Photo of Revati Ravuvari, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L5G, ON
Revati Ravuvari
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, BEd, MACP, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Clients Welcome- Hello! Even when you’re around others, do you ever feel depressed or lonely? Does it seem like worry is controlling your relationships or your life? Most likely, this isn’t the life you had imagined for yourself. I believe you deserve better. When my clients need assistance with depression, trauma, relationship conflicts, or other issues, they frequently come to me. I deal with people who want to solve their problems and reclaim their happiness, including women, children, and couples. You might discover that you’re enthusiastic about what lies ahead once you’ve been able to overcome what’s been holding
New Clients Welcome- Hello! Even when you’re around others, do you ever feel depressed or lonely? Does it seem like worry is controlling your relationships or your life? Most likely, this isn’t the life you had imagined for yourself. I believe you deserve better. When my clients need assistance with depression, trauma, relationship conflicts, or other issues, they frequently come to me. I deal with people who want to solve their problems and reclaim their happiness, including women, children, and couples. You might discover that you’re enthusiastic about what lies ahead once you’ve been able to overcome what’s been holding
(289) 277-6846 View (289) 277-6846
Photo of Helen Vozinidis, Registered Social Worker in L5G, ON
Helen Vozinidis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is a safe place that honours, respects and gives voice to painful experiences. I believe everyone has the ability to heal and discover that even one's vulnerabilities often unveil innate personal strength and resilience. My therapeutic approach is holistic and directed by your needs. I utilize EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Sandtray and Play Therapy modalities. I work with a broad range of issues including post traumatic stress, traumatic grief, parenting, self-esteem, body-image, shame, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and challenging family or life circumstances.
My practice is a safe place that honours, respects and gives voice to painful experiences. I believe everyone has the ability to heal and discover that even one's vulnerabilities often unveil innate personal strength and resilience. My therapeutic approach is holistic and directed by your needs. I utilize EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Sandtray and Play Therapy modalities. I work with a broad range of issues including post traumatic stress, traumatic grief, parenting, self-esteem, body-image, shame, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and challenging family or life circumstances.
(833) 246-5759 View (833) 246-5759
Photo of Jo-Anne Beggs, Registered Social Worker in L5G, ON
Jo-Anne Beggs
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
The Only Constant in Life is Change"- Heraclitus. Who can't relate to that being true the past years with the pandemic & unrelenting change?! The ability to navigate challenges of ALL sorts, to understand our reactions & needs, to have a varied "toolkit" of skills to deal with what life brings our way, & to create the supports & practices to help us through as best possible...it's more important than ever. And for so many of us, trauma & loss have been an additional, important part of the past years. For many, trauma and loss were already in our history, and continue to be. Please know, therapy can help!
The Only Constant in Life is Change"- Heraclitus. Who can't relate to that being true the past years with the pandemic & unrelenting change?! The ability to navigate challenges of ALL sorts, to understand our reactions & needs, to have a varied "toolkit" of skills to deal with what life brings our way, & to create the supports & practices to help us through as best possible...it's more important than ever. And for so many of us, trauma & loss have been an additional, important part of the past years. For many, trauma and loss were already in our history, and continue to be. Please know, therapy can help!
(289) 272-9227 View (289) 272-9227
Photo of Anne Marie Mikhail, Psychologist in L5G, ON
Anne Marie Mikhail
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Are you going through a major transition in your life? Have you experienced a significant loss? Have you been feeling consistently sad and can't seem to shake the feeling? Are you feeling burnt out or stressed? Do you find yourself feeling anxious and worrying all the time? Have you survived a traumatic situation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we will work together in psychotherapy to help you figure out what's going on, feel better, and take back control of your life. If you are wondering about your or your child's learning, attention, or intellectual ability, we can complete a psychoeducational assessment.
