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Photo of Amanda Neves, Registered Social Worker in M4K, ON
Amanda Neves
Registered Social Worker, BASc, MSW, RSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Feeling secure within ourselves can feel amazing, but it’s not a given for everyone. Perhaps you find it difficult to trust others, or connecting in a meaningful, consistent way. You might be easily anxious, often uncertain and ruminating, frequently wondering how you’re being perceived. Or you find yourself distant, closed off, but wanting more. As a registered social worker for the past seven years, I have collaborated with young professionals as they navigate identity, mental wellbeing, work life, and relationships, so they can thrive with greater assurance, confidence and authenticity.
Feeling secure within ourselves can feel amazing, but it’s not a given for everyone. Perhaps you find it difficult to trust others, or connecting in a meaningful, consistent way. You might be easily anxious, often uncertain and ruminating, frequently wondering how you’re being perceived. Or you find yourself distant, closed off, but wanting more. As a registered social worker for the past seven years, I have collaborated with young professionals as they navigate identity, mental wellbeing, work life, and relationships, so they can thrive with greater assurance, confidence and authenticity.
(647) 490-7985 View (647) 490-7985
Photo of Shane Joseph, Registered Social Worker in M4K, ON
Shane Joseph
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, MBA, CRS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
I am committed to creating a space for all clients that is open and safe for sharing, learning, engaging and reflecting. I provide holistic solutions to varying psycho-social issues with professionalism, care and authenticity. My practice is rooted in an anti-oppressive framework that is built heavily on trauma informed interventions and decolonizing approaches. Grounded in years of experiential learning, training and professional development I will embrace my clients in a journey that explores the changes needed to live and experience life to its fullest, ultimately fulfilling your dreams and goals.
I am committed to creating a space for all clients that is open and safe for sharing, learning, engaging and reflecting. I provide holistic solutions to varying psycho-social issues with professionalism, care and authenticity. My practice is rooted in an anti-oppressive framework that is built heavily on trauma informed interventions and decolonizing approaches. Grounded in years of experiential learning, training and professional development I will embrace my clients in a journey that explores the changes needed to live and experience life to its fullest, ultimately fulfilling your dreams and goals.
(647) 846-9434 View (647) 846-9434
Photo of Jackie Tanner, Registered Social Worker in M4K, ON
Jackie Tanner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Choosing a therapist that's right for you can feel overwhelming, and finding a good fit is important when sharing life’s difficulties. If this is your first time seeking out a therapist or if you've done this before, it is always my aim to work alongside you, at your individual pace. I collaborate with young people, adults, and couples dealing with stress, anxiety and low mood, relationship struggles, experiences of grief and loss, or even when things just don't feel right. Learning more about your perspective, and focusing our time together on your goals is key to my work with you.
Choosing a therapist that's right for you can feel overwhelming, and finding a good fit is important when sharing life’s difficulties. If this is your first time seeking out a therapist or if you've done this before, it is always my aim to work alongside you, at your individual pace. I collaborate with young people, adults, and couples dealing with stress, anxiety and low mood, relationship struggles, experiences of grief and loss, or even when things just don't feel right. Learning more about your perspective, and focusing our time together on your goals is key to my work with you.
(437) 747-4783 View (437) 747-4783
Photo of Mayuka Chen, Registered Psychotherapist in M4K, ON
Mayuka Chen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, LMFT
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist of California. My therapy is founded on Client Centered therapy which holds the belief that people are fundamentally good and have a desire to fulfill their potential and become the best people they can be. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focus therapy, and other approaches in my therapy. I provide individual, adolescent, couple, family, and group therapy in English and Japanese. I obtained my M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon in 1999, was licensed in California in 2006 and am practicing Psychotherapy in Toronto.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist of California. My therapy is founded on Client Centered therapy which holds the belief that people are fundamentally good and have a desire to fulfill their potential and become the best people they can be. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focus therapy, and other approaches in my therapy. I provide individual, adolescent, couple, family, and group therapy in English and Japanese. I obtained my M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon in 1999, was licensed in California in 2006 and am practicing Psychotherapy in Toronto.
