Therapists in L4C

Photo of Fabiola Duran, Registered Psychotherapist in L4C, ON
Fabiola Duran
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Fabiola. I have more than twenty five years of working experience (12 years in Canada, 10 years in the US, 5 years in Colombia) with Spanish and English speaking couples, individuals, and families in the areas of grief, infidelity, trauma, PTSD, divorce, anger management, sleep or insomnia, pregnancy, prenatal, post-partum, domestic violence, drug addictions, depression, anxiety, stress, among others. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
My name is Fabiola. I have more than twenty five years of working experience (12 years in Canada, 10 years in the US, 5 years in Colombia) with Spanish and English speaking couples, individuals, and families in the areas of grief, infidelity, trauma, PTSD, divorce, anger management, sleep or insomnia, pregnancy, prenatal, post-partum, domestic violence, drug addictions, depression, anxiety, stress, among others. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
(647) 496-1036 View (647) 496-1036
Photo of Lotus Pathways Psychotherapy | Shagun Sharma, Registered Psychotherapist in L4C, ON
Lotus Pathways Psychotherapy | Shagun Sharma
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified
9 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
I believe mental health must recognize individualism. This is influenced by my own experience as a first-generation Indo-Canadian. My key values include empowering clients while creating a safe, collaborative approach. You are the storyteller of your life, and my role is to support you while you write, edit, and enhance the pages. My clients have shared that I provide a genuine, non-judgmental presence and atmosphere while they explore their thoughts and emotions, gain insight into their behaviours, and develop effective steps to enhance their well-being. You can expect a therapeutic setting that is professional, yet relaxed.
I believe mental health must recognize individualism. This is influenced by my own experience as a first-generation Indo-Canadian. My key values include empowering clients while creating a safe, collaborative approach. You are the storyteller of your life, and my role is to support you while you write, edit, and enhance the pages. My clients have shared that I provide a genuine, non-judgmental presence and atmosphere while they explore their thoughts and emotions, gain insight into their behaviours, and develop effective steps to enhance their well-being. You can expect a therapeutic setting that is professional, yet relaxed.
(647) 722-5903 View (647) 722-5903
Photo of Iris Benrubi, Counsellor in L4C, ON
Iris Benrubi
Counsellor, MA, RP
2 Endorsed
Do you feel overwhelmed? Stressed? Are you in a relationship that doesn’t give you joy & don't know what to do? I can help. I specialize in working with individuals & couples who are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated & stressed to create a life and relationships that fulfill you, give you a greater sense of inner peace, joy and feeling of mastery over life circumstances. You deserve to be happy! Take action today, just click on my 2 minute video on www.therapysolutions.ca or call 905-709-8185.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Stressed? Are you in a relationship that doesn’t give you joy & don't know what to do? I can help. I specialize in working with individuals & couples who are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated & stressed to create a life and relationships that fulfill you, give you a greater sense of inner peace, joy and feeling of mastery over life circumstances. You deserve to be happy! Take action today, just click on my 2 minute video on www.therapysolutions.ca or call 905-709-8185.
(289) 677-1575 View (289) 677-1575
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Nelly Movasseli
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
As a registered social worker and a psychotherapist, I am committed to creating a safe space by taking a non-judgmental stance and remaining flexible to your needs. Therapy is a place where we can collaboratively embark on a journey to work towards your goals while maintaining your role as the expert of your own life. The focus of therapy is to better understand and address the thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours that are contributing to your distress.
As a registered social worker and a psychotherapist, I am committed to creating a safe space by taking a non-judgmental stance and remaining flexible to your needs. Therapy is a place where we can collaboratively embark on a journey to work towards your goals while maintaining your role as the expert of your own life. The focus of therapy is to better understand and address the thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours that are contributing to your distress.
