our breath and process. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). You will find our therapeutic sessions to be a safe space to be your authentic self as I ensure to actively listen and employ a non-judgmental stance to your personal experiences.
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Restorative Wellness and Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hons, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Do you believe that you need meaningful change in your life? Are you overwhelmed, worried, or feel a lack of enjoyment for the activities you once loved? Sometimes life presents us with challenges that create feelings of depression, anxiety, and the inability to cope, however, I am here to let you know that it can get better. It's hard taking the first step towards healing and wellness, but I commend you for your courage in doing so.
Do you believe that you need meaningful change in your life? Are you overwhelmed, worried, or feel a lack of enjoyment for the activities you once loved? Sometimes life presents us with challenges that create feelings of depression, anxiety, and the inability to cope, however, I am here to let you know that it can get better. It's hard taking the first step towards healing and wellness, but I commend you for your courage in doing so.
(289) 276-7053 View (289) 276-7053
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Tijana Pesic
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K
I provide individual, couples & family therapy. Do you feel burdened by your thoughts? Are feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to fall asleep at night? Do you wish that you could just turn your mind off, to finally get a few moments of peace? I can help you take your life back, feel better, experience ease of being and get more restful sleep. I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, burnout, overwhelm & stress. I also help couples who have many unmet needs; feel frustrated, resentful & angry in their relationship; struggle to communicate effectively; no longer experience intimacy or have lost trust.
I provide individual, couples & family therapy. Do you feel burdened by your thoughts? Are feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to fall asleep at night? Do you wish that you could just turn your mind off, to finally get a few moments of peace? I can help you take your life back, feel better, experience ease of being and get more restful sleep. I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, burnout, overwhelm & stress. I also help couples who have many unmet needs; feel frustrated, resentful & angry in their relationship; struggle to communicate effectively; no longer experience intimacy or have lost trust.
(289) 302-7948 View (289) 302-7948
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Mary Ghazarian Nurse Practitioner Psychotherapist
MN, NP-PHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients for Virtual & Phone Therapy. Everyone deserves a space to explore, understand, and enhance their mental health. I am a compassionate and dedicated Nurse Practitioner Psychotherapist committed to guiding individuals on their transformative journey to mental well-being. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for managing life and career related stress, anxiety or depression. I can also explore reversible causes like hormone and vitamin deficiencies to make sure we are addressing the root cause of your mental health concerns.
Accepting New Clients for Virtual & Phone Therapy. Everyone deserves a space to explore, understand, and enhance their mental health. I am a compassionate and dedicated Nurse Practitioner Psychotherapist committed to guiding individuals on their transformative journey to mental well-being. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for managing life and career related stress, anxiety or depression. I can also explore reversible causes like hormone and vitamin deficiencies to make sure we are addressing the root cause of your mental health concerns.
(289) 212-6644 View (289) 212-6644
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Angie Sauve at SpiritLed Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BAPsych, M EXAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K
My own life experiences have led me on this journey. Since I can remember I have always had a heart to see people living the life they were meant to live and witness that potential in those that choose to work with me. I have been led to work in many parts of the world from India, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Malawi and right here in Toronto and the Durham Region directly with underprivileged, homeless or at-risk youth, survivors of human trafficking, people from different developmental stages and life transitions including seniors in long-term care. Sometimes things happen in life and we do not know how to unpack everything ourselves.
My own life experiences have led me on this journey. Since I can remember I have always had a heart to see people living the life they were meant to live and witness that potential in those that choose to work with me. I have been led to work in many parts of the world from India, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Malawi and right here in Toronto and the Durham Region directly with underprivileged, homeless or at-risk youth, survivors of human trafficking, people from different developmental stages and life transitions including seniors in long-term care. Sometimes things happen in life and we do not know how to unpack everything ourselves.
(365) 653-0510 View (365) 653-0510
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Larae Harbour
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a therapist who will celebrate you for you are as you explore connecting to your truths and healing? Would you like to feel seen, have your voice heard, and get active support when going through a life transition? I offer a kind and gentle approach to address the impacts of trauma, anxiety, depression and complex stressors. With gender-affirming care, you can explore your sexuality and gender and how to show up as your most authentic self. As a therapist who is black, trans, and queer, I specialize in working with neurodiverse youth, young adults, and BIPOC and 2SLGBTQA+ folks.
Are you looking for a therapist who will celebrate you for you are as you explore connecting to your truths and healing? Would you like to feel seen, have your voice heard, and get active support when going through a life transition? I offer a kind and gentle approach to address the impacts of trauma, anxiety, depression and complex stressors. With gender-affirming care, you can explore your sexuality and gender and how to show up as your most authentic self. As a therapist who is black, trans, and queer, I specialize in working with neurodiverse youth, young adults, and BIPOC and 2SLGBTQA+ folks.
