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LTTL Management Services (Tanice Lewis)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD (c)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
Did you know that one of the true meanings of life is the art of understanding the self beyond what you see in the mirror? Life is like a trumpet, and ohhh man…without implemented tools and to learn how to blow your sound through it, you may experience great effort & no sound, A.K.A. "defeat". You just want a better handle on life right now...& those "transitions" in life too, conquer self-defeating behaviours that seem to get you every time; Step 1 is your NEED to choose you...are you ready to let me help you own that in its entirety? I can schedule a 50 or 90 minute session with you as early as this week, to help you exhale.
Did you know that one of the true meanings of life is the art of understanding the self beyond what you see in the mirror? Life is like a trumpet, and ohhh man…without implemented tools and to learn how to blow your sound through it, you may experience great effort & no sound, A.K.A. "defeat". You just want a better handle on life right now...& those "transitions" in life too, conquer self-defeating behaviours that seem to get you every time; Step 1 is your NEED to choose you...are you ready to let me help you own that in its entirety? I can schedule a 50 or 90 minute session with you as early as this week, to help you exhale.
(365) 607-0881 View (365) 607-0881
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Sasan Issari
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD , RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
Thank you for reaching out! You are very brave for taking this first step to prioritize your well-being. I offer a 30 minute free consultation to get to know you better. My counselling and consultation support is rooted in the belief that you are the true expert of your life. I explore how your life stressors and challenges are associated with the relationships in your life (e.g. peers, co-workers, family). My aim is to assist you in self-exploration, insight, transformation, and growth.
Thank you for reaching out! You are very brave for taking this first step to prioritize your well-being. I offer a 30 minute free consultation to get to know you better. My counselling and consultation support is rooted in the belief that you are the true expert of your life. I explore how your life stressors and challenges are associated with the relationships in your life (e.g. peers, co-workers, family). My aim is to assist you in self-exploration, insight, transformation, and growth.
(289) 812-3159 View (289) 812-3159
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Jenany Jeyarajan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Have you been struggling with long standing depression? Do you feel like the depression comes in bouts? Have you been feeling anxious for as long as you can remember, especially when you were going through significant changes in your life or specifically when you are in social situations? I would love to work with you and be your support while you safely explore your thoughts, core beliefs, feelings and behaviours in a judgment-free, warm and confidential space. I will be genuinely curious when asking you questions that might help you discover your own patterns but also teach you how to respectfully challenge them.
Have you been struggling with long standing depression? Do you feel like the depression comes in bouts? Have you been feeling anxious for as long as you can remember, especially when you were going through significant changes in your life or specifically when you are in social situations? I would love to work with you and be your support while you safely explore your thoughts, core beliefs, feelings and behaviours in a judgment-free, warm and confidential space. I will be genuinely curious when asking you questions that might help you discover your own patterns but also teach you how to respectfully challenge them.
(289) 274-2407 View (289) 274-2407
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Monika Georgieva
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
Life presents us all with challenges and I believe one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the opportunity to heal and grow. There are many paths to healing and growth, and my experiences have taught me that they are possible through authenticity, acknowledgement, and connection. If you are struggling or feeling stuck or uncertain on your path to healing and growth, please know that therapy can help you move through the ups and downs of this journey.
Life presents us all with challenges and I believe one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the opportunity to heal and grow. There are many paths to healing and growth, and my experiences have taught me that they are possible through authenticity, acknowledgement, and connection. If you are struggling or feeling stuck or uncertain on your path to healing and growth, please know that therapy can help you move through the ups and downs of this journey.
(365) 297-2297 View (365) 297-2297
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Niru Balasubramaniam
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Your story, your challenges, and pain are unique to you. I am here to create a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to share your story and collaboratively work towards helping you reach your goals. My practice follows a client-centered, strengths-based approach to help you feel empowered and learn skills and strategies to achieve a more fulfilling life. I draw on my 10 years of clinical practice experience and educator within the mental health and addictions field to provide evidence-based treatments tailored to meet your individual needs.
