Photo of Melanie Katz, Registered Social Worker in M2N, ON
Melanie Katz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Mel offers tailored therapy for youth and adults tackling anxiety, ADHD, and relationship struggles. She passionately believes that overwhelming feelings should not restrict anyone from living a fulfilling life. Mel will be your ally, highlighting your inherent strengths, teaching you to set healthier boundaries, and enhancing your confidence. If you're having a hard time with personal, family, or friend relationships, Mel is here to help. She has the skills to assist you in making your relationships stronger and in building new positive connections with others.
Mel offers tailored therapy for youth and adults tackling anxiety, ADHD, and relationship struggles. She passionately believes that overwhelming feelings should not restrict anyone from living a fulfilling life. Mel will be your ally, highlighting your inherent strengths, teaching you to set healthier boundaries, and enhancing your confidence. If you're having a hard time with personal, family, or friend relationships, Mel is here to help. She has the skills to assist you in making your relationships stronger and in building new positive connections with others.
(289) 212-6848 View (289) 212-6848
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Himel Das - Anxiety, Depression, Trauma Specialty
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, OAMHP, BSP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Do you often feel anxious, worried, and depressed? How about frustrated or even guilty? Perhaps you have experienced trauma, feel lost trying to understand your mind, and want to reduce the impact of painful thoughts and feelings. My work focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma and emotional issues. I can help you to find calm and peace in your life, and create a rich, full and meaningful life. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. I also hold a master's degree in counselling psychology, certification in counselling skills, MBCT, hypnosis, telehealth and trauma.
Do you often feel anxious, worried, and depressed? How about frustrated or even guilty? Perhaps you have experienced trauma, feel lost trying to understand your mind, and want to reduce the impact of painful thoughts and feelings. My work focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma and emotional issues. I can help you to find calm and peace in your life, and create a rich, full and meaningful life. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. I also hold a master's degree in counselling psychology, certification in counselling skills, MBCT, hypnosis, telehealth and trauma.
(289) 207-5317 View (289) 207-5317
Photo of Danita Thompson, Registered Social Worker in M2N, ON
Danita Thompson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
Not accepting new clients
At New Day Counselling and Consulting Services you can expect to receive high quality counselling treatment and support. Anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting challenges, relationship issues, symptoms of trauma, and concerns about a loved one are just some of the issues I have assisted clients with resolving. If you are looking for your turning point, I am here to empower you towards seeing the changes you desire.
At New Day Counselling and Consulting Services you can expect to receive high quality counselling treatment and support. Anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting challenges, relationship issues, symptoms of trauma, and concerns about a loved one are just some of the issues I have assisted clients with resolving. If you are looking for your turning point, I am here to empower you towards seeing the changes you desire.
(647) 696-5469 View (647) 696-5469
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Tall Tree Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Tall Tree Psychotherapy is a team of registered psychotherapists and social workers who aim to provide affordable, effective psychotherapy to individuals across Ontario. Our therapists come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, which allows us to match you with a therapist who would be a best fit for you based on your needs. We are happy to work with individuals of all ages, as well as families and couples.
Tall Tree Psychotherapy is a team of registered psychotherapists and social workers who aim to provide affordable, effective psychotherapy to individuals across Ontario. Our therapists come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, which allows us to match you with a therapist who would be a best fit for you based on your needs. We are happy to work with individuals of all ages, as well as families and couples.
(613) 707-7159 View (613) 707-7159
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Elizabeth Choi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, ADHD-CC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Is your life full of “too”? Too many questions, too few answers. Feeling, thinking, and doing too much or too little. Too critical of yourself and focused on others. I’ve encountered many with this “too”, but together we’ll uncover the root of your concerns and create long-term change. We can start working towards living authentically and managing concerns confidently; improving relationships with others, and healing your relationship with yourself. From day one, it’s possible to have meaningful exploration and find useful strategies in sessions that are engaging, practical, and effective.
Is your life full of “too”? Too many questions, too few answers. Feeling, thinking, and doing too much or too little. Too critical of yourself and focused on others. I’ve encountered many with this “too”, but together we’ll uncover the root of your concerns and create long-term change. We can start working towards living authentically and managing concerns confidently; improving relationships with others, and healing your relationship with yourself. From day one, it’s possible to have meaningful exploration and find useful strategies in sessions that are engaging, practical, and effective.
