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Ashley J Kreze
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Struggling with emotions or life changes? Our counselling practice provides an empowering solution to overcome obstacles and achieve purpose. We create a nurturing environment for you to explore emotions. Together, we craft tailored strategies for growth, guiding you at every step. Whether it's battling anxiety, overcoming depression, addressing relationship concerns, or feeling constrained in life, our dedicated team empowers you with clarity and guidance.
Struggling with emotions or life changes? Our counselling practice provides an empowering solution to overcome obstacles and achieve purpose. We create a nurturing environment for you to explore emotions. Together, we craft tailored strategies for growth, guiding you at every step. Whether it's battling anxiety, overcoming depression, addressing relationship concerns, or feeling constrained in life, our dedicated team empowers you with clarity and guidance.
(289) 536-4503 View (289) 536-4503
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Shoban Jeyamuraly
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that we all have the capacity to grow and achieve a better state of being. I am deeply committed to helping individuals who feel stuck or unhappy in their lives. I understand that feeling unmotivated, unfulfilled, or depressed can be incredibly challenging. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Through a caring and collaborative approach, I guide individuals in harnessing their inner resources to achieve personal growth and well-being. I see unlimited hope and potential in all individuals and aim to help others discover it for themselves.
I believe that we all have the capacity to grow and achieve a better state of being. I am deeply committed to helping individuals who feel stuck or unhappy in their lives. I understand that feeling unmotivated, unfulfilled, or depressed can be incredibly challenging. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Through a caring and collaborative approach, I guide individuals in harnessing their inner resources to achieve personal growth and well-being. I see unlimited hope and potential in all individuals and aim to help others discover it for themselves.
(289) 312-1771 View (289) 312-1771
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Ruzica (Rosie) Vujcic
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
In today’s society, we are experiencing many challenges which can often be overwhelming and stressful. I offer support for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I am a registered Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field working with adolescents, adults and elders.
In today’s society, we are experiencing many challenges which can often be overwhelming and stressful. I offer support for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I am a registered Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field working with adolescents, adults and elders.
(647) 496-1081 View (647) 496-1081
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Courtney Mann
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Everyone experiences life’s challenges differently, and my goal is to make sense of it together. I will strive to ensure that you feel heard, understood and comfortable to express your needs and concerns. I am committed to using a dynamic and collaborative approach throughout the therapeutic process. I have experience supporting individuals, couples, and families experiencing emotional and relational distress, grief/loss, anxiety, and depression. I aspire to help you cultivate greater awareness of yourself as well as your strengths while maximizing the resources and tools that are accessible to you.
Everyone experiences life’s challenges differently, and my goal is to make sense of it together. I will strive to ensure that you feel heard, understood and comfortable to express your needs and concerns. I am committed to using a dynamic and collaborative approach throughout the therapeutic process. I have experience supporting individuals, couples, and families experiencing emotional and relational distress, grief/loss, anxiety, and depression. I aspire to help you cultivate greater awareness of yourself as well as your strengths while maximizing the resources and tools that are accessible to you.
(289) 805-4702 View (289) 805-4702
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Dina Dawod
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am committed to making a positive impact on people's lives. I am a firm believer in the power of empathy and active listening and I am dedicated to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I believe that the most profound human connections are built upon empathy, trust, and a sincere desire to help others. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from various techniques to tailor treatment plans to the specific needs of each client. I have witnessed the transformative impact of a therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect, as both a therapist and a client.
I am committed to making a positive impact on people's lives. I am a firm believer in the power of empathy and active listening and I am dedicated to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I believe that the most profound human connections are built upon empathy, trust, and a sincere desire to help others. My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from various techniques to tailor treatment plans to the specific needs of each client. I have witnessed the transformative impact of a therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect, as both a therapist and a client.
(289) 302-7374 View (289) 302-7374
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Mamta Bhatt
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP (Q), RMT
Verified Verified
Are you currently feeling overwhelmed by you relationship, career, family or financial issues? Or are you struggling with grief or trauma and haunted by repetitive flashbacks and negative thoughts and have no control over them? Do you feel let down by others and feel like a failure? Have you isolated yourself from the friends and family as you bottle up your pain and feel that it's not useful talking to them as all you get is unhelpful advice or pity? Do you feel angry, restless or constantly feel irritated? You are not alone, I can help you to process you problems by providing you an empathetic and supportive atmosphere. Call me!
