Photo of Colleen Collins, Registered Psychotherapist in L9T, ON
Colleen Collins
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with chronic pain that affects your day-to-day functioning, relationships, and ability to focus at work or home? Do you feel exhausted or frustrated by constantly feeling pain and not being able to function like you used to? Do you wonder what life could be like pain-free or be able to manage your pain? More than ever people are experiencing chronic pain which results in time lost at work and an opioid crisis. You've probably tried physiotherapy, acupuncture, or massage therapy but nothing is working long-term for you. I believe that pain can be managed differently. Let's try a different approach together.
Do you struggle with chronic pain that affects your day-to-day functioning, relationships, and ability to focus at work or home? Do you feel exhausted or frustrated by constantly feeling pain and not being able to function like you used to? Do you wonder what life could be like pain-free or be able to manage your pain? More than ever people are experiencing chronic pain which results in time lost at work and an opioid crisis. You've probably tried physiotherapy, acupuncture, or massage therapy but nothing is working long-term for you. I believe that pain can be managed differently. Let's try a different approach together.
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Photo of Kersti A Abawi, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L9T, ON
Kersti A Abawi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RYT
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T
Clarity is my hope for each person I see, whether we use Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Narrative approaches, EMDR, Mindfulness, yoga, polyvagal theory, or creative arts expression. Regardless if your struggle is with depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, or trauma, clarity means a better awareness and understanding of yourself in the current situation. Knowing yourself allows you to make choices best for you, consciously. It can be challenging to unravel and understand all of the often conflicting messages we hear and give ourselves, but it is crucial. This is the work I will support and guide you in.
Clarity is my hope for each person I see, whether we use Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Narrative approaches, EMDR, Mindfulness, yoga, polyvagal theory, or creative arts expression. Regardless if your struggle is with depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, or trauma, clarity means a better awareness and understanding of yourself in the current situation. Knowing yourself allows you to make choices best for you, consciously. It can be challenging to unravel and understand all of the often conflicting messages we hear and give ourselves, but it is crucial. This is the work I will support and guide you in.
(365) 650-3168 View (365) 650-3168
Photo of Nicol Fraser, Registered Social Worker in L9T, ON
Nicol Fraser
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" Inspirational words by the great Mahatma Gandhi to support that you are not alone and you do not have to suffer in silence. Being a registered social worker for 20 years, and a certified clinical traumatologist, I have had the privilege of working extensively with individuals,children/adolescents and families across many diverse communities. In areas including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, family conflict, stress from life transitions, and trauma. A role in which I focus on empowerment, safety, healing, and self-realization.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" Inspirational words by the great Mahatma Gandhi to support that you are not alone and you do not have to suffer in silence. Being a registered social worker for 20 years, and a certified clinical traumatologist, I have had the privilege of working extensively with individuals,children/adolescents and families across many diverse communities. In areas including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, family conflict, stress from life transitions, and trauma. A role in which I focus on empowerment, safety, healing, and self-realization.
(855) 979-7238 View (855) 979-7238
Photo of Shahnaz Jafarzadeh, Registered Social Worker in L9T, ON
Shahnaz Jafarzadeh
Registered Social Worker, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T
I am a Registered Social Worker with extensive training and experience working with sexual abuse survivors, intimate partner violence survivors, and first responders. I work with teens (16+), adults and couples and am trained in a variety of therapeutic treatment modalities. I am skilled in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, panic attack, depression, anger management, parenting, relationship Issue and family issue. I have extensive work experience working with clients struggling with codependency, self-esteem, self-confidence, emotional dis-regulation , behavioural issues and family conflict issues.
I am a Registered Social Worker with extensive training and experience working with sexual abuse survivors, intimate partner violence survivors, and first responders. I work with teens (16+), adults and couples and am trained in a variety of therapeutic treatment modalities. I am skilled in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, panic attack, depression, anger management, parenting, relationship Issue and family issue. I have extensive work experience working with clients struggling with codependency, self-esteem, self-confidence, emotional dis-regulation , behavioural issues and family conflict issues.
(289) 301-8306 View (289) 301-8306
Photo of Feyza Kilic, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L9T, ON
Feyza Kilic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T
Are you or your kid feeling weighed down by unpleasant emotions, overthinking, or struggling to cope with a difficult situation? My therapy room offers a safe space for you to explore your feelings and receive professional support. Life can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face it alone. I'm here to provide you with the safety, compassion, and encouragement you need to navigate the life's ups and downs.