(289) 207-7849 View (289) 207-7849
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Tiffany Santos
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I’m Tiffany and I am currently obtaining my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. My passion lies in creating a safe, empathetic, and warm environment for you. As you take steps toward healing and growth, I’m here to guide and support you through every moment. Empathy and understanding are the cornerstones of my practice. I’ve personally overcome anxiety and depression, allowing me to connect with those facing similar struggles truly. I walk in your shoes and am here to offer you unwavering support in your mental health journey.
Hello, I’m Tiffany and I am currently obtaining my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. My passion lies in creating a safe, empathetic, and warm environment for you. As you take steps toward healing and growth, I’m here to guide and support you through every moment. Empathy and understanding are the cornerstones of my practice. I’ve personally overcome anxiety and depression, allowing me to connect with those facing similar struggles truly. I walk in your shoes and am here to offer you unwavering support in your mental health journey.
(289) 216-3213 View (289) 216-3213
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Carruthers Counselling Ontario
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
I recognize that asking for help is never easy and I aim to create a welcoming and judgment free space so that we can work together towards your goals. Each session is tailored to what you want to focus on - there is no such thing as a problem too small. Counselling is a way to explore what we are experiencing in a new mindset - with my ultimate goal being to leave you feeling empowered. I have experience counselling over 1000 individuals which has allowed me to explore a vast range of topics.
I recognize that asking for help is never easy and I aim to create a welcoming and judgment free space so that we can work together towards your goals. Each session is tailored to what you want to focus on - there is no such thing as a problem too small. Counselling is a way to explore what we are experiencing in a new mindset - with my ultimate goal being to leave you feeling empowered. I have experience counselling over 1000 individuals which has allowed me to explore a vast range of topics.
(289) 273-8031 View (289) 273-8031
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Sheema Khan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MBA, BComm
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
New Clients Welcome! Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, burnout, or struggling to set healthy boundaries in your life? You're not alone. As a woman of colour, I understand the unique challenges and cultural expectations that can compound these feelings. Whether it's managing the pressures of work, family, or navigating societal norms, I provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore these issues without judgment.
New Clients Welcome! Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, burnout, or struggling to set healthy boundaries in your life? You're not alone. As a woman of colour, I understand the unique challenges and cultural expectations that can compound these feelings. Whether it's managing the pressures of work, family, or navigating societal norms, I provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore these issues without judgment.
(289) 512-2791 View (289) 512-2791
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Vivian Nho
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
You have experienced life in a unique way that no one could understand better than you. I enjoy the challenge of understanding reality through the eyes of another. Whether you are struggling with depression, apathy, ADHD, chronic isolation, chronic cannabis use, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, substance or behavioral addictions, complex trauma, your job (or lack thereof), narcissistic abuse, or existential angst, I am here to listen and support you in achieving your goals. I foster healing, empowerment, and growth through compassion, collaboration and insight. The rocky path to self-actualization does not have to be walked alone.
You have experienced life in a unique way that no one could understand better than you. I enjoy the challenge of understanding reality through the eyes of another. Whether you are struggling with depression, apathy, ADHD, chronic isolation, chronic cannabis use, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, substance or behavioral addictions, complex trauma, your job (or lack thereof), narcissistic abuse, or existential angst, I am here to listen and support you in achieving your goals. I foster healing, empowerment, and growth through compassion, collaboration and insight. The rocky path to self-actualization does not have to be walked alone.
(647) 694-8130 View (647) 694-8130
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Ramona Saeedi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
**Now Accepting New Clients** Throughout life there are many factors that influence and shape the unique person we become. As a therapist, I believe in the power of self-awareness and self acceptance and I seek to assist you in the process of self-exploration and self-growth. I work from a multicultural, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and anti-oppressive lens in order to understand your needs from the context of your environment, personal relationships and upbringing. I value the importance of trust and empathy in a therapeutic relationship as I strive to create a safe space to share and discuss concerns.
**Now Accepting New Clients** Throughout life there are many factors that influence and shape the unique person we become. As a therapist, I believe in the power of self-awareness and self acceptance and I seek to assist you in the process of self-exploration and self-growth. I work from a multicultural, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and anti-oppressive lens in order to understand your needs from the context of your environment, personal relationships and upbringing. I value the importance of trust and empathy in a therapeutic relationship as I strive to create a safe space to share and discuss concerns.
