Photo of Melanie Pine, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L2E, ON
Melanie Pine
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling stuck and unsure where to turn? I'm here to help you find your way forward. Let's tackle life's challenges together! My focus is on helping you meet your deepest needs and empowering you to achieve your full potential. I understand that everyone is unique, so I use a variety of techniques tailored to your individual situation. With a Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology, I’m well equipped to support you on your path to healing.
Feeling stuck and unsure where to turn? I'm here to help you find your way forward. Let's tackle life's challenges together! My focus is on helping you meet your deepest needs and empowering you to achieve your full potential. I understand that everyone is unique, so I use a variety of techniques tailored to your individual situation. With a Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology, I’m well equipped to support you on your path to healing.
(905) 359-0299 View (905) 359-0299
Photo of Martina Nazartchyk, Registered Psychotherapist in L2E, ON
Martina Nazartchyk
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Wouldn’t it be a relief to hangout with your friends, study or work, and unwind with your favourite T.V series without being in the haze of thoughts about food and body image all the time? Living with a smile on your face and trying to keep it all together while you really feel scared, unfulfilled, and in the grip of perfectionism is exhausting. Instead of having space to be creative, find your passion, and follow your dreams, you find yourself stuck in the repetitive cycle of feeling like you’re not enough and trying to mend it through dieting, exercise, or numbing out your emotions.
Wouldn’t it be a relief to hangout with your friends, study or work, and unwind with your favourite T.V series without being in the haze of thoughts about food and body image all the time? Living with a smile on your face and trying to keep it all together while you really feel scared, unfulfilled, and in the grip of perfectionism is exhausting. Instead of having space to be creative, find your passion, and follow your dreams, you find yourself stuck in the repetitive cycle of feeling like you’re not enough and trying to mend it through dieting, exercise, or numbing out your emotions.
(365) 650-9176 View (365) 650-9176
Photo of Deanna Khes-Grabiec, Registered Social Worker in L2E, ON
Deanna Khes-Grabiec
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I focus on children, teenagers and young adults struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating, body image, anxiety, and perfectionism. I promote wellness beyond weight and address related social justice issues by approaching care from a Health at Every Size theoretical lens. Intrusive thoughts related to food, weight, and self-image can be overwhelming and by using a collaborative approach to discover self-compassion, food freedom, body acceptance, and self-confidence, patients can feel empowered.
I focus on children, teenagers and young adults struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating, body image, anxiety, and perfectionism. I promote wellness beyond weight and address related social justice issues by approaching care from a Health at Every Size theoretical lens. Intrusive thoughts related to food, weight, and self-image can be overwhelming and by using a collaborative approach to discover self-compassion, food freedom, body acceptance, and self-confidence, patients can feel empowered.
(289) 273-9513 View (289) 273-9513
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Michelle Graham
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
If a session with a therapist were helpful, What would that look like? Safety, Compassion, Empathetic, Respectful, and Validating. I provide therapy for issues such as; anxiety, depression, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, individual for youth and adults as well as couples counselling.
If a session with a therapist were helpful, What would that look like? Safety, Compassion, Empathetic, Respectful, and Validating. I provide therapy for issues such as; anxiety, depression, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, individual for youth and adults as well as couples counselling.
