Photo of Marwah Midani, Registered Psychotherapist in L4T, ON
Marwah Midani
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Incongruency within oneself can result from a battle between heart and mind- I aim to navigate you through your journey and help you establish an overall sense of balance. Through my therapeutic approach, I aim to provide clients with an environment that makes them feel comfortable, respected, understood, and recognized. I encourage them to discover factors which contribute to their struggles, while providing them with the emotional freedom to disclose free of judgement. I strive to provide clients with the safety to explore, understand and heal underlying trauma and unmet needs which are impacting their life.
Incongruency within oneself can result from a battle between heart and mind- I aim to navigate you through your journey and help you establish an overall sense of balance. Through my therapeutic approach, I aim to provide clients with an environment that makes them feel comfortable, respected, understood, and recognized. I encourage them to discover factors which contribute to their struggles, while providing them with the emotional freedom to disclose free of judgement. I strive to provide clients with the safety to explore, understand and heal underlying trauma and unmet needs which are impacting their life.
(289) 278-8624 View (289) 278-8624
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Cardene Chambers
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Do you want support with achieving your personal goals or managing life's changes? Are you depressed or anxious or dealing with a traumatic experience? Are you questioning whether or not it is possible to build your self- confidence, maintain healthy relationships or reach your highest potential? I say you do have the power to effect change in your life and with the right support, your goals can be achieved. I am committed to supporting individuals with managing various life challenges and transitions, family and relationship issues, identity issues and parent-child conflicts.
Do you want support with achieving your personal goals or managing life's changes? Are you depressed or anxious or dealing with a traumatic experience? Are you questioning whether or not it is possible to build your self- confidence, maintain healthy relationships or reach your highest potential? I say you do have the power to effect change in your life and with the right support, your goals can be achieved. I am committed to supporting individuals with managing various life challenges and transitions, family and relationship issues, identity issues and parent-child conflicts.
(289) 270-8779 View (289) 270-8779
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Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
As the words “Spring” and “Wellness” suggest we at Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre aim to install hope, motivation and optimism when working with you. We work collaboratively with you when providing assessment, treatment and consultation services. At Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre we embrace inclusion and diversity and offer services in confidence with a warm, nonjudgmental, empathic approach that is also holistic. We welcome learning more about you, your experiences and perspectives and invite you to reach out to continue your journey of wellness and resilience.
As the words “Spring” and “Wellness” suggest we at Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre aim to install hope, motivation and optimism when working with you. We work collaboratively with you when providing assessment, treatment and consultation services. At Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre we embrace inclusion and diversity and offer services in confidence with a warm, nonjudgmental, empathic approach that is also holistic. We welcome learning more about you, your experiences and perspectives and invite you to reach out to continue your journey of wellness and resilience.
(289) 273-9670 View (289) 273-9670
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Micheal Mularz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you one of the many men struggling with relationships, including the one with yourself? Do you live with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence? You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or challenges in communicating with others. With a better understanding of who you are, you will be better able to grow and establish a relationship with yourself and others.
Are you one of the many men struggling with relationships, including the one with yourself? Do you live with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence? You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or challenges in communicating with others. With a better understanding of who you are, you will be better able to grow and establish a relationship with yourself and others.
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Sumeet Saini
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, High IQ, High T
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
You’re the Black Sheep of the family, who doesn’t fit in anywhere and struggles with loneliness: The Outsider. You are talented and intelligent with ambitious business and/or creative dreams; but due to procrastination fueled by self-sabotage and addictions (e.g., cannabis, pornography, video games), you continually fail to achieve goals. You negatively compare yourself to others, can't forgive yourself for mistakes, feel like a failure, and wish you had the confidence to fulfill your true potential because you are meant for more than the mediocrity that most people settle for. Welcome, it's time to awaken the warrior within!
You’re the Black Sheep of the family, who doesn’t fit in anywhere and struggles with loneliness: The Outsider. You are talented and intelligent with ambitious business and/or creative dreams; but due to procrastination fueled by self-sabotage and addictions (e.g., cannabis, pornography, video games), you continually fail to achieve goals. You negatively compare yourself to others, can't forgive yourself for mistakes, feel like a failure, and wish you had the confidence to fulfill your true potential because you are meant for more than the mediocrity that most people settle for. Welcome, it's time to awaken the warrior within!
