Photo of Maryam Ashkan, Registered Psychotherapist in M2M, ON
Maryam Ashkan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M
Waitlist for new clients
When your past lives on, you aren’t being fair to your future! You may feel like you are reliving the same old story and stuck in a repetitive pattern of negative thoughts, behaviour, and emotions with no way out. As a therapist, I walk with you to revisit these old stories and guide you to change this pattern. We will have an open conversation where you bring the knowledge of your life and I bring the knowledge of how a change can happen. My experience as a therapist has taught me that people need to be understood in an open, nonjudgmental, supportive and nurturing environment. Part of my job is to provide this environment.
When your past lives on, you aren’t being fair to your future! You may feel like you are reliving the same old story and stuck in a repetitive pattern of negative thoughts, behaviour, and emotions with no way out. As a therapist, I walk with you to revisit these old stories and guide you to change this pattern. We will have an open conversation where you bring the knowledge of your life and I bring the knowledge of how a change can happen. My experience as a therapist has taught me that people need to be understood in an open, nonjudgmental, supportive and nurturing environment. Part of my job is to provide this environment.
(289) 807-1186 View (289) 807-1186
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Magdhi Shah Psychotherapy|Emdr
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2M
As we go through life, many times we may find ourselves stuck, lost, overwhelmed, challenged or just exhausted. We might need to discover ourselves again or change our way of life and let go of what no longer works for us. I work with people from different ranges of issues and cultures. Working with clients going through general anxiety, might limit my clients from achieving their goals to dealing with past trauma and its functions in their adult life. Each is on a different path with a unique blend of emotions and beliefs.
As we go through life, many times we may find ourselves stuck, lost, overwhelmed, challenged or just exhausted. We might need to discover ourselves again or change our way of life and let go of what no longer works for us. I work with people from different ranges of issues and cultures. Working with clients going through general anxiety, might limit my clients from achieving their goals to dealing with past trauma and its functions in their adult life. Each is on a different path with a unique blend of emotions and beliefs.
(289) 276-5998 View (289) 276-5998
Photo of Behrang Ajam, Registered Psychotherapist in M2M, ON
Behrang Ajam
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
With more than 10 years of experience as a counselor and therapist, I provide TeleMental Health (Online therapy) to help people (individuals, couples, immigrants, refugees, etc.) providing therapy and counseling for a variety of issues (anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships including pre-marriage counseling). As a Certified Trauma Professional, I provide treatment for trauma-related mental health challenges including PTSD, complex, developmental, and childhood traumas. All it takes is a 20-minute free call to answer all your questions and see if you'd like to work with me. After all, you deserve a "life worth living!"
With more than 10 years of experience as a counselor and therapist, I provide TeleMental Health (Online therapy) to help people (individuals, couples, immigrants, refugees, etc.) providing therapy and counseling for a variety of issues (anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships including pre-marriage counseling). As a Certified Trauma Professional, I provide treatment for trauma-related mental health challenges including PTSD, complex, developmental, and childhood traumas. All it takes is a 20-minute free call to answer all your questions and see if you'd like to work with me. After all, you deserve a "life worth living!"
(289) 216-6982 View (289) 216-6982
Photo of Relationships For Life - Clare Mezes, Registered Psychotherapist in M2M, ON
Relationships For Life - Clare Mezes
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
North York, ON M2M  (Online Only)
I provide "Couples Intensives", helping couples in making their relationship the best it can be...all the way to those who cannot decide, "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Bring your painful and complicated life-stories including family of origin trauma, affairs, addictions, boundary and self-esteem issues, and sexuality concerns. Come for a full day intensive, or to a series of 4-6, two to three hour couple's sessions, using a Relational Life Therapy approach, (Terry Real) because you just don't feel close anymore!
I provide "Couples Intensives", helping couples in making their relationship the best it can be...all the way to those who cannot decide, "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Bring your painful and complicated life-stories including family of origin trauma, affairs, addictions, boundary and self-esteem issues, and sexuality concerns. Come for a full day intensive, or to a series of 4-6, two to three hour couple's sessions, using a Relational Life Therapy approach, (Terry Real) because you just don't feel close anymore!
