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Gowtham Vijayakumaran
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Life isn't simple, it's filled with experiences and emotions that can be overwhelming and stressful. As experts of our own life, we interpret and internalize various situations and experiences with different lenses and perspectives. Living in the most multicultural city in the world, we are given the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, insight and perspectives from various cultures and traditions that we can utilize to understand people. I provide an eclectic and holistic approach to therapy to deal with trauma, loss, relationships, conflict, and crisis.
Life isn't simple, it's filled with experiences and emotions that can be overwhelming and stressful. As experts of our own life, we interpret and internalize various situations and experiences with different lenses and perspectives. Living in the most multicultural city in the world, we are given the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, insight and perspectives from various cultures and traditions that we can utilize to understand people. I provide an eclectic and holistic approach to therapy to deal with trauma, loss, relationships, conflict, and crisis.
(647) 372-5450 View (647) 372-5450
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The Halton Centre for Cognitive Therapy & Stress
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9E
We help many children, teens, adults, couples and families. It is very important that everyone feels comfortable whenever they meet with us and this is a priority for us. We also ensure we have clear goals for our work together and move as quickly as possible towards these goals. When people leave our centre, they have clear tips and tools to use to maintain the benefits they have gained. The primary treatment we provide for individuals is Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT). With couples, we use EFT. With some children we include play therapy. With all clients, we also use other styles to assist as necessary.
We help many children, teens, adults, couples and families. It is very important that everyone feels comfortable whenever they meet with us and this is a priority for us. We also ensure we have clear goals for our work together and move as quickly as possible towards these goals. When people leave our centre, they have clear tips and tools to use to maintain the benefits they have gained. The primary treatment we provide for individuals is Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT). With couples, we use EFT. With some children we include play therapy. With all clients, we also use other styles to assist as necessary.
(844) 402-2302 View (844) 402-2302
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Kornelia Anna Hawrylewicz
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Welcome! Let me start out by telling you what I tell all my potential clients: Therapy is such an individual process and so much of it has to do with finding the right therapist. Many of us have similar training and areas of expertise but we all differ in personality. I want to use this space here to give you an idea of my vibe and approach. I’m a little quirky with a gentle approach and strong ability to challenge you and explore with you. I can sit with you in heavy spaces, difficult feelings, and complex thoughts.
Welcome! Let me start out by telling you what I tell all my potential clients: Therapy is such an individual process and so much of it has to do with finding the right therapist. Many of us have similar training and areas of expertise but we all differ in personality. I want to use this space here to give you an idea of my vibe and approach. I’m a little quirky with a gentle approach and strong ability to challenge you and explore with you. I can sit with you in heavy spaces, difficult feelings, and complex thoughts.
(289) 207-7654 View (289) 207-7654
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Sarah Servos
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9E
Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah Servos and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with offices in Burlington and Campbellville (15 minutes from Milton, Guelph and Waterdown), in addition to teletherapy. In my practice I welcome adults, teens and children. My approach to doing therapy is integrative, meaning I draw upon various therapeutic modalities depending upon your needs, including CBT, psychodynamic, ACT and mindfulness approaches. My goal is to create a non-judgmental, empathetic and safe space where we can explore the issues you bring to therapy and where we can work together to achieve your goals.
Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah Servos and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with offices in Burlington and Campbellville (15 minutes from Milton, Guelph and Waterdown), in addition to teletherapy. In my practice I welcome adults, teens and children. My approach to doing therapy is integrative, meaning I draw upon various therapeutic modalities depending upon your needs, including CBT, psychodynamic, ACT and mindfulness approaches. My goal is to create a non-judgmental, empathetic and safe space where we can explore the issues you bring to therapy and where we can work together to achieve your goals.
(833) 459-7405 View (833) 459-7405
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Sidra Sayed
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E  (Online Only)
My experience with people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has helped me gain a vast amount of knowledge utilizing behavioural strategies. Over time, I developed an interest in employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with individuals and youths living with Depression and Anxiety.
My experience with people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has helped me gain a vast amount of knowledge utilizing behavioural strategies. Over time, I developed an interest in employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with individuals and youths living with Depression and Anxiety.