(888) 232-0631 View (888) 232-0631
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Michaela Weaver
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara Falls, ON L2E  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Michaela! I hold a Behavioural Psychology undergraduate degree and a Masters of Social Work. I spent five years working in acute inpatient psychiatric care for children and youth ages 5-17 and currently work as a mental health social worker in the emergency department at my local hospital. My experience with youth has allowed me to understand both the situational and developmental implications of being an adolescent in today’s world. My current role has provided me with skills to support individuals in crisis across the lifespan. I believe every human being is unique, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach, and each person
Hi, I’m Michaela! I hold a Behavioural Psychology undergraduate degree and a Masters of Social Work. I spent five years working in acute inpatient psychiatric care for children and youth ages 5-17 and currently work as a mental health social worker in the emergency department at my local hospital. My experience with youth has allowed me to understand both the situational and developmental implications of being an adolescent in today’s world. My current role has provided me with skills to support individuals in crisis across the lifespan. I believe every human being is unique, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach, and each person
(289) 334-0957 View (289) 334-0957
Photo of Michelle Strazzeri Psychotherapy For You, Registered Social Worker in L2E, ON
Michelle Strazzeri Psychotherapy For You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara Falls, ON L2E  (Online Only)
For 9 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families on a wide variety of issues including communication breakdown, trauma, abuse, accident, injury, addictions, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. I understand that change is difficult, and it is hard to take the first step in seeking out therapy support. I know it takes courage to start this process. I offer a safe, private, confidential environment to explore what you want your life to look like and to help you get there. Therapy is hard work, but the reward is a more satisfying you.
For 9 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families on a wide variety of issues including communication breakdown, trauma, abuse, accident, injury, addictions, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. I understand that change is difficult, and it is hard to take the first step in seeking out therapy support. I know it takes courage to start this process. I offer a safe, private, confidential environment to explore what you want your life to look like and to help you get there. Therapy is hard work, but the reward is a more satisfying you.
(289) 271-0957 View (289) 271-0957
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Laura Bruno Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
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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Katie MacNeill
Registered Psychotherapist, BPH, MA
Verified Verified
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, trauma, and more. As someone who struggles with OCD and anxiety myself, I take pride in being able to collaborate with individuals in treatment planning and improving your quality of life.
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, trauma, and more. As someone who struggles with OCD and anxiety myself, I take pride in being able to collaborate with individuals in treatment planning and improving your quality of life.
(289) 319-0914 View (289) 319-0914
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Abma Counselling Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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
Photo of Stacy Kirkbride, Registered Psychotherapist in L2E, ON
Stacy Kirkbride
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Niagara Falls, ON L2E  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Navigating life’s challenges can be hard and often needs support. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Recreation Therapist with experience supporting people with a wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, panic and phobias, and relationship issues. I enjoy supporting people through difficult life transitions, coping with chronic pain and illness, grief, interpersonal challenges, limiting self-beliefs and low self-confidence. I work with both individuals and couples to build healthier more meaningful relationships by enhancing connection, communication, and understanding.
Accepting New Clients! Navigating life’s challenges can be hard and often needs support. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Recreation Therapist with experience supporting people with a wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, panic and phobias, and relationship issues. I enjoy supporting people through difficult life transitions, coping with chronic pain and illness, grief, interpersonal challenges, limiting self-beliefs and low self-confidence. I work with both individuals and couples to build healthier more meaningful relationships by enhancing connection, communication, and understanding.
(249) 492-9937 View (249) 492-9937
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K. Harris Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
At K. Harris Counselling, we blend expertise with an authentic, approachable vibe. Our therapists have diverse backgrounds in various therapy modalities, coupled with a sincere, down-to-earth approach that enhances our competence and helps to build a genuine authentic connection our clients. We are dedicated to being authentic in everything we do. We focus on building a space where clients feel genuinely valued and understood, free from judgment. Our approach is all about being real and relatable, creating an atmosphere where clients can comfortably explore their deepest thoughts and emotions.
At K. Harris Counselling, we blend expertise with an authentic, approachable vibe. Our therapists have diverse backgrounds in various therapy modalities, coupled with a sincere, down-to-earth approach that enhances our competence and helps to build a genuine authentic connection our clients. We are dedicated to being authentic in everything we do. We focus on building a space where clients feel genuinely valued and understood, free from judgment. Our approach is all about being real and relatable, creating an atmosphere where clients can comfortably explore their deepest thoughts and emotions.
