Photo of Simone Frattini, Registered Psychotherapist in L8E, ON
Simone Frattini
Registered Psychotherapist, MD, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I know that searching for a therapist can be incredibly overwhelming, and I hope that I can help you through that process. Therapy can help with a wide range of issues, it can also be a space to just feel safe and heard. My goal is to stand alongside you as you navigate your current challenges, while helping you feel supported and empowered on your journey through life. If you are feeling lost, stuck, hopeless or unmotivated, therapy can help you to find your way again. When you're ready to take your first step, I am right here to support you.
Hello and thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I know that searching for a therapist can be incredibly overwhelming, and I hope that I can help you through that process. Therapy can help with a wide range of issues, it can also be a space to just feel safe and heard. My goal is to stand alongside you as you navigate your current challenges, while helping you feel supported and empowered on your journey through life. If you are feeling lost, stuck, hopeless or unmotivated, therapy can help you to find your way again. When you're ready to take your first step, I am right here to support you.
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Photo of Daria Oliveira, Registered Psychotherapist in L8E, ON
Daria Oliveira
Registered Psychotherapist, MMHC, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you having difficulty understanding why past experiences continue to impact your life? Therapy can provide you with the guidance & clarity that you need to understand yourself & your experience differently. Allow me to support you in your healing journey; whether that means working through immediate challenges, or exploring issues on a deeper level. Let me help you discover who you are truly meant to be and help you to connect with your authentic self.
Do you feel stuck? Are you having difficulty understanding why past experiences continue to impact your life? Therapy can provide you with the guidance & clarity that you need to understand yourself & your experience differently. Allow me to support you in your healing journey; whether that means working through immediate challenges, or exploring issues on a deeper level. Let me help you discover who you are truly meant to be and help you to connect with your authentic self.
(365) 601-9408 View (365) 601-9408
Photo of Andrew Guy, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8E, ON
Andrew Guy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MSc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
No, Not Anymore is my mental wellness movement ...you don't have to struggle alone. Get help. I find Meaning in helping people help themselves, so they can take control of their lives. If you are struggling with Work-life issues, Burn-out, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self-esteem, Purposeful living, or lack a sense of meaning for your life...reach out. With over the past 15 years of combined experience as an educator, resiliency consultant, coach and a corporate staff development trainer, my goal is to utilize my use of experience to help you address mental health issues. You could qualify for 3 FREE sessions. Let's talk!
No, Not Anymore is my mental wellness movement ...you don't have to struggle alone. Get help. I find Meaning in helping people help themselves, so they can take control of their lives. If you are struggling with Work-life issues, Burn-out, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self-esteem, Purposeful living, or lack a sense of meaning for your life...reach out. With over the past 15 years of combined experience as an educator, resiliency consultant, coach and a corporate staff development trainer, my goal is to utilize my use of experience to help you address mental health issues. You could qualify for 3 FREE sessions. Let's talk!
(289) 206-4805 View (289) 206-4805
Photo of Julia Sormaz, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8E, ON
Julia Sormaz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS My name is Julia Sormaz and I have a desire for supporting individuals from a client-centered approach, meeting clients where they're at and working in collaboration to provide effective help. I have a masters degree in counselling Psychology, Bachelor degree in Psychology and Post-Graduate Certificate in addictions and mental health. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have been struggling with substance use, behavioural concerns, life transitions such as loss, becoming a new mom and relationship challenges, family and parenting challenges and mental health.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS My name is Julia Sormaz and I have a desire for supporting individuals from a client-centered approach, meeting clients where they're at and working in collaboration to provide effective help. I have a masters degree in counselling Psychology, Bachelor degree in Psychology and Post-Graduate Certificate in addictions and mental health. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have been struggling with substance use, behavioural concerns, life transitions such as loss, becoming a new mom and relationship challenges, family and parenting challenges and mental health.
