Photo of Dana Etherington At Cedar Tree Therapy, Occupational Therapist in L1M, ON
Dana Etherington At Cedar Tree Therapy
Occupational Therapist, MScOT
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1M
You feel crushed by the pressure to get everything perfect. The expectation that you be everything and do everything for everyone leaves you feeling breathless. On top of the feeling of dread that comes from the day to day, you struggle with the way your body looks. You've lived through generations of dieting and grew up with the pursuit of the thin ideal. If only you could find some freedom from this. Anytime you're home to visit family, you feel like you're walking on eggshells. You wish you could speak up for yourself.
You feel crushed by the pressure to get everything perfect. The expectation that you be everything and do everything for everyone leaves you feeling breathless. On top of the feeling of dread that comes from the day to day, you struggle with the way your body looks. You've lived through generations of dieting and grew up with the pursuit of the thin ideal. If only you could find some freedom from this. Anytime you're home to visit family, you feel like you're walking on eggshells. You wish you could speak up for yourself.
(289) 769-9116 View (289) 769-9116
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Andrea James
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1M
Hello! My name is Andrea James and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with eighteen years of experience working in a variety of settings helping people to achieve their goals. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, to Caribbean parents, I earned my Master’s Degree at McGill in Education and Counseling Psychology and I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a member of the Ontario College of teachers. I speak functional French.
Hello! My name is Andrea James and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with eighteen years of experience working in a variety of settings helping people to achieve their goals. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, to Caribbean parents, I earned my Master’s Degree at McGill in Education and Counseling Psychology and I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a member of the Ontario College of teachers. I speak functional French.
(289) 210-7303 View (289) 210-7303
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Alex Bishop at Inward Mental Health
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
Are you yearning for lasting freedom from the challenges that weigh you down in life? Do you feel like your therapy journey thus far has been limited and not quite getting to the root of it all? If you answered yes, then I can help.
Are you yearning for lasting freedom from the challenges that weigh you down in life? Do you feel like your therapy journey thus far has been limited and not quite getting to the root of it all? If you answered yes, then I can help.
(289) 206-6684 View (289) 206-6684
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Rachel Brennan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Do you feel like your anxiety stops you from living your life? Like self critical thoughts are always running through your mind and your brain won't "shut off"? Or maybe you've been through trauma that keeps affecting you in the present? I support teens and adults to help you have more confidence, feel more in charge of your own life and finally feel hopeful about your future again. My work is rooted in compassion and together we can equip you with the tools to cope with life's challenges, understand yourself better, and go from surviving to thriving to create the life that you deserve.
Accepting new clients. Do you feel like your anxiety stops you from living your life? Like self critical thoughts are always running through your mind and your brain won't "shut off"? Or maybe you've been through trauma that keeps affecting you in the present? I support teens and adults to help you have more confidence, feel more in charge of your own life and finally feel hopeful about your future again. My work is rooted in compassion and together we can equip you with the tools to cope with life's challenges, understand yourself better, and go from surviving to thriving to create the life that you deserve.
(289) 290-5243 View (289) 290-5243
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It's All About You Therapy
Counsellor, CT, RPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is also sometimes a matter of opportunity”-Hippocrates While working with Individual and families who are dealing with many different kinds of mental health issues; from deep grief/bereavement, childhood abuse, anxiety and depression, I have been privileged to witness healing(s) that many never thought possible. By creating a safe space and working in a collaborative, compassionate manner I have supported many people on their journey of healing and growth. Healing it’s self is the journey, it takes time, commitment, patience and hope.
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is also sometimes a matter of opportunity”-Hippocrates While working with Individual and families who are dealing with many different kinds of mental health issues; from deep grief/bereavement, childhood abuse, anxiety and depression, I have been privileged to witness healing(s) that many never thought possible. By creating a safe space and working in a collaborative, compassionate manner I have supported many people on their journey of healing and growth. Healing it’s self is the journey, it takes time, commitment, patience and hope.
(365) 800-6280 View (365) 800-6280
Photo of Gillian Gibbes, Registered Psychotherapist in L1M, ON
Gillian Gibbes
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, BAA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
Accepting NEW Clients! Hello, and welcome! I’m truly happy you’re here making this positive step toward your personal wellness! I use a collaborative, integrative approach comprising dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) infused with client-centred listening techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as appropriate to your specific needs. With these we will build your strengths and skill set in overcoming anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, burnout, stress and relational issues. Together, we will address the roadblocks that stand in the way of experiencing joy and wellness in each moment.
