Photo of Kiru Wellness Clinic, Registered Psychotherapist in L3Y, ON
Kiru Wellness Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, DMin, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y  (Online Only)
Our landscape has changed. Our capacity for contribution is tied to our capacity to navigate life with confidence. We live in an era of unprecedented stress, pressure and overwhelm. A lack of confidence and increased disconnection is a strong predictor of overall dissatisfaction in life and decreased mental health. People are struggling more than ever, to navigate their life and need real solutions. Most therapy scratches the surface and leaves us frustrated and hopeless. Our method is different. We provide a practical, evidence-based framework to build confidence and connection quickly, and for the long.
Our landscape has changed. Our capacity for contribution is tied to our capacity to navigate life with confidence. We live in an era of unprecedented stress, pressure and overwhelm. A lack of confidence and increased disconnection is a strong predictor of overall dissatisfaction in life and decreased mental health. People are struggling more than ever, to navigate their life and need real solutions. Most therapy scratches the surface and leaves us frustrated and hopeless. Our method is different. We provide a practical, evidence-based framework to build confidence and connection quickly, and for the long.
(844) 402-2278 View (844) 402-2278
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Alisha Nanji
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Waitlist for new clients
At times, life can feel like a roller coaster...many of us are juggling the demands of modern living, often without the help of a village. This can lead to feelings of loneliness, disconnection & overwhelm. I believe that with support, self compassion & some humour, we can learn to ride life’s ups & downs while maintaining an internal sense of peace. My gentle & collaborative approach is client centred, recognizing the strength & resilience that has brought you to where you are today. I also bring with me my South Asian/Canadian identity, my lived experience as the daughter of immigrant-refugees & my role as a mother & spouse.
At times, life can feel like a roller coaster...many of us are juggling the demands of modern living, often without the help of a village. This can lead to feelings of loneliness, disconnection & overwhelm. I believe that with support, self compassion & some humour, we can learn to ride life’s ups & downs while maintaining an internal sense of peace. My gentle & collaborative approach is client centred, recognizing the strength & resilience that has brought you to where you are today. I also bring with me my South Asian/Canadian identity, my lived experience as the daughter of immigrant-refugees & my role as a mother & spouse.
(289) 273-6833 View (289) 273-6833
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Jessie Herschman
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Having worked in hospitals, mental health care agencies, and private practice, I have experience supporting youth, adults, couples, parents, and families experiencing a range of behavioural, emotional, and relational challenges. I also have extensive training and experience in helping individuals with ADHD and/or attentional difficulties to manage their symptoms and feel more in control of their lives.
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Having worked in hospitals, mental health care agencies, and private practice, I have experience supporting youth, adults, couples, parents, and families experiencing a range of behavioural, emotional, and relational challenges. I also have extensive training and experience in helping individuals with ADHD and/or attentional difficulties to manage their symptoms and feel more in control of their lives.
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Lynn Benrubi
Psychological Associate, MPsy
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Are you or someone you care for experiencing worry, feelings of overwhelm, low mood, a difficult life transition, social or behavioural challenges, or a previous trauma that is impacting your overall well-being? If so, you are not alone. If you are seeking support, it is never too late (or too early!) to make a positive change.
Are you or someone you care for experiencing worry, feelings of overwhelm, low mood, a difficult life transition, social or behavioural challenges, or a previous trauma that is impacting your overall well-being? If so, you are not alone. If you are seeking support, it is never too late (or too early!) to make a positive change.
(289) 763-6135 View (289) 763-6135
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Newmarket Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Our most fundamental need is to be seen, heard and accepted as we are. It is no surprise that the strongest determining factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. Positive change happens when we become more like ourselves rather than trying to be something others want us to be. Our team of experienced psychotherapists are here to support individuals, couples and families with their journeys towards greater wholeness and authenticity. We work with the mind, emotions and nervous system to break unhealthy thinking patterns, unburden emotional pain and trauma, build healthy self-esteem, and find deeper meaning in life.
Our most fundamental need is to be seen, heard and accepted as we are. It is no surprise that the strongest determining factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. Positive change happens when we become more like ourselves rather than trying to be something others want us to be. Our team of experienced psychotherapists are here to support individuals, couples and families with their journeys towards greater wholeness and authenticity. We work with the mind, emotions and nervous system to break unhealthy thinking patterns, unburden emotional pain and trauma, build healthy self-esteem, and find deeper meaning in life.
