Photo of Grace MacAskill, Registered Psychotherapist in L8H, ON
Grace MacAskill
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc, BA Hons
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
Thank you for taking this first step to take care of yourself. Seeking support is not easy when you’re feeling low. In my work I aim to empower you to make the changes that you want to see in your life, and to create a space where you feel safe to explore what's important to you and what you need to move forward. My approach to therapy is person-centered, empathetic, and collaborative. I have experience working with people with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and bipolar disorder. I can also help if you are feeling unsatisfied with life, are unmotivated, or are struggling with self-compassion or with finding balance in your life.
Thank you for taking this first step to take care of yourself. Seeking support is not easy when you’re feeling low. In my work I aim to empower you to make the changes that you want to see in your life, and to create a space where you feel safe to explore what's important to you and what you need to move forward. My approach to therapy is person-centered, empathetic, and collaborative. I have experience working with people with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and bipolar disorder. I can also help if you are feeling unsatisfied with life, are unmotivated, or are struggling with self-compassion or with finding balance in your life.
(365) 661-4620 View (365) 661-4620
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Annette Gravelle
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BEd, BA(Hon)
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients! Life is confusing when dealing with transitions, challenges and changes. Choosing to increase your well-being takes courage and can require support. I have always been drawn to supporting others as they navigate their life journey toward growth, resiliency, well-being, and joy. Using a positive, person-centred, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach, I provide a safe and accepting space to process your mental, emotional and/or spiritual load. Here we will journey together toward your personal mental health and growth goals. Reaching out is difficult so congratulations on taking that first step!
I am accepting new clients! Life is confusing when dealing with transitions, challenges and changes. Choosing to increase your well-being takes courage and can require support. I have always been drawn to supporting others as they navigate their life journey toward growth, resiliency, well-being, and joy. Using a positive, person-centred, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach, I provide a safe and accepting space to process your mental, emotional and/or spiritual load. Here we will journey together toward your personal mental health and growth goals. Reaching out is difficult so congratulations on taking that first step!
(365) 305-0016 View (365) 305-0016
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Katie Ritchie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
My name is Katie Ritchie and I support individuals with a wide variety of a personal challenges in a collaborative and strength-based manner. I welcome clients with diverse needs and backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety (including intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, social phobia), depression, life transitions, addictions, and LGBT/non-binary issues.
My name is Katie Ritchie and I support individuals with a wide variety of a personal challenges in a collaborative and strength-based manner. I welcome clients with diverse needs and backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety (including intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, social phobia), depression, life transitions, addictions, and LGBT/non-binary issues.
(289) 203-2072 View (289) 203-2072
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Brittani Ali
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
Now welcoming new clients (offering in person, virtual, evening/ weekends, pay what you can & sliding scale options). We prioritize a compassionate, judgment free space. We offer a client-centred, trauma-focused & attachment-based approach to supporting mental and relational health. We believe that we all come to therapy with complex experiences that often connect and impact us, therefore, our approach will always honour your story and how the parts of it weave together. Britt has gained experience supporting individuals & families over the last 10 years working in the social services field. Britt also provides some supervision.
Now welcoming new clients (offering in person, virtual, evening/ weekends, pay what you can & sliding scale options). We prioritize a compassionate, judgment free space. We offer a client-centred, trauma-focused & attachment-based approach to supporting mental and relational health. We believe that we all come to therapy with complex experiences that often connect and impact us, therefore, our approach will always honour your story and how the parts of it weave together. Britt has gained experience supporting individuals & families over the last 10 years working in the social services field. Britt also provides some supervision.
(226) 781-0988 View (226) 781-0988
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Truly Therapy & Wellness
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H  (Online Only)
I’m Gillian! A Registered Social Worker (RSW). In my practice I offer a safe, warm and non-judgemental environment for everyone to come as they are. I encourage emotional exploration and expression while I am here for you, to listen and guide with compassion. I offer sessions virtually so that you do not need to leave the comfort of your space. I have worked in the field of social work for 7+ years and have diverse experience supporting children, youth and families facing complex challenges, working to increase physical and emotional safety, regulate emotion, find clarity and achieve a higher state of mental wellness.