(289) 806-3049 View (289) 806-3049
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Sofia Noreen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Life's journey is beautiful, yet it comes with challenges that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. If you're struggling with identity, relationships, boundaries, or emotional well-being, know that you're not alone. I provide a safe space supporting individuals facing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or other hurdles on their path. Embark on your journey towards growth and healing from the comfort of your own space. As an online Muslim therapist in Canada, I'm dedicated to helping you reconnect with your authentic self. My commitment is to offer you unwavering support and guidance when you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Life's journey is beautiful, yet it comes with challenges that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. If you're struggling with identity, relationships, boundaries, or emotional well-being, know that you're not alone. I provide a safe space supporting individuals facing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or other hurdles on their path. Embark on your journey towards growth and healing from the comfort of your own space. As an online Muslim therapist in Canada, I'm dedicated to helping you reconnect with your authentic self. My commitment is to offer you unwavering support and guidance when you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
(437) 292-3870 View (437) 292-3870
Kate Jones
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K
My primary passion over the past five years as a clinical social worker has been providing psychotherapy for those experiencing mental health struggles. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including CPT, CBT, STAIR, DBT skills and Behaviour Modification. You will see within moments of your first session that me that I thrive in making you feel at ease and eliminate any fear of judgement you may hold when making that first appointment.
My primary passion over the past five years as a clinical social worker has been providing psychotherapy for those experiencing mental health struggles. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including CPT, CBT, STAIR, DBT skills and Behaviour Modification. You will see within moments of your first session that me that I thrive in making you feel at ease and eliminate any fear of judgement you may hold when making that first appointment.
(289) 302-7757 View (289) 302-7757
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Katherine Valkanas
Art Therapist, MA, RCAT, ATR, CCC
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K
Art therapy is a form of therapy that combines the creative process of art making and the therapeutic alliance to build on self-expression and reflection of an individual’s lived experiences. Art therapy is beneficial for working on life obstacles & transitions, improving mental health, developing strategies in achieving goals, and enhancing insight & self-awareness.
Art therapy is a form of therapy that combines the creative process of art making and the therapeutic alliance to build on self-expression and reflection of an individual’s lived experiences. Art therapy is beneficial for working on life obstacles & transitions, improving mental health, developing strategies in achieving goals, and enhancing insight & self-awareness.
(289) 273-9657 View (289) 273-9657
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Michael Doris Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, HBSW, MSW, RSW, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K
We all have inner resilience to draw from when trying to cope with life's many challenges such as stress, anxiety, worry or trauma experiences. I guide the collaborative process of you finding/building up, your own innate strengths and coping, in support of leading a confident and in-control life. For 10+ years, I provide an effective, non-judgmental and coping skills focused counselling experience for a wide array of concerns but specialize in traumatic experiences such as those stemming from childhood, first responder, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, domestic abuse (physical and emotional) and complex/CPTSD, among others.
We all have inner resilience to draw from when trying to cope with life's many challenges such as stress, anxiety, worry or trauma experiences. I guide the collaborative process of you finding/building up, your own innate strengths and coping, in support of leading a confident and in-control life. For 10+ years, I provide an effective, non-judgmental and coping skills focused counselling experience for a wide array of concerns but specialize in traumatic experiences such as those stemming from childhood, first responder, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, domestic abuse (physical and emotional) and complex/CPTSD, among others.
(705) 999-7916 View (705) 999-7916
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David Currie
Registered Social Worker, Hons, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Are you thinking that something needs to change? Do you feel a little tired, scared, hurt or fed up? Are there meaningful things in your life that aren't working out right now? Is it time you stood up, and took on, what has been heavy on your mind or heart? I have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples and families who have faced challenges and transitions that many of us experience at some time in our lives. I am familiar with the things life can throw your way, and how to be able to thrive, not just survive, afterwards.
Are you thinking that something needs to change? Do you feel a little tired, scared, hurt or fed up? Are there meaningful things in your life that aren't working out right now? Is it time you stood up, and took on, what has been heavy on your mind or heart? I have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples and families who have faced challenges and transitions that many of us experience at some time in our lives. I am familiar with the things life can throw your way, and how to be able to thrive, not just survive, afterwards.
