Photo of Sarah Schwalm, Registered Psychotherapist in L8N, ON
Sarah Schwalm
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
Sarah is a proud mom and wife to her very supportive husband. When she isn’t engaged with her clients you will find her at the baseball diamond or arena cheering her son on. Sarah is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience supporting youth, adults, families, and parents. Sarah specializes in supporting presenting needs including trauma, self-esteem, ADHD, life issues, relationships, family conflict, school avoidance, body image, substance use, and complex mental health issues.Sarah is trained in CBT, DBT, Narrative, Brief-Solution Focused, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
Sarah is a proud mom and wife to her very supportive husband. When she isn’t engaged with her clients you will find her at the baseball diamond or arena cheering her son on. Sarah is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience supporting youth, adults, families, and parents. Sarah specializes in supporting presenting needs including trauma, self-esteem, ADHD, life issues, relationships, family conflict, school avoidance, body image, substance use, and complex mental health issues.Sarah is trained in CBT, DBT, Narrative, Brief-Solution Focused, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
(289) 677-1973 View (289) 677-1973
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Carolina Alvarez
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Whether you’re an adult struggling with unresolved childhood wounds or a child facing challenges in your development, Carolina offers personalised support tailored to your unique needs. With her compassionate presence and evidence-based interventions, she empowers her clients to reclaim their sense of agency and resilience, fostering a journey of healing and self-discovery. Working with Carolina, you can embark on a transformative path toward healing, building stronger connections with yourself and others along the way.
Whether you’re an adult struggling with unresolved childhood wounds or a child facing challenges in your development, Carolina offers personalised support tailored to your unique needs. With her compassionate presence and evidence-based interventions, she empowers her clients to reclaim their sense of agency and resilience, fostering a journey of healing and self-discovery. Working with Carolina, you can embark on a transformative path toward healing, building stronger connections with yourself and others along the way.
(289) 512-0102 View (289) 512-0102
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Robin Dhaliwal
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
We all go through many different challenges and struggles in our lives. Often at times, we feel that we are stuck and are not being understood. It's difficult to make the first step to call someone, but once you do, there is a great sense of relief. I provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Together, we will work through challenges, to help you realize your full potential, and growth. I use an eclectic approach in my treatment, and come from a culturally sensitive background in my work. I am very passionate about helping others. I also conduct psychological, vocational and psychoed assessments.
We all go through many different challenges and struggles in our lives. Often at times, we feel that we are stuck and are not being understood. It's difficult to make the first step to call someone, but once you do, there is a great sense of relief. I provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Together, we will work through challenges, to help you realize your full potential, and growth. I use an eclectic approach in my treatment, and come from a culturally sensitive background in my work. I am very passionate about helping others. I also conduct psychological, vocational and psychoed assessments.
(844) 409-7409 View (844) 409-7409
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Nichole Williamson
Registered Social Worker, CYC, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Nichole has worked with children, youth, and their families over the last three years, using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, CBT, Family-Based Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy approaches. She has a drive and passion to support those who are suffering from mental, emotional, and behavioural challenges by providing a safe space to talk and come up with ways to manage these challenges within their daily lives.
Nichole has worked with children, youth, and their families over the last three years, using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, CBT, Family-Based Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy approaches. She has a drive and passion to support those who are suffering from mental, emotional, and behavioural challenges by providing a safe space to talk and come up with ways to manage these challenges within their daily lives.
(289) 274-0391 View (289) 274-0391
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Katlyn Morrison
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Katlyn is a Registered Psychotherapist with 10 years of experience in the field of mental health and addiction. Katlyn’s experience has allowed her to specialize in working with individuals impacted by substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, stress, and grief and loss. She integrates a variety of modalities into her practice including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Attachment and Trauma Focused Therapy.
Katlyn is a Registered Psychotherapist with 10 years of experience in the field of mental health and addiction. Katlyn’s experience has allowed her to specialize in working with individuals impacted by substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, stress, and grief and loss. She integrates a variety of modalities into her practice including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Attachment and Trauma Focused Therapy.
(289) 272-8794 View (289) 272-8794
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Darbey Carlson
Registered Psychotherapist, HBA, MSc, MACP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients - Do you feel “stuck” in your day-to-day life or unsure how to move forward in a way that makes you feel fulfilled? Are you interested in learning more about how your childhood impacts you as an adult? Does it feel like your past experiences are weighing on you, and your sense of self is foggy or unclear? Are you interested in exploring different perspectives or figuring out who you’d like to move forward as? Together we can look at the steps that have brought you to this point, and increase self-awareness, emotional stability, and insight into your experiences.
