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Karen Althea Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BTh, RP
Verified Verified
I love people. I rejoice with them when they do well and "hold their hand" in support when they struggle through various and varying challenges of life. Life happens, and it happens to everyone, including me. However, we each have different baselines at which we manage stressful situations. It is during these tough times you need a listening ear and someone trained and experienced to guide you through this turbulence. This is who I am; this is what I do. I believe in treating the holistic person, mentally, emotionally, physiologically and spiritually.
I love people. I rejoice with them when they do well and "hold their hand" in support when they struggle through various and varying challenges of life. Life happens, and it happens to everyone, including me. However, we each have different baselines at which we manage stressful situations. It is during these tough times you need a listening ear and someone trained and experienced to guide you through this turbulence. This is who I am; this is what I do. I believe in treating the holistic person, mentally, emotionally, physiologically and spiritually.
(647) 799-4051 View (647) 799-4051
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Horace H Spence
Registered Social Worker, RSSW, BSc, BA-INS
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8G  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients: Are you a person of color struggling to find a therapist who understands the impact of your unique cultural experiences on your mental health and well-being? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma related to systemic oppression and discrimination? Do you need a safe and supportive environment to explore your challenges and strengths with a therapist who recognizes cultural trauma and can provide personalized care?
Accepting New Clients: Are you a person of color struggling to find a therapist who understands the impact of your unique cultural experiences on your mental health and well-being? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma related to systemic oppression and discrimination? Do you need a safe and supportive environment to explore your challenges and strengths with a therapist who recognizes cultural trauma and can provide personalized care?
(365) 363-1502 View (365) 363-1502
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Rattray Counselling Services Inc.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Are you in need of couples therapy? Is infidelity, communication, trauma, unresolved conflict, or unmet needs affecting your life and relationships? Then let us talk in a safe environment how to de-escalate emotions, manage conflict constructively, enhance romance and intimacy, or attain an amicable solution. Or, are you in need of individual therapy? Is loneliness, anger, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, stress, grief/loss or other mental health issues getting in the way of your happiness? You can learn how to manage stress, regulate your emotions, channel your energy in a positive way, and have better relationships.
Are you in need of couples therapy? Is infidelity, communication, trauma, unresolved conflict, or unmet needs affecting your life and relationships? Then let us talk in a safe environment how to de-escalate emotions, manage conflict constructively, enhance romance and intimacy, or attain an amicable solution. Or, are you in need of individual therapy? Is loneliness, anger, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, stress, grief/loss or other mental health issues getting in the way of your happiness? You can learn how to manage stress, regulate your emotions, channel your energy in a positive way, and have better relationships.
(226) 400-2097 View (226) 400-2097
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Victoria Zimmerman
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8G
Hello, I am so glad you are here! I am extremely passionate about meeting people where they are, and offering a safe space to process and unpack all that life has thrown their way. I have worked in the field of Social Work for over 8+ years, and have diverse experience supporting children, individuals, couples and families navigate complex situations and difficult life transitions. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have a loved one(s) with complex mental health concerns and addictions, and those who are struggling to set boundaries, and navigate our health care system. I also provide bereavement support.
Hello, I am so glad you are here! I am extremely passionate about meeting people where they are, and offering a safe space to process and unpack all that life has thrown their way. I have worked in the field of Social Work for over 8+ years, and have diverse experience supporting children, individuals, couples and families navigate complex situations and difficult life transitions. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have a loved one(s) with complex mental health concerns and addictions, and those who are struggling to set boundaries, and navigate our health care system. I also provide bereavement support.
(289) 206-7083 View (289) 206-7083
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Brian Janes
Registered Psychotherapist, CSAT, ICADC, MBA
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8G  (Online Only)
As a registered psychotherapist (RP), I work with those struggling with addictions, relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma and other challenges. I am a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and am trained to help those struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC), and offer services to help clients break free from the downward spiral of addiction to drugs, alcohol and other addictive behaviours. Additionally, with an MBA and several years working in the corporate world, I have a unique understanding of the pressures faced by those struggling in today's demanding work environment.
As a registered psychotherapist (RP), I work with those struggling with addictions, relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma and other challenges. I am a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and am trained to help those struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC), and offer services to help clients break free from the downward spiral of addiction to drugs, alcohol and other addictive behaviours. Additionally, with an MBA and several years working in the corporate world, I have a unique understanding of the pressures faced by those struggling in today's demanding work environment.
