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Maram Khalif
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1L  (Online Only)
If you're navigating relationship challenges, exploring self-identity including gender and sexuality, or facing societal limitations, I'm here to support you. My approach is warm, empathetic, and accepting, creating a safe space for you to dream, grow, and heal. Together, we'll address trauma, past injustices, and explore themes of personal power and healthy assertiveness in your life and relationships. Let's collaborate to embrace your full potential.
If you're navigating relationship challenges, exploring self-identity including gender and sexuality, or facing societal limitations, I'm here to support you. My approach is warm, empathetic, and accepting, creating a safe space for you to dream, grow, and heal. Together, we'll address trauma, past injustices, and explore themes of personal power and healthy assertiveness in your life and relationships. Let's collaborate to embrace your full potential.
(647) 691-4344 View (647) 691-4344
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Megan Wood
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1L  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost, stressed, or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble focusing, issues with memory, relationships, or struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma? Are you interested in changing or adding to your coping skills, or wanting to learn more about yourself? My therapy practice is about providing you with a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your past, present, and goals for the future. Together we will explore your resilience and strengths, identify your personal goals, manage strong emotions, and navigate difficult relationships.
Are you feeling lost, stressed, or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble focusing, issues with memory, relationships, or struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma? Are you interested in changing or adding to your coping skills, or wanting to learn more about yourself? My therapy practice is about providing you with a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your past, present, and goals for the future. Together we will explore your resilience and strengths, identify your personal goals, manage strong emotions, and navigate difficult relationships.
(613) 985-0186 View (613) 985-0186
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Jennifer Adjei
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
As a Mental Health Social Worker, I have had the privilege of working with racialized and diverse individuals with mental health struggles over the past ten years.
As a Mental Health Social Worker, I have had the privilege of working with racialized and diverse individuals with mental health struggles over the past ten years.
(647) 692-1180 View (647) 692-1180
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Better Balance Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be very challenging at times and feel overwhelming, but, you do not need to face it alone. I work with individuals, couples, and, families to help them deepen their understanding of self, in the context of their situation, and, to help influence positive change. With a warm and empathetic approach, I work with you to help you explore your hardship, and understand patterns, behaviours, and, relational dynamics that impact your overall quality of life.
Life can be very challenging at times and feel overwhelming, but, you do not need to face it alone. I work with individuals, couples, and, families to help them deepen their understanding of self, in the context of their situation, and, to help influence positive change. With a warm and empathetic approach, I work with you to help you explore your hardship, and understand patterns, behaviours, and, relational dynamics that impact your overall quality of life.
(855) 979-8825 View (855) 979-8825
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Deon Ambersley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1L  (Online Only)
Are you ready to be your best you? To work through issues such as low self esteem/confidence, difficult relationships, or the discomfort of just feeling “stuck” in your life? Well I can help. I specialize in working with women to become the best version of themselves and help them achieve the life that often feels unattainable. I do this by helping my clients develop a deeper relationship with themselves, allowing themselves to show up in ways which best serve them.
Are you ready to be your best you? To work through issues such as low self esteem/confidence, difficult relationships, or the discomfort of just feeling “stuck” in your life? Well I can help. I specialize in working with women to become the best version of themselves and help them achieve the life that often feels unattainable. I do this by helping my clients develop a deeper relationship with themselves, allowing themselves to show up in ways which best serve them.
(647) 490-6441 View (647) 490-6441
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Jothi Ramesh
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resiliency and help to uncover their strengths. I use different modalities to meet the individual's needs. I use a client-centred approach that gives the client the ability to drive the sessions' goals. I help clients connect the dots between patterns that were established in their childhood and its manifestations in adult life. This aids in understanding the connection between the two and enables an exploration of ways to alter them.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resiliency and help to uncover their strengths. I use different modalities to meet the individual's needs. I use a client-centred approach that gives the client the ability to drive the sessions' goals. I help clients connect the dots between patterns that were established in their childhood and its manifestations in adult life. This aids in understanding the connection between the two and enables an exploration of ways to alter them.