Are you currently feeling overwhelmed by you relationship, career, family or financial issues? Or are you struggling with grief or trauma and haunted by repetitive flashbacks and negative thoughts and have no control over them? Do you feel let down by others and feel like a failure? Have you isolated yourself from the friends and family as you bottle up your pain and feel that it's not useful talking to them as all you get is unhelpful advice or pity? Do you feel angry, restless or constantly feel irritated? You are not alone, I can help you to process you problems by providing you an empathetic and supportive atmosphere. Call me!
(289) 301-9661 View (289) 301-9661
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Kyana Fletcher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I understand that for many, seeking therapy is a daunting process that can be overrun with feelings of doubt. Emotions, including anxiety, sadness, guilt, stress, overwhelmingness, and depression exist on a spectrum, and individuals who seek therapy often question whether their feelings are “deserving” of therapy.
I understand that for many, seeking therapy is a daunting process that can be overrun with feelings of doubt. Emotions, including anxiety, sadness, guilt, stress, overwhelmingness, and depression exist on a spectrum, and individuals who seek therapy often question whether their feelings are “deserving” of therapy.
(289) 302-2138 View (289) 302-2138
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Moksha Psychotherapy, Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, AA, RSW
Verified Verified
Are there areas in your life that you'd like to strengthen? Do you feel 'stuck' or in a pattern that keeps you from enjoying & participating in your life fully? Are you also dealing with a chronic illness such as anxiety & depression that are impacting other areas? Would you like a safe & confidential space & time reserved just for you and/or a loved one to process past & current life events, build new coping skills and outcomes with a better quality of life? If so, let's arrange a session after your initial consultation so that I can help YOU help yourself again! We have a growing team of Psychotherapists.
Are there areas in your life that you'd like to strengthen? Do you feel 'stuck' or in a pattern that keeps you from enjoying & participating in your life fully? Are you also dealing with a chronic illness such as anxiety & depression that are impacting other areas? Would you like a safe & confidential space & time reserved just for you and/or a loved one to process past & current life events, build new coping skills and outcomes with a better quality of life? If so, let's arrange a session after your initial consultation so that I can help YOU help yourself again! We have a growing team of Psychotherapists.
(289) 278-9736 View (289) 278-9736
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Kanwaljit Kaur
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that when we come to therapy, we have the potential to heal ourselves. We are the masters of our own paths in life. It’s the circumstances in our lives—such as our social environment and various other factors—which can prevent us from living up to our full potential. I believe that through therapy, these hidden potentials can be realized. As a therapist, I act as a facilitator to help my clients see what they already have inside of them, foster self-acceptance, and help them reach their life goals through discovery of the self and of one’s own strengths.
I believe that when we come to therapy, we have the potential to heal ourselves. We are the masters of our own paths in life. It’s the circumstances in our lives—such as our social environment and various other factors—which can prevent us from living up to our full potential. I believe that through therapy, these hidden potentials can be realized. As a therapist, I act as a facilitator to help my clients see what they already have inside of them, foster self-acceptance, and help them reach their life goals through discovery of the self and of one’s own strengths.
(289) 272-7325 View (289) 272-7325
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Kate @ Fresh Start Counselling Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kate, a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment in the realm of mental health. I specialize in women’s mental health , with a focus on fertility and reproductive issues, relationship challenges, panic and anxiety disorders. With a background in psychology and a deep commitment to fostering positive change, I have dedicated my career to addressing the unique mental health challenges that women often face. With focused sessions, I empower women to navigate complexities, fostering emotional well-being and resilience in diverse life aspects. I envision a world where women feel empowered to prioritize their mental health.
Hi, I’m Kate, a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment in the realm of mental health. I specialize in women’s mental health , with a focus on fertility and reproductive issues, relationship challenges, panic and anxiety disorders. With a background in psychology and a deep commitment to fostering positive change, I have dedicated my career to addressing the unique mental health challenges that women often face. With focused sessions, I empower women to navigate complexities, fostering emotional well-being and resilience in diverse life aspects. I envision a world where women feel empowered to prioritize their mental health.
(289) 805-2219 View (289) 805-2219
Photo of Aisha Abdi, MACP, RP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Aisha Abdi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is holistic, which means that I consider every aspect of my clients' lives when creating a treatment plan. Whether it's anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, trauma, or you’re simply feeling lost, I will work with you to address the root cause of your struggles and develop effective coping strategies. However, therapy with me isn't just about addressing problems. I also believe that therapy is a positive and empowering experience where you can explore your strengths, discover new skills, and build a greater sense of self-awareness.
