Photo of Caroline Smoyer, Pre-Licensed Professional in M4B, ON
Caroline Smoyer
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, ATPPP, TIP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B
Talking to that right person during a time of need can be like good medicine for your mind, your heart and your life. Talk therapy provides you with a safe place to discuss your thoughts and emotions triggered by daily stressors, physical illness, relationship issues, grief and loss, the impact of a specific life circumstance or trauma. My role as your psychotherapist is to help you better understand how these stressors affect you and your life, and work with you to uncover considerations and solutions which help decrease your distress, improve your well-being, and confidence to make choices for your life which are true to you.
Talking to that right person during a time of need can be like good medicine for your mind, your heart and your life. Talk therapy provides you with a safe place to discuss your thoughts and emotions triggered by daily stressors, physical illness, relationship issues, grief and loss, the impact of a specific life circumstance or trauma. My role as your psychotherapist is to help you better understand how these stressors affect you and your life, and work with you to uncover considerations and solutions which help decrease your distress, improve your well-being, and confidence to make choices for your life which are true to you.
(437) 292-3689 View (437) 292-3689
Photo of Wendy A. Shami, Registered Social Worker in M4B, ON
Wendy A. Shami
Registered Social Worker, LCSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4B
You're likely trying to deal with some type of crisis or trauma - something that was too much, too soon, or too fast for you nervous system to handle. Trauma isn't always the result of a car crash, a typhoon, or a war zone. The reasons for trauma are diverse: divorce, surgery, illness, childhood injury, death of a loved one, a major medical diagnosis. At the very least, trauma results in a decreased ability to feel satisfaction, or emotional or physical pleasure. It's effects are surprisingly enduring. Now your ready to get help to address it.
You're likely trying to deal with some type of crisis or trauma - something that was too much, too soon, or too fast for you nervous system to handle. Trauma isn't always the result of a car crash, a typhoon, or a war zone. The reasons for trauma are diverse: divorce, surgery, illness, childhood injury, death of a loved one, a major medical diagnosis. At the very least, trauma results in a decreased ability to feel satisfaction, or emotional or physical pleasure. It's effects are surprisingly enduring. Now your ready to get help to address it.
(647) 496-0484 View (647) 496-0484
Photo of Julie Sarwan, Registered Psychotherapist in M4B, ON
Julie Sarwan
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Sometimes we feel sadness and worry that we cannot seem to shake. At these times, we feel hopeless and helpless and believe that we have nowhere and no one to turn to. Dealing with these feelings alone can be overwhelming and unbearable. When we find ourselves at this low point, the only way to go is up. I am here to help you to reach that up point, and have a happier life. I am committed to reducing the suffering and distress associated with psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, and self-esteem issues.
Sometimes we feel sadness and worry that we cannot seem to shake. At these times, we feel hopeless and helpless and believe that we have nowhere and no one to turn to. Dealing with these feelings alone can be overwhelming and unbearable. When we find ourselves at this low point, the only way to go is up. I am here to help you to reach that up point, and have a happier life. I am committed to reducing the suffering and distress associated with psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties, and self-esteem issues.
(647) 694-7343 View (647) 694-7343
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Wiseman Counseling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East York, ON M4B
*Currently accepting clients for waitlist* It takes a strong person to reach out for help and I applaud your first step in searching for a therapist. My focus is to help you, or your child/adolescent, to best understand your issue(s)/fears and to make them more tangible. If you are dealing with a trauma or loss I will help you move forward and see yourself as a survivor and regain control of your life. Our sessions can help you become more self-aware & understand the reasons behind behaviours, emotions and reactions.
*Currently accepting clients for waitlist* It takes a strong person to reach out for help and I applaud your first step in searching for a therapist. My focus is to help you, or your child/adolescent, to best understand your issue(s)/fears and to make them more tangible. If you are dealing with a trauma or loss I will help you move forward and see yourself as a survivor and regain control of your life. Our sessions can help you become more self-aware & understand the reasons behind behaviours, emotions and reactions.