(289) 302-5939 View (289) 302-5939
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Lisa Davis
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
I am accepting NEW patients for phone/video sessions. Asking for support is a courageous first step in managing your mental health & wellness. It is easy to get stuck in unhelpful thought patterns that do not serve us. The good news is, we have more control over our thoughts and feelings than it may seem. You can learn to take charge of your behaviour with the right tools & techniques, to live a more fulfilled & happy life. I will work collaboratively with you to help set achievable goals that support empowerment, capacity building & resiliency. I aim to create a safe environment where we can have relaxed & authentic conversations.
I am accepting NEW patients for phone/video sessions. Asking for support is a courageous first step in managing your mental health & wellness. It is easy to get stuck in unhelpful thought patterns that do not serve us. The good news is, we have more control over our thoughts and feelings than it may seem. You can learn to take charge of your behaviour with the right tools & techniques, to live a more fulfilled & happy life. I will work collaboratively with you to help set achievable goals that support empowerment, capacity building & resiliency. I aim to create a safe environment where we can have relaxed & authentic conversations.
(437) 372-5376 View (437) 372-5376
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Kristen Dormer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K
Hi there, I'm Kristen! I offer counselling services to children, youth and adults. Lets create a circle of support that is (w)holistic, non-judgmental, and inclusive to your needs. We will create a space where you can explore yourself, your relationships, and how you want to heal. I am honoured to be on this journey with you, as I too have lived experiences of trauma and understand the complexities of navigating systems of healing. I'm an honest, down-to-earth, open therapist who wants to tag along this journey with you.
Hi there, I'm Kristen! I offer counselling services to children, youth and adults. Lets create a circle of support that is (w)holistic, non-judgmental, and inclusive to your needs. We will create a space where you can explore yourself, your relationships, and how you want to heal. I am honoured to be on this journey with you, as I too have lived experiences of trauma and understand the complexities of navigating systems of healing. I'm an honest, down-to-earth, open therapist who wants to tag along this journey with you.
(249) 294-3019 View (249) 294-3019
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Felicity Debono
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K
If you are feeling a lack of control in your life, and want to start putting yourself first for once, I am here to help. I know how hard starting this process can be, and I strive to provide a safe space for you to feel confident to reach your goals. I do not believe in providing band aid solutions, but lasting results.
If you are feeling a lack of control in your life, and want to start putting yourself first for once, I am here to help. I know how hard starting this process can be, and I strive to provide a safe space for you to feel confident to reach your goals. I do not believe in providing band aid solutions, but lasting results.
(289) 272-7166 View (289) 272-7166
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Talya Feldman-Lloyd
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Are you or your teen feeling overwhelmed, nervous, afraid, angry or unsettled? Feeling like the black sheep? Battling with anxiety and focusing, or finding it difficult to get along with people? Are you self medicating and struggling to figure out your direction in life? Do you need to break free from the past traumas and labels you might have been given? Need help exploring sexual orientation and gender identity? Contact me to get the help that you or your teen need. We will work on building a true sense of self and identifying and practicing the coping skills that help you build an authentic life that is calmer and more centered.
Are you or your teen feeling overwhelmed, nervous, afraid, angry or unsettled? Feeling like the black sheep? Battling with anxiety and focusing, or finding it difficult to get along with people? Are you self medicating and struggling to figure out your direction in life? Do you need to break free from the past traumas and labels you might have been given? Need help exploring sexual orientation and gender identity? Contact me to get the help that you or your teen need. We will work on building a true sense of self and identifying and practicing the coping skills that help you build an authentic life that is calmer and more centered.
(289) 210-5872 View (289) 210-5872
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Kelsey Rozema
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stressed, stuck, or overwhelmed? My name is Kelsey Rozema, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I offer in-person and virtual support for individuals struggling with anxiety, stress management, low mood, burnout, life transitions, perfectionism, and self-esteem. I am a firm believer that, with the right support and tools, anyone is capable of changing the trajectory of their lives and making positive change. Whether you are looking for short-term problem solving or long-term support, I would be happy to work with you.
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stressed, stuck, or overwhelmed? My name is Kelsey Rozema, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I offer in-person and virtual support for individuals struggling with anxiety, stress management, low mood, burnout, life transitions, perfectionism, and self-esteem. I am a firm believer that, with the right support and tools, anyone is capable of changing the trajectory of their lives and making positive change. Whether you are looking for short-term problem solving or long-term support, I would be happy to work with you.
(365) 654-6564 View (365) 654-6564

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Number of Counsellors in L1K

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L1K who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
92% Self Esteem
88% Stress
85% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
77% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Green Shield Canada
54% SunLife
54% Manulife

How Counsellors in L1K see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
8% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L1K?

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.