Photo of Melanie Canlas, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Melanie Canlas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, or caught in a cycle of worry? Perhaps your sleep is disrupted, or you are anxious about a loved one such as your partner, child, or family member. If you've found yourself isolating, frequently in tears, or avoiding certain situations, or if conflicts and arguments have become a common theme in your life, I'm here to help. I bring extensive experience in supporting individuals, couples, families, and children facing a spectrum of mental health challenges. My goal is to provide a safe and empathetic space to navigate these challenges together.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, or caught in a cycle of worry? Perhaps your sleep is disrupted, or you are anxious about a loved one such as your partner, child, or family member. If you've found yourself isolating, frequently in tears, or avoiding certain situations, or if conflicts and arguments have become a common theme in your life, I'm here to help. I bring extensive experience in supporting individuals, couples, families, and children facing a spectrum of mental health challenges. My goal is to provide a safe and empathetic space to navigate these challenges together.
(289) 514-9983 View (289) 514-9983
Photo of Jupiter Vaughan, Registered Psychotherapist in M1H, ON
Jupiter Vaughan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1H  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can become overwhelming. In the midst of the many challenges we face, it can be difficult to remember that it is okay to feel confused, frustrated, angry, sad, or apathetic. As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), my approach is client-centred. I assist people with discovering and accepting all the unique aspects of themselves, encouraging self-care and to speak freely without fear of judgement. The simple act of sharing our experiences and trials in our lives in a safe, comfortable space can help to begin the healing process.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming. In the midst of the many challenges we face, it can be difficult to remember that it is okay to feel confused, frustrated, angry, sad, or apathetic. As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), my approach is client-centred. I assist people with discovering and accepting all the unique aspects of themselves, encouraging self-care and to speak freely without fear of judgement. The simple act of sharing our experiences and trials in our lives in a safe, comfortable space can help to begin the healing process.
(647) 699-4296 View (647) 699-4296
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Azaria Thornhill
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc
Verified Verified
Your reasons for coming to therapy and your experiences are unique to you. Many of us have to navigate difficult relationships and complex life challenges while being told we just need to "push through" or "get over it". Though we find creative ways to be resourceful and resilient, the experiences stay with us and leave our bodies carrying the impact. We all deserve to connect with our vitality and I believe everything you need to heal resides inside yourself. Together, we will support the mobilization of your internal resources so you can live in alignment with your authentic self and have healthy meaningful connections.
Your reasons for coming to therapy and your experiences are unique to you. Many of us have to navigate difficult relationships and complex life challenges while being told we just need to "push through" or "get over it". Though we find creative ways to be resourceful and resilient, the experiences stay with us and leave our bodies carrying the impact. We all deserve to connect with our vitality and I believe everything you need to heal resides inside yourself. Together, we will support the mobilization of your internal resources so you can live in alignment with your authentic self and have healthy meaningful connections.
(647) 874-8430 View (647) 874-8430
Photo of Vaishnavi Counselling and Consulting Services, Registered Psychotherapist in M1H, ON
Vaishnavi Counselling and Consulting Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, CSAT, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addictions, trauma, anger management, relationships, and self-esteem concerns. I believe in taking an empathic and eclectic approach to counselling, incorporating strategies and techniques from various theoretical approaches to suit the needs of each client. I have worked with diverse clientele and have a vast understanding of cultural differences. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your concerns and work towards your treatment goals with you to create meaningful changes in your life.
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addictions, trauma, anger management, relationships, and self-esteem concerns. I believe in taking an empathic and eclectic approach to counselling, incorporating strategies and techniques from various theoretical approaches to suit the needs of each client. I have worked with diverse clientele and have a vast understanding of cultural differences. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your concerns and work towards your treatment goals with you to create meaningful changes in your life.
