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Monica Chi Eaton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or struggling in your relationships? Do you find yourself constantly battling with anxiety and depression? You are not alone. Many of my clients come to me feeling lost and unsure of how to make positive changes in their lives. As a therapist, I am here to help guide you through these difficult times and support you in finding the strength within yourself to overcome your challenges. I can help you manage emotions, improve communication, and build stronger relationships.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or struggling in your relationships? Do you find yourself constantly battling with anxiety and depression? You are not alone. Many of my clients come to me feeling lost and unsure of how to make positive changes in their lives. As a therapist, I am here to help guide you through these difficult times and support you in finding the strength within yourself to overcome your challenges. I can help you manage emotions, improve communication, and build stronger relationships.
(647) 930-4499 View (647) 930-4499
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Elaine Jahshan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6J
Therapy can serve as a pathway to transform personal hardships into new perspectives on growth. Regardless of the obstacles and issues, working together offers an opportunity for individual development, healing and helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve their personal goals. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a non-judgmental collaboration, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to foster meaningful change.
Therapy can serve as a pathway to transform personal hardships into new perspectives on growth. Regardless of the obstacles and issues, working together offers an opportunity for individual development, healing and helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve their personal goals. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a non-judgmental collaboration, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to foster meaningful change.
(289) 206-5272 View (289) 206-5272
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Michaela Schwandner
Counsellor, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6J
Not accepting new clients
I hold a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education with specializations in counselling and psychology. I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists. My experiences encompass working with adolescents and their families, as well as individuals who struggle with symptoms related to depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict or grief/loss. My approach can best be described as holistic as it integrates emotional, mental, physical and social aspects of people's lives. I have been discribed by my clients as compassionate, knowledgeable and respectfully challenging them if past coping strategies have not been working,
I hold a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education with specializations in counselling and psychology. I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists. My experiences encompass working with adolescents and their families, as well as individuals who struggle with symptoms related to depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict or grief/loss. My approach can best be described as holistic as it integrates emotional, mental, physical and social aspects of people's lives. I have been discribed by my clients as compassionate, knowledgeable and respectfully challenging them if past coping strategies have not been working,
(844) 332-2651 View (844) 332-2651
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Arthur Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
I aim to work with you collaboratively to enable individuals to solve their social/emotional concerns. Over the years I’ve supported individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress management, coping skills, self harming behaviours, relationship issues and parent teen conflict. I understand stressors of life and how they may have an impact on individuals. Thus I seek to help individuals locate themselves in their daily situations, reflect and influence positive change.
I aim to work with you collaboratively to enable individuals to solve their social/emotional concerns. Over the years I’ve supported individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress management, coping skills, self harming behaviours, relationship issues and parent teen conflict. I understand stressors of life and how they may have an impact on individuals. Thus I seek to help individuals locate themselves in their daily situations, reflect and influence positive change.
(289) 813-7640 View (289) 813-7640
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Michelle Faheim
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), OCT, CRPO
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
If you’re looking for a therapist, you may be stuck at a crossroads, trying to overcome a painful past, or searching for skills to improve yourself and your relationships. I believe nobody should have to navigate these challenges alone. My hope is to offer you and your loved ones a safe and judgement-free space for self-exploration.
If you’re looking for a therapist, you may be stuck at a crossroads, trying to overcome a painful past, or searching for skills to improve yourself and your relationships. I believe nobody should have to navigate these challenges alone. My hope is to offer you and your loved ones a safe and judgement-free space for self-exploration.
(289) 302-7146 View (289) 302-7146
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Reena Vanza
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Life experiences past and present can both contribute to underlying mental health issues that decrease the quality of your life. I am here to listen to your story and guide you through the painful parts, overcome challenges and help you reach your goals. I help people piece together their past and work towards a meaningful present. With over 15 years in the field, I bring both life and professional experience to my work. I support people with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and other mood and emotional disorders. Over the years I have also supported professionals who experience burnout, various trauma and compassion fatigue.
Life experiences past and present can both contribute to underlying mental health issues that decrease the quality of your life. I am here to listen to your story and guide you through the painful parts, overcome challenges and help you reach your goals. I help people piece together their past and work towards a meaningful present. With over 15 years in the field, I bring both life and professional experience to my work. I support people with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and other mood and emotional disorders. Over the years I have also supported professionals who experience burnout, various trauma and compassion fatigue.
