Therapists in L2A

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Mindful Footsteps Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Bhupinder currently has space for three evening clients (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm and 7pm). Dannika currently has space for one daytime client (virtual or in person). Dannika's evening caseload is currently full. Direct booking for new clients is available at mindfulfootsteps.janeapp.com. We enjoy working with women identifying adults, parents and youth hoping to increase life satisfaction, build better coping skills and navigate life a little easier. Our promise to you is to work with you to develop an individualized therapy plan that is going to work for your life and your goals!
Bhupinder currently has space for three evening clients (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm and 7pm). Dannika currently has space for one daytime client (virtual or in person). Dannika's evening caseload is currently full. Direct booking for new clients is available at mindfulfootsteps.janeapp.com. We enjoy working with women identifying adults, parents and youth hoping to increase life satisfaction, build better coping skills and navigate life a little easier. Our promise to you is to work with you to develop an individualized therapy plan that is going to work for your life and your goals!
(289) 210-5935 View (289) 210-5935
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Anita Nicole Knight
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A
I work with individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves, connect with their inner self, and create more meaningful relationships. Many experience depression, anxiety, troubling relationships, addictions and confusion about their life. These are all signs guiding you to a more authentic you. Individuals are often searching for a deep connection to spirit and want to know how to walk their own unique path while letting go of judgements and the opinion of others. Often these signs can mean you are experiencing a "Dark Night of the Soul". I am here to support you in living your unique Soul's Experience.
I work with individuals who are seeking to better understand themselves, connect with their inner self, and create more meaningful relationships. Many experience depression, anxiety, troubling relationships, addictions and confusion about their life. These are all signs guiding you to a more authentic you. Individuals are often searching for a deep connection to spirit and want to know how to walk their own unique path while letting go of judgements and the opinion of others. Often these signs can mean you are experiencing a "Dark Night of the Soul". I am here to support you in living your unique Soul's Experience.
(289) 212-0137 View (289) 212-0137
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Tara Kelly - Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A
People seek out counselling and therapy for a variety of reasons, each important, valid and worthy of addressing. My passion is to help support people to draw on their strengths and resilience despite challenges that may be affecting their ability to live a more confident and fulfilling life. Whether you are coming to therapy to process past painful experiences, explore your current situation, or work towards future goals, I offer a supportive environment that allows you to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. As an integrative therapist, I draw from several therapeutic modalities to meet your unique needs.
People seek out counselling and therapy for a variety of reasons, each important, valid and worthy of addressing. My passion is to help support people to draw on their strengths and resilience despite challenges that may be affecting their ability to live a more confident and fulfilling life. Whether you are coming to therapy to process past painful experiences, explore your current situation, or work towards future goals, I offer a supportive environment that allows you to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. As an integrative therapist, I draw from several therapeutic modalities to meet your unique needs.
(905) 328-8056 View (905) 328-8056
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Erin M Clayton
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Everyday is a chance for change in your life. I believe therapy is vehicle driven by the relationship built between client and therapist today change. I value the opportunity to be involved in personal transformation. I look forward to being a part of your change journey. I am also available for clinical supervision services. I am keenly interested in supporting the work of fellow therapists.
Everyday is a chance for change in your life. I believe therapy is vehicle driven by the relationship built between client and therapist today change. I value the opportunity to be involved in personal transformation. I look forward to being a part of your change journey. I am also available for clinical supervision services. I am keenly interested in supporting the work of fellow therapists.
(365) 298-0228 View (365) 298-0228
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Olivia Bullock
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A
I have always had a desire to make a positive difference. While in my Outdoor Education undergrad, I learned about the value of human connection as well as the connection to nature and to those around us. Reflection, mindfulness, personal struggle and the feeling of gratification upon completion of a task especially difficult is crucial for personal growth. I am a competent group leader, I demonstrate empathy, and excel at skill building, servant leadership and goal setting. My masters of counselling and psychology have taught me many different skills and theories, but I look forward to finding the one to suit you best.
I have always had a desire to make a positive difference. While in my Outdoor Education undergrad, I learned about the value of human connection as well as the connection to nature and to those around us. Reflection, mindfulness, personal struggle and the feeling of gratification upon completion of a task especially difficult is crucial for personal growth. I am a competent group leader, I demonstrate empathy, and excel at skill building, servant leadership and goal setting. My masters of counselling and psychology have taught me many different skills and theories, but I look forward to finding the one to suit you best.
