Photo of Noreen Colley Mukuna-Luamba, Registered Social Worker in L8J, ON
Noreen Colley Mukuna-Luamba
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe you are already holding the keys to experience and embrace the inner wholeness you deserve. There are many opportunities for us to be hurt in life and in relationships. The problem is that we can carry these emotional wounds and even physical scars for a long time and spend our energy trying to conceal them. However, if you have come this far I believe you want more than this. I think this is your time. It’s your time to discover the healing you deserve. It’s time for you to give yourself permission to journey towards wholeness and to live your life with a new sense of purpose.
I believe you are already holding the keys to experience and embrace the inner wholeness you deserve. There are many opportunities for us to be hurt in life and in relationships. The problem is that we can carry these emotional wounds and even physical scars for a long time and spend our energy trying to conceal them. However, if you have come this far I believe you want more than this. I think this is your time. It’s your time to discover the healing you deserve. It’s time for you to give yourself permission to journey towards wholeness and to live your life with a new sense of purpose.
(365) 305-0311 View (365) 305-0311
Photo of Nicole Presutti, Registered Psychotherapist in L8J, ON
Nicole Presutti
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Facing life's challenges can be overwhelming, so I'm here to offer professional support to guide you toward positive change. I firmly believe that your challenges don't have to hold you back; instead, they can become a catalyst for the life you want to live. I am dedicated to assisting my clients with stress and anxiety management, addressing concerns such as anticipatory anxiety, excessive worry, rumination, panic attacks, perfectionism, health anxiety, burnout and social anxiety. My practice also extends to the treatment of depression, low mood, relationship issues and self-defeating behaviours.
Accepting new clients! Facing life's challenges can be overwhelming, so I'm here to offer professional support to guide you toward positive change. I firmly believe that your challenges don't have to hold you back; instead, they can become a catalyst for the life you want to live. I am dedicated to assisting my clients with stress and anxiety management, addressing concerns such as anticipatory anxiety, excessive worry, rumination, panic attacks, perfectionism, health anxiety, burnout and social anxiety. My practice also extends to the treatment of depression, low mood, relationship issues and self-defeating behaviours.
(289) 778-0692 View (289) 778-0692
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Sarah Moore
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
In a world where we are constantly comparing ourselves to others and being told we should be different in some way, we often forget how good it feels to just be ourselves. Hi! I'm Sarah, and I'm passionate about helping individuals reconnect with their authentic selves. Sometimes, living a life that is incongruent with who you are can manifest as chronic anxiety, perfectionism, low self-esteem, fear of judgment, distrust of others, lack of intimacy in relationships, and people-pleasing, among other things. If you relate to any of this, feel free to stick around for a while!
In a world where we are constantly comparing ourselves to others and being told we should be different in some way, we often forget how good it feels to just be ourselves. Hi! I'm Sarah, and I'm passionate about helping individuals reconnect with their authentic selves. Sometimes, living a life that is incongruent with who you are can manifest as chronic anxiety, perfectionism, low self-esteem, fear of judgment, distrust of others, lack of intimacy in relationships, and people-pleasing, among other things. If you relate to any of this, feel free to stick around for a while!
(343) 342-2507 View (343) 342-2507
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Umoja Guidance Inc
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I am the founder and sole therapist of Umoja Guidance Inc. I offer individual, couple and family therapy sessions. I provide a genuine and down to earth approach when interacting with my clients. The focus of sessions will be to assist with clients achieving their goals using a strength based approach. I believe everyone has strengths that can be identified to help them resolve challenging situations. There are various treatment methods I use based on the need. I am very flexible and understanding of peoples life schedules and am always willing to provide sessions that accommodate my clients busy schedule.
I am the founder and sole therapist of Umoja Guidance Inc. I offer individual, couple and family therapy sessions. I provide a genuine and down to earth approach when interacting with my clients. The focus of sessions will be to assist with clients achieving their goals using a strength based approach. I believe everyone has strengths that can be identified to help them resolve challenging situations. There are various treatment methods I use based on the need. I am very flexible and understanding of peoples life schedules and am always willing to provide sessions that accommodate my clients busy schedule.
(905) 875-1616 View (905) 875-1616
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Fika Affordable Therapy Program
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients! - Are you looking for affordable counselling services to explore stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships, depression, ADHD, and more? Do you feel stuck and want to improve your mood and wellbeing? Are you wanting to "make things make sense" or feel less "stuck?" Do you want to attend on a weekly or biweekly basis, but felt limited by cost? We are a team of clinicians who looks forward to being able to offer sliding scale and low-cost therapy. Evening and daytime availabilities and no wait-lists (clinician dependent), and we see individuals and couples.