(437) 800-0304 View (437) 800-0304
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Tashka Muirhead
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1L  (Online Only)
In my practice, I embrace a holistic, client-centered approach, focusing on individual experiences around issues such as identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. I skillfully integrate a trauma-informed, strengths-based and anti-oppressive framework within the following therapeutic models: Narrative, Solution-focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a clinical supervisor, I guide therapists to achieve their professional goals, prevent burnout, and address compassion fatigue through a trauma-informed, strength-based, and anti-oppressive framework.
In my practice, I embrace a holistic, client-centered approach, focusing on individual experiences around issues such as identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. I skillfully integrate a trauma-informed, strengths-based and anti-oppressive framework within the following therapeutic models: Narrative, Solution-focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a clinical supervisor, I guide therapists to achieve their professional goals, prevent burnout, and address compassion fatigue through a trauma-informed, strength-based, and anti-oppressive framework.
(437) 524-0568 View (437) 524-0568
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Virlyn Collantes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I accept both British Columbia and Ontario clients for individual and couples therapy. I specialize in the following areas but not limited to: Relationship or Marriage Issues, Grief & Loss, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Prenatal/Postpartum, Self-Esteem, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, and Life Transition. I’m a dedicated Registered Social Worker (RSW) practitioner associated with the British Columbia College of Social Workers and The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Toronto, Ontario, followed by a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Erikson Institute in Chicago.
I accept both British Columbia and Ontario clients for individual and couples therapy. I specialize in the following areas but not limited to: Relationship or Marriage Issues, Grief & Loss, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Prenatal/Postpartum, Self-Esteem, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, and Life Transition. I’m a dedicated Registered Social Worker (RSW) practitioner associated with the British Columbia College of Social Workers and The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Toronto, Ontario, followed by a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Erikson Institute in Chicago.
(587) 804-0680 View (587) 804-0680
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Max Arambulo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe it's always possible to reconnect with our strengths, joys, values, and desires, even in times when we feel stuck: when it's particularly hard to see the meaning in our lives, when feelings of regret outweigh feelings of acceptance, when shame and anxiety hold us back from engaging with ourselves and our loved ones. In my work with you, I want to point out those sacred parts of yourself that might have been forgotten. I want to help you see the different paths you can take, and be alongside you as you choose and move forward.
I believe it's always possible to reconnect with our strengths, joys, values, and desires, even in times when we feel stuck: when it's particularly hard to see the meaning in our lives, when feelings of regret outweigh feelings of acceptance, when shame and anxiety hold us back from engaging with ourselves and our loved ones. In my work with you, I want to point out those sacred parts of yourself that might have been forgotten. I want to help you see the different paths you can take, and be alongside you as you choose and move forward.
(437) 747-3827 View (437) 747-3827
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Heather McPherson & Associates
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North York, ON M1L
You are a very successful professional, business person, musician, artist or performer. Your clients, fans, adoring public, family or friends heap praise on you for your skills and talent. But inside you feel like a phoney. Can you imagine your insides more easily accepting praise, knowing you have worked hard for it, and it has paid off. You feel so good! Let me grow your self-esteem from the roots up. That's what it's all about. Begin to notice a difference after just a few sessions. Let me help you!
You are a very successful professional, business person, musician, artist or performer. Your clients, fans, adoring public, family or friends heap praise on you for your skills and talent. But inside you feel like a phoney. Can you imagine your insides more easily accepting praise, knowing you have worked hard for it, and it has paid off. You feel so good! Let me grow your self-esteem from the roots up. That's what it's all about. Begin to notice a difference after just a few sessions. Let me help you!
(437) 747-6761 View (437) 747-6761
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Rostyslav Shemechko
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
North York, ON M1L
As a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), for the last 10 years I am offering individual, couple, relationship and family therapy, therapy groups and workshops. I also provide individual and group coaching. I received my education in various European Universities in the following areas: Theology (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland), Science of Education (Pontifical Salisian University, Rome, Italy), Psychology and Psychotherapy (Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum/Skinner Institute, (Rome, Italy); Oxford Center of CBT; UICBT; Austrian Institute of EMDR (Vienna, Austria).
As a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), for the last 10 years I am offering individual, couple, relationship and family therapy, therapy groups and workshops. I also provide individual and group coaching. I received my education in various European Universities in the following areas: Theology (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland), Science of Education (Pontifical Salisian University, Rome, Italy), Psychology and Psychotherapy (Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum/Skinner Institute, (Rome, Italy); Oxford Center of CBT; UICBT; Austrian Institute of EMDR (Vienna, Austria).
