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Theia Jamal-Sunderji
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my goal is to walk with you through your journey of self-discovery. Sometimes it isn't very comfortable to explore who we are, but at other times, it is enlightening and insightful to experience your most authentic self. Coming to therapy is a big step, and from personal experience, I understand and appreciate that hesitancy.
As a therapist, my goal is to walk with you through your journey of self-discovery. Sometimes it isn't very comfortable to explore who we are, but at other times, it is enlightening and insightful to experience your most authentic self. Coming to therapy is a big step, and from personal experience, I understand and appreciate that hesitancy.
(289) 301-9041 View (289) 301-9041
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Daina Grigenas Online Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MFA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
I work with professionals, medical residents, graduate, post-graduate and doctoral students by helping them to feel more empowered and less stressed in their high-performance environments. By providing guidance to those facing challenges, I support the process of change during life transitions. Together we explore areas that may be causing symptoms, patterns of behaviour and learn how to accept your own feelings while creating a deeper sense of self. I coach and provide training on how to acquire or improve skills and strategies needed to regulate negative emotions, increase distress tolerance; and minimize and manage triggers.
I work with professionals, medical residents, graduate, post-graduate and doctoral students by helping them to feel more empowered and less stressed in their high-performance environments. By providing guidance to those facing challenges, I support the process of change during life transitions. Together we explore areas that may be causing symptoms, patterns of behaviour and learn how to accept your own feelings while creating a deeper sense of self. I coach and provide training on how to acquire or improve skills and strategies needed to regulate negative emotions, increase distress tolerance; and minimize and manage triggers.
(289) 799-4294 View (289) 799-4294
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Jessica Gilchrist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
I see therapy as a space to speak openly about what it means to be a human. I am a therapist who values safety and understands that trust must be earned. I would like to offer you a warm, welcoming environment, where any topic can be explored without judgement. I have 7 years experience working in the mental health field with children, teens, adults and seniors. Most recently, my work has been in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, where I supported Trans and Non-Binary youth, living with complex mental health concerns.
I see therapy as a space to speak openly about what it means to be a human. I am a therapist who values safety and understands that trust must be earned. I would like to offer you a warm, welcoming environment, where any topic can be explored without judgement. I have 7 years experience working in the mental health field with children, teens, adults and seniors. Most recently, my work has been in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, where I supported Trans and Non-Binary youth, living with complex mental health concerns.
(365) 650-7597 View (365) 650-7597
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Justine Nowosiadly (Hamilton Counselling Corner)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with worrying that you are inadequate? Perhaps you have been engaging in people-pleasing behaviours for as long as you can remember. Maybe your relationships have felt one-sided, and unfulfilling as a result since you often put your needs on the back-burner due to the fear of being criticized for being “too emotional.” Or maybe this fear already came true, haunts you to this day, and now you do everything to avoid it. I wonder if you are tired of constantly comparing yourself to others highlight reels, and worrying that you are failing in some aspect of your life. If this sounds like you, know that you are not alone.
Do you struggle with worrying that you are inadequate? Perhaps you have been engaging in people-pleasing behaviours for as long as you can remember. Maybe your relationships have felt one-sided, and unfulfilling as a result since you often put your needs on the back-burner due to the fear of being criticized for being “too emotional.” Or maybe this fear already came true, haunts you to this day, and now you do everything to avoid it. I wonder if you are tired of constantly comparing yourself to others highlight reels, and worrying that you are failing in some aspect of your life. If this sounds like you, know that you are not alone.
(365) 536-0119 View (365) 536-0119
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Peaceful Pathways Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, TCTSYc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
I am passionate about working with individuals to integrate their mental wellness and everyday life in order to obtain sustainable improvements, particularly those facing difficulty after experiencing trauma or loss.
I am passionate about working with individuals to integrate their mental wellness and everyday life in order to obtain sustainable improvements, particularly those facing difficulty after experiencing trauma or loss.
(289) 778-0147 View (289) 778-0147
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Jen Archibald
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
My clients are often people-pleasers who are stressed out and overwhelmed. They have often experienced a recent family or job change and are struggling to cope. They may struggle with guilt, worry, confidence, perfectionism, and feeling that they aren't enough. They want to manage their emotions better, make good decisions, and build healthy habits but they aren’t sure how to begin. Does this resonate with you? If yes, we might be a great fit for working together.