(855) 935-0808 View (855) 935-0808
Photo of Wendy Squirell, Registered Psychotherapist in M4B, ON
Wendy Squirell
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Uncertainty, unexpected challenges and self-doubt can weigh us down. Carrying such weight can cause us to experience fatigue, worry, sleepless nights, and unwanted behaviours, thoughts and emotions. What if some of that weight could be lifted. I offer compassionate care for people with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and trauma. Based on an integrative mix of both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, I endeavour to inspire compassionate self-understanding with an aim towards inner healing.
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Uncertainty, unexpected challenges and self-doubt can weigh us down. Carrying such weight can cause us to experience fatigue, worry, sleepless nights, and unwanted behaviours, thoughts and emotions. What if some of that weight could be lifted. I offer compassionate care for people with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and trauma. Based on an integrative mix of both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, I endeavour to inspire compassionate self-understanding with an aim towards inner healing.
(437) 747-7094 View (437) 747-7094
Photo of Michelle A. Fairbank, Pre-Licensed Professional in M4B, ON
Michelle A. Fairbank
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc, DTLI, RADT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Many of my clients come to me dealing with an awareness of the discomforts in their lives that often show up as a result of an over active mind. They have a desire to understand and work towards a more integrated and peaceful life. We often spent time understanding the patterns that link to current behaviours and then focus on how to shift those parts that no longer serve and work towards believing in their ability to navigate and stay centred through the ups and downs of life that are inevitable. My sessions often contain invitations towards mindfulness and somatic awareness in a mind body approach.
Many of my clients come to me dealing with an awareness of the discomforts in their lives that often show up as a result of an over active mind. They have a desire to understand and work towards a more integrated and peaceful life. We often spent time understanding the patterns that link to current behaviours and then focus on how to shift those parts that no longer serve and work towards believing in their ability to navigate and stay centred through the ups and downs of life that are inevitable. My sessions often contain invitations towards mindfulness and somatic awareness in a mind body approach.
(437) 747-7680 View (437) 747-7680
Photo of Oksana Denysenko, Registered Psychotherapist in M4B, ON
Oksana Denysenko
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B
I believe that connections between human beings are the most healing element in therapy. The reason why you would like to find a therapist may vary. To become calm and confident. To gain your power back, to become an author and the owner of your life... To see the forest at last, instead of being lost among the trees...To feel the taste and to start seeing the beauty of life again. To feel the healing power of connection with others. To feel joy without conditions "whens" or "ifs"...To feel that you live, not survive... My clients have different needs and goals in the therapy. Whatever is your need I will be there for you.
I believe that connections between human beings are the most healing element in therapy. The reason why you would like to find a therapist may vary. To become calm and confident. To gain your power back, to become an author and the owner of your life... To see the forest at last, instead of being lost among the trees...To feel the taste and to start seeing the beauty of life again. To feel the healing power of connection with others. To feel joy without conditions "whens" or "ifs"...To feel that you live, not survive... My clients have different needs and goals in the therapy. Whatever is your need I will be there for you.
(289) 272-9042 View (289) 272-9042
Photo of Wendy van Es, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M4B, ON
Wendy van Es
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA Hons, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
If you feel hopeless, shame, stuck, or consumed with constant worries and anxiety, I would be honored to join you in your journey toward wellness. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential space where you can express and explore yourself. Not only will we analyze what brought you to therapy, but we can begin to identify ways in which you can start to transform the issues holding you back from allowing the best version of yourself to shine through.
If you feel hopeless, shame, stuck, or consumed with constant worries and anxiety, I would be honored to join you in your journey toward wellness. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential space where you can express and explore yourself. Not only will we analyze what brought you to therapy, but we can begin to identify ways in which you can start to transform the issues holding you back from allowing the best version of yourself to shine through.
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Photo of Salisha Mohamed, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist in M4B, ON
Salisha Mohamed
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Do you try to appear like you have it all together, but deep down, you struggle with your self-worth and feel stuck in frustrating relationship patterns? Do you feel like you lose yourself in your relationships and battle with self-doubt and feelings of insecurity? It can leave you feeling alone, defeated, and disconnected from yourself and others. You may worry you don't measure up. You may engage in people-pleasing to maintain connections and end up neglecting your needs. It can feel exhausting. Do you wish you could feel confident, learn to trust yourself, and be able to speak up without fear getting in the way?
