Photo of Fran Hamilton, Registered Social Worker in L4P, ON
Fran Hamilton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgina, ON L4P
I am a committed, collaborative and compassionate Master's level registered Social Worker who enjoys providing each client with a safe, respectful, comfortable and confidential environment where they are supported in exploring the growth and healing process together. My passion is providing counselling and education for young people and adults. I understand that nobody is self-sufficient, and that we all need a helping hand from time to time. I demonstrate empathy, and unconditional positive regard for each unique client and truly meets clients “where they’re at” in order to help them move forward to where they want to be.
I am a committed, collaborative and compassionate Master's level registered Social Worker who enjoys providing each client with a safe, respectful, comfortable and confidential environment where they are supported in exploring the growth and healing process together. My passion is providing counselling and education for young people and adults. I understand that nobody is self-sufficient, and that we all need a helping hand from time to time. I demonstrate empathy, and unconditional positive regard for each unique client and truly meets clients “where they’re at” in order to help them move forward to where they want to be.
(289) 902-3593 View (289) 902-3593
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Pamela M. Robinson
Registered Social Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
I remember feeling so lost and alone, unsure which way to turn. Who was I? Having 2 young children yet, wanting to die. The pain was unbearable, I could not see any other way out. I cried non stop, dragging myself out of bed in the morning; slept many hours during the day. Not able to see any possibility of change in sight. Why do I hurt? Why am I here? Blaming myself for all that had gone wrong in my life. I was emotionally frozen. No hope! Even the things I loved, didn't bring me joy any more. Does this sound like you? Do you want to be rid of your pain? Are you tired of living this way? IT IS possible to change! I did!
I remember feeling so lost and alone, unsure which way to turn. Who was I? Having 2 young children yet, wanting to die. The pain was unbearable, I could not see any other way out. I cried non stop, dragging myself out of bed in the morning; slept many hours during the day. Not able to see any possibility of change in sight. Why do I hurt? Why am I here? Blaming myself for all that had gone wrong in my life. I was emotionally frozen. No hope! Even the things I loved, didn't bring me joy any more. Does this sound like you? Do you want to be rid of your pain? Are you tired of living this way? IT IS possible to change! I did!
(365) 801-4305 x202 View (365) 801-4305 x202
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Mat Degrave: Adhd Men Issues Sex Therapy Adults
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Georgina, ON L4P  (Online Only)
I invite clients to explore and share their feelings and thoughts in a space of curiousity and acceptance. I hope to accommodate the ways that our body internalizes and expresses itself by taking a holistic approach that recognizes these various ways of understanding. This understanding can be stored in the body in various ways—intellectually, behaviourally, somatically (through the body), and even intuitively.
I invite clients to explore and share their feelings and thoughts in a space of curiousity and acceptance. I hope to accommodate the ways that our body internalizes and expresses itself by taking a holistic approach that recognizes these various ways of understanding. This understanding can be stored in the body in various ways—intellectually, behaviourally, somatically (through the body), and even intuitively.
(365) 363-3662 View (365) 363-3662
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Trish Joyes: Autism Adhd Neurodivergent Anxiety Adults
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or being overwhelmed? Are you feeling frustrated, doubting yourself, or unsure of what to do? Life throws us a lot of experiences, and sometimes it can be too much. Are you a neurodivergent individual (or family member) who deals with high-functioning autism (ASD) or ADHD? Are you a first responder with so much on your plate? We have questions throughout our lives, often unsure. My approach is positive, compassionate and encouraging in exploring new skills and strategies from a mindful perspective.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or being overwhelmed? Are you feeling frustrated, doubting yourself, or unsure of what to do? Life throws us a lot of experiences, and sometimes it can be too much. Are you a neurodivergent individual (or family member) who deals with high-functioning autism (ASD) or ADHD? Are you a first responder with so much on your plate? We have questions throughout our lives, often unsure. My approach is positive, compassionate and encouraging in exploring new skills and strategies from a mindful perspective.
(365) 363-0322 View (365) 363-0322
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Simon McKendry
Occupational Therapist, MSc OT
Verified Verified
Georgina, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Let’s work together to get you back to where you want to be. First we identify and treat the specific mental health symptoms and then create the change that will bring about a life filled with hope, meaning, well-being and resilience.
Let’s work together to get you back to where you want to be. First we identify and treat the specific mental health symptoms and then create the change that will bring about a life filled with hope, meaning, well-being and resilience.
