Therapists in L6W

Photo of Grace Elizabeth Chanicka, Registered Social Worker in L6W, ON
Grace Elizabeth Chanicka
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
I am an experienced, caring counsellor and a Masters level registered clinical social worker with a passion for helping people manage life difficulties. With a background in child welfare, I offer over 15 years of experience in family-centered, strengths-based work with children, youth, and families. I specialize in engaging families in telling their stories in order to identify their strengths, worries, trauma histories, and stressors. I recognize that respect, listening, and helping individuals to find their own solutions is important for their mental health and well-being. I strive for authentic engagement with my clients.
I am an experienced, caring counsellor and a Masters level registered clinical social worker with a passion for helping people manage life difficulties. With a background in child welfare, I offer over 15 years of experience in family-centered, strengths-based work with children, youth, and families. I specialize in engaging families in telling their stories in order to identify their strengths, worries, trauma histories, and stressors. I recognize that respect, listening, and helping individuals to find their own solutions is important for their mental health and well-being. I strive for authentic engagement with my clients.
(437) 747-5970 View (437) 747-5970
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Wafa Chaudhary
Occupational Therapist, HBSc, MSc, OT Reg, (Ont)
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, stress, low mood, shame, trauma, or low self-worth? Do you mentally beat yourself up for what's going wrong? Do you desire to turn down that negative voice, feel calm, manage your emotions, and ultimately feel more in control of your life? We will work together to first understand how your thoughts, feelings and previous life experiences impact the way you currently engage the world. Living the life you want requires you to think, plan, and do things differently, so we'll spend time uncovering your strengths and moving in the direction of your healing journey and desired goals.
Do you struggle with anxiety, stress, low mood, shame, trauma, or low self-worth? Do you mentally beat yourself up for what's going wrong? Do you desire to turn down that negative voice, feel calm, manage your emotions, and ultimately feel more in control of your life? We will work together to first understand how your thoughts, feelings and previous life experiences impact the way you currently engage the world. Living the life you want requires you to think, plan, and do things differently, so we'll spend time uncovering your strengths and moving in the direction of your healing journey and desired goals.
(289) 271-0789 View (289) 271-0789
Photo of Safia Abdulle, Registered Social Worker in L6W, ON
Safia Abdulle
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
I am a caring, dedicated Masters level registered Clinical Social Worker with a passion for fostering authentic relationships where clients feel understood, supported, and empowered. My approach to therapy is client-focused, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive. I am committed to providing space for emotional vulnerability, while also helping clients to develop practical tools to cope with difficulties, grow, and heal. I help clients to recognize their strengths and resiliency, while also cultivating the skills to work towards positive transformation.
I am a caring, dedicated Masters level registered Clinical Social Worker with a passion for fostering authentic relationships where clients feel understood, supported, and empowered. My approach to therapy is client-focused, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive. I am committed to providing space for emotional vulnerability, while also helping clients to develop practical tools to cope with difficulties, grow, and heal. I help clients to recognize their strengths and resiliency, while also cultivating the skills to work towards positive transformation.
(289) 210-7052 View (289) 210-7052
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Tanasha Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is ask for help. The process of understanding your struggles with anxiety, depression, grief, a challenging relationship, loss of a sense of self etc., that affects the aspects of your day-to-day life, ability to function, work, and career. Some people see therapy as a waste of time, and some people see it as an opportunity to heal. I want the best outcome for you, by guiding you to believe in yourself and learn how to remove the negative thoughts that have kept you from being your best. As you embark on this journey the experience will be, new, truthful, and uncomfortable at times.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is ask for help. The process of understanding your struggles with anxiety, depression, grief, a challenging relationship, loss of a sense of self etc., that affects the aspects of your day-to-day life, ability to function, work, and career. Some people see therapy as a waste of time, and some people see it as an opportunity to heal. I want the best outcome for you, by guiding you to believe in yourself and learn how to remove the negative thoughts that have kept you from being your best. As you embark on this journey the experience will be, new, truthful, and uncomfortable at times.