Your story, your challenges, and pain are unique to you. I am here to create a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to share your story and collaboratively work towards helping you reach your goals. My practice follows a client-centered, strengths-based approach to help you feel empowered and learn skills and strategies to achieve a more fulfilling life. I draw on my 10 years of clinical practice experience and educator within the mental health and addictions field to provide evidence-based treatments tailored to meet your individual needs.
(289) 301-0980 View (289) 301-0980
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Raniya Syed
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy is an invaluable resource when you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, a sense of dis-ease or facing challenging situations & relationships. My therapeutic approach is empathetic, client-centred, trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive and holistic. I believe you are the expert of your life, and I will honor your lived experience, help you reclaim your life narrative, gently challenge you to discover your innate resiliencies, and support you on your journey of healing and illuminating your mind, body, and soul.
Psychotherapy is an invaluable resource when you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, a sense of dis-ease or facing challenging situations & relationships. My therapeutic approach is empathetic, client-centred, trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive and holistic. I believe you are the expert of your life, and I will honor your lived experience, help you reclaim your life narrative, gently challenge you to discover your innate resiliencies, and support you on your journey of healing and illuminating your mind, body, and soul.
(289) 301-8830 View (289) 301-8830
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Emaan Singh
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
I want to thank you for taking the first step in seeking support. I acknowledge that getting here may have been tough, but you made it this far, and I commend you for that. Together, let us move forward. My experience supporting children and youth (6+) entails helping them to establish healthy relationships, social skills, executive functioning skills, emotional regulation abilities and behaviour modification techniques, all while encouraging leadership and independent thinking. My work with teens and young adults involves helping them navigate through their experiences with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and grief.
I want to thank you for taking the first step in seeking support. I acknowledge that getting here may have been tough, but you made it this far, and I commend you for that. Together, let us move forward. My experience supporting children and youth (6+) entails helping them to establish healthy relationships, social skills, executive functioning skills, emotional regulation abilities and behaviour modification techniques, all while encouraging leadership and independent thinking. My work with teens and young adults involves helping them navigate through their experiences with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and grief.
(289) 274-9403 View (289) 274-9403
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Frances Jean
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
I help second-gen immigrants who keep themselves small, invisible and compliant to live unapologetically and authentically so that they can thrive in their most cherished relationships. As a child of immigrant parents, you likely straddle two cultures with opposing values. In Asian cultures like mine, you're expected to sacrifice yourself for the good of others, and in Canadian culture, you're expected to be assertive. There's a way to live so that you're respecting your family and culture, and being true to yourself. I help you to own your needs and desires, set healthy boundaries, and be genuinely happy in your relationships.
I help second-gen immigrants who keep themselves small, invisible and compliant to live unapologetically and authentically so that they can thrive in their most cherished relationships. As a child of immigrant parents, you likely straddle two cultures with opposing values. In Asian cultures like mine, you're expected to sacrifice yourself for the good of others, and in Canadian culture, you're expected to be assertive. There's a way to live so that you're respecting your family and culture, and being true to yourself. I help you to own your needs and desires, set healthy boundaries, and be genuinely happy in your relationships.
(289) 334-0962 View (289) 334-0962
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Brenda Swampillai
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* My focus when meeting with individuals is to provide a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment, while also engaging in insightful and compassionate conversations to help individuals make meaningful changes in their lives. We can all benefit from learning new skills/tools, and whether it is developing healthier coping strategies to deal with intense emotions and distressing thoughts, or develop more fulfilling interpersonal relationships, I would love to offer a safe space where we can talk about challenges you may be experiencing and to work on your goals together.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* My focus when meeting with individuals is to provide a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment, while also engaging in insightful and compassionate conversations to help individuals make meaningful changes in their lives. We can all benefit from learning new skills/tools, and whether it is developing healthier coping strategies to deal with intense emotions and distressing thoughts, or develop more fulfilling interpersonal relationships, I would love to offer a safe space where we can talk about challenges you may be experiencing and to work on your goals together.
(647) 370-1913 View (647) 370-1913
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Nirupa Thanabalasingam
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling to cope with stress, depression, anxiety or any other mental health challenges? Have you experienced childhood truma, abuse, or finding yourself caught up in unhealthy relationships or unhealthy family dynamic ? I am committed in providing you support and work with you to effectively address life challenges in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, with compassion and empathy.
