Photo of Melissa Mulongoy, Registered Psychotherapist in M3C, ON
Melissa Mulongoy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
It's undeniable that life is hard. It's filled with difficulties that we don't always know how to navigate and that make us feel stuck. Another undeniable truth is that there's help + support along the way, and it's possible to feel unstuck. I view therapy as a journey helping you find healing and solutions to your struggles within yourself. My mission as a therapist is to help Black and racialized people navigate life's challenges and uncertainties with more understanding, acceptance, flexibility, and resilience—whether you're dealing with family, romantic relationships, work/school, friendships, or your relationship with yourself.
It's undeniable that life is hard. It's filled with difficulties that we don't always know how to navigate and that make us feel stuck. Another undeniable truth is that there's help + support along the way, and it's possible to feel unstuck. I view therapy as a journey helping you find healing and solutions to your struggles within yourself. My mission as a therapist is to help Black and racialized people navigate life's challenges and uncertainties with more understanding, acceptance, flexibility, and resilience—whether you're dealing with family, romantic relationships, work/school, friendships, or your relationship with yourself.
(647) 362-3838 View (647) 362-3838
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Janel Led
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
Hello, my name is Janel Led. I understand how difficult life can be and I am fully invested in helping you explore internal and external factors that might be causing you to feel stuck. Through creating personalized and meaningful goals in a non-judgmental and person-centered environment, together we can start to challenge some of those self-defeating beliefs to create a more positive outlook. Furthermore, I strongly believe the client is the expert/main character in their own life, and as such, has the power within to change views of self, others, and the world if given the right environment to do so.
Hello, my name is Janel Led. I understand how difficult life can be and I am fully invested in helping you explore internal and external factors that might be causing you to feel stuck. Through creating personalized and meaningful goals in a non-judgmental and person-centered environment, together we can start to challenge some of those self-defeating beliefs to create a more positive outlook. Furthermore, I strongly believe the client is the expert/main character in their own life, and as such, has the power within to change views of self, others, and the world if given the right environment to do so.
(437) 747-7553 View (437) 747-7553
Photo of Taslim Jaffer-Murji, Registered Psychotherapist in M3C, ON
Taslim Jaffer-Murji
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to cope with difficult or overwhelming emotions? Are you scared of what might happen if you allow yourself to "feel too much?" Are you feeling stuck and hopeless about changing patterns in your relationships, or maybe you find it too uncomfortable to stand up for yourself and "get real" about what you need? Therapy can help people gain confidence, insight, and learn new skills to address the barriers that may be preventing them from living with courage, peace, purpose and passion.
Do you struggle to cope with difficult or overwhelming emotions? Are you scared of what might happen if you allow yourself to "feel too much?" Are you feeling stuck and hopeless about changing patterns in your relationships, or maybe you find it too uncomfortable to stand up for yourself and "get real" about what you need? Therapy can help people gain confidence, insight, and learn new skills to address the barriers that may be preventing them from living with courage, peace, purpose and passion.
(647) 361-1197 View (647) 361-1197
Photo of Andrea Hall, Registered Social Worker in M3C, ON
Andrea Hall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Each person is the expert of their own lives. As a therapist, my hope is to support you in exploring and realizing your own insights, hopes, and goals. I view therapy as a partnership and opportunity for transformative change. My approach is deeply relational, meaning you and I will be two people talking together in a warm and dignified way. I aim to foster connection, honour your resiliency, hold space for your emotions, and ensure you feel heard and acknowledged. I am always committed to trauma-informed care. In addition to supporting individuals, I am also passionate about working with couples and diverse relationships.
Each person is the expert of their own lives. As a therapist, my hope is to support you in exploring and realizing your own insights, hopes, and goals. I view therapy as a partnership and opportunity for transformative change. My approach is deeply relational, meaning you and I will be two people talking together in a warm and dignified way. I aim to foster connection, honour your resiliency, hold space for your emotions, and ensure you feel heard and acknowledged. I am always committed to trauma-informed care. In addition to supporting individuals, I am also passionate about working with couples and diverse relationships.
(365) 601-1459 View (365) 601-1459
Photo of Natalie Guimond, Registered Social Worker in M3C, ON
Natalie Guimond
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
As a human being on my own healing and wellness journey, I believe we all have the capacity to heal from and grow through whatever life challenges we may be facing, have faced in the past, or will encounter in the future. But we're not meant to do it alone. As your therapist, sharing a genuine (not clinical feeling) connection is important to me. My aim is to create a warm, affirming and non-judgemental space to share, learn, grow and heal.