(289) 975-8785 View (289) 975-8785
Photo of Khadija Hammuda, Registered Social Worker in L8E, ON
Khadija Hammuda
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
As an individual and family counsellor/therapist, I work alongside youth and adult clients to explore mental health challenges, life transitions, neurodivergence, couple and family relationships, and alleviating the impact of oppressive social structures on mental wellbeing. I have a particular interest in supporting folks who are seeking a deeper understanding of the impact of their environment and their intersecting identities and experiences on their wellbeing and sense of self. I offer therapy in English and Arabic for individuals and families in British Columbia and Ontario.
As an individual and family counsellor/therapist, I work alongside youth and adult clients to explore mental health challenges, life transitions, neurodivergence, couple and family relationships, and alleviating the impact of oppressive social structures on mental wellbeing. I have a particular interest in supporting folks who are seeking a deeper understanding of the impact of their environment and their intersecting identities and experiences on their wellbeing and sense of self. I offer therapy in English and Arabic for individuals and families in British Columbia and Ontario.
(289) 278-8506 View (289) 278-8506
Photo of Maria Callender, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8E, ON
Maria Callender
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, PR(Q), CRPO
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and stressful. Does it seem that your welfare is slipping from your grasp? You don't have to face life's challenges alone. I am here to support your path to personal growth, healing and mental well-being. Are you ready to begin your journey to a balanced and fulfilling life? I use various psychological approaches to provide the appropriate treatment, which will suit unique needs of my clients. I am confident that together we can find a solution regardless of how big and complex the situation is.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and stressful. Does it seem that your welfare is slipping from your grasp? You don't have to face life's challenges alone. I am here to support your path to personal growth, healing and mental well-being. Are you ready to begin your journey to a balanced and fulfilling life? I use various psychological approaches to provide the appropriate treatment, which will suit unique needs of my clients. I am confident that together we can find a solution regardless of how big and complex the situation is.
(289) 207-1608 View (289) 207-1608
Photo of Lindsay Renaud, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8E, ON
Lindsay Renaud
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, BEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients! - Does stress, anxiety, ADHD, or trauma have you feeling stuck? Do you wish you “felt better?” or wish to feel more like yourself again? Do you want to better understand how your past effects your present? Are you wanting to reconnect in your relationship? I'll support you in reaching therapy goals by helping create more self-awareness and confidence, teaching coping methods, and paving the path to long-term change. My aim is to create a space to explore your thoughts and experiences without the outside judgment and bias in your day-to-day.
Accepting NEW clients! - Does stress, anxiety, ADHD, or trauma have you feeling stuck? Do you wish you “felt better?” or wish to feel more like yourself again? Do you want to better understand how your past effects your present? Are you wanting to reconnect in your relationship? I'll support you in reaching therapy goals by helping create more self-awareness and confidence, teaching coping methods, and paving the path to long-term change. My aim is to create a space to explore your thoughts and experiences without the outside judgment and bias in your day-to-day.
(289) 210-5320 View (289) 210-5320
Photo of Modifi Counselling (Stress And Self-Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8E, ON
Modifi Counselling (Stress And Self-Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with mental health, stress, self esteem, and career challenges, it can be hard to see a positive path forward. Modifi Counselling welcomes you and your story. Modifi is a forward-thinking counselling and psychotherapy practice that focuses on practical solutions to everyday problems. At Modifi, the focus is on your unique goals and the strengths you possess to get you where you want to go. Let's reduce your anxiety, depression, and stress, creating more space for building self esteem, confidence, and resilience. Perhaps you've been in therapy before, but are looking for something different. Let's talk about it.
If you are struggling with mental health, stress, self esteem, and career challenges, it can be hard to see a positive path forward. Modifi Counselling welcomes you and your story. Modifi is a forward-thinking counselling and psychotherapy practice that focuses on practical solutions to everyday problems. At Modifi, the focus is on your unique goals and the strengths you possess to get you where you want to go. Let's reduce your anxiety, depression, and stress, creating more space for building self esteem, confidence, and resilience. Perhaps you've been in therapy before, but are looking for something different. Let's talk about it.
