Therapists in L7A

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Breanna Chanelle Phillip
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
I am a passionate registered Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with youth and their families in various capacities. Individuals are able to continuously grow into the best versions of themselves when they are given the opportunities and conditions to build healthy relationships that provide space for trust, affirmation, and support through challenging situations in life. The crux of a healthy therapeutic relationship is trust and transparency and I have dedicated my life to offering this space. I utilize space and time to build a trusting relationship, and I commit to transparency as a vehicle to building trust.
I am a passionate registered Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with youth and their families in various capacities. Individuals are able to continuously grow into the best versions of themselves when they are given the opportunities and conditions to build healthy relationships that provide space for trust, affirmation, and support through challenging situations in life. The crux of a healthy therapeutic relationship is trust and transparency and I have dedicated my life to offering this space. I utilize space and time to build a trusting relationship, and I commit to transparency as a vehicle to building trust.
(365) 305-0130 View (365) 305-0130
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Kim Michael-Rao
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Kim Michael-Rao and welcome to my practice. I have completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Through my own personal life experiences, I built an awareness and understanding early on of how the human psyche works, and how external factors play a significant role in impacting one’s life. I adopted effective techniques and strategies for healing myself emotionally, physically, and spiritually which provides me the unique ability to understand and connect with you.
Hi, I'm Kim Michael-Rao and welcome to my practice. I have completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Through my own personal life experiences, I built an awareness and understanding early on of how the human psyche works, and how external factors play a significant role in impacting one’s life. I adopted effective techniques and strategies for healing myself emotionally, physically, and spiritually which provides me the unique ability to understand and connect with you.
(289) 724-1881 View (289) 724-1881
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Fraidie Eva Burshtyn
Registered Social Worker, BA, HBSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A
I have been a clinical therapist for over thirty years. I have worked and continue to work with a variety of clients experiencing hardships or challenges in their lives. These include marital issues, parent/child conflicts, separation/divorce, parental alienation, grief, depression/anxiety, work-related problems, adolescent self-esteem and bullying and childhood abuse. I value the therapeutic relationship that is at all times safe, validating and nonjudgmental.
I have been a clinical therapist for over thirty years. I have worked and continue to work with a variety of clients experiencing hardships or challenges in their lives. These include marital issues, parent/child conflicts, separation/divorce, parental alienation, grief, depression/anxiety, work-related problems, adolescent self-esteem and bullying and childhood abuse. I value the therapeutic relationship that is at all times safe, validating and nonjudgmental.
(289) 274-7545 View (289) 274-7545
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Beyond Minds Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
For many of us, it’s easy to allow our mental health to take a backseat in our everyday lives. We may rely on distractions but we know that it’s time to look for support that will lead us into maintaining a healthier relationship with our mental health. I work with adults and children 9 and up who are seeking treatment in family conflict, anger management, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, self-esteem, school-related issues and women’s issues. As a Registered Psychotherapist, my hope is to support clients who are looking to address these matters in a safe and stigma-free zone.
For many of us, it’s easy to allow our mental health to take a backseat in our everyday lives. We may rely on distractions but we know that it’s time to look for support that will lead us into maintaining a healthier relationship with our mental health. I work with adults and children 9 and up who are seeking treatment in family conflict, anger management, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, self-esteem, school-related issues and women’s issues. As a Registered Psychotherapist, my hope is to support clients who are looking to address these matters in a safe and stigma-free zone.
(289) 276-7337 View (289) 276-7337
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Thelma Abankwa
Registered Social Worker
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
Currently accepting clients! Together, let’s determine the “why” behind what has brought you to reach out. While I don’t have all the answers as a fellow human, we will work together to dig deep and determine the root pain that has led to the symptoms you are experiencing. I specialize in helping young adults unpack symptoms related to Anxiety and Depression as a result of past traumas. Healing in these area leads to growth in relationships, career, as well as ending unhealthy coping mechanisms and addictions. Let’s unpack this together!