Accepting NEW Clients - Do you feel “stuck” in your day-to-day life or unsure how to move forward in a way that makes you feel fulfilled? Are you interested in learning more about how your childhood impacts you as an adult? Does it feel like your past experiences are weighing on you, and your sense of self is foggy or unclear? Are you interested in exploring different perspectives or figuring out who you’d like to move forward as? Together we can look at the steps that have brought you to this point, and increase self-awareness, emotional stability, and insight into your experiences.
(289) 210-0867 View (289) 210-0867
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DBT Hamilton
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Low Cost DBT & CPT Options Available - We are committed to compassionate and effective treatment for Individuals who experience intense and unpredictable emotions that can overwhelm them and make life challenging and painful. Individuals we treat also experience difficulties with impulsive and risky behaviours such as suicide, self-injurious behaviours, substance abuse, etc., extreme thinking, stormy relationships, and emptiness and difficulties knowing who they are and what they want from life. People often come to us when other treatments have not worked and when their lives are filled with chaos and misery. We are here to help.
Low Cost DBT & CPT Options Available - We are committed to compassionate and effective treatment for Individuals who experience intense and unpredictable emotions that can overwhelm them and make life challenging and painful. Individuals we treat also experience difficulties with impulsive and risky behaviours such as suicide, self-injurious behaviours, substance abuse, etc., extreme thinking, stormy relationships, and emptiness and difficulties knowing who they are and what they want from life. People often come to us when other treatments have not worked and when their lives are filled with chaos and misery. We are here to help.
(289) 275-9074 View (289) 275-9074
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Melissa Truelove
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
My therapeutic approach is to humbly engage with curiosity. As humans, we are complex and multilayered. Our histories inform the lens we view the world from. I am a helper and have been on the receiving end of therapy. I want to demystify the process of self-discovery that connects us all on a deeper level. We will navigate the waters of change in a gentle way to bring about meaningful insights, healing and restored hope. Hi, my name is Melissa, I offer a safe space that is filled with compassion and empathy. I work within an anti-oppressive framework that tailors my approach to your unique personal needs and journey.
My therapeutic approach is to humbly engage with curiosity. As humans, we are complex and multilayered. Our histories inform the lens we view the world from. I am a helper and have been on the receiving end of therapy. I want to demystify the process of self-discovery that connects us all on a deeper level. We will navigate the waters of change in a gentle way to bring about meaningful insights, healing and restored hope. Hi, my name is Melissa, I offer a safe space that is filled with compassion and empathy. I work within an anti-oppressive framework that tailors my approach to your unique personal needs and journey.
(365) 536-2341 View (365) 536-2341
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The Integrative Counselling Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
Not every therapist is incredible working with every issue, at least I am not. I have found that helping people with Anxiety, Trauma, Anger /Conflict Management and Relationship stress (separation, conflict, social anxiety) are the areas where my Clients report the biggest impact and improvement. If you struggle with Anxiety, being stuck in hyper-vigilance, if you have an anxious or avoidant attachment style, I hope that our work together could provide you with the Tools and Skills to see real change in your day to day life.
Not every therapist is incredible working with every issue, at least I am not. I have found that helping people with Anxiety, Trauma, Anger /Conflict Management and Relationship stress (separation, conflict, social anxiety) are the areas where my Clients report the biggest impact and improvement. If you struggle with Anxiety, being stuck in hyper-vigilance, if you have an anxious or avoidant attachment style, I hope that our work together could provide you with the Tools and Skills to see real change in your day to day life.
(365) 305-0262 View (365) 305-0262
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Joel Richard Ten Brinke
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, MTS, RP, CPC
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Welcome, you have taken a significant step in visiting this site. I am a non-judgmental client-centred therapist who is here to help and support you no matter what your counselling goals are, and no matter where you are in your journey of discovery, coping, or healing. I approach each client with compassion, empathy, and clinical experience. I have worked with a variety of matters and populations, including but not limited to, adolescents, youth, adults, couples, and families, struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, sexuality, stress management, emotion regulation, family issues, grief and loss, and so much more.
Welcome, you have taken a significant step in visiting this site. I am a non-judgmental client-centred therapist who is here to help and support you no matter what your counselling goals are, and no matter where you are in your journey of discovery, coping, or healing. I approach each client with compassion, empathy, and clinical experience. I have worked with a variety of matters and populations, including but not limited to, adolescents, youth, adults, couples, and families, struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, sexuality, stress management, emotion regulation, family issues, grief and loss, and so much more.