(647) 797-9766 View (647) 797-9766
Photo of Hossein Abdollahi Sani, Registered Psychotherapist in M2N, ON
Hossein Abdollahi Sani
Registered Psychotherapist, MD(IMG), CRPO, OACCPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2N
As a registered psychotherapist in Canada I thrive to understand my clients’ concerns and issues primarily. I provide therapy and counseling to many clients all around the world. Many of my clients are referred by their family doctor, friends or family. My private office is where I invite most of my clients. However, I also offer online psychotherapy and counseling by Teletherapy. In our first sessions I start with a brief assessment through a short casual conversation. Then we talk about any psychological, physical or relationship issues you would like to share. My approach is REBT, Mindfulness, systemic family and couple.
As a registered psychotherapist in Canada I thrive to understand my clients’ concerns and issues primarily. I provide therapy and counseling to many clients all around the world. Many of my clients are referred by their family doctor, friends or family. My private office is where I invite most of my clients. However, I also offer online psychotherapy and counseling by Teletherapy. In our first sessions I start with a brief assessment through a short casual conversation. Then we talk about any psychological, physical or relationship issues you would like to share. My approach is REBT, Mindfulness, systemic family and couple.
(289) 807-0631 View (289) 807-0631
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Sonomi K Tanaka
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2N
Life can feel like a lot to manage sometimes, no matter what your age, gender or background. If you are an individual or a parent looking for creative ways to approach reoccurring issues or you need support during a particularly challenging time, then I offer therapy to help those navigating the intense emotions that can come up in times of difficulty, such as, grief, intense anxiety or relational conflict. If you are a looking for in-person therapy, I offer sessions in-person and virtually for adults.
Life can feel like a lot to manage sometimes, no matter what your age, gender or background. If you are an individual or a parent looking for creative ways to approach reoccurring issues or you need support during a particularly challenging time, then I offer therapy to help those navigating the intense emotions that can come up in times of difficulty, such as, grief, intense anxiety or relational conflict. If you are a looking for in-person therapy, I offer sessions in-person and virtually for adults.
(289) 278-8527 View (289) 278-8527
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Chanderbhan Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North York, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Chanderbhan Counselling Services provides individual couples, and family services to the GTA. Our team of clinical therapists, psychotherapists, and counsellors are dedicated to providing you with psychotherapy, counselling and therapeutic services and assisting you in the selection of a professional that suits your needs.We believe in using a multi-modal approach to counselling to structure each session based on your therapeutic goals and needs. What's most important to us is building a therapeutic alliance with our clients and creating an environment where clients can gain the most from their experience and create lasting change.
Chanderbhan Counselling Services provides individual couples, and family services to the GTA. Our team of clinical therapists, psychotherapists, and counsellors are dedicated to providing you with psychotherapy, counselling and therapeutic services and assisting you in the selection of a professional that suits your needs.We believe in using a multi-modal approach to counselling to structure each session based on your therapeutic goals and needs. What's most important to us is building a therapeutic alliance with our clients and creating an environment where clients can gain the most from their experience and create lasting change.
(844) 331-0260 x1 View (844) 331-0260 x1
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Sheila Nayak
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of social work, I bring my life experience to my work with children, adolescents, individuals, families, parents, and couples. While raising three beautiful children with my amazing life partner, I understand that along with these joys of life, come challenges. I understand there is no recipe book for our unique relationships and journey. I understand the challenges of finding a sense of belonging, social identity, with marginalization, inclusion, and diversity. I would be happy to support the process of navigating your path.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of social work, I bring my life experience to my work with children, adolescents, individuals, families, parents, and couples. While raising three beautiful children with my amazing life partner, I understand that along with these joys of life, come challenges. I understand there is no recipe book for our unique relationships and journey. I understand the challenges of finding a sense of belonging, social identity, with marginalization, inclusion, and diversity. I would be happy to support the process of navigating your path.
(289) 277-6753 View (289) 277-6753
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Kristen Adams
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
I provide individual treatment for a broad range of concerns such as stress, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and interpersonal challenges such as life transitions and bereavement. In terms of couple treatment, presenting concerns include conflict resolution, dealing with differences, emotional connection and trust injuries. I draw primarily on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) approaches.
I provide individual treatment for a broad range of concerns such as stress, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and interpersonal challenges such as life transitions and bereavement. In terms of couple treatment, presenting concerns include conflict resolution, dealing with differences, emotional connection and trust injuries. I draw primarily on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) approaches.