Are you going through a major transition in your life? Have you experienced a significant loss? Have you been feeling consistently sad and can't seem to shake the feeling? Are you feeling burnt out or stressed? Do you find yourself feeling anxious and worrying all the time? Have you survived a traumatic situation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we will work together in psychotherapy to help you figure out what's going on, feel better, and take back control of your life. If you are wondering about your or your child's learning, attention, or intellectual ability, we can complete a psychoeducational assessment.
(289) 312-1969 View (289) 312-1969
Photo of Monica Lazarescu, Psychologist in L5G, ON
Monica Lazarescu
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
I offer psychotherapy services to children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as to their parents interested in developing successful parenting strategies to support their kids overcome their struggles. I also provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning and attentional difficulties, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide English and French psychoeducational assessments to children with diverse developmental, learning, and socio-emotional needs.
I offer psychotherapy services to children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as to their parents interested in developing successful parenting strategies to support their kids overcome their struggles. I also provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning and attentional difficulties, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide English and French psychoeducational assessments to children with diverse developmental, learning, and socio-emotional needs.
(289) 274-7138 View (289) 274-7138
Photo of Port Credit Divorce and Grief Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L5G, ON
Port Credit Divorce and Grief Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MD, MA, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi! I’m Denise. My approach to counselling comes from a place of compassion and life experience. My specialties are Divorce and Grief therapy for kids (4+), teens and adults (in-person and online). I know how difficult it is to open up to others, but sometimes, we just can’t navigate the challenging and complex parts of life alone. Experiencing a death or loss, separation or divorce can be gut-wrenching; I know because I've been there. No matter your circumstances, together, we will get you through the ups and downs & everything in between. Please check with your private health insurance provider to determine your level of coverage
Hi! I’m Denise. My approach to counselling comes from a place of compassion and life experience. My specialties are Divorce and Grief therapy for kids (4+), teens and adults (in-person and online). I know how difficult it is to open up to others, but sometimes, we just can’t navigate the challenging and complex parts of life alone. Experiencing a death or loss, separation or divorce can be gut-wrenching; I know because I've been there. No matter your circumstances, together, we will get you through the ups and downs & everything in between. Please check with your private health insurance provider to determine your level of coverage
(289) 796-8058 View (289) 796-8058
Photo of Sally Ghazal in L5G, ON
Sally Ghazal
RP, MA
Verified Verified
We all feel stressed, anxious, worried and helpless at time. Know that you are not alone, and that you can make a positive difference in your life. I have been providing psychotherapy for over 15 years empowering clients to improve their life, feel more positive, and enjoy what life has to offer. So whether you are anxious, depressed, struggling with settling into a new environment, or simply need someone to listen, I believe that you are capable of making a change, and reaching out to a therapist is where it all begins.
We all feel stressed, anxious, worried and helpless at time. Know that you are not alone, and that you can make a positive difference in your life. I have been providing psychotherapy for over 15 years empowering clients to improve their life, feel more positive, and enjoy what life has to offer. So whether you are anxious, depressed, struggling with settling into a new environment, or simply need someone to listen, I believe that you are capable of making a change, and reaching out to a therapist is where it all begins.
(289) 216-6758 View (289) 216-6758
Photo of Krista Mennell @Mindful Psychology, Registered Psychotherapist in L5G, ON
Krista Mennell @Mindful Psychology
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists. I have extensive training and experience in Mindfulness modalities and Play and Drama Therapy. I work with children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, ADHD symptoms, Autism, or social difficulties. I offer a caring and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. Coming to psychotherapy is an opportunity to work on issues that weigh heavily on your mind and body, helping you live a more enriched, contented, and fulfilling life.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists. I have extensive training and experience in Mindfulness modalities and Play and Drama Therapy. I work with children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, ADHD symptoms, Autism, or social difficulties. I offer a caring and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. Coming to psychotherapy is an opportunity to work on issues that weigh heavily on your mind and body, helping you live a more enriched, contented, and fulfilling life.