(365) 654-2601 View (365) 654-2601
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Megan J Fiume
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, CYCP, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A
I am here for individuals, families, and couples who wish to improve the flow of their daily lives, either together or individually. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or other issues that are inhibiting your ability to lead a fulfilling, well-rounded life I am here to aid you in regaining balance. I aim to work collaboratively with those who would like to hone the skills necessary to navigate the turbulence of life, with all its ups and downs, highs and lows. I also have extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders.
I am here for individuals, families, and couples who wish to improve the flow of their daily lives, either together or individually. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or other issues that are inhibiting your ability to lead a fulfilling, well-rounded life I am here to aid you in regaining balance. I aim to work collaboratively with those who would like to hone the skills necessary to navigate the turbulence of life, with all its ups and downs, highs and lows. I also have extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders.
(365) 601-4685 View (365) 601-4685
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Elizabeth Igoe
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A  (Online Only)
Does it feel like you haven’t been yourself lately? Do you have a hard time saying ‘no’ to others? Are you struggling to create the change you want, but not sure where (or how) to start? Are things from your past keeping you ‘stuck’, and you want to reclaim your life? We all have had things happen to us or have things about ourselves that we wish we could change. Sometimes, we develop thinking or behavioural patterns that helped us through hard times, but you may be noticing these thoughts or behaviours no longer benefit you in the same way they used to. Often we aren’t even aware of what cycles we are stuck in!
Does it feel like you haven’t been yourself lately? Do you have a hard time saying ‘no’ to others? Are you struggling to create the change you want, but not sure where (or how) to start? Are things from your past keeping you ‘stuck’, and you want to reclaim your life? We all have had things happen to us or have things about ourselves that we wish we could change. Sometimes, we develop thinking or behavioural patterns that helped us through hard times, but you may be noticing these thoughts or behaviours no longer benefit you in the same way they used to. Often we aren’t even aware of what cycles we are stuck in!
(289) 272-7310 View (289) 272-7310
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Checking In Counselling & Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CHyp
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Psychotherapy is a confidential, collaborative process in order to achieve improved health and happiness. Amanda is passionate about positive psychology and applies a strengths-based approach to treatment. You will work together to understand and navigate life’s relationships, stressors and emotional experiences. Amanda will work with you in an authentic and compassionate way, utilizing an integrated approach to meet your individual needs – helping you create a more balanced and enjoyable life.
Psychotherapy is a confidential, collaborative process in order to achieve improved health and happiness. Amanda is passionate about positive psychology and applies a strengths-based approach to treatment. You will work together to understand and navigate life’s relationships, stressors and emotional experiences. Amanda will work with you in an authentic and compassionate way, utilizing an integrated approach to meet your individual needs – helping you create a more balanced and enjoyable life.
(289) 277-5551 View (289) 277-5551
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SoulScape Services: Psychotherapy & Wellness Hub
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA , RP
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Life is nothing short of amazing. It's amazing how much we can go through and live to tell about it. It's amazing how fast kids grow up and time flies, how angry a co-worker can make you, how much compassion we can seem to have for others when we struggle to offer any to ourselves. It's amazing how much we put on our plates when all we need is to rest. It's amazing how much we can long for understanding and connection and how much opportunity can be missed right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how short life is. It's also amazing how much we can learn in the time we have, and how little steps can amount to such massive change.
Life is nothing short of amazing. It's amazing how much we can go through and live to tell about it. It's amazing how fast kids grow up and time flies, how angry a co-worker can make you, how much compassion we can seem to have for others when we struggle to offer any to ourselves. It's amazing how much we put on our plates when all we need is to rest. It's amazing how much we can long for understanding and connection and how much opportunity can be missed right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how short life is. It's also amazing how much we can learn in the time we have, and how little steps can amount to such massive change.