Are you or your kid feeling weighed down by unpleasant emotions, overthinking, or struggling to cope with a difficult situation? My therapy room offers a safe space for you to explore your feelings and receive professional support. Life can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face it alone. I'm here to provide you with the safety, compassion, and encouragement you need to navigate the life's ups and downs.
(289) 271-0626 View (289) 271-0626
Photo of Colleen Dalton, Registered Social Worker in L9T, ON
Colleen Dalton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T
Now Offering: Walk and Talk Therapy! You are ready to create change in your life. You may feel alone and not sure where to begin. I will walk along side you and teach you the skills to empower yourself, to explore how you can move forward and live more fully. I work from a culturally responsive, anti oppressive, strengths based focus. My focus is on providing you with tools that will allow you enhance your life.
Now Offering: Walk and Talk Therapy! You are ready to create change in your life. You may feel alone and not sure where to begin. I will walk along side you and teach you the skills to empower yourself, to explore how you can move forward and live more fully. I work from a culturally responsive, anti oppressive, strengths based focus. My focus is on providing you with tools that will allow you enhance your life.
(365) 800-1828 View (365) 800-1828
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Farokh Farhadi
Registered Psychotherapist, MCP
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals reach emotional and mental wellness. My approach is centered on creating a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for you to explore and process your experiences, emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. I specialize in a range of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, and relationship issues, as well as non-clinical issues such as life dissatisfaction, life transitions, identity, values, self-esteem, life skills, and career.
I am passionate about helping individuals reach emotional and mental wellness. My approach is centered on creating a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for you to explore and process your experiences, emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. I specialize in a range of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, and relationship issues, as well as non-clinical issues such as life dissatisfaction, life transitions, identity, values, self-esteem, life skills, and career.
(289) 210-6221 View (289) 210-6221
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Milton Psychotherapy Centre-Accepting New Clients
RSSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T
Your journey in therapy will never be the same as someone else's journey. At Milton Psychotherapy Centre, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, personalized, and creative mental health services to help our client's find the relief and connection that they are needing. Our team of approachable, down-to-earth, highly skilled therapists specialize in working with a variety of populations: children, teens, adults, couples, families. We specialize in addressing challenges related to relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive compulsive behaviour, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, intimate partner violence, PTSD.
Your journey in therapy will never be the same as someone else's journey. At Milton Psychotherapy Centre, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, personalized, and creative mental health services to help our client's find the relief and connection that they are needing. Our team of approachable, down-to-earth, highly skilled therapists specialize in working with a variety of populations: children, teens, adults, couples, families. We specialize in addressing challenges related to relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive compulsive behaviour, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, intimate partner violence, PTSD.
(905) 878-3543 View (905) 878-3543
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Tanya Norton-Zhao
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Tanya and I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the province of Ontario. I work primarily with children, adolescents, and their families to help support them through the transitions and changes that all families encounter - whether it's the start or change of school, changes within the family structure, or changes associated with puberty and development, etc.
My name is Tanya and I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the province of Ontario. I work primarily with children, adolescents, and their families to help support them through the transitions and changes that all families encounter - whether it's the start or change of school, changes within the family structure, or changes associated with puberty and development, etc.
(877) 721-2611 x106 View (877) 721-2611 x106
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Kendra Gordon
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA(ECS)
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T
Welcome to a safe space dedicated to nurturing the growth and well-being of both children and parents. As a passionate Child Development and Parenting Therapist with over 10 years of experience, I am committed to supporting all families on their journey to fostering healthy relationships, emotional resilience, and developmental milestones. Through a holistic approach, and specifically tailored plan to your unique families goals and values I strive to create an environment where every child's unique needs are understood, and parents are equipped with the tools and insights to navigate the intricate terrain of parenthood.
Welcome to a safe space dedicated to nurturing the growth and well-being of both children and parents. As a passionate Child Development and Parenting Therapist with over 10 years of experience, I am committed to supporting all families on their journey to fostering healthy relationships, emotional resilience, and developmental milestones. Through a holistic approach, and specifically tailored plan to your unique families goals and values I strive to create an environment where every child's unique needs are understood, and parents are equipped with the tools and insights to navigate the intricate terrain of parenthood.
(289) 274-7979 View (289) 274-7979
Photo of Kathy Hotte-Havenaar - Accepting New Clients, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L9T, ON
Kathy Hotte-Havenaar - Accepting New Clients
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T
I am passionate about supporting children (7+), teens, and adults who experience anxiety, stress, low mood, feeling lost, overwhelmed, and life transitions. I am sensitive and affirming to individuals who identify as highly sensitive or neurodiverse (ex., ADHD). I support individuals struggling with parent-child attachment, relationship-attachments, communication challenges, relationship breakdowns, emotion regulation, self-esteem issues, intimate partner violence, and addictions.