(289) 203-4672 View (289) 203-4672
Photo of Adrienne (Sharma) Richardson, Registered Psychotherapist in L2E, ON
Adrienne (Sharma) Richardson
Registered Psychotherapist, (RP), PhD, MSEd, OCT, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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
Photo of Janessa Meissner, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L2E, ON
Janessa Meissner
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed? Ready to shake off self-doubt and embrace a more confident you? I’m here to help you rediscover your true self, build your self-esteem, and start living a life you love! As your therapist I will support you as you navigate through life's ups and downs. We will focus on things like boosting your confidence, helping you to feel good about your body, giving you tools to manage your stress, and finding new ways to deal with difficult emotions like anxiety and depression. I also have extensive experience in dementia care and provide caregivers with support to navigate difficulties and prevent burnout.
Feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed? Ready to shake off self-doubt and embrace a more confident you? I’m here to help you rediscover your true self, build your self-esteem, and start living a life you love! As your therapist I will support you as you navigate through life's ups and downs. We will focus on things like boosting your confidence, helping you to feel good about your body, giving you tools to manage your stress, and finding new ways to deal with difficult emotions like anxiety and depression. I also have extensive experience in dementia care and provide caregivers with support to navigate difficulties and prevent burnout.
(905) 359-0299 View (905) 359-0299
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Ian Robertson Social Work Professional Corp.
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I have worked as a clinician for over 30 years. I am an Advanced Clinical Supervisor for therapists and several community agencies. I am a clinical traumatologist with advanced trauma training and expanded clinical experience in providing therapy for many unique issues for families, couples, and individuals. As an instructor at Laurier University in the Professional Development Department in the School of Social Work, I also train professional therapists in advanced trauma, mental health and addiction therapeutic clinical models and approaches. Our agency provides empathetic yet effective therapeutic approaches to self-growth.
I have worked as a clinician for over 30 years. I am an Advanced Clinical Supervisor for therapists and several community agencies. I am a clinical traumatologist with advanced trauma training and expanded clinical experience in providing therapy for many unique issues for families, couples, and individuals. As an instructor at Laurier University in the Professional Development Department in the School of Social Work, I also train professional therapists in advanced trauma, mental health and addiction therapeutic clinical models and approaches. Our agency provides empathetic yet effective therapeutic approaches to self-growth.
(289) 277-0102 View (289) 277-0102
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Lo Greco & Associates Counseling and Holistic Svcs
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Embark on a journey to well-being with Lo Greco & Associates Counseling and Hypnotherapy. Our approach transcends traditional counseling, delving into the unique intricacies of your emotional and psychological challenges. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship hurdles, grief, self-esteem battles, or navigating major life transitions, we're here to guide and support you. Uncover a personalized path toward resilience, empowerment, and lasting positive change. Your optimal counseling experience begins with understanding, empathy, an a commitment to your well-being. Step into a transformative partnership
Embark on a journey to well-being with Lo Greco & Associates Counseling and Hypnotherapy. Our approach transcends traditional counseling, delving into the unique intricacies of your emotional and psychological challenges. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship hurdles, grief, self-esteem battles, or navigating major life transitions, we're here to guide and support you. Uncover a personalized path toward resilience, empowerment, and lasting positive change. Your optimal counseling experience begins with understanding, empathy, an a commitment to your well-being. Step into a transformative partnership
(289) 809-2017 View (289) 809-2017
Photo of Harpreet Saini, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L2E, ON
Harpreet Saini
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel worried about life? Are you experiencing feelings of sadness? Do you want more from your relationship? Feeling stuck and in need of a change? I got you! Let's talk about how things could be different. Positive thoughts, beliefs, and actions can help you. With the tools of self-discovery, you can build resilience and begin to live a fulfilling life, regardless of your background or current circumstances. I'm here to help you live your best lives by bringing about positive change. It's important to know that you don't have to go through this alone.
