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Cathy Miller Nurse Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orangeville, ON L9V  (Online Only)
I practice psychotherapy with individual adults 21 and over with a focus on depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and learning to live a more meaningful life, day-to-day. As a long-time practitioner of meditation and mindfulness, I like to introduce clients to the benefits of both when it's appropriate. I work with every client to establish therapeutic goals and create a treatment plan based on their particular life experiences and needs. I try hard to empower every client to make the most of the strengths they already have and provide them with tools to build on those strengths and develop new ones.
I practice psychotherapy with individual adults 21 and over with a focus on depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and learning to live a more meaningful life, day-to-day. As a long-time practitioner of meditation and mindfulness, I like to introduce clients to the benefits of both when it's appropriate. I work with every client to establish therapeutic goals and create a treatment plan based on their particular life experiences and needs. I try hard to empower every client to make the most of the strengths they already have and provide them with tools to build on those strengths and develop new ones.
(226) 916-5509 View (226) 916-5509
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Rosalinde Tamburro
BFA, MA, ExAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelburne, ON L9V  (Online Only)
Children and adolescents need support now more than ever. As an Expressive Arts Therapist, I am passionate about helping young people tap into their full potential. Through my holistic, whole-child approach, I see your child for who they are - the child behind the diagnosis, the child behind the disappointing report cards and the child behind the pointing fingers of their peers. I will take my time to get to know your child, to gain their trust, to develop a relationship, and when they're ready, work from a resource-oriented perspective. Every child has so much to offer... it's just a matter of helping them to uncover it all.
Children and adolescents need support now more than ever. As an Expressive Arts Therapist, I am passionate about helping young people tap into their full potential. Through my holistic, whole-child approach, I see your child for who they are - the child behind the diagnosis, the child behind the disappointing report cards and the child behind the pointing fingers of their peers. I will take my time to get to know your child, to gain their trust, to develop a relationship, and when they're ready, work from a resource-oriented perspective. Every child has so much to offer... it's just a matter of helping them to uncover it all.
(289) 207-7678 View (289) 207-7678
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Shanna Budzinsky
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, ACwD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelburne, ON L9V  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who has been practicing for 6 years. I provide therapy for people who would like support addressing concerns including: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Family or Relationship Issues, Communication Problems, Unhealthy or Problematic Coping Strategies, Grief, Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing. I empower people to address these concerns by taking a curious, collaborative and caring approach to therapy. My approach is really about getting to know you as a person first and then working together in a way that is unique to your needs and draws on your strengths!
Hello! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who has been practicing for 6 years. I provide therapy for people who would like support addressing concerns including: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Family or Relationship Issues, Communication Problems, Unhealthy or Problematic Coping Strategies, Grief, Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing. I empower people to address these concerns by taking a curious, collaborative and caring approach to therapy. My approach is really about getting to know you as a person first and then working together in a way that is unique to your needs and draws on your strengths!
(226) 407-5057 View (226) 407-5057
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Raymond M Moore
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ICADC, ICCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelburne, ON L9V
If you have accessed psychology today, you're likely serious about making some changes in your life. Change can be scary and challenging, however with proper support and motivation it is possible! Change is possible! I will work with you to establish skills to help you reach your goal of healing and progressing. My focus is on moving forward and re-discovering your greatness! Emotional pain often blinds people from seeing the strengths and qualities that make us great. I work as a clinical director at a treatment facility in Cookstown, Ontario and offer private sessions. Please call for further details! Chat soon :)
If you have accessed psychology today, you're likely serious about making some changes in your life. Change can be scary and challenging, however with proper support and motivation it is possible! Change is possible! I will work with you to establish skills to help you reach your goal of healing and progressing. My focus is on moving forward and re-discovering your greatness! Emotional pain often blinds people from seeing the strengths and qualities that make us great. I work as a clinical director at a treatment facility in Cookstown, Ontario and offer private sessions. Please call for further details! Chat soon :)
(226) 756-0197 View (226) 756-0197
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Sarah Kaulback
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Shelburne, ON L9V
There may be events from your past/present time that you wan to gain a better understanding of and process, or there may be future goals you would like to achieve. The Counselling process can allow you to dig deeper into your core beliefs, assumption and values. Does your mind run a mile a minute, even when you are trying to sleep? Do you worry over things you have no control? Do you focus on the past? Are you finding it hard to concentrate or stay motivated? Are your negative thoughts more active than positive? Regardless of the name we call counselling, therapy, etc...... I call it SUPPORT
There may be events from your past/present time that you wan to gain a better understanding of and process, or there may be future goals you would like to achieve. The Counselling process can allow you to dig deeper into your core beliefs, assumption and values. Does your mind run a mile a minute, even when you are trying to sleep? Do you worry over things you have no control? Do you focus on the past? Are you finding it hard to concentrate or stay motivated? Are your negative thoughts more active than positive? Regardless of the name we call counselling, therapy, etc...... I call it SUPPORT
(226) 799-4870 View (226) 799-4870
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Connecting Families Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orangeville, ON L9V  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have you been struggling with getting along as a couple or family? Are you worried about your child or teenager's emotional well being? Are you having trouble being on the same page with your spouse about parenting? You may find answers with some guidance and support through couple and family counselling services. As I have a lot of experience working in mental health field, I have witnessed that early intervention is key in coping with couple and family conflicts to develop secure attachments.