(437) 747-5840 View (437) 747-5840
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Armita Hosseini
Psychological Associate, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
North York, ON M1L  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for visiting my profile. I take an evidence-based and integrative approach to psychological treatment and my goal is to create a safe space that empowers my clients, helps them feel understood and supported to challenge life’s difficulties and ultimately thrive. I believe change is possible when relationships are grounded in trust, openness, and strengths are discovered and celebrated. As I learn about your challenges, I hope to work alongside you, your child or family with a compassionate ear. Currently my practice focuses on Adult Autism and ADHD Assessments.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I take an evidence-based and integrative approach to psychological treatment and my goal is to create a safe space that empowers my clients, helps them feel understood and supported to challenge life’s difficulties and ultimately thrive. I believe change is possible when relationships are grounded in trust, openness, and strengths are discovered and celebrated. As I learn about your challenges, I hope to work alongside you, your child or family with a compassionate ear. Currently my practice focuses on Adult Autism and ADHD Assessments.
(647) 371-1931 View (647) 371-1931
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Samantha Levin
Psychological Associate, MEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
North York, ON M1L
I provide evidence-based therapy for individuals dealing with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, assertiveness, emotion regulation (e.g., working with anger, fear, shame), executive functioning issues, family of origin issues, attachment concerns, relationship issues, self-esteem, and coping with trauma. I have a special interest in helping clients cope with life transitions, such as relationship and work changes, entering parenthood, and coping with loss. I'm passionate about perinatal mental health, and supporting women as they navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy and welcoming a child into the world.
I provide evidence-based therapy for individuals dealing with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, assertiveness, emotion regulation (e.g., working with anger, fear, shame), executive functioning issues, family of origin issues, attachment concerns, relationship issues, self-esteem, and coping with trauma. I have a special interest in helping clients cope with life transitions, such as relationship and work changes, entering parenthood, and coping with loss. I'm passionate about perinatal mental health, and supporting women as they navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy and welcoming a child into the world.
(647) 492-7082 View (647) 492-7082
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Merrill Barber
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M1L
Registered social worker and psychotherapist. Specializing in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, behaviour or anger issues, attachment, couples conflict, grief and loss, trauma, low self-esteem or conflict. When working with clients, my focus is to ensure that a safe, healthy and respectful space is provided to people of all ages, social backgrounds and cultural beliefs. I am committed to maintaining a practice that is anti-racist, anti-oppressive, 2SLGBTQ+ friendly and accessible.
Registered social worker and psychotherapist. Specializing in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, behaviour or anger issues, attachment, couples conflict, grief and loss, trauma, low self-esteem or conflict. When working with clients, my focus is to ensure that a safe, healthy and respectful space is provided to people of all ages, social backgrounds and cultural beliefs. I am committed to maintaining a practice that is anti-racist, anti-oppressive, 2SLGBTQ+ friendly and accessible.
(647) 496-1154 View (647) 496-1154
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Daniela Estrella - Children Teens Adults
Pre-Licensed Professional
Not Verified Not Verified
North York, ON M1L
Is your child or teenager struggling socially or struggling in school? As a Counsellor with a focus on play therapy, I create a warm, nonjudgmental space where children can freely express themselves and engage in play that is meaningful to them. Play therapy can be effective in helping children with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, behavioral challenges, social skills development, and more. It allows children to develop coping skills, build resilience, and gain insight into their thoughts and feelings, empowering them to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience.
Is your child or teenager struggling socially or struggling in school? As a Counsellor with a focus on play therapy, I create a warm, nonjudgmental space where children can freely express themselves and engage in play that is meaningful to them. Play therapy can be effective in helping children with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, behavioral challenges, social skills development, and more. It allows children to develop coping skills, build resilience, and gain insight into their thoughts and feelings, empowering them to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience.
(289) 312-4792 View (289) 312-4792
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Emma Sey
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ
Verified Verified
North York, ON M1L  (Online Only)
I hope to provide each client with the support and guidance they are looking for through an individualized and collaborative approach. In a non-judgmental space, I work from a strengths-based and trauma-informed framework. Although I value an integrative approach to therapy, I am drawn to a psychodynamic orientation, to explore the root of the issue at hand.