I am passionate about supporting children (7+), teens, and adults who experience anxiety, stress, low mood, feeling lost, overwhelmed, and life transitions. I am sensitive and affirming to individuals who identify as highly sensitive or neurodiverse (ex., ADHD). I support individuals struggling with parent-child attachment, relationship-attachments, communication challenges, relationship breakdowns, emotion regulation, self-esteem issues, intimate partner violence, and addictions.
(647) 697-8321 View (647) 697-8321
Photo of Sidra Junaid With Advocating Hope, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in L9T, ON
Sidra Junaid With Advocating Hope
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T  (Online Only)
You search for therapists but don’t know if you will go through the session because you’re afraid of what you might discover? Sometimes you may not even know why you feel the way you do. As a full time working mother, I get how hard it is to always be stressed, to feel frustrated, and overwhelmed. It’s hard prioritizing mental health when you are already burdened with so many responsibilities whether finances, home, kids, school, or work. Except, when you finally do put yourself first you realize how liberating it is...to be in control of your emotions, to have the coping mechanisms to help you through the difficult days...
You search for therapists but don’t know if you will go through the session because you’re afraid of what you might discover? Sometimes you may not even know why you feel the way you do. As a full time working mother, I get how hard it is to always be stressed, to feel frustrated, and overwhelmed. It’s hard prioritizing mental health when you are already burdened with so many responsibilities whether finances, home, kids, school, or work. Except, when you finally do put yourself first you realize how liberating it is...to be in control of your emotions, to have the coping mechanisms to help you through the difficult days...
(365) 654-3699 View (365) 654-3699
Photo of Lorraine Imbarlina-Ramos - Accepting New Clients, Registered Social Worker in L9T, ON
Lorraine Imbarlina-Ramos - Accepting New Clients
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T
I am a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, and families on a wide range of issues. I see it is as a privilege to be a part of my clients’ healing journey and seek to offer them a safe space to feel seen, heard, and respected. People seek therapy for many reasons. Whatever your reason, I believe your decision to start therapy is a sign of strength, a belief that problems can become more manageable, and that life can be more fulfilling. My goal is to serve as a professionally trained ally in your therapy to help foster growth, healing and wholeness.
I am a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, and families on a wide range of issues. I see it is as a privilege to be a part of my clients’ healing journey and seek to offer them a safe space to feel seen, heard, and respected. People seek therapy for many reasons. Whatever your reason, I believe your decision to start therapy is a sign of strength, a belief that problems can become more manageable, and that life can be more fulfilling. My goal is to serve as a professionally trained ally in your therapy to help foster growth, healing and wholeness.
(647) 697-8321 View (647) 697-8321
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Trish Soltysiak
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T
I am a Registered Social Worker with over 10 years of clinical experience supporting teens, young adults, and families. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and various mood and personality disorders within the 14-24 year old population. I am passionate about helping my clients stabilize their mental health using mindfulness based stress reduction, expressive arts and creativity, physical activity, emotion focused therapy. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a Registered Social Worker with over 10 years of clinical experience supporting teens, young adults, and families. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and various mood and personality disorders within the 14-24 year old population. I am passionate about helping my clients stabilize their mental health using mindfulness based stress reduction, expressive arts and creativity, physical activity, emotion focused therapy. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
(289) 806-1168 View (289) 806-1168
Photo of Dr. Abid Azam, Psychologist in L9T, ON
Dr. Abid Azam
Psychologist, PhD, MSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T
I am a Clinical and Health Psychologist especially interested in working with people with concerns related to: anxiety, trauma, and mood-related conditions, workplace issues, life direction concerns, as well as lifestyle and psychological adjustments to chronic health problems (e.g. chronic pain, IBS, substance use). My approach involves placing your present concerns within the context of your personality, personal history, and goals and values. I focus first on deep listening and developing a shared, collaborative understanding of your concerns.
I am a Clinical and Health Psychologist especially interested in working with people with concerns related to: anxiety, trauma, and mood-related conditions, workplace issues, life direction concerns, as well as lifestyle and psychological adjustments to chronic health problems (e.g. chronic pain, IBS, substance use). My approach involves placing your present concerns within the context of your personality, personal history, and goals and values. I focus first on deep listening and developing a shared, collaborative understanding of your concerns.
