Photo of Talisa Haskins, Registered Psychotherapist in L5N, ON
Talisa Haskins
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Welcome! Taking the first step in a journey towards wellness is often the toughest part. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, struggling to process your emotions, or difficulty feeling fulfilled, I would be honoured to walk alongside you as you take the first steps to heal and grow. Whether you have experienced a recent trauma or life event that has brought you pain, or altered the path you were walking on. Or, perhaps you have been struggling for a while to overcome anxious feelings and sadness. Therapy is a place to discover a new way of being in the world.
Welcome! Taking the first step in a journey towards wellness is often the toughest part. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, struggling to process your emotions, or difficulty feeling fulfilled, I would be honoured to walk alongside you as you take the first steps to heal and grow. Whether you have experienced a recent trauma or life event that has brought you pain, or altered the path you were walking on. Or, perhaps you have been struggling for a while to overcome anxious feelings and sadness. Therapy is a place to discover a new way of being in the world.
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Derick Valadao
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Dr. Valadao earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2017, where he also completed his Master’s degree. Over the course of his graduate training and early career work, Dr. Valadao has developed a comprehensive background in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders like depression and PTSD.
Dr. Valadao earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2017, where he also completed his Master’s degree. Over the course of his graduate training and early career work, Dr. Valadao has developed a comprehensive background in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders like depression and PTSD.
(289) 274-8316 View (289) 274-8316
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Maria A Wallis Social Work Consulting
Registered Social Worker, PhD, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you experiencing anxiety, panic, depression or other mental health concerns? Or are you new in Canada and looking for support orientating to Canadian schools, workplaces and other institutions? If so, let’s talk. I also have personal and professional experience with the adoption process, racial trauma, and gender violence.
Are you experiencing anxiety, panic, depression or other mental health concerns? Or are you new in Canada and looking for support orientating to Canadian schools, workplaces and other institutions? If so, let’s talk. I also have personal and professional experience with the adoption process, racial trauma, and gender violence.
(289) 796-3991 View (289) 796-3991
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Prime Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Someone seeking a safe space to navigate life's challenges and embark on a journey towards self-discovery and growth. They may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, emotional distress, stress, etc, seeking support and guidance to overcome obstacles and achieve mental wellness. A compassionate and skilled therapist who can provide a listening ear, valuable insights, and effective coping strategies. They long for clarity, peace, and empowerment, yearning to break free from negative patterns and embrace a more fulfilling existence.
Someone seeking a safe space to navigate life's challenges and embark on a journey towards self-discovery and growth. They may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, emotional distress, stress, etc, seeking support and guidance to overcome obstacles and achieve mental wellness. A compassionate and skilled therapist who can provide a listening ear, valuable insights, and effective coping strategies. They long for clarity, peace, and empowerment, yearning to break free from negative patterns and embrace a more fulfilling existence.
(647) 493-4092 View (647) 493-4092
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Cheryl Fernandes
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Dr. Cheryl Fernandes completed her Ph.D. in 2010, graduating from York University. Currently she is a staff psychologist at the Child and Youth Mental Health Program at McMaster Children's Hospital, where she has been employed in various capacities since 2008. She is an Assistant Professor (PT) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Dr. Fernandes's clinical interests include psycho-educational and psycho-diagnostic assessment and treatment. Her primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Dr. Cheryl Fernandes completed her Ph.D. in 2010, graduating from York University. Currently she is a staff psychologist at the Child and Youth Mental Health Program at McMaster Children's Hospital, where she has been employed in various capacities since 2008. She is an Assistant Professor (PT) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Dr. Fernandes's clinical interests include psycho-educational and psycho-diagnostic assessment and treatment. Her primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
(855) 981-1718 View (855) 981-1718
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Octavia Sampson
Registered Psychotherapist, MCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Are you desiring greater awareness, joy, and connection in your life? It is my passion to provide therapeutic care and guidance for you to overcome stress, anxiety, fear, diversity concerns, and relationship issues along with other mental health impacts. I encourage you to seek greater wellbeing by building coping skills, restoring hope and improving your ability to manage emotions, as you access self-compassion. It is a joy to work with youth and adults who are ready to start thriving fully in their lives.