Do you try to appear like you have it all together, but deep down, you struggle with your self-worth and feel stuck in frustrating relationship patterns? Do you feel like you lose yourself in your relationships and battle with self-doubt and feelings of insecurity? It can leave you feeling alone, defeated, and disconnected from yourself and others. You may worry you don't measure up. You may engage in people-pleasing to maintain connections and end up neglecting your needs. It can feel exhausting. Do you wish you could feel confident, learn to trust yourself, and be able to speak up without fear getting in the way?
(289) 278-2431 View (289) 278-2431
Photo of Ken Peters, Registered Psychotherapist in M4B, ON
Ken Peters
Registered Psychotherapist, CTPDipl
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Do you want to grow in life? I believe that wisdom and creativity emerge through openness, curiosity, and reflection on your authentic experience. Usually when we experience difficulty in life, we do our best to adapt. We might push away our pain or attempt to mentally escape our situation. This may help in the short term, but our deeper unresolved issues often resurface in confusing or distressing experiences. We can find ourselves in patterns of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or confused. These patterns are not just random occurrences but meaningful signals that something needs more attention.
Do you want to grow in life? I believe that wisdom and creativity emerge through openness, curiosity, and reflection on your authentic experience. Usually when we experience difficulty in life, we do our best to adapt. We might push away our pain or attempt to mentally escape our situation. This may help in the short term, but our deeper unresolved issues often resurface in confusing or distressing experiences. We can find ourselves in patterns of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or confused. These patterns are not just random occurrences but meaningful signals that something needs more attention.
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Photo of Amy Lister Psychotherapy in M4B, ON
Amy Lister Psychotherapy
RP(Q), DTATI, PCC, OCT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B
I support individuals and caregivers navigating transitions across the lifespan - whether it be changing health, relationship status, job role, or experiencing loss - I offer psychotherapy and art therapy to support you to find steady ground in these challenging times. I will meet you wherever you are at and we can co-create a pathway that holds you in feeling reconnected, renewed and resourced while navigating transitions, making decisions, and moving forward - in your own way, at your own pace.
I support individuals and caregivers navigating transitions across the lifespan - whether it be changing health, relationship status, job role, or experiencing loss - I offer psychotherapy and art therapy to support you to find steady ground in these challenging times. I will meet you wherever you are at and we can co-create a pathway that holds you in feeling reconnected, renewed and resourced while navigating transitions, making decisions, and moving forward - in your own way, at your own pace.
(437) 800-0395 View (437) 800-0395
Photo of Elmi Counselling and Wellness Services , Registered Social Worker in M4B, ON
Elmi Counselling and Wellness Services
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Elmi Counselling and Wellness Services is an Ontario based virtual private practice offering individual, couples, as well as child and family therapy. We offer culturally relevant and trauma informed services anchored in anti-racism and anti-oppressive frameworks. Our team of skilled Black therapists are here to support you in navigating challenges in your life, reduce stress and to begin to live a life rooted in health and wellness. We support clients with Anxiety, Burnout, Depression, Relational conflict, Family Dynamics, Women's Issues and Stress... among many other issues!
Elmi Counselling and Wellness Services is an Ontario based virtual private practice offering individual, couples, as well as child and family therapy. We offer culturally relevant and trauma informed services anchored in anti-racism and anti-oppressive frameworks. Our team of skilled Black therapists are here to support you in navigating challenges in your life, reduce stress and to begin to live a life rooted in health and wellness. We support clients with Anxiety, Burnout, Depression, Relational conflict, Family Dynamics, Women's Issues and Stress... among many other issues!
(343) 600-1732 View (343) 600-1732
Photo of Lisa Robic, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in M4B, ON
Lisa Robic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CTTS
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4B
Hello! I’m Lisa and I'm a Social Work Therapist in the Tulameen, Princeton, and surrounding rural areas. My goal is to contribute to my local communities by providing flexible and low-barrier counselling services to the folks who reside in the rural and remote areas. I have 12 years experience as a Social Worker including child welfare, mental health, substance use, and domestic violence counselling, as well as experience as a Firefighter and providing Disaster Psychosocial Services. I believe my background puts me in an unique position to support first responders and those impacted by crisis and traumatic events.