(289) 212-6213 View (289) 212-6213
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Natacha Pennycooke
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
Brampton, ON L6W  (Online Only)
I see YOU - because I have been there too! Helping clients reach a place of awareness and growth brings me joy. My areas of therapeutic focus include helping high achieving professionals navigate the struggles of self-sabotaging behaviours, negative thoughts, limiting believes, worries, fear, feeling like an imposter, self-doubt and sadness that comes from adverse childhood experiences, dysfunctional family of origin dynamics, racial trauma and workplace oppressions that often lead to anxiety and depression. Each therapy session is specifically tailored to meet your unique needs, while working towards the achieving your goals.
I see YOU - because I have been there too! Helping clients reach a place of awareness and growth brings me joy. My areas of therapeutic focus include helping high achieving professionals navigate the struggles of self-sabotaging behaviours, negative thoughts, limiting believes, worries, fear, feeling like an imposter, self-doubt and sadness that comes from adverse childhood experiences, dysfunctional family of origin dynamics, racial trauma and workplace oppressions that often lead to anxiety and depression. Each therapy session is specifically tailored to meet your unique needs, while working towards the achieving your goals.
(289) 278-9938 View (289) 278-9938
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Ruby Shah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSc
Verified
Brampton, ON L6W
*Accepting new clients* Life can be overwhelming and with challenges. I have 20+ years of experience working in mental health settings at various hospitals and clinics in the GTA. Making the decision to look into counselling or therapy can feel uncomfortable and intimidating at times. It's important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. Together we will assess your current situation and the challenges you may be facing, brainstorm and examine the changes you would like to make. I will support you in establishing your goals, and create an intervention plan based on your strengths to support changes.
*Accepting new clients* Life can be overwhelming and with challenges. I have 20+ years of experience working in mental health settings at various hospitals and clinics in the GTA. Making the decision to look into counselling or therapy can feel uncomfortable and intimidating at times. It's important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. Together we will assess your current situation and the challenges you may be facing, brainstorm and examine the changes you would like to make. I will support you in establishing your goals, and create an intervention plan based on your strengths to support changes.
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Dr Madhu Bhardwaj & Associates. (Psychologist)
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W  (Online Only)
• Assessment and treatment of MVA cases • WSIB cases • Counselling for Traumatic Brain Injury cases • Adjustment to separation and divorce • Relationship, couple and family counseling • Anxiety, Depression, PTSD etc. • Anger and stress management • Trauma counseling • Improving self –esteem • Motivation • Sleep problems . In Vehicle anxiety.
• Assessment and treatment of MVA cases • WSIB cases • Counselling for Traumatic Brain Injury cases • Adjustment to separation and divorce • Relationship, couple and family counseling • Anxiety, Depression, PTSD etc. • Anger and stress management • Trauma counseling • Improving self –esteem • Motivation • Sleep problems . In Vehicle anxiety.
(647) 371-0543 View (647) 371-0543
Photo of Ilham Jilani, Registered Social Worker in L6W, ON
Ilham Jilani
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
I am a compassionate, culturally responsive, and a religiously sensitive social worker who creates a safe, caring, non-judgemental and confidential environment where clients can feel supported and comfortable being themselves. I am deeply committed to helping my clients achieve a better understanding of self through the exploration of feelings and emotions to ultimately cultivate the best version of themselves. I use a personalized approach to tailor to my client’s needs as they navigate through their unique journey. My goal is to empower, strengthen, and equip my clients with the tools they need to lead more resilient lives.
I am a compassionate, culturally responsive, and a religiously sensitive social worker who creates a safe, caring, non-judgemental and confidential environment where clients can feel supported and comfortable being themselves. I am deeply committed to helping my clients achieve a better understanding of self through the exploration of feelings and emotions to ultimately cultivate the best version of themselves. I use a personalized approach to tailor to my client’s needs as they navigate through their unique journey. My goal is to empower, strengthen, and equip my clients with the tools they need to lead more resilient lives.