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Photo of Anna Ryder: Adhd Asd Neurodivergent Anxiety Teens, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4P, ON
Anna Ryder: Adhd Asd Neurodivergent Anxiety Teens
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, (cand)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgina, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Do you deal with ADHD, ASD, LD, or ODD? Is your child (10+) struggling with any of these concerns? Is your child transitioning from grade school to high school? Or high school to post-secondary? I deeply appreciate the opportunity to support people in learning about themselves, their strengths and ways to self-advocate for meeting their needs and goals. Working in special education has given me strategies and abilities to work with individuals addressing anxiety, school and peer-related issues, self-esteem, and executive functioning challenges.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Do you deal with ADHD, ASD, LD, or ODD? Is your child (10+) struggling with any of these concerns? Is your child transitioning from grade school to high school? Or high school to post-secondary? I deeply appreciate the opportunity to support people in learning about themselves, their strengths and ways to self-advocate for meeting their needs and goals. Working in special education has given me strategies and abilities to work with individuals addressing anxiety, school and peer-related issues, self-esteem, and executive functioning challenges.
(365) 297-2219 View (365) 297-2219
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Kelvin Asamoah
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Georgina, ON L4P
Imagine someone burdened by the weight of trauma, at-risk behaviors, self-esteem struggles, anxiety, depression, and complex social and relational challenges. They don't just seek relief; they yearn for profound healing and personal growth. They need a safe, nurturing space to express themselves and find meaning in their experiences. They aspire to transform their pain into strength, build resilience, and forge a brighter future. They want a therapist who understands their unique journey and supports their path toward lasting change.
Imagine someone burdened by the weight of trauma, at-risk behaviors, self-esteem struggles, anxiety, depression, and complex social and relational challenges. They don't just seek relief; they yearn for profound healing and personal growth. They need a safe, nurturing space to express themselves and find meaning in their experiences. They aspire to transform their pain into strength, build resilience, and forge a brighter future. They want a therapist who understands their unique journey and supports their path toward lasting change.
(289) 804-6927 View (289) 804-6927
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Crystal Wiens (Psychotherapy For You Ontario)
Registered Social Worker, BBPH, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgina, ON L4P  (Online Only)
I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Behavioural Psychology. I have also completed additional training in a variety of modalities, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Trauma, as well as Brief and Narrative Therapy. I am a lifelong academic, passionate about learning and being competent with new approaches and training that support those I work with. I have extensive experience working in various mental health settings, including inpatient and outpatient care. I am currently working at a not-for-profit
I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Behavioural Psychology. I have also completed additional training in a variety of modalities, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Trauma, as well as Brief and Narrative Therapy. I am a lifelong academic, passionate about learning and being competent with new approaches and training that support those I work with. I have extensive experience working in various mental health settings, including inpatient and outpatient care. I am currently working at a not-for-profit
(365) 364-1713 View (365) 364-1713
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Philippa Hamson
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
In my years of practice I have provided psychotherapy to clients presenting with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, past trauma, depression, marital discord, relationship ambivilence, affair recovery, low self-esteem/self-worth, and grief. I am committed to helping clients make meaningful changes in their life through using a gentle yet directive approach.
In my years of practice I have provided psychotherapy to clients presenting with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, past trauma, depression, marital discord, relationship ambivilence, affair recovery, low self-esteem/self-worth, and grief. I am committed to helping clients make meaningful changes in their life through using a gentle yet directive approach.
(289) 769-9490 View (289) 769-9490
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Dianne Scott
Registered Psychotherapist, BTh-CEd, MDiv-CC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Life can be overwhelming as we long for acceptance and belonging in a world that is stressful and lonely. Losses and transitions in life impact us in waves of grief and emotional pain. Relationships may be conflictual, confusing and at times, we feel like we are "not enough". We need clarity and connections in our lives and relationships. Conversations on the Bridge offers you a safe, confidential space to find out the possibilities of who you are at this moment, and to discover the opportunities of who you may become.
Life can be overwhelming as we long for acceptance and belonging in a world that is stressful and lonely. Losses and transitions in life impact us in waves of grief and emotional pain. Relationships may be conflictual, confusing and at times, we feel like we are "not enough". We need clarity and connections in our lives and relationships. Conversations on the Bridge offers you a safe, confidential space to find out the possibilities of who you are at this moment, and to discover the opportunities of who you may become.
(905) 251-6049 View (905) 251-6049
Photo of Alexandra Postings: Anxiety Adhd Prenatal Postpartum Adult, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4P, ON
Alexandra Postings: Anxiety Adhd Prenatal Postpartum Adult
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Georgina, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Therapy can be beneficial for everybody, helping us grow as unique individuals in our own experiences. Transitioning into motherhood can be quite a challenging and overwhelming experience filled with conflicting emotions. Having feelings such as excitement, joy, anxiety, loneliness, grief, and even resentment can all occur. All of these emotions, along with exhaustion, changes in routine and responsibilities, a new identity and a new physical body, can leave you feeling quite vulnerable. I hope to help clients gain a sense of calm and confidence as they venture through this stage of motherhood.
