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Christina Tawdrous
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost in the world of relationships? Do you find yourself struggling to connect with others or unsure of how to find a compatible partner? If so, you're not alone. Navigating the complexities of relationships can be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. As a therapist focusing on relationship dynamics, I'm here to guide you on your journey toward finding fulfillment in your relationships. Relationships are at the core of our human experience, yet they can also be sources of great confusion, frustration, and pain.
Are you feeling lost in the world of relationships? Do you find yourself struggling to connect with others or unsure of how to find a compatible partner? If so, you're not alone. Navigating the complexities of relationships can be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. As a therapist focusing on relationship dynamics, I'm here to guide you on your journey toward finding fulfillment in your relationships. Relationships are at the core of our human experience, yet they can also be sources of great confusion, frustration, and pain.
(289) 278-8493 View (289) 278-8493
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Michelle Sher
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
At times, your way of being is inconsistent with your goals & desires. You may need help understanding your current thoughts & behaviour patterns. Relationships can be tough, Life can be challenging. Your relationships with others, & with yourself effect everything in your life; including the choices you make & how you interact with others. We can all use the support and guidance of someone who will not judge, & will help you find insight, gain clarity, &work with you to discover the perspective and tools you need to move forward &take charge of your life.
At times, your way of being is inconsistent with your goals & desires. You may need help understanding your current thoughts & behaviour patterns. Relationships can be tough, Life can be challenging. Your relationships with others, & with yourself effect everything in your life; including the choices you make & how you interact with others. We can all use the support and guidance of someone who will not judge, & will help you find insight, gain clarity, &work with you to discover the perspective and tools you need to move forward &take charge of your life.
(647) 931-7489 View (647) 931-7489
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Desiree Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
I share a common human experience with my clients and appreciate our journeys. Maybe you're considering therapy to connect with someone non-judgmental and outside your personal support system; you're feeling uneasy or worrying about life; you're withdrawing from others and no longer find joy and pleasure; substance use or a habitual behaviour is getting in the way of meaningful relationships and meeting life’s challenges; or you experienced a major event in your life and you're feeling overwhelmed. We will endeavour to understand these challenges and I will support you in taking steps that would benefit you.
I share a common human experience with my clients and appreciate our journeys. Maybe you're considering therapy to connect with someone non-judgmental and outside your personal support system; you're feeling uneasy or worrying about life; you're withdrawing from others and no longer find joy and pleasure; substance use or a habitual behaviour is getting in the way of meaningful relationships and meeting life’s challenges; or you experienced a major event in your life and you're feeling overwhelmed. We will endeavour to understand these challenges and I will support you in taking steps that would benefit you.
(289) 276-8871 View (289) 276-8871
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Jessica Bagiamis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! It takes a lot of courage to reach out and begin the therapy process. As I walk alongside you on your journey, I hope to provide a safe and accepting space where you can share your experiences, begin to better understand yourself, learn new coping skills, and achieve your goals. As an EMDR therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTSI), I approach therapy through a trauma-informed lens and can work with you through trauma, anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, anger, grief and loss, and stress.
Welcome to my profile! It takes a lot of courage to reach out and begin the therapy process. As I walk alongside you on your journey, I hope to provide a safe and accepting space where you can share your experiences, begin to better understand yourself, learn new coping skills, and achieve your goals. As an EMDR therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTSI), I approach therapy through a trauma-informed lens and can work with you through trauma, anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, anger, grief and loss, and stress.
(249) 449-3293 View (249) 449-3293
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Melissa-Ann Roberts
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling overwhelmed, engaging in therapy can help you feel calm again. You may be facing PANIC, BURNOUT, sadness, and/or frustration with yourself or others. Your feelings may be related to a traumatic re-experience, resulting in recurring negative thoughts, relationships difficulities, or thoughts of uncertainty concerning your future. It takes strength and courage to find help. Reaching out is the first step in the right direction. You’ve got this!
How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling overwhelmed, engaging in therapy can help you feel calm again. You may be facing PANIC, BURNOUT, sadness, and/or frustration with yourself or others. Your feelings may be related to a traumatic re-experience, resulting in recurring negative thoughts, relationships difficulities, or thoughts of uncertainty concerning your future. It takes strength and courage to find help. Reaching out is the first step in the right direction. You’ve got this!