(289) 805-3574 View (289) 805-3574
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Ari Shapero
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Is stress interfering with school, your job, or relationships? Does it seem like anxiety is calling the shots? Maybe you’re feeling low, like depression is running the show; or simply not feeling quite like yourself. Whether you’re looking for ongoing support or a quick tune-up, come see for yourself how a meaningful conversation can start to get you back in the driver’s seat of your life.
Is stress interfering with school, your job, or relationships? Does it seem like anxiety is calling the shots? Maybe you’re feeling low, like depression is running the show; or simply not feeling quite like yourself. Whether you’re looking for ongoing support or a quick tune-up, come see for yourself how a meaningful conversation can start to get you back in the driver’s seat of your life.
(647) 493-2511 View (647) 493-2511
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The Mind People therapy & wellness
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6J
When Traditional Therapy Hasn’t Worked For You. Discover lasting relief beyond the limitations of conventional therapy approaches. Dive deeper with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from The Mind People. In-Depth therapy treatment for Depression, PTSD (Trauma), Anxiety, Addictions, Eating Disorders. We provide Single-Session, Individual Psychotherapy & Group Therapy. In Person & Virtual therapists available.
When Traditional Therapy Hasn’t Worked For You. Discover lasting relief beyond the limitations of conventional therapy approaches. Dive deeper with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from The Mind People. In-Depth therapy treatment for Depression, PTSD (Trauma), Anxiety, Addictions, Eating Disorders. We provide Single-Session, Individual Psychotherapy & Group Therapy. In Person & Virtual therapists available.
(416) 505-3899 View (416) 505-3899
Dr. Kate Henry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6J
Not accepting new clients
In my current practice, I see adults and couples with a broad range of difficulties. Some of my clients are doing well overall, but need help with a specific problem (e.g., a relationship difficulty). Other clients seek help because they are in significant distress and are experiencing debilitating symptoms (e.g., destructive interaction patterns, breaches of trust in significant relationships, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Eating Disorders, etc).
In my current practice, I see adults and couples with a broad range of difficulties. Some of my clients are doing well overall, but need help with a specific problem (e.g., a relationship difficulty). Other clients seek help because they are in significant distress and are experiencing debilitating symptoms (e.g., destructive interaction patterns, breaches of trust in significant relationships, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Eating Disorders, etc).
(844) 402-3017 View (844) 402-3017
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Tracy Johnson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
I am a Registered Social Worker providing counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of concerns, including trauma and abuse, anxiety, and grief and loss. I use a variety of treatment modalities, including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Narrative Therapy and Creative Strategies. I have a client-centered approach, firmly believing that all people with whom I have the privilege to collaborate have skills and strengths for growth and change. If you choose to do counselling with me, I will work with you in the unique place that you are at, from a holistic framework.
I am a Registered Social Worker providing counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of concerns, including trauma and abuse, anxiety, and grief and loss. I use a variety of treatment modalities, including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Narrative Therapy and Creative Strategies. I have a client-centered approach, firmly believing that all people with whom I have the privilege to collaborate have skills and strengths for growth and change. If you choose to do counselling with me, I will work with you in the unique place that you are at, from a holistic framework.
(855) 993-9673 View (855) 993-9673
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Susan Henriques
Psychologist, MA, C Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Are you concerned that your child or teen are not happy or reaching their potential? Is your child experiencing difficulties with attention, focus, achievement, self-regulation, learning or social skills? Do you or your teen/young adult need guidance on how to move forward? Through collaboration and a thoughtful, caring approach, I offer assessment, relevant diagnoses, therapy and parenting. For over 20 years, I have helped countless families through my work in schools and within a clinical setting. Also accepting referrals for summer psychoeducational assessments 2023! (It is best to reach me via email.)
Are you concerned that your child or teen are not happy or reaching their potential? Is your child experiencing difficulties with attention, focus, achievement, self-regulation, learning or social skills? Do you or your teen/young adult need guidance on how to move forward? Through collaboration and a thoughtful, caring approach, I offer assessment, relevant diagnoses, therapy and parenting. For over 20 years, I have helped countless families through my work in schools and within a clinical setting. Also accepting referrals for summer psychoeducational assessments 2023! (It is best to reach me via email.)