(289) 536-3981 View (289) 536-3981
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Diana Kirzner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
My goal in starting my practice was to provide a safe, impartial space for young people struggling with mental health issues to feel heard and understood. I am here to listen without judgment and with compassion. I work with a trauma-informed approach and from an anti-oppression framework. I strongly believe in the Harm Reduction model and base my clinical practice around meeting clients wherever they are in their process. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults.
My goal in starting my practice was to provide a safe, impartial space for young people struggling with mental health issues to feel heard and understood. I am here to listen without judgment and with compassion. I work with a trauma-informed approach and from an anti-oppression framework. I strongly believe in the Harm Reduction model and base my clinical practice around meeting clients wherever they are in their process. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults.
(289) 276-8172 View (289) 276-8172
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Regan Kelly
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Life throws us many challenges and we could all use a little help sometimes. My goal is to enhance the value of therapy by making it practical, relatable, and even enjoyable. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients and meeting people where they are at. Through exploration and curiosity, we discuss the challenges and difficulties that are causing you the most distress.
Life throws us many challenges and we could all use a little help sometimes. My goal is to enhance the value of therapy by making it practical, relatable, and even enjoyable. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients and meeting people where they are at. Through exploration and curiosity, we discuss the challenges and difficulties that are causing you the most distress.
(289) 207-1662 View (289) 207-1662
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Savannah Barbosa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Get accessible and personalized mental health care from the comfort of your home. Accessibility is a focal pillar within my work as I acknowledge the multifaceted nature of queer issues, gender diversity, and sexual identities/orientations. All individuals are unique, and no approach is one size fits all. While my approaches and specializations are different, I dedicate my work to anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-discriminatory practices. I am a client-centered, strengths based and culturally informed professional who values compassion and intersectionality.
Get accessible and personalized mental health care from the comfort of your home. Accessibility is a focal pillar within my work as I acknowledge the multifaceted nature of queer issues, gender diversity, and sexual identities/orientations. All individuals are unique, and no approach is one size fits all. While my approaches and specializations are different, I dedicate my work to anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-discriminatory practices. I am a client-centered, strengths based and culturally informed professional who values compassion and intersectionality.
(289) 277-5503 x709 View (289) 277-5503 x709
Photo of Negin Ansari, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M2N, ON
Negin Ansari
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
Hey there, I'm Negin! For the past five years, I've been deeply engaged in exploring childhood psychology. With dual Master's degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and another in Education with a specialization in Developmental Psychology, my focus is on supporting families and children navigating anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related issues. My approach is collaborative, working closely with both children and their families to confront whatever life throws their way. Whether it's soothing anxious thoughts or unpacking difficult experiences. we're in it together.
Hey there, I'm Negin! For the past five years, I've been deeply engaged in exploring childhood psychology. With dual Master's degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and another in Education with a specialization in Developmental Psychology, my focus is on supporting families and children navigating anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related issues. My approach is collaborative, working closely with both children and their families to confront whatever life throws their way. Whether it's soothing anxious thoughts or unpacking difficult experiences. we're in it together.
(289) 803-6492 View (289) 803-6492
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Bipolar Disorder Online Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
As a Psychotherapist and Bipolar Disorder specialist, trained in Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), Greg Rennie has over 20 years experience and has over 40 years lived experience as two of his family members have Bipolar Disorder. Greg has worked in mental health hospitals like Homewood Health Centre and Bellwood Health Services. He provides online therapy for individuals and families impacted by Bipolar Disorder in ALL Canadian Provinces and Territories. For a free 15 minute consultation with Greg Rennie call him at (289) 401-5610 or to book an appointment go to his website: rennieclinicalservices.janeapp.com
As a Psychotherapist and Bipolar Disorder specialist, trained in Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), Greg Rennie has over 20 years experience and has over 40 years lived experience as two of his family members have Bipolar Disorder. Greg has worked in mental health hospitals like Homewood Health Centre and Bellwood Health Services. He provides online therapy for individuals and families impacted by Bipolar Disorder in ALL Canadian Provinces and Territories. For a free 15 minute consultation with Greg Rennie call him at (289) 401-5610 or to book an appointment go to his website: rennieclinicalservices.janeapp.com
(289) 401-5610 View (289) 401-5610

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Number of Counsellors in M2N

200+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in M2N who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
78% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% SunLife
67% Green Shield Canada
67% Manulife

How Counsellors in M2N see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M2N?

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.