As a human being on my own healing and wellness journey, I believe we all have the capacity to heal from and grow through whatever life challenges we may be facing, have faced in the past, or will encounter in the future. But we're not meant to do it alone. As your therapist, sharing a genuine (not clinical feeling) connection is important to me. My aim is to create a warm, affirming and non-judgemental space to share, learn, grow and heal.
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Photo of Cristobal Lopez, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M3C, ON
Cristobal Lopez
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Do you need support to tackle challenges with substance use, trauma, emotions, trust or self-esteem? Do you find it difficult to understand and express your feelings and thoughts? Perhaps you want to improve your relationships, stand up for yourself, or move forward from a place of feeling stuck. Maybe you need to talk about difficult topics with someone who can understand and validate your experiences.
Do you need support to tackle challenges with substance use, trauma, emotions, trust or self-esteem? Do you find it difficult to understand and express your feelings and thoughts? Perhaps you want to improve your relationships, stand up for yourself, or move forward from a place of feeling stuck. Maybe you need to talk about difficult topics with someone who can understand and validate your experiences.
(437) 372-5017 View (437) 372-5017
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Preeti Rane: Emdr Therapy And Trauma
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have over sixteen years of experience working with individuals and families, from diverse backgrounds and age groups, who are seeking support with various life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, and grief. I specialize in supporting adults who have experienced sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, adverse childhood experiences and complex trauma. However, my primary focus is in supporting children, adolescents and their parents/caregivers struggling to cope with mental health challenges that impact their functioning at home, school and/or community.
I have over sixteen years of experience working with individuals and families, from diverse backgrounds and age groups, who are seeking support with various life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, and grief. I specialize in supporting adults who have experienced sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, adverse childhood experiences and complex trauma. However, my primary focus is in supporting children, adolescents and their parents/caregivers struggling to cope with mental health challenges that impact their functioning at home, school and/or community.
(647) 933-2356 View (647) 933-2356
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Forouz Salari Online Counselling & Consulting - ON
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
If you identify as a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant woman, queer or trans person, then you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging & acceptance in a world & system that wasn’t built for you & doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity & lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. If you’re committed to self-discovery & healing as part of your ongoing personal growth & professional development, let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work & relationships back into balance.
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Photo of Dimitra Lee Psychotherapy, Counsellor in M3C, ON
Dimitra Lee Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons why you might want to talk to a therapist. You may be feeling 'stuck' about a problem or feeling unhappy about a situation and aren't sure what to do about it. Whether you've been struggling with an issue for a long time or facing a new challenge, talking to a therapist can help you gain insight and develop better coping strategies. Working from a respectful, client-centred approach, I guide you through a process of investigation to understand the source of the issue, identify what's working and not working and find solutions to move forward.
There are many reasons why you might want to talk to a therapist. You may be feeling 'stuck' about a problem or feeling unhappy about a situation and aren't sure what to do about it. Whether you've been struggling with an issue for a long time or facing a new challenge, talking to a therapist can help you gain insight and develop better coping strategies. Working from a respectful, client-centred approach, I guide you through a process of investigation to understand the source of the issue, identify what's working and not working and find solutions to move forward.
(855) 749-5268 View (855) 749-5268
Photo of Myriam Louissaint, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M3C, ON
Myriam Louissaint
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
Let's journey together towards a better place of safety and hope.
Let's journey together towards a better place of safety and hope.
(437) 372-5131 View (437) 372-5131
Photo of Stephanie Hall, Registered Social Worker in M3C, ON
Stephanie Hall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Are there challenges you have been experiencing that have been difficult to process or prevented you from enjoying your life to the fullest? Do you feel stuck in a negative pattern, isolated or disconnected from yourself or others? Together we can explore strategies and skills to address these challenges while also looking at the root cause of these concerns from an attachment lens. My goal in our work together will be to help you in exploring your thoughts and emotions and to guide you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Are there challenges you have been experiencing that have been difficult to process or prevented you from enjoying your life to the fullest? Do you feel stuck in a negative pattern, isolated or disconnected from yourself or others? Together we can explore strategies and skills to address these challenges while also looking at the root cause of these concerns from an attachment lens. My goal in our work together will be to help you in exploring your thoughts and emotions and to guide you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
(289) 210-7065 View (289) 210-7065
Photo of Paméla Goutondji, Registered Psychotherapist in M3C, ON
Paméla Goutondji
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. Congratulations on finding your way to caring for yourself. As a Black therapist, my passion is to accompany women on their journey towards healing. I work with clients ready to do the work to understand more about themselves to better their relationships, manage their anxiety, and minimize stress. You may be dreaming of a more peaceful and fulfilling life, but aren't sure how to get there. I aim to help you discover the life you desire, through a comforting, authentic and safe environment. It's time you live the life you want, and I hope to help you get there.