(226) 270-6503 View (226) 270-6503
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Faiza Haroon
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, RTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Concord, ON L4K  (Online Only)
As a therapist of 15 years, a human with lived experience and knowledge on brain and neuroscience research, I understand the significance of safety, vulnerability, authenticity, and connection. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help. This is why I try my best to make the process as comfortable and safe as possible. Using an integrative approach, I draw from various treatment modalities and tailor sessions to your needs. Grounded in authenticity and genuineness, my therapeutic style is naturally warm, empathetic, and compassionate. I believe therapy can be life altering when there is a good fit.
As a therapist of 15 years, a human with lived experience and knowledge on brain and neuroscience research, I understand the significance of safety, vulnerability, authenticity, and connection. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help. This is why I try my best to make the process as comfortable and safe as possible. Using an integrative approach, I draw from various treatment modalities and tailor sessions to your needs. Grounded in authenticity and genuineness, my therapeutic style is naturally warm, empathetic, and compassionate. I believe therapy can be life altering when there is a good fit.
(647) 371-5526 View (647) 371-5526
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Robynson Paulwell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Hello everyone! My name is Robynson or Robyn for short. Being a registered Social Worker, I've had years of experience supporting clients through various traumatic events. Since obtaining my Masters degree I have continued to grow my practice as a psychotherapist where I use my creativity combining therapeutic practices to cater to the specific needs of clients. I provide culturally sensitive, and a client centered approach, where clients are active agents in the journey of the therapeutic process. The goal is to help connect you to your needs and be a support as we brainstorm the steps to reaching those needs.
Hello everyone! My name is Robynson or Robyn for short. Being a registered Social Worker, I've had years of experience supporting clients through various traumatic events. Since obtaining my Masters degree I have continued to grow my practice as a psychotherapist where I use my creativity combining therapeutic practices to cater to the specific needs of clients. I provide culturally sensitive, and a client centered approach, where clients are active agents in the journey of the therapeutic process. The goal is to help connect you to your needs and be a support as we brainstorm the steps to reaching those needs.
(416) 473-3333 View (416) 473-3333
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Gabriela Arriola
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Hello, and welcome to my site. Are you feeling depressed, isolated, stressed, anxious, low self esteem or suicidal? Are you having relationship problems, with partners, co-workers, family members(children)? I provide therapy for everyone but especially for those struggling with issues of divorce , anxiety and conflictive family relationship. I work with individuals, couples and families. I work in both languages Spanish and English . I am a member of Ontario College of Social Workers.
Hello, and welcome to my site. Are you feeling depressed, isolated, stressed, anxious, low self esteem or suicidal? Are you having relationship problems, with partners, co-workers, family members(children)? I provide therapy for everyone but especially for those struggling with issues of divorce , anxiety and conflictive family relationship. I work with individuals, couples and families. I work in both languages Spanish and English . I am a member of Ontario College of Social Workers.
(289) 207-6548 View (289) 207-6548
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Natalie Freiberg Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Each person carries within them a distinctive lens through which they perceive and navigate life - a lens shaped by numerous factors that colour their daily experiences. Yet, there are instances when our lens becomes unclear, leaving us uncertain of our path. During these challenging moments, I am here to extend a helping hand, to assist you in finding clarity amidst the uncertainty, and to walk alongside you as you rediscover your way forward. Hello, I'm Natalie Freiberg, a compassionate Social Worker and Psychotherapist based in Toronto, Canada, serving individuals across Ontario.
Each person carries within them a distinctive lens through which they perceive and navigate life - a lens shaped by numerous factors that colour their daily experiences. Yet, there are instances when our lens becomes unclear, leaving us uncertain of our path. During these challenging moments, I am here to extend a helping hand, to assist you in finding clarity amidst the uncertainty, and to walk alongside you as you rediscover your way forward. Hello, I'm Natalie Freiberg, a compassionate Social Worker and Psychotherapist based in Toronto, Canada, serving individuals across Ontario.
(289) 207-7624 View (289) 207-7624
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Anita Morar
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
We teach people how to treat us. If we don’t know how to love ourselves, to accept ourselves, to be compassionate with ourselves, how can we expect others to? If you struggle with issues such as people pleasing, guilt, shame, having high expectations of yourself but have low expectations of others then you have placed others’ needs over your own. If you have a hard time saying no because you worry that others will not like you or want to spend time with you, then working on boundaries assists you with experiencing clearer expectations of yourself and others. Work towards a healthier you.