(226) 546-1043 View (226) 546-1043
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Leah Christine Burton-Saliba
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9E
Are you finding it difficult to cope with life stressors? Is shame and low self-esteem leading you to isolate and impacting your relationships? Perhaps unforeseen circumstances have led you to feeling more anxious and easily overwhelmed. Maybe you are struggling with feelings of depression or feeling exhausted and burnt out with life’s demands. Finding a counsellor and going to therapy can feel daunting. It requires courage and vulnerability to be seen for who we are and to reveal to others what we are struggling with. But life is not meant to be done on our own.
Are you finding it difficult to cope with life stressors? Is shame and low self-esteem leading you to isolate and impacting your relationships? Perhaps unforeseen circumstances have led you to feeling more anxious and easily overwhelmed. Maybe you are struggling with feelings of depression or feeling exhausted and burnt out with life’s demands. Finding a counsellor and going to therapy can feel daunting. It requires courage and vulnerability to be seen for who we are and to reveal to others what we are struggling with. But life is not meant to be done on our own.
(289) 985-1307 View (289) 985-1307
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Chris Mullin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9E
Hi, I’m Chris. Let’s create a space where you can express yourself authentically and talk about some of the things going on in your life. Through our therapeutic work we can untangle the knotted string of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that may be creating stress. There are so many factors that impact mental health and that is why I strive to provide comprehensive support for all the different aspects of you. Through the strengths you already possess and a therapeutic approach that is personally tailored to you, we can work towards managing the difficulties inherent in life and empower you to reach your full potential.
Hi, I’m Chris. Let’s create a space where you can express yourself authentically and talk about some of the things going on in your life. Through our therapeutic work we can untangle the knotted string of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that may be creating stress. There are so many factors that impact mental health and that is why I strive to provide comprehensive support for all the different aspects of you. Through the strengths you already possess and a therapeutic approach that is personally tailored to you, we can work towards managing the difficulties inherent in life and empower you to reach your full potential.
(226) 455-1434 View (226) 455-1434
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Mahnoor Shaikh
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, ClinPsy, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Do you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression or just general sadness? Do you find it exhausting to sometimes continue with day-to-day activities? Do you struggle with negative thoughts and unresolved trauma? Acknowledging these feelings is the first step in your journey, reaching out for help is the next. I am here to help you through this process. Together, we will work on building healthy coping strategies catered specifically for your needs.
Do you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression or just general sadness? Do you find it exhausting to sometimes continue with day-to-day activities? Do you struggle with negative thoughts and unresolved trauma? Acknowledging these feelings is the first step in your journey, reaching out for help is the next. I am here to help you through this process. Together, we will work on building healthy coping strategies catered specifically for your needs.
(289) 276-6023 View (289) 276-6023
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Momna Sajid
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my goal is to assist clients in processing events rather than simply moving past their issues. I believe in encouraging couples, families, and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and complex trauma to analyze their situations and navigate the difficulties in life. Together, we work on developing tools and strategies to handle difficult emotions and improve overall well-being.
As a therapist, my goal is to assist clients in processing events rather than simply moving past their issues. I believe in encouraging couples, families, and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and complex trauma to analyze their situations and navigate the difficulties in life. Together, we work on developing tools and strategies to handle difficult emotions and improve overall well-being.
(226) 408-4496 View (226) 408-4496
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Waleed Riaz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Do you find yourself worrying about situations that may or could happen? Do you feel low, unmotivated, and hopeless? Do you find it difficult to cope with stress, or do you cope with distress through avoidance or substances? If so, you may be in the right place at the right time, let's connect! My specialty is working with males, females, and unspecified youth and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders, and stress. I have extensive experience working with people of colour. You deserve to live your best life, free from the weight of anxiety, depression, and the weight of others' misunderstandings.
Do you find yourself worrying about situations that may or could happen? Do you feel low, unmotivated, and hopeless? Do you find it difficult to cope with stress, or do you cope with distress through avoidance or substances? If so, you may be in the right place at the right time, let's connect! My specialty is working with males, females, and unspecified youth and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders, and stress. I have extensive experience working with people of colour. You deserve to live your best life, free from the weight of anxiety, depression, and the weight of others' misunderstandings.
