Therapists in M1C

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Joanna Marriage
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
4 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
If you are feeling overwhelmed, I work to create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you will be seen and heard. You may be going through a difficult situation, a time of transition, a significant loss, or struggling to feel okay. You may need extra support or therapeutic tools to get you through this difficult time. I will be here to listen, support, give you the tools you need, and cheer you on.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, I work to create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you will be seen and heard. You may be going through a difficult situation, a time of transition, a significant loss, or struggling to feel okay. You may need extra support or therapeutic tools to get you through this difficult time. I will be here to listen, support, give you the tools you need, and cheer you on.
(289) 207-7579 View (289) 207-7579
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Summaya Syed
Registered Social Worker, Hons BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, RP (Q)
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Every healing journey is different. As to foster an environment conducive to your healing process, I work to ensure a safe and non-judgmental space for you. My practice includes a collaborative approach alongside therapies such as dialectical behaviour therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Working with clients experiencing hopelessness, emptiness, self-destructive behaviours, intense emotions, unstable relationships, and troubles communicating effectively in their interpersonal relationships constitutes much of my background in this field.
Every healing journey is different. As to foster an environment conducive to your healing process, I work to ensure a safe and non-judgmental space for you. My practice includes a collaborative approach alongside therapies such as dialectical behaviour therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Working with clients experiencing hopelessness, emptiness, self-destructive behaviours, intense emotions, unstable relationships, and troubles communicating effectively in their interpersonal relationships constitutes much of my background in this field.
(289) 806-2146 View (289) 806-2146
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Amita Singh
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MEd, RP
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, my name is Amita (rhymes with Anita). Welcome to my page. I am a woman of colour from a Caribbean background, with years of experience working with youth, new immigrants to Canada, and in university and college settings with people from all walks of life. I understand that seeking therapy might feel a little uncomfortable at first so I want you to know that together we will work at your pace to create a therapeutic relationship that is comfortable and tailored to your needs.
Hi, my name is Amita (rhymes with Anita). Welcome to my page. I am a woman of colour from a Caribbean background, with years of experience working with youth, new immigrants to Canada, and in university and college settings with people from all walks of life. I understand that seeking therapy might feel a little uncomfortable at first so I want you to know that together we will work at your pace to create a therapeutic relationship that is comfortable and tailored to your needs.
(289) 276-7253 View (289) 276-7253
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Zeba Luxmore
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist with 15+ years of clinical experience. In therapy, I support my clients by providing a safe space to explore issues, better understand where they are coming from and making the changes they want to. Whether you're struggling with a life change, relationship concerns, current stressors, or issues from the past, this is a space where you can explore feelings, gain perspective, connection and support. My style as a therapist is warm, open and accepting. I practice from a strengths based, trauma informed framework and use a psychodynamic lens to better understand the root of the problem.
I am a registered psychotherapist with 15+ years of clinical experience. In therapy, I support my clients by providing a safe space to explore issues, better understand where they are coming from and making the changes they want to. Whether you're struggling with a life change, relationship concerns, current stressors, or issues from the past, this is a space where you can explore feelings, gain perspective, connection and support. My style as a therapist is warm, open and accepting. I practice from a strengths based, trauma informed framework and use a psychodynamic lens to better understand the root of the problem.
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Shirley Lo-Cadotte
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Frustrated and overwhelmed? Is your closest relationship struggling under the weight of misunderstandings, frustrations and resentments? You would give anything to feel accepted, appreciated and loved again. Or perhaps you’re at a lost about how to parent and support your child who struggles with attention, impulsivity or emotions. Your child may be feeling stressed that they can’t seem to behave in a way they know they should. You may be feeling exhausted and angry that you can’t be the partner or parent you know you can be. These are all typical feelings and experiences for individuals and families impacted by ADHD or autism.
Frustrated and overwhelmed? Is your closest relationship struggling under the weight of misunderstandings, frustrations and resentments? You would give anything to feel accepted, appreciated and loved again. Or perhaps you’re at a lost about how to parent and support your child who struggles with attention, impulsivity or emotions. Your child may be feeling stressed that they can’t seem to behave in a way they know they should. You may be feeling exhausted and angry that you can’t be the partner or parent you know you can be. These are all typical feelings and experiences for individuals and families impacted by ADHD or autism.