Accepting NEW Clients! - Are you looking for affordable counselling services to explore stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships, depression, ADHD, and more? Do you feel stuck and want to improve your mood and wellbeing? Are you wanting to "make things make sense" or feel less "stuck?" Do you want to attend on a weekly or biweekly basis, but felt limited by cost? We are a team of clinicians who looks forward to being able to offer sliding scale and low-cost therapy. Evening and daytime availabilities and no wait-lists (clinician dependent), and we see individuals and couples.
(365) 601-4184 View (365) 601-4184
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LG Training & Consulting
CYW, CBT
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Currently I have NO Waitlist! Are you struggling with thoughts of suicide, self-harming behaviors, conflicts with relationships, your confidence, self-esteem or anxiety? I can help you in the privacy of your own environment. No travelling, no needing a ride, no parking worries. I just ask that you have a quiet private space with a laptop and headset (if possible).
Currently I have NO Waitlist! Are you struggling with thoughts of suicide, self-harming behaviors, conflicts with relationships, your confidence, self-esteem or anxiety? I can help you in the privacy of your own environment. No travelling, no needing a ride, no parking worries. I just ask that you have a quiet private space with a laptop and headset (if possible).
(365) 800-6041 View (365) 800-6041
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Jennifer Joseph
MSN, BSN, RN, CPMHN
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J
It's not just you. You're not alone! The last few years have been extra hard. Having a safe place to decompress, receive validation and learn new skills can make things easier. We all have the ability to heal ourselves, but any kind of therapy is hard work. I work with families experiencing relational issues and couples who need to learn or relearn how to work together. The end goal is different for each client, but we will work together to get you to a spot where you feel at ease. For those suffering with trauma or anxiety, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is offered as well.
It's not just you. You're not alone! The last few years have been extra hard. Having a safe place to decompress, receive validation and learn new skills can make things easier. We all have the ability to heal ourselves, but any kind of therapy is hard work. I work with families experiencing relational issues and couples who need to learn or relearn how to work together. The end goal is different for each client, but we will work together to get you to a spot where you feel at ease. For those suffering with trauma or anxiety, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is offered as well.
(289) 312-8692 View (289) 312-8692
Photo of Grief Loss And Bereavement Kristen Lew-Byrne Growing In Grief, Registered Social Worker in L8J, ON
Grief Loss And Bereavement Kristen Lew-Byrne Growing In Grief
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Kristen. I am a Registered Social Worker, specializing in Grief, Bereavement and Loss, Palliative/End of Life Care and Geriatric Social Work. I believe in providing strength based, person centred, holistic care. Grief is unique to each of us, grief does not follow a timeline, and everyone navigates it differently. I acknowledge that grief can be complex and messy, and it is okay to not be okay. I often tell clients and have heard from clients that grief is the club no one wants to be a member of. Grief is a universal human experience, which we do not choose or want. "Grief is the price we pay for love."
Hi I'm Kristen. I am a Registered Social Worker, specializing in Grief, Bereavement and Loss, Palliative/End of Life Care and Geriatric Social Work. I believe in providing strength based, person centred, holistic care. Grief is unique to each of us, grief does not follow a timeline, and everyone navigates it differently. I acknowledge that grief can be complex and messy, and it is okay to not be okay. I often tell clients and have heard from clients that grief is the club no one wants to be a member of. Grief is a universal human experience, which we do not choose or want. "Grief is the price we pay for love."
(289) 312-8287 View (289) 312-8287
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Sandy He
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients – Do you want to feel less anxious, stressed, or depressed, and understand why these feelings stick? Have you experienced trauma or difficult situations and are unsure how to move forward? Do you want to learn coping skills to better manage your day-to-day or relationships? Are you facing life changes, cultural stressors, or transitions that you’d like support with? I'm here to support you on your journey of healing, understanding, and clarity. I offer a non-judgmental space for you to explore past, present, and future goals. Through collaboration, we can create a plan that fits your unique needs.
Accepting NEW clients – Do you want to feel less anxious, stressed, or depressed, and understand why these feelings stick? Have you experienced trauma or difficult situations and are unsure how to move forward? Do you want to learn coping skills to better manage your day-to-day or relationships? Are you facing life changes, cultural stressors, or transitions that you’d like support with? I'm here to support you on your journey of healing, understanding, and clarity. I offer a non-judgmental space for you to explore past, present, and future goals. Through collaboration, we can create a plan that fits your unique needs.