(844) 332-1830 View (844) 332-1830
Photo of Vikas Keshri, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Vikas Keshri
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
You are confused, angry, frustrated or keep blaming yourself. Your sleep is disturbed or your brain is working non-stop. You feel exhausted and you have difficulty staying focused. You have isolated yourself, find yourself crying frequently, don't feel happy, avoid certain situations, keep getting into arguments, get angry, or end up sabotaging relationships. You are stressed from work or school. You are experiencing conflicts in your relationship. You may have suicidal thoughts. I have vast experience working and supporting people experiencing depression, anxiety, guilt, anger, low self-esteem, grief & bereavement, stress, relationship issues and mental health challenges.
You are confused, angry, frustrated or keep blaming yourself. Your sleep is disturbed or your brain is working non-stop. You feel exhausted and you have difficulty staying focused. You have isolated yourself, find yourself crying frequently, don't feel happy, avoid certain situations, keep getting into arguments, get angry, or end up sabotaging relationships. You are stressed from work or school. You are experiencing conflicts in your relationship. You may have suicidal thoughts. I have vast experience working and supporting people experiencing depression, anxiety, guilt, anger, low self-esteem, grief & bereavement, stress, relationship issues and mental health challenges.
(289) 302-8313 View (289) 302-8313
Photo of Jason Lee Rodgers, Registered Psychotherapist in M1H, ON
Jason Lee Rodgers
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
I am a registered psychotherapist and spiritual care practitioner with recent experience at several busy Toronto area hospitals in treating paediatric, trauma and cancer patients, among others. I find fulfillment in supporting those individuals who are looking to navigate difficult points in their relationships, those who are struggling to come to terms with a recent or anticipated bereavement / loss and those who are having difficulty getting through their day-to-day activities. We all experience losses of one type or another. It is my goal to help you discover the best way to handle your difficulties and experiences of loss.
I am a registered psychotherapist and spiritual care practitioner with recent experience at several busy Toronto area hospitals in treating paediatric, trauma and cancer patients, among others. I find fulfillment in supporting those individuals who are looking to navigate difficult points in their relationships, those who are struggling to come to terms with a recent or anticipated bereavement / loss and those who are having difficulty getting through their day-to-day activities. We all experience losses of one type or another. It is my goal to help you discover the best way to handle your difficulties and experiences of loss.
(855) 712-6747 View (855) 712-6747
Photo of Wendy Sun, Registered Psychotherapist in M1H, ON
Wendy Sun
Registered Psychotherapist, EFT, NIHB, CPA
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Life is a journey of constant change, filled with ups and downs. At times, it can feel unsettling and overwhelming. As we transition back to "normal" life after COVID, feelings of fear, anxiety, stress, anger, guilt and shame may be heightened. Are you lacking energy and motivation? Are you dealing self-doubt and finding it hard to make the right decisions? In your relationships, do you struggle to feel heard and understood? Feeling disconnected from your true self is a difficult reality to face, but know that there are solutions to every problem.
Life is a journey of constant change, filled with ups and downs. At times, it can feel unsettling and overwhelming. As we transition back to "normal" life after COVID, feelings of fear, anxiety, stress, anger, guilt and shame may be heightened. Are you lacking energy and motivation? Are you dealing self-doubt and finding it hard to make the right decisions? In your relationships, do you struggle to feel heard and understood? Feeling disconnected from your true self is a difficult reality to face, but know that there are solutions to every problem.
(647) 360-1748 View (647) 360-1748
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Nishat Fatima
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Currently accepting new clients online and in-person. Do you feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Chances are you are feeling stressed and you don't know where to turn for help. As an internationally trained therapist with over 20 years experience, I can help you develop the skills to not just cope, but thrive. I specialize in working with teens and adults with anxiety, low mood, addiction, OCD and trauma. I enjoy working with second- and first-generation immigrants, refugees, and people from multi-cultural backgrounds. I am up-to-date on the most current treatments and use a culturally sensitive approach.
Currently accepting new clients online and in-person. Do you feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Chances are you are feeling stressed and you don't know where to turn for help. As an internationally trained therapist with over 20 years experience, I can help you develop the skills to not just cope, but thrive. I specialize in working with teens and adults with anxiety, low mood, addiction, OCD and trauma. I enjoy working with second- and first-generation immigrants, refugees, and people from multi-cultural backgrounds. I am up-to-date on the most current treatments and use a culturally sensitive approach.