(365) 801-0320 View (365) 801-0320
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Family TLC
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP, MEd, BAFN
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Are life struggles causing you unhappiness? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or stuck? It can get better. We are a group of highly trained counsellors, with over 30+ years of experience. Hundreds of individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents have benefited from our services. At Family TLC we truly believe in you and that you are bigger than the concern.
Are life struggles causing you unhappiness? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or stuck? It can get better. We are a group of highly trained counsellors, with over 30+ years of experience. Hundreds of individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents have benefited from our services. At Family TLC we truly believe in you and that you are bigger than the concern.
(249) 700-4490 View (249) 700-4490
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York Region Stress and Anxiety Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd , CHyp, RP
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y
The York Region Stress and Anxiety Clinic is an integrative facility focused on mental health and well-being. Our highly trained and Registered Psychotherapists offer individual, couples, and family counselling and psychotherapy to the York Region Community. We utilize well-researched and cutting edge treatment methods for the treatment of stress, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma/PTSD, and relationship conflicts. All of our therapists have additional training or certification in particular specialty areas to deliver the best care possible
The York Region Stress and Anxiety Clinic is an integrative facility focused on mental health and well-being. Our highly trained and Registered Psychotherapists offer individual, couples, and family counselling and psychotherapy to the York Region Community. We utilize well-researched and cutting edge treatment methods for the treatment of stress, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma/PTSD, and relationship conflicts. All of our therapists have additional training or certification in particular specialty areas to deliver the best care possible
(647) 696-9520 View (647) 696-9520
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Robyn Schachter
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CHyp, CT, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
My therapeutic approach is to create inner harmony between your thoughts and emotions. I do this by creating integrative therapeutic experiences utilizing evidence based therapies such as CBT, DBT, Clinical Hypnosis, Brief Solution Based Counselling along with cutting edge holistic methods of mindfulness and client centered psychotherapy. Incorporating these cognitive therapies with the mind and body allows for a unique experience where you can heal from past trauma and move forward with new enthusiasm and excitement.
My therapeutic approach is to create inner harmony between your thoughts and emotions. I do this by creating integrative therapeutic experiences utilizing evidence based therapies such as CBT, DBT, Clinical Hypnosis, Brief Solution Based Counselling along with cutting edge holistic methods of mindfulness and client centered psychotherapy. Incorporating these cognitive therapies with the mind and body allows for a unique experience where you can heal from past trauma and move forward with new enthusiasm and excitement.
(855) 873-4443 View (855) 873-4443
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Danielle Marie Djelic
Registered Social Worker, BA, RSW
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Danielle a Registered Social Worker here in Ontario. My goal is to help meet clients where they are in the present-moment & work together Toward their goals to achieve their best version of themselves that they strive to become. I work from an anti-oppressive, strengths based frame of practice. I am a genuinely empathetic, warm person who will go above & beyond to make sure you truly feel seen, heard & understood. I look forward to connecting with as you embark on your lifetime journey to finding your purpose, discovering your unique strengths & embodying your vision toward your ideal future self.
Hi! I am Danielle a Registered Social Worker here in Ontario. My goal is to help meet clients where they are in the present-moment & work together Toward their goals to achieve their best version of themselves that they strive to become. I work from an anti-oppressive, strengths based frame of practice. I am a genuinely empathetic, warm person who will go above & beyond to make sure you truly feel seen, heard & understood. I look forward to connecting with as you embark on your lifetime journey to finding your purpose, discovering your unique strengths & embodying your vision toward your ideal future self.
(289) 210-7104 View (289) 210-7104
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Catalina Tunariu
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y  (Online Only)
Our life journey is always going to be filled with ups and downs, and although we have the strength and tools to handle most of the downs, occasionally we may need some support, encouragement, or a listening ear. I understand how upsetting and difficult these experiences may be and hope to build a partnership with you so we can face these challenges together. Travelling together on this journey, we will explore your needs, experiences, and goals, and work to uncover your strengths and resources so that we may identify and implement some solutions to the difficulties you are experiencing.
Our life journey is always going to be filled with ups and downs, and although we have the strength and tools to handle most of the downs, occasionally we may need some support, encouragement, or a listening ear. I understand how upsetting and difficult these experiences may be and hope to build a partnership with you so we can face these challenges together. Travelling together on this journey, we will explore your needs, experiences, and goals, and work to uncover your strengths and resources so that we may identify and implement some solutions to the difficulties you are experiencing.