(855) 976-2396 View (855) 976-2396
Photo of Robin Banister, Registered Psychotherapist in M4K, ON
Robin Banister
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Many of us have been discouraged from feeling what we are feeling. Told it's not polite to be angry, not "manly" to feel sad, being vulnerable is weak, and other falsehoods. I believe we are meant to feel a full range of emotion deeply and fully, and embrace both pleasure and pain so we can learn and grow. My approach to therapy is humanistic in nature, which is a mental health approach that emphasizes the importance of being your true self in order to lead your most fulfilling life. I invite you to unwind in a safe space, process your story, express your feelings, and make clear actionable plans for your health and wellness.
Many of us have been discouraged from feeling what we are feeling. Told it's not polite to be angry, not "manly" to feel sad, being vulnerable is weak, and other falsehoods. I believe we are meant to feel a full range of emotion deeply and fully, and embrace both pleasure and pain so we can learn and grow. My approach to therapy is humanistic in nature, which is a mental health approach that emphasizes the importance of being your true self in order to lead your most fulfilling life. I invite you to unwind in a safe space, process your story, express your feelings, and make clear actionable plans for your health and wellness.
(249) 500-4921 View (249) 500-4921
Photo of Andrea Rowell, Registered Social Worker in M4K, ON
Andrea Rowell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Accepting new clients - I am trained to help individuals with high levels of stress, along with supporting people with anxiety and depression. I am neuro-affirming and often work with people who burnout due to the demands and pressures of the modern world and/or the assumption of a neurotypical world. Often the stress of a job, relationship change, a loss, or a life transition can lead you to feel unsteady. Anxiety and/or depression can also show up in the mix of reactions to a stressful time in your life. You don't have to do this alone.
Accepting new clients - I am trained to help individuals with high levels of stress, along with supporting people with anxiety and depression. I am neuro-affirming and often work with people who burnout due to the demands and pressures of the modern world and/or the assumption of a neurotypical world. Often the stress of a job, relationship change, a loss, or a life transition can lead you to feel unsteady. Anxiety and/or depression can also show up in the mix of reactions to a stressful time in your life. You don't have to do this alone.
(647) 699-3700 View (647) 699-3700
Photo of Mia Sheard, Registered Psychotherapist in M4K, ON
Mia Sheard
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, CAPT, Gestalt
Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Change is possible. You might be looking here because you've tried everything else, and you're still struggling. We all need support. You don't need to struggle alone. I provide a space where you can explore your feelings, be heard and supported with compassion. I work in the present moment, and include all aspects of what it means to be human: your body, mind and spirit. I'll provide you with feedback, so you can gain new awareness. My approach is creative, relational, and I bring humour into my sessions. I offer a free 15-20 initial phone session.
Change is possible. You might be looking here because you've tried everything else, and you're still struggling. We all need support. You don't need to struggle alone. I provide a space where you can explore your feelings, be heard and supported with compassion. I work in the present moment, and include all aspects of what it means to be human: your body, mind and spirit. I'll provide you with feedback, so you can gain new awareness. My approach is creative, relational, and I bring humour into my sessions. I offer a free 15-20 initial phone session.
(647) 401-4887 View (647) 401-4887
Photo of Dalia Slonim, Psychologist in M4K, ON
Dalia Slonim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
I have been a psychologist for many years and offer treatment for a range of issues among them: Adjustment to and coping with life/health changes, Fear of abandonment, Isolation, Assertiveness, Childhood and adolescent issues, Anxiety Panic disorder social awkwardness, anxiety secondary to medical condition, Specific phobias, Boundaries issues, personal development Care partner stress and burden, medically unexplained symptoms, Depression, sleep difficulties, Obsessive compulsive disorders, persistent pain, Parenting issues, Perfectionism, PTSD and trauma related issued. Psychosocial Stressors. Impulsivity and lack of control.