My clients are often people-pleasers who are stressed out and overwhelmed. They have often experienced a recent family or job change and are struggling to cope. They may struggle with guilt, worry, confidence, perfectionism, and feeling that they aren't enough. They want to manage their emotions better, make good decisions, and build healthy habits but they aren’t sure how to begin. Does this resonate with you? If yes, we might be a great fit for working together.
(365) 297-1699 View (365) 297-1699
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Ruidi Zhu
Registered Psychotherapist, LMHC, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you are going through suffering, feeling lost or overwhelmed. Maybe you have long endured unspoken pain that needs to be seen and heard. No matter what brought you here, you are working hard to find an answer, a solution, or help to some problems that you are facing in your life. That's incredible courage and strength you already possess. No matter what's been troubling you, psychotherapy will provide a safe space to explore emotional hardships, support healing and allow growth to unfold.
Perhaps you are going through suffering, feeling lost or overwhelmed. Maybe you have long endured unspoken pain that needs to be seen and heard. No matter what brought you here, you are working hard to find an answer, a solution, or help to some problems that you are facing in your life. That's incredible courage and strength you already possess. No matter what's been troubling you, psychotherapy will provide a safe space to explore emotional hardships, support healing and allow growth to unfold.
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Klara Siber-Simic, Psychotherapy and Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, MHSc, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
Have you experienced grief or loss? Are you going through a life transition? Are you living with health challenges, chronic or acute illness? Have you experienced injury and trauma? Do you provide care to a person living with chronic illness? Are you struggling to navigate through important decisions? Are you hoping to live a more balanced or more meaningful life? Through psychotherapy you can learn about yourself, identify and access your strengths, process past or present experience, gain valuable insight, build your resilience, examine beliefs and identify what you would like to change and how to go about moving forward.
Have you experienced grief or loss? Are you going through a life transition? Are you living with health challenges, chronic or acute illness? Have you experienced injury and trauma? Do you provide care to a person living with chronic illness? Are you struggling to navigate through important decisions? Are you hoping to live a more balanced or more meaningful life? Through psychotherapy you can learn about yourself, identify and access your strengths, process past or present experience, gain valuable insight, build your resilience, examine beliefs and identify what you would like to change and how to go about moving forward.
(647) 699-1987 View (647) 699-1987
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Johann Kong (Psychotherapy For You)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
I hold 3 degrees and several counseling certifications which include a Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Toronto, Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor and Bachelor of Arts from Western University and Human Resource Professional Certificate from Sheridan College. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My experience profile has several decades specializations in paediatrics and child and family counselling.
I hold 3 degrees and several counseling certifications which include a Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Toronto, Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor and Bachelor of Arts from Western University and Human Resource Professional Certificate from Sheridan College. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My experience profile has several decades specializations in paediatrics and child and family counselling.
(289) 367-0044 View (289) 367-0044
Photo of Emily Lewis, BA, MDiv, Registered Psychotherapist
Emily Lewis
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Welcome. If you're reading this, you’re on the search for a Therapist and thinking about taking the brave step of reaching out. I respect that and hope you find the best fit for yourself and your needs. Here is a little bit about the process of psychotherapy and about myself: Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to carve out space to discuss how you’re doing, what is affecting you during this season of life, and what resources or changes could be helpful for you to make positive movement in the direction you want to go.
Welcome. If you're reading this, you’re on the search for a Therapist and thinking about taking the brave step of reaching out. I respect that and hope you find the best fit for yourself and your needs. Here is a little bit about the process of psychotherapy and about myself: Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to carve out space to discuss how you’re doing, what is affecting you during this season of life, and what resources or changes could be helpful for you to make positive movement in the direction you want to go.
