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Sonia Poropat
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
I want to help you live the life you want while enjoying the process. Although therapy may bring up painful moments, it doesn’t have to be painful to work. Evidenced-based modalities rooted in neuroscience, such as Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR), can help you feel better quickly - all without having to go into detail about the traumatic experience. Instead of reliving the trauma over and over through traditional talk therapy, memories simply become something that happened in the past. The activated 'charge' or emotion that kept you in pain is no longer present. Please visit WEBSITE for more info.
I want to help you live the life you want while enjoying the process. Although therapy may bring up painful moments, it doesn’t have to be painful to work. Evidenced-based modalities rooted in neuroscience, such as Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR), can help you feel better quickly - all without having to go into detail about the traumatic experience. Instead of reliving the trauma over and over through traditional talk therapy, memories simply become something that happened in the past. The activated 'charge' or emotion that kept you in pain is no longer present. Please visit WEBSITE for more info.
(647) 370-1417 View (647) 370-1417
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Kelly Polci
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
** Specializing in Fertility, Pregnancy, Baby Loss, Postpartum, Parenting, NICU, Prematurity, High-Risk Pregnancy, Birth Trauma, TFMR, Medical Trauma, Parenting a Child with Medical Needs***
** Specializing in Fertility, Pregnancy, Baby Loss, Postpartum, Parenting, NICU, Prematurity, High-Risk Pregnancy, Birth Trauma, TFMR, Medical Trauma, Parenting a Child with Medical Needs***
(647) 578-9362 View (647) 578-9362
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Jennifer Brownstein
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients-The best way to reach me is through email to schedule a phone consult* I am committed to working collaboratively with you to create a safe space so that you can embrace your vulnerabilities, foster strengths and increase resilience. I specialize in a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, self-development, relationship difficulties, divorce and unresolved caregiver relationships. Rather than solely focusing on a diagnosis, I believe that it is important to recognize the whole person, which includes all areas of your well-being.
Accepting New Clients-The best way to reach me is through email to schedule a phone consult* I am committed to working collaboratively with you to create a safe space so that you can embrace your vulnerabilities, foster strengths and increase resilience. I specialize in a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, self-development, relationship difficulties, divorce and unresolved caregiver relationships. Rather than solely focusing on a diagnosis, I believe that it is important to recognize the whole person, which includes all areas of your well-being.
(437) 747-8867 View (437) 747-8867
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Sabrina Innocente De Araujo
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MCP, SSW, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a client-centred and strength-based therapist who works in collaboration with my clients, focusing on resilience, self-compassion, and emotional regulation. I believe in providing mental health and emotional support through anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks that integrate individuals’ values and unique identities in the therapeutic process. I specialize in Trauma informed Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness Based Practices, and Solution Focused Based Therapy.
I am a client-centred and strength-based therapist who works in collaboration with my clients, focusing on resilience, self-compassion, and emotional regulation. I believe in providing mental health and emotional support through anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks that integrate individuals’ values and unique identities in the therapeutic process. I specialize in Trauma informed Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness Based Practices, and Solution Focused Based Therapy.
(437) 500-6118 View (437) 500-6118
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Stephanie Shields
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G
My practice offers psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and parents. People who contact me usually do so because they are experiencing difficulty managing as they face life's challenges or are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety. By the time people contact me they have usually been in distress for some time. They want some relief, they want clarity and they don't want to feel judged.
My practice offers psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and parents. People who contact me usually do so because they are experiencing difficulty managing as they face life's challenges or are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety. By the time people contact me they have usually been in distress for some time. They want some relief, they want clarity and they don't want to feel judged.
(647) 492-8321 View (647) 492-8321
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Sara Davidson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G
Does the weight of your worry continue to grow and leave you feeling exhausted? Are you trying hard to fit in, but usually end up feeling excluded, unhappy, and anxious? Or perhaps you're noticing that your child is finding it hard to connect with others? The stress of relationships and identity can be a lot to manage; having to tell someone about it can be downright overwhelming. If you or a loved one feels like there's nowhere else to turn, accessing the support of a trusted therapist can help you focus on your strengths and discover who you really are.