Are you desiring greater awareness, joy, and connection in your life? It is my passion to provide therapeutic care and guidance for you to overcome stress, anxiety, fear, diversity concerns, and relationship issues along with other mental health impacts. I encourage you to seek greater wellbeing by building coping skills, restoring hope and improving your ability to manage emotions, as you access self-compassion. It is a joy to work with youth and adults who are ready to start thriving fully in their lives.
(289) 277-7357 View (289) 277-7357
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Sashauna Rhoden
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), (RPQ), MA, BSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Throughout life, we all encounter challenges - some predictable, others unexpected. These events can have both positive and negative effects, and it's not uncommon to require additional support to find the resources, skills and guidance we need to move beyond them. That's where I come in. I believe that everyone has the necessary tools needed to achieve growth and healing, even when it may seem uncomfortable or challenging. I believe that every client is unique, and I always strive to tailor my approach to meet each individual's experience, goals, and needs.
Throughout life, we all encounter challenges - some predictable, others unexpected. These events can have both positive and negative effects, and it's not uncommon to require additional support to find the resources, skills and guidance we need to move beyond them. That's where I come in. I believe that everyone has the necessary tools needed to achieve growth and healing, even when it may seem uncomfortable or challenging. I believe that every client is unique, and I always strive to tailor my approach to meet each individual's experience, goals, and needs.
(289) 272-9147 View (289) 272-9147
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Stephanie Phillips
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Stephanie (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist who has earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University (Chicago, US) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario).Stephanie uses a client-centred integrative approach that draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. She approaches the work through a lens that is trauma and social justice informed – recognizing how our experiences and the social forces around us impact on our well-being.
Stephanie (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist who has earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University (Chicago, US) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario).Stephanie uses a client-centred integrative approach that draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. She approaches the work through a lens that is trauma and social justice informed – recognizing how our experiences and the social forces around us impact on our well-being.
(289) 513-3697 View (289) 513-3697
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Dr. Katherine Holshausen
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist (Master's & PhD from Queen's University). I offer treatment and assessment services for adults with diverse presenting needs. In individual therapy, specific areas of focus include trauma/PTSD, mood, relationship difficulties, and difficulties with managing emotions. My primary theoretical orientation is an integration/balance of CBT, mindfulness, DBT, EFT, and ACT. I also provide therapy to couples using emotionally focused therapy (EFT-C), which is based on attachment science. EFT-C fosters curiosity toward emotional experiences and connection, creating a secure bond between partners.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist (Master's & PhD from Queen's University). I offer treatment and assessment services for adults with diverse presenting needs. In individual therapy, specific areas of focus include trauma/PTSD, mood, relationship difficulties, and difficulties with managing emotions. My primary theoretical orientation is an integration/balance of CBT, mindfulness, DBT, EFT, and ACT. I also provide therapy to couples using emotionally focused therapy (EFT-C), which is based on attachment science. EFT-C fosters curiosity toward emotional experiences and connection, creating a secure bond between partners.
(289) 207-7988 View (289) 207-7988
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Cecy Ancy Daniel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work hard with my Clients to strengthen their sense of agency/choices, widen their capacity to self-reflect, evaluate, regulate any difficult thoughts/emotions/actions & psycho-educate on topics relevant to them. I empower Clients to validate their inner strengths, embrace/work through their weaknesses, build their external supports & self-advocacy skills to voice their needs. I also collaborate with the various sub-systems both at the micro (family, doctors) & macro levels (schools, hospitals, lawyers) with the intention to support Client reach their goal of improving their life. Fluent in-English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam
I work hard with my Clients to strengthen their sense of agency/choices, widen their capacity to self-reflect, evaluate, regulate any difficult thoughts/emotions/actions & psycho-educate on topics relevant to them. I empower Clients to validate their inner strengths, embrace/work through their weaknesses, build their external supports & self-advocacy skills to voice their needs. I also collaborate with the various sub-systems both at the micro (family, doctors) & macro levels (schools, hospitals, lawyers) with the intention to support Client reach their goal of improving their life. Fluent in-English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam
(289) 204-1940 View (289) 204-1940
Anita Ramani
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
A registered psychologist with 15+ years experience in working with children with a wide range of issues. I am passionate about helping children and parents finding a way to address their difficulties with behaviour, emotion, mood, learning and relationship, but am not limited to these areas in relation to expertise. I assist parents who are exhausted and overwhelmed with supporting their children to complete daily tasks to develop confidence in applying behavioural strategies to improve communication and manage behaviours within the home and school environment.
