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Dana Stoiku
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! My name is Dana Stoiku. I am happy to support individuals and couples struggling with mental health or want a safe space to express themselves. This may include struggling with anxiety, depression, managing anger, or difficulties with personal relationships (e.g., friends, family, intimate partner). If you need assistance in managing any of these, we can work together to find coping strategies and skills best suited to your needs.
Hello! My name is Dana Stoiku. I am happy to support individuals and couples struggling with mental health or want a safe space to express themselves. This may include struggling with anxiety, depression, managing anger, or difficulties with personal relationships (e.g., friends, family, intimate partner). If you need assistance in managing any of these, we can work together to find coping strategies and skills best suited to your needs.
(289) 276-8235 View (289) 276-8235
Photo of Karina Schnurr, Registered Psychotherapist in L4V, ON
Karina Schnurr
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Book at healingpathwayscounselling.janeapp.com - Are you having difficulties with parents, friends, or partners? Or are you dealing with lots of work stress that keeps piling up more and more? Do you feel that this stress is now impacting your daily life? You are not alone! Everyone faces problems, sometimes they’re small, and sometimes they’re big. Most of the time we can deal with these problems on our own or with a friend, family member, or co-worker. Sometimes, we just don’t seem to be able to work through these issues on our own and that’s when it makes sense to speak with a professional.
Book at healingpathwayscounselling.janeapp.com - Are you having difficulties with parents, friends, or partners? Or are you dealing with lots of work stress that keeps piling up more and more? Do you feel that this stress is now impacting your daily life? You are not alone! Everyone faces problems, sometimes they’re small, and sometimes they’re big. Most of the time we can deal with these problems on our own or with a friend, family member, or co-worker. Sometimes, we just don’t seem to be able to work through these issues on our own and that’s when it makes sense to speak with a professional.
(289) 210-7209 View (289) 210-7209
Photo of Glasswing Counselling, Registered Social Worker in L4V, ON
Glasswing Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
I work with children across the developmental spectrum from 0 – 18 years old. I specialize working with children who have experienced complex and developmental trauma including those impacted by abuse, neglect, trauma, loss and disrupted care. Difficulties can look like emotional dysregulation, tantrums, anxiety, depression, withdrawal, low confidence, parental challenges etc. I provide caregivers support and work collaboratively with professional systems surrounding the family. My therapeutic input supports developing an understanding and creating common language about the difficulties for both children and caregivers.
I work with children across the developmental spectrum from 0 – 18 years old. I specialize working with children who have experienced complex and developmental trauma including those impacted by abuse, neglect, trauma, loss and disrupted care. Difficulties can look like emotional dysregulation, tantrums, anxiety, depression, withdrawal, low confidence, parental challenges etc. I provide caregivers support and work collaboratively with professional systems surrounding the family. My therapeutic input supports developing an understanding and creating common language about the difficulties for both children and caregivers.
(289) 302-6378 View (289) 302-6378
Photo of Sarah Maxfield, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4V, ON
Sarah Maxfield
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
You’ve been through a lot. Maybe you've never told anyone your story; maybe you've only shared it with a select few. And you have heard that talking helps. But you wonder — how many times do I have to re-hash the discomfort before it releases me? How long before I can rest? You might be feeling numb, angry, sad, stuck, hopeless, scared… You may not have a clear direction, or any idea of your goals. You might not know where or how to start. Yes - We all carry our past into the future. But the weight doesn’t have to be unbearable, and you don’t have to hold it alone.
You’ve been through a lot. Maybe you've never told anyone your story; maybe you've only shared it with a select few. And you have heard that talking helps. But you wonder — how many times do I have to re-hash the discomfort before it releases me? How long before I can rest? You might be feeling numb, angry, sad, stuck, hopeless, scared… You may not have a clear direction, or any idea of your goals. You might not know where or how to start. Yes - We all carry our past into the future. But the weight doesn’t have to be unbearable, and you don’t have to hold it alone.