(365) 800-0936 x116 View (365) 800-0936 x116
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Bloom Counselling Services
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T
Here at Bloom I believe in modern day counselling. I value and feel honored being a part of your journey during your most vulnerable time. My goal is to build an incredible therapeutic relationship to support you in peeling back the layers and helping you to self-discovery and healing. Counselling is a chance to openly express yourself and your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental and unbiased environment. This will allow you to achieve peace and contentment, clarity and direction in your life. There are little bits of sunshine all around us if we look in the right places.
Here at Bloom I believe in modern day counselling. I value and feel honored being a part of your journey during your most vulnerable time. My goal is to build an incredible therapeutic relationship to support you in peeling back the layers and helping you to self-discovery and healing. Counselling is a chance to openly express yourself and your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental and unbiased environment. This will allow you to achieve peace and contentment, clarity and direction in your life. There are little bits of sunshine all around us if we look in the right places.
(289) 271-0926 View (289) 271-0926
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Alicia Dance Counselling Services
RSSW, CP
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T
Currently accepting clients for Individual and Couples therapy. 5X Readers Choice Award Winning Practice. I deeply value and respect that I am being invited into important personal situations, thoughts and vulnerabilities. I am here to help you find coping skills that will help you move forward. The therapy approach will be tailored to meet your specific needs. My clients say, they feel so comfortable talking to me and notice great results! Feel free to text.
Currently accepting clients for Individual and Couples therapy. 5X Readers Choice Award Winning Practice. I deeply value and respect that I am being invited into important personal situations, thoughts and vulnerabilities. I am here to help you find coping skills that will help you move forward. The therapy approach will be tailored to meet your specific needs. My clients say, they feel so comfortable talking to me and notice great results! Feel free to text.
(416) 567-2463 View (416) 567-2463
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Vanessa Maharaj
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L9T  (Online Only)
There are likely times when you feel that you are running on empty and can’t catch your breath. When you feel like you’ve lost yourself and life is falling apart. Feeling stress, worry, disconnected and alone can all start to negatively impact our lives. My goal is to help you navigate these experiences and offer a space for new ideas. I want to help you begin to feel more like yourself, worry less and find balance in your life. Take your time finding a therapist that's a good fit for you! Follow me on Instagram @vanessa_therapy, view my website or Linkedin profile to learn more.
There are likely times when you feel that you are running on empty and can’t catch your breath. When you feel like you’ve lost yourself and life is falling apart. Feeling stress, worry, disconnected and alone can all start to negatively impact our lives. My goal is to help you navigate these experiences and offer a space for new ideas. I want to help you begin to feel more like yourself, worry less and find balance in your life. Take your time finding a therapist that's a good fit for you! Follow me on Instagram @vanessa_therapy, view my website or Linkedin profile to learn more.
(647) 249-7343 View (647) 249-7343
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Helena Vulic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T
Anxiety and depression are tough, but I believe that the human spirit is tougher. My area of interest is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), specifically a subtype called PureO. I journey with individuals as they navigate difficult times in their lives and rediscover their strength, resilience, confidence, and most importantly, renew their sense of hope. I approach therapy from a solution focused angle and equip clients with tools that help them manage their depression and anxiety so that they can re-engage their lives in a joyous and meaningful way. Sometimes, we need a little help remembering how amazing we are.
Anxiety and depression are tough, but I believe that the human spirit is tougher. My area of interest is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), specifically a subtype called PureO. I journey with individuals as they navigate difficult times in their lives and rediscover their strength, resilience, confidence, and most importantly, renew their sense of hope. I approach therapy from a solution focused angle and equip clients with tools that help them manage their depression and anxiety so that they can re-engage their lives in a joyous and meaningful way. Sometimes, we need a little help remembering how amazing we are.
(365) 658-6002 View (365) 658-6002
Photo of Todd Murphy, Psychologist in L9T, ON
Todd Murphy
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Milton, ON L9T
Dr. Todd Murphy is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist based in Milton ON, working with both individuals and couples across a range of issues and problem areas. He has worked in private practice since 2004. His approach relies upon up-to-date research and established practices, including, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Dr. Todd Murphy is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist based in Milton ON, working with both individuals and couples across a range of issues and problem areas. He has worked in private practice since 2004. His approach relies upon up-to-date research and established practices, including, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
(855) 980-7246 View (855) 980-7246

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Number of Counsellors in L9T

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L9T who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
75% Coping Skills
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% SunLife
66% Green Shield Canada
66% Manulife

How Counsellors in L9T see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L9T?

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.