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Photo of Children Youth And Family Therapy Sara Bajaj, Registered Psychotherapist in L4T, ON
Children Youth And Family Therapy Sara Bajaj
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control!". Do you think "I want to help my child so desperately but somehow it feels like I end up making things worse" ? Maybe you blame yourself and wonder "where did I go wrong?". Maybe other people in your child's life blame you. You know something needs to change but don't know where else to look. You've exhausted all the options you know of- you've spoken to other moms, teachers, maybe other therapists. You worry about your child's happiness and stability if something doesn't change. This is hard stuff! I want you to know, you're in the right place!
Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control!". Do you think "I want to help my child so desperately but somehow it feels like I end up making things worse" ? Maybe you blame yourself and wonder "where did I go wrong?". Maybe other people in your child's life blame you. You know something needs to change but don't know where else to look. You've exhausted all the options you know of- you've spoken to other moms, teachers, maybe other therapists. You worry about your child's happiness and stability if something doesn't change. This is hard stuff! I want you to know, you're in the right place!
(365) 544-4241 View (365) 544-4241
Photo of ADHD Elle Mularz - From Seed to Sequoia, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4T, ON
ADHD Elle Mularz - From Seed to Sequoia
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, LCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Elle! Are your relationships suffering because you have a hard time keeping up and often leave your loved ones on read? Is your home drifting further into chaos because you have a hard time keeping up with and initiating tasks? Have your grades started to slip because you're missing deadlines and post-secondary is less forgiving? Maybe even all of the above? Whether you have been formally diagnosed, self-identify or suspect neurodivergence; I hear you - it is tough being you right now! Whether your concerns are specific to neurodivergence, or beyond; I might be the right fit to come alongside you in this season.
Hello, I’m Elle! Are your relationships suffering because you have a hard time keeping up and often leave your loved ones on read? Is your home drifting further into chaos because you have a hard time keeping up with and initiating tasks? Have your grades started to slip because you're missing deadlines and post-secondary is less forgiving? Maybe even all of the above? Whether you have been formally diagnosed, self-identify or suspect neurodivergence; I hear you - it is tough being you right now! Whether your concerns are specific to neurodivergence, or beyond; I might be the right fit to come alongside you in this season.
(506) 306-0831 View (506) 306-0831
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Mahnoor Zulfiqar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
I help individuals manage anxiety and overthinking, self-esteem issues, work-life balance, and life transitions to better control their lives and feel more confident in their abilities. I also support individuals with relationship-related concerns through both individual and couples therapy sessions. As part of my practice, I often work with multicultural individuals through a culturally sensitive approach to help them navigate any conflicting cultural values so that they can embrace their unique identities.
I help individuals manage anxiety and overthinking, self-esteem issues, work-life balance, and life transitions to better control their lives and feel more confident in their abilities. I also support individuals with relationship-related concerns through both individual and couples therapy sessions. As part of my practice, I often work with multicultural individuals through a culturally sensitive approach to help them navigate any conflicting cultural values so that they can embrace their unique identities.
(437) 747-8559 View (437) 747-8559
Photo of Thameena Nazir, Registered Social Worker in L4T, ON
Thameena Nazir
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
If you are considering therapy, you have already started down your path to healing and self discovery. You will find a safe and non-judgmental space with me that fosters empathy, validation and empowerment. I strive to build a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship with you. You are the expert in your own life and I am here to understand your experiences and support you in making meaningful and lasting changes. You will also find plenty of humor with me as I believe it is good to laugh even when we are struggling. I am very passionate about therapy; and it is a privilege to be part of your journey
If you are considering therapy, you have already started down your path to healing and self discovery. You will find a safe and non-judgmental space with me that fosters empathy, validation and empowerment. I strive to build a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship with you. You are the expert in your own life and I am here to understand your experiences and support you in making meaningful and lasting changes. You will also find plenty of humor with me as I believe it is good to laugh even when we are struggling. I am very passionate about therapy; and it is a privilege to be part of your journey
(343) 306-4544 View (343) 306-4544
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Kamakshi Marwah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, MSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
A compassionate and dedicated therapist, I am committed to helping individuals gain a healthy perspective and find clarity amidst life's challenges. With a decade of unwavering passion for psychology, I firmly believe that everyone possesses unique strengths, and my mission is to empower my clients to embrace their individuality and thrive. As a clinician, I believe in the power of diverse therapeutic modalities to provide comprehensive and personalised care. Through approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
A compassionate and dedicated therapist, I am committed to helping individuals gain a healthy perspective and find clarity amidst life's challenges. With a decade of unwavering passion for psychology, I firmly believe that everyone possesses unique strengths, and my mission is to empower my clients to embrace their individuality and thrive. As a clinician, I believe in the power of diverse therapeutic modalities to provide comprehensive and personalised care. Through approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
(437) 747-6905 View (437) 747-6905
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Toronto West Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
I have been working in mental health for over 20 years, specifically in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. I have published research and provided workshops and lectures in these areas. Recently I wrote the book Pivot Self-Talk. Stop Asking All The Wrong Questions as well as designed the Pivot Self-Talk app. In my role as Director and Clinical Psychologist of Toronto West Psychology I provide individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, supervision to clinicians interested in registering with the College of Psychologists, and workshops for the community.