(289) 301-8755 View (289) 301-8755
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Dr. Jackie Dell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W  (Online Only)
I am so glad that you are contemplating the start of a 'therapeutic journey' as life can sometimes feel overwhelming and difficult to manage on your own. I know it takes ‘courage’ to reach out for support, and I understand that we sometimes need a 'place' to share our burdens. I also recognize that it can be ‘scary’ to seek help, but my practice includes a ‘non-traditional’ holistic ‘Christian & Biblical Perspective’, where we can work together to reach your full potential as a child of 'God'. Contact me, as it would be my privilege to work with you, during this time in your life. So let's get started.
I am so glad that you are contemplating the start of a 'therapeutic journey' as life can sometimes feel overwhelming and difficult to manage on your own. I know it takes ‘courage’ to reach out for support, and I understand that we sometimes need a 'place' to share our burdens. I also recognize that it can be ‘scary’ to seek help, but my practice includes a ‘non-traditional’ holistic ‘Christian & Biblical Perspective’, where we can work together to reach your full potential as a child of 'God'. Contact me, as it would be my privilege to work with you, during this time in your life. So let's get started.
(647) 905-7403 View (647) 905-7403
Photo of Harrison Mungal Bth. Msw. McC. Ph.d. Psy.d. Rsw., Registered Social Worker in L6W, ON
Harrison Mungal Bth. Msw. McC. Ph.d. Psy.d. Rsw.
Registered Social Worker, PhD, PsyD
Verified
Brampton, ON L6W
With dual doctorates in Clinical Psychology and Philosophy in Social Work, as well as master's degrees in Social Work and Counselling, Harrison is a seasoned therapist specializing in mental health, addictions, and family dynamics. Recognized as a leading cognitive therapy workshop presenter, he has spoken globally and authored over 30 books. Harrison employs a science-backed, creative approach to treatment, providing training and consultations to various community partners, including universities, medical professionals, police officers, EMS, firefighters, nurses, SWs, psychotherapists, psychologists, LGBTQ, and the general public.
With dual doctorates in Clinical Psychology and Philosophy in Social Work, as well as master's degrees in Social Work and Counselling, Harrison is a seasoned therapist specializing in mental health, addictions, and family dynamics. Recognized as a leading cognitive therapy workshop presenter, he has spoken globally and authored over 30 books. Harrison employs a science-backed, creative approach to treatment, providing training and consultations to various community partners, including universities, medical professionals, police officers, EMS, firefighters, nurses, SWs, psychotherapists, psychologists, LGBTQ, and the general public.
(844) 382-8975 View (844) 382-8975
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Iren Karki-Sodhi
Registered Psychotherapist, MCP, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
I have experience supporting a diverse range of individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, family, and relationship issues. If you're someone looking to understand the roots of your behaviour, eager to explore how past experiences shape your present, I'm here for you. Perhaps you're feeling confused, lost, stuck in cycles – I'm here to help you navigate toward initiating positive change and fostering personal growth in your life.
I have experience supporting a diverse range of individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, family, and relationship issues. If you're someone looking to understand the roots of your behaviour, eager to explore how past experiences shape your present, I'm here for you. Perhaps you're feeling confused, lost, stuck in cycles – I'm here to help you navigate toward initiating positive change and fostering personal growth in your life.
(289) 274-7626 View (289) 274-7626
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Tracy Amponsah
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting clients - Hey there! I’m Tracy, a Registered Social Worker focused on supporting folks struggling with depression, anxiety and life stress. My goal is to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for your mental health and growth. I strive to always meet you where you are, and support you as we carve a path to where you want to go. My lived experience as a Black womxn has brought me to this work and grounds me in it. My work is trauma informed, person-centered, and guided by anti-oppression, intersectionality and challenges systemic oppression and anti-black racism.
