Therapists in L8R

Photo of CBT Solutions, Registered Social Worker in L8R, ON
CBT Solutions
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
Are you ready to feel better? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a proven, effective treatment to help you work through life's challenges. If you are looking for relief from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain, panic attacks, addictions, or other mental health concerns, CBT may be the right therapy for you. Using a variety of tools and strategies, CBT helps us to see how our thought patterns influence how we feel, and how we act in the world. Our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and our body are so connected - each one re-inforces the other, making it very easy to get caught in a downward spiral.
Are you ready to feel better? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a proven, effective treatment to help you work through life's challenges. If you are looking for relief from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain, panic attacks, addictions, or other mental health concerns, CBT may be the right therapy for you. Using a variety of tools and strategies, CBT helps us to see how our thought patterns influence how we feel, and how we act in the world. Our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and our body are so connected - each one re-inforces the other, making it very easy to get caught in a downward spiral.
(289) 768-8494 View (289) 768-8494
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Marcie Richardson - Empower Counselling Services
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
Accepting new clients. Life can be so challenging! We have so many issues we think we need to deal with in order to get to that place of happiness and contentment but we are never taught how. We live our lives in cycles of suffering and unnecessary hardships.Do you want to break free from that suffering and become skillful and empowered? You've come to the right place. With over 25 years of experience I have been able to take clients who are suffering with issues like depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma and many other struggles to a place where they are thriving and successful in their lives.
Accepting new clients. Life can be so challenging! We have so many issues we think we need to deal with in order to get to that place of happiness and contentment but we are never taught how. We live our lives in cycles of suffering and unnecessary hardships.Do you want to break free from that suffering and become skillful and empowered? You've come to the right place. With over 25 years of experience I have been able to take clients who are suffering with issues like depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma and many other struggles to a place where they are thriving and successful in their lives.
(365) 803-0170 View (365) 803-0170
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Matthew William
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RPq
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R
Life transitions (relationships, grief, work health and more) can shake our sense of self in many ways. I am here with you to navigate them with grace and agency. To help understand and move towards the life that you desire and the person you want to be. Alone-ness leads to suffering and together-ness leads to the ability to meet what your life asks of you. I am here with you in that process. Trauma, relationships and learning (trauma, habits, relational patterns) are key to our sense of self, and play a critical role in the therapeutic process.
Life transitions (relationships, grief, work health and more) can shake our sense of self in many ways. I am here with you to navigate them with grace and agency. To help understand and move towards the life that you desire and the person you want to be. Alone-ness leads to suffering and together-ness leads to the ability to meet what your life asks of you. I am here with you in that process. Trauma, relationships and learning (trauma, habits, relational patterns) are key to our sense of self, and play a critical role in the therapeutic process.
(365) 297-2577 View (365) 297-2577
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Jamie Maher
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
I am a Mi’kmaw, queer therapist and registered social worker offering online therapy that is queer affirming, anti-racist, sex positive, body neutral, feminist, and trauma informed. I integrate an awareness of mental health, addiction, and stigma through lived experience into my practice and embrace a warm sense of humour in my practice that can make therapy seem less intimidating. I work with youth and adults addressing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and intergenerational trauma. I am also experienced in providing affirming support to those who are exploring gender and/or sexuality.
I am a Mi’kmaw, queer therapist and registered social worker offering online therapy that is queer affirming, anti-racist, sex positive, body neutral, feminist, and trauma informed. I integrate an awareness of mental health, addiction, and stigma through lived experience into my practice and embrace a warm sense of humour in my practice that can make therapy seem less intimidating. I work with youth and adults addressing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and intergenerational trauma. I am also experienced in providing affirming support to those who are exploring gender and/or sexuality.
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Ferdie Mateos
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients! - Are you hoping to feel less "stuck," anxious, or sad? Is there a part of you hoping to reconnect with yourself and build confidence, build better boundaries, or understand how your childhood impacts your present? Do you want to learn coping strategies or skills for daily life or ADHD? Have you experienced a loss that you're looking to work through, or find stress is too present in your day? Do you sometimes just need someone to create a neutral space for you to tell your story?
Accepting NEW Clients! - Are you hoping to feel less "stuck," anxious, or sad? Is there a part of you hoping to reconnect with yourself and build confidence, build better boundaries, or understand how your childhood impacts your present? Do you want to learn coping strategies or skills for daily life or ADHD? Have you experienced a loss that you're looking to work through, or find stress is too present in your day? Do you sometimes just need someone to create a neutral space for you to tell your story?