Accepting NEW Clients! Hello, and welcome! I’m truly happy you’re here making this positive step toward your personal wellness! I use a collaborative, integrative approach comprising dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) infused with client-centred listening techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as appropriate to your specific needs. With these we will build your strengths and skill set in overcoming anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, burnout, stress and relational issues. Together, we will address the roadblocks that stand in the way of experiencing joy and wellness in each moment.
(289) 301-9113 View (289) 301-9113
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Nicolette Julien
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, where you as the client are the expert of you and your story, and as we work together to build trust and a relationship, I can lend my clinical skills to aid in achieving your therapeutic goals. My approach is grounded in the style of therapy called Internal Family Systems, where I strive to be collaborative and empathetic in order to elicit behavioral change.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, where you as the client are the expert of you and your story, and as we work together to build trust and a relationship, I can lend my clinical skills to aid in achieving your therapeutic goals. My approach is grounded in the style of therapy called Internal Family Systems, where I strive to be collaborative and empathetic in order to elicit behavioral change.
(289) 378-5829 View (289) 378-5829
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Shalini Subramanian
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
External struggles are challenging in itself, but internal struggles can be very deteriorating and tough to manage. If you're feeling stuck with no motivation and a constant feeling of dread, intrusive thoughts and stress/anxiety, I am here to help. I will provide you with strategies and tips that you can use for tension reduction, emotional regulation and to begin to feel like yourself again. I have a strong passion for supporting those going through difficult times and needing someone to talk to, all while gaining some tools and psychoeducation around what they may be feeling.
External struggles are challenging in itself, but internal struggles can be very deteriorating and tough to manage. If you're feeling stuck with no motivation and a constant feeling of dread, intrusive thoughts and stress/anxiety, I am here to help. I will provide you with strategies and tips that you can use for tension reduction, emotional regulation and to begin to feel like yourself again. I have a strong passion for supporting those going through difficult times and needing someone to talk to, all while gaining some tools and psychoeducation around what they may be feeling.
(289) 207-7633 View (289) 207-7633
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Brooke Jarrett
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, HBSc
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
I aspire to offer an empathetic, warm, and non-judgmental presence where you can feel safe to share your story. I am passionate about cultivating authentic therapeutic connections and genuine support so that you can grow, flourish, and achieve wellness in your life. Whether your goal is to overcome depression or anxiety, explore gender and sexuality, improve your relationships, navigate difficult life transitions, find purpose and meaning in life, learn coping skills, or explore thoughts and emotions, I would love to help you discover your innate strengths and passions and offer you tools that will help you achieve your goals.
I aspire to offer an empathetic, warm, and non-judgmental presence where you can feel safe to share your story. I am passionate about cultivating authentic therapeutic connections and genuine support so that you can grow, flourish, and achieve wellness in your life. Whether your goal is to overcome depression or anxiety, explore gender and sexuality, improve your relationships, navigate difficult life transitions, find purpose and meaning in life, learn coping skills, or explore thoughts and emotions, I would love to help you discover your innate strengths and passions and offer you tools that will help you achieve your goals.
(289) 278-9673 View (289) 278-9673
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Head Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, BRS, MA
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1M
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Our goal at Head Family counseling Center is to continue successfully helping clients experience real life. We offer professional, confidential and affordable counseling in person, online or by phone. We offer appointments during mornings afternoons, and evenings. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. We look forward to working with you! www.headfamilycounseling.com.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Our goal at Head Family counseling Center is to continue successfully helping clients experience real life. We offer professional, confidential and affordable counseling in person, online or by phone. We offer appointments during mornings afternoons, and evenings. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. We look forward to working with you! www.headfamilycounseling.com.
(289) 927-2056 View (289) 927-2056
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Vanessa Robson Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
Vanessa Robson Therapy is comprised of a team of engaging and experienced psychotherapists who offer support to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We provide in-person therapy to our Durham region community within our office located in downtown Brooklin and virtually to residents across Ontario.
Vanessa Robson Therapy is comprised of a team of engaging and experienced psychotherapists who offer support to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We provide in-person therapy to our Durham region community within our office located in downtown Brooklin and virtually to residents across Ontario.
(289) 220-2202 View (289) 220-2202
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Sandra Graham
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
I believe that change is possible with the right support and opportunities. My client-centered and collaborative approach focuses on understanding your unique perspectives through your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I apply evidence-based techniques and interventions tailored to your specific needs to help you navigate difficult situations and promote your mental health and happiness. My diverse therapeutic approach incorporates Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapy, to equip you with the necessary tools to promote healthy and positive change.