Do you feel worried about life? Are you experiencing feelings of sadness? Do you want more from your relationship? Feeling stuck and in need of a change? I got you! Let's talk about how things could be different. Positive thoughts, beliefs, and actions can help you. With the tools of self-discovery, you can build resilience and begin to live a fulfilling life, regardless of your background or current circumstances. I'm here to help you live your best lives by bringing about positive change. It's important to know that you don't have to go through this alone.
(289) 514-5802 View (289) 514-5802
Photo of Danielle Mackenzie, Registered Psychotherapist in L2E, ON
Danielle Mackenzie
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Virtual, Phone, and In Person sessions available (in person in Niagara Falls). Sometimes things can feel overwhelming. We can lose focus, motivation, or feel lost. That is okay, and absolutely normal. Having a supportive and safe space to express yourself, without fear of judgement can be beneficial. Identifying your goals, barriers, and your priorities can help organize your thoughts and start the path to healing. It can be tough to look forward when you are feeling stuck in one spot. Recognizing and reminding you of your strengths can be empowering. It can be hard to ask for help, so congratulations on taking the first step.
Virtual, Phone, and In Person sessions available (in person in Niagara Falls). Sometimes things can feel overwhelming. We can lose focus, motivation, or feel lost. That is okay, and absolutely normal. Having a supportive and safe space to express yourself, without fear of judgement can be beneficial. Identifying your goals, barriers, and your priorities can help organize your thoughts and start the path to healing. It can be tough to look forward when you are feeling stuck in one spot. Recognizing and reminding you of your strengths can be empowering. It can be hard to ask for help, so congratulations on taking the first step.
(905) 246-9091 View (905) 246-9091
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Carmen Esau
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone has their own story, shaped by their experiences, and my commitment is to provide a supportive and empathetic environment tailored to your unique journey. For over 20 years, I have supported individuals and couples through various challenges. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I draw from therapeutic models such as ACT, CBT, and SFT and am trained in Gottman Method for couples, Transformative Couples Therapy, and financial counseling. I provide therapy for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, financial stress, parenting, conflict resolution, communication improvement, and premarital counseling.
Everyone has their own story, shaped by their experiences, and my commitment is to provide a supportive and empathetic environment tailored to your unique journey. For over 20 years, I have supported individuals and couples through various challenges. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I draw from therapeutic models such as ACT, CBT, and SFT and am trained in Gottman Method for couples, Transformative Couples Therapy, and financial counseling. I provide therapy for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, financial stress, parenting, conflict resolution, communication improvement, and premarital counseling.
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Photo of Jenna Fiello, Registered Psychotherapist in L2E, ON
Jenna Fiello
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Niagara Falls, ON L2E  (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. As an EMDR trained therapist, 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. As an EMDR trained therapist, 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
Photo of Duane Williams, Registered Social Worker in L2E, ON
Duane Williams
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I provide psychotherapy that fosters critical dialogue and facilitates an exploration of your mental health in its many dimensions, including physical, socio-cultural, relational, sexual and spiritual. This involves developing the self-knowledge, personal resources and abilities that forge adaptive, new connections to your sense of self and to others. Making new connections is essential to your resilience and recovery: your capacities to create positive growth and change through self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-compassion. Enhancing how you are connected to self, others and community is central to my therapeutic approach.
I provide psychotherapy that fosters critical dialogue and facilitates an exploration of your mental health in its many dimensions, including physical, socio-cultural, relational, sexual and spiritual. This involves developing the self-knowledge, personal resources and abilities that forge adaptive, new connections to your sense of self and to others. Making new connections is essential to your resilience and recovery: your capacities to create positive growth and change through self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-compassion. Enhancing how you are connected to self, others and community is central to my therapeutic approach.
(289) 670-1832 View (289) 670-1832

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L2E

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L2E who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Stress
85% Self Esteem
84% Coping Skills
83% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Green Shield Canada
64% Manulife
62% SunLife

How Counsellors in L2E see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L2E?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.