Photo of Danielle Rabbat, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M2R, ON
Danielle Rabbat
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), (Q)
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R
My clients struggle with anxiety, ADHD, burnout, conflict, relationships, grief, depression, exploring identity, and managing challenging emotions. I'm deeply committed to delving into their past experiences to unravel the roots of their present feelings. As a proud parent of three children and someone navigating the complexities of a cross-cultural marriage, as well as being a business owner for over two decades, I bring a wealth of personal experiences to my therapeutic approach. Taking the first step towards therapy requires courage, and I feel privileged that you are contemplating choosing me as your companion on this journey.
My clients struggle with anxiety, ADHD, burnout, conflict, relationships, grief, depression, exploring identity, and managing challenging emotions. I'm deeply committed to delving into their past experiences to unravel the roots of their present feelings. As a proud parent of three children and someone navigating the complexities of a cross-cultural marriage, as well as being a business owner for over two decades, I bring a wealth of personal experiences to my therapeutic approach. Taking the first step towards therapy requires courage, and I feel privileged that you are contemplating choosing me as your companion on this journey.
(437) 372-5436 View (437) 372-5436
Photo of Nadine Evans, Impart Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist in M2R, ON
Nadine Evans, Impart Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
My clients experience feelings of overwhelm, neglect, isolation, and anxiety. They feel drained and seeking a safe, inclusive environment where they can voice their concerns. Together, we delve into therapeutic approaches aimed at fostering connection and empathy, developing kindness and self-compassion, and devising strategies for coping and growth.
My clients experience feelings of overwhelm, neglect, isolation, and anxiety. They feel drained and seeking a safe, inclusive environment where they can voice their concerns. Together, we delve into therapeutic approaches aimed at fostering connection and empathy, developing kindness and self-compassion, and devising strategies for coping and growth.
(289) 302-5802 View (289) 302-5802
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Lauren Kalvari
Registered Social Worker, PhD Can, MSW, BSW, BA, RSW
Verified Verified
North York, ON M2R
Life is a journey with unexpected challenges and at times suffering. We all need supports and strategies to rediscover our inner strengths. I work in a partnership with you as we explore and unpack your relationships, your roles and your sense of self. There is always hope and meaning even in the darkest places. Also in all relationships there are times when one or both partners feel hopeless, frustrated, betrayed or deeply hurt by the other. In both individual and couple counseling we work together to develop new techniques towards not only coping, but towards finding renewed hope and meaning. I love what I do!
Life is a journey with unexpected challenges and at times suffering. We all need supports and strategies to rediscover our inner strengths. I work in a partnership with you as we explore and unpack your relationships, your roles and your sense of self. There is always hope and meaning even in the darkest places. Also in all relationships there are times when one or both partners feel hopeless, frustrated, betrayed or deeply hurt by the other. In both individual and couple counseling we work together to develop new techniques towards not only coping, but towards finding renewed hope and meaning. I love what I do!
(289) 807-4281 View (289) 807-4281
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Faina Ben-David
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW, C Hyp
Verified Verified
North York, ON M2R
**NEW** Trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy. If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, bereavement/grief, infertility; then I can help. There are great tools and skills you can learn to feel better and cope successfully. You can manage and master emotions that make life challenging. If you are dealing with some relationships challenges, we can work to improve that as well. I can teach you to build healthy coping skills, improve problem solving skills, develop resilience, improve self-esteem and confidence.
**NEW** Trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy. If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, bereavement/grief, infertility; then I can help. There are great tools and skills you can learn to feel better and cope successfully. You can manage and master emotions that make life challenging. If you are dealing with some relationships challenges, we can work to improve that as well. I can teach you to build healthy coping skills, improve problem solving skills, develop resilience, improve self-esteem and confidence.
(289) 207-6258 View (289) 207-6258
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Andrew Goldstein
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2R
In the beginning stages of our therapeutic relationship, I strive to learn and understand who you are and where you’re coming from in order to better define your goals and aspirations together.