I believe that change is possible with the right support and opportunities. My client-centered and collaborative approach focuses on understanding your unique perspectives through your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I apply evidence-based techniques and interventions tailored to your specific needs to help you navigate difficult situations and promote your mental health and happiness. My diverse therapeutic approach incorporates Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapy, to equip you with the necessary tools to promote healthy and positive change.
(289) 276-8018 View (289) 276-8018
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Dr. Suzanne Stone
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety can leave us feeling disconnected from the things we find most important, whether it's in the form of overthinking, worrying, or feeling like we are not living up to our own expectations. Eventually, anxiety can pull us away from our family and friends, our work, and our hobbies and interests. I have always been deeply invested in helping clients identify how anxiety may be keeping them stuck and empowering them towards meaningful change.
Anxiety can leave us feeling disconnected from the things we find most important, whether it's in the form of overthinking, worrying, or feeling like we are not living up to our own expectations. Eventually, anxiety can pull us away from our family and friends, our work, and our hobbies and interests. I have always been deeply invested in helping clients identify how anxiety may be keeping them stuck and empowering them towards meaningful change.
(289) 302-7298 View (289) 302-7298
Photo of Katalin Raboczky Halasz - Ascendy Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L1M, ON
Katalin Raboczky Halasz - Ascendy Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
Welcome! My approach is centred around your holistic well-being while celebrating your strengths and unique qualities. Whether you are battling interpersonal challenges, intergenerational or other traumas, attachment injuries, identity crises, anxiety, or self-doubt, I am here to help. My goal is to empower and build your resilience through various interventions while gently guiding you towards achieving your goals and enhancing your self-awareness and coping skills. Together, we will enrich your toolkit and support you in navigating intense emotions.
Welcome! My approach is centred around your holistic well-being while celebrating your strengths and unique qualities. Whether you are battling interpersonal challenges, intergenerational or other traumas, attachment injuries, identity crises, anxiety, or self-doubt, I am here to help. My goal is to empower and build your resilience through various interventions while gently guiding you towards achieving your goals and enhancing your self-awareness and coping skills. Together, we will enrich your toolkit and support you in navigating intense emotions.
(647) 360-7236 View (647) 360-7236
Photo of Stephanie Rigby, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L1M, ON
Stephanie Rigby
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MEd, MACP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
I deeply respect the courage and vulnerability it takes for you to seek out professional help through counselling. It would be my honour to support you on your therapeutic journey. My integrative, and culturally sensitive, approach to counselling, can be adapted to align with your individualized goals and beliefs. The counselling modality used in our sessions, is client-dependent, meaning, I will incorporate wide-ranging interventions which are modified to fit your specific needs. I value establishing a strong and secure therapeutic relationship with my clients in a non-judgmental, genuine, and safe space.
I deeply respect the courage and vulnerability it takes for you to seek out professional help through counselling. It would be my honour to support you on your therapeutic journey. My integrative, and culturally sensitive, approach to counselling, can be adapted to align with your individualized goals and beliefs. The counselling modality used in our sessions, is client-dependent, meaning, I will incorporate wide-ranging interventions which are modified to fit your specific needs. I value establishing a strong and secure therapeutic relationship with my clients in a non-judgmental, genuine, and safe space.
(289) 805-6603 View (289) 805-6603
Photo of Shannon Azzarello - Betrayal Trauma Support For Infidelity, Registered Psychotherapist in L1M, ON
Shannon Azzarello - Betrayal Trauma Support For Infidelity
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, CCPS-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing the intense hurt, confusion and pain in the aftermath of being cheated on, welcome. I support those affected by infidelity (both chronic and acute) and the partners of persons with porn/sex addiction. Betrayal can feel like your whole world has been turned upside down, leaving you feeling lost and uncertain. Betrayal trauma can be complex, isolating, and overwhelming. It impacts one's sense of trust, esteem and safety with others and self. I understand the depth of pain, grief and pressure to decide what to do next. Together, we'll navigate through these emotions, finding peace and rebuilding your world.