(289) 274-7390 View (289) 274-7390
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Dr. Frida Marshi Nasser
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
I am a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I work in a private practice, Life Psychology Clinic, providing psychological treatment for children, adolescents, and adults, and psychological assessment services for adults. I provide therapy for a wide variety of psychological difficulties, which include mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, adjustment to loss and change, developmental disorders, anger and stress management, self-esteem difficulties, behavior problems, interpersonal and relational issues, school and learning issues, parenting, and many other.
I am a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I work in a private practice, Life Psychology Clinic, providing psychological treatment for children, adolescents, and adults, and psychological assessment services for adults. I provide therapy for a wide variety of psychological difficulties, which include mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, adjustment to loss and change, developmental disorders, anger and stress management, self-esteem difficulties, behavior problems, interpersonal and relational issues, school and learning issues, parenting, and many other.
(289) 273-3942 View (289) 273-3942
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Juanita Lepage: Counselling And Energy Healing
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BHP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
On the surface, everything in your life looks great. Yet if someone looked a little closer, they might see that you've been treading water for a long time. You've been looking at this life you've created and instead of feeling freedom, you feel trapped. You know you need to make a change, but where? how? and at what cost? You notice the one part of you that wants to muscle through it all and at the same time another that wants to set it on fire. Is there an in-between? It's time for a change and you need a hand determining what's next for you.
On the surface, everything in your life looks great. Yet if someone looked a little closer, they might see that you've been treading water for a long time. You've been looking at this life you've created and instead of feeling freedom, you feel trapped. You know you need to make a change, but where? how? and at what cost? You notice the one part of you that wants to muscle through it all and at the same time another that wants to set it on fire. Is there an in-between? It's time for a change and you need a hand determining what's next for you.
(289) 812-8089 View (289) 812-8089
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Leah McMaster
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
Welcome! Perhaps you have arrived here because you're struggling to navigate your relationship with your partner, family members or friends. Maybe you are experiencing challenges with your body image and self esteem? Is your mental health suffering as a result? You've come to the right place. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space to help you organize and understand your thoughts and emotions— whilst building a healthy relationship with yourself. My practice is influenced by the belief that with compassion, non judgement and curiosity, we have the ability to regain control of how we navigate our experiences.
Welcome! Perhaps you have arrived here because you're struggling to navigate your relationship with your partner, family members or friends. Maybe you are experiencing challenges with your body image and self esteem? Is your mental health suffering as a result? You've come to the right place. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space to help you organize and understand your thoughts and emotions— whilst building a healthy relationship with yourself. My practice is influenced by the belief that with compassion, non judgement and curiosity, we have the ability to regain control of how we navigate our experiences.
(365) 607-8297 View (365) 607-8297
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Zavera Ghadially
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R
Are you feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Does it seem like everyone around you is adjusting to life changes more easily? Though you may feel alone in this struggle, I assure you that it’s more common than you think. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and uncertain as they attempt to manage relationships, career, and life transitions. But it doesn’t have to be that way, you can feel more at ease and in control of your life. Accessing support and opening up can feel vulnerable. Which is why you will be provided a welcoming, safe, and flexible therapeutic space where you feel heard and validated.
Are you feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Does it seem like everyone around you is adjusting to life changes more easily? Though you may feel alone in this struggle, I assure you that it’s more common than you think. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and uncertain as they attempt to manage relationships, career, and life transitions. But it doesn’t have to be that way, you can feel more at ease and in control of your life. Accessing support and opening up can feel vulnerable. Which is why you will be provided a welcoming, safe, and flexible therapeutic space where you feel heard and validated.
(365) 645-6461 View (365) 645-6461
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Zana London
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new clients (waitlist for 2024). I am a friendly, non-judgemental, and genuinely want to support you in helping you feel better. As a humanistic and experiential therapist, I specialize in emotion and attachment. Often clients will come to therapy seeking help for a particular issue, however, once we start working together we usually discover hidden emotions that are associated with a different and more deeply rooted issue.
I am not accepting new clients (waitlist for 2024). I am a friendly, non-judgemental, and genuinely want to support you in helping you feel better. As a humanistic and experiential therapist, I specialize in emotion and attachment. Often clients will come to therapy seeking help for a particular issue, however, once we start working together we usually discover hidden emotions that are associated with a different and more deeply rooted issue.