I hope to provide each client with the support and guidance they are looking for through an individualized and collaborative approach. In a non-judgmental space, I work from a strengths-based and trauma-informed framework. Although I value an integrative approach to therapy, I am drawn to a psychodynamic orientation, to explore the root of the issue at hand.
(437) 747-4809 View (437) 747-4809
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Alli Therapy - Shanta Persaud
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
North York, ON M1L  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel stuck inside your head with no way out and the crippling anxiety intensifies? Sometimes talking to others can seem impossible, which can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Together, we can work towards uncovering the deeper meaning behind your symptoms and customize a treatment plan to help ease and work through your distress. Often, we’re so consumed by our intrusive thoughts that we forget to enjoy what’s happening right in front of us. My own therapeutic journey taught me to become more in tune with myself. I learned to appreciate the little things that we normally take for granted and to slow down.
Do you ever feel stuck inside your head with no way out and the crippling anxiety intensifies? Sometimes talking to others can seem impossible, which can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Together, we can work towards uncovering the deeper meaning behind your symptoms and customize a treatment plan to help ease and work through your distress. Often, we’re so consumed by our intrusive thoughts that we forget to enjoy what’s happening right in front of us. My own therapeutic journey taught me to become more in tune with myself. I learned to appreciate the little things that we normally take for granted and to slow down.
(289) 815-2825 View (289) 815-2825
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Emily Parolin - Wavelength Therapies
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North York, ON M1L
If you are seeking peace of mind, a sense of safety within your body and a calm nervous system, then you are in the right place! I am here to guide you through every layer and level of the healing journey so that you feel like your best self in mind, body and spirit. I happily offer free consult calls to anyone interested to discuss the process first hand so you can get a sense of how I can support you specifically. From the first call, you can expect it to feel natural, easy and simple. I prioritize my client's comfort and progress above all else so if my profile resonates with you, I look forward to discussing how I can help you!
If you are seeking peace of mind, a sense of safety within your body and a calm nervous system, then you are in the right place! I am here to guide you through every layer and level of the healing journey so that you feel like your best self in mind, body and spirit. I happily offer free consult calls to anyone interested to discuss the process first hand so you can get a sense of how I can support you specifically. From the first call, you can expect it to feel natural, easy and simple. I prioritize my client's comfort and progress above all else so if my profile resonates with you, I look forward to discussing how I can help you!
(548) 483-5453 View (548) 483-5453
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Rafeya Shami
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M1L  (Online Only)
Hello everyone! I am Rafeya and my journey in the field of psychotherapy began with a deep-rooted passion for understanding the human mind and the intricacies of human behavior. Central to my therapeutic approach is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance is essential for the healing process, and I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals.
Hello everyone! I am Rafeya and my journey in the field of psychotherapy began with a deep-rooted passion for understanding the human mind and the intricacies of human behavior. Central to my therapeutic approach is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance is essential for the healing process, and I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals.
(437) 292-3785 View (437) 292-3785
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Ana Montero Trauma Integration And Mind Healing
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North York, ON M1L
Every single person will need compassionate support, personalized guidance and wisdom, at some point in their lives. If you have a history of trauma, a painful childhood, or have suffered from anxiety/depression for a long time, then this is even more true of you. Emotions and thoughts can be confusing and even hurtful to yourself and others. Some mental states are so complex, that seem to be layer upon layer of suffering. Life can be a rollercoaster and healthy stable relationships appear to be too much work! Imagine not to be defined by your history or struggles. Imagine being able to tap into joy and inner strength at any time!
Every single person will need compassionate support, personalized guidance and wisdom, at some point in their lives. If you have a history of trauma, a painful childhood, or have suffered from anxiety/depression for a long time, then this is even more true of you. Emotions and thoughts can be confusing and even hurtful to yourself and others. Some mental states are so complex, that seem to be layer upon layer of suffering. Life can be a rollercoaster and healthy stable relationships appear to be too much work! Imagine not to be defined by your history or struggles. Imagine being able to tap into joy and inner strength at any time!
(647) 696-1799 View (647) 696-1799

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Number of Counsellors in M1L

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M1L who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Coping Skills
75% Stress
74% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Green Shield Canada
68% SunLife
63% Manulife

How Counsellors in M1L see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
11% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M1L?

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.