If you are experiencing the intense hurt, confusion and pain in the aftermath of being cheated on, welcome. I support those affected by infidelity (both chronic and acute) and the partners of persons with porn/sex addiction. Betrayal can feel like your whole world has been turned upside down, leaving you feeling lost and uncertain. Betrayal trauma can be complex, isolating, and overwhelming. It impacts one's sense of trust, esteem and safety with others and self. I understand the depth of pain, grief and pressure to decide what to do next. Together, we'll navigate through these emotions, finding peace and rebuilding your world.
(249) 495-5439 View (249) 495-5439
Photo of Kristen Malcolm, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L1M, ON
Kristen Malcolm
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
Not accepting new clients
Please note: I am heading into a season of maternity leave and will not be accepting new clients until the summer of 2024. I am a positive, welcoming, and empathetic individual who loves helping people be the best versions of themselves. Whether it be just needing someone to talk to or wanting to talk through some hard emotions, I love connecting and helping others to recognize the strengths that they already have and take advantage of them. Life is not always easy and some pretty significant challenges can happen, therefore, it’s important to make space for all the emotions that we carry.
Please note: I am heading into a season of maternity leave and will not be accepting new clients until the summer of 2024. I am a positive, welcoming, and empathetic individual who loves helping people be the best versions of themselves. Whether it be just needing someone to talk to or wanting to talk through some hard emotions, I love connecting and helping others to recognize the strengths that they already have and take advantage of them. Life is not always easy and some pretty significant challenges can happen, therefore, it’s important to make space for all the emotions that we carry.
(289) 312-6190 View (289) 312-6190
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Seasons Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage, so we appreciate you being here.  Life can be very difficult and suffering is a part of our human experience, but you don't have to go through it alone. We are neuro-biologically designed for connection. We need it to survive. Our intention as therapists at Seasons is to provide you with a safe space, grounded in acceptance, compassion, and connection, to share your story. Together we will travel through it with curiosity and non-judgement to find the awareness that you need to build a better relationship with yourself. We are trauma-informed and respectful of your uniqueness.
Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage, so we appreciate you being here.  Life can be very difficult and suffering is a part of our human experience, but you don't have to go through it alone. We are neuro-biologically designed for connection. We need it to survive. Our intention as therapists at Seasons is to provide you with a safe space, grounded in acceptance, compassion, and connection, to share your story. Together we will travel through it with curiosity and non-judgement to find the awareness that you need to build a better relationship with yourself. We are trauma-informed and respectful of your uniqueness.
(289) 312-6022 View (289) 312-6022
Photo of Toni Mongillo, Registered Psychotherapist in L1M, ON
Toni Mongillo
Registered Psychotherapist, MMT, RP, MTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
Is your child going through a difficult time, having trouble expressing feelings and/or communicating with others? Are they struggling with overwhelm, anxiety or difficulty regulating their emotions? I offer sessions to support your child in different ways: developmentally, emotions awareness and expression and increasing coping skills. The way your child perceives themselves and the world can make all the difference! We use creativity and talk therapy to explore and process thoughts and feelings, and together discover effective coping skills for daily support. It is not necessary to know how to play an instrument to participate.
Is your child going through a difficult time, having trouble expressing feelings and/or communicating with others? Are they struggling with overwhelm, anxiety or difficulty regulating their emotions? I offer sessions to support your child in different ways: developmentally, emotions awareness and expression and increasing coping skills. The way your child perceives themselves and the world can make all the difference! We use creativity and talk therapy to explore and process thoughts and feelings, and together discover effective coping skills for daily support. It is not necessary to know how to play an instrument to participate.
(289) 768-8291 View (289) 768-8291
Photo of Lisa Chapman, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L1M, ON
Lisa Chapman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger, confusion; the list can seem endless. Know that whatever you're experiencing, you're not alone. And you don't need to suffer in silence. Finding a therapist to help support you through your challenges can be daunting. Let me help you navigate life's difficulties where together we can fill your toolbox with ways to manage, cope, or even overcome those challenges. As we work together, you might uncover a new perspective on life, and about yourself that you didn't know existed.
Anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger, confusion; the list can seem endless. Know that whatever you're experiencing, you're not alone. And you don't need to suffer in silence. Finding a therapist to help support you through your challenges can be daunting. Let me help you navigate life's difficulties where together we can fill your toolbox with ways to manage, cope, or even overcome those challenges. As we work together, you might uncover a new perspective on life, and about yourself that you didn't know existed.
(289) 207-5472 View (289) 207-5472

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L1M

90+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L1M who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
81% Coping Skills
71% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Green Shield Canada
57% SunLife
52% Manulife

How Counsellors in L1M see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in L1M?

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.