(855) 746-2653 View (855) 746-2653
Photo of Anita Alabi, Registered Social Worker in M2M, ON
Anita Alabi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
My professional path has enabled me to interact with and assist individuals, couples, families, and groups in a clinical setting on issues ranging from anxiety and depression to interpersonal relationship difficulties and familial conflict. I am a relationship enthusiast, with the goal of helping my clients repair their relationships by equipping them with tools to understand better and improve their relationships, resolve conflicts, and cultivate intimacy.
My professional path has enabled me to interact with and assist individuals, couples, families, and groups in a clinical setting on issues ranging from anxiety and depression to interpersonal relationship difficulties and familial conflict. I am a relationship enthusiast, with the goal of helping my clients repair their relationships by equipping them with tools to understand better and improve their relationships, resolve conflicts, and cultivate intimacy.
(289) 203-2077 View (289) 203-2077
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Emily Harman
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families of all ages experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and relationship challenges. I am empathic and collaborative in helping clients achieve their goals, offering support and encouragement along the way.
I work with individuals, couples and families of all ages experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and relationship challenges. I am empathic and collaborative in helping clients achieve their goals, offering support and encouragement along the way.
(365) 305-0156 x8437 View (365) 305-0156 x8437
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Varsha Narwani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(q), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2M  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by anxiety, unsure of its origin, and constantly doubting your choices and abilities? Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing together. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, stress, or relationship challenges, I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Together, we honor every aspect of your identity and experiences as we navigate this mental health journey.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by anxiety, unsure of its origin, and constantly doubting your choices and abilities? Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing together. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, stress, or relationship challenges, I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Together, we honor every aspect of your identity and experiences as we navigate this mental health journey.
(289) 274-4763 View (289) 274-4763
Photo of Leila Abbaszadeh, Registered Social Worker in M2M, ON
Leila Abbaszadeh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M
Leila Abbaszadeh, MSW, RSW, RP is clinical Registered Social Worker and a Registered Psychotherapist. She is a mental health professional licensed to practice by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) as well as being a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is an individual, couple and family therapist. She also administers psychosocial assessments for motor vehicle accident clients. She provides solution-focused and strengths-based treatment for individuals and couples.
Leila Abbaszadeh, MSW, RSW, RP is clinical Registered Social Worker and a Registered Psychotherapist. She is a mental health professional licensed to practice by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) as well as being a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is an individual, couple and family therapist. She also administers psychosocial assessments for motor vehicle accident clients. She provides solution-focused and strengths-based treatment for individuals and couples.
(888) 539-9221 View (888) 539-9221
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Nahaleh Moshtagh
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It is my passion to help women find their unique voices and individual paths in a world that is often male dominated and male normative. I like working with culturally diverse clients and consider myself an LGBTQ+ ally. I work with individual adults as well as couples. I see many people with experiences of different kinds of trauma who are in need of healing. This kind of work takes courage and patience on the part of both therapist and client. My work includes the best elements of different schools of therapy, as well as the wisdom of Eastern traditions.
It is my passion to help women find their unique voices and individual paths in a world that is often male dominated and male normative. I like working with culturally diverse clients and consider myself an LGBTQ+ ally. I work with individual adults as well as couples. I see many people with experiences of different kinds of trauma who are in need of healing. This kind of work takes courage and patience on the part of both therapist and client. My work includes the best elements of different schools of therapy, as well as the wisdom of Eastern traditions.
(289) 273-9012 View (289) 273-9012
Photo of Lois Park, Registered Psychotherapist in M2M, ON
Lois Park
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2M  (Online Only)
Are you facing difficulties navigating and processing through life and cultural transitions, family, relationship, and personal struggles, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief & loss and trauma? It can be overwhelming and difficult to go through alone. I'm here to offer support and guidance and I willI walk with you while providing a safe, warm, caring, and open space in our sessions. I desire to connect with you personally and authentically and my hope is that you will experience better emotional, mental, relational and spiritual well-being. In the process, you will gain insight, new perspective, experience growth and healing.
Are you facing difficulties navigating and processing through life and cultural transitions, family, relationship, and personal struggles, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief & loss and trauma? It can be overwhelming and difficult to go through alone. I'm here to offer support and guidance and I willI walk with you while providing a safe, warm, caring, and open space in our sessions. I desire to connect with you personally and authentically and my hope is that you will experience better emotional, mental, relational and spiritual well-being. In the process, you will gain insight, new perspective, experience growth and healing.