A registered psychologist with 15+ years experience in working with children with a wide range of issues. I am passionate about helping children and parents finding a way to address their difficulties with behaviour, emotion, mood, learning and relationship, but am not limited to these areas in relation to expertise. I assist parents who are exhausted and overwhelmed with supporting their children to complete daily tasks to develop confidence in applying behavioural strategies to improve communication and manage behaviours within the home and school environment.
(365) 800-0738 View (365) 800-0738
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Darshana Patel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I can help you improve your mental health by guiding you through your thoughts and bringing you closer to your path of growth. This could look like beginning to notice how your nervous system reacts in different situations, or intentionally challenging your thoughts in session. While this process may look different for each individual, one thing remains the same, you are not alone. I will help you every step of the way. I will help guide you through the hardship that you may be bringing to the forefront, whether it be stress or anxiety, I am here to help you. Connect with us to learn more about what growth can look like for you.
I can help you improve your mental health by guiding you through your thoughts and bringing you closer to your path of growth. This could look like beginning to notice how your nervous system reacts in different situations, or intentionally challenging your thoughts in session. While this process may look different for each individual, one thing remains the same, you are not alone. I will help you every step of the way. I will help guide you through the hardship that you may be bringing to the forefront, whether it be stress or anxiety, I am here to help you. Connect with us to learn more about what growth can look like for you.
(905) 997-2639 View (905) 997-2639
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Angela Catherine Cavalluzzo
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Angela completed her Masters' degree in Clinical Social Work with a special interest in individuals, families, and group at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2010. Since completing her education, Angela has consistently engaged in continuing education in order to keep current in her clinical skills. Angela has worked with young adults and adults who have presented with a variety of concerns including employment, social/bullying, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, fertility, and postpartum mental health. Angela works part time for Catholic Family Services of Dufferin Peel as a Group Facilitator for the PAR and HEAL groups.
Angela completed her Masters' degree in Clinical Social Work with a special interest in individuals, families, and group at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2010. Since completing her education, Angela has consistently engaged in continuing education in order to keep current in her clinical skills. Angela has worked with young adults and adults who have presented with a variety of concerns including employment, social/bullying, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, fertility, and postpartum mental health. Angela works part time for Catholic Family Services of Dufferin Peel as a Group Facilitator for the PAR and HEAL groups.
(289) 536-4973 View (289) 536-4973
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Annmarie Armstrong-Garvey
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
The journey of a thousand steps begins with just one step! Today you have taken that first step. Steps that will lead to your empowerment. A step on the right path towards growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we will work together to better understand and resolve changes in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behaviour patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
The journey of a thousand steps begins with just one step! Today you have taken that first step. Steps that will lead to your empowerment. A step on the right path towards growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we will work together to better understand and resolve changes in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behaviour patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(844) 580-0362 View (844) 580-0362
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Individual Couples Therapist Shelley Jones
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Do you feel disheartened about your relationship with your child or partner? Is there a growing gap between you? Do you feel you are stuck in a cycle or dynamic that leaves you both feeling frustrated, isolated and hopeless? Are your lows lower and more frequent than they used to be? We can transform your isolation and negative communication patterns into connection and intimacy. By committing yourself to the process, you can move towards security and connection and a place where you and your loved one feel loved, seen and heard by one other.
Do you feel disheartened about your relationship with your child or partner? Is there a growing gap between you? Do you feel you are stuck in a cycle or dynamic that leaves you both feeling frustrated, isolated and hopeless? Are your lows lower and more frequent than they used to be? We can transform your isolation and negative communication patterns into connection and intimacy. By committing yourself to the process, you can move towards security and connection and a place where you and your loved one feel loved, seen and heard by one other.