Currently accepting clients! Together, let’s determine the “why” behind what has brought you to reach out. While I don’t have all the answers as a fellow human, we will work together to dig deep and determine the root pain that has led to the symptoms you are experiencing. I specialize in helping young adults unpack symptoms related to Anxiety and Depression as a result of past traumas. Healing in these area leads to growth in relationships, career, as well as ending unhealthy coping mechanisms and addictions. Let’s unpack this together!
(289) 768-8211 View (289) 768-8211
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Krystle Pierre
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MEd, MSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A
Do you feel a lack of control in your life? Are challenges overwhelming you so severely that you have developed unhelpful coping mechanisms to avoid your own thoughts and emotions? Finding ways to unlearn these habits can be both scary and difficult. As your counsellor, I will guide you through a healing journey that will allow you to build self awareness, compassion and a more effective path to happiness. You will move away from being stuck in the past and work towards building your desired future.
Do you feel a lack of control in your life? Are challenges overwhelming you so severely that you have developed unhelpful coping mechanisms to avoid your own thoughts and emotions? Finding ways to unlearn these habits can be both scary and difficult. As your counsellor, I will guide you through a healing journey that will allow you to build self awareness, compassion and a more effective path to happiness. You will move away from being stuck in the past and work towards building your desired future.
(855) 976-4432 View (855) 976-4432
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Taleisha Stec-Marksman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients! - Are you a preteen, teen or young adult that feels as if life is kicking your butt? You don't know how to feel with the stress and anxiety of everyday life? Or, you don't know how to make the right plans to set you up for the rest of your life? Going through life is tough, and sometimes no-one else understands, or will not give the time of day to listen. This may lead to depression, barriers in your everyday life, and just an overall overwhelming sense of being. All of these challenges are difficult, but very real. Your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours are all valid!
I am currently accepting new clients! - Are you a preteen, teen or young adult that feels as if life is kicking your butt? You don't know how to feel with the stress and anxiety of everyday life? Or, you don't know how to make the right plans to set you up for the rest of your life? Going through life is tough, and sometimes no-one else understands, or will not give the time of day to listen. This may lead to depression, barriers in your everyday life, and just an overall overwhelming sense of being. All of these challenges are difficult, but very real. Your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours are all valid!
(289) 301-4823 View (289) 301-4823
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Cope Counselling Toronto
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A
The heart of Cope Counselling Toronto is the value of mental health awareness. We accept the responsibility to provide a safe space for those who are in need of peace. Striving to eliminate the negative stigma associated with mental health issues. People come to Cope Counselling Toronto for different reasons, including but not limited to: Stress, anger and behaviour management, addictions, anxiety and depression, mental health and wellness, couples and family therapy, and trauma. If you are in search of healing, cope has the therapist for you.
The heart of Cope Counselling Toronto is the value of mental health awareness. We accept the responsibility to provide a safe space for those who are in need of peace. Striving to eliminate the negative stigma associated with mental health issues. People come to Cope Counselling Toronto for different reasons, including but not limited to: Stress, anger and behaviour management, addictions, anxiety and depression, mental health and wellness, couples and family therapy, and trauma. If you are in search of healing, cope has the therapist for you.
(289) 804-5906 View (289) 804-5906
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Charnel Ewen-Lewis
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
Do you want to be more self confident? Are you wanting to have a healthier connection with yourself and the people in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious with everything adulting requires of you? If so, I’m here to help! I offer individual and couples therapy. It is my passion to support people, as they learn about their strengths and overcome life’s obstacles. I also love working with couples to restore intimacy and learn healthy conflict resolution.
Do you want to be more self confident? Are you wanting to have a healthier connection with yourself and the people in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious with everything adulting requires of you? If so, I’m here to help! I offer individual and couples therapy. It is my passion to support people, as they learn about their strengths and overcome life’s obstacles. I also love working with couples to restore intimacy and learn healthy conflict resolution.
(833) 379-0917 View (833) 379-0917
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Erica L Joseph
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT, PEF
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Marriage & Family Therapist who is passionate about helping you maximize your strengths to manage and overcome your various life challenges. I have been described by those who know me best as warm, caring, genuine, and compassionate.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Marriage & Family Therapist who is passionate about helping you maximize your strengths to manage and overcome your various life challenges. I have been described by those who know me best as warm, caring, genuine, and compassionate.