In the beginning stages of our therapeutic relationship, I strive to learn and understand who you are and where you’re coming from in order to better define your goals and aspirations together.
(289) 273-9754 View (289) 273-9754
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Maggie Libedinsky
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
We all want to turn off negative thoughts and feelings. Sometimes, we face difficulties in improving our choices and understanding our insecurities and fears, whether they are shameful or feelings of guilt. Learning about your identity is a crucial therapeutic job. A client-centred and psychodynamic approach is best when customized to your needs. I invite you to discover your hidden strength in a compassionate, reliable and comfortable manner. Improving and overcoming struggles never happens in isolation; it occurs in collaboration. I offer therapy in English or Spanish. Feel free to reach out at shelleywhitehousepsychotherapy.com
We all want to turn off negative thoughts and feelings. Sometimes, we face difficulties in improving our choices and understanding our insecurities and fears, whether they are shameful or feelings of guilt. Learning about your identity is a crucial therapeutic job. A client-centred and psychodynamic approach is best when customized to your needs. I invite you to discover your hidden strength in a compassionate, reliable and comfortable manner. Improving and overcoming struggles never happens in isolation; it occurs in collaboration. I offer therapy in English or Spanish. Feel free to reach out at shelleywhitehousepsychotherapy.com
(289) 274-4693 View (289) 274-4693
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Nakeesa Kooshafar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
Hello & welcome! I’m so glad you have prioritized your mental health healing and taken the steps to search for a therapist. I personally know how exhausting and overwhelming it can be to navigate the mental health system while simultaneously feeling all the feels. I am committed to supporting you in breaking the chains of intergenerational trauma by creating a space where we can work together to learn, unlearn and relearn all the ways in which you have survived thus far. I strive to create a space of warmth, validation, curiosity, and non-judgment. I welcome and invite collaboration, feedback and laughter in sessions.
Hello & welcome! I’m so glad you have prioritized your mental health healing and taken the steps to search for a therapist. I personally know how exhausting and overwhelming it can be to navigate the mental health system while simultaneously feeling all the feels. I am committed to supporting you in breaking the chains of intergenerational trauma by creating a space where we can work together to learn, unlearn and relearn all the ways in which you have survived thus far. I strive to create a space of warmth, validation, curiosity, and non-judgment. I welcome and invite collaboration, feedback and laughter in sessions.
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Danielle Kirshenbaum
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2R  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with persistent, unwelcome thoughts? Experiencing a sense of overwhelm, feeling stuck, or a lack of control? If so, I am here to navigate this journey alongside you. It's natural to fear that these distressing emotions will endure, but rest assured, with the appropriate tools, there is absolutely no reason that they have to. I am a compassionate down-to-earth therapist who truly cares about my clients. Together, we will explore new coping mechanisms so that you can feel like yourself again.
Are you struggling with persistent, unwelcome thoughts? Experiencing a sense of overwhelm, feeling stuck, or a lack of control? If so, I am here to navigate this journey alongside you. It's natural to fear that these distressing emotions will endure, but rest assured, with the appropriate tools, there is absolutely no reason that they have to. I am a compassionate down-to-earth therapist who truly cares about my clients. Together, we will explore new coping mechanisms so that you can feel like yourself again.
(289) 271-0955 View (289) 271-0955
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Jennifer Boyce
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2R
Difficulty turning your mind off? Demanding perfection of yourself and falling short? Overwhelmed by deadlines, diapers, and never-ending discussions with... everybody? Everybody wants a piece of your time - including you! I work with busy professionals who recognize that their lives have become unsustainable. Perhaps it has shown up as high blood pressure, a strained relationship, or simply sustained unhappiness. Your life is not working as you would like and something needs to change.
Difficulty turning your mind off? Demanding perfection of yourself and falling short? Overwhelmed by deadlines, diapers, and never-ending discussions with... everybody? Everybody wants a piece of your time - including you! I work with busy professionals who recognize that their lives have become unsustainable. Perhaps it has shown up as high blood pressure, a strained relationship, or simply sustained unhappiness. Your life is not working as you would like and something needs to change.
