Therapists in M1K

Photo of Toronto East Therapy, Registered Social Worker in M1K, ON
Toronto East Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
You find yourself asking how did you get here and where do you go now. You have had a monumental change in your life that has caused you to re-evaluate where you are. You have experienced trauma that has changed how you view the world. You find yourself unable to sleep or enjoy the things you used to in life because you're concerned about where you are and where you are going. Trauma and changes to the "normal" patters in our life can cause a person to feel lost and alone. If you are ready to start feeling like you did before this change or to forge a new path through this new normal, you are in the right place.
You find yourself asking how did you get here and where do you go now. You have had a monumental change in your life that has caused you to re-evaluate where you are. You have experienced trauma that has changed how you view the world. You find yourself unable to sleep or enjoy the things you used to in life because you're concerned about where you are and where you are going. Trauma and changes to the "normal" patters in our life can cause a person to feel lost and alone. If you are ready to start feeling like you did before this change or to forge a new path through this new normal, you are in the right place.
(289) 301-8747 View (289) 301-8747
Photo of Alyssa Swartz, Registered Social Worker in M1K, ON
Alyssa Swartz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Stressed, Anxious, Burnt Out, Feeling like you just can't cope? Thinking differently can present unique challenges in navigating various aspects of life, including relationships, work, and self-care. I understand that neurodivergent individuals have distinct strengths, perspectives, and needs. I provide a specialized approach to support and empower individuals within the neurodiverse spectrum, such as those with Autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental differences. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, or struggling with relationships, I'm here to support you.
Stressed, Anxious, Burnt Out, Feeling like you just can't cope? Thinking differently can present unique challenges in navigating various aspects of life, including relationships, work, and self-care. I understand that neurodivergent individuals have distinct strengths, perspectives, and needs. I provide a specialized approach to support and empower individuals within the neurodiverse spectrum, such as those with Autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental differences. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, or struggling with relationships, I'm here to support you.
(437) 747-4684 View (437) 747-4684
Photo of Anxiety - Stress - Self-Esteem - Maraam Haque, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M1K, ON
Anxiety - Stress - Self-Esteem - Maraam Haque
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-(Q), MSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Starting therapy can be a huge challenge. Getting to trust someone new and take on growth is a big step. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration to empower you as a client, as experts of yourselves and your experiences to support you on your goals. Due to my experience working with many newcomers, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC folks in various contexts, I bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to our work together in creating a safe and non-judgmental space. Together, we can explore your thoughts feelings, and engage in self-discovery to develop strategies for growth and healthy well-being.
Starting therapy can be a huge challenge. Getting to trust someone new and take on growth is a big step. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration to empower you as a client, as experts of yourselves and your experiences to support you on your goals. Due to my experience working with many newcomers, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC folks in various contexts, I bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to our work together in creating a safe and non-judgmental space. Together, we can explore your thoughts feelings, and engage in self-discovery to develop strategies for growth and healthy well-being.
(289) 206-6951 View (289) 206-6951
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Christine Faihz
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
Are you stuck in a negative thought spiral? Are you feeling sad, lonely, overwhelmed, and heartbroken? I will help you. For over 26 years I have helped people successfully work through many of life’s challenges, and transitions such as, Infidelity, re-building trust, separation and divorce, childhood sexual abuse, Trauma and (P.T.S.D); I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, loneliness, as well as feelings of grief & loss. I offer a safe, reflective, judgement free space for you to share your story and begin to heal. Alternative lifestyle positive. Please don’t struggle alone, I can help you.
Are you stuck in a negative thought spiral? Are you feeling sad, lonely, overwhelmed, and heartbroken? I will help you. For over 26 years I have helped people successfully work through many of life’s challenges, and transitions such as, Infidelity, re-building trust, separation and divorce, childhood sexual abuse, Trauma and (P.T.S.D); I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, loneliness, as well as feelings of grief & loss. I offer a safe, reflective, judgement free space for you to share your story and begin to heal. Alternative lifestyle positive. Please don’t struggle alone, I can help you.
(365) 645-6472 View (365) 645-6472
Photo of Harsimran Kaur, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M1K, ON
Harsimran Kaur
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, PGDCFT, RPQ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
Struggling with life's challenges, past wounds, or big decisions? Navigating life's challenges and emotions can be a daunting journey. I'm a compassionate and creative psychotherapist who believes in the power of psychotherapy to heal past pains and shape a brighter future. I draw from a toolkit of evidence-based therapies, respecting your unique background and cultural influences. My practise is 2SLGBTQ+ friendly and open to adults of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life committed to guiding you toward better relationships and self-understanding, & I want you to know that you don't have to do it alone.