(647) 797-0703 View (647) 797-0703
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Jeffery Leslie Driscoll
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSC, BEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
My specific interest lies in addressing issues related to loss of emotional control, sexual addiction, relationship issues, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief, and loss. Drawing from my background as an educator, I assist individuals of all ages to reach their academic and career potential. Decades of work as a yoga instructor have led to an ability to cultivate self-compassion, acceptance and mindfulness in my clients. We work collaboratively together as a team to move you towards a life of greater well-being and meaning. Poly + queer + kink +
My specific interest lies in addressing issues related to loss of emotional control, sexual addiction, relationship issues, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief, and loss. Drawing from my background as an educator, I assist individuals of all ages to reach their academic and career potential. Decades of work as a yoga instructor have led to an ability to cultivate self-compassion, acceptance and mindfulness in my clients. We work collaboratively together as a team to move you towards a life of greater well-being and meaning. Poly + queer + kink +
(437) 747-8075 View (437) 747-8075
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Matthew King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
I strive to provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where they can feel comfortable discussing the issues that are most distressing for them. I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and psychosis. I also have experience with women's health issues (e.g., postpartum depression, menopause). I believe that my clients can make meaningful progress with the right tools and a genuine therapeutic relationship.
I strive to provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where they can feel comfortable discussing the issues that are most distressing for them. I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and psychosis. I also have experience with women's health issues (e.g., postpartum depression, menopause). I believe that my clients can make meaningful progress with the right tools and a genuine therapeutic relationship.
(844) 307-6483 View (844) 307-6483
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Fernando Perez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Throughout the years I have accumulated a vast experience in the field of psychotherapy and have the ability to work in Spanish, French and English. As a therapist I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat each individual case as unique and according to how it affects the individual(s). I strongly believe that each individual possesses the strength to work and change his/her life. I have experience in the following areas:-Addiction, -Depression, -Anger management -Anxiety -Children and adolescents -Marital issues, -Depression, -Family, -Grief, -Life transitions, -Self-esteem
Throughout the years I have accumulated a vast experience in the field of psychotherapy and have the ability to work in Spanish, French and English. As a therapist I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat each individual case as unique and according to how it affects the individual(s). I strongly believe that each individual possesses the strength to work and change his/her life. I have experience in the following areas:-Addiction, -Depression, -Anger management -Anxiety -Children and adolescents -Marital issues, -Depression, -Family, -Grief, -Life transitions, -Self-esteem
(905) 824-8013 View (905) 824-8013
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Hester Dunlap
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Dr. Dunlap has a PhD from the University of Toronto, and is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Much of her advanced clinical training took place at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she subsequently worked for over 10 years. Her positions included Clinic Head of the Work Stress and Health program, as well as a cross appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Dunlap has a PhD from the University of Toronto, and is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Much of her advanced clinical training took place at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she subsequently worked for over 10 years. Her positions included Clinic Head of the Work Stress and Health program, as well as a cross appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine.
(289) 216-4359 View (289) 216-4359
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Ali Philips
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Ali Philips is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario offering direct, active and solutions-focused therapy to adults suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, interrelationship (divorce) and lifestyle issues. Ali’s passion for the inner workings and relational motivations of people began during her decade-long career in the communications and marketing industry where she assessed and built connections between peoples’ behaviours and underlying motivations in the consumer, corporate and healthcare markets.
Ali Philips is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario offering direct, active and solutions-focused therapy to adults suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, interrelationship (divorce) and lifestyle issues. Ali’s passion for the inner workings and relational motivations of people began during her decade-long career in the communications and marketing industry where she assessed and built connections between peoples’ behaviours and underlying motivations in the consumer, corporate and healthcare markets.
(289) 273-4072 View (289) 273-4072

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L5N

100+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in L5N who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Green Shield Canada
77% SunLife
74% Manulife

How Counsellors in L5N see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in L5N?

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.