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Pankaj Kapoor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L6Z
Are you having difficulty coping with anxiety, depression, addictions, sexual orientation and work like balance? Are you having marital conflicts due to complex family dynamics or cultural expectations ? Are you feeling negative about yourself and having identity issues? Have you experienced domestic abuse and now struggling emotionally? Do you struggle with anger, self esteem, social pressures, life transitions? Are you finding it challenging to deal with your past trauma? Are you going through divorce? Are you finding it difficult to have conversations with your teenager? Are you looking for Court Ordered "Anger Management"?
Are you having difficulty coping with anxiety, depression, addictions, sexual orientation and work like balance? Are you having marital conflicts due to complex family dynamics or cultural expectations ? Are you feeling negative about yourself and having identity issues? Have you experienced domestic abuse and now struggling emotionally? Do you struggle with anger, self esteem, social pressures, life transitions? Are you finding it challenging to deal with your past trauma? Are you going through divorce? Are you finding it difficult to have conversations with your teenager? Are you looking for Court Ordered "Anger Management"?
(289) 806-2495 View (289) 806-2495
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Hasina Arghastani
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
Accepting NEW patients! I offer counselling to children, youth & adults using a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches. Everyone faces challenges & sometimes we are too afraid to ask for help in fear of being judged, so I commend you on taking the first step. I believe that we can become our most authentic selves, when we have a safe space to comfortably express our thoughts, take accountability & develop new understandings/skills-this is what I aim to do in our work together. I will help you/your children achieve goals by creating a brave space for you to learn, grow & thrive and move forward effectively together.
Accepting NEW patients! I offer counselling to children, youth & adults using a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches. Everyone faces challenges & sometimes we are too afraid to ask for help in fear of being judged, so I commend you on taking the first step. I believe that we can become our most authentic selves, when we have a safe space to comfortably express our thoughts, take accountability & develop new understandings/skills-this is what I aim to do in our work together. I will help you/your children achieve goals by creating a brave space for you to learn, grow & thrive and move forward effectively together.
(289) 276-8419 View (289) 276-8419
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Akua Parham
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
Struggling to manage work, parenting and family relationships can be difficult. What is helpful is taking the steps to recognize you need support, even though it is not an easy task to do so. Helping people to reach that goal has always been my passion. Recognizing and moving forward towards changing and breaking patterns of behaviour and / boundaries in relationships, may be what you need to alter your current path.
Struggling to manage work, parenting and family relationships can be difficult. What is helpful is taking the steps to recognize you need support, even though it is not an easy task to do so. Helping people to reach that goal has always been my passion. Recognizing and moving forward towards changing and breaking patterns of behaviour and / boundaries in relationships, may be what you need to alter your current path.
(289) 514-5865 View (289) 514-5865
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Cindy del Villar Nash
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You may be feeling overwhelmed with feelings and thoughts you can't describe and are finding it hard to cope. Or, you may be a parent who wants to support your child/teen who is struggling with his/her emotions. Sometimes, it is hard to describe experiences that you, yourself, may difficult to understand. You may feel alone in your experience and fear that no one will be able to relate. It's exhausting. Or, as a parent, you may be noticing changes in your child/teen that are concerning and it is hard to see him/her struggling.
You may be feeling overwhelmed with feelings and thoughts you can't describe and are finding it hard to cope. Or, you may be a parent who wants to support your child/teen who is struggling with his/her emotions. Sometimes, it is hard to describe experiences that you, yourself, may difficult to understand. You may feel alone in your experience and fear that no one will be able to relate. It's exhausting. Or, as a parent, you may be noticing changes in your child/teen that are concerning and it is hard to see him/her struggling.
(226) 242-9705 View (226) 242-9705
Photo of Sharon Obiye, Registered Social Worker in L6Z, ON
Sharon Obiye
Registered Social Worker, Bsc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
Life is filed with some ups and downs, we pride ourselves in navigating different challenges we face but there are moment when we need a shoulder to lean on. Yiléa therapy services can be that shoulder not only to lean on but to offer assistance in navigating day to day challenges. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with combative or fearful thoughts? Are you anxious about day to day life decisions? Are you struggling with balancing societal expectations, personal needs and family expectations? Are you feeling unmotivated to do things you used to love? Are you struggling with your relationship with your partner?
Life is filed with some ups and downs, we pride ourselves in navigating different challenges we face but there are moment when we need a shoulder to lean on. Yiléa therapy services can be that shoulder not only to lean on but to offer assistance in navigating day to day challenges. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with combative or fearful thoughts? Are you anxious about day to day life decisions? Are you struggling with balancing societal expectations, personal needs and family expectations? Are you feeling unmotivated to do things you used to love? Are you struggling with your relationship with your partner?