(226) 641-0801 View (226) 641-0801
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Stacey Leger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AccFM, (OAFM)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
My belief is that therapy can create an opportunity for you to become an active participant in your life. Each session offers you the time to reflect on your values, focus on your goals and gain new perspective on challenging issues. Dedicating time to yourself, for yourself is the cornerstone to emotional well-being. In order to effectively support you in achieving your goals, I use an evidence-based and integrated approach to the therapeutic process. I utilize theory and skills from the following modalities; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Emotion Focused FamilyTherapy
My belief is that therapy can create an opportunity for you to become an active participant in your life. Each session offers you the time to reflect on your values, focus on your goals and gain new perspective on challenging issues. Dedicating time to yourself, for yourself is the cornerstone to emotional well-being. In order to effectively support you in achieving your goals, I use an evidence-based and integrated approach to the therapeutic process. I utilize theory and skills from the following modalities; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Emotion Focused FamilyTherapy
(365) 601-9597 View (365) 601-9597
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Well Therapy by Jennifer Horrocks
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OCT, CRPO, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Welcome! I created Well Therapy to bring a fresh approach to counselling. Maybe you have been to counselling in the past, or maybe this is your first time considering it. Either way, you are here because you know that something needs to change, and you’re ready to make that happen. I believe you have the tools to solve your issues, and that together we can break through barriers to improve your overall well-being.
Welcome! I created Well Therapy to bring a fresh approach to counselling. Maybe you have been to counselling in the past, or maybe this is your first time considering it. Either way, you are here because you know that something needs to change, and you’re ready to make that happen. I believe you have the tools to solve your issues, and that together we can break through barriers to improve your overall well-being.
(289) 210-1780 View (289) 210-1780
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Alex Sellors
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Hey there! I'm Alex and I am a registered social worker and trauma therapist. I have always been incredibly passionate about working with trauma and have dedicated my career to gaining knowledge and expertise on how to effectively and safely work with it. My professional background largely involves hospital work in the emergency department, mobile crisis, and outpatient mental health. I have a special interest in supporting fellow healthcare workers and first responders given my own experience working in a high stress environment with frequent trauma exposure.
Hey there! I'm Alex and I am a registered social worker and trauma therapist. I have always been incredibly passionate about working with trauma and have dedicated my career to gaining knowledge and expertise on how to effectively and safely work with it. My professional background largely involves hospital work in the emergency department, mobile crisis, and outpatient mental health. I have a special interest in supporting fellow healthcare workers and first responders given my own experience working in a high stress environment with frequent trauma exposure.
(226) 779-2939 View (226) 779-2939
Photo of Mary Vuksanovic, MACP, BA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Mary Vuksanovic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Are you having difficulty coping with stress, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, traumatic experiences or challenging life transitions? Do you feel like you are constantly in fight-or-flight mode? These challenges can leave you feeling overwhelmed, dysregulated and unmotivated, affecting your daily life, work, school and relationships. But don't worry, you're not alone. I'm here to help you find lasting relief and make a positive change. Get your life back by developing effective skills and tools to overcome these challenging experiences!
Are you having difficulty coping with stress, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, traumatic experiences or challenging life transitions? Do you feel like you are constantly in fight-or-flight mode? These challenges can leave you feeling overwhelmed, dysregulated and unmotivated, affecting your daily life, work, school and relationships. But don't worry, you're not alone. I'm here to help you find lasting relief and make a positive change. Get your life back by developing effective skills and tools to overcome these challenging experiences!
(289) 277-6953 View (289) 277-6953
Photo of Stephanie Davis, MA, RCC, Registered Psychotherapist
Stephanie Davis
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
Are you feeling stuck? Anxious? Are you inclined towards mindful and body-centred practices like yoga? Perhaps you've tried cognitive behavioural groups but don't feel that you are getting to the underlying root? I work with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions (e.g. separation and divorce), relationship issues, trauma, pregnancy and post-partum. I work collaboratively helping you to make sense of your experience, heal any pieces getting in the way, build new skills, so you ultimately can become more alive, aligned and peaceful.
Are you feeling stuck? Anxious? Are you inclined towards mindful and body-centred practices like yoga? Perhaps you've tried cognitive behavioural groups but don't feel that you are getting to the underlying root? I work with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions (e.g. separation and divorce), relationship issues, trauma, pregnancy and post-partum. I work collaboratively helping you to make sense of your experience, heal any pieces getting in the way, build new skills, so you ultimately can become more alive, aligned and peaceful.
(365) 601-6964 View (365) 601-6964
Photo of Michael Marshall, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michael Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
June is Men's Mental Health month, and to give back for the month of June, I am offering new clients there first session for $20. After a decade of being a Social Worker, I have witnessed the difficulty that men face; the difficulty of fear, pain, confusion, and anger. These difficulties interfere with mens full potential of becoming powerful, disciplined, and masterful in their passions. The difficulties that men face are unfortunately ignored, and the answer to resolve them is to be more vulnerable. This leaves little direction to work towards the ability to overcome what stands in your way.