(888) 998-1559 View (888) 998-1559
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Gabriela Dinca | Relationships | Couples | Individuals 18+ | Seniors
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients! Are you searching for ways to maintain health and love in your life and relationships? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, anger, communication, low self-esteem, or aging issues? Have you experienced infidelity, trauma, betrayal, loss, and abuse, and you may feel like your life is falling apart? There is hope beyond the worry, hopelessness, and other distressing symptoms you may experience. I am passionate about guiding you towards healing to find hope, strength, resilience, & the courage to face life's challenges through nurturing, compassionate, & non-judgmental approaches.
Accepting NEW clients! Are you searching for ways to maintain health and love in your life and relationships? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, anger, communication, low self-esteem, or aging issues? Have you experienced infidelity, trauma, betrayal, loss, and abuse, and you may feel like your life is falling apart? There is hope beyond the worry, hopelessness, and other distressing symptoms you may experience. I am passionate about guiding you towards healing to find hope, strength, resilience, & the courage to face life's challenges through nurturing, compassionate, & non-judgmental approaches.
(289) 274-4797 View (289) 274-4797
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Ashiya Desai: Child Teen Therapy Parent Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients. Our work as parents never really ends, and often takes us on journeys we never anticipated. Perhaps getting here was one of those journeys. As a Child & Adolescent Therapist and a Clinical Social Worker, I've been working with kids and their families as they navigate challenging situations for over 14 years. My approach is family-centered, mindfulness-based, and trauma-informed, with a sprinkle of creativity and silliness on the side. After all, play is the natural language for kids and teens, and frankly, adults need more of that too!
Accepting NEW clients. Our work as parents never really ends, and often takes us on journeys we never anticipated. Perhaps getting here was one of those journeys. As a Child & Adolescent Therapist and a Clinical Social Worker, I've been working with kids and their families as they navigate challenging situations for over 14 years. My approach is family-centered, mindfulness-based, and trauma-informed, with a sprinkle of creativity and silliness on the side. After all, play is the natural language for kids and teens, and frankly, adults need more of that too!
(289) 210-7277 View (289) 210-7277
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Carole Eastman
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, BA, CCAC, CAMS-II, CDVS-I
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2R
I have been there! That is what makes my counselling stand out from others who have not. As a Certified Addiction Counsellor with lived experience, I know what it's like to struggle with addiction and what it takes to recover. My passion is to help those suffering from addictions, stemming from past trauma, heal. Addiction often effects the whole family. I also provide counselling for the family/parents/spouses to help them learn how to best support their loved one. I am certified in Addiction Counselling, Anger Management & Domestic Violence and provide court certificates/letters for all my programs offered.
I have been there! That is what makes my counselling stand out from others who have not. As a Certified Addiction Counsellor with lived experience, I know what it's like to struggle with addiction and what it takes to recover. My passion is to help those suffering from addictions, stemming from past trauma, heal. Addiction often effects the whole family. I also provide counselling for the family/parents/spouses to help them learn how to best support their loved one. I am certified in Addiction Counselling, Anger Management & Domestic Violence and provide court certificates/letters for all my programs offered.
(416) 508-5542 View (416) 508-5542
Photo of Sana Rizvi, Registered Social Worker in M2R, ON
Sana Rizvi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients virtually. Are you a high-achiever who's feeling stuck dealing with big emotions? Perhaps you're finding yourself angrier than usual, yelling at loved ones, or disconnecting and numbing. Perhaps you're drowning your sorrows in alcohol, weed, over-eating, mindless scrolling, or maybe even overworking. Do you feel that no matter how hard you work, you just don't feel good enough? There's a part of you that knows you are capable. But this gnawing inner voice doesn't let you believe that you are ‘enough.’