(289) 276-1427 View (289) 276-1427
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Monique Pitt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and creative social worker who aims to serve my clients through a judgement-free approach to counselling. I work with clients to understand their concerns and then support them in developing a plan that promotes their healing and growth. I recognize the need for counselling sessions to be customized to fit the unique needs, interests, and backgrounds of each client and I strive to create a space that will facilitate change for each client in ways that are suitable for them.
I am a compassionate and creative social worker who aims to serve my clients through a judgement-free approach to counselling. I work with clients to understand their concerns and then support them in developing a plan that promotes their healing and growth. I recognize the need for counselling sessions to be customized to fit the unique needs, interests, and backgrounds of each client and I strive to create a space that will facilitate change for each client in ways that are suitable for them.
(289) 274-5568 View (289) 274-5568
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Believe Uwabor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BA, RBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
Guiding clients through a deep exploration into their racial identity, navigate parenting challenges, managing Autism and neurodivergent traits. My experience also extends to supporting individuals, families, and couples who have not yet mastered the ability to manage symptoms of ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and mood disorders. I specialize in supporting and addressing various adult mental health concerns, while supporting individuals and couples of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds as they explore their unique identities and navigate the complexities of social expectations.
Guiding clients through a deep exploration into their racial identity, navigate parenting challenges, managing Autism and neurodivergent traits. My experience also extends to supporting individuals, families, and couples who have not yet mastered the ability to manage symptoms of ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and mood disorders. I specialize in supporting and addressing various adult mental health concerns, while supporting individuals and couples of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds as they explore their unique identities and navigate the complexities of social expectations.
(289) 274-3609 View (289) 274-3609
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Joseph Nwanne Nwabudike
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A
Many youths these days suffer a great deal from Anxiety and Depression and are in need of a Therapist that can connect with them, and guide them through the various corners of their emotional disturbance. Most especially helping them to see a healthier way to look at anxiety and depression. Also I am experienced working with families of persons living with special needs and assisting them to cope with the stress of their challenging situation. Lastly I work with youths and adolescents with behavioral problems and couples with family preservation issues, using Motivational Interviewing techniques and Solution Focused Therapy
Many youths these days suffer a great deal from Anxiety and Depression and are in need of a Therapist that can connect with them, and guide them through the various corners of their emotional disturbance. Most especially helping them to see a healthier way to look at anxiety and depression. Also I am experienced working with families of persons living with special needs and assisting them to cope with the stress of their challenging situation. Lastly I work with youths and adolescents with behavioral problems and couples with family preservation issues, using Motivational Interviewing techniques and Solution Focused Therapy
(289) 302-6634 View (289) 302-6634
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Nicole Lessey
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
When our pain is overwhelming and impacting our daily life, it can be daunting to get help or find the best fit for your journey in healing. I work with clients from an approach that starts where you're at in your journey. Honoring you as being the expert in your own life and experiences. My role is to walk alongside you, providing tools, guidance, and a space to safely explore your pain, trauma or challenges. My passion is seeing clients grow in whichever way they define for themselves, set boundaries, achieve goals and conquer past pain in a way that is empowering to them.
When our pain is overwhelming and impacting our daily life, it can be daunting to get help or find the best fit for your journey in healing. I work with clients from an approach that starts where you're at in your journey. Honoring you as being the expert in your own life and experiences. My role is to walk alongside you, providing tools, guidance, and a space to safely explore your pain, trauma or challenges. My passion is seeing clients grow in whichever way they define for themselves, set boundaries, achieve goals and conquer past pain in a way that is empowering to them.
(289) 210-5270 View (289) 210-5270
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Yogi Singh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A
If you are struggling with depression or anxiety, whether it stems from personal or professional reasons or both, I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help and talk about these issues. I understand how important confidentiality and trust are within relationships and the burden of responsibilities or duties. Community Hope Counseling provides a judgment-free safe space for our clients. If you are looking for a down-to-earth counsellor, then you are at the right place.
If you are struggling with depression or anxiety, whether it stems from personal or professional reasons or both, I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help and talk about these issues. I understand how important confidentiality and trust are within relationships and the burden of responsibilities or duties. Community Hope Counseling provides a judgment-free safe space for our clients. If you are looking for a down-to-earth counsellor, then you are at the right place.