(905) 746-7428 View (905) 746-7428
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Vicki Peirce
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
The main focus of my practice is on supporting those who are experiencing grief and bereavement. Grief comes in many forms as well, through life transition, loss of identity, career, relationship. If you have experienced a loss in any of these ways, I can help you with that difficult journey. I also provide support to those experiencing anxiety or depression.
The main focus of my practice is on supporting those who are experiencing grief and bereavement. Grief comes in many forms as well, through life transition, loss of identity, career, relationship. If you have experienced a loss in any of these ways, I can help you with that difficult journey. I also provide support to those experiencing anxiety or depression.
(289) 216-6827 View (289) 216-6827
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Relationship And Trauma Therapy - Vrushalee Nachar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8G  (Online Only)
I help people from an unhealthy relationship to a secure one. Are you in a relationship where you wonder if you are being too sensitive? Like you are walking on eggshells or have your guard up? Maybe you have been betrayed, lied to, or gaslighted? This can leave you feeling alone, hopeless, depressed, and even guilty for thinking that you have not done enough. In therapy with me, you will begin to see things clearly, start trusting yourself, and learn tools to help you cope. Most importantly, you will feel a sense of peace, less exhaustion, and more hopeful.
I help people from an unhealthy relationship to a secure one. Are you in a relationship where you wonder if you are being too sensitive? Like you are walking on eggshells or have your guard up? Maybe you have been betrayed, lied to, or gaslighted? This can leave you feeling alone, hopeless, depressed, and even guilty for thinking that you have not done enough. In therapy with me, you will begin to see things clearly, start trusting yourself, and learn tools to help you cope. Most importantly, you will feel a sense of peace, less exhaustion, and more hopeful.
(289) 985-0376 View (289) 985-0376
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Ashley Foster
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8G  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck due to mood, stress, experiences, or traumas? Are anxiety, guilt, or shame limiting your potential? Are you a first responder, current or former athlete, or someone going through significant life transitions? If so, I am here to provide you with a judgement-free supportive space tailored to your unique needs. Together, we will navigate the challenges of your past, present, and future experiences. I am here to support you every step of the way. Therapy is a courageous step, and I commend you for seeking help. I believe in working at your pace, ensuring that therapy is a comfortable and empowering experience for you.
Do you feel stuck due to mood, stress, experiences, or traumas? Are anxiety, guilt, or shame limiting your potential? Are you a first responder, current or former athlete, or someone going through significant life transitions? If so, I am here to provide you with a judgement-free supportive space tailored to your unique needs. Together, we will navigate the challenges of your past, present, and future experiences. I am here to support you every step of the way. Therapy is a courageous step, and I commend you for seeking help. I believe in working at your pace, ensuring that therapy is a comfortable and empowering experience for you.
(289) 312-2793 View (289) 312-2793
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Palmero Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
We are a team of therapists with experience providing psychotherapy to children older than 10, teens, youth, and adults. We specialize in anxiety disorders (including panic, generalized anxiety, and worries), depression, self-esteem, emotional regulation, substance abuse, stress, bullying and harassment in the workplace, domestic violence and sexual assault, and caregiver stress and burnout. We are trauma-informed and have a therapist that specializes in helping clients process specific types of trauma. We provide both in-person and online sessions.
We are a team of therapists with experience providing psychotherapy to children older than 10, teens, youth, and adults. We specialize in anxiety disorders (including panic, generalized anxiety, and worries), depression, self-esteem, emotional regulation, substance abuse, stress, bullying and harassment in the workplace, domestic violence and sexual assault, and caregiver stress and burnout. We are trauma-informed and have a therapist that specializes in helping clients process specific types of trauma. We provide both in-person and online sessions.
(289) 206-8746 View (289) 206-8746
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T. Candice Babbey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer individual therapy to adults struggling with their mental health including depression, anxiety, addictions, and those struggling to adjust to changes in their life. I believe in helping people to see their own strengths and resilience and then use these qualities to face whatever challenges are standing in the way of people being able to move forward in their lives and reach their goals.
I offer individual therapy to adults struggling with their mental health including depression, anxiety, addictions, and those struggling to adjust to changes in their life. I believe in helping people to see their own strengths and resilience and then use these qualities to face whatever challenges are standing in the way of people being able to move forward in their lives and reach their goals.