(343) 655-4004 View (343) 655-4004
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Sulaika Mazhar
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Are you seeking a dedicated professional devoted to understanding and aiding in your unique challenges related to grief, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and relationship conflicts? Specializing in adult, LGBTQS2+ and elderly care, Sulaika Mazhar uses various therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, emotion-focused therapy, strength-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed therapy. These models help guide you toward effective coping mechanisms while emphasizing mindfulness here at Canadian Therapy.
Are you seeking a dedicated professional devoted to understanding and aiding in your unique challenges related to grief, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and relationship conflicts? Specializing in adult, LGBTQS2+ and elderly care, Sulaika Mazhar uses various therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, emotion-focused therapy, strength-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed therapy. These models help guide you toward effective coping mechanisms while emphasizing mindfulness here at Canadian Therapy.
(437) 292-3871 View (437) 292-3871
Photo of Chloe Brown, Registered Psychotherapist in L4V, ON
Chloe Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, HBSc
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
You may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious during this time of uncertainty or struggling with your interpersonal relationships/partnerships. You may have a child/adolescent that is struggling to manage their thoughts and feelings. It can be hard asking for help and taking the step to start therapy can feel nerve-wracking and scary. By starting your healing journey, you are hoping to experience a welcoming, collaborative and safe space where you can gain coping strategies, improve your mood and better understand yourself. My practice consists of working with people of all ages and couples using various techniques including EMDR.
You may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious during this time of uncertainty or struggling with your interpersonal relationships/partnerships. You may have a child/adolescent that is struggling to manage their thoughts and feelings. It can be hard asking for help and taking the step to start therapy can feel nerve-wracking and scary. By starting your healing journey, you are hoping to experience a welcoming, collaborative and safe space where you can gain coping strategies, improve your mood and better understand yourself. My practice consists of working with people of all ages and couples using various techniques including EMDR.
(289) 803-0179 View (289) 803-0179
Photo of Julien Fortier, Registered Social Worker in L4V, ON
Julien Fortier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BMT, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4V  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting clients with mental health challenges—depression, anxiety, PTSD, intellectual disabilities, substance use, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Ideal clients seek holistic care, combining mindfulness, CBT, music therapy, and empathy. They desire equitable, barrier-free support for stability and a healthier mindset. They value tailored strategies and a collaborative ally skilled in advocacy and communication. Ultimately, they seek understanding and holistic healing in a safe, empathetic space.
I specialize in supporting clients with mental health challenges—depression, anxiety, PTSD, intellectual disabilities, substance use, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Ideal clients seek holistic care, combining mindfulness, CBT, music therapy, and empathy. They desire equitable, barrier-free support for stability and a healthier mindset. They value tailored strategies and a collaborative ally skilled in advocacy and communication. Ultimately, they seek understanding and holistic healing in a safe, empathetic space.
(647) 492-5144 View (647) 492-5144
Photo of Claire Silvester, Registered Psychotherapist in L4V, ON
Claire Silvester
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MSc, RP, CHRE
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Talking in person or virtually across Canada with me and tea, is step one. Step two we work together on what’s hurting in relationships, current roadblocks or issues in parenting. It takes bravery to say please help, often there is no apparent reason. It is ok to need help with caregiving, marriage, sex, work, parenting or family life. Downloading about yourself, telling me your life’s pressures starts from the get go. Need to relax, I have just the thing ask about experiencing “Let it go”. Virtual sessions throughout Canada, connect for the confidential support you deserve most provinces covered.
Talking in person or virtually across Canada with me and tea, is step one. Step two we work together on what’s hurting in relationships, current roadblocks or issues in parenting. It takes bravery to say please help, often there is no apparent reason. It is ok to need help with caregiving, marriage, sex, work, parenting or family life. Downloading about yourself, telling me your life’s pressures starts from the get go. Need to relax, I have just the thing ask about experiencing “Let it go”. Virtual sessions throughout Canada, connect for the confidential support you deserve most provinces covered.