Currently accepting new clients. Congratulations on finding your way to caring for yourself. As a Black therapist, my passion is to accompany women on their journey towards healing. I work with clients ready to do the work to understand more about themselves to better their relationships, manage their anxiety, and minimize stress. You may be dreaming of a more peaceful and fulfilling life, but aren't sure how to get there. I aim to help you discover the life you desire, through a comforting, authentic and safe environment. It's time you live the life you want, and I hope to help you get there.
(437) 291-8528 View (437) 291-8528
Photo of Yasene Mawji, Registered Social Worker in M3C, ON
Yasene Mawji
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Seeking therapy can be intimidating. Are you ready to talk to someone, but unsure where to start? Are you thinking, 'What's the point?' and 'No one can help me.' Are you worried about being judged? Criticized? You are probably feeling overwhelmed by these thoughts, and very alone. But what if you could talk freely and openly without being judged? What if you were offered practical tools to face your challenges? This is the space that I can create for you. I will use authenticity, respect, curiosity and kindness to help you confront and explore your challenges. I will help you build tailored strategies to confidently meet your goals.
Seeking therapy can be intimidating. Are you ready to talk to someone, but unsure where to start? Are you thinking, 'What's the point?' and 'No one can help me.' Are you worried about being judged? Criticized? You are probably feeling overwhelmed by these thoughts, and very alone. But what if you could talk freely and openly without being judged? What if you were offered practical tools to face your challenges? This is the space that I can create for you. I will use authenticity, respect, curiosity and kindness to help you confront and explore your challenges. I will help you build tailored strategies to confidently meet your goals.
(647) 957-9366 View (647) 957-9366
Photo of Lauren Jeffery, Registered Psychotherapist in M3C, ON
Lauren Jeffery
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, CEA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
Life can feel like A LOT sometimes. Overwhelming emotions, financial issues, medicating with drugs, alcohol, food or sex, sleepless nights, relationship issues, and loneliness might be some of your current realities. Issues can stem from trauma, upbringing, or current life stressors and have severe emotional and physical ramifications. These issues can be far-reaching and devastating, personally, professionally and financially. Utilizing a person-centric psychodynamic approach combined with compassion and empathy, I am here to help you create the life you want.
Life can feel like A LOT sometimes. Overwhelming emotions, financial issues, medicating with drugs, alcohol, food or sex, sleepless nights, relationship issues, and loneliness might be some of your current realities. Issues can stem from trauma, upbringing, or current life stressors and have severe emotional and physical ramifications. These issues can be far-reaching and devastating, personally, professionally and financially. Utilizing a person-centric psychodynamic approach combined with compassion and empathy, I am here to help you create the life you want.
(437) 800-2489 View (437) 800-2489
Photo of Natalie Cournoyea Psychotherapy Professional Corp., Registered Psychotherapist in M3C, ON
Natalie Cournoyea Psychotherapy Professional Corp.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not taking on new clients. Providing you and your family with your own facilitated life solution toward recovery and treatment from relationship issues in intimacy and sexual health. I am dedicated to providing clients with a safe and healing environment where they can explore healthy ways to return to a life better than they have ever known. I believe that each individual and couple is endowed with a striving for both self-development and social meaning which is expressed in a sense of belonging, usefulness and contribution.
I am currently not taking on new clients. Providing you and your family with your own facilitated life solution toward recovery and treatment from relationship issues in intimacy and sexual health. I am dedicated to providing clients with a safe and healing environment where they can explore healthy ways to return to a life better than they have ever known. I believe that each individual and couple is endowed with a striving for both self-development and social meaning which is expressed in a sense of belonging, usefulness and contribution.