(647) 598-8854 View (647) 598-8854
Photo of Empathic Counselling Centre, Registered Psychotherapist in M1H, ON
Empathic Counselling Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently Accepting New Clients! - Empathic Counselling Centre offers you a team of passionate psychotherapists who are dedicated to meet your therapeutic goals. Providing both individual and couples counselling, our therapists are here to help you work through life’s challenges using a client-focused, empathic approach. We specialize in a variety of concerns including anger, anxiety, depression, domestic violence and trauma. We work with you to help you identify your goals in therapy and equip you with tools to help you live your best.
Currently Accepting New Clients! - Empathic Counselling Centre offers you a team of passionate psychotherapists who are dedicated to meet your therapeutic goals. Providing both individual and couples counselling, our therapists are here to help you work through life’s challenges using a client-focused, empathic approach. We specialize in a variety of concerns including anger, anxiety, depression, domestic violence and trauma. We work with you to help you identify your goals in therapy and equip you with tools to help you live your best.
(647) 699-2739 View (647) 699-2739
Photo of Annakim Ffrench, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Annakim Ffrench
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I focus on making my practice a safe and supportive space for my clients. This provides you the security to explore experiences and emotions with the goal of learning and developing healthy coping mechanisms. I specialize in supporting individuals with relationship issues, depression, anxiety and generational trauma. As an experienced, compassionate and empathetic therapist, I utilize a client-centred approach, working collaboratively with you to help you discover a path to living in a healthy space, enabling you to move forward with confidence in your day-to-day life.
I focus on making my practice a safe and supportive space for my clients. This provides you the security to explore experiences and emotions with the goal of learning and developing healthy coping mechanisms. I specialize in supporting individuals with relationship issues, depression, anxiety and generational trauma. As an experienced, compassionate and empathetic therapist, I utilize a client-centred approach, working collaboratively with you to help you discover a path to living in a healthy space, enabling you to move forward with confidence in your day-to-day life.
(289) 276-8828 View (289) 276-8828
Photo of Navjot Kaur, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M1H, ON
Navjot Kaur
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! My name is Navjot and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I work with diverse cultural backgrounds and clients of all ages. My goal as a therapist is to help guide clients who may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and family/relationship issues to name a few! When it comes to therapy, I take a client-centered approach where the role of the client is encouraged and prioritized. I strive to provide my clients with a non-judgmental and empathetic space in which they can share, learn and grow.
Hello! My name is Navjot and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I work with diverse cultural backgrounds and clients of all ages. My goal as a therapist is to help guide clients who may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and family/relationship issues to name a few! When it comes to therapy, I take a client-centered approach where the role of the client is encouraged and prioritized. I strive to provide my clients with a non-judgmental and empathetic space in which they can share, learn and grow.
(289) 799-7357 View (289) 799-7357
Photo of Sunaina Mannan, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Sunaina Mannan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BPsyc
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1H  (Online Only)
With over 10 years of experience working with youth, adults and families as a Social Worker, I am able to recognize that you are the expert in your own journey. It can be hard to ask for help when you’re struggling and sometimes our thought patterns and emotions dictate our experiences and how we perceive the world around us. My role will be to hear you, create a safe space while helping you process challenging emotions and thoughts that can hinder your day-to-day progress. Awareness and reaching out is the first step and so you’re already on your way!
With over 10 years of experience working with youth, adults and families as a Social Worker, I am able to recognize that you are the expert in your own journey. It can be hard to ask for help when you’re struggling and sometimes our thought patterns and emotions dictate our experiences and how we perceive the world around us. My role will be to hear you, create a safe space while helping you process challenging emotions and thoughts that can hinder your day-to-day progress. Awareness and reaching out is the first step and so you’re already on your way!