I’m Gillian! A Registered Social Worker (RSW). In my practice I offer a safe, warm and non-judgemental environment for everyone to come as they are. I encourage emotional exploration and expression while I am here for you, to listen and guide with compassion. I offer sessions virtually so that you do not need to leave the comfort of your space. I have worked in the field of social work for 7+ years and have diverse experience supporting children, youth and families facing complex challenges, working to increase physical and emotional safety, regulate emotion, find clarity and achieve a higher state of mental wellness.
(365) 799-5613 View (365) 799-5613
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Michaela Clark
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
Not accepting new clients
Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Amid a world that's always asking for more and pushing us to be better, I'm here to help you on a unique journey of transformation. When you wholeheartedly accept yourself, imperfections and all, you set the stage for big changes. It's not about staying put; it's about building a sturdy base for personal growth to bloom.
Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Amid a world that's always asking for more and pushing us to be better, I'm here to help you on a unique journey of transformation. When you wholeheartedly accept yourself, imperfections and all, you set the stage for big changes. It's not about staying put; it's about building a sturdy base for personal growth to bloom.
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Jennifer Lane
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CPT, FNS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult - we all go through struggles as we navigate the ups and downs of our experience. This can be further complicated when we're a member of a minority or marginalized group. As a queer woman myself, I am passionate about working with other queer individuals to help them explore and discover who they are, and how they want to express themselves in the world. Whether you're struggling with your sexuality, gender identity, depression, anxiety, or just having a hard time managing stress and life changes - I'm here to help!
Life can be difficult - we all go through struggles as we navigate the ups and downs of our experience. This can be further complicated when we're a member of a minority or marginalized group. As a queer woman myself, I am passionate about working with other queer individuals to help them explore and discover who they are, and how they want to express themselves in the world. Whether you're struggling with your sexuality, gender identity, depression, anxiety, or just having a hard time managing stress and life changes - I'm here to help!
(226) 786-0867 View (226) 786-0867
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Brittany Madigan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8H
I am a Registered Social Worker working with youth (12+) and adults, particularly people who identify as women. I love helping people understand their emotions and deepen their connection to themselves. Whether it's working through trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, or self esteem issues, I support each client with their individual needs in mind.
I am a Registered Social Worker working with youth (12+) and adults, particularly people who identify as women. I love helping people understand their emotions and deepen their connection to themselves. Whether it's working through trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, or self esteem issues, I support each client with their individual needs in mind.
(289) 274-5163 View (289) 274-5163
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Shareen Kaur Rikhraj
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MSc, BSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) accepting new clients in person and virtually with sliding scale. Proudly supporting BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ folks with their mental health. As an immigrant and member of the Queer community, I want to be there for others who struggle to have their unique experiences understood. So if you’re racialized or have experienced racial trauma, are a first or second generation immigrant, are Queer, and/or need support with changes that are affecting your mental health: Welcome. This is a space for you to be safe, seen and fiercely supported.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) accepting new clients in person and virtually with sliding scale. Proudly supporting BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ folks with their mental health. As an immigrant and member of the Queer community, I want to be there for others who struggle to have their unique experiences understood. So if you’re racialized or have experienced racial trauma, are a first or second generation immigrant, are Queer, and/or need support with changes that are affecting your mental health: Welcome. This is a space for you to be safe, seen and fiercely supported.
(365) 654-3481 View (365) 654-3481
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Tess MacIsaac
Registered Social Worker, MSW, SSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8H
Waitlist for new clients
Are you someone who's looking for support with gender or sexuality? Are you a survivor of family violence? I have spent the last 10 years working with these communities in various social work, advocacy and activist settings. So often, the daily stressors we face are the result of oppression — e.g. capitalism, cisheteropatriarchy, racism, ableism and colonialism. I am committed to co-creating a space where these areas can be explored. I incorporate the principles of mindfulness during our time together, and I treat our therapeutic relationship as a collaborative, joint effort.
Are you someone who's looking for support with gender or sexuality? Are you a survivor of family violence? I have spent the last 10 years working with these communities in various social work, advocacy and activist settings. So often, the daily stressors we face are the result of oppression — e.g. capitalism, cisheteropatriarchy, racism, ableism and colonialism. I am committed to co-creating a space where these areas can be explored. I incorporate the principles of mindfulness during our time together, and I treat our therapeutic relationship as a collaborative, joint effort.