(289) 210-7178 View (289) 210-7178
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Laura Cowal
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MTA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
Are you feeling chained to the past and locked into “autopilot” mode? Are relationships leaving you wonder about belonging or being good enough? Trauma leaves an undeniable trail of distrust and fear in our mind and our bodies. Trauma is what went wrong and what was never given. Its imprints shape our stress response, emotional thresholds and how we relate to others. So, what if you could quiet your survival brain and take back control of your life? Therapy is about becoming the architect of your life and the master of your mind and body. It’s time to take charge and shape the new you.
Are you feeling chained to the past and locked into “autopilot” mode? Are relationships leaving you wonder about belonging or being good enough? Trauma leaves an undeniable trail of distrust and fear in our mind and our bodies. Trauma is what went wrong and what was never given. Its imprints shape our stress response, emotional thresholds and how we relate to others. So, what if you could quiet your survival brain and take back control of your life? Therapy is about becoming the architect of your life and the master of your mind and body. It’s time to take charge and shape the new you.
(289) 216-7062 View (289) 216-7062
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New Path Counseling and Psychological Services
Psychological Associate
Verified
Member of Ontario College of Psychologists and specialized in couple therapy. Mohammad Dehganpour has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, couples, adults and families. In Canada Mohammad worked as a child and family therapist for 7 years at Integra foundation which was specialized in LD and other related mental health issues such as ADHD and ADD. For 7 years, Mohammad worked as a clinical manager supervising clinical program and services at Blue hills Child and Family Center and Catholic Family services of Toronto. Mohammad is a co-founder of the New Path Counseling and Psychological Center.
Member of Ontario College of Psychologists and specialized in couple therapy. Mohammad Dehganpour has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, couples, adults and families. In Canada Mohammad worked as a child and family therapist for 7 years at Integra foundation which was specialized in LD and other related mental health issues such as ADHD and ADD. For 7 years, Mohammad worked as a clinical manager supervising clinical program and services at Blue hills Child and Family Center and Catholic Family services of Toronto. Mohammad is a co-founder of the New Path Counseling and Psychological Center.
(647) 362-6691 View (647) 362-6691
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Arvin Puyan
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, MACP, MA
Verified
As a psychotherapist, I provide compassionate support for clients facing depression, anxiety, OCD, work stress, and relationship challenges. In a safe and collaborative environment, I work to understand each individual's unique needs and goals. Together, we explore underlying patterns and develop tailored coping strategies. Through empathy and trust, I empower clients to enhance self-awareness, cultivate resilience, and foster positive change. My aim is to facilitate a journey of self-discovery and growth, guiding clients towards greater emotional well-being and fulfillment.
As a psychotherapist, I provide compassionate support for clients facing depression, anxiety, OCD, work stress, and relationship challenges. In a safe and collaborative environment, I work to understand each individual's unique needs and goals. Together, we explore underlying patterns and develop tailored coping strategies. Through empathy and trust, I empower clients to enhance self-awareness, cultivate resilience, and foster positive change. My aim is to facilitate a journey of self-discovery and growth, guiding clients towards greater emotional well-being and fulfillment.
(365) 305-0034 View (365) 305-0034
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Marta Suchta
Registered Social Worker, Hons BA, MSW, RSW, RRP
Verified
Chances are that you may be experiencing some stress, dissatisfaction or disenchantment in your life. These are completely normal facets of the human condition and looking into some outside supports is one step to address these often difficult feelings. I acknowledge that this can be a frightening process and want to assure you that I will meet you where you are at; in a safe, kind, genuine and non-judgmental space. I have over 14 years of counselling and therapy experience in hospitals, community & government settings. I have helped individuals of different ages, backgrounds and cultural groups with a wide range of difficulties.
Chances are that you may be experiencing some stress, dissatisfaction or disenchantment in your life. These are completely normal facets of the human condition and looking into some outside supports is one step to address these often difficult feelings. I acknowledge that this can be a frightening process and want to assure you that I will meet you where you are at; in a safe, kind, genuine and non-judgmental space. I have over 14 years of counselling and therapy experience in hospitals, community & government settings. I have helped individuals of different ages, backgrounds and cultural groups with a wide range of difficulties.