(289) 513-3653 View (289) 513-3653
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Lisa Mollica
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, CYC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
Do you ever feel like life shouldn't be this hard? It doesn't have to be! I know that reaching out for help is scary and I also know that an easier, more peaceful life IS possible. I'm passionate about helping individuals and families develop skills to cope with mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD; heal from past trauma; boost communication skills; improve relationships; and manage problematic behaviours. Over my 14 years in practice, I've been lucky enough to have witnessed the happiness that comes from taking that step and I'd love to be able to help you get there too!.
Do you ever feel like life shouldn't be this hard? It doesn't have to be! I know that reaching out for help is scary and I also know that an easier, more peaceful life IS possible. I'm passionate about helping individuals and families develop skills to cope with mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD; heal from past trauma; boost communication skills; improve relationships; and manage problematic behaviours. Over my 14 years in practice, I've been lucky enough to have witnessed the happiness that comes from taking that step and I'd love to be able to help you get there too!.
(289) 272-9479 View (289) 272-9479
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Gray Matter Health -Brampton Psychotherapists
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
Sometimes we just can't do it on our own. Whether you have individual, couple, or family challenges, as a professional or first responder, life is so much more fulfilling when we can reach out for support to get through the rough patch. Our team has several years of experience working through trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, grief, conflict, OCD, BPD, bipolar disorder, anger, ADHD, dementia, burnout, or perinatal challenges in addition to so much more. If you're ready for a life change, we can help! Many of our clients have reached out to us for support and as a result have restored happiness & improved their quality of life.
Sometimes we just can't do it on our own. Whether you have individual, couple, or family challenges, as a professional or first responder, life is so much more fulfilling when we can reach out for support to get through the rough patch. Our team has several years of experience working through trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, grief, conflict, OCD, BPD, bipolar disorder, anger, ADHD, dementia, burnout, or perinatal challenges in addition to so much more. If you're ready for a life change, we can help! Many of our clients have reached out to us for support and as a result have restored happiness & improved their quality of life.
(289) 302-8255 View (289) 302-8255
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Keeping Peace - Clinical Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, CYC, RP
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L6Z
Psychotherapy is emotionally demanding work! Whether you are a Qualifying Professional working toward full registration, or a Registered Psychotherapist looking for a place to process your feelings and avoid burnout - clinical supervision is an integral part of our practice and professional development. I believe an effective supervisory relationship should provide support, guidance, and clinical oversight that can help you ensure the provision of high-quality care to your clients and help you identify areas for improvement, and enhance your clinical skills.
Psychotherapy is emotionally demanding work! Whether you are a Qualifying Professional working toward full registration, or a Registered Psychotherapist looking for a place to process your feelings and avoid burnout - clinical supervision is an integral part of our practice and professional development. I believe an effective supervisory relationship should provide support, guidance, and clinical oversight that can help you ensure the provision of high-quality care to your clients and help you identify areas for improvement, and enhance your clinical skills.
(289) 276-8788 View (289) 276-8788
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R. Richard Langston
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT-S, CCFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to Cultivating Lives Counselling! Have you or are you experiencing trauma, postpartum depression, grief, or life transitions? Has dealing with COVID created anxiety and/or depression? Are you struggling with your relationship(s)? Whether an individual dealing with trauma, relational issues, or a couple struggling to move forward, please allow the therapist at Cultivating Lives to help.
Hello and welcome to Cultivating Lives Counselling! Have you or are you experiencing trauma, postpartum depression, grief, or life transitions? Has dealing with COVID created anxiety and/or depression? Are you struggling with your relationship(s)? Whether an individual dealing with trauma, relational issues, or a couple struggling to move forward, please allow the therapist at Cultivating Lives to help.
(289) 206-8682 View (289) 206-8682
Photo of Ashley Bernardi, Registered Social Worker in L6Z, ON
Ashley Bernardi
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
Are you a teen struggling with anxiety, depression, complicated relationships with family or friends? Do you have difficulty feeling connected to the people around you, or difficulty feeling like you fit in or have your place in the world figured out? Is it difficult for you to feel like your life has meaning or purpose? Are you a parent struggling to connect with your adolescent children? Do you feel like your attempts to connect result in further conflict? I work with adolescents and young adults to support healthy coping and navigate life’s transitions related to independence, education, employment, and relationships.