(647) 371-0092 View (647) 371-0092
Photo of Deborah Black, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4V, ON
Deborah Black
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I strive to be the person that listens and supports you through exploring the many layers that make our circumstances unique. I offer a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment that supports clients in feeling secure when examining their thoughts and emotions. I have a strong background in working with diverse populations in addition to persons grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational challenges, and developmental disabilities. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, which incorporates the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects to promote overall well-being. I offer individual and couples sessions to youth (13-17)
I strive to be the person that listens and supports you through exploring the many layers that make our circumstances unique. I offer a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment that supports clients in feeling secure when examining their thoughts and emotions. I have a strong background in working with diverse populations in addition to persons grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational challenges, and developmental disabilities. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, which incorporates the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects to promote overall well-being. I offer individual and couples sessions to youth (13-17)
(289) 217-2344 View (289) 217-2344
Photo of BeWell Mississauga Health Centre, Registered Social Worker in L4V, ON
BeWell Mississauga Health Centre
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Daniella is a registered Social Worker whose main passion is to support individuals in their journey to overcome their challenges. She truly believes when individuals are provided with the proper resources and guidance from their community during times of uncertainty, they will have the proper tools to flourish and achieve their lifelong goals.
Daniella is a registered Social Worker whose main passion is to support individuals in their journey to overcome their challenges. She truly believes when individuals are provided with the proper resources and guidance from their community during times of uncertainty, they will have the proper tools to flourish and achieve their lifelong goals.
(289) 272-9343 View (289) 272-9343
Photo of Meaghan George, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4V, ON
Meaghan George
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4V  (Online Only)
The many milestones and transitions, expected and unexpected, that we experience in life are often made heavier and more overwhelming by the layers of expectation, preconceptions, and outside pressure that can accompany them. The idea that you’re supposed to follow a certain path, make a certain choice, or even have a certain reaction can dominate the experience of navigating any challenge. Therapy can help to identify and illuminate these external factors and make it possible to access your true feelings, hopes, and intentions, providing a non-judgemental and compassionate space where you can be heard, seen, and understood.
The many milestones and transitions, expected and unexpected, that we experience in life are often made heavier and more overwhelming by the layers of expectation, preconceptions, and outside pressure that can accompany them. The idea that you’re supposed to follow a certain path, make a certain choice, or even have a certain reaction can dominate the experience of navigating any challenge. Therapy can help to identify and illuminate these external factors and make it possible to access your true feelings, hopes, and intentions, providing a non-judgemental and compassionate space where you can be heard, seen, and understood.
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Elizabeth Choi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, ADHD-CC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4V  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Is your life full of “too”? Too many questions, too few answers. Feeling, thinking, and doing too much or too little. Too critical of yourself and focused on others. I’ve encountered many with this “too”, but together we’ll uncover the root of your concerns and create long-term change. We can start working towards living authentically and managing concerns confidently; improving relationships with others, and healing your relationship with yourself. From day one, it’s possible to have meaningful exploration and find useful strategies in sessions that are engaging, practical, and effective.
Is your life full of “too”? Too many questions, too few answers. Feeling, thinking, and doing too much or too little. Too critical of yourself and focused on others. I’ve encountered many with this “too”, but together we’ll uncover the root of your concerns and create long-term change. We can start working towards living authentically and managing concerns confidently; improving relationships with others, and healing your relationship with yourself. From day one, it’s possible to have meaningful exploration and find useful strategies in sessions that are engaging, practical, and effective.
(289) 207-7849 View (289) 207-7849
Photo of First Step Men's Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4V, ON
First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4V  (Online Only)
Stuck. Isolated. Broken. Powerless. Lost. Hopeless. Many men often face unique challenges and experiences that can be difficult to navigate on their own. Whether it's societal expectations around masculinity, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, past trauma, or an addiction, men may feel like they have to "tough it out" and resolve with their problems on their own without support or guidance. Seeking therapy can be a powerful way for men to address these challenges and develop the skills and tools they need to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "Website" button to get started.