(647) 291-8045 View (647) 291-8045
Photo of Jeneale Reynolds, MSW , RSW, Registered Social Worker
Jeneale Reynolds
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Life is dynamic! And as we venture through the mountaintop moments and the valley times, having support is an essential component of our overall wellness. The right support can make a world of difference when navigating through our journeys. It is always my sincere privilege to support individuals by walking alongside them as a support to help unpack and tread through their experiences. Whether it’s offering encouragement, insight, or strategies. My work is rooted in challenging folks to overcome their battles and unleashing their own inner strength. I am here to walk with you!
Life is dynamic! And as we venture through the mountaintop moments and the valley times, having support is an essential component of our overall wellness. The right support can make a world of difference when navigating through our journeys. It is always my sincere privilege to support individuals by walking alongside them as a support to help unpack and tread through their experiences. Whether it’s offering encouragement, insight, or strategies. My work is rooted in challenging folks to overcome their battles and unleashing their own inner strength. I am here to walk with you!
(289) 278-6728 View (289) 278-6728
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Sunita Sandhu
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9E  (Online Only)
With over a decade of experience as a Registered Psychotherapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals navigating mental health challenges. Specializing in areas such as life transitions, fertility/infertility, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and work stressors, I bring a wealth of expertise to address diverse concerns. My holistic approach centers around your individual needs and strengths. Employing client-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and collaborative perspectives, I integrate techniques from modalities such as neuroscience, emotion regulation, solution-focused, attachment, and Schema therapy.
With over a decade of experience as a Registered Psychotherapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals navigating mental health challenges. Specializing in areas such as life transitions, fertility/infertility, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and work stressors, I bring a wealth of expertise to address diverse concerns. My holistic approach centers around your individual needs and strengths. Employing client-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and collaborative perspectives, I integrate techniques from modalities such as neuroscience, emotion regulation, solution-focused, attachment, and Schema therapy.
(343) 305-1091 View (343) 305-1091
Photo of Denise Taher, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Denise Taher
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Do you often feel anxious or uneasy? Do you struggle with disturbing and intrusive thoughts? Are your habits getting harder and harder to change? Life can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to defeat you. You don’t have to do this alone – if you’re considering taking the next step on your healing journey, or perhaps the first, I would be honoured to support you. My laid approach to counselling makes it easy for you to feel comfortable to explore your deepest, darkest problems, and become a better version of you. Welcome to your next chapter!
Do you often feel anxious or uneasy? Do you struggle with disturbing and intrusive thoughts? Are your habits getting harder and harder to change? Life can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to defeat you. You don’t have to do this alone – if you’re considering taking the next step on your healing journey, or perhaps the first, I would be honoured to support you. My laid approach to counselling makes it easy for you to feel comfortable to explore your deepest, darkest problems, and become a better version of you. Welcome to your next chapter!
(289) 210-6274 View (289) 210-6274
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Catherine Lutz (Formerly Chabot)
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Not accepting new clients
Caseload is currently full, therefore not accepting new clients! My primary goal is to establish a safe, secure, and non-judgmental environment for clients to share their story. I truly believe that everyone is doing the best they can, in each moment of life, given the environment they grew up in and the tools they have learned along the way.
Caseload is currently full, therefore not accepting new clients! My primary goal is to establish a safe, secure, and non-judgmental environment for clients to share their story. I truly believe that everyone is doing the best they can, in each moment of life, given the environment they grew up in and the tools they have learned along the way.
(289) 512-2671 View (289) 512-2671
Photo of Sana Huda, MA, RP, CCPA, Registered Psychotherapist
Sana Huda
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E  (Online Only)
Life has its’ ebbs and flows, I am here to support and guide you during times of change, along with times of stability. I am eager to learn more about you and help you achieve your goals, balance and empowerment in your life!
Life has its’ ebbs and flows, I am here to support and guide you during times of change, along with times of stability. I am eager to learn more about you and help you achieve your goals, balance and empowerment in your life!