Are you a teen struggling with anxiety, depression, complicated relationships with family or friends? Do you have difficulty feeling connected to the people around you, or difficulty feeling like you fit in or have your place in the world figured out? Is it difficult for you to feel like your life has meaning or purpose? Are you a parent struggling to connect with your adolescent children? Do you feel like your attempts to connect result in further conflict? I work with adolescents and young adults to support healthy coping and navigate life’s transitions related to independence, education, employment, and relationships.
(289) 203-1128 View (289) 203-1128
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Brooke Derousseau
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be very challenging and we all move up and down the continuum of well-being at different points. No one should feel alone in managing and moving through these difficult times and being invited to walk alongside you on that journey is a privilege. I am a Registered Social Worker and I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work. I have been practicing for 25 years and have worked in a variety of settings including children's mental health, education, and child welfare. In addition, my experience as a clinical supervisor is enhanced by certification in Advanced Clinical Supervision with Adler Graduate Professional School.
Life can be very challenging and we all move up and down the continuum of well-being at different points. No one should feel alone in managing and moving through these difficult times and being invited to walk alongside you on that journey is a privilege. I am a Registered Social Worker and I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work. I have been practicing for 25 years and have worked in a variety of settings including children's mental health, education, and child welfare. In addition, my experience as a clinical supervisor is enhanced by certification in Advanced Clinical Supervision with Adler Graduate Professional School.
(289) 206-8698 View (289) 206-8698
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Peel Psychology & Therapy Centre
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
We believe that all persons are inherently good. When provided with the right support and encouragement, all persons seek to develop relationships and lead lives that are supportive and caring of others. Change is a continual process that is part of living. If we take the time to examine our lives, we can learn from our experiences and make changes that result in improved quality of life and relationships.
We believe that all persons are inherently good. When provided with the right support and encouragement, all persons seek to develop relationships and lead lives that are supportive and caring of others. Change is a continual process that is part of living. If we take the time to examine our lives, we can learn from our experiences and make changes that result in improved quality of life and relationships.
(289) 207-6373 View (289) 207-6373
Photo of Patrick Beedling, Registered Psychotherapist in L6Z, ON
Patrick Beedling
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
I consider it a privilege to work with my clients to feel better amid life's many challenges. Whether it's through modifying habitual negative thinking, developing greater self-awareness or moving past unhelpful patterns in relationships, I help my clients make positive changes in their lives. In therapy, we begin with a thorough exploration of your background and concerns, then collaborate to set concrete therapeutic goals to improve mental health and well-being, manage symptoms, and create meaning in life. My training includes degrees from Yale University and University of Toronto, and I've been in private practice for ten years.
I consider it a privilege to work with my clients to feel better amid life's many challenges. Whether it's through modifying habitual negative thinking, developing greater self-awareness or moving past unhelpful patterns in relationships, I help my clients make positive changes in their lives. In therapy, we begin with a thorough exploration of your background and concerns, then collaborate to set concrete therapeutic goals to improve mental health and well-being, manage symptoms, and create meaning in life. My training includes degrees from Yale University and University of Toronto, and I've been in private practice for ten years.
(855) 997-0272 View (855) 997-0272
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Shereen McFarlane
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS******* Everyday life comes with struggles that often leave us feeling depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. We sometimes feel disconnected and in conflict with our spouses, family and friends and are looking for a way to cope better. However, what we really want is the opportunity to breathe. To be able to create space where we can slow down and act instead of react, to decide and choose instead of the choice being made for us.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS******* Everyday life comes with struggles that often leave us feeling depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. We sometimes feel disconnected and in conflict with our spouses, family and friends and are looking for a way to cope better. However, what we really want is the opportunity to breathe. To be able to create space where we can slow down and act instead of react, to decide and choose instead of the choice being made for us.
(289) 274-2365 View (289) 274-2365
Photo of Micaela Stegeman, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L6Z, ON
Micaela Stegeman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
I take a client-centred, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach to counselling. I have experience working with individuals with difficulties regarding dysfunctional family dynamics, trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional disturbances, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and stress.
I take a client-centred, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach to counselling. I have experience working with individuals with difficulties regarding dysfunctional family dynamics, trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional disturbances, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and stress.
(289) 273-4249 View (289) 273-4249
Photo of Jana Venditti, Registered Social Worker in L6Z, ON
Jana Venditti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
My journey to becoming a psychotherapist started because I have always cared about people and their overall well being. I realized I could help others in their healing process by way of providing therapy. I truly believe that by talking about our challenges in a safe and comfortable environment with a compassionate and trained listener change and healing can happen. I also recognize this can be a scary step for some to take and I will work at whatever pace is best for the individual. I have my Masters in Social Work and have been working with children, adolescents, families and adults for over 15 years.