Are you struggling to cope with stress, depression, anxiety or any other mental health challenges? Have you experienced childhood truma, abuse, or finding yourself caught up in unhealthy relationships or unhealthy family dynamic ? I am committed in providing you support and work with you to effectively address life challenges in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, with compassion and empathy.
(289) 272-8549 View (289) 272-8549
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Malavikka Sinnarasa
Pre-Licensed Professional, HBSc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, but don't know where to unload it all? You're not alone. Life can throw some pretty hefty challenges our way, but here's the thing – you don't have to face them alone. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, battling the blues, feeling stuck in a rut or overwhelmed by life's challenges, I'm here to help you find your way forward. In our sessions together, you can expect more than just a listening ear – you'll find a compassionate ally who is committed to walking alongside you on your path to healing.
Do you ever feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, but don't know where to unload it all? You're not alone. Life can throw some pretty hefty challenges our way, but here's the thing – you don't have to face them alone. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, battling the blues, feeling stuck in a rut or overwhelmed by life's challenges, I'm here to help you find your way forward. In our sessions together, you can expect more than just a listening ear – you'll find a compassionate ally who is committed to walking alongside you on your path to healing.
(289) 907-0386 View (289) 907-0386
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David J Grant - Bri Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I am a dedicated social worker and therapist who specializes in the mental and emotional health of racialized communities, and has expertise working with Black African Diaspora boys and men. I have a strong commitment to helping people heal through trauma, including African and Indigenous-centered understandings of healing and people of colour whose mental health has been greatly harmed by the effects of colonialism and subsequent marginalization, war, violence and poverty. I help clients heal the mind, an entity that can be so easily damaged by distressing experiences, while fostering an interconnection between mind, body and soul.
I am a dedicated social worker and therapist who specializes in the mental and emotional health of racialized communities, and has expertise working with Black African Diaspora boys and men. I have a strong commitment to helping people heal through trauma, including African and Indigenous-centered understandings of healing and people of colour whose mental health has been greatly harmed by the effects of colonialism and subsequent marginalization, war, violence and poverty. I help clients heal the mind, an entity that can be so easily damaged by distressing experiences, while fostering an interconnection between mind, body and soul.
(289) 207-7621 View (289) 207-7621
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Optima Counselling and Psychotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified 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
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Esra Magsoud
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children, youth & adults. Deciding to seek therapy is an important step forward & I look forward to supporting you on your journey of personal growth. Whether you desire to make strides in your emotional, personal, social, or mental health, I will facilitate positive changes to improve your quality of life. I believe that safely & openly exploring your emotions in a positive & helpful environment is crucial. We will collaboratively create treatment plans & goals together, according to your unique needs, preferences & values. I apply an intersectional lens to promote cultural safety.
I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children, youth & adults. Deciding to seek therapy is an important step forward & I look forward to supporting you on your journey of personal growth. Whether you desire to make strides in your emotional, personal, social, or mental health, I will facilitate positive changes to improve your quality of life. I believe that safely & openly exploring your emotions in a positive & helpful environment is crucial. We will collaboratively create treatment plans & goals together, according to your unique needs, preferences & values. I apply an intersectional lens to promote cultural safety.
(289) 802-0948 View (289) 802-0948
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Carrie Fleetwood
Counsellor, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
I bring over 40 years of experience helping clients reach their goals and move toward healthier, more satisfying relationships. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stuck in a negative pattern, my friendly, encouraging, gentle, but straight forward style can help bring clarity and a fresh perspective. I enjoy helping people 'connect the dots' in their life (make sense of their past), and supporting them as they take new steps toward healing.
I bring over 40 years of experience helping clients reach their goals and move toward healthier, more satisfying relationships. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stuck in a negative pattern, my friendly, encouraging, gentle, but straight forward style can help bring clarity and a fresh perspective. I enjoy helping people 'connect the dots' in their life (make sense of their past), and supporting them as they take new steps toward healing.
(905) 581-1040 View (905) 581-1040
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Miranda Tong
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I am calm, non-judgemental and a skillful clinical social worker of extensive mental health knowledge and working experiences with individual and couple of diverse ethnic and cultural background. I have exceptional passion in working with people who experience and struggle with emotional and life adjustment difficulties, personal and relationship tension, poor school/occupational performance and behavioral challenge due to anxiety, depression, borderline personality traits, anger issue, loss/grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, ADHD, and chronic pain post motor vehicle accident.