(289) 366-7582 View (289) 366-7582
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Kristin Greco
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Waitlist for new clients
At times, life can feel complex and challenging for all of us. However, finding a therapist who is a good fit for your individual needs can feel very reassuring. The therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist is an important aspect in determining the efficacy of your therapeutic experience. I have a Masters in Social Work, and I am a Registered Social Worker with more than 15 years of psychotherapy and case management experience. Although I am primarily attachment-based in my approach, I integrate other treatment modalities to accommodate a client's individual needs for therapy.
At times, life can feel complex and challenging for all of us. However, finding a therapist who is a good fit for your individual needs can feel very reassuring. The therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist is an important aspect in determining the efficacy of your therapeutic experience. I have a Masters in Social Work, and I am a Registered Social Worker with more than 15 years of psychotherapy and case management experience. Although I am primarily attachment-based in my approach, I integrate other treatment modalities to accommodate a client's individual needs for therapy.
(647) 503-4171 View (647) 503-4171
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Jason Koenigbaur
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, CHT, RP
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over twenty years’ experience in the mental health field treating anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, trauma, and PTSD. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma, poor attachment, and those recovering from abusive relationships. Having been trained by leading experts in the fields of trauma, neuroscience and mind-body healing, I can help you find relief from distressing symptoms, make positive behavioural changes, and get you back connected to your True Self.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over twenty years’ experience in the mental health field treating anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, trauma, and PTSD. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma, poor attachment, and those recovering from abusive relationships. Having been trained by leading experts in the fields of trauma, neuroscience and mind-body healing, I can help you find relief from distressing symptoms, make positive behavioural changes, and get you back connected to your True Self.
(647) 951-6342 View (647) 951-6342
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Melissa Louka
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. My name is Melissa Louka, the proud owner of Under The Oak Psychotherapy. I am passionate about walking alongside women, teens and young adults in the ups and downs of this life. At Under the Oak, I work with you to sit safely in the pain, grieving and uncertainty, all the while helping you to see the flickers of beauty through the trees. I understand that it can be difficult to find purpose and meaning in seasons of suffering, which is why I work with you to help create a life you want stick around for and is worth your while.
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. My name is Melissa Louka, the proud owner of Under The Oak Psychotherapy. I am passionate about walking alongside women, teens and young adults in the ups and downs of this life. At Under the Oak, I work with you to sit safely in the pain, grieving and uncertainty, all the while helping you to see the flickers of beauty through the trees. I understand that it can be difficult to find purpose and meaning in seasons of suffering, which is why I work with you to help create a life you want stick around for and is worth your while.
(365) 645-7088 View (365) 645-7088
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Anna Lukomsky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Not accepting new clients
I am a deeply empathetic and dedicated social worker and psychotherapist, with more than 15 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients. I help individuals to cope with trauma, manage mood instability and anxiety, improve their relationships, and delve into gender or queer identity exploration. As a devoted client-centered and trauma-focused practitioner, my ultimate goal is to establish a warm and secure therapeutic environment in which clients can safely shed their old survival strategies and connect more deeply with their authentic selves.
I am a deeply empathetic and dedicated social worker and psychotherapist, with more than 15 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients. I help individuals to cope with trauma, manage mood instability and anxiety, improve their relationships, and delve into gender or queer identity exploration. As a devoted client-centered and trauma-focused practitioner, my ultimate goal is to establish a warm and secure therapeutic environment in which clients can safely shed their old survival strategies and connect more deeply with their authentic selves.
(647) 696-0890 View (647) 696-0890
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Jennifer Hoskin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y  (Online Only)
We all need support in re-connecting with our inner strengths, gaining tools and strategies, and overcoming obstacles. We can work together to help you grow on this journey! My name is Jennifer Hoskin MSW RSW with Gaining Ground Counselling Services. I am a Registered Social Worker with over 10 years of counselling experience. I offer individual in-person and telephone counselling sessions to individuals experiencing a wide variety of challenges that life can bring, such as anxiety, stress, grief and loss, and life transitions.
We all need support in re-connecting with our inner strengths, gaining tools and strategies, and overcoming obstacles. We can work together to help you grow on this journey! My name is Jennifer Hoskin MSW RSW with Gaining Ground Counselling Services. I am a Registered Social Worker with over 10 years of counselling experience. I offer individual in-person and telephone counselling sessions to individuals experiencing a wide variety of challenges that life can bring, such as anxiety, stress, grief and loss, and life transitions.