(289) 985-1352 View (289) 985-1352
Photo of Gigi Goary, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Gigi Goary
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
As the owner of NuChoice Counselling and Assessment Services Inc, I provide a wide range of innovative person-centred counselling and assessment services that enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families. I provide individual, relationship, and family counselling for individuals who struggle in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, parent-teen conflict, and so on. In addition, I conduct parenting capacity assessments, custody and access assessments, and need assessments. All of my services can be provided at my office, in the community, or via online video.
As the owner of NuChoice Counselling and Assessment Services Inc, I provide a wide range of innovative person-centred counselling and assessment services that enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families. I provide individual, relationship, and family counselling for individuals who struggle in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, parent-teen conflict, and so on. In addition, I conduct parenting capacity assessments, custody and access assessments, and need assessments. All of my services can be provided at my office, in the community, or via online video.
(844) 510-0711 View (844) 510-0711
Photo of Pary Roshany, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M1H, ON
Pary Roshany
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP
Verified Verified
I offer confidential psychotherapy sessions for individuals, and their family members, struggling with addiction, ADHD, trauma, anxiety, obsession, depression, anger, self harm, relationship issues, couples, and family conflicts. I approach every session with the goal of creating a safe, non-judgmental environment where you will feel supported and valued. I believe in working in a collaborative relationship with you in order to explore new perspectives and enhance your existing strengths and resources.
I offer confidential psychotherapy sessions for individuals, and their family members, struggling with addiction, ADHD, trauma, anxiety, obsession, depression, anger, self harm, relationship issues, couples, and family conflicts. I approach every session with the goal of creating a safe, non-judgmental environment where you will feel supported and valued. I believe in working in a collaborative relationship with you in order to explore new perspectives and enhance your existing strengths and resources.
(289) 768-7872 View (289) 768-7872
Photo of Suzie Kisimba, Pre-Licensed Professional in M1H, ON
Suzie Kisimba
Pre-Licensed Professional, DCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
My approach and style of therapy is non judgemental and involves the provision of a safe, nurturing, warm and professional environment. I work to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, behaviours and problems.I bring my personal and professional knowledge and experiences to all I do in an open and caring manner. I have been practing for 8 years and worked in a variety of mental health settings. Call me, together we are going to gently approach the most difficult or painful subjects that you are going through and work out strategies and techniques to overcome them.
My approach and style of therapy is non judgemental and involves the provision of a safe, nurturing, warm and professional environment. I work to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, behaviours and problems.I bring my personal and professional knowledge and experiences to all I do in an open and caring manner. I have been practing for 8 years and worked in a variety of mental health settings. Call me, together we are going to gently approach the most difficult or painful subjects that you are going through and work out strategies and techniques to overcome them.
(289) 807-2794 View (289) 807-2794
Photo of Birunthaa Jeyanandan, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M1H, ON
Birunthaa Jeyanandan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1H  (Online Only)
The greatest thing about life is that no one is ever taught how to live life; we all learn on a daily basis and that can come with its own challenges. We are all trying our best everyday and it is okay if we don't know the answer all the time. This is where it becomes important to ask for help. As they instruct us in airplanes to put on our oxygen masks first before helping others, it is a reminder that we must help ourselves first in order to be there for others. Asking for help is a strength and is not selfish, but is self-care.
The greatest thing about life is that no one is ever taught how to live life; we all learn on a daily basis and that can come with its own challenges. We are all trying our best everyday and it is okay if we don't know the answer all the time. This is where it becomes important to ask for help. As they instruct us in airplanes to put on our oxygen masks first before helping others, it is a reminder that we must help ourselves first in order to be there for others. Asking for help is a strength and is not selfish, but is self-care.
(289) 512-0551 View (289) 512-0551
Photo of Taskeen Mansur, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Taskeen Mansur
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1H  (Online Only)
I love working with clients on their relationships! That is, their relationships with their partners, children or other family members, but most importantly, their relationship with themselves! Perhaps you're here because you need to recharge after a break-up, an argument, a traumatic incident, a loss, or a stressful-life transition. Perhaps you're here because you feel you have been running on empty for some time. Perhaps you're here because life is offering you two different paths & you're not sure which way to go. Perhaps you're here because you want to be proactive with regards to your mental wellness and your relationships.