(289) 204-0473 View (289) 204-0473
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New Beginning Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BA hon, BSW hon, MA
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A  (Online Only)
You likely may "feel stuck", which is why you are considering counselling. It takes self-awareness to reach out and courage to make the call. I recognize these qualities and because of this, I am passionate about empowering individuals and couples to move from feeling stuck to feeling empowered. I believe the key to well-being is learning how to be your authentic self-- with balance. In "Individual counselling", you can expect unwavering acceptance. In "couples counselling," you can expect an impartial mediator. I also offer Pet grief counselling. Learn how to move from "Feeling Stuck" to "Feeling Empowered." Empathetic, Compassionate and Professional services
You likely may "feel stuck", which is why you are considering counselling. It takes self-awareness to reach out and courage to make the call. I recognize these qualities and because of this, I am passionate about empowering individuals and couples to move from feeling stuck to feeling empowered. I believe the key to well-being is learning how to be your authentic self-- with balance. In "Individual counselling", you can expect unwavering acceptance. In "couples counselling," you can expect an impartial mediator. I also offer Pet grief counselling. Learn how to move from "Feeling Stuck" to "Feeling Empowered." Empathetic, Compassionate and Professional services
(289) 210-1643 View (289) 210-1643
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CBT Niagara (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Centre)
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Feeling Depressed? Frustrated? Anxious? CBT Niagara can help you change the way you are thinking, feeling, and responding to certain stressors. CBT is a well researched form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It is short-term therapy designed to teach skills and strategies so a person can gain better control of their life. At CBT Niagara, in St. Catharines, we run therapy groups as well as provide individual sessions. CBT Niagara is run by registered members of the College of Psychologists thus patients can access their workplace benefits.
Feeling Depressed? Frustrated? Anxious? CBT Niagara can help you change the way you are thinking, feeling, and responding to certain stressors. CBT is a well researched form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It is short-term therapy designed to teach skills and strategies so a person can gain better control of their life. At CBT Niagara, in St. Catharines, we run therapy groups as well as provide individual sessions. CBT Niagara is run by registered members of the College of Psychologists thus patients can access their workplace benefits.
(289) 276-1295 View (289) 276-1295
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Sheryl Shearing Johns
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, RRP
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Not accepting new clients
You may be struggling with a lot of change and transition and/or STRESS in your life. You are not clear about what to do next. You may be feeling sad, anxious or angry or you are finding that your relationship(s) with your partner, family, friends or co-workers aren't as fulfilling as you would like. You may have experienced a recent loss or trauma and just need someone who will listen with compassion and caring. Or, you may be ready to work through issues from the past that continue to trouble you today.
You may be struggling with a lot of change and transition and/or STRESS in your life. You are not clear about what to do next. You may be feeling sad, anxious or angry or you are finding that your relationship(s) with your partner, family, friends or co-workers aren't as fulfilling as you would like. You may have experienced a recent loss or trauma and just need someone who will listen with compassion and caring. Or, you may be ready to work through issues from the past that continue to trouble you today.
(289) 768-9025 View (289) 768-9025
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Abma Counselling Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A
You're seeking change but feel stuck. Whether it's the weight of trauma, the tangle of relationships, or the grip of anxiety, you're looking for a Niagara-based therapist who truly gets you and can guide you towards the life you've always wanted.
You're seeking change but feel stuck. Whether it's the weight of trauma, the tangle of relationships, or the grip of anxiety, you're looking for a Niagara-based therapist who truly gets you and can guide you towards the life you've always wanted.
(905) 321-0550 View (905) 321-0550
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Pilothouse Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, , RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Life can not only feel overwhelming at times, but also as though no one understands your experience. Sharing in moments of trust and acknowledgement are what you can expect in session. Leigh-Anne has over 20 years experience supporting parents, children and caregivers with connecting their experiences to their emotional response. Finding connection and validation are at the forefront of beginning to change and grow and this will lead our sessions as we unpack your experiences and process through the use of therapeutic strategies that are comfortable for you.
Life can not only feel overwhelming at times, but also as though no one understands your experience. Sharing in moments of trust and acknowledgement are what you can expect in session. Leigh-Anne has over 20 years experience supporting parents, children and caregivers with connecting their experiences to their emotional response. Finding connection and validation are at the forefront of beginning to change and grow and this will lead our sessions as we unpack your experiences and process through the use of therapeutic strategies that are comfortable for you.
(289) 802-2168 View (289) 802-2168
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Jenna Fiello
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc, BSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A  (Online Only)
I firmly believe in the inherent capacity for individuals to lead fulfilling lives. I value the art of developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and fostering authenticity, to help people recognize and unravel the unique hardships of their own stories and acknowledge their strengths. I want to meet you wherever you are in your healing journey to help you better understand yourself and work through any emotional difficulties that leave you feeling stuck to restore balance and connection.
I firmly believe in the inherent capacity for individuals to lead fulfilling lives. I value the art of developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and fostering authenticity, to help people recognize and unravel the unique hardships of their own stories and acknowledge their strengths. I want to meet you wherever you are in your healing journey to help you better understand yourself and work through any emotional difficulties that leave you feeling stuck to restore balance and connection.