(289) 768-8205 View (289) 768-8205
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ASR Counselling and Psychotherapy, EMDR Certified
Registered Social Worker, HonBA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8E
Silenced, invisible, unloved – A story written about you. It haunts you, and you feel it seeping into your everyday. You want to change, but you're not sure how. There’s a part of you that feels like you’re not living up to your full potential, yet another part that feels hopeless. Together, we will liberate you from this story to create a new chapter: one that helps you live up to your full potential, a life in which you feel deserving of being heard, seen and loved.
Silenced, invisible, unloved – A story written about you. It haunts you, and you feel it seeping into your everyday. You want to change, but you're not sure how. There’s a part of you that feels like you’re not living up to your full potential, yet another part that feels hopeless. Together, we will liberate you from this story to create a new chapter: one that helps you live up to your full potential, a life in which you feel deserving of being heard, seen and loved.
(289) 216-4492 View (289) 216-4492
Photo of Kelly Thorarinson, Registered Social Worker in L8E, ON
Kelly Thorarinson
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
Hi There! Are you ready to dive deep? Are you ready to make changes in your life? I offer a respectful safe space with a wealth of life and professional experience to draw upon. I value authenticity, transparency and pace the therapuetic process to suit your needs and goals. As one of my colleagues recently commented after observing me in a practice session: I offer "palpable unconditional positive regard." If you are ready to be seen, heard and make change, I am here for you.
Hi There! Are you ready to dive deep? Are you ready to make changes in your life? I offer a respectful safe space with a wealth of life and professional experience to draw upon. I value authenticity, transparency and pace the therapuetic process to suit your needs and goals. As one of my colleagues recently commented after observing me in a practice session: I offer "palpable unconditional positive regard." If you are ready to be seen, heard and make change, I am here for you.
(289) 277-6814 View (289) 277-6814
Photo of Diane Harrison, Registered Social Worker in L8E, ON
Diane Harrison
Registered Social Worker, MSW, C Med, CEC
Verified Verified
Are you feeling confused about how to make changes? Overthinking problems or watching yourself do the same things yet expecting different results? Suffering? Maybe your current situation has left you wondering if your vision of happiness is even possible? If you answer yes to any of these questions, call me. I can help. I've worked successfully with individuals, couples and families for many years to help them make sutainable changes to their lives and reclaim their hearts. My clients experience greater levels of personal competency, satisfaction, joy, energy and wellbeing. Life is meant to be lived abundantly. I can show you how.
Are you feeling confused about how to make changes? Overthinking problems or watching yourself do the same things yet expecting different results? Suffering? Maybe your current situation has left you wondering if your vision of happiness is even possible? If you answer yes to any of these questions, call me. I can help. I've worked successfully with individuals, couples and families for many years to help them make sutainable changes to their lives and reclaim their hearts. My clients experience greater levels of personal competency, satisfaction, joy, energy and wellbeing. Life is meant to be lived abundantly. I can show you how.
(289) 512-2901 View (289) 512-2901
Photo of Ashley Talbot (Stress And Self Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8E, ON
Ashley Talbot (Stress And Self Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8E  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with self-esteem? Is stress following you around wherever you go? As adults, we take on so much, and if your mental health and mindset fall behind, the journey gets tough. Sometimes, stress, anxiety, and career woes get hard to shake off. We all need support during those challenging stretches of the journey. You find that you function fine, but all the little stressors of daily life are building up. You want insight into why this is happening and how to solve it. Let’s work together, talk it through, and sort it all out so you can reclaim power over your journey. Stop surviving and start thriving!
Are you struggling with self-esteem? Is stress following you around wherever you go? As adults, we take on so much, and if your mental health and mindset fall behind, the journey gets tough. Sometimes, stress, anxiety, and career woes get hard to shake off. We all need support during those challenging stretches of the journey. You find that you function fine, but all the little stressors of daily life are building up. You want insight into why this is happening and how to solve it. Let’s work together, talk it through, and sort it all out so you can reclaim power over your journey. Stop surviving and start thriving!