Stuck. Isolated. Broken. Powerless. Lost. Hopeless. Many men often face unique challenges and experiences that can be difficult to navigate on their own. Whether it's societal expectations around masculinity, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, past trauma, or an addiction, men may feel like they have to "tough it out" and resolve with their problems on their own without support or guidance. Seeking therapy can be a powerful way for men to address these challenges and develop the skills and tools they need to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "Website" button to get started.
(289) 276-8894 View (289) 276-8894
Photo of Laura Dableh, Registered Social Worker in L4V, ON
Laura Dableh
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW), Psychotherapist and I specialize in working with ADHD across the lifespan (with individuals with ADHD and their families); as well as the treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders. I am fascinated with the neuroscience of the brain and behaviour and am passionate about working directly with people who are struggling with their mental health, to recognize their strengths and to help them overcome their challenges. I love working with children, teens, adults as well as their families and helping them identify their goals and improve their social and emotional functioning
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW), Psychotherapist and I specialize in working with ADHD across the lifespan (with individuals with ADHD and their families); as well as the treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders. I am fascinated with the neuroscience of the brain and behaviour and am passionate about working directly with people who are struggling with their mental health, to recognize their strengths and to help them overcome their challenges. I love working with children, teens, adults as well as their families and helping them identify their goals and improve their social and emotional functioning
(289) 796-0412 View (289) 796-0412
Photo of BeWell Mississauga Health Centre, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4V, ON
BeWell Mississauga Health Centre
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nishith has been working as a counsellor over the past 6 years. Nishith has worked with diverse populations experiencing mental health difficulties such as substance abuse, concurrent disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and mood disorders. Nishith operates through a client-centred approach, with a commitment to practice through an anti-oppression and non-judgmental framework. In practice, Nishith utilizes evidence-based practices whilst working collaboratively with clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.
Nishith has been working as a counsellor over the past 6 years. Nishith has worked with diverse populations experiencing mental health difficulties such as substance abuse, concurrent disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and mood disorders. Nishith operates through a client-centred approach, with a commitment to practice through an anti-oppression and non-judgmental framework. In practice, Nishith utilizes evidence-based practices whilst working collaboratively with clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.
(289) 271-1982 View (289) 271-1982
Photo of Rohama Kabeer-Blissful Balance Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L4V, ON
Rohama Kabeer-Blissful Balance Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4V  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting Clients! Feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? I'm here to support you. As someone deeply passionate about mental health, I work in assisting teens and adults in tackling issues like anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions and more. With my cultural sensitivity skills and lived experiences as a South Asian woman, I'm well-equipped to help individuals from similar and diverse communities. My background includes volunteering at Kids Help Phone and providing therapy to university students. Book your free phone consultation now: blissfulbalancecounsellinggroup.janeapp.com
Currently Accepting Clients! Feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? I'm here to support you. As someone deeply passionate about mental health, I work in assisting teens and adults in tackling issues like anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions and more. With my cultural sensitivity skills and lived experiences as a South Asian woman, I'm well-equipped to help individuals from similar and diverse communities. My background includes volunteering at Kids Help Phone and providing therapy to university students. Book your free phone consultation now: blissfulbalancecounsellinggroup.janeapp.com
(343) 338-3761 View (343) 338-3761
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The H Factor Solutions
Psychologist, Ph,D
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4V  (Online Only)
Everyone goes through difficult life experiences that require external help at times. Dr. Anwar is a registered clinical and counselling psychologist in Ontario and Manitoba. She obtained her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan in 2012. She has over 20 years of clinical experience including assessment and therapy with individuals, couples and families, and has worked in both individual and group settings. She works with clients in Manitoba and Ontario to address various issues including mood disturbances and anxiety, relationship conflict and personal growth. Focusing on aviation professionals lately.