(647) 794-5400 x4 View (647) 794-5400 x4
Photo of Nira Lall, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L5G, ON
Nira Lall
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, MNLP, MTLT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
I help empathic people thrive emotionally, master their energy, and heal the past. We will work through your current emotional challenges and give you tools to move through and forward. I deal with stress, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, relationship to self, relational issues, past trauma, and aligning to your present/future goals.
I help empathic people thrive emotionally, master their energy, and heal the past. We will work through your current emotional challenges and give you tools to move through and forward. I deal with stress, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, relationship to self, relational issues, past trauma, and aligning to your present/future goals.
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Photo of Deborah Nixon, Psychologist in L5G, ON
Deborah Nixon
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
We all have seemingly insurmountable personal struggles at times. If you are troubled and not coping well on your own, you may benefit from consulting with a registered psychologist. Problems such as depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, past traumatic events, the death of a loved one, workplace stress and relationship difficulties can all be helped through pyschotherapy. Having an experienced pyschologist with whom to consult breaks the isolation you may be currently feeling and can provide you with the perspective and tools to help you move your life forward in a direction and that feels right to you.
We all have seemingly insurmountable personal struggles at times. If you are troubled and not coping well on your own, you may benefit from consulting with a registered psychologist. Problems such as depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, past traumatic events, the death of a loved one, workplace stress and relationship difficulties can all be helped through pyschotherapy. Having an experienced pyschologist with whom to consult breaks the isolation you may be currently feeling and can provide you with the perspective and tools to help you move your life forward in a direction and that feels right to you.
(844) 402-2341 View (844) 402-2341
Photo of Katherine Ridolfo, Unstuck Mental Health, Registered Social Worker in L5G, ON
Katherine Ridolfo, Unstuck Mental Health
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
Life is in full session and can be overwhelming at times! As we journey through it, it is not uncommon to experience anxiety, depression, stress and trauma along the way. This can unravel our lives in dramatic ways affecting not only us but all of our relationships and hold us back from achieving happy and fulfilling lives. I am passionate about bringing hope, healing and life balance to you using a client centered, collaborative, strengths based approach. Let me walk your path with you to help lift the weight of life's struggles and help you to overcome the obstacles that may be holding you back.
Life is in full session and can be overwhelming at times! As we journey through it, it is not uncommon to experience anxiety, depression, stress and trauma along the way. This can unravel our lives in dramatic ways affecting not only us but all of our relationships and hold us back from achieving happy and fulfilling lives. I am passionate about bringing hope, healing and life balance to you using a client centered, collaborative, strengths based approach. Let me walk your path with you to help lift the weight of life's struggles and help you to overcome the obstacles that may be holding you back.
(289) 273-9881 View (289) 273-9881
Photo of Anna Persaud, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L5G, ON
Anna Persaud
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated in life or in your relationships? Does it feel like you can’t handle stress like you used to? Are you an individual who is struggling with anxious thoughts, negative self talk, low self-esteem or emotional disturbance? Are you and your partner experiencing issues with trust, intimacy, or simply want to improve communication? I have good news, there is a place and space for you in therapy!
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated in life or in your relationships? Does it feel like you can’t handle stress like you used to? Are you an individual who is struggling with anxious thoughts, negative self talk, low self-esteem or emotional disturbance? Are you and your partner experiencing issues with trust, intimacy, or simply want to improve communication? I have good news, there is a place and space for you in therapy!