(365) 650-3150 View (365) 650-3150
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Emdr Maria del Carmen Sarmiento
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEdCPsy, EMDR C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoney Creek, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Life obstacles may be the turning point towards new and rewarding experiences. Getting help through counselling is a safe way to move forward in your healing journey. I work with adults accompanying them on their path to self-exploration and self-awareness that will give them the courage to make new choices and create changes in their lives.
Life obstacles may be the turning point towards new and rewarding experiences. Getting help through counselling is a safe way to move forward in your healing journey. I work with adults accompanying them on their path to self-exploration and self-awareness that will give them the courage to make new choices and create changes in their lives.
(365) 607-0911 View (365) 607-0911
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Charles Chiarelli
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS, PGDip, OCT, BEd, BA(H)
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8J
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
Photo of Alicia Alessandrini, Registered Social Worker in L8J, ON
Alicia Alessandrini
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients – Do you want to work through past experiences, present day stressors, low self-esteem, anxiety, and low moods? Are you tired of the cycle of feeling not 'good enough' or people pleasing? Do you want to learn more about ADHD or managing it? Do you always feel exhausted and drained but aren't sure why? Do you feel resistant to self-compassion or want to learn how to practice it? Have lingering trauma affecting your life or relationships? We'll work together at a pace that feels good to you and shape a path forward that reconnects you with yourself and your goals.
Accepting NEW Clients – Do you want to work through past experiences, present day stressors, low self-esteem, anxiety, and low moods? Are you tired of the cycle of feeling not 'good enough' or people pleasing? Do you want to learn more about ADHD or managing it? Do you always feel exhausted and drained but aren't sure why? Do you feel resistant to self-compassion or want to learn how to practice it? Have lingering trauma affecting your life or relationships? We'll work together at a pace that feels good to you and shape a path forward that reconnects you with yourself and your goals.
(365) 364-1311 View (365) 364-1311
Photo of Madeleine Serhal, Registered Psychotherapist in L8J, ON
Madeleine Serhal
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hey there - my name is Maddie (she/they) and I’m a Lebanese Canadian offering support to children and youth 10+, students, and young adults experiencing anxieties, school and life stressors, ADHD, relationship challenges, identity exploration, people pleasing, perfectionism, depression, grief, liberation, and the overall pressures of being a human. We will explore topics of self-awareness, attachment, emotions, thoughts, behaviours, protective patterns and narrative themes; relationship with our true selves, communities, nature; power dynamics and the impact of systems we live in; and many more mental health topics.
Hey there - my name is Maddie (she/they) and I’m a Lebanese Canadian offering support to children and youth 10+, students, and young adults experiencing anxieties, school and life stressors, ADHD, relationship challenges, identity exploration, people pleasing, perfectionism, depression, grief, liberation, and the overall pressures of being a human. We will explore topics of self-awareness, attachment, emotions, thoughts, behaviours, protective patterns and narrative themes; relationship with our true selves, communities, nature; power dynamics and the impact of systems we live in; and many more mental health topics.
(289) 236-2545 View (289) 236-2545
Photo of Jeffrey Robinson, Registered Psychotherapist in L8J, ON
Jeffrey Robinson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J
I am passionate about understanding the complexities of the human mind and supporting to those in need. My journey in the field of psychology began with Bachelor's, Masters', and Ph.D degrees in Psychology from the University of Toronto. This was followed by a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University where I honed my skills in evidence-based therapy techniques. My goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles, develop coping strategies, and achieve a greater sense of well-being. I am committed to providing you with the support and tools you need to navigate life's challenges and create positive change.
I am passionate about understanding the complexities of the human mind and supporting to those in need. My journey in the field of psychology began with Bachelor's, Masters', and Ph.D degrees in Psychology from the University of Toronto. This was followed by a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University where I honed my skills in evidence-based therapy techniques. My goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles, develop coping strategies, and achieve a greater sense of well-being. I am committed to providing you with the support and tools you need to navigate life's challenges and create positive change.
(289) 277-6541 View (289) 277-6541
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Ljuba Udovc
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
I am a calm, playful and understanding psychotherapist who guides children, teens and families who are being bossed around by anxiety and stress. Are you looking for a more peaceful home? Book a free 20 minute consultation call now.