(365) 800-0864 View (365) 800-0864
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Olena Pkhaladze
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MSc, BCNLP, BCH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
I have a strong passion for helping individuals like you on your path to emotional well-being and healthier, more adaptive behaviours. My practice is a safe haven for those dealing with challenges such as anxiety, depression, social phobia, and stress management. I'm dedicated to partnering with you, offering guidance, and supporting your journey towards improved emotional health and effective coping strategies. I fluently speak English, Ukrainian and Russian languages.
I have a strong passion for helping individuals like you on your path to emotional well-being and healthier, more adaptive behaviours. My practice is a safe haven for those dealing with challenges such as anxiety, depression, social phobia, and stress management. I'm dedicated to partnering with you, offering guidance, and supporting your journey towards improved emotional health and effective coping strategies. I fluently speak English, Ukrainian and Russian languages.
(289) 724-4945 View (289) 724-4945
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Madelaine G Ahlberg
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MC
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y
I'm so glad you're here! I'm passionate about collaboratively guiding clients through difficult things, using empirically supported best-practices. I believe clients are the experts in their lives, and I can offer tools and strategies proven to help move things forward towards your goals (which can be as simple as feeling better!). Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, disordered eating, or problematic behaviour we can get things on track.
I'm so glad you're here! I'm passionate about collaboratively guiding clients through difficult things, using empirically supported best-practices. I believe clients are the experts in their lives, and I can offer tools and strategies proven to help move things forward towards your goals (which can be as simple as feeling better!). Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, disordered eating, or problematic behaviour we can get things on track.
(289) 212-0837 View (289) 212-0837
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Erica Boasie Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Not accepting new clients
Encountering distress of any kind can be incredibly overwhelming, isolating, and even defeating to some. A sense of suffering is a universally innate human characteristic, and we sometimes require the assistance of someone outside of ourselves and our closest relationships in order to understand and/or identify the roots of these troubles. In doing so, we open the door and provide ourselves with the opportunity to live a life congruent to our individual needs, and inline with our true values.
Encountering distress of any kind can be incredibly overwhelming, isolating, and even defeating to some. A sense of suffering is a universally innate human characteristic, and we sometimes require the assistance of someone outside of ourselves and our closest relationships in order to understand and/or identify the roots of these troubles. In doing so, we open the door and provide ourselves with the opportunity to live a life congruent to our individual needs, and inline with our true values.
(289) 210-7326 View (289) 210-7326
Photo of Jessica Squilloni, Registered Psychotherapist in L3Y, ON
Jessica Squilloni
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I provide evidence-based therapy and skills training in dialectical behaviour therapy. I specialize in issues related to emotion regulation and impulsivity which include borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders, PTSD, suicide as well as mood, anxiety and eating disorders. I have international training with DBT experts from locations including Italy and New York. I have formal training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and CBT for anxiety.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I provide evidence-based therapy and skills training in dialectical behaviour therapy. I specialize in issues related to emotion regulation and impulsivity which include borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders, PTSD, suicide as well as mood, anxiety and eating disorders. I have international training with DBT experts from locations including Italy and New York. I have formal training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and CBT for anxiety.
(249) 495-5310 View (249) 495-5310
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Bianca Zambri | Emdr
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Despite our best efforts, the pressures add up and have impact. Fearing things will get worse when you're already tired, defeated or overwhelmed? Noticing negative patterns/symptoms? Having big feelings? You’re not alone. Perhaps you are struggling with past or present issue/s, having trouble coping with painful emotions/thoughts/behaviors, challenging relationships or transitions. For 20 yrs I've supported clients who've experienced the complexities of life including anxiety, depression, stress, illness, abuse, work issue, parenting/family dynamics with special interest in neurobiology, trauma and loss.
Despite our best efforts, the pressures add up and have impact. Fearing things will get worse when you're already tired, defeated or overwhelmed? Noticing negative patterns/symptoms? Having big feelings? You’re not alone. Perhaps you are struggling with past or present issue/s, having trouble coping with painful emotions/thoughts/behaviors, challenging relationships or transitions. For 20 yrs I've supported clients who've experienced the complexities of life including anxiety, depression, stress, illness, abuse, work issue, parenting/family dynamics with special interest in neurobiology, trauma and loss.
(289) 803-5563 View (289) 803-5563

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Number of Counsellors in L3Y

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L3Y who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
80% Stress
72% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Green Shield Canada
53% SunLife
52% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in L3Y see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L3Y?

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.