I have been working in mental health for over 20 years, specifically in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. I have published research and provided workshops and lectures in these areas. Recently I wrote the book Pivot Self-Talk. Stop Asking All The Wrong Questions as well as designed the Pivot Self-Talk app. In my role as Director and Clinical Psychologist of Toronto West Psychology I provide individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, supervision to clinicians interested in registering with the College of Psychologists, and workshops for the community.
(855) 740-6185 View (855) 740-6185
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ThriveWell Counselling Inc.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RPQ, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or down? Do negative beliefs, experiences or pain feel like daily events? Does hurt from the past seem to replay itself? Are you navigating rough waters with school, work or relationships? ThriveWell Counselling is here to help. We provide individual, couple and family counselling and psychotherapy related to trauma, attachment, LGBTQ identities and hoarding/clutter support. ThriveWell Counselling helps you confidently live a more peaceful life, both inside & out! ThriveWell has skilled counsellors taking new clients, as well as counsellors-in-training that offer high-quality support at reduced rates.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or down? Do negative beliefs, experiences or pain feel like daily events? Does hurt from the past seem to replay itself? Are you navigating rough waters with school, work or relationships? ThriveWell Counselling is here to help. We provide individual, couple and family counselling and psychotherapy related to trauma, attachment, LGBTQ identities and hoarding/clutter support. ThriveWell Counselling helps you confidently live a more peaceful life, both inside & out! ThriveWell has skilled counsellors taking new clients, as well as counsellors-in-training that offer high-quality support at reduced rates.
(647) 490-2682 View (647) 490-2682
Photo of Laura Thornhill, Registered Social Worker in L4T, ON
Laura Thornhill
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience that can help you examine how you feel, explore underlying issues and relationships that may be involved in the difficulties or issues you are facing. I provide a strength based approach to therapy, which means I help to identify inherent skills and capacities that are present for you to grow. I offer individual, couples and group therapy.
I am a clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience that can help you examine how you feel, explore underlying issues and relationships that may be involved in the difficulties or issues you are facing. I provide a strength based approach to therapy, which means I help to identify inherent skills and capacities that are present for you to grow. I offer individual, couples and group therapy.
(647) 696-5836 View (647) 696-5836
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Pam Blanchard
Life, Coach, MBCT, ADR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I guide people through powerful life transitions and support them through the process of self-discovery and rebirth. Self-awareness is essential to overcoming life's obstacles. But there's often a catch isn't there. The story you tell yourself, it seems to have an agenda of its own. (I'm not good enough, someone's always achieving more than me. Why do I have to do all the work?) So how do you move beyond your current thinking? What has actually happened to warrant your thinking? What's been the core pattern in your relationships till now, and what happens when you challenge that pattern? Pause.... and sit with these questions.
I guide people through powerful life transitions and support them through the process of self-discovery and rebirth. Self-awareness is essential to overcoming life's obstacles. But there's often a catch isn't there. The story you tell yourself, it seems to have an agenda of its own. (I'm not good enough, someone's always achieving more than me. Why do I have to do all the work?) So how do you move beyond your current thinking? What has actually happened to warrant your thinking? What's been the core pattern in your relationships till now, and what happens when you challenge that pattern? Pause.... and sit with these questions.
(289) 207-6772 View (289) 207-6772
Photo of Krystle Pierre, Registered Psychotherapist in L4T, ON
Krystle Pierre
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MEd, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel a lack of control in your life? Are challenges overwhelming you so severely that you have developed unhelpful coping mechanisms to avoid your own thoughts and emotions? Finding ways to unlearn these habits can be both scary and difficult. As your counsellor, I will guide you through a healing journey that will allow you to build self awareness, compassion and a more effective path to happiness. You will move away from being stuck in the past and work towards building your desired future.
Do you feel a lack of control in your life? Are challenges overwhelming you so severely that you have developed unhelpful coping mechanisms to avoid your own thoughts and emotions? Finding ways to unlearn these habits can be both scary and difficult. As your counsellor, I will guide you through a healing journey that will allow you to build self awareness, compassion and a more effective path to happiness. You will move away from being stuck in the past and work towards building your desired future.