Everyone goes through difficult life experiences that require external help at times. Dr. Anwar is a registered clinical and counselling psychologist in Ontario and Manitoba. She obtained her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan in 2012. She has over 20 years of clinical experience including assessment and therapy with individuals, couples and families, and has worked in both individual and group settings. She works with clients in Manitoba and Ontario to address various issues including mood disturbances and anxiety, relationship conflict and personal growth. Focusing on aviation professionals lately.
(204) 818-0682 View (204) 818-0682
Photo of Taninder Atwal, Registered Psychotherapist in L4V, ON
Taninder Atwal
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you struggle with self-compassion? Would you like to explore and understand your triggers? I am a Registered Psychotherapist, who is here to support you with building your coping toolbox, improving self-awareness, sense of self-worth, self-compassion, along with enhancing your relationships. I recognize the unique lived experiences and strengths that each of my clients bring. I aspire to create a collaborative environment, as I believe the client is the expert on their own issues. I bring my genuine, empathetic, and compassionate self into each session to meet you where you are at.
Do you struggle with self-compassion? Would you like to explore and understand your triggers? I am a Registered Psychotherapist, who is here to support you with building your coping toolbox, improving self-awareness, sense of self-worth, self-compassion, along with enhancing your relationships. I recognize the unique lived experiences and strengths that each of my clients bring. I aspire to create a collaborative environment, as I believe the client is the expert on their own issues. I bring my genuine, empathetic, and compassionate self into each session to meet you where you are at.
(437) 747-5436 View (437) 747-5436
Photo of Megan MacLean, Registered Social Worker in L4V, ON
Megan MacLean
Registered Social Worker, Megan Anne MacLean, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Are you a young adult or youth trying to piece together life? Stressed with school, relationships or family? Has mental health or addiction become a challenge in your daily life? My name is Megan, I am an anti-one-size fits all therapist and former guidance counsellor who has worked with folks in their teens and early adulthood for over fifteen years. I specialise in depression, anxiety and trauma and have supported people with overcoming difficult life circumstances, harmful relationships, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I also have an extensive background in education and life planning.
Are you a young adult or youth trying to piece together life? Stressed with school, relationships or family? Has mental health or addiction become a challenge in your daily life? My name is Megan, I am an anti-one-size fits all therapist and former guidance counsellor who has worked with folks in their teens and early adulthood for over fifteen years. I specialise in depression, anxiety and trauma and have supported people with overcoming difficult life circumstances, harmful relationships, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I also have an extensive background in education and life planning.
(289) 301-3935 View (289) 301-3935
Photo of Nishat Fatima, Registered Psychotherapist in L4V, ON
Nishat Fatima
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Currently accepting new clients online and in-person. Do you feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Chances are you are feeling stressed and you don't know where to turn for help. As an internationally trained therapist with over 20 years experience, I can help you develop the skills to not just cope, but thrive. I specialize in working with teens and adults with anxiety, low mood, addiction, OCD and trauma. I enjoy working with second- and first-generation immigrants, refugees, and people from multi-cultural backgrounds. I am up-to-date on the most current treatments and use a culturally sensitive approach.
Currently accepting new clients online and in-person. Do you feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Chances are you are feeling stressed and you don't know where to turn for help. As an internationally trained therapist with over 20 years experience, I can help you develop the skills to not just cope, but thrive. I specialize in working with teens and adults with anxiety, low mood, addiction, OCD and trauma. I enjoy working with second- and first-generation immigrants, refugees, and people from multi-cultural backgrounds. I am up-to-date on the most current treatments and use a culturally sensitive approach.
(647) 598-8854 View (647) 598-8854

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L4V

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L4V who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
83% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
63% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Green Shield Canada
83% Great-West Life
83% Manulife

How Counsellors in L4V see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L4V?

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.