(289) 301-9787 View (289) 301-9787
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Melissa Regina Costa-Ryan
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
I have been providing therapy in areas of mental health, specializing in trauma processing, anxiety, depression, PTSD, self esteem & self worth and helping individuals who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. I have also assists youth with special needs and individuals with FASD. I also have substantial experience working with diverse populations such as the LGBTQ2S+ community, Indigenous communities specifically First Nation, Inuit, and Metis population.
I have been providing therapy in areas of mental health, specializing in trauma processing, anxiety, depression, PTSD, self esteem & self worth and helping individuals who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. I have also assists youth with special needs and individuals with FASD. I also have substantial experience working with diverse populations such as the LGBTQ2S+ community, Indigenous communities specifically First Nation, Inuit, and Metis population.
(289) 277-6879 View (289) 277-6879
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Motivating Change Counselling Inc.
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
We all experience points in our lives that can be challenging to manage. Perhaps you are feeling stuck, lost, confused, anxious, or disconnected. Whatever situation you may be facing, having someone to talk to can be very helpful. I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with several years of experience supporting couples and individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions. As a therapist, I am dedicated in providing the highest quality of service and help you rediscover a sense of courage, strength and empowerment.
We all experience points in our lives that can be challenging to manage. Perhaps you are feeling stuck, lost, confused, anxious, or disconnected. Whatever situation you may be facing, having someone to talk to can be very helpful. I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with several years of experience supporting couples and individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions. As a therapist, I am dedicated in providing the highest quality of service and help you rediscover a sense of courage, strength and empowerment.
(289) 801-8086 View (289) 801-8086
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Marcel HealthCare Services
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BScN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A
Throughout my career, I have witnessed the profound impact that mental health struggles can have on individuals and their families. This awareness has fueled my passion for delivering comprehensive and empathetic care that extends beyond traditional nursing responsibilities. My approach is grounded in a holistic understanding of each patient's unique needs, ensuring a personalized therapeutic experience that fosters trust, empowerment, and lasting positive change.
Throughout my career, I have witnessed the profound impact that mental health struggles can have on individuals and their families. This awareness has fueled my passion for delivering comprehensive and empathetic care that extends beyond traditional nursing responsibilities. My approach is grounded in a holistic understanding of each patient's unique needs, ensuring a personalized therapeutic experience that fosters trust, empowerment, and lasting positive change.
(289) 677-1703 View (289) 677-1703
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Infinite Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
The pain and suffering of grief and loss, heartbreak, and the transitions of life. Feeling like we’re failing as parents, partners, in our work, or in the other multiple roles we play. Exhausted, depleted, overwhelmed, or navigating a life crisis. Or perhaps we're just simply ready to elevate, embrace, and connect to our fullest potential and truest self through the growth and change that we desire.
The pain and suffering of grief and loss, heartbreak, and the transitions of life. Feeling like we’re failing as parents, partners, in our work, or in the other multiple roles we play. Exhausted, depleted, overwhelmed, or navigating a life crisis. Or perhaps we're just simply ready to elevate, embrace, and connect to our fullest potential and truest self through the growth and change that we desire.
(289) 536-4516 View (289) 536-4516
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Salomey Ntow-Duku
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A
With over 10 years of supporting clients in navigating physical, emotional, and spiritual pain, I have been privileged to witness the healing and transformation that has taken place for many people like yourself. Healing that has been paved by clarity in decision making, unconditional acceptance of self, resilience, peace within, and an incredible ability to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
With over 10 years of supporting clients in navigating physical, emotional, and spiritual pain, I have been privileged to witness the healing and transformation that has taken place for many people like yourself. Healing that has been paved by clarity in decision making, unconditional acceptance of self, resilience, peace within, and an incredible ability to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
(365) 305-0138 View (365) 305-0138

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Number of Counsellors in L7A

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L7A who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
84% Coping Skills
80% Stress
77% Self Esteem
73% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Green Shield Canada
76% Manulife
71% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in L7A see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L7A?

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.