(226) 702-2388 View (226) 702-2388
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Maggie Clapperton
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
Everyone thinks you’ve got it together, but under the surface, you’re drowning. You’ve tried rationalizing with your anxiety & thinking positive, or you’ve tried these tactics with your child and it is just not working... You’re exhausted and you feel stuck. I can help. I am a child, teen, and adult therapist with a track record of helping my clients feel better using attachment-based and somatic therapies. Therapy is a safe space to get unstuck. I provide a non-judgmental space filled with humour, curiosity, acceptance and empathy. We will collaborate on reaching your goals one step at a time.
Everyone thinks you’ve got it together, but under the surface, you’re drowning. You’ve tried rationalizing with your anxiety & thinking positive, or you’ve tried these tactics with your child and it is just not working... You’re exhausted and you feel stuck. I can help. I am a child, teen, and adult therapist with a track record of helping my clients feel better using attachment-based and somatic therapies. Therapy is a safe space to get unstuck. I provide a non-judgmental space filled with humour, curiosity, acceptance and empathy. We will collaborate on reaching your goals one step at a time.
(289) 803-0128 View (289) 803-0128
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Dr. Jason T Ramsay
Psychologist, CPsych, PhD,, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
HELLO! AT Ramsay & Associates, I complete WSIB Assessments and provide psychological treatment in the Community Mental Health Program (CMHP). I treat all first Responders!
HELLO! AT Ramsay & Associates, I complete WSIB Assessments and provide psychological treatment in the Community Mental Health Program (CMHP). I treat all first Responders!
(289) 206-8766 View (289) 206-8766
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Erin Poole
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
Not accepting new clients
My approach is 2S-LGBTQIA+ affirming, intersectional, neurodivergence-affirming, collaborative, emotion-focused, and integrative, creating space for meaning-making and a diverse range of identities. I have 13 years of experience in health care, working with people of varied ethno-cultural backgrounds, and have completed Indigenous cultural safety/ anti-racism training. I've worked with 2S and LGBTQIA+ people in group settings and individually. (Please note that I'm unable to write a second letter of assessment, but can refer.) My office in a building that is accessible and a positive space.
My approach is 2S-LGBTQIA+ affirming, intersectional, neurodivergence-affirming, collaborative, emotion-focused, and integrative, creating space for meaning-making and a diverse range of identities. I have 13 years of experience in health care, working with people of varied ethno-cultural backgrounds, and have completed Indigenous cultural safety/ anti-racism training. I've worked with 2S and LGBTQIA+ people in group settings and individually. (Please note that I'm unable to write a second letter of assessment, but can refer.) My office in a building that is accessible and a positive space.
(289) 273-3514 View (289) 273-3514
Ramsay and Associates
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
For the last 10+ years I have provided trauma informed assessment and treatment to WSIB claimants, first responders, veterans, and MVA claimants. I do expert witness assessments for a variety of reasons including Medical Legal-MVA, Catastrophic Determination, WSIB appeals, VAC, Long Term Disability denials. I was a co-architect of the Community Mental Health Program used by WSIB. I teach at McMaster Medical School. I am a Registered Psychologist. I obtained my doctorate at the University of Toronto. I operate Ramsay and Associates and was a co-founder of Niagara Psychological Wellness.
For the last 10+ years I have provided trauma informed assessment and treatment to WSIB claimants, first responders, veterans, and MVA claimants. I do expert witness assessments for a variety of reasons including Medical Legal-MVA, Catastrophic Determination, WSIB appeals, VAC, Long Term Disability denials. I was a co-architect of the Community Mental Health Program used by WSIB. I teach at McMaster Medical School. I am a Registered Psychologist. I obtained my doctorate at the University of Toronto. I operate Ramsay and Associates and was a co-founder of Niagara Psychological Wellness.
(289) 806-2069 View (289) 806-2069
Photo of Dina Emaduldeen, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L8N, ON
Dina Emaduldeen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
I believe that therapy is a powerful tool that aids open communication and emotional vulnerability. I strive to help couples and individuals develop skills that aid in the creation of deep, meaningful connections with others. Focusing on communication, conflict resolution, anxiety, depression and other life issues, I want to partner with you in your mental health journey.
I believe that therapy is a powerful tool that aids open communication and emotional vulnerability. I strive to help couples and individuals develop skills that aid in the creation of deep, meaningful connections with others. Focusing on communication, conflict resolution, anxiety, depression and other life issues, I want to partner with you in your mental health journey.