(647) 905-9319 View (647) 905-9319
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Theepana Siva
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated therapist who embraces a client-centered and holistic approach to counselling. Understanding that each individual is unique, I integrate various therapeutic modalities tailored to your specific needs. As a person of color and a member of minority communities, I recognize the significance of providing a safe, judgment-free space where you can be heard, accepted, and feel comfortable sharing your story. I specialize in integrating psychodynamic, CBT, and EFT modalities to offer personalized support for individuals navigating challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and personal development.
I am a dedicated therapist who embraces a client-centered and holistic approach to counselling. Understanding that each individual is unique, I integrate various therapeutic modalities tailored to your specific needs. As a person of color and a member of minority communities, I recognize the significance of providing a safe, judgment-free space where you can be heard, accepted, and feel comfortable sharing your story. I specialize in integrating psychodynamic, CBT, and EFT modalities to offer personalized support for individuals navigating challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and personal development.
(289) 276-8228 View (289) 276-8228
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Shola Akingbala
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, PGDip, CBT, RP-Q
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in the province of Ontario and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I'm also an accredited Psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, in England United Kingdom. I utilize an integrative approach in my therapy sessions which is based on evidence-based treatment such as CBT, Trauma Focused Therapy, MCBT, DBT, ACT and Counselling.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in the province of Ontario and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I'm also an accredited Psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, in England United Kingdom. I utilize an integrative approach in my therapy sessions which is based on evidence-based treatment such as CBT, Trauma Focused Therapy, MCBT, DBT, ACT and Counselling.
(289) 272-0045 View (289) 272-0045
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Reed Hilton-Eddy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
NEW Saturday and evening openings! Email me to set up a free consult. Are you struggling with feelings of stress and worry? Are you experiencing feeling stuck, overwhelmed, fear of failure, or focused on the ‘what if’? Maybe you are transitioning from high school to post-secondary, from school to work, or to or from parental leave. Let’s work together to explore how you can live your most authentic self as you navigate life’s challenges. For most of my career, I have worked in post-secondary settings where I support clients ages 18+. I have extensive knowledge of disability-related issues as well ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
NEW Saturday and evening openings! Email me to set up a free consult. Are you struggling with feelings of stress and worry? Are you experiencing feeling stuck, overwhelmed, fear of failure, or focused on the ‘what if’? Maybe you are transitioning from high school to post-secondary, from school to work, or to or from parental leave. Let’s work together to explore how you can live your most authentic self as you navigate life’s challenges. For most of my career, I have worked in post-secondary settings where I support clients ages 18+. I have extensive knowledge of disability-related issues as well ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
(289) 273-8355 View (289) 273-8355
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Vivien Rekkas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our lives can get painful and confusing. I specialize in helping adults and youth (16+) experiencing distress (depression, anger, trauma), complex family dynamics, and challenging life transitions, including adolescence, separation, midlife changes and grief. My style is integrative and draws across several modalities. I provide a safe space to explore your feelings and practice important adjustments that will serve you better. Together, we will take note of beliefs and behaviours that are damaging and unproductive; explore feelings that want to surface; and work on strategies for moving forward with greater joy and freedom.
Our lives can get painful and confusing. I specialize in helping adults and youth (16+) experiencing distress (depression, anger, trauma), complex family dynamics, and challenging life transitions, including adolescence, separation, midlife changes and grief. My style is integrative and draws across several modalities. I provide a safe space to explore your feelings and practice important adjustments that will serve you better. Together, we will take note of beliefs and behaviours that are damaging and unproductive; explore feelings that want to surface; and work on strategies for moving forward with greater joy and freedom.
(289) 797-3005 View (289) 797-3005
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Jessica Arruda
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Life is an incredible journey that can be invigorating and magical but can also challenge and knock us off our feet. There are times when we struggle to find the joy in life, to process our emotions and to be overwhelmed by our feelings. It can be challenging to know what is our next step when we are drowning in the stressors of life. It takes incredible courage to recognise when we are struggling, and understand that it takes strength to reach out for support when we have tried everything in our toolbox. My role as your therapist is to understand and meet you where you are at, and support you in your journey of healing.
Life is an incredible journey that can be invigorating and magical but can also challenge and knock us off our feet. There are times when we struggle to find the joy in life, to process our emotions and to be overwhelmed by our feelings. It can be challenging to know what is our next step when we are drowning in the stressors of life. It takes incredible courage to recognise when we are struggling, and understand that it takes strength to reach out for support when we have tried everything in our toolbox. My role as your therapist is to understand and meet you where you are at, and support you in your journey of healing.
