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David Sazant
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J  (Online Only)
You're a man who feels like life hasn't come together the way you would have liked it to. You yearn for confidence, self-respect, motivation, and high self-esteem, but these feel like they "just aren't a part of who you are". You want to put yourself on track to becoming a mentally strong version of yourself - a person who has goals, and achieves them. A person who creates new and fulfilling relationships, and ultimately, a person who likes themselves.
You're a man who feels like life hasn't come together the way you would have liked it to. You yearn for confidence, self-respect, motivation, and high self-esteem, but these feel like they "just aren't a part of who you are". You want to put yourself on track to becoming a mentally strong version of yourself - a person who has goals, and achieves them. A person who creates new and fulfilling relationships, and ultimately, a person who likes themselves.
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Majied Kaveh
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J
Majied Kaveh is a registered psychotherapist in CRPO . He graduated from University of Medical Science as a medical doctor and continued his education in PhD of psychology and started teaching as assistant professor in department of clinical psychology in Iran. Moving to Canada, he joined one year program for internationally trained psychologists. He founded Iranian Mental Health Center in cooperation with his colleagues in 2015 for providing psycho-education and research. He has profound experience in the psychological impacts of immigration during the last 12 years. He has worked as a therapist in four different countries.
Majied Kaveh is a registered psychotherapist in CRPO . He graduated from University of Medical Science as a medical doctor and continued his education in PhD of psychology and started teaching as assistant professor in department of clinical psychology in Iran. Moving to Canada, he joined one year program for internationally trained psychologists. He founded Iranian Mental Health Center in cooperation with his colleagues in 2015 for providing psycho-education and research. He has profound experience in the psychological impacts of immigration during the last 12 years. He has worked as a therapist in four different countries.
(289) 217-8667 View (289) 217-8667
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Tanya Cellucci
Pre-Licensed Professional, CCC-Q
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
All of us experience stressors and struggles in our lives. Essentially, it is about how we process these situations that can leave long-lasting impacts. There is no right or wrong way in the processing of these events, rather there are healthy versus unhealthy coping skills. My role is to facilitate your emotional and mental health journey, to aid in building up resiliency so that you are better able to manage and work through those stressors.
All of us experience stressors and struggles in our lives. Essentially, it is about how we process these situations that can leave long-lasting impacts. There is no right or wrong way in the processing of these events, rather there are healthy versus unhealthy coping skills. My role is to facilitate your emotional and mental health journey, to aid in building up resiliency so that you are better able to manage and work through those stressors.
(647) 694-5116 View (647) 694-5116
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Brittney Rossi | Individuals | Couples | Weekends Available
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BEd, BASc
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J  (Online Only)
If you're a Millennial trying to make it, I understand what it is like to be the new lost generation. The world of work, the realities of dating + marriage, financial pressures and societal + parental expectations can make life overwhelming. Goals and dreams may seem out of reach or even impossible. Do you feel that life is an uphill battle? Or maybe, you are just going through the motions of life, but there is a lack of meaning and joy? I'm here to listen and guide you through exploring your own inner conflicts, ways of being, identity and aspirations.
If you're a Millennial trying to make it, I understand what it is like to be the new lost generation. The world of work, the realities of dating + marriage, financial pressures and societal + parental expectations can make life overwhelming. Goals and dreams may seem out of reach or even impossible. Do you feel that life is an uphill battle? Or maybe, you are just going through the motions of life, but there is a lack of meaning and joy? I'm here to listen and guide you through exploring your own inner conflicts, ways of being, identity and aspirations.
(289) 301-8835 View (289) 301-8835
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Helen Yack - Divorce Professional
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J
Life can be a rollercoaster with many ups and downs, especially regarding life changes such as separation and divorce. With these changes come various emotions, such as anger, sadness, frustration, irritability and lack of motivation. I help navigate the world of separation and divorce to support families and children who may be in high conflict or stressful situations and who may be managing multiple systems such as child welfare and family court. I have 25 years of experience as a social worker with significant experience in assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention.
Life can be a rollercoaster with many ups and downs, especially regarding life changes such as separation and divorce. With these changes come various emotions, such as anger, sadness, frustration, irritability and lack of motivation. I help navigate the world of separation and divorce to support families and children who may be in high conflict or stressful situations and who may be managing multiple systems such as child welfare and family court. I have 25 years of experience as a social worker with significant experience in assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention.
