Photo of Karina Schnurr, Registered Psychotherapist in L6H, ON
Karina Schnurr
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H
Do you ever feel like you're not really connected to yourself or others? Do you always put your own needs last? Maybe you're wondering if life could be happier and less confusing. Nowadays, a lot of people are feeling worried and unsure about how to handle their relationships, jobs, and just life in general. Ignoring your own needs and not taking time for yourself can cause problems for your mind and body. I believe life shouldn't have to be so tough. My goal is to help you learn how to make life better and easier, step by step.
Do you ever feel like you're not really connected to yourself or others? Do you always put your own needs last? Maybe you're wondering if life could be happier and less confusing. Nowadays, a lot of people are feeling worried and unsure about how to handle their relationships, jobs, and just life in general. Ignoring your own needs and not taking time for yourself can cause problems for your mind and body. I believe life shouldn't have to be so tough. My goal is to help you learn how to make life better and easier, step by step.
(289) 907-0046 View (289) 907-0046
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Andreia Barreiro
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H
Sometimes, life experiences have a significant impact on our ability to embrace the present moment. As a result, we engage with our current circumstances trying to defend and protect ourselves from past wounds. Yet, we long for more. More acceptance, more motivation, more healing. Maybe you've realized, "this is not working. Something needs to change and I need to figure it out." You have reached the point when you're no longer satisfied with wondering how things will work out. You want to see tangible change happen.
Sometimes, life experiences have a significant impact on our ability to embrace the present moment. As a result, we engage with our current circumstances trying to defend and protect ourselves from past wounds. Yet, we long for more. More acceptance, more motivation, more healing. Maybe you've realized, "this is not working. Something needs to change and I need to figure it out." You have reached the point when you're no longer satisfied with wondering how things will work out. You want to see tangible change happen.
(289) 210-7335 View (289) 210-7335
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Uzma Ilahi
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H
You might be looking to increase psychological fitness, or make sense of past wounds, or make a change in your present way of being in the world – I offer a safe, non judgmental and supportive space to facilitate your healing. My work is to help you experience who you truly are, harness your personal strength and overcome your challenges. I work with a firm belief in the resilience of the human spirit and this belief is supported by a solid educational base, a multi-cultural variety of life experience, and a range of counselling skills and tools that makes it possible for me to meet your individual needs.
You might be looking to increase psychological fitness, or make sense of past wounds, or make a change in your present way of being in the world – I offer a safe, non judgmental and supportive space to facilitate your healing. My work is to help you experience who you truly are, harness your personal strength and overcome your challenges. I work with a firm belief in the resilience of the human spirit and this belief is supported by a solid educational base, a multi-cultural variety of life experience, and a range of counselling skills and tools that makes it possible for me to meet your individual needs.
(289) 768-9298 View (289) 768-9298
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Shabnaaz Banon Tanvir
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
I am a Social Worker who offers confidential Counselling services to people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. I follow a philosophy of meeting people where they are "at" and working with them to create positive and healthy changes in their lives. My mission is to help, with the best of my knowledge and skills, clients who are committed to working towards their goals and to improve their situation. Rest assured that you are in charge every step of the way and if you are seriously considering professional counselling you are already starting the process of change.
I am a Social Worker who offers confidential Counselling services to people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. I follow a philosophy of meeting people where they are "at" and working with them to create positive and healthy changes in their lives. My mission is to help, with the best of my knowledge and skills, clients who are committed to working towards their goals and to improve their situation. Rest assured that you are in charge every step of the way and if you are seriously considering professional counselling you are already starting the process of change.
(647) 371-1249 View (647) 371-1249
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The Journey Counselling And Psychotherapy - Virtual Therapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
At the Journey Counselling and Psychotherapy, we believe that every person who wants therapy should receive therapy regardless of the cost. Our Affordable Therapy Program offers accessible therapy at a rate of $75. We offer a Drop-In Therapy program on Fridays from 12-5pm for urgent care. Our Drop-In operates on a pay-what you can model, accessible to everyone regardless of your budget. Life is a journey. We believe that everything that has happened to you has helped to shape who you are, but does not need to define you moving forward. Whether you are looking to move away from something or towards something therapy can help.
At the Journey Counselling and Psychotherapy, we believe that every person who wants therapy should receive therapy regardless of the cost. Our Affordable Therapy Program offers accessible therapy at a rate of $75. We offer a Drop-In Therapy program on Fridays from 12-5pm for urgent care. Our Drop-In operates on a pay-what you can model, accessible to everyone regardless of your budget. Life is a journey. We believe that everything that has happened to you has helped to shape who you are, but does not need to define you moving forward. Whether you are looking to move away from something or towards something therapy can help.