(647) 372-1466 View (647) 372-1466
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Saeed Behckam
Counsellor, RCC, MSc, CCPA, APA
Verified
Seyyed Saeed Behckam ֎ Master of Clinical Psychology & Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) ֎ Member of American Psychological Association (APA) ֎ Member of Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Σ Treatment and counseling regarding: Depression - Sex therapy - Immigration - Couple therapy and sexual dysfunctions- Childhood traumas - Anxiety - Obsession - life journey- Social traumas - Family relations - Relationship problems with teenage children - Drug use - Sexual abuse- Stress and diseases - ADHD-Traumatic relationships - I also work with lawyers' clients of family court
Seyyed Saeed Behckam ֎ Master of Clinical Psychology & Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) ֎ Member of American Psychological Association (APA) ֎ Member of Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Σ Treatment and counseling regarding: Depression - Sex therapy - Immigration - Couple therapy and sexual dysfunctions- Childhood traumas - Anxiety - Obsession - life journey- Social traumas - Family relations - Relationship problems with teenage children - Drug use - Sexual abuse- Stress and diseases - ADHD-Traumatic relationships - I also work with lawyers' clients of family court
(289) 778-5451 View (289) 778-5451
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Bhatia Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bhatia Psychology Group provides individual and couples therapy to help you build a mentally healthier and happier life. Our team features clinical psychologists, social workers, and registered psychotherapists. We more than therapists — we are caring, compassionate and committed individuals guiding you on a path to happiness, self-love and inner peace. We are here to help if you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship challenges or more.
Bhatia Psychology Group provides individual and couples therapy to help you build a mentally healthier and happier life. Our team features clinical psychologists, social workers, and registered psychotherapists. We more than therapists — we are caring, compassionate and committed individuals guiding you on a path to happiness, self-love and inner peace. We are here to help if you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship challenges or more.
(289) 805-3520 View (289) 805-3520
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Tina Weidelich
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety or traumatic experiences? Or do you feel stuck or are going through a really tough time? Hi, I’m Tina, and I would be honoured to journey with you and/or your loved one(s) to help provide healing - pointing out your strengths, discovering your passions, and supporting you with therapeutic modalities that are well researched and tailored to fit your needs and meet your goals. I have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), loss/grief, trauma, addictions and premarital counselling.
Are you struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety or traumatic experiences? Or do you feel stuck or are going through a really tough time? Hi, I’m Tina, and I would be honoured to journey with you and/or your loved one(s) to help provide healing - pointing out your strengths, discovering your passions, and supporting you with therapeutic modalities that are well researched and tailored to fit your needs and meet your goals. I have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), loss/grief, trauma, addictions and premarital counselling.
(289) 768-8749 View (289) 768-8749
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Maneet Bhatia - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych
Verified
Life is full of challenges, obstacles, and stressors that we all face within our lives. Even with our best efforts to try to "fix" our problems, or "get over" negative feelings, these challenges continue to persist. When they persist, it is important for us to seek out the assistance of a qualified professional. Reaching out for professional help is not a sign of weakness or personal failure - it is a sign of wanting to live a healthier and authentic life.
Life is full of challenges, obstacles, and stressors that we all face within our lives. Even with our best efforts to try to "fix" our problems, or "get over" negative feelings, these challenges continue to persist. When they persist, it is important for us to seek out the assistance of a qualified professional. Reaching out for professional help is not a sign of weakness or personal failure - it is a sign of wanting to live a healthier and authentic life.
(289) 902-2058 View (289) 902-2058
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Listening to Me
Registered Social Worker, CYW CYC, BEd OCT, MSW RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcoming New Clients! Are you looking for a therapist that can offer support during a challenging time? Then you should meet Harjinder Mundi. Harjinder is a Child and Youth Care Counsellor who possess’ a minor in Family Supports and Community Practice from Ryerson University. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher from the University of Ontario and a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Harjinder has worked in different educational facilities, treatment centres, & hospitals for over 20 years.