Accepting new clients virtually. Are you a high-achiever who's feeling stuck dealing with big emotions? Perhaps you're finding yourself angrier than usual, yelling at loved ones, or disconnecting and numbing. Perhaps you're drowning your sorrows in alcohol, weed, over-eating, mindless scrolling, or maybe even overworking. Do you feel that no matter how hard you work, you just don't feel good enough? There's a part of you that knows you are capable. But this gnawing inner voice doesn't let you believe that you are ‘enough.’
(289) 272-0803 View (289) 272-0803
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Brian Allison
Counsellor, MDiv, MA, DMin
Not Verified Not Verified
Toronto, ON M2R
I am a spiritual counsellor at Maranatha Counseling Services, and a life coach at Focused Life Coaching & Empowerment. I was a Clinical Affiliate with Homewood Human Solutions for 9 years, specializing in Solution-focused Brief therapy. I have over 40 years of counselling, coaching, and teaching experience, as a professor, public speaker, and clinician. I have lectured and spoken extensively in Canada, USA, and overseas. I have a passion for empowering and equipping people in being true to themselves and to their true nature; and to live a purpose-driven life in pursuit of their goals and dreams. I am a natural and gifted motivator.
I am a spiritual counsellor at Maranatha Counseling Services, and a life coach at Focused Life Coaching & Empowerment. I was a Clinical Affiliate with Homewood Human Solutions for 9 years, specializing in Solution-focused Brief therapy. I have over 40 years of counselling, coaching, and teaching experience, as a professor, public speaker, and clinician. I have lectured and spoken extensively in Canada, USA, and overseas. I have a passion for empowering and equipping people in being true to themselves and to their true nature; and to live a purpose-driven life in pursuit of their goals and dreams. I am a natural and gifted motivator.
(289) 273-9610 View (289) 273-9610
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Sarah Laye
Registered Social Worker, BA Psch, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
I can help you to understand and manage stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, chronic pain, and other mental health concerns, as well as to navigate challenging situations, interpersonal conflict, uncertainty, and life transitions. When working with children, I can help them to understand and regulate their feelings and thoughts as well as communicate with their parents, peers, and teachers. For parents, we can put our minds together and I can support you to navigate difficult experiences with your children and in your relationships, including your self-care, which can be so challenging when you are as busy as you are.
I can help you to understand and manage stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, chronic pain, and other mental health concerns, as well as to navigate challenging situations, interpersonal conflict, uncertainty, and life transitions. When working with children, I can help them to understand and regulate their feelings and thoughts as well as communicate with their parents, peers, and teachers. For parents, we can put our minds together and I can support you to navigate difficult experiences with your children and in your relationships, including your self-care, which can be so challenging when you are as busy as you are.
(289) 210-5170 View (289) 210-5170
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Daniel H Lee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am a queer therapist with many years of experience working within the social service field. As a POC therapist, I am passionate about helping queer, trans, & BIPOC individuals of all ages explore therapy, address depression and anxiety, and step toward health and self-actualization. I have worked with individuals from a variety of different life stages. I am also uniquely positioned to help those navigating faith deconstruction and can help anyone exploring faith-based trauma, feelings of hopelessness and disconnection and other common experiences that come with this process.
Hi there! I am a queer therapist with many years of experience working within the social service field. As a POC therapist, I am passionate about helping queer, trans, & BIPOC individuals of all ages explore therapy, address depression and anxiety, and step toward health and self-actualization. I have worked with individuals from a variety of different life stages. I am also uniquely positioned to help those navigating faith deconstruction and can help anyone exploring faith-based trauma, feelings of hopelessness and disconnection and other common experiences that come with this process.
(855) 817-2705 View (855) 817-2705
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Psychotherapy4Success - Valerie McIntosh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc, RP, CLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R
"If you are looking for a Clinical Therapist/Counsellor or Life Coach to effectively help transform the life of a youth, woman, couple and family, Valerie is a great person to depend on for results. As a compassionate, caring, and trusting professional, Valerie over delivers quality by bringing so much success to others in Thinking-up, Exploring, Designing and Manifesting a life that is in harmony with your soul's purpose. She skillfully applies specific clinical skills that are fundamental to your individual experience. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology (ONSAP)."