(289) 212-6695 View (289) 212-6695
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Dunia Al-Attar
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
I am passionate about the process of holistic healing. After completing a BA in Psychology, I spent 12 years in the field learning about people from various populations including disabilities, mental health, dual-diagnosis, acculturation, concurrent disorders, foster care, and justice involvement. I developed a preference to support and walk alongside people through their journey, completing a Master's in Social Work in 2021. My work experiences have included the school board, Canadian Mental Health Association, and Toronto Public Health.
I am passionate about the process of holistic healing. After completing a BA in Psychology, I spent 12 years in the field learning about people from various populations including disabilities, mental health, dual-diagnosis, acculturation, concurrent disorders, foster care, and justice involvement. I developed a preference to support and walk alongside people through their journey, completing a Master's in Social Work in 2021. My work experiences have included the school board, Canadian Mental Health Association, and Toronto Public Health.
(289) 272-8709 View (289) 272-8709
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Kalia Turdueva
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, ICC
Verified
You are a middle-aged adult with a family and a full-time job. Things seem to be ok on the surface, but deep down you have an exhausting feeling of disconnect from life (loss of interest in any activities, feeling emotionally numb, losing sense of direction in life). Anxiety and stress is taking you away from enjoying your life. You have a very low sense of self-worth and always highly negative towards yourself. You are very sensitive to criticism, can become triggered easily, often snap at kids and loved ones. You wish to change the way you feel about yourself and others, get a sense of connection and zest for life.
You are a middle-aged adult with a family and a full-time job. Things seem to be ok on the surface, but deep down you have an exhausting feeling of disconnect from life (loss of interest in any activities, feeling emotionally numb, losing sense of direction in life). Anxiety and stress is taking you away from enjoying your life. You have a very low sense of self-worth and always highly negative towards yourself. You are very sensitive to criticism, can become triggered easily, often snap at kids and loved ones. You wish to change the way you feel about yourself and others, get a sense of connection and zest for life.
(289) 796-8039 View (289) 796-8039
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Jose Sebastian
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Life has many challenges which leave some of us feeling overwhelmed. This can provoke anxiety and we may not know where to look for answers. Deciding to let someone into your innermost self takes courage. You need someone who is empathetic, caring, trustworthy, and non-judgemental; someone who will walk beside you, helping you re-discover your strengths and self-worth. And then change will slowly but surely begin. I believe humans are resilient. I believe everyone has the capability to change and should not suffer alone. If you are in difficulty, let us explore together how to transform your emotional turmoil into self-efficacy.
Life has many challenges which leave some of us feeling overwhelmed. This can provoke anxiety and we may not know where to look for answers. Deciding to let someone into your innermost self takes courage. You need someone who is empathetic, caring, trustworthy, and non-judgemental; someone who will walk beside you, helping you re-discover your strengths and self-worth. And then change will slowly but surely begin. I believe humans are resilient. I believe everyone has the capability to change and should not suffer alone. If you are in difficulty, let us explore together how to transform your emotional turmoil into self-efficacy.
(289) 204-2246 View (289) 204-2246
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Tya-Elizabeth Muschett
Registered Social Worker, HBA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Hello there, and welcome! Life is beautiful and complex, it is full of changes and challenges, that may leave you feeling lost, worried, sad, alone, ashamed, or overwhelmed. At times it may feel like no one will understand you, or you may feel stuck in a situation, at a loss for how to move forward. Acknowledging that there is a concern and working through problems can be a scary and overwhelming process, but you do not have to do it alone, it is okay to not have the answers. I’m here to help, and can support you in identifying concerns, creating balance, and empower you to function as the best version of yourself.
Hello there, and welcome! Life is beautiful and complex, it is full of changes and challenges, that may leave you feeling lost, worried, sad, alone, ashamed, or overwhelmed. At times it may feel like no one will understand you, or you may feel stuck in a situation, at a loss for how to move forward. Acknowledging that there is a concern and working through problems can be a scary and overwhelming process, but you do not have to do it alone, it is okay to not have the answers. I’m here to help, and can support you in identifying concerns, creating balance, and empower you to function as the best version of yourself.