(365) 650-0579 x2281 View (365) 650-0579 x2281
Photo of Leila Rashidi, Registered Psychotherapist in M2M, ON
Leila Rashidi
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CCPA, CHyp, CRPO
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2M
I offer individual and couples therapy in the following specializations: • Anxiety and Depression • Interpersonal/Relationship issues • Life transitions • Goal setting • Work/Life balance • Anger Management • Domestic Violence • Family Conflict • Infidelity • Marital and Premarital • Self Esteem • Stress • Trauma and PTSD • Women's Issues
I offer individual and couples therapy in the following specializations: • Anxiety and Depression • Interpersonal/Relationship issues • Life transitions • Goal setting • Work/Life balance • Anger Management • Domestic Violence • Family Conflict • Infidelity • Marital and Premarital • Self Esteem • Stress • Trauma and PTSD • Women's Issues
(365) 400-7279 View (365) 400-7279
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Nima Abbaspour
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, C Psyc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
In our fast changing world, it is hard for all of us to maintain our well-being while constantly being hit by profound waves of instability, be it pandemic, loss of loved ones, divorce, financial crisis, life transitions or relationship issues. As tender beings, such situations deeply affect our sense of security and belonging and lead us to isolation, sense of inadequacy, unworthiness, shame, anger, anxiety and feeling lost. It usually takes us years, trying all our solutions before we realize that healing is not a one-person process.
In our fast changing world, it is hard for all of us to maintain our well-being while constantly being hit by profound waves of instability, be it pandemic, loss of loved ones, divorce, financial crisis, life transitions or relationship issues. As tender beings, such situations deeply affect our sense of security and belonging and lead us to isolation, sense of inadequacy, unworthiness, shame, anger, anxiety and feeling lost. It usually takes us years, trying all our solutions before we realize that healing is not a one-person process.
(289) 276-7074 View (289) 276-7074
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Scott Bjerkness
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
A core belief that informs my approach to therapy is that there is an inherent goodness within all of us and that we are all seeking ways to realize and cultivate this goodness. Sometimes in this pursuit, we find ourselves stuck in a place that we never expected or anticipated (often not even by our own doing). In this place, it may seem like the harder we try, the deeper we burrow ourselves into somewhere we actually don’t want to be. My hope is that my work consists of coming alongside others who find themselves stuck in these places and collaborate to find ways out and make progress towards realizing the goodness inside.
A core belief that informs my approach to therapy is that there is an inherent goodness within all of us and that we are all seeking ways to realize and cultivate this goodness. Sometimes in this pursuit, we find ourselves stuck in a place that we never expected or anticipated (often not even by our own doing). In this place, it may seem like the harder we try, the deeper we burrow ourselves into somewhere we actually don’t want to be. My hope is that my work consists of coming alongside others who find themselves stuck in these places and collaborate to find ways out and make progress towards realizing the goodness inside.
(365) 298-0247 x6803 View (365) 298-0247 x6803
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Nancy Tavares-Jones
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
North York, ON M2M  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for a safe space to express your emotions, needs, and troubles? Have things become too unbearable and you are not sure where to turn? Looking for a safe place to process your feelings and difficult situations? I firmly believe that psychotherapy is a nurturing place that allows you to express yourself in a safe, warm, and supporting environment. Psychotherapy involves processing difficult emotions, and defining personal goals with a trained professional. I specialize in providing emotion-focused therapy techniques to help you on your life pathway.
Are you looking for a safe space to express your emotions, needs, and troubles? Have things become too unbearable and you are not sure where to turn? Looking for a safe place to process your feelings and difficult situations? I firmly believe that psychotherapy is a nurturing place that allows you to express yourself in a safe, warm, and supporting environment. Psychotherapy involves processing difficult emotions, and defining personal goals with a trained professional. I specialize in providing emotion-focused therapy techniques to help you on your life pathway.