Does the weight of your worry continue to grow and leave you feeling exhausted? Are you trying hard to fit in, but usually end up feeling excluded, unhappy, and anxious? Or perhaps you're noticing that your child is finding it hard to connect with others? The stress of relationships and identity can be a lot to manage; having to tell someone about it can be downright overwhelming. If you or a loved one feels like there's nowhere else to turn, accessing the support of a trusted therapist can help you focus on your strengths and discover who you really are.
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Hazel S Zemel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4G
I'm a therapist with 35+ years experience in working with people like you and problems like yours. My passion is work with families, couples and individuals looking for more satisfying and rewarding relationships. I see you as a unique individual, and excite in developing new solutions that suit your needs. I believe that your children teach you how to be their 'best' parent and your parents hand over a legacy that you can continue or you can create a new one to pass on. I have worked in 3 countries & specialize in Couples & Family -transitions, loss, parenting, trauma, anxiety & finding joy. Sessions are every 2wks for 90 min.
I'm a therapist with 35+ years experience in working with people like you and problems like yours. My passion is work with families, couples and individuals looking for more satisfying and rewarding relationships. I see you as a unique individual, and excite in developing new solutions that suit your needs. I believe that your children teach you how to be their 'best' parent and your parents hand over a legacy that you can continue or you can create a new one to pass on. I have worked in 3 countries & specialize in Couples & Family -transitions, loss, parenting, trauma, anxiety & finding joy. Sessions are every 2wks for 90 min.
(289) 301-8517 View (289) 301-8517
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Numila Alvarez Parker
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G
If you struggle with anxiety, mood disorders, family transitions, psychosocial wellbeing, and chronic stress you have reached the right person to address and work collaboratively with you using several therapy modalities.
If you struggle with anxiety, mood disorders, family transitions, psychosocial wellbeing, and chronic stress you have reached the right person to address and work collaboratively with you using several therapy modalities.
(437) 291-7499 View (437) 291-7499
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Abloom Therapy: Anxiety, Life Transitions, DBT
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MACP, BFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
East York, ON M4G  (Online Only)
Are you ready for more than just validation? Are you wrapped up tight in your suffering? I invite you to unfold here. Unfold and explore your pain, your curiousity, your resistance, your strength, your power, your joy, your vulnerability, and your peace. Hi, I’m Sarah - the founder of Abloom Therapy & Wellness based in Ontario. I spent 23+ years navigating the corporate professional world. In that time, I also married, became a mom, and divorced. I also discovered my most treasured core value - human connection - fueled by a desire to preserve and promote the well-being of others, and to nurture my own well-being in the same ways.
Are you ready for more than just validation? Are you wrapped up tight in your suffering? I invite you to unfold here. Unfold and explore your pain, your curiousity, your resistance, your strength, your power, your joy, your vulnerability, and your peace. Hi, I’m Sarah - the founder of Abloom Therapy & Wellness based in Ontario. I spent 23+ years navigating the corporate professional world. In that time, I also married, became a mom, and divorced. I also discovered my most treasured core value - human connection - fueled by a desire to preserve and promote the well-being of others, and to nurture my own well-being in the same ways.
(289) 301-8427 View (289) 301-8427
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Robbyn Zwaigenbaum
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G
I work with intergenerational trauma & attachment issues
I work with intergenerational trauma & attachment issues
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Melissa Coutts
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
Even though you’ve set out on the path that you thought would lead to happiness, there still seems to be something missing. You thought you did everything right, but somehow, feel unfulfilled and frustrated, as you ask yourself, “Who am I?” or “What do I need?”. At home, with friends, or at work, you hold yourself back, believing that you don’t deserve to take up space. In your everyday life, you want to feel seen, heard, and understood, but don’t know where to turn. There’s a sense of disconnection keeping you from who you really are and how you’d like to show up in the world.
Even though you’ve set out on the path that you thought would lead to happiness, there still seems to be something missing. You thought you did everything right, but somehow, feel unfulfilled and frustrated, as you ask yourself, “Who am I?” or “What do I need?”. At home, with friends, or at work, you hold yourself back, believing that you don’t deserve to take up space. In your everyday life, you want to feel seen, heard, and understood, but don’t know where to turn. There’s a sense of disconnection keeping you from who you really are and how you’d like to show up in the world.