Have you been struggling with getting along as a couple or family? Are you worried about your child or teenager's emotional well being? Are you having trouble being on the same page with your spouse about parenting? You may find answers with some guidance and support through couple and family counselling services. As I have a lot of experience working in mental health field, I have witnessed that early intervention is key in coping with couple and family conflicts to develop secure attachments.
(844) 253-4220 View (844) 253-4220
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Kathy Lynn Payne
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, HBSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shelburne, ON L9V  (Online Only)
Are you in the process of divorce, or going through a breakup? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one, cherished pet, or relationship? I can help you with all of the above and more. I have personal experience with divorce and feel that it gives me special understanding and the ability to connect with others in a similar situation. My approach is very down-to-earth and tailored to each individual client, couple, or family. Using solution-focused therapy, we will discuss your best hopes for the future and see what you already possess to move you along in your journey towards those hopes. I look forward to walking along with you.
Are you in the process of divorce, or going through a breakup? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one, cherished pet, or relationship? I can help you with all of the above and more. I have personal experience with divorce and feel that it gives me special understanding and the ability to connect with others in a similar situation. My approach is very down-to-earth and tailored to each individual client, couple, or family. Using solution-focused therapy, we will discuss your best hopes for the future and see what you already possess to move you along in your journey towards those hopes. I look forward to walking along with you.
(519) 939-7575 View (519) 939-7575
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Jessica Ward
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello! I'm glad you're here! I believe that therapy should be a human experience where individuals feel supported in exploring vulnerable parts of themselves at their own pace and on their own terms. During our time together you can expect compassion, curiosity, lots of metaphors and a little bit of humour. Whatever you may be struggling with, I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. I offer sessions online, over the phone and in person in Barrie, Ontario
Hello! I'm glad you're here! I believe that therapy should be a human experience where individuals feel supported in exploring vulnerable parts of themselves at their own pace and on their own terms. During our time together you can expect compassion, curiosity, lots of metaphors and a little bit of humour. Whatever you may be struggling with, I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. I offer sessions online, over the phone and in person in Barrie, Ontario
(647) 453-4471 View (647) 453-4471
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Mitch McGoey
Registered Psychotherapist, BFA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling uneasy about seeing a therapist? I get it. My approach is private, confidential, and tailored to meet individuals where they are at. I’m here to create a space where you can be yourself without judgment. Along with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology, and a Bachelor's in Fine Art, I have a Diploma in Welding, and my background and experience working in the trades allow me to understand and appreciate the unique challenges that come from a variety of workplaces, including as a welder, over a decade in the restaurant industry, and as an outreach worker for people experiencing homelessness.
Feeling uneasy about seeing a therapist? I get it. My approach is private, confidential, and tailored to meet individuals where they are at. I’m here to create a space where you can be yourself without judgment. Along with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology, and a Bachelor's in Fine Art, I have a Diploma in Welding, and my background and experience working in the trades allow me to understand and appreciate the unique challenges that come from a variety of workplaces, including as a welder, over a decade in the restaurant industry, and as an outreach worker for people experiencing homelessness.
(249) 503-3882 View (249) 503-3882
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Kristi Moore
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
Mulmur, ON L9V
As a Registered Psychotherapist, I believe that every individual has the capacity for resilience, healing, and growth. I approach therapy as a collaborative, client-centered experience, where we will work together to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. I believe that an authentic, empathetic, and non-judgmental therapeutic alliance is the core foundation necessary to meaningful work and genuine progress. Deciding whether to embark on an individual therapy journey involves much consideration.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, I believe that every individual has the capacity for resilience, healing, and growth. I approach therapy as a collaborative, client-centered experience, where we will work together to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. I believe that an authentic, empathetic, and non-judgmental therapeutic alliance is the core foundation necessary to meaningful work and genuine progress. Deciding whether to embark on an individual therapy journey involves much consideration.