Currently not accepting clients - Hey there! I’m Tracy, a Registered Social Worker focused on supporting folks struggling with depression, anxiety and life stress. My goal is to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for your mental health and growth. I strive to always meet you where you are, and support you as we carve a path to where you want to go. My lived experience as a Black womxn has brought me to this work and grounds me in it. My work is trauma informed, person-centered, and guided by anti-oppression, intersectionality and challenges systemic oppression and anti-black racism.
(289) 805-6354 View (289) 805-6354
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Karlene Grant
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
Karlene Grant has been working as a social worker/therapist for over 25 years and is registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My approach is one of care, compassion & professionalism. Services: Workshops, Groups, Individual, Couple & Family therapy. Our unique workshop series are designed to get you to a better place. Over the course of 2 months we provide you with the tools & support to make lasting change in your life! Some topics include: Stress Management, Self Worth & Acceptance, Self Care & Confidence. Groups start January 2023. Follow on social media at The.how.to.workshops
Karlene Grant has been working as a social worker/therapist for over 25 years and is registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My approach is one of care, compassion & professionalism. Services: Workshops, Groups, Individual, Couple & Family therapy. Our unique workshop series are designed to get you to a better place. Over the course of 2 months we provide you with the tools & support to make lasting change in your life! Some topics include: Stress Management, Self Worth & Acceptance, Self Care & Confidence. Groups start January 2023. Follow on social media at The.how.to.workshops
(647) 560-8657 View (647) 560-8657
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Kayla Ortese
Pre-Licensed Professional, M, A, C, P
Verified
5 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
Welcome to a space where transformation is not merely a dream but an assured reality. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I firmly believe that believe in the concept of "Therapy is Beyond the Couch," acknowledging that healing, growth, and balance extends beyond our sessions. My practice lies in guiding clients through their unique journeys, assisting them in overcoming challenges, and fostering a path towards holistic well-being. My approach revolves around fostering a secure and non-judgmental space, encouraging you to delve into your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Welcome to a space where transformation is not merely a dream but an assured reality. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I firmly believe that believe in the concept of "Therapy is Beyond the Couch," acknowledging that healing, growth, and balance extends beyond our sessions. My practice lies in guiding clients through their unique journeys, assisting them in overcoming challenges, and fostering a path towards holistic well-being. My approach revolves around fostering a secure and non-judgmental space, encouraging you to delve into your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(289) 274-9595 View (289) 274-9595
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Janelle Hannon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
I am a passionate Master's level Social Worker who brings a strengths-focused approach to help clients be their authentic selves, overcome difficulties, build self-esteem and increase confidence. I understand that life can be messy, difficult, confusing, and draining; and I believe that people who reach out for help are showing strength and resilience in refusing to let life difficulties defeat them. My mission is to help clients thrive and succeed by building strong therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust. My positive energy radiates in my work as I create a safe space for clients to be vulnerable, grow and heal.
I am a passionate Master's level Social Worker who brings a strengths-focused approach to help clients be their authentic selves, overcome difficulties, build self-esteem and increase confidence. I understand that life can be messy, difficult, confusing, and draining; and I believe that people who reach out for help are showing strength and resilience in refusing to let life difficulties defeat them. My mission is to help clients thrive and succeed by building strong therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust. My positive energy radiates in my work as I create a safe space for clients to be vulnerable, grow and heal.
(289) 210-7402 View (289) 210-7402
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Marty Lampkin
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Marty Lampkin (she/her) is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor, clinical social worker, Professor and social justice advocate who grounds her practice in an Anti-oppression, Anti-colonial and decolonizing methods. I firmly believes that interlocking systems of oppression ingrained in our society contribute to personal life challenges children, youth and adults experience. As a counsellor I work to explore these intersections through a holistic perspective to help clients recognize their strength and resilience to reach their personal goals.
Marty Lampkin (she/her) is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor, clinical social worker, Professor and social justice advocate who grounds her practice in an Anti-oppression, Anti-colonial and decolonizing methods. I firmly believes that interlocking systems of oppression ingrained in our society contribute to personal life challenges children, youth and adults experience. As a counsellor I work to explore these intersections through a holistic perspective to help clients recognize their strength and resilience to reach their personal goals.