(647) 370-2836 View (647) 370-2836
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Frances Miller
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J  (Online Only)
Maintaining strong, intimate adult relationships is a challenge for anyone in today's busy world. For some people, anxiety and depression may be impacting their personal happiness, parenting, marriage or career. Others have had painful life histories that interfere with being able to feel safely connected with loved ones and peers. Grief, family transition, communication problems, trauma, and ADHD can make it difficult to find the meaning and connection that give life its joy. As founder of the Oakville Schema Therapy Center, I use my extensive experience in ST as a powerful, effective approach to making changes in your life.
Maintaining strong, intimate adult relationships is a challenge for anyone in today's busy world. For some people, anxiety and depression may be impacting their personal happiness, parenting, marriage or career. Others have had painful life histories that interfere with being able to feel safely connected with loved ones and peers. Grief, family transition, communication problems, trauma, and ADHD can make it difficult to find the meaning and connection that give life its joy. As founder of the Oakville Schema Therapy Center, I use my extensive experience in ST as a powerful, effective approach to making changes in your life.
(289) 236-0207 View (289) 236-0207
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Jodi Rouah, Counselling & Co.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. My hope is that through our work together you feel empowered to understand, strengthen and repair your relationship with self and other, even when it doesn't seem possible. I work from a collaborative and client centered stance; facilitating individuals, couples and families towards a greater understanding of their emotional responses and needs. As we become aware of ourselves and our needs, we have a better sense of where to make change. My specialties include Maternal Mental Health (pregnancy/postpartum), Substance Use & Addiction, relationship struggles and Hold Me Tight Workshops.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. My hope is that through our work together you feel empowered to understand, strengthen and repair your relationship with self and other, even when it doesn't seem possible. I work from a collaborative and client centered stance; facilitating individuals, couples and families towards a greater understanding of their emotional responses and needs. As we become aware of ourselves and our needs, we have a better sense of where to make change. My specialties include Maternal Mental Health (pregnancy/postpartum), Substance Use & Addiction, relationship struggles and Hold Me Tight Workshops.
(289) 272-6222 View (289) 272-6222
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Stephanie Chimienti
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Welcome to my page! Are you struggling with a breakup, loneliness, romantic relationship and friendship challenges, prenatal and maternal mental health, ADHD, and just burnt out? Then I would be honoured to work with you! While we work together, you can expect a warm and safe place to identify and explore all of your doubts, confusion, curiosities and triggers. Relationships can be our haven from these traumas, but they can also be the cause of our distress. Relational-based therapy can be a brilliant place to slow down and examine our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving in the present moment.
Welcome to my page! Are you struggling with a breakup, loneliness, romantic relationship and friendship challenges, prenatal and maternal mental health, ADHD, and just burnt out? Then I would be honoured to work with you! While we work together, you can expect a warm and safe place to identify and explore all of your doubts, confusion, curiosities and triggers. Relationships can be our haven from these traumas, but they can also be the cause of our distress. Relational-based therapy can be a brilliant place to slow down and examine our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving in the present moment.
(289) 312-4618 View (289) 312-4618
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Rob Stanley
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
I count it a privilege to support clients facing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, career counselling, life transitions, substance use, low self-esteem, or trauma. To accomplish this, I encourage clients to ask...and answer...the WHY question. WHY am I feeling anxious? WHY can’t I make relationships work? WHY can’t I get out of this funk? WHY are my thoughts so scattered? WHY do I have trust issues? WHY I am unhappy? WHY do I allow others to treat me this way? WHY do I abuse drugs, food, or alcohol? WHY do I have trouble loving myself? WHY am I so afraid of being vulnerable?
I count it a privilege to support clients facing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, career counselling, life transitions, substance use, low self-esteem, or trauma. To accomplish this, I encourage clients to ask...and answer...the WHY question. WHY am I feeling anxious? WHY can’t I make relationships work? WHY can’t I get out of this funk? WHY are my thoughts so scattered? WHY do I have trust issues? WHY I am unhappy? WHY do I allow others to treat me this way? WHY do I abuse drugs, food, or alcohol? WHY do I have trouble loving myself? WHY am I so afraid of being vulnerable?
(289) 204-7715 View (289) 204-7715
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James (Jim) Leitch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
James (Jim) Leitch is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) completing his Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and a Masters of Arts degree in Literature and Philosophy from York University. Jim has spent many years in his own self development and recovery journey and has always enjoyed helping others do the same. Jim helps men working through many different addictions and mental health issues with a particular focus on sex and porn addiction. Jim also provides career and professional counselling as well as counselling for those who are struggling through life transitions.