(289) 275-1320 View (289) 275-1320
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Michelle Marshman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MACP, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H  (Online Only)
Now Offering 30 MIN Sessions as well as 60 MIN sessions. Virtual Care. Sometimes things don't go as we expected, and it can have a significant impact on how we think and feel. Relationships, of all kinds, can be challenging, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Problems can feel like they are taking up all the space in your mind, and weighing you completely down. I can help you unravel those thoughts and feelings, cope, and find happiness again. About me: I grew up in Iqaluit and, later, Yellowknife - I've lived all over Canada and am a passionate mental health advocate. NIHB/MMIWG provider.
Now Offering 30 MIN Sessions as well as 60 MIN sessions. Virtual Care. Sometimes things don't go as we expected, and it can have a significant impact on how we think and feel. Relationships, of all kinds, can be challenging, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Problems can feel like they are taking up all the space in your mind, and weighing you completely down. I can help you unravel those thoughts and feelings, cope, and find happiness again. About me: I grew up in Iqaluit and, later, Yellowknife - I've lived all over Canada and am a passionate mental health advocate. NIHB/MMIWG provider.
(226) 407-9120 View (226) 407-9120
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Nav Sahota-Sestini
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPq
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8H
Not accepting new clients
We all experience challenges and hardships and often forget to show ourselves kindness. Psychotherapy allows clients to share and explore their experiences in a safe space where they can be validated and reminded of their strengths while working towards their individual goals. Every person is different and I strive to respect and honour individuality. I aim to get to know my clients better in order to better support them in achieving their goals and coping with the challenges that life throws at them.
We all experience challenges and hardships and often forget to show ourselves kindness. Psychotherapy allows clients to share and explore their experiences in a safe space where they can be validated and reminded of their strengths while working towards their individual goals. Every person is different and I strive to respect and honour individuality. I aim to get to know my clients better in order to better support them in achieving their goals and coping with the challenges that life throws at them.
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Richard Piekarczyk-Vacca
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
Richard is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and member of the Canadian Psychological Association. he served eight-years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Combat Engineer. He was medically released after a traumatic brain injury and began his post-secondary education. Richard is a Registered Psychotherapist who co-owns RD Psychotherapy. Richard completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts at McMaster University, then graduate studies in psychotherapy at the University of Toronto.
Richard is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and member of the Canadian Psychological Association. he served eight-years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Combat Engineer. He was medically released after a traumatic brain injury and began his post-secondary education. Richard is a Registered Psychotherapist who co-owns RD Psychotherapy. Richard completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts at McMaster University, then graduate studies in psychotherapy at the University of Toronto.
(365) 298-5242 View (365) 298-5242
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Lila Knighton Counselling and Supervision
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
In an overwhelming and exhausting world, psychotherapy can be a refuge. When you’ve been feeling burned out, spread too thin, and isolated... When you’re keeping it together most of the time, but find it hard to understand how other people stay on top of everything... When you have always been regarded as independent or self-reliant, but underneath you wish others recognized what a struggle it’s been... Therapy is a place where you can be seen, supported, and even celebrated.
In an overwhelming and exhausting world, psychotherapy can be a refuge. When you’ve been feeling burned out, spread too thin, and isolated... When you’re keeping it together most of the time, but find it hard to understand how other people stay on top of everything... When you have always been regarded as independent or self-reliant, but underneath you wish others recognized what a struggle it’s been... Therapy is a place where you can be seen, supported, and even celebrated.
(844) 332-3436 View (844) 332-3436
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David James Wilson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8H
Socrates famously said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” The examined life provides meaning to life, understanding oneself to understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to examine client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and how they influence their anxiety, depression, relationships, core values, and underlying assumptions. I offer diverse life experiences that provide unique insights into client’s issues. Together we can work towards your ideal life.
Socrates famously said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” The examined life provides meaning to life, understanding oneself to understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to examine client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and how they influence their anxiety, depression, relationships, core values, and underlying assumptions. I offer diverse life experiences that provide unique insights into client’s issues. Together we can work towards your ideal life.