(855) 976-4432 View (855) 976-4432
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Angie Kingma
Registered Psychotherapist, BA , BHScOT, RP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, self-critical, having a hard time 'turning off' your thoughts or feeling like you’re 'going through the motions’? Are you just done with feeling the way you’re feeling? It's time for you to restore your confidence, rebuild a sense of holistic well-being and enjoy life again! If you're looking for a therapist, chances are you're hoping to make changes in these or other areas. I will help empower you to learn new ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma & relationships. Therapy can absolutely help you make room for new ways of coping and feel better again!
Are you feeling overwhelmed, self-critical, having a hard time 'turning off' your thoughts or feeling like you’re 'going through the motions’? Are you just done with feeling the way you’re feeling? It's time for you to restore your confidence, rebuild a sense of holistic well-being and enjoy life again! If you're looking for a therapist, chances are you're hoping to make changes in these or other areas. I will help empower you to learn new ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma & relationships. Therapy can absolutely help you make room for new ways of coping and feel better again!
(365) 803-0210 View (365) 803-0210
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Dr. Caron Leid
Counsellor, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caron is Licensed with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). She has worked in the area of Counselling since 2003 and has experience in Alzheimer's disease, research, and psychotherapy. Additional training includes grief & loss, hospice, life-coaching, group work, compassion fatigue, burnout and virtual therapy. Caron has experience working with individuals, couples and families, counselling a variety of issues including, relationships, divorce, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, anger management, self esteem, grief and loss and a variety of other life transitional issues.
Caron is Licensed with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). She has worked in the area of Counselling since 2003 and has experience in Alzheimer's disease, research, and psychotherapy. Additional training includes grief & loss, hospice, life-coaching, group work, compassion fatigue, burnout and virtual therapy. Caron has experience working with individuals, couples and families, counselling a variety of issues including, relationships, divorce, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, anger management, self esteem, grief and loss and a variety of other life transitional issues.
(844) 283-8822 View (844) 283-8822
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Jackie Tapper-Atkinson
Registered Social Worker, MSS, RSW
Verified Verified
I am a Clinical Social Worker with an MSW in private practice. I have over 20 years experience in working with adults facilitating individual and couples therapy. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, body image concerns, trauma and issues with self esteem. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy for individuals, as well as Emotion Focused Therapy for couples (EFT-C).
I am a Clinical Social Worker with an MSW in private practice. I have over 20 years experience in working with adults facilitating individual and couples therapy. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, body image concerns, trauma and issues with self esteem. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy for individuals, as well as Emotion Focused Therapy for couples (EFT-C).
(905) 466-8014 View (905) 466-8014
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Wendy Woods
CPCC, PCC, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Would you like to move up in your career, change jobs or improve your leadership skills? Are you struggling with work life balance? Want to clarify your vision - professionally or personally? Are you ready to be a stronger leader that can easily communicate with senior leadership as well as inspire your team?
Would you like to move up in your career, change jobs or improve your leadership skills? Are you struggling with work life balance? Want to clarify your vision - professionally or personally? Are you ready to be a stronger leader that can easily communicate with senior leadership as well as inspire your team?
(855) 725-6511 View (855) 725-6511
Photo of Natalie Engelbrecht, Registered Psychotherapist in L4T, ON
Natalie Engelbrecht
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, ND, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Dr. Engelbrecht ND RP is a leader in adult autism assessment and advocacy. She provides assessments for autism and co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, PTSD, and OCD. The diagnostic assessments are conducted remotely (for the client's comfort) using empirically validated, evidence-based psychometrics and clinically validated interview techniques, such as the ADOS. She co-founded Embrace Autism (embrace-autism.com), which is used worldwide to share current research on autism. She has worked with the autistic population for over 25 years.
Dr. Engelbrecht ND RP is a leader in adult autism assessment and advocacy. She provides assessments for autism and co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, PTSD, and OCD. The diagnostic assessments are conducted remotely (for the client's comfort) using empirically validated, evidence-based psychometrics and clinically validated interview techniques, such as the ADOS. She co-founded Embrace Autism (embrace-autism.com), which is used worldwide to share current research on autism. She has worked with the autistic population for over 25 years.
(289) 302-6099 View (289) 302-6099

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Number of Counsellors in L4T

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L4T who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
84% Stress
74% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Green Shield Canada
62% SunLife
58% Manulife

How Counsellors in L4T see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L4T?

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.