(437) 747-8347 View (437) 747-8347
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Alexandra Canzonieri
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G
Has life been feeling overwhelming and out of your control? Do you think it's time to make a change from old patterns but feel stuck? The good news is that you've taken the first big step in looking for support. Using a warm, compassionate and collaborative approach, I work with clients to develop goals for change while targeting barriers that may be impeding in progress. My experience is with those who are struggling with difficult and conflicting emotions and coping with trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, ADHD and/or addiction. Together, we will laugh, cry, cuss and celebrate together, as we process each step along the way.
Has life been feeling overwhelming and out of your control? Do you think it's time to make a change from old patterns but feel stuck? The good news is that you've taken the first big step in looking for support. Using a warm, compassionate and collaborative approach, I work with clients to develop goals for change while targeting barriers that may be impeding in progress. My experience is with those who are struggling with difficult and conflicting emotions and coping with trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, ADHD and/or addiction. Together, we will laugh, cry, cuss and celebrate together, as we process each step along the way.
(647) 372-1032 View (647) 372-1032
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Sahar Bhaloo
Psychologist, Psy D, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
I came into this work through personal experiences of challenge and change that allowed me to connect deeply to what people need in challenging times. I was raised in West Africa, and then trained, lived and worked in the US (UCSF and Adler School), India, and Canada (Queens) during my Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. My global upbringing, diverse training and in-depth trauma experience are the lenses that guide my therapeutic approach. I don’t take it lightly that I have the privilege and responsibility of meeting people often at their most vulnerable and open moments of their lives to help them heal.
I came into this work through personal experiences of challenge and change that allowed me to connect deeply to what people need in challenging times. I was raised in West Africa, and then trained, lived and worked in the US (UCSF and Adler School), India, and Canada (Queens) during my Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. My global upbringing, diverse training and in-depth trauma experience are the lenses that guide my therapeutic approach. I don’t take it lightly that I have the privilege and responsibility of meeting people often at their most vulnerable and open moments of their lives to help them heal.
(647) 360-8267 View (647) 360-8267
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Sarvenaz(Sarvi) Ostadghafour
Psychological Associate, MA, CPsych, Assoc
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G
Life is filled with emotional experiences, changes, unexpected events, and challenging times—an inherent part of the human experience. However, you don’t have to navigate these alone. Recognizing the need for change in your life is a significant step and understanding that the current situation cannot continue can be a powerful realization. Reaching out for support reveals strength and signifies a pivotal step towards feeling better. Your willingness to honestly assess yourself and your actions, coupled with the decision to seek guidance after attempting to manage on your own, is truly admirable.
Life is filled with emotional experiences, changes, unexpected events, and challenging times—an inherent part of the human experience. However, you don’t have to navigate these alone. Recognizing the need for change in your life is a significant step and understanding that the current situation cannot continue can be a powerful realization. Reaching out for support reveals strength and signifies a pivotal step towards feeling better. Your willingness to honestly assess yourself and your actions, coupled with the decision to seek guidance after attempting to manage on your own, is truly admirable.
(647) 490-3186 View (647) 490-3186
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Leaside Child Therapy Centre
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G
I am a Child and Family Therapist with over two decades of experience helping children, adolescents and adults (ages 4 and up) to develop or enhance their coping skills, tools and strategies to successfully manage life's challenges. I have a warm and engaging style that enables me to quickly connect with children, build a trusting relationship, and help them to develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed. I've worked at various Children's Mental Health Centres in Toronto prior to starting a private practice. I would be happy to be a part of your child/family's journey and a catalyst to their change/success.
I am a Child and Family Therapist with over two decades of experience helping children, adolescents and adults (ages 4 and up) to develop or enhance their coping skills, tools and strategies to successfully manage life's challenges. I have a warm and engaging style that enables me to quickly connect with children, build a trusting relationship, and help them to develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed. I've worked at various Children's Mental Health Centres in Toronto prior to starting a private practice. I would be happy to be a part of your child/family's journey and a catalyst to their change/success.
(416) 505-3590 View (416) 505-3590
Maggie Elizabeth Keats
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCRC, CCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
I'm glad you are here. If alcohol or substances are consuming your life and robbing you of hope for the future, there is another way. Recovery coaching will meet you where you are at, using a strengths-based approach to help you reach the goals you have set for yourself and help you find your path to the life that you want and deserve. Recovery coaching is collaborative work, and I am here to help you rediscover your voice, your passions and your personal story of recovery. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to recovery and together, we can discover what works for you.