(548) 800-4341 View (548) 800-4341
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Mira Pinkus
Registered Psychotherapist, Gestalt, Somatic
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
When you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or generally difficult emotions, even the smallest of tasks can become overwhelming. This can bring up guilt and shame, feeding back into those depressive or anxious emotions, sometimes feeling like a never ending loop. It can be an incredibly frustrating and isolating experience. Relationships can feel strained, it may be challenging to communicate your experience or to receive support. Whether you feel yourself already at a breaking point or are starting to notice feelings of unease mounting up, therapy can be a place where you no longer have to hold these things alone.
When you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or generally difficult emotions, even the smallest of tasks can become overwhelming. This can bring up guilt and shame, feeding back into those depressive or anxious emotions, sometimes feeling like a never ending loop. It can be an incredibly frustrating and isolating experience. Relationships can feel strained, it may be challenging to communicate your experience or to receive support. Whether you feel yourself already at a breaking point or are starting to notice feelings of unease mounting up, therapy can be a place where you no longer have to hold these things alone.
(647) 697-4026 View (647) 697-4026
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Shanna-Kay Stephens
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelburne, ON L9V
Clients seek counselling for a variety of reasons - relationship difficulties, marital problems, workplace stress, parent-child conflict, family dysfunction, anger, depression, grief, and major losses and changes in their lives. At times people become tired of the way they perceive or undervalue themselves or conversely, they may be tired of communicating with their partners, children, and others in a non-effective way. This may create high stress levels, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness, and as a result they may feel lost, misunderstood, or caught in a never-ending cycle and are seeking a different outcome.
Clients seek counselling for a variety of reasons - relationship difficulties, marital problems, workplace stress, parent-child conflict, family dysfunction, anger, depression, grief, and major losses and changes in their lives. At times people become tired of the way they perceive or undervalue themselves or conversely, they may be tired of communicating with their partners, children, and others in a non-effective way. This may create high stress levels, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness, and as a result they may feel lost, misunderstood, or caught in a never-ending cycle and are seeking a different outcome.
(226) 916-5349 View (226) 916-5349
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Brook Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Shelburne, ON L9V
Hi there! Thank you for reading my profile! I am a Registered Social Worker with over 17 years experience providing support to children, youth and adults. I have worked across a variety of settings including children's mental health organizations, residential and day treatment programs, hospitals, family health teams and schools. I currently work in the education system and have a small private practice in Orangeville ON. I provide both in-person and virtual therapy to clients living in the province of Ontario.
Hi there! Thank you for reading my profile! I am a Registered Social Worker with over 17 years experience providing support to children, youth and adults. I have worked across a variety of settings including children's mental health organizations, residential and day treatment programs, hospitals, family health teams and schools. I currently work in the education system and have a small private practice in Orangeville ON. I provide both in-person and virtual therapy to clients living in the province of Ontario.
(548) 490-1011 View (548) 490-1011
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Jennifer Will
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Change, whether chosen or imposed, can be one of the most challenging of life's gifts. Working as a Therapist in the addiction and mental health field for 25 years has allowed me the privilege of working with individuals who, like me, face some difficulties that are seemingly too complex to work out on their own. Finding the right person to explore such sensitive and personal issues is no easy feat which is why providing an authentic and judgement-free space is at the heart of my therapy practice. I am accepting new clients for in-person and online therapy! Please visit my website for more information.
Change, whether chosen or imposed, can be one of the most challenging of life's gifts. Working as a Therapist in the addiction and mental health field for 25 years has allowed me the privilege of working with individuals who, like me, face some difficulties that are seemingly too complex to work out on their own. Finding the right person to explore such sensitive and personal issues is no easy feat which is why providing an authentic and judgement-free space is at the heart of my therapy practice. I am accepting new clients for in-person and online therapy! Please visit my website for more information.
(226) 407-0066 View (226) 407-0066
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Pamela Giarrizzo
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orangeville, ON L9V  (Online Only)
It can be a moving experience, to be truly heard and understood. These days, with all of life's distractions, sitting with someone for an hour, who is actively listening and interested in what you have to say can take getting used to! With therapy, we begin with where you are today. I meet you where you are at and we work together on what you need to feel better in your inner and outer world. I support folks who are struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, anger, codependency, relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, or spirituality. I am here to offer acceptance, curiosity, and a new perspective on what feels stuck in your life.
It can be a moving experience, to be truly heard and understood. These days, with all of life's distractions, sitting with someone for an hour, who is actively listening and interested in what you have to say can take getting used to! With therapy, we begin with where you are today. I meet you where you are at and we work together on what you need to feel better in your inner and outer world. I support folks who are struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, anger, codependency, relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, or spirituality. I am here to offer acceptance, curiosity, and a new perspective on what feels stuck in your life.