(289) 216-8418 View (289) 216-8418
Photo of Emily Techner | Neurodiversity | Anxiety | Emotion Regulation, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8E, ON
Emily Techner | Neurodiversity | Anxiety | Emotion Regulation
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you intelligent, "type-A", with a million things always on the go? On the outside you appear to have "made it", but on the inside your anxiety is crippling. You wonder if you have ADHD, you're working on 100 things at once, never seeming to be able to slow down until you crash (and then beat yourself up for resting). You start to wonder if you're depressed. Why does it feel like you're on such a roller coaster of emotions? You've tried journaling, meditating, maybe even medication or therapy, but you still feel stuck. You know you need to "love yourself", but you don't know how to actually DO that
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you intelligent, "type-A", with a million things always on the go? On the outside you appear to have "made it", but on the inside your anxiety is crippling. You wonder if you have ADHD, you're working on 100 things at once, never seeming to be able to slow down until you crash (and then beat yourself up for resting). You start to wonder if you're depressed. Why does it feel like you're on such a roller coaster of emotions? You've tried journaling, meditating, maybe even medication or therapy, but you still feel stuck. You know you need to "love yourself", but you don't know how to actually DO that
(343) 338-4186 View (343) 338-4186
Photo of Kelly-Lee Mansi, Registered Psychotherapist in L8E, ON
Kelly-Lee Mansi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, PCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Kelly-Lee, I believe that every person is entitled to live a life that is healthy, wealthy and wise. For almost 20 years, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, couples and groups from a diverse range of socioeconomic, cultural and sexually diverse backgrounds to help empower them to overcome misaligned belief systems that were blocking their mental health, their sense of harmony and well-being. My psychotherapy and counselling work are primarily Adlerian based and incorporates an eclectic array of cognitive, psychodynamic, experiential, somatic and evidence-based therapies.
Hello, my name is Kelly-Lee, I believe that every person is entitled to live a life that is healthy, wealthy and wise. For almost 20 years, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, couples and groups from a diverse range of socioeconomic, cultural and sexually diverse backgrounds to help empower them to overcome misaligned belief systems that were blocking their mental health, their sense of harmony and well-being. My psychotherapy and counselling work are primarily Adlerian based and incorporates an eclectic array of cognitive, psychodynamic, experiential, somatic and evidence-based therapies.
(289) 797-1229 View (289) 797-1229
Photo of Charles Chiarelli, Registered Psychotherapist in L8E, ON
Charles Chiarelli
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS, PGDip, OCT, BEd, BA(H)
Verified Verified
Our clients face various life challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, addiction, grief, sexual orientation and gender identity. They are navigating significant life transitions and seeking relief from emotional distress. Our focus is on providing effective coping strategies to address their needs, fostering resilience and self-awareness. Through psychotherapy, they gain transformative insights and tools to navigate life's complexities, ultimately fostering well-being and genuine happiness. It's important to note that psychotherapy is for everyone, not just those diagnosed with "mental illness".
Our clients face various life challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, addiction, grief, sexual orientation and gender identity. They are navigating significant life transitions and seeking relief from emotional distress. Our focus is on providing effective coping strategies to address their needs, fostering resilience and self-awareness. Through psychotherapy, they gain transformative insights and tools to navigate life's complexities, ultimately fostering well-being and genuine happiness. It's important to note that psychotherapy is for everyone, not just those diagnosed with "mental illness".
(905) 536-9195 View (905) 536-9195
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Saunia Palmer Nelson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Saunia Palmer-Nelson and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Through my private practice, Refining Therapy Services, I provide services through a trauma-informed client-centered, strength-based approach. In other words, I never assume I know you more than you know yourself, and I see it as a privilege to support you through any stage of your life that we meet. My goal to enhance the social development and emotional growth of clients in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental, and respectful manner.
My name is Saunia Palmer-Nelson and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Through my private practice, Refining Therapy Services, I provide services through a trauma-informed client-centered, strength-based approach. In other words, I never assume I know you more than you know yourself, and I see it as a privilege to support you through any stage of your life that we meet. My goal to enhance the social development and emotional growth of clients in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental, and respectful manner.