(855) 780-0232 View (855) 780-0232
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Rafeya Shami
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M  (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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Miriam Garas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BBA, MDiv, RP-Q
Verified Verified
North York, ON M2M
Do you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed? Experienced a recent loss? Are you wondering how you can better manage your thoughts and emotions or enjoy relationships more? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, hardships, careers, and their lives. Together during therapy, I would be happy to offer new insights and different perspectives for you. I help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and celebrate your successes along the way. Jointly, we will work on developing practical skills to lead a happier and healthier life.
Do you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed? Experienced a recent loss? Are you wondering how you can better manage your thoughts and emotions or enjoy relationships more? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, hardships, careers, and their lives. Together during therapy, I would be happy to offer new insights and different perspectives for you. I help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and celebrate your successes along the way. Jointly, we will work on developing practical skills to lead a happier and healthier life.
(365) 654-6265 x5015 View (365) 654-6265 x5015
Photo of Nicole Pitt, Pre-Licensed Professional in M2M, ON
Nicole Pitt
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling stressed, anxious, or losing sleep? Are you tense, burnt out, or emotionally overwhelmed? Finding yourself in the depths of depression, anxiety, or emotional challenges can be overwhelming. Nicole can support you in finding your path with an empathetic and collaborative approach to support your overall health.
Do you find yourself feeling stressed, anxious, or losing sleep? Are you tense, burnt out, or emotionally overwhelmed? Finding yourself in the depths of depression, anxiety, or emotional challenges can be overwhelming. Nicole can support you in finding your path with an empathetic and collaborative approach to support your overall health.
(289) 513-3741 View (289) 513-3741
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Hiranmayi Krishnan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MSc, CTP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
The challenges we face in life are not exactly our choice, but how we want to deal with them definitely is. So, if you are reading this, then I want to tell you that you do not have to do it alone. Choosing to get help through therapy is a brave and beneficial choice. Over the years, I have helped Individuals, Couples and Families with issues such as Anxiety, Trauma, Eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, Grief, Identity Issues, Family Conflicts, Life Transitions, Relationship issues, Gender Dysphoria, Autism Spectrum, Self-Harm, Abuse, Stress, Depression etc.
The challenges we face in life are not exactly our choice, but how we want to deal with them definitely is. So, if you are reading this, then I want to tell you that you do not have to do it alone. Choosing to get help through therapy is a brave and beneficial choice. Over the years, I have helped Individuals, Couples and Families with issues such as Anxiety, Trauma, Eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, Grief, Identity Issues, Family Conflicts, Life Transitions, Relationship issues, Gender Dysphoria, Autism Spectrum, Self-Harm, Abuse, Stress, Depression etc.
(289) 236-3277 View (289) 236-3277
Photo of Eunice (Eunhee) Park, Registered Psychotherapist in M2M, ON
Eunice (Eunhee) Park
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North York, ON M2M  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from any emotional, physical or mental health challenges in your life such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life or cultural transition, marital conflict or trauma? No matter how big or small they are, it is never too late for you to receive support and care. My priority is to create a warm, supportive and non-judgmental space so that you will be able to explore, recognize and deal with the underlying issues in your life. I am determined to help you move forward in your healing journey by acknowledging your needs, increasing self-acceptance, enhancing holistic self-care, and developing your true potential.
Are you suffering from any emotional, physical or mental health challenges in your life such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life or cultural transition, marital conflict or trauma? No matter how big or small they are, it is never too late for you to receive support and care. My priority is to create a warm, supportive and non-judgmental space so that you will be able to explore, recognize and deal with the underlying issues in your life. I am determined to help you move forward in your healing journey by acknowledging your needs, increasing self-acceptance, enhancing holistic self-care, and developing your true potential.
(647) 492-7813 x2278 View (647) 492-7813 x2278
Photo of Patrick Jung, Registered Psychotherapist in M2M, ON
Patrick Jung
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
Patrick strives to create a safe space for you to process your thoughts and feelings in order to better understand yourself. His hope is that as you understand yourself better, you are able to better understand your concerns and begin to develop the ability to manage your current and future challenges.
Patrick strives to create a safe space for you to process your thoughts and feelings in order to better understand yourself. His hope is that as you understand yourself better, you are able to better understand your concerns and begin to develop the ability to manage your current and future challenges.
(365) 650-5728 View (365) 650-5728

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M2M

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M2M who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
73% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Green Shield Canada
55% SunLife
50% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M2M see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M2M?

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.