I love working with clients on their relationships! That is, their relationships with their partners, children or other family members, but most importantly, their relationship with themselves! Perhaps you're here because you need to recharge after a break-up, an argument, a traumatic incident, a loss, or a stressful-life transition. Perhaps you're here because you feel you have been running on empty for some time. Perhaps you're here because life is offering you two different paths & you're not sure which way to go. Perhaps you're here because you want to be proactive with regards to your mental wellness and your relationships.
(647) 360-7978 View (647) 360-7978
Photo of Preeti Taneja, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Preeti Taneja
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
As the founder of Canadian Therapy we believe in the value of staying small and intimate. We prefer to be big on what matters most: your experience with our psychotherapists. Our client first approach ensures that your care is top of mind, and you experience intimate, attentive, personalized therapy throughout your relationship with your therapist. Authenticity is reflected in who we are, and what we offer. We are mindful that each individuals journey is unique and pride ourself on creating a unique online therapy experience better than any other clinic for our clients throughout Canada.
As the founder of Canadian Therapy we believe in the value of staying small and intimate. We prefer to be big on what matters most: your experience with our psychotherapists. Our client first approach ensures that your care is top of mind, and you experience intimate, attentive, personalized therapy throughout your relationship with your therapist. Authenticity is reflected in who we are, and what we offer. We are mindful that each individuals journey is unique and pride ourself on creating a unique online therapy experience better than any other clinic for our clients throughout Canada.
(437) 747-8566 View (437) 747-8566
Photo of Angeli Culver, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Angeli Culver
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
A safe space to explore emotions, feelings, and perspectives without judgment. That’s what you can expect from each session with Angeli Sareen, MSW RSW, who has built her practice on a foundation of compassion and understanding. Every interaction is conducted through an empathetic lens, allowing clients to embark fully on their healing journey in an environment that is comfortable and welcoming. Angeli supports her clients with developing strong interpersonal communication skills so they can feel at ease when expressing their emotions to themselves, friends, and loved ones.
A safe space to explore emotions, feelings, and perspectives without judgment. That’s what you can expect from each session with Angeli Sareen, MSW RSW, who has built her practice on a foundation of compassion and understanding. Every interaction is conducted through an empathetic lens, allowing clients to embark fully on their healing journey in an environment that is comfortable and welcoming. Angeli supports her clients with developing strong interpersonal communication skills so they can feel at ease when expressing their emotions to themselves, friends, and loved ones.
(289) 302-8506 View (289) 302-8506
Photo of Carole Sandy, Registered Social Worker in M1H, ON
Carole Sandy
Registered Social Worker, MEd Cou, MSc(A), RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Do you long to develop a stronger voice in your intimate relationships? Are you struggling with parenting? Suffering with work related stress or grief? Ever experience distress in your family? I am dedicated to establishing meaningful connections & respectful relationships.One of the most exciting features of counselling is being able to support individuals, couples and families address issues impacting their emotional or relational growth. I would like to help you break generational hurts by standing up to those challenging experiences and gaining meaningful insight. I am passionate about rebuilding healthy marriages and families.
Do you long to develop a stronger voice in your intimate relationships? Are you struggling with parenting? Suffering with work related stress or grief? Ever experience distress in your family? I am dedicated to establishing meaningful connections & respectful relationships.One of the most exciting features of counselling is being able to support individuals, couples and families address issues impacting their emotional or relational growth. I would like to help you break generational hurts by standing up to those challenging experiences and gaining meaningful insight. I am passionate about rebuilding healthy marriages and families.
(289) 807-3384 View (289) 807-3384

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M1H

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M1H who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
86% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
73% Grief
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Green Shield Canada
60% Blue Cross
60% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M1H see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M1H?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.