My approach to therapy is holistic, which means that I consider every aspect of my clients' lives when creating a treatment plan. Whether it's anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, trauma, or you’re simply feeling lost, I will work with you to address the root cause of your struggles and develop effective coping strategies. However, therapy with me isn't just about addressing problems. I also believe that therapy is a positive and empowering experience where you can explore your strengths, discover new skills, and build a greater sense of self-awareness.
(289) 512-2840 View (289) 512-2840
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Punitha Manoharan
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
With close to 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families, I recognize that every one of us are unique and hold the potential for transformation and healing. I believe in resilience, an indefinable quality that knocks people down by life’s traumatic incidents and helps rebound back stronger than ever. From my clinical experience, I realize the key for healing and transformation is at the heart of the therapeutic relationship. The major gain of working with me is, I help you to see things from a positive lens, enabling you to make your own decisions to solve a problem.
With close to 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families, I recognize that every one of us are unique and hold the potential for transformation and healing. I believe in resilience, an indefinable quality that knocks people down by life’s traumatic incidents and helps rebound back stronger than ever. From my clinical experience, I realize the key for healing and transformation is at the heart of the therapeutic relationship. The major gain of working with me is, I help you to see things from a positive lens, enabling you to make your own decisions to solve a problem.
(289) 814-8807 View (289) 814-8807
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Nicole Franklin
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, LIVE FREE" Live Free Counselling Services helps you: Reduce Stress, Increase Coping Strategies and Restore Life Balance. When you choose Live Free, you can expect professional, high quality, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive services that help move you forward.
"LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, LIVE FREE" Live Free Counselling Services helps you: Reduce Stress, Increase Coping Strategies and Restore Life Balance. When you choose Live Free, you can expect professional, high quality, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive services that help move you forward.
(647) 797-9602 View (647) 797-9602
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Atul Mehra
Registered Psychotherapist, MPCP, RPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Do you think that life has not been fair and you suffer from emotional pain/guilt? Are you looking for answers/solutions for your mental or physical illness? For 20 years I have been working with clients helping them with their unique life story. My therapy opens up the understanding of physical/mental disorder and integrates what has been rejected in your life. One client understood the circumstances that manifested a tumor and decided to continue her life without it. She actually started to appreciate her life and stopped blaming her parents for her upbringing.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Do you think that life has not been fair and you suffer from emotional pain/guilt? Are you looking for answers/solutions for your mental or physical illness? For 20 years I have been working with clients helping them with their unique life story. My therapy opens up the understanding of physical/mental disorder and integrates what has been rejected in your life. One client understood the circumstances that manifested a tumor and decided to continue her life without it. She actually started to appreciate her life and stopped blaming her parents for her upbringing.
(289) 801-5767 View (289) 801-5767
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Ainur Alipkaliyeva
Registered Psychotherapist, MD, RP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR PHONE/VIDEO**** People enter my office for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they find it difficult to make a decision or feel that they cannot get out of a vicious circle of problems, struggle to adapt to new conditions or don’t feel safe, and sometimes it is simply difficult for them to live from day to day due to mental health or physical concerns. Sometimes they want to help their loved ones and don't know how. They often want to feel free from feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, overcome the struggles and move forward.
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR PHONE/VIDEO**** People enter my office for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they find it difficult to make a decision or feel that they cannot get out of a vicious circle of problems, struggle to adapt to new conditions or don’t feel safe, and sometimes it is simply difficult for them to live from day to day due to mental health or physical concerns. Sometimes they want to help their loved ones and don't know how. They often want to feel free from feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, overcome the struggles and move forward.
(289) 206-9122 View (289) 206-9122
Photo of Marian Shinuda, MDiv, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Marian Shinuda
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe that people are much more understandable when you know their life journey. I believe in the power of human connection and the healing that this connection alone can bring about in therapy. My clients know that I am there rooting for them as they navigate difficult chapters: past, present, and future. This is why I am always honoured and excited to hear someone’s story. Looking at the different layers of your story will help us track where certain patterns and cycles have started. Together, we will work through the parts that need healing. We will move forward with this information to make positive changes in your life.