My journey to becoming a psychotherapist started because I have always cared about people and their overall well being. I realized I could help others in their healing process by way of providing therapy. I truly believe that by talking about our challenges in a safe and comfortable environment with a compassionate and trained listener change and healing can happen. I also recognize this can be a scary step for some to take and I will work at whatever pace is best for the individual. I have my Masters in Social Work and have been working with children, adolescents, families and adults for over 15 years.
(647) 699-5764 View (647) 699-5764
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The Family Enhancement Centre
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
We understand that everyone's life is very different from one another. Clients have different needs as they all have different experiences and situations. Each client gets a customized approach that will help them heal and grow from their trauma and problems in life. We specialize in individual counselling (depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD), Child and youth counselling, couple and family counselling, indigenous counselling for youth and adults, counselling for refugees and veterans, career counselling, anger management co-parenting, and online counselling and etc.
We understand that everyone's life is very different from one another. Clients have different needs as they all have different experiences and situations. Each client gets a customized approach that will help them heal and grow from their trauma and problems in life. We specialize in individual counselling (depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD), Child and youth counselling, couple and family counselling, indigenous counselling for youth and adults, counselling for refugees and veterans, career counselling, anger management co-parenting, and online counselling and etc.
(289) 677-1836 View (289) 677-1836
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Kendra File
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BACYC, CYW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
I offer individual, couples and family counselling for a wide range of issues. We can work collaboratively to ensure that all your individual needs and goals are being addressed, while also developing a strengths-based treatment plan that fits with your lifestyle and readiness. I provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to work through problems and discover new ways to grow and adapt to life's everyday challenges. I'm here to accompany you on your path of self-discovery, growth, and change.
I offer individual, couples and family counselling for a wide range of issues. We can work collaboratively to ensure that all your individual needs and goals are being addressed, while also developing a strengths-based treatment plan that fits with your lifestyle and readiness. I provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to work through problems and discover new ways to grow and adapt to life's everyday challenges. I'm here to accompany you on your path of self-discovery, growth, and change.
(365) 305-0185 View (365) 305-0185
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Joseanne Spiteri - Couples And Individual Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
What if there was a solution to transform your relationship? You've been stuck in never-ending cycles of arguments or complete emotional detachment from your partner. You need change but unsure what to next. No matter how hard you've tried on your own—having conversations, going on date nights, reading books, or even seeing a therapist—there's still a disconnect. You're craving emotional connection, effortless intimacy or sex, and healthy communication. You want to take control of your relationship's future as you are worried these unresolved issues will jeopardize your family, your happiness, your future and your lifelong dreams.
What if there was a solution to transform your relationship? You've been stuck in never-ending cycles of arguments or complete emotional detachment from your partner. You need change but unsure what to next. No matter how hard you've tried on your own—having conversations, going on date nights, reading books, or even seeing a therapist—there's still a disconnect. You're craving emotional connection, effortless intimacy or sex, and healthy communication. You want to take control of your relationship's future as you are worried these unresolved issues will jeopardize your family, your happiness, your future and your lifelong dreams.
(289) 277-0680 View (289) 277-0680
Photo of Lia Reed, Registered Psychotherapist in L6Z, ON
Lia Reed
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
When intense anger or fear suddenly appears, it can be hard not to feel crazy. When people call you too sensitive or dramatic, it can be hard to not feel like there's something wrong with you. This probably makes you feel alone in your emotions and consistently anxious about how people see you and whether they'll abandon you. So, you try to distract yourself as best as you can so your emotions don't completely take over. But you can still feel them building up right beneath the surface, and you're tired of always pushing them down. I know how scary and exhausting this can be.
When intense anger or fear suddenly appears, it can be hard not to feel crazy. When people call you too sensitive or dramatic, it can be hard to not feel like there's something wrong with you. This probably makes you feel alone in your emotions and consistently anxious about how people see you and whether they'll abandon you. So, you try to distract yourself as best as you can so your emotions don't completely take over. But you can still feel them building up right beneath the surface, and you're tired of always pushing them down. I know how scary and exhausting this can be.
(647) 955-0395 View (647) 955-0395

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Number of Counsellors in L6Z

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L6Z who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Trauma and PTSD
85% Family Conflict
85% Coping Skills
85% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% SunLife
62% Great-West Life
62% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in L6Z see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L6Z?

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.