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Photo of Effie Avgoustis, Psychologist in L6H, ON
Effie Avgoustis
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H
I am a registered psychologist who provides assessment and treatment of children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I have over 10 years experience providing psychodiagnostic assessments regarding learning, attentional and developmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders). I offer therapeutic intervention to assist children and adolescents struggling with behavioural (e.g., ADHD), mood (e.g., Anxiety, Depression) and interpersonal issues to enhance individual coping strategies. I also offer consultation with parents to develop effective strategies to address their concerns regarding their children.
I am a registered psychologist who provides assessment and treatment of children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I have over 10 years experience providing psychodiagnostic assessments regarding learning, attentional and developmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders). I offer therapeutic intervention to assist children and adolescents struggling with behavioural (e.g., ADHD), mood (e.g., Anxiety, Depression) and interpersonal issues to enhance individual coping strategies. I also offer consultation with parents to develop effective strategies to address their concerns regarding their children.
(289) 236-9808 x1 View (289) 236-9808 x1
Photo of Kevin Waldbillig, Registered Psychotherapist in L6H, ON
Kevin Waldbillig
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H
I am a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice. Additionally I am a speaker, workshop presenter and Certified Coaching Professional helping individuals find more fulfilling career outcomes. People improve their confidence when they emphasize their unique skills and dismiss negative thinking patterns. I work at a pace that is comfortable for the client and in a way that honours their unique story and circumstance. I have a good track record of listening carefully without judgement or criticism. Let's co-construct, with you, the client as my guide, a better story with a better ending.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice. Additionally I am a speaker, workshop presenter and Certified Coaching Professional helping individuals find more fulfilling career outcomes. People improve their confidence when they emphasize their unique skills and dismiss negative thinking patterns. I work at a pace that is comfortable for the client and in a way that honours their unique story and circumstance. I have a good track record of listening carefully without judgement or criticism. Let's co-construct, with you, the client as my guide, a better story with a better ending.
(289) 301-8089 View (289) 301-8089
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Rashmi Kumar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
My practice as a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist focuses on Teens and Adults who are are struggling with anxiety, social issues, depression, feelings of "I'm not good enough", stress, trauma, confusion about their relationships and want to improve their overall mental health. I am passionate about helping all people feel empowered to understand their value and worth, which is something so many of us grow up doubting! I have an added specializations with South Asian Mental Health, Hypnotherapy, Trauma and Attachment. Know that your struggles can get better with support. Please reach out. A conversation is a great place to start!
My practice as a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist focuses on Teens and Adults who are are struggling with anxiety, social issues, depression, feelings of "I'm not good enough", stress, trauma, confusion about their relationships and want to improve their overall mental health. I am passionate about helping all people feel empowered to understand their value and worth, which is something so many of us grow up doubting! I have an added specializations with South Asian Mental Health, Hypnotherapy, Trauma and Attachment. Know that your struggles can get better with support. Please reach out. A conversation is a great place to start!
(437) 291-8065 View (437) 291-8065
Photo of Ellie Borden, Registered Psychotherapist in L6H, ON
Ellie Borden
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, MCC
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H
Ellie Borden, BA, RP - Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Life Coach, and Clinical Director of Mind By Design. Ms. Borden is now a successful international author with years of experience in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), anxiety/depression, PTSD, psychological assessments, couple and family therapy, corporate transformation, and much more.
Ellie Borden, BA, RP - Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Life Coach, and Clinical Director of Mind By Design. Ms. Borden is now a successful international author with years of experience in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), anxiety/depression, PTSD, psychological assessments, couple and family therapy, corporate transformation, and much more.
(289) 768-6158 View (289) 768-6158
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Andrea O'Reilly: Grief, Loss & Trauma
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients for Virtual Grief & Trauma Therapy - Are you seeking compassionate support on your journey through grief, loss, and trauma? I am a compassionate Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, here to guide you through the healing process, helping you emerge stronger, happier, and healthier. Grief doesn't just happen in our hearts and minds—it sends ripples across our routines and relationships, disrupting our daily lives. Suddenly, the simplest tasks feel like Herculean feats, and the world around us loses its rhythm. I can help you find balance again.
Now Accepting New Clients for Virtual Grief & Trauma Therapy - Are you seeking compassionate support on your journey through grief, loss, and trauma? I am a compassionate Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, here to guide you through the healing process, helping you emerge stronger, happier, and healthier. Grief doesn't just happen in our hearts and minds—it sends ripples across our routines and relationships, disrupting our daily lives. Suddenly, the simplest tasks feel like Herculean feats, and the world around us loses its rhythm. I can help you find balance again.
(289) 803-9534 View (289) 803-9534
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Dakota Fisher - Child And Adult Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H
Is your child struggling in their day to day? Is there constant arguing or impulsive behaviours at home or school with peers? Struggling to manage ADHD. Anxiety, Depression, Self-Worth? Difficulties in your relationships? Many youth and adults today are facing these struggles and often feel overwhelmed. I believe that sometimes we need some guidance to tap into the resources we need to live a more meaningful life. Let’s work together, side by side to re-connect to your authentic self, so YOU take YOUR story back and feel more present!