I have been a psychologist for many years and offer treatment for a range of issues among them: Adjustment to and coping with life/health changes, Fear of abandonment, Isolation, Assertiveness, Childhood and adolescent issues, Anxiety Panic disorder social awkwardness, anxiety secondary to medical condition, Specific phobias, Boundaries issues, personal development Care partner stress and burden, medically unexplained symptoms, Depression, sleep difficulties, Obsessive compulsive disorders, persistent pain, Parenting issues, Perfectionism, PTSD and trauma related issued. Psychosocial Stressors. Impulsivity and lack of control.
(437) 747-5168 View (437) 747-5168
Photo of Adam Brotherwood, Registered Social Worker in M4K, ON
Adam Brotherwood
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Living a life of disconnection, anxiety and loneliness can be exhausting, especially when you are wearing a mask to show the world around you you’re fine, when you’re not. Showing others the hurting side of you can be a vulnerable, scary process, and I’m here to help you through the other side of this difficult time. With over 15 years of experience, I support folks thrive through experiences of anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I also support couples improve communication and connection. I strive to work alongside you to understand your personal struggles, face them with courage and resilience, and create a plan to overcome.
Living a life of disconnection, anxiety and loneliness can be exhausting, especially when you are wearing a mask to show the world around you you’re fine, when you’re not. Showing others the hurting side of you can be a vulnerable, scary process, and I’m here to help you through the other side of this difficult time. With over 15 years of experience, I support folks thrive through experiences of anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I also support couples improve communication and connection. I strive to work alongside you to understand your personal struggles, face them with courage and resilience, and create a plan to overcome.
(437) 500-0228 View (437) 500-0228
Photo of Sepideh Saedi, Registered Psychotherapist in M4K, ON
Sepideh Saedi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by present challenges or haunted by past pain, experiencing a sense of disconnection, or yearning for improved relationships with both yourself and others? Are you seeking effective ways to manage your emotions, break free from unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors? I am committed to aiding individuals in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to lead more fulfilling lives. Many of my clients face challenges with: anxiety, trauma, depression, body image concerns, intense emotions such as guilt and anger, issues with self-esteem, coping with grief, and fostering healthier relationships.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by present challenges or haunted by past pain, experiencing a sense of disconnection, or yearning for improved relationships with both yourself and others? Are you seeking effective ways to manage your emotions, break free from unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors? I am committed to aiding individuals in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to lead more fulfilling lives. Many of my clients face challenges with: anxiety, trauma, depression, body image concerns, intense emotions such as guilt and anger, issues with self-esteem, coping with grief, and fostering healthier relationships.
(437) 747-8110 View (437) 747-8110
Photo of Sarah Hurley, Toronto Psychotherapy Space, Registered Psychotherapist in M4K, ON
Sarah Hurley, Toronto Psychotherapy Space
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCLS, CYC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Toronto Psychotherapy Space currently offers both online and in person psychotherapy appointments as well as discounted rates for college & university students. Are you a parent who’s noticed changes in your daughter’s behaviours?Are you a post-secondary student who feels more anxious or withdrawn lately?My specialization is working with tweens, teens, & young adults who identify as female. I'm dedicated to helping girls & young women overcome a variety of challenges that often arise during these stages of life such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-esteem, body image concerns, relationship support, & life transitions.
Toronto Psychotherapy Space currently offers both online and in person psychotherapy appointments as well as discounted rates for college & university students. Are you a parent who’s noticed changes in your daughter’s behaviours?Are you a post-secondary student who feels more anxious or withdrawn lately?My specialization is working with tweens, teens, & young adults who identify as female. I'm dedicated to helping girls & young women overcome a variety of challenges that often arise during these stages of life such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-esteem, body image concerns, relationship support, & life transitions.