"If you are looking for a Clinical Therapist/Counsellor or Life Coach to effectively help transform the life of a youth, woman, couple and family, Valerie is a great person to depend on for results. As a compassionate, caring, and trusting professional, Valerie over delivers quality by bringing so much success to others in Thinking-up, Exploring, Designing and Manifesting a life that is in harmony with your soul's purpose. She skillfully applies specific clinical skills that are fundamental to your individual experience. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology (ONSAP)."
(647) 952-5973 View (647) 952-5973
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Andrea Laznik-Amit
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
Whether you’re facing the challenges of parenting, dealing with the effects of trauma, navigating the depths of anxiety or depression, struggling to maintain fulfilling relationships, or adjusting to significant life changes, my practice offers a beacon of hope. As a seasoned Registered Psychotherapist, I understand these struggles intimately. With over 25 years of experience, I provide a compassionate, understanding, and direct space for you to explore and heal. If you're ready to confront these issues head-on and embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way.
Whether you’re facing the challenges of parenting, dealing with the effects of trauma, navigating the depths of anxiety or depression, struggling to maintain fulfilling relationships, or adjusting to significant life changes, my practice offers a beacon of hope. As a seasoned Registered Psychotherapist, I understand these struggles intimately. With over 25 years of experience, I provide a compassionate, understanding, and direct space for you to explore and heal. If you're ready to confront these issues head-on and embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way.
(343) 600-1310 View (343) 600-1310
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Margarita Iarovaia
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, CCC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2R  (Online Only)
“How are you?” is a question many of us get asked several times a day, yet, the person asking is usually not interested in the honest answer to the question. I am. As a certified clinical trauma specialist, I am able to use a trauma-informed lens that highlights one’s strengths and resilience and allows for them to explore their experiences in a safe environment. Additionally, I use an informed approach when working with adults in areas regarding sex, sexual identity, sexual education, and general sexual therapy. I aim to create a safe space, one of compassion, empathy, and care, using a person-centered, integrative approach.
“How are you?” is a question many of us get asked several times a day, yet, the person asking is usually not interested in the honest answer to the question. I am. As a certified clinical trauma specialist, I am able to use a trauma-informed lens that highlights one’s strengths and resilience and allows for them to explore their experiences in a safe environment. Additionally, I use an informed approach when working with adults in areas regarding sex, sexual identity, sexual education, and general sexual therapy. I aim to create a safe space, one of compassion, empathy, and care, using a person-centered, integrative approach.
(365) 363-1710 View (365) 363-1710
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Irit Toni Israeli
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North York, ON M2R
Utilizing various evidence-based practices, such as EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, CBT, Narrative, and more, I work in the most efficient way, collaborating with you to find the best solutions for you. Drawing from 15 years of experience, during our journey together, you will learn practical and effective tools to alleviate distressing feelings, while we work on permanent resolutions for the root cause of the symptoms you encounter. Together, we resolve problems such as: anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, chronic pain, phobia, grief, OCD, or any combination. From first meeting you will leave with practical tools to apply, and feeling better.
Utilizing various evidence-based practices, such as EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, CBT, Narrative, and more, I work in the most efficient way, collaborating with you to find the best solutions for you. Drawing from 15 years of experience, during our journey together, you will learn practical and effective tools to alleviate distressing feelings, while we work on permanent resolutions for the root cause of the symptoms you encounter. Together, we resolve problems such as: anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, chronic pain, phobia, grief, OCD, or any combination. From first meeting you will leave with practical tools to apply, and feeling better.
(416) 805-5808 View (416) 805-5808

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Number of Counsellors in M2R

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M2R who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Green Shield Canada
67% SunLife
67% Manulife

How Counsellors in M2R see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

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How can I find a therapist in M2R?

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.