(905) 388-5166 View (905) 388-5166
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Angela Saavedra
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PSYC BA, MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
Angela is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Masters of Art in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She also has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brock University and a Postgraduate degree in Brain-Disorder Management at Mohawk College. Angela speaks both Spanish and English fluently, being born in Colombia and raised in the USA. Her educational and professional experience has been geared towards working with children, youth, individuals and families.
Angela is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Masters of Art in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She also has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brock University and a Postgraduate degree in Brain-Disorder Management at Mohawk College. Angela speaks both Spanish and English fluently, being born in Colombia and raised in the USA. Her educational and professional experience has been geared towards working with children, youth, individuals and families.
(365) 305-0336 View (365) 305-0336
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RD Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, MScF(c)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
The practice of RD Psychotherapy is located in Hamilton, ON. Clients can utilize virtual sessions or in person sessions. We provide services for individuals, families, couples and group sessions. We provide services to the general population and specialize with Military and Veteran community, as well as the Indigenous population. Services available in English, Spanish, Italian and Polish.
The practice of RD Psychotherapy is located in Hamilton, ON. Clients can utilize virtual sessions or in person sessions. We provide services for individuals, families, couples and group sessions. We provide services to the general population and specialize with Military and Veteran community, as well as the Indigenous population. Services available in English, Spanish, Italian and Polish.
(647) 496-0784 View (647) 496-0784
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Lindsay Ryan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
Are you struggling with the demands of life? Do you have a low mood, or big shifts in your mood? Do you find you are very critical of yourself but find compassion for others? Do you often feel misunderstood? I can help you explore these experiences and co-create meaning and solutions that fit you. I am also now providing support for couples in conflict and have a particular focus on ADHD-impacted relationships. You don't have to be in crisis to seek help. We can start now!
Are you struggling with the demands of life? Do you have a low mood, or big shifts in your mood? Do you find you are very critical of yourself but find compassion for others? Do you often feel misunderstood? I can help you explore these experiences and co-create meaning and solutions that fit you. I am also now providing support for couples in conflict and have a particular focus on ADHD-impacted relationships. You don't have to be in crisis to seek help. We can start now!
(289) 271-1983 View (289) 271-1983
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Margarita Iarovaia
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, CCC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H  (Online Only)
“How are you?” is a question many of us get asked several times a day, yet, the person asking is usually not interested in the honest answer to the question. I am. As a certified clinical trauma specialist, I am able to use a trauma-informed lens that highlights one’s strengths and resilience and allows for them to explore their experiences in a safe environment. Additionally, I use an informed approach when working with adults in areas regarding sex, sexual identity, sexual education, and general sexual therapy. I aim to create a safe space, one of compassion, empathy, and care, using a person-centered, integrative approach.
“How are you?” is a question many of us get asked several times a day, yet, the person asking is usually not interested in the honest answer to the question. I am. As a certified clinical trauma specialist, I am able to use a trauma-informed lens that highlights one’s strengths and resilience and allows for them to explore their experiences in a safe environment. Additionally, I use an informed approach when working with adults in areas regarding sex, sexual identity, sexual education, and general sexual therapy. I aim to create a safe space, one of compassion, empathy, and care, using a person-centered, integrative approach.
(365) 363-1710 View (365) 363-1710
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Leah Klein
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8H
I am currently a psychotherapy student working out of the Ottawa Street Health Collective offices at Ottawa and Barton. I have had success working with individuals managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, compulsions, and relationship dysfunction. Ideal clients are looking for new perspectives, a positive therapeutic relationship, insight, and personal growth. I am committed to offering support for individuals who have a hard time feeling safe, heard, or cared for. I strive to work from trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and gender-affirming perspectives.
I am currently a psychotherapy student working out of the Ottawa Street Health Collective offices at Ottawa and Barton. I have had success working with individuals managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, compulsions, and relationship dysfunction. Ideal clients are looking for new perspectives, a positive therapeutic relationship, insight, and personal growth. I am committed to offering support for individuals who have a hard time feeling safe, heard, or cared for. I strive to work from trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and gender-affirming perspectives.
(365) 649-5197 View (365) 649-5197

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Number of Counsellors in L8H

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in L8H who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medavie Blue Cross
57% Green Shield Canada
57% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in L8H see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
14% Male
5% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in L8H?

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.