Therapy can be beneficial for everybody, helping us grow as unique individuals in our own experiences. Transitioning into motherhood can be quite a challenging and overwhelming experience filled with conflicting emotions. Having feelings such as excitement, joy, anxiety, loneliness, grief, and even resentment can all occur. All of these emotions, along with exhaustion, changes in routine and responsibilities, a new identity and a new physical body, can leave you feeling quite vulnerable. I hope to help clients gain a sense of calm and confidence as they venture through this stage of motherhood.
(365) 297-1696 x2 View (365) 297-1696 x2
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Terri Keay
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BASC, CYW
Verified Verified
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed with parenting? Struggling to navigate the complex emotions of your child or teen? You're not alone in these challenges. The journey of parenting, while immensely rewarding, can often become overshadowed by the day-to-day challenges it presents. If you find yourself caught in a cycle of stress and overwhelm, struggling to find joy in the chaos of family life, it's time for a change. Imagine a home where everyone understands and supports each other, where challenges become opportunities for growth, and where every family member feels valued and connected. That's the possibility I will help you strive for.
Overwhelmed with parenting? Struggling to navigate the complex emotions of your child or teen? You're not alone in these challenges. The journey of parenting, while immensely rewarding, can often become overshadowed by the day-to-day challenges it presents. If you find yourself caught in a cycle of stress and overwhelm, struggling to find joy in the chaos of family life, it's time for a change. Imagine a home where everyone understands and supports each other, where challenges become opportunities for growth, and where every family member feels valued and connected. That's the possibility I will help you strive for.
(365) 655-0349 View (365) 655-0349
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Michelle Bacso (Baxo)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA(CP), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgina, ON L4P  (Online Only)
You handle a LOT in your life, but it's starting to take its toll on your mental wellbeing. I can help you navigate this concern, while improving your relationship with yourself and with others (i.e. romantic, professional, etc). Maybe your mental wellbeing is getting in the way of what's important to you. Maybe the demands of your life are impacting your mental health! Either way, I can help. I'm best known for supporting strong independent women who want more out of life or know that something has to change.
You handle a LOT in your life, but it's starting to take its toll on your mental wellbeing. I can help you navigate this concern, while improving your relationship with yourself and with others (i.e. romantic, professional, etc). Maybe your mental wellbeing is getting in the way of what's important to you. Maybe the demands of your life are impacting your mental health! Either way, I can help. I'm best known for supporting strong independent women who want more out of life or know that something has to change.
(289) 536-4971 View (289) 536-4971
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Eric Phuc Hong Kim
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Georgina, ON L4P  (Online Only)
My expertise is in working with clients who have recently experienced acute trauma. I help them manage situations where they are experiencing panic attacks, freezing in public or situations where they didn't before, anxious feelings and intrusive anxious thoughts. I also help to manage "re-living" experiences like flashbacks and nightmares following trauma. So if you've experienced an armed robbery, sexual assault, been cheated on, or anything else that challenged your way to cope and are having trouble finding your way back, I can help you reestablish a sense of safety again.
My expertise is in working with clients who have recently experienced acute trauma. I help them manage situations where they are experiencing panic attacks, freezing in public or situations where they didn't before, anxious feelings and intrusive anxious thoughts. I also help to manage "re-living" experiences like flashbacks and nightmares following trauma. So if you've experienced an armed robbery, sexual assault, been cheated on, or anything else that challenged your way to cope and are having trouble finding your way back, I can help you reestablish a sense of safety again.
(647) 424-3254 View (647) 424-3254
Photo of Charity Henewaa Nyame, Registered Social Worker in L4P, ON
Charity Henewaa Nyame
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgina, ON L4P
Feeling depressed, rejected, alone, loss of hope, dealing with addiction(s), family relationships? You made the right decision to seek for help - seeking for support is the first step to your healing journey. I understand the intersectionality of various social factors, including culture, identity, and systemic barriers. One of my core values is providing a compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, understood, and supported. You are the lead in your own healing journey. I am here to guide you through that journey, help you develop coping skills, and empower you to make positive changes in your life.
Feeling depressed, rejected, alone, loss of hope, dealing with addiction(s), family relationships? You made the right decision to seek for help - seeking for support is the first step to your healing journey. I understand the intersectionality of various social factors, including culture, identity, and systemic barriers. One of my core values is providing a compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, understood, and supported. You are the lead in your own healing journey. I am here to guide you through that journey, help you develop coping skills, and empower you to make positive changes in your life.