Welcoming New Clients! Are you looking for a therapist that can offer support during a challenging time? Then you should meet Harjinder Mundi. Harjinder is a Child and Youth Care Counsellor who possess’ a minor in Family Supports and Community Practice from Ryerson University. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher from the University of Ontario and a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Harjinder has worked in different educational facilities, treatment centres, & hospitals for over 20 years.
(289) 207-7802 View (289) 207-7802
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The Recovery Concierge
CCAC, ICADC, IBCP
Are you overcome with guilt about your addiction and behaviours? Maybe you find yourself saying that it was the last time...only to find yourself relapsing. Choosing the right specialist is essential to your recovery. As an internationally certified addiction counsellor and holistic health practitioner, I have helped hundreds of individuals and families treat addiction and heal unhealthy patterns. Using evidence-based therapeutic methods, I’ll work with you to create a recovery path that fits your lifestyle and goals. Recovery means something different to everyone. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
Are you overcome with guilt about your addiction and behaviours? Maybe you find yourself saying that it was the last time...only to find yourself relapsing. Choosing the right specialist is essential to your recovery. As an internationally certified addiction counsellor and holistic health practitioner, I have helped hundreds of individuals and families treat addiction and heal unhealthy patterns. Using evidence-based therapeutic methods, I’ll work with you to create a recovery path that fits your lifestyle and goals. Recovery means something different to everyone. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
(647) 493-1853 View (647) 493-1853
Photo of Li Tang, Registered Psychotherapist in L4C, ON
Li Tang
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Li Tang is a registered psychotherapist in Ontario and a certified hypnotist in the United States. She entered the field of psychology in 1987 and has been 30 years since then. Served as the president of the Canadian branch of the Life Adjustment and Love Society of the Republic of China, Toronto’s project supervisor “6180 is happy to help you”. Tang Li is also the supervisor of Ambassador of Toronto Chinese Health Education Committee Mandarin Education, the General- Director of the Taiwanese Manchu Family Service Center, the volunteer teacher for Salvation Corps and the Taiwan Keelung prison counselling division.
Li Tang is a registered psychotherapist in Ontario and a certified hypnotist in the United States. She entered the field of psychology in 1987 and has been 30 years since then. Served as the president of the Canadian branch of the Life Adjustment and Love Society of the Republic of China, Toronto’s project supervisor “6180 is happy to help you”. Tang Li is also the supervisor of Ambassador of Toronto Chinese Health Education Committee Mandarin Education, the General- Director of the Taiwanese Manchu Family Service Center, the volunteer teacher for Salvation Corps and the Taiwan Keelung prison counselling division.
(365) 400-7196 View (365) 400-7196
Photo of Lisa Freud-Goldman, Registered Social Worker in L4C, ON
Lisa Freud-Goldman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am a clinical therapist with over 30 years of experience working in the field of mental health and the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, relationship issues,post-traumatic stress syndrome, grief, anger management, and addictions. I also provide specialized counseling for individuals who have been in trouble with the law. Following an extensive training program I am now providing Family Mediation services. I work in partnership with my clients to establish the approach that works best for them. Each treatment plan is individualized and flexible. All sessions are provided online.
I am a clinical therapist with over 30 years of experience working in the field of mental health and the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, relationship issues,post-traumatic stress syndrome, grief, anger management, and addictions. I also provide specialized counseling for individuals who have been in trouble with the law. Following an extensive training program I am now providing Family Mediation services. I work in partnership with my clients to establish the approach that works best for them. Each treatment plan is individualized and flexible. All sessions are provided online.