Struggling with life's challenges, past wounds, or big decisions? Navigating life's challenges and emotions can be a daunting journey. I'm a compassionate and creative psychotherapist who believes in the power of psychotherapy to heal past pains and shape a brighter future. I draw from a toolkit of evidence-based therapies, respecting your unique background and cultural influences. My practise is 2SLGBTQ+ friendly and open to adults of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life committed to guiding you toward better relationships and self-understanding, & I want you to know that you don't have to do it alone.
(437) 747-7576 View (437) 747-7576
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Alana Sookoor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
I enjoy collaborating with clients to create a unique and meaningful therapeutic relationship that is built on compassion, dignity, and mutual respect. My goal is to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you feel safe to share, and where you feel heard and understood. I have experience working with youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, identity issues, relationship issues, negative self-talk, mood instability, and those in periods of transition. I also have experience working with newcomers to Canada and youth in conflict with the law.
I enjoy collaborating with clients to create a unique and meaningful therapeutic relationship that is built on compassion, dignity, and mutual respect. My goal is to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you feel safe to share, and where you feel heard and understood. I have experience working with youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, identity issues, relationship issues, negative self-talk, mood instability, and those in periods of transition. I also have experience working with newcomers to Canada and youth in conflict with the law.
(289) 210-7149 View (289) 210-7149
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Kirthika Easwaran
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, HBSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirthika works through The Physical Care Place. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Carleton University, and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has extensively supported individuals with concerns such as: anxiety, trauma, depression, loss, suicidality, relationship/family issues, emotional/physical abuse, parenting challenges, cultural-identity struggles, and emotion regulation difficulties. Kirthika approaches her therapeutic care with clients by using a trauma-informed and collaborative lens.
Kirthika works through The Physical Care Place. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Carleton University, and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has extensively supported individuals with concerns such as: anxiety, trauma, depression, loss, suicidality, relationship/family issues, emotional/physical abuse, parenting challenges, cultural-identity struggles, and emotion regulation difficulties. Kirthika approaches her therapeutic care with clients by using a trauma-informed and collaborative lens.
(289) 276-5225 View (289) 276-5225
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Elif Otag
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified
2 Endorsed
Elif sees clients at The Physical Care Place. She holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in a trauma-informed, self-reflective and person-centered philosophy, where she prioritizes creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for her clients to collaboratively explore their mental health concerns. She is proficient in evidence-based treatment modalities such as TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, ACT, NT and mindfulness-based modalities which enhance the therapeutic process and cater to each individual’s unique needs.
Elif sees clients at The Physical Care Place. She holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in a trauma-informed, self-reflective and person-centered philosophy, where she prioritizes creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for her clients to collaboratively explore their mental health concerns. She is proficient in evidence-based treatment modalities such as TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, ACT, NT and mindfulness-based modalities which enhance the therapeutic process and cater to each individual’s unique needs.
(289) 302-7191 View (289) 302-7191
Photo of Tai Salih, Pre-Licensed Professional in M1K, ON
Tai Salih
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Sudanese refugee, trauma was woven into my life story. It took me a long time to believe that I was strong enough to handle the weight of my own emotions, but I found a path that helped me to feel at home in my own body. Healing cam be messy and painful at times, but if we choose to ride it and extend ourselves grace, then profound and radical change can happen. With mindfulness and a somatic approach, we can start to discover that everything we ever needed is already within us.
As a Sudanese refugee, trauma was woven into my life story. It took me a long time to believe that I was strong enough to handle the weight of my own emotions, but I found a path that helped me to feel at home in my own body. Healing cam be messy and painful at times, but if we choose to ride it and extend ourselves grace, then profound and radical change can happen. With mindfulness and a somatic approach, we can start to discover that everything we ever needed is already within us.
(289) 302-8143 View (289) 302-8143
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Natasha Hoyte
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Grief Recovery Specialist with over 10 years of professional experience working in the Violence against Women sector. I support caregiving women, individuals, and groups struggling through trauma, grief, loss, and other life transitions to establish and maintain a fulfilling life now and leave a lasting legacy for their loved ones.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Grief Recovery Specialist with over 10 years of professional experience working in the Violence against Women sector. I support caregiving women, individuals, and groups struggling through trauma, grief, loss, and other life transitions to establish and maintain a fulfilling life now and leave a lasting legacy for their loved ones.