(289) 207-6752 View (289) 207-6752
Photo of Nancy Tabiri, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Nancy Tabiri
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
Accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 207-6381 View (289) 207-6381
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Yasmeen Rafiq
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Welcome to Meaningful Connections! I’m Yasmeen Rafiq (MSW, RSW), a registered social worker servicing the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). I have been practicing for the past ten years. As a mom of three kids and a partner in an interracial marriage, I have had my fair share of struggles on the therapist’s couch. I’m passionate about genuinely giving back to others and myself, and I actively work on diversity and inclusion in mental health.
Welcome to Meaningful Connections! I’m Yasmeen Rafiq (MSW, RSW), a registered social worker servicing the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). I have been practicing for the past ten years. As a mom of three kids and a partner in an interracial marriage, I have had my fair share of struggles on the therapist’s couch. I’m passionate about genuinely giving back to others and myself, and I actively work on diversity and inclusion in mental health.
(289) 275-9129 View (289) 275-9129
Photo of Richin Joy - Bri Counselling, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Richin Joy - Bri Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with a passion for supporting people to face and overcome adversity, build resilience, and achieve their goals. I specialize in supporting children, youth, and adults who have experienced trauma, displayed at-risk behaviours, problems with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and social and relational issues. I am also trained in supporting families to improve their relationship and foster greater communication. I meet clients where they are and I am committed to treating clients with empathy, respect, and unconditional positive regard.
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with a passion for supporting people to face and overcome adversity, build resilience, and achieve their goals. I specialize in supporting children, youth, and adults who have experienced trauma, displayed at-risk behaviours, problems with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and social and relational issues. I am also trained in supporting families to improve their relationship and foster greater communication. I meet clients where they are and I am committed to treating clients with empathy, respect, and unconditional positive regard.
(289) 207-6720 View (289) 207-6720
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Marla Klinck
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Waitlist for new clients
As far as making it through the day goes, you have a 100% success rate - and I think that’s remarkable. You do hard things all the time and if you are still reading, it’s because there is a part of you that knows, we are not meant to do all the hard things alone. You deserve to have someone in your corner, we all do. Whether you are struggling a little or a lot, I am ready to provide support through personalized approaches that will be matched with your presenting concerns and make the most of the unique strengths you already possess. Let's do these hard things together! Please visit www.hellosparrow.ca to learn more.
As far as making it through the day goes, you have a 100% success rate - and I think that’s remarkable. You do hard things all the time and if you are still reading, it’s because there is a part of you that knows, we are not meant to do all the hard things alone. You deserve to have someone in your corner, we all do. Whether you are struggling a little or a lot, I am ready to provide support through personalized approaches that will be matched with your presenting concerns and make the most of the unique strengths you already possess. Let's do these hard things together! Please visit www.hellosparrow.ca to learn more.
(365) 364-1324 View (365) 364-1324
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Nandini Daljit
Registered Social Worker, BA/BSW, MSW, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9E
Over my 36 years of counselling I most enjoy working with clients who are committed and motivated to ‘do the work’. My expertise is focused in the areas of anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD. Most of my clients have priorities that compete with the time they have for self care so my style is to focus on facilitating the achievement of your counselling goals in a patient but progressive pace. For me, counselling is not a ‘one off’ thing, and I enjoy building lasting relationships with my clients who often come back for support as needed intermittently over the years.
Over my 36 years of counselling I most enjoy working with clients who are committed and motivated to ‘do the work’. My expertise is focused in the areas of anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD. Most of my clients have priorities that compete with the time they have for self care so my style is to focus on facilitating the achievement of your counselling goals in a patient but progressive pace. For me, counselling is not a ‘one off’ thing, and I enjoy building lasting relationships with my clients who often come back for support as needed intermittently over the years.
(289) 301-9532 View (289) 301-9532

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L9E

40+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in L9E who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
86% Self Esteem
83% Stress
74% Grief
71% Anger Management

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% SunLife
70% Green Shield Canada
70% Manulife

How Counsellors in L9E see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L9E?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.