Hello! I’m Lisa and I'm a Social Work Therapist in the Tulameen, Princeton, and surrounding rural areas. My goal is to contribute to my local communities by providing flexible and low-barrier counselling services to the folks who reside in the rural and remote areas. I have 12 years experience as a Social Worker including child welfare, mental health, substance use, and domestic violence counselling, as well as experience as a Firefighter and providing Disaster Psychosocial Services. I believe my background puts me in an unique position to support first responders and those impacted by crisis and traumatic events.
(778) 400-3836 View (778) 400-3836
Photo of Rene Peltekian, Registered Social Worker in M4B, ON
Rene Peltekian
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Rene (he/him), and I'm thrilled to welcome you to my digital space dedicated to fostering healing, growth, and resilience. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I create a safe environment for individuals to explore their challenges and embark on a journey toward positive change. Whether you're navigating relationship struggles, life transitions, anxiety, depression, challenges specific to the 2SLGBTQ+ community, or addiction, I offer support. Together, we'll identify goals and develop practical strategies for enhanced well-being tailored to your unique circumstances.
Hello, I'm Rene (he/him), and I'm thrilled to welcome you to my digital space dedicated to fostering healing, growth, and resilience. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I create a safe environment for individuals to explore their challenges and embark on a journey toward positive change. Whether you're navigating relationship struggles, life transitions, anxiety, depression, challenges specific to the 2SLGBTQ+ community, or addiction, I offer support. Together, we'll identify goals and develop practical strategies for enhanced well-being tailored to your unique circumstances.
(782) 821-5036 View (782) 821-5036
Photo of Doug Cochrane, Registered Social Worker in M4B, ON
Doug Cochrane
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4B
I am a certified Sex Addiction therapist. My primary area of work is directed to Sex and Pornography Addiction, Partner Betrayal Trauma, Intimacy and Attachment disorders, and the resulting complications from sexual compulsivity. I also practice EMDR trauma therapy to assist clients in processing traumatic events. Through the careful construction of an empathetic counselling relationship I am able to provide therapy for individuals, partners, and couples suffering the consequences of sex and pornography addiction as well as trauma that may, or may not be, related to the sexual challenges. I provide online counselling across Canada.
I am a certified Sex Addiction therapist. My primary area of work is directed to Sex and Pornography Addiction, Partner Betrayal Trauma, Intimacy and Attachment disorders, and the resulting complications from sexual compulsivity. I also practice EMDR trauma therapy to assist clients in processing traumatic events. Through the careful construction of an empathetic counselling relationship I am able to provide therapy for individuals, partners, and couples suffering the consequences of sex and pornography addiction as well as trauma that may, or may not be, related to the sexual challenges. I provide online counselling across Canada.
(249) 486-5781 View (249) 486-5781
Photo of Rameet Singh, Registered Psychotherapist in M4B, ON
Rameet Singh
Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, MEd
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4B
Our psychotherapy sessions are holistic & address healing at the level of mind, body & spirit. Some of the issues addressed include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, grief & loss, spiritual issues & more. We combine the best of modern psychology with eastern wisdom teachings. I also specialize in feminine empowerment & divine feminine awakening, in a signature 3 month program called "The True Feminine Rising". In this program we combine psychology, spirituality, goddess work, chakra healing and yoga psychology.
Our psychotherapy sessions are holistic & address healing at the level of mind, body & spirit. Some of the issues addressed include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, grief & loss, spiritual issues & more. We combine the best of modern psychology with eastern wisdom teachings. I also specialize in feminine empowerment & divine feminine awakening, in a signature 3 month program called "The True Feminine Rising". In this program we combine psychology, spirituality, goddess work, chakra healing and yoga psychology.