(289) 302-6676 View (289) 302-6676
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Adrienne (Sharma) Richardson
Registered Psychotherapist, (RP), PhD, MSEd, OCT, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Niagara Falls & Toronto NO BS Approach! Specialize working with Complex Couples in Crisis (Gottman L3) PTSD Childhood Trauma Addictions ADHD- Trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy/Somatic Experiencing & have a PHD Leadership & Policy can support career & business development/coaching- holistic perspective. I will challenge you with respect, compassion & humor. Gain greater access to yourself, clarify processes that have been confusing and holding you back. Let's co-create a different way of being. It is not about a diagnosis it is about an awareness,an acceptance, and then a choice. Cannabis friendly therapist with many life experiences.
Niagara Falls & Toronto NO BS Approach! Specialize working with Complex Couples in Crisis (Gottman L3) PTSD Childhood Trauma Addictions ADHD- Trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy/Somatic Experiencing & have a PHD Leadership & Policy can support career & business development/coaching- holistic perspective. I will challenge you with respect, compassion & humor. Gain greater access to yourself, clarify processes that have been confusing and holding you back. Let's co-create a different way of being. It is not about a diagnosis it is about an awareness,an acceptance, and then a choice. Cannabis friendly therapist with many life experiences.
(855) 705-4730 View (855) 705-4730
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Laura Bruno Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A
If you want to stop being bossed around by that nasty voice in your head, deal with trauma or present concerns, feel less stressed, manage your anxiety, and feel grounded in who you truly are, then go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief.... I've got you! My approach to therapy isn't "just talking", and I promise to not just nod and ask you over and over "and how does that make you feel?" I have extensive knowledge in many different types of therapy and I tailor my approach to address your unique needs and goals. I will help you gain new perspectives and skills that will create lasting change and get you to where you want to be.
If you want to stop being bossed around by that nasty voice in your head, deal with trauma or present concerns, feel less stressed, manage your anxiety, and feel grounded in who you truly are, then go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief.... I've got you! My approach to therapy isn't "just talking", and I promise to not just nod and ask you over and over "and how does that make you feel?" I have extensive knowledge in many different types of therapy and I tailor my approach to address your unique needs and goals. I will help you gain new perspectives and skills that will create lasting change and get you to where you want to be.
(905) 359-0299 View (905) 359-0299
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Believe Uwabor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BA, RBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Erie, ON L2A  (Online Only)
Guiding clients through a deep exploration into their racial identity, navigate parenting challenges, managing Autism and neurodivergent traits. My experience also extends to supporting individuals, families, and couples who have not yet mastered the ability to manage symptoms of ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and mood disorders. I specialize in supporting and addressing various adult mental health concerns, while supporting individuals and couples of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds as they explore their unique identities and navigate the complexities of social expectations.
Guiding clients through a deep exploration into their racial identity, navigate parenting challenges, managing Autism and neurodivergent traits. My experience also extends to supporting individuals, families, and couples who have not yet mastered the ability to manage symptoms of ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and mood disorders. I specialize in supporting and addressing various adult mental health concerns, while supporting individuals and couples of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds as they explore their unique identities and navigate the complexities of social expectations.
(289) 274-3609 View (289) 274-3609
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Dawn Shickluna And Associates At Human Connections
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A
Are you feeling burdened with anxiety, stress, or depression, repeating old patterns, or struggling in relationships? We offer a safe, inclusive, compassionate space to help you through life's stressors & challenges, to heal traumas and childhood wounds, and find peace within yourself and your relationships. If you are struggling with past difficulties, current stressors or ongoing mental health concerns, we are here to support you. For more information on our team, visit our website: www.humanconnectionscounselling.com.
Are you feeling burdened with anxiety, stress, or depression, repeating old patterns, or struggling in relationships? We offer a safe, inclusive, compassionate space to help you through life's stressors & challenges, to heal traumas and childhood wounds, and find peace within yourself and your relationships. If you are struggling with past difficulties, current stressors or ongoing mental health concerns, we are here to support you. For more information on our team, visit our website: www.humanconnectionscounselling.com.
(289) 512-0925 View (289) 512-0925
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Marie Louise Roy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q
Verified
Fort Erie, ON L2A
(365) 536-2795 View (365) 536-2795

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Number of Counsellors in L2A

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in L2A who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
80% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Other
63% Blue Cross
63% SunLife

How Counsellors in L2A see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L2A?

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.