(647) 905-5912 View (647) 905-5912
Photo of Darshana Patel, Registered Social Worker in M4K, ON
Darshana Patel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here. As a social worker, I use my lived experience as part of the BIPOC community to help you navigate difficult relationships, and their impact on your life. Oftentimes, the ones who you care about the most contribute to the most amount of pain. My gentle presence helps you navigate the push and pull of wanting these connections, while also maintaining a sense of safety and personal peace. Session by session, we collaboratively make “right” the common conflicting feelings that arise in complex relationships, so you have more space “inside” to be the adult you want to be.
Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here. As a social worker, I use my lived experience as part of the BIPOC community to help you navigate difficult relationships, and their impact on your life. Oftentimes, the ones who you care about the most contribute to the most amount of pain. My gentle presence helps you navigate the push and pull of wanting these connections, while also maintaining a sense of safety and personal peace. Session by session, we collaboratively make “right” the common conflicting feelings that arise in complex relationships, so you have more space “inside” to be the adult you want to be.
(437) 291-8821 View (437) 291-8821
Photo of Cheryl Lewin, Registered Psychotherapist in M4K, ON
Cheryl Lewin
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMT
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
My clients desire real change. I work with people struggling with issues of self worth, anxiety, anger, depression, addictions and challenging interpersonal relationships.
My clients desire real change. I work with people struggling with issues of self worth, anxiety, anger, depression, addictions and challenging interpersonal relationships.
(437) 800-0613 View (437) 800-0613
Photo of Nolan Ryan Fitzgerald, Registered Social Worker in M4K, ON
Nolan Ryan Fitzgerald
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Nolan and I'm a registered social worker with five years of experience providing psychotherapy. In my work as a full time CBT clinician, I have been extensively trained to deliver structured CBT for mood and anxiety disorders. This training was hundreds of hours in length, and consisted of coursework, supervised and recorded delivery of sessions, and individual consultation. I specialize in depression, loss of motivation, anxiety, social anxiety, and panic attacks.
Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Nolan and I'm a registered social worker with five years of experience providing psychotherapy. In my work as a full time CBT clinician, I have been extensively trained to deliver structured CBT for mood and anxiety disorders. This training was hundreds of hours in length, and consisted of coursework, supervised and recorded delivery of sessions, and individual consultation. I specialize in depression, loss of motivation, anxiety, social anxiety, and panic attacks.
(437) 747-8897 View (437) 747-8897
Photo of Daniela Dal Ben, Registered Psychotherapist in M4K, ON
Daniela Dal Ben
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do things in your life feel out of balance? Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? Are there aspects of your life that are out of balance and not working for you any longer? Through talk therapy I am here to help you learn more constructive ways to deal with problems and issues that are disrupting your life. I work collaboratively with you to find balance in your life by being empathic and non-judgmental. I am here so together we can find pathways to restore personal balance in your life.
Do things in your life feel out of balance? Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? Are there aspects of your life that are out of balance and not working for you any longer? Through talk therapy I am here to help you learn more constructive ways to deal with problems and issues that are disrupting your life. I work collaboratively with you to find balance in your life by being empathic and non-judgmental. I am here so together we can find pathways to restore personal balance in your life.
(855) 424-6303 View (855) 424-6303
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Aiwen Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, JD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Oftentimes the way out of a difficult situation requires us to take a different path. Whatever we’ve been doing no longer seems to be working. Perhaps, change is necessary. And yet, change in difficult times can feel impossible. Psychotherapy can help. While our struggles keep us stuck and isolated, I seek to walk side-by-side with you to explore a new path; one that will make sense of the confusion, remove shame and despair, and bring hope. My wish is that one day you will look back and see how far you’ve come.
Oftentimes the way out of a difficult situation requires us to take a different path. Whatever we’ve been doing no longer seems to be working. Perhaps, change is necessary. And yet, change in difficult times can feel impossible. Psychotherapy can help. While our struggles keep us stuck and isolated, I seek to walk side-by-side with you to explore a new path; one that will make sense of the confusion, remove shame and despair, and bring hope. My wish is that one day you will look back and see how far you’ve come.