(289) 768-6376 View (289) 768-6376
Photo of Thal Mohammed, Counsellor in L5G, ON
Thal Mohammed
Counsellor, BES, MA, EngLit, Psych
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
It takes courage to ask for help! So you have been grappling with depression, anxiety, loneliness, or emptiness. Our modern world does not help us understand what it means to be human. We become overwhelmed by relationship challenges and moral dilemmas, feeling lost and lacking meaning. Most of my clients (including couples) are interested in exploring the more profound questions in life. I can offer you a neutral, receptive space to explore your consciousness and the felt-sense experience in your body using a trauma-informed and whole-person approach. The implications of trauma are immense: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
It takes courage to ask for help! So you have been grappling with depression, anxiety, loneliness, or emptiness. Our modern world does not help us understand what it means to be human. We become overwhelmed by relationship challenges and moral dilemmas, feeling lost and lacking meaning. Most of my clients (including couples) are interested in exploring the more profound questions in life. I can offer you a neutral, receptive space to explore your consciousness and the felt-sense experience in your body using a trauma-informed and whole-person approach. The implications of trauma are immense: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
(289) 805-6708 View (289) 805-6708
Photo of Sheena Scott, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L5G, ON
Sheena Scott
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
Chances are if you have found yourself on this website, you are seeking support as you navigate the challenges that life inevitably throws our way. I know how daunting it can be to find the right therapist. Whether it is feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed out from the demands of career and/or family responsibilities, feeling stuck in a cycle of dysfunctional relationships or struggling with feelings of hopelessness, I'm here to support you to make values-based, practical changes so that you can realize your full potential.
Chances are if you have found yourself on this website, you are seeking support as you navigate the challenges that life inevitably throws our way. I know how daunting it can be to find the right therapist. Whether it is feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed out from the demands of career and/or family responsibilities, feeling stuck in a cycle of dysfunctional relationships or struggling with feelings of hopelessness, I'm here to support you to make values-based, practical changes so that you can realize your full potential.
(905) 584-8963 View (905) 584-8963
Photo of Marisa Pohjola, Registered Psychotherapist in L5G, ON
Marisa Pohjola
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you trying to cope with events or issues that have begun to interfere with your life or your relationships? Perhaps something painful or difficult has occurred to bring you to the point of seeking help, or a number of things have been building up, getting to the point where you are carrying a burden you can no longer ignore. Making the decision to seek help is one that takes great personal courage. It is also an important step on the path to getting reconnected to your "self".
Are you trying to cope with events or issues that have begun to interfere with your life or your relationships? Perhaps something painful or difficult has occurred to bring you to the point of seeking help, or a number of things have been building up, getting to the point where you are carrying a burden you can no longer ignore. Making the decision to seek help is one that takes great personal courage. It is also an important step on the path to getting reconnected to your "self".
(844) 711-8118 View (844) 711-8118
Photo of Brenda D'Orazio, Registered Psychotherapist in L5G, ON
Brenda D'Orazio
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
It is with empathy and compassion that I provide online and in-person sessions for individuals, couples, and groups. With over 20 years experience, my psychotherapy practice focuses on you and your goals. I welcome being part of your journey as we build our therapeutic relationship together. I invite you into a judgment-free, inclusive, empathetic, confidential therapeutic environment allowing for self-exploration and growth. My approach is multidisciplinary, collaborative and supportive with a Psychodynamic Therapeutic lens based on client needs. Please feel free to contact me to set up a free initial consultation.
It is with empathy and compassion that I provide online and in-person sessions for individuals, couples, and groups. With over 20 years experience, my psychotherapy practice focuses on you and your goals. I welcome being part of your journey as we build our therapeutic relationship together. I invite you into a judgment-free, inclusive, empathetic, confidential therapeutic environment allowing for self-exploration and growth. My approach is multidisciplinary, collaborative and supportive with a Psychodynamic Therapeutic lens based on client needs. Please feel free to contact me to set up a free initial consultation.
(289) 513-3587 View (289) 513-3587
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The Sacred Self Wellness Collective
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
At The Sacred Self Wellness Collective, we understand that making the decision to seek mental health support can come with a sense of fear and uncertainty. The notion of opening up to a stranger can seem intimidating, and can go against all the ways you’ve learned to protect yourself in the world. We understand. Should you choose to work with us, know that you will be openly embraced and accepted for exactly who you are, and exactly where you are in your process of healing. Your practitioner will work with you at a pace that feels comfortable and safe for you, with no pressure or judgment. Ever.