(437) 291-7730 View (437) 291-7730
Photo of Kate Wong, Registered Psychotherapist in M1K, ON
Kate Wong
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
I am an experienced psychotherapist working with children, youth, and caregivers in community mental health and private practice settings since 2016. I use an integrative approach in my practice and draw from a range of therapeutic modalities depending on your specific needs, situation, and your hopes for therapy. This could include elements of body-based and relational approaches, CBT and DBT therapies, narrative therapy, and trauma-focused therapy.
I am an experienced psychotherapist working with children, youth, and caregivers in community mental health and private practice settings since 2016. I use an integrative approach in my practice and draw from a range of therapeutic modalities depending on your specific needs, situation, and your hopes for therapy. This could include elements of body-based and relational approaches, CBT and DBT therapies, narrative therapy, and trauma-focused therapy.
(289) 806-8981 View (289) 806-8981
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Deepa Sreedhar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Deepa works at The Physical Care Place and uses a Culturally Sensitive Trauma-Informed Care Approach and is experienced in delivering in-person or virtual services within a helping relationship, including comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, counselling, therapy, crisis intervention, social support, case management and referral services. She focuses on the person within their environment, improving health and social well-being using the social determinants of health framework when delivering services.
Deepa works at The Physical Care Place and uses a Culturally Sensitive Trauma-Informed Care Approach and is experienced in delivering in-person or virtual services within a helping relationship, including comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, counselling, therapy, crisis intervention, social support, case management and referral services. She focuses on the person within their environment, improving health and social well-being using the social determinants of health framework when delivering services.
(289) 514-5809 View (289) 514-5809
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Maham Fatima
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
From the time you walk into my office, we will do a complete assessment together, discuss your concerns/needs and plan goals accordingly. I am a client-centered therapist and let my clients lead the session because I believe that a client is the leader of their life and they are allowing me to walk with them on the journey of self-discovery. I check-in with my clients from time to time to know if they are reaching their goals with each session.
From the time you walk into my office, we will do a complete assessment together, discuss your concerns/needs and plan goals accordingly. I am a client-centered therapist and let my clients lead the session because I believe that a client is the leader of their life and they are allowing me to walk with them on the journey of self-discovery. I check-in with my clients from time to time to know if they are reaching their goals with each session.
(647) 503-4779 View (647) 503-4779
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Anchala Thavendrarasa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BSc
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
Hey there, Are you feeling lost? A bit Disoriented and at times, Stuck? Maybe your life struggles are leaving you feel powerless or hopeless. Sometimes old patterns can get in the way of you living up to your full potential and sometimes we may even feel too overwhelming to understand and process what is happening in our lives. You are here because you are ready for a change and are up to the challenge of finding the strength to face your fears and worries. You're ready to move forward, and I'm here to guide your through the process.
Hey there, Are you feeling lost? A bit Disoriented and at times, Stuck? Maybe your life struggles are leaving you feel powerless or hopeless. Sometimes old patterns can get in the way of you living up to your full potential and sometimes we may even feel too overwhelming to understand and process what is happening in our lives. You are here because you are ready for a change and are up to the challenge of finding the strength to face your fears and worries. You're ready to move forward, and I'm here to guide your through the process.
(365) 655-8860 View (365) 655-8860
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Taran Ranu
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MACP, CRPO
Verified
8 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
My commitment as a therapist lies in fostering empathy, and compassion. I prioritize active listening to understand and address my clients' concerns. I also focus on personalizing the therapy session to my client’s needs while building a warm, inclusive, and validating safe space that is culturally responsive and socially just. In practice, I bring an inclusive space catered to individuals from diverse populations and socioeconomic backgrounds that advocate for women and men from various unique life experiences to feel empowered and understood.
My commitment as a therapist lies in fostering empathy, and compassion. I prioritize active listening to understand and address my clients' concerns. I also focus on personalizing the therapy session to my client’s needs while building a warm, inclusive, and validating safe space that is culturally responsive and socially just. In practice, I bring an inclusive space catered to individuals from diverse populations and socioeconomic backgrounds that advocate for women and men from various unique life experiences to feel empowered and understood.
(437) 292-3981 View (437) 292-3981
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Optima Counselling and Psychotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you are struggling with relationship difficulties, family conflict, anger issues, worried about being successful at school, work or in life due to attention, focus, learning or executive functioning difficulties, if you struggle with body image, self-esteem, and confidence issues. If you are trying to build your life after a breakup or after being in an abusive relationship. If you are trying to get control over your life, struggle with anxiety, mood swings, depression. If you feel low in motivation, low energy , school problems, grief, loss and bereavement issues, family break up, Do you want to feel happy, content & satisfied?