June is Men's Mental Health month, and to give back for the month of June, I am offering new clients there first session for $20. After a decade of being a Social Worker, I have witnessed the difficulty that men face; the difficulty of fear, pain, confusion, and anger. These difficulties interfere with mens full potential of becoming powerful, disciplined, and masterful in their passions. The difficulties that men face are unfortunately ignored, and the answer to resolve them is to be more vulnerable. This leaves little direction to work towards the ability to overcome what stands in your way.
(365) 977-1434 View (365) 977-1434
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Naz Sayani
Registered Psychotherapist, MBA, CFT, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
So many forces in our world impact our connections, both external as well as internal. Those connections that are broken to various degrees can indeed start their healing and repairing journeys. The journeys will be individual to you. They will need various degrees of support, both internal to you as well as external. In addition to my training in psychotherapy, I also have extensive academic and practical knowledge and experience regarding employee and student health and wellness through my academic training and teaching human resource management and occupational health and safety at the university level.
So many forces in our world impact our connections, both external as well as internal. Those connections that are broken to various degrees can indeed start their healing and repairing journeys. The journeys will be individual to you. They will need various degrees of support, both internal to you as well as external. In addition to my training in psychotherapy, I also have extensive academic and practical knowledge and experience regarding employee and student health and wellness through my academic training and teaching human resource management and occupational health and safety at the university level.
(365) 363-3224 View (365) 363-3224
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Kathleen Kras
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MSW , intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Chronic pain or illness? PTSD? You need someone who has been there. I have over twenty years of lived experience with injury, illness, trauma and recovery which has given me insight into a world of harm, and the skills necessary to be resilient and heal. I can offer you the benefits of having a therapeutic relationship to deal with life's unexpected challenges. I know how much help is essential to move beyond difficult circumstances and I want to be an advocate and a resource for that action to take place.  I hope to take my strengths of providing compassion and empathy to each person I connect with in this role.
Chronic pain or illness? PTSD? You need someone who has been there. I have over twenty years of lived experience with injury, illness, trauma and recovery which has given me insight into a world of harm, and the skills necessary to be resilient and heal. I can offer you the benefits of having a therapeutic relationship to deal with life's unexpected challenges. I know how much help is essential to move beyond difficult circumstances and I want to be an advocate and a resource for that action to take place.  I hope to take my strengths of providing compassion and empathy to each person I connect with in this role.
(289) 212-9204 View (289) 212-9204
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Ancestral Memory Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem that affects relationships, ability to function? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost, by family and/or societal standards, just getting through the day, answering emails or texts, the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if life could be better? Now more than ever, many people, are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, uncertain about how to cope with capitalism, oppression, and trauma. We believe everyone should have access to co-regulation, skills, and reminder of your inner wisdom.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem that affects relationships, ability to function? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost, by family and/or societal standards, just getting through the day, answering emails or texts, the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if life could be better? Now more than ever, many people, are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, uncertain about how to cope with capitalism, oppression, and trauma. We believe everyone should have access to co-regulation, skills, and reminder of your inner wisdom.
(647) 557-3150 View (647) 557-3150
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Meredith Moore
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA/BSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
I am an experienced Master's level Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor offering counselling for clients in both Ontario (in-person & online) & Nova Scotia (online only). I have worked extensively in the social services field since 1999 & as a Registered Social Worker since 2003. I have assisted adults experiencing a wide range of issues (i.e., addiction, anger/emotional problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma & critical incident stress). I am committed to ongoing professional development & training & to providing an emotionally safe, supportive & honest environment for all of my clients.
I am an experienced Master's level Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Addiction Counsellor offering counselling for clients in both Ontario (in-person & online) & Nova Scotia (online only). I have worked extensively in the social services field since 1999 & as a Registered Social Worker since 2003. I have assisted adults experiencing a wide range of issues (i.e., addiction, anger/emotional problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma & critical incident stress). I am committed to ongoing professional development & training & to providing an emotionally safe, supportive & honest environment for all of my clients.
(226) 784-2336 View (226) 784-2336

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L8P

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L8P who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
72% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Green Shield Canada
67% SunLife
63% Manulife

How Counsellors in L8P see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L8P?

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.