I am calm, non-judgemental and a skillful clinical social worker of extensive mental health knowledge and working experiences with individual and couple of diverse ethnic and cultural background. I have exceptional passion in working with people who experience and struggle with emotional and life adjustment difficulties, personal and relationship tension, poor school/occupational performance and behavioral challenge due to anxiety, depression, borderline personality traits, anger issue, loss/grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, ADHD, and chronic pain post motor vehicle accident.
(647) 558-9812 View (647) 558-9812
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Senifa Amlani Rajwani
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Are you struggling? Do you need a little bit of support to change the direction of your life? As a woman, a visible minority, and therapist I understand through lived experience the way that gender, culture, and ethnicity impact our lives and as well as the therapeutic process. Whether you are struggling with issues or just want to gain more self-awareness around what motivates your behavior and decision-making, psychotherapy can help. Let's talk about it. I'm here to listen and provide the support you need.
Are you struggling? Do you need a little bit of support to change the direction of your life? As a woman, a visible minority, and therapist I understand through lived experience the way that gender, culture, and ethnicity impact our lives and as well as the therapeutic process. Whether you are struggling with issues or just want to gain more self-awareness around what motivates your behavior and decision-making, psychotherapy can help. Let's talk about it. I'm here to listen and provide the support you need.
(289) 803-8302 View (289) 803-8302
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Connor Blakeborough
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
Our feelings, thoughts and actions can have a significant impact on our ability to connect with others, achieve our goals and engage in the parts of life we find meaningful. These changes in ourselves can often be explained by challenging experiences or turbulent relationships, which leave us feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed. Together, we'll work to create a safe environment where you feel empowered to discuss, process, and problem solve concerns surrounding relationships, self-esteem, trauma, identity, and other topics.
Our feelings, thoughts and actions can have a significant impact on our ability to connect with others, achieve our goals and engage in the parts of life we find meaningful. These changes in ourselves can often be explained by challenging experiences or turbulent relationships, which leave us feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed. Together, we'll work to create a safe environment where you feel empowered to discuss, process, and problem solve concerns surrounding relationships, self-esteem, trauma, identity, and other topics.
(437) 747-0932 View (437) 747-0932
Photo of Fatima Samreen, MCP, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Fatima Samreen
Registered Psychotherapist, MCP, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
You’ve probably spent a lot of time trying to fix things on your own, but maybe you’ve reached a point of exhaustion. You might be feeling overwhelmed, self-critical, & alone. You don’t know what else you can do to make yourself feel better, or how to keep up with the challenges you’re facing. Maybe there are cultural & social challenges that are making your situation worse. Maybe you're tired of running around in circles & have made the decision to see a counsellor so you don’t continue to feel like you’re “going crazy”.
You’ve probably spent a lot of time trying to fix things on your own, but maybe you’ve reached a point of exhaustion. You might be feeling overwhelmed, self-critical, & alone. You don’t know what else you can do to make yourself feel better, or how to keep up with the challenges you’re facing. Maybe there are cultural & social challenges that are making your situation worse. Maybe you're tired of running around in circles & have made the decision to see a counsellor so you don’t continue to feel like you’re “going crazy”.
(289) 512-2990 View (289) 512-2990
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Yolanda Ding
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can sometimes feel difficult and overwhelming. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, and empowering space for my clients to open up about their mental health challenges. Through therapy, you can learn to better understand yourself, build new coping skills, and improve your overall wellbeing.
Life can sometimes feel difficult and overwhelming. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, and empowering space for my clients to open up about their mental health challenges. Through therapy, you can learn to better understand yourself, build new coping skills, and improve your overall wellbeing.
(437) 524-0163 View (437) 524-0163

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M1S

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M1S who prioritize treating:

96% Relationship Issues
96% Depression
92% Self Esteem
88% Anxiety
85% Coping Skills
85% Stress
77% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Green Shield Canada
80% Manulife
80% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M1S see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M1S?

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.