I am a calm, playful and understanding psychotherapist who guides children, teens and families who are being bossed around by anxiety and stress. Are you looking for a more peaceful home? Book a free 20 minute consultation call now.
(289) 801-4059 View (289) 801-4059
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Kaylie Dawkes
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Welcome! I understand it takes courage to reach out for support, create change for yourself, and find healing. I’ve been there, and now I’m very passionate about helping others build a supportive environment and work towards personal growth and positive change. I am a proud ally of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and believe it’s important to meet everyone where they are in their journey. This allows us to foster a strong relationship and for you to express yourself the way that you need.
Welcome! I understand it takes courage to reach out for support, create change for yourself, and find healing. I’ve been there, and now I’m very passionate about helping others build a supportive environment and work towards personal growth and positive change. I am a proud ally of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and believe it’s important to meet everyone where they are in their journey. This allows us to foster a strong relationship and for you to express yourself the way that you need.
(289) 207-6751 View (289) 207-6751
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Palmero Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We are a team of therapists with experience providing psychotherapy to children older than 10 (only 13+ at this time), 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, 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 (only 13+ at this time), 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, 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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Courtney Fuciarelli
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Hi there! I'm Courtney, and I work with children and their parents, youth, and adults. Sometimes when you feel overwhelmed, it’s hard to know where to start. You may feel stressed out about your situation, but uncertain about what to do. Maybe you've tried therapy before, or you are intimidated to start. Or perhaps it's your child or teen who you are concerned about. Trying to do it all alone and without support is hard, but reaching out for help isn't easy.
Hi there! I'm Courtney, and I work with children and their parents, youth, and adults. Sometimes when you feel overwhelmed, it’s hard to know where to start. You may feel stressed out about your situation, but uncertain about what to do. Maybe you've tried therapy before, or you are intimidated to start. Or perhaps it's your child or teen who you are concerned about. Trying to do it all alone and without support is hard, but reaching out for help isn't easy.
(365) 400-8374 View (365) 400-8374
Photo of Sherise Bailey, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8J, ON
Sherise Bailey
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
I am honoured that you have come across my profile and hope that as you start your journey, my words can offer comfort onto you. As a Black therapist, I pride myself in offering a therapy space that is warm, gentle yet directive to help you achieve your goals. I provide a safe container to hold space for your emotions and experiences. We all have unique needs and challenges. Whether it be a life transition or sudden or reoccurring trauma, or simply needing a listening ear, I hope to be the support you need as we build this therapy relationship so you may feel safe enough to express yourself as you heal and grow.
I am honoured that you have come across my profile and hope that as you start your journey, my words can offer comfort onto you. As a Black therapist, I pride myself in offering a therapy space that is warm, gentle yet directive to help you achieve your goals. I provide a safe container to hold space for your emotions and experiences. We all have unique needs and challenges. Whether it be a life transition or sudden or reoccurring trauma, or simply needing a listening ear, I hope to be the support you need as we build this therapy relationship so you may feel safe enough to express yourself as you heal and grow.
(587) 603-5651 View (587) 603-5651
Photo of Leanna Bissell: Pause Ponder Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in L8J, ON
Leanna Bissell: Pause Ponder Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8J
Are you concerned that you might be having issues in any of the following areas?: Addictions (alcohol, drugs, social media, sex), ADHD (poor time management, disorganized thoughts), Trauma (PTSD, C-PTSD), Anxiety (social anxiety, worry and rumination), Depression (low mood, low motivation, fatigue, poor concentration, postpartum), Acquired brain injury, Body dissatisfaction (dieting/restricting, chronic eating, emotional eating) , Borderline Personality Disorder, Impulse Control and Managing urges.
Are you concerned that you might be having issues in any of the following areas?: Addictions (alcohol, drugs, social media, sex), ADHD (poor time management, disorganized thoughts), Trauma (PTSD, C-PTSD), Anxiety (social anxiety, worry and rumination), Depression (low mood, low motivation, fatigue, poor concentration, postpartum), Acquired brain injury, Body dissatisfaction (dieting/restricting, chronic eating, emotional eating) , Borderline Personality Disorder, Impulse Control and Managing urges.
(289) 271-0754 View (289) 271-0754

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L8J

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L8J who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Coping Skills
88% Self Esteem
79% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% SunLife
75% Canada Life | Great-West Life
63% Manulife

How Counsellors in L8J see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
6% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L8J?

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.