(226) 458-4096 View (226) 458-4096
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Sara Schafer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently Accepting New Clients (daytime appointments and limited evening availability)- Hi there, my name is Sara and I am so happy you're here. As a registered social worker, I provide therapy services to individuals aged 12 and up who are looking for support to manage various mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, parent-child relational difficulties, stress and burnout, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. My style is warm, welcoming, and relaxed, and I will work with you with compassion and empathy to support you to feel more at ease and in control in your life.
Currently Accepting New Clients (daytime appointments and limited evening availability)- Hi there, my name is Sara and I am so happy you're here. As a registered social worker, I provide therapy services to individuals aged 12 and up who are looking for support to manage various mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, parent-child relational difficulties, stress and burnout, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. My style is warm, welcoming, and relaxed, and I will work with you with compassion and empathy to support you to feel more at ease and in control in your life.
(289) 805-4736 View (289) 805-4736
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Nicole Kristensen
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! My name is Nicole and I'm a Registered Social Worker at Subtext Counselling & Psychotherapy. At Subtext, we believe that beneath the surface of our daily struggles lie stories of resilience and empowerment. I provide counselling and psychotherapy to adults (18+), with a special focus on depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic pain, self-esteem, and vocational counselling. In our work together, you can expect a safe space where your feelings are honoured and your voice is heard.
Welcome! My name is Nicole and I'm a Registered Social Worker at Subtext Counselling & Psychotherapy. At Subtext, we believe that beneath the surface of our daily struggles lie stories of resilience and empowerment. I provide counselling and psychotherapy to adults (18+), with a special focus on depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic pain, self-esteem, and vocational counselling. In our work together, you can expect a safe space where your feelings are honoured and your voice is heard.
(289) 216-6676 View (289) 216-6676
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Zdenka J. Fujs
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
My practice focuses on enabling clients to construct their own solutions for dealing with their challenges - which is largely done through self exploration and recognizing one's own self-healing capacities. My therapeutic approach is based on an integrative model that incorporates a wide range of theories, methods and perspectives (such as psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour, mindfulness, interpersonal psychoanalysis and behaviour modification).
My practice focuses on enabling clients to construct their own solutions for dealing with their challenges - which is largely done through self exploration and recognizing one's own self-healing capacities. My therapeutic approach is based on an integrative model that incorporates a wide range of theories, methods and perspectives (such as psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour, mindfulness, interpersonal psychoanalysis and behaviour modification).
(289) 684-3934 View (289) 684-3934
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Breanne Griffin
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
Life is messy and you may be feeling like you have lost what brings you happiness, or you aren't sure how to meet your own needs anymore. You may feel lonely and like you have no one to talk to about your inner experience which isn't matching the you the world sees. You don’t have to struggle alone. I will meet you where you are at and we will work together to create a plan that meets your unique needs. You are capable of learning new ways of coping with the right support. Together we will take steps toward living a fuller, more emotionally healthy life.
Life is messy and you may be feeling like you have lost what brings you happiness, or you aren't sure how to meet your own needs anymore. You may feel lonely and like you have no one to talk to about your inner experience which isn't matching the you the world sees. You don’t have to struggle alone. I will meet you where you are at and we will work together to create a plan that meets your unique needs. You are capable of learning new ways of coping with the right support. Together we will take steps toward living a fuller, more emotionally healthy life.
(289) 210-6253 View (289) 210-6253
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Meredith Moore
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA, BSW, ACW
Verified Verified
Stoney Creek, ON L8G  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Master's level Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor offering online video counselling in Ontario. I have worked extensively in the Social Services field since 1999 & as a Registered Social Worker since 2003. For several years, I have assisted adults & youth experiencing a wide range of issues such as; addiction, anger/emotional problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma & critical incident stress. I am committed to ongoing professional development & training & to providing an emotionally safe, supportive & honest environment for all of my clients.
I am an experienced Master's level Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor offering online video counselling in Ontario. I have worked extensively in the Social Services field since 1999 & as a Registered Social Worker since 2003. For several years, I have assisted adults & youth experiencing a wide range of issues such as; addiction, anger/emotional problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma & critical incident stress. I am committed to ongoing professional development & training & to providing an emotionally safe, supportive & honest environment for all of my clients.
(226) 784-2336 View (226) 784-2336
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Acorn Counselling -Child Youth Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYC-P
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Feeling worried and overthinking seemingly ordinary situations, or feeling unmotivated and having a hard time getting involved in daily activities? We are here to help! If you’re noticing low self-esteem, poor confidence, trouble focusing, mood swings, or have concern for your or your young person’s mental health, we'd love to connect with you.
Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Feeling worried and overthinking seemingly ordinary situations, or feeling unmotivated and having a hard time getting involved in daily activities? We are here to help! If you’re noticing low self-esteem, poor confidence, trouble focusing, mood swings, or have concern for your or your young person’s mental health, we'd love to connect with you.
(365) 400-8284 View (365) 400-8284
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Rima Sehgal
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8G  (Online Only)
Clients I work with are often experiencing recurring patterns of emotional hurt in their lives and may be unable to see their positive qualities, criticize themselves easily, or have trouble asserting themselves and speaking their minds. The common conditions that I work with include anxiety, PTSD, relationship or marriage conflict, workplace stress, persistent tension, or depression.
Clients I work with are often experiencing recurring patterns of emotional hurt in their lives and may be unable to see their positive qualities, criticize themselves easily, or have trouble asserting themselves and speaking their minds. The common conditions that I work with include anxiety, PTSD, relationship or marriage conflict, workplace stress, persistent tension, or depression.
(647) 360-7035 View (647) 360-7035
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David Edgar, Social Work/Psychotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8G  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Are you underachieving in your relationships, with your partner, children, parents, or coworkers? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with stress, panic, anxiety, depression, or addiction? Do past traumatic events (abuse, neglect, family dysfunction), hurt you today? Even though it's normal for everyone to experience emotional pain, stress, and worry sometimes, do you feel your life becoming unmanageable and out of control? Therapy is a chance to take care of yourself, with someone attuned to your needs, and make progress on your individual goals. Learn tools for grounding and connecting to your values.
Accepting New Clients. Are you underachieving in your relationships, with your partner, children, parents, or coworkers? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with stress, panic, anxiety, depression, or addiction? Do past traumatic events (abuse, neglect, family dysfunction), hurt you today? Even though it's normal for everyone to experience emotional pain, stress, and worry sometimes, do you feel your life becoming unmanageable and out of control? Therapy is a chance to take care of yourself, with someone attuned to your needs, and make progress on your individual goals. Learn tools for grounding and connecting to your values.
(289) 207-7529 View (289) 207-7529
Photo of Carley Ross (Anxiety Counselling For Women), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8G, ON
Carley Ross (Anxiety Counselling For Women)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8G  (Online Only)
Is anxiety affecting your mood and taking over your life? Do you wake up dreading another day of feeling this way? Living with constant anxiety and stress can drain your energy and make each day feel like a survival mission. It can seep into every aspect of life, impacting your personal life, work, and relationships. You don't have to shoulder this burden on your own. I am here by your side, ready to support you every step of the way. As a Nurse and Psychotherapist, I bring a wealth of knowledge about mental and physical health challenges, medication, and the world of health care to my work.
Is anxiety affecting your mood and taking over your life? Do you wake up dreading another day of feeling this way? Living with constant anxiety and stress can drain your energy and make each day feel like a survival mission. It can seep into every aspect of life, impacting your personal life, work, and relationships. You don't have to shoulder this burden on your own. I am here by your side, ready to support you every step of the way. As a Nurse and Psychotherapist, I bring a wealth of knowledge about mental and physical health challenges, medication, and the world of health care to my work.
(365) 803-1147 View (365) 803-1147
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Paméla Goutondji
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8G  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. Congratulations on finding your way to caring for yourself. As a Black therapist, my passion is to accompany women on their journey towards healing. I work with clients ready to do the work to understand more about themselves to better their relationships, manage their anxiety, and minimize stress. You may be dreaming of a more peaceful and fulfilling life, but aren't sure how to get there. I aim to help you discover the life you desire, through a comforting, authentic and safe environment. It's time you live the life you want, and I hope to help you get there.
Currently accepting new clients. Congratulations on finding your way to caring for yourself. As a Black therapist, my passion is to accompany women on their journey towards healing. I work with clients ready to do the work to understand more about themselves to better their relationships, manage their anxiety, and minimize stress. You may be dreaming of a more peaceful and fulfilling life, but aren't sure how to get there. I aim to help you discover the life you desire, through a comforting, authentic and safe environment. It's time you live the life you want, and I hope to help you get there.
(437) 291-8528 View (437) 291-8528

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Number of Counsellors in L8G

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L8G who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
74% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
72% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% SunLife
67% Green Shield Canada
67% Manulife

How Counsellors in L8G see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L8G?

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.