(289) 275-6515 View (289) 275-6515
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Bridge To Restoration Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych, Registe, Psychol
Verified
Brampton, ON L6W
I have over 35 years of experience practicing as a clinical and school psychologist, including holding management, teaching positions, as well as supervisory roles. My professional practice has over the years included: psychological intervention to address issues related to general mental health challenges (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, general emotion dysregulation etc.); trauma, as well as family dynamics. I provide Clinical Assessments as well as Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Assessments that help to clarify issues related to Learning Difficulties and other school related concerns.
I have over 35 years of experience practicing as a clinical and school psychologist, including holding management, teaching positions, as well as supervisory roles. My professional practice has over the years included: psychological intervention to address issues related to general mental health challenges (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, general emotion dysregulation etc.); trauma, as well as family dynamics. I provide Clinical Assessments as well as Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Assessments that help to clarify issues related to Learning Difficulties and other school related concerns.
(289) 460-2252 View (289) 460-2252
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Amrit Kaur Malhotra
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AccFM
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W  (Online Only)
Amrit is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been practicing social work for 29 years primarily in health care and employee/ family assistance programs. She understands Punjabi and is an LGBTQ+ ally. Amrit looks forward to supporting you to develop coping skills and tools to move through the difficulties, uncertainties and crises in your life, especially during Covid-19.
Amrit is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been practicing social work for 29 years primarily in health care and employee/ family assistance programs. She understands Punjabi and is an LGBTQ+ ally. Amrit looks forward to supporting you to develop coping skills and tools to move through the difficulties, uncertainties and crises in your life, especially during Covid-19.
(647) 952-6379 View (647) 952-6379
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Palak Anand
Pre-Licensed Professional, RP, MACP, MBBS
Verified
Brampton, ON L6W
Embracing the profound words of Carl Jung, once said, 'The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. I, Palak Anand, a dedicated psychotherapist envision an ideal client as someone navigating the complexities of life, seeking self-discovery, healing, and growth. My goal is to provide a safe space for exploration and transformation. I specialize in addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions, tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. My ideal client is someone who desires to embark on a journey of self-discovery and a sense of balance in their lives.
Embracing the profound words of Carl Jung, once said, 'The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. I, Palak Anand, a dedicated psychotherapist envision an ideal client as someone navigating the complexities of life, seeking self-discovery, healing, and growth. My goal is to provide a safe space for exploration and transformation. I specialize in addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions, tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. My ideal client is someone who desires to embark on a journey of self-discovery and a sense of balance in their lives.
(289) 677-1730 View (289) 677-1730
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Positive kids
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PsyD(c, RP
Verified
Brampton, ON L6W
Does your child struggle with anger, ADHD, anxiety, low self confidence, non-compliance, low self-esteem, problem solving, decision making, or conflict resolution? Are you looking for a Child psychologist or Child therapist in your area? Positive Kids specializes in offering Child therapy & counselling services specifically designed to help children acquire social and emotional skills. The premise of this revolutionary child therapy program is that when children can gain the tools to manage emotional stresses, they are in a better position to excel academically and socially. The result is that kids do better in school and thrive in social settings.
Does your child struggle with anger, ADHD, anxiety, low self confidence, non-compliance, low self-esteem, problem solving, decision making, or conflict resolution? Are you looking for a Child psychologist or Child therapist in your area? Positive Kids specializes in offering Child therapy & counselling services specifically designed to help children acquire social and emotional skills. The premise of this revolutionary child therapy program is that when children can gain the tools to manage emotional stresses, they are in a better position to excel academically and socially. The result is that kids do better in school and thrive in social settings.
(855) 953-0679 View (855) 953-0679

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Number of Counsellors in L6W

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L6W who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
85% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
76% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Green Shield Canada
71% SunLife
68% Manulife

How Counsellors in L6W see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L6W?

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.