We teach people how to treat us. If we don’t know how to love ourselves, to accept ourselves, to be compassionate with ourselves, how can we expect others to? If you struggle with issues such as people pleasing, guilt, shame, having high expectations of yourself but have low expectations of others then you have placed others’ needs over your own. If you have a hard time saying no because you worry that others will not like you or want to spend time with you, then working on boundaries assists you with experiencing clearer expectations of yourself and others. Work towards a healthier you.
(289) 271-1817 View (289) 271-1817
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Revital Shuster
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
I am Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist specializing in issues related to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I work with clients who suffer from crippling anxiety, worry, and panic. Low motivation, depression, and perfectionism. I assist individuals who lack self-esteem, have strong defence mechanisms, and feel that things are not going their way in life. If you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel. My clients learn, grow, and evolve in a non-judgemental and supportive environment where they can master new coping skills to take control over their lives.
I am Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist specializing in issues related to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I work with clients who suffer from crippling anxiety, worry, and panic. Low motivation, depression, and perfectionism. I assist individuals who lack self-esteem, have strong defence mechanisms, and feel that things are not going their way in life. If you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel. My clients learn, grow, and evolve in a non-judgemental and supportive environment where they can master new coping skills to take control over their lives.
(365) 654-2341 View (365) 654-2341
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Suzanne Nievaart
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, ON L4K  (Online Only)
I believe you are the expert in your own life. You know your strengths and your needs. I aim to support you in your journey of healing from (childhood) traumas and building strong relationships to become fully actualized as an adult.
I believe you are the expert in your own life. You know your strengths and your needs. I aim to support you in your journey of healing from (childhood) traumas and building strong relationships to become fully actualized as an adult.
(289) 212-7924 x9 View (289) 212-7924 x9
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Giselle Braganza
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I am licensed to practice clinical psychology and neuropsychology in Ontario. I specialize in working with adults who sustained brain injuries and experience anxiety, depression, and pain. I see people for neuropsychological and psychological assessments and treatment. My practice focuses on treatment, medical legal and catastrophic assessments.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I am licensed to practice clinical psychology and neuropsychology in Ontario. I specialize in working with adults who sustained brain injuries and experience anxiety, depression, and pain. I see people for neuropsychological and psychological assessments and treatment. My practice focuses on treatment, medical legal and catastrophic assessments.
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Your Story Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Hi I'm Judy, Director at Your Story Counselling (YSC). At YSC, we understand that life can be stressful, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves and those we love. Our goal is to help you find what you need in order to create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life. When we open ourselves up to our vulnerabilities, we open ourselves up to our full potential. We believe that all of us have the strength within ourselves to overcome and forge ahead with our own preferred way of life, love, and happiness. We all can use some help and support from time to time.
Hi I'm Judy, Director at Your Story Counselling (YSC). At YSC, we understand that life can be stressful, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves and those we love. Our goal is to help you find what you need in order to create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life. When we open ourselves up to our vulnerabilities, we open ourselves up to our full potential. We believe that all of us have the strength within ourselves to overcome and forge ahead with our own preferred way of life, love, and happiness. We all can use some help and support from time to time.
(416) 473-3333 View (416) 473-3333
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Sandra Garibotti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Navigating relationships is never easy; relationships with your partner, friends, children and yourself can often lead you to question yourself and challenge your confidence and happiness. Working from a strengths-based perspective, I aim to guide a conversation so that you can develop the skills needed to navigate the relationships in your life. I utilize my training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Mindfulness theory to help work through the issues you are facing. I do not see myself as the expert, but one who can ask some questions and work with you to find solutions and relief.
Navigating relationships is never easy; relationships with your partner, friends, children and yourself can often lead you to question yourself and challenge your confidence and happiness. Working from a strengths-based perspective, I aim to guide a conversation so that you can develop the skills needed to navigate the relationships in your life. I utilize my training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Mindfulness theory to help work through the issues you are facing. I do not see myself as the expert, but one who can ask some questions and work with you to find solutions and relief.
(289) 217-9845 View (289) 217-9845
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Dr. Julie Cinamon
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Dr. Cinamon sees individuals and families for a number of reasons including difficulties with mood, anxiety, work and family related stress, emotion regulation, behaviour, and parenting. She supports people experiencing life transitions, parents seeking help for their children and teens, and individuals with symptoms impacting their day-to-day lives. She has a special focus on trauma, including sexual assault. She is skilled in providing a variety of therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, traditional play therapy, family therapy, psychodynamic/family systems talk therapy, and trauma-informed therapy.