(289) 273-3980 View (289) 273-3980
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Amelia Sloan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RN, MN
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients who are facing a range of personal, relational & emotional challenges. Therapy may look like exploring & transforming beliefs, themes & patterns; exploring boundaries, needs & building a solid sense of self; creating new ways of being with others; exploring your sexuality, gender & relationships; tools to engage in sex in the ways you want; overcome disconnection in relationship; or connecting more intimately with yourself & your partner(s). We can reestablish connection with your body & learn to understand sensations, feelings, memories & wisdom inherent there; or develop resources to increase self-regulation.
I work with clients who are facing a range of personal, relational & emotional challenges. Therapy may look like exploring & transforming beliefs, themes & patterns; exploring boundaries, needs & building a solid sense of self; creating new ways of being with others; exploring your sexuality, gender & relationships; tools to engage in sex in the ways you want; overcome disconnection in relationship; or connecting more intimately with yourself & your partner(s). We can reestablish connection with your body & learn to understand sensations, feelings, memories & wisdom inherent there; or develop resources to increase self-regulation.
(289) 806-9299 View (289) 806-9299
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Kaitlyn Evans
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, RP
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
Burnout, anxiety and stress. Does it feel like you’re working harder than ever yet your goals feel increasingly out of reach? You might be exhausted from juggling your various roles and responsibilities while feeling like you should be doing more. You feel isolated, even when you're around others because they just don't 'get it'. You might feel hesitant to seek support for your feelings/experiences because they seem "not as bad" compared to the challenges of those around you. All of this aside, you know you've reached your limit and find yourself wanting something to be different.
Burnout, anxiety and stress. Does it feel like you’re working harder than ever yet your goals feel increasingly out of reach? You might be exhausted from juggling your various roles and responsibilities while feeling like you should be doing more. You feel isolated, even when you're around others because they just don't 'get it'. You might feel hesitant to seek support for your feelings/experiences because they seem "not as bad" compared to the challenges of those around you. All of this aside, you know you've reached your limit and find yourself wanting something to be different.
(365) 305-0044 View (365) 305-0044
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Kayley Wynne
Registered Social Worker, RSW , BSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
I imagine you have read many of these profiles trying to find the right therapist for yourself or someone you care about. This can be an overwhelming process however, the relationship between the client and therapist is vital to the therapeutic process. I believe in each client trusting their own gut and wisdom when choosing the person they feel connected to and are drawn to work with. This is something I will talk about in the first session as we begin to build rapport and safety. Trusting your gut today is a step towards strengthening the relationship with yourself.
I imagine you have read many of these profiles trying to find the right therapist for yourself or someone you care about. This can be an overwhelming process however, the relationship between the client and therapist is vital to the therapeutic process. I believe in each client trusting their own gut and wisdom when choosing the person they feel connected to and are drawn to work with. This is something I will talk about in the first session as we begin to build rapport and safety. Trusting your gut today is a step towards strengthening the relationship with yourself.
(365) 299-4022 View (365) 299-4022
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Chauntell Dietrich : Spiritual Therapeutic Animism
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, BA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
The word Animism derives from the latin root Anima, meaning breath, spirit and life. I'll be a guide and ally to connect you to your inner wisdom on your Wellness and Spiritual Journey. I’m here for you during times of transition (relationships, work, health, grief and more) to help you let go of what has been holding you back so you can evolve into who you are meant to be. Together we'll work to transform : Disconnection into Connection, People Pleasing into Authenticity, Fear into Empowerment, Resistance into Acceptance, Judgement into Gratitude, Cautiousness into Consciousness, Repression into Expression, Anger into Creativity.
The word Animism derives from the latin root Anima, meaning breath, spirit and life. I'll be a guide and ally to connect you to your inner wisdom on your Wellness and Spiritual Journey. I’m here for you during times of transition (relationships, work, health, grief and more) to help you let go of what has been holding you back so you can evolve into who you are meant to be. Together we'll work to transform : Disconnection into Connection, People Pleasing into Authenticity, Fear into Empowerment, Resistance into Acceptance, Judgement into Gratitude, Cautiousness into Consciousness, Repression into Expression, Anger into Creativity.
(289) 768-6049 View (289) 768-6049
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Casey Boyce
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
Hi! Congratulations on taking the first step of your mental health journey! Do you struggle with feelings of depression or anxiety? Are you going through a life transition that is causing problems and uncertainty in your life? Are you unsure on what your next steps are to develop future life goals? Or perhaps you are struggling with different relationships in your life. I am here to help you navigate life's challenges from a client-focused approach.
Hi! Congratulations on taking the first step of your mental health journey! Do you struggle with feelings of depression or anxiety? Are you going through a life transition that is causing problems and uncertainty in your life? Are you unsure on what your next steps are to develop future life goals? Or perhaps you are struggling with different relationships in your life. I am here to help you navigate life's challenges from a client-focused approach.