Is your child struggling in their day to day? Is there constant arguing or impulsive behaviours at home or school with peers? Struggling to manage ADHD. Anxiety, Depression, Self-Worth? Difficulties in your relationships? Many youth and adults today are facing these struggles and often feel overwhelmed. I believe that sometimes we need some guidance to tap into the resources we need to live a more meaningful life. Let’s work together, side by side to re-connect to your authentic self, so YOU take YOUR story back and feel more present!
(289) 272-0385 View (289) 272-0385
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Abigail Robinson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H
Feeling overwhelmed/trapped/or having racing thoughts while not knowing what to do/who turn to can be a very lonely & painful experience. The life we want for ourselves may feel distant due to stress, fear, sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, & feelings of unworthiness, shame, & guilt. I would love to walk alongside you during this time as you learn new ways of coping, get to know yourself on a deeper level, & heal/transform so that you may relate to yourself/others effectively & express yourself in a healthy way. I provide a safe, accepting, warm, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel empowered to be you.
Feeling overwhelmed/trapped/or having racing thoughts while not knowing what to do/who turn to can be a very lonely & painful experience. The life we want for ourselves may feel distant due to stress, fear, sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, & feelings of unworthiness, shame, & guilt. I would love to walk alongside you during this time as you learn new ways of coping, get to know yourself on a deeper level, & heal/transform so that you may relate to yourself/others effectively & express yourself in a healthy way. I provide a safe, accepting, warm, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel empowered to be you.
(289) 274-0739 View (289) 274-0739
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Martin Atanasovski
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CTIC
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H
I am dedicated to a holistic integrative approach to provide clients with somatic, experiential, and evidence based treatments with a goal of integrating the mind and body as part of the healing process. I have experience working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma, attachment issues, and grief. I am also a native Macedonian speaker.
I am dedicated to a holistic integrative approach to provide clients with somatic, experiential, and evidence based treatments with a goal of integrating the mind and body as part of the healing process. I have experience working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma, attachment issues, and grief. I am also a native Macedonian speaker.
(289) 302-8134 View (289) 302-8134
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Ivan Abreu
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, or the weight of unresolved trauma or grief? Do you feel stuck in patterns that hinder your relationships, work, or daily life? Many individuals today face these struggles, often feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how to navigate life's challenges. I believe that, within ourselves, we have all the resources we need to overcome our challenges and live a full, meaningful, and satisfying life. Sometimes, we just need a little guidance to tap into them. As a fully Registered Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience, I feel confident I can support you in your journey.
Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, or the weight of unresolved trauma or grief? Do you feel stuck in patterns that hinder your relationships, work, or daily life? Many individuals today face these struggles, often feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how to navigate life's challenges. I believe that, within ourselves, we have all the resources we need to overcome our challenges and live a full, meaningful, and satisfying life. Sometimes, we just need a little guidance to tap into them. As a fully Registered Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience, I feel confident I can support you in your journey.
(905) 901-0395 View (905) 901-0395
Photo of Lauren Byce, Registered Social Worker in L6H, ON
Lauren Byce
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H
I offer therapy for those who are experiencing challenges including Anxiety, Depression, Anger, ADHD, Disordered Eating, Trauma, Grief, Substance Use, Self-Worth/Confidence, Life Transitions, and Relationship Conflict. I have assisted many individuals in improving their understanding of themselves & their relationships with others by using an approach founded in empathy, trust, and non-judgement. All of my work is rooted in a Trauma-Informed perspective & Anti-Oppressive Practice lens. I strive to respond to the unique needs of my clients, because you are the expert of your own life.
I offer therapy for those who are experiencing challenges including Anxiety, Depression, Anger, ADHD, Disordered Eating, Trauma, Grief, Substance Use, Self-Worth/Confidence, Life Transitions, and Relationship Conflict. I have assisted many individuals in improving their understanding of themselves & their relationships with others by using an approach founded in empathy, trust, and non-judgement. All of my work is rooted in a Trauma-Informed perspective & Anti-Oppressive Practice lens. I strive to respond to the unique needs of my clients, because you are the expert of your own life.
(289) 724-2979 View (289) 724-2979
Photo of Alli Chin, Registered Social Worker in L6H, ON
Alli Chin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H
As your mental health therapist, I use a variety of approaches to help us work towards your mental health goals. I hope to make your mental health journey a bit easier, and to equip you with skills and strategies to manage mental health concerns alongside health in the broader picture. I use a flexible and person-centered approach to help you work towards your wellness goals. A key focus of mine is stress management and developing healthy coping strategies.