(289) 769-9633 View (289) 769-9633
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Seagal Eben-Ezra
MA, Psyc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J
I believe that each one of us is the sum of all the journeys we have taken and all the people we have met along the way. We navigate peaks and valleys, traveling up or downstream. At different junctures in our lives, we find ourselves in an ‘in-between’ not knowing which path to take. It is through my own journey and the ones I have taken with others that I have come to bear witness to the strength, courage, and wisdom we each have within us. In my work with individuals, couples, children and youth, I explore challenges, crisis, loss and struggle within the context of one’s interpersonal relationships.
I believe that each one of us is the sum of all the journeys we have taken and all the people we have met along the way. We navigate peaks and valleys, traveling up or downstream. At different junctures in our lives, we find ourselves in an ‘in-between’ not knowing which path to take. It is through my own journey and the ones I have taken with others that I have come to bear witness to the strength, courage, and wisdom we each have within us. In my work with individuals, couples, children and youth, I explore challenges, crisis, loss and struggle within the context of one’s interpersonal relationships.
(877) 260-2699 View (877) 260-2699
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Shayesteh Zarieh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BSc, BHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J
Taking the step to seek help can be daunting, but it is a brave and important choice towards achieving greater well-being. As a compassionate psychodynamic psychotherapist, I provide a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, I understand that each person's journey is unique, and I am committed to working collaboratively with you to create a personalized approach that meets your specific needs.
Taking the step to seek help can be daunting, but it is a brave and important choice towards achieving greater well-being. As a compassionate psychodynamic psychotherapist, I provide a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, I understand that each person's journey is unique, and I am committed to working collaboratively with you to create a personalized approach that meets your specific needs.
(437) 371-8921 View (437) 371-8921
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Mandy Levitt
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L4J
My approach to therapy is empowering, compassionate, and focuses on assisting clients to gain insight in order to enhance their understanding of themselves and their situations. Together we explore possible ways to manage and relieve distress and suffering, and achieve lasting and meaningful change. Within the context of unconditional acceptance and non-judgement, this means clients can develop more adaptive ways of coping, relating to others, develop deeper connections, and be responsible and in control of themselves and their emotions.
My approach to therapy is empowering, compassionate, and focuses on assisting clients to gain insight in order to enhance their understanding of themselves and their situations. Together we explore possible ways to manage and relieve distress and suffering, and achieve lasting and meaningful change. Within the context of unconditional acceptance and non-judgement, this means clients can develop more adaptive ways of coping, relating to others, develop deeper connections, and be responsible and in control of themselves and their emotions.
(289) 206-9113 View (289) 206-9113
Eman Maher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MBA IT, MA Econ
Verified Verified
22 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
As a Master’s level Counselling Psychology student, I bring more than five years of experience supporting individuals grappling with mental health challenges. Alongside being a Pure Energy Healer and a certified Hypnotherapist, I've also served as a university professor in behavioral sciences, management, and human psychology for MBA and MSIT students. Through these roles, I've had the privilege of aiding individuals from diverse backgrounds. My trauma therapy training from Johns Hopkins University and Yale University equips me to assist those battling PTSD, depression, and anxiety effectively.
As a Master’s level Counselling Psychology student, I bring more than five years of experience supporting individuals grappling with mental health challenges. Alongside being a Pure Energy Healer and a certified Hypnotherapist, I've also served as a university professor in behavioral sciences, management, and human psychology for MBA and MSIT students. Through these roles, I've had the privilege of aiding individuals from diverse backgrounds. My trauma therapy training from Johns Hopkins University and Yale University equips me to assist those battling PTSD, depression, and anxiety effectively.
(289) 802-4965 View (289) 802-4965
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Dana Brommersma
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Life can take many twists and turns. Sometimes the paths we take can feel overwhelming and burdensome. Your struggles may include anxiety, depression, irritability/anger, stress, relationship difficulties, life transition issues, or low self-esteem, to name just a few. The good news is...life can look and feel very different. Using a variety of evidence based treatment modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy, I will support you in learning new coping skills, building healthier relationships, and improving your self-confidence and resiliency.
Life can take many twists and turns. Sometimes the paths we take can feel overwhelming and burdensome. Your struggles may include anxiety, depression, irritability/anger, stress, relationship difficulties, life transition issues, or low self-esteem, to name just a few. The good news is...life can look and feel very different. Using a variety of evidence based treatment modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy, I will support you in learning new coping skills, building healthier relationships, and improving your self-confidence and resiliency.
(289) 312-1467 View (289) 312-1467
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Irit Toni Israeli
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J
Utilizing various evidence-based practices, such as EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, CBT, Narrative, and more, I work in the most efficient way, collaborating with you to find the best solutions for you. Drawing from 15 years of experience, during our journey together, you will learn practical and effective tools to alleviate distressing feelings, while we work on permanent resolutions for the root cause of the symptoms you encounter. Together, we resolve problems such as: anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, chronic pain, phobia, grief, OCD, or any combination. From first meeting you will leave with practical tools to apply, and feeling better.