Dr. Cinamon sees individuals and families for a number of reasons including difficulties with mood, anxiety, work and family related stress, emotion regulation, behaviour, and parenting. She supports people experiencing life transitions, parents seeking help for their children and teens, and individuals with symptoms impacting their day-to-day lives. She has a special focus on trauma, including sexual assault. She is skilled in providing a variety of therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, traditional play therapy, family therapy, psychodynamic/family systems talk therapy, and trauma-informed therapy.
(647) 370-2966 View (647) 370-2966
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Denise Smith
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anger or resentment over a past hurt, feeling overwhelmed with the day-to-day stresses, or feeling anxious or sad about your life and future? Maybe you’re finding it hard to balance everything and it’s impacting your mood and relationships. You want to feel calm, happy and start truly enjoying life again. As a social worker with over 15 years experience, I can help. I believe in each person’s worth and strengths and will help you rediscover yours. I value people’s individuality and believe each person is their own expert and sometimes all we need is for someone to help us put things into perspective.
Are you struggling with anger or resentment over a past hurt, feeling overwhelmed with the day-to-day stresses, or feeling anxious or sad about your life and future? Maybe you’re finding it hard to balance everything and it’s impacting your mood and relationships. You want to feel calm, happy and start truly enjoying life again. As a social worker with over 15 years experience, I can help. I believe in each person’s worth and strengths and will help you rediscover yours. I value people’s individuality and believe each person is their own expert and sometimes all we need is for someone to help us put things into perspective.
(647) 503-4797 View (647) 503-4797
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Shannon Robinson And Associates
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
We are a group of registered mental health professionals including a psychologist, social worker, and psychotherapist. Our priority is to provide clients with a safe and confidential space to better understand themselves and work through challenges. We offer evidence-based treatments including Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Compassion based therapies, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) & Prolonged Exposure (PE).
We are a group of registered mental health professionals including a psychologist, social worker, and psychotherapist. Our priority is to provide clients with a safe and confidential space to better understand themselves and work through challenges. We offer evidence-based treatments including Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Compassion based therapies, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) & Prolonged Exposure (PE).
(647) 931-5010 View (647) 931-5010
Shauna Thompson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
Not accepting new clients
Through my work as a psychotherapist, I assist clients who experience a wide range of issues for which I provide individual counselling to encourage personal and emotional growth, regardless of the presenting problem. Most commonly, I work with clients experiencing issues with stress, anxiety, crisis, and newcomer adjustment. Information and support is also available for loved ones of individuals with mental health challenges. I facilitate multiple tasks including: the completion of psychosocial intakes, composing assessment reports, detailing clients' impairments, and providing the necessary support.
Through my work as a psychotherapist, I assist clients who experience a wide range of issues for which I provide individual counselling to encourage personal and emotional growth, regardless of the presenting problem. Most commonly, I work with clients experiencing issues with stress, anxiety, crisis, and newcomer adjustment. Information and support is also available for loved ones of individuals with mental health challenges. I facilitate multiple tasks including: the completion of psychosocial intakes, composing assessment reports, detailing clients' impairments, and providing the necessary support.
(855) 976-9752 View (855) 976-9752
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Nalin Bisnath
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PhD (C), TITC-CT
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
Has your sense of hope been dimmed by sadness and confusion? Perhaps your interactions are emotionally charged and you’re experiencing lack of motivation. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety and depression related to trauma or are seeking more clarity on why you are feeling the way you are, therapy can help. I believe in the healing and empowering effects of talk therapy. I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to talk and begin a journey toward increased self-acceptance. With the tools, techniques, and strategies of therapy, you can begin to regain your sense of hope for a more vivid and joyful life. Reach out today.
Has your sense of hope been dimmed by sadness and confusion? Perhaps your interactions are emotionally charged and you’re experiencing lack of motivation. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety and depression related to trauma or are seeking more clarity on why you are feeling the way you are, therapy can help. I believe in the healing and empowering effects of talk therapy. I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to talk and begin a journey toward increased self-acceptance. With the tools, techniques, and strategies of therapy, you can begin to regain your sense of hope for a more vivid and joyful life. Reach out today.
(289) 809-7029 View (289) 809-7029

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L4K

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L4K who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
88% Depression
88% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% SunLife
80% Manulife
77% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in L4K see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L4K?

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.