I believe that people are much more understandable when you know their life journey. I believe in the power of human connection and the healing that this connection alone can bring about in therapy. My clients know that I am there rooting for them as they navigate difficult chapters: past, present, and future. This is why I am always honoured and excited to hear someone’s story. Looking at the different layers of your story will help us track where certain patterns and cycles have started. Together, we will work through the parts that need healing. We will move forward with this information to make positive changes in your life.
(289) 536-4543 View (289) 536-4543
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Malik Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe everyone already holds the keys to their own healing; my role is to help you find and use those keys. Using a trauma-informed approach, I aim to empower and guide you toward becoming your own source of support and insight. Starting therapy takes courage, and I understand the hesitation some might feel about opening up, especially to a male therapist – it's a step that requires a lot of trust. However, I want to assure you that my practice is a place of warmth and non-judgment. Having faced my own mental health struggles, I connect deeply with those on a similar journey and I provide a calm, grounded presence in session.
I believe everyone already holds the keys to their own healing; my role is to help you find and use those keys. Using a trauma-informed approach, I aim to empower and guide you toward becoming your own source of support and insight. Starting therapy takes courage, and I understand the hesitation some might feel about opening up, especially to a male therapist – it's a step that requires a lot of trust. However, I want to assure you that my practice is a place of warmth and non-judgment. Having faced my own mental health struggles, I connect deeply with those on a similar journey and I provide a calm, grounded presence in session.
(289) 274-9028 View (289) 274-9028
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Fatemeh Heshmati
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CCC, CPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am here to help your family: Anything from making decisions towards establishing a new relationship or ongoing conflicts between couples, to the matters that concern children, the most vulnerable members of the family. I do provide individual, couple, and family counselling, and play therapy. Family conflicts negatively impact children’s emotional, social and cognitive development. Children’s challenges and developmental delay can also create conflicts between the parents. I help you to improve the quality of your life by improving the quality of your interpersonal relationships and family dynamic.
I am here to help your family: Anything from making decisions towards establishing a new relationship or ongoing conflicts between couples, to the matters that concern children, the most vulnerable members of the family. I do provide individual, couple, and family counselling, and play therapy. Family conflicts negatively impact children’s emotional, social and cognitive development. Children’s challenges and developmental delay can also create conflicts between the parents. I help you to improve the quality of your life by improving the quality of your interpersonal relationships and family dynamic.
(289) 805-3580 View (289) 805-3580
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Pathways Counselling & Life Coaching
Counsellor
Verified Verified
At Pathways Counselling & Life Coaching Centre we are committed to providing our clients with respectful confidential counselling & life coaching. Our goal is to help our clients find hope, healing and strength. We believe that each individual has been created for success, happiness and purpose. Asking for help with a problem or directions for where you want to go is the first step in achieving your success, your happiness and your purpose. If you feel that counselling or life coaching would benefit you in your life journey, we are here to help.
At Pathways Counselling & Life Coaching Centre we are committed to providing our clients with respectful confidential counselling & life coaching. Our goal is to help our clients find hope, healing and strength. We believe that each individual has been created for success, happiness and purpose. Asking for help with a problem or directions for where you want to go is the first step in achieving your success, your happiness and your purpose. If you feel that counselling or life coaching would benefit you in your life journey, we are here to help.
(289) 217-0437 View (289) 217-0437
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Carissa Ng
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
I believe that every human deserves to have their story seen, heard, and understood. This can be especially important in our busy world where it can be difficult to take the time to slow down and truly listen. Life can be complex and unpredictable, so I care about providing an inclusive, safe, empathetic, and nonjudgmental space where you can feel comfortable sharing your journey with me. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, and it would be my deepest privilege to walk alongside you while we work together to overcome obstacles and navigate where you would like to go next.
I believe that every human deserves to have their story seen, heard, and understood. This can be especially important in our busy world where it can be difficult to take the time to slow down and truly listen. Life can be complex and unpredictable, so I care about providing an inclusive, safe, empathetic, and nonjudgmental space where you can feel comfortable sharing your journey with me. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, and it would be my deepest privilege to walk alongside you while we work together to overcome obstacles and navigate where you would like to go next.
(289) 207-4801 x719 View (289) 207-4801 x719

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L4Z

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L4Z who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Green Shield Canada
81% SunLife
81% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in L4Z see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L4Z?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.