(647) 955-3877 View (647) 955-3877
Photo of Dr. Limor Zomer, Psychologist in L4C, ON
Dr. Limor Zomer
Psychologist, MA, MEd, PhD
Verified
Dr. Zomer is a clinical psychologist who provides mental health services regarding a variety of issues. Concerns may involve stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, family discord, abuse, career issues, grief, and addiction, as well as other mental health issues. She provides services to diverse populations, including LGBTQ+, Indigenous community, and other minority groups.
Dr. Zomer is a clinical psychologist who provides mental health services regarding a variety of issues. Concerns may involve stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, family discord, abuse, career issues, grief, and addiction, as well as other mental health issues. She provides services to diverse populations, including LGBTQ+, Indigenous community, and other minority groups.
(289) 809-6212 View (289) 809-6212
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Núria Ribas
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Do you feel ...overwhelmed? ...numb? ...stressed? ...anxious? ...depressed? ...angry? ...hopeless? ...ashamed? ...lost? ...haunted by the past? ...alone? At times we can become stuck in these painful emotions, and we desperately wish to avoid them. We temporarily block them or distract ourselves only for them to return with a vengeance. Instead, when we turn towards them to hear and heal what is underneath, the painful emotions can be truly transformed. In this way, we can use emotions as a guide and overcome the obstacles in reaching our full potential.
Do you feel ...overwhelmed? ...numb? ...stressed? ...anxious? ...depressed? ...angry? ...hopeless? ...ashamed? ...lost? ...haunted by the past? ...alone? At times we can become stuck in these painful emotions, and we desperately wish to avoid them. We temporarily block them or distract ourselves only for them to return with a vengeance. Instead, when we turn towards them to hear and heal what is underneath, the painful emotions can be truly transformed. In this way, we can use emotions as a guide and overcome the obstacles in reaching our full potential.
(416) 450-6127 View (416) 450-6127
Photo of Karla Groen, Registered Social Worker in L4C, ON
Karla Groen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is just overwhelming and hard. Whether you're experiencing a major life change or feel stuck where you are, therapy is an opportunity to increase your capacity to grow, change, and experience healing. I will work alongside you to find ways to cope with difficulty and experience greater life fulfillment. I work with teens, adults, and couples on a range of issues. I have over 10 years experience working extensively with depression, anxiety, relational conflict, trauma, women's' issues, life transitions, and grief and loss.
Sometimes life is just overwhelming and hard. Whether you're experiencing a major life change or feel stuck where you are, therapy is an opportunity to increase your capacity to grow, change, and experience healing. I will work alongside you to find ways to cope with difficulty and experience greater life fulfillment. I work with teens, adults, and couples on a range of issues. I have over 10 years experience working extensively with depression, anxiety, relational conflict, trauma, women's' issues, life transitions, and grief and loss.
(289) 276-8097 View (289) 276-8097
Photo of Rom Malik, Registered Psychotherapist in L4C, ON
Rom Malik
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Our life experiences have shaped our perceptions, coping methods and relationships. For 25+ years I have researched symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety): how they develop from life experiences, and how to dismantle them in therapy. Together, we will work to assist you in overcoming your sadness, fears, worries, and low self-esteem while helping you navigate stressors at home, work and family. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and friendly space. We can build on your courage to support your healing and growth. Therapy offers freedom to explore with compassion, to find stability, and to create new possibilities.
Our life experiences have shaped our perceptions, coping methods and relationships. For 25+ years I have researched symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety): how they develop from life experiences, and how to dismantle them in therapy. Together, we will work to assist you in overcoming your sadness, fears, worries, and low self-esteem while helping you navigate stressors at home, work and family. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and friendly space. We can build on your courage to support your healing and growth. Therapy offers freedom to explore with compassion, to find stability, and to create new possibilities.
(647) 931-1563 View (647) 931-1563

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Number of Counsellors in L4C

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L4C who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
77% Stress
70% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% SunLife
58% Green Shield Canada
58% Manulife

How Counsellors in L4C see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L4C?

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.