(289) 210-7041 View (289) 210-7041
Photo of Taryn Weninger, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8E, ON
Taryn Weninger
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E
Whatever you may be going through, you deserve a space to be seen and heard. I believe that we heal through safe relationships. I use an integrative, relational, non-judgmental, and trauma-informed approach that is geared towards exploring the complexities and intersectionality's of your life. Our sessions will provide a space where you can become curious about yourself. We will engage in work that explores your inner self, hopefully bringing you closer to living your most authentic life.
Whatever you may be going through, you deserve a space to be seen and heard. I believe that we heal through safe relationships. I use an integrative, relational, non-judgmental, and trauma-informed approach that is geared towards exploring the complexities and intersectionality's of your life. Our sessions will provide a space where you can become curious about yourself. We will engage in work that explores your inner self, hopefully bringing you closer to living your most authentic life.
(647) 424-4160 View (647) 424-4160
Photo of Mary Anne Bedington, Counsellor in L8E, ON
Mary Anne Bedington
Counsellor, RMFT, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E
I have been providing therapy for many years and I consider it an honour to come along side others (individuals, couples and families) as they seek change and transformation. When you are faced with life's unexpected challenges, distress or overwhelming anxieties, seeking help and consulting with a therapist is a significant step.
I have been providing therapy for many years and I consider it an honour to come along side others (individuals, couples and families) as they seek change and transformation. When you are faced with life's unexpected challenges, distress or overwhelming anxieties, seeking help and consulting with a therapist is a significant step.
(855) 977-0194 View (855) 977-0194
Photo of Alesya Courtnage, Counsellor in L8E, ON
Alesya Courtnage
Counsellor, MA, RP, CCC, CSFT
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8E
Are you a woman who finds herself feeling constantly overwhelmed? Are you plagued by thoughts that no matter how hard you try you feel like you are disappointing those closest to you? If so, you are not alone. There are so many messages about what women should be doing, feeling and looking like that it's easy to forget what matters to us as individuals. From the start, we need to empower our girls to celebrate what makes them unique so that they are able to flourish through the teenage years. Most importantly, women need to be grounded in who they are to navigate the conflicting roles of professional, partner, mother and lover.
Are you a woman who finds herself feeling constantly overwhelmed? Are you plagued by thoughts that no matter how hard you try you feel like you are disappointing those closest to you? If so, you are not alone. There are so many messages about what women should be doing, feeling and looking like that it's easy to forget what matters to us as individuals. From the start, we need to empower our girls to celebrate what makes them unique so that they are able to flourish through the teenage years. Most importantly, women need to be grounded in who they are to navigate the conflicting roles of professional, partner, mother and lover.
(289) 439-7503 View (289) 439-7503
Photo of Rani Reddy, Psychologist in L8E, ON
Rani Reddy
Psychologist, BSc, MSocSc, CPsych
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8E
Registered as a psychologist in the areas of clinical, counseling and school psychology, I perform assessments and therapy to children, youth and adults. I am trained and experienced to provide treatment using skills from a variety of different perspectives, such as, ACT, CBT and insight therapies. I particularly favor making explicit what matters to a client in their life, and then facilitating change in that direction, using awareness and mindfulness skills. Empowering and respecting a client's capacity to chose what's best for them within the context of a valued life, is invaluable in my experience.
Registered as a psychologist in the areas of clinical, counseling and school psychology, I perform assessments and therapy to children, youth and adults. I am trained and experienced to provide treatment using skills from a variety of different perspectives, such as, ACT, CBT and insight therapies. I particularly favor making explicit what matters to a client in their life, and then facilitating change in that direction, using awareness and mindfulness skills. Empowering and respecting a client's capacity to chose what's best for them within the context of a valued life, is invaluable in my experience.
(289) 207-7897 View (289) 207-7897

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Number of Counsellors in L8E

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L8E who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
84% Coping Skills
83% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Green Shield Canada
69% SunLife
69% Manulife

How Counsellors in L8E see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L8E?

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.