(289) 805-4719 View (289) 805-4719
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Jennifer Kerr
Registered Social Worker, RSSW, BASc
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I believe strongly in a client centered and humanistic approach in my counselling. I focus on ensuring my clients feel that they are in a non-judgmental zone and I encourage vulnerability and openness. I work with you and your nervous system by using psychodynamic and cognitive based treatments. I provide individual, couples counselling both in person and virtually. I am currently offering a discounted rate for my sessions as I am currently in the process of completing my Masters of Psychology Counselling.
I believe strongly in a client centered and humanistic approach in my counselling. I focus on ensuring my clients feel that they are in a non-judgmental zone and I encourage vulnerability and openness. I work with you and your nervous system by using psychodynamic and cognitive based treatments. I provide individual, couples counselling both in person and virtually. I am currently offering a discounted rate for my sessions as I am currently in the process of completing my Masters of Psychology Counselling.
(249) 702-0916 View (249) 702-0916
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WindHorse Psychology
MA, CPsych, Assoc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelburne, ON L9V
At WindHorse Psychology, our experienced clinicians provide caring and confidential psychological assessment & treatment services for children, teens, & adults. We help with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, illness, stress, parenting, workplace injury (WSIB), and informed care for First Responders. Treatment approaches include CBT, CPT, DBT, EMDR, & other modalities. Clinicians available also include Reg. Psychotherapists, MSW, RN, & a Wellness Coach (personalised nutrition/fitness plans). Psychoeducational Assessments are currently available.
At WindHorse Psychology, our experienced clinicians provide caring and confidential psychological assessment & treatment services for children, teens, & adults. We help with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, illness, stress, parenting, workplace injury (WSIB), and informed care for First Responders. Treatment approaches include CBT, CPT, DBT, EMDR, & other modalities. Clinicians available also include Reg. Psychotherapists, MSW, RN, & a Wellness Coach (personalised nutrition/fitness plans). Psychoeducational Assessments are currently available.
(289) 274-8287 View (289) 274-8287
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Meghan Lloyd
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelburne, ON L9V
Hi there, Are you looking for help for yourself or a loved one? If you don't know where to start I would be happy to guide you through this difficult time. If you know what you want/need then tell me and we will determine if I am a good fit for helping you with that plan! I am a registered social worker and an experienced psychotherapist. I help clients with their depression, anxiety, coping and adjustment challenges, & people in dependency (addictions) or mental health crises. I offer a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your needs, answer your questions, and see if I would be a good fit for you.
Hi there, Are you looking for help for yourself or a loved one? If you don't know where to start I would be happy to guide you through this difficult time. If you know what you want/need then tell me and we will determine if I am a good fit for helping you with that plan! I am a registered social worker and an experienced psychotherapist. I help clients with their depression, anxiety, coping and adjustment challenges, & people in dependency (addictions) or mental health crises. I offer a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your needs, answer your questions, and see if I would be a good fit for you.
(226) 243-6955 View (226) 243-6955
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Bloom iCounseling
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BA, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orangeville, ON L9V  (Online Only)
Bloom iCounselling provides online counselling to individuals who are looking to live happier and healthier lives. I help people live more fulfilled and happier lives by helping each individual take advantage of the opportunities they have in their life and be grateful for the present situation.
Bloom iCounselling provides online counselling to individuals who are looking to live happier and healthier lives. I help people live more fulfilled and happier lives by helping each individual take advantage of the opportunities they have in their life and be grateful for the present situation.
(647) 885-4026 View (647) 885-4026
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Delanie Jane Sanginesi
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MEd , MA , RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Currently taking female/female-identifying clients only. Often, what gets in the way of having a meaningful, fulfilling life can be unresolved internal barriers that we might not even be aware of. Relational psychotherapy provides a place where we can explore these patterns, beliefs, and narratives, begin to author a new story, foster new awareness, and equip ourselves with a new set of tools. Ultimately, psychotherapy creates a space for the transformation we are yearning for. Using a number of integrative approaches, I help clients move closer to their potential - freeing them from unhelpful narratives and behaviours.
Currently taking female/female-identifying clients only. Often, what gets in the way of having a meaningful, fulfilling life can be unresolved internal barriers that we might not even be aware of. Relational psychotherapy provides a place where we can explore these patterns, beliefs, and narratives, begin to author a new story, foster new awareness, and equip ourselves with a new set of tools. Ultimately, psychotherapy creates a space for the transformation we are yearning for. Using a number of integrative approaches, I help clients move closer to their potential - freeing them from unhelpful narratives and behaviours.
(289) 272-7373 View (289) 272-7373

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L9V

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in L9V who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Green Shield Canada
50% Blue Cross
50% SunLife

How Counsellors in L9V see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L9V?

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.