As your mental health therapist, I use a variety of approaches to help us work towards your mental health goals. I hope to make your mental health journey a bit easier, and to equip you with skills and strategies to manage mental health concerns alongside health in the broader picture. I use a flexible and person-centered approach to help you work towards your wellness goals. A key focus of mine is stress management and developing healthy coping strategies.
(289) 205-0362 View (289) 205-0362
Photo of Andrea Ramsay Speers, Registered Psychotherapist in L6H, ON
Andrea Ramsay Speers
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H
Worn out from never-ending conflict at home? At your wit's end over your kids' behaviour? Struggling to communicate with the people you love the most? Feeling guilty about your knee-jerk reactions to these problems? I can help. I teach individuals, couples, and parents of children between the ages of 6 and 18 the tools and strategies that work with today's families to * communicate effectively and easily, * equip you for any discipline challenge, * lower stress by getting your family working as a team... as well as * overcome guilt, anxiety and depression. You CAN create family harmony!
Worn out from never-ending conflict at home? At your wit's end over your kids' behaviour? Struggling to communicate with the people you love the most? Feeling guilty about your knee-jerk reactions to these problems? I can help. I teach individuals, couples, and parents of children between the ages of 6 and 18 the tools and strategies that work with today's families to * communicate effectively and easily, * equip you for any discipline challenge, * lower stress by getting your family working as a team... as well as * overcome guilt, anxiety and depression. You CAN create family harmony!
(905) 581-1020 View (905) 581-1020
Photo of Michele Renaud, Psychologist in L6H, ON
Michele Renaud
Psychologist, MPs, C, Psych
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
While psychological therapy can address some deep and painful issues, it doesn't need to be all about pain and suffering. In fact, it is often more about understanding yourself and others differently. It is about learning how to cope with challenging situations such as relationship dissatisfaction, uncertainty over the future, transitioning from one situation to another, handling strong emotions like fear, loss, or anger, and healing pains from the past. These universal experiences can be overwhelming. I can help you navigate them more smoothly and set yourself up for success on the other side of it.
While psychological therapy can address some deep and painful issues, it doesn't need to be all about pain and suffering. In fact, it is often more about understanding yourself and others differently. It is about learning how to cope with challenging situations such as relationship dissatisfaction, uncertainty over the future, transitioning from one situation to another, handling strong emotions like fear, loss, or anger, and healing pains from the past. These universal experiences can be overwhelming. I can help you navigate them more smoothly and set yourself up for success on the other side of it.
(844) 332-2418 View (844) 332-2418
Photo of Dakota Fisher - Bri Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L6H, ON
Dakota Fisher - Bri Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or unsettled in areas of your life? Struggling with anxiety, depression, low energy/mood and self worth? Roadblocks in your relationships or career? Repeating cycles? Are you a narcissistic abuse survivor? Struggling to manage ADHD in your day to day life? Let's work together, side by side to re-connect to your authentic self, so YOU take YOUR story back and feel more present! I look forward to connecting during your free consult!
Are you feeling stuck or unsettled in areas of your life? Struggling with anxiety, depression, low energy/mood and self worth? Roadblocks in your relationships or career? Repeating cycles? Are you a narcissistic abuse survivor? Struggling to manage ADHD in your day to day life? Let's work together, side by side to re-connect to your authentic self, so YOU take YOUR story back and feel more present! I look forward to connecting during your free consult!
(289) 210-5873 View (289) 210-5873
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Paolo Mazzonetto
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, HBSc
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6H
Dr. Paolo Mazzonetto is the Clinical Director at The Halton Centre for Cognitive Therapy & Stress Reduction. Paolo provides psychotherapy to children, teens, adults and families and has been helping clients with a wide variety of difficulties including low mood and depression, stress management, worrying and anxiety, OCD, phobias, learning difficulties, ADHD, as well as bullying and/or self-esteem issues. Paolo conducts thorough psycho-educational assessments on children, teens, and adult. He also has particular research and clinical expertise in the diagnosis of Adult ADHD and teaches a variety of strategies to these adults.
Dr. Paolo Mazzonetto is the Clinical Director at The Halton Centre for Cognitive Therapy & Stress Reduction. Paolo provides psychotherapy to children, teens, adults and families and has been helping clients with a wide variety of difficulties including low mood and depression, stress management, worrying and anxiety, OCD, phobias, learning difficulties, ADHD, as well as bullying and/or self-esteem issues. Paolo conducts thorough psycho-educational assessments on children, teens, and adult. He also has particular research and clinical expertise in the diagnosis of Adult ADHD and teaches a variety of strategies to these adults.
(289) 797-2872 x4 View (289) 797-2872 x4

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L6H

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L6H who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
77% Coping Skills
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% SunLife
69% Green Shield Canada
67% Manulife

How Counsellors in L6H see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in L6H?

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.