(289) 806-4939 View (289) 806-4939
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CBT Solutions - Bernard Kehler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
Are you ready to feel better? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a proven, effective treatment to help you work through life's challenges. If you are looking for relief from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, specific phobias, distress, or overwhelming emotions, CBT may be the right therapy for you. Using a variety of tools and strategies, CBT helps us to see how our thought patterns influence how we feel, and how we act in the world. Our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and our body are so connected - each one re-inforces the other, making it very easy to get caught in a downward spiral.
Are you ready to feel better? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a proven, effective treatment to help you work through life's challenges. If you are looking for relief from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, specific phobias, distress, or overwhelming emotions, CBT may be the right therapy for you. Using a variety of tools and strategies, CBT helps us to see how our thought patterns influence how we feel, and how we act in the world. Our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and our body are so connected - each one re-inforces the other, making it very easy to get caught in a downward spiral.
(365) 363-0075 View (365) 363-0075
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Amelia Rana
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
In challenging seasons, we all need support in cultivating healing and hope. I have been practicing compassionate psychotherapy with individuals and families for over 10 years. Clients looking for support in mental health challenges, relationship or parenting struggles, as well as pursuing personal growth are welcome.
In challenging seasons, we all need support in cultivating healing and hope. I have been practicing compassionate psychotherapy with individuals and families for over 10 years. Clients looking for support in mental health challenges, relationship or parenting struggles, as well as pursuing personal growth are welcome.
(289) 723-1539 View (289) 723-1539
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Matt Penman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
It can be hard to ask for help and reaching out to a therapist can be scary idea! From experience, therapy can be a transformational space where you can create real change. I hope to offer you a safe and non-judgement place to explore and work on the challenges you are currently experiencing. I have been a registered social worker for over 10 years and have worked with people experiencing various difficulties including social anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, generalized anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parent-child conflict, school, emotion challenges and family conflict.
It can be hard to ask for help and reaching out to a therapist can be scary idea! From experience, therapy can be a transformational space where you can create real change. I hope to offer you a safe and non-judgement place to explore and work on the challenges you are currently experiencing. I have been a registered social worker for over 10 years and have worked with people experiencing various difficulties including social anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, generalized anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parent-child conflict, school, emotion challenges and family conflict.
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Nadine Cortez
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients! - Hoping to feel less stuck or explore building strategies to cope? Maybe you feel low, anxious, or stressed more than you used to and you'd like that to change. Are you curious about learning more about yourself or working on building confidence? Is there an experience in the present or the past that you feel held back by and that you'd like to better understand? Do you find yourself often trying to figure out who you are, or whats important to you? Together we'll look at what your therapy goals are, and increase self-awareness, stability, and understanding in the process.
Accepting NEW Clients! - Hoping to feel less stuck or explore building strategies to cope? Maybe you feel low, anxious, or stressed more than you used to and you'd like that to change. Are you curious about learning more about yourself or working on building confidence? Is there an experience in the present or the past that you feel held back by and that you'd like to better understand? Do you find yourself often trying to figure out who you are, or whats important to you? Together we'll look at what your therapy goals are, and increase self-awareness, stability, and understanding in the process.
(289) 274-0493 View (289) 274-0493
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Patricia (Patty) Suzanne Frazer
Registered Psychotherapist, CYW, RP
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R
I have spent the past 30 years working with children, youth and their caregivers providing Mental Health treatment for a wide range of challenges facing families today. Whether it is proactively building resilience, providing age appropriate psycho-education or teaching behaviour management skills and coping strategies, I have experience with trauma, school related difficulties, emotion regulation, anger management, behaviour management, self-esteem, LGBTQ guidance and crisis. I encourage an open mind and a genuine desire to explore ones self to find strength and insight to move forward on their personal journey of life.
I have spent the past 30 years working with children, youth and their caregivers providing Mental Health treatment for a wide range of challenges facing families today. Whether it is proactively building resilience, providing age appropriate psycho-education or teaching behaviour management skills and coping strategies, I have experience with trauma, school related difficulties, emotion regulation, anger management, behaviour management, self-esteem, LGBTQ guidance and crisis. I encourage an open mind and a genuine desire to explore ones self to find strength and insight to move forward on their personal journey of life.
(289) 807-3457 View (289) 807-3457

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Number of Counsellors in L8R

60+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in L8R who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
78% Life Transitions
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% SunLife
58% Canada Life | Great-West Life
53% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in L8R see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L8R?

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.