(365) 661-4415 View (365) 661-4415
Photo of Laval Martin in M4K, ON
Laval Martin
MSW, RSW
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you experience either intense emotions (e.g. guilt, sadness, anger) or suppressed emotions? Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has been demonstrated to help regulate emotions. DBT can help calm emotional storms, increase enjoyable emotions and experiences, decrease unhelpful behaviours and coping strategies, and foster and improve positive relationships. Imagine what your life would be like if you had more balanced emotions, clear thinking even in challenging situations, and fulfilling relationships with others.
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you experience either intense emotions (e.g. guilt, sadness, anger) or suppressed emotions? Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has been demonstrated to help regulate emotions. DBT can help calm emotional storms, increase enjoyable emotions and experiences, decrease unhelpful behaviours and coping strategies, and foster and improve positive relationships. Imagine what your life would be like if you had more balanced emotions, clear thinking even in challenging situations, and fulfilling relationships with others.
(416) 826-4919 View (416) 826-4919
Photo of Trish Sai-Chew, Registered Psychotherapist in M4K, ON
Trish Sai-Chew
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
You may feel that no matter what you do, it's not enough. You carry a huge weight on your shoulders, which can be overwhelming. It takes courage to face the pain and grief of life's challenges. In my work as an arts-based psychotherapist, I am witness to my clients' courage and resilience on a daily basis. I offer a safe, supportive space to explore one's heart and uncover hidden strengths and resources together. My approach is collaborative, person-centred and trauma-informed. I have worked for over fifteen years supporting clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, family conflict, trauma, and disability.
You may feel that no matter what you do, it's not enough. You carry a huge weight on your shoulders, which can be overwhelming. It takes courage to face the pain and grief of life's challenges. In my work as an arts-based psychotherapist, I am witness to my clients' courage and resilience on a daily basis. I offer a safe, supportive space to explore one's heart and uncover hidden strengths and resources together. My approach is collaborative, person-centred and trauma-informed. I have worked for over fifteen years supporting clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, family conflict, trauma, and disability.
(647) 503-4875 View (647) 503-4875
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Natasha Saini
Counsellor, MCP, CCC, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Navigating the challenges and stressors in our lives can difficult even in the best of times. When you are feeling overwhelmed even the smallest “bumps in the road” can feel like an unmovable mountain. Having a place to talk about those challenges can be incredibly meaningful and it can be the start to developing a healthier relationship with yourself. Therapy provides clients with the opportunity to explore their feelings and emotions and the chance to (re)discover that we are all meant for belonging, unconditional love, and significance.
Navigating the challenges and stressors in our lives can difficult even in the best of times. When you are feeling overwhelmed even the smallest “bumps in the road” can feel like an unmovable mountain. Having a place to talk about those challenges can be incredibly meaningful and it can be the start to developing a healthier relationship with yourself. Therapy provides clients with the opportunity to explore their feelings and emotions and the chance to (re)discover that we are all meant for belonging, unconditional love, and significance.
(647) 952-6121 View (647) 952-6121
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Heartsbloom.com
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, HT, CNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychotherapist can make things better. We care about your well-being and provide you with all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances. When you can achieve a calmer state of mind and build up greater resilience you will be better equipped to deal with challenges and start enjoying life a whole lot more. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to support you every step of the way.
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychotherapist can make things better. We care about your well-being and provide you with all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances. When you can achieve a calmer state of mind and build up greater resilience you will be better equipped to deal with challenges and start enjoying life a whole lot more. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to support you every step of the way.
(888) 964-2188 View (888) 964-2188

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Number of Counsellors in M4K

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M4K who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
68% Grief
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% SunLife
54% Green Shield Canada
52% Other

How Counsellors in M4K see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
18% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M4K?

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.