At The Sacred Self Wellness Collective, we understand that making the decision to seek mental health support can come with a sense of fear and uncertainty. The notion of opening up to a stranger can seem intimidating, and can go against all the ways you’ve learned to protect yourself in the world. We understand. Should you choose to work with us, know that you will be openly embraced and accepted for exactly who you are, and exactly where you are in your process of healing. Your practitioner will work with you at a pace that feels comfortable and safe for you, with no pressure or judgment. Ever.
(289) 278-9581 View (289) 278-9581
Photo of Monica Victoria Tudor, Registered Psychotherapist in L5G, ON
Monica Victoria Tudor
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Clinical knowledge base and specific training in CBT, high-risk issues, physical abuse, neglect and family violence, crisis intervention techniques, short-term counseling, interviewing and assessment, group therapy, individual plans for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobia, grieving, social development adjustment, emergencies and other stresses.
Clinical knowledge base and specific training in CBT, high-risk issues, physical abuse, neglect and family violence, crisis intervention techniques, short-term counseling, interviewing and assessment, group therapy, individual plans for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobia, grieving, social development adjustment, emergencies and other stresses.
(289) 216-6605 View (289) 216-6605
Photo of Andrew Ma @mindfulpsychology, RN, Psychotherapist in L5G, ON
Andrew Ma @mindfulpsychology
RN, Psychotherapist, CPMHN
Verified Verified
With my unique nursing background and psychotherapy, I combine my years of experience in the fields of addiction and psychiatry at CAMH and my education in medicine and physiology to comprehensively address the biological, psychological and social factors contributing to your health and wellbeing. Above all, I focus on compassion and non-judgement to enable inner exploration and growth. I believe psychological healing comes from a safe, trusting environment, where we can first develop an awareness of your problems and then insight for why they are there. Together, we collaborate on solutions that work for you.
With my unique nursing background and psychotherapy, I combine my years of experience in the fields of addiction and psychiatry at CAMH and my education in medicine and physiology to comprehensively address the biological, psychological and social factors contributing to your health and wellbeing. Above all, I focus on compassion and non-judgement to enable inner exploration and growth. I believe psychological healing comes from a safe, trusting environment, where we can first develop an awareness of your problems and then insight for why they are there. Together, we collaborate on solutions that work for you.
(647) 794-5400 View (647) 794-5400
Photo of FVB Psychologists, Psychologist in L5G, ON
FVB Psychologists
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Our assessment and therapy services are conducted by an experienced team of clinicians who joined Fleming Vigna Balmer after gaining many years of valuable experience in the public sector; for example, working in hospitals, universities, rehabilitation centres, social service agencies, and community-based clinics. As a team, we are able to offer a rich, experience-based range of clinical services. All of our clinicians are psychologists or psychological associates registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. This means we are independent practitioners licenced to assess, diagnose, and treat the full range of psychological disorders ranging from problems in living to serious mental health issues. In addition, we are consulting psychologists to the pilot recruitment programmes of a number of airlines including Air Canada, Jazz Aviation LP, and Sky Regional Airlines. At Fleming Vigna Balmer services are provided in English, French, Italian, Vietnamese, and Afrikaans.
Our assessment and therapy services are conducted by an experienced team of clinicians who joined Fleming Vigna Balmer after gaining many years of valuable experience in the public sector; for example, working in hospitals, universities, rehabilitation centres, social service agencies, and community-based clinics. As a team, we are able to offer a rich, experience-based range of clinical services. All of our clinicians are psychologists or psychological associates registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. This means we are independent practitioners licenced to assess, diagnose, and treat the full range of psychological disorders ranging from problems in living to serious mental health issues. In addition, we are consulting psychologists to the pilot recruitment programmes of a number of airlines including Air Canada, Jazz Aviation LP, and Sky Regional Airlines. At Fleming Vigna Balmer services are provided in English, French, Italian, Vietnamese, and Afrikaans.
(844) 245-7821 x1 View (844) 245-7821 x1

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L5G

80+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in L5G who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
75% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Green Shield Canada
67% SunLife
64% Manulife

How Counsellors in L5G 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 L5G?

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.