(289) 302-8432 View (289) 302-8432
Photo of Candace Putric: Adhd Sex Therapy Women Issues Trauma Adult, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4P, ON
Candace Putric: Adhd Sex Therapy Women Issues Trauma Adult
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Candace and I am currently practicing as a Registered Qualifying Psychotherapist at Kindred Hope Wellness. Do you have a complex diagnosis with unique needs? Are you in need of support with confidence building and/or experiencing periods of moodiness? Are you looking for affordable and accessible therapy? Please contact me to begin your healing journey and restore your life balance.
Hello! My name is Candace and I am currently practicing as a Registered Qualifying Psychotherapist at Kindred Hope Wellness. Do you have a complex diagnosis with unique needs? Are you in need of support with confidence building and/or experiencing periods of moodiness? Are you looking for affordable and accessible therapy? Please contact me to begin your healing journey and restore your life balance.
(289) 312-4786 View (289) 312-4786
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Tim Kahtava Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
When overwhelming emotions limit the pursuit of our responsibilities or passions in life there are effective strategies that can help regulate and minimize the emotional storms as well as provide the resilience needed to thrive in your life despite those storms. Life can be very difficult, unlike physical pain that is usually hard to ignore therefore treatment is sought after, emotional pain is unfortunately often ignored hoping it goes away. Anger, stress, anxiety, low moods, loss and relationship upheavals are all issues that can be better worked through with professional support through those storms. My name is Tim Kahtava, I
When overwhelming emotions limit the pursuit of our responsibilities or passions in life there are effective strategies that can help regulate and minimize the emotional storms as well as provide the resilience needed to thrive in your life despite those storms. Life can be very difficult, unlike physical pain that is usually hard to ignore therefore treatment is sought after, emotional pain is unfortunately often ignored hoping it goes away. Anger, stress, anxiety, low moods, loss and relationship upheavals are all issues that can be better worked through with professional support through those storms. My name is Tim Kahtava, I
(807) 907-4571 View (807) 907-4571
Photo of Kaitlyn Martino, Registered Psychotherapist in L4P, ON
Kaitlyn Martino
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Georgina, ON L4P
We all need support in navigating life’s hardships, which can leave us feeling stuck, alone and overwhelmed. I strive to create a safe, caring, collaborative and supportive environment for you to explore life’s hardships, while also encouraging you to recognize your strengths. It is important for me to create connection, understanding, compassion, empathy and self-growth in your therapeutic experience. My goal is to support you in developing tools and coping strategies, while also digging deeper to create understanding of the underlying origin of patterns and themes within your life that are no longer serving you.
We all need support in navigating life’s hardships, which can leave us feeling stuck, alone and overwhelmed. I strive to create a safe, caring, collaborative and supportive environment for you to explore life’s hardships, while also encouraging you to recognize your strengths. It is important for me to create connection, understanding, compassion, empathy and self-growth in your therapeutic experience. My goal is to support you in developing tools and coping strategies, while also digging deeper to create understanding of the underlying origin of patterns and themes within your life that are no longer serving you.
(289) 312-8375 View (289) 312-8375
Photo of Jacob Sombrutzki, Counsellor in L4P, ON
Jacob Sombrutzki
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgina, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with daily life, goals, or your relationship with yourself or others? Do fear, anxiety, low self-worth, setting boundaries, or anger hold you back? I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach focused on helping you rediscover your self-worth and innate ability to navigate life's challenges. With a background in addiction treatment and a diverse upbringing, I integrate Eastern philosophy and spirituality into my practice. I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services.
Are you struggling with daily life, goals, or your relationship with yourself or others? Do fear, anxiety, low self-worth, setting boundaries, or anger hold you back? I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach focused on helping you rediscover your self-worth and innate ability to navigate life's challenges. With a background in addiction treatment and a diverse upbringing, I integrate Eastern philosophy and spirituality into my practice. I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services.
(343) 321-1068 View (343) 321-1068
Photo of Nicole Bagshaw, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4P, ON
Nicole Bagshaw
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BHSc, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
As a psychotherapist it is my job to help clients foster change by using educational background, experience, and insight. I work with individuals of all ages, couples and families and understand the importance of relationships, and how at our core, everyone wants to be heard. I see therapy as a resource that can be used to see strengths, create confidence, and develop skills that will last a lifetime. I look forward to creating this confidence within my clients and find joy in helping them find their voice.
As a psychotherapist it is my job to help clients foster change by using educational background, experience, and insight. I work with individuals of all ages, couples and families and understand the importance of relationships, and how at our core, everyone wants to be heard. I see therapy as a resource that can be used to see strengths, create confidence, and develop skills that will last a lifetime. I look forward to creating this confidence within my clients and find joy in helping them find their voice.
(249) 488-2932 View (249) 488-2932

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L4P

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L4P who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
93% Anxiety
90% Stress
86% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
84% Coping Skills
79% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Canada Life | Great-West Life
63% Green Shield Canada
63% SunLife

How Counsellors in L4P see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L4P?

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.