I'm glad you are here. If alcohol or substances are consuming your life and robbing you of hope for the future, there is another way. Recovery coaching will meet you where you are at, using a strengths-based approach to help you reach the goals you have set for yourself and help you find your path to the life that you want and deserve. Recovery coaching is collaborative work, and I am here to help you rediscover your voice, your passions and your personal story of recovery. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to recovery and together, we can discover what works for you.
(437) 800-1977 View (437) 800-1977
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Glen Link
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
I have nearly 25 years of extensive experience working with individuals (children/adults), couples and families, on a whole range of stressful issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting (including child development), marriage or partner troubles, grief, life transitions, aging, identity and school- or work-related problems. I utilize, in collaboration with the client, therapeutic approaches that best suit the issue and work for the person, like Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Brief Solution-Focussed Therapy.
I have nearly 25 years of extensive experience working with individuals (children/adults), couples and families, on a whole range of stressful issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting (including child development), marriage or partner troubles, grief, life transitions, aging, identity and school- or work-related problems. I utilize, in collaboration with the client, therapeutic approaches that best suit the issue and work for the person, like Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Brief Solution-Focussed Therapy.
(647) 797-0174 View (647) 797-0174
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Nermin Arslangiray
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CAPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
As a former Psychologist and licensed Psychotherapist in Canada, I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and families through various therapeutic modalities. My practice focuses on Gestalt-oriented therapy, providing a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their emotions and experiences. With a background rooted in academic excellence, I earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the prestigious Middle East Technical University (ODTU), where I graduated with four honor degrees. Subsequently, I pursued my master's degree in Psychological Counseling at Hacettepe University, known for its top-tier education.
As a former Psychologist and licensed Psychotherapist in Canada, I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and families through various therapeutic modalities. My practice focuses on Gestalt-oriented therapy, providing a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their emotions and experiences. With a background rooted in academic excellence, I earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the prestigious Middle East Technical University (ODTU), where I graduated with four honor degrees. Subsequently, I pursued my master's degree in Psychological Counseling at Hacettepe University, known for its top-tier education.
(647) 372-5391 View (647) 372-5391
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Kelsie Hernandez
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G
Kelsie works primarily with individuals, with a focus on adults and children up to age 12. Her clinical approach is grounded in emotional & relational frameworks and integrates different models of psychotherapy including somatic, family systems, attachment, psychodynamic, narrative, and cognitive orientations. Kelsie is currently well into her journey of intensive training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a modality that harnesses one’s innate healing capacities to experientially heal trauma and suffering. She is currently a Level 3 AEDP Therapist.
Kelsie works primarily with individuals, with a focus on adults and children up to age 12. Her clinical approach is grounded in emotional & relational frameworks and integrates different models of psychotherapy including somatic, family systems, attachment, psychodynamic, narrative, and cognitive orientations. Kelsie is currently well into her journey of intensive training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a modality that harnesses one’s innate healing capacities to experientially heal trauma and suffering. She is currently a Level 3 AEDP Therapist.
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Malerie Ann Lipa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G
Welcome. I'm so glad you're here. I've been dedicated to the field of child, youth, and family mental health for over ten years. It's so tough to watch your child struggle and I believe that partnering with caregivers is key to helping young people reach their goals. I have extensive experience supporting clients with mental health concerns including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, loss, family challenges, parent-child conflict and troubles with school. We'll work together to get you and your child where you want to be. I also work closely with young adults to understand that amazing yet completely confusing time in life.
Welcome. I'm so glad you're here. I've been dedicated to the field of child, youth, and family mental health for over ten years. It's so tough to watch your child struggle and I believe that partnering with caregivers is key to helping young people reach their goals. I have extensive experience supporting clients with mental health concerns including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, loss, family challenges, parent-child conflict and troubles with school. We'll work together to get you and your child where you want to be. I also work closely with young adults to understand that amazing yet completely confusing time in life.
(647) 493-2720 View (647) 493-2720

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M4G

80+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M4G who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
71% Stress
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% SunLife
62% Manulife
55% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M4G see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M4G?

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.