Utilizing various evidence-based practices, such as EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, CBT, Narrative, and more, I work in the most efficient way, collaborating with you to find the best solutions for you. Drawing from 15 years of experience, during our journey together, you will learn practical and effective tools to alleviate distressing feelings, while we work on permanent resolutions for the root cause of the symptoms you encounter. Together, we resolve problems such as: anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, chronic pain, phobia, grief, OCD, or any combination. From first meeting you will leave with practical tools to apply, and feeling better.
(416) 805-5808 View (416) 805-5808
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Amy Reinsilber Goldberg
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree, and a Clinical Traumatolgoist through the Traumatology Institute. Using an eclectic therapy approach I will work collaboratively with you to uncover your strengths, move towards empowerment, and develop the internal tools needed to strengthen your emotional well-being.
I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree, and a Clinical Traumatolgoist through the Traumatology Institute. Using an eclectic therapy approach I will work collaboratively with you to uncover your strengths, move towards empowerment, and develop the internal tools needed to strengthen your emotional well-being.
(365) 659-2901 View (365) 659-2901
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Toyah Israelstam
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J
I have dedicated my psychotherapy practice to supporting individuals to cope with and heal from challenging life circumstances. You may find yourself struggling in your life due to painful or unprocessed emotional scars or traumas lingering from your childhood or past relationships. Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of unworthiness, "never good enough", chronic shame and guilt, or self-doubt. You might be feeling overwhelmed or stuck in familiar cycles of worry, anxiety, or anger. I support individuals with depression; anxiety; trauma; and grief. I also support clients experiencing chronic pain/illness/disability/sleep issues.
I have dedicated my psychotherapy practice to supporting individuals to cope with and heal from challenging life circumstances. You may find yourself struggling in your life due to painful or unprocessed emotional scars or traumas lingering from your childhood or past relationships. Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of unworthiness, "never good enough", chronic shame and guilt, or self-doubt. You might be feeling overwhelmed or stuck in familiar cycles of worry, anxiety, or anger. I support individuals with depression; anxiety; trauma; and grief. I also support clients experiencing chronic pain/illness/disability/sleep issues.
(289) 807-0428 View (289) 807-0428
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Fatemeh Bahrami
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, CCCP, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J
I offer a warm, non-judgemental, confidential environment to discuss your issues. As a registered psychotherapist and counsellor, I am mindful of early life experiences, family dynamics and parental relationships and recognize that these may be integral to your narrative. As an integrative psychotherapist, I use a variety of approaches and modalities. These can be discussed with you during the early stages of the counselling process or become a more organic experience as we begin working together.
I offer a warm, non-judgemental, confidential environment to discuss your issues. As a registered psychotherapist and counsellor, I am mindful of early life experiences, family dynamics and parental relationships and recognize that these may be integral to your narrative. As an integrative psychotherapist, I use a variety of approaches and modalities. These can be discussed with you during the early stages of the counselling process or become a more organic experience as we begin working together.
(365) 658-1842 View (365) 658-1842
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Liora Barook
Registered Psychotherapist, Hons BA, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Are you looking to enhance your life and better manage stressors? Would you benefit from someone to support you while you navigate the difficulties you currently face? I strive to nurture safety and vulnerability in my clients so they are able to work through their emotional pain, defuse from their negative thoughts, develop coping skills and care for their overall mental health. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennial and adults navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, narcissistic parents or partners, and borderline personality disorder.
Are you looking to enhance your life and better manage stressors? Would you benefit from someone to support you while you navigate the difficulties you currently face? I strive to nurture safety and vulnerability in my clients so they are able to work through their emotional pain, defuse from their negative thoughts, develop coping skills and care for their overall mental health. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennial and adults navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, narcissistic parents or partners, and borderline personality disorder.