James (Jim) Leitch is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) completing his Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and a Masters of Arts degree in Literature and Philosophy from York University. Jim has spent many years in his own self development and recovery journey and has always enjoyed helping others do the same. Jim helps men working through many different addictions and mental health issues with a particular focus on sex and porn addiction. Jim also provides career and professional counselling as well as counselling for those who are struggling through life transitions.
(289) 768-6405 View (289) 768-6405
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Judith Paterson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6J
I'm Judith Paterson, a registered social worker and workplace wellness advocate. I provide counselling and support to individuals experiencing a variety of workplace issues: stress & burnout, stress leave recovery strategies, social anxiety, uncertainty & transition, interpersonal concerns, performance issues, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, negative workplace experiences, and feeling stuck. I also provide coaching and emotional support for adults living with ADHD who want to improve productivity & organization, reduce procrastination, and improve relationships.
I'm Judith Paterson, a registered social worker and workplace wellness advocate. I provide counselling and support to individuals experiencing a variety of workplace issues: stress & burnout, stress leave recovery strategies, social anxiety, uncertainty & transition, interpersonal concerns, performance issues, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, negative workplace experiences, and feeling stuck. I also provide coaching and emotional support for adults living with ADHD who want to improve productivity & organization, reduce procrastination, and improve relationships.
(289) 272-8391 View (289) 272-8391
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Henry Gulabh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, ICADC, OACCPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Personal, family, and work-related problems are a normal part of the human struggle. Sometimes however, problems get too overwhelming and difficult to handle alone. This is the time to call me and explore effective ways to solve these problems. I will listen and help you navigate your way out of this state of being stuck and foster a sense of self-confidence and self-mastery. You will gain insight, understanding and resilience to cope more effectively in the future...AND feel more self confident and optimistic.
Personal, family, and work-related problems are a normal part of the human struggle. Sometimes however, problems get too overwhelming and difficult to handle alone. This is the time to call me and explore effective ways to solve these problems. I will listen and help you navigate your way out of this state of being stuck and foster a sense of self-confidence and self-mastery. You will gain insight, understanding and resilience to cope more effectively in the future...AND feel more self confident and optimistic.
(855) 999-5204 View (855) 999-5204
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La'Tarra Tynes
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, CCC, MHT, MFT
Verified Verified
Oakville, ON L6J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With over 13 years of experience - I offer individual, couples/marriage and family therapy. Through understanding, I offer an authentic and warm environment for support and compassion. I believe it is very important to foster a safe space for both acceptance and change, therefore, integrating your worldview is a vital part of the process. I work from a client-centered, strength based perspective by listening attentively to fully understand your issue, so that through collaboration we can identify solutions in a way that is empowering.
With over 13 years of experience - I offer individual, couples/marriage and family therapy. Through understanding, I offer an authentic and warm environment for support and compassion. I believe it is very important to foster a safe space for both acceptance and change, therefore, integrating your worldview is a vital part of the process. I work from a client-centered, strength based perspective by listening attentively to fully understand your issue, so that through collaboration we can identify solutions in a way that is empowering.
(289) 805-6183 View (289) 805-6183
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Nina Laugesen
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Do you find yourself standing at a crossroads, unsure about the path to follow? Are you ready to create positive changes in your life, but troubling symptoms are hindering your progress? Do you feel worried when it comes to supporting your children and loved ones? Thankfully, you don't have to navigate these challenges alone. Hi, my name is Dr. Nina Laugesen, psychologist and director at Willow Tree Psychology. With almost 20 years experience, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families with a range of concerns, including anxiety, PTSD, OCD, emotion dysregulation, low mood, parenting concerns, and more.
Do you find yourself standing at a crossroads, unsure about the path to follow? Are you ready to create positive changes in your life, but troubling symptoms are hindering your progress? Do you feel worried when it comes to supporting your children and loved ones? Thankfully, you don't have to navigate these challenges alone. Hi, my name is Dr. Nina Laugesen, psychologist and director at Willow Tree Psychology. With almost 20 years experience, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families with a range of concerns, including anxiety, PTSD, OCD, emotion dysregulation, low mood, parenting concerns, and more.
(289) 815-5395 View (289) 815-5395

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L6J

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L6J who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
72% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Green Shield Canada
60% Manulife
57% SunLife

How Counsellors in L6J see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in L6J?

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.