If you are struggling with relationship difficulties, family conflict, anger issues, worried about being successful at school, work or in life due to attention, focus, learning or executive functioning difficulties, if you struggle with body image, self-esteem, and confidence issues. If you are trying to build your life after a breakup or after being in an abusive relationship. If you are trying to get control over your life, struggle with anxiety, mood swings, depression. If you feel low in motivation, low energy , school problems, grief, loss and bereavement issues, family break up, Do you want to feel happy, content & satisfied?
(289) 210-7364 View (289) 210-7364
Photo of Virginia Jahyu, Art Therapist in M1K, ON
Virginia Jahyu
Art Therapist, MA, ExAT, CCPA
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
I am an expressive arts therapist working from a person-centered approach. I am inspired by liberation healing and am invested in understanding colonial impacts on mental health. I value the intersectionalities and breadth of human identities, dis/abilities, experience, and creative expressions. I understand and respect how these aspects may contribute to one's mental health and life challenges. My work is centered around relationships​ and using the arts and dialogue as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery, and growth.
I am an expressive arts therapist working from a person-centered approach. I am inspired by liberation healing and am invested in understanding colonial impacts on mental health. I value the intersectionalities and breadth of human identities, dis/abilities, experience, and creative expressions. I understand and respect how these aspects may contribute to one's mental health and life challenges. My work is centered around relationships​ and using the arts and dialogue as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery, and growth.
(289) 802-5019 View (289) 802-5019
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Hasina Arghastani
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Accepting NEW patients! I offer counselling to children, youth & adults using a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches. Everyone faces challenges & sometimes we are too afraid to ask for help in fear of being judged, so I commend you on taking the first step. I believe that we can become our most authentic selves, when we have a safe space to comfortably express our thoughts, take accountability & develop new understandings/skills-this is what I aim to do in our work together. I will help you/your children achieve goals by creating a brave space for you to learn, grow & thrive and move forward effectively together.
Accepting NEW patients! I offer counselling to children, youth & adults using a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches. Everyone faces challenges & sometimes we are too afraid to ask for help in fear of being judged, so I commend you on taking the first step. I believe that we can become our most authentic selves, when we have a safe space to comfortably express our thoughts, take accountability & develop new understandings/skills-this is what I aim to do in our work together. I will help you/your children achieve goals by creating a brave space for you to learn, grow & thrive and move forward effectively together.
(289) 276-8419 View (289) 276-8419
Photo of Haylee Lough, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M1K, ON
Haylee Lough
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
First, I want to acknowledge that you are here! The journey to finding the right therapist for you can be time consuming and emotional; I know, I’ve been through it myself. I want to recognize the hard work you are doing right now taking this important step to finding peace and clarity in life. Whatever you may be struggling with, I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. My approach is person-centered, collaborative and rooted in empathy. This means we will work together to identify ways to live alongside or move past, the challenges you face.
First, I want to acknowledge that you are here! The journey to finding the right therapist for you can be time consuming and emotional; I know, I’ve been through it myself. I want to recognize the hard work you are doing right now taking this important step to finding peace and clarity in life. Whatever you may be struggling with, I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. My approach is person-centered, collaborative and rooted in empathy. This means we will work together to identify ways to live alongside or move past, the challenges you face.
(365) 536-2280 View (365) 536-2280
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Sylvia Mohanraj
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
Many of us form core identity features around significant injuries in our lives and learn to protect ourselves from similar kinds of pain. Over time, these protective features can become so complex that it can become difficult to know who we really are underneath those defences. Trauma, abuse, neglect, loss of loved ones - these are all major psychological injuries that can alter our self-image, beliefs, and life path. Therapy offers a space where these events can be acknowledged with the significance they deserve and allows us a chance to grow into greater integration with our experiences.
Many of us form core identity features around significant injuries in our lives and learn to protect ourselves from similar kinds of pain. Over time, these protective features can become so complex that it can become difficult to know who we really are underneath those defences. Trauma, abuse, neglect, loss of loved ones - these are all major psychological injuries that can alter our self-image, beliefs, and life path. Therapy offers a space where these events can be acknowledged with the significance they deserve and allows us a chance to grow into greater integration with our experiences.
(289) 272-7512 View (289) 272-7512

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Number of Counsellors in M1K

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in M1K who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
82% Trauma and PTSD
77% Depression
77% Self Esteem
77% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Great-West Life
71% Manulife
71% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M1K see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M1K?

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.