(365) 400-1343 View (365) 400-1343
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Laura Roberta Moll
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW RSW, CGT, BEC
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J
I am a very enthusiastic, compassionate, and highly motivated self-directed health care professional with a physical disability committed to enhancing the well-being of individuals and families living with chronic illness and/or disability through clinical practice, education, and research at all phases of development, individually, and in collaboration with other stakeholders. I adhere to client-centred, and strength-oriented approaches to psychosocial assessment and counselling when working with these individuals. I am also cognizant of the impact of past and current socio-economic, bio-psychosocial, and health care policies a
I am a very enthusiastic, compassionate, and highly motivated self-directed health care professional with a physical disability committed to enhancing the well-being of individuals and families living with chronic illness and/or disability through clinical practice, education, and research at all phases of development, individually, and in collaboration with other stakeholders. I adhere to client-centred, and strength-oriented approaches to psychosocial assessment and counselling when working with these individuals. I am also cognizant of the impact of past and current socio-economic, bio-psychosocial, and health care policies a
(647) 957-9921 View (647) 957-9921
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Jessica Ehrenworth
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J
If life is a bowl of cherries, why do I always get the pits? If you've ever wondered this, you are not alone. It is our human right to feel peace, love and happiness, yet so many of us struggle to live meaningful and empowering lives. The simple fact is life can feel hard and unpredictable. And feelings of anger, frustration, stress, anxiety, fear or sadness often dominate our everyday. The good news is that you've already taken the first step in addressing your concerns. Which is usually the toughest step. My name is Jessica, and I'm here to provide a safe space to explore and conquer all that stands in your way.
If life is a bowl of cherries, why do I always get the pits? If you've ever wondered this, you are not alone. It is our human right to feel peace, love and happiness, yet so many of us struggle to live meaningful and empowering lives. The simple fact is life can feel hard and unpredictable. And feelings of anger, frustration, stress, anxiety, fear or sadness often dominate our everyday. The good news is that you've already taken the first step in addressing your concerns. Which is usually the toughest step. My name is Jessica, and I'm here to provide a safe space to explore and conquer all that stands in your way.
(289) 210-7281 x2 View (289) 210-7281 x2
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Jocelyn Hsu
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J  (Online Only)
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You feel life is hard and you are a bit stuck. You feel overwhelmed by current challenges, perhaps exhausted from past trauma, and being anxious about the future. You are looking for some clarity and tools to feel less stressed. If this is the time that you are looking for growth and mental health wellbeing, I am here for you, offering sessions tailored towards your unique needs. Over 17 years, I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, and assisted many of them in tough situations, including trauma in different life stages. I provide individual, couple, and family sessions to support you through challenging times.
You feel life is hard and you are a bit stuck. You feel overwhelmed by current challenges, perhaps exhausted from past trauma, and being anxious about the future. You are looking for some clarity and tools to feel less stressed. If this is the time that you are looking for growth and mental health wellbeing, I am here for you, offering sessions tailored towards your unique needs. Over 17 years, I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, and assisted many of them in tough situations, including trauma in different life stages. I provide individual, couple, and family sessions to support you through challenging times.
(289) 206-8777 View (289) 206-8777
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Michelle Factor
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Getting through long days and restless nights is often challenging and overwhelming. Feeling sad and alone? Lost and troubled? I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Join me in a supportive, compassionate, and safe space so we can take the journey together to rediscover your true self. With the right approach in the comfort of your own home, these daily battles can be overcome. Together we will find the right approach for you so that growth will occur in many positive ways. I work with adults of all ages. My modalities are mindfulness and acceptance cognitive behavior therapy and art therapy.
Getting through long days and restless nights is often challenging and overwhelming. Feeling sad and alone? Lost and troubled? I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Join me in a supportive, compassionate, and safe space so we can take the journey together to rediscover your true self. With the right approach in the comfort of your own home, these daily battles can be overcome. Together we will find the right approach for you so that growth will occur in many positive ways. I work with adults of all ages. My modalities are mindfulness and acceptance cognitive behavior therapy and art therapy.
(289) 512-0534 View (289) 512-0534
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Sherry Rapuch
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L4J
If you are reading this you have taken the first step in helping yourself or someone you care about. I hope you feel brave and proud. I am a therapist with over 40 years of experience. I will work with you and your child in order for you to reach your goals. My approach is to provide a safe supportive space for clients to share their worries, concerns, feelings and thoughts. Working from a strength based position, I use talk therapy and play based approaches utilizing techniques from solution focused therapy, CBT and systems. I use an eclectic approach as every client and their needs are unique.
If you are reading this you have taken the first step in helping yourself or someone you care about. I hope you feel brave and proud. I am a therapist with over 40 years of experience. I will work with you and your child in order for you to reach your goals. My approach is to provide a safe supportive space for clients to share their worries, concerns, feelings and thoughts. Working from a strength based position, I use talk therapy and play based approaches utilizing techniques from solution focused therapy, CBT and systems. I use an eclectic approach as every client and their needs are unique.
(289) 802-2175 View (289) 802-2175

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Number of Counsellors in L4J

200+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in L4J who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
77% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% SunLife
61% Green Shield Canada
59% Manulife

How Counsellors in L4J see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L4J?

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.