(289) 272-8470 View (289) 272-8470
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Deborah Mather
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MDiv, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Do you feel burdened by anxiety, depression, or relational difficulties? Are you searching for a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings about life’s challenges? You are not alone and I am here to help! Together we can collaborate to identify the root cause of your stress and work towards healing and change.
Do you feel burdened by anxiety, depression, or relational difficulties? Are you searching for a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings about life’s challenges? You are not alone and I am here to help! Together we can collaborate to identify the root cause of your stress and work towards healing and change.
(289) 216-6973 View (289) 216-6973
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Make A Move Life Counselling - Radinka Jeyathas
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, OCSWSSW, RSSW, RSW
Verified
Accepting New Clients; No Waitlist - I guide adults to connect with the evidence and knowledge gained from their experiences to transform their relationships with themselves and others. Come to me if you want to experience healing in a way that has never been accessible to you before. - Offering cannabis edible therapy and meditative therapy to clients who have been been with me for 12+ sessions.
Accepting New Clients; No Waitlist - I guide adults to connect with the evidence and knowledge gained from their experiences to transform their relationships with themselves and others. Come to me if you want to experience healing in a way that has never been accessible to you before. - Offering cannabis edible therapy and meditative therapy to clients who have been been with me for 12+ sessions.
(289) 216-6992 View (289) 216-6992
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Mary Fulford-Winsor
Registered Psychotherapist, CTP, Dipl
Verified
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
(855) 753-0202 View (855) 753-0202
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Amira Khan Lodhi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, LCSW, RSW, OCSWSSW
Verified
Looking for the right therapist can be challenging and stressful. When I sit across from a client, I value and respect that I am being invited into important, personal situations, thoughts, and vulnerabilities. My philosophy to clinical work comes from my belief that you are trying to do the best you can and want support to do better. I will both accept you for where you are at, while helping you pushing toward the change you are looking for. I collaborate with my clients to then tailor the therapy I provide to the individual-pulling on my experience, trainings, and the understanding that we all are human.
Looking for the right therapist can be challenging and stressful. When I sit across from a client, I value and respect that I am being invited into important, personal situations, thoughts, and vulnerabilities. My philosophy to clinical work comes from my belief that you are trying to do the best you can and want support to do better. I will both accept you for where you are at, while helping you pushing toward the change you are looking for. I collaborate with my clients to then tailor the therapy I provide to the individual-pulling on my experience, trainings, and the understanding that we all are human.
(855) 999-7321 View (855) 999-7321
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Alison Leach
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Are you hoping to rebuild relationships, or do you need assistance in recovering from relationship breakdown? Maybe you are trying to navigate complicated family dynamics, strained peer or workplace relationships and you are not sure how to move forward. Are you experiencing anxiety, stress/burnout and want to develop coping strategies to help life feel more manageable? Have you experienced trauma and realize that it is impacting your daily functioning? We can explore past trauma in order to connect your past experiences to your present-day functioning so that you can improve your overall wellbeing and live the life you desire.
Are you hoping to rebuild relationships, or do you need assistance in recovering from relationship breakdown? Maybe you are trying to navigate complicated family dynamics, strained peer or workplace relationships and you are not sure how to move forward. Are you experiencing anxiety, stress/burnout and want to develop coping strategies to help life feel more manageable? Have you experienced trauma and realize that it is impacting your daily functioning? We can explore past trauma in order to connect your past experiences to your present-day functioning so that you can improve your overall wellbeing and live the life you desire.
(647) 955-6923 View (647) 955-6923
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Laurie deOliveira
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Counselling can be a helpful tool when you are feeling overwhelmed due to stress, mental health concerns, history of trauma, strain in a relationship, or a situational stress. Stress can complicate and add layers to your nervous system, leaving you in a “fight or flight” state causing feelings of anxiety, low mood, and irritability. I would like to help you learn more about yourself, strategies to manage and lessen stress, and find a sense of calm again.
Counselling can be a helpful tool when you are feeling overwhelmed due to stress, mental health concerns, history of trauma, strain in a relationship, or a situational stress. Stress can complicate and add layers to your nervous system, leaving you in a “fight or flight” state causing feelings of anxiety, low mood, and irritability. I would like to help you learn more about yourself, strategies to manage and lessen stress, and find a sense of calm again.
(289) 302-5871 View (289) 302-5871

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Number of Counsellors in M1C

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M1C who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
89% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
78% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% SunLife
78% Blue Cross
67% Manulife

How Counsellors in M1C see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M1C?

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.