(289) 513-3603 View (289) 513-3603
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Jeffrey Weatherby
Psychologist, DPsych, CPsych
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Please visit my website to book a free initial consultation at www.hamiltonpsychologist.com. I have extensive experience dealing with clients who feel unsatisfied about themselves or their lives and might be limiting or sabotaging their relationships, their work or even their friendships. This, in turn, might be leading them to feelings of sadness, a lack of motivation, feeling overwhelmed, angry, anxious, panicky, irritable, or even trouble with sleep. Most times, no matter how they try, they can't seem to figure out how to change these difficulties. It's not because they don't want to! I offer a free initial consultation.
Please visit my website to book a free initial consultation at www.hamiltonpsychologist.com. I have extensive experience dealing with clients who feel unsatisfied about themselves or their lives and might be limiting or sabotaging their relationships, their work or even their friendships. This, in turn, might be leading them to feelings of sadness, a lack of motivation, feeling overwhelmed, angry, anxious, panicky, irritable, or even trouble with sleep. Most times, no matter how they try, they can't seem to figure out how to change these difficulties. It's not because they don't want to! I offer a free initial consultation.
(855) 782-3631 View (855) 782-3631
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Alisha Mann - Emdr Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
Now offering EMDR Intensives - Ms. Alisha Mann is a Registered Psychotherapist, with training in various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Alisha has a Master of Arts in Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) through the College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario (CRPO). She utilizes an open, respectful, and mindful approach when working with individuals from all walks of life. She speaks English, Hindi, and Punjabi fluently.
Now offering EMDR Intensives - Ms. Alisha Mann is a Registered Psychotherapist, with training in various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Alisha has a Master of Arts in Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) through the College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario (CRPO). She utilizes an open, respectful, and mindful approach when working with individuals from all walks of life. She speaks English, Hindi, and Punjabi fluently.
(289) 302-5713 View (289) 302-5713
Photo of Krista MacKenzie, Registered Social Worker in L8N, ON
Krista MacKenzie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
Welcome, you have taken the first step in putting YOU first. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your own life, and I offer support and tools to help you find your way back to being the healthiest version of you. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families and provide a space for you to come alone or together to explore your path to healing. I have experience supporting people with complex mental health concerns, with a focus on relationship issues, conflict, anger, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidality. I specialize in supporting families with navigating the healthcare system.
Welcome, you have taken the first step in putting YOU first. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your own life, and I offer support and tools to help you find your way back to being the healthiest version of you. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families and provide a space for you to come alone or together to explore your path to healing. I have experience supporting people with complex mental health concerns, with a focus on relationship issues, conflict, anger, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidality. I specialize in supporting families with navigating the healthcare system.
(365) 654-6397 View (365) 654-6397
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Durand Health
Registered Psychotherapist
Not Verified Not Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
At Durand Integrated Health Group, we believe counselling should be made available to any person regardless of their mental health challenges, daily struggles, sexuality, race, abilities, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status or other. We strive to provide a safe and confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings.
At Durand Integrated Health Group, we believe counselling should be made available to any person regardless of their mental health challenges, daily struggles, sexuality, race, abilities, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status or other. We strive to provide a safe and confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings.
(289) 273-5314 View (289) 273-5314
Photo of Alexandra Wilson, Registered Social Worker in L8N, ON
Alexandra Wilson
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Alex brings a varied background having spent many years in the non-profit sector providing counselling to clients in challenging relationships, survivors of trauma, addictions, grief, personality disorders, and conflict, to name a few. She provides counselling and support to clients recovering from disordered eating and body image concerns. She has a personal interest in adult ADHD and helping clients to understand their unique abilities and challenges while building systems that can reduce stress, increase confidence, and highlight all the ways neurodivergence is a strength.
Alex brings a varied background having spent many years in the non-profit sector providing counselling to clients in challenging relationships, survivors of trauma, addictions, grief, personality disorders, and conflict, to name a few. She provides counselling and support to clients recovering from disordered eating and body image concerns. She has a personal interest in adult ADHD and helping clients to understand their unique abilities and challenges while building systems that can reduce stress, increase confidence, and highlight all the ways neurodivergence is a strength.
(289) 271-0672 View (289) 271-0672

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L8N

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L8N who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Green Shield Canada
81% Canada Life | Great-West Life
71% Desjardins

How Counsellors in L8N see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L8N?

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.