(647) 492-7336 View (647) 492-7336
Photo of Samantha Hunt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in M4B, ON
Samantha Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like something is holding you back in life? Maybe you feel a sense of disconnection with yourself or aspects of your life? Or that part of you isn't able to move forward from a past experience? Oftentimes we may have an idea of where we want to go and how to get there, but we struggle with being able to take action. This could be for a variety of reasons, and our work together could help explore the underlying thoughts, beliefs, and/or emotions that might contribute to feeling stuck or disconnected.
Do you ever feel like something is holding you back in life? Maybe you feel a sense of disconnection with yourself or aspects of your life? Or that part of you isn't able to move forward from a past experience? Oftentimes we may have an idea of where we want to go and how to get there, but we struggle with being able to take action. This could be for a variety of reasons, and our work together could help explore the underlying thoughts, beliefs, and/or emotions that might contribute to feeling stuck or disconnected.
(506) 308-0488 View (506) 308-0488
Photo of Christopher Michael Brown, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M4B, ON
Christopher Michael Brown
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B
**Accepting New Clients** I believe that the pain each man goes through is unique to his issues but is not dissimilar from the pain other men experience. Most men are taught about what feelings are acceptable to feel and in what situations it is acceptable to feel them. This can lead to men hearing phrases such as “toughen up”, “be strong” or “don’t cry”. Some men will say “I’m alright” when answering questions about their well being when they really aren’t “alright”. I believe such phrases and answers must be challenged. Every man deserves to be heard and have his feelings acknowledged. Together, we will work towards that goal.
**Accepting New Clients** I believe that the pain each man goes through is unique to his issues but is not dissimilar from the pain other men experience. Most men are taught about what feelings are acceptable to feel and in what situations it is acceptable to feel them. This can lead to men hearing phrases such as “toughen up”, “be strong” or “don’t cry”. Some men will say “I’m alright” when answering questions about their well being when they really aren’t “alright”. I believe such phrases and answers must be challenged. Every man deserves to be heard and have his feelings acknowledged. Together, we will work towards that goal.
(249) 209-5242 View (249) 209-5242
Photo of Marcia E. Rodney, Registered Psychotherapist in M4B, ON
Marcia E. Rodney
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, RP, MTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues? Do you find yourself worrying endlessly over everyday issues like health, family problems, money? Do you find that you can't relax, concentrate, can't fall sleep or stay asleep? If you are struggling with any of these issues, now might be the time to connect with a therapist who can help. Let's work together to develop a plan that can offer you relief, so that you can experience a better quality of life. Continue reading to learn how booking your first session is the best, yet most difficult decision you will ever make as an investment in your future.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues? Do you find yourself worrying endlessly over everyday issues like health, family problems, money? Do you find that you can't relax, concentrate, can't fall sleep or stay asleep? If you are struggling with any of these issues, now might be the time to connect with a therapist who can help. Let's work together to develop a plan that can offer you relief, so that you can experience a better quality of life. Continue reading to learn how booking your first session is the best, yet most difficult decision you will ever make as an investment in your future.
(289) 274-6230 View (289) 274-6230
Photo of Jeff Hedderson, Registered Social Worker in M4B, ON
Jeff Hedderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
Life can sometimes become overwhelming and people can benefit from a safe, open space to share their stories and receive support. Counselling and psychotherapy are services delivered through a therapeutic relationship with someone who is trained to support others. Some benefits to engaging in counselling and psychotherapy are: finding ways to solve problems, improving your self-esteem, practicing new and more positive behaviours, learning to manage emotions from stressors, developing a greater degree of self-awareness, learning to love and accept yourself, and improving your overall well-being.
Life can sometimes become overwhelming and people can benefit from a safe, open space to share their stories and receive support. Counselling and psychotherapy are services delivered through a therapeutic relationship with someone who is trained to support others. Some benefits to engaging in counselling and psychotherapy are: finding ways to solve problems, improving your self-esteem, practicing new and more positive behaviours, learning to manage emotions from stressors, developing a greater degree of self-awareness, learning to love and accept yourself, and improving your overall well-being.
(613) 702-2422 View (613) 702-2422

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M4B

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M4B who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
78% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Other
55% Green Shield Canada
55% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in M4B see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

69% Female
29% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M4B?

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.