(855) 465-0806 View (855) 465-0806
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Silm Centre for Mental Health
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
We believe that as individuals, we are each searching for well-being and acceptance. For peace. We work with a philosophy that so much of what causes pain and distress in this world is connected to what goes on outside of the individual person. By taking this approach, finding peace and achieving well-being is not only about working on the self, but recognizing that society needs to change as well. We aim to work on both.
We believe that as individuals, we are each searching for well-being and acceptance. For peace. We work with a philosophy that so much of what causes pain and distress in this world is connected to what goes on outside of the individual person. By taking this approach, finding peace and achieving well-being is not only about working on the self, but recognizing that society needs to change as well. We aim to work on both.
(416) 384-1111 View (416) 384-1111
Photo of Debbie Ernest, Registered Social Worker in M3C, ON
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker with extensive training and 25 years of clinical experience working in the mental health and addictions, postsecondary education sectors & in private practice as a therapist, clinical supervisor & educator. I worked for 18 years at CAMH, Canada's leading mental health and addictions hospital- as a social worker, individual and group therapist, & clinical practice leader specializing in clients & families facing mental health & substance use issues. I also have years of experience providing therapy to law school & college students and Ontario lawyers & physicians for a variety of personal issues.
I am a Registered Social Worker with extensive training and 25 years of clinical experience working in the mental health and addictions, postsecondary education sectors & in private practice as a therapist, clinical supervisor & educator. I worked for 18 years at CAMH, Canada's leading mental health and addictions hospital- as a social worker, individual and group therapist, & clinical practice leader specializing in clients & families facing mental health & substance use issues. I also have years of experience providing therapy to law school & college students and Ontario lawyers & physicians for a variety of personal issues.
(647) 692-1721 View (647) 692-1721
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Tasia Murray
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
Not accepting new clients
Tasia is currently completing a Master's in clinical psychology at Yorkville University and is a member of the CRPO as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She endeavours to provide a safe, non-judgemental, and empathetic space in which her clients feel comfortable discussing their problems and experiences. Such problems could be related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, neurodivergent experience, grief, relationship issues, and other mental health problems. Tasia uses an integrative approach to therapy, combining predominantly Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person-Centred approaches, and Self-Compassion.
Tasia is currently completing a Master's in clinical psychology at Yorkville University and is a member of the CRPO as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She endeavours to provide a safe, non-judgemental, and empathetic space in which her clients feel comfortable discussing their problems and experiences. Such problems could be related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, neurodivergent experience, grief, relationship issues, and other mental health problems. Tasia uses an integrative approach to therapy, combining predominantly Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person-Centred approaches, and Self-Compassion.
(365) 607-8299 View (365) 607-8299
Photo of Mark da Silva, Registered Social Worker in M3C, ON
Mark da Silva
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
As a Portuguese person raised in Canada, I can understand the complexities of being raised with intersecting identities and the various issues that it brings. Portuguese culture and Canadian culture are very different, and navigating both can feel suffocating. In situations involving relationships, sex, sexuality and body the contrasts can be pretty extreme. Both through education, and being able to have my own lived experiences, I have learned how to manage these very complex intersection of myself.
As a Portuguese person raised in Canada, I can understand the complexities of being raised with intersecting identities and the various issues that it brings. Portuguese culture and Canadian culture are very different, and navigating both can feel suffocating. In situations involving relationships, sex, sexuality and body the contrasts can be pretty extreme. Both through education, and being able to have my own lived experiences, I have learned how to manage these very complex intersection of myself.
(437) 371-2431 View (437) 371-2431
Photo of Nadiatou Fagbemi, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M3C, ON
Nadiatou Fagbemi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Have others' expectations shaped how your life is? Do you feel stuck and not able to be who you want to be? Do you feel anxious or uncertain about your relationships? Do you frequently feel sad? Has a recent event created a sense of imbalance in your life? As a psychotherapist, I aim to use my own lived experiences and education to accompany you on the path to reclaiming and living the life that you want.
Have others' expectations shaped how your life is? Do you feel stuck and not able to be who you want to be? Do you feel anxious or uncertain about your relationships? Do you frequently feel sad? Has a recent event created a sense of imbalance in your life? As a psychotherapist, I aim to use my own lived experiences and education to accompany you on the path to reclaiming and living the life that you want.
(437) 747-8344 View (437) 747-8344

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M3C

100+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in M3C who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% SunLife
52% Manulife
52% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M3C see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M3C?

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.